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Hello everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to share with you a wonderful product I have discovered.  Have you heard of Viva Decor Inka Gold? It’s a unique metallic paste that adds beautiful glimmer and shine to your project. Here’s a short informative description I found on the Viva Decor website. “Viva Decor’s Inka Gold is a revolutionary product that produces an amazing metallic finish without any toxic chemicals. With beeswax as one of the main ingredients, Inka Gold is safe and easy to use in all crafting and home decor projects. Just rub it on and polish! Inka Gold comes in 20 brilliant high opacity colors. One jar of Inka Gold can cover up to 80 square ft. Excellent for refinishing or accenting furniture. Also great for paper mache boxes, chipboards, card making, scrapbooking. and much more.” Although it has a million applications, I used the Inka Gold in…

Colour Blocking with Ink Pads – with Cathy Caines Summer has finally arrived on the East Coast of Canada!! Whenever the sun is shining I need to take full advantage so I like quick and simple layouts during the summer months. Typically when I start a scrapbook page, I haul out a 12×12 piece of white cardstock and go from there. Using that as a canvas, I let my imagination take course so that the page and the pictures morph into a piece of art. After playing with mega blocks with my little girl, I thought about how to incorporate it into my scrapbook pages. Using four Stampin’ Up! ink pads, I turned them face down to create a cool background. Arrange them on the paper before opening your ink pads to get your page organized. A quick tip is to first apply a thin layer of gesso on…

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I am sharing a layout I created using a military themed lined of products from FabScraps Materials: FabScraps patterned paper, stickers and chipboard, Clearsnap ink, Beacon 3in1 Adhesive, Dymo tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares. I wanted my layout to hint towards the military nature of the Museum we visited so I cut pennant flags from FabScraps paper and arranged them like a soldiers medals. I curled the paper with my fingers to add dimension to the page. I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares to attach the flags so they will stand up from the page. Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone! To see more of Christy’s work visit her blog – Creating a Life I love to Share

You are going to LOVE all the juicy texture Katharina Doyle has added to her project using her Brother Sewing machine! SUPPLIES: DCWV patterned paper, Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock, Clearsnap ink, May Arts Ribbon, Xyron sticker maker, Brother sewing machine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Watch how easy Katharina Doyle’s layout came together httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAURC5uV-EA&list=UUmuMGQnmXpsQs2hVMbe0E_A Get going!!!!

Hello everyone Christy Riopel here on the blog today! I am all about creating layers these days. Stamps are a great way to add layers without adding bulk to your page. This Magenta Crafty Secrets Swirl is one of the most used stamps I own. It so versatile that I have yet to run out of uses for it. I love how it peaks out from under my stickers. Supplies: Magenta stamps, Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper and stickers, May Arts Ribbon, gesso, Clearsnap ColorBox Chalk Ink, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L,  Photo by Allison Orthner Have a wonderful week everyone! To see more of Christy’s work visit her blog – Creating a Life I Love To Share

Even before you step inside the DCWV booth at CHA, you know you are in for a treat!  On the exterior walls of their booth hang the most incredible works of art…designed by paper artists.  I just have to show you some of them!   Check out the paper layers in this one… Aren’t these astonishing?  And what’s also astonishing is the number of wonderful paper stacks inside the booth! The newest releases include the following Stacks: Citrus, Homeroom, Emerald Garden, Little Miss, Little Mister, Far East, Green, Linen Closet, Haute Pink and Modern Meadow. For those of you who love texture, there are SO many fantastic specialty paper stacks available! The Burlap and Corrugate and others now come in 12 x 12 Stacks. Let’s not forget about the card stock stacks! There is even glitter card stock… DCWV also offers trendy…

It’s always exciting to step inside the Bo Bunny booth at CHA to see what’s new!  Their new paper collections on display are fantastic! First up….. “Baby Bump” How awesome is this?  A paper line devoted entirely to expecting mothers and babies! Naturally, a children’s collection follows…. “Our Lil’ Monster” Aren’t these bright colours and monster images fun? Here is a wonderful home decor project using Our Lil’ Monster: And a cute Mini Album… For those of us who have fur babies, here is the adorable pet collection called “Happy Tails” Um, I just might have to get a dog so I can scrap with these papers!! When your Lil’ Monsters grow up into teenage daughters, then you can scrap with “Modern Miss.” This collection is definitely on my MUST BUY list because I have 2 teenaged daughters! Take a look at this cute mini album in the…

One of the most colourful booths at CHA was Bazzill Basics Paper, with their incredible rainbow of card stock on display! The theme of the booth was 1950’s, with a red convertible car right on the tradeshow floor and a real jukebox standing nearby. FUN! There were 3 newly released patterned paper collections on display as well. “Vintage Lace” is a pretty pink and green floral palette reminiscent of a country garden. “Worldwide” is perfect for scrapping travel and trips, while “The Adventures Of” is a fun bright collection of retro primary colours with boyish charm. There were wonderful layouts on display. Bazzill Basics Paper is more than just card stock!  Click HERE to visit their website and find their full range of products.  Click HERE to visit Kelly Klapstein’s blog “Kelly Creates.”

Last summer, I first attended CHA in Las Vegas and was astonished by the Sizzix booth….the displays, the projects…so much eye candy! This winter tradeshow was the same experience with Sizzix showcasing an incredible and vast assortment of products and crafts. The really cool thing about the Sizzix displays are how artfully the products (dies) are staged with craft projects and overall decor. The new Tim Holtz Alterations dies are wonderful to behold, with a combination of die cutting and embossing paper crafts… There are also an assortment of new border dies and project samples that feature them… …along with the new Bigz dies. That is only the Tim Holtz line! There are wonderful other collections by their other designers.  “Susan’s Garden” is an entire line of dies designed to recreate perfect and realistic 3D flowers.  I had a nice…

All the way from South Africa, FabScraps always delivers a gorgeous shabby chic display at CHA.  This show was no exception.  Wow. Their paper crafted dresses on mannequins are simply amazing and showcase their new collections. Just look at the incredible details… Up close… The metal embellishments and zipper edges you see on this particular dress above are from their new line of products, aptly titled “Addictive Scrapping Goodies” Four new collections were debuted at the show, and each set of papers has matching chipboard die cuts. Here is Retro Twist, with a vibrant purple colour palette and fun geometric patterns… Then there is Beachcomber, a nautical theme… Country Living has beautiful feminine floral patterns, along with vintage images of table settings… The French Heritage collection includes some lovely peacock colours and graphics… And of course, there…