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Chalkboard embellishments are all the rage right now and I love Core-dinations ColorCore cardstocks new Chalk Core Paper for making my own embellishments! I used Core’dinations Color Core cardstock, Spellbinders dies, Clearsnap Izinks, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Simple Stories stickers, Prima Marketing flowers, Xyron Sticker Makers and Marvy gel pens. I cut out and embossed several shapes from the Chalk Core paper using my dies. To make it easier to sand the very fine cuts I first ran them through my Xyron sticker maker. Leaving the cut out on the backing I then sanded the embossed die cuts making them look like beautiful fine chalk work!! I then added them to my layout over a layer of Clearsnap Izinks. I added a very old, vintage photo of myself that I recently stumbled upon. Many people ask me what they should do differently with their older photos…my answer is nothing, do…

Good Monday morning everyone! Connie Nichol here with a blog post featuring Sizzix Elegant Flourishes Bigz die, DCWV Coral Couture Paper Stack, Clearsnap Ink and Embossing Powder I am slowly scanning my dad’s 35 mm slides from my childhood, wanting to scrapbook them while I can still remember some of the details, or at least verify them with my parents.  The colours and patterns seem to go perfectly with my pictures from the 1970’s and I love that there is a matching cardstock stack. I find the DCWV paper to be so gorgeous that it pretty much stands alone without much embellishment.  So, I left the layout very simple, just adding a bit of fussy cutting and some metallic chipboard flourishes. The flourishes were just the perfect touch for this patterned paper.  I used the Elegant Flourishes die to die cut some Grafix Chipboard.  Since it is a Sizzix Bigz…

Summer is almost here and that means Sunglasses…. and no one loves them more than my Ashley. I love scrapbooking day to day photos like this. I used:  Simple Stories patterned paper, tags, and stickers, Sizzix stamps, dies and embossing folders, Clearsnap Surfacez inks, and Stephanie Barnard Sprays, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I stamped the Sizzix flags onto a Simple Stories card and used the Sizzix co-ordinating dies to cut them out. I love the versatility of this set. I also used a Sizzix embossing folder on two other cards from the same pack and layered them behind my photo to create texture. I love to get as much as I can out of my supplies, so I cut up the border of the Simple Stories alpha sticker sheet into little square stickers and attached them to the page. Happy Summer –Is-Almost-Here Scrapping! To see more of Christy’s work…

Think Spring! Featuring BoBunny Woodland Winter and Quietfire Design Stamps In my part of Canada, we have plenty of winter, and plenty of snow,  but usually the only time of year when the snow is melty enough to stick together and build a snowman  is spring.  It’s too bad, really, because that also usually means that the snowman will not stick around for long.  The higher sun angle and warmer temperatures during this time of year typically result in his rapid disappearance into a large puddle of icy water. The snowman building process is still fun though, especially if you use delicious cookies for eyes and buttons.  I found a couple of photos from when my boys were little that brought back these memories.  I was inspired to scrapbook them with the April sketch from the Canadian Scrapbooker sketchy challenge and some stunning papers and embellishments from BoBunny.…

Hello everyone – Desiree Saskiw here on the blog today! This was my first crack at a mixed media project! As I dug through my supplies looking for products to use I came across the Spellbinders shapeabilites “Sweet Treats” diecut template as well as the Heartfelt Creations “Sun Kissed Fleur” custom design template. I then grabbed the matching Heartfelt Creations “Sun Kissed Collection” paper pack and set to work! I was very pleased with the flowers that I got from the die cut template and how they added great dimension to my piece. I also loved the Spellbinders lemonade cup, which gives subtle tribute to my friends innate ability to turn “lemons in to lemonade!” My friend in the photograph is soon turning 40 so I figured that instead of giving her a bunch of flowers that will wither and die, why not create a scrapbooked, lasting bouquet! Thanks for looking…

Sizzix Frameworks Lattice Die Also featuring Garden Tool Sizzlits, Lil Monsters  by Bo Bunny and Xyron Have you seen the new Frameworks dies from Sizzix?   Designed by Tim Holtz, they were just released last month in five fabulous patterns.  I am especially excited that they are the thick steel rule dies, meaning that in addition to cutting through paper,  they can also easily cut through all fabric, foam, felt, wood veneer and other non-paper items, giving the frugal or mixed media scrapbooker lots of flexibility!   And you can use the framework die cut itself, or the pieces cut out of the framework die (like the diamonds or hexagons) to mix and match. The Lattice Frameworks reminded  of gardening, so I thought I would combine it with the Garden Tools Sizzlits that I had in my stash. I cut the tools out of a scrap piece of cardstock and then used…

I treat myself every month to a monthly kit from Scrap Shotz, an online store based in Calgary, Alberta.  The kits are great value and are  just loaded with all sorts of scrapbook goodies – patterned paper, cardstock, embellishments – lots of fun stuff that I might not necessarily purchase myself, but always goes together beautifully and is really fun to try.  It totally makes my day when the Scrapshotz box arrives in my super mail.  The kits are perfect for taking to a crop – they include everything you need except for adhesive! A kit from last fall featured Jillibean Soup’s Cold Avocado Soup line – patterned paper, sticker and die cut sheets, flash cards – along with plenty of other great supplies such as bling, Stickles and WeR Memory Keepers chevron washi tape.  The colours , rich blue, yellow and teal, in the Avocado Soup line are just…

One of my favourite layouts in the Spring 2014 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine is this one created by Kim Gowdy SUPPLIES: Kaisercraft patterned paper, tags, banners and stickers, Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, Unity Stamp Co. stamps, Clearsnap ColorBox pigment ink and Sprtiz, Stampin’ Up! stamps, Prima Marketing wooden embellishments, Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. All the photos on Kim’s layout were taken with her Smartphone! Everyday photos that she has shared on Instagram!!!!  I LOVE IT! Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine has a daily photo prompt on instagram to get you going with EVERYDAY photos!!!!! Here is the April one! Join whenever you like and share your photos with other Canadian Scrapbooker readers and followers!  THEN scrapbook them like Kim has done! Want to see more GREAT instagram and smartphone photography inspired layouts? Be sure to pick up the Spring issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! CLICK HERE to order…

A New Year’s layout designed by Jayme Loge featuring Melissa Frances SUPPLIES: Melissa Frances patterned paper and stickers, Prima Marketing alphabet, Stampin’ Up!, Fiskars, EK Success and Memory Box dies and punches, Clearsnap ink, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Make sure you take some time to scrapbook what your plans are for 2014!  And share it with us on our facebook page!  We want to see your work!!!! The YEAR is still YOUNG!

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