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12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!! Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing two or three prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 25 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook and say hello from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine or CS. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more then once if you enter  your name for more than one prize package! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#8 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is from Scrap Shotz! This prize package from Scrap Shotz could be called a home décor package!  It includes Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Christmas Tree Kaisercraft Birdhouse…

In light of all the world events that are happening – I have been truly enjoying our Thankful theme of cards over the past few months.  We all have so much to be thankful for. Todays card, Designed by Kerry Engel,  features products from the inkiest of companies – Clearsnap SUPPLIES: Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock, Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink, pigment ink and re-inkers, Quietfire Design and Magenta stamps, May Arts ribbon, Tombow pen and adhesives. Take a moment today – give someone a hug – tell someone thank you – send a smile to a stranger. Love and gratefulness is powerful. Happy Thursday!

I’m getting all caught up with my Sketchy Challenges…it feels good! I love working with sketches, it takes the toughest part of scrapbooking out of the picture-the design! Once that part is dealt with the creative juices can flow. Here is our September Sketch, designed by Kelly Klapstein, that was the starting point for my page. For this layout I wanted to play with my newly purchased Nuance Pigment Powders from Magenta. It was the first time I played with them after hearing about them through Christy Riopel at our Edmonton carnival. They are FUN to say the least and I look forward to using them more and learning other applications with them. I masked off three boxes and used the Nuance powders to colour them…I really should have used a small amount of Gesso on my cardstock, but I forgot…it’s a learning process! Had I used the Gesso my…

Hello everyone let me introduce myself, I’m Nicole Wright. I’m new to the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Team and I’m thrilled to be creating for you.  I love all things vintage, grungy especially creating 3D Projects.  I love using my collection of Sizzix dies so you’ll be seeing a lot of that from me.  For my first project for Tuesday with the Team I decided to create something to honor Remembrance Day. I started with Sizzix Jumbo Tattered Floral for the Poppy creating 4 flowers for a full Poppy. Then I grabbed my Magenta Nuance Powders.  This is my first time using them and WOW…a little goes a long way!  Using a dry paint brush a couple flicks of powder onto watercolor paper and spritz with water. The Magenta Nuance give a bold vibrant look to this Poppy! I used my heat gun to dry the flowers.  To create the…

Hello! It’s Kim here on the blog today! Just wanted to share a Halloween themed layout with you using some of my “new” favourite products! I was recently introduced to Magenta’s Nuance powders and I think I just may be developing a crush on them! I used them on this layout to create the background. I first applied a thin layer of Gesso to my Canadian Scrapbooker Superstock. This “primes” the page making it less porous, which in turn allows for longer working time with some products! I spritzed the paper with water in the areas I want to apply colour, then tap some Nuance powders on the area and spritz with more water. Sometimes I would jiggle the page to move the colour, sometimes move it with a heat gun and sometimes dap it with paper towel to soften the colour. In other words…JUST PLAY! I layered the FabScraps’…

Creating Watercolour Effects with Spectrum Aqua markers distributing by Canuck Crafts by Christy Riopel I love this quick layout that I put together. I used Spectrum Aqua Markers and Watercolour Cardstock, Clearsnap SurfaceZ Ink, Magenta stamps and Stencils. Using the Magenta stencil draw lines inside the openings of the stencil. Spray with water and lift off the stencil. This works so well because the Spectrum Aquas are a waterbased marker. I also used the markers on the edges of my photo matte I added these beautiful Magenta flower stamps using a permanent ink like Clearsnap SurfaceZ ink so that I can spray water over the top after I have coloured them in. It’s amazing how a little water can turn these markers into works of art. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Finding “Your” Happy Place – by Cathie Allan A few weeks ago I posted a few photos on Instagram showing a project that I was working on. I had some “brand new” stencils and stamps from Magenta and I just could not wait to dive into a project. Not knowing what it should be … “Que sera sera” (if you don’t remember this song, you are younger than me, lol), I simply began playing in my art journal book. The products I used are shown in the following photo. Of course I was using my trusty pigment inkpads from Clearsnap and I threw in some stamping with white acrylic paint to get added texture. The project of course grew from what I shared on Instagram and it is now one of my projects that makes my “stampy, stencilly, inky heart” smile. I added a gorgeous “multi-sized” dragonfly stencil and the…

Hi, it’s Connie Nichol here today with a layout inspired by the July sketch in the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge.  It was a great opportunity to play with some new Sizzix dies.  The Bird Crazy Framelits shown below are designed to match the Stampers Anonymous cling mount Bird Crazy stamps and they cut right up to the stamped image.  You can layer wings, beaks and eyes if you are so inclined, and have a lot of fun.  These little birdies are the cutest things ever!  I coloured in the stamped images with Chameleon pens.  Love being able to get a variety of shades of colour from one pen. For the background of the page, I used a 6×6 pad of Core’dinations Kraft-Core cardstock and used another new Sizzix die to cut out some really cool designs.  So many possiblities with these Sizzix thinlit dies…..   I cut the title out of Elmer’s…

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly Klapstein here today with an easy watercolour technique you can use on a card or other crafty project. I created this card with a beautiful Magenta stamp, Chameleon Pens, and a Sizzix embossing folder using Canadian Scrapbooker Superstock paper. First, I inked up my Magenta stamp with Clearsnap Colorbox white pigment ink, and stamped and heat embossed onto white Superstock.  I wanted a white outline background to colour in. Magenta rubber stamps have gorgeous, intricate details that show up perfectly when stamped! To create a watercolour effect, I took out my set of Chameleon Pens. These alcohol ink pens are amazing! You have all shades or tones of colour in a single pen. So for the yellow petals, I coloured in gradations of yellow because the Chameleon pen allows you to add toner to the pen nib with a couple of easy steps.  There’s a LOT…

Pinwheel Photo mats    Materials: Magenta Paper, Stencils, and Stamps, Liquitex Gesso and Texture Medium, Beacon Adhesives 3in1, Oil Pastels, Ranger Gel Pen, Clearsnap ink Who says photo mats have to be square or flat? We have seen pinwheels used in scrapbooking for years. They are an inexpensive and fun way to embellish any page, but I thought it might be fun to use them as photo mats under this group of fun shots of my daughter being silly.   To soften the edges of them I brushed them with a little gesso.   To add more texture to this page I scraped a texture paste through a Magenta stencil and let it dry. I also punched circles out of the same paper as the pinwheels and brushed them with gesso. Instead of traditional journaling I let this fabulous Magenta stamp do all the talking for me.   This Magenta…