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Kim Gowdy here today with a fun little, mixed media tag to share. I love that all these wonderful mixed media products have oozed into the scrapbooking and card making world. Do you? I believe that any hobby that we stick with for a long time needs to challenge us to keep us interested and engaged. Scrapbooking continues to do just that for me…from my photography to trying new products and techniques, this industry still holds my interest after 12 years! Let’s take a peek at my tag and process. Let’s create the base! Thanks for joining me. I love how my tag turned out. I’m not sure yet how I will use. It may become a scrapbook page element, I may tuck it into an art journal or I may use it on a bottle of wine to give to my hubby to celebrate a milestone anniversary. The photo…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook layout featuring  Brea Reese watercolor inks and FREE Dingbats! These watercolor inks are intense little bottles of color, and so much fun to use to create page backgrounds and color embellishments.  I had a pile of photographs from a trip to Portugal this past April and grabbed a couple of them to scrapbook.   Yes, I am old school and print out most of the pictures that I take, so I always have lots of 4×6 photographs on my desk. I created the middle part of the page by simply wetting a square of watercolor paper with water, and then brushing with a few drops of yellow and blue Brea Reese watercolor inks.   The colors spread across the wet watercolor paper to give a beautiful effect. For the fruit embellishments, I printed out fruit dingbats from a free font called KR Fruitsy onto…

Hello everyone, Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I’ve been playing a lot with Brea Reese watercolor inks. They are very bright and beautifully transparent. The glitter inks are just yummy. They are perfect for making the galaxy paintings that you see all over Instagram and Pinterest. Brea Reese watercolor inks are dye-based ink and they dry quickly. They are very concentrated…a little goes a long way. If you put them in a paint pallet they will dry in the pallet and when you come back later with a wet brush you can re-activate them. To make this card download a mermaid tail and turned it into a stencil. You could use any large silhouette type shape with this technique. Large flowers work well too. To begin, trace the tail onto watercolor paper. Use the rough side of 140 Lb, cold pressed watercolor paper. Paint the inside of…

Connie Nichol is on our webshow today playing with THREE easy watercolor techniques for cardmaking, paper crafting or scrapbooking. Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYsPkRLGiAU&t=113s SUPPLIES USED Brea Reese Watercolors and Waterbrush Brea Reese Modelling Paste Momenta Self Adhesive Stencil and Metal Stickers American Crafts Kelly Creates Fineliner Pens Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares and Black Creative Photo Corners Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking EveryoneSubscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

Hey there everyone! Jackie Ludlage here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog and in our latest web show – Basic Watercolor Backgrounds featuring Brea Reese.  This little card was so easy to create. Not to mention, working with the Brea Reese watercolor ink  to create soft, subtle backgrounds is incredibly fool proof! Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7-iMtFzRsQ SUPPLIES USED Art-C Stamps Brea Reese Watercolor Ink Brea Reese Fine Liner Pens Ranger Gesso Ranger Archival Ink Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock Tonic Studios Tim Holtz  Stamp Platform Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking EveryoneSubscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!

WINNER UPDATE – congratulations to Sandra Troughton – this weeks lucky winner! WEDNESDAY – WE LOVE YOU!!!!!  We are giving away a FABULOSA prize package from the wonderful people over at Momenta and Brea Reese! Traveller’s Journals are HOT!!!! And Momenta has an awesome collection that you NEED! Giggle Giggle!This awesome prize package includes…. 8 pack of metal clips 3 pack of metal binder clips 4 pack of magnetic clips 12 pack of Brea Reese fine liner pens 6 pack of journal elastics 2 explorer journal covers Drawing paper refill 2 ruled paper refills 1 graph journal paper refill 2 planner paper refills To enter to win this contest 1. Visit Momenta  on facebook – CLICK HERE  – Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until April 20th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone! Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook layout featuring mountains and winter.     I  know I seem to be on a bit of a Lake Louise scrapbooking binge lately, but it’s purely random and l only typically visit Lake Louise once a year.  I happened to see this Quietfire Design quote stamp about dark pointed firs and was totally inspired to create a layout  around it with pictures I snapped last month when I visited the mountains with my teenager.  The trees were SO pretty after a huge snowfall!  I loved the quote so much I found the rest of it on the internet in the Total Works of Lucy Maud Montgomery: The night was clear and frosty, all ebony of shadow and silver of snowy slope; big stars were shining over the silent fields; here and there the dark pointed firs stood up with snow powdering their branches and the wind…

Creativation is one of the biggest crafting trade shows in the world. At this show many crafting companies release and display their latest and greatest products – the winner of this prize package will receive a little taste of the latest products from 44 different crafting companies!!! YAHOOOO!!! THIS IS A HUGE PRIZE!!!!!! It is DAY#3 of a Taste of Creativation featuring Chameleon Pens, Stampin’ Up!, Ranger, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Momenta How the contest works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  10 days (Jan 29 – Feb 7th) we will ask you to visit  44 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages or FOLLOW their blogs. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF Creativation sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the…

Technique Tasters Web Show #96 – Distress Crayons Stencilling Technique  – is probably one of my favourite videos we videoed with Christy Riopel. Ranger Distress Crayons had just entered the scrapbooking scene at the time and although I had purchased all that were available, I really had no idea how to use them. This short little video opened up a whole world of possibilities and in true Christy style – she made the technique look so very simple that even I can’t seem to screw it up! The Project The Supplies Ranger Distress Crayons. You can purchase these crayons individually or in sets of 6. Today there is a total of 10 sets of 6 colours. YUMMY! Art-C self adhesive stencils come in a large variety of sizes and shapes and sentiments. They are truly easy to use and THEY STICK! I love that – no worrying about your medium…

Have you heard of Brea Reese? They are the makers of high quality paint products for all levels of crafters. Their acrylic paints are “created with pure pigments with no fillers – this insures that your art will be vibrant and completely colorfast.” Their line of products include Artist Acrylic paint Water Brushes Reusable Marker Glitter Ink Watercolor ink Texture Paste Modeling Paste Texture Powder Alcohol Markers AND SO MUCH MORE! I just had to share some of the beautiful, inspiring images from their YouTube videos with you! Follow Brea Reese on YouTube – CLICK HERE Brea Reese is a division of Momenta AND guess what? Momenta is sponsoring our GREAT CANADIAN SCRAPBOOK carnivals this fall in Edmonton and Calgary. These are HUGE events that include classes, shopping, make and takes, treats, giveaways, photography and so much more. It is the perfect event for the scrapbooking and paper crafting fanatic…