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Hi, Connie here today. This layout was inspired by the February sketch in the Canadian Scrapbooker It’s a Sketchy Challenge and the new Kaisercraft Shine Bright collection. The latter turned up in my mailbox as part of the latest Scrap Shotz monthly kit and the colours were so striking – bright yellow and black and gray – perfect for some older soccer photos in my collection. I knew I wanted to create a soccer ball to use as the circular element suggested by the February sketch and quickly realized that my Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine could make that soccer ball an easy thing. I simply googled ‘soccer svg’ and found a lovely free soccer ball cut file on the internet.   I imported the file into Ecal (the software used with the Eclips2) sized it appropriately and then cut it out on a couple of different colours…

One of my favourite things is truly a scrapbook layout about anything CANADIAN!  I sincerely have a soft spot for this beautiful country I call home. Over the next few weeks I will be highlighting some layouts our design team created about their hometowns! I LOVE THEM ALL (Yep the layouts and the wonderful girls on my team)! Meet Desiree Saskiw Desiree has been apart of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine for approximately 1 year as one of our Guest Designers!  She does beautiful work that is always so well thought out and unique to all our page calls.  We LOVE Desiree’s creativitiy!   THANK YOU Desiree for sharing your work with us! Here is Desiree’s take on our page call “My Hometown”. It is about the small little block she lives on in Two Hills, Alberta. Lucky gal to have such GREAT neighbors! SUPPLIES: Heartfelt Creations patterned paper, Prima Marketing vintage trinkets, Karen Foster Design…

Hello Canadian Scrapbookers!!!!!!  It is my extreme pleasure to join you on this lovely Tuesday to share a little inspiration with you. If you know me at all from the magazine, you know me more as a writer than as a scrapbook designer, and true to my role with the magazine, I have some words to share that I hope will inspire you every bit as much as the scrapbook page that I will share with you! Here’s the thing. I have had a self-imposed creatively dry spring and summer and have not touched my scrapbook supplies since about January.  I am pleased to say some wonderful things have happened in that time. My family decided to build a new home and I pulled back from my work with the magazine to focus my energy there. I am a VERY messy scrapbooker and once we had our house listed I…

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…

Love this fun layout designed by Desiree Saskiw featuring BasicGrey! SUPPLIES: BasicGrey “RSVP” patterned paper, alphabet stickers, die cut cardstock, transparencies and canvas frame stickers, Prima Marketing vintage trinkets, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Beacon Adhesives. Desiree based this layout on our Jan sketchy challenge Join the fun – visit our Sketchy Gallery – we would love to see your work. Happy Thursday everyone!

Check out Desiree Saskiw’s take on the April sketch featuring graphic 45 SUPPLIES: graphic 45 patterned paper and stickers, Dollar Store doily, Prima Marketing floral embellishment, My Mind’s Eye transparency, American Crafts cardboard alphabet, Zip Dry glue, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Desiree based her layout on this sketch. We would love to see your take on our monthly sketchy challenge!  CLICK HERE to join the fun! Have a wonderful week!

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!

A New Year’s layout designed by Kim Gowdy featuring Stampin’ Up! SUPPLIES: Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock, Stampin’ Up! cardstock, inks, stamps, glitter and Crystal Effects, American Crafts Thickers and sticker alphabet, Prima Marketing alphabet stickers, 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!!!! Happy New Year!

The March Sketch is up and running! Here it is created by the wonderful Sue Sykes! Here is Sue’s take on the Sketch! Supplies list:  Bazzill and DCWV cardstock; Robin’s Nest patterned paper; Martha Stewart Crafts, EK Success and Kreaxions punches; Cricut die cutting machine and Songbird font; Prima and miscellaneous flowers; unknown pearl halves; May Arts ribbon; Maya Road trinket pins; Canson photo corners; Cosmo Cricket letter stickers; Heidi Swapp chipboard heart. Visit our sketchy gallery for more inspiration and to upload your version of the sketch!  Can’t wait to see! – CLICK HERE to get started!

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