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Hello, Connie Nichol here today with an easy layout about one of my favourite flowers.  Oh, how I adore the smell of these tiny flowers which appear reliably in my flower bed every May.  Lily of the Valley plants can spread quite aggressively so I keep them segregated in their own flower bed on a shady side of the garage.   I was inspired to create this layout by the new Elizabeth Craft Designs 4 seasons words dies and a most beautiful lily of the valley cut file from Quietfire Design. I cut the lily of the valley embellishments out of CTMH cardstock with my Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine.  The CTMH cardstock cuts beautifully, it is just the right weight. The page background is made by spritzing some Clearsnap Silver Foil Smooch Spritz over a Crafter’s Workshop template. The title is cut out with several Elizabeth Craft Designs…

Hello, it’s Connie Nichol here today with a quick layout featuring the Simple Stories ‘So Rad’ line.  As the mother of boys, I adore the colours and patterns.  It’s so bright and energetic.   The word dies ‘Live’ and ‘Laugh’ from Elizabeth Craft Designs are perfect accents to many scrapbook pages, especially those that feature whitewater rafting.  Haha.  The Rocky Mountains are about a four or five hour drive from my house and we try to get to Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia every couple of years.  I really love it there.  The last couple of trips my family has spent a day on the river with Kootenay River Runners.  So much fun and it is great to introduce our boys to all sorts of different experiences. I created this layout using the Simple Stories – So Rad Collection   I used a Quietfire Design stamp to embellish the page.…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a project featuring Heartfelt Creations Italian Riviera paper collection and Italian Grapevines die.  I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days last fall in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada last fall and these products were the perfect fit for photos I took during a wine tour.  Did you know there was almost 100 wineries in Ontario?  Wow.  What a beautiful part of the country. The layout went together very quickly.  The patterned paper is so pretty you don’t need to add much in the way of embellishment.  I die cut some grape vines from the light green coloured sheet in the paper collection to make a border along the bottom of the page and added a stamped quote from Quietfire Design.  The calligraphic quote fits perfectly on a Heartfelt Creations journalling card. Supplies:  Heartfelt Creations patterned paper and…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a scrapbook layout featuring a Quietfire Design stamp and an assortment of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and patterned paper.  I love using quotes on my scrapbook pages and am often inspired by the stamps I find on the Quietfire Designs website. Elizabeth Craft Designs has just released some 6×6 paper packs featuring close up phototographs taken by Els van de Burgt of stone, wood and metal.  Pretty cool idea! For the page title, I just used the word ‘Happy’ from the Happy Anniversary die set and sponged it with some Clearsnap ink to take the edge off of the white cardstock.   The Stitched Oval dies are one of my favourite ECD sets.  The sizes and shapes seem to be just right for stamped sentiments and I adore the perforated edges.  A nice elegant look with no fuss.  The little pail and shovel I used as…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a simple scrapbook layout featuring a beautiful patterned paper line from Creative Memories stamps and digital cut files from Quietfire Design cut with the Sizzix Eclips 2. and some stitching with the Brother Sewing Machine The scrapbooking process is a little different for everyone, but when I start with a Quietfire Design quote stamp, I am totally inspired by the quote and go from there.  I looked through my photos and found this one of my friend Jackie with a massive hydrangea bush from 2013 that I thought would do the quote justice.  Next, I selected the beautiful Creative Memories Watercolour Paper Pack and Watercolor Love Embellishments to form the basis of the layout.  The soft colours and patterns are just beautiful.  Although romantic, the papers work for a lot of other photographs too. Lastly, I considered how I might accent the page with…

Hi there, Connie Nichol here today with a couple of projects featuring the new Celebrate die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and designed by Suzanne Cannon.  This die is part of the ‘Way with Words’ series and the word ‘Celebrate’ works beautifully for both scrapbooking and card making. Here’s a scrapbook page featuring the Celebrate die and flourish and exclamation point from the Calligraphic Elements 1 die set.  I love being able to add flourishes at will.  The calligraphic elements 1 also include a beautiful heart.  It’s a very handy set.    The scrapbook page background is a piece of Stampin Up paper from my stash that had the most beautiful and subtle clear embossed musical design.  I used a Happy Birthday stamp from Quietfire Design to add just a little bit to the patterned paper with some Colorbox brown chalk ink. The shimmery squares on the scrapbook page are pink and…

Hi there, Connie Nichol here today with a romantic scrapbook layout inspired by the February sketch in the CSM Sketchy Gallery. Here’s the sketch this month.  I ended up only using the idea of a heart tucked behind the photo, but it was a good place to start. I started with the most gorgeous piece of patterned paper from Heartfelt Creations Peacock and Paisley line.  The colours and patterns are simply beautiful. I stamped a romantic stamp from Quietfire Design onto one of the patterned Heartfelt Creations journalling cards.  It was a perfect embellishment for a wedding photo. For the finishing touches, the title ‘Always and Forever’, heart and butterflies were cut from Quietfire Design digital cutting files using a Sizzix Eclips 2 and the calligraphic heart is a metal die from  the Calligraphic Elements 1 set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.   Head over to the Quietfire Design blog to see…

It is DAY#8 of a Taste of CHA featuring Canvas Corp, Elle’s Studio, Quietfire Designs and Spellbinders. How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  13 days (Jan 25 – Feb 7th) you need to visit 41 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages and say CS SENT ME. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF CHA sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the latest product released by each of the 47 sponsors this past Jan at CHA – one of the worlds largest crafting shows!!!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! CAUTION -*Please do not continually post the same comment on the facebook walls of the sponsors i.e. CS SENT ME – by doing this facebook will think you are SPAM and stop you from making any…

Hi Connie Nichol here today with a couple of snowy projects that are being featured over on the Quietfire Design blog.  I started with some of the papers from Simple Stories Snow Patrol line and just kept creating from there.  Here’s a simple 8.5 x 11 scrapbook layout to feature a photo I snapped with my phone in the Rocky Mountains last fall. Snowflakes seemed like the perfect embellishment, so I used my Sizzix Eclips 2 to cut a bunch of large snowflakes using the Berry Leaf digital cutting file from Quietfire Design and layered them under the photo to form a snowy background.   I love this cutting file because it includes the solid background layers you can use to add dimension and interest.  Even though I used only a monochromatic white, there are so many possibilities for layering different colours and types of paper to get different…

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#7 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is from Heartfelt Creations! This prize package includes some of our FAVOURITE themed products – COFFEE!!!! Yahoooo! This packages includes 2 stamps, 1 die and a paper…