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Here we are…the last Friday of November, and possibly  our last WHERE YOU CREATE for 2017! As the days get shorter, our lives seem to get busier! Every year at this time our submissions for Where You Create dwindle and then they pick up again in the New Year. It coincides with busy times for us too…we are already gearing up for our annual 12 Days of Giving starting December 12t [so much fun!] and CHA is in January where so many new and marvelous products will be revealed; we just can’t wait! We promise to keep you entertained with lots of fun blog posts until we revisit WHERE YOU CREATE in 2018! RIBBON STORAGE IDEA Last week I received a short email from Nancy Nickel of The Nickel Nook. She shared a photo of a wonderful ribbon storage idea that she thought would be fun to share with our…

In loving memory of Christy Riopel – here is a blog post from Feb 2013 that was featured on our blog.  It is written in Christy’s words. Making a Ribbon Mat for Your Page I love the texture of ribbons and I am always looking for a new way to use it on my page. In this layout I created a mat with pieces of May Arts ribbons. I started with Be Creative Sookwang double sided tape, a big pile of awesome May Arts ribbon and a piece of scrap chipboard. I then put two strips of tape down each side of the chipboard. I cut several strips of ribbon just a bit longer then the chipboard. I attached the strips to the tape on one side. Wrapped it around the front and then attached it to the other side. I added some sheer ribbons and smaller ribbons over top of the…

Today we have Kerry Engel as our Guest Blogger, and she is sharing how she is using up her stash by making something new with something old! I have a confession. I find card making stressful. I’m a scrapbooker. I marvel at the beautiful cards that card-makers create. The meticulous stamping, perfect embossing and amazing colouring… I have trouble thinking without a photograph and yet, I still make cards. Mostly to use up my stash because …I have stash-guilt. I got on a card-roll earlier this summer when my daughter came downstairs and declared, “We are out of cards!” Buying cards just feels wrong when I can make them so I tend to go on a card-making-bender each summer. This year, my card-making-bender was made simpler by the addition of the Core’dinations ColorCore Polka Dot Pop card package. I need to confess two things. I love Kraft coloured paper and…

Today on our blog, we welcome Tracy McLennon to share her talents using May Arts Ribbon. Hi! My name is Tracy McLennon, and I am really so humbled to have been asked to share some of my crafty life with all of you here on the Canadian Scrapbooker blog. But first, here is a little bit about me. I live my crafty life on the east coast of Canada in Truro, Nova Scotia. What makes my world go round is my talented band teacher hubby, 2 beautiful teenage step daughters, and our crazy rescue pooch Kya. I have the best crafty friends around too! I have been scrapbooking and teaching paper crafting for about 17 years now, and in that time I have seen SO many changes, and love how the art has evolved. My style would best be described as clean, classic design. I love to mix patterns and…

It’s hard not to get giddy in the May Arts Ribbon booth at the Crafty & Hobby tradeshow!  JUST LOOK AT ALL THAT RIBBON!! There isn’t a pattern or colour under the sun that isn’t found in the May Arts ribbon booth. Every texture imaginable is available too….canvas, twill, burlap, twine, etc. The metallic trend is even found in ribbons! There is an Artful Accents collection with some packaged banners too. Plenty of velvet rickrack! Here are some newly released ribbons….beautiful vintage print inspired! Love the patterns on these larger widths, with printed burlap being another new trend. Here’s what May Arts has to say about the Spring Summer 2015 trends in ribbon: “For spring and summer, we are still seeing a love for nature and rustic vibes, but a love for patterns is increasing. Expect to see demand for gingham, oversize floral prints, and jumbo dots. As far as colors,…

Hello Everyone!  It’s Kelly here today to share with you a Christmas card I designed using beautiful FabScraps papers.  Have you made any cards this year?  I don’t know how it’s already December, and I have been trying to finish off a few more cards. The hanging ornaments are FabScraps chipboard that I altered with a FabScraps stencil and Viva Décor Ferro, which is like a grainy molding paste with a metallic finish. I first painted the chipboard ornaments with white gesso. Then I used this FabScraps stencil and applied the Viva Décor Ferro with a palette knife. When you lift off the stencil, you see a really cool 3D metallic pattern. Just let dry for a few minutes. It dries very quickly! Using May Arts ribbon, I finished off the ornaments and card. This will be my last post until the new year….so even though it’s early, I wish…

Hello everyone!  It’s Kelly here to share with you a fun Valentine card I designed using DCWV’s new Vintage Collector line. Here are the DCWV products that I used: These new DCWV cards make it so quick and easy to customize your own designs. I started with the card base and then added to the interior. I trimmed this piece of paper from the mat stack to fit inside. I chose this “Love” label from the Vintage Collector Tag Stack and added a piece of May Arts ribbon.. Then I decided to make a pocket for it using the matching Vintage Collector card stock. I drew faux stitching with a ruler around the pocket edges. I cut out the [heart] U image from a piece of paper in the Vintage Collector Mat Stack and adhered it to the centre of the pocket. And that is that!  Pretty easy! Now…

 Making a Ribbon Mat for Your Page I love the texture of ribbons and I am always looking for a new way to use it on my page. In this layout I created a mat with pieces of May Arts ribbons. I started with Be Creative Sookwang double sided tape, a big pile of awesome May Arts ribbon and a piece of scrap chipboard. I then put two strips of tape down each side of the chipboard. I cut several strips of ribbon just a bit longer then the chipboard. I attached the strips to the tape on one side. Wrapped it around the front and then attached it to the other side. I added some sheer ribbons and smaller ribbons over top of the first layer to make it even more textured. My finished mat was then beautiful and ready to attach to my page. Beautiful,…