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Today on our blog, we welcome our regular contributor coloring artist Betty Hung. Betty has designed this FREE February coloring card just for you! – CLICK HERE to download your card. Here is Betty’s version of the card. She has colored her card using Sakura Koi Watercolor Brush Pens. Vibrant Color in a Brush! Coloring your artwork is easy, anywhere, anytime with the no-mess, dye-based, Koi® Coloring Brush pens! These pens perform similarly to an artist brush. Make fine, medium or bold brush strokes just by changing the amount of pressure to the nib. The durable tip will quickly spring back to its original shape! The odorless, water-based solvent facilitates smooth blending and layering of colors. Koi Coloring Brushes are a convenient way to add vibrant color to any sketch, journal, cartoon, illustration, or rubber stamps. The 48 transparent ink colors blend easily to create a multitude of hues and effects.…

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 Taste of Creativation Giveaway winner will receive a little sample of the latest products from over 50 different crafting companies!!! YAHOOOO!!! THIS IS A HUGE PRIZE!!!!!! Someone is going to win over 1000$ in paper crafting supplies!!!!!! Why not you? It is DAY#4 – Thank you to today’s sponsors-Heartfelt Creations, Sakura, Ecstasy Crafts, Creative Memories and Avery Elle. How the contest works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  10 days (Feb 01 – Feb 10) we will ask you to visit over 50 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…

Today on our blog, we welcome our regular contributor colouring artist Betty Hung. Betty has designed this FREE January colouring card just for you! – CLICK HERE to download your card. Here is Betty’s version of the card. She has coloured and created the card using Sakura Gelly Roll Pens along with Sakura Koi Watercolor Brush Pens. Visit Betty’s blog – Color Art – for more colouring inspiration. SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to the Summer 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. In this issue, Kelly Klapstein wrote a feature article on different watercolor techniques. This was Christy’s contribution to Kelly’s article featuring Sakura Koi Water Colors. So beautiful. There is nothing better than Elephant Hugs! Not that I would know…I have never been lucky enough to receive one! Giggle Giggle! SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Simple Stories stickers, Sakura Koi Water Colors and Pigma Sensei pens, Tombow Xtreme Adhesive. Photo by Laurel Pryde. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone! In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date…

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…

Kelly Klapstein is on our webshow today with a hot technique – creating watercolor galaxies for cards, backgrounds, scrapbooking or paper crafting. This is a fun technique with different results everytime you do it. No two projects will ever look the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft1dUZJG5Lg&t=12s SUPPLIES USED Sakura Koi Watercolor Brush Pens Sakura Micron Pens Sakura Pen-Touch Silver Pen Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pen Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Dots Unknown Watercolor Paper Like what you see? Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube – CLICK HERE Happy Scrappin’ Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!

12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!!Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing three or four prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 45 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook (LIKE THEIR PAGE) and say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine or CSM. 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 than once if you enter  your name under more than one blog post! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#9 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is a beautiful collection of patterned paper from Pion Design sponsored by  Treasured Memories Scrapbook Stamping and MoreThe Long Ago in Bethlehem collection of…

WINNER – Congratulations to Carol WaIking – this weeks lucky winner. is WHY NOT WIN WEDNESDAY time!  We are back at it with the wonderful people at Sakura – you have another chance to win this FABULOSA prize package!!!!! This prize package could be yours!!!!! To enter to win Visit Sakura on facebook – tell them Creative Scrapbooker Magazine sent you – CLICK HERE Leave a comment right under this post You have until Friday Oct 27 at midnight  to enter to win! Good luck! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

The beginning of a new month MEANS there is a NEW FREE coloring card for you to download designed by our illustration and coloring commander in cheif – Betty Hung! This month Betty  has designed a playful pumpkin illustration, with falling leaves and plenty of design graphics for you to color until your heart is content. Although Betty has designed this illustration with creating a card in mind to give to that someone special – I think this creation would look super cute colored, framed and hung on the wall as a fall decorative piece of home decor! Experiment on different types of paper when you print your copy out. Printing it on canvas paper and then painting would be a super cool project as well. The Template Here is the the card template Betty created – CLICK HERE to download your copy.Betty Hung’s Take on the Card Each and…

Hello, Connie Nichol here with an autumn themed card featuring Impression Obsession stamps along with a Tombow adhesives and Clearsnap ink.  The DCWV burlap is a MUST HAVE! It is super easy to work with and adds a home spun feel to any project. The Project The Products This rake and leaf die set is the cutest from Impression Obsession.   I love that there are multiple leaf dies in this set.  It makes it very fast to cut out a bunch of leaves in assorted fall colours. I used a Tombow glue pen to adhere the leaves and the rake to my card.  It’s very precise and easy to use and works perfectly for tiny or intricate die cuts. The Impression Obsession stamp set is called ‘Watch the Leaves’.   This is also a great quote to use on fall themed scrapbook layouts.I backed the stamped sentiment with burlap…