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Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a layout inspired by the March sketch from the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine sketchy gallery and products from the beautiful Simple Stories Reset Girl line. Here’s the sketch.  I know I’m a month late, but hey, sketches never expire.  The Sketchy Gallery has the perfect sketch for any occasion. The layout was very easy to put together.  I just took pieces of patterned paper from the Reset Girl collection, rearranged them and rotated to look sort of like the March sketch and added a few stickers to finish up.  I also like applying washi tape to the top and bottom of the page, it just adds a little bit of ‘extra’.  Simple and done – another memory and beautiful photograph of friends is ready for the scrapbook album.    Supplies Used:  Simple Stories patterned paper and stickers, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesive, Sakura pen. SUBSCRIBE TODAY to…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Joanne Gerbrandt – this weeks lucky winner! It is WHY NOT WIN WEDNESDAY time!  This week we are giving away this fabulous collection of pens from  Sakura! 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 March 31st  to enter to win! Good luck! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Here is the last web show we filmed with Christy Riopel. SUPPLIES: Momenta cardstock patterned paper and stencils, Art-C ephemera pack, Ranger Distress crayons, Sakura Pigma pens, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Westcott scissors. Christy taught us a fabulous technique using Ranger Distress Crayons Art-C Ephemera Momenta stencils Sakura pigma pens Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner Grand Watch and enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHyhVjC3QjM Thinking of you everyday Christy All my love Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. CLICK HERE to donate. Thank you so much for helping us share Christy’s love of art and keeping her legacy alive.

This week we are looking back to one of our last web shows with Christy Riopel – Web Show #95 – Creating a Photo Vignette with Dies.  Christy taught us this fun technique using some fun new products! SUPPLIES: Ranger Dylusions paint and paint brushes, Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock patterned paper, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, embossing folder and Shimmer Sheets, Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine, Westcott scissors, Sakura pens , Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Here is a close up of just a few of the products Christy used Ranger Dylusions paint Elizabeth Craft Designs dies Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine Sakura Pigma Sensei pens Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Grand Runner Take a few minutes to watch and learn from this very creative soul! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRGpHZDD_rg Thank you Christy for sharing your love of art with us! We miss you everyday. Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we…

Kelly Klapstein is on our web show playing with the Brother ScanNCut 2. This machine can do a ton of things including creating custom hand lettering die cuts! Here is the card that Kelly created SUPPLIES: Brother ScanNCut , Simple Stories patterned paper, stickers, and die cut, Sakura Gelly Rolls and Koi Coloring Brush Pen, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and Crafty Foam Tape. Here is a little glimpse at some of the products she used… Simple Stories – Carpe Diem Sakura Gelly Roll pens Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Grab a coffee and watch Kelly put this card together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7UrsfUgP4k Happy Scrapbooking everyone! Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – DON’T MISS A SINGLE COPY! – CLICK HERE

Hello, Connie Nichol here with a Halloween project featuring the Happy Haunting Collection from Simple Stories and two stamp sets from Quietfire Design.  My oldest son went through the ‘ghoul’ phase when he was 9 and 10 – he wanted only to be a scary masked ghoul with a weapon.  The scarier looking the weapon, the better.  Sigh. Gone were the cute animal or super hero costumes. Here’s the Simple Stories mini-kit I used: This is such a great kit!  Six sheets of double sided patterned paper and a 6×12 sheet of cardstock stickers is the perfect size to create a handful of Halloween layouts and cards without being overwhelmed. Here’s the Quietfire Design stamp sets I used – there are 9 stamps in the Crows set and even more in the Halloween Wicked collection!  It’s nice to have so many stamps to choose from – big and little, crows facing right…

Here is my take on our October Sketch featuring Magenta, Clearsnap, Sakura and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  I was totally inspired by my beautiful friend Christy Riopel, who passed away on August 21. As I created this layout using her techniques and tips and tricks – I found a little bit of healing. Through the tears many many many wonderful memories emerged – thank you Christy for so much. I miss you like crazy. SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Canson Mixed Media paper, Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard sprays and dye ink, Clearsnap ColorBox stylus and white foam tips, Magenta stamps and stencils, Sakura Expressionist oil pastel black crayon and pen, Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, unknown black paint, gesso, chipboard alphabet and tissue paper, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner and 3D Foam Squares. I had lots of fun spraying my Clearsnap Stephanie Barnard sprays to create the…

Hello! Kim here, just logging in to share my take on this month’s Sketchy Challenge! This month, for the most part, I stayed true to Kelly’s sketch. As always, a sketch is a fun place to start creating from…especially if your mojo is on hiatus. I pulled out my “A Year to Remember” collection from Creative Memories, and had fun going through the many different embellishments to find the ones that I felt worked best. I really like the colour palette of this collection, and look forward to pulling it out again. Here’s a detail shot of the banners. I cut between each banner, so I could add some texture and movement to it. I also curled and distressed the edge of some of my paper…I love texture and layers, but still need my pages to be flat enough to fit in my albums. Another layer I have added but…

Hi everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here to share my layout based on our March Sketchy challenge. Here is the sketch: I used the gorgeous paper collection called “Soiree” by BoBunny. These papers are perfect for my daughter’s photo because she adores all things vintage and retro. I used my Brother ScanNCut to create the title, including the hand lettered ‘Hello,’  which is a cut file I designed myself. I also outlined the “Sweet Sixteen” with a Sakura white Gelly Roll pen. This dimensional flower with leaves is from the ScanNCut machine library of images. And the banner is an Impression Obsession stamp that was scanned and cut with the ScanNCut also…. no fussy cutting! I coloured the banners with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Did you know the ScanNCut also has the ability to draw designs?  I used the drawing pens feature for the journaling. That little brown gingham…

Watercolour is a hot trend right now that is seen everywhere in the crafting world, on our scrapbook pages, cards, and other projects. Sakura has wonderful, portable and affordable palettes that are perfect to bring along whether you’re going to the countryside, relaxing at the beach, or walking urban landscapes. These are called their Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box. I also use this watercolour kit at home. There are 12-, 18-  24 and 30 color travel palette kits that include a refillable water brush and dabbing sponges. You can purchase 4X6″ watercolour paper pads or cut down larger sizes of watercolour paper if you are going to travel. To make this Easter card, I first used Clearsnap Ink and embossing powder to stamp and heat emboss this beautiful floral stamp from Impression Obsession. I stamped onto Bristol paper, which I find works well with both stamping and watercolour mediums.…