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Hi everyone! Kim here with a quick layout share that was inspired by our June Sketchy Challenge, designed by Kerry Engel. I have to say, this was originally a tough sketch for me, I didn’t have a clue how I would use it until I took the perfect picture of my crazy dog Bella and then I knew my leading lines would be splashes of water! I used Simple Stories ‘Cabin Fever’ collection for all papers and embellishments with the exception of the  Bazzil cardstock. I used a few different types of Tombow adhesives to adhere all elements. The awesome water splashes were designed and downloaded from Freepik Designs. I cut them using my electronic die cutting machine. As always, be sure to upload your layouts inspired by our sketches to the Sketchy Gallery, it’s a wonderful place to be inspired! …need even more inspiration? Be sure to get your hands…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Melitta Ball – this weeks lucky winner! WHY NOT WIN WEDNESDAY is our favourite day of the week! This week we have partnered with Simple Stories to giveaway the SUMMER DAYS  collection! Absolutely perfect this time of year! You are gonna LOVE IT!Someone is going to win – why not you eh???? To enter to win this contest 1. Visit Simple Stories  on facebook – CLICK HERE Or follow Simple Stories on Instagram – CLICK HERE Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday June 9th at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Hello everyone! Leah O’Neil here with you today, continuing with my creative planning blog series where I show you the different ways I am using and decorating my Carpe Diem planners from Simple Stories! If you missed my last post about my wellness planner, you can check that out here! For this post, I am going to be showing you the planner I use for day-to-day planning and scheduling. For more about the setup of this planner, you can check out my most recent blog post with Simple Stories here. Today, I want to show you how I have decorated the front pockets of my Ivory Carpe Diem planner and how I have decorated my monthly calendar pages for May. I am using the Simple Stories Domestic Bliss and Home collections in this planner. The front pockets are set up with a mixture of die cuts, stickers, and a few cards…

3-in-1 May Sketchy Challenge by Kerry Engel This month’s Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge  is bubbling with fun. There are so many ways to interpret this design. My daughter was home from University one weekend studying economics and finance. Her weekend was basically summed up by the fun emojis in Simple Stories Emoji Love collection. It’s a great collection for telling stories without a lot of words.Supplies: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Simple Stories Emoji Love collection, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I wanna bring back “Sticker Cards”. (Not sure “Sticker Cards” was ever really a trend but they should have been because it’s quick and dirty). After spending a bit too much time figuring out where all those emoji’s should go on this page I decided to try whipping together a quick kid-friendly card from this same collection. I have been adding all the fun paper clips from Simple Stories as…

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…

On today’s show Kelly Klapstein will demonstrate how to draw with the Brother ScanNCut 2 using some of our favourite products. Here is the card Kelly will be creating Here is a little look at the products Kelly used… Simple Stories – Life In Color Collection Brother ScanNCut2 Tombow Dual Brush pens Grab a coffee and watch this card come together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Qn7aSvqvE Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Hello everyone! My name is Leah O’Neil I’m new here on the blog and am so excited to be here! I am on the Simple Stories Creative team and I’m going to be popping in a few times throughout 2017 to show you how I use and decorate my Carpe Diem planners to organize my life, to document the past and present, and to plan for the future. I truly have a love affair with paper products and accessories. The possibilities for what you can do with an empty planner are ENDLESS, which is probably why I have so many…I tend to collect them. I have lots of planners and I use several at a time. I typically have only one designated as an agenda, to plan out my days/weeks/months. The other planners I actively use all have different functions. The one I’m going to be giving you a peek…

It’s a 3-in-1 challenge! by Kerry Engel Many of you have been using Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s sketchy challenge as your inspiration-spring-board, creating some beautiful layouts and cards but did you know that you could use a sketch to inspire you in your art journal too? I’m still relatively new to the art journal game. To be honest sometimes I look at all my yummy layers and colorful pages and while I love the techniques and I realize that it’s about ‘playing’ and exploring, at the end I wish that they made more sense.  Visual sense. Visual sense for me starts at the beginning; when I think about the direction or movement that I want in my page. That’s where having a sketch as a launching point helps. I loosely used this months sketch to contain my techniques and create movement down the middle. I really liked how it turned out…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Janet Dorkin – this weeks lucky winner! WHY NOT WIN WEDNESDAY is our favourite day of the week! This week we have partnered with Simple Stories to giveaway the DOMESTIC BLISS  collection! How fun is this collection of supplies!!!! Someone is going to win – why not you eh???? To enter to win this contest 1. Visit Simple Stories  on facebook – CLICK HERE Or follow Simple Stories on Instagram – CLICK HERE Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday March 10th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Hi, Tracy here and I just want to wish all of my crafty peeps out there a Happy Valentine’s Day! The world could use a little more LOVE these days I think. So with it being Valentine’s Day, winter in some parts of our world, and a sometimes dreary world in the news…I wanted to share a little bit of crafty LOVE. Project Recipe: Simple Stories- Love & Adore Collection patterned paper, chipboard stickers, cardstock stickers, bits & pieces, sticker sheets Elizabeth Craft Designs- Medallion Stencil, Entwined Circles Dies     Close To My Heart- Ink: Blush, Black Cardstock- white, black, pink Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- EZ Runner Grand, White Photo Corners, Crafty Foam Tape, Foam Squares I had a little fun with Elizabeth Craft Designs using their medallion stencil and pink ink from Close To My Heart. I stencilled 2 images around the matted photo.  Then I used…