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As the days get shorter, darker, and closer to Christmas, I find myself up in my craft room contemplating Christmas. I don’t have enough cards made and have lost my creative mojo. Like everyone, I’m getting weary of COVID dos and don’ts, but feel strongly about their importance. During these nights in my craft room, I have gotten into watching Lucifer on Netflix! It has been a long time since a series entertained me so much, I am LOVING it! It is easy enough to follow while I play with my supplies, yet I have been pulled into the story! About a week or so ago, I made all kinds of tag bases with my Ranger paints, stencils, and gel plates. Didn’t overthink them, just played and watched TV. It felt good, it felt easy, it felt fun. Last night as I made my way to Season 2 of Lucifer,…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! For today’s blog post, I’m sharing with you my Have a Cozy Day Wall Hanging. To create my wall hanging, I’ve used the Cozy Days Collection from Simple Stories Dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs Ink from Ranger Ink Adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how to recreate my wall hanging at home. To start, you’ll need the yellow plaid pattern paper out of the Cozy Days Paper Pack from Simple Stories. Die cut the 4 ½”  Stitched Fishtails from Elizabeth Craft Designs out of the paper. Distress the edges of the fishtail. Ink the edges of the fishtail using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink. Next, you’ll need the burgundy/pink dash pattern paper out of the Cozy Days Paper Pack from Simple Stories. Die cut the 4” Stitched Fishtails…

Happy  Monday Creative Scrapbookers! It’s Jayme here with a little peek at what is on my scrapbook table.  I’ve started working on a Christmas gift for my daughter, which may be the earliest I have ever accomplished such a thing. I’m feeling rather proud of myself! So, what is this gift going to be? A recipe book! My daughter comes from a long line of people who love to cook, and she is no exception. She will graduate this year and head off to her adult life soon, so I thought it might be a useful keepsake to have a collection of some of her best-loved recipes from our house as well as those of her grandparents’. I started with a Prima Memory Hardware Chipboard Album and found the perfect paper line from Simple Stories called ‘Apron Strings’. It’s filled with great vintage kitchen images and I love using the…

Hey there everyone! We want YOU to join the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Sketchy Challenge Facebook Group!  Each month the fabulous Kerry Engel designs a sketch – posts it – you create a project based on the sketch – post it – THEN WE ALL CAN LOVE IT!!!!  It is as easy as that!  CLICK HERE to join! Here is the October 2020 SketchHere is Kerry’s take on the Oct Sketch Kerry’s layout was designed using the following products Simple Stories Simple Vintage Great Escape CollectionGlue Dots Adhesives We look forward to seeing how you use our monthly sketches from the Creative Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge Facebook Group! Happy Scrapbooking SUBSCRIBE TODAY! to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

WINNER – Congratulations to Christine Neuman – this week’s lucky winner! Why Not Win Wednesday is HERE!!! Get ready for the season of card making!!! You need this collection perfect for Christmas cards and of course your wintery scrapbook layouts! Why not win it?!?!?!? We want the lucky winner to be YOU!!!! When snow blankets the earth, cozy up next to the comfort of a crackling fire with the Winter Cottage collection from Simple Stories. Bundle up in warm, woolen mittens and snuggly sweaters, then head outdoors for a flurry of fun in the sparkling snow. When daytime fades and snowflakes begin to dot the crisp night sky, you’ll know it’s time to head inside to cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa. Document all of your wintertime joy this season with Winter Cottage! Prize includes: – Winter Cottage Collection Kit – Winter Cottage 6×12 Chipboard – Winter Cottage…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! For today’s blog post, I’m sharing with you my Do Everything With Love Tag. To create my tag, I’ve used a variety of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, patterned paper from Simple Stories, a variety of products from Ranger Ink,  and adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how to recreate my tag at home. To start, you’ll need a tag that measures 3 1/8” x 6 ¼”. Select a piece of patterned paper out of the 6×8 Paper Pad – Simple Vintage Garden District from Simple Stories. Trace the tag around the piece of patterned paper. Cut the tag out. Punch a hole at the top of the patterned paper tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink. Ink the edges…

Hello everyone! Happy Tuesday! Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog playing with my Brother ScanNCut electronic cutting machine. Stickers, gotta love ‘em. They are the backbone of contemporary scrapbooking. They really deserve a shout-out for the role they play in helping us to tell our stories in our scrapbooks. Twenty-three years ago when I started scrapbooking it was all about adding stickers to your pages and they still play a pivotal role in my creative expressions. That said, stickers can do more than stick, they can be very versatile. I have a sticker hack for creating next-level stickers. Here’s how I create my own sturdier ‘cardstock’ elements from stickers, to help me to create design clusters that really pop. To create this clustered tag I needed different weights of the various elements (ie. Stickers). I create my own ‘card stock’ sticker elements with the Brother ScanNCut…

Congratulations to Michelle Pastoor – this week’s lucky winner! Why Not Win Wednesday is HERE!!! We are IN LOVE with the NEW Bro & Co. collection from Simple Stories! EVERYONE needs this new line!!!! Why not win it?!?!?!? We want the lucky winner to be YOU!!!! Get with the program, dude! Eat, sleep, play, and repeat with the all-new Bro & Co collection from Simple Stories.  Epic oranges, brotastic blues, and rad reds will keep the good times coming when you’re hangin’ with the guys! No need to pause the game – get into bro-power mode and live life on the edge! Prize includes: Bro & Co. Collection Kit Bro & Co. Chipboard Bro & Co. Bits & Pieces Bro & Co. Journal Bits & Pieces Bro & Co. Washi Tape Bro & Co. Decorative Brads Bro & Co. Foam Stickers Bro & Co. Stencil – Retro Triangles 1. Follow…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with two cards featuring  the Art Impressions Succulents stamps and dies set.  These stamps are so pretty and succulents are so trendy right now! I stamped them with Ranger Archival Black Ink , coloured them with Chameleon pens. Next I cut them out with the coordinating dies and stuck everything together with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesives.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D foam squares are perfect for adding dimension to a row of succulents.  I put a coat of Glossy Accents on a few of the flowers to add some gloss and dimension and dabbed some Stickles glitter glue on some of the foliage.  Small details but it’s the little things that make cards extra special. The background patterned paper is from this wood and gingham basics paper pad from Simple Stories.  This paper pad is HUGE and has awesome colors and patterns. Thanks for…

Hehe! Kim Gowdy here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Today I am sharing a layout inspired by the March Sketchy Challenge in April! Although the sketches never have an expiry date, I feel, as part of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine design team, I should be a little less tardy! Just another example of “real life” getting in the way of scrappy expectations! My layout is not at all complicated and did not stray too far from the original March Sketchy Challenge. Most of my papers and elements are from Simple Stories ~ So Happy Together collection. I did cut an Ali Edwards tag to use as my journaling block. I added some little dimensional elements with Wendy Vecchi Enamel Accents and stylus from Ranger. My journaling is done using Kelly Creates fineliner and I found a very old stamp in my stash for adding the month to my…