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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…

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…

The Simple Stories booth is always a fun colourful place to visit. There were 4 new collections on display. Another Disney themed “Say Cheese III” carries on from the previous two lines with a similar colour palette and very popular embellishments, stickers, papers, die cuts, etc. Putting together a Disney album couldn’t be easier! Following the trend of faith-based products, the release of the aptly named “Faith” collection is sure to be well-received. The products from the “Faith” collection can be used for scrapbooking as well as Bible journaling and Off The Page projects. The next collection “Domestic Bliss” has really sweet patterns with a ‘Home Sweet Home’ theme and lends itself well to scrapbooking daily life and moments. The final release “Emoji Love” celebrates our pop culture phenomenon of emojis and all things related to messaging and texting. The humor of the images and patterned papers made us giggle!…

Hi everyone, Kim here today. I just finished working on a layout using October 2016, sketchy challenge. If my memory is good…that means I have used every sketch from 2016! Bring on 12 more for 2017! I LOVE them. Here is October’s sketch; my starting point. My completed layout below makes me smile, I love the Simple Stories product I used…It’s whimsical and sweet. My layout started like many of mine do, on a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s Superstock. I love to build up from the basics and seem to be drawn to the contrast the white gives me when playing with other products! My first layer was created using a TCW stencil and Clearsnap’s Colorbox chalk inks. From there, I positioned my picture. I will usually just add adhesive to the center back of my photo leaving the edges free to slip embellishments under. I added several little…

12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!! Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing three prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 36 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook 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#5 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is  from Simple Stories “Happy holidays from all of us at Simple Stories!” Document your holiday memories this season with our SN@P! Holiday Binder and Classic Christmas collection…

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