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Kerry Engel is on our webshow today designing a 12X12 scrapbook layout using large graphic patterned paper. Kerry has some awesome tips and tricks to show you how to use these patterns that can often be a bit overwhelming. Grab a coffee and check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9oE4gmUHmc&t=16s Here are the supplies that Kerry used Simple Stories Romance Collection of patterned paper, stickers, die cuts and chipboard Clearsnap ColorBox Pigment ink Vineyard ink pad set Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam SquaresBe sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube for hundreds of scrapbooking ideas – CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!

Hello, Connie Nichol here today.  I never thought I would be a football mom, but my youngest son decided to play football when he was 14, so here I am.  I’m still learning about the game, but I’m now a proud football fan with a million football photos.  Fortunately, Simple Stories has a Football Collection kit with some beautiful themed patterned papers and stickers. Besides football, Simple Stories has other themed collections available, so if you are a baseball, basketball, soccer, cheer, or dance mom, be sure to check them out. I wanted a big football to embellish the layout, so I downloaded a free dingbat from a font called ‘Balls, Balls and More Balls’ and printed an extra large football onto a piece of white cardstock.  I cut it out and then adhered it with foam adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to give it some extra dimension. There is…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Michelle Marks – this weeks lucky winner. The Crafty Girl collection by Simple Stories melts our CRAFTY GIRL hearts! Guess what? Today is WHY NOT WIN WEDNESDAY and that means… the FABULOSA people over at Simple Stories will be giving ONE lucky person this CRAFTY prize package FILLED with product from their Crafty Girl collection! YAHOOOOO!!!!!To enter to win this contest 1. Visit Simple Stories on facebook – CLICK HERE – Say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine 2.  Leave a comment right here under this blog post! You have until Friday March 9th  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone! Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Fans! Katelyn Grosart on the blog today creating with the Simple Stories Always & Forever collection.I’m excited to be back on the blog to share with you my love themed project. Using the Always & Forever Collection from Simple Stories, some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, a wood piece from Southern Ridge Trading Company and a variety of products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create this beautiful Every Love Story Wall Hanging. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I share with you how I created my wall hanging.For the base of my project, I used a wood piece from Southern Ridge Trading Company.  You’ll need to apply three coats of Black Soot Distress Paint from Ranger Ink to the wood piece. After the paint has dried, rub the Tarnished Brass Distress Crayon from Ranger Ink around the edges…

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 winner of this prize package will receive a little taste of the latest products from 44 different crafting companies!!! YAHOOOO!!! THIS IS A HUGE PRIZE!!!!!! It is DAY#2 of a Taste of Creativation featuring Paper House Productions, Art Impressions, American Crafts Kelly Creates, American Crafts, Clearsnap and Simple Stories How the contest works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  10 days (Jan 29 – Feb 7th) we will ask you to visit  44 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 win – A TASTE OF Creativation sample pack worth …

Tracy McLennon is playing with the Beautiful Collection from Simple Stories along with the E-Z Grand Tape Runner from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s monthly sketch challenge. Here is the Jan sketch that Tracy based her layout on.And here is Tracy’s take on the Jan sketch. Products The Beautiful Collection by Simple Stories is featured on Tracy’s layout. Everything from patterned paper, to stickers, chipboard and die cuts. Tracy adhered everything down on her layout using the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner Grand.Permanent Strips of white double-sided adhesive, our most popular adhesive, now available in a 150′ refillable dispenser! The E-Z Runner® Grand is light weight (6 oz)  and easy to hold with the new comfort grip handle. Refilling is a breeze with our drop-in E-Z Runner® Grand Refill cartridges; no threading, winding or wondering if you did it right. Permanent Strips are an adhesive versatile…

Hello everyone Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Today I am having some SERIOUS fun with my Tombow Dual Brush pens! While I was in Barcelona last spring we toured many of Antoni Guadi’s buildings.  I completely fell in love with Guadi’s work, especially his tiles and stain glass. They inspired many pages in my art journal and this layout. When I got home I knew I had to try a scrapbook page with the technique.  I used watercolour paper as my base, a good mixed media paper would work well too. I taped the paper to my surface with washi tape to keep any wild paint spots from migrating too far off the page. To create the tiles I drew random shapes with Tombow Dual Brush pens. My vision was to create a rainbow wave of colour. I started drawing the shapes in one corner of the…

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#5 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is from Simple StoriesHappy Holidays!  This fun assortment of Simple Stories collections will make you feel like a kid on Christmas morning…

Hello! Kim here with a quick share of my take on last month’s Sketchy Challenge! Kerry designed this neat sketch for October, try as I did…I wasn’t feeling the ‘angle’ for the photos I wanted to work with. SWITCH IT UP Instead, I worked with elements of the sketch! I moved, shuffled, altered my papers and pictures until I was happy…sometimes it’s a LONG process! I must say I was quite happy with the finished results. PRODUCT LOVE! Simple Stories’ ‘Vintage Blessings’ collection was such an awesome choice for the photos I was working with. The soft, muted colors of the papers, embellishments and quotes were perfect for the old family photos I was scrapbooking!  Die –hard story tellers, need not fear! After I took the photo of my layout, I did go back and use my Stabilo pens to document the names of those in the photos! I needed…

Kim Gowdy is on our web show today walking you through how to create die cut inserts. This is a relatively simple technique that gives your project an added sense of depth and slightly more texture. This technique is even easier if you have coordinating dies for your stamps so you eliminate any tedious fussy cutting. No Talkie Before Coffee Here is the card that Kim will be stepping out on our webshow. The Art Impressions stamped image of the happy lady spinning in her office chair was stamped and then cut out with a coordinating die. Kim then used the coordinating die to cut out where she would like to place the image on her card. Next she simple adhered the die cut stamped image into the space – creating a die cut insert.  Pretty simple. If I confused you – it will all be clear after you watch…