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Are you a Youtuber like me?  I seriously could spend HOURS watching paper crafting videos and cooking videos. Today’s technology allows us to learn so many amazing things with almost no effort. Wondering how too dry emboss – you are simply one click away from watching someone teach you. When you think about it, it’s actually kinda crazy. Looking for stamping tips and tricks? Stampendous is a great site to visit for just that. Their videos are timeless. Whether the videos themselves are 1 week old or 5 years old the techniques are fabulous for the projects that you will create TONIGHT! Yep – they are timeless. CLICK HERE The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals We are super happy to announce that Stampendous will once again be sponsoring our Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals this fall in Edmonton and Calgary. Thank you so much for your years of support – we truly…

HELLO SUMMER! Hey everyone, – Cathie Allan here – thought I would share with you a totally fun and easy card that you can create in the wee hours of the morning. Why? … in the “wee hours of the morning?” ….. well, because, it is May 23rd and it is behaving like summer outside so we NEED to spend “some” of our “crafting time” in our gardens and on our deck.   I used totally “doable” stamping techniques to  create a fun, shape card that “wanted to be a slider card”.  The background was simply stamped using a wonderful solid, daisy stamp from Impression Obsession and two fabulous pigment colors from Clearsnap. Since it was pigment ink, I was able to stamp the darker, Antique Pewter images first and then stamp the lighter, Buttercup images on top of the dark color.  Pigment ink allows me to do this and I…

CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) holds one of the biggest crafting trade shows in the world. At these shows 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 45 different crafting companies!!! YAHOOOO!!! It is DAY#6 of a Taste of CHA featuring Stampendous, 7 gypsies, USArtQuest, Prima Marketing and Creative Scrapbooker Magazine How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  9 days (Jan 30 – Feb 7th) you need to visit 45 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 CHA sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the latest product released by each…

Cathie Allan here. I just wanted to share a little of my “Christmas Stair Art” with you. I have been creating “Stair Art” with my rubber stamps for many years. I started creating these on 6X6 blocks of wood.  I would use my stamps and acrylic paint to create them and I place them in the corners of my stairs. These have always made me smile. Last year I started creating them with Superstock, which I fortify and now they are “so much faster” to create. No prepping of the wood. No waiting for sealer to dry and they look AWESOME. I am sharing a couple of the “older, on the wooden block” ones that I made in previous years (if you look real close you can see that these were done in 1997)and the one that I created this year.  This year’s is all done with Impression Obsession Stamps,…

It is DAY#9 of a Taste of CHA featuring Maya Road, Graphic 45, Stampendous and Melissa Frances How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  13 days (Jan 25 – Feb 7th) you need to visit 41 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages and say CS SENT ME. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF CHA sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the latest product released by each of the 47 sponsors this past Jan at CHA – one of the worlds largest crafting shows!!!!!!!!!! WOWZERS! CAUTION -*Please do not continually post the same comment on the facebook walls of the sponsors i.e. CS SENT ME – by doing this facebook will think you are SPAM and stop you from making any…

Happy Tuesday Canadian Scrapbookers! Welcome to my blog post showing a little of what is on my scrap table. I picked up some papers and stickers from the Simple Stories fall collection called ‘Pumpkin Spice’  When I picked them up, it hadn’t snowed yet, and I was feeling the urge to scrapbook some of my fall pictures. Here is what I came up with:    Thankful for Sunsets SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Stickers: Simple Stories; Journaling Pen: Creative Memories   You Warm My Heart SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Stickers: Simple Stories; Embossing Powder, Mica Flakes: Stampendous; Chipboard: Southern Ridge Trading Co.; Trim: May Arts Can I just say how much I love not very good camera phone selfies with that sunburst? I take an embarrassing number of them, but I feel like the day is just shining down on me! Maybe one day I will make a layout with a…

The thank you cards are keepin on – keepin on! This Monday morning we are thanking Stampendous and Spellbinders!  Two wonderful companies who both stir our creative souls! Cathie Allan designed this card featuring both Stampendous and Spellbinders Here are the main products that she used. Thank you once again to these two companies for sponsoring our Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals – we truly appreciate it! Want to take a Cathie Allan class? Cathie is coming to Winnipeg Nov 6-7th! Don’t miss out! CLICK HERE to REGISTER TODAY

Have you heard of this technique created by Fran herself from Stampendous? I recently visited the Stampendous website and found the instruction for this cool technique using the Stampendous embossing powder. Here is an example of a card they have on their website with this technique on it. Don’t waste a second – CLICK HERE for the instructions!!!!! Thank you to for being one of our JOIN THE FUN in Calgary this weekend!!!! Visit our website CLICK HERE for all the details!!! Don’t miss out!!

Cathie Allan has been playing!!!!!!! To create this card she used – Stampendous stamps Clearsnap ink and Spellbinders dies Guess what – all three companies are sponsoring our Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals!!! I would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to …. for being three of our The carnivals are COMING to Calgary and Edmonton!!!! YAHOOOO!!!! YOU ARE ALL INVITED to attend!!!!  GET YOUR 80’s on!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Visit our website CLICK HERE for all the details!!! Don’t miss out!!

Hello Canadian Scrapbookers! I have been intrigued and inspired by art journals lately. Although I am a true novice at this craft, I have been dabbling a tiny bit and learning a few techniques and about some of the main mediums. I am a dive in and give it a try kind of girl, so don’t look to me for authority on ‘how to’ and ‘you should’. If you do, you will be disappointed. BUT, if you are looking for someone to give you permission to try it out, explore and see what can happen, then I am your support team. Here are the steps to my first creation, where I figured if playing on paper and tucking it away in a book was good, then how awesome would it be to create something for the wall. Go ahead, and give it a try! What is the worst that can…