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She’s turning 8. It doesn’t surprise me. She acts 8. And I am excited to see what this year brings. But I just want to freeze time so that I never forget what 7 brought. That’s where mini books help. Hello everyone, Cathy Caines here today on the Creative Srapbooker Magazine blog. Today I am celebrating her turning 8. So let’s do this.  I never over think mini books. In order to start, I make some decisions about the cover. That was easy for me – Stampin’ Up!’s Share What You Love Designer Series Paper with the polka dots catches my eye every time I create a fun project. A bit of machine sewing around the edges gives the cover that finished look I am looking for. If you are eyeing the beautiful butterfly and floral die cuts on the cover, these are from a new Stampin’ Up! product called…

WINNER UPDATE – Congratulations to Londa Kreienkamp – this week’s lucky winner! It is WEDNESDAY!!!!!!! We love to celebrate HUMP day with a GIVEAWAY! Oh yes, we do!!!!!!  This week we have joined forces with the amazing people over at the AMAZING company – STAMPIN’ UP! They are giving away the Detailed with Love collection!!!!! This prize package includes: Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack  AND Detailed with Love Stamp Set and Punch Bundle  YAHOOOO!!!!! To enter to win 1. Visit Stampin’ Up! Canada on Facebook  – CLICK HERE – Tell them Creative Scrapbooker Magazine sent you! 2. Leave a comment right here under this blog post. You have until Friday, June 22nd  at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone!!! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

“Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful.” Yes, please! Hello everyone, Cathy Caines here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. When I saw this sentiment in the Stampin’ Up! Artfully Folded stamp set, I knew I wanted to include it in today’s project. Lately, it seems like that is an anthem in my little world. You want to have blue hair? Sure. You want to wear your Mario shirt and pants every day. Okay. Oh, you want to wear your pants inside out. Well, fine. The Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue was released on Friday introducing another wave of beautiful products. This stamp set along with others are set to help inspire you to create. That’s it. Just create. So, let’s do this.To create today’s project I had to first mix Prussian Blue Brusho with white Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste. Typically I take out some of the paste using a…

Hello everyone, Cathy Caines here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. We must celebrate! Indeed we do! We have many things to celebrate including the carry over of the Celebrate You Thinlet Dies into the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Since it’s introduction in the Sale-a-Bration catalog, I have made too many projects to count with these thinlet dies. When I heard they would carry over I was over the moon!Today’s projects were created combining the Celebrate You Thinlet Dies as well as the sans serif sentiments of the We Must Celebrate Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. I love mixing and matching different stamps and dies.To create the above card, you must first make the multi-colored background.  With your Aqua Painter, dip each colour into the refill ink one by one resulting in a multi-colored wash. I would recommend drying each colour with a Heat Tool…

Happy Sunday everyone! I know you have all purchased watercolors and they are just hanging out in your scrapbooking STASH right now! Dust them off and start coloring! It is so darn easy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwrXJitPk-E (Project Inspired by Tami Bastiaans) SUPPLIES Stampers Anonymous Stamps – Glorious Bouquet Brea Reese Watercolors Ranger Distress Watercolor Cardstock Ranger Archival Ink Ranger Distress Ink Tim Holtz for Tonic Studios Stamp Platform Stampin’ Up! Mat Pack Happy Scrapbooking EveryoneSubscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – HOLD IT! READ IT! LOVE IT!

She’s a Garden Girl. Oh my, yes she is. And I am oh, so very ready for Spring.Instead of focusing on the Garden Girl herself, I thought I would create a couple projects with the cute little flower bed and the sweet bird. Those little things are the exact signs of Spring I am waiting for here on the East Coast of Canada. To start these cards, I began by stamping the images on water colour paper. They were then coloured using Stampin’ Write Markers and a water brush or aqua painter. Of course, I am silly enough to hand cut out the images.Did you know that Stampin’ Up! carries embossing paste in several colours as well as a variety of stencils? On today’s project I use the white embossing paste to add texture to the background of my cards. The Pattern Party Decorative Masks Bundle comes with four 8×8…

Every year Stampin’ Up! has a promotion during the months of January through March called Sale-a-Bration.  Sale-a-Bration gives a chance to customers to receive exclusive products with every $60 qualifying order. Party Pandas just so happens to be one of my favourite exclusive items from this year’s promotion. You’ve got less than one month to try to snag these perfect little Party Pandas stamp set. Both of today’s projects begins with a small piece of watercolour paper. Using an aqua painter or water brush, I did a background wash with Calypso Coral refill ink. You can also create a watercolour wash using ink pads, markers and paint. While the ink dried on it’s own, I stamped several of the Party Pandas on Thick Whisper White cardstock using Stampin’ Up!’s Black Archival Ink and coloured them with Stampin’ Up! Blends Markers.After cutting out my pandas by hand, I arranged them around the…

Valentines Day is just around the corner and with two school aged young kids, we are in full swing. While many people aren’t fans of this special day, I am a true believer that any day that puts love and kindness at the forefront is a day worth having. For my family, it’s not focused on a romantic love but instead love to anyone and anything you care about. We make heart shaped pancakes with pink tinted milk, we wear pink or red clothing often speckled with hearts, and we make heart shaped cookies and pizza together for supper. We try to buy board games for the kids so that we can play together but I’ll be honest… the last few board games went quite literally topsy turvy when Mr. Jack Caines slid down the longest snake in the Snakes and Ladders game. It remains to be seen what our…

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#3 of a Taste of Creativation featuring Chameleon Pens, Stampin’ Up!, Ranger, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Momenta 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  over 1000.00$ of the…

Happy New Years everyone! Cathy Caines on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today playing with the NEW Painted With Love Speciality Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up! Ahhh, we made it to 2018. Another past year to document but another future year to create brand new memories. #lifeisgood What’s even more exciting is that Stampin’ Up! is releasing their 2018 Occasions Catalogue on January 3rd. This date also marks the beginning of the annual Sale-A-Bration promotion, where customers earn free products with orders over $60 Canadian. Today, I am really excited to show you one of my favourite products in the catalogue: The Painted With Love Speciality Designer Series Paper. This package of patterned paper comes with 6 double-sided designs. Each page has gold foil elements, as well as strong colour combos that make my heart skip a beat. The sweet little hearts is my absolute favourite. #swoon Because I…