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Hello everyone! Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Today, I thought I would share the Make-n-Take, from an event I did with Katharina in Chantilly, Virginia. First I will tell you this was an exceptional event. If you are a paper crafter of any kind you will want to be at their next event.  So many booths, vendors, door prizes, a huge crop and more. Creative Scrapbooker Magazine was there and we met so very many amazing paper crafters, made new friends and shared ideas. Here is the 10-minute make-n-take that the participants did in our booth. We had so much fun creating these speedy little tags, sharing ideas, laughing and giggling together. Once I got home, I took the same ideas and created more tags and a scrapbook page. Yes, I added embellishments from MultiCraft because “why not”, lol. This was a quick idea that…

Hey there everyone! Cathie Allan here today sharing with you one of my articles from the Summer 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – Creating Faux Mini-Canvases. I know you are going to LOVE IT! Faux Mini-Canvases by Cathie Allan In this issue, we are going to create “faux mini-canvases.” This special combination of background colours and the way we apply the ink layer after layer will totally have you thinking that we worked on canvas. In reality, we have simply worked on Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock—the cardstock of my inking and rubber stamping dreams. We are using pigment ink—the most light-fast stamping medium there is—so you will be able to enjoy them for a long, long time. I invite you to use the techniques we are stepping out for you today on your favourite craft project—a card, a scrapbook page, a knock-out art journal page or any crafting project…

Hi everyone, Cathie Allan here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog, with a few, bright, spring projects. SPRING is just around the corner and with the days getting longer , the sun shining brighter I just NEEDED to play with some fun bright colors from Clearsnap and some “spring like” images from Stampendous. I did not know what I wanted to create so I created 3 projects thinking I would share with you my favorite. Well … I could not decide which one was “my favorite” so I am sharing all 3 projects with you. I have photographed each project separately and posted those photos at the end of this blog.It all began with these rubber stamp images from Stampendous, plus a gorgeous new metal stencil.Media of choice was my Pinwheel Petal Point and re-inkers from Clearsnap, my ColorBox stylus and foam tips and a ColorBox black pigment stamp pad…

Kim Gowdy is on our show today creating stencils using a border punch. Here is the super fun card she designed Featuring products from… Creative Memories Original Border Punch SystemArt Impresssions Rubber stampsRanger distress inkElizabeth Craft Designs dies Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  Grab a coffee and watch as Kim creates this card. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNwNB4CR8go&t=1s Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Once upon a time there was a beautiful stamp that cried out to be used on a project or “6” J.  This “beautiful stamp” came from Impression Obsession and was one of their new releases at “CREATIVATION” which was held in Phoenix in January. This stamp, part of a “geranium series” from Impression Obsession decided to go home with Cathie and she set to work creating “something”. Not really knowing what the project would become, Cathie set about simply altering a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock with her new, stamp and the Poinsettia pigment petal point from Clearsnap. Even though the name of this particular stamp pad “screamed Christmas”, Cathie looked past it and simply saw it also was a great combination of colors for a geranium image. She partnered her stamp with her “Cathie Allan Position-it2”, which is 3 tools in one. This tool can be used with…

Cathie Allan is our web show creating one heck of a cool background! CHECK OUT THOSE circles! SUPPLIES:Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Clearsnap ink, stylus, white foam tips, Art Screens, Smooch Accent tips and Top Boss ink, Art Impressions stamps and dies, Sizzix dies and Big Shot die cutting machine, Tombow Dual Brush pens, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You seriously have to grab a coffee and watch this resist colouring in action – you are going to LOVE IT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoEZVTaWy0g Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Cathie Allan is back at it again with some FABULOSA stamping techniques! SUPPLIES: Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock, Clearsnap ink, stylus, white foam tips, Art Screens, Smooch Accent tips and Top Boss, Art Impressions stamps and dies, Tombow Dual Brush pens, May Arts Ribbon, Sizzix dies and Big Shot die cutting machine, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Here are a few of the products Cathie will be playing with… Clearsnap Art Screens (stencils) Tombow Dual Brush pens Art Impressions slider stamps! Grab a coffee – and get ready to HEAT up those stamps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8SGudxbdH4 Happy Scrapbooking everyone Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – DON’T MISS A SINGLE COPY! – CLICK HERE

Birthday Fishes Card by Kerry Engel A colleague at work was having a special birthday so I decided to make an extra large card that would accommodate numerous greeting from staff (it measured 6×12). I’ve been using my Ranger distress inks to make watercolor backgrounds for my hand lettering and thought it would make a great background for the fish stamps from Heartfelt Creations. I got a bit carried away making fish one Saturday night but it resulted in a very impressive shoal. According to Wikipedia “any group of fish that stay together for social reasons are shoaling and if the group is swimming in the same direction in a coordinated manner, they are schooling”. My fish were swimming in every direction and they looked really social so I’m going with shoal. When I was done I asked my husband, “now what do I do? How am I going to…

If you are not following Heartfelt Creations on You-tube – what are you waiting for.??! Their You-tube channel is truly jammed packed with AWESOME videos teaching AWESOME techniques that can be used over and over again on  your cards and layouts! – CLICK HERE Here is one of their latest videos called How do I mask stamps and make DIY treat boxes featuring their latest Snow Kissed Collection! LOVE IT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnaj5vc8_b0 The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals are right around the corner! AND we are super duper excited to announce that is once again…. one of ….. REGISTER TODAY! CLICK HERE for crop and class info. Register online or by phone 403.809.4888 We can’t wait to see you there! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Stamping with your Dies by Cathie Allan Mediums and tools that multi-task always have a special place in my creative heart. I totally enjoy looking at my creative tools, toys and mediums from various sides to see what I can get them to do for me other than the “intended use” suggested by the manufacturer. For this blog post I decided to play with the “Heart Clasp Die” from Art Impressions. This die makes a lovely wrap for a card but by joining two of these dies I was able to wrap my scrapbook page and then of course wrapped my photo. I then took this die a “stamp step” forward by applying ink to the backside of the die I thus was able to use it as a stamp. Look at that die “go”!! To begin I made the Art Impressions, “Heart Clasp Die” perform as a stamp. Apply…