Tag

stamping

Browsing

I am sooooo in the mood for a cocktail somewhere by the sea! LOLOLOL!  So that isn’t going to happen anytime soon. Kerry Engel’s layout is the next best thing! Bright colours, yummy food, and one of my all-time favourite Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamp sets. If you don’t have the Cocktails Blueprint stamp set – you need to get it.  Kerry also used a Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil to create the design in the background. It makes the layout look like it’s sparkling! LOVE IT! Off I go to dream of a drink by the sea! Giggle Giggle! Have a wonderful week everyone!

Hello December. The holiday season seems to be extra special and extra hard all at the same time this year. For me, I am trying my very best to zone into the holiday spirit, counting all my blessings on the way. I am also trying to connect in a more intentional manner. As such, my Christmas card list has grown. Creating Christmas cards brings me joy so bring it on! “Wherever we wander, wherever we roam, at Christmas time our hearts come home.” I found this sentiment from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called “Hearts Come Home” a couple of weeks ago when I was searching for something else. It seemed like a perfect sentiment this year and as such, I plan to use it in many of my cards this year. I really enjoyed the creative process of creating this card. It features the Snow Globe Scenes Die…

It’s happening. We are less than 8 weeks away. Never before have I been as excited for Christmas as I am this year. My family is supposed to be in Florida but of course, that’s not happening. We are hunkering down in Newfoundland to enjoy the holidays with friends and family. We are so lucky to have most of our family nearby and it breaks my heart to think about others that may not be with their family this year. With Halloween behind me, I am going full tilt into the holiday spirit including making Christmas cards! Stampin’ Up! released the Merry Moose bundle in the holiday catalogue last year. Since those majestic animals can be found in abundance in Newfoundland, they have a soft spot in my heart. With a short hiatus, he’s back in stock and I was ready to see if I could bring him back to…

Hi Everybody, Cathie Allan here today to share with you a card I made for myself. Yes …. for me! I love making these types of cards because it allows me to get my photos off of my phone or my computer and share them by displaying some of my favorites in my home.  I make cards like this all year but most of them “go away” to a new home as I am always creating them for someone’s birthday, graduation, wedding etc. How I love creating one of a kind, very personal cards … I tend to always add photos in my cards …. for my special peeps but today …. that special peep is “me”. This “Me card” focuses on some amazing photos sent to me of my youngest “Grandhandsome son” Max. They simply could not just be on my phone …. they needed to be out and…

The Fall issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine will be showing up in your mailboxes, at your Local Scrapbooker Stores and on Newsstands! One of my favourite things about the Fall issue is our our Christmas Express section. Each fall we like to KICKSTART your Christmas creativity! This section is full of fabulous Christmas card ideas to get you thinking about the BEST season of all – the season of GIVING! Here is an example of one of the cards you will find inside designed by Desiree Saskiw. Desiree created this card using some Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamps and Ranger Simon Hurley create ink. Super duper love this little card and tag combo! Get your copy of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine today! Happy crafting everyone! PS – did you enter to win a ONE-YEAR supply of adhesives yet?!??!??!? Seriously – you got to enter to win this! Click on the image…

Hello everyone! Cathie Allan here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Creating a “notecard” to remember is so easy when you have a great 6X6 background stamp.  Impression Obsession’s collection of 6X6, red rubber (for that perfect image) rubber stamps is massive. With over 280, deeply etched, full of amazing detail, 6X6 rubber stamps to choose from you will be in “stamp heaven” for a long, long time. For this blog post I am focusing on the “Pixel Daisy” image. Because I was wanting to create a number of “any occasion I need them for” cards, I kept the process super simple and fast. Yes, pigment ink is my choice for ink for “oh, so many versatile reasons”. Pigment ink can mimic so very many “specialty inks” when you know how to use them and I love that the projects I made with them “30 plus years ago” look…

Wow, I can’t believe that August is upon us. 2020 has certainly been a wild ride especially in our household with a new baby. Claire is now six months old and we are resuming some of our pre-COVID activities. I’ve also started getting into a better habit of making time for me in the craft room. When the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 new annual catalogue was released in June, I ordered some new 12×12 Rainbow Glimmer Paper. I mean… I am obsessed. But it’s the type of product that I would tend to “hoard”. Almost like it was too precious to cut up! Not today. Well okay. Just the one sheet. But I did it. I cut it up! I knew that this paper was going to be the star of the show but to help bring it to life I paired it with an image from the Zany Zebras stamp…

Hey everyone! Cathy Caines here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog! I had so much fun putting this project together for you this month. I was completely inspired by the new Stampin’ Up! Game On stamp set. My family are ‘gamers’ so I knew that this stamp set was going to be a huge hit in my world. While none of us play chest anymore, I couldn’t help but create with the chest pieces first. It was very evident to me that the background of this card should resemble a game board. The Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes framelits has a one-inch square that brings this idea to life. We do play Yahtzee and Monopoly, and well, many games with dice. It could work for any age group. I often struggle with using black in my cards are a dominant colour but the Bricks and Mortar 3D embossing folder made…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! For today’s blog post, I’m sharing with you my Do Everything With Love Tag. To create my tag, I’ve used a variety of dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs, patterned paper from Simple Stories, a variety of products from Ranger Ink,  and adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage and learn how to recreate my tag at home. To start, you’ll need a tag that measures 3 1/8” x 6 ¼”. Select a piece of patterned paper out of the 6×8 Paper Pad – Simple Vintage Garden District from Simple Stories. Trace the tag around the piece of patterned paper. Cut the tag out. Punch a hole at the top of the patterned paper tag. Ink the edges of the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool with foam from Ranger Ink. Ink the edges…

Hello crafty friends! Tracy McLennon here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Today I have such a fun little card to share featuring a cute little stamp set from Picket Fence Studios and coordinating dies. I also used some of my favourite Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products and Ranger inks. I started by creating a simple blended background for my card using white cardstock, a Ranger blending tool & mat, and Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks. I was going for a moody sunset kind of backdrop. To add a slightly distressed border I stamped the Ranger Tim Holtz Early Espresso Distress Oxide ink onto my mat, misted it with water, and then drug the edges of the blended background through it. Let dry. This is also when I stamped the card sentiment in the bottom left-hand corner of the card using Ranger Archival ink. I stamped the super cute…