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Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year, as I am able to share my passion of creating beautiful gifts using my favourite rubber stamps, dies, ink, and paint. This year, as a gift for my daughter Nikki, I decided to create a photo montage—a gorgeous wall display that she can leave up year-round. I used an amazing Christmas-ish die—Noel Decorative Die from Heartfelt Creations—to do the backgrounds on all three of the handmade frames. I referred to the die as “Christmas-ish” because it was designed as part of their Christmas angel series, however, it was perfect for this “Every Summer Tells a Story” custom-made gift. A Christmas gift that keeps on giving all year long!!!! YA! Have a wonderful Saturday everyone My project was featured in the Winter 2022 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine in my regular column – Cathie’s Choice. Get your copy of the magazine…

I had TONS of fun creating this watercolor bicycle using products by Art Impressions. Seriously – if you haven’t already, you need to pop on over to the Art Impressions You Tube Channel and start watching and taking their watercolour tutorials – they are easy to follow, you only need basic supplies and the results are so professional!  I know I am addicted! Here is the project I created. And here are the basic instructions for you to follow along if you like. Stamp the Art Impressions bicycle, using Ranger Archival ink on a piece of watercolour paper. Apply blue marker 526 to acrylic palette. Add water with a paintbrush. With a very light hand and very little water, paint the bicycle, leaving areas with no colour. 2. Repeat this process with a black marker N25, painting the tires and adding shadows to the baskets and seat. 3. Repeat the…

How stinking cute are these gift bags, boxes and tags designed by Nicole Wright featuring products by Stampers Anonymous and Ranger! So simple, so adorable AND so customizable!!!! Is customizable a word?!?!?! Here are the simple steps that Nicole followed. 1. Fold the top of your paper bag back approximately 1″, using a bone folder. Punch a hole in the centre. 2. Use Ranger Archival jet-black ink to stamp your Stampers Anonymous holiday images randomly on the front and back of the bag. 3. Colour the stamped images using Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks. 4.  Use a waterbrush pen to blend the Scribble Stick colours. Have fun, and create coordinating tags, cards, and holiday boxes.The stamp set that Nicole used is the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Yuletide Gatherings stamp set. To colour the stamped images Nicole used her Ranger Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks. So much fun and so super…

Check out this gorgeous card designed by Katie Brooks featuring products by Pink & Main. Katie designed this card using the Pink & Main Stamp Sets – Winter Birdhouse and Winter Cardinals. She used the coordinating dies to cut out the stamped images to perfection. The background patterned paper is from the Pink & Main 6X6 Paper Pad – Black Tie Party. Katie die cut out the patterned paper using the Pink & Main Notched Corners Die set. An absolutely gorgeous little card that was featuring in the Winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine in our Sealed With a Kiss  regular feature. Big sure to pick up your copy of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine for TONS of card inspirations!

Did you know that Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has a HUGE selection of FREE CRAFTY PROJECTS for you to download? We sure do! From cards, to layouts, to mixed media, to cut files and of course SKETCHES! Be sure to pop on over to the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine website and click on FREE CRAFTY PROJECTS! or CLICK HERE! Here is our Free Crafty Project #8 – Designed by Cathie Allan Cathie steps out how to create that fun background with the addition of some stunning Dew Drops by The Robin’s Nest Creative. These little gems of joy were adhered down using Tonic Studios Nuvo Deluxe Liquid Adhesive. It dries clear and NOTHING is moving! CLICK HERE to download the step-by-step printable pdf that includes a detailed supply list and all the step-by-step photos! Happy Creating Everyone

I am seriously in love with the Front Porch Series by Art Impressions Rubber Stamps. At present there are 7 different themed sets and of course the base set…. AND YOU need the base set in order to play with the others. From Harvest, to Easter, to Parties to Christmas and more! You can have some serious fun decorating the front porch! AND who doesn’t love doing that! Here is an example of some of this set in action. This card was designed by Renee Matares.  Renee created the card using the Front Porch base set as well as the Front Porch Garden and Front Porch Farmhouse sets. JUMP on over to the Art Impressions website to see the entire collection. But be warned – you will want them all! giggle giggle! CLICK HERE Renee’s card was published in the Fall issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine that is on newsstands…

YAHOOO!!!  Get your carnival on ALL WEEK LONG over on the Therm O Web blog! They are sharing gorgeous projects with step by step instructions and photos showing you just how they were created! I LOVE THAT!  The theme is carnival so get ready for circus tents, Ferris wheels and MORE! And of course the heart and soul of all the projects are created with our favourite Therm O Web projects that include some of their NEWEST and HOTTEST release! Here is JUST A TASTE of  one of the designs you will find over on the Therm O Web blog  created by one of their design team members Justin Adkins!Oh my goodness this makes my heart POP!!! Justin used a variety of Therm O Web products including their NEW Deco Foil A2 Toner Card Fronts HAPPY EVERYTHING. Now YOU MUST CLICK HERE for all the details, products used and step…

Check out this fabulous Slimline card designed by Kerry Engel. Kerry used the Dylusions Fancy a Cuppa stamp set that is absolutely delightful. Probably one of my all time favourite  sets and I am not even a big tea drinker! But seriously, who doesn’t love a cute little tea cup? Am I right or am I right?!?!?!? The images were stamped onto Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock. There is no messing around with this heavy weight cardstock…like the title says…its SUPER! LOLOLKerry stamped the images using Ranger Archival ink. She then coloured the stamped images using Tonic Studios Nuvo Alcohol Markers. For a perfect cut, Kerry cut the images out using her OLFA Craft Kinfe and cutting mat. The background patterned paper is from the Dina Wakley Media Collage Collective journal. All those fabulous enamel and glossy accents were created using a variety of Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops. Everything was adhered…

Create your own embellishments and patterned paper Cathie Allan style! INSTRUCTIONS 1. Stamp the Impression Obsession background stamp using VersaFine black ink on a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock. This panel will be cut into design elements when assembling the layout at the end. Set panel aside.  2.Apply Split Pea VersaColor ink on a piece of recycled plastic. Mist with water.3. Place a second piece of recycled plastic on top and move the ink around with your finger.4. Pull the two pieces apart. We have just created TWO stamps.5. Gently stamp the green-coloured plastic on a piece of Super Stock. Clean the plastic pieces.6. Repeat Steps 2 to 5 using Orange, Opera Pink, and Cyan VersaColor ink.7. Use a ruler and marker to create a frame, and edge the piece of Super Stock. Set aside.8. Using an Impression Obsession die, die cut a variety of foliage from Super Stock.…

There are SOOO many FABULOUS things going on over at Lavinia Stamps! For starters – July 7th to July 10th, is their Fairy Craft Online Festival on their Facebook Page. Everyday is FILLED with demos, galleries and tutorials. ABSOLUTELY CHECK IT OUT. And DRUM ROLL PLEASE – they just released 16 NEW STAMPS!!!! I would like to say that you might need one or two – but who am I kidding – you are going to need them all! Giggle Giggle!  Here are just a few designs from their VERY talented design team showcasing this beautiful line-up. Grab a coffee and watch as Tracey plays with the new stamps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gtnTahk2K4&t=775s NOW be sure to CLICK HERE and visit the Lavinia Stamps Facebook page and join all the Fairy Craft Online Festivities! Happy Thursday Friends!

August 25th Online Class

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Saturday February 11th - 10:00am - 6:00pm MDT

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