Hi, it’s Connie Nichol here today.  I used the September sketch in the Canadian Scrapbooker Sketchy Challenge as a jumping off point for scrapbooking this childhood photo.  I don’t have a lot of pictures from when I was a kid and virtually all of them are in 35 mm slide format, so I am slowly scanning, printing and scrapbooking them while my parents are still around to help me remember dates, places and people. The layout doesn’t resemble the sketch much, but that’s the beauty of working with scrapbook sketches.  It’s a place to start.  And then once started, page elements can get moved around, added to or eliminated. I have been working a lot lately with Close To My  Heart products.  They have some terrific stamps and I love the way the ink, cardstock and patterned paper coordinates.  Makes everything so easy.  This layout features the ‘Brushed’ patterned paper and…

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!!

If you love stamping, then you probably love Quietfire Design products! These beautiful calligraphy stamps and hand-drawn images look gorgeous on cards, scrapbook layouts, and other paper crafts. Quietfire Design also offers a selection of wonderful dies in the calligraphy style. Today Kelly Klapstein’s Graduation layout is on the Quietfire Design blog featuring the stamp set “Butterfly Circles, May the Wings.” Click HERE to visit their blog now and learn more about this page design. Kelly used the FabScraps paper collection “Tranquility.” The circles, diecut element, and gold border were all cut using the Brother ScanNCut machine from Core’dinations  Adhesive glitter paper and Canson Watercolour paper. The ScanNCut can scan the stamped images and cut a shape around them. The Core’dinations glitter paper is 12″ x 24″ … and works beautifully with electronic cutting machines. This is the perfect glitter paper for home decor, papercrafting and a DIY party! The…

I found this card on the Avery Elle blog and thought it was absolutely PERFECT! It was designed by Jean Manis using Avery Elle’s  Tea Time stamp set and Finished Frames and dies! I would like to give a BIG CUP OF THANKS to…. for being one of our The carnivals are COMING to Calgary and Edmonton!!!! YAHOOOO!!!! YOU ARE ALL INVITED to attend!!!!  Even if you are not a cropper you can still attend classes, go shopping and do a TON of make and takes!!!!!! Visit our website CLICK HERE for all the details!!! Don’t miss out!!

If you are looking for a product that you can use in “assorted ways” – a product you can stamp with, emboss with, do resist techniques, use to add color to an image with instead of markers, use with stencils and more – a product that you can happily create with, that is the most lightfast of all the stamping mediums out there and allows you to work from light color to dark color and back to light again. By now I am guessing you know I am referring to pigment ink. It tends to be my “go to medium” because it is simply so versatile AND then instead of buying more & more & more product I can happily buy more stamps and more stencils (yes, I may have a few of these) to entertain my “creative urges”. Lately I have been using my pigment ink to create watercolor looks.…

Hello everyone! It’s Kelly Klapstein here today with an easy watercolour technique you can use on a card or other crafty project. I created this card with a beautiful Magenta stamp, Chameleon Pens, and a Sizzix embossing folder using Canadian Scrapbooker Superstock paper. First, I inked up my Magenta stamp with Clearsnap Colorbox white pigment ink, and stamped and heat embossed onto white Superstock.  I wanted a white outline background to colour in. Magenta rubber stamps have gorgeous, intricate details that show up perfectly when stamped! To create a watercolour effect, I took out my set of Chameleon Pens. These alcohol ink pens are amazing! You have all shades or tones of colour in a single pen. So for the yellow petals, I coloured in gradations of yellow because the Chameleon pen allows you to add toner to the pen nib with a couple of easy steps.  There’s a LOT…

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…

Hello everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here today to share a quick and easy technique you can use with your stamped images. It all started with some Tombow Dual Brush pens and a really pretty Impression Obsession stamp. I used a Clearsnap black pigment ink and stamped onto Canadian Scrapbooker superstock, which is a nice heavy weight to stand up to this wet technique.Then I slowed right down and coloured in the lines. After making a Mother’s Day card with this pretty coloured image, I decided to try something different. I thought, hey, let’s try a watercolour effect because these wonderful Tombow pens are water based and blendable. So I basically scribbled colours all over this stamped image, not worrying about staying in the lines and then spritzed it all over with water. And it’s that easy! Just let dry or use your heat gun to speed up the process. I made…

“Technique Taster’s” are a quick fun class that Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine offers at different events across the country. In 20 minutes we like toshare with you some of our very favourite ideas, tools, toys, stamps, ink, paint and more. The Technique Taster’s may be short in time but they are“tall” in inspiration.  For my part in the Technique Taster at Scrapfest in Kitchener (GOING ON RIGHT NOW) we will be creating one of these tags with in the Canadian Scrapbooker booth.      I know we will have tons of fun as we take Canadian Scrapbooker “white Super Stock” tag and turn it into a “tag to remember”, using the Cathie Allan, Position-It, pigment ink, masking and smearing techniques that are easy and fun. Those of you who have stamped “a while” and those of you who are just beginning to explore the “fun ink filled” world of stamping will…

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