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The fall 2014 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine featured one of my all time favourite articles written and designed by Christy Riopel. Back to school paper crafting projects was the theme of the article and in true Christy style she blew me away with a few of the projects that she created. Altered Globe One of my favourite projects in this article was this altered world globe. Check out all of the intricate details. Tiny squares of patterned paper were stuck together to form the different continents of the world. How super fun would this project look on your desk! Book Marks Remembering what page you are on in your school novel study has never been cuter!!! These fun paper clip book marks are so easy to make and will bring a smile to any student – even if their school assignment doesn’t (giggle giggle). Book Covers Altering the front…

Creating a stained glass effect using stamps, ink, dies and tissue paper is definitely one of my all time favourite techniques that Christy taught us through out the years. Christy Riopel taught this technique in one of her first shows that we filmed over at Shaw TV in Calgary. After the show I went home and created TONS of stained glass embellishments for my projects. The technique is so easy and fool proof. Here is the project that we featured on our  web show. *Be sure to visit Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube for hundreds of how to videos. Do you have a bunch of intricate dies that you are afraid to use? This stained glass technique is PERFECT for any intricate die! All you need are some dies, some black cardstock, stamps, ink,  tissue paper and the magic of a gel medium. Basic Instructions 1. Stamp randomly on some…

Technique Tasters Web Show #96 – Distress Crayons Stencilling Technique  – is probably one of my favourite videos we videoed with Christy Riopel. Ranger Distress Crayons had just entered the scrapbooking scene at the time and although I had purchased all that were available, I really had no idea how to use them. This short little video opened up a whole world of possibilities and in true Christy style – she made the technique look so very simple that even I can’t seem to screw it up! The Project The Supplies Ranger Distress Crayons. You can purchase these crayons individually or in sets of 6. Today there is a total of 10 sets of 6 colours. YUMMY! Art-C self adhesive stencils come in a large variety of sizes and shapes and sentiments. They are truly easy to use and THEY STICK! I love that – no worrying about your medium…

Today we are looking back to the Summer 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine where Christy Riopel featured the brayer in her regular Tool Junkie column. Using the brayer as her base tool,  she created three very different projects including this gorgeous, yet extremely simple layout of her daughter Brittany.  Christy created the soft ombre effect you can see on the stamped image aswell as on the photo mat behind the gorgeous photo of Brittany using a brayer, Ranger distress inks and a custom blend distress ink pad. The Project The Supplies Stampin’ Up! cardstock and glossy cardstock, Ranger distress ink and custom blend distress ink pad, Impression Obsession stamp, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Sakura Pigma Micron pen. The Step By Steps – In Christy’s Words I used a blank Custom Blend Distress ink pad as my base. Choose three or so colours of Ranger Distress Ink re-inkers. It works…

Over the years we have shared so many wonderful memories with Christy Riopel whether it be scrapbooking, touring a city, giggling over a tasty meal or simply enjoying the love we all share of ART.  Of all these memories I am most grateful for our TV Show – Technique Tasters that we filmed together in Calgary. After a few years of doing the show we finally convinced Christy to join us and share her creative soul with our online community. I am so glad she said YES! In a very short time we filmed SIX shows – and had soooo many more planned for the future. We have – forever – in our memory boxes these videos of her laughing, creating and teaching us. Technique Tasters – Web Show #85 – Layering with Die Cuts This was one of our very first shows filmed together.  Christy was a natural. I…

A look back to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Spring 2015. Christy Riopel designed this layout – Friendships are Stitched – featuring Graphic 45 patterned paper. I absolutely love how she created the title, stitching the letters and then highlighting them with a charcoal pencil. Gorgeous. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone.Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. CLICK HERE to donate. Thank you so much for helping us share Christy’s love of art and keeping her legacy alive.

Christy Riopel was a regular guest on our biweekly SHAW TV series that we also turned into web shows for our YouTube channel. In this show Christy demonstrates all different kinds of ways to use stencils on your layouts as well as creating your very own custom spray. SUPPLIES:  FabScraps patterned paper, Stampin’ Up! cardstock, ink and adhesives, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive. Photo by Rose Koziel. Grab a coffee, if you are like me –  a kleenex and enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bre8y0asnwQ&t=22s Have a wonderful Saturday everyone.Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. CLICK HERE to donate. Thank you so much for helping us share Christy’s love…

A super fun layout designed by Christy Riopel as seen in the Summer 2013 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, Inkadinkado stamp, Unity Stamp Co. stamp, Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink, Glitz Design tiny alphabet, My Little Shoebox mini alphabet, American Crafts Thickers, Stampin’ Up! buttons, Marvy gel pen, unknown white craft paint, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. In this Tool Junkie column Christy taught everyone how to use the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear to create that circle of stars on her layout.  Fun stuff! Have a wonderful Saturday everyone! Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. CLICK HERE to donate. Thank you so much for helping…

This week we are featuring a blog post Christy did for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on July 22 2014 – written in her own words. Chalkboard embellishments are all the rage right now and I love Core-dinations ColorCore cardstocks new Chalk Core Paper for making my own embellishments! I used Core’dinations Color Core cardstock, Spellbinders dies, Clearsnap Izinks, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Simple Stories stickers, Prima Marketing flowers, Xyron Sticker Makers and Marvy gel pens. I cut out and embossed several shapes from the Chalk Core paper using my dies. To make it easier to sand the very fine cuts I first ran them through my Xyron sticker maker. Leaving the cut out on the backing I then sanded the embossed die cuts making them look like beautiful fine chalk work!! I then added them to my layout over a layer of Clearsnap Izinks. I added a very old, vintage photo…

Here is the last web show we filmed with Christy Riopel. SUPPLIES: Momenta cardstock patterned paper and stencils, Art-C ephemera pack, Ranger Distress crayons, Sakura Pigma pens, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Westcott scissors. Christy taught us a fabulous technique using Ranger Distress Crayons Art-C Ephemera Momenta stencils Sakura pigma pens Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner Grand Watch and enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHyhVjC3QjM Thinking of you everyday Christy All my love Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we have started an ART Scholarship in Christy’s name. For those of you interested in honouring Christy Riopel and helping her legacy of ART continue, we are collecting donations for art scholarships for youth through the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary. CLICK HERE to donate. Thank you so much for helping us share Christy’s love of art and keeping her legacy alive.