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Two more sleeps until The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals in Calgary, Alberta! YEEEHAWWW!!! We are so excited to see all our amazing Calgary scrapbookers. The event is being held at Spruce Meadows. Be sure to CLICK HERE for all the details. Wondering what goes on at one of our carnivals – a whole lot of shenanigans!!!! This year the theme for our carnival is Canada 150. The Edmonton croppers last weekend had a hoot dressing up in all kinds of Canadian themed apparel. This wonderful group of women always amaze us with the costumes they come up with each and every year.  This year – they once again did not disappoint – their costumes paid tribute to 150 years of Canadian fashion. So incredibly awesome!!! Check out the layouts a few of them  scrapbooked with the photos from our photo booth celebrating their amazing energy, fun and Canada’s birthday. We…

We are so lucky to once again have the very talented and world famous hand lettering guru – Kelly Klapstein – teaching watercolour lettering at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnvial in Edmonton in just a few short days. Kelly is an instagram sensation, with just over 539K followers she is one of the most followed celebrities in the hand lettering world!!! WOWZERS!!!!! The reason for Kelly’s success is undoubtedly her classically stunning hand lettering, her easy to follow tips and techniques, her beautiful yet simple videos AND her persistency that anyone can hand letter. Not to sure about that Kelly – giggle giggle.  I am currently enrolled in one of Kelly’s beginner hand lettering courses on facebook so I will keep you all posted 🙂 Be sure to check out Kelly on her website – Kelly Creates – there are a ton of resources on there to get you started,…

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is super excited to once again have the lovely Nicole Wright teaching at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Calgary. Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge to her classes that always have a classic grungy feel to them. To get a better feel of the beautiful work Nicole does – check out her blog – Nicole Wright Designs. The first class Nicole will be teaching in Calgary is a Mixed Media Double Page Layout This class is for scrapbookers looking for a double page layout to add a unique look to your albums. Nicole used Mixed Media elements to create this double page layout by layering paper, tags, stamping, gesso, distress crayons and stenciling. Bring your photos: 4×6 (2) and wallet sized printed on card stock so you can ink that too. Get a head start on your scrappy pages with mixed media influences.econd class is an…

Are you already thinking about Christmas cards? I sure am! In fact, I already have all the supplies ready to go to create the Creative Scrapbook Magazine handmade cards to mail to all our advertisers, store owners and team members! Each and every year at The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals – my mom and dad – create our Christmas cards for us!  I am so lucky. This year is no exception. When you attend our events, you will see them both scrapbooking away in the crop area creating hundreds of Christmas cards. YES I am very spoiled 🙂 Cathie Allan This year the beautiful and extremely talented Cathie Allan will once again be teaching at both our events in Calgary and Edmonton. Her classes are PACKED with years of stamping and inking knowledge.  Everything she creates starts with white cardstock. YEP – plain old white cardstock. She teaches you to…

We are super proud of Canada’s very own Susan Weckesser. Through out the years Susan has grown to create a wide variety of products featuring her gorgeous whimsical art through the partnerships she has formed with a variety of diffferent companies. Stamps You will find the Susan K Weckesser logo on a variety of different stamps in partnership with Unity Stamp Co. Susan has added her fun loving creations to a collection of rubber stamps that include everything from washi tape , to  shapes to Christmas themed images and more. All Susan’s stamps have fun loving home spun feel to them and are perfect from everything to card making, art journaling and scrapbooking. Here is just a little idea of some of her designs. Patterned Paper Susan Weckesser patterned paper is simply timeless. This collection has been around for a while as the designs are classic.  With a Kraft foundation…

The carnivals are coming and we want to thank our super fantastic sponsors for making these events A HUGE SUCCESS!  A big thank you goes out to Viva Decor – who is once again sponsoring the carnivals in both Calgary and Edmonton.The registered croppers at each event receive a swag bag that is out of this world! You will find a little something something in there from the good people over at Viva Decor!  The Theme Through the years we have had all kinds of different themes for the shows. We have been witches, super heroes, highlanders and MORE! Two years ago our themed  was THE 80’s! Check out this layout designed by Genny Verbuggen. Let me tell you WE all had a ton of fun reliving the 80’s! This year the theme is Canada 150. Bring on your Canadian gear – we will be celebrating this amazing country that…

Some of you may think it’s silly to do a CSM Spotlight on Ranger Ink, after all ‘everyone’ knows who they are and what they do. While those of us who have been stamping, playing with mixed media or who have worked in the industry for some time, no doubt know who Ranger Ink is, we really do want to introduce these wonderful products to crafters of ALL levels! First up a little history. Ranger Ink was founded in 1929!!! I did the math…that’s 88 years in the INK industry…that’s a whole lot of homework backing their amazing products! Initially they manufactured commercial inks used in the banking industry. In 1979 they developed the first art stamp pads, and began doing private labels for stamp manufacturers in 1998. Since then they have grown to successfully market their own quality products that we have come to love! Products such as Distress…

The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals in Edmonton and Calgary are right around the corner. YAHOOOOOO!!! These are such HUGE events with so much going on – everything from cropping, make and takes, classes, shopping AND MORE!Classes The carnivals are the perfect place to take a class. No worries if you are NOT a registered cropper – the carnivals are open to the public.  You read that correctly – our classes, shopping, make and takes, venue etc are ALL open to the public. This year our line up of teachers is once again AWESOME and their classes will knock off your socks. From hand-lettering to canvases to stamping to mini albums to cards – YOU NAME IT – there is a class for you! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO PhotoBooth Each and every year we have a photobooth set up where I am in charge of taking your photos and printing…

I am always on the look out for card making ideas. More times than not – I spend more time looking up ideas then I actually do creating and then of course I need to do the shopping! Giggle Giggle! Technique Tuesday This fabulous stamping company is known for its high quality clear and rubber stamps. Over the years Technique Tueday has grown with the trends and has evolved from once being simply known for their beautifully designed stamps into a company offering a variety of products from digital elements, to Technique Tiles, Story Cards, dies and more. Ali Edwards Technique Tuesday has had a long time partnership with the very well known artist, story teller and scrapbooker – Ali Edwards. Ali has created a number of products for Technique Tuesday that reflect Ali’s positive, easy going style. Visit the Technique Tuesday website to check out the Ali Edwards Design Collection.…

Plaid Mod Podge has truly been around since the beginning of time! Okay maybe not the beginning but they are celebrating Mod Podge’s 50th Anniversary!  I remember using Mod Podge when I was at Whitney Lake camp in grade 4. The art teacher brought in this huge container and we all poured it into little styrofoam bowls and dipped those big long wooden paintbrushes into it. The project back then was most definitely a balloon covered in string smothered in Mod Podge to create paper mache. Good times! The Products Not much has changed today. Plaid continues to make Mod Podge products that maintain a high quality crafting standard. The number of products with the Mod Podge name has definitely increased through out the years – they are no longer only known for their  water based sealer, glue and finishes. Now you can purchase everything from foam brushes, molds, spray…