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Today on the blog we welcome Katelyn Grosart Hi Everyone! I’m Katelyn Grosart and I live in beautiful Calgary, Alberta with my boyfriend of 6 years.  I’ve spent the last 7 years in the papercrafting world  creating cards, mixed media pages, scrapbook layouts, mini albums and altered items. In my spare time when I’m not crafting I like to read a good book and when the weather is nice, you’ll often find me outside taking advantage of the beautiful Canadian weather. I’m excited to be a guest blogger today for the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. The wonderful ladies at the magazine asked if I wanted to guest blog for them and I couldn’t pass up this amazing opportunity.  With summer right around the corner I thought that I would share with you how to create your own under the sea themed reverse canvas featuring Graphic 45’s “Voyage Beneath the Sea”…

Crazy Cats can Dream too! Nicole here share this funny little card and an easy tutorial for a background.  This card is inspired by my crazy cat.  She ate my stamps…yep you saw that right.  She ate my Upstream stamps. I hauled out my Upstream stamps and Crazy Cats stamps and Sizzix Crazy Cat dies.  I cut Dream with the Alphanumeric die on Sizzix leather paper.  I stamped this crazy cat onto watercolor paper inked with Ranger  Archival Jet Black. I used Ranger Ink Distress Markers hickory smoke, carved pumpkin, twisted pumpkin and vintage photo to create my tabby crazy cat.  Just like Miss Flurry… the stamp eating cat.  I just got the Sizzix Crazy Cat dies so it was so great to not fussy cut. Now that the Crazy Cat is quickly cut I can start the background.  I used my Ranger Distress Ink to ink up my Upstream…

Hello Everyone!  I have been having a lot of fun lately with the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons from Ranger. You might know that I’ve been slightly obsessed with watercolour and creating watercolour effects with different products.  So I used the Distress Crayons to design this Mother’s Day card. Here are the Tim Holtz (Ranger) supplies I started with to create the stamped flowers: Distress Watercolor Cardstock, Waterbrush, Collage Brush, Distress Collage Medium, the Distress Crayon (Seedless Preserves). I brushed the Distress Collage Medium on the Distress Watercolor paper using the Collage Brush.  Just remember to clean your brush well right after and don’t let the medium dry on it. Let the medium on the paper dry completely and then scribble some distress crayon colour onto it. Why did I add the medium first? I find the Distress Crayons move better and dissolve into a watercolour more easily, but…

Hello everyone – Kerry Engel here – I’m late to the Tim Holtz Crazy Bird game. Now I’m slightly addicted. I created a flock of birds and then used them on a variety of project. It’s handy to have a pile of them ready and waiting to add to your projects. Tack one on a card or create a wall hanging like I did. I even have three adhered to a lamp in my studio. How to make a flock: 1. Stamp the birds on Creative Scrapbooker Superstock (or a very sturdy cardstock) with a permanent waterproof black ink. 2. Spread Top Boss Clear Embossing Fluid over the image by pressing the ink pad over the image. Covering your image with Top Boss makes the colored ink blend more smoothly. 3. Apply ink from ColorBox Blends and ColorBox ink. Blend with the Smooch tip. Leave white space to create highlight.…

Check out this CUTE little Table Top Watering Can Nicole Wright has created for us for this weeks – Tuesday with the Team! Nicole used product from a few of our favourite sponsors Here is a detailed list of supplies Sizzix Tim Holtz Watering Can Tim Holtz Jumbo Tattered Pine Cone Tim Holtz Tattered Pine Cone Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Floral Eileen Hull Make it 3D Die Ranger Distress Spray- Brushed Pewter, Twisted Citron Distress Paint- Black Soot, Broken China Distress Ink- Black Soot Clear Rock Candy Stickles Splatter Brush Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Thanks so much for sharing your work with us Nicole! Have a wonderful week everyone! To see more of Nicole’s work visit her blog – Nicole Wright Designs SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Connie Nichol and I were really excited about our first morning at CHA, which started early with a breakfast and demo for the media in the Ranger booth. We spent 20 minutes with each of 4 designers….and the first one was Tim Holtz! At the demo tables, we learned all about the new releases for each designer’s line. Tim Holtz has a number of exciting new products. Everyone is excited about the Distress Crayons! Distress Crayons are formulated to achieve vibrant coloring effects on porous surfaces for mixed-media. The smooth water-reactive pigments are ideal for creating brilliant backgrounds, watercoloring, smudge effects and more. Colour directly onto your surface and blend with water then layer with Distress Inks or Stains for more creative possibilities. The crayons are available in 3 sets that coordinate with the Distress Palette. There are 3 new mediums that look amazing, and Tim demonstrated how to use each…

Check out Tracy McLennon’s take on our Dec Sketchy Card Challenge featuring BoBunny and Sizzix! Tracy created the card using the BoBunny Altitude Collection Along with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Holiday Green die The entire card was based on our monthly sketch over at It’s a Sketchy Challenge! We would like to see your take on this sketch – CLICK HERE JOIN THE FUN! Merry Card Making!

There’s always lots of excitement buzzing around the Sizzix booth at the Craft & Hobby Tradeshow! The vintage Tim Holtz displays are amazing as usual! Projects made with the new dies are on display…gorgeous grunge! Isn’t this coffee cup die fabulous? One of the most exciting new releases is the Tim Holtz Alterations line of punches: Each Sizzix licensed designer has a separate area of the booth.  It’s like leaving an antique store and walking into the sunshine! Lori Whitlock’s designs are always bright and fresh! Brenda Walton also designs really cute dies. Where Women Cook magazine editor Jo Packham has teamed up with Sizzix to create a fun line of cooking, kitchen, home entertaining theme dies. Stephanie Barnard’s designs are always super cute. So many sweet cards made with 3D dies! One of the new releases garnering a lot of attention is French General, a collection of dies for…

Check out Desiree’s take on the May sketch featuring Bazzill Basics Paper.   SUPPLIES: Bazzill Basics Paper cardstock, patterned paper and pleated cardstock, Dollar Store vellum rub-ons and metal embellishment, Tim Holtz Idea-ology trinket pin, Be Creative Sookwang tape,  May Arts Ribbon and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Desiree based her layout on this sketch. We would love to see your take on our monthly sketchy challenge!  CLICK HERE to join the fun! Have a wonderful Monday everyone!

Did you know we started offering FREE cut files this summer? Sue Sykes designed these fabulous cut files for our readers. They can be cut with many die cutting machines on the market that are able to cut using an SVG or Studio file. I thought we should share them again and encourage you to use them! These fun designs will be great for summer fun and winter getaways! I played with Sue’s third cut file, an inspirational quote that spoke perfect words to my graduating son’s picture. I played with the file a bit to change to word sizes and placement. I believe most programs will let you do this. It took some ungrouping and regrouping of letters, but very doable! I hope you take the time to download these wonderful files, they are yours to download and use for FREE! SUPPLIES: Canadian Scrapbooker Super Stock, Kaisercraft patterned paper,…