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Creativation is one of the biggest crafting trade shows in the world. At this show many crafting companies release and display their latest and greatest products – the winner of this prize package will receive a little taste of the latest products from 44 different crafting companies!!! YAHOOOO!!! THIS IS A HUGE PRIZE!!!!!!It is DAY#4 of a Taste of Creativation featuring Impression Obsession Stamps, Wild Whisper Designs, Creative Memories and Tombow How the contest works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  10 days (Jan 29 – Feb 7th) we will ask you to visit  44 of the HOTTEST scrapbooking manufacturers on facebook LIKE their pages or FOLLOW their blogs. Joining their communities will keep you informed of all things good in the scrapbooking industry! What will you win – A TASTE OF Creativation Givaway sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the…

Hello everyone Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Today I am having some SERIOUS fun with my Tombow Dual Brush pens! While I was in Barcelona last spring we toured many of Antoni Guadi’s buildings.  I completely fell in love with Guadi’s work, especially his tiles and stain glass. They inspired many pages in my art journal and this layout. When I got home I knew I had to try a scrapbook page with the technique.  I used watercolour paper as my base, a good mixed media paper would work well too. I taped the paper to my surface with washi tape to keep any wild paint spots from migrating too far off the page. To create the tiles I drew random shapes with Tombow Dual Brush pens. My vision was to create a rainbow wave of colour. I started drawing the shapes in one corner of the…

12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!!Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing three or four prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 45 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook (LIKE THEIR PAGE) and say hello from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine or CSM. NOTE do not use the same comment everytime you post on facebook – Facebook thinks you are spam and may block you. Names will be drawn randomly and you can win more than once if you enter  your name under more than one blog post! Winners will be announced on Dec 24th. Just in time for Christmas! Day#2 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is from Paper House ProductionsA HUGE assortment of Christmas and winter themed scrapbooking supplies from Paper House Productions. Including foil paper, patterned…

The beginning of a new month MEANS there is a NEW FREE coloring card for you to download designed by our illustration and coloring commander in cheif – Betty Hung! Each and every month Betty designs an illustration for you to print out, color, fold in half and give it to someone you love. This month Betty  has designed the perfect christmas ornament illustration with tons of little details to color your heart away OR to challenge all those die hard coloring lovers out there.  This months image is just in time for the holiday season. Pull out your favourite pens, pencils or crayons and start coloring your Christmas cards. The Template Here is the the card template Betty created – CLICK HERE to download your copy.Betty Hung’s Take on the Card Each and every month Betty also colors her project – jump starting your creative juices. Here is Betty’s…

Pens, markers, adhesives, colouring pencils…we use them every day! We use them at the office, at home and of course for our hobbies! I would almost be willing to bet most of us have at least one Tombow product in our collection, even if you aren’t aware of it! American Tombow Inc. American Tombow Inc. is located in Suwanee, Georgia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan. They are an industry leader with over 100 years of expertise behind them. Starting as a company who manufactured wood-cased lead and colored pencils, they have diversified to include office pens, markers, correction tapes, glue sticks, adhesives…the list is long! Tombow is passionate about offering the finest and most innovative office, art and craft supplies in the business. They strive to make their products cutting edge and affordable! Search the web! You don’t have to search too far…

Hello, Connie Nichol here with an autumn themed card featuring Impression Obsession stamps along with a Tombow adhesives and Clearsnap ink.  The DCWV burlap is a MUST HAVE! It is super easy to work with and adds a home spun feel to any project. The Project The Products This rake and leaf die set is the cutest from Impression Obsession.   I love that there are multiple leaf dies in this set.  It makes it very fast to cut out a bunch of leaves in assorted fall colours. I used a Tombow glue pen to adhere the leaves and the rake to my card.  It’s very precise and easy to use and works perfectly for tiny or intricate die cuts. The Impression Obsession stamp set is called ‘Watch the Leaves’.   This is also a great quote to use on fall themed scrapbook layouts.I backed the stamped sentiment with burlap…

Hello everyone Kerry Engel here today on the blog having fun with the Canada 150 logo. Did you know that the super cute Canada 150 logo is available for you to download? There are so many imaginative ways for us to use it. A quick search on Pinterest revealed that quilters have taken up the challenge but I haven’t seen many paper crafters doing anything imaginative with this inspirational design. (Except of course, Tracy’s McLennon’s coloring page that’s available free on our website!) – CLICK HERE to get Tracy’s colouring page. The logo was created by Arian, Cuvin from Toronto, Ontario. According to the website “The logo is composed of a series of diamonds, or “celebratory gems”, arranged in the shape of the iconic maple leaf. The four diamonds at the base represent the four original provinces that formed Confederation in 1867: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Additional…

Each and every month we offer our followers a FREE colouring card  template designed by the SUPER talented Betty Hung!  These cards are meant to be printed out on the cardstock of your choice, folded in half and coloured, painted or inked with your favourite colouring medium. You can then give this super cute card away OR simply enlarge the image  and use it as a colouring page. These cards are PERFECT for practicing your colouring and shading techniques. If things didn’t work out the way you wanted them the first time  – print it out again! Easy as that. LOVE IT! August Template This month’s card is a beautiful tree illustration with a fun loving quote that will surely put a smile on that special someone’s face. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD your FREE Colouring card. Betty Hung’s Take on the Card SUPPLIES USED Betty used Tombow Dual Brush pens to…

A new way to organize our lives is taking the creative industry by storm….look out planners, here comes the bullet journal! What is a bullet journal, or ‘bujo’ for short? Essentially it’s a way to organize our daily lives, tracking anything like daily schedules, tasks, or moods or exercise or nutrition….the list (no pun intended) is endless. All you need to start with is a blank notebook, and there are lots to choose from. One of the more popular journals is a Leuchtturm brand, which is a hardcover book with grids or lines or dots. I decided to get a Leuchtturm with a dot grid, and then I went online to learn more. A few YouTube videos later, I joined a bullet journal Facebook group and jumped in to create my first ‘weekly spread’ with a big bunch of fabulous Tombow products. To design all the colourful elements, I used…

Congratulations to Linda Van Diermen – this weeks lucky winner. WIN WIN WIN every single WEDNESDAY!!!!  This week we are giving away this AWESOME collection of products from the wonderful people over at  Tombow including TWO of their latest products! YAHOOO!!! To enter to win 1. Visit Tombow on facebook – CLICK HERE –  tell them CS sent you. 2. Leave a comment on this blog post! You have until Friday July 14th at midnight to enter to win! Good luck! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!