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Welcome back crafty friends! Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog playing with the Camelia Carnation Collection from Heartfelt Creations. I have a bright and cheery layout to share on what for me is a very wild and wintery day. Here are all of the details Project Recipe: Heartfelt Creations- Camelia Carnation Collection stamps, dies, paper Heartfelt Creations- Delightful Daisies stamps, die Heartfelt Creations- Medium Stamens, Stack & Store Daubers, Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- Crafty Foam Tape, 3D Foam Squares- Mix, E-Z Runner Grand, Adhesive Dots (micro and medium) Clearsnap ColorBox Ink- Pumpkin Spice, Green Apple, Pink Pastel, Amber Clay, Mudslide, Berrylicious Cardstock- White Glitter Letters Sequins  Scrappy Tip #1: I love a lot of dimension on my layouts. I will often pop up large sections of patterned paper like this top border of my layout. When I do this, I use my…

Tracy McLennon is playing with the Beautiful Collection from Simple Stories along with the E-Z Grand Tape Runner from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s monthly sketch challenge. Here is the Jan sketch that Tracy based her layout on.And here is Tracy’s take on the Jan sketch. Products The Beautiful Collection by Simple Stories is featured on Tracy’s layout. Everything from patterned paper, to stickers, chipboard and die cuts. Tracy adhered everything down on her layout using the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner Grand.Permanent Strips of white double-sided adhesive, our most popular adhesive, now available in a 150′ refillable dispenser! The E-Z Runner® Grand is light weight (6 oz)  and easy to hold with the new comfort grip handle. Refilling is a breeze with our drop-in E-Z Runner® Grand Refill cartridges; no threading, winding or wondering if you did it right. Permanent Strips are an adhesive versatile…

Hello my card making and papercrafting friends, Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog coloring on black cardstock to create a STUNNING effect. To Create this cards I used Chameleon Color Tone Pencils Chameleon Color Tones Pencils are specially designed double ended pencils you just flip to blend! These unique artist quality pencils take the guesswork out of choosing different colors for blending and shading and they eliminate the hassle of sifting through dozens of colored pencils to find the right shades, as the right shade is on the other end and all you have to do is flip to blend! 25 Pencils / 50 colors Artist Quality Made In Austria Highly Pigmented Intense Colors Ultra Smooth Consistency Permanent Break Resistant 3.8mm lead Pre-sharpened Chameleon Color Tones Pencils are a wonderfully convenient system that allows you to do MORE with less! Each pencil has two colors that have…

Another Halloween season has come and gone. Today, as we sneak into our kids candy stash – camera in hands –  we slowly make our way through all the hundreds of photos we took over the last few days! With Twizzlers on my lips, I accept this challenge! Giggle giggle! Tracy McLennon has created a clean and classic layout to inspire you this Halloween scrappy season!  Chameleon Color Tone pens make it so easy to add a little doodle and color to your Halloween projects! Chameleon Products Tracy created the stunning doodle border strip on the above layout by simply using a Chameleon Detail pen. She then colored the doodles in using her Chameleon Color Tone pens. Now I know Tracy calls this doodling…. but if you are like me … I call it a work of art! Sure wish I could doodle like that. Chameleon Blog Tracy’s layout was…

Hello crafty friends, Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. I am playing with the FabScraps Mother Earth collection of patterned papers perfect for heritage themed layouts.   I have a little vintage scrappy inspiration for you. I have a love for my collection of heritage family photos. I am lucky to have had access to huge photo collection from both sides of my family. So I have scanned, printed and archived many of them. So today I am sharing a layout that I created using a photo of my grandmother (left) and her 2 sisters. I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting any of these beautiful, strong women. But I can create and share their legacy. FabScraps Mother Earth Collection This collection from FabScraps is the perfect pairing with heritage photos. I created a patchwork of pattern behind my photo. Simple squares of multiple patterns, make a…

Hello crafty friends, Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog to share a little layout that I created. But first, I am going to admit it right now….I LOVE food, and I am one of those people that loves to take photos of beautiful food. So when I saw the Delish Collection from Paper House Productions ….well I knew I would have some fabulous photos to create with. Why do I take photos of food from time to time? Well, it brings back some great memories of vacations, special nights out or even just some of my favourite locally made foods. I remember conversations and occasions when I see the photos. Sometimes you just have to take a second and admire the culinary talent and beauty of some meals. Photos don’t have to always be of people to triggers fabulous memories. The Project The Project Recipe Paper…

If I had a choice of where to live in the entire world it would definitely be somewhere near the sea. There is just something about salty air, the song of the waves and the sweet smell of adventure. There is a cruise line somewhere whose tag line advertisement is “The Sea is Calling”…gets me everytime!  LOL!  BoBunny has a collection of scrapbooking supplies called Down By the Sea. I love the colours of this line and all the fun embellishments that have  a fishy, salty theme, especially the mermaids! LOVE IT! Tracy Mclennon has taken the BoBunny Down By The Sea collection and used it to design her take on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine monthly sketch challenge. Here is the September sketch that Tracy used.This just might be one of my most favourite sketches that Kerry has created, its such a cool concept. I have been enjoying seeing all…

There is ALWAYS time to join our monthly sketchy challenge. Each and every month Kerry Engel designs a sketch for your creative inspiration.  Create a layout, card, canvas, art journal – whatever your creative heart desires – and upload it to our Sketchy Gallery. You can do the sketches each month or you can do whatever sketch in whatever order you would like! There are no rules. Browse through our gallery to find past sketches, check out what other fellow scrapbookers have done with the sketches and leave your comments on projects that you love. Our sketchy gallery is a fabulous place to meet and be inspired by creative souls just like you. August Sketch This month Kerry designed this super fun sketch with our favourite design element circles. Each and every month Kerry also does a blog post for us with a 3-in-1 Challenge using the sketch.  That means…

Hello everyone – Tracy McLennon here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog sharing this beautiful butterfly card I designed using some of my favourite products from Stampin’ Up!, Ranger, Chameleon Color Tone pens and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I used watercolour paper and Tim Holtz for Ranger Distress Oxide Inks to create this rust like background. To do this you need a non stick craft mat. Stamp the ink directly onto the craft mat, spray with water and mix with your fingers. Then dip the paper into the ink/water mixture. Dry with a heat gun. Then do the same with the next colour of ink. Dry again with a heat gun. Do the same with the third colour of ink. You can continue this process until you get the coverage you desire.I stamped this beautiful Stampin’ Up! butterfly image on white cardstock using Early Espresso Stampin’ Up! dye ink.…

Hello everyone Tracy McLennon here today! This was my first time creating a layout using an 8×12 photo. I was inspired by seeing others online using large photos on scrapbook layouts and decided to take the leap. 8X12 is a full frame image, and almost always a size option where ever you go to print your photos.SUPPLIES: Creative Memories patterned paper, stickers, circle cutters and circle punches, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L double sided tape, E-Z Runner Grand tape runner, 3D Foam Squares and Adhesive Dots. I chose this photo of my water loving pooch at sunset, to pair with the super cute Fur Buddies collection from Creative Memories. Some simple patterned paper layers create the base of this layout. Then you get to add all of those adorable coordinating stickers and embellishments. Throw on some coordinating buttons and you have a striking layout. Have a wonderful day everyone Tracy To…