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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…

Hello everyone – Tracy McLennon here today! Are you a planner lover like I am? Even before decorative planners were “a thing” in the paper crafting world, I enjoyed keeping organized with a paper planner. I never went digital. I like to doodle and play with fonts, so I made ordinary planners my own over time.But now, look at all of the pretty things available at our fingertips to make our everyday lives just a little bit cuter. So I thought I would share what my planner pages look like before I begin the month. Over time I add little notes here and there, appointments, memories and to-do lists.Project Recipe: Simple Stories- Carpe Diem Collection: Planner, Epoxy Metal Clips, Washi Tape and Binder Rings Simple Stories- Domestic Bliss Collection: patterned paper, clear stickers, sticker sheets Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- EZ RunnerI love how the squares in the stickers sheets from…

Each and every month design team member Kerry Engel creates a sketch for our online Sketchy Gallery.  This month Tracy McLennon featured Echo Park’s Just Be You Collection.Within the gallery, members are able to upload their takes on the monthly sketch, comment on each others work and GET INSPIRED for their next scrapbooking project. Our Design Team Our design team members play active roles on our sketchy gallery. They upload their takes and are always looking, commenting and scrolling through all the members designs. Here is design team member, Tracy McLennon’s take on the July sketch. This is the sketch that Tracy based her layout. Just Be You Collection Tracy created this layout using a beautiful collection of paper crafting supplies from Echo Park called Just Be You. Echo Park is a fabulous company that makes sure you have everything you need in each and every collection. Literally EVERYTHING! That…

THREE uniquely different scrapbookers were given the exact SAME product from MultiCraft and asked to create a project. This is one of my MOST FAVOURITE challenges! We invited Lee-Ann Thornton, Kerry Engel and Tracy McLennon to create a project using the exact same products from the MultiCraft Forever In Time collection. The results are SOOO much fun. Here is the products all three designers were given…Here are their creations Lee-Ann Thornton – Girl Power Kerry Engel – Fabulous Tracy McLennon – Beautiful So neat to see what the artists have grabbed from the collection of MultiCraft products, what they used for their focus on their layouts, that they all three decided to do 12X12 layouts (there were no instructions or limitations given on what they should create) and the colours they were drawn to. I think it is safe to say all three of these designers loved the flower die cut…