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I LOVE turkey and mashed potatoes as much as the next guy, but the best thing about Thanksgiving is what comes next! Halloween! I have loved Halloween as long as I can remember! I’m not sure why, maybe because I’m an October “baby” and many birthday celebrations were shared with Halloween events or maybe it’s the colours of fall and the chill in the air…time for sweaters, candles and candy! HALLOWEEN DECOR Of course, when my turn came up for this week’s Tuesday with the Team…I knew I would do a Halloween theme! Without further ado, here is the project I worked on! A little Halloween décor to creep up a corner in my house! This diorama was quite easily put together. I had a box from some Christmas cards that I had saved because it was very sturdy and I loved that the cardboard cover had an opening making…

Graphic 45 is known for their unique vintage style, with bold deco patterns. You might think that you could only use vintage photos to create heritage layouts, but that is just not true. Today I am sharing a layout that I created using 2 recent photos of our daughter Zoe. This collection is beautiful and can be for any type of photo you choose. Zoe has just graduated high school and is heading to university in Montreal in the fall. Where has the time gone? These photos, taken by a a photographer friend of hers, show more than ever just how grown up, beautiful and independent she has become. We are so proud of her. This collection from Graphic 45 suits that sentiment perfectly. Project Recipe: Graphic 45- Communique Collection: patterned papers, stickers, tag May Arts Ribbon- Ivory Burlap String Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock- Neutrals Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Dye Ink-…

Hello everyone! It’s my day to hang on our TUEDAY WITH THE TEAM blog post. I really love theses posts as it’s a chance to see what our team is up to without a particular assignment on the plate. I have been dabbling with mixed media over the past year…I have learned a lot but still have TONS to learn! I swoon over mixed media pages, but it doesn’t come easy to me! I continue to play with products and practice, practice, practice. Here is a layout I recently completed. I started with CSM Superstock! This cardstock can stand up to lots of product and it’s a bright white, so colours stay true. I painted a thin, base of Dina Wakley Gesso [Ranger Ink] onto my cardstock, let it dry and started layering products. I worked with Distress Crayons [Ranger Ink] to lay down some colour, I used stencils [Dylusions…

Hey everybody Tracy McLennon here today! I am sharing a layout that I created using all sorts of fabulous product from Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock. Core’dinations is so much more than just beautiful cardstock. Check out these stunning patterned papers. Here is the layout I created Project Recipe: Core’dinations Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Collection Cardstock Teal Small Dot Patterned Paper Grey Chevron Patterned Paper Teal Quatrefoil Patterned Paper Glitter Prints Inkjet Printable A7 Card May Arts Ribbon Silver and White Baker’s Twine White Pom-Pom White Mesh Close To My Heart Grey Wool Ink American Crafts Thickers – Pink Glitter Letters Unknown tags I love to create a layout with lots and lots of layers. When I am mixing and matching patterns I like to choose designs with contrast. If the patterns don’t have quite as much contrast, but I want them to appear together, I will often mat…

Good day Creative Scrapbookers! Jayme Loge here today with a few layouts from my craft table. I wanted to play with a few simple supplies and try to create a couple of layouts with them. I started with a few sheets of We R Memory Keepers patterned paper and coordinating sticker set, a few sheets of Bazzill cardstock and an American Crafts alphabet set. Here’s what I did with them: First, I started off using the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine’s sketch from this month’s “Let’s Get Sketchy” challenge – CLICK HERE to download your take on this sketch! I added the heart to the background with some ‘vintage’ Heidi Swapp masks and Inca Gold paste. I changed the orientation of the sketch somewhat and used a special old photo taken on a trip to Mexico in 2000. Back then, film cameras were still in use and disposable panoramic cameras were all…

Hello, Connie Nichol here with some cards I created with Impression Obsession stamps and dies, Chameleon Pens and Core’dinations cardstock.  I only meant to make one card, but I was having so much fun stamping and colouring that I ended up with a few slightly different versions.  My philosophy is that while you’ve got all the supplies scattered about, keep creating!!  It’s an awesome feeling to have a bunch of cards prepared and ready to go when you need them.  But now I can’t decide which one I like best….  they are all sort of similar but different. When I started creating these, I stamped the Mixed Flower stamp from Impression Obsession three times on white cardstock with Ranger Adirondack black dye ink and coloured them with Chameleon pens.  These markers are very unique – they are alcohol based markers that allow you to get a variety of colour tones with…

Happy Tuesday Canadian Scrapbookers! Welcome to my blog post showing a little of what is on my scrap table. I picked up some papers and stickers from the Simple Stories fall collection called ‘Pumpkin Spice’  When I picked them up, it hadn’t snowed yet, and I was feeling the urge to scrapbook some of my fall pictures. Here is what I came up with:    Thankful for Sunsets SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Stickers: Simple Stories; Journaling Pen: Creative Memories   You Warm My Heart SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Stickers: Simple Stories; Embossing Powder, Mica Flakes: Stampendous; Chipboard: Southern Ridge Trading Co.; Trim: May Arts Can I just say how much I love not very good camera phone selfies with that sunburst? I take an embarrassing number of them, but I feel like the day is just shining down on me! Maybe one day I will make a layout with a…

Hostess gifts, thank yous, wine…. it’s all good! Hello everyone – Karen Ellis Here! I’ve been busy wrapping up a big fundraiser for our local sea cadet corp – a wine taste & buy!   Yummy, right?    All the wine is ready to be delivered and I am just getting my bottle tags ready to identify their new owners.  wink I love how these turned out and wanted to share them with you!   I thought they’d be FABULOUS for those of you who take a bottle of wine as hostess gifts during the holiday season.   I made my Bottle Tags a wine theme but they could just as easily be created with a Christmas or Hanukkah theme as well! The bottle tags were made using my Brother ScanNCut machine. I found a template online and created a cut file for them in Brother ScanNCut Canvas (scanncutcanvas.brother.com – feel free to email…

Hello! It’s Kim here on the blog today! Just wanted to share a Halloween themed layout with you using some of my “new” favourite products! I was recently introduced to Magenta’s Nuance powders and I think I just may be developing a crush on them! I used them on this layout to create the background. I first applied a thin layer of Gesso to my Canadian Scrapbooker Superstock. This “primes” the page making it less porous, which in turn allows for longer working time with some products! I spritzed the paper with water in the areas I want to apply colour, then tap some Nuance powders on the area and spritz with more water. Sometimes I would jiggle the page to move the colour, sometimes move it with a heat gun and sometimes dap it with paper towel to soften the colour. In other words…JUST PLAY! I layered the FabScraps’…