CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) holds one of the biggest crafting trade shows in the world. At these shows 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 45 different crafting companies!!! YAHOOOO!!! It is DAY#1 of a Taste of CHA featuring Chameleon Pens, Art Impressions, Close To My Heart, Southern Ridge Trading Company and Westcott How it works 1. This contest is all about giving our sponsors some LOVE! 2. During the next  9 days (Jan 30 – Feb 7th) you need to visit 45 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 CHA sample pack worth  over 1000.00$ of the latest…

12 DAYS OF GIVING! WIN WIN WIN!!!! Let the party begin! Each day for 12 days in a row we will be sharing three prize packages with you.  Leave a message under the blog post for each post in order to be entered for all 36 Prize Packages. Visit the prize sponsor on facebook 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#4 of 12 Starts NOW! Our first prize is  from Elizabeth Craft Designs A little up close look at whats inside this basket from Elizabeth Craft Designs The winner of this fine package from Elizabeth Craft…

This week we are looking back to one of our last web shows with Christy Riopel – Web Show #95 – Creating a Photo Vignette with Dies.  Christy taught us this fun technique using some fun new products! SUPPLIES: Ranger Dylusions paint and paint brushes, Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock patterned paper, Elizabeth Craft Designs dies, embossing folder and Shimmer Sheets, Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine, Westcott scissors, Sakura pens , Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Here is a close up of just a few of the products Christy used Ranger Dylusions paint Elizabeth Craft Designs dies Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine Sakura Pigma Sensei pens Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Grand Runner Take a few minutes to watch and learn from this very creative soul! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRGpHZDD_rg Thank you Christy for sharing your love of art with us! We miss you everyday. Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is honoured to announce that we…

Check out this layout Connie Nichol designed featuring products from Art-C, Clearsnap and Westcott! SUPPLIES: Art-C patterned cardstock, large alphabet stamps, stencils, texture cream and embellishments, Stampin’ Up! small alphabet, Clearsnap ink, Westcott paper trimmer and scissors. To create the chevron background Connie used an Art-C stencil and texture paste. She used Art-C alphabet stamps and Clearsnap ink to create the title. Connie cut everything out using a Westcott paper trimmer and scissors! Happy Sunday everyone and happy scrapbooking! Subscribe today to our quarterly publication; delivered right to your mailbox.

WIN a 12-Pack of Kids Scissors from Westcott ENTER TO WIN – CLICK HERE!!! We are thrilled to once again have Westcott as a Platinum Sponsor of The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals! REGISTER TODAY!!!!  We want to see you in Edmonton- THIS WEEKEND! CLICK HERE for crop and class info. Register online or by phone 403.809.4888 Or simply drop in – there is TONS of shopping, Make and Takes and sooooooooo much more!!!! We can’t wait to see you there! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Today we’d like to introduce to you a company that is near and dear to our CSM hearts! WESTCOTT has been in business since 1872! That’s a lot of years of providing quality products to customers who are obviously happy! As scrapbookers, cardmakers and paper crafters; we all use tools to cut. Trimmers, scissors and hobby knives are probably what come to mind first for most of us. We don’t often sing praises to our cutting tools, we just take them for granted…unless of course they aren’t working for us! Westcott has made it their business to study the science and engineering behind great tools. From award winning titanium bonded, non-stick scissors, comfort grip hobby knives to trimmers that step up to the plate – Westcott has you covered. Their website is a great resource for ALL their products as well as many project ideas. You can also find them…

Kelly Klapstein was on our Technique Tasters – Web Show #88 – teaching how to create these beautiful watercolour cards! SUPPLIES: Core’dinations ColorCore cardstock, ART-C Groove Tool, Momenta patterned paper and stickers, Heartfelt Creations stamps, Tombow Dual Brush pens, Fudenosuke pen, Xtreme adhesive and foam tape, Clearsnap Smooch ink and ColorBox Fluid Chalk ink, May Arts twine, unknown watercolour paper, Westcott scissors and trimmer. Featuring products by:   To see how Kelly created these cards WATCH Web Show #88: Scrapbooking with Watercolours https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NUcQo9Hkwk Happy Scrapbooking everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

WINNER – congratulations to Alzira Armas – this weeks lucky winner! It is WHY NOT WIN WEDNESDAY with Westcott! YAHOOOOOOO!!!! The iPoint Curve Axis Electric Pencil Sharpener from Westcott Brand valued at $60! Someone has to win!!!! WHY NOT YOU!!!!! To enter to win this prize package 1. Visit Westcott on Facebook – CLICK HERE – LIKE their page and leave a comment about your favourite Westcott product! 2. Leave a comment right here in this blog post. You have until Friday March 25th   at midnight to enter! Good luck everyone! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Hi everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here to share my layout based on our March Sketchy challenge. Here is the sketch: I used the gorgeous paper collection called “Soiree” by BoBunny. These papers are perfect for my daughter’s photo because she adores all things vintage and retro. I used my Brother ScanNCut to create the title, including the hand lettered ‘Hello,’  which is a cut file I designed myself. I also outlined the “Sweet Sixteen” with a Sakura white Gelly Roll pen. This dimensional flower with leaves is from the ScanNCut machine library of images. And the banner is an Impression Obsession stamp that was scanned and cut with the ScanNCut also…. no fussy cutting! I coloured the banners with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Did you know the ScanNCut also has the ability to draw designs?  I used the drawing pens feature for the journaling. That little brown gingham…

Each issue Kelly Klapstein posts a double page sketch on our website to inspire you!  Design a layout based on the sketch and submit it to us!  Submissions are welcome from all over the world! You could be published in an upcoming issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine!  YAHOOO! Here is the current sketch – you have until May 01 2016 to submit your take on Kelly’s sketch! Here is Kelly’s take to inspire you featuring some of our favourite products from BoBunny and Tombow SUPPLIES: BoBunny papers, stickers, jewels and flowers, Tombow Pens and Adhesives, Westcott trimmer and scissors. This layout came together using the BoBunny Heritage Collection To create the word SHINE Kelly used Tombow Dual Brush pens CLICK HERE for more details and to download your take on our double the fun sketchy challenge. Get your double page sketchy on!

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