How to scrapbook with ink – “Life Documented” Scrapbook Page

by | April 19th, 2016 | 13

We’re excited to be kicking off two weeks of scrapbook pages and inspiration to get you prepared for National Scrapbook Day! You’re in the right place if you are looking for:

  • FAST scrapbook pages you can create with just ink and cardstock!
  • Gorgeous scrapbook ideas you can create while at a crop!
  • Unique ways to use ColorBox Pigment Ink in your scrapbooks!
  • More uses for stencils in your scrapbooking!


We’ve partnered with our friends from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to bring you all of these ideas and more! We’re also giving a prize pack to help outfit your scrapbooking tote with the best inks, stamps, and more to make your scrapbook pages look amazing. be sure to scroll to the end of this post and visit our blog every day to enter to win.

Today, Kim Gowdy from the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine team kicks off the inspiration with an inky splattery page that isn’t messy to create. See how:

Hello! My name is Kim Gowdy and I am thrilled to be featured on Clearsnap’s blog today.

I am part of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine team and there is no hiding the fact that we LOVE Clearsnap products! I was introduced to these amazing products initially through the magazine and spending time with Cathie Allan, who has taught many of our team members the differences between all the inks. Who knew all inks are not created equal? I know now!

My very favourite inks have to be Clearsnap’s Colorbox Chalk Inks. They are to paper what butter is to bread! I have chosen to work with them on this simple layout I created for this blog post.

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I used this fun “splatter” Art Screen to mask where I wanted my patterns and colours.

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With a piece of painter’s tape and some post-it notes I began the process of applying my Colorbox Chalk inks. I use a foam applicator to distribute the ink; it gives me control in detail areas of the Art Screen.

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I LOVE how the splatters turned out! The colours are soft yet vibrant. It’s the starting point to my very easy layout!

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Next, I used some iZink [caviar] on a toothbrush to make some little splatters throughout my page.

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I matted the page with a piece of Core’dinations Cardstock, added my pictures and some embellishments from Simple Stories  “Life in Color” collection.

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Easy, peasy…DONE! Not only do I LOVE how this page turned out, I LOVE that it was so easy. Hope it inspires you to get messy with your inks!

See more from Kim Gowdy on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Blog!

Before you go, be sure to enter our giveaway to win:

  • New release of 7 ColorBox Chalk Inkpads
  • ColorBox Archival Dye Inkpad in Wicked Black
  • Teresa CollinsColorBox Pigment Ink Petal Point Inkpad
  • Smooch Spritz Jumbo in Vanilla Shimmer

Giveaway is open through May 8, 2016 so be sure to enter every day leading up to National Scrapbook Day!

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About Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful. Visit Jennifer's blog at

13 Responses to How to scrapbook with ink – “Life Documented” Scrapbook Page

  1. Carla Hundley says:

    Fun layout and
    the ink spots
    are fabulous!
    Carla from Utah

  2. Linda Gosselin says:

    I have never used Color Box Chalk ink pads. After reading this post I am curious to try them now!

  3. Carole says:

    What fun this project is and definitely full of inspiration. Great give-away! THANK YOU for a chance to win.

  4. Anita Giesbrecht says:

    I have always loved the colorbox inks.

  5. Liette McInnis says:

    My favourite product to use…never do a page without it. I could use some new colours. Thanks ?

  6. Mary Holshouser says:

    Hadn’t seen the splatters before.
    What a fun idea.

  7. The splatter stencil is AMAZING!!! I love all your products and use them regularly. Thank you for all the awesome products… designs wouldn’t be the same without them! :)

  8. Ann says:

    Super fun layout with the splatters.

  9. Sandy Lewis says:

    Oh those ink blots are fabulous. I MUST get the stencil! Thank you for the inspiration.

  10. We used to do this in school forever ago, and I forgot about it. Thank you for reminding me!

  11. Sherry Schoepp says:

    What a great page! I have never used ColorBox or the pigment Izink products before. I will have to check those out!

  12. Tracy Moloney says:

    FUN & FABULOUS layout Kim!!!
    LOVE your inky background – WOW – I NEED to get creative with this AWESOME art screen and PRETTY inks!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

  13. Sandy Lewis says:

    Yippee! Thank you :)

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