Canada Day Video Hop

I am so excited today, Canada Day, to be part of a crafty YouTube hop!  The amazing list of crafters taking part in the hop is below!  Besides these wonderful creators, we also have an amazing group of crafty partners contributing to the over $1000 in prizes.

Here are the projects I created:

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I used Angie Blom Digital Designs for my images and Studio Katia dies and sequins.  For a full tutorial, here is a link to my video:


To see the full details about sponsors, check out Emily’s blog here:

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Here is a list of all of the people on the hop:


Emily Leiphart
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Jessica McAfee
Karen Boyce
Jennifer Tryon
Angie Blom
Marie-Pierre Capistran
Mari Clarke
Karen Aicken
Sandy Boone
Thanh Vo
Tracey McNeely
Stephanie Klauck


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  Be sure to leave a comment on all of the videos to be entered in the giveaways.



Gift Card Giveaway

Hi friends,

I hope you are well and safe, wherever you are!  I hope you have had some time in your creative space to unwind and destress in a crazy time!  I am trying to stay positive and focus on gratitude…and that brings me to this giveaway.

I started a Patreon group about a month ago…it has been a blessing…I have such a sweet group of ladies over there and I truly am enjoying that platform.  There has been a learning curve, but that is good for me!  I announced a $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway draw for Patrons who join by March 31st.  That deadline is coming up soon!  Anyone who subscribes ($3 US per month) by midnight CST on March 31st will be included in the draw!

I will do a video of drawing the winner and then communicate with the winner via email as to how they can claim the prize.  This gift card is in Canadian funds.

Link to Patreon:

Thank you so much to all of you for your continued support and encouragement!  I love this crafty community so much!

Take care and stay safe!



Rainbow Hearts Honey Cuts

Hey friends, hope you are all doing well today! Who doesn’t love a rainbow color combo…am I right?  I created a card for Honey Bee Stamps Video DT using a bunch of adorable Honey Cuts dies and Distress Oxide Inks in rainbow colors; this project is the result!



I just love how this turned out!  Here is a link to the full process tutorial:

Thanks for stopping by!



Hey Crafty Girl

Hi Everyone, I hope you are doing well today!  I have a new project over on Patreon today using a bunch of the Simple Stories Hey Crafty Girlcollection.  This is such a fun collection to work with.  The colors are just so pretty and the theme is adorable.

I created a 12×12 layout using a bit of Vicki Boutin mixed media!  This was a blast and I hope my Patrons enjoy it!

Here is a sneak of the project:

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I would love to have you join us over on Patreon and see what is happening over there in my group.  I have been populating my platform with lots of fun content including layout process videos, product information and cut files.  Lots of inspiration! The subscription is $3 U.S. per month and that unlocks all content.  I also have a $50 Visa gift card giveaway draw for the first 50 patrons until the end of March. I will draw one name at that time for the gift card.

Here is the link if you would like to check it out:

Links to some products I used:

Hey Crafty Girl

Vicki Boutin Art Crayons (orange/pink range)

Vicki Boutin Prism Glaze

Vicki Boutin Foundations Paper

Vicki Boutin Stencils

Thank you so much for checking in today!  Have a wonderful week!



Patreon Update

Hi friends,

Hope you are having a wonderful day!  The days are getting longer here in Saskatchewan and I can start to feel the icy grip of winter start to let go!  Yay!  In “light” of that, I have been thinking of spring and have been posting “springy” content over on Patreon.  If you are not a Patron, you can sign up for just $3 U.S. a month.  That gets you all of the content I post.  I post one video at least each week as well as other exclusive content (so far includes original cut files I have designed).

Here is a little sneak of my last project:


I used an exclusive cut file design and some lovely spring colors to create this 12×12 layout.  I really love how it turned out!

We have a message board for comments and interaction/sharing which I also really love.  The Patrons have been enjoying the content so far!

I hope you will check out my Patreon!  Thank you so much!

Patreon Link:

Have a great day!



Ticket Rainbow | Patreon Details

Hi friends, I just want to say that I love rainbow color combos!  I wanted to create a rainbow with this layout and decided to use a ticket patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy “She’s Magic” collection to achieve that.  I fussy cut a bunch of the tags from that paper and then phrases from another paper to create the rainbow embellishments!

I have linked to all of the products I have used in the description box of the video linked below.  Click on the video link and then the Show More section under the video, and the links to the products are all there.

I created the watercolor section with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals; this is a super fun and easy product to work with.  I have linked to the Lindy’s in the video description.


This video is a scrap and chat where I talk more about my Patreon channel and what to expect on that platform.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Let me know in the comment section if you have any questions!



Patreon Post #1 | Get “Reel”

Hi everyone, welcome to my blog today!  I am so excited to post about my first Patreon project!  I have a little sneak picture of my project and a list of products that I used in my project!  I have also linked to my Patreon if you would like to be a Patron for just 3$ per month.

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This project is a masculine layout featuring the  Happy Trails collection from Simple Stories!

My Patreon Page:

Products I have used:

*Happy Trails Collection:

*Bazzil White Textured Cardstock:

*Brown Textured Cardstock:

Thank you so much for stopping by today to check out more about my Patreon project!

Have an amazing heart day!



My Creative Scrapbook February Main Kit | Layout #2

Hi friends! Welcome to my blog today!  Today I am sharing a layout that I created as a guest designer for February for the My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club Main Kit!  This kit is beautiful!  I have an unboxing video of the main kit over on my YouTube channel if you would like to check it out.

I am using the sketch for February for this layout!


I am all for the scrapbooking sisterhood and I love how this layout turned out documenting this topic!  I love these photos from Crop & Create events in 2019!  So fun!

I love all of the papers and embellishments in this kit, and I made use of the floral paper in the kit that lent itself to fussy cutting.  You can find out all of the details here on my YouTube tutorial:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

xx Mari



Hi friends!  One of my goals this year for Mari Clarke Creations is to widen the platforms where people can access my projects.  That means posting more here and on YouTube.  With the ongoing changes on the many platforms, I decided to offer a paid membership to the ways you can access my projects/videos.

I started a Patreon account today and am kicking this off with a giveaway for Patrons.  Be sure to check it out at this link:

It will be lots of fun over on Patreon where you will be able to see completely exclusive techniques and creativity for Patrons only.  I hope this is something that you might find interesting!

I am so grateful to all of the people who have joined me on this creative journey over the past five years on social media.  February is the fifth anniversary of my YouTube channel and here I am starting something completely new to me once again!

Thank you again for checking this out if you get a chance!

Have a wonderful day!




Family Photo | My Creative Scrapbook

Hi friends!

Have you heard of the My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club?  This is a monthly kit club offering a variety of types of kits for memory keeping.  I was invited to guest design for them for February using the Main Kit!

The kit is very pretty with lots of opportunities to create beautiful projects!  I was amazed at how much product is in the kit!  Great value!  The club also offers cut files and sketches to create with as well!

Here is my first project with the kit:

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I really like how this came together.  The photo was taken at my daughter’s wedding in 2018; the photo captures all of the cousins, Grandpa and the new addition (our son-in-law)!  It’s a fun photo and layout!

Here is a tutorial with all of the details:


Thank you for stopping by today!  Here is a link to My Creative Scrapbook.

Have an amazing day!