Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Video Process with Laura!

Hi there!

It’s Laura here sharing a new layout and process video for today!  I am having so much fun with the January main kit!!

For today's page, I opted to pull the warm wood tones, black and white and russet coloured elements from the kit.  As my page progresses, however, I also pulled in some yellow tones.


You know how much I love wood-grain backgrounds so using this gorgeous paper was a no brainer! I also added some stitching to my background using a metallic Spring green thread, in the shape of a heart to frame my focal area. I used a pencil to draw a heart outline and then stitched over the pencil lines with my sewing machine.


 I kept my title simple, the kit had so many great pieces that could make for easy title work.


I clustered up some pretty floral ephemera and chipboard pieces, plus I added a couple of stickers like the heart and stack of books.  These pieces seemed so perfect for this photo, snapped at my son and daughter in law's wedding.


I also added a small embellishments cluster at the bottom of my page, adding a simple "w" Thicker as a pop of black to balance the black in my photo.  I also added a sprinkling of the Jillibean Soup wood veneer pieces that came in the kit.

My final step was a splattering of a Spring green Heidi Swapp colour shine from my stash.

As mentioned, I have a process video for this layout, you should watch it!  Here or on my You-Tube channel, which ever you prefer!


Supply List:  Carta Bella "Welcome Home" patterned paper (stay a while, flower market), die cut cardstock pieces, element stickers, chipboard accents; American Crafts Thickers; Jillibean Soup wood veneer flowers. Other Supplies: Heidi Swapp citron color shine.; misc. metallic green thread. 

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Monday, January 15, 2018

January Sketch!

It’s time to unveil January's fabulous Sketch.Everyone is welcomed to play along.

Looking forward to seeing what you create. Love our fans here at My Creative Scrapbook and will be watching this board to pick random winners that will receive a prize. Thank you for joining in the fun. 

 Remember to share your sketch at My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central you never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!


Here below is a example that our Design Team has created using the same sketch!

Shizuka Hirano


Lee- Anne Thornton


Monique Liedtke


Angel Lebouef

Shona Keehn


We are looking forward to seeing what you share with us!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Using Cut Files with Monique!

Hello My Creative Scrapbook friends!! It's Monique with you today to share my tutorial for January. When I received the MCS January Main Kit I was so excited!! This kit with the "Welcome Home" collection from Carta Bella is just perfect for all those photos I take around the house daily! I just couldn't wait to dig in! So here's what I created!

For today's layout I used this photo of my daughter sitting outside in our garden in the September sun reading yet another book. As I'm a huge book lover myself I love it when I see my kids reading and often can't resist to take a photo.

I thought I would show you step-by-step how this page came together. 


I started by choosing one of the MCS January cut files and decided not to cut it out, but to replace the blade with a (gold colored) sketch pen and draw the file:


I wanted to color the image in the same shade as the "Gather" paper, while also matching my photo:


In the top left corner you see the "Gather" paper I used for reference:


Some of the colors turned out too bright so I used a bit of kitchen paper to absorb the water and with it some of the color. 

Next I chose one of the 4x6 journaling cards and placed my photo on it. I matted the photo & the 4x6 card and placed this on yet another piece of paper (both from the "Gather" paper: the front and the back). 

I adhered this on the right side of my layout, right in the middle. I glue my papers and photos with only a minimum of glue so that afterwards I'm always able to still slip photos or papers under it. And that's what I did here: the card with the basket with books and the tag (both from the Carta Bella ephemera package) were both added to the right side of my photo. 


Now I started embellishing my page a bit more: the "Home Sweet Home" sticker was adhered above my photo, the sticker with the vase and the flowers was added to the bottom left corner of my photo, the die-cut with the "home" text was adhered on top of the tag and the die-cut banner pieces were adhered under my photo with some 3D adhesive foam dots. 


As I love many embellishments on my layouts I added the "happiness" sticker on top of the card with the basket with books and the "home" sticker below, a chipboard piece with books on the bottom of my photo and a chipboard pot with herbs on the right side of my photo.


The layout is almost done, but I still need a title. I used the Thickers from the kit for the word "read" and the smaller letter stickers from the Carta Bella Cardstock Stickers for the words "many" and "books" and because I saw another books sticker on this same sheet of stickers I just had to add that too! 




Last but not least, I stamped the date below the chipboard pot with herbs, used my tiny attacher to staple a piece of ribbon on to the 4x6 journaling card and added a few drops of paint.... and I was done!


I really love this page of my daughter. It really fits her! 


Here's a photo of the fabulous January Main Kit I used. If you haven't seen the other kits for this month yet then please hop over to the My Creative Scrapbook website HERE


Thank you so much for stopping by our blog. I hope I've been able to inspire you a little and hope you'll share your projects created with this kit on our Inspiration Central facebook page

xoxo
Monique

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Distress Oxides Inks with Marilyn!


Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Marilyn Rivera is treating us to another fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our January Limited Edition kit!


                                                                  Limited Edition Kit
To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Altered Chippy Frame with Shona!

Hi everyone! Today I am going to show you how I altered or finished the large chippy frame in the January Limited Edition kit at My Creative Scrapbook 

Step 1
First thing is to cover the chipboard frame with a generous coat of gesso.


Step 2
Before the gesso was dry, I covered the entire piece with some embossing powder. You can use any embossing powder or if you do not have any, try some glitter. Heat set the embossing powder to set.  

Step 3To finish it off I went around the outside and inside edges with some distress ink. I love the vintage look from the ink.


Here is a close up of the finished piece on the layout!!



That is it for me today. Make sure to check out all the gorgeous January kits available this month!! Take care and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Process Video with Laura!

Hi there!

It’s Laura here sharing a new layout and process video with you today! This month's main kit, is so gorgeous, and I have totally loved playing with it!.


This sort of drafting style paper inspired my page, this time around.  We recently finished a fireplace addition / renovation and I thought this paper and this kit would be perfect to tell this story.  Normally I scrapbook about a year behind, but today's page called fro recent pictures.


I altered this circle "home" die cut with some typing to create my title, I love the home made look of it.


I also modified this third "#" sticker that read "#farmhouse" to read "#fireplace" which better suits my story.


I used some of the sweet flag shaped paint swatches to create a banner and anchored it with a pretty little die cut of a plant.

My final step was a sprinkling of white mist.

As mentioned, I have a process video for this layout, I would love you to watch it!  Here or on my You-Tube channel, which ever you prefer!


Supply List:  Carta Bella "Welcome Home" patterned paper (3x4 journal cards, 4x6 journal cards, let's stay home, herb garden), die cut cardstock pieces, element stickers, chipboard accents; Jillibean Soup wood veneer flowers; rustic twine. Other Supplies: Distress Oxide ink (iced spruce); Mr. Huey's white mist. 

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

Monday, January 8, 2018

DIY Embellishments by Yvette!

Happy New Year, My Creative Scrapbook Fans!  For today layout I decided to use the flowers from the Jillibean Soup stamp sets to create some DIY embellishments.
 

I started by collecting all of my supplies...white cardstock, scissors, ink pads etc. 


Next, I stamped the flower and leaf images a few times onto a piece of white cardstock using a few different colors.


Once everything was stamped I took one of my favorite craft scissors and started fussy cutting all of the stamps images, making sure to leave a white border around the outside.      


I then started building a series of layers using the gorgeous patterned papers from the *Welcome Home* collection, along with some cardstock. Below you will find a few close-ups photos showing you the layering process.



I started playing around with the placement of my photos and came up with the idea of creating a pocket.  I love the added texture and interest this create, as will as a place to hold my photos.




On the lower left side of the pocket I created a cluster with the stamped flowers along with a *Welcome Home* chipboard piece and a wood veneer from Jillibean Soup (included in this month's main kit).



I used some of the Alphabet foam stickers to create a title and added a few more stamped flowers to the top right and left area of my title.  


I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial and got you inspired to create your own embellishments using your stamp sets.

Thank you of stopping by :) Yvette xx
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Friday, January 5, 2018

January Reveal Time!

It's time for our January 2018 Reveal!
Starting off the New year with our January kits that are packed with lots of goodies ! You'll find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinating embellishments.  Whether your style is clean and simple, shabby chic, or something in between,our kits offer something for everyone.

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook January 2018 kits:
***January 2018 Main Kit*** 

***January 2018 Creative Kit***

***January 2018 Limited Edition Kit*** 


***January 2018 Album Kit*** 


Please have a look through our amazing Design Team Gallery which is loaded with tons of inspiring creations made with the contents of these kits!


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