Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bee Happy | My Creative Scrapbook-April Tutorial




Hi My Creative Scrapbook Fans!  Today I am sharing a quick and easy step-by-step tutorial using this months beautiful Creative Kit, with the April sketch as my inspiration. Sketches are such a wonderful way to get your creative mind started, which can help you to complete your layout in no time.


I started by die cutting the hearts border (Hearts & Butterflies Borders) from some white Neenah cardstock.  


I decided to flip the sketch horizontally and place the die cut down the center of my page.  


Behind my photo I added some layers using color cardstock and some of the beautiful patterned papers from the 'Spring Fling' collection. I fold the paper in the left corner onto the photo and added a staple to hold it in place.      


I also added a doily from my stash to the back of my photo before I glued it onto my background.     


I fussy cut one of the beautiful butterfly from the Fluffy Bunny patterned paper to embellish the Bee Happy tag, which was also used, as a title for my page.   


A few drops of white paint was then added to the layout. Once the paint was dry, I combined a few die-cut flowers (Stitched Flowers) with a couple of 'Spring Fling' stickers to create a cluster on the right hand side of my photo.      



I finished the layout off by tucking some tangled black thread underneath the photo and some stitching around the border of my layout.

I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!!!

   Thanks for stopping by :) xx




Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bloom Where You Are Planted | My Creative Scrapbook





Hi My Scrapping Friends!

Today I'm sharing one of my layout using the beautiful April main kit from My Creative Scrapbook


This kit is full of the Carta Bella Flower Market collection, I couldn't get enough of the beautiful florals in this collection, so I decided to fussy cut some of the floral cluster out of the gorgeous Flower Market Floral and the Garden Floral patterned papers! 

I also used the April Take Heart cut file and back it with the Crate Paper Flea Market-Heirloom patterned paper and added some stitching around the perimeter.  The Maggie Holmes-Flutter patterned paper was used as my background and I adhered the cut file to the page using some foam tape for added dimension.

Here's the April-Take Heart cut file....




I used the chipboard phase from Creative Embellishments for my title and added the floral clusters, one in the upper left corner and the other to the bottom right corner of the title. 

      

I finished the layout off by added a couple more sticker and some black ink splatters!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!


    

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time To Explore | My Creative Scrapbook-March Tutorial






Hello, My Creative Scrapbook friends!  Yvette here and I'm so excited to share this beautiful mixed media page with you today. Every once in awhile I like to get messy and challenge myself to create a mixed media background.  Included in this month's main kit is a flower stamp as well as a circle stencil, I decided to mainly use the stamped flowers as well as a few die-cut pieces as my only source of embellishments for my page.




Gather my supplies..... 


I started the layout off by creating a watercolor effort on the background, using various shades of blue, orange and yellow. I mixed the Gelatos with a little water onto a piece of plastic packaging and applied it using the 'kissing' technique...(gently kiss the packaging to your cardstock)      



I keep building layers of colors, working in a diagonal design until I was happy with the end results. 

        

Here you can see, I also used a small water brush to move the colors around a bit. Which created some movement and interest on my page.


I then stamped the flower image multiple times on some white cardstock, using charcoal ink and fussy cut. 


Next, I applied gesso, using a palette knife through the circle stencil. 


Once everything was dry, I decided to add a few stamped flowers over the top of the paint using the charcoal ink. 


Some machine stitching in black was added of texture and interest.

Once my background was done, I was ready to start embellishing using the fussy cut stamped flowers. 

  
A phrase found on one of the cutout cards was fussy cut to create a title.


A few die-cut vines and flower shapes was add to the layout to finish it off.

   I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!!!

                                                     Thanks for stopping by :) xx


Thursday, March 07, 2019

My Creative Scrapbook-Creative Kit Projects




Hi Scrapping Friends!!!

This month I got to play with the beautiful Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook

Here's a quick summary of the products found in this month's Creative Kit...Echo Park 'I Heart Crafting' Collection is the main Collection, as well as one sheet of Pink Paislee 'Turn The Page 08' and one sheet of  Crate Paper 'Maggie Holmes-Anne' from the Flourish Collection. Also included in the kit is the 'I Heart Crafting' element stickers and ephemera die cut pieces, Jillibean Soup...garden harvest foam stickers, perfect for page titles, a Heidi Swepp stencil, Echo Park enamel dots and a embroidery hoop.

Here are my projects and some close-ups created with this kit...


Use the embroidery hoop with some hand stitching to create a title for my page. 


The art supplies and florals found on the patterned paper 'Make Pretty Things' and 'Fancy Floral' were perfect for fussy cutting! Add them in layers in two clusters to accept my photo and title.   
    
  
A Work Of Art.....

More fussy cutting!  

New this month at My Creative Scrapbook is exclusive cut files from The Cut Shoppe. 
I use only the arrows in one of the circle cut file to create my background, back it with some patterned paper and added some machine stitching across the top.    


Close-ups....








Choose Joy...

A hand stitched circle as well as the Heidi Swapp stencil included in this months Creative kit was used to create this beautiful mix media background. 



I love layering and the beautiful colors and pattern found in this collection were perfect in    building up the many layers behind my photo. 


     
I used a few die cut pieces from the Ephemera pack as well as some element stickers to create a cluster on the right hand corner of my photo. 


  
Here you can see I used the Jillibean Garden Harvest foam stickers for my title.


  

 Love...



I used the jar image from this cut file and cut it four times using white cardstock, glued together to create some dimension on my page.  
Back the cut file with patterned paper, add some fussy cut foliage, a button and some die cut stars  which added lots of interest and texture to my page.    




For my photo, I added a couple layers of patterned paper as well as a die-cut doily and tucked it underneath the cut file.

  I created a pretty cluster in the bottom left hand corner of my layout using a couple of  element stickers and some more fussy cut flowers. You can also see here I added a strip of  patterned paper across the bottom of the page.


I'm so loving those foam stickers from Jillibean....here you can see I used the love as my title and place it so it look like it is coming out of the jar or falling into it! 

 I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!!!

Thanks for stopping by :) xx

    

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

My Creative Scrapbook March-Kits Reveal





Hi My Creative Scrapbook Fans!!!

It's time for My Creative Scrapbook March-kits reveal!



The March kits are filled with lot of fabulous products! You'll find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinating embellishments. Each month you get choose from four different kits-so whether your style is clean & simple, shabby chic or something in between, there is something for everyone! 

First here's the March, 2019 main kit....

March, 2019 Creative Kit...

March, 2019 Limited Edition Kit....


March, 2019 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!

 If you not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!

I will be back soon to share my layouts using the March, Main & Creative Kits....

Thanks for stopping by :) xx

Sunday, March 03, 2019

March Sneak Peaks | My Creative Scrapbook





Hi My Scrapping Friends!


It's sneak peek day at My Creative Scrapbook!

I got to play with the March Main Kit and the Creative kit this month, and let me assure you they will not disappoint......all of the kits are simple GORGEOUS!


 March Main Kit Sneak Peeks:


 March Creative Kit Sneak Peeks:


 March Limited Edition Sneak: 


March Album Sneak:


Here's one of my layout I can share, using the March Main Kit...


Do you still have family vacation photos waiting to be documented?  Well look no farther.....the March main kit is pack with such an amazing selection of patterned papers and embellishments, which would make it so easy to get those photos out and create a few layouts to add to your family vacations/adventures album!   

Close-ups....

  


I created two clusters to the right and left of my photo, using some of the beautiful ephemeras and stickers found in the March Main kit.... 

Now that you have a peek at what's coming, don't forget to reserve your kits :)
Please visit MyCreativeScrapbook.com for more information.

Thanks for stopping by :)
xoxo