Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Happy | My Creative Scrapbook-May Tutorial







Hi My Creative Scrapbook fans!  It's Yvette with you today to share a layout I created using the gorgeou main kit. I couldn't resist fussy cutting the beautiful floral clusters on patterned paper 02 and adding stem stitching to the multi-color stripes on patterned paper 19. It took me awhile to do this, but was so worth it! 


First, I started by fussy cutting some of the floral clusters to use around my photo. 


I wanted my embroidery thread to match the stripes on the patterned paper, so off to the craft store I went, making sure to bring a sample of the pattern paper with me.     
   

The stem stitch is also known as the crewel stitch, point de cable or stalk stitch. It was so easy to do and I really love the added texture and interest it create. 
       


Let's get started....

1. Working from left to right, bring the needle up at point 'A' and down at point 'B'.


2. Bring the needle back up halfway between point 'A' and point 'B' where I have marked 'C' in the picture above and making sure your working thread is keep beneath the needle.


3. Keeping your working thread down, bring your needle down (a stitch length away) at point 'D' and then bring your needle up thought the end of the previous stitch where I have marked 'E' and repeat this pattern of stitching for the entire length that you wish to cover.

Here's what it looks like when it's all finish.....

     
Once I had all of my stitching done, I started playing around with the placement of my flower clusters. I used liquid glue for the stems and foam adhesive behind the flowers. I really like the  dimension it adds.  


I fill in some of the empty spaces between the flowers with a few embellishments from Pink Paislee Horizon collection.   
  

For my title, I used the happy chipboard/phrase sticker and place it horizontally on my layout. 



I hope you feel inspired to give fussy cutting and hand stitching a try and have fun adding them to your projects!  

Thanks you so much for stopping by today! 



  

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

My Creative Scrapbook | May Creative Kit Projects




Hi My Scrapping Friends!

Here's this months projects using, the April Creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook....

           A quick summary of the products found in this month's Creative Kit...patterned paper from Simple Stories 'Oh Happy Day' collection, the coordinating cardstock and chipboard stickers, as well as a package of Ephemera bit & pieces. Also included in the creative kit is a chevron stencil from Heidi Swapp and American Crafts foam phrase stickers. 


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



The beautiful bits & pieces in the 'Oh Happy Day' collection were the inspiration for this layout. I simply added them in a cluster down the left hand side of the layout and stitched in place.  






Matted my photo with a couple of patterned papers from the 'Oh Happy Day' collection and added some machine stitching around the border. I then added a layer of solid cardstock with some patterned paper to provide a place for photo to sit on.



I layered a few more bits & pieces on my photo. 

      

Sweet Smile....


I started with a flower cut file and cut if from white cardstock in various sizes. I then backed the cut file flowers using both patterned paper and solid cardstock and chose not to back a few of them. Embellished the center of the flowers using the ephemera bits & pieces and adhered them across the middle of my page, using foam tape for added dimension.    

     
     I arranged a few more embellishments, added some machine stitching and this page was finish.





Today Totally Rocked....



I started by building up some layers behind my photo using some of the patterned papers and orange cardstock. I then arranged all of my embellishments across the middle of the layout using stickers and bits & pieces from the 'Oh Happy Day' collection.





Across the top and bottom edges of the layout, I added a few circles in various sizes as well as some faux stitching.  



#Best....


I used the chevron stencil from Heidi Swapp included in this months kit as a template to add some  stitching onto my background patterned paper.  


Combined a journaling card, some of the bits & pieces with a few chipboard stickers from the 'Oh Happy Day' collection to create clusters and form a diagonal design on the page.          





  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


      

 
      

Monday, May 06, 2019

To a New Adventure | My Creative Scrapbook




Hi Scrapping Friends!

Today I'm sharing a new layout for My Creative Scrapbook using the gorgeous May main kit, and the exclusive cut file from The Cut Shoppe. I documented a photo of my son on vacation, enjoying an afternoon of boogie boarding. 



Cut file...


I started by cutting the World Adventure cut file from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I then decided on using the reverse side of (paper 05) the beautiful blue floral pattern paper as my background and used the colorful quilted rainbow (paper 03) pattern paper to back the heart in the cut file. I also added a thin strip of patterned paper 05 across the top and bottom edges of the layout.            


I used a few of the die cuts from the Horizon collection to create clusters around my layout as well as one of the puffy sticker. 


Added some hand stitched waves and a few white paint splatters to finish off this page.

    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, April 30, 2019

My Creative Scrapbook-April Creative Kit Projects





Hi My Scrapping Friends!

Here's this months projects using, the April Creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook....

A quick summary of the products found in this month's Creative Kit... patterned paper from Echo Park 'Spring Fling' collection as well as one sheet of American Crafts...Fluffy Bunny PP from the 'Hello Spring' collection. The element stickers and the Ephemera die-cut pieces from the 'Spring Fling' collections was also included as well as the tags & frames Ephemera pack from Echo Park 'Celebrate Easter' collection. Prima brads and floral embellishments from the 'Bloom' collection, as well as American Crafts glitter alphabet stickers along with three pieces of ribbons was also included in the kit!

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



Added some machine stitching to a few paper layers for this project.



Fussy cut flowers, clouds and butterflies as well as element stickers was added in clusters around the layout.         


I layers a few of the die cut tags with some ribbon behind the photo for some added interest.  



   I used the phase 'Live Life in Full Bloom' from the element stickers for my title. 


Hello Spring....



A few strip of patterned paper was used to create flower stems for the Prima metal flowers. I also added some hand stitch X's to each of the stems and really love how this turn out.    



A few of the word stickers as well as the cute bird sitting on the branch was added to the bottom left hand corner of the page. 






 Welcome Spring...



I used a heart die cut to back the butterfly cut file to create a grid design.



Add some zigzag machine stitching down the middle of the butterflies.


      
I created two small embellishment clusters, one on the bottom right hand corner of the photo and the other on the upper left corner using stickers, a few die cut cardstock pieces and a couple of Prima brads.


     
I finished the layout off  by adding some of ribbon (from this months kit) across the bottom of the layout, and added a few more stickers as well as another Prima brad. 


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 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