Friday, February 16, 2018

Step By Step with Aimee!


Hello friends! Aimee here and I have another step by step tutorial for you today. This layout is somewhat simple but I really wanted to focus on 2 things. First, the picture of my sweet daughter and second, journaling of what her favorites were at that time (which is hidden). This picture of her was taken in the Spring so I wanted all of the elements of the Creative kit to reflect that.


Here is a look at the fabulous February creative kit that I used for my layout...


I started out with a sheet of white 12x12 cardstock and pulled out some of the softer "springy" die cuts and frames.


I started this process by adhering the two frames down on to the cardstock with the pink one overlapping the greenish blue frame.


Next, I took a piece of 8 1/2" x 6 1/4" white cardstock and folded it in half to make a card base. I matted my picture with the pink flower pattern paper and adhered to front of card base.


For the inside, I adhered this printed list of all her favorites from a couple of years ago. Years from now, she will enjoy looking back on what she liked and disliked at the time.


After my picture was adhered down, I started building up clusters around the page. 


Next was simply adding some pink sequins.


Here are some close-ups of the clusters on the layout.





And here is the finished layout...


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and by now are enjoying one of the fabulous February kits!  My Creative Scrapbook 


Thursday, February 15, 2018

February Sketch!

It’s time to unveil February '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

Monique Liedtke

Angel Lebouef

Laura Whitaker

Tracy McLennon

Yvette Weber

Aimee Kidd

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

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fairy Fun 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 February 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

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Believe Process Video with Lydie!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Lydie is treating us to fabulous process video today. A gorgeous Layout with our February 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

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Monday, February 12, 2018

Process Video with Laura!

Hi there!

I am sharing my last layout and process video for My Creative Scrapbook today using the February main kit!!


I just had to go all "pretty in pink" for this page! I love this patterned paper for a background!


I am also using the free cut files from  My Creative Scrapbook for this page, you can find them here , just scroll down to find them.

I backed just the flower portion of this cut file cluster with patterned paper.  I used three of this cut file and backed all of the flowers the exact same to keep things from looking too busy.


I added another cluster to the left of my photo using ephemera bits and fussy cut flowers. I am also using the butterfly cut file from the February set, which I cut from white cardstock and painted with water colour paints.


I used two of the gold Thicker words from the kit to create my title.  The title runs across two embellishments clusters, which are treated almost identically.


So my title reads, I'll be Yours and You be Mine.  I love it, I think it is sweet and fun!

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


Supply List: Pebbles Inc.  "forever and always"  patterned papers (Sprinkled Blossoms,  freshly baked, love labels) and ephemera; American Crafts Remarks Valentine cardstock stickers; American Crafts "Caroline" Thicker phrases; sequins.  (From My Stash: Gutermann gold thread; crochet thread; Eyelet Outlet enamel dots; Sharpie pen; Leows water colour paints; Heidi Swapp gold colour shine.)

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xo

Friday, February 9, 2018

For the Love of Pizza with Laura (Video Process)

Hi there!

I am sharing a new layout and process video for My Creative Scrapbook today using the February main kit!!


This is my first layout that is somewhat Valentine's themed using this kit, although it is not really love-y dove-y!  These photos are of my son and the heart shaped pizza he created for us for dinner a couple of years ago on Valentine's day.  That is pretty much the most celebrating we do around here for this event.


I used the Thickers, and tile stickers from the kit as well as a fussy cut word to create my title, it is a bit busy but pretty impactful.  I am not great with title ideas unfortunately, but I do like using multiple fonts for them.


I also created a couple of embellishment clusters to flank my photos, this fun dimensional sticker had a different phrase on it that didn't really work, so I covered it up with one of the cardstock stickers from the kit and then it worked perfectly on my page.


To add layers other than patterned paper behind my photos, I hand cut some tags from scrap cardstock and punched some hearts from patterned paper to create the re-enforcers.  The twine, from my stash, adds some nice texture.


A small embellishment cluster at the bottom of the page, helps to keep my layout from having too much white space.  The little x's and o's were fussy cut from the cut apart sheet.

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


Supply List: Pebbles Inc.  "forever and always"  patterned papers (follow your heart, freshly baked, love notes, , love lace, love labels), ephemera, dimensional stickers; American Crafts Remarks Valentine cardstock stickers; American Crafts "Regards" Thickers.  (From My Stash: Gutermann gold thread, crochet thread, Sharpie pen.)

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xo

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Cuts Files with Monique!

Hello My Creative Scrapbook fans! It's Monique with you today, happily sharing my step-by-step tutorial for this month. I totally adore this month's Main kit with the colorful papers and embellishments from the Pebbles "Forever My Always" collection and had a great time creating with it!

Here's the layout I did for today. Except for the February Main Kit I also used two of the February digital cut files, the "xoxo" and the "love you more". You can find the MCS cut files HERE (click and scroll down). 


Although most months the MCS cut files are .studio files, sometimes they are .pgn files. For those of you who want to learn more about how to use .png files I thought I would start with sharing how to use these .png cut files in your Silhouette. Then later-on in this post I'll also share how this page came together. 

First I downloaded the February cut files on my laptop, opened my Silhouette software and opened the .png cut file in my Silhouette. : 


I clicked the “trace” button in the top right corner and clicked the "Select Trace Area". Next I selected the shape I wanted to cut:


In the vertical row on the right I “unclicked” the “High Pass Filter” and moved the “Threshold” to the right, i.e. to 100%. I clicked the “Trace” button (also on the right of your screen) and the black images got red lines. I was now able to remove the black images and only the red outlines (the cut lines) remained:


 I clicked on the cut file and draged the corners to the desired size:


And that’s it, you’re done! Very simple, right?

Now on to the next bit, how my page came together. After cutting two cut files I grabbed my kit, selected a photo and got to work:


From the Pebbles "Love Labels" paper I cut a 3" strip and adhered this at the top of the white cardstock. I cut another strip of only one row of words and from the Pebbles "Be Still My Heart" paper I cut one row of hearts and adhered these two strips at the bottom of my page:


The huge XOXO cut file got two pieces of white cardstock behind the "O" and was also placed at the top of my page, half over the Love Labels paper:


Using my tiny attacher I stapled the "Love U More" cut file on the bottom of my Polaroid shaped photo and placed this on top of the XOXO:


From Pebbles "Love Notes" paper I cut the xoxoxo and the pencil and adhered this below the "love u more" together with a Pebbles flower die-cut:


Next came the rosette on the right side of the photo and die-cuts and sticker at the bottom of my page:


Using another die-cut and the black Thickers from the kit I added "U & I" below the photo:


Of course I just had to use the gold foil Thickers as well and chose the word "friend" and adhered this on the left of the photo. A little "s" sticker from the AC sticker sheet made this word complete. These tiny letter stickers were also adhered at the bottom of my page as well as the red/white striped sticker strip below the photo:


Last but not least came the hand journaling, the date stamp, a few drops of Glimmer Mist (own stash) and a bit of machine stitching:


And I was done! Hope you like it! Here are a few close-ups of my page:





If you're looking for more information about this kit or about one of the other three February kits from My Creative Scrapbook then please hop over to the My Creative Scrapbook website.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

xoxo
Monique
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