Thursday, July 19, 2018

Summer Layout with Marielle!

Hello from Canada ! Hope you are all having a great Summer. 
Today I am sharing a Summer layout created with the fun and colorful July Main Kit featuring the Good Day Sunshine collection from Echo Park.

I {heart} Summer

The AWESOME July Main Kit !!

Step 1- I love,love,love colorful patterned paper and wanted to use them all on my layout without it looking too busy. I decided to cut small pieces of them ( size range from 1"X 2" to 2"X 3").

Step 2- I  adhered 4 of the pieces of paper slightly to the left of the cardstock and machine stitched them into place.

Step 3- Repeat process making sure to use various size and patterned papers. ( I have 5 rows).

Step 4- Add a strip of the pinwheel paper at the top to hide the stitch line.

Step 5- Mat photo with white cardstock. Add chipboard piece to right side of photo and the banner sticker under the photo. Adhere photo to layout.

Step 6- Add 2 more paper pieces to the left of photo, machine stitch ,if desired.

Step 7- Add a small strip of the striped paper to your journaling card (to break the white space).

Step 8- Adhere journaling card with 3D foam. Add stickers,brads,and enamel dots from the kit.

Step 9- Add the rest of embellishments.

I totally loved creating with this kit.
I hope you get one of your own from the My Creative Scrapbook store and to please share with us your beautiful projects !
Happy Crafting :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Process with Madeline!

Today I'm sharing a fun travel page, assembled using the July main kit from My Creative Scrapbooks. And believe it or not, the page was created with only two sheets of patterned paper: one for the background and a second for everything else!

Now I'll tell you exactly how I did it!

First, I gave my background a little spritzing with 2 colors of mist-one light, one dark:

Then I strategically cut a rectangle slightly smaller than my photo, in the exact spot where I would place the picture.

I placed my photo exactly where I wanted it to end up and pencil marked its outline:

Then I cut inward approximately 1/4 inch from the pencil marks, removed and flipped the rectangle of paper:

Now I had a rectangle of green print, the reverse of my background page. I thought it would make a great photo mat, but, being slightly smaller than the photo itself, I needed to place it off-center or somewhat askew as shown below:

Next it's on to fussy cutting. The sheet of travel journal cards holds so much potential; they just needed to be set free! So, after cutting apart each of the rectangles, I fussy cut various elements from them: the globe, heart, airplane, and camera. Then I created banners from some of the other pieces. 

 As you can see, even the smallest of scraps came in handy for the upper banner:

When I cut apart the map-print heart and phrase below it, I was left with a stencil which I used to cut a second heart for my page:

With baker's twine, I assembled my banners, gluing the flags on the upper banner, but punching holes and threading the twine on the lower one. Other details were added, including the fussy cut airplane and enamel dots.

 That second cutout heart became part of a cluster that overlaps the photo:

And finally, a title was created with the kit's alphabet stamp set:

Here it is again, all from two sheets of paper and elements from My Creative Scrapbooks July main kit. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Good Day Sunshine with Monique!

Hello My Creative Scrapbook friends! It's Monique here sharing my July step-by-step tutorial using the Main Kit with amongst others all the lovely Echo Park "Good Day Sunshine" goodies!

This is the layout I created and I thought I'd show you how I made it. Don't you just love those happy colors & patterns?!

I started with the fun July cut files and decided to go with the umbrella cut file in the top right corner:

Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the umbrella from the b-side of the Echo Park paper "Little Red Wagon":

I chose three patterned papers to back the umbrella, trying a few combinations first before deciding on these three:

The three left-over pieces from the umbrella cut file served as a template to hand cut around:

Love the result:

As I found the white cardstock a bit too white to serve as a background for my layout I sprayed some yellow and blue mist on my cardstock:

I started building my layout by creating a border on the left side, adding a few lines of typed journaling as well:

The umbrella came next:

After matting the photo I decided it should go at the bottom of the umbrella. I chose a few stickers and chipboards and punched two flowers to add to the photo. On top of the umbrella I adhered two chipboards as well:

I love the Dear Lizzy alphabet stamp set that is included in this kit and used it to stamp the title on my page:

And for the finishing touch I used the sewing machine:

Really loving how this turned out.

Here are a few close-ups of my page:

This is it! Hope you like it!

Here's the photo of the July Main Kit. If you wish to read more about it or how you can secure one for yourself then please visit the MCS website.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy scrapping!

You can find more of my work here: Instagram / Blog

Monday, July 16, 2018

Cooking Up fun with Tina!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans!  Guest Design Team member Tina Gayle is treating us to a fabulous process video today. Check out her scrapbooking layout with our July Main Kit!

July Main Kit

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

June Sketch!

It’s time to unveil June '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!

Monique Liedtke

Angel Lebouef

Tracy McLennon

Yvette Weber

Shona Keehn

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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Tiny Bubbles with Zelda!

Hi everyone, today I am sharing my layout titled Tiny Bubbles.
In June, we had a happy surprise when my sister and nephew came for a visit. I was able to capture the cutest picture of my daughter and nephew blowing bubbles on the back deck that I wanted to scrapbook. This picture gave me the inspiration to create a fun mixed media background by creating bubbles on my layout.
I was very fortunate enough to win the Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks a while back at a weekend crop, but never started to play with them until recently, and I must say they are so much fun to use.
I started by using my blending tool and blended both Broken China and Twisted Citron diagonally on the page. I knew I wanted my photo in the centre so I didn’t worry about spreading the ink all the way. After blending the inks on my page I misted them with water and used my heat tool to dry it. Don’t worry if you don’t like the effect you get you can always add more ink or water until you achieve the look your happy with.

Next I used my Ranger Texture Paste with a circle stencil to achieve the look of bubbles on my page. This texture paste dries to a transparent gloss but when I used my heat tool to dry it quickly it created all these little crackled bubbles, a happy little accident 😊

I then used Finnabair Opal Magic wax in Turquoise Satin over the texture paste bubbles. I love how it added the iridescent shimmer to the bubbles.

I also wanted to create bubbles floating on the page. To achieve this, I punched out different size circles with my punches, and used the same technique for the background. Each circle was then entirely covered with glossy accents to make them look like shiny bubbles. Before they were completely dry, I pressed a piece of paper on top to remove some of the glossy accents to give them the same crackled look as the background I created and let them dry overnight.

Using only papers in shades of blues, yellows and greens I backed my photo placed the title Tiny Bubbles to the top left and a cluster of stickers with a button and bubbles to the bottom right. I also added yellow and blue threads wherever I had placed the bubbles for some added texture. Here are a few close ups.

I finished off the layout by adding musical note stickers from the kit in the diagonal flow of my layout. It seemed only suiting with the title being 🎶 Tiny Bubbles 🎶
Hope you like it! You can follow me at my IG page and my Facebook page
Thanks for stopping by the blog today and don’t forget to check out all the fabulous kits that are available this month!!!
Happy ScrappingJ