Friday, November 15, 2019

November Sketch!

It’s time to unveil November'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 are examples that our Design Team has created using the same sketch!

By Shizuka Hirano

By Angel Lebouef
By Zelda Smith
By Tracy McLennon
By Yvette Weber
By Monique Liedke
We are looking forward to seeing what you share with us!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tutorial with Marielle!

Hello blog fans !
You are going to LOVE the November main kit ! It's just so beautiful and full of amazing Fall themed products from Simple Stories, American Crafts Thickers and Creative Embellishment chipboards.

Here's a layout I created with this kit.

This is the gorgeous November main kit !

Step 1- Add a few sprays of Prima Color Bloom in Golden Walnut (from a previous kit) and a few splats of white paint to a 12"X 12" piece of white cardstock, let dry.

Step 2- Choose your favorite patterned papers from the Autumn Splendor collection to use on your layout. Adhere the chipboard triangle pieces to the patterned papers with glue.

Step 3- Trim out the triangle shapes.

Step 4- Add title to the left side of cardstock. I love using foam Thickers !

Step 5- Adhere triangle shapes with 3D foam.

Step 6- Add a few layers of papers ,cardstock and one of the 2" X 3" cards to frame your layout photo.

Step 7- Add photo and "Spiced up" chipboard sticker.

Step 8- Finish your layout by adding floral stickers and other embellishments.

I hope that you have enjoyed this quick tutorial and that you have a chance to create something awesome today.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Paper cutting with Heather!

Hey, crafty friends..I have layouts to share using the My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club November Main Kit filled with the Simple Stories "Autumn Splendor" collection!
This collection has beautiful plaids, and deep fall shades of pumpkins, leaves, and all things Autumn...which is my fave time of the year!!
My first layout using this kit is a simple one, but when you are provided with a patterned paper with a gorgeous wreath that screams "cut me out!", that's what you do!  When you are looking at any patterned papers, if you aren't crazy about the paper as a whole, think about how you can change it to make it work for you...i.e. cut elements out, ink large parts with sprays or ink pads,  etc.
In this case, I wanted that wreath, but I also wanted dimension. 
Therefore, I cut the wreath out including the inside, and added foam adhesive before placing on my background.  For maximum contrast, I pulled a piece of orange cardstock from my stash and matted it on another piece of brown cardstock. 
For shading, I used Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin with an ink blender to add some ink around my wreath.  Then, added my large 5x7 photo of myself, mom and daughter inside the wreath.
To embellish, I added some chipboard and die cuts tucked around my photo.  For finishing touches, I used my Tonic shimmer pen to add some sparkle to my flowers and die cuts, then added Tonic Crystal Glaze.  I love used Tonic Crystal Glaze or Glossy accents to flat die cuts because its adds shine and shimmer like an epoxy embellishment!
Some of the embellishments on my layout are also from the 2x2 cut apart paper.  I love it when collections include these types of patterned papers because I am able to stretch my supplies and cut out my own die cuts!
With a large background element like a wreath and a large photo, I didn't feel like it added a lot of embellishing as to keep focus on those two areas.
Thanks so much for taking a look! I hope you were inspired to create a similar look with your kit!
Have a crafty week!
Hugs, Heather

Friday, November 8, 2019

Fun with Cut Files with Monique!

Hi everyone! It's Monique here today and I thought I would show you how I created these two Fall layout using the November Main Kit featuring the "Simple Vintage Autumn Splendor" collection from Simple Stories and one of the "free for members" November cut files, called "Autumn Days", designed by Ashley Horton (warning: photo overload!)

Here are the two layouts I created:

And here's how I created them. I started by gathering my supplies, both the kit and the wreath cut file:

I also got out a pot of gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. For almost a year now I have these Nuvo pots sitting in a drawer in my desk and today I decided to use the one with gold mousse.

Next I placed the wreath cut file on sheet of white cardstock and simply placed the cut file on top of it. Using a spatula I started applying the mousse over the cut file. I didn't adhere the cut file beforehand, because as soon as the first bit of mousse is applied the cut file is stuck to the page and won't move any more.

I started at the top of the cut file and worked my way down. The more mousse you apply the more depth you'll get. What I like about it is that it stays in the shape it has been applied.

As soon as the cut file was completely covered in mousse I removed it from my cardstock background (before the mousse had dried). This is how it looked:

 And this is how the negative looked:

A close-up of the cut file:

And a close-up of the negative:

 Don't they both look awesome?!

Now I started to build the rest of my page. I chose a dark background cardstock for the gold wreath cut file and used just a little bit of adhesive to glue it to the cardstock as I didn't want to flatten the wreath:

Next came the photo of my English Cocker Spaniel pup and lots of embellishments (cardstock die-cuts and chipboards). I placed those on four points of my wreath: the photo on the right side and the embellishments at the top, bottom and left side:

After adding a bit of machine stitching I wrote a little bit of text with a white marker and also used the white marker to draw a line along the edges of the journaling card and my layout. Last but not least I added a few drops of white paint:

 Here are a few more close-ups:

I also used the negative of the wreath cut file to create a layout. I'll quickly show you the layout and a few close-ups of this page as well. The photos are of my daughter who went to Iceland with her friends last year:

And the close-ups:

This is it! I hope I've been able to inspire you to use this fabulous Fall kit and maybe also to get out those supplies you have tucked in the drawers of your desks or cupboards and see what you can do!

For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website and if you want to see the photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kits, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

Thanks again for stopping by! Wishing you happy crafting!

xoxo Monique

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

It's Time for our November Reveal!

Our November kits are filled 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 November 2019 kits:

                                                    ***November 2019 Main Kit*** 

                                              ***November 2019 Creative Kit***
  ***November 2019 Limited Edition Kit*** 

       ***November 2019 Album Kit*** 

  Welcome to Our Guest Designers!

Hi y’all! My name is Laura Alberts and I live in the beautiful state of Mississippi, USA. I am a full time creator and YouTuber with a passion for patterned paper! My favorite papercrafting techniques are fussy cutting, stenciling, and hand stitching, but my eclectic scrappy style ranges from heavily layered to very linear depending on my mood. My kids are my favorite subjects to photograph and scrap, so they are often the stars of my creations. I strongly believe that scrapping should be fun and experiment with new styles and designs often to keep that mojo alive! I’m so excited to be a guest designer for this wonderful club!