Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bonus Video with Laura!

Join us in watching this Bonus Video with Laura! Such a treat to be able to watch her process!

June Main Kit

Here are some up close photos for you to enjoy!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Mixed Media Background Technique by Marilyn!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans!  Design Team member Marilyn Rivera is treating us to a fabulous process video today. Another gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our June Limited Edition kit!

June Limited Edition Kit!
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Walk Through with Lee Ann

Hello friends! Today I am sharing another layout that I created with the June Sketch at My Creative Sketches.

This was created with the awesome June Creative Kit for My Creative Scrapbook.

 I thought I would share a written tutorial with full instructions on how I created this layout. Flamingos are trendy for summer and last year, I got my nails and toes done with painted flamingos at my local nail salon. Summer is to be celebrated. Don't you think?

Instructions For Summer Nails Layout

Basic Supplies

White Cardstock (12X12 piece)
Black Fine Line Pen
Foam Adhesive Squares
Liquid Adhesive (for adhering sequins)
Scotch ATG or any brand of permanent tape runner adhesive
Circle Cutter (or a 6 1/2 inch diameter dinner plate)
Scissors (for fussy cutting)
Pencil (for tracing circle)
Paper Trimmer

June Creative Kit Supplies

Blue Wave Patterned Paper - Pebbles Sunshiny Days Collection
Flip Flop Patterned Paper - Pebbles Sunshiny Days Collection
Cardstock Stickers (flowers, flip flops, flamingos (2), sun - Pebbles Sunshiny Days Collection
Chipboard Stickers (pineapple, flower, "summer" word - Pebbles Sunshiny Days Collection
Ephemera - Pebbles Sunshiny Days Collection
Sequins - Darice
White Chipboard Alpha Stickers - American Crafts

  • Trace a 6 1/2 inch circle on the blue wave paper using either a circle cutter, or a 6 1/2 inch diameter dinner plate. Cut it out with scissors if applicable.
  • Cut "Life Is Better With Flip Flops" down to same height as the two photos (approximately 3 1/2 inches high by 5 1/2 inches wide)
  • Adhere photos and "Life Is Better With Flip Flops" card to blue wave paper as shown.
  • Cut Flip Flop patterned paper 9 inches long by 5 1/2 inches wide.
  • Adhere blue wave paper that is matted with photos to flip flop paper. Make sure that one inch on the right side is showing.
  • Adhere the cut blue wave paper circle to the white cardstock background. Make sure the blue circle is 1/2 inch from left edge of white cardstock and 1/4 inch from top left edge of white cardstock.
  • Adhere the flip flop paper and blue wave paper that is matted with the two photos onto the blue circle. 
  • Cut the word "My" from the blue card. Adhere.
  • Place the white chipboard alphas "nails" below the "summer" chipboard word and adhere with liquid glue.
  • Using foam dots, adhere the sun sticker on top right hand corner of white cardstock approximately 1/4 inch from top right edge and 1/4 inch from right edge.
  • Add pink flip flop stickers to edge of "Life Is Better In Flip Flops" card as shown. Add small pink chipboard flower sticker on top of pink flip flop stickers as shown.
  • Place green leaf sticker, red flower sticker and small white flower sticker in between right photo and "Life Is Better In Flip Flops" card layering stickers as shown.
  • Add the flamingo sticker on top of the layered flower stickers popping up with a foam square.
  • On bottom left hand corner of left photo, adhere the orange flip flop stickers as shown. Add the large pink flower sticker that is popped up with a foam dot on top of the orange flip flop stickers as shown. Add small blue flower sticker behind large pink flower sticker.
  • Using a foam square, pop up large pink flower sticker and adhere to top left hand corner of left photo.
  • On bottom left corner, layer the white flower, pink flower and green leaf stickers and pop them up with small foam squares. Adhere the orange flower chipboard sticker and the pineapple chipboard sticker as shown.
  • Adhere blue flip flop sticker to left of "nails" word.
  • Adhere the orange flower sticker, blue flip flop, fussy cut pink flower and small blue flower sticker layering them as shown.
  • Journal around top of blue paper circle with a black fine line pen.
  • Add sequins, as shown, around the entire layout on the centers of some of the flowers and flip flop stickers sticking them down with a tiny dab of liquid glue.
  • The layout is now complete. 
Here are some more closeups of the layout:

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will give this layout a try.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Daily Grind by Marielle LeBlanc

Hello- Hello My Creative Scrapbook fans ! Marielle here today to share a step by step post of a layout I created with the June Main Kit featuring the awesome Family & Co collection from Fancy Pants Designs.

The Daily Grind

I decided to make some pocket type cards for my school themed layout.

Trim patterned papers 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" and white cardstock pieces 2 1/4 X 3 1/4.

Create rounded corners with your corner rounder.

Punch small holes , as shown

Thread cards with red jute twine from the kit.

Decorate each card with die cuts and chipboard pieces.

Attach banner to lower portion of layout.

Double mat photo and adhere above banner.

Add title, other chipboard and puffy stickers.

Stitch a few small strips of patterned paper at the top right 
and add chipboard banner "my life" piece.
I finished my layout by adding a few splats of white paint.

Thanks for stopping by today !
Hope you find time to be creative this week :)

Friday, June 16, 2017

Stitching with Aimee!

Morning and good day to all!  Aimee here with you today to share a technique that I love to do on a lot of my layouts.....hand stitching.  It gives layouts a bit of pizzazz!  

I have a lot of thread just sitting around from previous cross-stitching projects that were never finished which makes me sad but I have definitely put it to good use. Each strand comes with 6 pieces. For a good strong line, I use 2 of the pieces together.

So for this first layout I used a pencil to trace a rectangle around my set of smaller pictures to "frame" it. I used 2 pieces of thread for it.

I also stitched some lines in the palm leaf die cut. I used 2 pieces of thread for it.

For this sun, I only used 1 piece of thread because I only wanted to mimic the lines already there.

Some more fun accents I created with stitching is to add a couple of border lines on a phrase die cut and adding a line to the surf board.

This circle was actually done on the sewing machine. It was the only one I did because I am not savvy when it comes to sewing circles on the sewing machine. I added some of the sequins from the kit so maybe your eye would be drawn to them instead of my messy sewing job. LOL!!

And my last example is a circle that was hand stitched...much neater! ;) 

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you enjoyed this technique tutorial and will be trying it out on your creations!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

We love BBQ by Monique!

Hi everyone! It's Monique here today and I'm so happy to share a step-by-step tutorial I created for the hearts confetti pocket on my "We Love BBQ" layout. I used the fabulous June Main Kit  from My Creative Scrapbook to scrap this page and I adore the Fancy Pants Family & Co collection that is featured in this kit. This collection is so versatile and can be used to scrap so many normal "everyday" kind of photos!

Here's the "We Love BBQ" layout and I created the step-by-step tutorial mainly for the pocket with the hearts confetti behind the title.

So here's what I did. I got my June Main Kit ready on my scrap table:

and chose a 6" x 6" page protector from my stash. I used my paper trimmer to cut off the left side with the holes: 

Next I use a little heart punch to punch a whole lot of hearts the size of confetti from a few different papers:

The little hearts went into the clear page protector:

Using my sewing machine I sewed the pocket (page protector) closed like this:

I filled the pocket a second time with the little hearts and sewed it closed once again. The two rows are about 1.5" high. I cut off the excess pocket at the top. 

Using the chipboard letters from the June Main Kit I created the title and adhered this on top of the hearts confetti pocket: 

Now I just had to decide where to place this hearts confetti pocket and played around with it until I found just the right spot:

After deciding on the general look of my layout the rest was easy! Here are a few close-up photos of the finished layout:

I adore the little words in the packet of  Fancy Pants die-cuts and knew I wanted to add one to the title. The FP puffy heart sticker was the perfect finishing touch! 

I love that there are so many fun embellishments in this kit (like the die-cuts, chipboard pieces & (puffy) stickers) as I love creating "busy" pages and always want to add lots of bits and pieces to my projects. 

After adding a few lines of handwritten journaling and a couple of drops of yellow color mist I was done! Can't wait to hear what you think! 

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! If you want to learn more about the MCS June Main Kit then please hop over to the "Kit Club" part of the website! Wishing you a wonderful day! 

xoxo Monique