Friday, October 19, 2018

Fresh Start with Zelda!

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing with you my layout Fresh Start using the beautiful October Main Kit, Forever Fall from Simple Stories.

 I started getting grey hairs in high school and have been continuously dyeing my hair ever since not only to cover up the grey but I also liked dyeing my hair in fun colours too. So the amount of time and product I have put into my hair I can only imagine lol. This picture is a recent selfie after coming home from the salon and finally deciding to give up dyeing my hair and to let my salt and pepper hair grow out naturally, which is why I chose the title Fresh Start.

 When I went through all the beautiful papers and elements in this kit I decided to create a dream catcher incorporating the feathers and leaves.
I used an embroidery hoop and a pencil to lightly trace a semi circle around the patterned paper and positioned the dream catcher off the page to the right. I trimmed my white cardstock to 11 ½” square and distressed the edges. With the same paper as the dream catcher I also cut an L shape to use as a border to the left side and bottom of the layout.

 Once I had my dream catcher glued down and had the feathers and leaves positioned I chose a blue shade of DMC floss that coordinates with the patterned paper, using my paper piercing tool I poked holes and stitched around the inside of the dream catcher and down the length of the feathers and leaves.

 I backed my picture with a couple pieces of torn patterned paper added some ephemera and chipboard clusters and some word stickers. I used my We R Memory Keepers typewriter to type out Bye Bye Hair Dye, Hello Salt & Pepper and dated it from my last hair dye that I backed with tissue paper.

To finish off the layout I added some orange sequins to replicate the beads on a dream catcher and splattered some gold Heidi Swapp colour shine.
I hope you like how this layout came together.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today and don’t forget to check out all the fabulous kits that are available this month!!! Happy Scrapping!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

lets Get Cozy with Marielle!

Hello !My Creative Scrapbook friends,
Marielle here today sharing a Fall layout I created with the gorgeous October main kit featuring the Forever Fall collection from Simple Stories.

I have loved knitting since I was a teenager and this Summer I knitted a cozy blanket for my re designed den /man cave in our basement.

Let's Get Cozy by Marielle LeBlanc

Step 1
Using leftover yarn from my blanket, I knitted a 6"X 6 "square.
You could also add a piece of felt or fabric as a textured layer :)

Step 2

Adhere 3 to 4 layers of patterned papers from the kit. I used the dark "denim look" paper as my background.

Step 3

For added texture I stitched on a row of buttons to the striped paper. I think these were from Basic Grey... I used to be totally addicted to buttons !!)

Step 4

Adhere knitted sample over layers of patterned papers using your favorite adhesive.

Step 5

Machine stitch knitted piece into place ,if desired.

Step 6
Add matted photo,to the center of knitted piece and add tag and embellishments at the top of your photo.

and finally add tag/stickers/embellishments to lower right of photo. I also added splats of white paint to the dark background.

I do hope you've enjoyed today's tutorial :) I loved creating this project.
Here's a look at this beautiful kit from the store !

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fun with Squares by Yvette!

Hi My Creative Scrapbook Friends! Yvette here, and I am super excited to share two of my projects I created using squares and the gorgeous October main kit. So are you ready to have some fun with squares!!! 
Okay, let's get started :) 

For my first page, I picked several square punches in different sizes and cut out multiple squares from a variety of patterned papers.

I played around with the squares for a bit, until I found the design I love. I decided to arranged all of the squares down the left hand side and along the bottom of my page to create a large L. I attached them to the background using both glue and foam adhesive.    

Next, I added my photos.

For the title I used a combination of foam letter stickers found in this month's main kit and one of the chipboard stickers from the 'Forever Fall' collection. Just a few embellishments as well as some paint splatter were need to complete this layout. 

Now for my second project.....

For this page a 2x2 inch paper punch was used to create my squares.    

 For my background I chose the 'Be Grateful' (denim look) patterned paper. Next, I drew a 7 1/2 inch circle which act as a guideline for me to follow. I started arranging the squares to slightly overlap one another and then finish off with some machine stitching.        

I created a pretty cluster of embellishments on the bottom right hand corner of the photo.  The cluster includes a few fussy cut flowers, stickers and a couple of buttons.   

I matted my photo with one of the cut apart pieces from the 3x4 Elements patterned paper and on the left side of the photo I added one of the die-cut label found in the Ephemera Bits and Pieces 'Forever Fall' collection.

I added my title using the foil foam letter stickers found in this month's main kit and use a marker to change it from gold to black which worked so much better for my page.

I finished the layout off by adding a bow made from the burlap ribbon also included in this month's main kit and some more white paint splatters.

     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, October 15, 2018

October Sketch!

It’s time to unveil October '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

Angel Lebouef

Tracy McLennon

Zelda Smith

Dorymar Perez Lopez

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

Forever Fall with Monique!

Hello My Creative Scrapbook friends! It's Monique here sharing a step-by-step tutorial for this layout created with the fabulous October Main Kit. I adore the "Forever Fall" collection from Simple Stories Pam chose for this month's kit and had such a great time creating this page.

Because I love the pie charts that are all the rage for quite a while now, I came up with the idea to use small pie charts on my page, instead of one large one. Let me show you how I made them.

I started with a circle punch and a triangle punch and punched 8 circles and a whole lot of triangles:

On top of every circle I put some liquid glue and adhered 8 triangles:

Starting with two triangles opposite of each other I filled the cardstock circles: 

Don't you agree they look like little pie charts?

Because I first glued the triangles on a piece of cardstock, I was able to position the little "pie charts" in different ways before deciding on my final design:

On top of every pie chart I adhered one or more stickers or die-cuts. The title I added to the top row of pie charts. Here are a few close-ups:

Fall truly is my favorite season and I'm so happy with this collection, with all the adorable little bits and pieces that are Fall related.

This is it! Hope you like my page and step-by-step tutorial. For more information about the kit and how to secure one for yourself click HERE! Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Wishing you happy scrapping!

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