Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Documenting Memories with Yvette!

Hi My Creative Scrapbook friends! Yvette here with you today to share a layout using this months gorgeous main kit. This kit is perfect for documenting any of your holiday or winter memories and I decided to document this fun photo of my son, sledding! 

I started by cutting out three squares from some white cardstock. The squares can be any size you choose to work with....larger or's really depends on the size of your photo. My squares are all 4 1/2 inches.           

I then drew another square onto the white cardstock, leaving a 1/4 inch edge and cut the inside square out to create a frame. 

Here's a look at the frames created from the cardstock. ↴  

Next, I selected one of the beautiful patterned paper in the Simple Stories 'Simple Vintage Christmas' collection and use it to create another square (9").  Once I was happy with the placement of the frames, I used my sewing machine to add some stitching around the outside of each of the white cardstock frames.

The white cardstock frames was then glued, to fit inside of the framed stitching.  I then adhered a piece of black cardstock (slightly larger than the pattern paper) to the back and use a scissors to create a scallop edge all around the perimeter and really love how this turn out!          

I love the beautiful black & white text and plaid patterned papers in the 'Simple Vintage Christmas' collection and instead of using the boring white cardstock as my background I decided to use both the text and plaid paper to create a bit more interest and place them on an angle.        

I used some of chipboard stickers from Echo Park as well as a few stickers from Simple Stories 'Simple Vintage Christmas' collection to create a cluster in the bottom right hand corner of the photo. 

A cut file was use to create a title for my page.   

....and here are a couple of close-ups...

To finish the layout off I added a few more chipboard accent stickers around the page.

 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

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Fringe Christmas Tree with Monique!

Hi fans of My Creative Scrapbook, it's Monique here again, sharing my monthly step-by-step! I'm a huge fan of Christmas kits and the MCS December Main Kit is absolutely stunning! It's filled with the Simple Vintage Christmas collection from Simple Stories. I decided to put my fringe scissors to good use and create a "fringe Christmas tree". Here's the layout I created:

Here's how I created did this page: for one of my other December layouts I had cut out the Christmas Tree (one of the free MCS December cut files) and for today's layout I used the left-over negative of the tree: 

This is the cut file I used (which you can find HERE):

Next I just cut 10 strips of paper, 2" wide and using my fringe scissors I cut them for approx. three quarters: 

To determine the order of the colors & designs of the tree, I placed them on top of the tree, changing them around until I was satisfied and only then I cut them to the right size:

I turned the white cardstock around and adhered the fringed strips to the back of the tree, starting at the top. I used both a bit of liquid glue and scotch tape to adhere them. 

When I turned my white cardstock around again it looked like this:

I really love the fringed look of the tree! 

I adhered the white cardstock on top of the red cardstock and as I love stitching on my layouts I used my sewing machine to stitch both around the layout as well as around the tree:

Now I just had to add my photo and embellish! The December Main kit contains many die-cuts, chipboards & stickers, so embellishing is easy! I also typed a few lines of journaling, cut them in strips and added them at the bottom of & below the tree.

This is it! Hope you like my page! Here's a photo of the kit I used for this page, the December Main kit:

For more details about the December kits hop over to the MCS website and for more photos of projects created by the design team with the various kit, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you happy crafting!

xx Monique


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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December Reveal Time !

It's time for our December Reveal!
Our December 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 December 2018 kits:
***December 2018 Main Kit*** 

***December 2018 Creative Kit***

***December 2018 Limited Edition Kit*** 

***December 2018 Album Kit*** 

 Please welcome our New Guest Designer!

Hello!! I am Jaya Raghuvanshi . I live in Mumbai, India with my husband and six month old daughter, Ania. I am a mixed media enthusiast. My style would be a mix of so many things... Shabby chic, colourful, romantic and if you've seen my work you can definitely make out my love for everything pastels ❤️ I absolutely adore mixed media and creating lots of layers and details in my work. I love playing with colors and mediums and exploring all styles and forms of art which is why it never gets old for me.  For me art is the best therapy.  I'm currently designing for Prima Marketing Inc. Besides papercraft, I also love traveling and photography. 
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Monday, December 3, 2018

December's Sneak Peeks!

We are so very excited to bring you these fabulous Sneak Peeks of what our talented design team members have been creating with December 's beautiful kits.

Our December Main Kit Sneak Peeks:

Our December Creative Kit Sneak Peeks:

Our December Limited Edition Sneak Peeks:

Our December Album Sneak:

Has this gotten your creative juices flowing?
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Monday, November 26, 2018

Annie from Canada !

We love when our members share with us what they are creating using their My Creative Scrapbook kits. Annie from Canada created these lovely cards using the Limited Edition kit. Come join the fun!

Below is what she has created using our past Limited Edition Kit!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

With you by Rebecca !

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Rebecca Genet is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous scrapbooking layout with our  November 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

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Apple Day with Zelda!

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing with you my layout  titled Apple Day using the fabulous November Creative Kit, Fall Break from Carta Bella Paper Collections.

I started with an old picture from 1985 of my husband and his friends from Scouts on apple day. I love the looks on their faces and how this picture looks like it could be used as an advertisement for Scouts Canada.

 Right away I thought about creating a large apple for this layout. To create the apple, I first sketched out a simple design on a plain piece of cardstock.

Then I went through all the lovely fall papers in the kit to see which ones I wanted to use for the apple, leaf, and stem. Once I chose my papers I placed the sketched apple over the patterned paper holding them together with some washi tape to keep it in place. Using my hole piercing tool I then pierced holes about ¼” apart around the apple, then I repeated the same step for the leaf and stem while changing the patterned papers. For the stem I chose burgundy cardstock. The holes created an easy guide to cut around once they were punched.

The cream cardstock was trimmed to 11 ½” square, which was inked around the edges and then backed with a leaf paper from the kit. Then it was positioned so the pattern would appear to the top and left of the layout.

Now to stitch the apple! I must confess I have a very large collection of DMC floss and once I picked out the right shades to go with the paper I hand stitched around my design.

 I backed my picture with green cardstock and a piece of patterned paper that I distressed and inked, then added a piece of burlap ribbon behind the picture to create some texture. To finish off the layout I placed a few stickers and chipboard pieces around the picture, added the title Apple Day from the thickers included in this months kit and some Mister Huey's color mist in real red.

I hope you like how this layout came together. Here are a couple close ups and the finished layout.

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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!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Circles with Yvette!

Hi My Creative Scrapbook friends! Yvette here today with a Pinterest inspired project using this month's Main Kit 

I love the overall cool reco design and decided to use it as an inspiration to design my page.      


With all the gorgeous pattern paper found in the 'Along the Way' collection, it was very difficult to select which ones I wanted to use for my circles. I decided to go with one floral and two of the polkadots papers as well as a solid blue cardstock.

Next, I added some paint splatters to my background by select a few different Dylusions Ink Spray to match the colors in the floral pattern paper and applied with a small paint brush.

I arranged the circles along the right hand side of the page starting at top and working my way down to the bottom.

Keeping with the design, I added a couple of black cardstock strips down the center of my circles and love the extra detail this create.

Now it was time to start adding my embellishments. First, I matted my photo with one of the pattern paper found in this months main kit and adhered it down with some foam tape. Next, I created a small cluster of embellishments to the bottom left hand corner of the photo that includes a couple of 'Along the Way' Ephemera pieces as well as a die-cut.

Under the top edge of my photo I tucked an icon die-cut and a tag.

  I added my title down the left hand side of my page using the beautiful gold foil chipboard stickers also include in this months main kit and finished the layout off with a couple more die-cut pieces.

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