Monday, December 5, 2016

The December Reveal is Here!

It's time for our December Reveal!
Our December kits are filled with fabulous products for your holiday scrapping!  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 2016 kits:

***December 2016 Main Kit*** 

***December 2016 Creative Kit*** 

***December 2016 Limited Edition Kit*** 

***December 2016 Album Kit*** 

Please have a look through our amazing Design Team Gallery which is loaded with tons of inspiring creations made with the contents of these kits!

Keep an eye right here on our blog all month long as we share projects and tutorials from our designers.


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We have two fabulous guest designers with us this month! 

Kat Benjamin!
I live with my husband, Eric, and dog, Moose, in Tampa FL. We have lived here for about a year and I gotta say, I love the mild winters!  We don’t have any kids yet, but we do have two adorable nieces and one super cute nephew.  In addition to Moose Dog, they are the ones most prominently featured in my scrappy projects.


Jenifer Evans!
My name is Jenifer Evans known on many scrapbooking sites and forums as "Jennaroo"! I have 5 kiddos and I'm married to my high school sweetheart! I have been scrapbooking my children's memories and milestones since my first child was born 17 years ago. I got serious about the artistic side of paper crafting in 2010 and since, my abilities, technique and style have evolved and flourished. I am continuously growing and developing new and improved ideas and skills, and I absolutely love taking the opportunity to share my skills with others! I would say I have more than one style of scrapping because I don't want to limit my creativity, with that being said my dominant style is classic / shabby chic, although I have recently begun to take a serious interest in mixed media techniques. I pretty much go where the pictures and paper take me!


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Friday, December 2, 2016

It's time for our December Sneak Peeks!

It's SNEAK PEEK time!

We are very excited to share our December sneak peeks today... ENJOY!

Our December Main kit sneak peeks:

Here are some Main kit layouts made by our team:

by Yvette Weber

by Yvette Weber


Our December Creative kit sneak peeks:

Here are some Creative kit layouts made by our team:

by Alicia Giess

by Tracy McLennon

by Alicia Giess



Our December Limited Edition kit sneak peeks:

Want to see more?  Here are some Limited Edition kit layouts made by our team:

by Jenifer Evans

by Kris Berc

by Jenifer Evans


Our December Album kit sneak peek:
Here is the cover of a beautiful album made with the contents of this kit!

by Patty McGovern-Pugh

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So, are you excited?  Let us know what you think!

Now that you have a peek at what's coming, don't forget to reserve your kits :)
Please visit MyCreativeScrapbook.com for more information.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Easy Vintage Cards by Marta Lapkowska


Ready to watch and listen to Design Team member Marta Lapkowska as she designs another beautiful set of cards? Today she's featuring our November Limited Edition kit!  


Here is the November Limited Edition Kit:

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

How to Create a Custom Scrapbook Page Background by Kat Benjamin

We love our guest designers and the fabulous inspiration that they bring.  Kat Benjamin is no exception!  Today she is sharing how she created the fun background on this November Main Kit layout!



Hi, everyone!  Kat here today to share an easy idea about how to create an interesting background for a layout.

For this you will need the following supplies:
-2 pieces of cardstock (one for the base of your layout, the other to cut into)
-scissors, pencil and a stencil/die-cutting machine
-spray mist

I would normally use my die-cutting machine to do this, but I know that not everyone has one, so for the purposes of this tutorial, I did everything by hand. :)


1.  Using a pencil and a stencil, trace shapes onto the piece of cardstock that you are not planning on using for your base.

2.  Cut the shapes out of the cardstock and layer the paper over the base cardstock, creating a mask.

3. Mist!

4.  Once dry, remove mask and begin creating!

Here’s my final project.  I like that the effect is subtle, but still adds a bit of interest.



Here is the November Main Kit:

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery


For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Step by Step November Main Kit Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Lee-Anne Thornton

Design team member Lee-Anne Thornton has a start to finish scrapbook page tutorial for you today!

Here's Lee-Anne:

Hello friends! I am back with another post today sharing a step by step tutorial of how I created this layout using the new exclusive cut files that are included with the November Main Kit, and distress inks to give it a rustic mixed media look.


To create this layout you will need:

The My Creative Scrapbook November Main kit with the following items: 

  • Doily chipboard (cut in half),
  • Brads (as shown)
  • 12X12 inch sheet of brown woodgrain background paper
  • Creme lace ribbon

The following die cuts and stickers (included in the Main kit)

  • Bring On The Good Times
  • Family Memories
  • Grateful & Blessed
  • Happy & Loved
  • Together
  • We Are A Forever Family

Supplies that you will also need are:


  • 1 - 12X12 inch piece of white card stock
  • 1 - 3 X 3 inch black and white photo
  • Adhesive - liquid and also a tape runner type adhesive - (I use my Scotch ATG gun and also Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue).
  • Dimensional Foam Tape, foam squares or foam dots (for dimension)
  • Heat Gun - If you don't have one, that is okay.  You can also air dry the leaf cut file.
  • Paper Towels (for wiping up after each ink application on the splat mat and cleaning the waterbrush after each color)
  • Ranger Distress Inks in the following colors:
Aged Mahogany
Scattered Straw
Evergreen Bough
Shabby Shutters
Wild Honey
Gathered Twigs

  • Scissors (to cut the lace ribbon for the left side of the layout and also the bow on the layout)
  • Silhouette Cameo, Cricut Explore or Brother Scan N Cut Electronic Die Cutting Machine (must be able to use png, svg, or dxf format files)
  • Splat mat
  • Water
  • Waterbrush (I use Prima brand, but any water brush will do or simply use a regular artist brush and also a glass of water )

Instructions:

Cut out the circular leaf cut file out of a sheet of white card stock with your electronic die cutting machine.

Using the splat mat, add the distress ink and some water and paint each leaf using the colors mentioned being sure to alternate colors so not two colors are beside each other.










Using a heat gun, dry the circular leaf cut file or air dry before moving ahead.


Now it is time to assemble your layout.

Beginning with the brown woodgrain paper, add the chipboard doily that has been cut in half and adhere to the top left and bottom right corner of the layout.


Add a large piece of the creme ribbon to the left side of the layout, fold over to the backside of the brown woodgrain paper and adhere to the back. Also, be sure to reserve some ribbon to create the bow that will be added later.

Add the inked circular leaf cut file, that has fully dried, to the center of the woodgrain brown paper and adhere with liquid adhesive.  I prefer to bend the leaf tips upwards to achieve more dimension.


Add the 3 X 3 inch black and white photo to the center of the circular leaf cut file and adhere to the brown wood grain paper.

Add the sticker "we are a forever family" to the top of the photo and the "family memories" to the bottom of the photo.


Add the "grateful + blessed" sticker, the "bring on the good times" die cut (that is popped up with foam squares), the "together" die cut (that is also popped up with foam squares) and the "happy + loved" sticker to the layout as shown.


Tie a bow with the creme ribbon and adhere with liquid adhesive below the "together" die cut.

Add brads to the layout as shown.

The layout is now complete!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Have a wonderful, creative day! Be sure and check out the amazing kits at My Creative Scrapbook and subscribe today!


Here is the November Main Kit:

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com


Monday, November 21, 2016

Creative Kit Layout Process Video by Christine

Have you had a chance to check out this month's sketch yet?  It's a fun one! Christine is using it today in this process video featuring the Creative Kit!  Here's her layout:

Check out more details with her process video:


Here is the November Creative Kit:

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com



Thursday, November 17, 2016

Album Kit Layout Process Video by Angel

It's always fun to see what Angel does with her album kit and it's even more fun to see how she goes beyond an album!  Today she is sharing a process video showing how she made this layout using the Album Kit with this month's sketch!


Here's Angel's video:


Here is the beautiful Album Kit for November:
To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

November Album Kit Unboxing Video by Angel Rodrigue

Have you ever wished for a closer look at our album kits?  Today Design Team member Angel Lebouef is sharing an unboxing video of our November Album Kit!


To see beautiful creations made with the contents of our kits, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Start to Finish Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Yvette Weber

Design Team member Yvette Weber is sharing a step by step tutorial for this beautiful layout that she created with our November Main Kit!

Hi Scrapping Friends!


My son recently celebrated his 11th birthday! This photo was taking at one of his favorite restaurant...

Cherishing Every Moment Spent With You...


Here's the FABULOUS main kit I got to work with!
This kit contain the beautiful Echo Park-I Love Family collection (great for all your fall projects) mixed with some Simple Stories...So many awesome embellishments-chipboard-fall brads-stickers-die cut pieces...You're going to enjoy playing with this kit! :)



I started with a 12x12 light blue cardstock...


Added my first selection of patterned paper, cutting it to 11 1/2ins by 9 7/8ins...
Adhere to cardstock.


 Add my second layer of paper, cutting it to the measurements shown below...
The paper was cut at an angle and adhere to the bottom patterned paper.


Next came white cardstock cut to 9 3/4 x 9 1/4 ins. To create this design, you can see from the photo below the white cardstock overlap onto the light blue cardstock.     
  

For my next step, I started to assemble the banner...using the pocket-style page(3x4 Journaling cards). Select which journaling cards you want for your banner base and cut those out!  

I used a paper punch to make my diamonds....I decided to use 7 on my banner. 


I bend the diamonds in half to form a triangle... 


The next step is to arrange my journaling cards on a slight curve....once I like the design, I adhere in place.


As shown below I use liquid glue to attach my diamonds, by folding them over the twine to form the triangles for the banner.   

With my banner made, now it's time to add the embellishments to it....


I use some Chipboard Accents, Element Stickers from Echo Park (I love family) and A Perfect Autumn decorative brads from Carta Bella...
This kit is pick with so many beautiful embellishments and patterned paper ... I made four layouts and still had a ton of stuff leftover !
Here's a few close-ups for the banner!






At the bottom left you can see I created a small cluster of flowers, first I tucked the chipboard flower underneath my paper, added the flowers I fussy cut from the Fall is in the air patterned paper and finish with a couple of stickers.


I created another small layer of patterned paper to the lower bottom right by cutting different length of papers all at 1 inch width.....machines stitched across a select few and added some sticker journaling. 


The last thing to do was to add my journaling and this layout was finish!!! 
I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful ....
Thanks for stopping by :)

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To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com