Monday, March 19, 2018

Bec Genet with a Gorgeous Layout Video!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Bec Genet is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our March 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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Friday, March 16, 2018

Love-Mixed Media Layout with Marilyn!

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

Limited Edition Kit

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

March Sketch!

It’s time to unveil March '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

Monique Liedtke

Angel Lebouef

Laura Whitaker

Tracy McLennon

Yvette Weber

Aimee Kidd

Lee-Anne Thornton

Madeline Fox

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Stamp Fun with Yvette!

Hi My Creative Scrapbook Fans!  For my layout today I was inspired by the beautiful butterfly paper in the I Am collection from Simple Stories.  All those beautiful different colors give me the idea to use the clear stamp set in this month's main kit for a background.

To create my stamp background, I started off by deciding to use the black and white stripe pattern paper, instead of going with a white cardstock base. I try to use a few colors that coordinated with the collection and was very happy with the way it turn out.

Next, I started playing around with the placement of the butterfly stamps, my title and photo. I love the idea of placing my photo in the lower right hand side of the page, and balance the upper left side with a cut apart note card. 

I then added a few pieces of embellishments onto the note card, as well as few scattered butterflies and hearts to fill in the empty spots around the page.

To finish the layout, I added a couple strips of patterned paper to create a border to both the top and bottom area of my page. I tore the edges of the paper to give it some added texture and interest.

Here's a few more close-ups....

Thanks for stopping by :) Yvette xx

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!!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Video Layout Tutorial with Tiffany!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Tiffany Solorio is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our March Limited Edition kit!

March 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

Monday, March 12, 2018

Creating with Elements by Laura!

Hi there, it's Laura back again with another photo tutorial to share with you!  This is my third layout using the March main kit and I am so loving the process of creating with these gorgeous elements!

I will start off by sharing the finished layout, so you have a better visual of where I  am heading as I take you through my process.

I thought this label piece with the rose gold trim, from the cut apart sheet, was so pretty so I fussy cut it out to use in my focal area.

I will decide to only use half of it and conserve the other half for another page.  It is just too pretty to waste putting it so far behind the photo where you cannot see it.

These two elements are going to form the main focal area of my layout, to which I will add embellishments and a title, as well as my journaling.

I decided to add a bit of mixed media to my background so I applied a few pencil lines around my photo and journaling area so I would know exactly where to add in the mixed media. You can't really go back and erase the pencil lines so you want to be sure to add them where you can later hide them,.

For my main colour I am using a soft teal Gelato from my stash. I will scribble it around my focal area. 

Next I will use a wet baby wipe to blend it.  This works really well and means I do not need to add Gesso to my page first since it really is such a minimal amount of liquid.  I was mindful to feather the colour outward so that it became lighter as it got farther away from my photo.

I love the way it turned out.  I also really like that it is easy, not messy and pretty much keeps the mixed media to only where you want it on the layout!

Next I added some splatters of black and gold mist. Because I am adding it before adding in any of my page elements, I could be pretty heavy handed with it since some of it will be covered up anyway.

While waiting for my mists to dry, I played around with some fussy cut flowers and a cute die cut bike to embellish my picture.

I committed to these pieces once my background was dry and adhered them into place.

I also brought in a phrase sticker and two ephemera pieces, the word "fab" will become part of my title.

I completed my title with some of the Thickers from the kit, and added
in my journaling and stamped my date with a roller stamp from my stash.

I also tucked in a couple more fussy cut flowers, a chipboard butterfly and a button from the kit. I usually use crochet thread in my buttons as it is super economical and I always have it on hand.

My finishing touch was to add in a diagonal cut header and footer to my page, I also added some machine stitching to these pieces. Here is another look at my layout all complete!

Supply List - From the Kit; Simple Stories patterned paper, ephemera,chipboard and stickers; American Crafts Thickers; Pebbles buttons. From my stash: Gelatos; misc. crochet thread; Staedtler pen; Mr. Huey's mist and Heidi Swapp gold colour shine.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Thankful, Grateful and Blessed by Madeline

I began my page not really thinking about the page, but about ALL the possibilities for combining butterflies, flowers, and journaling cards, all plentiful in the papers and embellishments of this month's My Creative Scrapbooks Main kit. So out came the scissors...

to set those butterflies free!

Here they are dressing up three of the large journaling cards. Adhered to a cardstock or patterned paper base, any of these would make a wonderful all-purpose greeting card. But first, I'll choose one for my layout.

I started with two patterned papers from the kit, a yellow print up top, black and white plaid below, in a 1:2 ratio, then picked one of the dressed up journaling cards and adhered it to the bottom of my page. A second journaling card was layered behind the first.

Out came the scissors again, this time cutting up the prettiest floral paper. (I know! Hard to do, but I had ideas for the pieces!) Sifting through my fussy cut flowers and greenery, I chose a few pieces for the bottom of my page, and set the others aside for another layout I had planned. ;)

Three more butterflies were added, flying up from the flowers:

To balance things out, a pretty doily was tucked behind the cards. This was actually a RED doily, but the backside was perfectly white. Yay!

Believe it or not, up to this point I hadn't decided upon a photo! I had printed several, but when I set this rare family photo on the page, I knew it was the one. As you can see, a plaid scallop border sticker was added to the top, with the beginnings of my title:

A couple of tags were tucked beneath the picture, and buttons adhered beneath the word, family:

As always, a few final details seemed to attach themselves. I added to my title, dotted the "i" with hearts and a little banner, then dated the page:

Like the page says, "I am...thankful, grateful, blessed" for my awesome family, and this awesome  kit from My Creative Scrapbooks. ;)

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Photo Tutorial with Laura!

Hey there! It's Laura here with you today sharing a photo tutorial for a layout that I created using the March main kit!  If you haven't checked out the kits yet you really should, they are always gorgeous and this month's kit is no exception.

 This is a look at my finished page.

I love this gorgeous striped paper and wanted to use it, along with some pink cardstock from my stash as my background. I wanted to be sure to include the floral element printed onto the striped paper on the portion that I use on this page.

I positioned my photo where I thought I would like it and then used my ruler to give me a "visual" on the angle that I thought we be right for this page and photo.

 Next I traced along the ruler using a pencil.

This gave me a guide to hand cut along.

I was left with a piece that looked like this and I loved the direction that I was going with this layout.

My next steps were to do some stamping onto the cardstock, using the super pretty stamp set that came in the kit. I knew I wanted at least one of the butterfly images to look as if it was flying out from behind the patterned paper piece, so I held the inked up stamp just above the area that I wanted it and then pushed the patterned paper out of the way before I started stamping.  It worked like a charm!

Using Stazon, I stamped one large and two smaller butterflies.  I chose Stazon because I was pondering adding more to this area in the way of mists.   I will add a third small butterfly in this area before I decide to be finished with this page.

Once the stamping was done, I once again laid the patterned paper into place, but before applying adhesive, I tucked a fussy cut flower between it and the cardstock.

 I added some stitching with some plain white thread.

And then I ruffled up the edges of the patterned paper. I really like the bit of texture this adds.

Next I came in with some splatters of black ink, mine is by Mr. Huey's and is just something I have had in my stash for a while. You could easily use water colour paint, or watered down acrylic paint if you do not have black mist.

I repeated this process with some gold mist, too. Using Stazon for the stamping means the mists will not mess it up.  Another type of permanent ink would work as well, though.

While my background was drying, I worked a bit on my focal area, backing my photo with some patterned paper and dimensional foam, and then adding in a tag from my stash and a couple of stickers.  The yellow phrase sticker will serve as my title.

When I adhered my focal area to my background, I also took the time to tuck in some fussy cut flowers and leaves above and below the tag.

I added more fussy cut pieces on the upper right side of my picture and even added in another stamped butterfly.  It just helped to keep my page cohesive looking.

I find fussy cutting sort of therapeutic and kept going adding more to the bottom of my layout.

The embellishing all around my photo sort of reads as one element, the embellishing at the bottom is my second cluster so I needed a third cluster to complete my visual triangle,  I achieved this by tearing a bit of my cardstock on the left side of my page and tucking a bit of patterned paper behind it.  I added some staples for fun and another fussy cut flower.

My last steps were to add some teal splatters and some white Ranger enamel accents beads around my page.

Here is another look at my finished page.

Supply List - From the Kit; Simple Stories patterned paper and stickers; Hampton Arts stamp. From my stash: American Crafts cardstock; Stazon Ink; misc. crochet thread; Ranger enamel accents; Tim Holtz tiny attacher; Mr. Huey's mist and Heidi Swapp gold colour shine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!