Friday, January 19, 2018

Card Process Video with Lydie!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Lydie is treating us to fabulous process video today. A gorgeous card with our January Limited Edition kit!

Limited Edition Kit

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wintertime Fun with Aimee

 Hello friends! Aimee here with you today to share a step by step tutorial on my Wintertime Fun layout. There are so many fun elements to the My Creative Scrapbook creative kit this month that I was wowed with them all when I opened my kit! As soon as I saw the snowman stamp and die set, I knew I had to have one of those sweet snowmen on a layout. So let's get started!

I started off with a sheet of white cardstock. I trimmed out the blue stripes from the border strips paper and then trimmed them into 2 separate pieces. Adhere them to the top and bottom of the cardstock. Slip the scalloped blue/black border sticker under the bottom piece.

I trimmed a photo of our tiny and adorable snowmen down to 3.5" x 3.5" and layered papers behind. With a pencil, I placed a tiny mark on the top right corner and bottom left corner for my next step.

I used some Tattered Angel Silver Sugar Glimmer Mist and an ink blending tool to create the look of glimmering snow coming from behind my picture.

Instead of misting, I opened the bottle (after shaking it up good) and flipped it upside down on the blending tool to get a fair amount of the mist. Then using a sweeping motion, I went from corner to corner so it would peek out from around my picture.

After the Glimmer Mist had dried, I adhered my picture onto the cardstock and started all of the fun of placing embellishments.

In the picture below, you can see that I added one of the tags upside down. I knew that once I had my snowman ready to go, he would cover up the words and only the pretty blue pattern on the tag would show. I added some of the other tags and stickers to my layout. *One little side note - Once I had my snowman tag on the bottom right corner of the layout, I realized I wanted to carry the Glimmer Mist to that corner as well.

Now comes that adorable little snowman! Instead of stamping in black ink, I wanted this little guy to really pop so I used silver embossing power and my VersaMark ink pad. I embossed 2 on the blue patterned paper and one on the red patterned paper and used the die to cut them both out. Then I trimmed out the scarf on the red paper and adhered it to the snowman on blue paper.

And here he is! So cute!!

I adhered him to my layout and started working on adding some snowflakes around him with the snowflake stamps and stickers.

I felt like I needed a little something in the upper right hand corner with the wreath so I pulled apart this tag so I could use the mitten by themselves. I know I can find a use for the beautiful wood tag in another project. ;)

I used pop dots to raise the mittens above the wreath for dimension.

A few more embellishments and finishing the title with a sticker and call it done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and by now are enjoying one of the fabulous January kits! Here is a look at the Creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook that I had the pleasure of working with!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Walk through with Tracy!

Hello crafty friends! Tracy here, and today I have a fun little layout tutorial to share. This is the first layout that I created with my January Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook, featuring the Welcome Home collection from Carta Bella.
The first thing I did was grab that beautiful floral patterned paper with the white background. I fussy cut out all of the flowers and leaves while watching some good Netflix shows. I left a little white border around all of my pieces.
The navy patterned paper is my 12x12 layer. The white wood patterned paper is the layout background, cut to 11.25x11.25. Then I took a large dinner plate and traced a circle in the middle of the layout as a guide for my wreath.
I added a couple of flags in the top left hand corner of the layout. Then added a flower and leaves using 3D foam squares of different thicknesses.
Add flowers and leaves all the way around the traced circle, again using different thicknesses of foam, and some adhered straight to the layout.
Mat the photo in kraft, white and brown cardstock and adhere to the middle of the wreath using 3D foam squares. I also added the large heart to the bottom right hand portion of the wreath.
I added a die cut tag split in half above and below the matted photo.
Add a few more embellishments here and there, and voila!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Video Process with Laura!

Hi there!

It’s Laura here sharing a new layout and process video for today!  I am having so much fun with the January main kit!!

For today's page, I opted to pull the warm wood tones, black and white and russet coloured elements from the kit.  As my page progresses, however, I also pulled in some yellow tones.

You know how much I love wood-grain backgrounds so using this gorgeous paper was a no brainer! I also added some stitching to my background using a metallic Spring green thread, in the shape of a heart to frame my focal area. I used a pencil to draw a heart outline and then stitched over the pencil lines with my sewing machine.

 I kept my title simple, the kit had so many great pieces that could make for easy title work.

I clustered up some pretty floral ephemera and chipboard pieces, plus I added a couple of stickers like the heart and stack of books.  These pieces seemed so perfect for this photo, snapped at my son and daughter in law's wedding.

I also added a small embellishments cluster at the bottom of my page, adding a simple "w" Thicker as a pop of black to balance the black in my photo.  I also added a sprinkling of the Jillibean Soup wood veneer pieces that came in the kit.

My final step was a splattering of a Spring green Heidi Swapp colour shine from my stash.

As mentioned, I have a process video for this layout, you should watch it!  Here or on my You-Tube channel, which ever you prefer!

Supply List:  Carta Bella "Welcome Home" patterned paper (stay a while, flower market), die cut cardstock pieces, element stickers, chipboard accents; American Crafts Thickers; Jillibean Soup wood veneer flowers. Other Supplies: Heidi Swapp citron color shine.; misc. metallic green thread. 

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Monday, January 15, 2018

January Sketch!

It’s time to unveil January'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

Lee- Anne Thornton

Monique Liedtke

Angel Lebouef

Shona Keehn

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

Friday, January 12, 2018

Using Cut Files with Monique!

Hello My Creative Scrapbook friends!! It's Monique with you today to share my tutorial for January. When I received the MCS January Main Kit I was so excited!! This kit with the "Welcome Home" collection from Carta Bella is just perfect for all those photos I take around the house daily! I just couldn't wait to dig in! So here's what I created!

For today's layout I used this photo of my daughter sitting outside in our garden in the September sun reading yet another book. As I'm a huge book lover myself I love it when I see my kids reading and often can't resist to take a photo.

I thought I would show you step-by-step how this page came together. 

I started by choosing one of the MCS January cut files and decided not to cut it out, but to replace the blade with a (gold colored) sketch pen and draw the file:

I wanted to color the image in the same shade as the "Gather" paper, while also matching my photo:

In the top left corner you see the "Gather" paper I used for reference:

Some of the colors turned out too bright so I used a bit of kitchen paper to absorb the water and with it some of the color. 

Next I chose one of the 4x6 journaling cards and placed my photo on it. I matted the photo & the 4x6 card and placed this on yet another piece of paper (both from the "Gather" paper: the front and the back). 

I adhered this on the right side of my layout, right in the middle. I glue my papers and photos with only a minimum of glue so that afterwards I'm always able to still slip photos or papers under it. And that's what I did here: the card with the basket with books and the tag (both from the Carta Bella ephemera package) were both added to the right side of my photo. 

Now I started embellishing my page a bit more: the "Home Sweet Home" sticker was adhered above my photo, the sticker with the vase and the flowers was added to the bottom left corner of my photo, the die-cut with the "home" text was adhered on top of the tag and the die-cut banner pieces were adhered under my photo with some 3D adhesive foam dots. 

As I love many embellishments on my layouts I added the "happiness" sticker on top of the card with the basket with books and the "home" sticker below, a chipboard piece with books on the bottom of my photo and a chipboard pot with herbs on the right side of my photo.

The layout is almost done, but I still need a title. I used the Thickers from the kit for the word "read" and the smaller letter stickers from the Carta Bella Cardstock Stickers for the words "many" and "books" and because I saw another books sticker on this same sheet of stickers I just had to add that too! 

Last but not least, I stamped the date below the chipboard pot with herbs, used my tiny attacher to staple a piece of ribbon on to the 4x6 journaling card and added a few drops of paint.... and I was done!

I really love this page of my daughter. It really fits her! 

Here's a photo of the fabulous January Main Kit I used. If you haven't seen the other kits for this month yet then please hop over to the My Creative Scrapbook website HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog. I hope I've been able to inspire you a little and hope you'll share your projects created with this kit on our Inspiration Central facebook page


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Distress Oxides Inks 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 January 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

For more information about our kits, visit our website at

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Altered Chippy Frame with Shona!

Hi everyone! Today I am going to show you how I altered or finished the large chippy frame in the January Limited Edition kit at My Creative Scrapbook 

Step 1
First thing is to cover the chipboard frame with a generous coat of gesso.

Step 2
Before the gesso was dry, I covered the entire piece with some embossing powder. You can use any embossing powder or if you do not have any, try some glitter. Heat set the embossing powder to set.  

Step 3To finish it off I went around the outside and inside edges with some distress ink. I love the vintage look from the ink.

Here is a close up of the finished piece on the layout!!

That is it for me today. Make sure to check out all the gorgeous January kits available this month!! Take care and Happy New Year!