Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December Tutorial for MCS.

Here is my Tutorial this month for My Creative Scrapbook!
I loved working with this December Main Kit!

I decided on a December Daily.  I am falling behind my Project life dismally, and I thought this might be a way of recording the weeks leading up to Christmas a little easier!




So here's how I did this.
Very simple with no real over the top embellishing.  
I figure I would add a little more once I sort out my photos and journaling.

'Keep it simple' was my motto.


Check out How to Create a Simple December Daily Album! by Lydell Quin on Snapguide.

Hope you will give this a try sometime.
Doesn't even have to be a December Daily....any album you feel like making would be fine!

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook December Kit

Its Christmas this month at My Creative Scrapbook.  The Main Kit is gorgeously Christmas-sy!


This month I made my first ever December Daily album.
I have resisted for years, and decided with these lovely papers, that this year was the time!!!


Here's a few of the inside pages, just waiting for photos!


I decorated them simply to allow for variances in photo sizes and added journaling




....Cant wait to fill this in.  I have been dutifully taken pictures each day.

I also created a Project Life spread just for Christmas Day.  
We are having Christmas at our home this year and we will have lots of family here, so it will be nice to have something ready for all the photos!



next I made a whole bunch of tags for the gifts.......
(I liked this one, so I cut it apart and added it to my pocket page above!


Here's some of the others.










So that's all my Christmas tags done, and they are keepsakes as well!
.....and that brings me to the end of my December kit productions!  As always I could totally keep going and make more if time permitted!  

Check out the December kit HERE  and have a great time creating!
Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Simple Card set using an MCS Kit

Have you dropped by My Creative Scrapbook to check out their scrapbook kits?  I really enjoy working with them, Pam does an amazing job at putting together fabulous papers and embellishments....

Every now and then I realise I am out of cards.  I like having a decent stash to pick from when we have a birthday or special event...or even a just because card.....and I was out.  so I selected this gorgeous teal floral patterned paper and some of the stickers in the pack.  I coloured some of the flowers I previously pulled apart with Shimmerz Paint, and they went nicely on a couple!
Project 5
Cards


And a few closer....


They are super simple.



I need to keep making a few cards at the end of every kit production, so I build myself a little stash again!  This worked great!


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Project Life-embarrassing confession.

I am so far behind Project Life it is not funny. (Sigh)
I have no idea if I can catch up....at this point I am thinking I will mix months and/or weeks together.
It's ok though.
What ever!

One thing I have decided though, is to make my PL a little simpler.  SIMPLIFY.
I am addicted to embellishing.  But I just cant keep it up with other deadlines.  So here's one which is a little simpler than my usual.  Its not a showy one.  Its just a spread.  It still tells our story.

I used the November Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.  As you can see this kit goes a long way.  This is project #6!  I still have kit left, and could make another project life spread out of it, and probably another couple of pages.


Project Life  Week 44
More black, grey and teal.....Mmm  mmmm!


And side B


See Simple!  It still has the words, It still has the story, I still has the pictures.....It has all it needs.  And it only took me an hour or so to put together, after I cut up the papers.

Now that's cool.

Maybe I can catch up. ;-)

See you again soon!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tutorial for My Creative Scrapbook.

Hello there.

I have a tutorial to share with you today.  I will show you step by step how to re-create this layout using the Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook 




Check out How to Make This Layout -Step by Step MCS-November Kit by Lydell Quin on Snapguide.


Hope you enjoy your kit this month!!!!











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Monday, November 17, 2014

A touch of Teal?

Hello!

Another quick share today....my next project using the November MCS Creative Kit

My little girl recently broke her arm at school.  It was a really nasty 24 hours, we had an overnight hospital stay and she had to go to theatre for surgery after 11 or so hours of waiting.   
It was hard waiting that long with a little one in agony.  
This photo was taken the morning after the surgery....She was exhausted

"Thinking of you"


I pulled out all the similar teal colours in the kit for this page, to give it a monochromatic feel.
I did some fussy cutting from a floral sheet in the kit and used the template to cut the ampersand out of the coordinating patterned paper.  I pulled apart the flowers and made them less dimensional, placing a string tied button in the centre of each.


Some doilies peeking out from behind, some punched stars, a splattering of Shimmerz Coloringz, 
a few stickers.....and a little layering!


My journaling was written on strips of cardstock and then cut apart and stacked on top of each other.

You know sometimes a page just feels good from start to finish...
the colours work, the embellishments work, and it just comes together?  
This was one of those.  
I loved working on this one. 
 I just wish they happened more often!  

I hope you will check back soon, for more fun projects using the MCS kit.  :-)

Have a good day!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Black, White and Grey with a touch of Teal.....

Hello today!
It is a good day to create.  I am sharing another project from the MCS Kit for November
I used the Creative Kit this month.


"Hello Everyday Life"
These gorgeous papers layered together make a Layout easy!


The drips on this page are a brand new Shimmerz Coloringz colour, which is one of my new favourites!  Love "A shade of grey"  such a great dark grey.
(If you head to the Shimmerz Store to get your own...Mention my name in the NOTES TO MERCHANT, and you can choose a FREE paint)


I loved these sticker words in the kit.  I adhered them dimensionally with liquid Scrap dots from Helmar.
The black, white and grey with the pop of teal works well together.  So pretty!

So it was a super quick share today!
I will be back again soon :-)  

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good one.