Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook September Main Kit- Layout 6

If you are following the posts over this week, I am using the My Creative Scrapbook Kit for September

Layout 6
"My Little Buddy"

Loved using the neutral elements in the kit to keep things bright, light and airy!  
Cardstock, Papers from the kit, Doily, Elements layered and stacked from the embellishment packs.
Crochet cotton added (Not in kit) Painted chipboard frame from the element pack, Gold Paint Splashes.

This one turned out to be one of my favourites this month, despite sitting on the desk for a week or so, unfinished and just not inspiring me.  It was not until I put all the kit away after finished the rest of the pages, that I was able to sit, at a clean space and look again with fresh eyes....and it just fell together after that!  I often don't know how I create in the mess I make for myself when I am creating.....surely it stifles you.  But I keep making my big messes and working in this tiny little space with barely enough room to breathe....constantly losing things!  LOL  I don't think I am alone, but I am jealous of those that put things away as they go and create in an orderly fashion.

Something to strive for I guess!

Friday, September 12, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook September Main Kit Project Life Week 23

Sharing another couple of pages,  this time a Project Life Spread.  I am still playing catch up....and more weeks are speeding by as I am catching up, so I am not sure at what point I will fall in a heap.....but there's no stress, I am just plodding along.  :-)

The Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook Is a lovely kit ....It always is, but this one is really pretty!
Anyway....Heres the Project Life, for several weeks ago!

Project Life Side A
"Week 23"

This one was lovely to create, I used as many of the neutral papers and embellishments as I could and kept it nice and light.  Just adding minimal accents of red and green in the elements pack in the kit.  
The Black alphas worked great too.

Layout 5
Side B

So I will add this to my PL life album, and poke around for the next weeks some point I think I am going to have to look for weeks with not many pictures, so I can skip some!  LOL  

That's the nice thing about Project Life Style Scrapbooking.  There are no rules.  You do what you can, you decide.  Weekly, Monthly, Events.....It is all good..... what ever you decide.  It is such a cool way of telling stories.  I STILL love it!

Hope to see you again soon, with my last couple of projects!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook Layout #3 for September.

Hi again!

Just sharing the next Layout I created using the Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook this month.
Get the Kits HERE!

So here is my 3rd Page!

Layout 3
"The Words you Speak"

My little fellow has only just started talking.  It took him so long, and I wondered when he would actually start, but in the time that I took to start this page and make a list of the things he has started to say consistently, he added 5 or more to his repertoire!  Its so cute, and I am loving this new opportunity to communicate with him!

I used a plain White Card stock Background, some remnant paper pieces cut down from the 3x4" pieces cut for the Project Life Spread.  Some elements from the embellishment packs in the kit, Splashes of black ink.  Some layered circles painted to accent.  Alphas from the kit, and a hand written title- fussy cut.

This one was a really quick one to do.  Which is nice once in a while, to get the work done!,  Get the photos scrapped, and move onto the next!  It rarely happens with me, but when it does its really nice!

Hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook Layout 2 for September

I am sharing the second Project today using the Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook.
Check out the MCS Blog, for some really cool inspiration from the Designers

Layout 2

I used the reverse side of a sheet of Printed Paper for my background.  I added some stencilling using The Crafter's Workshop 6x6 stencils and Green Distress Ink.  I added torn strips of Papers in the kit. Some crochet cotton from my stash, A few Elements from the Kit, some layered with foam tape for dimension...and white ink splashes at the end.  

I added my journaling.....and a wonky pen line border!

Nice easy one today.
Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Project Life Journaling tips

Welcome to the Blog today!
Here is my table set up for my Project Life stage of my creating this month.  I am a little behind, so I am trying to get as much done with my supplies this month as I can.

So with this in mind, I am sharing a few tips I find useful doing Project Life, especially when you are behind, and you are trying to get the very most out of your kits!

I love journaling.  I love words.  I love telling the story.  Project Life Style recording is perfect for story telling and in a format that reads a little like a family journal or Diary of sorts.  It records our stories of our life in pictures and in words.  It is sometimes a challenge however, finding the places to write in the limited spaces left, after we add photos.  Journal cards, blocks, stamps and labels are great for this.  I find you can never have enough and it is often necessary for me to make my own to match the papers I am using in the kits.

Often times when you are using Patterned Paper, the pattern is just too busy to add your journaling to, so you need something to adhere on top that matches, while still keeping with the cohesive embellishing in each cards design.  Not always an easy thing to do.  But I have some Ideas!

Cut a strip of Patterned paper and staple it to the top of one of your cut out labels.  Add pen lines and your journaling.

Swipe a matching paint colour onto your paper and use that as a journaling strip....This makes a 'stage' for your words.

Here are some other ideas pictured below.

Simple white on top of patterned paper (described above.)

The arrow journaling bars, very effective and points to the focal point of your journaling.....  Really cool!

One of my most favourites is strip journaling.  Just love it as a design element of my cards too!

Rounded corner labels layered and stapled.  And journaling around a frame.  
Great way to fit the story in places it might not normally fit.

Rounded corners and edged with washi tape, then stapled.  Faux pen lines to finish off....Really sweet!

The flag.  Can be any size any width, to fit your space.

Cutting a strip with freehand scallops and adhering right below or above the photo.  Journal right onto it.  

Patterned paper cut a little taller than your white journaling strip.  Layer together.   
Add staples for more interest.

Journal directly to card design, following border of image or shape.  Great way to journal on there, without greatly impacting the image or the card design.  It blends right in.

Flag with washi tape again, just larger.  

Other ideas......

Journal directly onto dead space on your photo.  Just use a pen for slick surfaces in either white or black

Journal around the border of your Photo

Journal around the entire perimeter of your card.

Die cut blank shapes and use them as journaling cards.

Journal within a pattern of your Cards.  ie look for zig zags, or lines on your paper.

adhere a flap to the top of your journaling card and use the flap as hidden, interactive journaling.

hunt up your journaling stamps in your stamp stash and use them with ink colours to match your spread

I am sure there are many many more ideas, but these are just some I used to complete the spreads using this months kit.  So that's me for the day!  Hope this sparked some ideas for journaling on your next spread!

Have a good one!

My Creative Scrapbook in September

Hello all.

Its that time of month again!  I am sharing My projects using the Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club.

Here is the Main Kit for September......

Over the next few days I will share what I created using this fun kit!
To begin with though, here is the first Layout!

Layout 1

I used a piece of the Printed Paper for the Background, and just added some splashed of India Ink, to accentuate the splatters already on the paper......I added some white and gold Papers from the kit, cut to 3x4, to sit in behind the photo.  I pulled out a few Elements from the kit- layered, to embellish, added crochet cotton, with Chipboard Alphas from the kit.  I stitched through the alphas with my machine, just because they were layered on top of one another in some places, to make them fit nicely.

Thanks for Stopping in today.
Lydell :-)

MCS Designer

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook Projects this month.....

Hello again,
Just sharing the things I created Using the Main Kit for August.  It is a lovely one to work with this month.

Check it out....

And here are the things I created using just this kit.
The first 3 you already saw if you joined us on the hop.

Layout 1

Layout 2
"Girl Time Spent with You"

Layout 3
"Tablet Love"

Layout 4
Project Life Spread
Side a- Week 19

Layout 5
Project Life
Side b- Week 19

Layout 6
Project Life
Side a- Week 20

Layout 7
Project Life
Side b- Week 20

Layout 8
Project Life
Side a- Week 21

Layout 9
Project Life
Side b- Week 21

Not a bad production with just the one kit!!!

Hope you enjoy your kits this month.
Have a great week!