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!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook Hop!

Welcome to the My Creative Scrapbook August Kit Reveal Blog Hop!

My Creative Scrapbook is thrilled to celebrate the reveal of the beautiful August kits with an inspiration-filled blog hop complete with beautiful PRIZES!  The design team has prepared a spectacular assortment of projects for you, so be sure to visit each blog to soak up all of the inspiration.

Several prizes are up for grabs!
*** The Grand Prize Winner will receive a complete Limited Edition kit! ***
But that’s not all… there are more prizes to be won… Prima, Prima, and more Prima!

Don’t forget to leave comments as you hop along to each blog for chances to WIN!

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook August kits:

There’s something for every style!

Are you a My Creative Scrapbook kit club member?
If not, now is a great time to join!

Subscription information can be found here:

Did you know that My Creative Scrapbook also offers a variety of Add-ons?
Choose from flower kits, mixed media kits, off-the-page project kits, project life style kits, and more… there are even Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray sets available!

The add-ons can be found here:

Here is what I created with the August Main Kit!

Layout 1

This one came together really fast!  With the stickers in the Kit, creating cute little groupings of elements was really easy.  Just add a foam tape to some to make them more dimensional and place them close together in little gatherings and its virtually done!

Layout 2
"Girl Time Spent With You"
Probably my favourite.  I love the monochrome feel with all the light blue green elements.
I am drawn to circular elements, so the doily included in the kit started off two of my Layouts really nicely!
I enjoy the circle running off the page aspect of this one, and this lead to the journaling strips mimicing the circle of the doiley, which is kinda fun.

Layout 3
"Tablet Love"
Some fun fussy cutting again this month.  Patterned paper with big bold floral images frighten me a little, so fussy cutting solved it for me!  I really like making floral arrangements with fussy cut florals.  Adding a bit of foam tape here and there to create a little dimension.

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The blog hop ends on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Winners will be announced on the My Creative Scrapbook blog on Monday, August 11th.

The next stop on the blog hop is 
Lynn Shaffer's blog.

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:

Enjoy the hop!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Art Journal Project

Here's my Page.  You can see the water coloured background.  I used Shimmerz Inklingz!  Love,Love,Love these!!!

Here's a quick run through of what I did.....

I began by covering my whole page with Clear Gesso, making the paper less absorbent for wet media.

I painted my girls face, using Ceramcoat paint in Santa's Flesh and drew on her features and hair with Prisma's. 

Then tore up strips of music paper and glued it all onto her hair with gel medium.  Gel medium is a more slick surface than I would like, so I gave the hair another coat of clear gesso.

I let this dry and then added in the pencil lines indicating hair with a Prisma Color Pencil.

The hair was done with Vibez Razzle Dazzle Berry.

I put the Vibez in an aqua brush and painted it on in layers.   

Something fun......
I adore Prisma Color Pencils.  Like really love them.
Something interesting and very unexpected happens to them when used on Clear Gesso with the Vibez and water..... They behave a little like water colour pencils, and become soluble!  (So cool!)  Not sure why....but they do.  Who am I to argue.  Just work with it!

Next I got out My Inklingz.
I used the Pearl collection.

First I sprayed the background with water, then after activating the Inklingz with water, I loosely brushed the colour on.

Lastly I did some brush lettering and added a quote using India Ink.

And that's it from me today.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook Tutorial - Using Packaging

Hello and welcome today!

Have you ever really looked at the packaging that your scrapbooking products comes in?  More often than not, if you get creative, you can utilise the packaging in your projects..... Some companies these days even make the packaging pretty for the purpose of incorporating in your art.  (Green is good! Reuse & recycle :-))

Today I am sharing with you some ideas on using some packaging in some interesting ways, just using the packaging that came in the main Kit this month!

I pulled out all my goodies that came in packages....Die cuts, The Stencil, The flowers....etc

The most basic is punching these little circles.

a couple of different packaging samples.....  

Run each one through the sewing machine using a continuous straight stitch.

They make sweet little banner accents

These little circles can be the centre of flowers also, just add a few little rhinestones, or some glitter.....

The next is a step further than this idea, and it is to cut out leaf shapes.

 Just rough leaf shapes about an inch long.....

again run continuously through the sewing machine using a straight stitch.

Another project life card, (I had a left over die cut flower on my desk that matched the paper in the kit, so I grabbed it, added the badge and a couple of leaves.....finished.)

The next one is kinda fun!  There were foam dots holding the badges on in the main kit this month. 
 I peeled them off.....

I found some more circle foam dots in my foam tape stash.  I found two sizes.

I had a piece of perspex in my drawer and I arranged all these on it in a pleasing design.  (You could also use the heavy plastic in the bubble pack packaging of many items, as your stamp base)
Being double sided foam tape the side facing out is also sticky.....I got rid of this by pressing it into the (clean) carpet a few times to remove the stick.  You could also dust with a really light dusting of talcum powder.....

I inked it up with some distress ink that matched the kit Papers and stamped a repeating pattern on a sheet of white card.  Perfect for PL cards, or tags...etc.

Really cool!!!!

The last idea is the one I normally go to with the packaging, and it is just arranging layers of die cuts and Pieces, with packaging card with the hanging tab cut out in the top.  I love the look of this hanging tab cut out in layers on my pages, just peeking out behind layers!  
Makes a really good base to your photos and a good kick start to your next page!

Go a step further, use stamps or stencils and create patterns on the back side of packaging.  
This works best if its plain on the back. (no printing)
Use this as another patterned paper element in your layering.

So maybe you should give your packaging a second look before you throw it away, 
just in case you can incorporate it in your next project!!!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!
Have a wonderful day

Saturday, July 12, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook July Main Kit

Here are my Main Kit Projects for the Month of July.  I got quite a lot out of this Kit.  There's a tutorial which will be up towards the end of the month too, on using your packaging in your work!
So here are the projects.

Layout 1. "These Kids..."

Printed paper background, 3x4 pieces cut from another sheet, Stickers, flowers, diecuts and ribbon with alphas from the kit.

Layout 2  "Happy"
Nice and easy one.  Stencil from the kit with distress Ink, various pieces cut from 
Patterned paper in the kit, Die cut and badge, with alphas.  
I hand stitched some designs on with cotton thread.

Layout 3  "#takeapic"
Patterned Paper background, Strips of Patterned paper woven  together as a photo base and stitched with a sewing machine.  Die cuts, Stickers, chip pieces and alphas, punched hearts painted and added

Layout 4 " Forty One"
 Stencil patterned in the background.  Fussy cut flowers from Patterned Paper, Diecuts, stickers, 
Badge ribbon and alphas all from the kit.

Project Life Spread  "Week 15" Side A
Super simple one this week using Patterned Paper, die cuts, stickers and Alphas.
When you are trying to catch up quick and easy is great!  (The MCS kits are fabulous for this!!!)

Side B

Well thats all from me today.  If you haven't already, check out the Gallery for all the amazing work from the MCS Designers this month!

Thanks for stopping by!

My Creative Scrapbook