Sunday, October 5, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook Birthday BASH Hop!!!

                      Welcome to the My Creative Scrapbook October Kit Reveal 
                                                    and Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

My Creative Scrapbook is celebrating its 9th year in business!

Yea, it’s time to party!  We’re celebrating all month long, and, believe us, you’ll want to party along with us.

We have BIRTHDAY GIFTS, lots of them, to give to YOU!

We’re getting the party started with a blog hop filled with birthday gifts! 
Are you excited?!

Do you want to know what you could win?

*** The Grand Prize winner will receive a complete My Creative Scrapbook October Main Kit featuring Echo Park and Carta Bella! ***

This kit is filled with beautiful Echo Park and Carta Bella goodies (and more!) that are just perfect for your Fall/Autumn projects.

That's not all.

We know you all LOVE Echo Park and Carta Bella as much as we do. So, we are beyond thrilled to have Echo Park and Carta Bella partying along with us!

Yes! They have been super generous to provide not just one, not just two, but THREE beautiful gifts to give to YOU!

*** Three of you will win the gift below! ***

Do Echo Park and Carta Bella know how to party or what?!

>>>>> Here is how you can win <<<<<

Complete our blog hop. It begins on the My Creative Scrapbook blog and takes you on an inspiration-filled journey through several MCS designers' blogs. You won't want to miss any of it!  You’ll find the links to the participating blogs at the end of this post.

Be sure to leave some comment love on each blog... the gift winners will be drawn from the comments!

and now...

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook October kits:

Album Kit
Creative Kit
Limited Edition Kit

Main Kit

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

Subscription information can be found here:

So on with the PROJECT!

Here is just one of the projects I created with the October Main kit: 

I loved working with this Kit!  Such gorgeous papers. and sweet embellishments!
I did a lot of subtle layering in this page. 

*******Layout How to******

1. I chose the dotty paper
2. I started with the Prima Packaging from the flower Packet.  The green suited the colour scheme!
3.Then I layed on a doily
4. I used the scalloped border from the Sticker sheet tucked under the packaging, top and bottom.
5. I printed out my Photos 4 to a 6x4 Photo- printed at home using the 'Fuzel' App on my i-phone.
6. Cut up the die cut 12x12 sheet of Kraft Polaroid frames and chose 3 to frame my photos.  I just stapled these together with the photos placed how I wanted them, to stick down as 1 entire piece. 
 (A bit less fiddly that way)
7. I pulled apart a couple of the flowers in the pack, so they are more 'simple' and less dimensional for my page.

*******TECHNIQUE TIP******

8.  I threaded a needle and using the ruffled ribbon in the kit, I cut a length about 4.5 inches long and ran a loose straight stitch up the length of it.  Pull the thread to gather it and it makes a little circle.  Do a couple of stitches to hold it together and glue to the centre of each flower. 
and you have the sweetest little altered flower!

9.  Select the little birds and the owl adding foam tape to the back of the owl and largest bird....and layer them on top of the flower stacks.  Poke in little leaves around the perimeter to create a little gathering of embellishments.  Choose a mix of stickers and chip embellishments to add dimension.  Layer them on top of the flower as well.
10.  Using the rhinestone gem embellishment cut apart sections that look like flourishes and poke them in around the cluster.
11.  Add in the chip banner "Such a Perfect Day"

12.  Peel off the sticker banner and cut off three flags.
13.  Add a chip word strip "homemade with love" and the chip arrow just above it.
14.  Cut apart two gemstones and add them to the owls eyes.
 15.  Select the stickers with the words in the sub title and cut apart to form the word stack on the left of the photos.  "A perfect Day to Spend with you"  glue them in place.

Have fun creating your own Layout!!!

Before you go, remember to leave a comment to be entered into the prize drawings!

We would love it if you would follow us on Facebook, too.

The blog hop ends on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Winners will be announced on the My Creative Scrapbook blog on Monday, October 13th.
(By the way... we're partying all month long, and we have even more gifts to give that we haven't shown you yet! So keep checking back this month for more ways to win)

The next stop on the blog hop is Sandi's blog.

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Echo Park Paper Co.:

Enjoy the Hop Ladies!!!


  1. Just lovely. It helps that it's my granddaughter. 😄

  2. very unique layout, love the pictures at the bottom, interesting looking.

  3. What a fab layout - love all the layers!

  4. Beautiful layouts. Great day to be blog hopping!

  5. Thanks for share the tut! Happy birthday

  6. oh I really love this page - fabulous design and detail

  7. Fun layouts!! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Lydell, your designs AMAZE me! Just beautiful!

  9. fabulous and really inspirational.. great projects

  10. Super cute layout, so fun with the polka dots.

  11. Thank you so much for giving us a tutorial for your beautiful page!

  12. What a beautiful layout! I LOVE the background paper!

    ~Ashley W

  13. Absolutely Beautiful!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  14. Such a gorgeous layout... love how you kept all that white 'polkadot' space!!!

  15. Gorgeous! I love how you were able to use so much white space to show off the beautiful patterned paper and still have 3 framed photos and embellishments!

  16. You're a master at taking flowers apart and making them look better than they did before! It never works for me, LOL! Fantastic page!

  17. love your fun page and lil ftames pics at the bottom!!!!

  18. adorable all the white space and your embellishment choices.

  19. I love the brightness of this page and the use of those adorable frames. Super cute!

  20. Love your layout! Thanks for the tips !

  21. Thanks for the great tips! Love the framed photos along the bottom. Great looking layout! All the best! :)

  22. What a great layout! I love how you used small pictures. I never know how to make those layouts look good. Thanks of inspiring me.

  23. Thank you for sharing the tip about the ribbon - nice to learn to ways to use products we already have!

  24. Sweet page! I love those dots and the wonderful frames! Lots of fab embellishments mixed in! Thanks so much for sharing!

  25. The Polaroid frames are so fun! Love your sweet page!

  26. Sweet LO! Love the dotted paper background!

  27. I love the embellishments on your layout. You have great style!

  28. Lovely work on your
    layout and I love the
    Carla from Utah

  29. I love your little flower!Such a sweet LO!

  30. Wow, I love your layout, the photos with the frames and the paper with the spots, thanks for seeing!

  31. Thanks for sharing the layout and the tutorial.

  32. Tutorials are wonderful! Love the pages!

  33. Beautiful page, love all the tiny details!

  34. gorgeous layouts! what a fun blog hop! thanks for the chances to win!

  35. divine creations have a lot to admire this beautiful full, Greetings

  36. Love the embelli clusters on your layout!

  37. Your layout is very beautiful. Love the paper you chose. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

  38. Such a fun layout! And I love how you did your flower! Great idea!

  39. Lovely layout and thanks for the tips!

  40. Great layout. Thanks for the how to and technique tips!

  41. Fabolous design!
    Thanks for the tutorial :-)

  42. Of course, I love the bling you add to your layout. So much fun and inspiration. Thanks.

  43. Thanks for the fun ideas!! Great page!

  44. I love your creative style!