Saturday, April 22, 2017

Process Video From Katty!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans!  Design Team member Katty Miranda is treating us to a process video today. She will be showing us her process to recreate this layout using our April Main kit!

Here is Our April Main Kit!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Layout Step By Step with Yvette!

Hi Scrapping Friends!

Today I'm going to share with you how quickly and easily this layout came together using the April Main Kit!  

I started with a 12x12 black cardstock for my base.
       I was inspired by the cute cameras on the Little By Little collection by Shimelle and it teamed up perfectly with the small heart design pattern paper from the Oh My Heart collection by Pink Paislee.  

For my first layer I cut the 12x12 patterned paper on a diagonal, which created a triangle and then adhered to my cardstock.

   For my second layer I added a smallest triangle to the top and off the sides, added another to the lower right corner and then machine stitched around the perimeter.

From this point on I started adding my embellishments...I adhered my photo with some foam tape underneath to give it some extra dimension.
I created a small cluster on the right side of my photo using a couple pieces of chipboard from the Lovely Day collection, along with a tag and the die cut word joy from the Creative Embellishments set.  
  To the top of my photo I added another one of the die cut word dream which also came in the  Creative Embellishments set and to the bottom left corner of my photo I created another small cluster using a couple pieces of chipboards.            

   I used the grow through life phase with a flower from the Pink Paislee-Oh My Heart ephemera pack to create my title and I finished my layout off by adding a few white enamel dots!  

Thanks for stopping by :) xoxo Yvette

   I hope I inspired you to create something beautiful....using the April main kit from My Creative Scrapbook

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Step By Step with Pascale!

Hello Sweeties, Today I'm up on My Creative Scrapbook blog with a layout made with the April's kit.
First I primed the background paper with clear gesso. Then I added a thin layer of white gesso. When dry, I added a design with the stencil and a Clear Crackle Paste. I let dry naturally to allow the crackle to appear.
Then I colored the area with gray and pink watercolors and a pink Art Alchemy.
I layered some cards from the Rose Quartz collection to add under the photo.
I glued some flowers, some ephemera from the Rose Quartz collection, and a few scraps of a doily.
To finish, I added some micro beads and glass glitters.
  • My Creative Scrapbook Kit
  • Paper - Prima (Rose Quartz: Rose Dreams);
  • Journaling Cards - Prima (Rose Quartz);
  • Flowers - Prima (Persian Marblelite, Provenza);
  • Stencil - Prima (Flourish);
Other products:
  • Twinkling H2O - ColourArte (Smokey Diamond, Pewter, Wine and Roses, Cherry Sorbet);
  • Art Alchemy - Finnabair Prima (Vintage Rose);
  • Art Ingredients - Finnabair Prima (Microbeads; Silver, Black; Glass Glitter: Silver Sterling);
  • Art Extravagance - Finnabair Prima (Clear Crackle Paste);
  • Art Basics - Finnabair Prima (Clear Gesso, White Gesso, 3D Matte Gel, Soft Matte Gel).

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Step By Step with Monique!

Hello everyone! It's Monique here sharing one of the layouts I created with MCS' beautiful April Main Kit. I adore this month's kit and had so much fun playing with it. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use it to scrap the photo where my daughter signs her High School Diploma. It was such a very important moment and so I saved the photo for the right papers. I just wanted the layout to be perfect! I'm really happy with the result and can't wait to hear what you think!

I loved creating this page and thought I'd share a step-by-step to show you how I made it. 

I started with a sheet of white AC cardstock and 4 colors ink (all from my own stash). I spread lots ink drops over my cardstock in a diagonal line and set the paper aside to let the ink dry:  

While the ink was drying I selected the Pink Paislee, Oh My Heart #6 paper and fussy cut many of the beautiful flowers as well as a couple of leaves:

As soon as the ink had dried I arranged the flowers on top of it, leaving a spot for my photo: 

Next came the awesome Heidi Swapp stamps which are also included in the kit:

I stamped mainly on the left and right side of the flowers, but also on top of some. The stamps are of a beautiful quality, are super easy to use and stamp very "even". To achieve the lighter "gray" stamped images I first stamped on a piece of scrap paper before stamping on my layout.  

Next I selected the "Dear Lizzy Lovely Phrases" chipboard pieces I wanted to use. I chose all the little hearts and the word "love". I always remove the adhesive backing before using chipboard stickers as I want to place them here and there on my page just to see how they look:

After I was sure about where I wanted the chipboard pieces I adhered them using some liquid glue. 

Next I had adhered the photo of my daughter in the centre of my layout and added some random machine stitching:

I really love how the layout turned out! Here are two more close-ups:

This is it! Thank you so much for stopping by today and if you have any questions I would love to hear them! 

Wishing you a wonderful day!
xx Monique

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mixed Media with Marilyn!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans!  Design Team member Marilyn Rivera is treating us to another fabulous process video today. Another gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our April Limited Edition kit!

Here is Our April Limited Edition Kit !

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

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Monday, April 17, 2017

I wish Process with Laura!

Hey there!  I am sharing another layout as well as a process video today.  This page was created for  My Creative Scrapbook using the April main kit! As I have mentioned before, this month's kit contains loads of goodies from the "Oh My Heart" collection by Pink Paislee, which is so fun and vibrant and helped me to create loads of happy projects!

I saw a quote a while back that I loved, and I knew immediately that it would make a fun large title for a layout.  I had to condense the quote a bit to fit it onto my page, but I love the way it turned out, especially with the addition of the Dear Lizzy chipboard piece and Creative Embellishments word!

I used some navy blue embossing powder from my stash to coat the Creative Embellishments piece, actually I gave it a double coat for good measure.

The large scale foam Thickers further enhanced the look I was going for.

I created loads of colourful layers behind my photo via die cuts and paper strips, as well as some of this months free cut files from MCS.

How much are we loving the pops of rose gold in this collection!

Final steps include adding crochet thread to my tag, sprinkling my layout with navy Colour Shine and adding a couple of enamel dots from my stash.

You can watch my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.

Supply List: (From the Kit) Pink Paislee Oh My Heart patterned papers {08, 10, 12} and ephemera; Dear Lizzy Lovely chipboard phrase stickers; Thickers Thick and Thin Foam letter stickers; Creative Embellishments chipboard word. (From my stash) American Crafts textured white cardstock; Misc. crochet thread; Heidi Swapp navy Color Shine; Versamark Ink; CTMH embossing powder; Michael's and American Crafts enamel dots.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Pocket Page Filler Cards with Ashley Smith

When I have lots of photos to scrap, sometimes I will make a traditional layout and then use a pocket page to add the rest of the photos.

In order to tie the two pages together, you can use your leftover scrap paper and embellishments to make your own journaling cards and filler cards for the pocket pages.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Step By Step with Pascale!

Hello Sweeties Today, I'm up on My Creative Scrapbook with a new layout made with the April's Limited Edition kit. I chose a photo from my proud grandfather and my aunt, taken at the end of the fifties at the carnival.
First I primed the background with clear gesso. When dry, I added a design with the stencil and clear crackle paste. But before applying the crackle paste trough the stencil, I colored it with chalk inks. The crackle paste was lightly colored.
While the paste was drying, I colored a watercolor paper with watercolors and acrylic paint. Then I stamped all the flowers from the "Only you" stamp set with an Archival black ink. Then I fuzzy cut them and I painted the leaves with a gray acrylic paint to add some contrast.
I cut a few pieces of paper to add under the photo.
I glued a few flowers along with the stamped flowers and a few Ephemera tickets to remind the carnival.
I finished the layout with splatters of silver glitters, mixed with a gloss gel and water.
Materials: My Creative Scrapbook kit:
  • Papers:
    • Prima (Rose Quartz: Midnight Beauty);
    • Kaisercraft (Ps I love you: Companionship);
  • Ephemera - Prima (Rose Quartz);
  • Flowers - Prima (Persian Marbelite);
  • Stamps - Heidi Swapp (Only you);
Other products:
  • Twinkling H2O - ColourArte (Smokey Diamond, Peter, Chiffon Pink);
  • Chalk Ink - Prima (Pastel Pink, Tin Can);
  • Art Alchemy - Finnabair Prima (Rose Vintage, Sparks: Raven Black);
  • Glitter - Blue Fern Studios (Silver Prism);
  • Art Extravagance - Finnabair Prima (Clear Crackle Paste);
  • Art Basics - Finnabair Prima (Clear Gesso, Soft Gloss Gel, 3D Matte Gel).

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Scrapbook Layout Video with Michelle!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans!  Design Team member Michelle McDonald is treating us to a fabulous process video today.  Enjoy A gorgeous scrapbooking layout with our April Limited Edition kit!

                                                 Here is Our March 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, April 12, 2017

Paper Quilting with Madeline!

It takes a lot of patience to piece together and sew a fabric quilt. For me, a paper quilt is much more doable, especially when you're working with simple shapes like squares and triangles. A pattern of triangles forms the basis for the layout I'm sharing today. 

This page is created with My Creative Scrapbook's Main kit for April. The gorgeous patterned papers are from Pink Paislee's Oh My Heart collection, designed by Paige Evans. The design can certainly be duplicated in alternate color schemes, but if you want to follow along and create an identical backdrop for your page, I've included paper numbers in the instructions. Let's begin!

First, cut away the center portion of Paper No. 18, leaving a 1 inch border on all sides. Tuck this outer section away, as it will be used to finish off the layout towards the end of this tutorial.

Next, cut out (12) 2-inch squares from various patterned papers. I used Paper Nos. 18, 01, 24, 10, and 12. 

Luckily Paper No. 24 is already arranged in a 6x6 grid with each individual square measuring exactly 2"x 2". However, Paper No. 10 is arranged in a 5x5 grid, so each of those squares are larger than 2"x 2" and must be cut down slightly to use in this design. 

Then, cut each square in half diagonally, resulting in 24 triangles, the number needed for the paper quilt design.

Here is what I cut for my page:

Next, ink the edges of the triangles, and arrange on a sheet of white cardstock which has been trimmed to 10 7/8 inches by 10 7/8 inches. Begin in one corner, and work your way around, placing all 24 pieces first, before attaching with adhesive. If you're the ambitious type, you could also add some machine stitching at this point. ;)

You may have noticed that there are only three pink corners. I meant to do that, opting for a little contrast with the one purposeful purple corner on the bottom right.

Now it's time to add that border cut from Paper No. 18:

Looking good! 

Next, sort through and add various die-cuts, chipboard and your photo to the center of the design. 

The cute little fox is my favorite!

Lastly, add your journaling (always optional). I began at the top and let it flow down the center of the page. 

This simple design makes a big impact on the page! I can't wait to try this with other colors and patterns. The variety in My Creative Scrapbook's Main kit for April makes it easy to do.