Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bella Blvd Creative Team hopeful!

As I may have mentioned a time or two before, Bella Blvd is one of my FAVORITE scrapbooking brands! (Hi Stephanie and Laura!!!!)

Last year I applied to be on their Creative Team but unfortunately I wasn't chosen. This year I am throwing my hat in the ring again and keeping my fingers crossed.

I don't want to share my projects that I've included in my application just yet so I thought I would remind you what I submitted last year.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll cross your fingers (and toes) along with me!


Monday, February 16, 2015

MCS: February Sketch Challenge

I played along with the sketch challenge this month over at My Creative Sketches!

I've been dying to scrap these photos of my son and his best buddy fishing for awhile and the Max Collection from Bella Blvd was perfect for it.

 So this is my take on the sketch...

 And here is the sketch for the challenge this month...

And as always if you are able to play along, you have the chance to win this awesome prize and to be featured on the MCS blog! You can see all the details about the challenge here.

I hope you will play along. I'd love to see your take on this sketch.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Meet Cute

I'm here with you today to share how I put my 'Meet Cute' layout together.

Do you know what the term 'meet cute' means? Basically it comes from movies or tv and it refers to when two people meet each other in an amusing, crazy or zany way but are ultimately destined to be together in the end.

Now my daughter and my brother did not get off to the best start, but I know that she is going to love her crazy Uncle in the end....maybe he needs to shave the beard! LOL

The 'hello' paper worked perfectly for this layout and was the first piece I just knew I had to use. I wanted the layout to have a bit more of a masculine feel so I kept the pink out of it for the most part.

 One of my favorite patterns for masculine project is wood grain. There was not a lot of wood grain in the kit but I made sure to use every piece I could. The wood grain tag was the main focus but I wanted there to be some more of that pattern in the layout to balance it out. The little strips of wood grain around the layout are actually the back side of one of the barcode strips from the bottom of one of the other patterns. I cut the strip up and tucked the pieces around the layout.

Speaking of barcode of the other barcode strips had those fun little emoticon faces. I chose one that matched my daughter's face in each photos and added them to each photo.

 I think the placement of the photos and the papers help your eye to travel from the top left of the layout, down to the bottom right. The layout follows the story of the photos.

I made this layout with the January Creative Kit.

 Thanks for stopping by! We'd love to see what you do with your kits on our FB page.

Have a great day

Monday, January 5, 2015

MCS January Creative Kit projects.

I'm back to share the fun layouts I made with this month's Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club.

Check it out!

This month the kit features the Happy Day collection from Pebbles along with a bunch of other fun goodies.

There are a bunch of fun little flags to cut out of one of the patterned papers. When I saw those, I was inspired to create this fun bunting on my layout.


There were so many cute images included in the sticker sheet. The little dog collar worked so perfectly for this layout...

And there were so many fun patterned papers in the kit that I had to use just about all of them together on this one layout! Don't you just love that little bike?

The 'hello' paper in the kit actually inspired this layout. It worked perfectly for these photos of my daughter meeting her Uncle for the first time...She wasn't so sure about his beard! LOL

I also really loved the dark wood accents on this layout...they added a little masculinity.

Make sure you stop by the MCS website to see the three other amazing kits this month as well as to take a peek in the Gallery at what the rest of our super talented design team did with their kits.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

MCS January Kits Sneak PEEK!

it's time for the My Creative Scrapbook January kit SNEAK PEEKS!

We're so excited about the BEAUTIFUL LINEUP this month.

Have a look at our January Main Kit:

Bright and cheerful for January? Yes, please!

Here are a couple of the layouts that our DT girls created with the Main Kit:
by Nicole Doiron
by Brenda Cazes


Take a little peek at our January Creative Kit:

Want to see a couple of the DT girls' Creative Kit layouts?
 by Izzy Anderson
by Kristin Greenwood

Here are our January Limited Edition Kit sneaks!
and some Limited Edition Kit layouts created by our designers:
 by Sandi Clarkson
by Maiko Kosugi
Take a peek at our January Album Kit:

As always, this is only a little sneak peek at what's coming in the January kits. The full kit reveal is coming up on January 5th... be sure to check back then!
Don't forget to reserve your kits.
Please visit for more information.
See you on the 5th!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Cuties

Hi Friends!

I'm here with you today to show you how I put together my Christmas Cuties layout!

I love making grid style layouts! You are able to add more than one photo as well as a bunch of clusters fun embellishments.

I decided on 3 inch squares so that there would be a nice balance of photos, elements and the background behind. I trimmed the photos slightly so that I could add a white mat and make them stand out.

So lets start with the top of the layout. I used a diecut bow to make this square into a gift! Afterwards I popped up the small green gift diecut and layered it on top to make it look like a pile of gifts.

When I placed the Christmas tree in the top left square it looked a little to lonely to me, so I added the '25'. The tree has very thin pop dots under it and the '25' has thicker ones so that they are at different heights and create depth.

The title of my layout was pretty easy to come up cute are those kiddos!?!? I wanted a word that would fit nicely in the square and the word 'cuties' worked perfectly with the Thickers. A few holly stickers finished it off.

In the bottom left corner I used pop dots once again behind the wreath sticker (I love for things to pop off the page). I used a piece of ribbon from the kit to make a tiny bow and added it to the bottom of the wreath.

The patterned paper in the middle square was just so cute I didn't want to cover any of it up so I left it as it is.

Finally I took the three ornament die cuts and lined them up along the top of the bottom right square. They looked a bit strange just hanging in space there so I added the 'JOY' stickers and it helped.

Well that's it for me today. I hope you enjoyed seeing how I put my layout together. There are SO MANY awesome stickers and die cuts in this kit I'm sure you could make a layout in the same style as me and use totally different embellies! I'd love to see it! Please make sure you share on our FB page.

Thanks for stopping by today

Friday, December 5, 2014

MCS December Creative Kit

Hello Friends!

I was excited to get to play with the Creative Kit this month from My Creative Scrapbook! Check it out! It features the Be Merry collection from American Crafts and comes with all kinds of awesome stickers and die cuts!

I'd like to share a few of the projects I created with my kit...

 All the red and green in this kit is so awesome! It makes the pages come together so easily they practically scrap themselves!

I love the milk and cookie embellishments. They worked perfectly for my pic of my little guy with his goodies for Santa.

All the bits and pieces in this kit were great for this layout. They gave me a lot of variety to add to each box in my grid. I added some pop dots under the embellies to give the layout some depth.

 The gingerbread items in the kit are so cute!

I think my most favorite thing in the whole it was this little elf sticker! That Elf on the Shelf is so popular these days, I know a LOT of you will have a use for him!

oh, and that strip of Santa's in the top left corner of my layout...that's WASHI TAPE! it!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects.

I have a few more to share with you so please check back soon!
And don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT did with their kits in our DT Gallery!

Merry Christmas!