Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Creative Kit BONUS

Hello friends!

I got to go to a weekend crop just after my kit arrived which was perfect timing to hunker down and focus on getting my projects done.

I was having so much fun with the October Creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook that I even had time to make two cards after I was done with my layouts!

BONUS!!!

so...here they are...

I was pretty happy with how this card turned out. I gave myself a big pat on the back for figuring out how to use the big question mark card that is in the kit.


 I used pop dots to create the dimension under the question mark.


 I love that the little foxes are peeking out. My favorite is the little face peeking out the dot at the bottom of the question mark.

The tiny alpha stickers worked perfectly to create the sentiment on the card.


 My second card is sweet and simple, but I wanted to feature the super cute paper with all the forest critters on it!


It is nice and thin, not too many dimensional objects so it is a great card for sending in the mail.


So there you have it...

To see what the rest of the DT gals created with their kits make sure you check out the GALLERY! Lots of amazing inspiration to be seen there.
And of course if you are interested in subscription info for My Creative Scrapbook kits you can find it all here.
Have a great day
~Becky

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October Creative Kit projects

Hello friends!

Earlier in the week we debuted this months kits from My Creative Scrapbook with a fun blog hop! If you missed it you can check out all the amazing projects by starting here.

Today, I'd love to share the rest of the layouts I created with the October Creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook kit club.

This month's Creative kit featured the Friendly Forest collection from Doodlebug. It is so stinkin adorable! I'm just loving the little critters found throughout the kit.


The extra large leaves are a fun part of the kit. On this layout I lined them up vertically to make them look more like trees.


On my next layout I used items from the kit but I tried to get away from fall-ish look.


This little birdy tag is one of my favorite elements from the kit :)


For my final layout. I went with a sort of altered pocket page layout style.

I'll have a step by step for how I put this layout together later on in the month so make sure you check on back.


To see what the rest of the DT gals created with their kits make sure you check out the GALLERY! Lots of amazing inspiration to be seen there.

And of course if you are interested in subscription info for My Creative Scrapbook kits you can find it all here.

Have a great day
~Becky

Sunday, October 5, 2014

MCS BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP!!!


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


IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY!
My Creative Scrapbook is celebrating its 9th year in business!

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

*** 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.
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! ***


 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:

October Album Kit

October Creative Kit

October Limited Edition Kit

October 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: http://www.mycreativescrapbook.com/kits.htm


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Here is one of my projects created with the October CREATIVE kit: 


This kit features the super adorable Forest Friends collection from Doodlebug!


the fun twine in the kit adds great texture to your projects!

these large die cut leaves are awesome! They are double sided so they would work perfectly for your scrapbooking or home decor projects.

aren't these little critters to die for!!! The racoon was printed on the tag but I fussy cut the Fox, and Owls from on of the patterned papers.

The colours are so bright, fresh and fun in this kit!

There is a fun sheet of letter stickers in the kit too with 3 different fonts on it!

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.

The next stop on the blog hop is Heather Binnie's blog.


In case you get lost, or if you just stumbled across our hop, here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Echo Park Paper Co.: http://www.echoparkpaperblog.com

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MCS October Sneak Peeks!

It's time for our October sneak peeks!
We have been so anxious for you to see the kits that are coming your way this month.

Get ready for FALL!

Pam has once again put together a fantastic set of kits that are going to SELL OUT QUICKLY, so if you've been thinking of subscribing, now is the time to hurry over to our website to reserve your kits.
Have a little look at our October Main kit:
(as always, you can click on the photo to make it larger)

and because we know you want to see more... here are a few Main kit layouts:

by Brenda Cazes

by Elizabeth Hellum

by Stephanie Buice
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Next, check out our October Creative kit:


 and here are a few Creative kit layouts:
by Kristin Greenwood

by Joan Bronson

by Alicia Giess
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Next, feast your eyes on our October Limited Edition Kit:

and check out a few layouts that the girls made with the Limited Edition kit:

by Nicole Doiron

by Kris Berc
by Marilyn Rivera
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Last but not least, take a peek at our October Album kit:

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WOW, right?!

Don't forget to reserve your kits while supplies last!
*** See you for the full reveal on the 5th! ***

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Quilted Heart tutorial

Hello Friends!

Today I would like to share with you how I created the quilted heart on my 'Work of Heart' layout. 

This month I am using Creative Kit which features the Creative Agenda collection from Echo Park.


I started by using my silhouette to cut out a large heart from my base patterned paper. If you don't have an electronic die cutting machine you could certainly draw a heart freehand and cut it out by hand. I then used embroidery floss and stitched around the entire outside of the heart.


Next I placed the paper with the cut out heart on top of a sheet of white cardstock and traced the heart shape with my pencil


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 I took a bunch of scraps from layouts I had already completed and cut a whole bunch of 1.5inch squares. You could use a square punch if you have one but I just used my paper trimmer. I then cut each one in half diagonally so that I got two triangles.


 I then began randomly sticking the triangles down to the white cardstock in the pattern you see below. I really didn't have a plan for which triangles I stuck down, except for that I didn't want any of the same patterns to be touching each other. 

I was not covering the whole white paper with triangles...only where I had traced the heart. I also left a bunch missing from the bottom right corner as you can see, because I knew my photo was going to go there and cover that space up....no need to waste paper, am I right?!?!


 When the heart was all filled in I simply attached the patterned paper with the cut out heart on top and added my photo.


 I finished off the layout with a title block, journaling and a few stickers and embellishments.


 And here again is the finished product! A great way to use up small scraps, and you could use all kinds of different shapes for the cut out...maybe a star!....oooh, I've gotta try that.


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were able to find some inspiration.

~Becky

Monday, September 8, 2014

MCS Sept Creative Kit Projects part 2

Hello friends!

I'm back with part 2 of my layouts created with this months Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook kit club.

In case you missed my last post you can find it here, and as a reminder this kit features the Creative Agenda collection from Echo Park.

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The first layout I'm sharing today is actually one about me! I rarely scrapbook myself but I have been slowly working away on a school album of my school years. The Creative Agenda goodies in the kit worked perfectly for me to add another layout to the album.


I used the 'School' die cut word from the kit as a mask instead of just attaching the die cut to my project. I used some temporary adhesive to attach it to my page and then gave a few good sprays with some white ink.


I attached some the stickers down the side of my Gr 5. Portrait...and check out that background behind me...can you say 80s?!?!?!


I did a little bit more spritzing and splattering of the white ink in the top right corner to add some symmetry.  I love the papers with the days of the week and months of the year on them...perfect for school layouts...and the + signs and check marks...love 'em!


See that white cardstock that looks like it is torn from a book? or maybe I used an edge punch to get that look? NOPE! I just made it myself. I punched a line of circles down the edge of the paper and then made a little snip in the paper from the edge of the paper right into each circle...easy peasy!


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I'll tease you a bit with my next layout. I'll share a pic of it with you but I won't be sharing any details right now. But please check back later in the month if you are interested in how I put this layout together. I'll have a step by step tutorial to share :)




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My last layout has more of a boyish feel to it. I love that the Creative Agenda collection worked so well for boyish and feminine layouts.




I used the trick I mentioned above for making your paper look like it was torn from a coil book again on this layout.


I cut a strip of the camera paper to make a border below my photos. I loved how the little blue camera sticker was the exact same size as the camera on the paper so I just stuck it over top. A little cluster of stickers, buttons, and papers made a nice focal point.


These little word stickers in the kit were fun for making your own sentiments 


 Just another little cluster of stickers to create a visual triangle of embellishments on the layout.


Well that is all for this kit, I look forward impatiently until the next one arrives!

I hope you were able to find some inspiration.

If you are interested in finding out about the MCS kit club you can find all the details and see past kits here! And don't forget to check out the DT Gallery while you are there for a TON of great inspiration for each kit.

Have a great day
~Becky