Thursday, July 10, 2014

2 Step Stencil Tutorial

Hello Everyone!
Today I want to share how I used the fun two step stencil that is included in the Creative Kit this month.
 
So let's get started!
 
Step 1: Work outside! Just joking, being outside is not necessary for this project but I did because it was a beautiful day. I pulled all my materials outside and sat on my back deck listening to the kids play while I created...perfection!
 
Step 2: tape your white cardstock to the table. I used washi tape because it is sticky enough to hold the paper down but not so sticky that it rips the paper when you remove it.
 
Step 3: I carefully snipped the little icon circles from the stencil because I only wanted to use the circles.
 
Step 4: I didn't want to get any color any place outside my stencil so I used the washi tape again to tape some scraps of paper over my white cardstock.
 
 
Step 5: I wanted to make a rainbow effect so I selected my colours of Distress Ink. I started at the top with the red and used my foam applicator to rub it half way into first row of circles in the stencil.
 
 
Step 6: I used a bright pink to fill in the bottom half of the first row of circles, and then kept going with the pink ink to fill in the top half of the second row of circles.
 
 
Step 7: continue down the rows applying the ink in rainbow order
 
 
Step 8: when you have the ink as you want it remove the stencil from the paper.
 
 
Step nine: I took two of the little stencil icons that I had previously removed (the word 'love' and the little star) and I placed them back onto my rainbow circles. I did one close up spray of an opaque white mist over each icon. This muted the ink color a bit on some of the surrounding circles, but I liked the look.
 

 
Step 10: Build your layout on top of your stenciled paper! here's what I did with mine...

 
How do you think you'll use the stencil in your kit? I'd love to see!!!
 
Thanks for stopping by,
 ~Becky

 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

MCS: July Creative Kit projects Part 2

Hello!
 
I'm back today to share with you the rest of the layouts I created with the July Creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook kit club.
 
First up this layout of my daughter.
 
I love this look of making four separate quadrants on a layout
 
 
I used the ampersand to create my title. I just added some of the fun alpha stickers.

 
I cut one of the wood veneer frames in half and tucked each half behind one of my quadrants.
 
one here, layered with some papers and stickers...

 
 and one here with some more layering...
 
 
There are so many fun icon and word stickers in this kit that it makes it super easy to add a bunch of fun details to all your layouts. I used a tonne of them and I still have a bunch left
 

 


 
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On my next layout I featured the fun Studio Calico stencil that is in the kit.
 
 
If you are interested in how I achieved my look with the stencil check back soon for a fun tutorial!

 
For the rest of the layout I layered up some more of the fun stickers that come in the kit.
 
and here are a few close ups...
 

 
 
Thanks for coming by today!
 
For information about our kits, visit HERE. And to see what the DT did this time, go visit our GALLERY. You're sure to be inspired. 
 
~Becky

Monday, July 7, 2014

MCS July Creative Kit projects-Part 1

Welcome!
If you are familiar with my blog you will probably know by know that I love bright colors and bold patterns in my layouts. So the July Creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook was perfect for me!
 
This kit features the DIY collection from Simple Stories, and some fun wood veneer shapes and a stencil from Studio Calico.
 
This month fellow MCS DT member Sandi Clarkson and I had a little fun by swapping photos and scrapbooking two layouts for each other. She works with the Limited Edition kit and I just adore her shabby chic style, I just don't know how to do it myself so the trade was the perfect idea.
 
Today I want to share with you the two layouts I made for Sandi.
 
The photos on both layouts by Magnolia Adams Photography were so gorgeous I decided to print them in a large format to make them the focus.
 
 
I layered one of the fun sentiment stickers on top of a wood veneer.

 
There are so many awesome word and sentiment stickers in this kit! I made a cluster of them to create a focal point in the bottom right corner of the layout.

 
This little man who is about to become a big brother had the sweetest smile on his face I just had to frame it!
 
There was a large blank space in the photo above the boys head so I placed the alpha stickers directly onto the photo to create my title.

 
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My second layout for Sandi just focused on the beautiful shot of Mom and Dad.
 
 
I love this little cluster of words! It is placed just at her baby bump in the photo ;)
 
 
That layer of scalloped black ribbon is the edge of the ribbon that comes in the kit, I just tucked it under my papers so that only the lacey edge shows.
 
I layered some stickers and papers with the wood veneer....

 
and created a title by adding alpha stickers to the large ampersand piece.


Thanks for coming by today! I'll be back in a few days with a couple more layouts! 

For information about our kits, visit HERE. And to see what the DT did this time, go visit our GALLERY. You're sure to be inspired. 
 
Also, If you want to see what Sandi did with my photos, head on over to her blog here.
 
~Becky

Saturday, July 5, 2014

MCS July Kit Reveal!

Looky Looky!!!! IT'S REVEAL DAY!!!
 
We think this month's reveal is EXTRA FABULOUS... just wait until you see all of the beautiful things that Pam and the design team have prepared for you.


First, we would like to share a reminder about our current special:
Summer Savings Give a Gift - Get a Gift!

For the months of June and July you can purchase a new kit membership and receive a bottle of Lindy's Stamp Gang mist with an embellishment prize pkg FREE, so sign up that friend, and you both will receive the free prize package. Just click here and put "Summer" in the message box at checkout.


THERE IS MORE... a FREE GIFT will be added to each box that we ship out in August! So join today to get your special Customer Appreciation gift added to your August kit shipments. Just one more way My Creative Scrapbook is working to bring joy to your door
And now...
Presenting the July My Creative Scrapbook kits:
July 2014 Main Kit
featuring My Minds Eye Ashbury Heights!

This beautiful, versatile kit is filled with wonderful gold accented products.  There is even a stencil/mask and a bottle of gold Lindy's Stamp Gang spray that can be used again and again!
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July 2014 Creative Kit
featuring Simple Stories DIY Boutique!

This kit is super bright and happy. There are wood pieces, lots of wonderful stickers, a stencil/mask, and more to create tons of pages.
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July 2014 Limited Edition Kit
featuring Kaisercraft Storyteller!

This is a fantastic vintage kit full of glorious embellishments... one of our best kits yet! Lots of Prima... stunning flowers, resin frames, and crystals... plus so many more delightful things to please your heart. There is even a Prima stencil/mask and a bottle of pink Lindy's Stamp Gang spray that can be used again and again!
*Limited numbers available - grab one before they are all gone*
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July 2014 Album Kit 
featuring Simple Stories A Charmed Life!

This line is a favorite and we knew you would love to create a mini album with this kit. Have so much fun with all of the parts and pieces in this kit. We've even included a coordinating bottle of Mr. Huey's spray mist!

That is not all... check back for the Add-ons to be added to our website by the 10th.

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If you love these kits as much as we do, we encourage you to hurry over to our website and reserve yours before they're all gone.

While you're on the website, we hope you'll take a few moments to soak up the amazing inspiration in our design team gallery.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

MCS: July Kit SNEAK PEEKS!

They're here! THEY'RE HERE!
Yes, the July sneaks are here!
YIPPEE!


We appreciate your patience as we worked extra hard to make our July sneak peeks super gorgeous and scrumptious for you :)

Have a look at what a few of our designers and guests created with our July Main kit:


by Kris Berc


by Stephanie Buice
by Jodi Wilton
and because we know you want to see more more...
here are more Main Kit sneaks:
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Next, a few peeks at our July Creative kit:
by Becky Litz
by Lynn Shaffer
and more Creative kit sneaks:
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Next, take some peeks at our July Limited Edition Kit!
by Maiko Kosugi
by Marta Lapkowska
We couldn't stop there, oh no we could not!
Here are lots more Limited Edition kit sneak peeks:
(as always, click on the photo to enlarge)
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Last but not least, a peek at our July Album kit:
 by Kristin Greenwood
and more peeks at the album kit:
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Whew... if that wasn't a WHOLE LOT of gorgeousness, I don't know what is!
You may want to race over to the website and reserve your kits, as they are not going to last long.
We hope you'll visit our Design Team Gallery on the 5th for the full reveal!
In the meantime, head over to the website and reserve your kits :)