Thursday, July 20, 2017

5 Minute Cards with Marta!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans!  Design Team member Marta Lapkowska is treating us to a 5 Minute Cards process video today. These cards are so shabby and Beautiful using our July Limited Edition kit!

July Limited Edition Kit 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer Time Process With Laura!

Hello! I am back sharing another layout and process video for My Creative Scrapbook, I was in the mood to play with my water color paints when I created this page.  Although, I did keep things very simplistic.

I took my cues form the  "sum sum summertime" cut apart card, when adding paint to my page, attempting to mimic the look.

It was fun to create and is a great alternative to using a lot of patterned paper, which is a nice way to mix things up sometimes.

I used that cut apart card, and a sticker to create my title. I embellished both pieces just a little bit, for impact.

Adding embellishments to journaling is a great way to make it a main feature of the page.

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

Supply List: (From the Kit) Photo play "Summer Bucket List" pattern paper ( Splish splash, fun day) and ephemera; Simple Stories "Summer Days" card stock stickers, bits and pieces, 4 x 6 stickers, and pattern paper (4 x 6 vertical elements). (From my stash) artist loft watercolour paint; crochet thread; sharpie pen; miscellaneous thread and buttons.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New July Sketch!

Pam and the Team would like to welcome all of our My Creative Sketches blog followers to the My Creative Scrapbook blog. Here we will post our monthly sketch for you each month along with samples created using that sketch by our Design Team. We invite you to post your layouts using this sketch on our facebook group :

Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Love our fans here at My Creative Scrapbook and will be watching this board to pick random winners that will receive a prize. Thank you for joining in the fun. 

Pam Rangel, Owner and the
My Creative Scrapbook Design Team 

July Sketch!
It’s time to unveil July's fabulous Sketch.Everyone is welcomed to play along. Remember to share your sketch at My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central you never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!
Here below is a example that our Design Team has created using the same sketch!

We are looking forward to seeing what you share with us!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Mixed Media Shabby Chic Layout for Beginners by Marilyn!

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

July 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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Background Tips with Yvette!

Hi My Creative Scrapbook Fans!  For my tutorial this month, I decided to use a die-cut circle set to create a super awesome background for the upper portion of my layout.

I begin by using my Sizzix Big Shot to die cut several circles in various sizes.  Next, I applied pool mid-tone and soft pool shadow inks to the outer edges of each circles, use a blending tool starting with the lightest to darkest. 

A Soft Yellow shadow ink was applied to the smaller circles.

 Next, I added the splish splash pattern paper to the lower half of the page and once all the circles were positioned as I like them, I added a 2 inch strip of pattern paper across the middle of the layout. 

  At this point I trim the excess circles and added some machine stitching around the perimeter.
Next, I layered some of the die-cut frames from the Summer Bucket List ephemera pack underneath my photo and love the added interest this creates.

I created a cluster of embellishments on the bottom right hand corner of the photo that includes one of the Summer Bucket list die cut, a few Summer Days chipboard stickers and a couple of  bits & pieces.   

I used one of the phase as well as the happy banner from the Summer Days cardstock stickers to create my title and later decided the area around the title needed a bit more detail so I added a few more stickers.   

The cloud and sun sticker were a perfect addition to the top left hand side of my photo, along with  some journaling strips. I really love the selection of embellishments and patterned papers in this kit,  it made it so easy to document my summer photos !  

       I  finished my layout off by adding my journaling. 
Thanks for stopping by :) xx

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bits and Pieces with Tracy!

Hey guys, Tracy here and today I thought I would share a great little tutorial that is great for using up those little bits and pieces of a favorite kit or collection. Here are all of the details:   MCS-TracyJulyCreative1 
 My layout is created using the July Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook and a few of these other additions: White and Pink Cardstock Pink, Teal and Yellow Misters Adhesives: Tape Runner, 3D Foam Squares Plate and a Pencil I started by cutting my white cardstock to about 10x10. Then I took a regular dinner plate and used it as a template to draw a large circle with pencil. Using that as a guide I splattered my mister colours around the circle. Let dry. Adhere the white cardstock to the teal patterned paper that is your background.
 Then I cut all sorts of little pieces of patterned paper. The width varied from 1/2" to 3/4". The length varied from 1.25" to 1.75". Cut lots, there is nothing more frustrating than creating a pattern and then realizing half way through that you don't quite have enough. I ran my tape runner around the circle that I traced earlier in pencil. This made it easy to just add pieces as you go, occasionally I needed to add a little adhesive to individual pieces when they overlapped a lot. I also left spaces here and there, that is where later I added other embellishments. IMG_0990 
 Once your patterned paper pieces are added, then I added the other embellishments. That included die cuts, chipboard and cardstock stickers. I often used 3D foam tape when adding, to get a little bit more dimension. To finish I added my matted photo in the middle of the circle, again using 3D foam squares. Ta Daaaa, a super cute finished layout!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer Days with Laura!

Hello! I am back sharing another layout and process video for My Creative Scrapbook, this was actually the first layout that I created with the kit! I love this picture of my friend's little one, I recently created her first birthday invitations with this photo and requested the right to use it as my "fee"!

I must have been tired when I started this layout, as I created several strawberry themed cut files for this page - and then just before cutting them out I remember the photo featured this little one with watermelons not strawberries! ha!

So I opted for a large die cut heart instead, which was fine since I really wanted to feature this gingham paper on my layout! After adhering the heart to my page, I added some machine stitching for texture.

I layered a fussy cut label to 'house' my title and a main cluster of embellishments.  

A second and mid sized cluster rests above my photo.

And the last and smallest cluster sits to the left of my page, and the heart.

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

Supply List: (From the Kit) Simple Stories "Summer Days" patterned paper (lazy days, soak up the sun, 4 x 6 vertical elements, 4 x 6 horizontal elements), cardstock stickers, 4 x 6 stickers, bits and pieces.  (From my stash) Other Staedtler pen and miscellaneous thread.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sunny Days with Marielle!

Hello and welcome ! So happy to share a step by step post of this layout with you today ! I only used 2 of the patterned papers from this kit and used A LOT of the embellishments...stickers, chipboard, die cuts ! 

Sunny Days by Marielle LeBlanc

I started by choosing the clouds paper for my background  and cut 3 strips of the wide striped paper in various widths and machine stitched them to the left side of my layout.

Then came the fun part... searching thru all of the pretty embellishments in this kit and choosing the right ones for my beach themed layout.

I chose word stickers (in each color of the striped paper) and adhered them to white cardstock.

I chose to use black and white photos of my son Gabriel at the beach so they wouldn't compete with the bright colors of this collection.

I chose die cuts or stickers that match the colors of the word stickers and adhere them with 3D foam squares.

Here's a look at all the cute embellishments I chose to use.

I added a few more die cuts/stickers at the top right portion.

....and at the bottom :)

Here's a look at the yummy July main kit. You can get yours @ My Creative Scrapbook

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today.
Have a great Summer !

Friday, July 7, 2017

I heart Summer Tutorial with Monique!

Hello MCS friends!! It's Monique with you today sharing a step-by-step tutorial for my "I heart Summer" layout. I used the My Creative Scrapbook July Main Kit with all the Simple Stories and Photoplay Paper product. How I adore the bright & sunny colors and designs in this kit!! Here's the layout I made:

For this layout I started with one of the MCS digital cut files: the palm tree, but instead of cutting the palm tree I removed the Silhouette Cameo cutting blade and inserted a brown Silhouette sketch pen. In the Silhouette settings I easily adjusted the settings (see on the right side, at the bottom):

After resizing the tree to almost page size I inserted the paper I wanted to draw on and pressed "Send to Silhouette":

The next step was water coloring the palm tree image. I used my Studio Calico water color paints and got to work:

I used large brush strokes to "roughly" color the image: 

After I finished coloring I set the paper aside to let it dry and selected the paper, photo and embellishments I wanted to use. Next came the designing of the page. Before adhering anything I placed everything I thought wanted to use on my paper and kept rearranging until I was satisfied with the look: 

After adhering everything I added some machine stitching, journaling, a date stamp and a couple of paint drops and I was done!

Here are a few close-ups of the finished page:

Hope you like it!! For more July Main Kit inspiration hop over to the Design Team gallery and if you're interested in information about the kit club then you can find the details HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to take a peek at my project!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Step By Step with Lee Ann!

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a tutorial on how I created the mixed media background that I created on white cardstock for this layout. This was one of my July layouts with the My Creative Scrapbook's July Creative Kit.

It is fun to sometimes play and get messy with paints and sprays and create something a little more artsy for a background.  For many of my layouts, I tend to use white cardstock for my background and add the patterned papers on top of it. I love the clean look but I occasionally like to get creative and create a one of a kind artsy background. Here are some more closeups of the layout:

To create the background for this layout, you will need:

  • 1 sheet of 12 X 12 white textured cardstock
  • Craft mat
  • Clear gesso (I use Liquitex)
  • Heat gun or hair dryer
  • White gesso (I use Liquitex but white acrylic paint will also work)
  • White modeling paste (I use Liquitex)
  • An old or expired credit card or gift card (to spread the modeling paste)
  • Heidi Swapp Colorshine Sprays in gold, navy, primrose and teal
  • Ranger Distress Stain in Picket Fence
  • Wide bristle artist paint brush or sponge brush
  • Palet knife
  • Paper towel 
  • Paper trimmer
  • A piece of packaging (cellophane)


With a paper trimmer, trim the white cardstock to measure 11 1/2 inches on all four sides.

With a paint brush or sponge brush apply clear gesso to the white cardstock. Dry with a heat gun.

Scoop approximately one tablespoon of modeling paste onto a craft mat with the palet knife

Spray the modeling paste generously with the Heidi Swapp Colorshine Spray to the desired shade and stir with the palet knife to combine it well with the modeling paste

Add some colored modeling paste to the bottom edge of the plastic card and apply to the white cardstock as shown by sort of scraping the modeling paste on the page

With the same shade of modeling paste, apply to several areas of the white cardstock.

Dry with a heat gun well before adding other colors of modeling paste. 

Continue applying each color of modeling paste and drying in between each color change with a heat gun.

I wanted to tone the colors down because I thought it was too busy so I applied some white gesso onto my craft mat and with my finger spread it around the page in a circular motion and let it dry

 After the white gesso was applied and dry, I applied some Ranger Distress Stain in Picket Fence by dabbing it onto a piece of clear cellophane and "stamping" it randomly around the page

Once I was happy with it, I splatted some Heidi Swapp Colorshine Spray in navy and primrose around the page and let it dry well

Finally I added some machine stitching around the edge of the cardstock. Stitching is totally optional. I prefer to add stitching to many of my layouts because I love the homespun feeling and texture it gives to my pages.

Adhere it to the navy plus sign patterned paper from the July Creative Kit. The background is now complete. 

Mixed media is all about layering colors and textures and just having fun. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and give mixed media a try. I find it is so much fun to let loose and get messy. It really is freeing.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!