Friday, May 18, 2018

Process with Tiffany!


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



May Limited Edition 

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Sketch fun with Yvette!


Hello My Creative Scrapbook fans!  Yvette here, and today I'm sharing a layout I create using this month's sketch designed by the talented Laura Whitaker. I love to use sketches as a starting point on most of my pages, it gives me the inspiration I need to start my layouts. 

         

Here's a look at the May sketch...




I start by gathering some of my supplies to create my base for my layout.  Next, using a 1 3/4 circle paper punch I created several circles, I then cut out a few thin strips of pattern paper which I use to attach my circles to.       
       

I adhere all of the circles to the thin strips of patterned paper using a staple-as shown below.


Once my background was finish, I started working on adding some layers of patterned paper behind my photo. I also added some foam tape between the layers to create lots of dimension





At this point, I started adding my embellishments using the sketch as my guide.

   
On the right side of the photo I created a cluster of embellishments by layering together some of the chipboard accents from the Spring Market collection, a couple of paper shapes flowers, as well as a few cut file butterflies which was added all along the right side of the photo and also along the top.     


I combined one of the chipboard phrases from the collection, with a cardstock sticker to create my title. I also added a chipboard tag underneath the title and another cut file butterfly. 


Included in this month's main kit was a beautiful strip of burlap, I decided to add it along the bottom of my page, I love the added interest and texture this create on my layout.  

I finished the layout off with a few enamel dots and added some of Maggie Holmes vintage buttons to the top of the paper flowers.

I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!!!

Thanks for stopping by :) xx




  

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Recreating with Madeline!

This month's main kit from My Creative Scrapbooks contains so many beautiful floral die-cuts and chipboard pieces from Carta Bella's --- collection, and one of my favorites is the pitcher of flowers. Recreating a similar pitcher, super-sized, and to have this as the centerpiece of a scrapbook page was what I set out to do.

First I needed to sketch out a pitcher. It wasn't as difficult as you'd imagine! I used a ruler for the straight lines and free-handed the rest, albeit with lots of eraser marks, as I adjusted the size and height to fit the paper and my page.


Here it is cut from the sketch and placed on the black and white print I intend to use for the pitcher:


Next I turned over the paper and traced my template on the reverse side, so that I could better see the pencil marks when cutting. Remember to flip your template too, unless it doesn't matter which way the spout is facing.


The lines show up much better on the lighter colored print, making it easy to follow with my scissors.


Here is the pitcher, cut and flipped to the desired side:


And here are the flowers that will eventually come together to fill it:


But first, the pitcher needs a little white highlight with dry-brushed gesso. To achieve the light effect, I loaded my brush with gesso, then brushed most of it off on a paper towel, before lightly swiping the paper, following the lines of the pitcher. I repeated this until I was satisfied with the look.


And now, for a fun background, using a mix of watercolors and gelatos. I had my handy chipboard flower arrangement nearby as a model, as I was attempting to bring in those same colors of pink, peach and yellow to my paper.

First, I brushed sections of waxed paper with various colors, being careful not to mix and muddy them up.


Then I smooshed a clear baggie over the waxed paper to pick up areas of color, and transferred it to a plain white cardstock. I smoothed and smeared and re-smooshed until the center of my background looked like this:


And now I don't want to cover it up! lol. 

But onward I go, adding the pitcher, button-centered flowers, and bits of greenery to fill in the spaces, tying on the tag, adding my title, and finally backing with pink cardstock.


I originally imagined this page would hold a photo of my plant-filled kitchen window, but I forgot to add it to my print order! Guess what? I think I like it just fine as a decor item. Eventually I'll get that photo printed and add it to the page. Meanwhile this happy spring scene will sit on my easel and brighten 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May Sketch!

It’s time to unveil May 's fabulous Sketch.Everyone is welcomed to play along.


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. 

 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!

Shizuka Hirano

Monique Liedtke

Angel Lebouef

Tracy McLennon

Yvette Weber

Lee-Anne Thornton

Zelda Smith

Alicia Giess

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

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mixed Media with Tiffany!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Tiffany Solorio is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our May Limited Edition kit!


May 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 MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Friday, May 11, 2018

Gorgeous Prcoess Video with Rebecca!

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


May 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 MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Process Video with Ola!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Ola is treating us to process video today. A scrapbooking layout with our May Limited Edition kit!


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 MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Pocket Insert Tutorial by Zelda


Hi there! I have a fun and functional pocket insert tutorial to share with you, that I created using the May Creative kit. This Hello Spring collection by Echo Park is so bright and cheery!

Let’s get started; the planner that I use is the Happy Planner Big and after creating a cute planner spread I wanted to also create a small pocket insert to go with it. I choose two papers one for the main body/insert and one to use for the pocket. I also choose to cut my paper in length to size for a mini planner but I allowed an extra inch in width as you can see in the photo my measurements were 7”x10” for the insert and 5”x10” for the pocket. I scored both papers at the 5” mark and folded them in half. My insert then measured 7”x5”


Then I used my We R Memory Keepers planner punch board * I love this punch board you can own any type of planner and yet make inserts, folders dashboards to fit all of your planner styles either ring, disc, or spiral it’s so versatile.
Using my disc hole punches I positioned them to the appropriate numbered notches for the size I wanted my insert. There is a chart on the back of this punch board to tell you where each punch goes.





I then removed my paper flipped it over and reinsert it into the punch board to punch the rest of the holes *tip- I find I like to remove the last punch here as it’s just re punching the same hole from the first time because it does make that hole a little larger.


I then unfolded the insert and adhered double sided tape along the length and bottom width of one side and folded it closed the reason why I didn’t tape the top was because I wanted to use the middle of the insert as an extra pocket. I took my 1” hole punch inserted it half way at the top and punched a half circle.



Now onto the pocket, I scored and folded both sides and along the bottom at the 1/2” mark. Then using my scissors I cut the bottom corners off the paper like so and cut out a v shape at the centre of the pocket. This is to prevent overlapping when it gets taped to the insert.


I needed to figure out where to cut my pocket so I folded it onto the insert and measured down 2” on the inside of the pocket. I then drew a line using my pencil from the 2” mark up to the top corner of the pocket. Following the pencil line I trimmed off the paper.


I then adhered double sided tape along the sides and bottom of the pocket and taped it to the insert, then I added a couple stickers to jazz it up.

Here it is in my planner not only is it super cute but it’s functional. In the large middle pocket I added my grocery list and in the small front pocket I added some of my posted notes.


You could use it to store your stickers, receipts, any mementos from your week such as kids concerts, movie tickets from date night and even pictures.
Don’t forget to check out all of the beautiful kits available this month!
Thanks for stopping by and happy planning 😊

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Fun Tutorial by Dorymar!


Hello everyone!  My name is Dorymar Pérez and I’m super excited to be a guest designer today! I would like to share with you a fun layout I designed with the April Main Kit. I love all the different paper designs, flowers, chipboards, buttons; everything is gorgeous in this kit!
 
For this layout, I wanted to recreate a flower shop.  I started by reducing the base paper to 11 ½ x 11½ (cut ¼ from each side),  then use the back of the paper as a guide to cut a square in the center and save the tags that are included in the design on the back.


Then I selected the paper named Home Delivery and did some fussy cutting as follows:

  I cut the curtain, the flowers and from the center, I cut a piece that measures 11 ½ x 6 ¾.

 I used a cream cardstock as a base. I put 3d foam tape on the back of the letter paper to give it dimension. In the center, Then I put the flowers in 3d foam tape and glue the piece to the page.

 I used the  pieces above to decorate and add dimension to the page. Some were cut out of the papers and the others are found in the chipboards phrases and accents.

Here are more photos of my page!

I added some wooden sticks to simulate signs.


Thank you so much for stopping by and thanks to My Creative Scrapbook for the opportunity to design with their beautiful April Main Kit. 
Don’t forget follow me at my IG page @dorymar_pl and my facebook page at Carta di Papel by Dorymar.
Happy scrapping!
Dorymar