Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Starting from the Same Place Artist Collaboration

Hello Friends!

Wow, it's been a long time since I've had the time to do a blog post! And honestly my creativity has not been flowing for some time now...

That is why when I saw Tina Walkers call for Artists interested in participating in this Starting from the Same Place Collaboration, I knew that this might be something to help give me my spark back!

The idea of this collaboration was that all of the artists (over 60 of us!!) all began with the same package of goodies to use. Some of the resin shapes were different but everything else was the same.

Here is what we were given to work with...

We were allowed to add what ever else we wanted from our own stash as long as we used everything from the original kit as well. It is amazing to see how different all the projects turned out!

I was inspired by the butterflies in my kit and used them as a starting off point for a project for my daughter's room.

Here is the final project,
 and now I'll share some of the details of my project...
I painted a coat of white paint over my butterfly and then used watercolour paints to add the beautiful colours. I cut the spokes off of my chipboard gears and painted them white to make the circle shape that is under the butterfly, and I pulled my bakers twine apart into thinner strands to make the pile of string below that.

 The base of my project is the large piece of grey felt from my kit. I used yellow paint with the included stencil to add some pretty yellow details to the top and bottom.

 I used the little word flashcard to write the words YOU WERE MADE and TO on, and then cut them out and added the words to my sentiment. The word SOAR was cut out twice on my Silhouette and layered.
 I coloured the small flower like I did with the butterfly using watercolour paints and then I clustered it with some fabric tape I found in my craft room.

 The half circle is another of the gears with the spokes cut off, and then painted white.
My little butterfly diecut and the patterned paper are from Pretty Little Studio.

 I kept the resisters all together in bundle and took the fabric scrap from my kit and ripped it into strips that I used to weave between the wires of the resisters.

The numbers here at the bottom of my project were cut off the ViewMaster disk and I used my little clear stone over the number 1 to add emphasis to it.

So that's my project. Here's another close up of the whole thing. I hope you like! This was a really fun project and I'm glad I took the plunge and participated. Thanks Tina!!!!

Also, big thanks to sponsors, Beacon Adhesives, Amazing Casting Products and StencilGirl

I'd love to read your kind comments.

Have a great day

Thursday, March 5, 2015

MCS March Kit Reveal Hop!

Welcome to the My Creative Scrapbook March Kit Reveal Blog Hop!

My Creative Scrapbook is thrilled to celebrate the reveal of our beautiful March kits with an inspiration-filled blog hop complete with beautiful PRIZES!  The design team has prepared a spectacular assortment of projects for you, so be sure to visit each blog to soak up all of the inspiration.

Several prizes are up for grabs!

*** One lucky winner will receive a March Limited Edition kit! ***

*** One lucky winner will receive a March Main kit! ***

*** One lucky winner will receive the assortment of chipboard below, courtesy of our fabulous friends at Blue Fern Studios! ***

>>>>> Here is how you can win <<<<<

Simply visit each of the participating blogs and leave comments along the way. You’ll find the links to the participating blogs at the end of this post.  The prize winners will be randomly chosen from the comments!

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook March kits:

Here is what I created with my CREATIVE kit which features the Life Documented Collection From Simple Stories as well as some fun chipboard gears from Blue Fern Studios.

My Creative Scrapbook is currently accepting new members!
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Before you go, remember to leave a comment to be entered into the prize drawings!

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The blog hop ends on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Winners will be announced on the My Creative Scrapbook blog.

Your next stop on the hop is Michelle McDonald's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March kit Sneaks from MCS!!!!

It's SNEAK PEEK time!
We are so excited to reveal the beautiful lineup of kits that we have coming your way for March.
Just a few more days to wait until the reveal on the 5th... and we have something really fun planned that you won't want to miss!
In the meantime, our designers have prepared some sneak peek eye candy for you.
Have a look at our March Main Kit:

Here are a couple of March Main Kit layouts!
by Michelle McDonald

by Brenda Cazes
Have a look at our March Creative Kit:
and a March Creative Kit layout!
by Christine Meyer
Next... our March Limited Edition Kit:

and a couple of March Limited Edition Kit layouts!
by Maiko Kosugi

by Michelle McDonald

Have a look at our March Album Kit:

and a look inside the March Album!

by Angel Rodrigue

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

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