Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Christmas Cuties

Hi Friends!

I'm here with you today to show you how I put together my Christmas Cuties layout!

I love making grid style layouts! You are able to add more than one photo as well as a bunch of clusters fun embellishments.

I decided on 3 inch squares so that there would be a nice balance of photos, elements and the background behind. I trimmed the photos slightly so that I could add a white mat and make them stand out.

So lets start with the top of the layout. I used a diecut bow to make this square into a gift! Afterwards I popped up the small green gift diecut and layered it on top to make it look like a pile of gifts.

When I placed the Christmas tree in the top left square it looked a little to lonely to me, so I added the '25'. The tree has very thin pop dots under it and the '25' has thicker ones so that they are at different heights and create depth.

The title of my layout was pretty easy to come up with...how cute are those kiddos!?!? I wanted a word that would fit nicely in the square and the word 'cuties' worked perfectly with the Thickers. A few holly stickers finished it off.

In the bottom left corner I used pop dots once again behind the wreath sticker (I love for things to pop off the page). I used a piece of ribbon from the kit to make a tiny bow and added it to the bottom of the wreath.

The patterned paper in the middle square was just so cute I didn't want to cover any of it up so I left it as it is.

Finally I took the three ornament die cuts and lined them up along the top of the bottom right square. They looked a bit strange just hanging in space there so I added the 'JOY' stickers and it helped.

Well that's it for me today. I hope you enjoyed seeing how I put my layout together. There are SO MANY awesome stickers and die cuts in this kit I'm sure you could make a layout in the same style as me and use totally different embellies! I'd love to see it! Please make sure you share on our FB page.

Thanks for stopping by today

Friday, December 5, 2014

MCS December Creative Kit

Hello Friends!

I was excited to get to play with the Creative Kit this month from My Creative Scrapbook! Check it out! It features the Be Merry collection from American Crafts and comes with all kinds of awesome stickers and die cuts!

I'd like to share a few of the projects I created with my kit...

 All the red and green in this kit is so awesome! It makes the pages come together so easily they practically scrap themselves!

I love the milk and cookie embellishments. They worked perfectly for my pic of my little guy with his goodies for Santa.

All the bits and pieces in this kit were great for this layout. They gave me a lot of variety to add to each box in my grid. I added some pop dots under the embellies to give the layout some depth.

 The gingerbread items in the kit are so cute!

I think my most favorite thing in the whole it was this little elf sticker! That Elf on the Shelf is so popular these days, I know a LOT of you will have a use for him!

oh, and that strip of Santa's in the top left corner of my layout...that's WASHI TAPE!.....love it!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my projects.

I have a few more to share with you so please check back soon!
And don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT did with their kits in our DT Gallery!

Merry Christmas!

MCS December Kits!!!

We are so excited to share our spectacular lineup of December kits.

Presenting our December 2014 kits:
Our December Main kit features the beautiful Carta Bella Christmas Time papers and embellishments and is complemented with Simple Stories brads, Bo Bunny petals, and pretty ribbons.
Our December Creative kit features a darling combination of American Crafts Be Merry and Pebbles Home for Christmas along with Echo Park Washi Tape, wood snowflakes, Thickers, ribbons, and trims.
Our December Limited Edition kit features the gorgeous Kaisercraft Yuletide collection and so much more, including My Mind's Eye Joyous papers and stickers, Teresa Collins Tinsel & Company chipboard elements and stickers, 3 different packages of gorgeous Petaloo flowers, Prima resins, Thickers, and trims. 
Our December Album kit features Echo Park Christmas Cheer papers and embellishments.  Also included are Pink Paislee Merry & Bright glitter stickers, Prima lace stickers and pearl crystal, a house-shaped chipboard album, and more. There are even gold bells! This kit is perfect for capturing your holiday memories.
Details about subscribing to any of our kits can be found on our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com.  There are several membership options to choose from. Kits are available in limited quantities, so don't delay!
While you're on our website, we encourage you to visit our incredible design team gallery to see all of the absolutely amazing creations that our designers have prepared with our kits.

We're also excited to tell you about our December Memories kit:

Let us help you get your December memories recorded using this new kit. Papers, embellishments, flowers, trims and so much more. This kit is full of all the Christmas items that you love, just in time to record those everyday events.

You can find this amazing kit on our Add-ons page.
Limited quantities!

Monday, December 1, 2014

MCS December Sneak Peeks!

December Sneak Peeks

It's time for our December sneak peeks!
Get ready to scrap lots of HOLIDAY photos!
We are very excited for you to see the kits that are coming your way this month. Pam has filled each one to the brim with beautiful items to scrap all of your favorite holiday memories.
Have a little look at our December Main Kit:
and because we just can't help ourselves... here are a couple of the layouts that our DT girls created with the Main Kit:
by Brenda Cazes
by Lynn Shaffer
Take a peek at our December Creative Kit:
okay, sure! We can show you a couple of the DT girls' Creative Kit layouts:
by Kristin Greenwood
by Izzy Anderson
Here are our December Limited Edition Kit sneaks!
and some of the Limited Edition Kit layouts created by our Design Team:
by Kris Berc
by Marta Lapkowska
by Michelle McDonald
Take a peek at our December Album kit:
and here's a great big peek at the album!
by Kristin Greenwood
It's hard to believe that this is the last sneak peeks post of 2014. Just wait until you see what the New Year is going to bring to My Creative Scrapbook and to YOU!
*** Don't forget to reserve your kits ***
Visit MyCreativeScrapbook.com for more information.
See you for the full reveal on the 5th!

Friday, November 21, 2014

My favorite organizer!

Hello Everyone!
Becky here with you today to share my favorite organizational item in my craft area....and it is this box! I got it at a big box craft store, but I'm sure you can find something similar in other places.

It is advertised as a storage system for organizing your 4x6 photos, with 16 clear cases inside....but I LOVE to use it for my embellishments!

here is my box all packed up and FULL of goodies...all organized in rainbow order of course!

I've got my cases divided into: Red/Burgundy, Orange/Peach, Yellow, Lime Green, other Greens, Teal/Aqua, Blue, Purple, Pink, Brown, Black/Grey, White, and Cream as well as boxes for Clear, Metal, and Wood Veneer to fill up all 16 cases! I labeled each with my label maker.

When I open a package of embellishments I just divide what is inside the package into their specific colours and add them to their box....These boxes seem to be mostly full of buttons...I love buttons!!!!
Take a peek inside a few of the boxes!

Each box has a clasp to close it up tight and the whole box closes up nice and snug to hold all my goodies. I love to take this with me to crops...it keeps everything right at hand.

You could easily add a spool of bakers twine in a corresponding color to each case as well!
As papercrafters I'm sure I don't have to tell you to find creative ways to organize your 'stuff' and to look at organizers that aren't necessarily made for scrapbooking, but I wanted to share one of my favorites with you.
What is your favorite organizational item in your scrap room???

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fall Family mini album

 Hello friends!

I got to switch things up this month and instead of playing with the Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook as I usually do, I got to play with the super fun Album Kit!

The November Album kit features the Sweater Weather collection from Simple Stories....which is just SIMPLY ADORABLE!

I had a ton of amazing photos from this fall of our family and the kids in the leaves as well as our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner so I was so excited to get to play with this kit! The hard part was choosing which photos to include and which photos had to be left out.

 The kit comes with 6 chipboard album pages and 2 binder rings. I prefer to use my binding machine to hold it all together so I just adhered my paper over the holes that came in the chipboard and ran it through my binding machine instead.

page 1-2 with insert over pg 2

pg 1-2 with insert over pg 1

close up pg 1. The added a little ribbon to the tag that comes in the kit.

close up pg 2. Layering

pg 3-4

close up pg 3. I added some twine across the banner stickers.

close up pg 4. I LOVE the burlap ribbon in the kit. It add great texture!!!

pg  5-6

close up pg 5. Such sweet little details in this kit.

close up pg 6. More of the burlap! I used every last bit I had.

pg 7-8
close up pg 7. The pearls are such a pretty detail

close up pg 8. I just LOVE that glittery leaf!

pg 9-10 with insert over pg 10.

pg 9-10 with insert over pg 9

close up pg 9. That chipboard fox is just THE cutest!

close up pg 10. I think I used up all the chipboard embellies that came in the kit. So many awesome pieces!

the back of the album...just a little big pretty.

Well, that's it for me. Thanks so much for stopping by today. 

If you would like to see what the rest of the DT did with their kits please make sure to check out our DT Gallery!

And for all the details about our club and our FOUR different monthly kits please check out the MCS website. 

Have a great day