Tuesday, October 28, 2014

'Love This' layout tutorial

Hello friends!

Today I would like to share with you how I put together my Love This layout. This layout was made with the October Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook and features the super adorable Forest Friends collection from Doodlebug.

I'm not really into the Pocket Style of scrapbooking for the most part, but sometimes the simple style of it appeals to me. Rather than use a page protector with pockets, I just adapted the style to fit on a typical 12x12 page so it would fit in my regular sleeves.

The Jillibean cards in the kit work perfectly for this style of scrapbooking. They are the perfect size.

I layered some patterned papers in the negative spaces on the card to create my title, and then layered the heart sticker over the arrow. Now of course I can't have things too linear or flat so I offset the sticker of the flower on the card and popped it up with a pop dot. I added the little tag of ribbon to add some texture.

I used one of the small flowers from the kit to create an embellishment cluster in the center of the layout. The flowers are actually two layers glued together, but I carefully took the layers apart and used just one flower on this layout. I used the other on a different layout.  I tucked the owl sticker under a button and used a pop dot under the sticker to add a bit more depth and dimension there.

The is my favorite part of my layout. I wrapped a piece of string around the purple card I cut and strung a bunch of the little tag stickers onto the string. I put a pop dot under each (I love pop dots! I can never leave stickers flat). then I tied a little piece of the orange ribbon from the kit in between each of the tags.

..it's super adorable.

Finally I loved the circle/bubble card in the kit so I added it in the last section. I liked how the white cards are on opposite corners of the page. It helps to create balance.

And again, I just can't have things too linear so I offset the cute little owl journaling sticker and added a button for dimension.

So that's it from me today....  
Hope that list gave you some ideas for your next project!
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Creative Sketches October challenge

I played along with the October Sketch Challenge at My Creative Sketches this month!

Here is the sketch I got to play with....

For all the details about this challenge and to see the amazing prize that you could win for participating, hop over to the My Creative Sketches blog.

I can't wait to see how you interpret the sketch :)


Thursday, October 9, 2014

October Creative Kit BONUS

Hello friends!

I got to go to a weekend crop just after my kit arrived which was perfect timing to hunker down and focus on getting my projects done.

I was having so much fun with the October Creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook that I even had time to make two cards after I was done with my layouts!


so...here they are...

I was pretty happy with how this card turned out. I gave myself a big pat on the back for figuring out how to use the big question mark card that is in the kit.

 I used pop dots to create the dimension under the question mark.

 I love that the little foxes are peeking out. My favorite is the little face peeking out the dot at the bottom of the question mark.

The tiny alpha stickers worked perfectly to create the sentiment on the card.

 My second card is sweet and simple, but I wanted to feature the super cute paper with all the forest critters on it!

It is nice and thin, not too many dimensional objects so it is a great card for sending in the mail.

So there you have it...

To see what the rest of the DT gals created with their kits make sure you check out the GALLERY! Lots of amazing inspiration to be seen there.
And of course if you are interested in subscription info for My Creative Scrapbook kits you can find it all here.
Have a great day

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October Creative Kit projects

Hello friends!

Earlier in the week we debuted this months kits from My Creative Scrapbook with a fun blog hop! If you missed it you can check out all the amazing projects by starting here.

Today, I'd love to share the rest of the layouts I created with the October Creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook kit club.

This month's Creative kit featured the Friendly Forest collection from Doodlebug. It is so stinkin adorable! I'm just loving the little critters found throughout the kit.

The extra large leaves are a fun part of the kit. On this layout I lined them up vertically to make them look more like trees.

On my next layout I used items from the kit but I tried to get away from fall-ish look.

This little birdy tag is one of my favorite elements from the kit :)

For my final layout. I went with a sort of altered pocket page layout style.

I'll have a step by step for how I put this layout together later on in the month so make sure you check on back.

To see what the rest of the DT gals created with their kits make sure you check out the GALLERY! Lots of amazing inspiration to be seen there.

And of course if you are interested in subscription info for My Creative Scrapbook kits you can find it all here.

Have a great day

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Welcome to the My Creative Scrapbook October Kit Reveal and Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

My Creative Scrapbook is celebrating its 9th year in business!

and We have BIRTHDAY GIFTS, lots of them, to give to YOU!

*** The Grand Prize winner will receive a complete My Creative Scrapbook October Main Kit featuring Echo Park and Carta Bella! ***

This kit is filled with beautiful Echo Park and Carta Bella goodies (and more!) that are just perfect for your Fall/Autumn projects.

That's not all.
Yes! They have been super generous to provide not just one, not just two, but THREE beautiful gifts to give to YOU!

*** Three of you will win the gift below! ***

 Here is how you can win...
Complete our blog hop. It begins on the My Creative Scrapbook blog and takes you on an inspiration-filled journey through several MCS designers' blogs. You won't want to miss any of it!  You’ll find the links to the participating blogs at the end of this post.

Be sure to leave some comment love on each blog... the gift winners will be drawn from the comments!

and now...

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook October kits:

October Album Kit

October Creative Kit

October Limited Edition Kit

October Main Kit

Are you a My Creative Scrapbook kit club member?
If not, now is a great time to join!

Subscription information can be found here: http://www.mycreativescrapbook.com/kits.htm

Here is one of my projects created with the October CREATIVE kit: 

This kit features the super adorable Forest Friends collection from Doodlebug!

the fun twine in the kit adds great texture to your projects!

these large die cut leaves are awesome! They are double sided so they would work perfectly for your scrapbooking or home decor projects.

aren't these little critters to die for!!! The racoon was printed on the tag but I fussy cut the Fox, and Owls from on of the patterned papers.

The colours are so bright, fresh and fun in this kit!

There is a fun sheet of letter stickers in the kit too with 3 different fonts on it!

Before you go, remember to leave a comment to be entered into the prize drawings!

We would love it if you would follow us on Facebook, too.

The blog hop ends on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Winners will be announced on the My Creative Scrapbook blog on Monday, October 13th.

The next stop on the blog hop is Heather Binnie's blog.

In case you get lost, or if you just stumbled across our hop, here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Echo Park Paper Co.: http://www.echoparkpaperblog.com

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MCS October Sneak Peeks!

It's time for our October sneak peeks!
We have been so anxious for you to see the kits that are coming your way this month.

Get ready for FALL!

Pam has once again put together a fantastic set of kits that are going to SELL OUT QUICKLY, so if you've been thinking of subscribing, now is the time to hurry over to our website to reserve your kits.
Have a little look at our October Main kit:
(as always, you can click on the photo to make it larger)

and because we know you want to see more... here are a few Main kit layouts:

by Brenda Cazes

by Elizabeth Hellum

by Stephanie Buice
Next, check out our October Creative kit:

 and here are a few Creative kit layouts:
by Kristin Greenwood

by Joan Bronson

by Alicia Giess
Next, feast your eyes on our October Limited Edition Kit:

and check out a few layouts that the girls made with the Limited Edition kit:

by Nicole Doiron

by Kris Berc
by Marilyn Rivera
Last but not least, take a peek at our October Album kit:


WOW, right?!

Don't forget to reserve your kits while supplies last!
*** See you for the full reveal on the 5th! ***