Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Magical with Marilyn!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Marilyn Rivera is treating us to another 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 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Spring Banner with Lee -Anne

Hello friends! I love banners for all occasions and I thought I would create a Spring banner with the May Creative Kit for My Creative Scrapbook.  

Spring Banner

May 2018 Creative Kit - My Creative Scrapbook

To create the above banner you will need:

Basic Supplies

Adhesive (liquid glue, permanent tape runner adhesive and foam squares)
Fringe Scissors ((optional - can also cut fringe with basic scissors but easier with fringe scissors)
Paper Hole Punch
Paper Trimmer
Scalloped Paper Punch
Sewing Machine (optional)
White Thread (optional)

May Creative Kit Supplies - My Creative Scrapbook

American Crafts Banner Kit (12 chipboard banner pieces and black and white twine)
Chipboard Stickers (Happy Word)
Stickers (Always Be Happy Sticker, Spring Word Stickers)
Patterned Paper - Yellow Gingham, Pink Patterned Paper, Multi Color Striped, Multi-colored Floral Patterned Paper, Light Blue Floral Patterned Paper
Pom Pom Ribbon (White)


Using one of the banner pieces as a template, trace with a pencil and cut the yellow gingham paper.

Adhere paper to the banner piece and then add the two holes on the yellow gingham paper with a hole punch matching up the holes from the banner piece. Repeat and create twelve banners.

With the paper trimmer, trim the multi-colored striped patterned paper vertically into 1/2 inch strips. You will need 12 strips to fit the top edge of the banner.

With a tape runner adhesive, adhere the multi-colored stripe paper strips to the top edge of the yellow gingham paper banner piece. Trim.

With a piece of the pink patterned paper, a pencil and a ruler, mark the pink paper 2 1/2 inches from the top of the yellow gingham paper. 

Trim the pink patterned paper as shown below. 

Take a pair of scissors, or fringe scissors, and cut fringe on the narrower side of the pink patterned paper.

Adhere the pink fringed paper flush with the multi-colored paper strip and adhere.

Machine stitch around the multi-colored striped paper strip and along the entire edge of the banner.

Punch twelve scalloped circles from the blue and white patterned paper and set aside.

Flip the blue and white patterned paper scalloped circle to the backside and adhere a foam square.

Place the popped up scalloped circle to the banner centering it below the multi-colored paper strip and the pink patterned paper fringe as shown below.

On the first five banner pieces, adhere with liquid adhesive, the chipboard alphabet stickers "H" "A" "P" "P" "Y"  to the center of the blue and white patterned paper scalloped circles that are popped up with a foam square.

Cut a piece of white pom pom ribbon (about 3 to 4 pom poms in length) and adhere with some liquid adhesive at the top of the fringe on the pink patterned paper as shown below.

 Repeat for all twelve banners. Add the "Always Be Happy" sticker popped up with a foam square. to the sixth banner. 

On the sticker sheet, find the alphabet stickers that spell out the word "spring". With a foam square pop up each alphabet sticker with another foam square. Fussy cut some flowers from the floral patterned paper and place them beside the spring alphabet stickers creating a cluster.  

Punch two holes on the left and right side near the top edge of each banner.

Arrange all twelve banners in the order that they should appear. Add the black and white twine feeding the twine through each punched hole. 

Voila! The banner is completed! 

I hung my banner on the mantle of my fireplace to celebrate Spring.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and are inspired to create a banner. They are fun to create and they can be for any occasion. The sky is the limit!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lee-Anne Thornton 

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 

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 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!