Monday, 5 August 2019

My Creative Scrapbook August Kits Reveal

Hello friends! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's reveal day at My Creative Scrapbook! This month I received two kits again: the Main kit and the Creative kit. The Main kit includes the Simple Stories Spring Farmhouse collection and the Creative kit the Pebbles Inc collection Oh Summertime. 

Here's one of the layouts I created with the August Main kit and one of the free MCS cut files:


Instead of cutting this cut file I used the sketchpen to draw the cut file and with some water color paint I colored all the letters. When the paint had dried I added a few stickers and die-cuts:





And this is the photo of the August Main Kit:


And next a layout made with the August Creative Kit, featuring the Pebbles Oh Summertime collection. 


And a few close-ups:


In the kit there's a set of Thickers included and I just selected a lot of letters from all the different words and expressions to form the title of this page.



And here's a photo of the August Creative kit:


For more information about the kits please visit the website of My Creative Scrapbook and if you want to see all the projects created with this month's kits, please visit the DT gallery

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate it if you're still making the effort, lol! 

Happy scrapping and till next time!
xoxo

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Layouts Summer & Stay Cool | My Creative Scrapbook July Kit

Hi friends, happy Saturday!! Today I'm sharing two other layouts I created with the July Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I made 5 layouts with this kit and I have so much left of it, I could easily have done a few more, but alas I had to go into the office and didn't find the time to do so. 

Here's the layout called "Summer" using also one of the free July cut files from MCS. 


The photos were printed with my new Sprocket printer. The quality of the prints is not overwhelming, but they will do. For a travel album the are perfect and that's why I bought the printer in the first place. 

Here are a few close-ups:






I said it before, I really LOVE this Bella Blvd collection, it has so many fun designs and it's so colorful! 

Here's another layout I made: Stay Cool


It's a shame you can't see the white glitter Thickers very well; irl the layout looks much better. 

A few close-ups:





And here's another quick look at the July Creative Kit:


For more information please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

My Creative Scrapbook | July Main Kit | Our Story - a step-by-step

Hello friends, today I'm sharing a step-by-step for the "Our Story" layout which I created for My Creating Scrapbook using their July Main kit, filled with the Indigo & Ivy collection from Pink Paislee.

Even though I find this Pink Paislee collection very beautiful I struggled a little with it. Usually I tend to choose more vibrant colors for my projects, but I do like how my layouts turned out in the end (and I do love that this collection forced me to try something out of my comfort zone!). In case of this layout I simply added more color by painting the white cardstock background a little pink and light blue, which added the for me necessary color.

Here's the layout I'm talking about:


Except for the July Main kit I also used one of the July cut files (free for members) designed my especially for My Creative Scrapbook.

I got started on my layout by assembling all the materials I thought I might be needing:


including my Gelatos and the cut file:


I got started by painting the white cardstock with large pink and light blue stripes. I chose the two Gelato colors I wanted to use and drew a few lines on a Tim Holtz mat and added a little water. Using a large brush I painted the pink stripes first and when those had dried a little, I painted the light blues stripes in between:



The cut file was simply placed on top:


Using my little Sprocket printer I printed the three photos I wanted to include in the layout and added those to my page. Two of the photos I matted on two tags and one on a piece of patterned paper. I tucked a few die-cuts in between and tied a bit of twine to the tags:


Also included in the kit is a set of beautiful golden words of which I chose one for my layout:


When I was almost done I added a few drops of paint, stamped the date and some machine stitching. Here are a few close-ups of some details:


I really love all the gold accents in this collection. 




To complete the blog post is here a photo of the July Main kit:


For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook web site. For photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kit, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

Thank you so very much for stopping by! I really appreciate it! Wishing you happy crafting!

xoxo

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

My Creative Scrapbook | July Creative Kit | Step by Step Bella Blvd layout

Hello friends, on the My Creative Scrapbook blog I'm sharing one of the summer layouts I created with the My Creative Scrapbook July Creative kit and a little step-by-step. I thought I would share it here too. I'm so very in love with this month's Creative kit, filled with the Splash Zone collection from Bella Blvd (one of my favorite manufacturers!).

Here's the layout I made:


The photo I used is from our cruise last May and I thought it was perfect for this collection. The bright colors of the photo match the colors of this collection so good.

Here's a step-by-step of how I created this layout: 
I started with punching a whole lot of 2" circles and because the paper is double sided I had circles with many different patterns.


Next I cut the circles in 4 equal parts:


And arranged these in whole circles again and placed them in two vertical rows: one on the right and one on the left side of my background cardstock:


After adhering them with a little bit of adhesive I machine stitched them to the background cardstock:


Using a large blender brush I colored the white part between the rows of circles with fuchsia colored stamping ink:


These laser cut chipboard words from Creative Embellishments are also included in the kit and I thought one of the "splish, sploosh or splash" words could be used on my page. As the bare words left a bit of a black stain on my hands and paper I thought it best to paint them. I used some spray ink to color them.



After matting the photo I placed it on the left row of circles and selected one of the journaling cards to accompany it:


Next I added a few Bella Blvd chipboard pieces and cardstock die-cuts: 


The word "Splash" and the journaling came next, as well as a few ink drops and with this the layout is finished!


Here are a few close-ups of my layout:



I really love how this turned out and hope you do too! 

Here's a photo of the July Creative kit I used:


For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook web site. For photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kit, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

Thank you so very much for stopping by! I really appreciate it! Wishing you happy crafting!

xoxo