Sunday 25 March 2018

I'm not perfect, but, I'm the perfect me - My Creative Scrapbook tutorial using the Silhouette PixScan Cutting Mat

Hi everyone! It's time for yet another quick tutorial! Here's one I did for My Creative Scrapbook this month. I decided to use the Silhouette PixScan Cutting Mat, which I bought about 2 years ago, but never used before!

This is the layout I created with the March Main Kit and the globe digital cutting file, which is one of the MCS March digital cutting files:

Did you ever have the chance to play around with the PixScan cutting mat? I found it so easy to use! Wish I had known that before, I would have used it sooner! However, I found I had to upgrade to a later version of the Silhouette software, so now I have 4.1 (but I think V3 will do as well). 

Here's how I did it: 

1. As I wanted to cut out many of the butterflies from the Simple Stories "Choosing Happiness" paper and I'm not very good at hand cutting I decided to give the PixScan cutting mat a go. I adhered the paper on to the mat (it has to fit within the lines of your mat) and took a photo with my mobile phone from the entire mat:

2. As I took the photo with my iPhone, I just emailed it to myself and then saved it on my computer. Next I opened my Silhouette software and fed the PixScan cutting mat into my Silhouette:

3. As soon as my Silhouette programme opened I clicked on the PixScan button, in version 4.1 it's on the right side, and clicked on "import PixScan image from file". I selected the photo I just took on my phone (the one above, where you can still see a bit of the floor of my room) and clicked on it. As soon as it finished uploading my screen looked like this:

4. Next I clicked the “trace” button (in V4.1 also on the right hand side) and clicked on the "Select Trace Area". I selected the entire shape, but released the compound path to delete the butterflies I didn't want. When I had done that my screen looked like this:

5. And that was it! I sent it to my Silhouette and the butterflies from the "Choosing Happiness" paper were cut out perfectly!!

(I always place a book before and behind my Silhouette so the mat doesn't fold.)

Beautiful right?!

Because I was using my Silhouette anyway I decided to also cut one of the MCS digital cutting files, the globe:

I added a little bit of yellow distress stain to my white cardstock background:

And as soon as that had dried I got started on building my page: I used a photo of me with one of my best friends:

Most of the butterflies I cut out were adhered in one large cluster on the right side of the globe:

I gradually filled my page with more embellishments (chipboard stickers and other stickers):

These Hampton Arts butterfly stamps, also from the MCS March Main Kit, were also just perfect for my page!

The journaling and (machine)stitching came last.

I just love the result and will definitely use the PixScan Cutting Mat more often.

and a few close-ups of my page:

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope I've been able to inspire you a little and you feel like scrapping with the MCS March Main Kit as well!

And last but not least the photo of the My Creative Scrapbook March Main Kit:


Saturday 17 March 2018

My Creative Scrapbook March Sketch

Happy Saturday everyone! Thought I would share the March sketch from My Creative Scrapbook and the layout I created with it, using the MCS March Main Kit featuring the I Am collection from Simple Stories.

I used a photo of my friend and I walking the dog (if you look real close you'll see her - the dog I mean, lol):

And a few close-ups of all the yumminess in this kit:

And this is the sketch we used:

Thanks for stopping by again today! If you want to have more info about My Creative Scrapbook hop over to their site


Friday 9 March 2018

I Am ... so happy to be in London! My Creative Scrapbook March Main Kit

Hi everyone! Here's another layout I created with the fabulous March Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I had almost bought the "I Am" collection from Simple Stories myself, but was glad I didn't as this kit is all about I Am! 

The photos are from my dd's and my trip to London in 2014. We had so much fun the few days we spent there (as you can see, lol).

And here's a quick photo of this month's MCS Main kit:

If you're looking for more information about this kit or about one of the other three March kits from My Creative Scrapbook then please hop over to the My Creative Scrapbook website. If you want to see what everyone created with the kits, please visit the DT Gallery!

Thanks for stopping again!

Sunday 4 March 2018

Sneak Peeks March Kits My Creative Scrapbook and two March layouts!

Yesterday the sneak peeks for the March kits from My Creative Scrapbook were posted, together with two of my layouts, and I thought I'd share them here too ... a day late, but as I was still in Ireland yesterday I think I have an excuse for being late.

Here's a page I created with the MCS March Main Kit. LOVE the I Am collection from Simple Stories and was sooo glad it's featured in this month's kit! 

And this month's Main Kit sneak peeks. Full reveal will be tomorrow!

And here's a layout I created with (part of) the MCS March Creative Kit. Don't you just love the Echo Park "I'd rather be crafting" collection?! I do! And as I had just had a crop day with some of my crafty friends I had the perfect photos!

And the March Sneak Peeks of the Creative Kit:

If you want to see the sneak peeks of the other two kits please visit the blog of My Creative Scrapbook

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon to share more pages created with the MCS kits!