Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cruising with Laura!

Hey there! Laura here sharing a new layout and process video today, using another one of my Cruise photos from ages ago that I never quite managed to get through along with the August main kit! (In case you missed it, the reveal can be found here.)

This polka dot paper is pretty bold because it is so colourful, but I really wanted it to be a background.  Since my photo has mostly neutrals in it, it really helps keep things from being overwhelming

I tried  a few colours of matts for my page, but the green really made my photo pop!

I love this frame from Becky Higgins and knew that it would help bring interest to my photo and create a perfect title.

Layering cut apart cards, with stickers, chipboard and flair give my page great dimension!

Do you layer stickers?  I love this trick and often add in dimensional adhesive for extra pop!

I trimmed this arrow from a larger sticker, that felt awkward to me and used it to document the date of this photo, with my One Canoe Two date stamp.

This little post card was cut from a patterned paper to become a perfect spot to add my journalling.

You can watch my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.

Supply List: (From the Kit) Echo Park "Go See Explore" patterned papers {You got a Postcard, You are my world} and chipboard elements; PhotoPlay "Boarding Pass" patterned papers {Ticket to Fly and Jet Set} and element stickers; Becky Higgins "Explore" chipboard frames and flair.  (From my stash) One Canoe Two date stamp; Stazon black ink;crochet thread.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New August Sketch!

August Sketch!
It’s time to unveil August fabulous Sketch.Everyone is welcomed to play along. 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

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Tracy McLennon

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Monique Liedtke

Angel Lebouef

We are looking forward to seeing what you share with us!

Sailing Knots by Maja!

Hello everyone :-)

When I make projects with a marine theme, I like to include real sailing knots, as they make such nice accents :-) One of the simplest knots is the flat knot which you can tie using just one piece of string.

1/2. Make a loop and tie as if you were lacing your shoes:

3/4. Do not pull the knot tight, just tie another knot just above:

5. Tight the two knots a bit tighter and cut the lower loop:

6. Now you have a nice flat knot to use in your projects :-) It looks best with thicker, cotton white string, but this coarse linen string is also nice:

I hope you'd find this tip useful :-)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Beach Themed Layout by Keren!

Hi Everyone 
Its Keren here and I'm back once more as a guest designer at My Creative Scrapbook.
I used the limited edition kit which features the beautiful St. Tropez papers from Prima Marketing.
This is my second layout and I still have 2 more of them coming up this month all with a step by step video tutorial.

Here is the video tutorial:

this close-up really shows the texture on the flowers and papers.

Thank you so much for visiting the My Creative Scrapbook blog
To see more of my work visit me on my website.
Have a wonderful day

Friday, August 11, 2017

Adventure Apprehension by Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing another layout and process video, created using the August main kit. I gave myself many challenges for this kit, in my last layout I challenged myself to use a large photo, for today's page I am using some older photos from a cruise we took.  I ran out of steam for the album, I think in part because I used the same collection for what I had competed thus far in the album.  Using new goodies made it exciting again!  The second challenge to myself was to use the large cut apart sheet, as I often opt for the "B" side of these types of papers.

Even though, these aren't your typical cute cruise pics, I really wanted to document this story.  Our youngest was decidedly nervous when it came time to board the ship!  I managed to capture his emotions fairly well in these photos.

As you can see I used one of the 2x12 cut apart pieces on my page, including it as part of my title.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the second half of my title.

Because this design is a little out of my norm, it felt a little awkward and the title seemed overwhelming.  So I wrapped embellishments all around my photos to ensure that is where the focus went.

I used lots of the Echo Park "Boarding Pass" goodies to create some clusters and layers.

My journalling could have been a little tidier but I am glad that I captured the story.

You can watch my process video below or on my You-Tube channel here.

Supply List: (From the Kit) Echo Park "Go See Explore" patterned papers {Let's Fly Away, Border Strips, You Got a Postcard, Let's Pack and Go}, sticker elements and chipboard elements;.  (From my stash) crochet thread, Sharpie pen.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stitching fun with Monique!

Hello My Creative Scrapbook friends! It's Monique here today sharing a fun stitching tutorial with you. I've created this layout using the MCS August Main Kit and one of the MCS August cut files and my Cameo. I thought that for my blog post today I would show you how I did this.

This is the page I created:

And here's how I did this:

I started by opening the MCS August digital cut files:

Next I selected the "Love This Place" cut file and resized it:

I selected the shape and in the cut settings on the right hand side I clicked on "perforate" (see photo below) and sent it to my Silhouette.

Instead of cutting the shape the Silhouette made tiny cuts:

I had this photo of my boys printed and selected a few papers from the kit and found some matching embroidery threads in stash that I wanted to use:

Stitching always takes longer than anticipated, but because I skipped lots of holes it went very quickly nonetheless:

I decided to use four colors of blue thread and used three of them I used at random, but the heart got it's own blue color:

As I don't like too much of white space I decided to pull out my watercolor paints again and colored the inside of the letters and heart in a light blue:

Now I got to the actual "scrapping" part. I matted the photo and added a little border and got started: the photo went on the left side of my page and two banners were adhered at the top and bottom of my page:

Stickers and chipboard were added:

A flair button and a chipboard piece were adhered in the heart:

Last but not least came the handwritten journaling, the date stamp and the paint splatter:

With the addition of a few star stickers my page was done!

Hope you like it!!

Here's a close-up of the heart with the fun flair button (I'm a huge fan of flair buttons and was so happy they were included in the kit!):

A close-up of the stitched shape. If you look closely you'll see where I skipped some of the pré punched holes.

And a final close-up of the photo with the cluster of embellishments around it:

For more August Main Kit inspiration hop over to the MCS Design Team gallery and if you're interested in information about the kit club then you can find the details HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to take a peek at my project!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Texture Video 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 August Limited Edition kit!

  August 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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Photo Frame by Jenifer

Hi there,  thank you for stopping by!
Jenifer here!

Today I have a tutorial using
August Limited Edition Kit!

This is a photo frame tutorial using the talented Frank Garcia's St Tropez Collection by Prima Marketing!

Prima Marketing Flower Packaging
Prima Marketing St Tropez Embellishments

I began by layering and adhering embellishments to a Prima Marketing flower packaging, being sure to cover the writing and whole at the top of the packaging.
I finished off the photo frame by adding a photo!

This was quick and simple and would make a great small gift for a friend or co worker!