Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Some Cards...

Hello friends! Hope you are all well. Thanks for stopping by! Today I wanted to share some cards. Yes cards. I don't create cards very often because frankly I struggle with such a small amount of space to create and no photo.

I had some leftover scraps of papers and stickers from the My Creative Scrapbook October Creative Kit so I put them to good use. So far I was able to create six layouts and two cards with the kit and still have scraps left. Kits are such a good value!

For this card, I began with a square paper punch and punched out several scraps of patterned paper and cut them in half diagonally and paper pieced a "quilt" design.  


For this card I knew I wanted to use the 3X4 card of the cute little red truck, some leftover ribbon from the kit and the "Fall Blessings" chipboard sticker.


Making these cards were fun! Sometimes a person just has to jump in and create out of their comfort zone. Many times it turns out better than expected.

Thanks for visiting! Have a lovely day!




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Everyday Silly Pumpkins

Hello friends! I hope you are doing well. Today at A Flair For Buttons, I am sharing this layout of these cute kiddos.


It's not your typical colors for an autumn layout, but there are no rules in scrapbooking and I sometimes get bored with the usual colors and want to try something fresh.

For this layout I chose papers, die cuts and sequins from the Paige Evan's Turn The Page Collection. I'm a huge fan of Paige's designs and I thought while I'm at it, it would be a good reason to use some of her awesome cut files from the Silhouette online store. I chose the Pumpkin (Design ID #222477) and the Cloud Trio (Design ID #216711). I cut the designs on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and backed them with patterned paper. For the clouds, I backed them with vellum, added some sequins and backed them with patterned paper.



Whenever I can, I love to use flair buttons on my projects and when I saw this cute winking emoji in my stash, which is from the Faces Flair Set, I knew I wanted to include it on my layout so I placed it on top of the tag to the left of my photo to direct the eyes to the photo.






I also am a huge fan of hearts and I found this flair button from the Woodland Creatures Flair Set and decided to place it on the bottom right corner of my layout.




I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Be sure and check out all the eye candy flair at A Flair For Buttons.

Happy scrapping!

Faces Flair Set





Monday, October 16, 2017

Some Layouts With The My Creative Scrapbook October Creative Kit

Hello friends! I hope you are having a fabulous Monday so far. I wanted to share six layouts that I created for My Creative Scrapbook with the awesome October Creative Kit. This kit consisted of some beautiful papers, stickers, and die cuts from the gorgeous Carta Bella Hello Fall Collection.


For this layout I used a square paper punch and punched several paper squares and then cut the squares on the diagonal to create triangles. I paper pieced the paper triangles together to create a "quilt" design. I was going for a homespun feel for this family page.


For this layout of my son I was going for a fun, mixed media layout. I used the Heidi Swapp Color Shine in the "Tea" color and splattered ink down the page diagonally. When it was dry and I added the matted photo and placed paper strips, die cuts and chipboard stickers. I was going for a fun, carefree page.


For this page, I used the some free cut files, which are included in the Creative Kit and cut out the title "blessed" with my electronic cutting machine on some of the orange patterned paper and popped it up with some dimensional dots for more dimension. The leaf wreath was also a cut file included with the kit. I cut this onto the orange and brown plaid patterned paper.


For this layout, the paper leaves were drawn freehand and cut out on various patterned papers from the kit. With a bone folder, I folded the leaves, layered them and popped them up with dimensional adhesive behind the photos. I also added some paper confetti that was punched out with my Swiss Cheese Paper Punch. This gives the look of falling leaves.


For this layout I cut paper strips and weaved them diagonally and then matted my photo and added lots of die cuts, chipboard stickers and ribbon. I wanted to create a "lattice" look to this layout to appear like a lattice pie.


Finally, for this layout, I added an inked border with the stencil, included in the kit, and some distress ink and then added some ink splatters. I added lots of paper strips, stickers, chipboard stickers and diecuts for fun, random look.

Well there you have it. These are my six layouts that I created with the fabulous October Creative Kit.

My Creative Scrapbook October 2017 Creative Kit
This kit and three other kits are available to purchase at My Creative Scrapbook

Thanks for stopping by and happy paper crafting!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook October Kits Reveal

Hello friends! Glad you stopped by! Today I'm excited to share My Creative Scrapbook's October 2017 kits.

My Creative Scrapbook October 2017 Main Kit

My Creative Scrapbook October 2017 Creative Kit



My Creative Scrapbook October 2017 Limited Edition Kit

My Creative Scrapbook October 2017 Album Kit
Aren't they great? I love the warm, rich autumn tones in all the kits. I designed six layouts with the October Creative Kit, which consists of beautiful patterned papers and embellishments from the Echo Park Paper's Hello Fall Collection as well as a nice little 6X6 designer stencil, some coordinating ribbons  and a bottle of Heidi Swapp Colorshine.

Here is one of my layouts that I created using the stencil and mist.


I added a border with the stencil and dabbed some distress ink and went around the entire edge of a piece of creme cardstock from my stash and added some paper strips as my base and then went crazy with lots of stickers and cardstock stickers keeping the photos of my dog Syd in the middle of the layout. To complete my layout, I added some splatters with the Heidi Swapp Colorshine mist and journaled with a fine line black pen. Here are some closeups of my layout.













I shared the layout below on my blog post with the sneak peeks on October 3. It was my favorite layout from the kit. These two cuties have my heart and their mom was gracious to send me the photo to scrapbook this.



Be sure and check out what the My Creative Scrapbook design team created with all four of the October kits. It will knock your socks off. So many talented ladies! Click here to go to the design team gallery and then reserve your kits.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October Sneak Peek Day at My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! Today is my first blog post since my surgery a week ago today. It's good to be home recovering and I'm hoping to relax and get some scrapbooking done.

It's sneak peek day today at My Creative Scrapbook of all four of the October 2017 kits and what a beautiful lineup of kits this month. The designers want to share a few sneak peeks of their projects before the full reveal on October 5. Here is a sample of what is to come on October 5.






I got to work with the October Creative Kit and created 6 projects with this stunning kit. Here is a sample of one of my layouts that I am able to share that is on the My Creative Scrapbook blog today.


Lots of rich, warm fall colors in this kit. I thought I would share some detailed closeups of my layout. Lots of stickers and ephemera in this kit as well as lots of patterned papers from the Echo Park Hello Fall Collection. I just love buffalo plaid and those cute little trucks.


To take the Fall theme a one step further, I grabbed one of my border punches (Fiskars Swiss Cheese) and punched out some confetti to sprinkle on the page to look like falling leaves. It's a great way to add some interest to the layout.



I drew by hand, a leaf shape and used that as a template and cut it out several times on several colored patterned papers and then layered them behind the photos alternating the colors and popping them up with dimensional foam tape.


These two are so funny! I matted the photo onto some red patterned paper to separate the photos from the busy leaf background.






Finally I added the names of the two kiddos with a black fine line pen and voila!


This is what I created.


Be sure and check back on October 5 for the My Creative Scrapbook design team reveal and the full gallery for October. You are going to love what you see.

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

So Sweet

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share a girly layout that I created for design team work at A Flair For Buttons.


 I added three flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons to the middle of all three flowers to add some whimsy and dimension.


I used a hole paper punch to punch all the confetti and a heart paper punch for the flowers. The flowers were inspired by a technique of Paige Evan's where she created flowers from a heart punch. 

 Whenever I can, I try to use up every morsel of patterned paper so for this layout, I chose the bright, happy colors from the Petite Prints Collection (Gingham And Linen) by Doodlebug Designs. All of the patterned papers were from the 6 X 6 pad.



Recently, I bought a Stitch Happy sewing machine from We R Memory Keepers so I stitched some of the hearts below the title with the aqua thread. 


I also used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter to type my journaling on the white cardstock paper strip.


I added some puffy stickers from American Crafts for my title and embellishments. 



Thanks for stopping by and I encourage you to try and use up your paper scraps by adding confetti and punched shapes on your projects.

Have a lovely day!


Flair Used On Layout





Fun Flair 1

Woodland Creatures Flair