Friday, March 27, 2015

Step by Step Mixed Media Layout Video Tutorial by Marilyn Rivera

Marilyn Rivera is treating us to another one of her amazing step by step video tutorials today!

Sit back and enjoy as you watch Marilyn design her gorgeous mixed media layout featuring our March Limited Edition Kit.



Please visit our Design Team Gallery to view more of Marilyn’s beautiful work.

Here's the March Limited Edition Kit:


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Step by Step Layout Video Tutorial by Michelle McDonald

Michelle McDonald is inspiring us with a fabulous step by step video tutorial today!

Have a look at Michelle working her creative magic with our March Main Kit:


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Here's the March Main Kit:
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Step by Step Shadowbox Tutorial by Nicole Doiron

Nicole Doiron is featuring our March Main Kit today with a step by step shadowbox tutorial!

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For my tutorial this month, I've decided to show you a step by step tutorial
on how I created my I Am shadowbox frame using the March Main kit.

The frame was a plastic one that I bought at my local Dollar store
from which I removed the glass, the total frame opening measuring 9 1/2" x 7 1/2".


I kept the white "passe-partout" as my base.


I cut my background paper 9" x 7" and distressed the edges.


I then stuck the paper on to the 'passe-partout'.


I made a tag out of some different pattern paper by simple using
a tag I already had in my stash as a template.


I added in a golden eyelet to go along with the I Am... collection.


Then, I cut out the designs that I wanted to include in the frame,
rounding the corners with my corner punch. 


I used 3D foam dots on the back of these pieces in order to create a layered effect in my frame.


I overlayed and centered them onto my base. 


I added a bow on the tag with the beautiful coral-colored ribbon included in the kit.


Now time to decorate my project and add on some embellishments,
starting with some flowers!


I then decided to fussy cut this butterfly off the patterned paper.


I added the butterfly and some doily punched borders.


I then add fun with some leftover chipboard pieces (flags, circles),
painted them metallic black and added them on.


Next, I wanted to add a nice center on each flower so I punched some daisy shapes out of shiny gold paper from my stash to match with the papers.


I added some brads also from my stash.


My frame base was almost finished.


The only thing left to do was to dab on some white acrylic paint
in order to soften it up a little, as I normally do on most of my projects.


It was then ready to go back into the frame.


And there you have it...



I hope you enjoyed my tutorial this month!

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Here's the March Main Kit:

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Monday, March 23, 2015

How to Create Banners Using Stickers by Becky Litz

Becky Litz is featuring our March Creative Kit today with a banner tutorial!

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Hello Friends!

Becky here with you today to share how used the bunting stickers in the March Creative Kit to make the sweet little banners on my double page layout.

I love stickers but sometimes I find them a bit too flat and I want to add some more dimension to my layout.


I started by attaching all of the little flag stickers to some white paper scraps I had laying around.


 Next I cut out around the sides of the flags but leave a tab of white paper at the top of each.


 I fold that white paper tab over on each flag and use a glue dot to glue each flag over a piece of twine.


Here is my finished banner. I trimmed the extra twine from each end, but sometimes I leave it. It just depends on the look you are going for.


Finally I use another glue dot on just the first and last flag and attach it to my layout. All of the flags in the middle are just floating so it has a more natural look and drape to it.





There you have it! A quick and easy way to give a bit more dimension to your layout when using stickers.

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Here's the March Creative Kit:

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Step by Step Mixed Media Canvas Video Tutorial by Marta Lapkowska

Marta Lapkowska is helping us kick off the weekend with another fabulous step by step video tutorial today!

Sit back and enjoy as you watch Marta design her gorgeous mixed media canvas featuring our March Limited Edition Kit.


Please visit our Design Team Gallery to view more of Marta’s beautiful work.

Here's the March Limited Edition Kit:


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

March Sketch Challenge

Our March sketch challenge has begun and we'd love for everyone to join in the fun.  Have a look at this month's prize package:


We are excited to get this beautiful prize into the hands of our randomly selected sketch challenge winner!

Here's the March sketch:


For a chance to win the prize package, create a layout based on this sketch using any products that you'd like to use.  The challenge is open to everyone, everywhere (you do not need to be a kit club member!) and ends at midnight Eastern time on April 14th.

All of the details plus DT samples can be found on the My Creative Sketches blog >>> HERE<<<

We can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Scrap Space Tour with Brenda Cazes

Brenda Cazes is taking us on a tour of her awesome scrap room today!

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Hi everyone! I thought I’d share my scrap room with you today. I just recently did a purge of my stash (it was either purge or end up on an episode of Hoarders) and that inspired me to clean my room. This was the perfect opportunity to take a few photos and share them with you because it may never look like this again. Notice that you can actually see the tops of both desks – I haven’t seen that for a long time!




We’ll start with my main work desk. I have all the tools I use regularly within easy reach – paper trimmers, ruler, scissors, adhesives, etc. The large cutting mat protects my desk, is a handy ruler, and perfect for when I need to use my circle cutter or a craft knife. I love these washi tape holders that I found at my local Michael’s store. Not only are they beautifully displayed, but there is a serrated edge at the front of each one for cutting the tape.



Above my desk, I attached a wire shelf to the wall and I hang my paper collections in Zip-loc bags. Each bag contains all the paper and embellishments for each of my newer collections. I find it so handy to have everything I need in that bag to complete a layout and I can flip through them quickly when I’m looking for the perfect collection to go with my photos.


On the other side of the room is my computer desk. I love being able to just roll over to this desk to search for inspiration online or to use my Silhouette Cameo. Above this desk I like to hang my most recent layouts.


Next to this desk is my rolling cart, which holds my paints, inks, sprays, glitter, buttons, and miscellaneous embellishments. The jars that hold my button collection are from Ikea (as is most of the furniture in the room). I glued a button to the lid of each jar so that when they are in the rolling cart, I can easily see which color buttons each jar contains.



Next is the white drawers. These were purchased from Michaels and there are three separate units which are stacked on top of each other. Each drawer holds cardstock and tone-on-tone papers for each color. This is also where I store my scraps for each color as well.

Next to that is the rainbow cart. This holds miscellaneous embellishments – chipboard, twine, bling, alphabets, etc.


Above that are my punches. I bought these towel racks from Ikea as well and the punches fit on them perfectly!


Next to that is my open shelving unit. This holds my albums, stamps, and other embellishments.


For my smaller items such as wood veneer, brads, eyelets and embroidery floss, I use these plastic embroidery floss organizers from Michaels. They are perfect for storing and sorting small items.



Well that’s my scrap room. I hope you enjoyed taking the tour and maybe were inspired by something you saw.

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