Sunday, July 5, 2015

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook July 2015 Kits

It's REVEAL day!

We are so thrilled to reveal the My Creative Scrapbook July kits today!  From summertime, to travel, to everyday moments, our kit lineup this month is sure to help you preserve many cherished memories.

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook July 2015 kits:

July 2015 Main Kit

July 2015 Creative Kit

July 2015 Limited Edition Kit

July 2015 Album Kit


July 2015 Summer Fun Add-on Kit

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We have some fabulous guest designers to introduce!  Be sure to check our their kit work in our design team gallery.  You're sure to be inspired!

Melissa Phillips

Melissa is a returning guest designer for My Creative Scrapbook!

Melissa was born and raised in American Fork, UT. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she and her husband moved to Southern Nevada where they currently live with their little girl. After the birth of her daughter, Melissa wanted to make handmade Thank You notes to send out and became hooked immediately on card making. It all spiraled from there and has become a wonderful and rewarding part of Melissa’s life. “I love creating things for other people, and I enjoy the process of working with my hands to turn ordinary paper into something heartfelt. My loves are card making and altering anything that sparks my interest. I enjoy every minute of it and I love to share my creations with those I love.”

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Karan Gerber

My Name is Karan Gerber and I am addicted to scrapbooking. I reside in south western Ontario, Canada, with my family. My husband, Glenn of 20 years and our two boys; Elijah 18 and Galen 15. My passion for this hobby definitely shows in the projects I love to create and you will often see the faces of my loved ones on my layouts. I love to create tags, cards, altered canvas; mini albums. I love creating all kinds of paper projects. But my true love lies in 12x12 layouts. I love chunky and lumpy. I can best describe my style as detail oriented of which i love to incorporate textures and layers of dimension whenever i can. From canvas, paper, to chipboard, fabric. I enjoy tucking tags for journal spots and hidden elements that the reader can pull out and learn more about the people in the photo.

I am currently on the Design Team for Heartfelt Creations and teach workshops in cardmaking and scrapbooking at two large scrapbook stores in Ontario. I am so thrilled that Pam has invited me to Be A guest Designer here at My Creative Scrapbook and I hope my creations inspire you.

My Blog: http://karangerber.blogspot.ca/

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A big THANK YOU to our guest designers!

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Sketch contest reminder:
The deadline for submitting your sketch contest layouts is the14th! Don't miss out on your chance to win the fabulous prize package.  The details can be found on our sketch blog at http://mycreativesketches.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July SNEAK PEEKS!

It's SNEAK PEEK time!

The girls have really rocked our kits for July... just wait until you see the full reveal on the 5th.  In the meantime, we're very excited to share a few peeks at what Pam and the team have been up to!

(As always, click on the pictures to see them larger)

Our July Main kit sneak peeks:







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Our July Creative kit sneak peeks:







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Our July Limited Edition kit sneak peeks:







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Our July Album kit sneak peeks:

by Angel Rodrigue


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Let us know in the comments what you think of our July sneaks!

Now that you have a peek at what's coming, don't forget to reserve your kits :)
Please visit MyCreativeScrapbook.com for more information.

See you on the 5th!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shabby Chic Mixed Media Layout Video Tutorial by Marilyn Rivera

Design Team member Marilyn Rivera has prepared yet another fabulous video tutorial to share with us today!  You're sure to be inspired as you watch how she used our June Limited Edition Kit to create her gorgeous layout!


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

Here's the June Limited Edition Kit:


For full descriptions of our kits, subscription information, and more, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Monday, June 29, 2015

June Main Kit Inspiration with Jodi Wilton

Design Team member Jodi Wilton is featuring our June Main Kit today with several terrific ways to use the camera stamp included in the kit!

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Hi everyone!

Jodi here today to share with you some neat ways to use your stamp that you received in your MAIN kit this month! I really love using stamps on my projects because they are so versatile AND you can use them over and over again!

The first technique I am going to share with you is using your stamp to create a DIE CUT! That's right! If you love the look of diecutting, but can't afford, or don't have the tools then this is another way to help create some fun embellishments!  Here is the layout I created using the stamp to create the larger die cut camera from:


I absolutely LOVE the cute camera and this is how I created it!

Step One:  I stamped with black ink onto a white piece of cardstock.  I then place this on my printer and enlarged the size by 310%. You can play around with the size that you would like, but I wanted a big camera for this layout! I then printed it off several times


Step Two:  I took one of the photocopied sheets and cut some parts out that I would like to use (the top part and the middle circle) as well as another sheet for the entire camera:

Step Three: I took another sheet and cut more pieces out:


Step Four: I chose my patterned paper from the kit used the pieces I cut out as tracers. I then cut them out with my scissors.  I did find using two circle punches to cut the middle parts out to be a much cleaner cut but it is not required if you don't have circle punches. I then inked around the edges with black ink to give it a more defined look.


Step Five: Assemble!


On my layout I chose to add a sticker to the middle part of the camera too, as well as one of the brads from the kit!:


Here are some other ways I used the camera stamp this month:


On this layout I made a diagonal border with the stamp and used my copics to color them in, in coordinating colors. I added black brads to the center of the cameras:


On another layout I used the camera stamp to create a fun background on some of the background page:


I added punched out little black hearts too!


I hoped you enjoyed this tutorial and that you find that stamps offer so much versatility on all your craft projects! You can come visit my blog for more fun and inspiring techniques and project:  http://luvalotland.blogspot.ca/

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

Here's the June Main Kit:


For full descriptions of our kits, subscription information, and more, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Friday, June 26, 2015

Step by Step Layout Video Tutorial by Michelle McDonald

Design Team member Michelle McDonald has prepared a wonderful layout process video tutorial for you!

Enjoy watching Michelle design her beautiful layout with our June Limited Edition Kit:


Please visit our Design Team Gallery to view more of Michelle's beautiful work.

Here's the June Limited Edition Kit:

For full descriptions of our kits, subscription information, and more, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015

June Creative Kit Inspiration from Izzy Anderson

Design Team member Izzy Anderson is featuring our June Creative Kit today with a look into her darling summer layout!

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Hello!  I'm back today with a summer layout from the June kit.



This kit featured the Color Chaos collection from Bella Blvd and I really loved the fun mix of colors and patterns. 



I started the page using the pretty blues as my base, cut down to 11 x 11 inches, layering them on kraft paper. I loved the script paper but wanted to make it a bit softer, so I added a layer of vellum on top. It gave kind of a dreamy look, which I liked. I stitched the vellum, script paper and kraft together, then added the other layers. 



I created a photo mat with the star paper, added a photo, and tucked a journaling tag underneath. I added some pops of black to ground the layout. 

Here's one more look: 


Thanks so much for stopping by. You can find more information about the monthly kits offered by My Creative Scrapbook on the website here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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

Here's the June Creative Kit:


For full descriptions of our kits, subscription information, and more, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

June Limited Edition Kit Flower Inspiration by Sandi Clarkson

Design Team member Sandi Clarkson is featuring our June Limited Edition Kit today with tips for creating fabulous dimensional paper flowers!

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Hello, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing a few quick photos that I took as I was assembling the Basic Grey Fresh Flower Kit that came in the June Limited Edition Kit. There are so many ways to use these adorable petals but I opted to put them together as per the Flower Kit photo. However, I knew that I didn't want them to be perfectly "flat."


After inking the edges, I misted my petals with a small amount of water and let them dry for a bit. Them I used one of my jewelry making tools to crimp each petal a bit. I grasped the petal in the center, then hold the petal as I give it a clockwise twist with my wrist. 


It's kind of hard to explain, so hopefully these photos will help.  Excuse my thumb .. it's hard taking photos of yourself when you really need both hands to do what you're doing! :) 


Another close-up. 


Then I assemble the flower making sure that I rotate each layer to fill in the gap from below. 

Once I have them layered, I place them in the palm of my hand and use a round tool to cup the middle just a bit. You could also use your mouse pad but I like using my hands. 


Mind you, I was working very quickly. I could have gone on all day primping these flowers, curling under edges etc but I simply wanted them crimped to look more natural and give them some height. They would look awesome with some glitter or diamond dust! 


Here's a look at all four. 


Then I inked the greenery and crimped them as well. 


The final touch was adding gesso to edges to soften them and shabby them up. 


I tucked in a few 3 dimensional flowers from the My Creative Scrapbook Kit and made myself a fine little cluster! 


I also cut the flowers from the packaging and used those in one corner along with one crimped flower and greenery.  No sense wasting them! 

That's it from me today. Can't wait to see what you do with yours! 
Thanks for coming by! 

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

Here's the June Limited Edition Kit:

For full descriptions of our kits, subscription information, and more, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Monday, June 22, 2015

How to Create Patterned Paper Feathers by Tracy McLennon

Design Team member Tracy McLennon is featuring our June Main Kit today with a tutorial for making patterned paper embellishments!

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Today I thought I would share a little something different that you can create with any patterned paper. We've all made flowers, punched out hearts and stars. But how about something with a little dimension and texture, feathers!


Creating these feathers is WAY easier than you may think. Here is a visual of each step:


First, I just hand cut something that resembles the shape of a feather with scissors.

Second, I created a fold up the middle of the feather. To bring out that fold I inked it and inked the edges of the feather while I was at it. This middle line gives you a guide for the next step.

Third, You take your scissors again and create the texture. Just snip your way down the feather at a slight angle. Just take your time.


I then just “fluffed” the edge of the feather to create even more dimension. Once it was “fluffed” I re-inked the edges to bring out the cuts that you have made.


Mix patterns and colours to create a great spray of feathers. I told you it would be easy! Thanks for stopping by!

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

Here's the Main Kit:


For full descriptions of our kits, subscription information, and more, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com