Thursday, August 27, 2015

Start to Finish Mixed Media Layout Video Tutorial by Marta Lapkowska

Design Team member Marta Lapkowska is back today with yet another fabulous video tutorial featuring our August Limited Edition kit!


Enjoy watching Marta's design process including how she created her gorgeous mixed media background.


Here's the August Limited Edition Kit:

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Start to Finish Beginners Vintage Scrapbook Page Video Tutorial by Marta Lapkowska

Design Team member Marta Lapkowska created this stunning page with our August Limited Edition kit, and she's sharing a start to finish video tutorial to help YOU create it, too!




Marta will be sharing another video tutorial this month, so be sure to check back!

Here's the August Limited Edition Kit:

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

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Start to Finish Layout Video Tutorial by Michelle McDonald

Design Team member Michelle McDonald is treating us to a start to finish video tutorial today using our August Limited Edition kit!

Here is the fabulous layout featured in Michelle's video:


Sit back and enjoy watching Michelle's creative process!



Michelle also created these gorgeous projects with the same kit!




Here's the August Limited Edition kit:


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

Monday, August 24, 2015

August Creative Kit Inspiration by Izzy Anderson

Design Team member Izzy Anderson is featuring our August Creative Kit today with some looks at how she used the kit's brag cards on her projects!

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Hello, everyone!  I'm here to share a closer look at how I used some of the kit elements on this summer layout.


I took this photo of my son on what we consider the first day of summer. Of course, that's the day after the school year ends. We always do something particularly summer-y on that day. It usually involves water and ice cream! On this day, we hit the pool and had a frosty later that afternoon. 

I needed a spot for my journaling and wasn't sure where to put in on the page. I decided to type out a sentence or two and tuck it in vertically alongside my photo. Even though it's very short, it covers the basics of Who, What, Where, Why and When. Well, not who. But I have only one kid so I know who is in the photo!



The kit I used featured the Summer Sun collection from Fancy Pants Designs and included this cute set of cards. 



I used several of these cards on the layouts I made with this kit. On this particular layout, I used the three circled in yellow. 

The card with the orange strip circled at the bottom is the vertical Take Note card seen above. It was the perfect landing spot for the die cut that reads: Another Day in Paradise

The card that says Travel: I tucked that card under the top of my photo.  I used the Hello Summer card at the top of my layout, and layered a few die cuts on top. 

Here's a look at the layout with the cards circled. 



Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful week! 

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Here's more of Izzy's beautiful August creative kit work:




and here's the August Creative kit:


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

Friday, August 21, 2015

August Main Kit Inspiration and Tips by Jodi Wilton

Design Team member Jodi Wilton is featuring our August Main Kit today with some fabulous ideas for how to use the kit supplies!

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Hi everyone! Jodi here today to share with some cool ideas, on how to use the embellishments in your AUGUST MAIN KIT!  Are you loving the kit as much as I did?! The papers and embellishments were so much fun to work with! I especially loved the INSTA-kit from Pink Paislee! There were so many cool possibilities that you could use them for! Here are some ideas:


On this layout I actually used them in a few ways! I added one to frame a photo and the other two, I added the insta frame and chose which insta phrase to add! I added some other embellishments (and letter stickers) from the kit to personalize it, and make it fit with the layout!  Here is a close up:


There were some smaller sticker frames in the kit too, that I thought would be fun to use to frame some embellishments, like I did here (ice cream)


and here (camera)


Here are some close ups:



Another idea that I had was to make cards from the frames too (but I ran out of time!)... I would love to see how you used the frames in your kit!  Hope you enjoyed my "sharing" today and I hope you are enjoying your AMAZING Kits!

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

Here's the August Main Kit:

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

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Start to Finish Mixed Media Tag Video Tutorial by Marta Lapkowska

Design Team member Marta Lapkowska created this gorgeous tag with our August Limited Edition kit.  If you would love to see how she made it, you're in luck!

Marta has prepared a start to finish video tutorial for you!




Marta will be sharing more video tutorials throughout the month, so be sure to check back!

Here's the August Limited Edition Kit:

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August Limited Edition Kit Designs by Guest Designer Debbie Burns

We have another talented guest designer to introduce today!


Hi everyone! I'm Debbie Burns and I'm thrilled to be guest designing this month for My Creative Scrapbook. 

I've been scrapbooking for 17 years and love the creativity it unleashes in me. I love to incorporate mixed media into my shabby chic layouts and canvases. I currently design for Blue Fern Studios and The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog. You can find my blog, Love Life's Little Pleasures here

I live in beautiful state of Maryland near our nation's capitol. By day I am an Assistant Project Manager for a general contracting company. In the evenings and weekends you can find me in my scrapbook room creating away and when Spring arrives I am busy outside tending to my flower gardens.


We sent Debbie our August Limited Edition kit, and the work that she created with it is just fantastic!  See for yourself... :)





You'll be seeing more of Debbie's work with our September reveal!

Here's our August Limited Edition kit:

To learn more about our kit club, please visit MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Come See Us at CKC Tulsa This Weekend!

We will be at the 
Creating Keepsakes Convention 
in Tulsa, OK this coming weekend!  

Stop by and see us for great sales - including our Once A Year Sale including $3.00 Paper Kits, Layout Kits, and Mixed Media Kits! You will also be able to check out work from our design team on display throughout the booth!


We can't wait to see you there!

Monday, August 17, 2015

You're Invited to our August Sketch Challenge!

Would you like a chance to win this prize package?


Play along with our August sketch challenge, and you'll be in the running!

Here's the August 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, and link it up on our sketch blog.  The challenge is open to everyone, everywhere (you do not need to be a kit club member!) and ends at midnight Eastern time on September 14th.

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

We can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, August 14, 2015

How to Create a Circular Chevron Background Element by Christine Meyer

Design Team member Christine Meyer is up today to share how she created the amazing chevron circle on this August Main kit layout!


Here's Christine:

I used the chevrons paper in the kit to create this unique circular element that has a quilt feel to it!  Here's how I pulled it together!


First you will want to trace a 10 inch circle on your base cardstock.  This will serve as your guide for where to lay out the chevrons.  Then cut out a column of chevrons. Individually cut on chevrons - they can be different thicknesses and one color or more - mine are a huge variety.


You will need approximately 36 (more or less depending on your circle size).


Start attaching tehm so that the center point touches the circle.  Once you have put them all on, erase the pencil lines. 


I also cut out a slightly larger circle and used that to guide me on the placement of my little letters for journaling.  Using that as a guide made it way easier to actually keep the circle going!

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and here are more of Christine's layouts created with our August Main kit:




Here's the beautiful kit:

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

Thursday, August 13, 2015

July Creative Kit Designs by Guest Designer Vivian Lake

Have you seen our exciting news?!  Click here or scroll back to our previous post to catch the news... there's something in it for YOU!

Today we're thrilled to introduce Vivian Lake, winner of our June sketch challenge.  Vivian was invited to guest design for us with our fun summer July Creative kit, and we think the layouts that she created using the kit are just darling!  Have a look:





Hello there! My name is Vivian and I am excited about this opportunity to work My Creative Scrapbook this month. I have been scrapbooking since 1998, tried many different things, but really found my true creative style within the last 4 years. My personal projects gravitate towards clean, orderly, black matting, layers, lots of negative space and die cuts. I am also a amateur photographer. I just figured the two go hand in hand! I have a very supportive family and a great group of scrappy friends that I have met along the way. Thank you, MCS, for letting me work with your main kit this month.

You'll be seeing more of Vivian's work with our next reveal!

Be sure to tune in regularly throughout the month to view the tutorials that the design team has prepared for you :)