Thursday, April 12, 2018

Enjoy The Little Things | My Creative Scrapbook





Hi My Scrapping Friends!

Today I'm sharing a layout for My Creative Scrapbook using the gorgeous April main kit! I'm seriously loving everything in this gorgeous kit, especially the beautiful color patterned papers! 

  
I used a grid design to document a couple of photos of my son enjoying and having fun with some watermelon:))))

I started by creating multiple layers of patterned paper behind each of my grids, as well as adding some machine stitching and then adhered to some white cardstock. Next, I trim 3/4 inch off each side of the white cardstock.  I then matted the layout using the reverse side of the From Me To You pattern paper, and also tucked a couple pieces of the larger black and white polka dots paper underneath on an angle for some added interest. 

   
Here's a couple of close-ups....





I finished the layout with a variety of embellishments including ephemera pieces, 3D stickers and a few die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by :) xx

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Monday, April 09, 2018

Happy Springtime | My Creative Scrapbook - April Tutorial




Hello My Creative Scrapbook fansYvette here, and today I am sharing a layout that all about fussy cutting. Fussy cutting is such a fun and relaxing technique, especially when you get to play with gorgeous florals and patterns like the ones in this month's main kit! 

   
I started by gathering my suppliers. 


The beautiful floral design on the Backyard Blooms and the Hello Spring patterned papers were perfect for this page. I had an idea to create two large clusters of flowers and started by fussy cutting all of floral images....always look for elements in your patterned papers that can be fussy cut to use as embellishments on your page.    
      



 Next, I cut my 5x7 photo into 1/2 inch strips. I then created a 10x10 base with some white cardstock and arrange the photo strips so as to fit inside the center and added some machine stitching around the edges.    



I then matted the layout onto the wood panels patterned paper and love the contrast between the white and brown.  At this point I knew I wanted to incorporate some of the pink in the photo and did this by adding a piece of pink cardstock between the layout and the wood panels base.  I also added a couple strips of patterned paper across the bottom of the page which allowed me to balance the pink from the cardstock.                        


I created two clusters using the fussy cut flowers in opposite corners of the page, along with a few phases from the Simple Stories cardstock stickers and a die-cut from the Patio Party collection ephemera pack.

 
Here's a couple of close-ups....



I finished the layout off  by adding a few more fussy cut Dragonflies! 

I hope I inspired you to go ahead and fussy cut some of the gorgeous patterned papers included in this month's kits and if you're not a subscriber as yet, give it a try.  All the kits are so beautiful, you will not regret it!!! 

Thanks for stopping by :) xx  





Wednesday, April 04, 2018

You Are My Sunshine | My Creative Scrapbook





Hi Scrapping Friends!!!

  Today I'm sharing layout for My Creative Scrapbook using the gorgeous April main kit as well as this month's Cut files


Here's the April cut files...


I used both the bicycle and fence image from this month's free cut file to document a photo of my son riding around in a circle on his tricycle. I started by resized the fence to fit across the middle of the page and cut it out of the beautiful blue and white check pattern paper from Simple Stories-Welcome Spring collection.  Next, I resized the bike so it can fit in the lower section of my layout and cut if from some black cardstock.  Back the wheels with some hand painted white cardstock and added some hand stitching around the edges of the bicycle wheels.

 
I fussy cut some of the flowers from one of the patterned papers and add them to the right and left of the bicycle. I also added a couple of stickers from the Welcome Spring collection to the top of the bicycle basket.


I cover the top half of the page with the Hello Spring patterned paper from the Welcome Spring collection. I absolutely love all those gorgeous flowers with so many vibrant colors on this paper.
   

I created a cluster on the right hand side of the photo using some stickers, a cut away note card (as my title) and a die-cut doily.  I also added a few die-cut tags underneath the top of the photo.
I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!!!

Thanks for stopping by :) xx

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Everyday Adventure | Sketch?!Sketches March 15th Challenge





Hi My Scrapping Friends!

It's time for a new sketch challenge over at Stuck?!Sketches! Here's the March 15th sketch designed by Laura Whitaker....


And here's my take on the sketch...


My son love playing in the woods behind our home and the Wild Child collection from Pink Paislee were just the right collection to document this photo.

I started my layout off by adding some mixed media to the background using the packaging technique with some distress markers. I also used a stencil with some yellow paint to add a few vertical circles onto the background base and love the added interest this create.


Next, using the sketch as a guide to add lots of layers to back my photo, created my title by combining embellishments from Turn The Page and the Wild Child collections and pop those adorable bugs stickers on top.

      
I wanted a way to add some more texture to my page and decided to incorporate some hand stitching. I only did two corners and really love how this was just the idea I needed to pull the whole design together.
  



 I created a cluster of embellishments on the right side of the photo, which included a fussy cut star, a sticker, a tag from the die-cut ephemera pack, a flair  and a bug clip from my stash.

I also decided to stamp the sentiment "Go outside" around the page and finish the layout off by adding some fussy cut stars from the patterned paper 11.  

Thanks for stopping by :) xx  

       We'd love for you to play along with us at Stuck?!Sketches all you have to do is create a layout based on this sketch and link up your layout on the Stuck?!Sketches blog by March, 30th to be in the running to win a prize from one of our sponsors!



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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Love My Garden | My Creative Scrapbook-March Tutorial



Hi My Creative Scrapbook Fans!  For my layout today I was inspired by the beautiful butterfly paper in the I Am collection from Simple Stories.  All those beautiful different colors give me the idea to use the clear stamp set in this month's main kit for a background.


To create my stamp background, I started off by deciding to use the black and white stripe pattern paper, instead of going with a white cardstock base. I try to use a few colors that coordinated with the collection and was very happy with the way it turn out.


Next, I started playing around with the placement of the butterfly stamps, my title and photo. I love the idea of placing my photo in the lower right hand side of the page, and balance the upper left side with a cut apart note card. 




I then added a few pieces of embellishments onto the note card, as well as few scattered butterflies and hearts to fill in the empty spots around the page.


To finish the layout, I added a couple strips of patterned paper to create a border to both the top and bottom area of my page. I tore the edges of the paper to give it some added texture and interest.

Here's a few more close-ups....





Thanks for stopping by :) Yvette xx


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Monday, March 12, 2018

You Are My Every Minute Of My Ever Day | My Creative Scrapbook







Hi My Scrapping Friends!

Today I'm sharing another layout for My Creative Scrapbook using the gorgeous March main kit as well as this month's Cut files


Here's the March cut files...


I started by selecting the globe image and enlarge it to fit a greater part of my page. Next, I Cut if from some white cardstock and instead of backing the flower with pattern paper, I thought it would be fun to use the stencil in this month's kit along with some paint to create an unique backing. 

        

I backed the leaves in the cut file with patterned paper, added my photo and played around with my embellishments to find the right placement.      


To balance off the large globe cut file on the left, I decided to go with a large title. I used a cut file from Kerri Bradford studio and really love the end results.




I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by :) xx



Monday, March 05, 2018

I am Dreaming Big | My Creative Scrapbook





Hi My Scrapping Friends!!!!

Today I'm sharing my first layout created with the March main kit from My Creative Scrapbook, featuring the beautiful I Am collection from Simple Stories!


  I begin by building a series of layers using patterned paper and cardstock on my layout as a starting point for my design. I also added some machine stitching around the perimeter of the pink diagonal pattern paper for some added texture. 

To the bottom of the photo I added some of the colorful buttons from Pebbles included in this month's main kit, and adhere those to my page with some stitching. I also added a few stickers from the collection right below the buttons.


On the left side of the photo I added my title, as well as some of the phrases from the die-cut ephemera pack and a few fussy cut butterflies.    




I had fun creating with this gorgeous kit!
Thanks for stopping by :) xx

I hope you felt inspired today and if you're not a subscriber yet, give it a try. The kits are all so beautiful and you will not regret it!!!!