Thursday, December 8, 2016

Another 'My Creative Scrapbook' DT Layout

 
 
Hello Everyone, thanks for stopping by!
It's a beautiful day here in Kentucky, not too hot, not too cold.....just right! Perfect day for scrapping, if I could find a minute to sneak into my scrap room that it!
 
Today I am super excited to share my second DT layout for
 
 
 dec-le-kit 
 

This kit features the gorgeous Sweet Peppermint Collection from Prima Marketing, as well as some paper and goodies from Blue Fern Designs and Authentique!!
 
Without further ado, this is my second creation
 
 
 
Ya'll this kit is phenomenal, I had so much fun with all the soft pastel colors which is a gorgeous twist on the original holiday colors! 
 
I found the photo's on pinterest and I'm a big believer in giving credit to others for their work, so visit this link to see the incredible work from this photographer!!
 
Basically for this layout, I did A LOT of distressing using my Invild Bolme Distress Tool and A LOT of layering to achieve that vintage shabby chic look that I absolutely adore!
 
I have a tutorial I will be posting in the couple of weeks on the chipboard, icicles and flowers, so I won't cover them in this post. However, I did add a lot of doilies from my own collection, as well as some of the Prima stickers from the Sweet Peppermint collection which is found in the kit. When I was finished I gave everything a quick white was with some gesso!
 
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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my layout and are inspired to create as well!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

MY CREATIVE SCRAPBOOK DECEMBER 2016 LIMITED EDITION KIT DT LAYOUT

 
 
Hello Everyone, thanks for stopping by!
I hope you all are enjoying this wonderful holiday season, I just love this time of year!
 
Today I am super excited to share my very first DT layout for
 
 
dec-le-kit
 
This kit features the gorgeous Sweet Peppermint Collection from Prima Marketing, as well as some paper and goodies from Blue Fern Designs and Authentique!!
 
Without further adieu, this is my first creation
 
 
Ya'll this kit is phenomenal, I had so much fun with all the soft pastel colors which is a gorgeous twist on the original holiday colors! 
I used a random photo I found on the internet which I was not able to trace back to give credits, so I will just credit Pinterest.com  
 
Basically for this layout, I did A LOT of distressing using my Invild Bolme Distress Tool and A LOT of layering to achieve that vintage shabby chic look that I absolutely adore!
 
Beneath my layering you may notice a pop of aqua color.....I used some gelato's from Faber castell for some added interest and depth. I then added a few doilies from my own collection, these are not found in the kit.
 
So unfortunately My editing program is acting up today and I am not able to add the close up's I will try to include them a bit later, but as you can see, I did a lot of paper layering and a pretty flower cluster using some more gorgeousness from Prima. I also cut some of the wording from the papers to add some added festive interest.
 
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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my layout and are inspired to create as well!


Monday, December 5, 2016

CREATIVE SCRAPBOOK REVEAL DAY

YAY!!!!!
 
I am so excited, today is
 
REVEAL DAY
at
 
I cannot tell you, how excited I am to be Designing for
My Creative Scrapbook,
as I have admired Pam and her designers for years!
Truly a dream come true!
 
I am equally excited to share these STUNNING kits and my creations using the Limited Edition Kit with you all as well!!
Without further adieu.....drumrole please
 
 
 
***DECEMBER 2016 LIMITED EDITION KIT*** 
 
 
The Limited Edition kit features Prima Marketing's beautiful
Sweet Peppermint Collection, along with some gorgeousness from
Blue Fern Studios and Authentique and so much more!ee!
 
I had an absolutely amazing time with the Limited Edition Kit. I just love the softer pastel colors, paired with gold, a fantastic twist on the traditional holiday color palate!!
 
 Here are some of my creations using the Limited Edition Kit from
 



 
Please check back in the next couple of days for further details for each layout, as well as a tutorial I have prepared using this kit!
 
 
The following kits are also available:
 

***December 2016 Main Kit*** 
***December 2016 Creative Kit*** 
 
 
***December 2016 Album Kit*** 
 
 
Thanks for stooping by and don't forget to check out My Creative Scrapbook's BLOG for further details!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Prima November Build a Page

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by!
I hope your all staying warm and that all my US scrappy friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I definitely did, and I have so much to be thankful for, I am truly blessed.
 
 
Today I want to share with you a layout I created for the Prima Build a Page Challenge .
I have to admit the sketch is like no other layout I have created before so it really helped me to step outside of my comfort zone and get creative.
 
2016 november bap
 
 
 
This is my take on the sketch
 
 
 
 
The phot in this layout is from my oldest daughters senior photo shoot (gosh that just never gets any easier to say either).
 
For the background paper I used Prima's Tales of You and Me collection. I thought it looked great with the bit of Rossibelle collection I had left over. The rossibelle collection has so much yummy things I was able to fussy cut,,,,,it might seriously be one of my most favorite prima collections EVER!!!

 
 
 
So I wanted to try something a bit different for this layout, instead of using paper in the corners, I used chunky glitter and a bird cage cut from the Rossibelle Collection instead. +
 
The chipboard feathers are from 2Crafty. I used some old texture powder in two different shades (I'm sorry, the LSS I used to shop from occasionally sold things in smaller tins, unlabeled, so I do not have a brand or a color to share with you.
 
 
I wanted to created some different textures and medium so after applying some soft, coordinating shades of water colors, I used some micro beads as well as some more chunky glitter and some pearl adhesives from Flourish with a Bling.
 
I hope you enjoyed my layout and was able to find some inspiration for your own creations!!!
 
Thanks again for visiting, I love hearing what you have to say, so leave me a comment and if you have further questions please send me an email or find me on Facebook.
 
 
 

 

 

More Than Words Challenge

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by!!

I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season, I just love this time of year....the lights, the sweet smells, the goodies, and the magical wonder!!

So I have a layout to share with you today that I created for
More Than Words Challenge Blog

I have never played along with this challenge before, so I am super excited to give it a shot this month....plus it gave me an excuse to use some Maja Design papers I have been drooling over!

The challenge this month:

Word Inspiration - SPECIAL
Creative Challenge - OUR QUOTE
 
 


I decided to use this challenge as inspiration to do a layout using a photo from my daughters senior photo shoot.



For the creative challenge I did the following on my layout:

OLD: lace (the lace was left over from an old Scrap That Kit I'd received years ago)
NEW: Maja Designs Summertime Collection (new to me, I recently received my package)
BORROWED: glimmer mist (I borrowed glimmer mist from another scrappy friend of mine)
BLUE: handmade flowers

For the word inspiration 'SPECIAL', I freehanded it on the upper left corner journaling tab, because this day was a very special day to both my daughter and myself as we'd been planning these photos for a while.....and the meaning behind them carries very much sentiment....it's a symbolism of closing one door, while opening another...and this is a very special time, so it I felt it was very befitting for this layout!



I used Maja Designs Summertime Collection, which is absolutely stunning by the way! You know when you get those patterned papers where you see the first side and fall in love with it only to flip it over and love the other side equally and then realize you only order ONE piece and not multiple!!! Yea....that was definitely this collection for me....I really did not get enough and will be going back for seconds!

As you can see, I did a lot of layering and paper distressing...I love the weathered shabby chic look it produces.

The blue flowers are handmade and the white ones are older Prima blooms. Rhe chipboard is an older one, I believe it's from Fabscraps.


I used some acrylic paints and glimmer mist to create some splatterings as well as some drips. I also used the white acrylic paint to give everything a quick white wash, which is another go to technique you will see in a lot of my work.



I hope you enjoyed checking out my layout as much as I did creating it!
As always that you for stopping by and I hope I have given you some inspiration to create!
I love hearing what you guys have to say, so leave me a comment or send me an email or find me on facebook if you have any questions!

 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Guest Design Invite!!

Hello everyone, I hope all is well and that your getting excited for turkey day!!
 
I have some seriously exciting news to share with you!!
I have been invited for a 4 month
Guest Design Spot
on the
Design Team
 
 
I have admired Pam and her Designers over the years and to be asked to create using her beautiful kits is truly a dream come true!
 
I look forward to showing you all what can be done with these amazing kits and I want to personally invite you to sign up for yours today. For further details please visit
 
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CUTE

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by! I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous fall weather we are being blessed with, I definitely am loving it, as in my neck of the woods it's not too hot and not too cold.
 
Today I have a layout of my youngest daughter using some more gorgeousness from Lemoncraft;s Neverending Summer Collection....guys if you have not had the opportunity to get yourself some of this collection, I'm definitely here to let you know you are missing out....my only regret with this beautiful paper is that I did not order enough!!
 
 
As After I had all my goodies picked out for my layout, I began by layering my page until I achieved the look I desired. I cut a few of the journaling pages from this collection to add to my layout. I then used my Invild Bolme Distress Tool to distress and tatter up the edges to give it a aged, weathered look. I also used some coordinating paper behind my main layout page so that I could peel back edges and expose the coordinating papers. I love doing this as it just seems to add dimension as well as increased that weather and tattered look I so very much love.

 
Once I was done distressing and peeling back my papers, I wanted to get my chipboard
(Spring Flower Bunches By 2Crafty)
prepared. Guys, I loved this technique I used and I promise to prepare a tutorial soon, as I will be using it again in the near future! So I started by using a sponge dobber to give my chipboard a light coat of gesso. I then used light pink acrylic paint over the entire chipboard. I then used a very fine tipped paint brush dipped into a bit of a darker pink ink pad and gently brushed 2/3 up each flower once the acrylic paint had dried. I went back over the bottom third with the same fine tipped paint brush and an even darker pink to give it an ombre look. I really wanted the chipboard to be special and pop, so I brushed the top edge of each flower with some iridescent stickles for some added sparkle!

  
I wanted to add a bit of glimmer mist, but I wanted it to be a bit softer, more like a water color pattern so I added a bit few drips of the mist into a paint tray along with a few drops of water before using a large dobber to add it the mixture at the top left corner and lower right corner where the photo will be placed. I allowed for some of the paint to drip down the page. I wanted to add more media, so I also used acrylic paint include some paint splatterings as well as paint rings using the lid to the acrylic paint.
 
Once everything was nice and dry, I started to adhere my layers and added some light blue netting I had left over from an older Websters Pages collection beneath my flower clusters. I finished off my layout by giving everything a white wash with white acrylic paint and adding a few micro beads on a few of the flowers as well at the top right of the page.

 
Thanks for taking a look, I hope you enjoyed my page and are inspired to create!! I love reading your comments, so please let me know what you think! More pages coming soon, so be sure to follow my blog, facebook page or subscribe by email so that you can be updated when I add a new post!