Sunday, June 5, 2022

United We Stand - June PageMaps

 Hey everyone!

Are you ready for more amazing sketches from PageMaps? The June sketches did not disappoint. Here is the sketch I worked with ...


With Memorial Day celebrations and the 4th of July looming, I wanted to do a patriotic layout. I had some awesome photos of when my nephew Max returned from Afghanistan and couldn't wait to scrap them. I stashed bashed big time for this layout. This is an older Pebbles collection called Americana. The Thickers are from the Pebbles America The Beautiful collection.


I love all the layers here. This layout has a photo flip feature I created with my Love My Tapes washi tape. This washi tape has words from the Declaration of Independence so was ideal!







Thanks so much for stopping by,
~Marcia


Let The Party Begin - May PageMaps

 Hey everyone! 

Have you seen the new sketches over at PageMaps for May? They are fabulous for jump starting a layout. Here is the sketch I chose.


May is PageMaps anniversary month and Becky asked us to do layouts about celebrations. I decided to scrap about my daughter's 30th surprise birthday. Here is my take using the Pink Paislee And Many More collection ...


I split one of the 4x3 photos into (2) 2z3 photos. Computer journaling on a tag saved you from seeing my awful handwriting and allowed me to tell the story of her surprise party. My daughter's boyfriend flew her best friends in from all over the country. She moved to Denver during the pandemic and many of them had not traveled to visit. I loved that he brought them all together for her birthday celebration. I used a mixed media background from Vicki Boutin that brought in the colors from this collection perfectly. I love how this turned out. Here are some detailed pics ...



My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club ... http://mycreativescrapbook.com/mobile... Pink Paislee And Many More ... http://shrsl.com/2h8sz Vicki Boutin's Let's Wander mixed media pad ... http://shrsl.com/2bkv4 BowEasy tool ... https://amzn.to/3eYpZmh Fineline Glue Bottles ... https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ

Thanks so much for stopping by, ~Marcia

My Creative Scrapbook May Main Kit

 Hello everyone!

I am playing catch-up again. May went by like a whir! But I wanted to share my May scrapbook layouts for My Creative Scrapbook before posting my June layouts. The May Main kit featured the Paige Evans Splendid collection and it did not disappoint. Let me show you what I created with it.

Having So Much Fun was my first layout. This is a lift of a layout I did for My Creative Scrapbook with Paige's Wonders collection. Both collections had a pattern paper that was just tags and this was an awesome way to use those tags.


You can catch the YouTube Process Video here ...

Sweet was my second layout with the collection. One of the pattern papers was a rainbow of all the colors that we come to expect from Paige's collections. I cut the paper into strips adding some strips from other pattern papers and then I used a variety of border punches for texture. Here was the result. The cut file is from PearTree Cut Files and was included with the kit subscription.


Grateful Heart was my third layout. The Grateful tag was my inspiration for this one. I had a photo of my daughter from last Thanksgiving that I've been wanting to scrap. I used a mixed media background from Vicki Boutin to make it more fallish. The cut file is from PearTree Cut Files and was included with the kit subscription.


Love Grows Here was my final layout. I knew this cut file would be perfect for a baby bump photo of my first grandbaby. The chipboard frame included in the kit was perfect for those ultrasound pics. I hope to get a YouTube process video up for this layout yet.


My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club ... http://mycreativescrapbook.com/​​
PearTree Cut files ... https://www.peartreecutfiles.co.uk/

Supplies: Paige Evans Splendid collection - http://shrsl.com/3issg Vicki Boutin's Let's Wander mixed media pad ... http://shrsl.com/2bkv4 Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia

Monday, May 9, 2022

Shaker Baby Rattle - Lori Whitlock Blog Hop Time

  Hello friends! It's blog hop time at Lori Whitlock!


Here is the blog hop order in case you want to start at the top or get lost along the way...

I wanted to make something to embellish the packaging of a baby shower gift for my son and girlfriend and found this adorable Shaker Baby Rattle (SVGSilhouette). Who could resist shaking this gift now!


Layers of the rattle are built up so that you can insert chunkier objects. I placed a rocking horse button and small sequin stars inside mine. This adorable button had a shank fastener on the back of the button that I just snipped off.


Go check out all of Lori's new designs and while you are at it, grab this FREE cut file! No code or minimum purchase required.


Did I mention all those designs are 30% off!!!!!  Use code MAY2022 to get 30% off all SVGs, Fonts and Commercial Licenses!


And finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop?



Thanks so much for stopping by. Your next stop is Brigit Mann.
~Marcia

Friday, April 15, 2022

April Main Kit - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello friends!

I am so excited to share my layouts created with the gorgeous April Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This beautiful kit features the Pinkfresh Studio Happy Heart collection and just may be my favorite yet! 

The first layout I created, I wanted to use this watercolor sorbet background paper. I added hand stitching then selected titles that would coordinate with the rainbow colors on the background. Add a cute photo of my niece and her now hubby and some fussy cut flowers, this layout is a favorite of mine.


I have a YouTube process video for this one ...


For my second layout, I used one of the April PageMaps sketches.



Each kit includes access to cut files, this inner circle of flowers designed by PearTree cut files is one of those. The kit also included these pretty chipboard butterflies. I added some sparkle to them with embossing powder. Click the YouTube video link to see how.


Here is the process video...


My last layout used the My Creative Scrapbook monthly sketch designed by Laura Whitaker.


I selected some photos from my nephew's recent wedding, used a mixed media background from Vicki Boutin, and lots more fussy cut flowers.


Supplies:
Pinkfresh Studios Happy Heart collection - http://shrsl.com/3gje2 Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei BowEasy - https://amzn.to/3eYpZmh Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtX

Thanks so much for stopping by,
~Marcia

Monday, April 11, 2022

April Blog Hop For Lori Whitlock

 Hello friends! It's blog hop time at Lori Whitlock!


Here is the blog hop order in case you want to start at the top or get lost along the way...

I wanted to make some Belly Boxes for my nieces and nephew for Easter baskets. Lori has a new Easter Bunny Belly Box (SVGSilhouette) that was perfect. He is the cutest!

I couldn't stop there though. I made another bunny with a handsome bow tie and a lamb as well.




Go check out all of Lori's new designs and while you are at it, grab this FREE cut file! No code or minimum purchase required.


Did I mention all those designs are 30% off!!!!!  Use code APR2022 to get 30% off all SVGs, Fonts and Commercial Licenses!


And finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop?


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Thanks so much for stopping by. Your next stop is Brigit Mann.
~Marcia

March Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello friends!

I apologize, I am slow to share my scrapbook layouts created with the March Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This gorgeous kit features the Maggie Holmes Market Square collection. With all Maggie Holmes collections, there are always pretty floral pattern papers perfect for fussy cutting. 

This first layout contains a photo of my new niece and nephew. I love how big he is smiling here.


I have a YouTube video of this layout here ...

With all the buildings in the collection, I was inspired to create a layout documenting the best breakfast I have ever had on our Paris travels.


More fussy cutting flowers on this layout of my son and his girlfriend attending a wedding in beautiful Northern Minnesota. I even managed to use the stamp set included in the kit.


I love these photos of my daughter and her boyfriend horseback riding in Montana when visiting friends there. This was a great opportunity to use all those animal chipboard and die cut pieces. I think that piglet is my favorite! The cut file I used is included with your kit subscription and is from PearTree Cut Files.


You can catch the YouTube layout here ...

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia


Monday, March 7, 2022

Easter Belly Boxes - Lori Whitlock

 Hello everyone! 

Since I have Spring fever but its still snowing here, I decided to get busy making some Easter Belly Boxes for my nieces and nephews using Lori Whitlock cut files. The belly boxes come in an array of animals and they are perfect for Easter baskets. I chose to make the Bunny (SVG, Silhouette) and the Chick (SVG, Silhouette) Belly Boxes.

Not only are they adorable but their bellies hold plenty of candy!

Lori has lots of Easter ideas in her shop. Go check them all out and have some fun making your own Easter belly boxes!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Fish & Chips - PageMaps

 Hey everyone! 

Have you seen the new sketches over at PageMaps for March? They are fabulous for jump starting a layout. Here is the sketch I chose.


I stuck to the sketch pretty close, but I moved my journaling and added a 3rd photo in place of it. I decided to scrap photos from my trip to London with my daughter. After touring London Bridge, we found a pub tucked under the bridge that served the best fish and chips. Of course we had to have a pint of beer to go with it. Such a great experience!


Since fish & chips are often served on newspaper (or paper made to look like newspaper now), I had this idea to use newsprint on my layout. The sad thing is after cleaning out my scrapbook room, I couldn't find any so I decided to make my own. This allowed me to add the location and a date in the newspaper headline.


That great cut file is from PearTree Cut files. I used the Basic Grey Serenade collection that I found in my stash while looking for newsprint. 


I added some England embellishments from Scrappin Happy Studio (phone booth epoxy flair), Jolee dimensional stickers, and some phrase stickers from Simple Stories.


I love how this turned out. Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia


Thursday, February 17, 2022

February Main Kit Layouts - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello everyone!

I'm excited to share my layouts with you that I created with the February Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This was one of my favorite kits to date. I love Vicki Boutin's collections and you know I love using her mixed media papers for backgrounds. Let me show you the gorgeous layouts I created...

Happiness is a Wedding Celebration


My niece got married last October at a lake resort in Northern Minnesota. It was a gorgeous outdoor ceremony. I used a PageMaps sketch from February to document the occasion on this 2 page layout. Here is the sketch.


I loved all the photos in the sketch. I concentrated on using more family photos in my layout rather than wedding party photos.




You can catch my YouTube process video here 


Stories Of Us


I wanted to bring out the greens in this photo and found a Vicki Boutin Mixed Media background from the Let's Wander paper pad that was perfect. The butterfly exclusive cut file for My Creative Scrapbook kit subscribers cut from a black cardstock emphasizes the circle pattern going on in the background paper. 



You can catch my YouTube process video here 



Discover


I couldn't help but do a camping layout as well. This is one of my son and his girlfriend camping in Colorado. I used the sketch by Laura Whitaker for My Creative Scrapbook. You can't go wrong with a grid design. It made it easy to use the tag pattern paper embellished with die cut ephemera, chipboard, and puffy stickers.


Here are some close-ups ...




Supplies:
Vicki Boutin Fernwood collection - http://shrsl.com/3dgxb Vicki Boutin's Let's Wander mixed media pad ... http://shrsl.com/2bkv4 Black Cardstock - http://shrsl.com/3dgxi Neenah Solar White 8.5” x 11” paper pack - http://shrsl.com/2jrt0 Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei Thickers Alphabet Alignment Guide - http://shrsl.com/38pmq Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!!
Marcia