Saturday, October 16, 2021

October layouts with the My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit

 Hello everyone!

I am going to try something different since I am having a hard time keeping up with my blog posts. Instead of posting one project at a time, I am going to share all of my My Creative Scrapbook October layouts in a single post. At least this way you will get to see more content.

The October Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook featured the gorgeous Peaceful Heart collection by Jen Hadfield for American Crafts. The kit subscription includes amazing cut files from PearTree Cut Files each month. In addition to that, a sketch for the month by Laura Whitaker is sure to inspire you to want to dive right into your kit.

My first layout Chapel On The Rocks was also my PageMaps layout this month. This beautiful church is located in the Rocky Mountains not far from Estes Park. If you are in the area you MUST stop to see this site!

Here is the sketch. Instead of using two smaller photos, I opted to use one large photo to showcase this photo.

The background paper is a mixed media sheet from a Vicki Boutin paper pad. I love how it brings out the colors in the photo.

My second layout features one of the cut files included in the kit subscription, a toadstool wreath. I used it to scrap another engagement photo of my niece. Lindy's Magicals were used to created this background. 

You can watch my YouTube Process video here ...

My third layout features another of the October cut files from PearTree Cut files; Pumpkin Spice And All Things Nice. I love my pumpkin spice coffee so this layout has my latest selfie. (and Yes, my hair has turned white over the last few years.)

Here is the link to the YouTube process video ...

Here is my final layout with the kit ... I could have kept on creating though as I have a lot of pattern paper and embellishments remaining. I used the sketch by Laura Whitaker and another engagement photo of my niece.

Here is the sketch ...

Here is my list of supplies with the affiliate links ...
My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club ...​​ PearTree Cut files ... Supplies: Jen Hadfield Peaceful Heart - Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Jar Set, Jingle Bells - American Crafts Vicki Boutin Palette Knife - Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Application Machine Starter Kit - Bazzill Marshmallow—12x12 Cardstock | 100 lb Heavy White - American Crafts Foundation mixed media paper - BowEasy - Fineline glue bottles - Cutter bee Scissors - Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - Silhouette Cameo 4 -
American Crafts Cardstock -

Thanks so much for stopping by

Monday, October 11, 2021

True Love - Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Hello everyone! 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...

My niece recently got married and I wanted to make her a special card. I decided on the Hexagon Pop Up Card Valentine Couple, making a few changes to it so that I could use it for a wedding (SVG,Silhouette). Really the only change needed was to omit the Valentine sentiment on the front of the card base. I used the pretty Lori Whitlock Our Wedding collection.

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 Oct2021 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. Head over to Brigit Mann next.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Fox Belly Box - Lori Whitlock

Hello blogging friends! 

Now that September is here I am starting to think of Fall papercrafts to make. This little Fox Belly Box (SVGSilhouette) from Lori Whitlock would make an awesome party favor, gift, or adorable table decor.  Fill it's belly with your favorite fall candy.

If foxes aren't your thing, there are lots of other animal belly boxes just as adorable. Check them all out in Lori's store. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Sending Hugs Flower Box Card - Lori Whitlock

 Hello blogging friends! 

Do you know someone that could use a pick me up? Sending hugs with this cute Flower Envelope Box Card (SVG, Silhouette) from the Lori Whitlock Store really lets people know you care. I created this card using the new Echo Park Paper Farmer's Market collection.

The sentiment that comes with this cut file was for a birthday. It is easy to substitute a different sentiment using stamps to suit your needs. This stamp sentiment is from and is part of their cards for kindness line. You can also add ephemera die cuts and swap out the flower centers with enamel dots to add more dimension.

Check out all the other envelope box cards in Lori's shop. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Saturday, August 14, 2021

At the Beach - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hey blogging friends!

My YouTube channel has been silent too long ... thanks to a scrapbook room renovation (that is done but still not organized yet and I'm thinking may never be). So I videotaped this layout I created for My Creative Scrapbook using the August Main kit featuring the Simple Stories Safe Travels collection. It's a generic collection that allows you to scrap all kinds of vacation memories from beach, to road trip, to campground. The subject of this layout is my daughter and boyfriend from a recent vacation to Tulum Mexico.

The awesome kits from My Creative Scrapbook include awesome cut files from PearTree Cut files. I used a Shell Frame and Find Me At The Beach files here.

All these yummy layers were placed on top of a Vicki Boutin Mixed Media background.

You can catch the process video here ...

Thanks so much for sticking with me through my dryspell.


Friday, August 6, 2021

Donut Worry Be Happy - Food Truck Tutorial for Lori Whitlock

 Hello blogging friends! 

Toward the end of summer when all the county fairs are in full swing and the state fair is looming, I start craving mini donuts. I can't help myself. I thought it appropriate to indulge myself and at least make a donut card. Lucky for me Lori Whitlock has the cutest little donut truck box card in her store (SVG, Silhouette).

This card has lots of pieces, but it is super easy to put together. Let me show you how.
  1. Cut out all the donut truck pieces from the desired color of cardstock or pattern paper. I used the Print and Cut feature in the Silhouette Design Studio to print Donut Worry Be Happy on my computer's printer before cutting it out.

  2. Arrange all the front cut outs with the front base cardstock truck and start to glue the pieces in place as shown.  I found it easier to work from the bottom up. Layering the truck body on first, followed by the truck's side panel and tires. Last I added the truck window and awning. I placed foam tape under my awning only on the bottom so that it would pop up away from the truck. The top of the awning was glued to the truck.

3. Arrange the middle card cut outs and glue in place lining up the sprinkles and cheeks. Pink on top of the light brown. Then that on top of the dark brown and finally adhering the donut to the center card base.


 4. Then we assemble the back of the truck card, gluing down the side panel and wheels.


5. Now that all the pieces are assembled, it is super easy to glue the front to the back of the truck creating a box. Add some glue to the center card tabs and carefully adhere to the inside of the card, lining up the top.

This is such an adorable card and is sure to lift the spirits of any recipient, especially if gifted along with donuts :)  Be sure to check out all the other food truck box cards in Lori's shop as well. Note: This box card does fold flat for mailing in a 5x7 envelope. 

 Have a great week! 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

My Creative Scrapbook July Main Kit - Vicki Boutin Color Study

 Hello blogging friends

I apologize for the lack of content on my blog the past few months. I just can't seem to catch up after a scrap room remodel in March. I am still organizing, purging, and creating in the middle of it all. I hope to have some new YouTube videos up in my channel soon.

Working with the July Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook was an absolute joy! I love Vicki Boutin's color study collection! Here are the four layouts I created with it.

First up is Create Yourself. This paint brush floral cut file is included in the kit subscription and is from Peartree Cut Files

I was so happy to have some paint ephemera die cuts that I could use to embellish this page that features a photo of my kids and I with our Matisse Cats we painted at our local Paint Pub.

I used a pattern paper with stripes of warm reds, pinks, yellows and orange colors  to give the illusion of painting stripes of color. I kept the florals in the same color scheme.

For my second layout I went for a big title. This Sleep Snack Snap Scrap cut file was a freebie from Cut To You for National Scrapbook Day. I seriously love how these colors pop against a black background.

I love how this cut with the ombre blue pattern paper. Rather than back my cut file, I used foam tape to pop up the letters and give it some dimension. Then I tucked some fussy cut flowers underneath.

And look! Here is another picture of me at a crop a few years ago before glasses and before I went grey, lol. 

My third layout features my husband and I at a sunflower field last summer. I kept looking for the right paper collection to scrap this photo. The bright yellows were perfect!

This layout is based on a sketch from Laura Whitaker. All those layers are so yummy!

And my final layout ... Yet another picture of me! This never happens people. You know I almost always scrap my kids. They lead much more exciting lives, lol.

I went on a European vacation with my eldest daughter in 2018 before the pandemic. I am so glad that I got to spend some special time with her. Paris was a magical place and we cannot wait to return. This cut file is included in the kit subscription and also from Peartree Cut files. I backed the cut file with the color wheel pattern paper and added a few scattered hearts myself. I even took the time to stitch this keeping the rainbow theme going. Thankfully the black cardstock hides the blood from needle pricks of my fingers.

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you are interested in subscribing to  My Creative Scrapbook to receive their kits each month you will not be disappointed! They actually have 4 different kits, so there is something for every kind of scrapbooker.


Monday, July 12, 2021

HB2U - Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

Hello everyone! 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...

Marcia Dehn-Nix    ( You Are Here !!! )

I am always in need of birthday cards and I needed one for a special lady who is a cat lover like me. I decided to modify this Valentine Shopping Bag Cat Box Card (SVG, Silhouette) so I could use it for a birthday.

I removed the "LOVE" on the shopping bag and replaced it with "HB2U" (Happy Birthday To You). Did you know Lori Whitlock has some fabulous fonts for sale too? I used the Lori Whitlock Fun Font (SVG, Silhouette) for the HB2U letters.

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 July2021 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.