Monday, May 6, 2024

May Layout Share - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello friends.

The beautiful My Creative Scrapbook May Main Kit featured the Sunny Blooms collection from Pebbles. While the die cut images are geared towards gardening and Easter, it's a versatile collection and can be used for every day and vacation photos as you will see. I made a kit unboxing video you can watch here...


 Let me show you what I made with this pretty kit...

1. Explore - With this cloud pattern paper, I knew exactly what photos I wanted to scrap. The negative strip is an altered cut file from The Cut Shoppe and it is included with you kit subscription.

You can watch my YouTube process video here ...


2. Happy Heart - I had to scrap some Easter pics of my grandson with this adorable pattern paper with the bunnies.

You can Watch my YouTube process video here ... 


3.  Fixer Upper - This layout was inspired by this polaroid cut file from The Cut Shoppe. It is included with your kit subscription. I thought it would be a great way to document my daughter's first house purchase (a fixer upper) and her home projects that made her house a home. I'm not so happy with my journaling ... wish I had done computer journaling instead, but I tell myself it is important to hand write sometimes. 




4. Blossom - I had to include a gardening layout with all the stickers and die cuts that are geared towards gardening. I LOVE my flower and vegetable gardens!




5. Memories Together - With the papers and embellishments I had left, I thought I could scrap these fun photos of my daughter holding her nephew for the first time. This time with computer journaling, lol.




My Creative Scrapbook puts together 4 kits every month. I used the Main kit. Each kit is put together beautifully. There is really something for every kind of scrapbooker! Go check them all out.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia

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Saturday, April 27, 2024

Celebrate - Miss Kate Cuttables

 Hello everyone!

I have long been a fan of Miss Kate Cuttables cut files, but did you know she now has a monthly subscription box? She asked me if I would help her promote her new monthly subscription kits and I jumped at the chance. She sent me the April Birthday Wishes kit and I couldn't wait to play with it. Want to see what is in the kit? Watch my kit unboxing here ... 



I love the bright happy colors and whimsical animals in the kit. In addition to the pattern papers, the kit includes a pack of coordinating solid colors. They cut beautifully with my Silhouette Cameo and my metal dies. Here is a process video of a birthday layout for my grandson's first birthday party.  I cut out tons of stars using nested star metal dies.


I also wanted to make some shaped birthday cards using some Miss Kate Cuttable cut files. The solid coordinating colored paper really came in handy for these.




Subscribe / Shop here - https://www.misskatedesigns.com/ The Basic kit is $24.99 and includes 20 sheets of double sided pattern papers, die cut ephemera, and a sticker sheet. The Cardstock Lovers kit includes everything in the Basic kit plus 32 sheets of coordinating solid colored pattern papers. You can even skip a month if you think you will be too busy or are out of town. Email questions to misskatecuttables@gmail.com

Go check out her kits, you won't be disappointed.

~Marcia



Tuesday, April 16, 2024

April Layout Share - My Creative Scrapbook

  Hello friends.

The beautiful My Creative Scrapbook April Main Kit featured the Making The Best Of It collection from Pinkfresh Studios. While the colors are spring like, this kit is versatile enough for every day and vacation photos as you will see.

 Let me show you what I made...

1.  Sharing This Beautiful Story - I cut this scallop pattern paper all apart and arranged it into a heart which framed my photo perfectly. Watch my YouTube process video to see how you can adhere the vellum floral ephemera bits down without the glue showing through,


2. LOVE, I Want To Be Everywhere With You - My daughter recently went to Costa Rica  for a friend's destination wedding. I couldn't help but scrap this gorgeous photo of her and her boyfriend. Again, I cut a sheet of chevron pattern paper all apart and rearranged it to frame my photo. Lots and lots of machine stitching on this one!


3. This Was Meant To Be - Another layout documenting my newest grand fur baby's gotcha day. I used the April monthly sketch by Laura Whitaker.




4. Spring Is In The Air - I couldn't help but use this gorgeous cut file from The Cut Shoppe that was included with the April kit subscription. I backed the cut file with one of the pattern  papers from the Making The Best Of It collection. The mixed media background sheet is from 49th and Market that came from my stash. Aren't these the cutest pics of my grandson enjoying a ride in a swing?




My Creative Scrapbook puts together 4 kits every month. I used the Main kit. Each kit is put together beautifully. There is really something for every kind of scrapbooker! Go check them all out.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia

Friday, March 15, 2024

March Layout Share - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello friends.

The beautiful My Creative Scrapbook March Main Kit featured the Simple Stories Fresh Air collection. Even though the winter here in Minnesota was mild, it was refreshing to work with a Spring collection.

 Let me show you what I made.

1. Hello Spring - This awesome Hello Spring cut file is included in your kit subscription and is from The Cut Shoppe. The background paper from 49 and Market is from my stash. Watch My YouTube process video for all the details on this fun layout.




2. Sunny Days - I had to scrap these fun playground pics of my grandson from last Fall. He loves to climb on everything!




3. Family - The March Main kit include the Simple Stories Family Page Kit and it worked well with the Simple Stories Fresh Air pattern papers. 




4. You Make Me Happy - I haven't created a mixed media layout in a while using my acrylic paints and decided to have some fun and create some drips. Watch my YouTube process video to see how this fun layout came together. I used the monthly sketch by Laura Whitaker for this layout. I added canvas flair  from Scrappin Happy Studio.





My Creative Scrapbook puts together 4 kits every month. I used the Main kit. Each kit is put together beautifully. There is really something for every kind of scrapbooker! Go check them all out.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia



Friday, February 9, 2024

February Layout Share - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello friends.

The My Creative Scrapbook February Main Kit featured the Simple Stories Winter Wonder collection as well as some Echo Park Paper papers from Winterland and Chipboard frames from Echo Park Paper Winter collection.  Even though these were Winter collections, there were some floral, plaid, and gingham pattern papers so the kit was versatile enough for more than just your cold weather photos. Let me show you what I made.


1. Snow Much Fun - The Snow Much Fun cut file is included in your kit subscription and is from PearTree Cut Files. I cut the title large, inked and stitched it and placed it on a stenciled background. You can hear all about my process on my YouTube process video here...


2.  Oh So Cold - I used the monthly sketch by Rebecca Moore as the starting point for the design of this layout. I moved up the two side banners otherwise they would have been mostly covered up with my embellishments.






3. She Said Yes! - I took advantage of the plaid and floral pattern papers to do a non winter layout of my son's engagement. We are delighted for them. This layout is based on the monthly sketch by Laura Whitaker. I substituted a heart cut file from a past kit in place of the circle on the sketch. The heart worked better for my photos.





4. This Smile - I adore this photo of my niece. Her mom would not dress her in any pink, so I thought the green florals and gingham would be perfect for scrapping this photo. The adorable bunny and more floras from the ephemera die pack worked well on this layout.




My Creative Scrapbook puts together 4 kits every month. I used the Main kit. Each kit is put together beautifully. There is really something for every kind of scrapbooker! Go check them all out.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
~Marcia





Wednesday, January 10, 2024

January Layout Share - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello friends.

The My Creative Scrapbook January Main Kit featured the Vicki Boutin Discover and Create collection from American Crafts. The kit was also packed with lots of embellishment options including two packages of die cut ephemera, cardstock stickers, foam stickers, and alphas. It was a joy to create with this kit! Let me show you what I made.

1. Happiest Days -I fussy cut a whole sheet of floral pattern paper and used those flowers on this layout of my daughter and I attending a concert at Red Rocks.  This layout was created with a sketch provided by Rebecca Moore for My Creative Scrapbook. Watch my YouTube video to hear how the evening started out so fun and ended with us running for the car in a downpour when it started to hail. 


2. Discover The World Around Me - This layout used the monthly My Creative Scrapbook sketch by Laura Whitaker. I am scrapping some photos from the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. Lots of layers makes this eyecatching.




3. Our Story - This layout was inspired by one of the digital cut files included with the kit subscription,  Home Sweet Home from The Cut Shoppe and Our Story also from the Cut Shoppe. I decided to make a neighborhood of houses and tuck my first house in there. I had just graduated from college and my husband was fresh out of the Marine Corps. We didn’t have $$ for a down payment but a builder let us do sweat equity… we shingled the roof, put the siding on, did all the painting and staining! Both our families helped with the work and we are so grateful. I tucked the story behind a house because it was a short novella and I didn't want to cover up to much of my layout with journaling. 





4. & Then This Happened - You can't go wrong with a grid design. To make things interesting I used strips of pattern paper on my background. These photos are from our last trip to visit my daughter and her partner took us flying!




My Creative Scrapbook puts together 4 kits every month. I used the Main kit. Each kit is put together beautifully. There is really something for every kind of scrapbooker! Go check them all out.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
~Marcia