Saturday, February 13, 2021

Back To School - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello blogging friends,

I have a second layout to share with you that I created with the February Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This amazing kit featured the Simple Stories Hello Today collection. When I saw the numbered patterned paper I immediately thought of doing a school layout. I couldn't resist using the Back To School title cut file from PearTree cut files that was included in a previous kit. 


I did more computer journaling on this layout as I knew where I wanted it to go... right below my title.


So many embellishment options were included in the kit. Die cut ephemera are always a fav of mine.

For more details see my YouTube process video.


My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club ... http://mycreativescrapbook.com/​​ PearTree Cut files ... https://www.peartreecutfiles.co.uk/ Supplies: Simple Stories Hello Today collection - http://shrsl.com/2ruon​ Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx​​ American Crafts Cardstock - http://shrsl.com/2nugm​​ Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei​​ Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU Neenah Solar White 8.5” x 11” paper pack - http://shrsl.com/2jrt0 Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Marcia


Friday, February 12, 2021

Hello - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello blogging friends!

Have you seen the amazing February Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook? It featured the versatile Simple Stories Hello Today collection. I love the monthly pattern papers and thought they would be perfect to document a few eventful happenings, like my daughter getting a new puppy!


I couldn't resist adding this dog bone paper clip from my stash, but everything else (aside from cardstock) is included in the kit. The bright colors just pop on the kraft cardstock.


I cut apart the December journal card pattern paper and layered the pieces on some kraft cardstock.


I love the foam phrase stickers! So trendy.


I did lots of distressing. So nice to see my daughter so happy again!


Take a look at the process video here ...


Supplies:
Simple Stories Hello Today collection - http://shrsl.com/2ruon Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx​ American Crafts Cardstock - http://shrsl.com/2nugm​ Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei​ Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Adventure - PageMaps

 Hello blogging friends!

February is getting away from me ... I haven't posted my PageMaps sketch and layout yet. I chose a simple sketch and stuck to it very closely, just adding lots of fussy cut flowers to help embellish it. I used the beautiful Vicki Boutin Storyteller collection and mixed in a few Wild Honey embellishments from a past Vicki Boutin collection.


Here is the sketch I used.


While Storyteller isn't a travel collection, this background pattern paper reminded me of Paris. Since I miss traveling and can't wait to go on a new adventure I decided to dig out some photos I hadn't scrapped yet from my Europe 2018 trip with my daughter.



I love a gorgeous floral pattern paper that I can fussy cut! I even fussy cut the bird out from another Storyteller pattern paper.

Please check out my YouTube process video to learn more about it.


Supplies:
Vicki Boutin Storyteller - http://shrsl.com/2ror3 Vicki Boutin Wildflower and Honey - http://shrsl.com/2ror5 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

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia

Friday, January 29, 2021

Kiss Me - Lori Whitlock Box Card Tutorial

Hello everybody. 

Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away. Are you ready yet? Lori Whitlock has the cutest new Valentine cards in her shop, like this Valentine Heart Envelope Box Card (SVG, Silhouette). I created this with pattern papers from Lori's Our Wedding collection by Echo Park and added some older ephemera from my Pebbles stash.

Let me show you how you can create this card. In Silhouette Studio, I turned on registration marks, then printed and cut the "I Love You" sentiment. No need for a stamp and ink pad. The registration marks help the Silhouette Cameo cut where it should, in this case the banner with the printed I Love You perfectly centered. You set registration marks in the Page Setup Window. Click on the third icon and select Registration Marks ON. You will know they are on when you see the grid appear at the top with the black square and corner marks. Go back to the first Page Setup menu and adjust the width and height so they match the size of the cardstock you are using in your printer. Check the Show Print Border and Show Cut Border. You want the text you are printing to be inside of the print border. Then remove the banner so only the text remains and send to the printer (see printer icon at very top on the left). Once printed, place your cardstock on your cutting mat and load into your Silhouette Cameo. Move the banner back into place around the I Love You and select Send to cut. Go back to the Page Setup to remove the registration marks and print border and resize the width and height back to 12x12.

Select your cardstock and pattern papers and cut shapes without resizing. This design has a lot of hearts that can make assembling confusing. I like to lay out my pieces as I cut them so I know exactly where they will go. This is easiest if you cut the card base and panels first.

Next, I ink the edges of my pattern papers. This subtle shading gives your cut pieces depth. Select an ink shade that matches your pattern papers as close as possible. It's better to go with a little darker shade rather than a lighter shade.

Adhere your panels down on the card base and create your box by gluing the tab on side to the back panel. Adhere the hearts to the center insert. You can use foam dots to pop a few of them up for dimension. Then glue the tabs of the insert to the inside of your box card lining everything up along the sides of the card.

Add remaining hearts to the back panel so they can be viewed above the center insert. Embellish as desired. I added these adorable fox and the large Kiss Me ephemera pieces.

On the back of the card I added a white circle for writing on and another ephemera piece.

I love these 3D cards! They fold flat for mailing, but can be popped up and displayed on a table or countertop. Send one to someone you know who could use a little extra love right now. Thanks so much for stopping by.

~Marcia

Monday, January 18, 2021

Picture Perfect in San Francisco - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello everyone!

I'm sharing my fourth layout with the beautiful January Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This awesome kit features the American Crafts Go The Scenic Route collection by Paige Evans. But did you know that each month you also get access to fabulous cut files from PearTree Cut Files? I used two more cut files on this layout, the Snowflake Heart and the Picture Perfect with Camera. I still hadn't used the Prima Color Spray that was included in the kit, so once again, I created a mixed media background with this spray. It's different from other spray mists I've used. I didn't soak into the paper right away as I expected. I used no gesso. It dried with this really cool shine and mottled effect. I added some blue spray mist splatters for interest.


I cut the picture perfect cut file out of black cardstock and backed it with pattern papers. It's an awesome cut file for travel photos. I am definitely going to use this one again to document another trip.


I cut the snowflake heart out from pattern paper. I love the variegated blue/green tones. I wanted to use a photo that complimented those colors. This one of my daughter from a trip to San Francisco was perfect. 


This chinatown mural is amazing! I matted the photo in multiple layers of pattern papers that help to emphasize those colors and tore the bottom edge.


I embellished with chipboard stickers, creating a triangle to draw the eye around my layout. The San Francisco colorful Thickers I pulled from my stash.


This was another really fun layout to create. You can watch my process here.


Supplies: American Crafts Go The Scenic Route collection - http://shrsl.com/2pizr Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx American Crafts Cardstock - http://shrsl.com/2nugm Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia

Friday, January 15, 2021

Baby It's Cold Outside - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello everyone!

I'm sharing my third layout with the beautiful January Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This awesome kit features the American Crafts Go The Scenic Route by Paige Evans. But did you know that each month you also get access to fabulous cut files from PearTree Cut Files? This layout was created using the Baby It's Cold Outside cut file cut from one of the ombre pattern papers. The Creative kit was winter themed this month, but I thought I could make a winter cut file work with the Go the Scenic Route papers... after all I am from Minnesota. We know all about cold and snow here. 


Ok, so I do not normally scrap photos of myself, and I rarely post any snapchat stories, but these reindeer selfies were cute! I was checking out a story my daughter had posted while hubby was pumping gas in the car and noticed there were new lens added. I had to play... had to, lol.


I backed the cut file with a blue floral pattern paper from the Go the Scenic Route collection.


With that title, I needed to add snowflakes. Once again I created a mixed media background with a stencil and some silver Bo Bunny glitter paste. These snowflakes were so pretty! I added a few more white styrofoam snowflakes I found in my stash to create embellishment clusters.


I love the blue foil ephemera pieces. I added some hemp cord for texture and Nuvo drops.


This was so fun to create! You can watch my process here.


Supplies: American Crafts Go The Scenic Route collection - http://shrsl.com/2pizr Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx American Crafts Vicki Boutin Palette Knife - http://shrsl.com/2nugb American Crafts Cardstock - http://shrsl.com/2nugm Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei BowEasy - https://amzn.to/3eYpZmh Nuvo Crystal Drops - http://shrsl.com/2lkca Bo Bunny Glitter Paste - http://shrsl.com/2plc6 The Memory Box snowflake stencil I used I could not find available anymore... here is a link to some alternatives. Snowflake Stencil - http://shrsl.com/2plca Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Marcia


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Happy Days - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello everyone!

I'm sharing my second layout with the beautiful January Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This awesome kit features the American Crafts Go The Scenic Route by Paige Evans. But did you know that each month you also get access to fabulous cut files from PearTree Cut Files? This layout was created using the Happy cut file.


I'm scrapping photos from a trip my husband and I took to visit our daughter in Colorado. We did some hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park. We stopped to rest and have some trail mix and this chipmunk decided he wanted some too. He crawled right up in our laps!


This kit included a Vicki Boutin stencil and I was dying to try it out on a mixed media background. I created this one using three different Distress Oxide ink colors. I kept the color palette similar to the pattern papers I used to back the cut file, yellow, orange, and pink. The kit also included a Jillibean Soup stamp set which I used to stamp "This Moment!" on this ephemera piece I place under the photo in the upper right.


From my stash, I added the Day phrase thicker on my title and the snacks for everyone alpha stickers.


Because of the mixed media background, other pattern papers and embellishments were kept to a minimum. I didn't want to cover that beautiful background up! 


Foam tape underneath the title and photos gives my layout some dimension.


The chipboard butterfly and bird stickers add some more dimension.


I am so happy with how this turned out. I used the monthly sketch to create this layout, flipping it to suit my photos better.


I was also inspired by Scrapbook.com January mood board challenge.


That sketch and mood board make me HAPPY! Want to see my process? 


Supplies: American Crafts Go The Scenic Route collection - http://shrsl.com/2pizr Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx American Crafts Cardstock - http://shrsl.com/2nugm American Crafts Foundation mixed media paper - http://shrsl.com/2pjsa Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei Ranger Ink Blending Tool - https://amzn.to/36Op9rv Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam Pads- https://amzn.to/2GHxxOT Distress Oxide Inks - http://shrsl.com/2lkbr American Crafts Vicki Boutin Stencil 3PKG, Starstruck, Let's Wander - https://amzn.to/3hiWQnN Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU

Thanks so much for stopping by.
~Marcia


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Rainbow Days - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello everyone!

I'm sharing my first layout with the beautiful January Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This awesome kit featured the American Crafts Go The Scenic Route by Paige Evans. But did you know that each month you also get access to fabulous cut files from PearTree Cut Files? This month, one of the cut files was a rainbow. It goes perfectly with the colorful Go The Scenic Route pattern papers. Having said goodbye to my 18 1/2 year old faithful dog Satchel last month, I knew I wanted to scrap a layout about him. 


I love the contrast of the bright pattern paper against the black cardstock background. With the acrylic paint dripping from the rainbow, it's like the rainbow is weeping. I backed the cut file with all the colors of the rainbow.


I fussy cut a bunch of butterflies out of pattern paper and stitched down the center of each one. The dangling threads give them motion. 


I kept other embellishments to a minimum, just a few puffy sticker hearts and dots


This was a difficult layout to do. I cried buckets of tears while making this. I still find myself looking under my desk for him. He was my shadow for so long.


I do have a process video up in my YouTube channel if you are interested in more details about how I created this layout.


Supplies: American Crafts Go The Scenic Route collection - http://shrsl.com/2pizr Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx Prima Marketing Art Basics Black Gesso - https://amzn.to/3eyTqfN American Crafts Vicki Boutin Palette Knife - http://shrsl.com/2nugb American Crafts Cardstock - http://shrsl.com/2nugm Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU

Thanks for stopping by.
~Marcia


Monday, January 11, 2021

Newlywed Card - Lori Whitlock Blog Hop and Giveaway!

 Hello blogging friends!

It's time to hop again this month and see all the amazing Lori Whitlock creations the designers are making.


You should have arrived here from Michelle Starcher's blog for those hopping. Here is the hop order in case you are just arriving here and want to start at the beginning.

Marcia Dehn-Nix <--- You are here!

I have a February wedding coming up, so I thought I should make a wedding card. I decided on this Newlywed Easel Card (SVG, Silhouette). Here it is open.


I used the new Lori Whitlock Our Wedding collection and a silver metallic cardstock to add some bling.


Here is what it looks like closed. So cute!


There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code Jan2021 to get 30% off all SVGs, Fonts and Commercial Licenses!


and who doesn't love a FREE cut file!!!! This file is free for today only!  No code or minimum required.


Finally, how would you like to win a $20 coupon to Lori's SVG Shop! 

Just click on the Rafflecopter giveaway.

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~Marcia