Monday, August 8, 2022

You’re Pretty Cool - Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

  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...

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

Once again I am in need of a masculine birthday card. When I saw the Summer Vacation Bronco Box Card (SVGSilhouette) I knew I could repurpose it into a birthday card. I altered the sentiment by stamping "You're Pretty Cool". I used solid pattern papers from the Lori Whitlock's Birthday Boy and Halloween Magic collections.


Go check out all of Lori's new designs. Right now Lori's designs are 30% off!!!!!  Use code Aug2022 to get 30% off all SVGs, Fonts and Commercial Licenses!


While you are at it, grab this FREE cut file!


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 Michelle Starcher.
~Marcia

July My Creative Scrapbook Kit Layout Share

 Hello everyone!

I wanted to share my scrapbook layouts and YouTube videos that I created using the July Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This beautiful kit featured the Simple Stories Full Bloom collection and cut files from PearTree Cut files.

1. Everyday Adventures features one of the cut files from PearTree Cut files that is included in the kit. I used the July sketch by Laura Whitaker for this one. This layout contains a pic of my daughter in Colorado with her dog Sue.


Watch my YouTube video to see my take on the sketch.


2. Hello Sunshine -  My goal with this layout was to use lots of stickers from the sticker sheet to create a circle, including the title. That little cutie is my latest niece.

Watch my YouTube video to see how I created this layout.


3. Happy Day - The bees in this collection inspired the stenciled background on this layout. Another layout of my daughter on vacation in Mexico.

Watch my YouTube video to see how I created this layout.



4. Bloom Where You Are Planted features another PearTree Cut file that is included with a kit subscription. The baby in this photo is my oldest daughter Naomi, now 33! The title work is a little different from my normal. I mounted the letters on top of the cut file base which was cut from white paper and then inked using distress inks.


I'll be sharing my August layouts soon. Stay tuned!
~Marcia


Monday, July 11, 2022

Surfing Van Box Card - Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

   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...

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

I am forever in need of birthday cards. I love finding a box card that I can repurpose to be a birthday card.... huge BONUS if it's a masculine card! When I saw the Surfing Van Box Card (SVG, Silhouette) I knew exactly who I could gift it to. I altered the license plate to say "HB2U" (Happy Birthday To You). I used Lori Whitlock's Endless Summer collection to add a sentiment and the flip flops


Go check out all of Lori's new designs. Right now Lori's designs are 30% off!!!!!  Use code Jul;2022 to get 30% off all SVGs, Fonts and Commercial Licenses!


While you are at it, grab this FREE cut file! No code or minimum purchase required.


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

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

My Creative Scrapbook June Main Kit Layouts

 Hello everyone!

I was going to share my July layouts with you and realized I had yet to share my June layouts! This summer is passing by in a blur its going so fast. The June kit from My Creative Scrapbook was full of the new Vicki Boutin Sweet Rush collection and of course more amazing cut files from PearTree Cut Files. Such a fun kit to work with!

1. You Are My Sunshine was the first layout I created having been inspired by the die cut ephemera Sun. Of course that had me singing or humming the lyrics to the song for the rest of the day. That gave me the idea to place the lyrics to the song within the rainbow cut file. I even cropped my photo in a heart shape to match the cut file and dangled it from the cloud. Mixed media is practically a must when using Vicki Boutin collections so I added some glaze using a stencil from a previous kit all down the left side of my layout. 


Please watch my YouTube process video for all the details including detailed photos of the finished layout.


2. Sunkissed was my second layout with the kit. This layout is based on the sketch by Laura Whitaker for My Creative Scrapbook.


Here is my take using another cut file from PearTree Cut files that was included with the kit ...


The sun rays were created by using a cut file as a stencil and blending various yellow and orange distress inks. See how I did it in my process video as well as detailed close-ups.


3. Loving This was my third layout, because of course I had to use the paper stencil left over from my second layout.


Lots of fussy cut flowers were perfect for embellishing this photo from a trip to Hawaii a few years back. I have another YouTube process video for your viewing enjoyment and all the details.


4. My fourth layout featured amazing photos from the baby shower I threw for my son and his girlfriend and another PearTree Cut file, Love This Crazy Life.


More details in my YouTube process video and of course close-up photos...



Thanks so much for stopping by. Go check out all the amazing kits available at MyCreativeScrapbook.com
~Marcia







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