Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Our Family - My Creative Scrapbook

Hello blogging friends!

I've been having so much fun with the My Creative Scrapbook February Main kit. It's such an awesome kit full of the Simple Stories So Happy Together collection along with some PhotoPlay Paper We Are Family collection and a little Pebbles This Is Family collection. This 3rd layout I created uses the awesome sketch for their monthly sketch challenge.


Here is the sketch...


 As you can see, I took a few liberties. I used only 2 photos and flipped the sketch horozontally so my vertical photo is on the right. Feel free to flip the sketch anyway you want to suit your photos.

Take a look at these embellishment clusters...


Those Simple Stories So Happy Together embellishments were divine! Of course I added a few of my precious digital cut files too; doilies from the Silhouette Inc store and stems from JustNick Studios.


Want to see how this all came together? Watch the YouTube Video here...


Take a peek at the other layouts I've created so far too ... One more coming Friday so be sure to stop back. Have a great week!

~Marcia


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Happy Day - My Creative Scrapbook

Hello blogging friends!

I'm sharing the 2nd layout I created for My Creative Scrapbook using the February Main kit. This kit featured pattern papers from the Simple Stories So Happy Together collection as well as papers from the PhotoPlay Paper We Are Family collection. The die cuts ephemera pack and chipboard are also from Simple Stories So Happy Together.

I really wanted to scrap this photo of my niece. She'll be graduating this year with a graduate degree in occupational therapy. Wahoooo! We are so proud of her!! I pulled out the blue  papers from PhotoPlay and used a FREE cut file from the Paper Issues online store. To set off the cut file, I created a mixed media background using some Vicki Boutin art crayons.


I did some crazy machine stitching around those circles...can you see?  The title comes from the Pebbles This Is Family puffy phrase stickers that were included in the kit. I love that copper foil look.


I saved the stars that were left from my cut file to use as embellishments.


I kept other embellishments to a minimum... I just didn't want flowers or hearts mixing with my stars. Does that make me OCD? 

My Creative Scrapbook has 4 different monthly kits to choose from so there is definitely something for every scrapper! Be sure to check them out. 

Here is my YouTube process video...



I also did a kit unboxing and process videos for all 4 layouts I created with the kit. Please check out those as well. Have a great week!

~Marcia

Friday, February 7, 2020

Love You - My Creative Scrapbook

Hello blogging friends!

I have some exciting news to share! I am guest designing for My Creative Scrapbook for the month of February! They sent me the February Main kit which featured the Simple Stories So Happy Together collection, some PhotoPlay Paper We Are Family collection pattern papers, and some Pebbles This is Family collection pattern papers along with puffy phrase stickers.


I did a kit unboxing YouTube video. You can watch it here...


The kit includes 5 exclusive digital cut files too! It's a great bargain. I used the Love You cut file on my first layout...


Here are some close-up shots...



I even did a process video for this. 



I love how this turned out! I have three more layouts to share with you over the next month. Be sure to keep an eye out.

~Marcia

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Fair Food - PageMaps

Hello blogging friends!

Who besides me is sick of winter? I am craving sunshine and carbs (thank you low carb diet!) With no relief in sight, I did the next best thing and scrapped some sunshine and carbs using a new sketch from PageMaps. I used the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio Just a Little Lovely collection.


Here is the awesome sketch I used.


I have new favorite Minnesota State Fair food...  fried pickles and mini doughnut beer. (Don't say yuck until you've tried it!) They are yummy!




Check out all of the other PageMaps sketches. They are sure to inspire you to want to create something.

Supplies:

~Marcia

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Just Me And You - Pebbles

Hello blogging friends!

With Valentines Day coming up, the designers on the Pebbles blog are focusing on L O V E . I decided to use the gorgeous new Lovely Moments collection to scrap a layout of my nephew and girlfriend. I love the soft pinks combined with the kraft cardstock. It's the perfect choice for documenting the loves of your life.



I used a double heart cut file from the Handipaper Etsy store. I backed one of the hearts with the pink and white striped pattern paper and backed the other heart with my photo. I used the heart to frame my title Just Me and You.  



The copper foil puffy sticker phrase is from the This is Family collection. These Thickers work great with this collection as well as the copper foil matches some of the die cut ephemera pieces.



And of course there are gorgeous floral die cut ephemera pieces. Here again you will see some beautiful copper foil pieces.



This is such a gorgeous collection! How many of you need this on your scrapbook table right now? It's perfect for all the lovely moments of your life.



Supplies
Pebbles - Lovely Moments collection: Just Dessert 12x12 pattern paper
Pebbles - Lovely Moments collection: Cruisin' 12x12 pattern paper
Pebbles - Lovely Moments collection: Blooms 12x12 pattern paper
Pebbles - Lovely Moments collection: Strawberry Fields 12x12 pattern paper
Pebbles - Lovely Moments collection: Botanical Rose 12x12 pattern paper
Pebbles - Lovely Moments collection: Pokies 12x12 pattern paper
Pebbles - Lovely Moments collection: Die cut ephemera icons
Pebbles - Lovely Moments collection: Die cut ephemera phrases

Pebbles - This is Family Puffy Phrase Thickers

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Marcia

Monday, January 13, 2020

Happy Cake Day - Pebbles

Hello blogging friends!

I have a birthday layout to share that I created with the festive new Pebbles Happy Cake Day collection. We all have birthdays (although some of us have stopped counting) so this collection is a must! I used it here to document my son's first birthday celebration.



The inspiration for my design started with the 2x2 grid pattern paper. I cut the paper apart, choosing the squares I wanted for a boy's layout. Then I arranged 9 squares in a grid on a piece of pattern paper. To reinforce the square design, I printed my photos as squares too and even machine stitched squares on my background and around some of the 2x2 square pattern paper pieces.



This collection has lots of ephemera die cuts. One of my favorites is this adorable sloth.



The birthday phrase stickers are another favorite. They are perfect for scrapbook layout titles. I layered a cupcake die cut over an adorable llama sticker here to draw attention to the title. To add a little dimension, this collection has adorable word bubble puffy stickers as well as puffy dot stickers. They add such a fun element!



Supplies:
Pebbles – Happy Cake Day Collection – 12 x 12 Paper – Birth-Yay
Pebbles – Happy Cake Day Collection – 12 x 12 Paper – Hot Diggity Dog
Pebbles – Happy Cake Day Collection – 12 x 12 Paper – Party Hats
Pebbles – Happy Cake Day Collection – Thickers – Phrase
Pebbles – Happy Cake Day Collection – Puffy Stickers
Pebbles – Happy Cake Day Collection – Puffy Dot Stickers
Pebbles – Happy Cake Day Collection – Ephemera – Icons
Pebbles – Happy Cake Day Collection – Cardstock Stickers with Foil Accents



What are you celebrating in 2020? I bet plenty of birthdays!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Dresden - PageMaps

Hello blogging friends!

Happy New Year! Since it's a new month, that also means that it's time for new PageMaps sketches too. Here is the sketch I worked with this month...


I loved the 3 larger photos in this sketch and thought it would be perfect for some of my favorite pictures of Dresden Germany from my Europe trip a year ago. Dresden is a gorgeous city! I wanted to use gorgeous papers and ephemera pieces to help showcase just how pretty so I pulled out the beautiful PinkFresh Studios Just A Little Lovely collection. It did not disappoint!


The clear acetate ephemera pieces with gold foil accents are hands down my favorites. I also used ephemera die cuts, enamel dots, and puffy stickers. To keep an open airy feel, I used the Outline Alphas digital cut file from JustNick Studios for my title.




Supplies:
PinkFresh Studios - Just A Little Lovely: 12x12 Pattern Paper: Hope
PinkFresh Studios - Just A Little Lovely: Acetate Ephemera pack with Foil Accents
PinkFresh Studios - Just A Little Lovely: Puffy Phrase Stickers
PinkFresh Studios - Just A Little Lovely: Puffy Stickers
PinkFresh Studios - Just A Little Lovely: Ephemera pack
PinkFresh Studios - Just A Little Lovely: Mixed Embellishment pack

Go check out the other sketches. They are sure to inspire you too.
~Marcia

Monday, December 30, 2019

Merry Little Christmas Mini Album - Pebbles

Hello blogging friends!

Check out my cute little Christmas mini album I created for Pebbles with the Merry Little Christmas collection. I don't do a December Daily, but you could get some ideas for yours here.


My cover features a 3x4 journal card with layered ephemera die cuts and stickers,


I haven't added any photos yet...



I added a couple acetate pages. On this one I adhered the FaLaLa cut file from JustNick Studios. I love being able to see through the acetate to the page behind.


Stars on the back side of the acetate help cover up my glue dots.



This gingerbread border is from a Paige Taylor Evans cut file.



The Pebbles Merry Little Christmas collection has a variety of ephemera die cuts and pattern papers. It's easy to create pages for outdoor winter fun, as well as Christmas pages.


The snowflake cut file is available in the Silhouette store.


Here is my second acetate page. On this one I layered a cut file wreath from JustNick Studios.



On the back cover, I added another JustNick Studios cut file.



This was so much fun to make!
Check out my Youtube  video to see this album in more detail.



Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy holidays!
~Marcia


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Christmas Cards - Pebbles Merry Little Christmas

Hello blogging friends!

I managed to make a few Christmas cards the other day with the Pebbles Merry Little Christmas collection and thought I should share them to inspire you to make some cards too. Christmas cards may seem a little old fashion, but receiving one in the mail delights me so much. There is just something more tangible to a real card versus receiving an electronic greeting. There is still time to create some Christmas cards to send out to your favorite people too.


To aid in the creative process, I like to sort my die cut ephemera pieces into categories. For these cards, I had Winter scene and Santa Claus piles. Then I start looking for coordinating pattern paper. For this card I cut the 3×4 journal card with the card sentiment from a sheet of pattern paper, adhered it to some white cardstock and added a border. 

Sometimes the pattern paper reminds me of a digital cut file that I have. This cut file is from JustNick Studios. I just added some cute Santa die cut ephemera, a sticker, and a bow.



This card was created with one of the 3×4 journal cards cut from a sheet of pattern paper. This time I adhered it to some fun banners I cut out with my Jen Hadfield Banner Punch Board.



I couldn’t resist making a little winter scene on this card using the tiny stickers. They are so fun to add a little dimension. I almost made this a shaker card. Wouldn’t that have been fun!




There is still time to create some Christmas cards to send out to your favorite people too.

Supplies:
Pebbles Merry Little Christmas 12×12 paper pad
Pebbles Merry Little Christmas 6×6 paper pad
Pebbles Merry Little Christmas Washi Tape
Pebbles Merry Little Christmas Die Cut Ephemera
Pebbles Merry Little Christmas Stickers
Pebbles Merry Little Christmas Mini Stickers
Jen Hadfield Banner Punch Board

Nuvo Drops

~Marcia