Thursday, November 19, 2020

Blesssed - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello blogging friends!

Just me again sharing my last layout with the beautiful November Main Kit from My Creative ScrapbookThis awesome kit features the Pebbles The Avenues collection as well as some Simple Stories Cozy Days, a stamp and stencil set from Hampton Art, and fabulous cut files from PearTree Cut Files. 

I intended to use four photos on my last layout with its grid design, but pulled this photo off half way through. I thought I would use that photo on this page along with another cut file from  PearTree Cut Files and turn it into a 2 page layout.


If you missed my previous blog post, this is my daughter Naomi with Tuna our first foster failure on his Gotcha Day. After 13 years of love, Tuna crossed the rainbow bridge last month. 


I used the cut file wreath as a base and layered the floral die cut ephemera from The Avenues over the top rather than back the cut file with pattern paper.


I stitched the butterflies together and left the strings hang. The title is a foam sticker from the Simple Stories Cozy Days collection.


Check out how easy this one came together.


My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club ... http://mycreativescrapbook.com/mobile... PearTree Cut files ... https://www.peartreecutfiles.co.uk/ Below are affiliate links. I earn a commission on sales from these links and they do not add any cost to your purchase price. Pebbles The Avenues - http://shrsl.com/2lheq Simple Stories Cozy Days - http://shrsl.com/2lheu Fineline Glue Bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei Nuvo Crystal Drops - http://shrsl.com/2lkca Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Marcia

Monday, November 16, 2020

Gotcha Day - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello blogging friends!

Are you ready to see more of my layouts created with the November Main Kit from My Creative ScrapbookThis awesome kit features the beautiful Pebbles The Avenues collection as well as some Simple Stories Cozy Days. I warned you in a previous blog post that The Avenues die cut ephemera contains cats and dogs. Of course that led me to wanting to scrap cats and dogs this month. Sadly, 2020 has been the worst year for the Nix pets. My daughter Colette said goodby to both her dogs this year, we lost a cat to cancer, and my daughter Naomi recently said goodbye to our first foster failure, Tuna.  When he crossed the rainbow bridge I had to dig up his gotcha photos from 13 years ago and I created this ...


I used the November sketch from My Creative scrapbook. You can't go wrong with a grid design.


Such a great sketch!


I grabbed some PinkFresh alphas from my stash to create the title. The wood alphas match the woodgrain patter paper. The Viewmaster heart cut file (layered under the pretty floral ephemera) was found in the Silhouette store.


Where my previous layout was all about the blues. This one is soft with pinks.


Check out my YouTube process video to learn more about my foster failure Tuna and how this layout came together.

My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club ... http://mycreativescrapbook.com/mobile... Below are affiliate links. I earn a commission on sales from these links and they do not add any cost to your purchase price. Pebbles The Avenues - http://shrsl.com/2lheq Simple Stories Cozy Days - http://shrsl.com/2lheu Fineline Glue Bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei Nuvo Crystal Drops - http://shrsl.com/2lkca Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week.
~Marcia

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Family Is Everything - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello blogging friends!

I'm back today to share my second layout I created with the beautiful November Main kit from My Creative ScrapbookThis awesome kit features the Pebbles The Avenues collection as well as some Simple Stories Cozy Days, a stamp and stencil set from Hampton Art, and fabulous cut files from PearTree Cut Files. Starting to create this layout I knew I wanted to use the Family Is Everything cut file from PearTree Cut Files and I wanted to play with my Distress Oxide inks on a black background. Here is how it turned out ...

This pattern paper is from the Pebbles The Avenues collection. Is that mixed media background not AMAZING! Look at that color!!

I used lots of the die cut floral ephemera pieces sticking to the blues. There are even cat and dog ephemera pieces so of course I had to use them.


And look... a family photo! It's a miracle!!!! Or at least a rare event for my 911 dispatcher daughter, my emergency veterinarian daughter, and my bar manager son.

I LOVE these cut files from PearTree Cut Files. She is located in the UK, but the digital cut files are instant downloads and currency can be converted to dollars.

More die cut ephemera here and foam stickers from the Simple Stories Cozy Days.


Take a look at my trial and error approach to using the distress inks.


My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club ... http://mycreativescrapbook.com/mobile... PearTree Cut files ... https://www.peartreecutfiles.co.uk/ Below are affiliate links. I earn a commission on sales from these links and they do not add any cost to your purchase price. Pebbles The Avenues - http://shrsl.com/2lheq Simple Stories Cozy Days - http://shrsl.com/2lheu Fineline Glue Bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei Prima Marketing Art Basics Black Gesso - https://amzn.to/3eyTqfN Hampton Art Stamp and Stencil Set, Mod Greetings - https://amzn.to/38az5fO 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   (I used Speckled Egg, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and Blueprint Sketch) Nuvo Crystal Drops - http://shrsl.com/2lkca (Morning Dew) Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!
~Marcia

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Fall Is My Favorite Color - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello blogging friends,

Have you seen the November kits from My Creative Scrapbook yet? I was lucky to get to play with the Main kit again this month. This awesome kit features the Pebbles The Avenues collection as well as some Simple Stories Cozy Days, a stamp and stencil set from Hampton Art, and fabulous cut files from PearTree Cut Files. I could not wait to create with it. Here is my first layout ...


This is a layout of my daughter with her rescue dog. Unfortunately, Sue was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and crossed the rainbow bridge recently. She was such a great dog!


I wanted to use the My Favorite Color Is Fall PearTree Cut File for this layout and cut it from the woodgrain pattern paper. I backed only the letters of this cut file and then cut portions of it again in black so favorite and is would pop more. See YouTube tutorial linked below for instructions on how to separate out parts of a cut file to cut just the letters in Silhouette Studio.


I used a variety of spray mists to create my background and then using a stencil I applied Therm-O-Web Transfer Gel Duo to select spots. When dry, I placed gold foil over the top and ran it trough my Heidi Swapp Minc. The result was this gorgeousness!


I embellished with foam stickers from the Simple Stories Cozy Days.


You have got to watch my process video to see how easy it is to add foil to a layout!


I have a second YouTube tutorial that I created at the request of some of my subscribers, How I cut just the inside pieces of a cut file. I have a Silhouette Cameo. I hope this helps you understand so you can do so too.



My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club ... http://mycreativescrapbook.com/mobile... PearTree Cut files ... https://www.peartreecutfiles.co.uk/ Below are affiliate links. I earn a commission on sales from these links and they do not add any cost to your purchase price. Pebbles The Avenues - http://shrsl.com/2lheq Simple Stories Cozy Days - http://shrsl.com/2lheu Fineline Glue Bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei Bazzill Marshmallow—12x12 Cardstock | 100 lb Heavy White - https://amzn.to/2YqNFJD Heat embossing gun - https://amzn.to/2AHwgUF Hampton Art Stamp and Stencil Set, Mod Greetings - https://amzn.to/38az5fO Thermo o Web Transfer Gel Duo - https://shrsl.com/2lhf1 Therm 0 Web Gold Foil Sheets - http://shrsl.com/2lhfa Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Application Machine Starter Kit - https://amzn.to/3hfhwx5 Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ Silhouette Cameo 4 - https://amzn.to/3ddGqeU

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Marcia

Monday, November 9, 2020

Santa 3D Snow Globe Box Card - Lori Whitlock Blog Hop

 Hello blogging friends!

It's time to hop again this month and see all the amazing Lori Whitlock creations the designer 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!

There are so many amazing new cut files in the shop, like this Santa 3D Snow Globe Card (  SVG / Silhouette )! There are many other snow globe designs so be sure to check them all out.... and there are more coming soon. I couldn't wait to make this one and get a start on my Christmas cards. I used the Echo Park A Lumberjack Christmas collection for my card. I love those plaid snowflakes.


The assembly on this one is a bit tricky and I would suggest you watch Lori's YouTube video tutorial.
Instead of folding to the side as other box cards do, this one folds down to lie flat for mailing.


There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code NOV2020 to get 30% off all SVGs, Fonts and Commercial Licenses!


Also, how about a free 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.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week,

~Marcia

Sunday, November 1, 2020

New Beginnings Together - PageMaps

 Hello blogging friends!

I can't believe its already November! That means the new PageMaps sketches are live! Becky's sketches are sure to inspire you to get out some paper and glue again. Here is the sketch I used.

Today I am scrapping a photo of my daughter Colette and her dog Sue. They recently moved to Colorado and love it there. One of their favorite things to do is get out and hike on one of many trails in the mountains. Here they are visiting Eldorado Canyon. I love that big smile on that dog's face!


I used the gorgeous new Crate Paper Marigold collection by Maggie Holmes. The little woodland creatures were perfect to add as embellishments. Here are some close-ups. This deer is so adorable. I wish just the deer was sold in packs, I would use them all the time.


Here you can get a glimpse of the mixed media background I created with spray mist as well as more beautiful embellishments.


Fussy cut flowers add a touch of femininity and softens the look. 


I have a new YouTube process video available for this layout. I would love it if you would watch.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Below are my affiliate links. I earn a commission from purchases but products do not cost you any more than the normal prices.
Supplies:
Crate Paper Marigold collection - http://shrsl.com/2laxc

Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx

Cutter bee Scissors - https://amzn.to/2YdgXei

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ

Have a great week!
~Marcia

Monday, October 19, 2020

New Home - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello blogging friends!

I am sharing my second layout with the October Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This gorgeous kit is full of the Crate Paper Fresh Bouquet and Heritage collections. Also included in the kit subscription is access to these awesome cut files from PearTree Cut Files. One of the cut files was 'Stay Home', but I wanted to tweak it and remove the Stay, replacing it with 'New' so I could document my son's latest move. I opted to use stickers for the 'New'. I used the October sketch as well. Here is how it turned out...


I used a grey cardstock background. I thought it would offset the title nicely. It also makes me think of the grey walls in their new place. I backed the title with pattern papers.


Tucked around my title are more of the fussy cut flowers I used in my first layout.


The Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, ... notecard in the ephemera pack and one of the tags were the perfect things to layer underneath my photo. I love that 'Happy Together' ephemera piece. I added black machine stitching for texture.


This truly is one gorgeous kit! Want to watch my process as I created this layout ....


Supplies:

My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club ... http://mycreativescrapbook.com/mobile... PearTree Cut files ... https://www.peartreecutfiles.co.uk/ Below are affiliate links. I earn a commission on sales from these links and they do not add any cost to your purchase price.

Crate Paper Fresh Bouquet ... http://shrsl.com/2jk57 Crate Paper Heritage ... http://shrsl.com/2jk5b Fineline Glue Bottles ... https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx

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. Have a great weekend!

~Marcia

Monday, October 12, 2020

Cat Explosion Box - Lori Whitlock Blog Hop + Giveaway!

 Hello blogging friends! It's blog hop time again for Lori Whitlock.


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!

My son's girlfriend just celebrated a birthday and she is crazy about her two cats. When I saw this Cat Explosion Box ( SVG / Silhouette ) I knew I had to make it for her. At first glance, it looks like a normal box.


Open the lid though and the sides fall down revealing this adorable cat in her own cat house. There are card holder slots in each of the four sides that are perfect for tucking in gift cards or note cards.


But wait, there is more! Remove the roof to reveal a box to stash away some candy or a small gift.


It was a huge hit! She loved it!! There is also a Dog Explosion Box too for your dog loving friends. Be sure to check them both out.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code OCT2020 to get 30% off all SVGs, Fonts and Commercial Licenses!


Also, how about a free 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!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week,

~Marcia