Sunday, November 13, 2022

November My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit Layouts

 Hello friends!

I have some fabulous layouts and YouTube process videos to share with you today using the November Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook featuring the Vicki Boutin Evergreen & Holly collection from American Crafts. I LOVED this kit so much, I created process videos for all 4 of my layouts! I have so much product leftover too that I am going to make a bunch of Christmas cards and maybe even a few more layouts!

1. Fresh Cut Christmas Trees - When I started looking at the 2 packages of die cut ephemera that were included in the kit, I split the ephemera up by theme to see which of my photos from last Christmas I wanted to scrapbook. I was happy to see lots of Christmas Tree Farm ephemera. Last Christmas we cut down a tree right after a snowfall and it was truly a Winter Wonderland


2. - Holiday Cheer - fussy cut poinsettias are the star of this layout. There is a green poinsettia swag cut file from PearTree Cut Files at the base of my wreath. This cut file is included with a kit subscription .


3. Oh What Fun - The perfect title for a sledding layout. Add snow, a snowman and you can't help but have fun!


4. Christmas at Home - What are your holiday traditions? This layout documents our Christmas celebration fondue style with lobster tails. Cut file is included with a kit subscription and is from PearTree Cut Files.


Please check out all the kits from My Creative Scrapbook here... https://linktr.ee/MyCreativeScrapbook.
Their Black Friday Sales have already started and you can get some great deals!

Hey look, I am caught up sharing my layouts with you now... Hooray!

Thanks so much for stopping by
~Marcia

October My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit Layouts

 Hello everyone!

I am sharing my October layouts created with the beautiful My Creative Scrapbook Main kit featuring the Paige Evans Garden Shoppe collection from American Crafts. 

1.  Groovy Man - When I saw this daisy pattern paper I had to scrap this photo of my son and his girlfriend from last Halloween. They were dressed as hippies and I wanted to create a fun mixed media layout with that 70's vibe. Check out my YouTube process video for all the details.



2.  Happiness Here - I think my favorite pattern paper from the Garden Shoppe collection was this colorful leaf pattern paper. I fussy cut the top and bottom to create the illusion of leaves falling from trees and covering the ground. I used a cut from from Paige Evans called Leaf Heart to add some texture with a white on white and frame my photo.


3. Wonderfall - Go Vikings -  I am scrapping another photo of my son here. This time taking in a Vikings game. I used a cut file from PearTree Cut Files that is included with a kit subscription and even managed to do some hand stitching on it.


4. Upgraded To Grandparents - This layout features our first photos with our grandson Jameson. I used an October PageMaps sketch

Please check out all the kits from My Creative Scrapbook here... https://linktr.ee/MyCreativeScrapbook.
Their Black Friday Sales have already started and you can get some great deals!

Thanks so much for stopping by
~Marcia

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Holiday Gift Card Holder Tutorial - Lori Whitlock

Hello everyone! 

I have a holiday gift card tutorial to share with you today. I love to give gift cards to friends and family so they can buy whatever they want. When gifted in such a pretty package, handmade by you, it's not the easy last minute gift so many people say they are. This Mitten Gift Card Holder (SVG, Silhouette) cut file can be found in Lori Whitlock's Store along with many other varieties of gift card holders. I used the new The Magic Of Christmas collection and also a pink pattern paper from the Our Little Princess collection. 

Want to find out how to make them yourself?

1. Choose your papers and cut out all the pieces. I then like to ink the edges of the pattern papers to give the shapes dimension.


2. I wanted to add some sparkle to my snowflakes so I ran them through my sticker maker machine upside-down. This puts the adhesive on the top of the cut file. Then place it adhesive down on top of some glitter.


3. You could glue the sides and bottom of the mitten shut, but I prefer the look of machine stitching. Unlike adhesives that might give way over time, I know the mitten won't fall apart when stitched.


4. Next, glue the white mitten edge to the upper front and back pieces of the mitten. Use a brad to attach the snowflake to the heart then adhere to the front of the mitten with foam tape.


5. Decorate as you wish. I loved using the puffy stickers and brads from the Magic of Christmas collection. They were just the right size!


6. Then repeat! They are so fun to make you won't be able to stop. This green plaid mitten with a black heart is perfect for the guys on your list.




Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out Lori's Store for more holiday ideas.
~Marcia


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Puppies, I Want Them All - 30 Days of Sketches, Day 28

 Hello everyone,

I recently participated in Series 10 of Christy's Beautiful Life 30 Days of Sketches. I was assigned the sketch for Day 28.


You can find all the sketches in this Facebook Group if you are interested in playing along...30 Days Of Sketches FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2437398646556752

I flipped the sketch upside-down and decided to use one of the photo spots for my journaling. Since it is so close to Halloween, I scrapped some photos of my daughter Colette from last year. She dressed up as Cruella Deville at the Emergency Vet Clinic she works at and convinced her co-workers to dress up as dalmations. Unfortunately, no dalmations came into the clinic that night to pose for a photo, but a spotted German Shorthair was a close second. Here is my layout using the Carta Bella Hocus Pocus collection by Steven Duncan...


The title is one I created myself using the JustNick Outline Alphas - https://justnick.myshopify.com/products/outline-alpha . I love this SVG cut file for creating my own titles! A layout about Cruella Deville would not be complete without Dalmation puppies! I downloaded these PNG files from https://freesvgplanet.com/  then print and cut them with my Silhouette Cameo.

Check out my YouTube process video for all the details and more close-up pictures...


Supplies:
Hocus Pocus collection by Steven Duncan for Carta Bella Paper -
http://shrsl.com/3q8du
Fineline glue bottles - https://amzn.to/3cGaVbx
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

Monday, October 10, 2022

3D Halloween Lanterns - Lori Whitlock Blog Hop + GiveAway

   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...


With Halloween approaching, I thought I would create some lanterns to light up my sidewalk for Trick or Treating kids. I made the 3D Spiderweb Lantern ( 
SVG / Silhouette ) , the 3D Lantern Jack SVG / Silhouette ) , and previously I had created the 3D Witch Lantern (SVG / Silhouette).


These lanterns are designed so a tea-light candle will fit in the bottom. There are lots of other Halloween designs too.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code OCT2022 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

Sunday, October 9, 2022

September Layouts for My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello everyone!

So sorry I'm late in sharing my September layouts created with the Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This pretty kit featured the Jen Hadfield Live and Let Grow collection from American Crafts. My Creative Scrapbook puts together 4 kits each month so there is something for every type of scrapbooker you are.

1. Love Always was the first layout I created. I wanted to scrap more of the photos from my son and his girlfriend's maternity photo shoot. The "Piece of My Heart" cut file which is included in your kit subscription was perfect to frame my photo and is from The Cut Shoppe. I used my Lindy's Magicals to create my background. Check out my YouTube process video to see how it came together.


2. Gone Fishing was the second layout I created. I was so excited to see the fish pattern paper that is part of the Live and Let Grow collection. After all, I live in Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes and then some! We love to go fishing! This is a photo of my sone from years ago. I am using a cut file I purchased from PearTree Cut Files. Check out my YouTube process video to see how I created it. I am also using some epoxy fishing flair from Scrappin Happy Studio .




3. Catch of the Day is another fishing layout with a more recent photo of my son and husband with their humungo northerns. This is another cut file from PearTree Cut Files that I purchased. Here again I used some epoxy fishing flair from Scrappin Happy Studio .




4. I Love You This Much was my final layout, I am scrapping photos of myself and a grand furbaby that belongs to my daughter. I’m documenting the first time I met my daughter’s new rescue dog Teddy. I was preparing to sleep on her couch when Teddy decided I needed company. The look on his face when my daughter told him he couldn’t sleep on top of me was priceless. Poor Teddy. The cut file is from The Cut Shoppe and is included with your kit subscription. I added some @lovemytapes washi tape to my die-cut title and ran it through my Silhouette Cameo a second time. 




So here is one of the reasons I am late posting my layouts ... new gransdson Jameson arrived at the end of August. 


And the other reason ... We foster failed with our latest rescue dog Allie. She is not quite a year old and so sweet and gentle.



Thanks so much for stopping by,
~Marcia








You Are Loved - September PageMaps

Hello blogging friends!

Can you believe it's October already ... and I missed posting my September PageMaps layout! I love the instant inspiration I get when looking at Becky's sketches. This month I decided I needed to scrap some photos of my son and his girlfriend's maternity photo shoot. I have so many photos! When scrapping lots of photos, I love using 2 page layouts... you can get more photos scrapped on the 2 page spread. Here is the awesome sketch Becky sent me...


Because the photo shoot was outside, I used the Vicki Boutin Fernwood collection along with some Wildflower and Honey. The canvas flair is from Scrappin Happy Studio.  

Checkout my YouTube process video for all the details ...

Go check out all of the other sketches this month. They are fabulous!

Supplies: Vicki Boutin Fernwood collection - http://shrsl.com/3dgxb Black Cardstock - http://shrsl.com/3dgxi 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 Thickers Alphabet Alignment Guide - http://shrsl.com/38pmq Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat ,Black - https://amzn.to/2BamtXJ

Thanks so much for stopping by. ~Marcia

Monday, September 12, 2022

Unicorn Explosion Box - 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 have a niece that is turning 2 this month who is obsessed with unicorns. I thought she would get a kick out of the Unicorn Explosion Box (SVGSilhouette) I can't wait to see her face when she opens this! I used pattern papers from the Lori Whitlock's All About a Girl collection. I think all unicorns need glitter, so I used a glitter cardstock for the outside of my box and decorated it with die cuts that matched the lid.


Opened, it looks like this ...  I think I can get some candy to place inside the box too.



She will love playing with this even after her birthday.

Go check out all of Lori's new designs. Right now Lori's designs are 30% off!!!!!  Use code Sep2022 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

Saturday, August 20, 2022

August My Creative Scrapbook Kit - Maggie Holmes Round Trip

 Hello everyone!

I wanted to post my layouts and YouTube videos with the My Creative Scrapbook August Main kit before my life gets crazy with the arrival of my first grandson. This amazing kit featured the beautiful Maggie Holmes Round Trip collection. Each kit comes with cut files you can download.

1. Every Day Is an Adventure With You


When I saw this rainbow paper I had to create a layout with it as my background and give a try at paper rolling the ends of the rainbow up. I used one of the PearTree cut files included with the kit subscription. Added a cute selfie with my adorable dog Princeton and a few embellishments.

You can catch my YouTube video here ...


2. Weekend Away - This map paper was another favorite. I used a PearTree Cut file (Weekend Away) for my title that was included with the kit subscription. Our Fourth of July trip to Grand Marais was amazing and I had some great photos of the bay and Lake Superior (and of course, The World's Best Donuts). A donut shop with a line ... all day long! They were delicious!!


3. Biergarten - My third layout used the sketch from Laura Whitaker for My Creative Scrapbook. I flipped the sketch on it's side to better suite my photos.


This fun layout uses strips of paper for the background. Since there are a few pretzel embellishments, I felt I needed to scrap a German layout, lol. Catch my YouTube process video here ...

4. Paris Sights and Food - I had a few odd photos left from our Paris trip and decided to combine them on this layout. The kit included this awesome BoBunny stamp set with the fun Let's Go On An Adventure repeated in a circle. I decided to create my clusters around them.


My Creative Scrapbook has Four different kits they put together each month. Again, I used the Main kit. Please go check out the other kits. They really have something for everyone.

I'll be sharing my September layouts soon (and pics of the new grandbaby). Stay tuned!

~Marcia




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