Monday, January 12, 2015

My Creative Scrapbook ~ 2 more January projects!


Hello, everyone! I am back today with a couple more layout using the January Limited Edition Kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. The photo is of my granddaughter Maddison. This layout almost didn't happen but my 4th project got totally ruined, so here you are! I put this one together with my scraps! :)



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And finally, here is project #4! And here is Maddison with her sweet family. They are leaving for missionary training and will soon begin their fund raising, one of the hardest parts. Anyway, I love the newsprint papers from the Kit but mixed in some of the orange to complement the blues from the photo. 

Once again, I've used the stencil and added the fun Dear Lizzy Watercolor Words which I merely inked in black. 




(photo taken before last coat of gesso) 

Thanks for coming by again. 

For information about our kits, visit HERE. And to see what the DT did this time, go visit our GALLERY. You're sure to be inspired. 


Thursday, January 8, 2015

My Creative Scrapbook January Kit Reveal!


Hello, all! It's time for the January Kit Reveal at My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. As always I got to work with the gorgeous Limited Edition Kit.  Pam decided to brighten the horizon this month with Kaisercraft's Tropical Punch and of course, lots of gorgeous Prima! This one is chock-full of papers, flowers, resins, ribbon and fun alphas! Oh, and a fun Mr Huey's chevron stencil! 

So,  I'm starting you off with my "Lucille" page this time. The photo is from the Everett Collection, 1940's. Lots of gesso and molding paste for heightened interest. 




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This is my sweet granddaughter Marianne. Now, we don't condone pouting but the photo was  just too perfect for these papers! I love her fun hat! I've used the Mr. Huey's stencil here as you can see. Once again, lots of gesso to soften and blend. I also removed one layer of my yellow Divine flower to make it a bit smaller for my cluster. Lots of fun layers, both in papers, embellies and flowers!




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Here is pic of the January Limited Edition Kit:


I'll be back in a couple of days with my other 2 projects. 

For information about our kits, visit HERE. And to see what the DT did this time, go visit our GALLERY. You're sure to be inspired. 

Thanks for coming by! 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January Sneak Peeks for My Creative Scrapbook!

It's time for our January Kit Sneak Peeks!  
Please hurry on over to the website to reserve your kits.

Here are the peeks for the Limited Edition kit:


The full Reveal is on the 8th of January, not the 5th. Pam allowed the Design Team a little extra time this month due to the extended holidays. So see you then! 


I'm so excited about this bright, sun shiny Kit! 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

My Top 20 for 2014 ~

Here are my top 20 for 2014! I started the year crazy-strong and then got side-lined with so many things. But I think we are about to get them finally sorted out. So here are some of my faves! All design team and guest design team work. 

Created for C'est Magnifique Kit Club. 

Created for C'est Magnifique Kit Club. 


Created for C'est Magnifique Kit Club. 

Created for C'est Magnifique Kit Club. 

Created for Sketchabilities. 

Created for Sketchabilities. (and probably my fave all year! )

Created for The Color Room. 

Created for My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. 

Created as Guest Designer for Berry 71 Bleu.

Created as Guest Designer for Something Tattered Stamps. 

Created for Creative Embellishments. 

Created for Creative Embellishments. 

Created for My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. 

Created for Creative Embellishments. 

Created for Creative Embellishments. 

Created for Creative Embellishments. 

Created for My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. 

Created for Creative Embellishments. 

Created for Creative Embellishments. 

Created for My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club. 

Thanks for stopping by! 
Looking forward to a bright New Year! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

December Tutorial ~ My Creative Scrapbook ~


As seen yesterday over at the My Creative Scrapbook blog … 

Hello, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Sandi here with you today sharing my little Anatomy of a Page for "Tis the Season, 2013." I only have photos (and poor ones, at that!) for about 1/2 of my tutorial because a terrible thunderstorm came along while I was working on my layout and the sky turned black as night! Oh, well. I should have known, it was raining while I worked but you can never plan those things. 


After I chose my base paper from MME Joyous "Carols," I selected a damask stencil from my stash and applied some molding paste, then used my heat to dry both sides of the paper. 


 After applying gesso to my paper to create a whitewash, I added some color to the background using Lindy's Stamp Gang Delphinium Turquoise that I first diluted with water to lighten. 



I had a random sheet of Kaisercraft green patterned paper scrap left from another completed page, so I used it here and punched the side edges with my Martha Stewart Vintage Doily punch. 


Then I started experimenting with how to align some of the papers I had trimmed from the Kaisercraft Yuletide patterned paper. This collection has so many great possibilities! I added the horizontal piece high enough that it would be seen over the floral cluster  because I wanted to be able to read it as a title. I also added a couple of doilies from my stash under the green patterned paper. 


Originally, I though my bow was going to the right of the photo but I later opted to place it on the left. It was about this time that the storm came along, so I just continued working .. placing the gorgeous red Petaloo flowers to the  right of the photo and the cream but colorized (Heidi Swapp, Charteuse) Petaloo flower to the left. I also altered the Prima resin holly with various inks and sprays until I got just the color I wanted, then added some clear and some red glitter for shine. The resin was mostly colorized with QQ PowderPuff chalk ink in Green Tea and Prima Color Bloom in Lime Wedge. The red was created with LSG Ruby Red Slippers and Red Glitter. 

Nothing is ever complete without finishing it off with white gesso to blend everything.  I've tucked in a few of the Teresa Collins Tinsel and Co chipboards pieces around the florals ... yummy! A few little Teresa Collins Tinsel and Co flags were placed under the photo.  And lastly, I added the year the photo was taken with the American Craft Thckers.

Here is the completed page:


Thanks for coming by!