Sunday, October 5, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook October Kit Reveal Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Creative Scrapbook October Kit Reveal and Birthday Bash Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Lydell's Blog! 

My Creative Scrapbook is celebrating its 9th year in business!

Yea, it’s time to party!  We’re celebrating all month long, and, believe us, you’ll want to party along with us.

We have BIRTHDAY GIFTS, lots of them, to give to YOU!

We’re getting the party started with a blog hop filled with birthday gifts! 
Are you excited?!

Do you want to know what you could win?

*** The Grand Prize winner will receive a complete My Creative Scrapbook October Main Kit featuring Echo Park and Carta Bella! ***

This kit is filled with beautiful Echo Park and Carta Bella goodies (and more!) that are just perfect for your Fall/Autumn projects.

That's not all.

We know you all LOVE Echo Park and Carta Bella as much as we do. So, we are beyond thrilled to have Echo Park and Carta Bella partying along with us!

Yes! They have been super generous to provide not just one, not just two, but THREE beautiful gifts to give to YOU!

*** Three of you will win the gift below! ***

Do Echo Park and Carta Bella know how to party or what?!

>>>>> Here is how you can win <<<<<

Complete our blog hop. It begins on the My Creative Scrapbook blog and takes you on an inspiration-filled journey through several MCS designers' blogs. You won't want to miss any of it!  You’ll find the links to the participating blogs at the end of this post.

Be sure to leave some comment love on each blog... the gift winners will be drawn from the comments!

and now...

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook October kits:

Limited Edition Kit

Main Kit

Creative Kit

Album Kit

Are you a My Creative Scrapbook kit club member?
If not, now is a great time to join!

Subscription information can be found here:

Here is what I created with the October Limited Edition  kit: 
(More details later this month)


Before you go, remember to leave a comment to be entered into the prize drawings!

We would love it if you would follow us on Facebook, too.

The blog hop ends on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Winners will be announced on the My Creative Scrapbook blog on Monday, October 13th.

(By the way... we're partying all month long, and we have even more gifts to give that we haven't shown you yet! So keep checking back this month for more ways to win)

The next stop on the 
blog hop is Jodi Wilton's Blog! 

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Echo Park Paper Co.:

Thanks for coming by! I always appreciate your support! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook October Sneak Peeks

Can you believe that it is already time for our October Kit Sneak Peeks? Well,  it is!  
Please hurry on over to the website to reserve your kits.

Here are the peeks for Limited Edition kit:

Remember, the full Reveal is on the 5th of October, so see you then! 
I'm so excited about this one! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Creative Embellishments and Heartfelt Creations Cross Promotion

Hello, everyone!

It was so fun getting to work with product from two great companies this time! I created a layout of my Dad (far right) using paper from the Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Journey paper collection. All so warm and neutral. Since this photo was from Dad's Navy days, I selected the 6x6 Fishnet Panel from Creative Embellishments and stained it with Ranger's Vintage Photo. It's been cut apart and strewn about the page but primarily used as a layer under the photo.  I've framed my photo with the Twig Frame with Fall Leaves from Creative Embellishments. It's been gesso-ed and then misted with Prima's Antique Gold Color Bloom.  The Fall Leaves portion have been left bare.  I know …  I'm getting brave! 

I love old photos and the seeing that my parents even at their silliest. You can see my Dad's one and only tattoo on his left wrist. His Navy friends were all supposed to get one as friendship bands. He went first  .. and last! He always wore his watch on the left, so most photos hide it. I thought this was a good opportunity to document the obvious. 

 A little molding paste, splattering, Petaloo and we're all done with our creation. 

This is my last Design Team project for Creative Embellishments for this term and I want to thank Nicolle for having had me. It's been great! 

Thanks for coming by! 

Monday, September 22, 2014

September My Creative Scrapbook tutorial

As seen last Friday on the My Creative Scrapbook Blog … 

Hello, My Creative Scrapbook fans!
 Sandi here with you today to share a Build a Page on one of my pages this month using the Limited Edition Kit. 

This was one of my favorite layouts although Primary colors are not my usual palette nor were they truly intended for this collection, I don't think.  Just goes to show you how versatile things can actually be! 

As I went through my Limited Edition Kit contents I was struck by this quote about Family and knew instantly that I had to use it as a page element .. as a whole. It speaks volumes, doesn't it?  Apparently I was not alone in thinking that as most of the designers used it. 

I was also really, really wanting to scrap this sweet photo of my twin grandsons, Bobby and Danny with their sweet blue umbrella and bright blue shirts that matched. The photo was taken by an older sibling, so not the best quality but I adore it! I tried converting my photo to b/w, sepia or even antique or other filters and it just wasn't quite the same. I really like the bright blue which is so unlike me. So, I had to cover that teal ribbon at the top of the page, color it, ignore it or something. Lots of people mix and match their blues but that's hard for me. 

So, problem solved! 

A little punch work and that makes it even better! I also re-printed my photos and made them smaller and printed 2 of them. Small is trendy, 2 is trendy. That works perfectly with Danny and Bobby being twins! 

After getting some idea where I wanted to place my photos and embellies, I did some stenciling with molding paster to the right lower corner. Prior to that I had primed with Clear Gesso. 

A little misting applied with a moist baby wipe and Prima's Bloom Spray in Cobalt.  I use baby wipes for both adding and subtracting color. 

Next, I added more depth and dimension with some of my favorite stamps. 

Then I started layering strips of paper and the back side of a note card (red polka dot) as well as the first flower and photo. I've used foam tape behind my photos for the sake of time .. goes a little faster.  I think I used 4 layers of tape on photo #1 and about about 8 layers on photo #2.  Crazy but fun! 

Onto another layer of flowers and photo #2 as well as some secondary embellishments. This kit is full of parts and pieces to add here and there.  

In the completed page, you can see that I've added some underlining beneath the word "family" and "wonderful" in the fabulous quote to really make the heart of the sentiment stand out. I tucked some Spanish Moss from my craft stash in under my flowers to coordinate with the bird theme from the bottom left. I little tweaking, gesso-ing and it was done!

 Something  a little different from me but I really like the outcome! And enjoyed finding a way around the color dilemma! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook September Reveal, part 2

I'm back today to share project #4 with the My Creative Scrapbook September Limited Edition Kit. I'll be doing a tutorial on how this page was put together later this month on the MCS blog. But I'll share a couple of close-ups for now. These are my adorable twin grandsons playing with their bright blue umbrella. I just had to keep the bright blue even though that's not my usual palette. 

You can find details on ordering kits HERE
   Thanks for coming by!