Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Glitz It Up For Fall

Hello everyone! I was so happy to get the opportunity to play with the beautiful Dance in Sunshine collection. I just love the yellow, grey, teal and purple hues in this collection with a hint of girly grunge, totally reminds me of autumn!

I created this LO with a photo taken last year while pumpkin picking at a nearby farm. Dylan is so cute here with his head full of curls!

I used a screen to mist the paper with brown mist in opposing corners to add interest. I also added flowers, Stickles and machine stitching.

Supply List
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine paper: Damask
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine paper: Birds
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine paper: Polka
Glitz Design Dance Dance in Sunshine Whatnots
Glitz Design Dance Dance in Sunshine Glitzers
Glitz Design Dance Dance in Sunshine Cardstock Stickers - Titles
Glitz Design Dance DanceVintage Blue Trim
Other: Petaloo flowers, Recollections flowers, Prima flowers and leaves, Dusty Attic chipboard, Ingvild Bolme chalk ink, Stickles in Cinnamon, thread

Next, I created a page with a totally different color palette. This is an older photo of Emily but I just love it and the colors coordinate perfectly with this collection. I'm not normally a 'purple person' but these patterns are absolutely beautiful and so much fun!

I layered a ton of beautiful embellies from the Dance In Sunshine collection along with flowers, chipboard and punched borders accented with Stickles.

Supply List

Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine paper: Raindrops
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine paper: Polka
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine paper: Floral
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine Peek-A-Boo
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine Whatnots
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine Paper Layers
Glitz Design Dance in Sunshine Trim
Other: Petaloo flowers, Prima flowers, Dusty Attic chipboard, Martha Stewart border punch, Stickles, Ingvild Bolme ink, thread

Thanks so much for your visit today! Have a happy, scrappy time!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Toy Box Printer's Tray

Hello again! Today I'm sharing something completely different from what I've been doing lately. I wanted to make an altered project just for fun and I've been wanting to use the fun Toy Box collection by Crate Paper, this is what I came up with...

I love, love, love this fun collection and its nostalgic images just perfect for fun-loving little boys like Dylan. This printer's tray will be hung on our playroom, the kids loved it so much that Emily already asked for one of her own so I think there's a girlie one in my near future!

I sprayed the entire printer's tray with Suede Glimmer Mist to give it a brownish-golden tone and just added chipboard pieces, tags and paper from the collection along with a few photos. Here's a closer view:

Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and leaving sweet comments. Have a great week!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

MCS Big Sketch Contest

It's time to annouce Creative Scrapbook's Big Sketch Contest.

Each month for 3 months beginning Sept. 17 we will provide a sketch (designed by Kim Keane) for you to create a LO. This means you will get a different Sketch in Sept., Oct., and Nov. to create a LO. There will be a different blog post for each month to load your LOs for judging. There will be 3 winners and 3 prizes each month. The first winner will be judged and chosen by the Design Team and then Pam will draw 2 random names for a prize... yes, each month. We ask that you only have one entry per month or per sketch. Everyone that creates a LOs with all 3 sketches will be eligible for another PRIZE...yes...even another PRIZE......the "GRAND" Prize....and the winner for this will be randomly drawn. BUT to qualify for the Grand prize, you must upload all 3 of your LOs on Your Blog or in the MCS contest gallery and link them here in the Link attachment on the MCS blog. Yes, the Grand Prize will be a random draw so it's any one's game at this point. So that means if you have missed a month of playing along then here is your chance to catch up and still qualify for the Grand Prize…Deadines for each month will be given as wego along each month...Awesome Contest, right???

OH, I almost for got to tell you what the "Grand Prize" will be...The lucky "Grand Prize Winner" will receive.......drum roll....please...... The Extra Lucky "Grand Prize Winner" will receive a ((( 3 Month Subscription to the Gorgeous Limited Edition Kit!!! )) You heard me right....3 months of beautiful Limited Edition Kit gorgeousness!!!

Pop on over to the My Creative Sketches blog, check out our examples and take some time to play along, the prizes are just AMAZING!!!!!!

Good luck everyone!

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Creative Scrapbook Guest Design Team Call

My Creative Scrapbook is happy to announce:

The GDT call is open from Sept. 17, 2011 through Oct.28, 2011.

We will announce the new Guest Design Team on our blog and in our forum on Nov 5, 2011.

We are looking to fill spots for Guest Design Team positions but hint, hint, we have chosen our permanent DT members from our past Guest DT members.

Within these positions we are looking for skills in creating layouts, mini albums, cards, altered items and sketches.

Once we have made our choices then we will announce it on our blog and contact you.

We want you…”if”…you are a creative, energetic, and ambitious and want to have fun creating with us.

Our Expectations of Guest Designers:

- Open communication skill.

- Consistent style and range and ability to design and showcase our kit supplies.

- Teamwork, cooperation and the ability to meet deadlines.

- Ability to create layouts, cards and altered projects on a more experienced skill level.

- Ability to teach techniques with written instructions and/or step by step photos or video.

- Photography skills to produce clear and accurate photos of your projects.

Guest Design Team Requirements:

- Active participation in our forum including the message board and galleries. (This is a must for all.)

- 3 Layouts and 1 card/altered item per kit per month.

- Step by step picture or video tutorial to share with our members in our forum on a rotating basis using a kit.

- Head up challenges for our members in our forum on a rotating basis.

- Give a tip each month from a project you created using our kit.

- Note: We ask that you “not” Design/Guest Design for another kit club while with My Creative Scrapbook but MFG teams and Online Sketch sites…etc. are fine.

What’s in it for you?

- Each month you will receive a kit packed with the latest and greatest products to create with.

- We will post your projects in our Main DT Gallery.

- We will submit your DT projects to the Manufacturers for appreciation and exposure.

- We have a drama free environment and have lots of fun.

- You will be working with a great group of friendly and talented designers that work together to inspire and uplift one another.

Please submit:

- 3 Layouts and 1 card/altered project that bests represents your style. Files should be 500 pixels.

(Please share any specialties, such as mini albums, sketches…etc.)

- Your Name

- Email address

- Address

- Phone Number

- Link to your Online Gallery

- Link to your Blog

- List of Past and Present Design Teams (list all requirements for the present teams you are on).

- We would like to know a little about you and why you would like to join us here at My Creative Scrapbook.

You need to register in the forum while the call is going on if you’re not already a member. Please make your presence known in the forum in the Introduction Thread. We would like to get to know you and allow you to get to know us.

Site Link:

Please send all submissions to:

International designers are welcome to apply.

Good luck everyone!!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September Reveal at My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! I hope you all had a great holiday weekend. It's time to share with you my designs with My Creative Scrapbook's gorgeous kits. I was lucky to work with the Limited Edition and Main kits. Both kits are gorgeous and packed with the most beautiful papers and embellishments.

First up, I'd like to share my Limited Edition work. This month's wonderful LE Kit included a gorgeous Prima canvas sheet. I wanted to make a 'fabric' layout so I thought I'd create depth with color and limit the use of paper. Here's my LO...

To color my canvas, I layed down a couple of Prima masks and sprayed the entire surface with two different colors of Glimmer Mist. I used GM in Hoola Hoop and Chalkboard in Apricot Nectar. I found these two colors complemented the papers I chose to add to my layout as well as the beautiful flower spray included in the kit.

I also frayed the edges by pulling some fibers. Next, I sprayed the threads/fibers I had left over from fraying with spray adhesive to make them sticky and add them to my project for more texture.

For my next layout, I wanted to create more of an adult look to scrap this photo of my beautiful sister. She decorated her new bedroom red and black and I promised to make a few layouts for her to place in shadow boxes and create a collage. I thought these pretty Creative Imaginations papers were just perfect for the job!

If you follow me on Pinterest, you probably noticed that I love quotes. I ran the paper through my printer using removable adhesive to include some inspiring words for her. The quote reads "Always remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

For my next page I worked with monochromatic colors and a few splashes of burgundy. The colors and textures in this kit are beautiful and work wonderfully together.

For this next page, I tried to keep things soft by adding splatters of paint, ribbon and a whimsical banner.

To create this banner, I simply cut a few rectangles in two different sizes and used a square punch at an agle to make the fish-tail ends. I also dressed up my banner with black ink and liquid pearls in soft pink.

This month, I also worked with the beautiful Main kit which features the Victoria Gardens collection by Echo Park. This kit is so pretty an easy to work with!

In this page, you will notice two picket fence embellishments I created to enhance the leaf vine trim included in the kit. A tutorial on how to create this shabby picket fence will follow shortly!

I love all the soft pastel colors in this kit! This funny photo of my husband and Dylan (while he was going through his yucky-face phase) worked really well with the yellow and black elements in the kit to create a simple and efforless LO.

Finally, I used my printer and the Echo Park journaling cards paper to create lunch box notes for Emily who started first grade today. I got the idea from Pinterest. This idea can be adapted to suit any theme your little one likes.

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit today! Head over to MSC's DT gallery to see what the other talented DT girls created and also check out the Tips and Tricks thread in our message board for awesome tutorials.

Have a wonderful week!!!!!!!!!!