I'm a Cover Girl!

I'm a Cover Girl!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Stuck Sketches & My Creative Scrapbook blog hop!!

Hello scrappy friends and welcome to my little piece of the blog hop!! I am so excited to be joining in and sharing my take on Laura's lovely sketch! I used the My Creative Scrapbook September Creative kit for my layout...

Hello Fall

A couple of years ago my family took a trip to the mountains to enjoy the leaves. It was a fun trip and the sights that we took in that weekend were memorable! On the last day, I gathered us all outside our cabin to get a family pic since it had been a while since we'd had one. So happy to have gotten it to put down in the books! And so happy to have this gorgeous scrapbook kit to document it!

For the bottom piece of my layout, I cut out this adorable raccoon from the pattern paper that is all strips.

And I had to add this sweet little fox! I added a little flower from the sticker sheet to indicate that it's a girl fox since this is a layout that is for my daughter....she loved it!

Thanks for stopping by today! Next on your blog hop is the lovely and talented Monique Liedtke!!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook September reveal

Hello fellow scrappers and happy September! I'm so excited to be sharing my layouts from this month's creative kit at My Creative Scrapbook. This month's kit was filled to the brim with gorgeous Fall papers and extras...I love it! Papers, stickers, and die cuts are from the Echo Park A Perfect Autumn  and there were a few sheets from Pebbles' Warm and Cozy mixed in. 

And here are the 5 layouts and 2 cards I made with it....

Hello Falling for you

May all your pumpkins be plump

Fresh Autumn Days

I'm nuts about you

Hello Fall

Beautiful, Smart, Fabulous

Fall looks good on you!

Like I said before...gorgeous!! Be sure to check them out and take a look at the other fabulous My Creative Scrapbook kits offered this month!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MCS - Fall Looks Good On You! layout tutorial

Hello scrappy friends! I'm here with you today to share a step by step tutorial on my "Fall looks good on you" layout. 

I don't know about you but I am so excited this time of year!!  Excited to bring out all of my fall decorations, to be outside playing in the leaves with the kiddos, and getting scrapbook kits in the mail that are boosting those gorgeous Fall colors! 

And the My Creative Scrapbook September creative kit is absolutely gorgeous and so much fun to use!!

So let's get started...

Trim out the inside of a brown paper leaving a 1 1/4" frame. (This step is not necessary but I like to use the inside part of papers for other projects)

Trim a piece of kraft cardstock to 10" x 10" and adhere to brown paper

Trim and adhere the tree paper to fit inside the kraft cardstock leaving a couple of inches of kraft showing. It will be covered up in the next step.

Trim 3 strips of pattern paper and use 1 of the border strips from the 12x12 sticker sheet. Distress the left side edge of each strip but not the border sticker.

Adhere those strips down making sure they are spaced enough to go over to the tree paper. Add the orange border border strips to the outside of the frame.

For this step, I trimmed my pictures down to a square for one and a slight rectangle for the other one and used orange patterned paper and cream cardstock for the matts. Then I used my Silhouette to create part of my title with the words being backed with a lighter colored cardstock. Adhere them together.

Because the distressing on the right hand strips gives some volume I had to use some pop dots to prop up my right side picture.

Adhere pictures and title to your layout...

and start adding all of the fun bits to jazz it up!

I HAD to have this sweet little owl with the saying "you're a hoot" but couldn't fit it on there as it came from the sheet of layered stickers so I disassembled it and used the 2 pieces separately. ↓

I love how this layout came out and hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out all of the other beautiful kits offered this month!

Monday, August 21, 2017

August Tutorial *MCS* painted squares

Hello scrappy friends!  I'm here with you today to share a fun technique that you can do with those fabulous squares that come in the August My Creative Scrapbook Creative kit! 

This is what they will look like when you get them straight from the package... 

I liked them the way they were and thought they would look great on a layout as is but I LOVE color and was ready to jazz them up with some paint!

I have never used these before so I wasn't sure if the color would soak in and fade so I applied a thin layer of Gesso. Turns out that it's not needed. They do great if you apply paint straight to them.

I picked out some pieces that I wanted to place inside each square...

After pairing each of the pieces with the right sized square I decided which color I wanted to paint the squares.

I then glued the pieces and pictures to each square and placed them on my layout.

For the main picture, I decided to use the 3 biggest squares to "frame" it. The outside and inside frames were painted blue and the inside one is painted white and glued down to the picture to keep them together.

And here is the layout after I adhered all the pieces down and added some of those adorable stickers that come with the kit!

Be sure to check out the August Creative kit along with the other kits from My Creative Scrapbook! They are all fabulous kits!

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook August Reveal

Hello fellow scrappers and happy August! I'm so excited to be sharing my layouts from this month's creative kit at My Creative Scrapbook!! Papers, stickers, & die cuts are from the new Photo Play Summer Bucket List collection with a sprinkle of Echo Park Happy Summer alphas/stickers, Heidi Swapp acetate words, and Creative Embellishment squares. It is such a fun kit to create those layouts that are all about Summer activities like riding bikes, fishing, campfires, and any kind of water play.

Here's a look at the kit...

and here are the layouts along with a card that I made with the kit...

Summer Girlz

Happyness Today

Happyness on the Lake

Summer Lovin'

Like I said before...so much fun!! Be sure to check them out and take a look at the other fabulous kits offered this month!