Friday, August 29, 2014

Gesso Alpha Background | My Creative Scrapbook

I will be the first to admit that creating tutorials scares me. Seriously, i find it terrifying LOL! i 'm not sure why -- maybe you'll try what i tried and go.. what was she thinking !!  but today, i'm sharing something i just recently tried and maybe you'll enjoy it ;-)

First I used the Thickers  from the My Creative Scrapbook Main Kit, a piece of cardstock, gesso, paint brush, water brush and  gelatos.

Step 1 : 
Place your thickers in a random order or create your own message on a piece of 
cardstock. Take an old brush and add gesso to your alphas.
Let it dry overnight. 

Step 2:
The next day take out some gelatos or watercolor paints and add them to your page. Rub on different colors to your alphas - as much or as little as you like,

I added a few selected colors to match the pattern paper i was using

 - Blue, Red and Green. I didn't add a lot of color, i just wanted a hint of it.

Step 3: 
After letting it dry for a few minutes
- the colors showed up nicely on my background

Step 4:
I added some messy sewing on my page and
started adding some papers and embellishments.


Overall it was a great first trial to my { Gesso Alpha Background } Something i'll probably try again to use up some of those thickers!

Hope you enjoyed this today and looking forward to seeing your projects ;-)

Legacy eBook | Simple Stories

Simple Inspiration eBooks include beautiful photography, project ideas, design tips and inspiration on how you can create with our fabulous Simple Stories collections! The new Simple Inspiration eBooks include a little something for everyone - layouts, SN@P! Binders, pocket page spreads, home decor items and cards.

Simply click on the link below for your free download & enjoy!
You might see my Life Documented project on page 11 !

Visit the Project Downloads section of our website to download Simple Inspiration eBooks and Project Idea Sheets from our past collections.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Beautiful You | Simple Stories

Romantic photos of hubby and i are usually taken as a Selfie right before we go get groceries or do some errands - our wedding pics are tucked away in a box somewhere in the house  ... so when this romantic collection called Story of Us came out for Simple Stories I was a bit nervous. What in the world am i going to scrapbook with this beautiful collection?. Well it turns out that you can use this collection for those awesome black and white photos of your nieces!!!

Here is a layout i finished over the weekend called " Beautiful You". This is a picture of my niece who is just beyond gorgeous.

I also used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe - the Preppy Plaid background - I love this for a background, i'll be using this again for sure ;-))

Do you see some shimmer on my page? that shinny color? Well yes, i used the new Therm-O-Web spray called Glitter Dust! I'm really enjoying the effect it has on some papers and embellishments. 

Thanks for dropping by today! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sketch Reveal 276 | Creative Scrappers

 It's reveal day at Creative Scrappers today. Already sketch #276 and almost time for another DT Call - check the blog later this week for an announcement!

Here is a sketch i designed for the Creative Scrappers team this week - it's a play off pocket page scrapbooking and shouldn't be to hard for you if you wish to participate! We were also in partnership with The Cut Shoppe for this reveal so please come visit what our designers created.

Deadline to submit layouts 274-275 is August 31st at Midnight ADT. 
Visit Pinkfresh Studio on the following sites; Facebook / Shop / Blog 

Deadline to submit layout 276 is August 31st at Midnight ADT. 
Visit The Cut Shopped on the following sites; Facebook / Shop / Blog
Winner will need a software based die cut machine to cut the files.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy Halloween | Simple Stories

It's no secret, I love Halloween paper collections. One of my favorites ;-) I'm not sure if this the colors, the ghosts and goblins.. i just find it so easy to create pages and this little mini album. I used the latest Simple Stories collection - Frankie & Friends, tons of diecuts and pop dots and some Therm-O-Web Glitter Dust <<< AWESOME STUFF!

My mini album is quite easy to create and was inspired by Leanne Allinson's mini album posted on the Jillibean Blog yesterday.

You can see on this next photo the Glitter Dust sprinkles on my diecuts and papers. It's a bit sticky but not excessive, and dries in a matter of minutes and no real smell. LOVE THIS STUFF!!

There you have it! How cute is that? Love those little diecuts and bright colors.

This wasn't part of a design team project but more of a fun mini album for me to enjoy and use up some of my Frankie & Friends Products. 


Trick or Treat | Jillibean Soup

Another Spooky page for you today! Trick or Treat using Jillibean Soup
Love the wood veneers that come with this collection - the bats are my favorite! i painted these in Black and left the Wood Veneer title as is. 
I Love Scrapbooking Halloween! 


Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Witches Brew 
Pea Pods: Witches Brew 
Mini Placemats: Halloween
Enamel Stars: Green
Wood Veneers: Pumpkins, Trick or Treat

Other: Cardstock, Twine,  Silhouette Cameo, Black Ink, Enamel Dots, Black Pen

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I Want Candy | Simple Stories

It's not Halloween but it's a great time to get some new Halloween papers!
Simple Stories has a great collection called Frankie & Friends. It's so cute!  Last night I decided to create a page using my " spooky" Hulk photo. It was taken in June at Madame Tussauds. It's not scary or anything related to Halloween but I still wanted to create that " spooky" effect!! LOL.. I mean wouldn't you be scared if the HULK was after you ?! 

For More  products and to check out Frankie & Friends 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Life Documented September 2012 | Simple Stories

In my previous Simple Stories - Life Documented posts I shared with you that I would document 2012 and I'm happy to say I'm right on schedule! As for 2014 that's another story. Today, I'm sharing the month of September 2012.

The first page of this spread is a simple one. I added a picture of our home with the glow of the sunset. We have really beautiful sunsets here and it's something i want to remember.
I used quite a few of the 3x4 cards from the Elements page. It was easy to use by simply cutting up the entire sheet and using the cards for journaling or filler cards.

We constantly have deer in our yard. This day in September was special because i  was walking down to our basement and this face was literally staring at me!
I also added a currently page to document a few things that i never took pictures of.

Layering Bits & Pieces is something I love to do on my spreads. Adding one on top of the other and maybe adding a brad is a great little added touch without the bulk.

I added a little tag from the Bits and Pieces pack and cut out from the 2x2 4x4 Element sheet a few elements such as So Very Grateful and the maple leaf.

We were in Ottawa and i thought this was a great way to add that Canadian Symbol!  

I used a 4x3 picture on my top card. I cut it in half, added some elements and created a little mini layout that fit in my 4x6 pocket.

The bottom card I used tons of little stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet and added a brad, enamel dots and a piece of chipboard to finish off. I love that I could use up some stickers and it makes a cute card!

For my Life Documented 2012 album I am using the 6x8 Sn@p! Leather Album in black. The sturdiness, metal corner accents, and stitch details are fantastic features to this album but I really like the fact that it's timeless and because they are so well built will endure the  many years to come.   
I used two varieties of inserts for this monthly spread - in the 6x8" size featuring 3x4" and 3x4"/ 4x6. The Sn@p pocket pages come in a variety that you can add to your album. PERFECT for any project!
I hope you enjoyed my LIFE DOCUMENTED post today !

Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Few Cards | My Creative Scrapbook

I've been enjoying card making more and more this summer.
Instead of craeting another layout for My Creative Scrapbook
 I used my scraps and created 4 unique and simple cards.  

You can visit the site and see more of what the team has created with the kits this month ;-)

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Mr Happy | Jillibean Soup

My little nephew is just the sweetest thing when it comes to taking photos. He's always so cooperative and always gives me this " cute " i'm Innocent face.. just a sweet little Mr. Happy... until it comes to his bedtime ;-)) 

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Cool As A Cucumber/ Hip Hummus, Awesome Avocado, Swell Soy, Trendy Tomatoes
Pea Pods: Cool As A Cucumber 
Coordinating Stickers: Cool As A Cucumber
Soup Labels: Cool As A Cucumber
Alphabeans: Gumbo Green
Beanboard Alphas: Gumber Green Thin Chip
Other:  Twine, Cardstock, Sewing Machine
Enamel Stars: Orange

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Good Witch | Jillibean Soup

I really love creating Halloween layouts. I love the colors, the little embellishments that are spooky and so much fun.

This layout was created using the new Owloween Stew  from Jillibean Soup. 

Jillibean Soup
Patterned Paper: Owloween Stew 
Pea Pods: Owloween Stew 
Beanboard Alphas: Purple Glitter
Alphabeans: Blended Black
Enamel Stars: Green
Wood Veneers: Pumpkins

Other: Cardstock, Twine, Glimmer Glaze, Silhouette Cameo, Black Ink

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

August Kit Reveal GDT | My Creative Scrapbook

Welcome to the My Creative Scrapbook
August Kit Reveal 
Blog Hop!

My Creative Scrapbook is thrilled to celebrate the reveal of the beautiful August kits with an inspiration-filled blog hop complete with beautiful PRIZES!  The design team has prepared a spectacular assortment of projects for you, so be sure to visit each blog to soak up all of the inspiration.

Several prizes are up for grabs!
*** The Grand Prize Winner will receive a complete Limited Edition kit! ***
But that’s not all… there are more prizes to be won… Prima, Prima, and more Prima!

Don’t forget to leave comments
 as you 
hop along to each blog for chances to WIN!

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook August kits:

There’s something for every style!

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

Subscription information can be found here:

Did you know that My Creative Scrapbook also offers a variety of Add-ons?
Choose from flower kits, mixed media kits, off-the-page project kits, project life style kits, and more… there are even Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray sets available!
The add-ons can be found here:

Here is what I created with the August Main kit: 
Enjoy this Life


The Best Day

Before you go, remember to leave a comment to be entered into the prize drawings!
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The blog hop ends on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Winners will be announced on the My Creative Scrapbook blog  Mon, Aug 11th.

The next stop on the blog hop is 
Lydell Quin:

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:

My Creative Scrapbook:

Reminder: The blog hop ends on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Winners will be announced on the My Creative Scrapbook blog  Mon, Aug 11th.
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