Monday, November 18, 2013

Making Chalk looking letters using your November My Creative Scrapbook Creative Kit

I absolutely love the November Creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook.  The kit includes some chalk board style frames that I wanted to use.  For my First Communion layout I wanted to use a frame for my title but my letters were black.  I was temped to grab some spare white letters in my stash (you probably are too).  Although the white letters would work I stuck with my kit and decided to use the letters I had.  In the end I am so happy I did - I couldn't be more please with the look I achieved.

I gathered the letters from the kit, Gesso, a paint brush, and the packaging from the stickers in the kit.  I stuck the letters I was going to use on the packaging and dabbed the Gesso on them until I felt they were well covered.  By dabbing the paint on I could still see some black showing through.

Once the letters were dry I removed from from the packaging and added them to my layout - so cool!

Looking back, my tip would be to use a crafting mat rather than the packaging like I did.  The letters stuck to the plastic more than I had anticipated and they were hard to remove.  I peeled most of the sticky backing off of them and tore one letter in the process.  I had to add adhesive to the letters to use them.  Luckily, I didn't have to redo all the letters!  I'm so thrilled I stuck with my kit and didn't reach for my white letters - my finished product turned out so much cooler and it really wasn't that much more work.  I hope you'll give it a try sometime too.

Monday, November 4, 2013

November My Creative Scrapbook Reveal is Up!

The November reveal is up and ready for you to copy :). Remember the beauty of receiving a MCS kit is that not only do you received all the materials to make great layouts, you are also welcome to copy our work! You can make your layouts just like we did or use them as a starting point to create your own interpretation. Of course, you can always create your own fabulous works of art too.

Here is the November Main kit featuring Echo Park. Pam mixed two Echo Park lines to create this beautiful fall kit.

The Limited Edition is beautiful isn't it?  It is filled with Webster's Paris II products. 


My good friend, Kristin, designed two albums with the Album kit.  Look for a tutorial at later this month to check out how she made the second album.  You will want to try this out!  The album kit is full of Teresa Collins papers and embellishments.  I love all the blue!

Lastly, I'm back to designing with the Creative kit this month. I have to admit, I was thinking I'd be working with something more fall like.  I was a little disappointed until - I looked at the beautiful papers!   I love them.  Some of the photos are fall photos but really I used pictures from all different times of the year.  November is the month for giving thanks and family.  This paper worked great for those kinds of photos.  I hope you enjoying working with the Pebbles Front Porch papers and embellishments as much as I did.   

I made this two page layout of my son's first communion this spring.  I'll have a tutorial for you later this month on how I created the "chalkboard" letters.  It is super easy.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook November Sneak Peaks

If you haven't visited the My Creative Scrapbook blog this month, the sneak peaks of the November kits are up. A few sneaks of the Creative kit are pictured below. Please forgive my extra extra LARGE pictures. I'm still new to the blogging world. I wanted to get some sneaks up for you to see. Hopefully, I'll figure out what I'm not doing right this post because I want to show you all the great layouts and kit contents in a few days. Plus, this month I'm going to share some of my personal projects with you too. Check back on the 5th for the full My Creative Scrapbook reveal.  photo MCSJoanNovCreativeSenak4_zpsa8664731.jpg  photo MCSJoanNovCreativeSneak3_zps190505cf.jpg  photo MCSJoanNovCreativeSneak2_zpscae63406.jpg  photo MCSjoanNovCreativesneak1_zpsa341f97b.jpg Have a great week! Joan