Monday, February 17, 2014

Tips and Tricks for My February Creative Kit Layouts

I admit it. I look at the My Creative Scrapbook design team gallery sometimes and think - "hay I didn't get that in my kit" or "where the heck is that?". Amazingly the products are really in the kit! The design team is so creative with the products they are given that they are sometimes hard to recognize. I thought I'd share some of my not so secret tips on how I created my layouts this month. My first layout features my son, Charlie. I created my own chalkboard looking background using a piece of black cardstock, a white gel pen, white ink pad, and the rub-ons from the kit. I just drew a boarder around the cardstock using my gel pen then added some ink on the edges. A few other white lines around my rub on and I had a chalkboard background. A couple other notes on this page; I tore apart one of my flowers so part of it is used on this page. I also created the small flowers using a flower punch. Lastly, I did add some of my own red twine.
You may have noticed red bling on the "My Guy" layout and wondered where it came from. Did you know you can color bling? I used a permanent marker to color my bling. I used the bling that came with the black rub-ons. I colored the bling, then let it sit for a bit to dry. Now I had red bling!
The last thing to note is that this Pebbles line has some decorative bar code strips. I used several of these. One example is with the layout with squares. I used the black and white I love you strip above the XO paper. I also used parts of other strips in the top left corner. You'll find these strips used in several of my layouts.
I hope you enjoy creating with your My Creative Scrapbook kits as much as I do!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

February My Creative Scrapbook Kit Reveal

February is a short but busy month. Here in Missouri we just had a major snow storm. My boys spent the last 3 days playing outside as long as I'd let them but it is so cold I hate to let them out there. Today we struggled to reach 10 F. I am very ready for spring. My boys are headed back to school tomorrow so things are getting back to normal - just in time for the weekend. If you haven't checked out the My Creative Scrapbook February design team and kit reveal it is up and ready for your viewing. I love these kits! Sometimes February can be a tough month for me to scrap with 3 boys. I think you'll find a good mix of reds and pinks and blacks in these kits. So head over to the website, to view all the design teams's creations. The Main kit features Crate Paper Love Notes mixed with a bit of Pebbles. You are sure to like this one.
The Limited Edition kit is so fancy as always! It features Kaiser Craft Key to My Heart with lots and lots of Prima Flowers.
My friend Kristin rocked the Album kit featuring Bo Bunny. I always adore her albums.
Lastly, my personal favorite, the Creative kit. This kit features Pebbles with a few pieces of Crate Paper mixed in. I hope you enjoy the layouts I've created with this kit. Let me know if you have any questions on how I did something or where to find it. I'm always happy to have feedback.
Here are my creations: