Sunday, June 9, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook - Tutorial

Hello!I'm here today with a tutorial and tip using the June Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook I just love the look of stitching on my layouts! Rather than the usual borders and circles, I wanted to try a fun shape for my background. How about a butterfly?! Perfect for summery photos… or my precious granddaughter! 
  I started by printing the shape from an online site that shares free coloring pages. Looking through your kids’ coloring books is another great source!
  After cutting out the shape, I lightly traced it onto my background paper.
 I hand stitched around the shape.
 Once the stitching was complete I used a stencil/mask and distress ink to add texture to the butterfly. I added a little color to the background paper by spritzing on a couple colors of mist, using the original shape to cover and protect the stitching and masking.
   How fun would it be to use an apple on your school pages, or a pumpkin for fall photos?!
 Another fun tip…I love the pattern portions on the top of the chipboard pages.  Not wanting to toss them, I cut the top off with my craft knife,
 added some ribbon to the pre-punched holes,
and had a cute little border to add to my layout!

For more tips and tutorials check out the My Creative Scrapbook Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June Reveal at My Creative Scrapbook!

If you are here for the PaperHaus Blog Hop
Hello! It’s time for another incredible reveal from My Creative Scrapbook!
 I had the privilege of working with the June Main Kit featuring papers and embellishments from American Crafts May Berry Line!
  I had fun playing with a stencil and some texture paste to create the background!
The kit contains an abundance of lovelyembellishments making it a real treat to assemble and cluster.
Background tutorial coming soon!

A sneak peak …coming soon!
Stop by My Creative Scrapbook gallery for more inspiration.  To see the rest of the amazing kits head to My Creative Scrapbook.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

PaperHaus Magazine Blog Hop

Welcome to the PaperHaus Magazine Summer Delight Blog Hop! We are excited that you are hopping with us and we would like to thank you for hopping along! We are celebrating the release of the Summer Issue of PaperHaus Magazine! There is SO much inspiration, techniques, projects, and exclusive artist interviews inside! Not only that but it’s an issue filled with amazing Mixed Media projects from people from all over the world! We hope you enjoy flipping through the pages as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you! Below is the link to the summer issue, simply click on the cover to go there now! BUT Come back as we want to show you some amazing Summer projects!
Welcome back! We hope you were inspired, and here is some more inspiration too! Our Summer Delight event is all about fun summer days filled with scrapbooking and crafting! We want to share with you what we have made! Every day on the PaperHaus Blog  there will be amazing inspiration and tutorials so be sure to stop on by everyday in June!
This sweet summer card would be perfect for those summer weddings, or just to say “I’m thinking of You!” All dies and embossing plates are from Cheery Lynn Designs…including the card base, flowers, leaves, and flourishes.

Be sure to leave a comment and follow my blog for your chance to win these gorgeous Prima flowers!!

Next on the hop is Heather
Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, June 1, 2013

PaperHaus Magazine Summer Reveal

Hello! We are so excited that today we are revealing the summer issue of PaperHaus Magazine!
 Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and prepare to be inspired with all the amazing techiques, projects, mixed media, and exclusive interviews!
Also, we are celebrating by hosting a different blog hop everyday each day from June 1st - June 7th! Lots, and I mean LOTS of amazing projects, inspiration, and prizes along the way!!
Go to PaperHaus Magazine to begin todays hop!
*hint* I’ll be participating in tomorrow’s hop so come back to check out my project and enter to win a fabulous prize!