Friday, August 16, 2013

My Creative Sketches-August Sketch Reveal

Hello!  It's time for the August Sketch reveal at My Creative Sketches!  Join in the fun for your chance at the incredible  prize pack of goodies!!  Check out My Creative Sketches for all the details, and to find lots more gorgeous inspiration from the DT!
 I had a lot of fun adding layers of chipboard, fussy cut elements, lace, and flowers in the top corner. 
 I love how the stamped bird blends right in with the fussycut elements!

 I just drool over the masking and stenciling I see in the online galleries and have been inspired to try them out a bit more!  Here I applied modeling paste over the mask, once dry I gently rubbed various areas with ink for a distressed look.
I hope you have enjoyed my interpretation of the sketch!  I would love for you to share your version with us at My Creative Sketches! 

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Guest Designer at Scraptown Lady

Hello!  Today I am guest designing at Scraptown Lady!  Cheryl sent me the beautiful Bundle of Joy-Girl line from KaiserCraft, along with some adorable ribbons, buttons, pearls, die, ink, and the wood rocking horse!  What a treat to work with!  First, I created a layout of luscious layers for my adorable niece!
A close up of some of the flowers, I just adore the detail in the dies from Cheery Lynn Designs!

The rocking horse is from Kaiser Craft.  I covered it with Pastel Pink ink from Ingvid Bloom.  Once dry, I covered is with a layer of Crystal Stickles.  The tags were created from the Coved Rectangle from Cheery Lynn Designs, I just punched a hole to look like a tag! 

Next, I created a baby card featuring the Baby Carriage die from Cheery Lynn Designs!
All dies used on the layout and card are from Cheery Lynn Designs.
layout dies used:  Rose Leaf, Ivy Strip, Olive Branch, Stacker Flower #1 (leaf), Stacker Flower #3,  Sunflower, Frangipani, Sweet Williams Strip, Chrysanthemum Strip, Build a Flower Embellishment #2, English Tea Party, Sophia's Heart, French Pastry, French Pastry Tiny Doily, Dutch Scallop Square Frame, French Lattice Small Frame, Tiffany Border, Lace Light Deco Border

Card dies used:  French Pastry, Baby Cariage, Oval Classic Silver Stacker, Oval Scalloped Stacker Nesting Die, Ivy Strip

To find the products and dies used today go to
For more inspiration, stop by Scraptownlady Blog

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Friday, August 9, 2013

August Tutorial - My Creative Scrapbook

 Hello!  I have a couple of fun tutorials for you today!

 I want to share with you how I distressed my fence, and how I created my ribbon flower....both items which are found in the August Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.

  Using a craft knife,  I cut the fence to my desired length.  The chipboard is awesome and cut cleanly with the knife.
 I randomly dabbed Vintage Photo Distress Ink here and there on the fence.
 Once dry, I dry brushed Gesso to the fence giving a rustic, distress appearance.
 When the moisture of the gesso blended with the ink, the ink bled adding to the rustic nature.

  In creating the flower, I started by tying a knot in the end of the ribbon.
 I pinned the knot to a coaster to help stabilize the ribbon making it easier to work with.  Any stiff piece of fabric would work.
 I twisted the ribbon as I wound it around the knot. 
 Gently keep winding and twisting as you go until you reach the desired size of flower.   
 Stitch through all the layers to prevent the flower from unraveling.
 Turn over and admire your work!  :-)
I hope you enjoyed today’s tips and tricks!
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Monday, August 5, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook - August Reveal!

Hello!  August already?!  Where did the summer go?  With time flying by, that means we are ready for another fabulous reveal at My Creative Scrapbook!  I had the pleasure of working with the adorable Main Kit featuring Echo Park Beautiful Life collection.
My first layout featuring my niece...isn't she just precious snuggled into this dreamy line!
As usual, the kit is stuffed with all kinds of goodies that give your projects the perfect added details. 
I love the how the patterns blend for layering!
Here she is again with her mommy! 

A sneak peek at layout #3!  Coming soon! 
Be sure to stop by My Creative Scrapbook to get the details on each of the gorgeous kits....including the new Project Life Kits!!  Yes, Pam is now selling Projects Life Kits as well!!  Head to the Design Team Gallery for LOTS of beautiful inspiration!
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