Thursday, March 22, 2018

Digital Cutting Tips with Monique!

Hi everyone! It's time for yet another quick tutorial and I'm so happy for the chance to share mine!

For today's layout I decided to use the Silhouette PixScan Cutting Mat, which I bought about 2 years ago, but never used before!

Here's the layout I created with the March Main Kit and the globe digital cutting file, which is one of the MCS March digital cutting files:

Did you ever have the chance to play around with the PixScan cutting mat? I found it so easy to use! Wish I had know that before, I would have used it sooner! However, I found I had to upgrade to a later version of the Silhouette software than I had, so now I have 4.1, but I think V3 will do as well. 

Here's how I did it: 

1. As I wanted to cut out many of the butterflies from the Simple Stories "Choosing Happiness" paper and I'm not very good at hand cutting I decided to give the PixScan cutting mat a go. I adhered the paper on to the mat (it has to fit within the lines of your mat) and took a photo with my mobile phone from the entire mat:

2. As I took the photo with my iPhone, I just emailed it to myself and then saved it on my computer. Next I opened my Silhouette software and fed the PixScan cutting mat into my Silhouette:

3. As soon as my Silhouette programme opened I clicked on the PixScan button, in version 4.1 it's on the right side, and clicked on "import PixScan image from file". I selected the photo I just took on my phone (the one above, where you can still see a bit of the floor of my room) and clicked on it. As soon as it finished uploading my screen looked like this:

4. Next I clicked the “trace” button (in V4.1 also on the right hand side) and clicked on the "Select Trace Area". I selected the entire shape, but released the compound path to delete the butterflies I didn't want. When I had done that my screen looked like this:

5. And that was it! I sent it to my Silhouette and the butterflies from the "Choosing Happiness" paper were cut out perfectly!!

(I always place a book before and behind my Silhouette so the mat doesn't fold.)

Beautiful right?!

Because I was using my Silhouette anyway I decided to also cut one of the MCS digital cutting files, the globe:

I added a little bit of yellow distress stain to my white cardstock background:

And as soon as that had dried I got started on building my page: I used a photo of me with one of my best friends:

Most of the butterflies I cut out were adhered in one large cluster on the right side of the globe:

I gradually filled my page with more embellishments (chipboard stickers and other stickers):

These Hampton Arts butterfly stamps, also from the MCS March Main Kit, were also just perfect for my page!

The journaling and (machine)stitching came last.

I just love the result and will definitely use the PixScan Cutting Mat more often.

and a few close-ups of my page:

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. I hope I've been able to inspire you a little and you feel like scrapping with the MCS March Main Kit as well!

And last but not least the photo of the My Creative Scrapbook March Main Kit:


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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Walk through with Aimee!

Hello friends! Aimee here with you today and I have a fun step by step tutorial for you! I love all of the beautiful flowery papers and spring inspired embellishments in this month's creative kit! It was the perfect kit to document my daughter and her friends getting together to do each other's make up and hair.

I used the fabulous March Creative kit for this layout...

The first thing I did for this layout is apply a few of the rub-ons onto a sheet of smooth white cardstock and cut them out. With them having a white background, I can place them anywhere on a layout or card.

I wanted my layout to have a splash of color so I added some Gesso and aqua blue paint in a circular motion using a make up sponge to the white cardstock.

I layered my picture with a couple of beautiful patterned papers...

and used some pop dots on the back so it would raise my picture up and I could place some of the chipboard pieces behind it on my layout.

Next, I placed my picture onto the layout, added those beautiful flower chipboard pieces and my title.

Next came the rub-on pieces that I added to white cardstock.

For the bottom corner, I trimmed the bottom off of the Love sticker and added one of the brads. Then layered it with the flower and tag stickers.

Here are a few close up shots of all the layers I was able to achieve with all of the fun embellishments from the kit.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it gives you many ideas of  fun layouts you can create with your creative kit!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fun Techiques with Lee-Anne

Hello scrappy friends! It's Lee-Anne here on the blog and today I wanted to share a simple and fun technique on how to create paint splats on scrapbook layouts.

I don't know about you, but sometimes I think it's fun to play with paints and other mediums to create something a little more artsy.

Remember that in scrapbooking, there are no mistakes and my motto is to just have fun and enjoy the process.

For my layout, I backed the Floral Globe cut file, which is cut with my electronic die cutting machine on one of the sheets of patterned paper from the March Creative Kit, with a piece of white cardstock of which I added my teal and coral paint splats. 

I also wanted to mention that there are always several exclusive complimentary cut files included in the kits each month that can be cut with a Silhouette Cameo, Cricut, or Brother Scan N Cut electronic die cutting machines. 

I will show you how I created the paint splats. Let's begin.

Supplies For Paint Splats

Craft Mat
Heat Gun
1 - 12X12 or 8 1/2 X 11 Sheet of White Cardstock
Acrylic Paint Daubers - I used two colors - teal and coral
Water Mister
Paint Brush or Water Brush - to mix the paints

  1. Shake paint bottle well and with the the paint dauber, apply some paint to the craft mat.
  2. Fill a mister with water and spritz a small amount of water and combine the paint and water      adding enough water so that the paint is a fairly thin consistency.
  3. Place the paint dauber into the paint picking of some of the paint and "stamp" the white cardstock. If the paint is a thin consistency, it should create a paint splat with tiny little trails.  Let dry.  
  4. Repeat with the other paint dauber making sure that there are several paint splats in both teal and coral. Let dry.
  5. Now you can back the paint spatted white cardstock behind the floral globe design. Trim and machine stitch if desired.
  6. Voila! You have created paint splats!
Check out some of the photos below of my paint splats:

I hope you enjoyed my quick tutorial on how to create fun paint splats. It takes a little practice so be sure to practice on some scrap pieces of cardstock first before creating your project. Have fun!

Be sure to check out all the wonderful kits at My Creative Scrapbook

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Bec Genet with a Gorgeous Layout Video!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Bec Genet is treating us to a fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our March Limited Edition kit!

Limited Edition Kit

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at

Friday, March 16, 2018

Love-Mixed Media Layout with Marilyn!

Hi, My Creative Scrapbook fans! Design Team member Marilyn Rivera is treating us to another fabulous process video today. A gorgeous mixed media scrapbooking layout with our March Limited Edition kit!

Limited Edition Kit

To see more beautiful creations made with the contents of this kit, please visit our inspiring Design Team Gallery

For more information about our kits, visit our website at

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March Sketch!

It’s time to unveil March 's fabulous Sketch.Everyone is welcomed to play along.

Looking forward to seeing what you create. Love our fans here at My Creative Scrapbook and will be watching this board to pick random winners that will receive a prize. Thank you for joining in the fun. 

 Remember to share your sketch at My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central you never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!

Here below is a example that our Design Team has created using the same sketch!

Shizuka Hirano

Monique Liedtke

Angel Lebouef

Laura Whitaker

Tracy McLennon

Yvette Weber

Aimee Kidd

Lee-Anne Thornton

Madeline Fox

We are looking forward to seeing what you share with us!