Friday, February 5, 2016

My Creative Scrapbook February Kit Reveal + Guest Designers

The My Creative Scrapbook February kit reveal is here!

February is known for being the month of love, and our kits have you covered for all of the loves in your life!

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook February 2016 kits:

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Are you a member of our kit club?  Subscribing ensures that you will have beautiful kits like these delivered to you every month.  Now is a really terrific time to join!  For more information, please visit us at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

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We have a super fabulous team of guest designers this month!

Help us give a warm welcome back to Guest Designer Jaclyn Rench!
I'm Jaclyn Rench, a stay-at-home mommy to three awesome kids and wife of 14 years to a super supportive husband.  By day I spend my hours kissing boo-boos, refereeing squabbles, planning playdates, packing lunches, shuffling children from here to there, and trying to figure out what in the heck to fix for dinner that is healthy AND something my kids will eat!  Once my kids are tucked into bed, however, you can find me at my crafting desk into the wee hours of the night and early morning, documenting the stories and memories that come out of those non-stop busy days.  I hope someday my scrapbooks will give my children a good reminder of the memories of their childhood and a sense of just how much they are loved.

Please help us welcome Guest Designer Audrey Yeager!
My name is Audrey Yeager and I am currently a stay at home mom to Charlotte (6) and Kyler (4). I spend my days pretending to be a domestic goddess, when actually I am doing some kind of craft project (or playing Candy Crush) while the dishes are piling up in the sink. I was the recent owner of an online scrapbook store, but decided to close it down so that I could get back into my hobby more!

I have been scrapbooking for about 8 years or so, and I have changed so much in my style and design process over the years. I am currently loving using my die cutting machine, using bold patterns and colors, and layering and stitching everywhere! And of course I always have some distressed edges and mist splatters somewhere on my page, too.

In addition to scrapping, I am a big quilter. I like to switch up the two hobbies to keep me from getting burnt out! I also love to play volleyball, watch sci-fi movies and TV series, play video games, and the occasional workout or run here and there.

I am so honored to be guest designing for My Creative Scrapbook this month!

Please help us welcome Guest Designer Jennifer Haggerty!

Hello my name is Jennifer Haggerty and I'm very excited to be a guest designer this month at My Creative Scrapbook! I've been married to my husband, Chris, for 13 years and we have two children: Hailey (12) and Noah (10). I've started scrapbooking in 1999 and it has been my passion ever since! Creating layouts are my favorite as well as mini books and home decor! I currently design for Clear Scraps and The Cut Shoppe. You can find my work on my blog at www.livethemoment-jen.blogspot.com.

Please help us welcome Guest Designer Patty McGovern-Pugh!
Hi, my name is Patty McGovern-Pugh. I lived many years in Dallas now I live in Topeka, Kansas. I started scrapbooking when my daughter was born. I love being creative and working with all the beautiful papers, embellishments and trims to create layouts, mini albums, altered home decor items and custom albums. I have designed classes and taught scrapbooking in multiple scrapbook stores and at scrapbooking conventions. I am published in the Scrapbooking for Dummies book. I have a son age 20 stepson age 20, daughter age 27 and two darling grandkids! I love the My Creative Scrapbook kits and I am honored to be a Guest Designer for this wonderful kit club. Their are so many talented designers on the MCS team. You can find me at PattysCustomDesigns.com

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Please have a look through our spectacular Design Team Gallery which is loaded with tons of inspiring kit creations from our team!



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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February Sneak Peeks!

It's SNEAK PEEK time!

We are so very excited to share our latest sneak peeks with you.

Our designers said they LOVED creating with these kits...and we think you will, too!

Our February Main kit sneak peeks:


and a few Main kit creations by our design team!

by Audrey Yeager

by Jennifer Haggerty

by Lee-Anne Thornton

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Our February Creative kit sneak peeks:


and some Creative kit creations by our design team!

 by Alicia Giess

by Christine Meyer

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Our February Limited Edition kit sneak peeks:


and some Limited Edition kit creations by our design team!

by Michelle McDonald

by Sandi Clarkson

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Our February Album kit sneak peeks:

by Angel Rodrigue


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So, what do you think?  Which kit do you think will be your favorite this month?

Now that you have a peek at what's coming, don't forget to reserve your kits :)
Please visit MyCreativeScrapbook.com for more information.

See you on the 5th for the full reveal!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Step by Step Mixed Media Layout Video Tutorial by Marilyn Rivera

If you are one of the many fans of Design Team member Marilyn Rivera's signature draped paper technique, you are going to want to watch her latest video tutorial...Marilyn gives us an up close and detailed look at how she used our January Limited Edition kit to design this breathtaking layout!




Here's the January Limited Edition Kit:

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Instagram Favorites from January

Are you on Instagram?  We are and we love connecting with so many of each day!  You can find us at username @mycreativescrapbookofficial or at this link!

It's fun to see on there what projects really catch your eye each month!  We thought it would be fun to share what the top projects on Instagram are each month, so be on the lookout for this fun post the last day of the month!

This month we are going to show you which projects from each designer were most popular (sometimes two if they did two kits)!

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The most popular Instagram projects from each Main Kit Designer

Lee-Anne Thornton

Tracy McLenonon

Kris Berc

Jaclyn Rench

Christine Meyer

Alicia Giess

Angel Rodrigue

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Next up we have the most popular projects from our Limited Edition Kit Designers!
Michelle McDonald

Sandi Clarkson

Marilyn Rivera

Marta Lapkowska

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Last up we have the most popular projects from our Creative Kit team!
Christine Meyer

Alicia Giess

Tracy McLennon
















Friday, January 29, 2016

Photo Organizing Tips by Tracy McLennon

Design Team member Tracy McLennon is sharing some terrific photo organizing tips today!

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As a scrapbooker, I take an abundance of photos to serve my hobby.
But like everyone, I will not use nearly half of the photos that I take. I
wanted to share some of my tips, as to how I keep my photos and
image files under control.

Before they go to print:

1. In the days of digital photography, we have things pretty easy.
We can take as many photos as our memory card allows. Back
in the day, with the cost of film and processing it....we thought
long and hard about every image.  So with that said, my first tip is
not to upload ALL of the photos that you take to your computer.
The useless, blurry blink shots will just take up space. You can
do this by either deleting the duds right on your camera, or
simply pick and choose when uploading.

2. Depending on what photo editing program you upload your photos
into, your folders are probably categorized differently. I label my
photos so that it will be easy to find specific photos at a later
date. So generally I name my photos per season, for example
"Winter 2014". If I have a specific event, where I take a great
deal of photos, then I will have a sub folder inside named
accordingly, separating those photos.

3. When it comes time to archive your photos to keep your photos safe
over time, here are a couple of things that I do. First is, I burn
those photos files to DVDs. Then as seen in the photo below, I
write exactly what folders/photos are on that DVD. Then I have
CD/DVD albums that I store them in. Another back-up that you
could look into as almost insurance for your memories, is to
invest in an external hard drive to store your photos. Then keep it
in a separate place than the DVDs that you have burned.


Then we come to organizing your photos after they are printed. As a
scrapbooker, I personally don't put photos directly into albums. They
wait to be scrapbooked. I keep the majority of my photos in a photo
case separated in envelopes that are labelled, much like the folders
on my computer.


Any leftover photos get put into acid free photo boxes and are stored
in a warm, dry place. I keep mine in the spare bedroom closet.
Moisture can do a number on photographs, so storing them in the
basement or the attic, is not a great idea for longevity.

Another step you could take before storing your extra photos would be
to label the back of them, with Who, What, Where and When. That
way future generations will be able to look at the back and have all the
information that they need.

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Please visit our Design Team Gallery to view Tracy’s beautiful work.

For full descriptions of our kits, subscription information, and more, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Washi Tape Inspiration by Kristin Greenwood

Design Team member Kristin Greenwood is featuring our January Creative Kit today with several fun ways to use washi tape!

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I am going to share a few ways I used the washi tape in my Creative kit layouts!

On this layout, I used the washi tape as my background!  Very easy and fun to do!  I just chose a variety of colors and patterns!  I made them all different lengths and tore the tape!

This layout I used the washi tape two ways.  First I used it for extra layers (below the photo).  The second way, I used it to create the shaker box.  The shaker box is made from the package the die cuts came in, I just cut the package down (to remove all the words), filled it with sequins (from my stash) and sealed it with washi tape!


For these two layouts, I wanted the washi tape to have a bolder look.  So I placed it on white cardstock before adhering it to my layouts.  It really makes it pop!

Another layout that I used the washi tape to create my background!  I used a two inch strip of scrap paper to make the spacing even, also when you place the washi tape vertically like I did, the 12 inch strip is not quite long enough, so I just cut it in the middle since I knew my cluster would hide it!

I hope you guys have as much fun with your washi tape as I did!

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Here's our January Creative Kit:

For full descriptions of our kits, subscription information, and more, visit our website at MyCreativeScrapbook.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Design Team Favorites from January

Have you ever wondered which project is a designer's favorite from the month?  Our designers create at least four projects from each kit so they are bound to have one they like more than the others.  We asked them which project they liked best and today we are going to share those with you!  Hope you enjoy the highlight reel from our January Kits!

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First up we have favorites from our Main Kit Designers
Alicia Giess

Alicia Giess (she picked two)

Angel Rodrigue

Kris Berc

Tracy McLennon

Christine Meyer

Lee-Anne Thornton

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Here's the favorites from our Limited Edition Kit Designers
Sandi Clarkson

Michelle McDonald

 Marilyn Rivera

Marta Lapkowska

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Our Creative Kit Designers share some winter favorites with this line-up.
Christine Meyer

Alicia Giess

Alicia Giess (she picked two)

Tracy McLennon

For our Album Kit we are going to showcase the beautiful cover page!
Angel Rodrigue

You've still got time to snag one of the January kits - head on over to the store page and grab one while you still can!