Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's that time again!! Here are the November Kits from MY CREATIVE SCRAPBOOK!!


I'll admit it.....getting the beautiful kits from My Creative Scrapbook in the mail each month never gets old for me!! I've been doing design team work for MCS for about a year and a half now and each month as I'm anticipating the kits coming, the stalking of the mailman starts! LOL!! And when they get here, the girls and I spend a wonderful half hour just ooohhhing and awwwing over all the pretties in the kits!

This months Main kit features so many beautiful papers by Teresa Collins and is packed with gorgeous blooms and embellishments! Above is one of the layouts I made with the main kit. I used a quote that a friend (and member at MCS) shared with us in the galleries (thanks Pearl!! aka 'paperfections') As I'm now in my 40's, I sometimes hear that women should wear their hair shorter at this age.....I just loved this quote and had to use it since I like having my hair long and want to keep it this way for a while yet......

"They say......
A woman of my age should not let her hair
Fall below the marks of her shoulder,
It will bring her face down and make her look older.

But I say.....
A woman of my age should let her hair grow,
When it gets too long I think she will know.
A woman of my age is secure and finally sure of herself,
She does not long to be nineteen, but neither is she ready for the shelf."

This kit also had wonderful blooms, loads of bling and gorgeous trims in it!
TIP: If the colour of the rhinstones are not the exact colour you need for the page you are working on, they can be easily tinted with alcohol inks or copic markers. For this page I tinted my rhinestones a turquois colour.
Here are some close-up pic's......


Here is another layout I made using Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. For this l/o I used the black/cream/pink colours in the kit. Pam had put out a challenge at MCS to do layouts with more that one photo. This is a big challenge for me, as I tend to use only one or two pic's on my l/o's. I found this series of fun pic's of the girls playing in their Opa's backyard a few years ago and gave the multiple photo challenge a try......

Everything I used to make this page is included in the kit, no need for extra 'add-on' kits all embellies are included. The pink rose blossom in the midde of the larger pink bloom is a bloom I made myself out of cardstock, you can see the tutorial for this at the tips & techniques section at My Creative Scrapbook or click on this link Quilled Rose Tutorial

TIP: This kit has these wonderful glittery black border strips in it, I used one of them to create the partial circle design in the above l/o. Lightly draw out the circle with a pencil and then follow the outline with the shimmery strip, they will bend slightly to accommodate the circle design. I used the pink rhinestones included in the kit to make the diamond pattern within the circle. Here are some close-up pictures.......


And here is a 3rd layout I made this month with the November Main kit, the photo is of my youngest daughter (I've always admired her beautiful thick lashes).....

Pam did such a wonderful job matching up beautiful embellishments to these papers....the Prima bling, the gorgeous Petalloo sheer blooms where so much fun to use.
TIP: I added some pink glitter dots to the sheer blooms (Stickles) to add some extra punch to the blooms. The turquoise blooms I punched from cardstock using the EK Success Retro Daisy punches. I just added some black ink to the edges and some turquois glitter dots to finish them off. Here are some close-up photo's.....


Another QUICK TIP: ......I used some gold dimensional paint to make the 'Gem Border' on the circle lace paper and filled them in with some turquoise glitter glue and pearlized 3D paint. Also I made the faux 'buttons' on the left edge of the photo by punching out 3 circles from the patterned paper and then lightly inking the edges to get a rounded look to them, I then cut 3 slightly larger circles out and used the metalic copper paint on these to get the metal edge button look. I didn't have a circle punch that is slightly larger than the smaller circle so I used a light tack tape on the back of the circles, laid them on the cardstock and cut a thin edge around the circle, then removed the larger circle, painted with metalic paint and then re-attached the smaller circles with stronger adhesive.

Another wonderful kit I had the privilege of working with this month is the November LIMITED EDITION Kit (LE kit).....this one was just packed with gorgeous Prima Papers, blooms by the tons! and wonderful rub-ons, trims and chipboard alpha's! Here is the first page I made with this kit....

I just LOVED the big batch of pretty Hydrangia blossoms that came with this kit. I used the light and dark pink ones to make this page. There is also an intricate chipboard frame included in the kit, I painted mine white and added a light pink pearl finish to it.
TIP: Let the patterned paper you are working with inspire the design elements on your pages. For this layout I noticed that one of the patterned papers had this 'drip' design on it, so I used the same design on my page, I drew out these long drops from the tiny pink blooms and again used this design for my hand-dran flourishes around the bloom clusters. I then finished it all off with a tiny drop of pearl pink 3D paint. Here are some close-up pics.....


A second l/o I made for the LE kit is this one called Breathe (I know it says 'Breath' but silly me didn't realize I had to add an 'e' at the end to get the word Breathe until after I finished the l/o, lol!)......

I just loved the newsprint alpha's included in this kit! I also used the kaki colour hydrangia blooms mixed with the Prima Camelot roses (also from the kit) to make up the bloom clusters. The tiny pink roses on the edges of my page were again made from carstock using the quilling technique (see above link).....Here are some close-up pic's .....


The butterflies were made from the cute sheer blue butterfly/ribbon trim included in the kit, I simply added a variety of glitter glue colours to them to dress them up.

And finally here is the 3rd l/o I made using the November LE kit. This is a photo I took of Meagan's first day of school this year....

One of the specialty papers in this kit is a Prima Stitched paper! I just love the feel of these papers, they almost feel like fabric and they have beautiful stitches already sewn onto them.



Also included in this kit is a fun beaded ribbon/trim. I used some of the beads from this trim to make up my beaded 'spray' that I added to my flower clusters. I simply wound some fine copper wire through the beads twisting the wire as I go to make this page element. To see tips on great ways to attache these to a page at the Tips & Techniques thread at MCS or click this link Attaching Vines

There are also two other wonderful kits available for November at My Creative Scrapbook, there is the Creative Kit and the Album kit. I didn't take on the design team work this month for those kits as I'm still dealing with the pinched nerve issue effecting my shoulder/left arm and I needed to keep my work down to a minimum. But please do take a moment to check out the beautiful work done by the rest of the design team girls and the Guest Designers this month at the MCS Design Team Gallery! We had the wonderfully talented Lynn Biermann as one of our guest designers this month as well as the equally talented Delaina Burns working alongside with us.....it was a delight working with these ladies!!


Thanks for having a peek!!


~Gabrielle xxx

20 comments:

Romy said...

Wow, Gabrielle, these are all sóóó pretty. Wonderful details on all of your layout. And I also love your multi photo layout. I think you can work with one photo layouts as well as layouts with more pictures.

Brenda said...

OMGOSH Gabi these are all breathtaking!!! I look forward to seeing your post on my dashboard I get sooo excited. I must share I did make the flower centers and use them for my "Once Upon A Time" layout thank you sooo much for the inspiration...it was a sight to see for me trying to dry them...but I got it!!!
hugs
Brenda

Brenda said...

Hope your piched nerve gets to feeling better. And your hair is beautiful 40 is not to old for long hair! I din't chop mine off till I hit 50...but I was being called menopausal Barbie at work!
hugs
Brenda

Darien said...

All of them Are Gorgeous!!! You are so talented!!! I love your Work!! Hope you get better soon!!!

Julia said...

Oooh just wonderful work Gabbi!! You have done wonders yet again with the kits. Just love looking at what you do!

yayaladybug@yahoo.com said...

OMG What beautiful work and thanks for taking the time to give mini tutorials on detail work you created . . .

Liz Qualman said...

Have I told you lately how much I like your hair??? Well...I do...AND I like the work you did this month for MCS just to show it off. You are my idol :)

Lynette said...

Simply gorgeous...excellent job Gabi!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous work Gabi! I really love your journaling on letting your hair down. I have really long hair and am older also. Sometimes I think about cutting it but I have always had very long hair and it's my identity. I totally get where you are coming from! Definetly not ready for the shelf!!!

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Fabulous layouts as always!!! Loving all the bling and flowers on the pages. Your hair looks fab Gabrielle go with it!! Sorry to hear you are still suffering with the pinched nerve, have a lovely weekend xx

Rbarakat said...

WOw! You never disappoint! So much beautiful work as always! Really fantastic! ANd from one long haired woman to another you go girl - you look fabulous!

I hope that you are feeling better soon, how frustrating it must be!Have a great(and hopefully apin free) weekend!!

Mickey said...

You have done such a great job with these kits. They are so great, can't wait till the main kit arrives here.
All your layouts are stunning and packed with inspiration. Thank you so much and you take care, don't overdo things.
Hugs

Stacey said...

Holy crap Gabi!! I don't even know what to say..you are AMAZING!!!!

chrisw said...

Wow!stunningly beautiful layouts ,,you never cease to amaze me gabrielle!

Jane said...

your such an amazing talent...even though I have already seen these LO's I love looking at them again and again!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Gabi, these are all just divine! Seems we all can relate to your "hair" layout. Girls need to have all the fun they can! Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration with these pages!

Pearl said...

Designing for MCS is da bomb , I dare say ! such a great amount of goodies all of which are right up your alley to use !! woot ! lol

always a treat with each monthly reveal from you !!!

Donna said...

I don't know how you do it! Your layouts are fantastic! I signed up for the limited edition kit and I have last months and just received this months. I'm going on my semi-annual scrapbook retreat with my friends and I plan to make serious use of my kits and your layouts will be my inspiration. Thanks so much!

angelica said...

wauwwwwwwwwwwwwww jij maakt prachtige creaties
je kunt er blijven naar kijken vol bewondering

Baba said...

MAGNIFIQUE tes pages sont superbes Bravo!!!

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