Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reveal Day for December kits from 'My Creative Scrapbook'!!


Well, you saw the sneaks and now here are the real things! I'm starting with the Limited Edition kit this time, what a pleasure it was working with the gorgeous papers and embellies in this kit!! It features the beautiful papers from the Webster's Pages 'Winter Wings' collection, and with it Pam has co-ordinated gorgeous blooms, trims, and bling! I'm just crazy about these Prima fabric blooms included in the kit! There is something about adding fabric to a page that always makes me feel like it has a vintage feel to it! I made the above l/o using the LE kit, this is another sweet photo of my nephews little baby daughter. Here are some close-ups of the kit goodies......


TIP: I really liked the soft dotted butterflies I saw on the Webster's pages patterned paper but the image was small for my use so I scanned the butterfly and slightly enlarged it with my photo-editing software. I then printed out the butterflies on glossy white cardstock and cut them out. You can add a little Stickles glitter to them if you want to add extra dimension. Now, here is some really awesome news too! Webster's pages now offers digital images of their papers and embellishments, how cool is that! Here's a link to their new digital motifs Websters Digital images

Here is a second l/o I made using the Limited Edition Kit...


This kit is just FILLED to the brim with gorgeous Prima blooms and bling! The large bloom is another of those soft vintage feeling blooms that I love so much in this kit! But there are so many more blooms to use along with them! So if you are a person who loves to use blooms on their pages, this one is for you! And remember you are not having to purchase any special add-on kits to make up these l/o's ....everything is included in these kits! Here are some close-up pic's of the kit goodies used on this page.....


I just love the Websters Pages letter stickers too!! They allow you to do titles that are a little bit longer than usual. We took this picture a few weeks ago when we went on a late Fall walk. The last time I had a picture taken on this rock with my girls I did a l/o about 'True Beauty' and I shared the words from Audrey Hepburn about 'beauty'. This time I thought I would use humour in sharing advice with the girls. There was a girl at school that was making unkind comments to Chloe and I was thinking on how to deal with it....so I went with this advice.....

"Before you criticize someone
Walk a mile in their shoes,
That way when you do criticize them,
You are a mile away and you have their shoes"

I had to giggle when I read that quote....sometimes it's better to face unkindness with humour right?

Here is a 3rd l/o I made with the Limited Edition kit....

And here are a few close-ups, Pam always seems to find such unique and pretty accents for her kits, check out this cute crystal bloom....



I made up a 4rth l/o for this kit (there are so many papers and goodies in this kit that you'll find you can make many more than that!....there are 2 of each of the 2 sided patterned papers allowing you lots of options for your layouts!).....

I so much loved the Prima fabric blooms in this kit that I had to try out and see if I could make one myself using some cardstock and a length of twill. I thought it came out pretty good! To make the bloom I simply traced the original bloom on a piece of pink cardstock to get the basic design. Then I cut a bunch of 5 inch strips of natural colour twill and wound them into a rope and wound them again into a spiral. I put a dab of glue down on the cardstock cut out and glued down each spiral. I added an adhesive pearl to the center of each spiral and for the center of the bloom I made up a pink carstock bloom using my 'quilled roses' technique. The small pink roses on this page were also made using the quilled roses technique but only using 4 petals. I made the pink pearly flourish using the backing of the Prima pearl flourish I had already used on another page and put dots of pink pearly dimensional paint into the faint outlined dots, then cut out the flourish and adhered it to the page. Here are some close-up pic's......





I also got to work with the Album Kit this month. This one featured beautiful papers from both Websters Pages and Fancy Pants Designs! We went on a little family walk a couple weeks back and on this walk we came upon this rock with a quote from Winnie-the-pooh engraved in it, thus the name of the l/o 'Hidden Treasures'

There is a really cute collection of ornate brads in this kit including these fun pearl brads, so I used a few of these to create a corset design for my l/o. I also played a bit with some stamping and heat embossing on the two panels of the corset design. Here are some close-ups...


A second l/o I made for the Album kit I went in a more masculine direction. I took this photo of my dear husband on our walk with our pup. I used the a piece of the cardboard box my kit came in to make up this page...

I simply peeled off the top layer of paper from the cardboard exposing the corrugation underneath. I sprayed with a little bit of gold and bronze glimmer mists and dry brushes some white paint onto it. To make the Bull-rush embellishment along the right side of the photo I cut out some carstock paper shapes, inked the edges and pasted onto the page. I finished it all off with some of the cute Fancy Pants rub-on's also included in the kit. Here is a close-up shot of the embellishment I made from carstock for this l/o. Just some simple cutting and pasting....


I did a 3rd l/o for the Album kit. Another pic taken on our Autumn walk of my girls and I. I cute the loopy border using a Martha Stewart punch sent to me by my dear friend Liz Qualman. The punch comes with a separate corner punch that allows you to make perfect corners!

TIP: I made the Blooms on this page from a variety of patterned papers in this kit using a technique one of the members, Julia, at MCS shared with us Layered Blooms .....I changed up the technique slightly by cutting a more wavey edge rather than circles on the paper layers. And rather than using the eraser end of a pencil to create the ruffled look, I used the rounded 'ear' of my scissors, cupped the piece of cut paper in my palm and gently pressed the ear of the scissor into my palm and the paper, turning the scissor to create a shallow 'cup' out of the paper pieces. I had meant to use some white 'puffy' paint to create a snowy look to the blooms and then just couldn't find where the girls had put it! So I just used some white pearl paint on the edges of the blooms instead. Here is a close-up picture....

I only worked with 2 of the kits this months but there is so much more! To see what the Design Team did with the December Main kit and Creative Kit checkout this link Design Team Gallery

We also had two new Guest Designers this month. Many of you know the talented scrapbooker Jackie Anderson and Tara Orr! They created some really gorgeous and creative pages along with the design team this month, it was such an honour having them play along with us. Check out our blog site for some information on these talented ladies BLOG

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to read through my crazy LONG posts!

~Gabrielle xxx

32 comments:

Julia said...

Wowee!!! Gabi you layouts are amazing as always.Love that you can make so many of your own embellishments..you are just so talented. Loved what you did with the layered blooms too. Will give that one a try. Thanks as always for the inspiration.

Romy said...

Oh WOW, I'm just blown away by all these incredibly gorgeous layouts. You rocked these two kits. Love all the tiny details on your work...just too precious:)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Wow, Gabi, these layouts are incredible and definitely have your signature! Thanks for the flower tip .. I will try that soon!

LISA said...

Incredible...

Rbarakat said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous!

Lynette said...

You must be the most resourceful scrapper I have ever come across. I love your beautiful creations. Your home made fabric bloom is simply gorgeous. I WOULD LOVE TO WATCH YOU SCRAP!

How do you do the picot edge around your photographs?

Mickey said...

Wow Gabi, you have created such wonderful layouts with the kits. It's stunning! Thanks for the inspiration, it sure makes me wanna scrap!

Julie Howard said...

All of your work is so amazing... truly awe inspiring. Hung out for a while and listened to Jason Mraz while I was over here too. Thanks. :)

jacqueline said...

O Wow ... all of your work is so beautiful!!!!

Pearl said...

gorgeous creations as always , Gabi ! love your beautiful outdoor family pics ! fabulous moments artfully captured on paper here by you !

Keely Yowler said...

I love your beautiful work, Gabrielle. Your attention to detail is amazing. Have a great holiday!

Meg Giroux said...

Gabi...one word..GORGEOUS...all of these...just breathtaking!!!! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't find your email so I had to post here....Would you please contact me....I'm wanting to speak to you concerning creating for another company? amy@frostitpink.com
Thanks so much

tania said...

i am new to your blog. Wow!! a lot of loveliness going on here!
will stop by again:)

ponyo said...

Hi, I came from inspireMe. Your work is gorgeous!!! Such an inspiration!!! I posted your like on my blog. I'll come and visit again. Thank you.

virginie said...

Hello I'm Virginia and I am French, I'm enthusiasm to make a triptych for Christmas gift and I stumbled upon your blog and there I discovered a monster talent ... I am allowed to do the same flowers that you Cordeline once my sheaves over if you want I'll show you ...

Kiss the France

Virginie

carlies said...

hey gabi

wow I'm a fan of your work it's
so beautiful layouts all what you
make you Go girl

greeting carla

SnapWhiz said...

I just love to see what you create - it's always one more amazing inspiration after the other!

Beautiful work Gabrielle!! I'm a forever fan!

~Rhonda

Shabanou said...

I love so much your style: so shabby, so lovely!

Yaffit said...

Wowwww Gabi, Your work is gorgeous!!! Love your layouts.
Thanks for sharing your tips

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Wow Gabi!! Your work with the kit this month is exceedingly gorgeous!! I love the layout of your husband with the corrugated cardboard and your amazing cattails! It's so beautiful, yet ruggedly handsome! The layout of your girls with the corseted lace is so sweet & pretty...Love the loop punch work too!! I think the layout of you & Mocha is my favorite!! Everything is just stunning and your attention for details is always amazing!! Hope you're enjoying winter! Miss you!!
xxx

janis said...

hi gabi!!!! left a message for you over at scrapbook.com. ;o) and thanks for the sweet comment over at bella blvd!!!!

janis

zandra said...

Just stop bye to wish you and yours a magical Christmas.
Hugz, Z

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Love your work. Wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010.
Blessings,
Nancy

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh wow Gab's...... These are all so Beautiful!!!!!!
I absolutely love that Me and my Shadow page.
Unbelievable that you made that flower yourself.... it truly is STUNNING!!!!!!!
Did you just wound that fabric????
I adore the Romani roses, but haven't got my hands on 1 yet.

Truly magnifican work on all those pages.
I love your eye for detail girl!

zandra said...

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!
Hugz, Z

charlotte said...

These are incredible!
Wishing you continued beauty and creativity in the new year. Cheers! Charlotte

Tracey said...

As always I am blown away by your creativity, you truly make the most beautifully soft and delicate embellishments to adorn your works of art. I have neglected visiting my friends blogs, this year has been so hectic, sorry ! I was so sad to read your post on my blog today, I didn't realise Mocha was no longer with you, I know how much he was cherished by your whole family but especially by yourself - so sorry honey XXX I wish you and your beautiful family much love and happiness for the new year, take care sweetie XXX

Jane said...

Wow Gabrielle such gorgeous work!!! I just don't know how you do it!!! Your work gets more beautiful over time!!!

Wishing you and your a wonderful New Year!!

Carmen said...

Beautiful as usual! Happy New Year!!

Granny said...

wow! it is still a fabulous series of pages, I love ... (I do not speak English so it is translation by google ... I apologize if you seem incorect sentences), wind

ToniLou said...

Hey Gabi
I just love your blog you so very talented and a great inspiration but could you let me no what cardstock you use for your flowers as it looks so thick and has a lovely texture

huge hugs toni x

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