Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May Reveal for My Creative Scrapbook!!


Well you should have heard the excitement when I was opening the May kits from My Creative Scrapbook a few weeks ago! ...most of it coming from me! The girls were ohhhing and ahhhhing over all the pretty things and there I am clapping my hands and doing the happy dance as I'm pulling up each of the papers and embellishments. My dear husband calls out from his office, "I don't think you'd be this excited if you won the Lottery!!" ROFL! ..... I'll Start with the Limited Edition kit this month. I was just crazy for the beautiful 'shabby-chic' look of this kit! The blooms were among my most favourite of the New Prima releases!! and the papers! Fancy Pants Designs! Love them! ..... The above l/o was made using this beautiful kit!...love the cute distressed frame paper, ...it's actually a chalkboard design but I added the cool pink toned paper for the background of my l/o. There is a wonderful sheet of grey flocked transparency in this kit, I cut a bracket design with it and outlined it with some pink Stickles. One of my favourite embellishments in the kit is the cute little Mellissa Francis resin frame, well, that and the adorable Prima blooms!...and the awesome rub-on's! Here are some close-up pic's.....



A second l/o I made using this kit, I went with the soft aqua colours with a touch of pink. I recently saw a beautiful l/o by Lynn Biermann in which she did some fancy machine stitching around her l/o 'A Young Woman' ...It made me take a closer look at my sewing machine to see if it had any fancy stitch settings, AND IT DID!! so I gave it a go! I was really happy with the results!

Here are some close-up pic's of the design elements on this page (you'll find the pink/white bloom on this page is a bit on the tall side for a scrapbook page, I snipped the center down and folded the petals back more to flatten it down more....

For a third page I made up using this kit I did quite a bit of layering. I layered a frame transparency page over the clock design paper, layered the flocked transparency paper over some soft pink paper and for the scallop edge piece I used the background from the Prima packaging (white words on transparency) on some black paper.....The photo is one of my favourites of my husband and youngest daughter.....

Here are a few closeup pic's to show some of the kit details (I cut a few of the clock designs out from the background paper directly behind the photo to use as embellishments on the page, add a little chalk ink and gold/bronze paint to the edges for a nice masculine embellishment)...


And finally I made a 4th page using this kit (there were so many beautiful papers and embellishments I just had to keep going!) I used a favourite photo that my nephew took of my dear husband and myself on a walk last summer (I'd scrapped a similar photo before but it didn't come out quite like I wanted so I've re-scrapped it).....

Again, so many pretty blooms and embellishments to play with (loved all the fun rub-on's!!) For the ruffled edge I did a little tutorial on how to make this, you can find the video/tutorial here Ruffle Edge Here is a close-up pic of this l/o.....


Now for the MCS Main kit for the month of May! This one had so many wonderful paper combinations in it!! I did 3 l/o's with this kit and managed to get 3 different looks! The first l/o I made with this kit I went with the soft blues and whites. There was a package of these wonderful Prima fabric blooms in the kit, so I thought I would create a big branch design with them for my l/o. The branches were cut from brown cardstock using my Quickutz Revolution machine. These could easily be cut by hand too. Here is my first l/o with the Main kit....

This page was put together quite fast (at least for me who can spend hours on one page!) I tried to keep the lines simple to make the design have a fresh clean look. Here is a closeup detail of the page....

A second l/o I made using this kit I went with the pinks in it. I used a few different design elements on this page. I used the Torn Paper Flower technique I shared with you a couple months back (you can find the tutorial HERE), and I also did a bit of masking too. I hand cut out a simple butterfly shape and then chalked around the edges. Then to make the butterflies stand out more I used a white gel pen to draw in a little detailing. I want to say I first saw this done a few months back by a Canadian friend of mine Tara Orr, I loved the effect and gave it a try here. And finally I made the 'belt' embellishment by cutting a long strip of brown cardstock, trimmed one end to a point and then machine stitched the edges in white. I added a few eyelets and a chipboard circle design (included in the kit) and used it for the 'buckle'.

Here are some close-up pic's of the page details (remember you can find a lot of the design techniques used on the DT pages at the month thread at MCS called 'How did they do that').....



And a third page I made for from this kit I went with the pretty butter yellow/grey papers in the kit and combined it with the cornflower blue papers. Both my girls talked me into getting them these funky looking sunglasses with a design printed on them, ....and YES! they can actually see through them! :) .........

I made the paper roses by hand using the 6 Petal Punch method I shared with you all last year (although in this case I wanted larger blooms so I hand-cut larger base blooms rather than using a punch.......you can find the tutorial I posted HERE) Here are some close-up detail photo's of the page...




And finally I also got to work with the awesome Album kit this month. So many rich beautiful colours in this one! I went with the purples & greens for this l/o. I loved the floral vine design on one of the patterned papers so after I matted the paper with green cardstock I cut out some green flourishes (Quickutz) and added it to the outer edges to mimick the paper design.


A second l/o I made using this kit I did a whole lotta machine stitching. I have to admit the l/o doesn't translate well on the screen and looks a lot nicer in real life where you can see the detailing better. The photo is of my youngest daughter and one of my girlfriend's little girls having a little 'girl talk'.....

Here are a bunch of close-up details on this page.
TIP: I added some Stickles glitter glue (Platinum colour) over the stitches to give them a metalic look....



And finally a 3rd page I made using this fun colourful kit! I used a few different design elements on this page. A little bit of corset lacing on the left side of the page and I also created 4 pockets along the bottom of the page with journaling tags stuck into each of them.

My husband Steve is such an awesome Dad, even though he is very busy with work every day he alway makes time for his girls. So I wanted to make up a page to remind the girls of all the wonderful things he does for them, from taking them skating, swimming, feeding ducks, to the park....even clothes shopping!! They just have to say they need something and he pops them into the car to pick up something new!...yes, a wee but spoiled aren't they! :) Here are some close-up pic's of the page details....


So that's 3 of the 4 new kits available this month from My Creative Scrapbook. (there is also a wonderful Creative kit too! Be sure to check out the beautiful pages the DT girls made up with this one!) And be sure to see the work of all the rest of the DT members with these amazing kits I'm sure you'll have enough inspiration at a glance to keep you going all month! I've noticed some questions about the products used in the kits in the blog comments. You can find all products used (other than cardstock) in the kits each month and you'll find an itemized list of the product names/manufacturers at the My Creative Scrapbook site, listed with a photo of all the kits.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read through my lengthy reveal blog post!! I know this is a long one each month! LOL!

~Gabrielle xxx

27 comments:

Diana Joy said...

I'm not sure where to begin in praising your work this month (well....always). These layouts are absolutely amazing. I learn so much from you. Your talent is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. I scrap with multi pics and wish I could figure out how to incorporate your ideas in layouts that have a lot of pics on them...I'm trying to visualize how to do it! Do you ever scrap with multi pics? I'd love to see yours.

Scrapthat said...

They are ALL stunningly beautiful as always Gabrielle!
I've been trying to include more journaling on my pages and as one who LOVES hidden journaling I love the four tags in the pockets on "Daddy Loves You"!! The kit is just GORGEOUS! TFS ...I'm gonna do the tag idea!

Love crafts forever said...

WOW! Gabrielle you did an awesome job. I have to lern a lot from you. I adore your work, it is so beautiful. Thanks. Hags, Nataliya.

Jolanda said...

Jeee,you did alot of work!!It's all so beautiful,i keep on watching!
Very nice papers and embellishments!Love it all.
Greetings,Jolanda

carlies said...

hi gabi what you have again made a great job with the Creative Kit The flowers you have made what I think is so pretty. Your techniques are so cool to me what a great inspiration.
I say again what you've created super beautiful L/o

Dara Lynn said...

Gabi! You have been a busy busy girl!!! Absolutely stupendous job!!! I have been following you for 5 months now and your work with May's kit really has topped your game! I love your tutorials, especially with the flowers. All that sewing !! Wow!! Awesome job ...I cant pick a favorite:)

angelwhispers said...

Just "Stunning" Gabrielle I just don't know where you get all your inspiration from but I wish you could bottle it!!! lol All of these layouts are just fabulous just love all the details you have incorprated into them!! especially love the flowers abd the beautiful stitching!!

Thanks for sharing Love Chanelle xx

Kerry said...

Amazing pages Gabrielle. Love the cute pictures of the girls with their Daddy, really sweet and lovely keepsakes. The attention to detail is amazing. Love Kerry xx

pattyo said...

Beautiful LOs,as always! Thanks so much for the informational tutorials.

scrappinlil said...

Beautiful los...I love them all and the embellies on all of them. gorgeous. It must of took you a while to make these. TFS

Cindy Gay said...

Like the leather look belt in the dessert layout and the doodled flower in the girl talk layout. Many great pictures, "You and I", "Nature", "Daddy's Girl".

Denise said...

WOW...just amazing..simply amazing. I truly have no more words for your layouts..they're just so full of detail and beauty

Johanna said...

i just love how you do your LO's. its amazing.
thanks for all inspiration.

Tarsila Russo said...

Hello Gabrielle, how are you?

I saw your work at scrapbook.com and, oh my God, you got talent!

I wish i could create beautiful LO's like this!

Really inspiring!

Kiss..

Liz said...

Beautiful layouts this month! Looks like another fun kit to work with and your did such a fab job with them. TFS.

Romy said...

I just came back from London and saw the amazing DT work with this month's kits. Wowsers, you overwhelmed me once again. Your work is so full of detail and has the most beautiful shabby chic accents...I'm a fan:)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous work as always Gabi! I don't know how I missed the "Girl Talk " Lo at your SB site??? It's so adorable. I have a photo of my daughter and son very similiar to this that I now want to go back and scrap again. Great! I haven't got time to do today's LOs let alone go back and redo old ones LOL! Also love that butterfly technique on "Dessert First". I tried it last night with dragonflies for a tattoo Lo I'm doing ...I was really pleased with the result! Thanks so much for all your wonderful inspirations!!!

Pearl said...

always beautiful & original , Gabi ! such eye candy !!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

my gosh hon, I soooooooooo LOVE all your work!!!!!!
Beautiful pages and such clever and gorgeous details... I really was drooling over every single page.
I wish you lived nearer so we could get together and scrap for a few days.
thanks for sharing.

zandra said...

Wow, you always leave me speechless! Just love your work!
Happy Mother's Day, Gabrielle!
Hugz, Z

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowzers- I could spend hours drooling...I mean browsing through your beautiful pages and all of the details....I could write a page about all of the details I enjoy....I love the stitching and I love all of the flowers and the tutorials you have about HOW to make them......! I love all of the 'details' you use, and really enjoy all of the ribbon weaving or lacing you do as well! TFS

Godzoned said...

you never cease to astound me. your talent is amaizing

Lynn Biermann said...

Ohhh Gabi so beautiful! You always inspire! Thanks so much for the link... yoyu are a gem! :)

Gerry said...

Hi Gabi...came to admire your pretty work once again! Such a beautiful treat for the eye.....Fantastic work! Hugs, Gerry

Melawi said...

Wow Wow !!! Fantastic Lo !!! Love your work again this month with MCS kits !!! Can't wait to have mine in hands and to scrap it !!! Thanks a lot for your roses tutorial ! I do not have six petal flower punch but I will have to buy one for sur to try this wonderful technique !!!

Scrapbookpassion said...

Que dire d'autre que l'admiration que je vous témoigne !! je reste sans voix tant vos pages sont sublimes. Elle sont pour moi une source d'inspiration !!! j'envie votre création et votre talent, je resterai fidèle à vos publications. Encore toute mes félicitations pour vos Magnifiques créations !! Bien amicalement.

Patricia

Sussie said...

Your laoyouts are absolutely gorgeous! I love them all!

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