Saturday, March 5, 2011

Reveal Day for March My Creative Scrapbook kits!!!

This months Main kit from MCS was just packed with punchy, colorful papers and just the cutest emebellishments!!  Although there is quite a variety in colors in the featured paper collection this month, what really caught my eye was the yellows and black!  So I designed a layout that featured just these colours.  The photo is of my little great-niece Jade (who you often see in my layouts) and her sweet mom Danielle.  There are these awesome transparent doily's in the kit that really pack a punch on a page!  I mixed them with a little bit of inking on the paper with some yellow chalk ink and for the title I hand stitched it with some black DMC thread.  
TIP:  If you are confident with your handwriting, just pencil out the titlework and get stitching.  If you are a little more timid about your handwriting try using a word stamp as I did here and use it as a guide for your stitching.



A second layout I made with this kit is another pic of my little niece Jade.  When I saw the intricate design on the black paper in the kit I thought it was a great match to the top she is wearing.......
The blooms in this kit are so pretty!!  You have to see them IRL! shimmery and rich in color!  I simply cut some of the white paper blooms from one of the patterned papers as 'extra' blooms to cluster with the pinkish/red blooms......




Another kit I had a blast working with this month is the Limited Edition Kit!  This one featured the Gorgeous new collection by Webster's Pages called Spring Market!  It made me just long for spring scrapping with the goodies in this kit!  For my first l/o I scrapped a photo of Chloe doing some gardening a couple of years back.  She's always been one of those 'happy to get her hands dirty' kinda girl.....

I just love the cute botanical designs in this collection!!  The paper with the seed packets is one of my favourites for embellishing with.  And those  cute gingham blooms, they just add the sweetest touch to a page....

A second l/o I made with this page I went with the cheery yellow and reds in this collection.  I got this really cute photo of my niece Jade.....although it has it's blurry parts (moving hands)...I thought the photo of her face was so expressive and cute!  And I thought the title fit the fact that so is such an active little girl.....
I'm just crazy about those Princess Petals by Websters Pages....layers and layers of sheer frabric, the effect is so beautiful IRL!  FOr this l/o al I added was a little tulip bouquet and some fussy cut blooms cut from the patterened paper.....

Another layout I made with this kit is one of my Meagan when she was just a little toddler.  I have to laugh, because whenever she see's photos of herself as a baby she asks me who the little boy is!  She had ridiculously long hair from early on so she's always surpised to see herself with short hair as a baby.....


I did a bit of hand stitching on this page....I simply followed the outline on the patterend paper for the outer edge design. 
TIP:  I often split up my crystal flourish to use on different layouts.  I used half the crystal flourish on the 'Live Out Loud' page. So for this page I first layed the flourish still attached to the plastic backing on my layout and used a pin to follow the outline of the missing piece of crystal flourish, poking through the plastic into the paper beneath.  I then followed this poked holes to make my stitched flourish....I then completed the florish by tinting the left over crystal flourishes with a red Sharpie (you can use Copic markers for this too) and attached it just above my stitched flourish (see this months 'How did they do that?' thread at the MCS forums for a more details set of instructions....this tip thread is posted around th 10th of the month).....

And finally one other kit I just dabbled with a little this month is the Album kit.  This kit has such soft pretty and subltle colours of blues/greens/browns.  I scrapped a photo of my niece (brothers daughter) when she was a baby, looking through a fence at her sister riding her horse.



Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  For more inspiration with these kits be sure to check out the Design Team Gallery at MCS to see the beautiful work of my fellow Designers.....they really did an amazing job  with this months kits!  ~~>  Design Team Gallery
I'm often asked to list all the ingredients on my pages.  I use only the goodies supplied in the kits (with perhaps the addition of some carstock and ink) ....so I don't bother listing all the products in the kits as you can find them listed if you go to the My Creative Scrapbook homepage, click on the photo of the kit and a list will pop up with all the items in the kit with the name of each of the manufacturers.

~Gabrielle xx


34 comments:

lizzyc said...

you are the most amazing scrapper and i love popping in to see what you have been up .. thanks for always inspiring me!

Fi said...

Beautiful and amazing pages! Love them all :o) Love visiting your blog!

Denise said...

Oh my these are gorgeous Gabi! I really love the Live out Loud LO..the colors are amazing and the pic is just way too cute!!

angelwhispers said...

These are all so lush!!! I'm loving them all but especially love the black & yellow it really does stand out!! There are some fabulous flowers and embellishments on the layouts that I really love and again you have amazed me with your fabulous talent!!

thanks for sharing Gabrielle Chanelle xxxx

Jolanda said...

Speechless!!!!
Amazing!
Beautiful....Have a nice weekend!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

ohhhh I absolutely love what you have done with these kits.
Love all your stitching and fussy cutwork. Awesome pages hon.

Lisa said...

These are just so beautiful!! I always love to see what you will come up with next!! Thanks for sharing!

Romy said...

Oh, Gabi, your work with all three kits is so amazing! I love how you combined the bold colours that were in the Main Kit with some black details. Both layouts are so rich and full of beautiufl details!

And your work with the LE kit is so beautiful and summery with a little heritage twist to them...just completely amazing! I also love what you did with that Prima flourish. Such a creative idea to combine stitching and bling!

And the Album Kit layout is just absolutely gorgeous. So soft and pretty! And you used that cherry blossoms vine in a wonderful way too!

Susan said...

Beautiful work, Gabi...I LOVE all of these unique layout. You always include so many personal touches!!

Elisabeth said...

Absolutely stunning! I am so impressed.

Rita Jensen said...

You never cease to amaze me with your talent. I love your work and I especially love the main kit colors. Thanks for all your inspiration. I can't wait to get my kit in the mail.

Mi Fernandes said...

Hi Gabrielle!! For me you are the best scrapper ever!!!! Your LO are amazing!! All of them! Congratulations!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Gabi, I love how you have stayed true to your style even with the bright colors of the Echo Park. Adore your stitching and .. of course, your eye for detail.

pattyo said...

Stunning layouts, Gabi! Love the handstitching. You must have a great deal of patience. Also love the tip on completing flourishes that are cut apart.

Cindy Gay said...

I love them all but the top layout (Cherish) is my fave (great tones) and of course I love Red Riding Hood.

craftycherry said...

yOU have the most beautiful pages I have ever seen and are fast becoming my look to site. I am new to this game ut i love the romance and the gorgeous flowery style of yours. like you I have two beautiful daughters and so there is so end of need for your types of pages.
Love Cherry

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

So pretty--I just love that first one!

carlies said...

Hey Gaby you have this beautiful done and great details to!!!

have a wonderful day!!!
~carla

cheryl said...

Your blog is as much as an addiction as My scrap supplies I love your work so much

Cottagerca said...

Thanks for sharing all the details on the LO, beautiful work

Lou said...

Stunning LO's! All of them! Caint wait till my March Kits arrive to have a play too!
Lou x

Wanda said...

Inspirational. Thanks for all the tips.

Bettina said...

my gosch!!!theres some beautiful things in here. im in awww. so much eye candy. i will love it here, i dont ever wanna leave,lol. but im a follower so that i always and often can find my way back. thanks for all the inspiration. hugs!

Meg Giroux said...

These are all gorgeous, Gabi!!!!

your blog is always so inspirational and full of yumminess!!!

Lu Zischler said...

Girl, your works inpire me too much! I see this and almost have an scrap-attack!! :)
Thanks for so much beautiful works!
kisses

Scrap Affair said...

All of them nice, but the 1st one is just BREATHTAKING!!! Love those colors together, and the postmark edges... all of it!)

Lesa said...

I just started visiting your blog and you SO inspire me!!! Thank-you for sharing, beautiful work!!

jonaks said...

wow, these are all gorgeous!!!

Lynn said...

Simply love all of these layouts - you are so clever.

~Etoile~ said...

Beautifull Layouts!!!!!
I like them all.

PattiM said...

I'm always inspired by the lo's you create Gabrielle!! They take my breath away with their beauty!! If I had the moola to buy the kits I'd be all over them just from what I see you create with them.. I'm sure when anyone sees your lo's, they go sign up for the subscription..

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Tina said...

WOW, amazing layouts! You are a huge inspiration! Love all the stitching details.

cendrillon said...

coucou
toutes tes pages sont splendides. J'aime beaucoup!
bises de france

Melissa said...

Wow Wow WOw Gabrielle, haven't posted a comment for quite a while, but have lurked in here quite a lot , still drooling at all your gorgeous lovelies you create month after month.
As always, thanks for sharing your beautiful, LO's with us all.
Congrats on all your DT positions and the lovely BoBunny paper range after you.
Cheers, Melissa

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