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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wintertime Fun step by step tutorial

Hello friends! I'm here with you today to share a step by step tutorial on my Wintertime Fun layout. There are so many fun elements to the My Creative Scrapbook Creative kit this month that I was wowed with them all when I opened my kit! As soon as I saw the snowman stamp and die set, I knew I had to have one of those sweet snowmen on a layout. So let's get started!

I started off with a sheet of white cardstock. I trimmed out the blue stripes from the border strips paper and then trimmed them into 2 separate pieces. Adhere them to the top and bottom of the cardstock. Slip the scalloped blue/black border sticker under the bottom piece.

I trimmed a photo of our tiny and adorable snowmen down to 3.5" x 3.5" and layered papers behind. With a pencil, I placed a tiny mark on the top right corner and bottom left corner for my next step.

I used some Tattered Angel Silver Sugar Glimmer Mist and an ink blending tool to create the look of glimmering snow coming from behind my picture.

Instead of misting, I opened the bottle (after shaking it up good) and flipped it upside down on the blending tool to get a fair amount of the mist. Then using a sweeping motion, I went from corner to corner so it would peek out from around my picture.

After the Glimmer Mist had dried, I adhered my picture onto the cardstock and started all of the fun of placing embellishments.

In the picture below, you can see that I added one of the tags upside down. I knew that once I had my snowman ready to go, he would cover up the words and only the pretty blue pattern on the tag would show. I added some of the other tags and stickers to my layout. *One little side note - Once I had my snowman tag on the bottom right corner of the layout, I realized I wanted to carry the Glimmer Mist to that corner as well.

Now comes that adorable little snowman! Instead of stamping in black ink, I wanted this little guy to really pop so I used silver embossing power and my VersaMark ink pad. I embossed 2 images...one on the blue patterned paper and one on the red patterned paper and used the die to cut them both out. Then I trimmed out the scarf on the red paper and adhered it to the snowman on blue paper.

And here he is! So cute!!

I adhered him to my layout and started working on adding some snowflakes around him with the snowflake stamps and stickers.

I felt like I needed a little something in the upper right hand corner with the wreath so I pulled apart this tag so I could use the mitten by themselves. I know I can find a use for the beautiful wood tag in another project. ;)

I used pop dots to raise the mittens above the wreath for dimension.

A few more embellishments and finishing the title with a sticker and call it done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and by now are enjoying one of the fabulous January kits! Here is a look at the Creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook that I had the pleasure of working with!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

My Creative Scrapbook January reveal

It's that time again...the reveals for the new kits from My Creative Scrapbook! Today I have for you the layouts I created with the beautiful January Creative kit that has all of the wonderful papers, stickers, and ephemera pieces from Echo Park A Perfect Winter!

Cocoa & Snuggles

Let It Snow

Tis the Season to be Freezin'

Wintertime Fun

Here is a look at the fabulous January 2018 creative kit that I had the pleasure of working with...

And here is a look at all of the January kits...

Thanks for stopping by and if you like this kit and what can be made with it, be sure to stop by My Creative Scrapbook and get one. And be sure to check out all of the fabulous kits this month!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 Top 10 Blog Hop *WINNER*

A big thank you to everyone who hopped along! I hope you walked away full of inspiration! I know I did!!

And my winner is...

Just so adorable, every single one! That little oven is the cutest!

Congrats Laura! Please send me your info to aimeekidd@carolina.rr.com

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 Top 10 Blog Hop + A GIVEAWAY!!

Hello to all my crafty friends and welcome to my little piece of this year's blog hop! A huge thanks to the fabulous and sweet Christine Meyer for hosting this! *Giveaway info is posted at the end of my post*

This year has been nothing but wonderful for me! I decided to jump back into the crafty world this year after taking a break for a couple of years. I was so excited when I was asked to be on the DT for My Creative Scrapbook. The kits are amazing and the owner Pam and all of the other DT girls are just the sweetest! I couldn't ask for a better group of lovely women to work with! So you will be seeing that a lot of the layouts I have posted today are from my DT work with them from this year. So let's get started!!

Here we go...

He is on the Hunt - I have always loved working with Doodlebug papers for as long as I can remember and their Spring Things collection was an absolute must for me to play with.

Spring - Yep, you got it...more Doodlebug! This layout was created with the April creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I absolutely adore that sweet little die cut bee.

Happy in the Sunshine - I loved how this one turned out! I mixed some of this year's Doodlebug Spring Things with some older spring collections.

Lake Life - In the summer we try to spend as much time as we can out on the lake. I tried to get as many pictures from all of our trips onto this layout and I love how it turned out with the big title and all of the great die cut pieces from Pebbles' Sunshiny Days collection.

Fresh Autumn Days - one of my favorites I made this Fall with a creative kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I love the colors and patterns in these papers!

Thankful for You - Another one of my favs from this Fall...a fav pic of my oldest with some gorgeous Carta Bella Fall papers.

It's Not What's Under the Tree... - I absolutely loved this picture of my sweet daughter and our sweet little pooch. And the Simple Stories Very Merry collection really helped to make this an easy but beautiful layout.

25 No Peeking - Love this one with a block design. I really love the look the stitching around each piece adds to the layout. With all of the embellishments of the MCS December creative kit it took no time to put this layout together.

Santa Claus is Comin' To Town - This one is my FAVORITE of this year! For me, it doesn't get any better than Doodlebug and Christmas together!! 

3D Christmas Oven - After seeing all of the adorable little faces in the Doodlebug booth this summer I knew I had to have something in my craft room to brighten my days. So I created this sweet little lady. She sits on my shelf and I smile every time I look up!

Ok, that it's for me! I hope you all have enjoyed taking a look at all my favs from this year!

And a sweet little giveaway...I am giving away some goodies to get you started on your Valentine's Day layouts, cards, projects, or whatever you little heart desires!! Please leave a comment here. You have until Jan 1st to get your comments in. I will draw a name and announce the winner on Jan 2nd here!

Here is the full list for the hop today...

Aimee Kidd **you are here**

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

December Creative kit - Christmas cards

Hello friends and Merry Christmas! I'm here with you today to bring you more Christmas cards. This set is so simple and easy due to the papers and embellishments of the creative kit being coordinated beautifully.

To start off, all of my cards measure 5" x 6.5". I bought a pack of card bases with envelopes from Michaels so that I would have white cardstock on the inside to write a message to the recipient. It also helps to use less of my highly coveted scrapbook paper. ;)

Happy Holidays card

- trim the wood with roses paper to 5" x 6.5" and adhere to card base
-trim the green checked print to 1" x 6.5" and adhere to left side of card
- adhere ribbon to the left side
-fussy cut group of flowers and adhere to card
-tie a bow out of ribbon and adhere it to card
-apply chipboard sentiment to bottom corner

Happy Holidays card

-trim green/red plaid paper to 5" x 6.5" and adhere to card base
-trim polka dot paper to 4" x 6" and adhere to the center of green/red plaid piece
-make faux stitch lines around the polka dot paper with 
black pen and ruler
-trim a piece of the wood grain with stripes paper to 1.25" x 4" and adhere to bottom of the polka dot paper
-add chipboard truck, sticker sentiments, and chipboard snowflake

Let It Snow card

-trim green checked paper to 5" x 6" and adhere to card base
-trim a smooth white cardstock to 4" x 6" and stamp green and red snowflakes with the Christmas stamp set and adhere green checked piece
-make faux stitch marks with a black pen and marker
-adhere 5 different pattern papers cut into strips to center of card
-cut out a tag from the wood grain with snowflakes paper and adhere to card
-make a bow and adhere to the tag
-add chipboard snowman piece, candy cane sticker (under the snowman's hand), sentiment sticker, and holly sticker

And now you have 3 handmade cards that family or friends will be thrilled to get in the mail or hand delivered. Hope you have enjoyed this card tutorial and are having a wonderful Christmas season! Merry Christmas to all!