Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Today / My Creative Scrapbook

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Today I'm sharing my final page featuring the April Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.  It's also my final layout as a Design Team Member.  I have decided to step down from the team.  As much as I love being a part of it, life has just gotten busier these days and I had to let something go.  I don't like feeling rushed to complete projects, and my time limits just didn't allow me to put the time and energy into designing with the kits like I wanted.  I will truly miss designing for Pam and the team, but I know it's the best decision for me at this time.  A huge thank you to Pam for allowing me to work with her and her beautiful kits for the past year!

Now, onto my page.....I went crazy with the white Thickers for this one.  I decided to use them as a background design.  (There's a little tutorial following my close ups on how I did this).  I wanted to go simple on this page and allow the black and white photos to stand out.  I also didn't do any journaling on this page...I felt that the photos and the small title sentence spoke for themselves.

I loved creating this letter and number collage for my background.  It came together really easily and fast.  I die cut the word "today" on my Cameo and layered it on top of the Thickers and photos.

These adorable flower die cuts are fun to work with, and there are a ton of them in the kit.  They're from the Pebbles Garden Party collection. There are also Prima flowers included.  I sort of tore them and crumpled them up to layer them under the photos.  I don't like a lot of bulk, so I smushed them pretty good so they'd fit under the pictures.

And here's a pink one..aren't these colors just gorgeous?

Here's a quick little How-To on my background.  I created this sample after I created my layout, so I used the left over Thickers. 

Easy!  You can certainly do this same technique with acrylics or mists...I just always have my watercolors out because I use them a lot.

I hope this inspires you to go through all your old Thickers and alpha stickers (you know you have some older ones that you haven't touched in years...haha!).  Use them up....especially all the odd leftover letters you'll never use.  Chances are, you will never use them in a title.  So create a background with them!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


  1. Love everything about that page. Great job!

  2. Gorgeous layout!!! Thanks for sharing this technique. I need to try that - so fun!!!

  3. I loved this layout!
    Is very beautiful!

  4. This layout is so beautiful, Missy!! I love the technique with the Thickers!! I will miss definitely miss seeing what you created with the kits each month!!

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous, Missy! Gosh, I adore how simple and soft and girly it is! WOW!