Monday, July 22, 2013

Chalkboard Element with Video Tutorial

Welcome to another "Scrapping the Little Things" with My Creative Time!  Today I have a fun beach themed Project Life layout for you, using lots of my favorite MCT products, and I even made a video showing how I put it together and how I made my fun chalkboard speech bubbles!  It's been about 9 months since my last video, so I thought it was about time, LOL!

I used the Stitched Journal Die to make my 3 x 4 cards, except for the cloud one.  That was because my Project Life pocket page is defective, and a true 3x4 card does not fit in that pocket.  So I just used my paper cutter for that one, and cut it a bit more narrow out of white cardstock and then stamped it with the gorgeous Cartoon Cloud Background Stamp.  I cut my sand out of some cork paper and used the Stitched Umbrella Die to make my cute beach umbrella.  All of the patterned papers I used are from the Simple Stories I {HEART} Summer 6x6 pack.  For the card on the right, I made banners using dies from Chocolate Greetings, Vintage Stitched Label Dies, and Just Simply Live, attaching them with brads from the I {HEART} Summer collection.  The sentiment is from This & That.  I made the cute "Awesome" speech bubble with a Stitched Square Speech Bubble and stamped it with a sentiment from Things I Love.

The sentiment in this speech bubble is from Have Fun in the Sun.  I used another Stitched Square Speech Bubble and numbers from the Stitched 4x6 Journal Die for the date, and then I wrote out the name of our beach using the Label Font and black embossing powder.  I love how it looks like old fashioned label tape!  The card on the right is super simple - I loved that piece of patterned paper, so I just cut it with the Stitched Journal Die.  So easy!!!

Here's a close up look at one of the speech bubbles!  You can watch the video below to see how to make them.

Be sure to click on the link below to see what Emma and the rest of the design team have to share with you today!

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  1. Oh my what an awesome LO you sure came up with so many awesome ideas and sure used a host of Emma's goodies. A big thank you for your video on how to get that chalk effect
    You most certainly are one creative & talented gal again, thanks for sharing your ideas and techniques.

  2. What a gorgeous LO Katie!! LOVE all the pictures and the fun stamps and dies you used!!! Another awesome project!!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing. I always admire your work. I just decided to make the change over to Project Life. I have hesitated because mine will not be weekly. Right now I am doing regular scrapbooking and a smash book and I don't like things being in two places. I like that I can add my full page spreads and still document the little things in one place. I just ordered MCT 3 X4 and 4 X 6 inch dies along with some new release stamps to get started.

  4. Wow Katie great video and I love your project, thanks for all the ideas!

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!!! Your video was AWESOME! ;)

  6. Katie, Awesome job on your page and video. I like how you showed how you planned your page and even changed things. Now your umbrella matches your toes :D Good thing your umbrella blew away as fun stories add so much to the memories of the pages. We also have a Silver Beach in Michigan. Super job.
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  7. Cute page. Love the beach scene. TFS

  8. Really great page. Love how you used so many MCT products. They really do work with anything!


  9. Katie ~ OMG ~ this PL page is AMAZING! Okay so you know I LOVE all the pictures ~ especially the toe one ~ GREAT color! LOL But all he different elements you added ~ WOW! Thanks for doing a video ~ I learned quite a few things today! Hope have time to make more this summer ~ I miss watching them!

  10. GREAT job with all the AWESOME details, it looks FANTASTIC my friend!!!:)


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