Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Clean and Simple Pages with My Creative Scrapbook

I’m back today with two more layouts from the June reveal at My Creative Scrapbook. These pages show how to use the “Creative” kit in a clean and simple style. I love to use grid designs. It’s an easy way to show off bits of patterned paper yet not overwhelm your page.

I do believe that an old-fashioned square punch is my favorite scrapbooking tool. Here I used a punch to cut 4 squares to add a bit of color and pattern to a simple page.


The kit came with a plain chipboard branch. I painted it brown, then snipped it apart to make two separate perches for the sweet little birdies. The watermelon was a die cut and I backed it with cardboard and added gem seeds to give added dimension.

My second layout follows a similar design, but I used strips of patterned paper, instead of squares. This is Cory on his second birthday.


We had gone to Great Wolf Lodge for the weekend and on the way home, we stopped by McDonald’s. As a special treat, he got an ice cream cone as his bedtime snack that night. The ice cream patterned paper and embellies in this kit were perfect for this photo.

Below is a photo of the June Creative Kit. It’s full of My Mind's Eye goodies from On The Sunny Side. I love that collection.  You can find all the June kits here at My Creative Scrapbook. 


21 comments:

  1. What an adorable little guy! How funny, I just did a layout using the same paper - I LOVE IT. Your clean lines are very inspiring, great work.

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  2. You're so right about grid designs! They also give a page a nice, cozy feel. I love how you used to banner pieces in the top right and balanced it off with one on the left side. The second page is super sweet with that photo and "cherry" topped ice cream embellie. :)

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  3. Your lo's are gorgeous! I'm thinking I might have to lift the one with the paper strips though- I'm really, really loving it!

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  4. Super cute layouts! Love the design! I need to get a square punch. I always thing 'I can cut a square' but they never come out even. haha!

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  5. Well as you saw on my blog today, I love simple, clean grid layouts :)
    And yours are fabulous!
    We have been talking about going to Great Wolf Lodge for a little family getaway since it is only a few hours away. Have heard great things,about it!

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  6. I love CAS LO they are the best and this is just lovely. Those kids are so adorable.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  7. So darn. Cute, love the little birds perched on top of the banner!

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  8. These are so cute, I love how clean and neat that grid design is.

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  9. Love both layouts, Izzy! Love the design on both and what adorable photos!!

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  10. Love the clean lines! Totally my style!

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  11. Beautiful! Fun seeing the pic of tiny little Cory- he looks so grown up now!

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  12. Love both of these! I love clean lines and grids - even if I hardly ever do them myself. And, of course, you have the most photogenic son in the world, I think!

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  13. Both of these are just perfect!

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  14. OMYGOSH!!!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeee these! LOVING the block designs and the photos are ADORABLE!!!

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  15. CUTE!

    I just got my order in the mail yesterday for this line.

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  16. Darling layouts and OMG, that kit is full of goodness.

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  17. Hey Izzy!!! Gosh I was so happy and overwhelmed to see you visited my blog!! I missed you too and am so happy we found one another again!! LOL!! As always your work is ever so gorgeous, cute and special and I missed seeing your beautiful creations!! Will be back here soon!! :)) Congrats on all your publications!! Way to go girl!!

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  18. I also love my square punch and grids. Great pages!

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  19. I love this clean and simple layout! I have tried this style on a few of my layouts currently too...and it actually is such a great way to document great photo's! It leaves the focus on the photo's...but still adds a little fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

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