Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Back to School - Imaginisce

It's "Back to School" week at Imaginisce's and here's what I created: 

I created a layout of my youngest’s first day in group 5. The photo is from last year, as right now we’re still enjoying our summer holidays! For this page I’ve used one of Imaginisce’s older collections: “Good Dog”. I just love the warm colors of this collection! 

For the background of my page I’ve used children’s watercolor paints for the very first time. I don’t like that my cardstock is a bit wrinkled because of it, but I love the soft colors so I’ll definitely use it more often. To build my page I’ve used a lot scraps and my Silhouette and although it came out a bit more “messy” than usual I do like the result. Hope you do too!

Supplies: Imaginisce: patterned papers (Good Dog); Bazzill: cardstock; Studio Calico: color mist, paper clip; Doodlebug: washi tape, letter stickers; A Flair for Buttons: flairs; K&Company: pen; Hema: stamp; misc: water color paint; cut files: Amanda Robinson Studio (back to school, apple), The Cut Shoppe (circle arrow, star striped card, star); Silhouette store (hahaha, word bubble)
Tools: Silhouette Cameo

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Pretty LIttle Studio and The Twinery Blog Hop!! Day 3!

Hello and welcome to the Pretty Little Studio and The Twinery Blog Hop!!

This week, Design Team members and Guests from both companies are teaming up to provide several days of project inspiration!

If you arrived here from Pretty Little Studio's blog then you're in the right place, if not, you might want to start at today's beginning at: The Twinery's blog

And of course there will be fantastic prizes to be won! For a chance to win be sure to visit each participant's blog and make sure you leave a comment!

The prize to be won from Pretty Little Studio is a $50.- (!!!) gift certificate:

And the prize to be won from The Twinery is a Striped Twine Sampler ($65 retail value):

And now on to the projects I created for the hop: two cards using Pretty Little Studio's "Silly Monkey" collection and some awesome twine from The Twinery:

For this card I used some "Red Shimmer" twine. I don't know if you can see it very well, but it has a little bit of glitter in the red thread. It's a 100% plush cotton twine & metallic string twist ... It's really beautiful!!

Apart from the twine at the top of my card, I also adhered it around the red dotted paper. Love the result:

And for the second card I used some Maraschino Solid twine:

Now it's time to hop on to the next stop on our hop: the fabulous Monika Wright!

And just in case you get lost along the way, I've included today's (Wednesday's) blog hop list:

The Twinery
Pretty Little Studio
Monique Liedtke - you are here!!
Monika Wright
Penny Smith
Melyssa Connolly
Mary Ann Jenkins
Jennifer Cuthbertson
Rhonda Van Ginkel

But before you hop on, have a look here:

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Care Free - Ruby Rock-It

For today's "Lovin Layouts" feature on Ruby Rock-It's blog I've created this layout. The photo is of two of my kids and one of my nephews. It's the summer holidays and we're at our favorite camping site in the south of France, a place where I've been going ever since I was a kid myself.

I started this layout with the sketched camera (used the Silhouette for this) and worked from there. I don't think you can see it, but I've colored the camera with watered down pink Gelatos, the ink blended a bit, but I still love the result!

The title and the arrow are done with the Silhouette Cameo too.

I love layering papers with different designs and patterns:

And don't you just love this colorful banner from the Carnival Queen collection? It comes "pre-stitched", how cool is that?!

Here's the list of supplies I used: 

Ruby Rock-It Bella! Fundamentals:

Other supplies:
American Crafts: cardstock
K&Company: pen
Prima Marketing: color bloom
Studio Calico: color mist
Doodlebug: pink doily
Faber Castell: Gelatos
misc: white doily and staples
cut files: The Cut Shoppe (arrow), Kerri Bradford (title), Silhouette store #57192 (camera)

Silhouette Cameo
V&D: Long reach stapler
Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher

Okay, this was my layout for today. I hope I've been able to inspire a bit! 
Thank you so much for stopping by our blog!


Monday, 11 August 2014

Scraptastic Club Design Team!!!!

I have some awesome news!! Last Sunday I received an email from Jennie McGarvey, the design team and social media coordinator for Scraptastic Club inviting me on their design team!!! Wohoo!! I've been a subscriber to their awesome kits for more than 1 1/2 years and this is a dream come true!

For August I'm awaiting the "Boys of Summer" kit: 

Boys of Summer add-on: 

and some fabulous wood veneers: 

Every month Jessica Carter puts together 1 PL kit and 2 regular kits + add-ons + stamps 
(+ extra flairs + cut-outs + wood veneers). If you're not familiair with the kits from Scraptastic Club you really should take a look! 

Here are only a few of the numerous projects I created with the kits from Scraptastic: 

July 2013 "Rock Lobster" kit:

April 2013 "8 Days a Week" kit:

August 2013 "Classy Girls" kit: 

In September I'll have my first projects up on their blog! I'll keep you posted! 

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Reveal Day Creative Scrappers sketch #275!!

It's reveal day with sketch #275 at Creative Scrappers today! Another awesome sketch by Jenny Evans! I've used my "The Story I Heard" kit and add-on from Scraptastic Club for this one, filled with Pink Paislee's "Switchboard" collection:

The photo was taken during the awesome 5 days Manon and I spent in London last June.

LOVE all the bits and pieces in this collection!

The "call me" card is created with a cut file from Amanda Robinson Studio:

Enjoy the reveal today and don't forget to play for your chance to win a great prize from Pinkfresh Studio !

To Win a prize from Pinkfresh Studio  all you need to do is create a layout and enter the challenges using the CS inlinkz widget at the end of the CS reveals for Sketch 274-275

Deadline to submit your layout is August 31st at Midnight ADT.

Pinkfresh Studio is also looking for new friends to join them on Facebook. If you aren't a FAN yet take a second and go LIKE their page. Please let them know Creative Scrappers sent you and you could win an awesome GIFT BAG filled with great Pinkfresh Studio goodies!

Thank you once again for stoppng by!! Have a crafty Sunday!!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Vertrokken! / And she's off!

De meeste van jullie weten het wel, Manon gaat een jaartje High School doen in Amerika. Twee weken geleden kregen we te horen dat ze naar Pineville, Louisiana zou gaan en na talloze afscheidsfeestjes is ze vanmorgen vroeg vertrokken!! 

As most of you already know, my daughter is going to High School during the next school term (August 2014- June 2015). Two weeks we were informed that she would be going to Pineville in Louisiana and this morning she actually left! At 5.30 am we arrived at the airport in Amsterdam to say goodbye:  

Het wordt een lange reis, eerst naar Londen waar alle STS studenten uit Europa verzamelen, dan met z'n allen naar Chicago en vanaf daar gaat ieder zijn eigen weg. Manon en nog een paar anderen overnachten in Chicago en gaan morgen door naar Dallas vanaf waar Manon alleen verder moet naar Alexandria. Twee dagen reizen dus! Wat lijkt Louisiana opeens ver weg!! (en wat lijkt een schooljaar opeens lang!!!). 

It will be a loooooong journey! Tomorrow evening (our night) she'll arrive at her destination! All of a sudden Louisiana seems such a long way away! Can't say I felt very good this morning (the opposite) but I'm so very proud of her! I know, at her age, I wouldn't have had the guts to do what she's doing :). 

Dag schat!! 
Bye my darling: 

Ik ben super trots op haar, maar oh wat zal ik haar missen! en ik niet alleen! 

Hier nog een foto met Jelmer tijdens het officiële USA afscheidsfeest voor de vrienden van school: 

A few photos of the numerous farewell parties she (we) had. Here's a photo with her boyfriend (not easy for him either): 

en hier nog een foto met haar vriendinnen: 

and one with her best friends: 

Met opa en oma van vaders kant ... die hadden het er ook al zo moeilijk mee: 

and one with "opa and oma" (father's side): 

Ik hoop dat ze ons regelmatig op de hoogte houdt!! Ze is van plan een blog bij te houden. Mocht je geïnteresseerd zijn, hier is het adres: http://manoninpineville.reismee.nl/

Manon promised to write blog posts regurlarly .... in case you're interested in her adventures (I have no idea whether she'll write in Dutch or English), here's the address: http://manoninpineville.reismee.nl/

Gelukkig kreeg ik op deze snertdag ook nog erg leuk (scrap)nieuws ... ik hou jullie op de hoogte! 

This was NOT one of my best days, but luckily I also received some good (scrap)news! I'll keep you posted! 

Fijn weekend!

Have a fab weekend!