Thursday, 20 September 2018

Beautiful | Pink Paislee | Step-by-step | My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! In this post I'm sharing a step-by-step of my "Beautiful" layout, created for My Creative Scrapbook with their September Main Kit.

This is the layout I created: 


I'm a huge fan of Pink Paislee and totally adore this month's kit featuring the Auburn Lane collection! I love it so much I didn't want to "spill" any papers and used my kit very carefully. The reason I'm telling you this, is that this is how I came up with the idea for this design, using only 1 sheet of paper: paper 07.

I really like the design of paper 07 with all the small triangles and decided I wanted to use the geometrical idea of this paper, but not necessarily limited to triangles. I toyed with some ideas and decided on the diamond shape.  


First I cut off strips of paper of 3 "rows" wide, like this:


Next I cut diamond shapes consisting of 6 triangles wide and 6 triangles long. After cutting the first, I used that one as a template to cut the rest of the diamond shapes:


I found that I really wanted smaller diamond shapes as well and cut a few of those too. Because the papers in the Auburn Lane collection are all double sided I automatically had diamond shapes in 2 different designs:


Placing the shapes this way and that, I decided on this design:


Using just a tiny bit of adhesive I glued the shapes to the cardstock, so I could always rearrange them later-on. I added my photo, a journaling card from paper 01 and some die-cuts & stickers and when I was happy with the way the layout looked I used my sewing machine to stitch the shapes permanently to my page. 




This is it! Really very easy! Hope you like it!

Here's a photo of the September Main Kit I used: 


For more information about the kit and how to secure one for yourself click HERE! Did you know that this month you will receive a free gift with your kit?!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you happy scrapping!
xoxo
Monique

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Starbucks, Doodlebug & JustNick!

Hi everyone! Today I'm up at JustNick's blog with my layout for this week's "Words/Phrases" assignment. I chose the "You are my happy" cut file as it was perfect to scrap these fun photos of my daughter posing in a huge Starbucks cup:


Last October my daughter went on vacation with her friends and was instructed to send me a lot of fun photos and this was one of them. As she adores coffees from Starbucks, both warm and cold, this "You are my happy" cut file was just what these photos needed!


The "Cream and Sugar" collection I used is from my favorite manufacturer "Doodlebug Design". I just love the bright colors, fun prints and the adorable die-cuts and doodle-pops in this collection.  

I sized the cut file to fit my 12" x 12" paper and cut it from the "Sugar Doodles" paper. I love how it turned out:


To adhere the cut file on my page I used just a tiny bit of adhesive and added a little machine stitching here and there both so it won't fall off later-on and to add a bit of extra texture to my page. 



This is it from me today. The "You are my happy" cut file is perfect for so many occasions, I'm sure I'll use it again and again. Don't forget to check out all the words and phrases cut files in the JustNick store. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you happy scrapping!

xoxo Monique

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Beautiful | Pink Paislee | My Creative Scrapbook

Hey friends, here's another page created with the Auburn Lane collection from Pink Paislee, which was included in the beautiful September Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.

This is a page about the rainbow colored knitted sleeve my neighbor's sister knitted for my drain pipe. Isn't it awesome?! It sure brightened my garden (and my day)! 


and a few close-ups:



I just adore all the small leaves and flower die-cuts in this collection!



Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy scrapping!
xoxo
Monique

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Favorite Season | September Reveal My Creative Scrapbook

So, it's the 6th of the month and that means that the new kits from My Creative Scrapbook were revealed yesterday! Pam always sends me the Main kit and like always I totally adore it! It features the Auburn Lane collection from Pink Paislee with a few super fun other products like a stencil from Carta Bella and a set of beautiful Thickers. I decided to put the stencil to good use straight away and created this fun Fall page of my youngest son:


Here are the close-ups: first of the part where I used the stencil and the Thickers:


then of this adorable "Autumn" card:


and then of some beautiful touches of gold!


And here's the photo of the September Main kit:


awesome right?!

If you're curious what the other designes created with this kit or the other kits then please hop over to the DT gallery. If you want to see the other kits as well, then please visit the MCS blog! And if you want to learn how to secure a kit for yourself then hop over to the MCS website.

For now, thank you so much for stopping by my blog once again! Really appreciate it!
xx Monique

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Dream Big & Bloom | My Creative Scrapbook

Happy Sunday friends! I still have 2 layouts to show you created with the August Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook (with the fabulous Bloom collection from Simple Stories) and because it's already September the 2nd and the sneaks for the September kits are almost here I thought I'd better post them today.

So, here's the first and I think this is my favorite created with this kit; my daughter and her partner at this dancing competion:


and a few close-ups:



And this is the last layout created with this kit, an older photo of me:


and the close-ups:



Hope you like them. If you'd like to know more about My Creative Scrapbook and the kits then here's the link to their website and here to the blog.

For now wishing you a wonderful Sunday!
xoxo
Monique

Friday, 31 August 2018

Beautiful Day - JustNick & Felicity Jane

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing the layout that was up on JustNick's blog yesterday, created with two of Nicole's one-of-a-kind cut files!

Here's the layout I created for today's post. The photo I used is of my girl looking out over the sea and was taken during our vacation in Spain last May. I love how peaceful this photo looks.


For this page I chose one of the butterfly cut files "Butterfly Background", which I totally adore:


And the "Valentine" cut file, from which I used the word "love": 


I used the "Brie" collection from Felicity Jane for my layout and cut the butterfly background from the pink "Gradient Grid & Stripe" sheet. I just love the ombre effect on this paper.

Before adhering the butterflies to my background, I used a Nuvo blender brush and a pink ink pad to give the white cardstock a little bit of color and I also added a few drops of pink Tattered Angels mist. 

Here are a few close-up images of my layout. Of course I had to use the chipboard circle with the saying "without change there would be no butterflies" which was perfect for my page (although I always thought the saying was the other way around "without butterflies there would be no change" ...? )



The word "love" was cut from a dotted piece of cardstock and then adhered to the photo using my tiny attacher:


I really love how this layout turned out. I hope you do too!


Thank you so much for stopping by and before you go, be sure to check out all the butterfly cut files in the shop!

Here is a link to the files I used today:
- Butterfly Background
- Valentine

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have an amazing day!
xx Monique