Friday, 27 March 2015


Welcome to the Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog! I hope you're enjoying the hop so far! If you've arrived here from the awesome Suzanna Lee you're in the right place! If not, you may want to go to the start of the hop: Jennifer Haggerty.

This is the very first time I'm joining in the "Scrapping Our Stash" blog hop and I hope there will be many more to come, as my stash is huge! 

Here's what I created for today's hop, using a very old Pink Paislee collection "Hometown Summer". I love(d) this collection so much I just hung on to it, but now it had gotten all dusty and the colors started to fade a bit around the edges, so I thought it was high time I used it:

I also used the "Circles within Circles" digital cutfile from the 17turtles shop, as these circles so perfectly repeat the circle of that "thing" my son is standing in in the photo (it's actually a part from a pop-up tent). 

The circle stamp is one of my favorite stamps and is from Scraptastic Club

I just adore the colors, stickers, chipboard pieces & die-cuts in this collection! I'm so happy I finally used it!

And this is the 17turtles "Circles Within Circles" cut file I used:


And just because I love giving away presents, I want to do a little giveaway! As I'm on the 17turtles design team, I thought it would be fun to giveaway $10.- to spend in the 17turtles shop! 

To enter you can do any or all of the following:
1) Become a follower here
2) Become a follwer on Instagram:
3) Pin my layout onto Pinterest
Please leave me a comment to let me know which you have done!

This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 pm on April 8th!  I will announce a winner within a couple days! Open to everyone and everywhere! 

Now Hop on over to the next stop in the hop: the talented Charity!

And just in case you need it, here's the entire blog hop list:

Monique - you're here!

Thank you so much for joining us! Have fun hopping along! 

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Scraptastic Club Sketchy Thursday

Hello everyone! It's time for yet another Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club! Susan created another fabulous sketch for us and I used the Good Day Sunshine kit and add-on to create this:

My hubby and daughter enjoying the seals at Pier 39 in San Francisco. One of our most wonderful holidays ever.

Love all the bits and pieces in this kit!

And here's Susan's sketch:

If you want to see what an awesome job the other designers did then hop over to Scraptastic's blog!! and if you decide to join then please leave a comment below the blog post on Scraptastic Club's blog to submit your entries for the 4rd March 2015 Blog Challenge. You have until April 1st at midnight to submit all of your entries for the March Blog Challenges. The prize this month is $20.00 to spend at Scraptastic Club.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Project Life Spread - Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone! Last Friday was another “Feature Friday” on Pretty Little Studio's blog and we were featuring journaling cards. I thought it would be nice to create a Project Life instead of a layout for once. I started a Project Life in 2012, but never got around to finish it. But as I’ve got this fun App on my phone, which is called “Project 365” (where I write a couple of lines about my day to day activities and take a pic every day) I have all the stories and the photos of 2012 all here. This means I can finish my album whenever I want, even if it’s in ten years’ time.

I chose to do a spread of week 27, which was a week in our summer holidays. As we took part in a lot of activities that week I had a very hard time choosing only a few photos as I had so many. I used a lot of different journaling cards mainly from the Sand Castle collection and the Marigold collection. I love that there are so many cards in all different shapes and sizes to choose from. Whatever the sizes of my sleeves are, there are always several cards that fit into them!!

Here's what I did: 

In the photo above I placed the cards on top of the protector, but as I had adhered a large die-cut on the photo sleeve, I also show you a photo of the cards and photos all inside their pockets: the left side:

and the right side:

And a few close-ups of all the journaling cards I used:

Okay, my typewriter does have a correction possiblity, but I have honestly no clue how it works ... there's a ribbon in it, but I guess I put it in wrong as I don't get it to work!

For a complete list of PLS supplies (links to the store included), please hop over to my blog post on Pretty Little Studio's blog. I used supplies from the Marigold collection, the Sand Castle collection,You & Me collection and the Holiday Cheer collection.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Scraptastic Club Pinterest Monday

Today it's Leanne's and my turn on Scraptastic Club's blog with a Pinterest inspired challenge. The quote we used from Pinterest is this one:

And so, with this quote in mind, I chose this photo of me with five of my very dear friends for my layout. Five women of whom I can proudly say that they are my friends. Five women with beautiful personalities and who are truly amazing. Each and every one of them! And since we’ve all reached a certain age (lol), I think I can safely say that by now we all “know” we can do hard things.

For my layout I used the March “Good Day Sunshine” kit and add-on. The colors were just perfect for this photo! I always love to use many different patterned papers in my projects, and for this layout I thought it would be fun to create a banner consisting of a lot of different pennants. Later-on I also included some of the awesome Kaisercraft die-cuts:

When I saw this row of smileys in the add-on I knew I had to use it for this photo, because when we are together we are always laughing (most of the time about nothing!)!

And of course I just had to use that Pink Paislee alphabet from the add-on:

This was my project based on that Pinterest quote. Now if you want to see the wonderful layout Leanne created, go check it out on Scraptastic Club's blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Paper Issues Online Crop Weekend - Free Files Challenge

This weekend Paper Issues is hosting an online crop (on facebook) with lots and lots of fun challenges and prizes and I decided to play along with one of the challenges: Becky's "use one of the FREE files available in the Paper Issues Store to create a never before seen or linked up project!"

And here's what I did using one of the free Silhouette cut files and the Amy Tangerine collection "Stitched":

I used the ampersand card from this set of cards: Ampersand Love This cards

And a few close-ups: 

The circles stamp is from Scraptastic:

Love the "Stitched" collection! 

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Scraptastic Kit Club April Sneaks !!

Are you just as curious what the April kits from Scraptastic Club will look like? Here are some sneak peeks!

This Life Noted:


and the one I chose: I Lived: 

To learn more about kit subscriptions go HERE

Have a fab weekend!