Friday, 6 May 2016

Winner Scrap Our Stash Blog Hop Giveaway and a Scraptastic Club layout!

Good winner everyone!! First of all, I promised you a winner for the "Scrap Our Stash" blog hop!! I used the Random Number Generator to choose the winner. Without further ado ... congratulations to number 19: Rose Santuci-Sofranko!! Please send me your address and I'll send you the Echo Park stamp & die set to you a.s.a.p.!

Thank you so much everyone for joining in the giveaway and for leaving me all those sweet comments!

Next I've got a layout to share I created for Kay's and my challenge at Scraptastic Club's blog "use geometric shapes on your project". I decided to use lots of square photos on my layout (instead of just the one photo, what I normally do) and printed them in a lot of different (square) sizes. I used the April “Eloise” kit and add-on, filled with Amy Tangerine's "Better Together" collection.


I adhered all the photos in the top half of my layout and cut two journaling cards from one of the exclusive Scraptastic Club papers designed by Kaitlin Sheaffer and adhered these at the bottom of my page. Next I decorated my layout using one of the acrylic words, some of the clear stickers, flower die-cuts, a word sticker and a bit of Amy Tangerine washi tape:



Although I don’t often use so many photos on one layout, I really love the result. Hope you do too!

Hop over to Scraptastic's blog to see what Kay created for this challenge!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hugs,
Monique

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Imaginisce May Sketch Challenge

Time for yet another sketch challenge! (It's a good thing I adore sketch challenges, lol!) This time it's Imaginsice's sketch challenge for which Laura designed an awesome sketch! Here's what I created using Imaginisce's Sunny collection and photos from our swamp tour in Louisiana last year: 


I think this "crab" paper is soooo perfect for photos from Louisiana!! I just had to use it! 
Here're a few close-ups of my layout. Love the sticker stackers and (clear) die-cuts in this collection! 


One of the challenge rules was to use twine or ribbon, so I used some of American Crafts' twine to wind around my photos and to adhere to my tags:


And of course I used my Silhouette Cameo, in this case to create the title and the arrow:


And here's the sketch Laura designed:


We would love for you to join in and have fun creating something with this sketch!! 

Here are the challenge rules: 

1.  Use this sketch as inspiration to create any type of project (layout, card, home decor, altered item, etc.)
2. You must use at least 75% Imaginisce product on your project.
3.  Use twine or ribbon on your project.

The prize:
A collection pack of SUNNY

Submit your entires no later than Fri., May 27th, 2016.
Winner will be announced on June 1st, 2016.
Hop over to Imaginisce's blog to link up your project!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!! 
xoxo
Monique


Monday, 2 May 2016

Shine - Stuck?! Sketches

Today I thought I'd share the latest sketch from Stuck?! Sketches. Yesterday a new sketch went up and here's what I created using the "Free Spirit" collection from Cocoa Vanilla (which I found at a Dutch scrap store "Bij Oma Dee"):


As soon as I saw this collection I knew it would be perfect to scrap the Prom photos of my daughter and her friends! The colors of all 4 dresses can be found in these papers!

And a few close-ups:



And this is the new Stuck?! Sketches sketch: 


We have two fabulous sponsors this month so be sure to play along! 



Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! 
xoxo
Monique

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Teacher Appreciation Door Hanger Boxes - Imaginisce

Hi everyone, for "Teacher Appreciation Day" (May 3rd) Cari asked the Imaginisce design team to create a little something. As I don't know of any such day here in The Netherlands I thought I would create a "thank you" gift for my youngest's teachers, seeing as the school year is slowly nearing the end. My son has two fabulous teachers, whom he has had for two years in a row, so we definitely want to thank them for their continuing support and inspiration over the last two years. We (not just my son, but my husband and I too) are going to miss them!

So here's what I did: I created two 3D door hanger "boxes" in which we put some chocolates. Of course they would also be perfect for any other kind of (little) present: a set of pens or pencils, a small plant or maybe even a (Starbucks )coffee cup: 


I mainly used the "Happy Traveler" collection to decorate the door hangers because I felt the die-cuts in this collection were just perfect (like the tags and the tickets). 


I used both my Silhouette Cameo and my Coluzzle circle cutter to create the door hangers and to smooth the edges I also used the Imaginisce D-Stress tool: 


Here're a few more detail photos:



Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned papers, die-cut shapes, wood veneers (Happy Traveler), die-cut and word strip stickers (Sunny collection). American Crafts: cardstock. Tools: Imaginisce D-Stress Tool. Other: 3D door box cut file: Silhouette Store #58494.

Are you going to create a little something for your kid's teacher?? If so, I would love to learn what it is! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today! Have a great day!
xoxo
Monique

Friday, 29 April 2016

You Are So Precious To Me - Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop plus GIVEAWAY!


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 very talented Wendi you're in the right place! If not, you may want to go to the start of the hop: Juliana Michaels.

This is only the second time I'm joining in the "Scrapping Our Stash" blog hop and I really love it! I'm finally getting to use some of that huge stash of mine!

Here's what I created for today's hop, using the Cienna collection from Elle's Studio. When I bought this collection I loved it so much that I didn't want to use it, but now I've finally taken the step and pulled it out I kind of went overboard, lol. But, hey if I have to use my stash then nothing will stop me! Let me show you what I'm talking about ....


I love the result, but have to admit that because of all the cards/tickets/die-cuts etc. I used, I wouldn't be suprised if you can't find the photos anymore!

Here are a few close-ups:





GIVEAWAY!!

And just because I love giveaways I'm giving away the Echo Park Designer Die & Stamp Set "Little Lady":


To enter just leave a comment and become a follower of my blog, or let me know that you are already following.

This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 pm Wednesday May 4th!  I will announce one lucky winner on Thursday May 5. Open to everyone everywhere!

You've just reached the end of the hop and I hope you had fun hopping along! In case you're in doubt whether or not you've visited everyone's blogs, here's the entire blog hop list once more:

Juliana - start of the hop!
Katrina
Alison
Majken
Christine
Wendi
Monique - you're here!

Thank you so much for joining us this month and don't forget to check in again Thursday next week to see if you're the winner of my little giveaway!
 
xoxo
Monique

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Scraptastic Club Sketchy Thursday!

Hi everyone! It's time for another Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club! I used the March kit "Sweet Child O' Mine" (as my April kit is probably stuck in customs, sigh), but luckily I just love the March kit and as I ordered the extra add-on (both the boy and the girl add-on) I still have enough left for another couple of layouts! Here's what I did for the sketch today:


The kit is filled with Crate Paper's "Little You" collection and I adore all the die-cuts from the ephemera pack ... so I used as much as possible! Of course the kit also contains many Scraptastic Club exclusives like the background paper I used and the acrylic heart you see below: 



And here's the sketch we used:


If you want to see what the other design team members did with the sketch then just over to the Scraptastic Club blog! We would love for you to play along with the sketch, please tag us on social media so we can see how you use the sketch!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for the "Scrapping Our Stash" blog hop! 

xoxo
Monique