Saturday, 17 November 2018

A step-by-step tutorial & the November Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! After a busy week (both my daughter and I are now a year older :) ) I thought I'd share this step-by-step of one of my layouts I created for My Creative Scrapbook with their November Main Kit. I absolutely adore this month's kit with all the "Along the Way" goodies from Pebbles Inc. and had such a great time playing with this kit.

For this layout I chose a photo of my daughter reading one of her just bought books while on vacation in New Orleans last summer. Except for the November Main Kit I also used some of the free MCS November cut files. Here's what I made:


And these are some of the free cut files for November, you can find them HERE (click and scroll down):


I started by selecting the three designs I wanted to cut and selected & traced these on my Cameo:


I cut the flowers from the "Sweet Sentiments" paper and the leaves from the "Parkway" paper:


I placed them haphazardly on my white background cardstock in a way I thought I might want them: 


I chose two colors of spray mist from my stash and used these to add some drops on the white cardstock: 



Next I chose two different papers to mat my photo ("Window Box" and "Porch Swing"):


Once the photo was matted I placed it at the top of the cut flowers and tried out several of the gold foiled words for my title and lots of die-cuts to add to my page:



Once I decided which word I wanted to have for the title and which die-cuts and stickers I wanted to use, I started adhering everything. Except for glue I also used my trusted sewing machine for this.


Once I was done, I decided the top of the layout was still too bare and added a few extra elements: 


After this I considered my layout finished! Here are a few more close-ups: 





Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my design process. Hope you like it!! 

For more information about the kit and how to secure one for yourself click HERE

Wishing you happy scrapping!
xoxo
Monique


Friday, 9 November 2018

November Kits Reveal My Creative Scrapbook | Frolic in the Flowers

Hi everyone!! Last Monday the November kits were revealed at My Creative Scrapbook and I thought I'd share them here as well. I'll start with one of the pages I created with it:


I adore this Pebbles collection with the fun little ladies in it!!


Isn't she cute?!




And this is this month's November Main kit, featuring Pebbles Inc "Along The Way" ... sooo loving this kit!!:


For more details about the kit, hop over to the My Creative Scrapbook website and to see all the DT projects, please visit the DT gallery!

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a fabulous weekend!!
xoxo
Monique

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

A colorful Fall layout for JustNick Studio

Hi there friends! Today I'm up on the blog of JustNick Studio sharing one of my Autumn layouts. For this page I decided to use one of JustNick's (cut) files to embroider the design on my layout instead of cutting the design. I chose the Floral Swag 3 and used it to create this page of my daughter:


Here's the cut file I used: Floral Swag 3


What I did was replacing the blade by a sketch pen and instead of cutting, I let my Silhouette Cameo draw the flowers on my cardstock. I then pierced holes along the lines and used embroidery floss in various colors to hand stitch the flowers and leaves.


I used Echo Park's "Celebrate Autumn" for my page as I just love the warm colors of the papers and because I love the owls and other cute critters in this collection!

Next I printed two small (3"x 4") photos of my girl, matted these and placed them above the flowers. I decided that the top of my layout was too white and cut a strip of patterned owl paper (4" x 12") and adhered this at the top of my layout, with a small border strip (0.5" x 12") below.

On both sides of the photos I added a little card and a few chipboard pieces:



As I thought there was too much white space in the largest flower of my embroidered design I punched 5 small circles and adhered these in the petals of the flower:


This is it. Hope you like it! There are more floral swag cut files in the JustNick store if you want to try some of them out to create Fall projects as well. Can't wait to see what you'll do!

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you happy scrapping!
xoxo
Monique

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

HAPPY | My Creative Scrapbook

It's time to post the fourth and last layout I created with the October Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This page is about me and these photos were taken in a small 2nd hand book store in the UK where they also served coffee. In other words, my very favorite kind of store! 


And here are a few close-ups:




How I love reading, coffee, the UK, scrapping, MCS, Simple Stories and these colors .... so many favorites in one layout! 

For more information about My Creative Scrapbook and their monthly kits, hop over to the MCS website!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
xoxo
Monique

Friday, 26 October 2018

Playing Pokemon | Another Layout for My Creative Scrapbook

Hi friends! TGIF! On Friday the weekend starts for me as I don't have to go into the office, but get to scrap the entire day! and except for scrapping I also have to time to post something on my blog again. Here's another layout created with the awesome October Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook, with all the goodies from Simple Stories in it.

The photo I scrapped is one of two of my kids playing Pokémon Go, they love playing this game!


and a few close-ups:




I just love the "Forever Fall" collection from Simple Stories and was to glad to find it in the kit when it arrived!! 

For more projects created with the kit please head over to the MCS DT gallery

Wishing you a fab weekend!
xoxo
Monique

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Celebrate Autumn | Pie Chart Tutorial for My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing the step-by-step tutorial I made My Creative Scrapbook for this layout created with the fabulous MCS October Main Kit. I adore the "Forever Fall" collection from Simple Stories Pam chose for this month's kit and had such a great time creating this page.


Because I love the pie charts that are all the rage for quite a while now, I came up with the idea to use small pie charts on my page, instead of one large one. Let me show you how I made them.

I started with a circle punch and a triangle punch and punched 8 circles and a whole lot of triangles:



On top of every circle I put some liquid glue and adhered 8 triangles:


Starting with two triangles opposite of each other I filled the cardstock circles: 




Don't you agree they look like little pie charts?

Because I first glued the triangles on a piece of cardstock, I was able to position the little "pie charts" in different ways before deciding on my final design:



On top of every pie chart I adhered one or more stickers or die-cuts. The title I added to the top row of pie charts. Here are a few close-ups:





Fall truly is my favorite season and I'm so happy with this collection, with all the adorable little bits and pieces that are Fall related.



This is it! Hope you like my page and step-by-step tutorial. For more information about the kit and how to secure one for yourself click HERE! Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Wishing you happy scrapping!
xoxo
Monique