Thursday, 30 June 2016

Two Doodlebug Fun in the Sun layouts

Hey everyone!! Today I'm sharing two of my layouts created with the new Doodlebug "Fun In The Sun" collection on Doodlebug's blog. This is such an incredible collection! and so versatile!! To showcase just how versatile I decided to use this collection for both a "beach" layout and a "national park" layout.

Here's my first layout, the beach layout "Sunshine". I started this page with the beach umbrella background cut file and adhered several different patterned papers behind it. I always love to use these kind of cut files because of the possibility to use many different papers with different colors and designs. Next I adhered the photo and the "Hello Sunshine" card. Because I always place the adhesive only in the middle of the photo and in this case the card I'm always able to slide other strips of paper and embellishments (partly) behind it later-on.


Here are a few close-ups of this layout. I'm so happy the "Odds & Ends" were added to the new collections!! Isn't this palm tree super fun?! or the cocktail in the last photo?! 




The beach umbrella cut file is a free cut file from Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine.

And now on to my second layout, the National Park layout "Paradise". The photo I used for this layout is an old one, from 2009. We visited the Joshua Tree National Park in California and had an amazing time. When I saw this new Doodlebug collection I just knew I had to print some of the photos of the park to use with this collection. Here's one where my youngest son discovers a turtle walking along the side of the road. He had never seen anything like it and was totally in awe!


And here are a couple of close-ups of this layout: the cactuses in this collection are soooo perfect!! I used both the paper with the cactus design, the "Desert Flower" Shape Sprinkles and the cactus die-cuts from the Odds & Ends package.


And don't you just love the "Matte Sprinkles"?!


For more photos of this awesome collection, hop over to the blog post from May 17 where the entire collection is showcased!

I can't wait to see what you all create with this awesome collection. Don't forget to share on Doodlebug's Facebook page or link it on Instagram.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Wishing you a wonderful day!
xxx
Monique


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Another Scraptastic Club Layout!

Today my latest layout using the May “Are You Gonna Go My Way” kit and add-on is up on Scraptastic Club's blog and I thought I'd share it here too. I love this kit so very much! I just can’t get enough of it!

Today’s layout came together rather quickly. I knew I wanted to use this photo of my daughter and her best friends enjoying one of their last activities they would do together while my daughter was in Louisiana during her exchange year.  I matted the photo and cut out the journaling card with the cameras, a little square from the map paper (the part with Louisiana in it) and two tags from the sheet with all the tags.


The two large arrows were “leftovers” from the May “Are You Gonna Go My Way” cut file and were just what this page needed! The largest arrow points to the place where my daughter spent her exchange year and I also added one of the acrylic geo tags:


Next I adhered all the other little bits and pieces, like the letter stickers, arrow sticker, a few die cuts, the cork words, the vellum shapes and the enamel dots. Last but not least I used the “Are You Gonna Go My Way” stencil and two fine tipped pens in different – very light – colors to draw in some tiny triangles/arrows for the finishing touch. Love how this page came together so easily!



Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by! And before you go, why not head over to the shop and check out this awesome kit and all the other fabulous kits there.

xoxo
Monique

Saturday, 25 June 2016

YOLO - Scraptastic Club Sketchy Thursday

Last Thursday it was time for the montly sketch challenge at Scraptastic Club! I used the May "Are You Gonna Go My Way" kit and add-on to create this layout of my daughter "driving" the school bus while she was in Louisiana. 


I used horizontal strips of paper rather than vertical ones, but for the remainder of the layout I kept close to the sketch. Here are a few close-ups:




And this is this month's sketch: 


Isn't this a fun one?! If you give it a try too I'd love to see! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fab weekend!
xoxo
Monique



Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Everyday - Imaginisce

Good morning! Today I'm sharing my take on Imaginisce's June sketch. I used the Sunny collection and this fun photo of my hubby and our two sons. As soon as I saw the bicycle paper I knew I wanted to scrap these photos but because they are already a few years old it took me a while to find them. Glad that I did in the end!


And except the paper with the bicycles I also used the journaling card with the bicycle! And don't you just love that sticker stacker with the camera?


I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut a title:


And added some hand journaling at the bottom of my page. I used the water melon die cut for the finishing touch.


And of course ... the June sketch:  


Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned papers, die-cut shapes, word stickers, sticker stacker (Sunny collection). American Crafts: cardstock. Other: Silhouette Cameo; cut file: Studio Calico.

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

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Happy Father's Day! - Imaginisce

Wishing a Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there!

I thought today would be an appropriate day to showcase two fun (grand) Father's Day cards I made using Imaginisce's Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection because of the fun die-cuts I wanted to use and in particular that pirate die-cut!

Here's what I did: 


The size of both cards measures 4"x 6", so they'll fit in a regular envelope. 


I just love that angry parrot and those puffy gems stickers: 


And because the kids want to send a card to their grandfather too I created one for him as well. 

Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned papers, puffy stickers, die-cuts (Par-r-rty Me Hearty). American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers.

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


Friday, 17 June 2016

With Love - Creative Scrappers #295

Have you seen the fun June sketch from Creative Scrappers? I decided to play as soon as I saw it! Here's what I did using the Scraptastic Club May kit "Eloise" and add-on.

This photo of my daughter and her partner was taken during our holiday in the south of France last year.


And here are two close-ups: 


Love all the Amy Tangerine gold stickers, but they are hard to take a picture of!


And this is the fun CS sketch #295 Kristine designed. I might have added a few adjustments here and there, but I think you can still recognize it ...


Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you a happy weekend! 
xoxo
Monique