Friday, 18 January 2019

Shiver | Step-by-step January Main Kit My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! I've got another step-by-step tutorial I made for one of the layouts I created with the January Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook! I love the Freezin' Season collection from Simple Stories that is featured in this month's kit and had such fun playing with it!

Here's the layout I created the step-by-step for: the photo was taken two years ago when I had "Winston" from Simple Stories to stay with me for a few days.

Here's how I created this page: first I arranged everything I needed on my work table, including a few of the MCS January cut files (which you can find HERE scroll down), a couple of spray paints and a square photo (4 3/4" x 4 3/4") (11,5 cm x 11,5 cm):

As the photo was taken during the winter I chose a blueish color spray for the background of my layout:

First I decided on a place for my photo. Next I sprayed a bit of the ink on the plastic Thickers packaging from the kit and used that to transfer the ink on to my page where I was going to place my photo:

I sprayed the word "fun" with the same ink, but for the coffee cup I chose another color:

Now I was almost ready to start building my layout, but I wanted a little piece of this material from the January Main kit as well and hand cut a piece a bit larger than the size of my photo:

Next I cut a piece of the adorable penguin paper (sheet called "Snuggle Up") and placed this over the blue ink (7 1/4" x 2,5") (18 cm x 6,5 cm), with the white netting on top and on top of that the yellow/white card:

I cut two small strips of the greenish paper (B-side Snuggle Up) and placed these on the right and left side of the yellow card and I cut the coffee cup in two and also placed these on the right and left side of the yellow card:

Before I adhered the photo I stapled two die-cuts to it and only then adhered it in the middle of this layered pile. The word "shiver" came next. At the bottom of my page I added a bit of the blueish ink in the same manner as I decribed before and chose two die-cuts of houses and a chipboard polar bear to place on top. The word "fun" was added last.

After adding a bit of journaling and a date stamp my page was almost done ...

Only after adding the machine stitching and a few drops of white ink was my layout really done!

This is it! Hope you like my page! Here's a photo of the kit I used for this page, the January Main kit:

For more details about all 4 January kits hop over to the MCS website and for more photos of projects created by the design team with the various kit, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

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


Saturday, 12 January 2019

Two layouts created with the January Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook

Hi friends! Here are two more layouts I created with the January Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The Freezin' Season collection from Simple Stories is totally adorble; the colors are nothing like other winter collections (so awesome!) and the designs are really fun!

First a page of my kids and two of sister's kids ice skating:

and a couple of close-ups:

The Thickers word "happy" is from Pebbles and is also included in the kit. Isn't that penguin adorable?!

And next a page of my youngest ice skating with his/our niece:

and the close-ups:

Loving all the penguins in this collection!!

For more details about My Creative Scrapbook and their kits please visit their website.

Thank you so much for stopping by!! Wishing you a happy weekend!

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

LOVE | JustNick Studio | Pick-Me-Up Paige Evans

Hello friends! Here's my very first layout for JustNick for 2019. The assignment for this week was to create a project about our goals for 2019 or to create an "about me" project. I don't normally have goals for any new year, but there's one goal I always set myself (and never manage to achieve) and that is to stop postponing things! I'm such a procrastinator!

So here's a layout about me with my goal for ALL of the years:

I love the cut file I used for this page: "Loads of Love":

Isn't this cut file awesome?! It's so versatile! In this case it stands for "loving my life". I used Paige Evans (Pink Paislee's) Pick-Me-Up collection. I love how colorful this collection is, which is very "me". I added a few bits and pieces from other collections/manufacturers as well, like the little piece of paper with the text, which is from Simple Stories, the green puffy sticker, which is from MAMBI and the white puffy sticker which is from Pinkfresh Studio.

Here are a few close-ups:

Thank you so much for stopping by today to have a look at my page. If you want to check out this cut file or any other "LOVE" cut file in the store, just click HERE.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy 2019!!

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Hello Winter | January Main Kit | My Creative Scrapbook

Hi friends! Happy 2019 to you and your loved ones!! Here's the first blog post for the New Year! 

The new kits for January are up on the blog of My Creative Scrapbook and they are fabulous once again!! I got the Main kit to play with, which is filled with the AWESOME Simple Stories "Freezin' Season" collection! I sooooo love this collection! Here's the first page I created with it:

The snow cut file is one of the MCS January cut files, which you can find HERE. 

A few close-ups:

I also love the pink Pebbles Thickers which are included in this kit:

And this is the January Main Kit:

For more details about this kit or the other January kits hop over to the MCS website and for more photos of projects created by the design team with the various kit, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

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

Monday, 31 December 2018

Top 9 favorite layouts of 2018

At the end of the year I like to scroll through my projects and decide which ones I like best. As I started working in the office for 4 days a week again this year, I scrapped a lot less than before and so I have less projects to choose from. 

In the end I chose 9 favorite layouts, most of them created with collections from my favorite Manufacturers: Doodlebug, Pebbles Inc., Simple Stories, Crate Paper, Echo Park & Jillibean Soup. Here they are:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog in 2018 and I hope I'll continue to see you here in 2019. 

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and creative 2019!!


Saturday, 29 December 2018

Christmas Cards - December Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends. For My Creative Scrapbook I created a couple of Christmas cards using the fabulous December Creative Kit featuring the "Cozy and Bright" collection from Pebbles Inc. I've made three layouts with this kit, so for this project I thought I'd create a set of Christmas cards. And although the cards were already up on the MCS blog and Christmas has come and gone, I thought I'd still share them here on my blog.

All Pebbles collections contain at least one sheet that's just perfect to create cards with. In this case it's the "Merry Little Christmas" paper. Here are the cards I made with it:

All with just this one sheet "Merry Little Christmas":

I started by cutting all the 3"x 4" cards apart:

Next I cut pieces of patterned paper just a little bit larger and glued the cards on top:

I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edges:

For the card base I chose red and green cardstock and cut them a bit larger than these matted cards, but twice as wide and folded them in half to create a card base:

Most of the cards I adhered straight away to the cardstock base (using double sided adhesive tape), but in some cases I added one of the fun die-cuts first:

Other cards I embellished later, adding a die-cut or sticker, like here: 

Some were so very cute, they needed no extra's:

And some could use a bit of glitter:

I was done in no time at all! and I really love the result:

As I always love to receive handmade cards, I thought it would be nice to send a few handmade cards as well. Hope you like them too!

Last but not least a photo of the December Creative Kit:

If you want to read more about the My Creative Scrapbook kits then please visit the MCS website and if you want to see all projects created with the 4 different kits then hop over to the Design Team gallery.

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