Saturday, 9 June 2018

Nog 1 hapje (just 1 more bite) - My Creative Scrapbook June Main Kit

Hi friends! Today I thought I'd share another page created with the June Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. For this layout I used a quite old photo, which I still love.


Such a shame they grow up so fast!! 

Here are a couple of close-ups:




Love the Early Bird chipboard with a bit of glimmer and of course all the wood veneers in the kit.

Here's a photo of the June Main Kit again:


If you want to see the other 3 kits as well then please stop by My Creative Scrapbook's blog to see them all!

Thanks for taking the time to take a peek at my page!
xoxo
Monique

Thursday, 7 June 2018

LOVE - another layout using the June Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing another layout created with the June Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I really loved the clock paper in the Early Bird collection from Bo Bunny and used it for two of my pages. Here's one of them:


When we were in Spain last May we walked for hours on end and on one of our walks we saw this wall with the painted squares. They were probably in the process of decided in which color to paint the wall, but us it was a nice spot to take a photo and the colors of squares match this collection perfectly!

Here are a couple of close-ups:




And here's a photo of the June Main Kit:


If you want to see the other 3 kits as well then please stop by My Creative Scrapbook's blog to see the full June reveal!

For now, thank you so much for visiting my blog.
xoxo
Monique

Monday, 4 June 2018

My Creative Scrapbook June Main Kit sneak peeks and first layout

Hi friends! It's almost time for the full reveal of the June kits at My Creative Scrapbook, but for now the sneaks are up and 2(!) of my projects as well!! 

Here's one of the layouts I created with the June Main Kit:


and the close-ups:




And? Can you guess which collection is featured in this kit? Right .... Bo Bunny's "Early Bird"! It's not a manufacturer I would normally choose, but I was pleasantly surprised! I really love the coffee cups in this collection as well as the clocks. The wood veneers in this kit are also just perfect and I used them on all 4 of my projects!

And here are the sneak peeks of all the June Main Kit projects:


To see the sneaks of the three other kits as well and a few more projects than please hop over to the My Creative Scrapbook blog

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx
Monique

Friday, 1 June 2018

Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Welcome to the Spring + Summer Coffee (and Tea) Lovers Blog Hop! This is a hop full of Spring + Summer inspired coffee and tea cards. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop and see all the details, including giveaway info, please visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

I had a bit of free time on my hand today and decided to create a quick card as well. Although this time I thought I'd create a "tea" lovers card as I have this stamp set from years ago from Scraptastic that I had never used. The papers I used are from the Hussle and Heart collection from Amy Tangerine and the markers are from Stampin' Up. 

Here's what I did: 



Hope you like it!! Now it is time for you to go back and see the next person on the hop! Have a great time everyone! Click HERE to return.

Happy & crafty Friday!!
xoxo
Monique

More layouts created with the May Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook

I'm so happy it's Friday again!! as Friday's are the days that I don't have to go into the office! and I get to do what I love to do most .... scrapbooking!! Yay!

Today I'm showing you another 3 layouts I created with the May Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This kit was filled with the spring collection "Spring Market" from Carta Bella.

This page was created using the May sketch, the photo of my kids was taken in Alexandria, Louisiana in 2015.


a few close-ups:




Here's the second layout. The photo was taken a looooong time ago, but was very fitting for this collection so I used it anyway.


Some close-ups:




And last but not least, layout 3. This photo was also taken in 2015, in Disney Florida:


and a few close-ups:




This is it, hope you like them! If you want more information about this kit or the other 3 amazing kits, please visit the MCS website.

Thanks for stopping by today! I really appreciate your visits!

xoxo
Monique

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Step-by-step tutorial using the May Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a step-by-step tutorial for this Spring layout I created for the MCS blog using the fabulous My Creative Scrapbook May Main Kit.

I really love the beautiful Carta Bella "Spring Market" collection that Pam chose for this month's kit and I happily printed off lots of the Spring photos I had taken last April. For this layout I chose three photos which I then copied, pasted and resized in Word. I printed them at home on my Canon printer.

Here's the layout I created and I thought I'd show you how it came together:


Often when I start on a scrapbook page I just put my papers, photos and embellishments this way and that until I'm satisfied with the design. However, there are times when I find it easier to use a sketch to get started, like for this page. I decided to quickly design a simple sketch in Word:


Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the large title from the scraps I had lying on my desk. I wrote the word "SPRING" (font: Aharoni) divided the separate letters over my screen to easier cut the letters from different pieces of paper and adhered the pieces of paper on my cutting mat:



and this was the result:


I placed these letters on my cardstock background, but decided I liked the back of the letters "R" and "I" better. The strip at the bottom of my page is one of those extra strips of paper from the bottom of one of the other patterned papers.


Next I (hand) cut the three rectangles and placed them above my title:


From the sheet called "Floral Tags" I cut three beautiful tags and arranged them on the pink paper:



The strip of photos of my daughter and I and the tulips (I live in The Netherlands, so tulips it is!) came next:


I selected three of the beautiful Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) buttons from the kit and some of the adhesive chipboard pieces and placed them on my page:


For one of the other May layouts I created this month, I cut one of the MCS May cut files and I had a little piece left, so that went to the top of my page:


I typed one line of journaling in Word which I adhered above the title and finished my page with some machine stitching and drops of (Cotton Candy) glimmer mist. And as is almost always the case, when I think I'm done with my page I can't stop adding bits and pieces, like a few more chipboards:




This is it! Really simple if you start with a sketch. How about you? Do you like sketches to get you started? or do you rather wing it?

Hope you like my page and if you decide to give my sketch a try as well, I would love to see what you create!!

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