Thursday, 21 May 2015

Scraptastic Club June Sneak Peeks!

Yay! It's time for some sneak peeks of the coming June kits from Scraptastic Club!!

 
the Project Life kit "This Life Noted"
 
 
 
the Travel kit: "Can't Go Home":
 
 
 
and last but not least "Thinking Out Loud":
 
 
I had such a hard time choosing!! In the end I went with the "Can't Go Home" kit as we're just back from one of our travels and am dying to scrap those pics!!
 

Full reveal will be on June 1st!!
 
For more information about the kits go the "FAQ" part on Scraptastic Club's website or head straight to the "Subscriptions" part.
 
Have a great day!
xxx


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Ocean Love - Pretty Little Studio

Happy Wednesday everyone! I've got a Pinterest inspired project I did for Pretty Little Studio I want to share with you. I really loved today’s photo and took inspiration from the sea theme and all the different colors in this photo. I used Pretty Little Studio's brand new “Treasure Island” collection and a photo of my oldest son playing in this old fishing boat. A perfect photo for this collection!


I really adore this collection, it’s perfect for all those summer photos taken at the beach or pool or just playing with water … I have so many of these!! And I adore the bright colors and not to mention the super cute diecuts!


As I said in one of my previous blog posts, I always love to use the packaging too and in this case I used the front sheet of the 8×8 paper pack and cut it into strips. I added a few more in different colors, because the paper pack is mostly blue colored and I wanted a multi colored layout because of the Pinterest photo.



Pretty Little Studio Supplies: Treasure Island Collection: patterned paper, vellum, flair, diecuts, confetti, tabs, cut-outs, stickers and word art.

And this is the Pinterest photo I got to work with:


Thank you so much for stopping by and if you want to see what the other designers are doing with this collection (or any other collection), then please visit Pretty Little Studio's blog!

Hugs,

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

SG CREATE Magazine, issue 14 - May 2015 is LIVE!!

Did you know that Scrapbook Generation's CREATE Magazine is a FREE magazine and it's full of scrapbooking and card making inspiration! They publish a new issue every other month and the May 2015 issue of Scrapbook Generation's CREATE Magazine is now LIVE! (click on the link to hop over).


And because I'm on the Design Team of this wonderful magazine I've got three projects in! Here're sneaks of each one of them. If you want to see the complete projects then go and read the magazine! 

This month, CREATE has two featured manufactures: Paper House Productions and My Favorite Things. Here's a sneak of the layout I created using the "New York" collection from Paper House Productions. You'll find my layout on pages 142-143.


Here's a sneak of the layout I created for the color challenge using Webster's Pages (see pages 216-217):


And last but not least a sneak of the layout I created for the Birthday theme using Jillibean Soup (see page 288):


Starting now Scrapbook Generation has a special offer for CREATE readers at scrapbookgeneration.com

Special 10% discount on all My Favorite Things and Paper House Production products now through May 22, 2015. No coupon code necessary. Discount applied at checkout.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
xoxo

Monday, 18 May 2015

Sweet Dog - Imaginisce

Good afternoon! Today I'm sharing another "Heartland Farm" layout on Imaginisce's blog. This time I decided to use a photo of my dog from way back when she was still a puppy.


I started my layout with some pastel pink Milk Paint and a 12x12 stencil. Because I wanted the background to stay light I used just a little bit of the Milk Paint and a lot of water:



And here's how it looked after I used the stencil:


Love how this turned out! To flatten the paper I put something heavy on it for a couple of hours and only then used it. 

Here're a few close-ups of my layout: the denim pockets are so awesome! 


I was certain I wanted to use the beautiful blue journaling card, but because the words "wildflower seeds" didn't apply to my photo I just adhered a die-cut on top:


And isn't this duck die-cut sweet? I know, it's got nothing to do with my dog, but it's so cute!


You might wonder where I got the bright green paper from (left side of my layout), but it's actually the cardstock packaging sheet from the wooden bottle caps. I just loved the color and decided to use a small strip of it. 

Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned paper, cardstock die-cuts, enamel dots, denim pockets (Heartland Farm), Milk Paint; American Crafts: cardstock. Other: Silhouette Cameo, TCW Stencil.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Hope y'all have a wonderful week!
Monique

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Another Scraptastic Layout - Happy Today

Hi everyone!! Hope you're all enjoying your Sunday! Yesterday I had an awesome day: I spent it scrapping with 8 friends and got 5 layouts done!! One of them is this one, made with Scraptastic Club's April "I Lived" kit, add-on and stamp


The last layout done with any kit is often my favorite, as is this one. I think it's got something to do with not worrying about leaving enough product for next layouts you've still got to do with the same kit. (At Scraptastic we agreed to do at least 4 layouts with one kit and add-on, so I don't want to use all my favorite papers and embellishments on the first project I make!). 


I still had the acrylic word "HAPPY" and definitely wanted to use it on my page, in the end my scrappy friends and I decided it had to be used as a "stitching template": 



Love the result:


Fun right??? 

For more information about Scraptastic Club kits and membership go HERE

Have a fabulous day and thank you so much for stopping by!! 
xoxo

Friday, 15 May 2015

Scraptastic Store | Crate Paper | Smile

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout about my girl finding out she needed glasses! I used Crate Paper's fabulous Craft Market collection from the Scraptastic Store. Crate Paper is one of my favorite manufacturers and I have loads of their product, but for some reason I have often trouble to make it “work” for me. I can perfectly envisage what my layout should look like (bright & sunny), but I have never photos that match this image I have in my head. But because I really love their stuff, I decided to not give up and just get on with it!

So here’s what I did, a layout with an indoors photo, taken with my iPhone (so not the best quality) and not those perfect colors I wanted. And I really love the result!


What I love about this collection are all the gold accents: on the papers, on the wood veneers, on the stickers, on the chipboard … it’s everywhere!


I don’t know if you noticed it, but I’ve smuggled in a strip of paper from another collection. Can you guess which one? Right! It’s the one with the glasses on it! This paper was made for this photo that I just had to include it and because it’s from Crate Paper’s Maggie Holmes (Open Book colllection – which is on sale right now!) it’s a perfect fit!


This collection also contains a lot of burlap, of which I’m a huge fan!


Supplies: Patterned Paper (Crate Paper Craft Market Inspired with Gold), (Crate Paper Craft Market Inventory), (Crate Paper Craft Market Stitching), (Crate Paper Craft Market Thrifty), (Crate Paper Craft Market Sparkle with Gold), (Maggie Holmes Open Book Portrait), Wood Veneer (Crate Paper Craft Market), Accent Stickers (Crate Paper Craft Market), Chipboard Stickers (Crate Paper Craft Market), Standouts (Crate Paper Craft Market).

And because I was really in the mood I made another page with this collection, again featuring my daughter.


I love to use lots of layers on my page and in this case I even included a piece of the packaging: the cardstock sheet of the “standouts” package. Also, I just had to include those awesome gold accented wood veneers again:


Supplies: Patterned Paper (Crate Paper Craft Market Inventory), (Crate Paper Craft Market Stitching), (Crate Paper Craft Market Thrifty), (Crate Paper Craft Market Fresh Paint), Wood Veneer (Crate Paper Craft Market), Accent Stickers (Crate Paper Craft Market), Chipboard Stickers (Crate Paper Craft Market), Standouts (Crate Paper Craft Market).

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! Have a fab weekend!
xxx