Thursday, 28 February 2013

Silhouette + My Little Shoebox !!

Hi everyone!! This week My Little Shoebox is having a great Silhouette promotion going on!

Using the promo code "SHOEBOX" will give you special prices for some great products (see image above). Visit the SILHOUETTE STORE using THIS link to see it for yourself!

But wait, there's more! My Little Shoebox is also giving away a Silhouette Portrait! Please check My Little Shoebox' blog for more details!

Here's a sneak of a layout I created for this week's promotion, please come back later this week to see the whole page!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013


Today my "10 thing I love ... " layout is up on Doodlebug's blog. I love love love sunny, crisp winter days, I love sitting by the fire - warm and cosy inside and cold and dark outside, I love sleigh riding with my kids .... but I have to admit that by now I would also love for spring to begin ...

Here's the page I made using Doodlebug's North Pole line:

and a few close-ups:

I just love this line! and it's not only perfect for your Christmas photos but also for your winter/snow photos!

And you know what I LOVE too??? My Cameo! It's the best buy (I should say "present") ever!!! I cut the heart frame, the 10 and the arrows with the words with it.

Thanks for visiting my little blog again today!

Monday, 25 February 2013

Scrapbook Magazine UK!

Maybe you already read about my news on facebook, but I wanted to mention it on my blog too :) ! A little while ago I got such an exciting email from Lindsey over Scrapbook Magazine UK asking me if I would like to join their design team!! Duh!! Of course I would like that!! Who wouldn't!!

So last week the magazine in which I'm being introduced (issue 70) fell through the mailbox!

And here's the article: 3 pages all about me and my layouts!!

I have to say it feels very strange to see my photo and layouts in a real magazine!! but I'm over the moon!!

And now I'm waiting for my first assignment! So stay tuned ... :)

Thanks for stopping by once again!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Imaginisce I-TOP layout & tutorial!

Hi everyone!!

Last week it was "I-TOP" week over at Imaginisce! My turn on their blog was last Thursday, did you see it? If not I'll show you here what I made and how.

Here's the layout I created, using Imaginisce's fabulous "Love You More" collection. The photos are of Patrick and I, sitting on the rooftop terrace of our hotel in Barcelona last October. The view from there was so amazing we went to this terrace every day!

And a few close-ups of the I-Top buttons I made:

I really loved to use the I-Top for my page. I've created both paper buttons and fabric buttons and love how they turned out. They are the perfect finishing touch for my page!

Want to see how easy it is to create these buttons with the I-Top??? Here goes:

1. Gather your supplies: I-Top tool, I-Top buttons, Paper Punches and patterned paper:

Step 2: Choose the button size and the punch you need (I chose the medium size):

Step 3: Place the button shell on the smaller head like this:

Step 4: Place your punched out paper over the button shell and squeeze your tool and release again.

Step 5: Flip your tool over and push down all the paper tabs:

Step 6: Flip the tool back up and place the button base on the metal head like this:

Step 7: Squeeze the tool closed again until you hear a popping sound which means the button clicked together. And that’s it, you have a perfect button!

Now if you want to create a fabric button the way to do this is more or less the same, but there is a slight difference, have a look.

Step 8: Gather your supplies: a piece of fabric (I’m using a 1€ coupon from Ikea), the right button size and punch and template (I chose the medium size again):

Step 9: Cut a square piece of fabric the size of the template, about 2”x2”:

Step 10: Place the button shell on the smaller head of your tool (just like before) and place the piece of fabric over the button shell and squeeze the tool and release again:

Step 11: Trim down the excess of fabric a little. If you have thicker fabric you may want to trim it a bit more, but my fabric is rather thin.

Step 12: Push all the fabric ends down like this:

Step 13: Place the button base on the metal head (just like you did with the paper button) and again squeeze until you hear a popping sound so you know your button is ready! Don’t you just love your self-made buttons?

And that's it!! Super easy and an awesome result!

Thank you so much for letting me share! Hope you found this helpful, if you have any questions just shoot me an email! 

Supplies Used: Imaginisce (Love You More: patterned paper, sticker sheet and washi tape).
Other Supplies used: Bazzill cardstock, page from an old book.Tools: Imaginisce I-Top, Silhouette Cameo, Aigger sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by once again and hope you'll have a fantastic and creative weekend!

Friday, 22 February 2013

A { Unity / Doodlebug } Card !

Last Tuesday, when I joined Unity's {be inspired} challenge, I had so much fun that I decided to play again! This time though I didn't create a layout, but I decided on a card, again using their February stamps.

This is their card sketch I used:

And this is my take:

Because the February stamps are love / Valentine's stamps Doodlebug's Lovebirds collection is just perfect for the card.

A few close-ups of the stamps:

Gorgeous huh?

And here's the stamp set I used one more time:

Thanks for stopping by once again!

Creative Scrappers #248

It's been a while since I played with Kristine's sketches from Creative Scrappers, but when I saw this latest sketch I just had to play! When you see it, you'll know why!

Look at those word bubbles!! Aren't they the cutest? And you know what? I just bought Simple Stories' "SN@P" collection and there's this sheet that has these awesome word bubbles too! Look:

Isn't it perfect for this sketch? I thought so too! So, here's my page, about Tim this time: 

and a few close-ups:

Used my sewing machine and my Cameo of course :). 

Thanks for stopping by and hope you'll be back soon!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Doodlebug Beatles Song Lyrics Project

Hi everyone! Today it's my turn on Doodlebug's blog to show you my Beatles (Love) Song Lyrics Project! I've chosen for their song "From Me, To You":

If there's anything that you want,
If there's anything i can do,
Just call on me and i'll send it along
With love from me to you.

I just love that song and knew straight away that this was the song I was going to use! 

Here's the project I made using Doodlebug's Lovebirds collection: 

On Doodlebug's blog I said that I would have a step-by-step to show you how I created this bouquet, so here it is!

1. Cut flowers using your Silhouette Cameo like I did, or another diecutting machine:

2. Carefully roll up the sites of the flower using a thin pencil:

3. Layer the different sized flowers making use of both the front and back side of the beautiful Lovebirds papers:

4. Choose different brads for the middle of your flower:

5. Use washi tape to cover the wooden stick pins you use for the stems:

6. Attach the flower to the sticks: 

7. and carefully arrange in a vase or watering can:

The string with the hearts is also cut with the Cameo. I used my sewing machine to create the little garland.

Supplies: Doodlebug Lovebirds: Patterned Paper, This& That Cardstock Stickers, Cupcake Doodle Twine, Mini Love Notes, Washi Tape, Mini Doodle-Pops (roses are red); Boutique Brads (love assortment); Braddies (cinnamon hearts and sugar coated hearts). Other: ribbon.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and I hope I've inspired you to do some scrapping today!

{ Monique }