Monday, 30 June 2014

Guest Designing for Jenni Bowlin Studios!! and a JBS GIVEAWAY!!

For the month of June I was asked to guest design for Jenni Bowlin Studios ... a dream come true, as I adore Jenni Bowlin's stuff!!! (all of it!).

You've already seen one of the layouts I created with the June 2014 paper crafting kit, but I made 2 more. Here they are: 

A page of my daughter and her friend: 

The red cardstock is from my own stash and the cut file I used is from Amanda Robinson Studio

And the second page:

The first layout I made: 

Close-ups etc you can find in my blog post HERE

Now about the giveaway ... as I received this kit twice (once because of the guest designing spot and once because I subscribe to their kits) I'm giving away the .....


and these are the contents of the kit: 

Each Papercrafting Kit Contains the Following Items:
4 My Minds Eye double sided pattern papers
3 Crate Paper double sided pattern papers
3 sheets of Coredinations embossed cardstock
2 sheets of Exclusive JBS Mercantile double sided pattern papers designed by Lisa Dickinson
1 package of American Crafts glitter foam alphas
1 package of My Minds Eye enamel dots
1 package of My Minds Eye label stickers
Mercantile Exclusive - Clear Stamp
Mercantile Exclusive - Stencil
Mercantile Exclusive Wood Veneer Shapes - postage stamps
1 Mercantile Exclusive Month Flatback
2 JBS travel themed journaling cards

How can you win this kit??? 

It's simple:
- be a follower of my blog
- extra entry: mention my giveaway on facebook (and let me know in the comments)
- extra entry: leave a comment on Jenni Bowlin's blog (and let me know in the comments)
- extra entry: follow me on Instagram (moniqueliedtke), repost and add #jbsgiveaway (let me know in the comments of this post)

Simple right?! This runs until July 31st and is open to everyone and everywhere!! 

Good luck!! 

Sunday, 29 June 2014

He said - Creative Scrappers Reveal Sketch #272

It's time for the reveal of the brand new Creative Scrappers sketch #272! Today's sketch is a "no photo" sketch and I have to admit it took me days to find inspiration for this one. But as soon as I had an idea I couldn't stop!

A year or so ago my youngest's favorite pastime was writing little poems. As he was only 8 years old, most texts were hilarious. So for today's layout I chose one of these little poems.

and for those of you who can read Dutch, no I don't have a "golden tooth", lol!

Supplies: paper, chipboard, stickers, enamel shapes: My Mind's Eye; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; cork butterflies: American Crafts; alpha letter and word stickers: Jillibean Soup; paperclip: Maya Road; Pen: K&Company; washi tape: Marianne Design. Tools: Silhouette Cameo, sewing machine and stapler.

And here's sketch #272:

You can play along with Sketch 272 for the chance to win from our Sponsor, Paper Camellia.  Link up on the Creative Scrappers Blog for Sketch 272 by the deadline, July 31st.

To see what the other designers created, please hop over to the blog of Creative Scrappers! It's worth it!!! 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Delighted - October Afternoon & Scrapbook Magazine UK

For the November 2013 issue of Scrapbook Magazine UK (#77) I was asked to create a layout with the theme 'to my delight'. And here's what I created:

It has become a kind of tradition that on their birthdays the kids get a birthday cake with a photo or image of their favourite character. So, when my son turned 7 we had an “Angry Bird” cake made for him and he was delighted with it!! The only disadvantage was that he didn’t want anyone to cut and eat that part of the cake!

I’ve used October Afternoon’s “Cakewalk” collection for my layout which I find so super fun and just perfect for this photo.

Supplies used: patterned paper, Micellany: October Afternoon (Cakewalk); cardstock: Bazzill Basics; alpha stickers: American Crafts Thickers; twine: The Twinery; text tape: Dymo; staples: Tim Holtz; 3D foam squares: Scrapbook Adhesives. Tools: die cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; sewing machine: Aigger; stapler: Tiny Attacher Tim Holtz; Dymo tool; Xyron Mega Runner.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

I'm on Creating Keepsakes' blog!! - Ruby Rock-It

This month I had such an exciting opportunity!! Since Ruby Rock-It sponsors CKC events throughout the year, they have the opportunity to spotlight their products and designers and this month Erin (our dt coordinatior at Ruby Rock-It) asked me to create another layout and vellum tutorial (I did one in April for them, you can find it here). Of course I happily obliged!

Here's the link to my layout and tutorial on the Creating Keepsakes blog and here to the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking blog. Who would have thought that one day my work would be shown on the blog of Creating Keepsakes?!!!!!

Here's the page I created: 

and a sneak of the tutorial: 

For the complete tutorial please hop over to links I provided above. Thanks!! 

Supply list: Ruby Rock-It: patterned paper (Year in Review), cardstock alphabet stickers (Year in Review), cardstock accessories stickers (Year in Review), hearts vellum, plain vellum, Sugar Candy Paperz (Lemon Drop), floral bling strip, yellow flowers. 

Other supplies: white cardstock: Bazzill Basics, old book page, dymo word, enamel dot: Prima Marketing, pen: K&Company, Silhouette cuts (kaleidoscope #16935, happy swirl #52385, lucky you: Ashley Horton Designs). Tools: Silhouette Cameo, sewing machine: Aigger, heart punch: Pipoos.

Thanks for letting me share this with you! 
Have a great day!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Call me! - Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone! For Pretty Little Studio I created a layout using the "Baby Claire" collection and my Gelatos. The photo was taken last February, when my daughter and her friends were about to leave for Austria to do some skiing (they're sitting in the bus). And because I knew I would miss her like crazy, but that she would definitely NOT miss me, I yelled to her to "call me", just as they were about to leave (I think she must have heard me, as she did call once or twice that week, lol).

I love playing with my Gelatos lately and I thought the white "call me" card could use a bit of pink. So here's what I did: I grabbed my craft sheet, my box with Gelatos, chose a nice pink color and drew some lines straight on the craft sheet like this:

Next I misted the pink Gelatos lines a bit:

With a brush I spread the water a little and placed my white "call me" card upside on the sheet and pushed gently:

And this is the result:

Fun right?

And here're a few close-ups of my layout:

How I love to play with this baby collection! It's more than perfect for my 17 year old baby!! LOL!

For more Pretty Little Studio inspiration please visit their blog!

Thank you so much for stopping my blog again today! Hope I've inspired you to do some scrapping! Have a nice day!


Sunday, 22 June 2014

You and Me - Imaginisce

When I was scrolling through the blog of "Scrapbook and Cards Today" I found this fun free cut file and decided to use it straight away. I grabbed the "Welcome Spring" collection from Imaginisce, some Purple Pumpkin goodies from the PP store and got started. Here's what I made:

I used this fabric button from Purple Pumpkin:

Some tickets

and some washi tape

Looking for fun scrappy goodies? Stop by the Purple Pumpkin store!!

And these are the free cut files I used, first this one from Amanda Robinson Studio

And this one from Scrapbook and Cards Today

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Two Pretty Little Studio summer layouts

I noticed I completely forgot to post these two Pretty Little Studio layouts on my blog, but because I did post them on fb and in online galleries, it's very possible you've already seen them. 

First one of Tim using PLS' Sand Castle collection: 

And then this fun page with a photo of Manon's and my legs and feet: for this page I used a mix of PLS's "Birthday Cake", "Sand Castle" and "April Showers" collections, some PLS confetti (Starry Night mix) and my Gelatos of course. (The background sheet is from American Crafts.) 

and a few detail photos: 

Don't you just love the flairs?!! 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll have a great weekend! 

Friday, 20 June 2014

Birthday layout - Imaginisce

Today my birthday layout wraps up Imaginisce's "birthday week" on their blog. Here's what I did: 

My eldest son turned 15 last May and that called for a scrapbook layout of course!! The papers from Imaginisce's “Perfect Vacation” collection were just “perfect” and using some number & banner dies and my Sizzix Big Shot I was done in a shot! 

Supplies: Imaginisce: 12x12 paper pad, die-cuts (Perfect Vacation); Bazzill Basics: cardstock; American Crafts: Thickers, glue runner; Studio Calico: Mister Huey’s color mist.

Thanks for visiting my blog and wishing you a fantastic weekend!!