Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Featured on Chickaniddy Crafts!!! & Winner Ruby Rock-It giveaway!

A couple of weeks ago Pam emailed me if she could feature me and my layouts on the Chickaniddy Crafts blog! and of course I said yes! You can check out the "in the Spotlight blog post" HERE!! (would love if you would leave me a comment over there!)

Here're the two pages I created with their "Date Night" collection:

First this one of Manon and her friend Susan, enjoying a fun night in:

and a few close-ups:

The inspiration for this page actually came from the title of the “Date Night” collection. When I was looking for photos I could scrap using this collection I just couldn’t decide. I didn’t have any “date night” photos, only “night in” photos. And then I thought why not use those?! The collection is perfect for it! For this layout I started with the “Backwoods Lovin” paper and cut three strips of the paper for the base of my page (other side Backwoods Lovin, Plaid is Rad, A Girl’s Best Friend). I matted the photos of the girls (my daughter and her friend) and decided how to place them. I like the playful effect of placing two photos a bit on top of each other. Next I added stickers, Silhouette cuts and a few wood veneers. And that was more or less it. A trick I have when using stickers, is that I make them “unsticky” first. Because that way I can place them anywhere on my page to see where they look best, before actually adhering them. When I do decide to adhere them I often use some foam tape.

And the second layout is this one with Manon and Jelmer:

Looking at it now, I wished I had used colored photos, but the blue of the huge diamond in the background was too blue for this collection and I had my heart set on using these pics.

This layout was created using the fabulous “Date Night” collection and features my daughter and her boyfriend. I just love the soft colors and pretty patterns of this collection and because all sheets are double sided I had a hard time deciding which side of the paper I should use! I started this layout with a sheet of white cardstock and a base consisting of the vertical strip of the “Backwoods Lovin” paper and a glassine bag on top. I then decided how I wanted to place the two photos on this base and started adding little pieces of paper and stickers behind my photos. Last but not least I added different Silhouette cuts to my layout. When the time came to adhere everything in place I made sure to add the glue/sticky tape only in the middle of my paper or photo, so that later on I would always be able to add even more elements!

When my layout was finished I walked away from it and when I returned the next day I decided it needed a bit more “zest” and matted the layout on a sheet yellow cardstock and added a couple of gold sequins and a few paint splatters."


And now on to the winner of the little kraft notebooks from this blog post here. I'll also send you some Ruby Rock-It to dress them up!

And the winner is:

Laura Turcotte, who said:

Congrats Laura!! I'll send you an email asap! 

Thank you everyone for stopping by again today and for being so awesome all the time!!


  1. eeekkk---how cool is that?! Thanks so much!
    Those are awesome layouts!

  2. Twee super gave lootjes, Monique!

  3. Wauw, wat een ontzettend gave lootjes! Ik vind vooral je kleurencombi's prachtig. Dat felle geel springt er echt uit!

  4. Helemaal te gek deze lo's! Dat houten caravannetje is lief!

  5. Congrats to Laura & to you for the GDT!! Love the chickn' goodies --- you've used them soooo creatively, too:):)

  6. Congrats on the feature!!! That is AWESOME!! I love love love love these!! Gorgeous colors and loving the photos!!!!!!!

  7. Both of these layouts are gorgeous, Monique! Awesome use of the Date Night collection, and big congrats on the feature!!

  8. Super weer....en die caravan, geweldig.

  9. oh Monique.. ich finde die schwarz/weiß-Fotos passen perfekt....
    beide Layouts sind so fröhlich und so schön. Traumhaft