Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Halloween Box Card - Imaginisce

On Imaginisce's blog today: this fun Halloween box card. I created one once before and the reactions I got were so enthusiastic that I decided to create one once more and this time for Halloween. I used the versatile Give Thanks collection and just love the result:

I found the digital cut file in the Silhouette store and used my Cameo to cut out all the different elements. Don't you just love that haunted house, the black cat and those bats?! To dress up the scene a bit more I used die-cuts, puffy stickers and enamel dots from the Give Thanks collection, like the green tree, the mushroom and the leaves. 

For the finishing touch Imaginisce's tools came in so very handy! To sand all the edges I used the cordless D-Stress tool and to pierce all the holes from the cut files I used the Score 'N Pierce Tool. 

The only question that remains is, who will be the recipient of this card! 

Imaginisce: patterned paper, die-cuts, puffy stickers, enamel dots (Give Thanks); American Crafts: cardstock. Tools: Imaginisce D-Stress Tool, Score 'N Pierce Tool; Other: digital cut files from Silhouette store: box card #97923.

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek! Have a great day!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Another Bella Blvd layout for SG CREATE Magazine!

For the school themed article in SG CREATE Magazine #16 I created another Bella Blvd layout and I thought I'd show it to you here as well.

How I love all the bright colors in this collection! Just perfect for my daughter's and her friend's photos!

These photos were taken last May, when my daughter attended High School in the US. Because she was a foreign exchange student she wasn’t allowed to join in the official graduation ceremony, although she had nothing but straight A’s for the entire year. Lucky for her she was allowed to buy the cap & gown to take home with her so she can wear them at the end of this school year, when she graduates here in The Netherlands (we don’t wear cap & gowns here, just our normal attire).

Supply List: patterned paper, letter stickers, stickers, chipboard, transparency overlay: Bella Blvd; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; color mist: Studio Calico; pen: K&Company.

To read or download SG CREATE Magazine, just click HERE and hop over! You'll find this project on page 165.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Halloween Layout for SG CREATE Magazine issue 16 | Bella Blvd

Another layout I did for the September issue of SG CREATE Magazine was this Halloween layout using Bella Blvd products. You'll find my project on page 154 of the magazine. 

One of the reasons my daughter wanted to go to the US for a year, was to “really” experience Halloween for once. In The Netherlands Halloween isn’t nearly as much fun as in the US! For one, we had never ever heard of the activity called “Trunk or Treat” which was held at my daughter’s school. What a wonderful celebration this was! The Halloween collections from Bella Blvd are among my very favorite collections and I’m so very happy to have been able to use one of them! 

and a detail photo:

Supply List: patterned paper, letter stickers, stickers, chipboard, transparency overlay: Bella Blvd; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; color mist: Studio Calico; pen: K&Company. 

Haven't had time to have a look at the magazine yet? Fear not, it's still there! Just click HERE and hop over! 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Monday, 19 October 2015

Scraptastic Club Pinterest Monday

Hi everyone! Today Rory and I are sharing our Pinterest inspired layouts on Scraptastic Club's blog. We used this beautiful & colorful photo on Pinterest:

(source: A Beautiful Mess)

For my layout I used inspiration from the heart in the photo and decided to use that as a starting point for my page. I used the fabulous Riptide kit and cut all the hearts from the Scraptastic Happy Heart sheet apart and created one large heart shaped design as a background for my page. Because of the many colors of the hearts I thought it best to go with a black and white photo and not too many extra’s. I did however use my sewing machine (no page of mine is finished without some sewing, lol). So here’s what I did:

And a couple of detail photos: I just love this large glitter foam title, one of the kit’s exclusives!

just like this other fabulous exclusive: one of the cut-aparts:

The photo is from a few years ago and shows my three kids and my sister's three kids: 

I have to remember to take more pics like this one. I love them and have only 2 or 3 or so. 

Now if you want to see what Rory did with this pin, then hop over to Scraptastic Club's blog and have a look! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fab week!

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Beautiful Banners - Scrapbook Magazine UK issue 88

For Scrapbook Magazine UK I was asked to create 3 layouts for the theme "Bright & Beautiful Banners". This feature would show readers how to use smaller paper pieces to create an abundance of colour, texture and dimension on their pages through banners.

Well, that was an easy assignment as I already have the tendency to add banners to my pages. I have to remind myself not to add them to every single layout I create. Sometimes my banners are small, consisting of 3 flags only, and sometimes they are multi layered with a lot of colours and many different shapes and sizes. Sometimes I cut or punch them myself and sometimes I use readymade banners (like die-cuts or chipboard shapes). Sometimes I use paper to create them and sometimes I use fabric. The possibilities are endless.

In the layout “Take a Break” I used flags all the same size. In the “Celebrate” layout I used flags of different sizes and some with hearts or stars punched out or with a photo adhered to it. In the “Surprise Party” layout I used 3 sorts of readymade banners, but all a different shape and size. So you see, the same technique for every layout, but all of them turned out very different. Like I said, the possibilities of banners are endless!

Layout: Take A Break (October Afternoon)

 Here I used banners of all the same size and just layered them all on top of each other:

Supply list: patterned paper, die-cuts, letter stickers (red), flair: October Afternoon; letter stickers (grey): American Crafts; wood veneer, stamp: Scraptastic Club; wood veneer (been there): Pink Fresh Studio; tag: Ruby Rock-It; twine: Hemptique; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; color mist: Studio Calico; Pen: K&Company; tiny staples: Tim Holtz; stamping ink: Stampin’Up. Tools: Aigger sewing machine, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

Layout: Celebrate (Pebbles)

For this layout I used flags of different sizes and some with hearts or stars punched out or with a photo adhered to it:

Supply list: patterned paper, die-cuts: Pebbles; cork butterflies, flair: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Studio Calico; twine: My Mind’s Eye; washi tape: Jillibean Soup; pen: K&Company; staples: V&D; stamp: Trodat; stamping ink: Ranger; digital cut file: Kerri Bradford. Tools: Silhouette Cameo, Aigger sewing machine, V&D long reach stapler.

And last but not least layout: Surprise Party (Pretty Little Studio)

And for this page  I used 3 sorts of readymade banners, but all a different shape and size:

Supply list: patterned paper, bingo cards, polaroid frame, picture card, tags, stickers, journaling cards, flags, paper ribbons:  Pretty Little Studio; buttons: Jenni Bowlin; twine: Hemptique; stamp: Trodat; stamping ink: Ranger; pen: K&Company; color mist: Studio Calico. Tools: Aigger sewing machine.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a fab weekend!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

That's What She Said | American Crafts | SG CREATE Magazine issue 16

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing another project I created for issue #16 of SG CREATE Magazine. I made this layout for the Journaling challenge.

These were the directions we received: 
• Specific focus: use an interview as the journaling for your layout (can be serious, humorous, long, short...your decision)
• Use the complete journaling for the layout, or an added element to traditional journaling

So what I did is this, I drafted a little "interview" for my kids and used their answers for my layout. As my daughter finished her interview first I used hers first:

I really love this patterned paper from Amy Tangerine's "Cut and Paste" collection with all the text balloons. As soon as I saw it I knew it was what I was looking for. It’s perfect to include all the answers I asked my 18 year old daughter. The photos was taken during our vacation in Louisiana. We had just spent the day sight seeing and were exhausted, so to relax she's watching Netflix on her bed. 

A few detail photos:

Supply List: patterned paper, accent & phrase stickers, die cut cardstock shapes, chipboard accents, stitched vellum pockets: American Crafts Amy Tangerine; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; letter stickers: Pretty Little Studio, My Little Shoebox; puffy stickers: me & my BIG ideas, Evalicious; wood veneer: Freckled Fawn, Scraptastic Club; stamping ink: Ranger; pen: K&Company; stamps: American Crafts, Trodat.

If you want to check out this issue of Scrapbook Generation CREATE Magazine, here's the link. You'll find my project on pages 102/103. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Happy Halloween | Imaginisce

Hi everyone, today I have a fun Halloween layout up on Imaginisce's blog and I thought I'd share it here too. I used Imaginisce's "Give Thanks" collection for my page and although it's not a dedicated Halloween collection it's perfect because of the many "neutral" patterns and awesome colors.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the spider web and the pumpkins with the "happy halloween" text and I used a photo of my daughter and her friends at her high school last year. The photo was taken during "Trunk or Treat" (a concept we - Dutchies - had never heard of before!).

To finish off my page I added black ink drops and black rhinestones (glam rocks). The rhinestones were adhered using Imaginisce's I-Rock tool:

This tool is so super easy to use. I placed all the rhinestones on my page and within the minute I had adhered them all, by placing the heated tip of the I-Rock tool a few seconds on top. That way the glue on the back of the rhinestones heats up and melts and as soon as you remove the tool the glue cools down and the rhinestone is adhered in place.

A few more detail photos:

Don't you just love the die-cuts in this collection?! I adore the owl!

I'm also a huge fan of the enamel dots and aren't those American Crafts cork Thickers the best?!

Imaginisce: patterned paper, die-cuts, cardstock stickers, enamel dots (Give Thanks), glam rocks; American Crafts: Thickers, cardstock. Tools: Imaginisce I-Rock tool, I-Rock Jewel Tray and Lighted Tweezers. Other: digital cut files from Silhouette store: spider web: #2954 and happy halloween pumpkins: #21722.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by to see what I created!
Have a great day!

Saturday, 10 October 2015

TRAVEL | Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone! Happy Saturday!! Today I want to share another Pretty Little Studio layout using the awesome “Let’s Go” collection. When I started on my page I decided I definitely wanted to use the 3″x 4″ journaling card “Life is an Adventure” and chose the photo of my daughter at Chicago’s airport waiting for the next flight home to go with it. The “Travel – Log -” card was just what I was looking for to add the journaling and the rest of the page was built around these three elements.

I adore the clear sheets (like here with the little planes)  and use them on almost all of my pages.

Don’t you just love all the gold! Like here on the journaling card and the geo tag sticker?!

The title was hand cut using a very old alphabet stencil, which I bought when I just got started scrapbooking about 12 years ago! I hand drew the letters (on the back of the paper) and then fussy cut them:

PLS Products Used: Let’s Go Collection: paper: Dallas, Seattle, London, Anchorage; Clear: Let’s Fly blue; Journaling Cards: Pittsburgh, Portland; Shipping Tags: Cheyenne; Number Tags: Norway; Frames: France; Tabs: Tahiti; Flair: Florence; Stars: Spain; Tickets: Define.Travel; Word Flags: West; Stickers: GeoTag Gold, GeoTag.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! Hope I was able to inspire you a little.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Crate Paper Altered Notebook | SG CREATE Magazine issue 16!

Hello friends! Tonight I realized I haven't shared any of the projects I created for the September issue of SG CREATE Magazine as yet! So I thought it's high time that I share the first one! Here's the notebook I dressed up for the altered card/tag sketch challenge, using Crate Paper's Poolside collection (you'll find it on page 129 of the magazine): 

Supply List: patterned paper, die-cut cardstock shapes, chipboard accents, stand-outs, frame: Crate Paper (Poolside); letter stickers: American Crafts; pen: K&Company; notebook: Hema

I love collecting notebooks and have acquired quite a pile by now. This one came from the "Hema" and looked like this when I bought it:
Looks much better now I've decorated it, right?! 

If you haven't checked out the latest issue of Scrapbook Generation CREATE Magazine yet, then you might want to do so now. It's fabulous! (and I'm not saying that because I'm in it!). 

Thank you so much for stopping by!! 

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Let's Party! | Scraptastic Club & A Girl's Weekend Out

Last weekend 3 of my best friends and I have been away for a couple of days to scrap, shop, watch films, chat, eat and have fun! Here's one of the layouts I made, using the Skinny Love kit from Scraptastic Club (isn't this kit the BEST?! - I adore all the Crate Paper it holds!):

and two detail photos:

I had so much fun last weekend, wish we could do it more often than once a year. We always go to the same place, but this year we rented the cabin next door because it came with a larger table and I've got to admit, it was a big hit! 

A very little impression: the cabin:

Friends and Latte Macchiato:

Healthy breakfast (thanks to Stefanie): 

Preparing dinner together:

Beautiful nature:

Thanks for stopping by again! I really appreciate it!