Saturday, 18 August 2018

Bring on Summer - JustNick Studio

Happy Saturday everyone!! Here's another Summer layout created for JustNick Studio using the "Bring on Summer" cut files and the Sunshine & Happiness collection from Simple Stories. We had been having a couple of exceptionally warm and dry weeks here in The Netherlands and that called for lots of ice cream eating!

I used a photo of the boys and I having an ice cream on our walk through the city centre here in Delft. There's this lovely Italian ice cream shop in the market square where we love to try all the different flavors they sell (which are many!).


I just love all the different cut files in the "Bring on Summer" set and used both the sun, the ice cream and the sentence.


The reason I chose this cut file set was the ice cream cut file of course. I cut the cone once, but the ice cream ball three times. I placed these on top of each other and machine stitched them together:


Next I cut out the sun, adhered this behind the ice cream and stitched between the rays:


I matted the photo and adhered it on top of the ice cream. I cut out the title "Bring on Summer" and stapled it on top of the ice cream & photo:


I decorated the rest of the layout with lots of die-cuts, chipboard shapes, stickers and stamps and wrote a bit of journaling in the bottom right corner and was done!

I had so much fun creating this, hope you like it too!


Thank you so much for stopping by! And if you're looking for this cut file or for other summer cut files then please hop over to the JustNick shop!

Have a great day!
xoxo
Monique

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Last Day of School - My Creative Scrapbook August Main Kit step-by-step

Hey scrappy friends! Today I'm sharing a layout I created for My Creative Scrapbook with their August Main Kit and a fun tip for the Thickers that are included in this month's kit.

This is the page I created:


And this is the August Main kit I used. Loving the Bloom collection from Simple Stories and the few extra papers from Kaisercraft & American Crafts!


In the kit you can see the set of white Thickers I used for the title on my page. As my background is also white I didn't want the title to be white as well and decided to color them in colors matching my photo and the papers: 


I used markers from Stampin'Up from my stash and they worked really well.


I colored the letters while leaving them on their original sheet, so I was sure I wouldn't accidentally color my background paper. I adhered them on my page after they had dried completely.



To decide where I wanted the title I used the Tickers guide from American Crafts. The papers and the photo were still lying "loose'' on my background page so I was able to move them around a bit before deciding where everything should go. I did however staple the papers together, which made the arranging/rearranging easier.


When I had decided where everything should go I adhered the papers, photo and title and embellished with bits and pieces from the kit. 


Last but not least I added the machine stitching and some paint drops and I was done!



Don't you just love this kit?! At first I thought I would use this kit with all it's flower elements for photos of my daughter, but now I'm glad I used a photo of one of my sons as well, as it's just perfect! 

For more information about the kit hop over to the website! Or if you want to see more projects created with this kit then please visit the DT gallery

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you happy scrapping!
xoxo
Monique

Saturday, 11 August 2018

My Creative Scrapbook August Main Kit Reveal! - Be Happy!!

Hey friends! I've been on holiday for almost two weeks and because of that I'm a little late posting the reveal of the August Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook

This month's kit is filled with the Bloom collection from Simple Stories, which I adore! Here's one of the pages I did:

The photos of my daughter standing next to a field of tulips were just what I needed for this kit!



 
What I also love about this month's kit is the stamp set that is included! Here's a photo of the August Main kit:


Fun right?! 

If  you also want to see the other August kits than please visit the blog of My Creative Scrapbook. You won't be disappointed! 

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon!
xoxo
Monique

Friday, 27 July 2018

This is the life! | JustNick & Doodlebug

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a fun summer layout created for JustNick.

Last May my family and I spent a few days in Spain and one of the activities we undertook was walk (climb) to the cross on top of the "Sierra Helada" that towers over Benidorm. For me, this was anything but easy, untrained as I am, but I did it! (The kids and my hubby seem to do the climb with much less effort!) Of course my daughter took a "selfie" and so I could do a layout about this! Here's what I made:


For this page I used the "Around The World" cut files:


I cut out the globe in almost 12"x 12" size and used that for my background and built the rest of the page on top of it.

I used Doodlebug Design's "Sweet Summer" collection which I found just perfect for these travel cut files and my holiday photo.

Here a few close-ups of the other cut files I used from the "Around the World" bundle: first the tag with the word "vacation" cut out:


Next the "Right Here" cut file:


And last but not least, the Geo Tags:


I really love this set of cut files! They are so perfect to use for lots more of my travel photos!


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to take a peek at my layout.

xoxo
Monique

Friday, 20 July 2018

Wet Wet Wet - My Creative Scrapbook July Step-By-Step

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing the July step-by-step tutorial created for My Creative Scrapbook using the July Main Kit with all the lovely Echo Park "Good Day Sunshine" goodies!

Here's my layout and I thought I'd show you how I made it. Don't you just love those happy colors & patterns?!


I started with the fun July cut files and decided to go with the umbrella cut file in the top right corner:


Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the umbrella from the b-side of the Echo Park paper "Little Red Wagon":

I chose three patterned papers to back the umbrella, trying a few combinations first before deciding on these three:


The three left-over pieces from the umbrella cut file served as a template to hand cut around:


Love the result:


As I found the white cardstock a bit too white to serve as a background for my layout I sprayed some yellow and blue mist on my cardstock:


I started building my layout by creating a border on the left side, adding a few lines of typed journaling as well:


The umbrella came next:


After matting the photo I decided it should go at the bottom of the umbrella. I chose a few stickers and chipboards and punched two flowers to add to the photo. On top of the umbrella I adhered two chipboards as well:


I love the Dear Lizzy alphabet stamp set that is included in this kit and used it to stamp the title on my page:


And for the finishing touch I used the sewing machine:


Really loving how this turned out.

Here are a few close-ups of my page:




This is it! Hope you like it!

Here's the photo of the July Main Kit. If you wish to read more about it or how you can secure one for yourself then please visit the MCS website.


Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy scrapping!
xoxo
Monique

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

June Sketch @ My Creative Scrapbook

Hi everyone!! It's time for the sketch reveal at My Creative Scrapbook. We had another great sketch designed by Laura Whitaker.

Here's what I created with the MCS July Main Kit:


Really loving this Echo Park collection "Good Day Sunshine"! 

Here's the sketch I used:


Remember to share your sketch at My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central you never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!

And a few close-ups:


I just love that Pam always includes a bit of ribbon in the kits. Look at that chipboard cactus, isn't it fun?!



Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a fab day!

xoxo
Monique

For more info about the MCS kits, go HERE