Saturday, 3 April 2021

Summer Vibes | Pretty Little Studio

Hello everyone! For my blogpost on Pretty Little Studio's blog I created a summer layout featuring the Chasing the Sun collection. I'm totally ready for the winter to be over and am really looking forward to warmer and sunnier days and so I decided to create a sunny layout for today's blog post. 

Here's what I made, a layout with my 3 kids from way back when they were still little. 


I started this layout with a sheet of watercolor paper, a little background stamp, yellow distress oxide ink and lots of water. Next I colored the cut file with another color distress oxide and water and adhered this on top. I matted the phtoto and placed this partly under the cut file. 


I created two clusters with embellishments on my page, one in the bottom right corner of my photo:


 and one in the bottom left corner of the cut file:


At the top of my photo I added a couple of word stickers and two more die-cuts:


I had such a fun time creating this page and was so glad I made the decission to create a summer page. 

Here's a list of the PLS products I used:


Paper Pack |  Chasing the Sun 8x8


Shipping Tags | Fireflies

Stickers | Summer Vibe Word

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget to visit the Pretty Little Studio shop for this collection or one of the many other collections. 

You can find more of my work here: Instagram / Blog / Pinterest


Monday, 29 March 2021

Shine Bright a step-by-step | My Creative Scrapbook March Creative Kit

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a step-by-step for this colorful layout which I created with the My Creative Scrapbook March Creative kit, which features the Norbert's Birthday Party collection from Photo Play Paper. I really love all the bright colors in this kit and thought what better way to use them than for a rainbow? 

So here's what I made, a layout of my daughter's birthday: 


I started with displaying the kit:


Next I selected the papers I wanted to use and using a circle cutter I cutted 8 bows: 



I adhered the bows at the bottom of the background cardstock using just a tiny bit of adhesive and used my sewing machine to adhere them for "real":



Next I matted the two photos and placed these on the rainbow, adding a tag on the left of the photos and one behind the right photo. I also added two stickers: the black light bulb between the photos and garland above the photos:

A few more embellishments followed: stickers on the photos and also below the photos, journaling above the top bow and a two sticker words above the journaling. The word stickers above the garland and a piece of twine in one of the tags:


At the top of the page I added a strip of dotted paper with two die-cuts in the left corner:

After adding a few drops of yellow paint I was done. Hope you like it! 

Here's a photo of the March Creative Kit, isn't it fun?!

For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website and if you want to see the photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kits, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

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

Wishing you a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique

Friday, 26 March 2021

Pretty Little Studio | Planner spread

For my Pretty Little Studio blog post I've created another spread in my (big) Happy Planner using the Document Life collection by "Hello Heather". I love working in my planner (it's so addictive!) and this collection is just perfect for all seasons and so I happily used it for my March overview spread. 


I've created a layout on the left side of this spread with one center photo and on the right side I've got a collection of events happening in March. 

Here's a close-up of the left side of my planner spread. I've used mostly products from the Project Life collection, but the stamps I used are from and older collection: Oakley Avenue by Ashley Horton. 


Even though March was only halfway through when I scrapped this page, I already knew that this photo would be perfect to take pride of place! This weekend we could finally shop in a "real" store again! For weeks shopping online was the only possibility we had. All shops were closed and even though I shopped online a lot, nothing beats shopping in a "real" store! Of course the first "real" store my daughter and I visited was a scrapbook store! We had to drive an hour to and an hour from for only half an hour shopping time, but it was totally worth it! 


A favorite product of mine are the clear stitches sticker strips! 

And here's the right side of my spread: a collection of random events, for example, last week a huge storm raced over our country and part of the roof flew off our house! 


Another close-up of the right side: I love the "today" journaling card! and of course those stitches sticker below it. 


I have my planner lying on the dining room table and whenever I have a moment I write in it and once or twice a week I print my photos using my Canon Selphy printer adhere them straight away. I love that I can print 8 small square photos on one 4"x 6" photo paper straight from my phone using the app. 


This is it! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek at my planner! Hope to see you again soon!

Here's an overview of the PLS products I used for my planner:

Document Life collection


Sunday, 7 March 2021

Life is Amazing | Pretty Little Studio | XOXO collection

Hello frieds! Today I'm sharing another 9" x 12" layout with you, which I created for Pretty Little Studio. For this page I used the awesome PLS XOXO collection. I wanted to scrap this photo of my daughter and her best friend and with this photo in my hand I went looking for the best collection to use. This turned out to be the XOXO collection. The colors are exactly right! 

Here's the layout I made:


Aren't the colors just perfect for this photo?! 

Although this collection is not one of the most recent collections it is still such an amazing collection! I just adore the paper with the coffee cups and the sheet with all the ampersands!


Here are a few detail photos:


I cut off a strip with coffee cups from the 8" x 8" paper "Love You A Latte". As I'm a huge coffee fan I love using all kinds of products related to coffee on my layouts. This paper with the coffee cups is one of my favorites!



The flower die-cuts (called Blooming Love) in this collections are just so beautiful! 


This journaling card is one of a this package called "Love Today". Awesome, right?


I love using washi tape on my pages and this strip of adhesive vellum tape (called "Falling In Love") is very much like washi tape. 


I love creating these smaller sized layouts. Sometimes, when I start a layout with a 12" x 12" sized paper, I find it a bit intimidating. This size is so much easier to scrap! 

Here's an overview the PLS products I used on my layout:

XOXO collection

Paper Pack | XOXO 8x8

Die-Cuts | Blooming Love, Darling Journaling, Hello Lovely Words, Love Word Flags, Love You  

Journaling | Love Today

Vellum Washi | Falling In Love 


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you next time! 


Sunday, 28 February 2021

February Layouts | My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club

Today I'm sharing the other three layouts I created with the February Creative Kit from the kit club My Creative Scrapbook. I totally adore the Apron Strings collectionc from Simple Stories that was featured in the kit!

Rainbow Days


MOMENTS


Happiness is Homemade

For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website and if you want to see the photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kits, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

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

Wishing you a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique

Friday, 19 February 2021

Together we are better | Step-by-step for My Creative Scrapbook kit club

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a step-by-step of my "Together We Are Better" layout which I created with the February Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I was so happy when I first saw this kit! I'm a huge fan of everything from Simple Stories and the Apron Strings collection is definitely one of my favorites! 

This is the layout for which I created the step-by-step:


I assembled everything I thought I would need. Don't you just love the sight of this?!


Next I cut squares in three different sizes from random pieces of paper. The smallest square is 1.5" and the largest is 2":


I adhered these squares on the left side of a white sheet of cardstock. When you do this make sure to use only the tiniest bit of glue for the top square as you want to fold this one later-on:


Using my sewing machine I sew diagonally over the squares. Sometimes from left to right, sometime the other way around:



Using a bone folder fold over the top square:


I alread love this result! It's just because the papers are so pretty! 

Next I matted my photo and placed this in the top right corner, partially over some of the squares;


The February Creative Kit contains two 12" x 12" sheets with stickers and I used some of these for my layout: 


Next I added some more machine stitching and I wrote a few lines of journaling and I was done!


Here are a few more detail photos of my layout:




For more information about this kit (and the other 3 kits of this month) please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website and if you want to see the photos of all projects created by the design team with the various kits, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

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

Wishing you a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique