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


Saturday, 13 February 2021

Totally Cool | Pretty Little Studio

 

Today I'm sharing one of my Pretty Little Studio layouts using the Color Me Happy collection. Color Me Happy is definitely one of my all time favorite PLS collections. It feels like this collection was made for me, with it's bright and happy colors. And it's so versatile, you can use it for any occasion. For today's layout I chose an older photo of my youngest during one of our colder winters. Here's what I made:


For this layout I chose to scrap in a different format than I usually do. This page is 9" x 12".


Here're two detail photos: 


The clear word "love" is from an older collection "Wonderland". 


This is it! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and please don't forget to check out this colorful collection in the PLS store! 

Here's a list of PLS products I used: 





Word Flags | Wild At Heart




Friday, 29 January 2021

My Creative Scrapbook January Main Kit Tutorial | Go The Scenic Route Step-By_Step

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a step-by-step of one of the layouts I created with the January Main Kit from the kit club My Creative Scrapbook. I was so happy when I saw this kit, with all it's bright and happy colors of the "Go The Scenic Route" collection from Paige Evans! I'm a huge fan of Paige's collections and so I couldn't wait to dig in! 

Here's the layout for which I created the step-by-step:


The photo I scrapped is of my oldest son and our Cocker Spaniel pup. They make me so happy every day and so they were a perfect subject! 

I started my layout by preparing the watercolor background paper. Included in the kit was a fun stencil so I grabbed my watercolor paints and got started:


Next I cut three strips of paper and punched some circles and distressed the edges before I adhered everything in the middle of my paper: 


Also included in the kit was this set of Jillibean Soup stamps and matching dies. So of course I wanted to use those too:


I stamped a few of the words on my page: 


The next step was to mat the photo (distress the edges) and add a few die-cuts to it: 


This photo was placed in the middle of the layout and more die-cuts and chipboards were added to it:


Next I added some machine stitching:


Included in the kit was also a bottle of Prima fine shimmer spray (just add water). I added a few drops of this to my page: 



And my page was done!! 


Hope you like it! Here are a few more detail photos:




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.

Here's a photo of the awesome January Main Kit:


Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful week!

xxx Monique


Saturday, 23 January 2021

Eat Sleep Scrap Repeat | Pretty Little Studio

Hello friends! I'm so happy it's my turn on the Pretty Little Studio blog today! I'm sharing this layout created with the beautiful Miss Sadie Rose collection for my layout and a digital cut file from Paige Evans. Here's what I made:


For the background I used a sheet of watercolor paper. I painted it in a light pink color using my Gelatos and some water. When it had dried I added pink Nuvo mousse using a 6" x 6" stencil with lots of "broken" hearts. 

Next I backed the cut file with 5 different patterned papers, using a different paper for each word. To create a bit of depth I used foam tape to adhere the cut file on the background paper. 


Around the photo I created a cluster with some die-cuts and word stickers and beneath the photo I added a lenght of sewing machine thread. 


I really love the little pink word stickers in this collection and used them on several places on my page:


The little purse is a super cute sticker as well: 


This is it! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and please don't forget to check out this beautiful collection in the Pretty Little Studio store

Here's a list of PLS products I used: 

Sunday, 17 January 2021

Pretty Little Studio | Happy New Year

Hello friends! I’m so happy to share my first Pretty Little Studio layout for 2021. I thought it would be a good idea to create a layout with a photo where we celebrate the start of the new year (of course I'm the one behind the camera) and especially the end of 2020! (I've never been so happy to say goodbye to a year as this year!). 

Here’s the layout I created. I used the Christmas Cheer collection with some bits and pieces of the Miss Sadie Rose collection. The cut file is from Paige Evans. 

I started with pasting gold Nuvo mousse on the cut file and than I backed the letters with three different patterned papers from the Christmas Cheer collection. Next I used my sewing machine to stitch on and around the cut file.

I matted the photo of my husband and our kids with another piece of patterned paper from the Christmas Cheer collection and also added some die-cuts:

The stars are from the Christmas Cheer collection and all the flower die-cuts are from the Miss Sadie Rose collection. The large snow flakes are cut files I cut with my Silhouette.

On the right side of the photo I added a fun cluster with some die-cuts and a flair button:

On the right side of the layout I added two more clusters, here’s one of them:

After adding a couple of liquid pearl drops around all clusters for some extra texture I decided my layout was done.

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

Wishing you a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to take a look in the shop at this awesome Christmas Cheer collection!

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

Christmas Cheer collection

Paper Pack | Christmas Cheer 8×8 and Christmas Cheer 6×6

Die-Cuts | Holly Jolly Tags, Star Bright (vellum), Silent Night Words

Flair | Much Joy

Miss Sadie Rose collection

Die-Cuts | Rose Garden


Monday, 28 December 2020

My Creative Scrapbook - Christmas Tree Button Cards

Hello friends. Today I thought I would share my "button" Christmas cards with you. I received the December Creative Kit from Pam from the kit club My Creative Scrapbook containing among others the "Gnome for Christmas" collection from Photo Play Paper, puffy phrase stickers from Pinkfresh Studio and a package with buttons from Pebbles. As I want to send my family and friends a "real" and handmade Christmas card this year, I decided to use the kit also to create some fun Christmas cards. 

These are the cards I created:


Here're the puffy phrase stickers, the buttons and the word stickers I used for my cards:


For the base of my 4" x 6" cards I chose a piece of kraft cardstock, a piece of patterned paper and a piece of red cardstock. 


Using red and yellow twine I tied little bows in the top buttons and knots in the rest of the buttons:


I adhered the red cardstock on top of the patterned paper and machine stitched all the sides of the red cardstock: 


With large glue dots I adhered the buttons in a "tree design" onto the red cardstock:


Below the button tree I placed on of the word stickers from the Photo Play Paper sticker sheet:


From the sheet with the Pinkfresh Studio "Oh What Fun" puffy phrases I chose a word that fitted the size of the card and adhered this below the word sticker and the button tree:

Using double sided sticky tape I adhered the card onto the kraft cardstock base:


And I was done!! Really loving the result! 


Here are a few close-ups of my cards:




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.

Here's a photo of the December Creative Kit:


Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful time!

xxx Monique