Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Celebrate Autumn | Pie Chart Tutorial for My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing the step-by-step tutorial I made My Creative Scrapbook for this layout created with the fabulous MCS October Main Kit. I adore the "Forever Fall" collection from Simple Stories Pam chose for this month's kit and had such a great time creating this page.


Because I love the pie charts that are all the rage for quite a while now, I came up with the idea to use small pie charts on my page, instead of one large one. Let me show you how I made them.

I started with a circle punch and a triangle punch and punched 8 circles and a whole lot of triangles:



On top of every circle I put some liquid glue and adhered 8 triangles:


Starting with two triangles opposite of each other I filled the cardstock circles: 




Don't you agree they look like little pie charts?

Because I first glued the triangles on a piece of cardstock, I was able to position the little "pie charts" in different ways before deciding on my final design:



On top of every pie chart I adhered one or more stickers or die-cuts. The title I added to the top row of pie charts. Here are a few close-ups:





Fall truly is my favorite season and I'm so happy with this collection, with all the adorable little bits and pieces that are Fall related.



This is it! Hope you like my page and step-by-step tutorial. For more information about the kit and how to secure one for yourself click HERE! Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Wishing you happy scrapping!
xoxo
Monique

Friday, 12 October 2018

Scrap The Boys October challenge | Doodlebug Hello

Hi friends!! TGIF! Sooo happy that Friday has arrived, my day off from work! I started the day early with an hour aqua jogging and although I didn't really wanted to go I'm so glad I did! It really feels good, starting the day with a bit of working out. 

After I got home I grabbed a coffee and finished this page. I often visit the Scrap The Boys blog, but it has been ages and ages that I had time to play. When I saw this month's challenge (a mood board challenge) I immediately thought of Doodlebug's Hello collection, lying beside my desk, waiting to be used. Sooo, here's what I did:


I scrapped a photo of my eldest son, taken on vacation in France quite some years ago (I now realize I forgot to add the date to my page!). I totally adore this photo and this Doodlebug collection and am so happy I stumbled upon the Scrap The Boys challenge. I'm sure otherwise I wouldn't have taken the time to create this page. 

Here are a few more close-ups:





And this is the color scheme we had to use:


Fun right?!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and if you feel like scrapping, why not join in this challenge? Just hop over to the Scrap The Boys blog to see more projects created with these colors. 

Wishing you all a fab weekend and hope to see you back sometime!
xxx
Monique

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

My Creative Scrapbook October Main Kit Reveal and a layout

Hi friends! I've got a layout to share that I created with the October Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I love the Forever Fall collection from Simple Stories that Pam included in this kit!! The photo I used is an old one: my youngest kid ten years ago (how time flies!) but I just never got around to scrap it. 


The cut file is a free cut file also from My Creative Scrapbook. 

A few close-ups:


Isn't that little fox super cute?!



And this is this month's kit:


If you want to know more about the kit, then hop over to the MCS website and if you want to see the projects the design team created then please visit the DT gallery. Did you know that the MCS blog contains lots and lots of tutorials created with the kits? If you want to check them out, go HERE

Thank you so much for stopping again, I really appreciate it!!
xx
Monique

Thursday, 4 October 2018

On The Go | JustNick Studio & Pretty Little Studio

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing my "Barcelona" layout with you. It's been almost 6 years that we visited this amazing city and the photos I've used on this layout have been lying on my desk for just as long! At the time I created a mini album for this vacation and these were my leftover photos, but as it was one of the most amazing city trips we did, I didn't want to part with them. And now I'm so glad I didn't as they were just perfect to use with the "Big Wheels" cut file!


This is the "Big Wheels" cut file; such an awesome, versatile cut file!


I also used the "Wish You Were Here" collection from Pretty Little Studio and my circle punches to create this page. Love how well the colors of Pretty Little Studio collection match my photos! And I love that I got to use so many different pieces of patterned paper in one layout!


And no, there were no lamas to be found in Barcelona, but I adored the die-cut and wanted to include at least part of him in my page!


When I started my layout I had square sized photos, but quickly decided that that size didn't work for a multiple photo layout with this cut file. Then I punched circles from my photos and now I totally love the result!


I added a few word stickers, word flags and die-cuts and a bit of machine stitching and I was done!


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog to take a peek at my project! Hope you like it. If you're looking for this or other circular cut files or any other cut file just hop over to the JustNick store!

Happy crafting!

Monique

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Hello Fall | JustNick Studio & Echo Park

Hello friends! It's Sunday and time for another layout! Fall is my favorite season and I had such a great time scrapping this page! I used a photo of my daughter, which she took herself for her Bookstagram account, hence a photo of her reading. I chose the beautiful "Leaf Cluster" cut file and used it as background:


Look how awesome the Leaf Cluster cut file looks like:


I used the Echo Park's "Celebrate Autumn" collection for my page and the "Autumn Floral" paper to cut out the leaf cluster. Initially I wanted to use the other side of Autumn Floral paper, but while building my page I decided the cut-out leaves looked much better using this side of the paper!




The cut out word "love" was still lying on my desk from one of the earlier pages I created and came from the "Valentine" cut file.



How I love Fall colors!


Thank you so much for taking a peek at my layout and don't forget to visit the JustNick store for this cut file and lots of other leaf cut files!

Wishing you happy scrapping!

xoxo Monique

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Beautiful | Pink Paislee | Step-by-step | My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! In this post I'm sharing a step-by-step of my "Beautiful" layout, created for My Creative Scrapbook with their September Main Kit.

This is the layout I created: 


I'm a huge fan of Pink Paislee and totally adore this month's kit featuring the Auburn Lane collection! I love it so much I didn't want to "spill" any papers and used my kit very carefully. The reason I'm telling you this, is that this is how I came up with the idea for this design, using only 1 sheet of paper: paper 07.

I really like the design of paper 07 with all the small triangles and decided I wanted to use the geometrical idea of this paper, but not necessarily limited to triangles. I toyed with some ideas and decided on the diamond shape.  


First I cut off strips of paper of 3 "rows" wide, like this:


Next I cut diamond shapes consisting of 6 triangles wide and 6 triangles long. After cutting the first, I used that one as a template to cut the rest of the diamond shapes:


I found that I really wanted smaller diamond shapes as well and cut a few of those too. Because the papers in the Auburn Lane collection are all double sided I automatically had diamond shapes in 2 different designs:


Placing the shapes this way and that, I decided on this design:


Using just a tiny bit of adhesive I glued the shapes to the cardstock, so I could always rearrange them later-on. I added my photo, a journaling card from paper 01 and some die-cuts & stickers and when I was happy with the way the layout looked I used my sewing machine to stitch the shapes permanently to my page. 




This is it! Really very easy! Hope you like it!

Here's a photo of the September Main Kit I used: 


For more information about the kit and how to secure one for yourself click HERE! Did you know that this month you will receive a free gift with your kit?!


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