Sunday, 29 January 2023

COZY HOME || PRETTY LITTLE STUDIO

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a Christmas layout created with the new and adorable Sugar Plum collection from Pretty Little Studio. This collection is so super cute! Right up my alley! 

Here's what I made: 


For this layout I started with the rainbow paper called "Rainbow Bright" and used two photos from last Christmas. On the right side of the photos I placed a 3" x 4" journaling card with that cute little mouse. 


Below the photos and the journaling card I placed scalloped borders with stripes and hearts. These are so awesome! Next I added two word die-cuts and lots of other die-cuts, like the stern looking nutcracker. I really truly adore this collection!

Here are a few close-ups:





After I machine stitched my page, stamped the date and added some paint drops I was done. 

I really love this new Sugar Plum collection! If you want to check it out, please visit the Pretty Little Studio shop.


Here's a list of the Pretty Little Studio products I used:




Stickers | Festive Words


Journaling | Ginger Bread 3x4


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, 23 January 2023

Pretty Little Studio Memorydex Cards || Sugar Plum

Hello friends! For today I've got something else to share: a memorydex card! I made this with the brand new Sugar Plum collection from Pretty Little Studio. This collection is so much fun! I think it's my favorite Christmas collection sofar! 

Here's what I made: 


Before this weekend I had never ever created a memorydex card, but then last weekend I saw a memorydex challenge on Instagram and decided to join in. And now I'm hooked! So I thought that for my Pretty Little Studio blog post I would create this cutie.  

Let me show you the card I created for the challenge as well, as I used Pretty Little Studio's Sugar Plum collection for that card too:


Isn't that mouse adorable?! 

So, now I've got two memorydex cards! It's not much but it's a start. Planning on doing many more! 


I really love this new Sugar Plum collection! If you want to check it out, please visit the Pretty Little Studio shop.

Here's a list of the Pretty Little Studio products I used:



Die-Cuts | Sprinkles, Holiday Stems

Stickers | Festive Words



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, 9 January 2023

JOY || Pretty Little Studio layout

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing annother Christmas layout made with the awesome Tis the Season collection from Pretty Little Studio. Loving the colors and designs in this fun collection! 


I'm a huge fan of really large die-cuts and this collections contains so many of them! In my last layout I used the large Santa and for this layout I chose the large polar bear with the Xmas tree and .........


.... the numbers 2 and 4. LOVE them!


I matted my photo twice and surrounded it with die-cut trees, a little tag with baker's twine and some greenery. I also added a few word stickers.


Above the photo I machine stitched the word "Joy" and added another word sticker:


After adding a bit more machine stitching, paint drops and 3 enamel dots (own stash) I decided my page was complete. Hope you like it!

I really love the Tis the Season collection! If you want to check it out, please visit the Pretty Little Studio shop.

Here's a list of the Pretty Little Studio products I used:






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, 26 December 2022

Jingle All The Way || Step-By-Step for My Creative Scrapbook || Simple Stories Mix and A-Mingle

Hello friends! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Here is another Xmas layout, which I created using the awesome December Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This month the Creative Kit features the "Mix and A-Mingle" collection from Simple Stories.  

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


For this layout I started with the sheet with all the fantastic tags:


I cut all the tags apart and used all 15 of them to create a "Christmas Tree". To do this I placed 1 tag at the top, 3 tags in the second row, 5 tags in the third row and 6 tags in the fourth (bottom) row. 


Using my Crop-A-Dile a punched a hole in all of the tags and threaded bakers twine through all the holes: 


With a little bit of glue I glued them in place, but I used my sewing machine to really fix them in place.  I used different stitches for added interest: 


And this is how the layout in progress looked after stitching: 


Now, all I had to do was place my photo on top (in the bottom left corner) and add die-cuts and stickers on the right side and above the photo:


I also added small embellishments on some of the tags.: 


After stamping the date on one of the tags my layout was finished. Hope you like it! 

Here's a photo of the December Creative Kit I used: 


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.

Wishing you all a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique

Monday, 7 November 2022

Hello Pumpkin || Pretty Little Studio

Hello everyone. Today I'm sharing a layout created with the new Ginger Snap collection from Pretty Little Studio. The more I use this collection, the more I love it! I'm a Fall person and this collection is right up my alley!  

For this layout I chose a photo my youngest son with his panda (from quite a few years ago) and printed it twice. Here's what I made:


I used the paper "Old Fashioned" for the background of my layout. Loving the border! This paper already has so many designs on it, the layout didn't need much more. 


When I have a new collection to work with I really have trouble cutting into the beautiful papers. This collection was no exception. So I decided to use the packaging of one of the packets of die-cuts to mat the photos with. 

When I started on my layout I sorted my supplies in piles "definitely want to use" and "maybe want to use". And although this animal portrait die-cut isn't of a panda, he is black and white and super cute so he went on the pile I definitely wanted to use. Isn't he super cute?! 


Here is a photo on the entire cluster on the right side of my photo:


Loving all the Fall leaves in this collection! 

And here's also a photo of the cluster on the left side of the photo:


Isn't that large number 2 awesome?! 

For the title I used one of the many large word die-cuts:


There are so many journaling die-cuts in this collection and they come in all shapes and sizes. I chose this half round journaling card and wrote a few lines about my son feeling not well the whole week and my daughter buying him a panda. So sweet!


This collection also contains a few sheets with word stickers. The stickers I used come from two different sheets. 

After machine stitching here and there and adding a few paint drops I was done! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and please don't forget to check out this new and fabulous Ginger Snap collection in the Pretty Little Studio store

Sunday, 23 October 2022

HOME is where your puppy is || step-by-step for My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! For My Creative Scrapbook I wrote this step-by-step tutorial using the colorful October Creative Kit. This month the Creative Kit features the "My Happy Place" collection from Doodlebug Design.  

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



For this layout I started with a strip of paper measuring 6.5" x 10" cut from the sheet called "Garden Girl". With a pair of fringe scissors I cut a fringe row at the bottom of the paper: 


Using a pencil I curled the fringe to add a little more interest: 


Next I cut a strip of paper measuring 2" x 11.5" from the sheet called "Mint To Be" and on both the left and right side I cut "fish tails". I placed this strip of paper on top of the colorful paper with the fringe:


I printed a large photo (5 3/4" x 7 3/4") of my sons with our our puppy, matted this and placed it on top: 


On the right side of the photo I created a little cluster. I definitely needed the journaling card "Home is where your puppy is"! 


At the top of the layout I added more word die-cuts:


On the left side of the photo I placed some die-cuts and at the top of the page I added more die-cuts as well:


After adding two more word stickers and a die-cut, some machine stitching and a stamped date my layout was finished!  


Here are a few close-ups:




Hope you like it! 

Here's a photo of the October Creative Kit I used: 


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.

Wishing you all a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique