Thursday, 16 September 2021

CREATE | DOODLEBUG LAYOUT | STEP-BY-STEP FOR MY CREATIVE SCRAPBOOK

Hello friends, I've got a fun step-by-step tutorial for this happy Doodlebug layout I created with their Cute & Crafty collection, which was featured in the September Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I'm a huge fan of Doodlebug Design and have even had the honor to have been on their Design Team for a couple of years!

So, here's the layout I made, using a photo of a scrappy date: 


I have tons of photos of scrapbooking dates, which are - of course - perfect for this collection! 

I started with the sheet of paper with all the 2.5" x 2.5" squares (called Perfectly Plaid):


I had a hard time choosing my favorites, but in the end I selected 12 squares. From my stash I picked a sheet of white cardstock and cut off a strip of 0.5" on two sides. So the white cardstock now measured 11.5" x 11.5". I placed the 12 squares on the right side of the paper in four rows of three squares:


Using my sewing machine I stitched all of them on every side and some of them even twice: 




The designs in these squares make me so happy!! 

Next I wanted to use the white AC alpha stickers from the kit, but first I needed to give them another color. Using my Copics I colored the letters I wanted to use:


And using a ruler I decided on the best place to adhere them:



Before doing anything else I first adhered the sheet of white cardstock on top of the sheet of patterned paper called "Painted Posies". For the title I selected a word die-cut from the "Chit Chat" package and using foam adhesive I glued it in the middle of the two bottom rows of squares:


Next I matted my photo and placed it in the top left corner of my page. I decorated my page with more die-cuts and stickers, I wrote a few lines of journaling and stamped the date (twice) and I was done! 
I really love the result. Hope you do too!! 

Here are a few more detail photos:





Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope I've been able to inspire you a little. 

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 a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique


Sunday, 12 September 2021

GINNY | PRETTY LITTLE STUDIO

Hi everyone! Today I want to share a layout featuring my furry baby using the "Grateful Heart" collection from Pretty Little Studio. Here's the layout I made:


For the background I used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and cut the hearts background from the sheet called "Afternoon". I then machine stitched through every row of hearts. Next I placed the photo on top with the 3" x 4" journaling card with the camera on the right. 

I added lots of flower die-cuts in the bottom right corner of the photo and the top left corner of the photo. 



Next I added a few word stickers on the journaling card and also spelled my dog's name and adhered these alpha stickers on the left side of the photo. 


The die-cut word "love" is from an older collection, but as I thought the color fitted the Grateful Heart collection I decided to use it. Next I stamped the date and was done! Hope you like it!


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. 

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





Journaling | Grateful 3 x 4

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



Monday, 16 August 2021

Good Vibes | Step-By-Step Tutorial | My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! I've got another step-by-step for one of the layouts I created for My Creative Scrapbook. Today's layout was made using the August Creative kit, featuring the Sunkissed collection from Simple Stories. I scrapped a photo of my youngest and one of his friends on the beach:

Isn't this summer photo just perfect for this collection?! 

Here's a quick step-by-step of how this page came together, starting with a photo of all the supplies I thought I might use:

The sheet with all the tags really stood out for me, so I thought I would go with that one:

I cut out 5 tags to create a horizontal row on my page:


Below the tags I wanted a bit of blue paint and achieved this by transferring the blue paint with a piece of plastic on to my white background cardstock:





Next I placed the tags on top of the part with the blue paint: 


I threaded a piece of twine throught the holes of the tags and machine stitched them all to the background cardstock:


I placed the matted photo on top of the tags and embellished around it: die-cuts on the right side of the photo, the chipboard banner above the tags, a chipboard title below the photo, etc.:


Last but not least I added a bit of handwritten journaling and stamped the date! Hope you like it!! 
Here are a few close-ups of the finished page:





Here's a photo of the August Creative Kit:


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 a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique

Saturday, 7 August 2021

New August kits from @MyCreativeScrapbook & a large photo layout

Hello everyone! It's August and that means the new kits from the kit club My Creative Scrapbook have been revealed! This month I got the Creative kit filled with the Sunkissed collection from Simple Stories! I adore this collection so was very happy!! 

Here's the first layout I created with it:

I love using large photos on my scrapbook pages and decided on using one for this page. The waves on the right side of the photo are part of a free subscriber cut file and was cut with my Silhouette. 


I added loads of die-cuts on the right side of the photo as well. 


Loving the result! 

Here's a quick look at the Creative kit: 


Isn't it awesome?!! Here are the photos of the other three kits as well:

August Main Kit


August Limited Edition Kit


August Album Kit

For more information about the kits go to the website of My Creative Scrapbook!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

xxx Monique

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Goal Getter | Step-By-Step My Creative Scrapbook | July Creative Kit

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing my step-by-step for this layout I created for My Creative Scrapbook using the July Creative kit. 

I wanted to scrap these two photos of my youngest son and because of the bright colors of his shirt this kit was absolutely perfect! 

This is the layout I created:


First I displayed the kit on my scrap table:


Next I decided on a "round" design and therefore needed something round to trace and found this plate:


I traced the plate with a pencil and cut out the circle, which I then placed on a sheet of white cardstock:


Next I cut three rectangles and placed these on top of the circle:


Next up were the fabulous puffy words:


These words were perfect to arrange around the circle:



I decided I wanted a patterned paper below the white cardstock, so I cut off approx. 1 cm on all sides and adhered the cardstock on a sheet of light blue pattered paper, called "April Showers". 

Of course the layout needed some machine stitching: 


I stitched both on the patterned papers as well on all 4 sides of the layout:


Next I placed the two photos on the rectangles in the middle of the circle. I wrote some journaling beneath and added a couple of die-cuts & stickers (which I changed again later-on):


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

Here are a couple of close-up shots:





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.

July Creative Kit:


Wishing you a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique