Saturday, 21 November 2020

Family Is Everything | Step-By-Step My Creative Scrapbook November Creative Kit

Hello friends! Are you already in the mood for Christmas & Christmas layouts? I am! I was so happy when Pam from My Creative Scrapbook sent me the amazing November Creative kit filled with Crate Paper's Hey, Santa collection! 

Here's the layout for which I've made a little step-by-step:


Except for November Creative kit I've also used one of this month's free subscriber cut files:


The first thing I did was cutting 12 strips of paper, measuring 2" x 12". As I couldn't choose which paper I liked best, I cut off strips of six different papers. As they are double sided I now had 12 different designs. 


Next I cut these in smaller parts, varying in length:


I arranged them on my background cardstock, leaving a spot where my photos was going to be: 


Using my Singer sewing machine I stitched all of these in place:



I already love this, even without the photo!

Next I placed the matted photo and the cut file on my page to see how it looked and trying to decide where my embellishments should go. One thing was sure, Santa had to be included!


Here are a few detail photos of the finished layout:





This is it! Easy peasy! I'm so happy I received this kit, I'm totally in love with it! ! 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 November Creative Kit:


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

xxx Monique

Saturday, 7 November 2020

We Need A Little Christmas | My Creative Scrapbook November Creative Kit

This month I received the Creative kit from Pam, from the kit club My Creative Scrapbook. It's because she knows how much I love Christmas collections and especially when they are cute! The November Creative kit features the Crate Paper Hey, Santa collection, which so super cute! Here's my first page:


And here are a few detail photos:


I just love that the kit contains both cardstock & vellum die-cuts, but also chipboards. I love the chipboard car above and the cardstock santa and vellum bow below.


In the top left square I created a little pocket for some journaling cards: 



For more information about this month's kits hop over to the My Creative Scrapbook website and to the gallery if you want to see what everyone on the team created. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Monique

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Back to School | Step-by-step tutorial for My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing the step-by-step I created for My Creative Scrapbook of my "Back to school" layout which I made with the wonderful October Main Kit featuring the Fresh Bouquet collection from Crate Paper and one of the free subscriber cut files. I also used this month's sketch for this layout.

This is the layout I created, with a (not so recent) photo of my oldest son on his first day of school after the summer holidays. 


And this is the October sketch I also used:


When I got started on my page I displayed everything I had left of the kit: 


And I selected a whole bunch of my border punches:


I punched about 15 borders of approx. 0.5 and 0.75 inch wide:


I also cut the "Back to school" cut file using my Silhouette Cameo:


Next I also cut three mats for my 4" x 6" photo and chose a blue sheet of cardstock from my stash for the background: 


While deciding how I wanted to build my page I came to the conclusion I wanted to separate the "Back to school" cut file. So, using a pair of scissors I just cut them apart:


The punched strips of paper I used for the top left corner. I adhered them in the order I wanted them, turned the page around and cut off the excess parts: 




The photo was matted on three different pieces of paper and was placed in the bottom right corner of the layout:


I selected the die-cuts that had something to do with school, like the row of books, and placed these around the photo. I also added the two parts of the "Back to school" cut file; one on the photo and one behind it.

Next I got my sewing machine and stitched around my page:


I also stitched on other places of my layout, like here over the cut file:


And I stitched above the photo:


And here over one of the die-cuts:


I added a few lines of handwritten journaling and a few drops of silver colour mist and I was done! 

I really loved working with this kit! I had so much fun creating this page! 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! Wishing you a happy day!

xxx Monique

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Trick Or Treat | Pretty Little Studio

 Hello friends! Happy Saturday! Today I'm sharing my latest Halloween layout on Pretty Little Studio's blog. In a shoebox I found this darling photo of my youngest (who is now taller than I am!). I knew straight away what I would make for today’s project! Pretty Little Studio has so many cute Halloween products in the store which are all just perfect for this photo!


I started with two sheets of cardstock: one tangerine and one black. From the black one I cut off 1.5 cm on two sides and distressed the edges a little. I adhered the black sheet on top of the tangerine one and machine stitched them together. Next I matted the photo on a piece of vellum and on a piece of patterned paper and placed them in the middle of my cardstock background. Behind the photo I added a 2″ x 8″ strip of distressed patterned (pumpkin) paper.


Now came the fun part: adding all the little bits and pieces! First of all the 4″ x 6″ journaling card on the left:


And this adorable vintage die-cut of a witch’s hat with a broom in it’s hand and one of the 2″ spooky circle tags:


I found this Halloween flair in my older Pretty Little Studio stash:


And also this cute die-cut:


Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut out the word “smile” and three little pumpkins and added these to my page as well:


With a white sharpie I wrote a tiny bit of journaling and with the addition of some white paint drops my pages was done. I’m really happy with how this turned out.

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




Vintage Die-Cuts | Halloween pack


Circle Tags | Halloween 2″

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my page! Don’t forget to visit the Pretty Little Studio store to check out all the fun Halloween related products! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!



Monday, 5 October 2020

My Creative Scrapbook September Main Kit - Step By Step

Today I'm sharing a step-by-step for a layout I created with the September Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook featuring the "And Many More" collection from Pink Paislee and one of the free subscriber cut files. My daughter had just heard that she had passed all her tests and exams from University! Time to celebrate and be happy!


I started with choosing the patterned papers I wanted to use and by cutting the word "Happy" three times from a sheet of white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo:

As I found the white letters too white, I decided to stamp some text on them using a Prima Marketing stamp from an older kit and light grey ink:


I placed the three words on the pink/white striped paper:


When I had matted my photo I placed this on the right side of my background paper and arranged a few bits and pieces around it:


And some more bits and pieces:


And even more:


Using my We R Memory Keepers type writer I typed some lines of journaling:


I cut the journaling apart and placed them on my layout:


For the finishing touch I added some machine stitching:


And I was done! Hope you like my page! Here are a few more close-ups of the layout:




I really LOVED this kit! I love the colors and the designs, but above all that it was a birthday kit! I have so many birthday photos I still need to scrap, so this kit was pretty much perfect! 

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 to take a look at my page! Wishing you a wonderful week!

xxx

Monique