Sunday, 17 February 2019

Together Forever | JustNick Studio

Hey friends! I haven't shared the layout I created for JustNick earlier this month and thought I'd show it to you today. I love all the Valentine's scrapbook collections and can't resist buying them. So for this blogpost I thought I would use one of them. For this layout I used Doodlebug's "French Kiss" collection, combined with the beautiful cut file from the JustNick store "Free Love".

And this is the cut file I used: Free Love

Isn't this cut file just perfect?! I love these open letters, where you can add your own patterned papers behind them! I used the 6"x 6" paper pad as I think the smaller patterns look better in a word of this size. Here are a few close-ups:

To color the white background I used both a brush with stamping ink and some spray mist. I'm trying to do something else than using pure white cardstock backgrounds. I think I like it, it's a bit more colorful.

So, if you're looking for more "love" cut files to create your own Valentine's scrapbook page, then make sure to check out the JustNick store! There are so many beautiful cut files you can use!

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look! Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day with your loved one(s)!


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Heart Books | Step-by-step My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! Today I'm a step-by-step I made for one of the layouts I created with the very awesome February Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. This kit is features mainly the Pink Paislee/Paige Evans "Whimsical" collection.

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

I adored all the sheets of patterned paper in this kit and wanted to use as many as possible on my layout. The different patterns and colors look so good together. 

Here's what I did: I selected paper 23, with all the half circles positioned in a circle and cut out the largest whole circle (by hand):

Next I selected a couple of other patterned papers and my 1" circle punch and punched out many (scalloped) circle halves:

Once I had assembled quite a lot, I randomly glued them inside the four circles of paper 23:

When it was finished it looked like this:

Now I selected a background paper and chose the yellow one as this color matched the photo of my daughter:

With my sewing machine I stitched all the circle halves securely in place:

And now I was ready to add my photos and embellishments. I chose two small Instax photos for this layout and of course lots of flowers, leaves and hearts to embellish.

My daughter and I share a passion for books and because we're both reading in these photos the title is "heart books". I just love the gold alpha Thickers included in this kit! 

This is it! Very simple to create, but with a fun result! 

I really think this was one of the best kits ever! and if you haven't secured one for yourself, then hop over to the My Creative Scrapbook side and see if they are still available! 

February Main Kit:

If you want to see all 4 February kits hop over to the MCS website and for photos of projects created by the design team with the various kit, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

Thank you so very much for stopping by! Happy crafting!


Sunday, 10 February 2019

We Love Winter | My Creative Scrapbook February Creative Kit

Hi everyone! This month I received both the Main kit and the Creative kit from Pam at My Creative Scrapbook and today I'm sharing a layout I created with the Creative Kit! 

The Creative Kit consists of so many Pebbles goodies, mainly from the "Loves Me" collection. Such an awesome kit! Here's the first layout I created with it:

Although this is really a Valentine's collection it's easily used for other photos as well. I used these winter photos of my 3 kids and love the result.

As I didn't want an whole white background I brused a little stamping ink on it using a Nuvo blender brush from Tonic Studio. The red ink pad was included in the kit.

February Creative Kit:

Showing you more layouts created with the Creative kit later this week! If you can't wait to see the kits and what the design team created with it, please visit the DT gallery. You can also find more layouts on my Instagram account

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

My Creative Scrapbook February Kits Reveal & a "Happy" layout

Hi everyone! It's the 5th of the month and that means it's time to reveal the My Creative Scrapbook February kits!! This month I was lucky enough to receive both the Main kit and the Creative kit!! 

Today I'm focusing on the Main kit, which consists mostly of Pink Paislee / Paige Evans' "Whimsical" collection (papers, chipboard shapes and die-cuts), with gold foam letter Thickers and white rubber words from Amy Tangerine and there's even a spray stencil from Heidi Swapp included. Such an awesome kit! Here's one of the layouts I created with it:

and a few close-ups:

Here's a photo of the February Main kit:

Showing you the Creative kit and a layout later this week! If you can't wait to see the kits and what the design team created with it, please visit the DT gallery

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, 1 February 2019

Snow Much Fun | JustNick & Doodlebug Design

Hi friends! Yesterday it was my turn on the blog of JustNick and today I'm sharing the layout I created here, on my own blog. As winter has finally arrived here in The Netherlands, including a little snow (yay!), I'm in the mood to scrap some winter photos! These photos were taken ten years ago (how time flies!) and I stil love looking at them!

I used the cut files "Hey Frosty" and "Joy" from the JustNick store to scrap this page: 

These are the cut files I used:

Before I got started on my layout I chose all the "non Christmas" papers from the Doodlebug collection "Christmas Town" and selected four papers to cut four snowmen from.

Next I cut the word "Joy" from a piece of white cardstock and used glimmermist to spray it in a beautiful green color.

I used the snowmen for the background and placed these strategically on a white cardstock background paper: two on the left side and two on the right. Next I matted the two photos and placed these on top of the snowmen with the title (sort of) in between. The next part was simple, I just added lots of Doodlebug embellishments, hand journaling and a date stamp! When I was finished I decided to add a bit more color by cutting 1 cm off the entire layout (on all four sides) and placing it on a colorful dotted patterned paper. I really loved the result! After adding my usual bit of machine stitching and a few drops of paint I was done!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to have a look at my page. If you want to check out this cut file or any other "winter" cut file in the store, just click HERE.

Wishing you a wonderful day and happy scrapping!


Friday, 18 January 2019

Shiver | Step-by-step January Main Kit My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! I've got another step-by-step tutorial I made for one of the layouts I created with the January Main kit from My Creative Scrapbook! I love the Freezin' Season collection from Simple Stories that is featured in this month's kit and had such fun playing with it!

Here's the layout I created the step-by-step for: the photo was taken two years ago when I had "Winston" from Simple Stories to stay with me for a few days.

Here's how I created this page: first I arranged everything I needed on my work table, including a few of the MCS January cut files (which you can find HERE scroll down), a couple of spray paints and a square photo (4 3/4" x 4 3/4") (11,5 cm x 11,5 cm):

As the photo was taken during the winter I chose a blueish color spray for the background of my layout:

First I decided on a place for my photo. Next I sprayed a bit of the ink on the plastic Thickers packaging from the kit and used that to transfer the ink on to my page where I was going to place my photo:

I sprayed the word "fun" with the same ink, but for the coffee cup I chose another color:

Now I was almost ready to start building my layout, but I wanted a little piece of this material from the January Main kit as well and hand cut a piece a bit larger than the size of my photo:

Next I cut a piece of the adorable penguin paper (sheet called "Snuggle Up") and placed this over the blue ink (7 1/4" x 2,5") (18 cm x 6,5 cm), with the white netting on top and on top of that the yellow/white card:

I cut two small strips of the greenish paper (B-side Snuggle Up) and placed these on the right and left side of the yellow card and I cut the coffee cup in two and also placed these on the right and left side of the yellow card:

Before I adhered the photo I stapled two die-cuts to it and only then adhered it in the middle of this layered pile. The word "shiver" came next. At the bottom of my page I added a bit of the blueish ink in the same manner as I decribed before and chose two die-cuts of houses and a chipboard polar bear to place on top. The word "fun" was added last.

After adding a bit of journaling and a date stamp my page was almost done ...

Only after adding the machine stitching and a few drops of white ink was my layout really done!

This is it! Hope you like my page! Here's a photo of the kit I used for this page, the January Main kit:

For more details about all 4 January kits hop over to the MCS website and for more photos of projects created by the design team with the various kit, please visit the Design Team Gallery.

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you happy crafting!