Sunday, 27 May 2018

Step-by-step tutorial using the May Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a step-by-step tutorial for this Spring layout I created for the MCS blog using the fabulous My Creative Scrapbook May Main Kit.

I really love the beautiful Carta Bella "Spring Market" collection that Pam chose for this month's kit and I happily printed off lots of the Spring photos I had taken last April. For this layout I chose three photos which I then copied, pasted and resized in Word. I printed them at home on my Canon printer.

Here's the layout I created and I thought I'd show you how it came together:

Often when I start on a scrapbook page I just put my papers, photos and embellishments this way and that until I'm satisfied with the design. However, there are times when I find it easier to use a sketch to get started, like for this page. I decided to quickly design a simple sketch in Word:

Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the large title from the scraps I had lying on my desk. I wrote the word "SPRING" (font: Aharoni) divided the separate letters over my screen to easier cut the letters from different pieces of paper and adhered the pieces of paper on my cutting mat:

and this was the result:

I placed these letters on my cardstock background, but decided I liked the back of the letters "R" and "I" better. The strip at the bottom of my page is one of those extra strips of paper from the bottom of one of the other patterned papers.

Next I (hand) cut the three rectangles and placed them above my title:

From the sheet called "Floral Tags" I cut three beautiful tags and arranged them on the pink paper:

The strip of photos of my daughter and I and the tulips (I live in The Netherlands, so tulips it is!) came next:

I selected three of the beautiful Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams) buttons from the kit and some of the adhesive chipboard pieces and placed them on my page:

For one of the other May layouts I created this month, I cut one of the MCS May cut files and I had a little piece left, so that went to the top of my page:

I typed one line of journaling in Word which I adhered above the title and finished my page with some machine stitching and drops of (Cotton Candy) glimmer mist. And as is almost always the case, when I think I'm done with my page I can't stop adding bits and pieces, like a few more chipboards:

This is it! Really simple if you start with a sketch. How about you? Do you like sketches to get you started? or do you rather wing it?

Hope you like my page and if you decide to give my sketch a try as well, I would love to see what you create!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Wishing you happy scrapping!

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

LOVE YOU - Maggie Holmes / Crate Paper

Hey everyone! For the "Die Cut Delight" challenge, also a National Scrapbook Day challenge at, I created this page using the Carousel collection from Maggie Holmes (Crate Paper) and a digital cut file from JustNick.

What do you think? Is it a bit too much? I always have trouble not to keep on adding more and more things to my pages ... Although I do like the outcome in this case. Here are a few more close-ups:

So how about you? Did you enter in any of the NSD challenges at I would love to have a look at your project too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Sillinest - Doodlebug Design

Hi friends! When I saw the National Scrapbook Day challenges at I knew I wanted to play! Especially when I saw the "Live, Laugh, Layout Challenge", where the challenge is to incorporate a wide variety of embellishments! Right up my alley! 

So I unpacked the new Doodlebug collections I had just bought and got started. Here's what I did:

The photo is of my hubby and my brother in law, preparing their favorite dish paella together. It took them hours, but they had great fun!! 

Here are a few more close-up of all the embellishments I used: 

I really and truly adore every Doodlebug product and creating this page made me so happy! 

How about you? Did you join any NSD challenges? There's still time to join the NSD challenges at!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

My Creative Scrapbook May Kits!

Hi everyone! Because of my vacation abroad a little bit later than usually ... the May Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook and the first layout!

Let's start with the layout. The Carta Bella "Spring Market" collection featured in this kit, is just perfect for this silly photo of my kids in my in-laws garden.

A few close-ups:

I just love the soft colors in this collection!

The huge doily is one of the MCS May cut files from Neat and Crafty. You'll find the MCS cut files HERE (at the bottom of the add-on page).

Hope you liked this first layout for May. If you can't wait to see the rest of my MCS layouts for May or if you want to see the projects from my fellow dt members as well, then hop over to the MCS gallery!

Last but not least, the photo of the MCS May Main Kit:

For more information about this kit or the other 3 amazing kits, please visit the MCS website.

Thanks for stopping by today! I so appreciate your visit!