Saturday 18 January 2020

My Creative Scrapbook January Main Kit | Together - Crate Paper

Hello friends! For My Creative Scrapbook I made this step-by-step for one of the layouts I made with the awesome January Main Kit. I can't stop telling you how much I love the kits from My Creative Scrapbook. This one is no exception, it's filled with Crate Paper's Snowflake collection and it's so perfect for all those winter photos!

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

The photos are from quite a while back (2007!) but that's the fun of digital photos, you always have all your photos at you disposal even those from 12 years ago! I never got around to scrap these and thought this was the perfect kit to do so.

Here's how I made this page: I got out my kit, a sheet of light blue colored cardstock, gold Nuvo embellishment mousse and a template for the mousse:

With the spatula I applied the gold mousse to my background cardstock:

And then decided I needed some extra color like some pink distress oxide spray. At first I sprayed some of this on my background and then also added lots of drops:

As I don't want my cardstock to warp so much I glued it on to another sheet, in this case one of the patterned papers from the kit. First I cut off a 1 cm strip of paper from all sides.

When I was satisfied with how the background looked, I got started on building the rest of the page. The photos and a journaling card were first:

Next up were some fun die-cuts and chipboards:

How cute is that snowman?!

I added a few more die-cuts and chipboards and one of the acetate words:

Last but not least I added the machine stitching, some handwritten journaling and some twine through the hole of the tag:

Of course I also needed a little cluster at the bottom of my layout:

Don't you just love this kit?! I really think it's one of the best so far (but that's what I always say, lol).

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.

Thanks again for stopping by! Wishing you happy crafting!

Saturday 11 January 2020

Remember | Pretty Little Studio

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing this that I created using Pretty Little Studio's Indian Summer collection and one of the free PLS digital cut files, called “Fall Leaves“. I’ve had this photo of my youngest starting high school lying on my desk for ages and last week I finally decided to scrap a layout with it. As school started at the end of the summer, almost in the Fall, I thought that the warm colors of the Indian Summer collection were just perfect. Here’s what I created:

I totally adore the colors and designs in this collection and had such a hard time choosing between all the different patterned papers. I found this cut file a real treasure as it gave me the opportunity to use at least five different papers, one for each leaf:

I started my layout by coloring the white background with some yellow color mist, which I sprayed on a piece of plastic packaging first and then wiped this on my white cardstock. As soon as this had dried I added a few drops of tangerine color mist. While this was drying I hand cut the patterned papers to adhere behind the leaves and used a little liquid glue to adhere these. I arranged the leaves on my page and placed the matted photo in the top right corner. With the addition of a few clusters of embellishments, a title (a cut file from JustNick Studio), some handwritten journaling and some machine stitching my layout was done! Here are a few close-ups of the clusters:

Isn’t this owl adorable?! as are the colors!

I often use my tiny attacher to staple a all the die-cuts of a cluster together. In this way I can easily move the cluster around to find just the right spot for it.

Love all the flair buttons in this collection!

Here’s what I used for my layout: Indian Summer collection: 8×8 paper pack; Flair: So Fab; Die-Cuts: Indian Summer Leaves Vellum, Time Together, Beautiful Colors, Goodbye Summer, Happy Place 2; Free Cut File: Fall Leaves.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and taking a peek at my page! And don’t forget to hop over to the Pretty Little Studio Shop to take a look at this amazing collection!


Friday 10 January 2020

My Creative Scrapbook January Creative Kit | Live Life Colorfully - My Mind's Eye

Happy Friday everyone!! Here's one of the layouts created with the January Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook filled with My Mind's Eye "One Fine Day" collection:

Last month my hubby and I spent a lovely long weekend in London and apart from admiring the Christmas lights we also did some walking and encountered this fun colorful bridge (= below the bridge). When I saw this journaling card in this month's kit I knew just what photo to scrap!

Here are a few more close-ups:

Isn't this collection from My Mind's Eye super happy?! LOVE it so much!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Thursday 9 January 2020

January Kits My Creative Scrapbook | BRRR! - Crate Paper

It's time for the January kits from My Creative Scrapbook. This month I received the Main Kit and the Creative Kit both. The Main Kit is filled with Crate Paper's Snowflake collection and the Creative Kit with My Mind's Eye's "One Fine Day" collection.

Here's one of the layouts I created with the January Main Kit: my Cocker Spaniel puppy! Isn't she cute?

and a few close-ups:

and a photo of the kit:

Here's what in the kit: patterned paper from Crate Paper's "SnowFlake" collection, the 12" x 12" chipboard stickers, the ephemera pack, a pack of Heidi Swapp acetate words and glitter foam letter Thickers from American Crafts.

Sharing the other layouts created with this kit and the January Creative Kit soon!

For more information about the January kits 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 and taking the time to look at my page!
Wishing you a wonderful week!

Friday 3 January 2020

Together You & Me | Pretty Little Studio

Hello everyone! For my blog post on Pretty Little Studio's blog I created a Christmas layout using the Glitter & Ice collection. I love this collection so much that every time I’m using it to scrap my layouts or my December Daily I get so happy! Let me show you what I made:

For my layout I started with preparing a background using a template with diamonds, Nuvo embellishment mousse and some pink Distress Oxide Spray. Next I matted my photo on a few pieces of patterned paper and a piece of a clear sheet. I added lots of die-cuts (Christmas trees, words, frame, hearts).

I just love the extra dimension the mousse gives to the layout.

Here you can see the clear sheet with the trees and of course I had to add some machine stitching as well.

I love this photo of my daughter and I. My office is right in the centre of the town and often when my daughter has a moment of free time she calls me to ask if I want to have coffee or a hot cocoa with her somewhere nearby and of course I say yes as often as I can! We love something sweet as well, so I was very happy when I found this die-cut in the Glitter & Ice collection!

Apart from all the die-cuts in this collection there are also many awesome little word stickers! Like this one:

I stamped the date (twice) and added three little flags in the top right corner of my page, using a tiny attacher to fasten them. I completed this layout by adding two strips of typed journaling.

Here’s what I used for my page: Glitter & Ice collection: 8×8 paper pack; Clear: Tree Scatter 8×8; Die-Cuts: Warm Wishes Tags, Santa is Coming, Happy Season, Twinkle Lights, Fir Tree, Wonderful Frames, Tis the Season; Stickers: Oh What Fun; Cut-Aparts: Twas The Night Flags;

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and taking a peek at my page! And don’t forget to check out the Pretty Little Studio Shop for this amazing collection!
Hope to see you next time!


Thursday 2 January 2020

This Year - JustNick & Doodlebug Design

Hi everyone! It's Monique here wishing you all a wonderful 2020! I hope you had a fabulous New Year's Eve! Today I'm sharing a layout with my resolutions for the new year on JustNick's blog. I have to admit that I tend to forget my resolutions pretty quickly, but I do like to make them nonetheless. 

Here's the layout I created, using the "Say What" and "This Year" cut files:

These are the cut files I used: "Say What" and "This Year" (will be added to the store soon!), both of which I cut from a sheet of white cardstock:

I'm a huge fan of Doodlebug Design's products so I chose a mix of their collections to create this page. My resolutions were typed in Word and then printed on five different pieces of patterned paper (Doodlebug's Petite Print). Next I cut them in the right shape using my Silhouette Cameo.

Before adhering the word bubbles cut file I added some yellow paint to my white cardstock background (sprayed this on a piece of plastic packaging and wiped it over my background paper). 

As Doodlbug's papers are already so colorful I decided to leave the cut files white and use a black & white photo. I matted the photo on two pieces of patterned paper and created a little cluster on the left side: 

On the right side of the photo I wrote a little more about my resolutions:

I also added a few stickers here and there and after adding the compulsory machine stitching I considered my layout done! 

Hope you like it! Thank you so much for stopping by on this second day of the year. Don't forget to check out the JustNick store for these and many more fabulous cut files!