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

Tuesday 13 July 2021

LOVE THIS | Pretty Little Studio

Hello friends! I created this layout of my 3 kids for Pretty Little Studio's blog using the "Grateful Heart" collection. For this layout I chose the 12x12 "Grace" paper for the background as I just love the paint at the top of the page! 

Here's what I made:

I matted my photo on three different papers and added a strip of 3 vertical hearts at the right side and a whole sheet of cut-outs. 

On the left side I used a part of the packaging because I just loved the design!

And in the left bottom corner of the photo I adhered a flair button and some word stickers. 

On the right side of the photo I created a little cluster using one of the beautiful flower die-cuts, a striped tag, a word sticker and the die-cut of the camera:

I also placed one of the 3x4 journaling cards on the right side of the strip of cut-outs. I chose my favorite with the metallic words "Love this" (I wanted to show you the metallic sheen, but it was a bit hard to take a good photo of it):

At the bottom of my layout I added a strip of torn paper and two die-cuts: a strip of hearts and a vase with some flowers (love these!): 

After adding a few drops of paint and some machine stitching along the edges of my layout and on the journaling card and some of the die-cuts I 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:

Grateful Heart collection:

Paper Pack |  Grateful Heart 12" x 12" (single sided)

Die-Cuts | My Favorite, Taste of Home, All the Feels, Floral Centerpiece

Stickers | Reflection Words (color)

Cut-Aparts | Tradition Labels

Flair | Snapshots

Journaling | Grateful Heart 3x4

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

Sunday 4 July 2021

Favorite | Pretty Little Studio

Hello friends! A few days ago this brand new Pretty Little Studio collection "Grateful Heart" (by Claudia van Rooyen) arrived on my doorstep and I was so happy when I saw it in real life! Before, I thought the collection looked great on my computer, but when I had it in my hands it looked so much better! I totally adore the colors and the awesome designs! 

Here's the layout I made for Pretty Little Studio's blog:

This layout came together so incredibly easy and fast. I started with the beautiful paper called "Seasonal Wreath" and knew straight away which photo of my daughter I wanted to scrap with this paper. I printed a color version and a black & white version of the photo and matted the color photo. I placed the photos top left on the wreath and built my page from there. 

The photo was taken when my daughter was in Amsterdam book shopping, so an obvious choice was to use the die-cut of the little pile of books. And because books are among her favorite possessions the "favorite" die-cut was a logical choice too. 

I wrote a few lines of journaling above the pile of books. Next I adhered a little cluster of die-cuts  above the black & white photo:

And below the photo I placed one of the stickers with the stitches and on the black & white photo a little word sticker:

Last but not least I added my signature machine stitching. I used pink thread to stitch along the sides of the layout and white thread to stitch over the die-cuts.

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:

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