Wednesday 20 October 2021


Hello friends! I thought I would share the layout and step-by-step I created for My Creative Scrapbook using their October Creative Kit featuring the "Welcome Autumn" collection from Carta Bella. I so love the Fall colors in this kit! They are a bit like the colors in my living room, lol. Can you tell Fall is my favorite season? 

Here's the layout I created:

I started with unpacking the kit.

and cutting one of the free subscriber cut files from a sheet tangerine colored cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo:

Next I decided on a background paper (Pumpkin Patch Picks) for the white cardstock and I chose and matted two photos:

Using the inside pieces from the cut file I cut around the letters using various patterned papers from the kit:

Using a glue pen with a fine tip I adhered the patterned papers behind the letters of the cut file:

Which then looked like this:

I decided to use a different patterned paper for each of the words and for the pumpkin as well:

I really love the result! The Fall colors and patterns in this kit are just so awesome!

The rest of the page came together so easily. I adhered the with background cardstock (11.5" x 11.5") on top of the (12" x 12") orange chequered paper. The cut file was adhered on top of the white cardstock with the two matted photos above it. Placing some die-cuts and stickers around the photos and a bit of journaling at the bottom, my page was almost finished. What was missing was the machine stitching and the few drops of paint of course! After adding that as well, my page was done! 

Here are a few close-up photos:

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope I've been able to inspire you to use the October Creative Kit! 

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.

Wishing you a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique

Saturday 16 October 2021

Carving | Pretty Little Studio

Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a Fall / Halloween layout I created for Pretty Little Studio using some Goosebumps products and some other Halloween products from the Pretty Little Studio store. I love this time of year and wish it lasted longer! 

Here's the page I made. 

From the Silhouette store I chose a large Halloween cut file and started my layout with that as the base. Using a soft brush and a Distress Oxide ink pad (dried marigold) I colored beneath the cut file. Next I matted my photo on a piece of patterned paper and a piece of vellum paper. I chose a few die-cuts to add around the photo and the "carving" cut file from Kerri Bradford to adhere on top of my photo. 

I love all the Halloween die-cuts in the store! Like this cute little witch:

Or this cute black cat with the Halloween bow tie:

I also chose two of the cut-out words and together with a smiling pumpkin added these on top of the cut file. 

Using orange thread I machine stitched around the edges of my layout as well as the edge of the cut file and on a few random places on my page. 

I really like how this turned out. Hope I've inspired you to use your Fall photos for Halloween layouts too! 

Here's a list of the PLS products I used:

Halloween Die-Cuts | Abracadabra, Midnight the Cat, Pumpkin #1 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don't forget to visit the Pretty Little Studio shop for your Halloween products! 

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