Sunday 25 September 2022

Home is where the heart is || Step-by-step for My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! Today I've got a step-by-step tutorial which I made for one of the layouts I created using the beautiful September Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook and one of the free subscriber cut files. This month the Creative Kit features the "Farmhouse Summer" collection from Carta Bella Paper/Echo Park Paper.  

Here's the layout I created the step-by-step for:

I started with displaying the products I had left over from the kit after creating three layouts already:

For this layout I cut out one of the free subscriber cutfiles from Pearttree Cutfiles called "Heart of the Home" (it's an old one from September last year) using my Silhouette and placed this on a sheet of dark green patterned paper called "Simple Summer Flower". I chose a photo of my daughter and her partner in their brand new home (and my youngest, as we were visiting):

From all four sides of the patterned paper I tore off thin strips of paper using a metal ruler to get distressed edges:

Next I matted the photo, but before adhering I distressed the edges of this paper as well:

I decided to hand cut some of the flowers from the "Blessed Blooms" paper:

Loving the soft colors of these flowers!

I filled the hearts of the cut file with the red chequered paper called "Fresh Picks" and already loved the result. The flowers and the house itself I left as is: 

After arranging and re-arranging my photo I came to the conclusion that I needed another small photo to place above my original photo. I printed one of our Cocker Spaniel, who was also visiting. 

I decided to place the green base of my layout on a sheet with small flowers, which is the B-side of the sheet called "Multi Journaling Cards". 

After adding lots of embellishments, my layout was more or less done. I just had to add some machine stitching and to write a few lines of journaling with a white pen. 

And that's it! 
Here are a few close-ups:

Hope you like it! 

Here's a photo of the June Creative Kit I used: 

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 all a wonderful day! 

xxx Monique

Monday 19 September 2022

LOVE LOVE LOVE || Pretty Little Studio

Hello scrappy friends! I haven't yet shared this layout created for Pretty Little Studio with the beautiful Wildflowers collection. For this layout I chose a photo of me with my Cocker Spaniel enjoying a coffee break during a delightful soft spring afternoon walk. Here's what I made:

I used watercolor paper as a base for this page and used Distress Oxide ink mixed with water, to color the paper yellow. I matted this white watercolor paper on sheet of lilac ledger paper. The card with the stitched hearts on the left side of my photo is a 3"x 8" journaling card

Here are a few close-ups: 

Those large word die-cuts are my favorite kind! 

The little scalloped borders come from a card with 11 punch-out borders in different colors and are perfect to add a bit of interest to your page. 

I machine stitched around the layout twice and also over some of the die-cuts which adds a little extra interest. 

This is it! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and please don't forget to check out this new and fabulous Wildflowers collection in the Pretty Little Studio store