Saturday, 25 June 2016

YOLO - Scraptastic Club Sketchy Thursday

Last Thursday it was time for the montly sketch challenge at Scraptastic Club! I used the May "Are You Gonna Go My Way" kit and add-on to create this layout of my daughter "driving" the school bus while she was in Louisiana. 


I used horizontal strips of paper rather than vertical ones, but for the remainder of the layout I kept close to the sketch. Here are a few close-ups:




And this is this month's sketch: 


Isn't this a fun one?! If you give it a try too I'd love to see! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fab weekend!
xoxo
Monique



Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Everyday - Imaginisce

Good morning! Today I'm sharing my take on Imaginisce's June sketch. I used the Sunny collection and this fun photo of my hubby and our two sons. As soon as I saw the bicycle paper I knew I wanted to scrap these photos but because they are already a few years old it took me a while to find them. Glad that I did in the end!


And except the paper with the bicycles I also used the journaling card with the bicycle! And don't you just love that sticker stacker with the camera?


I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut a title:


And added some hand journaling at the bottom of my page. I used the water melon die cut for the finishing touch.


And of course ... the June sketch:  


Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned papers, die-cut shapes, word stickers, sticker stacker (Sunny collection). American Crafts: cardstock. Other: Silhouette Cameo; cut file: Studio Calico.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today!
xoxo
Monique

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Happy Father's Day! - Imaginisce

Wishing a Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there!

I thought today would be an appropriate day to showcase two fun (grand) Father's Day cards I made using Imaginisce's Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection because of the fun die-cuts I wanted to use and in particular that pirate die-cut!

Here's what I did: 


The size of both cards measures 4"x 6", so they'll fit in a regular envelope. 


I just love that angry parrot and those puffy gems stickers: 


And because the kids want to send a card to their grandfather too I created one for him as well. 

Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned papers, puffy stickers, die-cuts (Par-r-rty Me Hearty). American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today! Have a great day!
xoxo
Monique


Friday, 17 June 2016

With Love - Creative Scrappers #295

Have you seen the fun June sketch from Creative Scrappers? I decided to play as soon as I saw it! Here's what I did using the Scraptastic Club May kit "Eloise" and add-on.

This photo of my daughter and her partner was taken during our holiday in the south of France last year.


And here are two close-ups: 


Love all the Amy Tangerine gold stickers, but they are hard to take a picture of!


And this is the fun CS sketch #295 Kristine designed. I might have added a few adjustments here and there, but I think you can still recognize it ...


Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you a happy weekend! 
xoxo
Monique

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Doodlebug Mix & Match layout - Fun Can Happen Anywhere

Hi everyone! Last week my Doodlebug "Mix & Match" project was up on their blog and I thought I'd share it here as well. For this layout I chose to combine the two fabulous Doodlebug collections "Anchors Aweigh" and "Under The Sea". I love these collections so much I just want to use them over and over again!

I started my layout with the "sunburst" background cut file which I resized to 11.5 x 11.5 inch and cut from a sheet of white cardstock. I backed the cut using various patterned papers from both collections and adhered the result on another sheet of white cardstock, sized 12x12 inch. 

Next I cut a quarter of a circle which I placed in the bottom left corner of the cut. The two photos and the cluster of embellishments to the right of the photos came next.


I really adore Doodlebug's doodle-pops!



Now that I had designed the bottom of my page, I decided the top of the layout was too bare and definitely needed a large title. I found one in the Silhouette store and cut it in two different colors. 


The machine stitching came next and I finished my page by adding some more of the fun Doodlebug stickers, which both collection contain in abundance! 

Supplies: patterned paper, icons stickers, this & that stickers, washi tape (Anchors Aweigh), patterned paper, this & that stickers, winnie whale doodle-pop, shape sprinkles (Under The Sea), icons stickers (Sweet Things). Other: cut files: Silhouette Store #41110 (sunburst background), Kerri Bradford Studio (title).

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Have a great day!
xoxo
Monique

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Stuck?! Sketches June 15 Reveal

As it's the 15th of the month there's a brand new sketch and lots of inspiration for you at Stuck?! Sketches! Here's my take on the June 15 sketch using the fabulous May kit from Scraptastic Club "Are You Gonna Go My Way" and the add-on


The photos are from quite a while ago and have been in my "to scrap" drawer like for forever. So happy I finally found a sketch & kit for which they are perfect! 

Here are a couple of close-ups:




And here's the sketch Laura designed: 


If you feel inspired by it then please join in the fun!! There're two fun prizes to be won from: 

Scrapmatts offers two large pieces of chipboard

And ShopEvalicious offers a $ 20.- gift certificate. 

Hop over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog for more details and to admire the other designers' projects! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
xoxo
Monique