Sunday, 1 May 2016

Teacher Appreciation Door Hanger Boxes - Imaginisce

Hi everyone, for "Teacher Appreciation Day" (May 3rd) Cari asked the Imaginisce design team to create a little something. As I don't know of any such day here in The Netherlands I thought I would create a "thank you" gift for my youngest's teachers, seeing as the school year is slowly nearing the end. My son has two fabulous teachers, whom he has had for two years in a row, so we definitely want to thank them for their continuing support and inspiration over the last two years. We (not just my son, but my husband and I too) are going to miss them!

So here's what I did: I created two 3D door hanger "boxes" in which we put some chocolates. Of course they would also be perfect for any other kind of (little) present: a set of pens or pencils, a small plant or maybe even a (Starbucks )coffee cup: 


I mainly used the "Happy Traveler" collection to decorate the door hangers because I felt the die-cuts in this collection were just perfect (like the tags and the tickets). 


I used both my Silhouette Cameo and my Coluzzle circle cutter to create the door hangers and to smooth the edges I also used the Imaginisce D-Stress tool: 


Here're a few more detail photos:



Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned papers, die-cut shapes, wood veneers (Happy Traveler), die-cut and word strip stickers (Sunny collection). American Crafts: cardstock. Tools: Imaginisce D-Stress Tool. Other: 3D door box cut file: Silhouette Store #58494.

Are you going to create a little something for your kid's teacher?? If so, I would love to learn what it is! 

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

Friday, 29 April 2016

You Are So Precious To Me - Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop plus GIVEAWAY!


Welcome to the Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog! I hope you're enjoying the hop so far! If you've arrived here from the very talented Wendi you're in the right place! If not, you may want to go to the start of the hop: Juliana Michaels.

This is only the second time I'm joining in the "Scrapping Our Stash" blog hop and I really love it! I'm finally getting to use some of that huge stash of mine!

Here's what I created for today's hop, using the Cienna collection from Elle's Studio. When I bought this collection I loved it so much that I didn't want to use it, but now I've finally taken the step and pulled it out I kind of went overboard, lol. But, hey if I have to use my stash then nothing will stop me! Let me show you what I'm talking about ....


I love the result, but have to admit that because of all the cards/tickets/die-cuts etc. I used, I wouldn't be suprised if you can't find the photos anymore!

Here are a few close-ups:





GIVEAWAY!!

And just because I love giveaways I'm giving away the Echo Park Designer Die & Stamp Set "Little Lady":


To enter just leave a comment and become a follower of my blog, or let me know that you are already following.

This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 pm Wednesday May 4th!  I will announce one lucky winner on Thursday May 5. Open to everyone everywhere!

You've just reached the end of the hop and I hope you had fun hopping along! In case you're in doubt whether or not you've visited everyone's blogs, here's the entire blog hop list once more:

Juliana - start of the hop!
Katrina
Alison
Majken
Christine
Wendi
Monique - you're here!

Thank you so much for joining us this month and don't forget to check in again Thursday next week to see if you're the winner of my little giveaway!
 
xoxo
Monique

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Scraptastic Club Sketchy Thursday!

Hi everyone! It's time for another Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club! I used the March kit "Sweet Child O' Mine" (as my April kit is probably stuck in customs, sigh), but luckily I just love the March kit and as I ordered the extra add-on (both the boy and the girl add-on) I still have enough left for another couple of layouts! Here's what I did for the sketch today:


The kit is filled with Crate Paper's "Little You" collection and I adore all the die-cuts from the ephemera pack ... so I used as much as possible! Of course the kit also contains many Scraptastic Club exclusives like the background paper I used and the acrylic heart you see below: 



And here's the sketch we used:


If you want to see what the other design team members did with the sketch then just over to the Scraptastic Club blog! We would love for you to play along with the sketch, please tag us on social media so we can see how you use the sketch!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for the "Scrapping Our Stash" blog hop! 

xoxo
Monique

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

@ The Beach - Doodlebug

Good morning everyone and happy Kings Day to all the Dutchies! Today I want to share the layout that was up on Doodlebug's blog yesterday, created with their "Under The Sea" collection. What I adore most in this collection (apart from the papers of course) are the super fun enamel shape sprinkles! I wanted to use lots of them on my page and decided to start my page with this hearts cut file (from The Cut Shoppe) as my background so I could fill the hearts with lots of little embellishments, like the enamel shape sprinkles and the (word) stickers.

Next I chose this photo of my daughter on a Greek beach, just because I love the red sun beds next to her so much! I had to use PhotoShop to get rid of the dark shadows on her face, but I think I managed that quite well. At the time when I took this photo my photography skills were seriously lacking. 


Now about those enamel shape sprinkles I love so much! How about this pink whale?! Isn't she adorable?!


Or how about Mr Krabs? and that little green fish? So cute!!


I also love this sweet mermaid doodle-pop and decided she needed a place on my layout too. 


For the title I used Doodlebug's bubblegum "Skinny" alphabet stickers (Bubblegum being my favorite Doodlebug color!): 


Hope you like it! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! 
Monique

Friday, 22 April 2016

Sweet Little Baby - Scraptastic Club

Hey everyone! Last week with had the monthly subscriber challenge on Scraptastic Club's blog, in which the Scraptastic Club subscribers issue a challenge to the design team members.

This month, the design team was challenged to use and/or highlight the acrylic shapes in their projects. I used the March Sweet Child O’ Mine kit and the Boys Add-On. The acrylic hearts on my layout are from the Sweet Child O’ Mine main kit as well as from previous kits.


The acrylics give a fun extra dimension to all kinds of projects and are easily adhered with i.e. Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.




Really loving all the papers, stickers and other embellishments from Crate Paper's "Little You" collection!


For more Scraptastic Club projects using acrylics, just hop over to the blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!
xoxo
Monique

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Winter - Pretty Little Studio

Hey everyone! I've got a Pretty Little Studio layout to show you I almost forgot to share here. It's a layout with photos of all three of my kids. The last time it was possible for us to ice skate on the ponds & ditches in our neighbourhood was 4 years ago and every Winter the kids are wishing for another cold spell so they can do it again. As it didn’t happen this Winter either I’m still scrapping photos from 2012. I adore the Wonderland collection with it’s soft colors and didn’t mind to scrap these old photos at all!!


I love the die-cuts of the little houses as they resemble the houses in our city center to a tee!


One of my very favorite embellishments: flair buttons! and the flairs from Pretty Little Studio are the best of all!


Aren’t the clear words in this collection fabulous?! I could use these on every single project of mine!


PLS Products Used: Wonderland collection: paper: Wonderland 8 x 8 pack, Frosty, Fireplace, Let It Snow Gray; clear: Snow Cream Word Art; cut-aparts; mini word First Snow; die-cuts: Sparkle City, ; flair: Hot Cocoa; Journaling Cards: Winter Song; Tabs: Frosty; Vellum; vellum tape: Snow Angel.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!  Have a great day!
xoxo
Monique