Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A hot summer's day! - Pretty Little Studio

For today’s OTB at Pretty Little Studio I pulled out the new Marigold collection that had just arrived at my doorstep. When I saw the photo inspiration for today, I knew I wanted to scrap this photo of my kids on the beach. As they never ever sit still, this photo is rather unique!

The soft yellow colors of the Marigold collection were just what this photo needed. I decided that the white cardstock was too white and used my Gelatos and some water to add some color to it. Love the result. Hope you like it too.

and a few close-ups: love the gold word stickers!!

Aren't these watercolor die-cut clouds awesome!!

And this was the photo for this OTB:

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it!


Monday, 21 July 2014

Kids Crafts Bookworm - Ruby Rock-It

Hi everyone! Today I want to share a simple, but fun kids crafts project I made for Ruby Rock-It! My youngest is a real bookworm, so what better than creating bookworms with a bookworm for his books? Here's what we made (yes, I did help him a bit ... ): 

The steps to create these are very simple: punch circles in 2 different sizes: 

Use a paper piercer to pierce holes on both sides of the circles:

and use brads to attach them to one another: 

We used a 1" and a 1.5" circle punch (scalloped) and punched six 1" circles and five 1.5"circles to create one bookworm. 

My son decided that one of his bookworms needed legs, so we pierced some more holes and used twine to create the legs:

and a close-up:

So in case there's a moment this summer vacation when your kids say they're bored and they want you to entertain them, why not create a few bookworms together? Maybe create one for yourself too?

My supply list:

Other supplies:
Doodlebug: brads
The Twinery: twine
Martha Stewart 1" scalloped circle punch
Uchida 1.5" scalloped circle punch

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Silly Monkey - Pretty Little Studio

Today I wan to share the layout I made for Pretty Little Studio featuring their awesome 8×8 papers from the new Silly Monkey collection.

I always love using many different papers with different designs and colors on my pages so this assignment was an easy one for me. As I have a soft spot for papers with dots, I started with the red dotted paper, followed by the brown wood veneer sheet. Of course I needed a multi colored sheet as well and chose the one with the stars and last but not least I chose a more neutral paper, a ledger one. Love this combination!

After choosing my papers, the layout came together easily. I added a few “monkeys” (as the subjects of my photos resemble monkeys a lot! ):

and a couple of words, a flair and stars and I was as good as done! LOVE love love this collection!!

And these are the 8x8 papers of the Silly Monkey collection

Thanks you so much for popping by!!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Let's celebrate - Ruby Rock-It

Hi my friends! For Ruby Rock-It I created two celebration cards using the Carnival Queen collection, 5x5 square embossed cards and tools from Epiphany Crafts. 

To create the cards I used the Fundamentals embossed cards and folded the front of the card in half. I created a decoration for the card and adhered it to the lower half of the front. I used two Epiphany Crafts bubble caps to make the card stand up, like this:

And if you want to put the card in an envelope to send it, just lift the front a bit and fold it flat again, like this: 

Hope you like it! 

Here's my list of supplies: 

Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Star 25
Epiphany Crafts Bubble Caps Star 25

This is it! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Away we go! - Imaginisce

Hi everyone!! Today I want to share the travel layout that was posted on Imaginisce's blog today, for which I used my fabulous I-Top tool! I chose photos from our New York vacation where we stand on top of the Empire State Building.

I decided to use the sheet with the world map from the Perfect Vacation collection and to create matching brads to indicate the place of departure, the place of our destination and a brad to link my photos to these places.

I really love that the I-Top tool gives me the opportunity to create brads that exactly match my layout!!! For a step-by-step on how to use the I-Top see my blog post HERE. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

Supplies: Imaginisce: 12x12 paper pad, die-cuts, sticker stacker, die-cut tag pad (Perfect Vacation); Bazzill Basics: cardstock; Studio Calico: cork hearts, sequins; The Twinery: twine; K&Company: pen.
Tools: I-Top Brad Maker, I-Top paper punch 22mm, Brad Daddies 22mm; Aigger sewing machine; Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher.


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Creative Scrappers Sketch #273 - Love this guy

It's Reveal Day at Creative Scrappers and that means an awesome new sketch! This time created by Jenny Evans. I really loved today's sketch with the 3 photos, so I stayed pretty close to it:

My youngest with a huge lollypop on a windy balcony in Spain wearing his father's sweater.

I used Bella Blvd's "Max" collection. LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!!! Here's an overview:

And now .... the sketch:

We would love to see your take on Sketch 273!  You could win from our Sponsor, Paper Camellia.  Link up on the Creative Scrappers Blog for Sketch 273 by the deadline, July 31st.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great Sunday!

(Btw, there's still time to enter my Jenni Bowlin giveaway!! For details go HERE!)