Friday, 19 September 2014

Brother Bear - Doodlebug Design

When I looked through a couple of folders on my laptop I found this Doodlebug layout I haven't shared before. It's an easy and quick one: non of the techniques I'm using nowadays can be found, not even machine stitching, also no Silhouette cuts, no paint splatter and no wood veneers and the photo isn't too good as it's taken with my phone but I like it anyway. I used Doodlebug's fabulous "Happy Harvest" collection.

In the photo you see my youngest son being silly when we were in Barcelona in 2012. Strolling through the little backstreets in the old centre of town he spotted this huge bear board outside a store and insisted I take this picture "so you'll have a fun photo to scrap" he said. And so I did:

I just love these layered die-cut flowers that belong to this collection:

And how cute are these stickers:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Ruby Rock-It Easy as Pie (Chart) Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I want to share the tutorial I created for Ruby Rock-It: an "Easy As Pie (Chart)" tutorial! Here's the page I made I'll explain step-by-step how I created it:

I decided to create this page without any help of my electronic die-cut system, but instead do it the "old" way with a pencil and a pair of scissors!

1. Draw a circle on a piece of cardstock: (I used a dish which happened to be the right size)

2. Hand cut the circle:

3. Divide into 4 equal parts. I used the two diagonal lines on my cutting mat to align my ruler:

4. Draw two more lines - this time randomly so your parts will be of different sizes - thus making the total 10 parts:

5. Now hand cut these parts:

6. And place them one by one on a piece of paper and cut around it:

7. Arrange the 10 pieces of the pie chart on your (cardstock)background paper:

8. And after you've decided where they should go adhere them with only a little bit of adhesive (so they stay in place when you sew them to your background paper):

9. Next use your sewing machine to stitch the pieces in place:

10. And now you can start building your layout!

Okay, this was my tutorial. Hope you liked it! 

Last but not least my list of supplies: 

Ruby Rock-It Carnival Queen Dotti
Ruby Rock-It Carnival Queen Yackety Yak

Other supplies: 
K&Company pen
Old book page
Misc. cardstock
Xenos wood veneer
Kerri Bradford cut file

Silhouette Cameo
Aigger sewing machine

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Have a great day! 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

I love Fall - Imaginisce

Hi everyone! Last Monday it was my turn to share my Fall layout on Imaginisce's blog. For my page I used the fabulous “Bushel o’ Fall“ collection. This collection is one of my favorites of all Imaginisce collections. The colors are so warm, the designs so versatile and I just love all the little animals!

I wanted to add a pocket with some sequins to my page (as I’ve got a whole stash of them!), but as I couldn’t find a pocket I used a transparent cd sleeve which I resized using my trimmer.

I machine stitched the right hand side closed and added a few sequins. As I wanted two rows of sequins (to divide the sequins more equally) I added another row of stitches and added more sequins and then I stitched the top of the sleeve closed, while at the same time stitching it to my layout. For the finishing touch I layered the title on top (cut with the Silhouette). Love the result.

Supplies: Imaginisce: patterned paper, die-cuts, button (Bushel o’Fall); Bazzill Basics: cardstock; Studio Calico: cork heart; Doodlebug: sequins; American Crafts: adhesive runner, this to that foam adhesive.

This is it for today! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fab week!

Monday, 15 September 2014

I made the Creative Scrappers Design Team again!

Look who made the new Creative Scrappers Design Team again .... me!!! Wohoo! I'm so excited to be part of this talented group!!!

My week had a good start!! Hope yours has too!


Saturday, 13 September 2014

France Recap

The last two weeks of August we spent in France and how long ago that seems!! This year we were with just the 4 of us as we had said our goodbyes to Manon who left for Louisiana on August 9th. I have to admit that although we had a great time, we missed her a lot! 

And although we are all back to our normal daily routines I'd still like to share a few of our holiday photos: 

1. Our appartment in St. Léger sur Dheune and Beaune: 

2. Autun:

3. Beaune and St. Léger sur Dheune:

4. Anduze and our camping in Cardet: 

5. St. Jean du Gard and Carnon Plage:

6. Sommieres and Cardet:

7. Anduze:
Manon, see the boys waving??? They're waving at you! 

This were just a few of our holiday photos ... and because we go to the same country and almost always to the same town/village, the photos are very similar to the ones of last year! lol!

Vicki, in case you're wondering where your card is ... it's in my handbag! I don't know what I was thinking (not a lot apparantly!) but I forgot to post the few cards I bought! If you don't mind a Dutch stamp on a French postcard I'll send it your way this week! 

Thanks everyone for taking an interest! 
Have a fab weekend!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The Best Toy - August Scraptastic Kit

With the new September freebie from Amanda Robinson Studio I created this fun layout (which is now up on her blog) about my son with his very favorite toy: his iphone!!

A close-up of the "the best" cut file:

I used Scraptastic Club's August "Boys of Summer" kit for this page.

Sometime in September the cut file will be available in Amanda Robinson Studio's shop!

Thanks for stopping by again today!