Tuesday, 15 May 2018

LOVE YOU - Maggie Holmes / Crate Paper

Hey everyone! For the "Die Cut Delight" challenge, also a National Scrapbook Day challenge at Scrapbook.com, I created this page using the Carousel collection from Maggie Holmes (Crate Paper) and a digital cut file from JustNick.


What do you think? Is it a bit too much? I always have trouble not to keep on adding more and more things to my pages ... Although I do like the outcome in this case. Here are a few more close-ups:





So how about you? Did you enter in any of the NSD challenges at Scrapbook.com? I would love to have a look at your project too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xoxo
Monique

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Sillinest - Doodlebug Design

Hi friends! When I saw the National Scrapbook Day challenges at Scrapbook.com I knew I wanted to play! Especially when I saw the "Live, Laugh, Layout Challenge", where the challenge is to incorporate a wide variety of embellishments! Right up my alley! 

So I unpacked the new Doodlebug collections I had just bought and got started. Here's what I did:


The photo is of my hubby and my brother in law, preparing their favorite dish paella together. It took them hours, but they had great fun!! 

Here are a few more close-up of all the embellishments I used: 






I really and truly adore every Doodlebug product and creating this page made me so happy! 

How about you? Did you join any NSD challenges? There's still time to join the NSD challenges at Scrapbook.com!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
xoxo
Monique

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

My Creative Scrapbook May Kits!

Hi everyone! Because of my vacation abroad a little bit later than usually ... the May Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook and the first layout!

Let's start with the layout. The Carta Bella "Spring Market" collection featured in this kit, is just perfect for this silly photo of my kids in my in-laws garden.


A few close-ups:


I just love the soft colors in this collection!




The huge doily is one of the MCS May cut files from Neat and Crafty. You'll find the MCS cut files HERE (at the bottom of the add-on page).


Hope you liked this first layout for May. If you can't wait to see the rest of my MCS layouts for May or if you want to see the projects from my fellow dt members as well, then hop over to the MCS gallery!

Last but not least, the photo of the MCS May Main Kit:


For more information about this kit or the other 3 amazing kits, please visit the MCS website.

Thanks for stopping by today! I so appreciate your visit!
xoxo
Monique

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

CELEBRATE!

Hi everyone! Because of the beautiful few days we've had here in The Netherlands I haven't felt like scrapping, but have been reading my book sitting in the sun in the garden instead. Bliss! 

However, as I hadn't shared this layout yet I still have a page to show you! This one was created with the April Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. It turned out a little busy ...


and a few close-ups:




Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! 

xoxo 
Monique

Saturday, 14 April 2018

He's 18!! Pebbles Patio Party - My Creative Scrapbook

Hello friends! Last week I got to share my step-by-step tutorial for this layout on the blog of My Creative Scrapbook and I thought I'd share it here as well.

I used the April Main Kit to create this page. I totally adore all Pebbles Inc. collections and was so very happy Pam included lots of the Jen Hadfield Patio Party collection in this kit!

Here's the layout I created and I thought I'd show you how it came together:


As the photo is one of my son celebrating his 18th birthday I wanted to create a special page, a very festive & happy one. After a bit of thinking I came up with the idea of creating garlands and placing them over the entire page.

I got started and using this very handy punch I punched a whole lot of little flags:


I used a few strips of paper cut from two different sheets only. As the sheets are double-sided I had more than enough different patterns to choose from.

Next I decided where I wanted the garlands to be on my page and using a pencil & ruler to draw thin lines:


I used a tiny bit of glue to adhere the flags, but left white space where I wanted to place the photo later-on:


Using my trusted sewing machine I stitched the flags into place:



Before continuing on my page I erased the pencil lines. The photo and embellishing came next. I matted the photo twice, added one of the Thickers words and chose a few die-cuts & a card and adhered these all.


I wrote the journaling along the lines of the garland, included a date stamp and added a few paint drops and I was done!

Here are a few close-ups:


I adhered some of the die-cuts with adhesive foam dots:


And I chose some of my favorite die-cuts, like this awesome flamingo:



This is it! Hope you like it!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Wishing you happy scrapping!
xx
Monique

Friday, 6 April 2018

PARTY! - Pebbles Patio Party - My Creative Scrapbook April Main Kit

Hi friends! Today I thought I'd share this layout created with the Pebbles Patio Party collection from the April Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook.

I just adore this collection and was so happy it was included in this kit, now I could finally scrap this photo of my youngest celebrating his birthday with his friends:


I particularly love the sheets with the tags and the cards and of course all the die-cuts! Don't you just love the flamingo and the balloons?!


And how about these stacked flowers!


The matching Patio Party Thickers are just perfect!



Thanks for taking a peek at my first layout created with the MCS April Main Kit. I'll share the other pages throughout the rest of the month. However, if you can't wait that long you can also hop over to the DT Gallery and have a look at all projects from all DT members created with this kit and the other 3 April kits from MCS.

Here's a quick look at the kit:


For more info about the kit please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website.

Thanks again for stopping by and wishing you a fab weekend!
xx
Monique