Saturday, 10 December 2016

Pretty Little Studio & The Cut Shoppe Swap

Hey everyone! For the swap between Pretty Little Studio and The Cut Shoppe I created this 12×12 layout using last year’s PLS Christmas collection “Merry& Bright” and the “Starburst” cut file from The Cut Shoppe.


For this layout I used lots of little scraps of paper and two circle punches (3/4 inch and 1 inch) and just punched a whole lot of circles with which I I covered all the backs of the stars I cut in the cardstock:


This is the “Starburst” cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store I used:


And here are a few close-ups of my layout. Don’t you just love that frame with the wood blocks and the die-cuts of the elf and the berries?! This Christmas collection is one of my all time favorites (last year I created my December Daily with it!)


This collection contains so many clear elements: sheets, stickers, words …  Love them all!


And of course I just needed to include one the fabulous flair buttons!


And here’s a list of all the PLS products I used (the blog post on Pretty Little Studio's blog contains all the links to their shop):
  • Merry & Bright collection: paper: Merry & Bright 8×8 Pack, Metallic Pine Gold, Candy Cane Swirl, Christmas Town, Custard, Fresh Snow, Frosted Pink, Gingerbread, Cinnamon Sticks, Berry Wreath, Spearmint Tea, Spruce Pine, Vintage Ornaments, Waldorf, Warm & Cozy; Die-Cuts: Candy Shoppe mini, Christmas Town 4″, Elf Twinkle mini, Toy Elf mini, Winter Berries; Clear Word: This Story; Flair: Be Jolly; Stickers: Christmastime Words, Vellum Giving Gifts Words; Cut-Apart: Mini Word Merry; Tabs: Figgy Pudding; Frames: Fa-La-La-La-La; Garland: Be Merry; Journaling: Be Merry.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xoxo
Monique

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Pebbles Thankful Layout including Free Silhouette Cut File!

Hello everyone! I'm a little behind sharing my projects on my blog, so it's very possible you already saw this Pebbles “Thankful” layout.

The photo is of my husband and me and I used the beautiful Woodland Forest collection and a Silhouette cut file I created myself to scrap this page. November last year my husband and I visited the breathtaking city of Venice together and we had such a great time. This time spent together, just the two of us, made me realise how lucky we really are, how much we have to be thankful for. Being there without the kids, gave us the opportunity to relax, enjoy the quiet (I know, Venice is anything but quiet, but you know what I mean) and overthink things we normally don’t have (or take) the time for. And that’s why I chose to scrap this photo for the “Thanksgiving” feature.


When I started this page I first designed a Silhouette cut file for it. I wrote “Be Thankful – Be Grateful – Be Blessed” and arranged it in a circle on my screen and cut if out of a white sheet of cardstock. If you want it too, just hop over to Pebbles' blog and click on the link below the image.


Next I chose some of the wonderful Woodland Forest papers, die-cuts, stickers etc. that I wanted to use to create my page:


I chose three different patterned papers to adhere behind the cut out words:


I layered my photo on two other different patterned papers and after machine stitching a circle on the background I adhered it in the middle of the circle. Then I started on the embellishing:


I love to embellish my pages. When I start I have a hard time knowing when to stop, I just keep adding more and more. So I added another cut file (a flower, not one of my own designs), lots of die-cuts, a wood veneer hedgehog, some cardstock stickers and a few phrase stickers.


Here are some close-ups of my layout:


The square piece of paper with “thankful heart” was cut from the “Thankful” paper:


And don’t you just adore that wood veneer hedgehog?!


I love the result and hope you do too.

Supplies:
Woodland Forest Leaf Toss (733426)
Woodland Forest Stitched Floral (733429)
Woodland Forest Thankful (733427)
Woodland Forest Pumpkin Patch (733432)
Woodland Forest Fall Florals (733434)
Woodland Forest Woodland Critters (733435)
Woodland Forest Cardstock Stickers (733436)
Woodland Forest Ephemera Die-Cuts (733437)
Woodland Forest Wood Veneer Shapes (733439)
Woodland Forest Cardstock Phrase Stickers (733442)
American Crafts This To That Double-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape, .5″ x 5 yd (61754)
American Crafts Cutup Scissors 7″ (64201)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, wishing you a wonderful day!
xoxo
Monique

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Happy Fall!

Good morning friends! I realized I've totally forgotten to share this Fall layout I created for The Cut Shoppe with you. I used the Oakley Avenue cut file and the matching paper collection "Oakley Avenue" from Pretty Little Studio, which is also designed by Ashley Horton.


and this is the cut file, which you can find in the Etsy Store HERE.


I chose the leaf and cut it 32 times from 4 different sheets of paper and adhered them evenly over my white background. Next I machine stitched them horizontally and then built the rest of my page from there. I matted the photo, found this perfect foxy 3x4 journaling card to place right next to it and added a few fun die-cuts, some word stickers and a flair button. Last but not least came the paint drops and I was done. 



This is all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by to take a look! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store before you go.

Until Next Time, Happy Scrapping!!


Friday, 2 December 2016

Have a Cuppa - The Cut Shoppe

Hey everyone! Yesterday I shared this layout on the blog of The Cut Shoppe using the "Free Falling" cut file; a cut file from some time ago, but as it's still one of my favorites I really wanted to share it with you.

As you can see there isn't a whole lot of cutting going on on my page! I decided I'd much rather stitch the image of the cut file on my page instead of a cut image, so I used one of my sketch pens instead of the blade in my Silhouette Cameo. 


Here's what I did. I chose the "Free Falling" cut file from the The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store and opened it in my Silhouette Cameo. Once opened I selected only the "cuppa" image and deleted the other images: 


Next I resized the image and decided where I wanted to sketch it:


As I didn't want the sketched image show through my stitching I wanted to draw the design on the back of my white cardstock background. I selected the image, right clicked and flipped the image horizontally:


Next I adjusted my cut settings from "blade" to "sketch pen" and clicked "send to Silhouette". 


Mind to adhere your cardstock upside down on the sticky mat (I forgot!). Use a paper piercing tool to pierce little holes in your cardstock (which is on the back of your layout) following the lines of the sketched image. Turn the page around, choose different colors of embroidery thread and stitch the pierced holes:


For my layout I used last year's Christmas collection from Pretty Little Studio: Merry & Bright. Here's another close-up of my page: 


And this is the "Free Falling" cut file from The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store I used:


For this cut file and many many more check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store. And this month Ashley has a surprise in store: 31% off during the entire month! Look:


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have fun creating!


Thursday, 1 December 2016

December 1st Sketch Reveal at Stuck?! Sketches

If you're here for my Creating With Sketches V4 GIVEAWAY, please scroll down to the next post! 
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Hi everyone! As it's the first of the month it's time for a brand new sketch from Stuck?! Sketches

I used the November kit from Bij Oma Dee and a snowflake cut file from the Silhouette Store to create this layout of my youngest on his way to school on the sleigh! As this is a very seldom occurrence in The Netherlands it had to be scrapped (even if the quality of the photos aren't too good).


Love all the Echo Park "I Love Winter" goodies in this kit! 

A few close-ups: 




The sponsors this month are: 
  •  Crafty Ribbons, who are sponsoring this challenge offering a $10 (UK Pounds) to one lucky participant!


  •  Cut Mania, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $10.00 (USA) gift certificate to a second lucky participant!


And then here's the fabulous sketch by our awesome Laura:


If you like the sketch too and decide to play along, then please link up your layouts over in the sidebar of the Stuck?! Sketches blog by December 29 2016 to be in the running for one of our prizes! All prizes will be drawn randomly using Random.org to pick a number.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Have a crafty evening! 
xx 
Monique

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Creating With Sketches V4 - GIVEAWAY!!

Hi friends! As many of you know I love sketches to use for my scrapbook pages ... no surprise there, right?! I'm excited to say that Kristine Davidson of Creative Scrappers has just completed Volume #4 of Creating With Sketches and guess who she asked to contribute a design with one of the sketches in this amazing new book?! Yes! One of them was me!


The eBook is available today and I am so excited to be able to give one away on my blog (compliments of Kristine)!

Just leave me a comment in the next few days and I'll do a random draw on Wednesday December 7th!

Here's a sneak peek of my page, you'll find the complete layout on page 22 of the book!


Good luck to you all! These sketch books are such a great resource to have on hand. They make scrapping so much more fun!

Hugs,
Monique