Saturday, 18 April 2015

A Maggie Holmes layout for CREATE Magazine

Good morning everyone! Today I thought I'd share the last layout I created for the March issue of CREATE magazine! This layout was done for the "Sketch Challenge".

I really loved the sketch and kept pretty close to it. I often struggle with sketches with more photos, so this one was just perfect. Instead of using one large tag I chose to use two smaller ones. This was inspired by the  Crate Paper collection I used: the Open Book collection from Maggie Holmes came with these fun stitched tags and I definitely wanted to use those.

I also replaced the row of tickets from the sketch with a few other embellishments I adored. That’s what I love about sketches, you can always adjust them to your liking.  

I really love the embellishments that belong to this collection!

patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts, ribbon tags, rub ons: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; wood veneers: Scraptastic Club; paper clip, die-cuts: American Crafts; transparency: My Mind’s Eye; twine: The Twinery; stamping ink: Memento; mists: Studio Calico; stamps: Trodat; other: staples: Tim Holtz

And this is the sketch the layout is based upon:

If you haven't checked out the new issue (#13) of CREATE Magazine as yet, it's definitely worth your while to have a look!!

Thank you so much for stopping by again today!

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Spring layout - Imaginisce

Good morning everyone! For Imaginisce I created this Spring layout using the fabulous "Welcome Spring" collection. I had this cute photo of my youngest son learning to walk on stilts one beautiful Spring morning in May 2013. He was so utterly proud of himself when he managed to walk down the garden path! He called us all over to show us how many steps he could walk, we all had to count with him, hence the numbers background cut file I used.

Except for the "Welcome Spring" collection I also used one of Imaginisce's tools for my layout: the "I-Score & Pierce" tool. First I used it to pierce holes in my paper to stitch the buttons: 

And then I used it to create a little embossed line in this punched butterfly to fold it neatly, so I could create a 3D butterfly:

The "I-Score & Pierce" tool has four tools all in one: there are 4 tips: a 1mm piercing tip, a 4mm piercing tip, a 1.5mm embossing tip and a 2.0mm tip. The tool has an easy push button to easily switch over to the other tips:

I'm so happy I found this tool, because, apart from it being very handy indeed, it's also of a beautiful pink color. It's not that I like the color pink so very much, but more because now it stands out in my overflowing craft tote and I can easily find it! Both my old piercing tool and embossing tool are of a metallic color and I could never find them in my tote!

Here's one last close-up photo before I give you the supply list: 

Imaginisce: patterned paper, cardstock die-cuts, die-cut journaling tags (Welcome Spring); American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers. Tools: Imaginisce I-Score & Pierce tool. 
Other: Silhouette Cameo, numbers cut file from 17turtles, bunny cut file from Lori Whitlock.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! 


Monday, 13 April 2015

17turtles - I Am layout

Good morning to you all!! Today I have another Simple Stories I Am layout up on the 17turtles blog! I would love if you'd take a peek!!

Here's a quick look: 

I used one of the cut files from Everyday Circle Clips and enlarged it to almost 12x12 size. If you want to see the entire page, hop over to 17turtles!

Btw, the I Am collection from Simple Stories I got from the Scraptastic Store! It's still in stock if you need some!

Thank you so much! 

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Another Doodlebug layout for the March issue of CREATE Magazine!

Good morning everyone! Today I thought I'd share another layout I created for the March issue of CREATE magazine! This layout was done for the "Manufacturer Challenge" and because Doodlebug is the featured manufacturer for this issue, I did a Doodlebug layout.

Ever since I started scrapbooking more than 11 years ago I have been (and always will be) in love with everything Doodlebug! I still have items in my stash from the early days with which I will never part. I adore their vibrant colors, their super cute designs (those owls!) and all the embellishments they create for every collection. I’m so lucky to have been on Doodlebug’s design team for more than two years and because of that I still have a lot of their product to create with, although I also bought some new collections like “Friendly Forest” I’m using here. 

My youngest loves to eat french fries when we're shopping in the city centre, and once in a while I give in ... (there's one condition: I get to take a pic!).

How I adore Doodlebug's little owls! 

Supply list: patterned paper, stickers, enamel arrows, die-cuts: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; ink: Memento; stamp: Trodat; digital cut file: Kerri Bradford Studio; staples: V&D; pen: K&Company.

If you haven't checked out the new issue (#13) of CREATE Magazine as yet, it's definitely worth your while to hop over!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by again today!

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Pretty Little Studio & Tombow Blog Hop !!

Hi everyone! Welcome to day 2 of the Tombow USA and Pretty Little Studio Blog Hop! If you arrived here from Jennifer Priest's blog you're in the right place! But if you happened to stumble across my blog then you may want to go to the Tombow USA Blog to start at the beginning of the hop!

For today's blog hop I created two projects both using Pretty Little Studio's "You & Me" collection. My first project is a card for all occasions. Because I wanted to make sure it wouldn't fall apart in the mail I used "Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive" to glue all the layers together, but because of the delicate nature of the doilies I used the "Stamp Runner, Dot Pattern Adhesive" for these.

Isn't the "Perfect Match" 3x4 card with the owls super cute?

Now onto my next project, a layout with my 2 eldest children. I love these photos as they show how well they get on together now they are older (when they were young, they would quarrel quite a lot!).
To glue all the papers I used the "Stamp Runner, Dot Pattern Adhesive", this all in one adhesive is initially repositionable, but sets to a permanent bond.

Then, to adhere the "Cupid's Arrow" flair button I used the Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, to adhere the deer diecut the "foam tabs" and to adhere the wood veneer I used the wonderful "MONO Multi Liquid Glue":

And here's what you can win. To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until April 14 at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 15, 2015.

The Pretty Little Studio Prize includes: PRIZE CONTENTS: 3 Clear 4x6 Transparencies (Jade) (Arrow, Words, Heart Polka), 6 Die-Cuts You & Me, Tabs You & Me, Mini Shipping Tags You & Me, Best Friends PL 3x4 Cards You & Me, Convo Hearts You & Me, Arrow Flair Gold Mine, Gold Note Flags (Die-Cut), You & Me Clouds.

The Tombow USA prize includes: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Pretty Little Studio on Facebook.


Here is the line up in case you get lost.

Friday, April 10:
Tombow USA Blog
Aimee Maddern
Beth Watson
Agnieska Piskorz
Daniella Hayes
Carole House
Jennie Garcia
Jeanne Jachna
Pretty Little Studio Blog

Saturday, April 11:
Pretty Little Studio Blog
Jennie Garcia
Lisa Spiegel
Jennifer Priest
Monique Liedtke - you're here!
Latrice Murphy
Tessa Buys
Tombow USA Blog

Thank you so much for hopping along with us! Good luck!

Friday, 10 April 2015

Winner Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop!!

I still owe you a winner for the $ 10.- gift card to the "17turtles" store from the "Scrapping Our Stash" Blog Hop!!

So, without further ado .... congrats to: Lisa Spiegel!!

I want to thank all my new followers, here and on Instagram and I also want to thank everyone who pinned my project!

Have a fab Friday and I hope to see you here again tomorrow, for yet another blog hop! This one with Pretty Little Studio and Tombow!