Thursday, 2 April 2015

Imaginisce Easter Cards

Good morning everyone! I've got a couple of Easter cards up on Imaginisce's blog and thought I'd share them here too. I don't normally send out Easter cards, but this year will be different. With both my daughter and my father and his wife abroad during Easter, I thought it was high time I start sending out Easter cards!

So here they are: 

I love these super cute die-cuts:

And for this one I used my Silhouette:

For both cards I used Imaginisce's Welcome Spring collection. I adore the soft colors in this collection as well as the cute die-cuts. The cards measure approx. 6" x 4". I chose a few sheets of patterned paper from my 6x6 patterned paper pad, trimmed them to the right size and layered these on top of a folded piece of American Crafts cardstock from their Spring collection. Next came a piece of embossed white cardstock, a doily and either a journaling card and a few die-cuts for the yellow card or just a few die-cuts for the pink card. For the finishing touch I used the I-Rock tool to add a few jewels. 

This I-Rock tool is one of my favorite tools of Imaginisce. It's cordless and warms super quickly! The jewels have a bit of glue on the bottom and the only thing you have to do is press the warm metal tip of the I-Rock tool on top for a few seconds! 

Supplies: Imaginisce: patterned paper, die-cuts, sticker stacker (Welcome Spring), Glam Rocks; American Crafts: cardstock, twine. Tools: Imaginisce I-Rock tool, I-Rock Jewel Tray and Lighted Tweezers. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Hope you'll have a crafty week.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Scraptastic Club April Kits Reveal!!

Yay!! It's the first of the month and that means I get to show you the new Scraptastic Club's kits for this month!! 

This Life Noted:

My choice this month: I Lived:

I Lived Add-On:

I Lived Stamp Set:


Darlene Add-On:

Darlene Stamp Set:

Sentiment Series: (I'm so excited for this one!!!!!!)

I can't wait for my kit and stamps to arrive!! If you want to secure any of these kits too, then you'd better hop over to the Scraptastic site real quick! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Chuck E. Cheese layout - Imaginisce

I've got another Imaginisce layout to share today: my daughter celebrated her 18th bday at Chuck E. Cheese's and of course that had to be scrapped! 

The Family Fun collection from Imaginisce includes one sheet of paper which seems to be made for photos taken at Chuck E. Cheese!! and of course there are matching stickers as well:

I used one of Amy Tangerine's embroidery stencils to add some hand stitching to my page:

and my page wouldn't be complete without Thickers:

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Have a great day!

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Adore You - Pretty Little Studio

If you're here for the giveaway, please go HERE!


Today I want to share a Pretty Little Studio layout created with the “You & Me” collection. The colors of this collection are so beautiful that every time I start a project this collection calls my name! I could use it for every single project!

For this layout I chose a photo of my 3 kids waiting for the bus to take us to the airport where we’ll board a plane to New York. They were so super excited, I just had to scrap this photo.

I used a digital cut file from The Cut Shoppe and placed 3 different patterned papers behind the hearts. I just cut the patterned paper in 3 circles in 3 different sizes and adhered these to the back of my white cardstock. Next I placed this on a sheet of pink cardstock so the last circle of hearts (the largest) was colored pink. I matted my photo and added a few diecuts (beautiful feathers, an adorable birdie, the word LOVE and a couple of hearts), a flair, some word strips and a few ink splatters and machine stitching and I was done! I really love how this turned out! Hope you do too.

Pretty Little Studio products used: You & Me Collection: Patterned Paper, Diecuts: confetti hearts, hi birdie, feathers: tickle me, Word Art: Love, Flair button: my deer, Phrase Strips: Adore You, Word Flags: Love Story, Stickers: Valentine Words

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, 30 March 2015

Scraptastic Store: Simple Stories I AM - Meeting Julie & Some Webster's Planner Fun

Good morning everyone! For the Scraptastic Club Store I created another Simple Stories “I Am” layout which I want to share here too: in June last year when I went to London I got to see my very good friend Julie again, after not seeing each other for at least 4 years! We had such a wonderful time that I just had to scrap this event! In this photo she’s showing my dd and me around town in a real “black cab”! It was so fun, she just told the driver "go there, wait here, drive slowly ... etc". It was amazing! and then after half an hour she asked the driver to drop us off at a convenient bus stop and we switched to one of those red double-decker buses you see so many of in London and the rest of the tour we were on one of those buses. Fabulous!!

I really adore the I Am collection; it has so many awesome prints, gold accents and fun embellishments!

I also love all the different letter stickers that come with this collection. I got the collection kit and one of it’s sticker sheets contains no less than 4 different alpha stickers!

And those wood veneers are just perfect too!

Supplies: Simple Stories I Am collection

And because I just couldn’t put everything away when I was finished with my layout, I decided to dress up my brand new Webster’s Pages planner! This is actually my very first attempt at decorating a planner, so please bear with me!

I used the washi tape, (chipboard & cardstock) stickers, paper clip, photo stickers and Sn@p! Cards to brighten up week 13! I also used one of those fun Freckled Fawn paper clips.

Supplies: Webster’s Pages – Color Crush Personal Planners – Binder Only Dark Pink; Simple Stories – I Am – Collection Kit; Simple Stories – I Am – Washi Paper Tape; Simple Stories – I Am – Sn@p! Cards; Freckled Fawn – Paper Clips – Short Pink Arrows;

Love how this turned out! And you? Have you been bitten by the “planner bug” too? I would love to know as I just created a "Planner Love" board on Pinterest and need more pins! And if you're looking for inspiration, maybe hop over to my Planner Love board on Pinterest!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Have a fabublous day!

Friday, 27 March 2015


Welcome to the Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog! I hope you're enjoying the hop so far! If you've arrived here from the awesome Suzanna Lee you're in the right place! If not, you may want to go to the start of the hop: Jennifer Haggerty.

This is the very first time I'm joining in the "Scrapping Our Stash" blog hop and I hope there will be many more to come, as my stash is huge! 

Here's what I created for today's hop, using a very old Pink Paislee collection "Hometown Summer". I love(d) this collection so much I just hung on to it, but now it had gotten all dusty and the colors started to fade a bit around the edges, so I thought it was high time I used it:

I also used the "Circles within Circles" digital cutfile from the 17turtles shop, as these circles so perfectly repeat the circle of that "thing" my son is standing in in the photo (it's actually a part from a pop-up tent). 

The circle stamp is one of my favorite stamps and is from Scraptastic Club

I just adore the colors, stickers, chipboard pieces & die-cuts in this collection! I'm so happy I finally used it!

And this is the 17turtles "Circles Within Circles" cut file I used:


And just because I love giving away presents, I want to do a little giveaway! As I'm on the 17turtles design team, I thought it would be fun to giveaway $10.- to spend in the 17turtles shop! 

To enter you can do any or all of the following:
1) Become a follower here
2) Become a follwer on Instagram:
3) Pin my layout onto Pinterest
Please leave me a comment to let me know which you have done!

This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 pm on April 8th!  I will announce a winner within a couple days! Open to everyone and everywhere! 

Now Hop on over to the next stop in the hop: the talented Charity!

And just in case you need it, here's the entire blog hop list:

Monique - you're here!

Thank you so much for joining us! Have fun hopping along!