Thursday, 11 February 2016

Scraptastic Layouts - January Just A Girl kit

Hi everyone, today I thought I'd share two more of the layouts I created with Scraptastic Club's January "Just A Girl" kit.

This one I created for today's Scraptastic subscriber challenge "use colored cardstock for your background". I worked with both the main kit as well as the add-on:


This was a real challenge as I prefer bright, bold, happy colors and normally grey wouldn’t be my first choice, but as I wanted to step out of my comfort zone grey it would be! I love how colorful the end result still is.

I adore the panda!!!





And for the second layout I used the January “Just A Girl” main kit only. I chose this photo of my daughter and I: a just girls photo, which I considered just perfect looking at the name of this kit!

The photo was taken last November, when we both had our birthdays (well, I had mine the day before hers, but we celebrated together).


I started my page by cutting one of the Scraptastic exclusive papers by Kaitlin Sheaffer in half and using the pink/white dotted half only. I adhered this on a sheet of white cardstock. Next I cut 4 strips from the Fancy Pants “My Happy” paper and used these as border and adhered (stitched) them on all sides of my layout. I matted my photos on some light blue pieces of paper and embellished the page with bits and pieces from the kit. I used for example this acetate word by Heidi Swapp, which I LOVE!!


And this flair button … one of my favorite embellishments in this kit!


The title came next, for which I used the Hardcover Black Thickers from American Crafts and one of stamps from the Just A Girl stamp set.


And last but not least came the hand written journaling:


Hope you liked my pages and that I was able to inspire you a bit! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Monique

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Keep Calm And Study On | Bella Blvd

Last Friday I was at a crop with friends and had a lot of fun creating with this fun Bella Blvd collection "Star Student". My daughter printed off a whole lot of photos from her High School year and so I could take my pick! I love this one of her with 2 of the other foreign exchange students:

The colors and patterns of this collection are perfect for almost all of Manon's photos! Love how the paper with the glasses are such a great match for the glasses of Manon's Italian friend.


Loving large cut files!! 




Thanks for stopping by on this grey Sunday! Wishing you a fun week! 
Hugs,
Monique

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Doodlebug Sweet Things Projects | Wood Veneer Heart and Planner Pages

Hi everyone! Yesterday my Doodlebug "Sweet Things" projects were posted on Doodlebug's blog and I thought I'd share them here too. If you know me a little bit, you'll know that my favorite color is red and my favorite color combination is red with pink (with sometimes a bit of orange and yellow). And that's one of the reasons why I adore this collection so much! The colors are awesome and I can see myself using this collection over and over again.

Here's the first project I created: I dressed up this wood veneer heart which I had in my stash waiting for the right collection to come along .... ! The photos were taken in June last year, when we hosted a "welcome home" party for my daughter, who had been away in The States for almost a year. We set up this little photo booth and everyone at the party had to have their photo taken. We had so much fun! 


I used lots of different patterned papers, (alphabet) stickers, die-cuts & enamel dots. I love that the sprinkles (dots) are "matte"!


But the shiny heart shaped sprinkles are just perfect too! I also love that jar-with-hearts sticker and had to include it on my project somewhere.


And because at the time I kept thinking I'm never going to let her leave again, especially for such a long stretch of time, I chose the "we belong together" sticker. 


And then my second project: a week in my planner! Have you been bitten by the planner bug too? For me it took a while but now I love working on my planner. I just have to be careful not to cover the entire pages, but to leave some space to write notes!

Here's my spread for the Valentine's week: February 8 - 14:


I used papers, stickers, die-cuts, alphabet stickers, washi tapes, a mini paperclip, a mini clothpin, I just couldn't choose and decided to use the lot!


The little squares are cut from the "Tiny Valentines" sheet (6x6 paper pad) and are the perfect size for a planner.


For the word "Valentines" I used the Skinny alphabet stickers and for the word "day" I used some Tiny Type alphabet stickers.


The "Happy Hearts", "Delightful Dots" and "Lovely Lines" washi tapes in the Sweet Things collection are just what any planner needs!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and I hope I've been able to inspire you a bit!

Monique

Friday, 5 February 2016

Planner Love | Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone! Happy Friday to you!! Today I'm up on Pretty Little Studio's blog featuring their “Planner Stickers” and how I love those!! I use two planners: my Webster's Color Crush planner for my “everyday” appointments and my Happy Planner from Mambi (Me and My Big Ideas) for my scrapbook dates (design team deadlines, blog hops, giveaways, etc. ). Some of the events end up in both planners, like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas and in this case our Anniversary. My hubby and I got married on August 12, 1996 (chosen by my husband because 12 times 8 = 96) and so for today I chose to use the “You & Me” collection to decorate week 32 (August 8-14).

PLS Product used: You & Me Collection: paper: Heartstrings; Die-cuts: Conversation Hearts, My Wedding Day; Word Art: Anniversary 7″, Love Story; Stickers: Cupid’s Arrow, True Love Gold Flags, Sweetheart Gold, Valentine Stamps, Valentine Words, Christmas Word Flags; Cut-Outs: Adore You Phrase Strips.


I love that Melissa created so many stickers which can be used in planners! If you want to see the entire assortment of planner stickers, just go to the PLS shop and click on “Categories” and next on “Planner Stickers“. Awesome right?? I used quite a lot of them and would love to use even more of them if only I wouldn’t need some space to write down some notes too, lol!

For the horizontal strips I used the paper with all the hearts (Heartstrings) from which I cut strips of 1 cm (less than 0.5″). I really love that paper! And I’ve been wanting to use the large die-cut of the bride and groom for forever but before now I never had the right photos or occasion. So happy I can use it now!



I also love to add little touches of gold, like I did here. And isn’t that large word die-cut just right for that margin??


Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my project!
Hugs,
Monique

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Together | Another Imaginisce Par-r-rty Me Hearty layout

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing a Valentine's layout created with the fun and versatile Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection on Imaginisce's blog and I thought I'd share it here too.

Can you believe it's almost Valentine's Day? I'm still working on my December Daily and all of a sudden February is upon us! Time flies and thus all the more reason to scrap those treasured memories. The Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection is perfect for that. My last layout featured my 11 year old son and this time I'm using the collection to scrap this photo of my 19 year old daughter and her beau. You almost can't tell it's the same collection, right?


For the background I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the "Half Hearted" cut file from The Cut Shoppe and placed it on top of the "Sirens Song" paper. I filled a few of the heart halves with little pieces of a few of the other papers from this collection. Next I cut two tags from the Shell-A-Brate paper. You'll notice that on the a-side of the paper the tags have designs and text, but on the b-side you'll find the same tags but without the text and those are the ones I used for my page:


I placed the tags behind the photo and on the left side of the photo I added a hand cut heart.


Next came the title, which I also cut with my Silhouette Cameo and last but not least I added the beautiful die-cut with the flowers.


I really love the result even if this layout didn't need a whole lot of paper and die-cuts.

Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned paper, die-cuts (Par-r-rty Me Hearty). American Crafts: cardstock.

If you want to see more projects created with this fun collection, then please hop over to Imaginisce's blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
xoxo
Monique

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Imaginisce February Sketch Challenge | Seas The Day!

Hi everyone! It's February and that means a new Imaginisce sketch challenge went up! I love the sketches Laura creates for us and this one is no exception. 

Here's what I created using the new Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection: 


The photos were taken on January 1st when my daughter and her beau joined in the New Year's Dive in the North Sea. 



I just adore this collection, which can easily be used for both young kids as well as older kids! 

And this is Laura Whitaker's sketch:



And if you've got some Imaginisce product laying around why not join us? You can win the awesome "Par-r-rty Me Hearty" collection! 

These are the CHALLENGE RULES:

1. Use this sketch as inspiration to create any type of project (layout, card, home decor, altered item)
2. You must use at least 75% Imaginisce product on your project.
3.  Use the color PINK or RED in your project.
3.  Post your entry on Imaginisce's blog using Mister Linky tool  OR leave comment on the applicable post with a link to your creation .

Submit your entries no later than Fri., February 26th, 2016.


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Hope you'll have a fab day! 
Hugs,
Monique