Monday, 30 August 2010

Dinosaur Forest

It's Monday and that means I can show you Liz' new sketch! It's fabulous yet again!!

This is today's sketch, #79:

and here's my take on it:

I used for this layout the August kit from my Scrapbook Nook, filled with Sassafras Las. LOVE these papers!

The photos I made in July when I took the kids to the zoo in Amersfoort. This zoo is so much fun! For me, the best part is the dinosaur forest!

If you want to see what the rest of the design team did have a look here!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon!


Sunday, 29 August 2010

Crop Addict Layouts!!

This last week has been so much fun in the creating sense!!! I have boxes full of stuff waiting for me to start creating and this week I used my kit from Crop Addict.

This month the theme is: Back to School, Birthday, Celebrations and Memories.

First I used my papers from Bo Bunny, Mama-Razzi:

Here's Manon getting ready for school after the summer holidays!

And the second one is about "memories". It's Manon during our holiday in Denmark in July:

Just LOVED these papers from Bo Bunny!!!

The next two layouts I made with Dream Street Papers Everyday Celebrations Collection. They are both about Timothy's birthdays; in the first one he's turning 9 and in the second one he's turning 11!!

and this one:

If you want to see what the rest of the design team created have a look at the Crop Addict Gallery!!  

And if you're interested in buying this kit for only $ 32.00 then you'll have to go HERE!!

This is it for now! Have a fabulous Sunday and hope to see you soon!!!!


Friday, 27 August 2010

Crop Addict September 2010 Monthly Kit!

Just in time for those Back to School photos, Crop Addict September monthly scrapbook kit is now available!!

Have a look what Debbie put together for you:

We're calling this our "Capture The Moments" Kit. Visit the Crop Addict shop to pre-order your kit now.

The September kit option is also available, stop by the shop and order one today!!

September 2010 Monthly Scrapbook Kit Includes:

BoBunny Mamma-Razzi Collection - Double Sided:
•Mamma-Razzi Slides
•Mamma-Razzi Stripe
•Mamma-Razzi Shutter
•Mamma- Razzi Aperture

Dream Street Papers Everyday Collection - Double Sided:
•Celebrate Life
•Reach for the Stars
•Something Blue
•Make a Wish

6 Sheets of Bazzill Cardstock:
•Glamor Bling
•Cinnamon (yep we've included two sheets of the same color)

•American Crafts Thickers
•Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi Combo Stickers (1/2 sheet, varies)
•Scenic Route Chipboard Shapes
•Playing Card
•WeR Memory Keepers Metal Hardware (24 pieces, varies)
•Heidi Swapp Chipboard Circles (2)
•Tim Holtz Tiny Pinz (3)
•Prima Flowers

Thursday, 26 August 2010

{I'm in Bella Blvd's newsletter!!}

Wohoo!!! Two of the layouts I created with the August kit from Crop Addict are featured on page 4 in Bella Blvd's August newsletter!!!! How cool is that!

As soon as I posted my layouts on 2peas Beth Gerlach, the Special Projects Coordinator from Bella Blvd, sent me a peamail requesting my permission to use them for their newsletter! I LOVE it when that happens!!

Thanks Beth for finding me and thanks Debbie for putting together such an awesome kit!!!


{Epiphany Crafts Card-A-Palooza Sweepstakes and Blog Hop}

WELCOME to the Epiphany Crafts Card-A-Palooza Sweepstakes and Blog Hop!!!

If you have just happened upon my blog today, you may want to head to the start of the Blog Hop first: to Jennifer Priest's blog!!

What you have to do to participate: visit each of our design team member's blogs and make a note of the sponsoring company.

After you know all 12 companies visit the Epiphany Crafts Facebook page and leave a comment on the Card-A-Palooza thread listing the 12 companies (abbreviations are okay) and you will be entered into the drawing for a GIANT prize package:

You will be receiving product from each of the sponsoring companies plus tools from EPIPHANY CRAFTS. Best of all, you will be receiving the 12 handmade cards shown on the blogs, all ready to use throughout the year.

Here's the complete list of all the participating design team members, just in case you missed someone:
And here's what I created for you: a February Valentine's card, made with papers & an overlay from MY LITTLE SHOEBOX and epoxy shapes from EPIPHANY CRAFTS of course!!

This is a HUGE giveaway that you won't want to miss!

So, after leaving me a comment hop on over to your next stop: Julie Walton's blog!!

Good luck everyone!!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Wednesday Idea Day!

Today I want to share this tutorial I found on Marjan's blog!!! It's about creating a card in the shape of a vest!! SUPER CUTE!!!

Here's an example of Marjan's card:

Isn't it supercute????

So hop over to Marjan's blog to read the "how to" and don't forget to leave her some love!!


Monday, 23 August 2010

{Sketch #78 The Scrappiest!}

How time flies!! It's Monday again!! And that means a brand new sketch from Liz at The Scrappiest!!

Look at this wonderful sketch she made:

And because the kids got another rabbit two weeks ago, I had the perfect pics!

I started this layout stitching a striped craft sheet to my Bazzill background, but I don't know what happened, I just couldn't get it right!! In the end I angrily tore off the sheet and I ended up with this border...  it's funny because I like this border much better than my original plan!! Love it when that happens! :-)

I used papers from Echo Park, cardstock from Bazzill, journaling note from Prima, letters from American Crafts, letter stickers & stickers from Echo Park, buttons from Buttons Galore and the epoxy shapes from Epiphany Crafts. Oh and I almost forgot; last week I received a "quick-fix permanent adhesive runner" from Helmar, one of the product partners from myStampBOX, I used the adhesive on this layout..... and I was totally surprised: it's the best adhesive I ever used!!!!  

If you want to see what the other design team members did with this sketch have a look at the blog from The Scrappiest and if you decide to try this sketch too, don't forget to link it to the The Scrappiest blog so you'll have a chance to win the Craizy Daisy Kit!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

{Crop Addict September Kit - sneaks}

I've been playing with my September kit from Crop Addict and you know what??? It's awesome!!!! It's filled with Bo Bunny - Mama-Razzi and DreamStreet!!!

I hadn't bought Mama-Razzi myself because I was in doubt whether those papers were too dark for me, well little did I know! As soon as started I couldn't stop!! I have so many photos which are just perfect for these papers! I can't show you my work yet, but I can share a sneak peak!!

Here's a sneak of the first layout I made:

If you want to see the other layouts I created with this month's kit, stay tuned!! I'll be back in a couple of days!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


Saturday, 21 August 2010

Catching Up!!!

This week my projects for INKIDO were up on their blog and that means I can show them on my own blog too!!! Here they are:

Here’s the layout I created for the final round of the design team call. All the finalists received a package with the same Inkido products and the assignment to create something with it and this is what I came up with:

Here’s my very first layout created while being on Inkido’s design team. When I received the box of Inkido goodies I was very impressed and a bit “afraid” to start! The products are so beautiful, how could I ever cut them up?! But, as they were sent to me to do just that, I just started and once I begun I couldn’t stop!

Inkido materials I used: Red cardstock and corrugated cardstock, patterned paper: Autumn Friendship “Anita”, Autumn Wardrobe “Knitted Owls” and “Tailored Stripes”, two pins, some flowers, a metal embellishment and some pearls.

And then last but not least:

As you'll probably guess once you see my layout my favorite color is red and especially these dark red colors from the Tuva collection!!

For this layout I used papers from the collections: Tuva, Autumn Wardrobe and Autumn Friendships. I really love these warm autumn colors and because I wanted to use as many of these beautiful papers as possible, I just layered them all on top of each other!

I'm so VERY HAPPY that I'm part of Inkido's design team!!! Their products are so very very very BEAUTIFUL!!!

Monique Magazine ....

has topped the 10,000 subscriber mark!!!!

To celebrate this achievement they're having a give-away!! And they're giving away this:

So if you want a chance to win this too, hop on over to their blog!!!


Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Wednesday Idea Day

How time flies!!! Another Wednesday already!

The idea for today: creating CORNER BOOKMARKS!!!

Apart from being addicted to scrapbooking (and coffee), I'm also terribly addicted to reading.... and what do you need when you read a lot??? A bookmark!! So when I saw this tutorial on making corner bookmarks I knew what my next "Wednesday Idea" would be!!

Have a look HERE and if you decide to create one, I would love it if you would show it to me!


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Sketch #77 The Scrappiest!

Last Monday it was time for Liz' new sketch at The Scrappiest!!

Without further ado, sketch #77:
 And my take on it:

and some details:

I just love this circular sketch!! For the round background I just used a piece of a box I had lying around the house and spray-inked half of it. The papers are from Upsy Daisy, the alpha's are from Jillibean Soup and the Tim Holz "Gadget Gears" I got from Renata!! The moustaches we found in Denmark!

If you want to see what the rest of the design team did with the sketch have a look at the The Scrappiest blog!! and if you want a chance to win this month's kit then please link the layout you created with this sketch to Mr Linky also at the The Scrappiest blog!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Another Inkido blog post!!

And HERE's my introductory blogpost on the Inkido blog!! Here I'm being introduced and the layout I created for the call is shown!

Thanks for all your sweet comments!! They mean the world to me!!


Monday, 16 August 2010

My first layout on the Inkido blog....

.... but this layout should have been the 3rd!! LOL! That means that the blogpost with my introduction will follow later on.... well, I don't mind (as long as you don't mind!)....

Remember the big box full of Inkido goodies I received during our summer holidays? I just can't stop playing with it!! By now I have finished 4 layouts and there is still sooooo much!!

Here are two sneaks of my layout, if you want to see the entire layout please visit the Inkido blog!!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon!!!


August sketch My Little Shoebox!

Last Saturday I had a crop in my favorite scrapbook store "Scrapbook Nederland" in Voorburg and it was so much fun!!!

I came prepared (for once) and managed to almost finish two layouts!!! One for The Scrappiest (which I'll show you later, as soon as Liz puts it up on her blog) and this one for the MLS sketch challenge. As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to use it.... I really LOVE circles!!! and I had just bought some of the new MLS lines!

Here's their sketch:

And here's my take on it:

And here are some details:

Used the new Harmony line, isn't it sweet??? and - of course - I used my Epiphany Crafts tool again to create the epoxy hearts!


Sunday, 15 August 2010

Inkido sneak peaks & Lily Bee fav

Inkido has some new - gorgeous - autumn & Christmas lines!! Can't wait for them to arrive!!

This is what they look like:

Aren't they WONDERFUL????

And did you know they carry stamps as well? The new ones are coming soon and if you want to see what they look like, then have a look HERE!!

And now about Lily Bee Design..... last Friday I was among the Friday Faves and I didn't even see it!!! Look HERE!

Wohoo!! So scrappy happy!!


Guest Designing at Nikki Sivils!

Wohoo!! Today I'm Nikki Sivils' Guest Designer!! Have a look HERE!

Here's a sneak of one of the layouts I made with "Ellie's Day Out". Nikki sent me a whole box of goodies to play with!! I was so happy with it!

If you want to see the entire layout, hop on over to Nikki's blog!!! and I would love it if you would leave me a comment overthere!!

Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, Monique

Saturday, 14 August 2010

I'm so sorry....

... that I didn't get on the DT of My Scrapbook Nook :-( BUT check out the girls who did make it!!! It's such a great team Leah has chosen!!! Can't wait to see what they'll create with the kits in future!!!! Hilde & Mahlin, if you read this, congrats girls!!! So happy for you both!!!

On to the next topic: myStampBOX!

Last Tuesday it was my turn to post on their blog and this is what I made:

For this layout of my youngest I used one of the butterfly stamps from the “Colorful Companions” set for my background. I stamped it various times with Versamark ink so the butterflies wouldn’t be too obvious and therefore just perfect for a background.

Furthermore I used a few flowers from the “Abundant Blossoms” set and the filmstrip from the “Snapshot” set for a little journaling.

I also used my tools from Epiphany Crafts to create the heart in the word "home".

I also made another project, a photo frame:

As it was so terribly hot here in The Netherlands (and I really had had enough of the sun!) I decided on one of my winter photos taken in Disneyland Paris.

For this frame I used three different stamps from the “Road Trip” set (the tag, part of the title and the circle bottom left).

I had so much fun creating these projects and sure hope you’ve enjoyed them too!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon!
Hugs, Monique