Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Scraptastic Sketchy Thursday!

I had the fantastic Scraptastic Club July kit "Rock Lobster" lying on my desk waiting for me to start scrapping, so I decided to join in their Sketchy Thursday challenge!

Here's what I created, using photos from our cruise from 2011:

I really adore this kit! Have you seen that super cute whale stamp? Here're a few close-ups:

and this is the sketch the layout is based upon:

Wanna see what the kit looks like?

main July (Rock Lobster) kit: 

add-on July (Rock Lobster) kit:

Rock Lobster stamp set:

Rock Lobster flair set: 

Awesome right? Have a look HERE if you're interested in this kit, or any other (as they're all fantastic!).

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Monday, 29 July 2013

Imaginisce Summer Mini Album!

Last week it was my turn to show my summer project on Imaginisce's blog. I created a mini album for the occasion using Endless Summer and a few of the fabulous Imaginisce tools like the I-Top and the I-Rock. The photos are from our holiday in France last year.

Have a look:

a close-up of the brad made with the I-Top:

and the other pages:

I think "Endless Summer" collrection is just perfect for a Summer mini-album; the "theme", the colors, the designs, the stickers, the stamps ... they're all so gorgeous!

Supplies: Endless Summer (patterned papers, sticker stackers, chipboard stickers, oversized die cuts, stamps), Childhood Memories (scrap of paper, ABC stickers), I-Rock crystal clear gems & Glam rocks, I-Top medium brad. Other supplies: American Crafts kraft & white cardstock, Core'dinations cardstock, misc. ribbons.Tools: I-Top, I-Rock, I-Rock jewel tray, I-Rock tweezers, all 4 paper punches.

If you want to see the other summer projects the team created, hop on over to Imaginisce's blog!

Thanks for visiting my blog again today!! You're the best!

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Paper Issues *UmWowStudio* Blog Hop!

Welcome to the "Paper Issues Um Wow We Love Chipboard" blog hop! You should have arrived here from Cassie's blogIf this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Paper Issues to start at the beginning!

Today, we are sharing some inspiration using product from UmWowStudio! I was so happy when the product arrived from them: awesome chipboard arrows in all sorts and sizes and fantastic flair buttons!

Here's a look at what I created:

and some close-ups: 

I used AC/Amy Tangerine's "Yes, Please" collection, including her 5 piece icon embroidery stencil kit. I thought this was a perfect match for the chipboard and flairs from UmWowStudio! 

Here is the order of the hop! Be sure to hop along to each person's blog and then stop by UmWowStudio's blog and leave some love to all!

Monique - YOU ARE HERE!

Um Wow Studio Blog: http://umwowstudio.blogspot.com/

And now, please hop along to “Shannon

Also make sure you: 
  1. Like Um Wow Studio on Facebook {tell them we sent you}
  2. Like Paper Issues on Facebook
  3. Leave a comment on everyone's blog.
And...did you know, that Paper Issues has a BRAND NEW STORE??!! Make sure you stop by and check it out HERE!

This is it! Thank you so much for hopping with us today and good luck to you all!! 


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I have some very awesome news to share! I got an email from Melissa from Pretty Little Studio asking me to join the PLS design team!!! Have a look:

Pretty Little Studio is an American based brand that creates cute vintage-inspired designs for paper crafting. Have a look at the shop .... the products are so awfully cute!!!! 

The new design team will be introduced on the PLS blog the first week of September! So stay tuned!!

I'm sooooooooooo happy!!! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me share my happy news!


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Saturday, 27 July 2013

So nice to hear from you card - Unity Stamps & Pebbles

As it's the summer holidays I have a bit more time to play with my scrap stuff than usual, so I decided to join in the August monthly card challenge at Unity Stamp Company once again.

Here's my card, using their February 2013 Kit of the Month and Pebbles "Let Freedom Ring" and "Fresh Goods". The ribbon is from May Arts. 

and a close-up:

and these are the 3 August challenges at Unity Stamps of which I did the one in the bottom left corner: 

If you want to join in too, there's still time! These challenges run from July 18 until August 14. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog again today! Hope to see you back tomorrow. 

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Friday, 26 July 2013

The Sun Glasses Brigade - Ruby Rock-It

I really love this photo of my daughter and husband! They're at the (very windy) west coast of Portugal and actually my husband is filming this with his iPhone. Because of the wind Manon's hairs were flying every which way! My hubby then sent me the video (as I stayed at home with our youngest who still had to go to school) and I did a "print screen" of this image in the video. It shows Manon exactly how she is: fun loving, always smiling, always having fun! Hurray for the iPhone and its endless possibilities!

This collection "Carnival Queen" by Ruby Rock-It is so perfect for this photo and as they're having a sketch challenge this month I've decided to combine the two. 

And of course a few close-ups:

And last but not least two close-ups of the arrows from DeeDee from UmWowStudio. Have you ever been to her shop? Her stuff is awesome!!

This is the July sketch from Ruby Rock-It. The challenge ends July 30, so there's still time to play if you feel like it!! 

Thanks for stopping by again today! 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Project Life - Doodlebug

And it's time for another Project Life spread (week 13, 2012 .... shhht, don't tell I'm so far behind!). For this one I used Doodlebug's awesome Take Note collection. The 4x6 cards, the stickers, the 6x6 paper pads, the Teensy Type alpha stickers ... everything is so perfect for a PL!

and here're the pages shown separately:

I used my Cameo to create the top left background, the one with the clouds, and then adhered a piece of patterned paper from my 6x6 paper pad behind.  The same was done for the orange "on stage" background (chevron).

and a few close-ups:

Except for my PL spread Stephanie Buice's spread is also up on Doodlebug's blog today (and yesterday Wendy Sue's and Tiffany Hood's), so if you want more inspiration hop over to Doodlebug's blog

Thanks for stopping by, you're the best! 

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