Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Falling for You - Paper Issues' new issue!

Last Monday Paper Issues' new issue went up: "Fallin' for You", sponsored by Ruby Rock-It. You can link up any and every project you've got concerning Fall and/or Weddings/Anniversaries/Love You ... etc. I used the Bella Blvd collection I bought at Paper Issues to create a "love you" layout about my son. Hope you like it! 

Afgelopen maandag was het weer tijd voor een nieuw "issue" op het blog van Paper Issues: "Fallin' For You". Alle projecten die maar enigszins hiermee te maken hebben mogen weer gelinkt worden op het blog van Paper Issues. Het meest voor de hand liggen natuurlijk layouts/kaarten met betrekking tot bruiloften en herfst (jeweetwel "Fall"), maar ik vond dat deze layout met als titel "love you" ook best kon. De Bella Blvd collectie die ik hier gebruikt heb komt natuurlijk uit de Paper Issues webshop!


and a few close-ups:

The stitching was done with an Amy Tangerine template, which are also available at Paper Issues' store!

De geborduurde pijl heb ik gemaakt met behulp van een sjabloon van Amy Tangerine (die ook in Paper Issues' webshop verkrijgbaar is).

One lucky winner will win a prize pack from Ruby Rock-It. So start linking your old and/or new projects on PI's blog!! Good luck!! and if you feel like shopping in PI online store then don't forget to use my code "monique" for a 20% discount for your entire order!

Onder alle projecten die op het blog van Paper Issues gelinkt zijn wordt een prijzenpakket van Ruby Rock-It verloot. Dus hop over naar het blog van PI en link snel wat je hebt! (Je hoeft niks nieuws te maken, oude projecten zijn prima!!). Veel succes! Mocht je zin hebben om te shoppen in PI webwinkel vergeet dan niet om de code "monique" te gebruiken voor 20% korting!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

I love owls!

Hi everyone! Yesterday my owl shadow box was on Doodlebug's blog and I thought I'd share it here too.

Last month I created a Haunted House Shadow Box for Doodlebug and because I loved it so very much, I decided to do another one. 

Those of you who know me well, know I {heart} owls, so the decision what to create was easy:

I used the "Happy Harvest" collection which I love for its warm colors and awesome designs (the blue paper in the background with the owls is my favorite!). 

I used half of a styrofoam ball, painted it brown and covered it with punched 1 inch circles, which I adhered with lots of pins. I worked from the middle to the edge; so I started with the owl's eyes and tummy and then filled the rest of the body with brown circles. 

Last but not least I added some finishing touches like the moustache, the pupils in the eyes, the feet, and the wings and the little heart. 

I had so much fun creating the owl and the fun part is, there're so many other animals you can create with half a styrofoam ball and punched circles, like a cute prickly hedgehog or a green frog or a fat chicken ... ! The possibilities are endless! If you decided to try one too, I'd love to see them! 

Thanks for visiting Doodlebug's blog and I wish you happy crafting!


Monday, 28 October 2013

I'm so thankful for this - Pretty Little Studio

Today my "free" layout went up on Pretty Little Studio's blog. I decided to scrap a photo of my father-in-law, my husband, my 2 sons and a nephew. 

Althought we don't celebrate "Thanksgiving" in The Netherlands, I find there's so much to be thankful for and so I created this page: "Thankful for Family"

Vandaag staat deze layout op het blog van Pretty Little Studio. Ik mocht zelf kiezen waarover ik zou scrappen en welke collectie ik zou gebruiken en heb ervoor gekozen om deze foto van mijn schoonvader, mijn man, mijn 2 knullen en een neefje te scrappen en daarvoor de "Nature Walk" collectie te gebruiken.

I used the awesome "Nature Walk" collection for this project. Love it! 
A few close-ups:

Hope you like it! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Project Life, week 40 - Imaginisce

Okay voor vandaag weer eens wat anders ... dit keer een Project Life spread. Omdat ik de "Bushel o' Fall" collectie van Imaginisce wilde gebruiken heb ik ervoor gekozen om week 40 te scrappen. Mijn PL van 2012 schiet niet erg op, maar toch blijf ik het leuk vinden om eraan te werken. Ik heb besloten om niet meer chronologisch te scrappen, maar gewoon de week te doen waar ik op dat moment zin in heb .... als het album maar af komt, toch? 

I’m so happy so be able to share my Project Life spread for week 40 with you! I hope you don’t mind, but I’m still working on my PL album for 2012! I’m not one of those very quick scrappers and I’d rather take a bit more time and love the result, then do it quick and hate it. Furthermore, creating a PL spread takes me much longer than creating a layout. I think this spread has been lying on my desk for at least 3 days!

I love the warm colors of the Bushel o' Fall collection and they were perfect for this Fall week!

And some close-ups from the left side

and one of the right side

Omdat het vandaag "Saturday Share" is, kan je je Project Life pagina's linken bij een heleboel blogs, bijv. bij Imaginisce

If you want to share your PL projects too then make sure you link 'm up on i.e. Imaginisce's blog

En opeens herinner ik me dat ik beloofd had de winnaars te trekken van de Kiwi Lane giveaway van 8 oktober! Bij deze dan! De winnaars zijn geworden: 

All of a sudden I remember that I've completely forgotten to draw the winners for my Kiwi Lane giveaway!! I'm so sorry! Okay, here goes .... 

the winner of the "Mini Aspen Court" set is: DEBBIE PIERCEY!!! 

and the winner of the "Tiny Shapes Accessory" set is: THAMAR ESME!!!

Congrats Debbie and Thamar!!! Please email me your addresses and I'll get the templates in the post asap!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fab Saturday!

Bedankt voor het langskomen en fijne zaterdag! 

Friday, 25 October 2013

A couple of Halloween cards - Imaginisce

Op alle Amerikaanse blogs verschijnen nu overal de Halloween layouts en kaarten. Hartstikke leuk vind ik dat! Zo jammer dat wij niet aan Halloween doen. Alleen al omdat ik dan leuke foto's kan maken en die gave Halloween collecties kan gebruiken! Maar natuurlijk maak ik toch wel Halloween projecten (en echt niet alleen omdat het de "opdracht" is ... )

Deze keer heb ik voor Imaginsce een tweetal Halloween kaarten gemaakt. 

For my Halloween cards I’ve used papers from three different Imaginisce collections: “Black Ice”, “Outdoor Adventure” and “Bushel o’ Fall”. Basically I just wanted orange and black colored papers and I found those in these collections

Deze kaart was erg makkelijk om te maken; het is een Silhouette cut file (silhouette cut file #32717 cobweb card), waarvoor ik zwart Bazzill gebruikt heb, wat Imaginisce papier van de Outdoor Adventure collectie (het oranje) en wat oogjes van de hobbyzaak.

The card with the spider’s web I’ve created with my Silhouette Cameo (silhouette cut file #32717 cobweb card) and was really too easy: all I did was fold it, adhere an orange background and add some eyes.
Deze kaart bestaat uit laagjes papier van de Imaginisce collecties Black Ice and Bushel o' Fall. De heks is een Quickutz die en het woord "boo" is een overblijfsel van de kaart hierboven. De bling stenen zijn weer van Imaginisce. 

The card with the witch was a bit more work. It consists of three layers, which I stitched with the sewing machine and adhered on the card base. The witch was a die and I used my Big Shot to cut her. The letters which for “boo” are leftovers from the other card and I added some bling from Imaginisce’s “Bushel o’ Fall” collection.

Bedankt voor het langskomen en ik hoop tot snel!

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


Thursday, 24 October 2013

Ruby Rock-It October Challenge

As we're having a week off because of the school Fall holidays I had some time to scrap! I decided to join Ruby Rock-It's October challenge as I just love the stash I've got lying around from them waiting to be scrapped! 

Here's the page I did: 

I used lots of their "Cook" collection. Just loving all the embellishments that go with this collection. The photos are from our last vacation in France. 

and this is Ruby Rock-It's sketch: 

Thanks for stopping by my blog again today!


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Fun in the Sun - Pretty Little Studio

October 22nd another sketch challenge went up on Pretty Little Studio's blog and it was my turn to create a page for it! 

For this layout I used the awesome “Sand Castle” collection. The photos were taken during the summer holidays in Portugal and just perfect for this collection. I love that this collection has so many bits and pieces! Like the giant number “2”, the journaling cards, the banner flags, the bingo cards and the butterfly stickers. I love adding many items to my pages and that’s what I did!

Here's my page "Fun in the Sun" and that's what they had!!

and a few close-ups:

I LOVE that my kids get along so well!! (most of the time!). 

Here's the sketch Kerri designed for us: 

Please join us if you've got a minute to spare!! We would love to see your projects based on this sketch. The prize you can win is $5.- coupon to the PLS store!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Bushel o' Fall layouts {Imaginisce}

This last week Imaginisce has been showcasing their new collection "Bushel o' Fall". The collection consists of warm Fall colors, great designs (lots of chevrons!) and super sweet animals like squirrels, birds and deer. This is definitely one of my favorite Imaginisce collections!

Here're my projects: Laugh and be Happy, a layout of me with Mieke and Stefanie, two of my best friends.

Life is Great: a page about my daughter.

And the 3rd layout: Mats in NY.

Supplies: Imaginsce (Bushel of Fall): patterned paper, die-cuts, sticker stackers. Other supplies: cardstock: Bazzill Basics. Tools: Sewing Machine: Aigger; Diecutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; Tiny Attacher: Tim Holtz;  Border Punch: EK Success.

To see the entire collection go HERE. You'll love it!

Tomorrow I'll be drawing a winner of my Kiwi Lane templates. If you want a chance to win them and haven't commented on my blog post yet, go HERE.

Thanks for stopping by my blog again today!!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

New Camera - Doodlebug Pixies!

Today my "pixies" layout is up on Doodlebug's blog! I just love these new products and the "Day to Day" collection is AWESOME!!

This is the page I created:

And here's a detail shot of the "pixie" circle I created:

What I did was easy: first you roughly design your page (don't adhere anything yet!). Use a pencil to draw a (part of the) circle:

Next cut the pixies in little parts (I used garden shears to do this, but I'm sure normal scissors would do the tric as well):

Now stitch the little pixie parts onto your page:

And then adhere the rest of your papers and embellishments. I used the Xyron Mega Runner for this part:

And your page is ready! I really loved using the pixies on my page!!

Here're a few close-ups of the rest of the finished page:

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