Thursday, 30 June 2016

Two Doodlebug Fun in the Sun layouts

Hey everyone!! Today I'm sharing two of my layouts created with the new Doodlebug "Fun In The Sun" collection on Doodlebug's blog. This is such an incredible collection! and so versatile!! To showcase just how versatile I decided to use this collection for both a "beach" layout and a "national park" layout.

Here's my first layout, the beach layout "Sunshine". I started this page with the beach umbrella background cut file and adhered several different patterned papers behind it. I always love to use these kind of cut files because of the possibility to use many different papers with different colors and designs. Next I adhered the photo and the "Hello Sunshine" card. Because I always place the adhesive only in the middle of the photo and in this case the card I'm always able to slide other strips of paper and embellishments (partly) behind it later-on.

Here are a few close-ups of this layout. I'm so happy the "Odds & Ends" were added to the new collections!! Isn't this palm tree super fun?! or the cocktail in the last photo?! 

The beach umbrella cut file is a free cut file from Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine.

And now on to my second layout, the National Park layout "Paradise". The photo I used for this layout is an old one, from 2009. We visited the Joshua Tree National Park in California and had an amazing time. When I saw this new Doodlebug collection I just knew I had to print some of the photos of the park to use with this collection. Here's one where my youngest son discovers a turtle walking along the side of the road. He had never seen anything like it and was totally in awe!

And here are a couple of close-ups of this layout: the cactuses in this collection are soooo perfect!! I used both the paper with the cactus design, the "Desert Flower" Shape Sprinkles and the cactus die-cuts from the Odds & Ends package.

And don't you just love the "Matte Sprinkles"?!

For more photos of this awesome collection, hop over to the blog post from May 17 where the entire collection is showcased!

I can't wait to see what you all create with this awesome collection. Don't forget to share on Doodlebug's Facebook page or link it on Instagram.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Another Scraptastic Club Layout!

Today my latest layout using the May “Are You Gonna Go My Way” kit and add-on is up on Scraptastic Club's blog and I thought I'd share it here too. I love this kit so very much! I just can’t get enough of it!

Today’s layout came together rather quickly. I knew I wanted to use this photo of my daughter and her best friends enjoying one of their last activities they would do together while my daughter was in Louisiana during her exchange year.  I matted the photo and cut out the journaling card with the cameras, a little square from the map paper (the part with Louisiana in it) and two tags from the sheet with all the tags.

The two large arrows were “leftovers” from the May “Are You Gonna Go My Way” cut file and were just what this page needed! The largest arrow points to the place where my daughter spent her exchange year and I also added one of the acrylic geo tags:

Next I adhered all the other little bits and pieces, like the letter stickers, arrow sticker, a few die cuts, the cork words, the vellum shapes and the enamel dots. Last but not least I used the “Are You Gonna Go My Way” stencil and two fine tipped pens in different – very light – colors to draw in some tiny triangles/arrows for the finishing touch. Love how this page came together so easily!

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by! And before you go, why not head over to the shop and check out this awesome kit and all the other fabulous kits there.


Saturday, 25 June 2016

YOLO - Scraptastic Club Sketchy Thursday

Last Thursday it was time for the montly sketch challenge at Scraptastic Club! I used the May "Are You Gonna Go My Way" kit and add-on to create this layout of my daughter "driving" the school bus while she was in Louisiana. 

I used horizontal strips of paper rather than vertical ones, but for the remainder of the layout I kept close to the sketch. Here are a few close-ups:

And this is this month's sketch: 

Isn't this a fun one?! If you give it a try too I'd love to see! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fab weekend!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Everyday - Imaginisce

Good morning! Today I'm sharing my take on Imaginisce's June sketch. I used the Sunny collection and this fun photo of my hubby and our two sons. As soon as I saw the bicycle paper I knew I wanted to scrap these photos but because they are already a few years old it took me a while to find them. Glad that I did in the end!

And except the paper with the bicycles I also used the journaling card with the bicycle! And don't you just love that sticker stacker with the camera?

I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut a title:

And added some hand journaling at the bottom of my page. I used the water melon die cut for the finishing touch.

And of course ... the June sketch:  

Imaginisce: patterned papers, die-cut shapes, word stickers, sticker stacker (Sunny collection). American Crafts: cardstock. Other: Silhouette Cameo; cut file: Studio Calico.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today!

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Happy Father's Day! - Imaginisce

Wishing a Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there!

I thought today would be an appropriate day to showcase two fun (grand) Father's Day cards I made using Imaginisce's Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection because of the fun die-cuts I wanted to use and in particular that pirate die-cut!

Here's what I did: 

The size of both cards measures 4"x 6", so they'll fit in a regular envelope. 

I just love that angry parrot and those puffy gems stickers: 

And because the kids want to send a card to their grandfather too I created one for him as well. 

Imaginisce: patterned papers, puffy stickers, die-cuts (Par-r-rty Me Hearty). American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today! Have a great day!

Friday, 17 June 2016

With Love - Creative Scrappers #295

Have you seen the fun June sketch from Creative Scrappers? I decided to play as soon as I saw it! Here's what I did using the Scraptastic Club May kit "Eloise" and add-on.

This photo of my daughter and her partner was taken during our holiday in the south of France last year.

And here are two close-ups: 

Love all the Amy Tangerine gold stickers, but they are hard to take a picture of!

And this is the fun CS sketch #295 Kristine designed. I might have added a few adjustments here and there, but I think you can still recognize it ...

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you a happy weekend! 

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Doodlebug Mix & Match layout - Fun Can Happen Anywhere

Hi everyone! Last week my Doodlebug "Mix & Match" project was up on their blog and I thought I'd share it here as well. For this layout I chose to combine the two fabulous Doodlebug collections "Anchors Aweigh" and "Under The Sea". I love these collections so much I just want to use them over and over again!

I started my layout with the "sunburst" background cut file which I resized to 11.5 x 11.5 inch and cut from a sheet of white cardstock. I backed the cut using various patterned papers from both collections and adhered the result on another sheet of white cardstock, sized 12x12 inch. 

Next I cut a quarter of a circle which I placed in the bottom left corner of the cut. The two photos and the cluster of embellishments to the right of the photos came next.

I really adore Doodlebug's doodle-pops!

Now that I had designed the bottom of my page, I decided the top of the layout was too bare and definitely needed a large title. I found one in the Silhouette store and cut it in two different colors. 

The machine stitching came next and I finished my page by adding some more of the fun Doodlebug stickers, which both collection contain in abundance! 

Supplies: patterned paper, icons stickers, this & that stickers, washi tape (Anchors Aweigh), patterned paper, this & that stickers, winnie whale doodle-pop, shape sprinkles (Under The Sea), icons stickers (Sweet Things). Other: cut files: Silhouette Store #41110 (sunburst background), Kerri Bradford Studio (title).

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

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Stuck?! Sketches June 15 Reveal

As it's the 15th of the month there's a brand new sketch and lots of inspiration for you at Stuck?! Sketches! Here's my take on the June 15 sketch using the fabulous May kit from Scraptastic Club "Are You Gonna Go My Way" and the add-on

The photos are from quite a while ago and have been in my "to scrap" drawer like for forever. So happy I finally found a sketch & kit for which they are perfect! 

Here are a couple of close-ups:

And here's the sketch Laura designed: 

If you feel inspired by it then please join in the fun!! There're two fun prizes to be won from: 

Scrapmatts offers two large pieces of chipboard

And ShopEvalicious offers a $ 20.- gift certificate. 

Hop over to the Stuck?! Sketches blog for more details and to admire the other designers' projects! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Monday, 13 June 2016

Together - Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone! Last Friday we were featuring note flags on the Pretty Little Studio blog and because I just got back from a week vacationing in New York I printed three photos from that trip, grabbed the awesome “Let’s Go” collection and got started. For my page I used the printed note flags (word flags) as the text was perfect for what I had in mind. I chose a design in which I could easily include more than one note flag, have a look:

I used 6 note flags in different colors and pointing both left and right and adhered them either with glue or with the sewing machine.

The die-cut heart dipped in gold is from the Here + There designer collection and was a perfect addition on my page:

Almost all the “Let’s Go” note flags have text printed on them you can use with a lot of the other collections as well.

I love all the little bits and pieces Melissa always designs for her PLS collections and these note flags are no exception. I used them on almost all of my projects!

PLS Product Used:

  • Let’s Go Travel collection: Vellum: Snapshot Yellow; Word Flags: West; Journaling: Panama 3×4, Pittsburgh 3×4; Tickets: Define.Travel.; Flair: Fresno; Cut-Outs: Paradise Phrase Strips.
  • Hello Heather: Here + There collection: Die-Cuts: Heart of Gold.
  • Wonderland collection: Stickers: Snowy Words.
  • Treasure Island collection: Stickers: Tiny ABC White.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a great day!


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Doodlebug String Art Project

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing the layout I created for Doodlebug featuring their awesome Chunky Twine. I'm a huge fan of all the string art projects you see around the net nowadays and I have been wanting to give it a try too for quite some time now.

Let me show you what I did using Limeade chunky twine and the fun Anchors Aweigh collection

I started by printing (not cutting) a fun string art heart cut file from The Cut Shoppe and placed this on top of my white cardstock. Using a paper piercer I punched lots of little holes through the printed heart and into my white background cardstock. Next I removed the sheet with the printed heart and placed it visible on my desk and started hand sewing the heart with the printed heart as my example. Super easy! 

I just love the effect of the chunky twine on my layout. And as I'm a huge fan of all of Doodlebug's shaped sprinkles I decided to use those to fill in the white spaces of the heart. Next I built the rest of the page around this heart. The photo came first, then the strips of paper and washi tape at the top and bottom of the layout and last but least the rest of the embellishments, like the little Wally whale doodle-pop and the sequins

I used my Silhouette Cameo to create a title for my layout. Initially I cut a white title, but decided later-on I wanted a dark blue one and hand colored it. 

I also added a bit of machine stitching and a few drops of paint as I still find those perfect finishing touches. The stickers are from the Anchors Aweigh This & That sticker sheet:

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my Chunky Twine project today! Have a great day! 

Monday, 6 June 2016

Scraptastic Club Pinterest Monday

Today it was Victoria's and my turn for the Pinterest Monday blog post at Scraptastic Club and we found such a fun photo as inspiration! This is what we chose to work with:

Here’s what I created using the fabulous exclusive May kit “Are You Gonna Go My Way” (main kit only) and a photo I took when my daughter, 2 friends and I were in New York last week.

As you can see I took my inspiration from the large letter. Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the large letter “N” and machine stitched the outline. Next I added the photo and chose a few bits and pieces from the “Are You Gonna Go My Way” main kit. I wrote the journaling vertically following the design of the letter “N” and added a few drops of color mist for the finishing touch.

I adore all the exclusive papers and embellishments in this kit, like the multi colored striped paper, the flair buttons, the cork words …. I love it all!

And if you're curious about Victoria's layout then hop over to the Scraptastic Club blog! You won't be disappointed!

And have you seen the May kit and add-on "Are You Gonna Go My Way"?? They consist of exclusive Scraptastic Club product!! 

At this moment the kit is still available in the store!! 

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