Sunday, 21 September 2014

At the Alexandria Zoo - Creative Scrappers Reveal Sketch #278

It's reveal day for Sketch #278 on the Creative Scrappers Blog!  And sadly, it's the final layout for the current Team members. I'm soooooo happy I get to stay on, but I'm a bit sad to see many of my scrappy friends go!

The sketch was a great one (always is, lol) and I decided to scrap my first layout with photos of my daughter in Louisiana! The host family she's staying with is absolutely fantastic!!! They are so nice to her, do everything to make her feel welcome and at home and not only do they take her on all these outings, but they also take lots of photos! Thanks Emily, David, Taylor & Wyatt, for being so awesome!

So here's my page: Manon with her host sis and bro having fun at the Alexandria zoo:

I used Scraptastic Club's September kit "The Girl" plus add-on  and flair and stamp set for my page. LOVE this kit!!

A few close-ups:

Look how awesome Shimelle's rub-ons look:

And the sketch:

Make sure you play along with Sketch #278, for the chance to win from our Sponsor, My Creative Scrapbook!  You could also be chosen for our Wednesday Featured Layout post!  Link up on the Creative Scrappers Blog, by September 30th!

And don't forget, that you can pre-order your copy of Creating with Sketches V3 by October 15th!!
Creating With Sketches will feature a few designers you might now from our (past) design teams! Missy Whidden, Nicole Nowosad, Sherri Funk, Monique Liedtke, Debbi Tehrani, Delaina Burns, Marielle LeBlanc, Tina McDonald, Tracy Banks,  Sara Zenger, Heather Leopard, Mary Ann Jenkins, Rebecca Keppel, Ashley Horton, Shannon Morgan and so many more!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Ruby Rock-It and The Twinery Blog Hop - Day 3

Hello and welcome to the Ruby Rock-It and The Twinery Blog Hop!!

This week, design team members from both companies are teaming up to provide several days of project inspiration!

If you arrived here from Jeanne Jachna's blog then you're in the right place, if not, you might want to start at today's beginning at: Ruby Rock-It's blog.

There are some fantastic prizes to be won! To be eligible for these prizes, simply start from the beginning and hop all the way through, leaving a comment on each designer's blog over the 3 days and then go back to the blogs of Ruby Rock-It and The Twinery to let them know you have! Comments close Monday, September 22nd at 11:59pm PST and we will announce the winner later in the week!

The prize to be won from Ruby Rock-It is the fabulous "Empire Bebe" collection:

And the prize to be won from The Twinery are 3 full spools of this awesome twine!! Winner's choice!

And now on to the project I created for the hop: this card using Ruby Rock-It's My Romance and Celebrate collections and a die-cut from a decoupage pack and some awesome pink striped twine from The Twinery:

Here are a few close-ups of how I used the twine. I cut a strip of white cardstock and punched out three hearts. Then I cut another strip of white cardstock, a bit smaller than the first one, added a bit of adhesive (with a roller) and wound the twine around it. I placed the strip with the hearts cut out on top and tada! ready!

I just love the soft pink color of the twine in combination with these papers from Ruby Rock-It/Bella!

Supplies: Ruby Rock-It: "Bella! My Romance" collection, "Bella! Celebrate" collection, "Fundamentals Decoupage Pack Birds" and The Twinery "Blossom Stripe" twine.

Now it's time to hop on to the next stop on our hop: the fabulous Denise Hahn!

And just in case you get lost along the way, I've included today's (Saturday's) blog hop list:

Ruby Rock-It
The Twinery
Jenifer Cowles
Melyssa Connolly
Pattie Beltran
Katarina Damm-Blomberg
Jeanne Jachna
Monique Liedtke - YOU ARE HERE
Denise Hahn
Rebecca Greco
Andrew Roberts

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Brother Bear - Doodlebug Design

When I looked through a couple of folders on my laptop I found this Doodlebug layout I haven't shared before. It's an easy and quick one: non of the techniques I'm using nowadays can be found, not even machine stitching, also no Silhouette cuts, no paint splatter and no wood veneers and the photo isn't too good as it's taken with my phone but I like it anyway. I used Doodlebug's fabulous "Happy Harvest" collection.

In the photo you see my youngest son being silly when we were in Barcelona in 2012. Strolling through the little backstreets in the old centre of town he spotted this huge bear board outside a store and insisted I take this picture "so you'll have a fun photo to scrap" he said. And so I did:

I just love these layered die-cut flowers that belong to this collection:

And how cute are these stickers:

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Ruby Rock-It Easy as Pie (Chart) Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I want to share the tutorial I created for Ruby Rock-It: an "Easy As Pie (Chart)" tutorial! Here's the page I made I'll explain step-by-step how I created it:

I decided to create this page without any help of my electronic die-cut system, but instead do it the "old" way with a pencil and a pair of scissors!

1. Draw a circle on a piece of cardstock: (I used a dish which happened to be the right size)

2. Hand cut the circle:

3. Divide into 4 equal parts. I used the two diagonal lines on my cutting mat to align my ruler:

4. Draw two more lines - this time randomly so your parts will be of different sizes - thus making the total 10 parts:

5. Now hand cut these parts:

6. And place them one by one on a piece of paper and cut around it:

7. Arrange the 10 pieces of the pie chart on your (cardstock)background paper:

8. And after you've decided where they should go adhere them with only a little bit of adhesive (so they stay in place when you sew them to your background paper):

9. Next use your sewing machine to stitch the pieces in place:

10. And now you can start building your layout!

Okay, this was my tutorial. Hope you liked it! 

Last but not least my list of supplies: 

Ruby Rock-It Carnival Queen Dotti
Ruby Rock-It Carnival Queen Yackety Yak

Other supplies: 
K&Company pen
Old book page
Misc. cardstock
Xenos wood veneer
Kerri Bradford cut file

Silhouette Cameo
Aigger sewing machine

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

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

I love Fall - Imaginisce

Hi everyone! Last Monday it was my turn to share my Fall layout on Imaginisce's blog. For my page I used the fabulous “Bushel o’ Fall“ collection. This collection is one of my favorites of all Imaginisce collections. The colors are so warm, the designs so versatile and I just love all the little animals!

I wanted to add a pocket with some sequins to my page (as I’ve got a whole stash of them!), but as I couldn’t find a pocket I used a transparent cd sleeve which I resized using my trimmer.

I machine stitched the right hand side closed and added a few sequins. As I wanted two rows of sequins (to divide the sequins more equally) I added another row of stitches and added more sequins and then I stitched the top of the sleeve closed, while at the same time stitching it to my layout. For the finishing touch I layered the title on top (cut with the Silhouette). Love the result.

Supplies: Imaginisce: patterned paper, die-cuts, button (Bushel o’Fall); Bazzill Basics: cardstock; Studio Calico: cork heart; Doodlebug: sequins; American Crafts: adhesive runner, this to that foam adhesive.

This is it for today! Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fab week!

Monday, 15 September 2014

I made the Creative Scrappers Design Team again!

Look who made the new Creative Scrappers Design Team again .... me!!! Wohoo! I'm so excited to be part of this talented group!!!

My week had a good start!! Hope yours has too!