Saturday, 24 January 2015

Growing Up - Imaginisce

Good morning! Today I'm going to share another Imaginisce project with you, using the awesome "Family Fun" collection. The photo is of my son and one of his friends on their first day of High School. Barely 12 years old they insisted they wanted to cycle to their new school on their own. Of course I wanted to make sure they would find their way (and that they would arrive safely), so I followed close behind (and took this photo ... not the best quality, as I'm cycling too, but it's okay).

Except for the Family Fun collection I also wanted to use the new Imaginisce "milk paint" and decided to color the text a bit. Very quickly it became apparent that the Silhouette sketch pens aren't waterproof so I had to treat carefully. Although it won't win any contest I truly like the result. 

I also used Imaginisce's cordless D-Stress Tool: 

Such an awesome tool!! 

Last but not least two close-ups of the die-cut boys I used. I dressed them myself too, how fun is that? They come with a whole collection of die-cut clothes and accessories! 

Family Fun Boy Die-Cuts:

Thank you so much for stopping by!! Have a fab weekend!!

17Turtles Giveaway Winner!!

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Thank you so much Mendi for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment! 

Please send me your email address and I'll pass it on to Juliana, so she can send you your gift code.

Btw, have you all seen the new cut files Juliana just added to the store? 
LOVE them!! 


Friday, 23 January 2015

Scraptastic Pinterest Challenge

Last Monday Nathalie and I shared a "Pinterest inspired" blog post on Scraptastic's blog. Here are the pins we used for our projects:  

Here's what I created using these photos: because of the girl with the book in our Pinterest collage I chose photos of my son and me at the school library for my layout. Books are a huge part of my life, always have been. So when the school board was looking for help for their library I volunteered straight away. For my page I used November’s Free Fallin’ kit and add-on which I adore!

I chose patterned paper with leaves (October Afternoon and Bella Blvd) because of the branches with the leaves in our collage. Then for the punched out hearts I used an old book page and punched out hearts as well (the old book page comes from my own stash):

For the title I used alpha stickers from Elle’s Studio and the design was obviously also derived from the Pinterest collage:

And I thought that the rug in the Pinterest photo resembled this houndstooth paper:

This was my interpretation of the Pinterest photos and cards we chose. For Nathalie's layout please hop over to the Scraptastic blog

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
Have a wonderful weekend! 

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Scraptastic Store - Holly Berry Borscht by Jillibean Soup

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout I created with the colorful "Holly Berry Borscht" collection from Jillibean Soup. It looks like a Christmas layout, but the photo was actually taken in August last year. As my daughter had just arrived in Louisiana her host family showed her around and also took her to see Santa's House. As I love Jillibean's Christmas collection and had bought quite a lot from the Scraptastic Store I decided to use this collection to scrap Manon's photo.

Also from the Scraptastic Store is this paperclip from Freckled Fawn: I LOVE paper clips and have loads of them!

What I also love are the ephemera packages "Mix The Media" from Jillibean Soup. I chose quite a few cards from the red one.

And of course I needed some washi tape to finish it all off. This kraft tape is also from Jillibean Soup:

The enamel stars I used are from Chickaniddy Crafts:

Hope you like my page!! If you want to know where you can find everything in the store, here's my supply list and if you click on the seperate supplies it will take you to the product in the store.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Bite Size BitsJillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Lot of Lights PaperJillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Pinch of Peppermint Paper; Jillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht 3 Cups Presents PaperJillibean Soup Soup Staples III Kraft Tape SmileJillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Coordinating StickersJillibean Soup Holly Berry Borscht Pea Pod Parts die-cutsJillibean Soup Mix the Media Ephemera Pack Red; Chickaniddy Jolly Good Enamel StarsFreckled Fawn Paper Clip Yellow Long ArrowsFreckled Fawn Washi Tape Silver Starline.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
Happy crafting

Scraptastic Club's February Sneak Peeks!!

Hi everyone! It's such an exciting time over at Scraptastic!! So much going on right now!! Maybe you've already noticed, but as of last week a new website is up and that's only the beginning! A lot more exciting scrapbook related things are coming!

For now I've got the February Sneak Peeks for you!! 

The Project Life kit "This Life Noted": 

It Takes Two: 

Counting Stars:

In order to not miss any more of our wonderful kits and to learn more about Scraptastic Club subscriptions head over here. And this is where you should go to join our This Life Noted subscription list.

See you back here on February 1 for the full kit reveal!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

One Big Fun Adventure - Imaginisce

Hi everyone!! So happy you're here! Today I'm sharing my first project for Imaginisce as part of the 2015 design team!

For today the challenge was to create a layout about "new beginnings" and to use Imaginisce's "Family Fun" collection. Now, I don't know about you, but I find myself browsing through all the pins on Pinterest way too much, but in this case I was so glad I did, as I knew exactly what I was going to do! I had seen this photo on Pinterest and I wanted to use that as my starting point for this page. 

source: pillow cover by Kaleidoscope from Vertou

I love both the colors and the design of this pillow cover so much and decided to use both and came up with this: 

How is this about "new beginnings" you might ask? Well, the girl on the right is my daughter and (as some of you might already know) as of August last year she's a foreign exchange student in the US (we are from The Netherlands, Europe). She went to the US, leaving everything behind: her family and friends, her boyfriend, everything that was dear to her to trade it all in for a foreign country, an unknown family, no friends, unknown school(system), unknown everything ... now how is that for new beginnings? 

Here are a few close-ups of my layout: love all the stickers that come with the Family Fun collection! 

Some fabulous Thickers from American Crafts: 

And a few awesome die-cuts:

Except paper, stickers and die-cuts I also pulled out a few Imaginisce tools! Did you notice? Here's what I used: the I-Rock tool, tweezers, jewel tray and some jewels (Glam Rocks). 

This I-Rock tool is one of my favorite tools of Imaginisce. It's cordless and warms super quickly! The jewels have a bit of glue on the bottom and the only thing you have to do is press the warm metal tip of the I-Rock tool on top for a few seconds. The glue melts and as soon as you remove the warm metal tip, the glue cools and the jewel is fixed to your page! Easy Peasy! 

The tray comes in super handy as well. I use it very often for these jewels or for glitter or sequins: without spilling anything, everything glides back into the bottle in a second! 

Supplies: Imaginisce: patterned paper (Family Fun, Black Ice, Good Dog), die-cuts, stickers (Family Fun), Glam Rocks; American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers. Tools: Imaginisce I-Rock tool, I-Rock Jewel Tray, 14x14 I-Mat and Lighted Tweezers. 

So this was my project for today! I would love to learn what you think? 

And if you want to see the pin I used on Pinterest, here's my Pinterest account, you'll find the pin on my board "Inspiration Is Everywhere". And if you're looking for more Imaginisce projects then Imaginisce's Pinterest account is the place to go! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy crafting and pinning!!