Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Guesting for Jillibean Soup!!

Woot woot! This month I'm Jillibean Soup's Guest Designer! Would love if you'd stop by and have a peek at my projects ... more coming! HERE's the link!


Thank you sooooooooooooooooo much!! 
xoxoxoxoxoxo


Sunday, 1 March 2015

LaLaLaLove You Layout and Scraptastic March Kits Reveal Day!

Sofar I made 4 layouts with the February It Takes Two kit, the add-on and the stamp set from Scraptastic Club and I have so much stuff still left!!

Here's what I made: I wanted to focus on the little free gift Jessica always adds to the kit. For a long time we got a bottle of Ranger's Liquid Pearls, but this month we got a fun little stencil and I was determined to use it! Instead of spray misting it or something else of that kind, I used a pen to trace the words and this is the result:


LOVE the result!!! 

Fun right?? I used a black Smash pen from K&Company (which is one of my favorite pens) and a red precision pen from American Crafts (which I love too!), both from my own stash. 

I also hadn't used the beautiful washi tape included in the kit, so I definitely wanted to use that too:


I've really really enjoyed myself using this kit!!! 

And because it's the first day of the month the new March kits are revealed today!! Here they are:

This Life Noted: 

Good Day Sunshine:

Good Day Sunshine Add-On:

Good Day Sunshine Stamp Set:

Rivers and Roads:

Rivers and Roads Add-On:

Rivers and Roads Stamp Set:

Sentiments Stamp Set;

Okay, this is it for today!! 
Hope you've enjoyed looking at my page and the brand new Scraptastic kits!!
xoxoxo

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop!!! I hope you are enjoying the hop sofar!

The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop has 21 generous Super Sponsors that are giving away some AMAZING prizes and I'm proud to announce that one of those sponsors is 17turtles! Juliana is giving away a $15 GC to the 17turtles Shop!!! And she has some amazing coffee cut files!! I used one of them to create my card (you'll find it at the bottom of this post):



Here is the full list of the all the Super Sponsors...
17Turtles
A Muse Studio/Chris Franco
A Jillian Vance Design
Butterfly Reflections Ink
Create a Smile
Evelin T Designs
Kraftin’ Kimmie
Latina Crafter
Newton’s Nook
Paper Smooches
Poppystamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Stampin’ Up/Veronica Zalis
STAMPlorations
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
SugarPea Designs
The Alley Way Stamps
Two Paper Divas
Your Everyday Stamps
Your Next Stamp
Verve Stamps

And because the hop runs for a full week, they will be awarding Flash prizes throughout the duration of the hop! The Flash announcements will be posted on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Facebook page on a daily basis, so if you haven't joined, I invite you to do so!

Here is the full list of all of the Flash Sponsors...
Add a Little Dazzle
Serendipity Stamps
Stamp Academy
Stamps and Scrapbooks
Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
The Twinery
Waltzingmouse Stamps

For your chance to win a prize from one of the Super Sponsors or Flash Sponsors all you have to do is link up a newly created spring themed coffee, tea &/or cocoa project using the InLinkz that will be available on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. You can enter until 11:55 PM pacific on Friday, March 6th.

Winners of prizes will be randomly selected from those who participate in the hop and all winners will be announce on Sunday, March 8th on the on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

GIVEAWAY • GIVEAWAY • GIVEAWAY • GIVEAWAY • GIVEAWAY
And if all those chances to win are not enough for you, I'm going to give you one more chance! All you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment for the chance to win this set of American Crafts Precision Pens from me! You have until 1:55 PM EST on Friday, March 6th to leave a comment for your chance to win my blog candy!!!

And now on to the card I created! I used one of my favorite cut files from the 17turtles shop: "I love coffee & tea" cut file and some fun and bright papers and a sticker from Bella Blvd's Sprinkles collection:




and from another side: 



And this is the 17turtles cut file I used: I love coffee & tea


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you totally enjoy this fun blog hop! I invite you to play along by creating your own spring themed coffee, tea and/or cocoa project and linking it up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

Hugs,
Monique

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Happy Things - Echo Park - Scraptastic Store

Hi everyone! Here I am again (can you tell it's vacation time? lot's of time to scrap, lol), this time I want to share an Echo Park with you. When I saw the "Anything Goes" collection from Echo Park in the Scraptastic Store, I just had to have it! The colors are right up my alley and look at that paper with the cameras!!

I used it to scrap these soccer photos of my oldest son:


I chose a quite simple design with the six 3.5"x 3.5" squares, so I could use a lot of the different patterned papers! I machine stitched all six squares before I designed the rest of my layout. Which wasn't very difficult with the matching stickers, chipboard accents and decorative brads.


The letters used for "B6" (his team) are from Heidi Swapp.


The brads:


And this "banner sentiment clip" is from Freckled Fawn:


Here's what I used (everything from the Scraptastic Store): Echo Park: "Anything Goes" collection kit, chipboard accents, decorative brads; Bazzill Basics cardstock; Freckled Fawn paper clip; Heidi Swapp alphabet.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Your sweet comments make my day!
xoxo


Friday, 27 February 2015

Hugs & Kisses Digital Cut File 17turtles & Bella Blvd "Kiss Me" !!

Good evening everyone! Today I've been playing with my Silhouette Cameo, a digital cut file from 17turtles and my Bella Blvd stash!! and I had so much fun!

Ever since Juliana added new cut files to the 17turtles store I've been wanting to play with them and today I finally got the chance. I used the new "Hugs & Kisses" cut file and Bella Blvd's "Kiss Me" collection (an oldie, but a goodie from October 2012) and made this layout for my daughter with her boyfriend in the star role (but if you look closely in his glasses you'll see my daughter, lol - the glasses are hers too!): 


I love using background cut files and when I couldn't find the exact right one in the 17turtles store I decided to adjust one of the Hugs and Kisses cut files from the store. Wanna know what I did? I chose this cut file:


But I only wanted the xoxo cut file from the top left corner, so deleted all the others: 


Next I copied the cut file: 


And placed the two shapes next to each other, overlapping in the middle. Then I selelected them ... 


... and clicked on the "weld" button in the bottom left corner. If you look closely you'll see that the line that separated the two cut files is now gone:


I repeated this step (copy, select and weld) and got this: 


I resized the cut file by dragging one of the corners until I had this: 


And cut it from a sheet of smooth white Bazzill cardstock:


It turned out exactly as I wanted it!! and you already saw the end result:


And a few close-ups:


and:


The "I love you because .... " journaling sticker empty because that's for my daughter to complete! 

Here's what I used for my layout: patterned paper, stickers, alpha stickers: Bella Blvd "Kiss Me"; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; epoxy hearts: Pebbles; cork &: Studio Calico; digital cut file: 17turtles Hugs & Kisses; Silhouette Cameo; Aigger sewing machine; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. 

This is the 17turtles cut file I used: Hugs & Kisses


And this is it! Hope you found this helpful and if you've got any questions, please fire away! 

Wishing you an awesome weekend! 
xoxo

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Scraptastic Club Sketch Challenge - LOVE

Today the Scraptastic Club sketch challenge went up and here's what I did using the "It Takes Two" kit, add-on and the stamps:


Love this banner with the gold flags from Crate: 


And all the tags in this kit just had to be grouped together on both sides of my photo! And how about that acrylic heart .... isn't it fun?!


Instead of a lot of journaling on my page (see sketch) I used the "It Takes Two" stamp set for this border: 


And here's the fabulous sketch Susan created for us: as you can see I turned it to the right ... 


Now why don't you join us this month? You don't have to use the kit to join! and you stand a chance to win $ 20.- to spend in the Scraptastic Store! Just upload your take on the sketch with the correct blog post on Scraptastic's blog. You have until March 4th at midnight to submit all of your entries for the February Blog Challenges. Can't wait to see what you will do! 

Thank you so much for stopping by!! 
Have a fab day! 
xoxo