Saturday, 6 February 2016

Doodlebug Sweet Things Projects | Wood Veneer Heart and Planner Pages

Hi everyone! Yesterday my Doodlebug "Sweet Things" projects were posted on Doodlebug's blog and I thought I'd share them here too. If you know me a little bit, you'll know that my favorite color is red and my favorite color combination is red with pink (with sometimes a bit of orange and yellow). And that's one of the reasons why I adore this collection so much! The colors are awesome and I can see myself using this collection over and over again.

Here's the first project I created: I dressed up this wood veneer heart which I had in my stash waiting for the right collection to come along .... ! The photos were taken in June last year, when we hosted a "welcome home" party for my daughter, who had been away in The States for almost a year. We set up this little photo booth and everyone at the party had to have their photo taken. We had so much fun! 


I used lots of different patterned papers, (alphabet) stickers, die-cuts & enamel dots. I love that the sprinkles (dots) are "matte"!


But the shiny heart shaped sprinkles are just perfect too! I also love that jar-with-hearts sticker and had to include it on my project somewhere.


And because at the time I kept thinking I'm never going to let her leave again, especially for such a long stretch of time, I chose the "we belong together" sticker. 


And then my second project: a week in my planner! Have you been bitten by the planner bug too? For me it took a while but now I love working on my planner. I just have to be careful not to cover the entire pages, but to leave some space to write notes!

Here's my spread for the Valentine's week: February 8 - 14:


I used papers, stickers, die-cuts, alphabet stickers, washi tapes, a mini paperclip, a mini clothpin, I just couldn't choose and decided to use the lot!


The little squares are cut from the "Tiny Valentines" sheet (6x6 paper pad) and are the perfect size for a planner.


For the word "Valentines" I used the Skinny alphabet stickers and for the word "day" I used some Tiny Type alphabet stickers.


The "Happy Hearts", "Delightful Dots" and "Lovely Lines" washi tapes in the Sweet Things collection are just what any planner needs!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and I hope I've been able to inspire you a bit!

Monique

Friday, 5 February 2016

Planner Love | Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone! Happy Friday to you!! Today I'm up on Pretty Little Studio's blog featuring their “Planner Stickers” and how I love those!! I use two planners: my Webster's Color Crush planner for my “everyday” appointments and my Happy Planner from Mambi (Me and My Big Ideas) for my scrapbook dates (design team deadlines, blog hops, giveaways, etc. ). Some of the events end up in both planners, like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Christmas and in this case our Anniversary. My hubby and I got married on August 12, 1996 (chosen by my husband because 12 times 8 = 96) and so for today I chose to use the “You & Me” collection to decorate week 32 (August 8-14).

PLS Product used: You & Me Collection: paper: Heartstrings; Die-cuts: Conversation Hearts, My Wedding Day; Word Art: Anniversary 7″, Love Story; Stickers: Cupid’s Arrow, True Love Gold Flags, Sweetheart Gold, Valentine Stamps, Valentine Words, Christmas Word Flags; Cut-Outs: Adore You Phrase Strips.


I love that Melissa created so many stickers which can be used in planners! If you want to see the entire assortment of planner stickers, just go to the PLS shop and click on “Categories” and next on “Planner Stickers“. Awesome right?? I used quite a lot of them and would love to use even more of them if only I wouldn’t need some space to write down some notes too, lol!

For the horizontal strips I used the paper with all the hearts (Heartstrings) from which I cut strips of 1 cm (less than 0.5″). I really love that paper! And I’ve been wanting to use the large die-cut of the bride and groom for forever but before now I never had the right photos or occasion. So happy I can use it now!



I also love to add little touches of gold, like I did here. And isn’t that large word die-cut just right for that margin??


Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my project!
Hugs,
Monique

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Together | Another Imaginisce Par-r-rty Me Hearty layout

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing a Valentine's layout created with the fun and versatile Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection on Imaginisce's blog and I thought I'd share it here too.

Can you believe it's almost Valentine's Day? I'm still working on my December Daily and all of a sudden February is upon us! Time flies and thus all the more reason to scrap those treasured memories. The Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection is perfect for that. My last layout featured my 11 year old son and this time I'm using the collection to scrap this photo of my 19 year old daughter and her beau. You almost can't tell it's the same collection, right?


For the background I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the "Half Hearted" cut file from The Cut Shoppe and placed it on top of the "Sirens Song" paper. I filled a few of the heart halves with little pieces of a few of the other papers from this collection. Next I cut two tags from the Shell-A-Brate paper. You'll notice that on the a-side of the paper the tags have designs and text, but on the b-side you'll find the same tags but without the text and those are the ones I used for my page:


I placed the tags behind the photo and on the left side of the photo I added a hand cut heart.


Next came the title, which I also cut with my Silhouette Cameo and last but not least I added the beautiful die-cut with the flowers.


I really love the result even if this layout didn't need a whole lot of paper and die-cuts.

Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned paper, die-cuts (Par-r-rty Me Hearty). American Crafts: cardstock.

If you want to see more projects created with this fun collection, then please hop over to Imaginisce's blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
xoxo
Monique

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Imaginisce February Sketch Challenge | Seas The Day!

Hi everyone! It's February and that means a new Imaginisce sketch challenge went up! I love the sketches Laura creates for us and this one is no exception. 

Here's what I created using the new Par-r-rty Me Hearty collection: 


The photos were taken on January 1st when my daughter and her beau joined in the New Year's Dive in the North Sea. 



I just adore this collection, which can easily be used for both young kids as well as older kids! 

And this is Laura Whitaker's sketch:



And if you've got some Imaginisce product laying around why not join us? You can win the awesome "Par-r-rty Me Hearty" collection! 

These are the CHALLENGE RULES:

1. Use this sketch as inspiration to create any type of project (layout, card, home decor, altered item)
2. You must use at least 75% Imaginisce product on your project.
3.  Use the color PINK or RED in your project.
3.  Post your entry on Imaginisce's blog using Mister Linky tool  OR leave comment on the applicable post with a link to your creation .

Submit your entries no later than Fri., February 26th, 2016.


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Hope you'll have a fab day! 
Hugs,
Monique

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club

Hey my blog readers! So glad you're here again! Today is Sketchy Thursday at Scraptastic Club and I quickly want to share the layout I created for Susan Stringfellow's sketch.

I chose photos of our long weekend in Venice, Italy, last November and I used the January "Just A Girl" kit and add-on again: 


It's not a color combination I would normally choose, but that's what I love about using kits, you have to get out of your comfort zone once in a while. I really like the result.




And this is the sketch we're using, isn't it absolutely fabulous?! If your want to see what the other designers created with the sketch, then hop over to Scraptastic's blog!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a happy scrappy day!

Hugs,
Monique

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Hello Jippie | Scraptastic Club January kit

Today I've been playing with the January kit from Scraptastic Club "Just A Girl" and add-on. Last year our Cocker Spaniel, Jippie, passed away and I had this photo of her (from way back when she was only a few months old) lying on my desk, waiting to be scrapped. I figured now was the time! 

Aren't the colors and patterns just right for this photo? 

Those Heidi Swapp acetate words are my favorites in this kit!! 


Love the Becky Higgins Project Life Chipboard Stickers (Everyday Edition): 


And these are the photos of "Just A Girl" kit and add-on. If you want to see a list of the contents just click on the name: 





Thank you so much for taking a peek! Next Thursday I'll share another layout created with this kit.  

By the way, last week I created a Facebook page just for my crafty efforts. So if you're not my friend on facebook, but you would like to follow me in my crafty pursuits, then hop over to my "Creating Non-Sense" Facebook page and just click "like" and you're all set. 

Thanks again and have a great day!! 
Hugs,
Monique