Saturday, 25 April 2015

Scraptastic Club April Sketch Challenge

Last Thursday it was time for Scraptastic Club's sketch challenge! Here's what I made with the "I Lived" kit, add-on and stamps:


And a few close-ups:




And Susan's sketch:


If you want to play too, you have until April 29th at midnight to submit all of your entries for the Scraptastic April Blog Challenges. The prize this month is $20.00 to spend at Scraptastic Club.

Thanks for stopping by!
xoxo


Friday, 24 April 2015

Imaginisce layout with brand new Heartland Farm collection!!

Good morning everyone! My Imaginisce layout using their new  "Heartland Farm" collection is up on their blog!! I'm so excited about the brand new collection! I love the bright colors, the super cute embellishments and the versatility of this collection!

For today's layout I chose a photo of my daughter's rabbit, called "Muffin". It's sad, but while my daughter was (is) away at High School in the US this rabbit passed away. Because my daughter was so upset about this, I decided to create this page for her.


I started with the large circle cut file and adhered several of the beautiful patterned papers behind it. Because of the round shape of the cut file I chose lots of circle die-cuts to embellish my page.


And also used my i-Top tool to create a couple of matching brads.


The round wood pieces were just perfect as well!


And although the carrot die-cut wasn't round, lol, it was made for my page!


The other die-cuts are just as awesome, like these flowers. I used some foam adhesive to add a bit of depth.


I really and truly love this new collection and am already working on my next project! I'm sure you'll love it too!

Supplies:
Imaginisce: patterned paper, cardstock die-cuts, wood piece (Heartland Farm), brad daddies 16mm and 22mm; American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers. Tools: Imaginisce I-Top tool, I-Top punch (16mm and 22mm). Other: Silhouette Cameo, 17turtles cut file.

A few images of this new collection:




Cute right?!!

The "love" cutting file I used is a free file from 17turtles.


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoyed my project!
xoxo


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Cutie Pie - Pretty Little Studio

Hello everyone, I've got another Pretty Little Studio “You & Me” layout I want to share, but this time not a 12×12” but an 8.5×11” one. Last week my daughter went on a school trip to Disney World with all the seniors from her school and had such an awesome time! She sent me dozens of photos and I really adored this photo of her hugging Daisy Duck. The You & Me collection was just perfect to scrap this photo! I started out with the vellum sheet at the top of my layout and built my page from there downwards.


I always plan to add (more) journaling, but I find it always so hard to decide what to write and in the end it’s often not more than the where, when and who. In this case I added a little bit more, not much but it is a beginning!



PLS Products Used: You & Me collection: patterned paper; Bingo | You; Cut-Outs | Adore You Phrase Strips; Diecuts | Conversation Hearts; Feathers | Tickle Me; Diecuts | Butterfly #1; Word Art | Cutie Pie | 4“; Stickers | Cupid’s Arrow; Stickers | Valentine Words; Cut-Outs | LOVE Long Label Tags; Tabs | Together

Thanks for stopping by again today!
Hugs,

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Scraptastic Club May Sneak Peeks!

Every month on the 20th the sneak peeks of new kits are made public ... so here are the sneak peeks of the May kits!!

This Life Noted:

Janglin'

Purple Rain:

In order to not miss any more of Scraptastic Club's wonderful kits and to learn more about subscriptions head over here. And if you're interested in the This Life Noted subscription, you should go here

The full kit reveal will be on May 1!

xoxo

Saturday, 18 April 2015

A Maggie Holmes layout for CREATE Magazine

Good morning everyone! Today I thought I'd share the last layout I created for the March issue of CREATE magazine! This layout was done for the "Sketch Challenge".


I really loved the sketch and kept pretty close to it. I often struggle with sketches with more photos, so this one was just perfect. Instead of using one large tag I chose to use two smaller ones. This was inspired by the  Crate Paper collection I used: the Open Book collection from Maggie Holmes came with these fun stitched tags and I definitely wanted to use those.


I also replaced the row of tickets from the sketch with a few other embellishments I adored. That’s what I love about sketches, you can always adjust them to your liking.  


I really love the embellishments that belong to this collection!


Supplies:
patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts, ribbon tags, rub ons: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; wood veneers: Scraptastic Club; paper clip, die-cuts: American Crafts; transparency: My Mind’s Eye; twine: The Twinery; stamping ink: Memento; mists: Studio Calico; stamps: Trodat; other: staples: Tim Holtz

And this is the sketch the layout is based upon:


If you haven't checked out the new issue (#13) of CREATE Magazine as yet, it's definitely worth your while to have a look!!

Thank you so much for stopping by again today!
xoxo

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Spring layout - Imaginisce

Good morning everyone! For Imaginisce I created this Spring layout using the fabulous "Welcome Spring" collection. I had this cute photo of my youngest son learning to walk on stilts one beautiful Spring morning in May 2013. He was so utterly proud of himself when he managed to walk down the garden path! He called us all over to show us how many steps he could walk, we all had to count with him, hence the numbers background cut file I used.


Except for the "Welcome Spring" collection I also used one of Imaginisce's tools for my layout: the "I-Score & Pierce" tool. First I used it to pierce holes in my paper to stitch the buttons: 



And then I used it to create a little embossed line in this punched butterfly to fold it neatly, so I could create a 3D butterfly:



The "I-Score & Pierce" tool has four tools all in one: there are 4 tips: a 1mm piercing tip, a 4mm piercing tip, a 1.5mm embossing tip and a 2.0mm tip. The tool has an easy push button to easily switch over to the other tips:



I'm so happy I found this tool, because, apart from it being very handy indeed, it's also of a beautiful pink color. It's not that I like the color pink so very much, but more because now it stands out in my overflowing craft tote and I can easily find it! Both my old piercing tool and embossing tool are of a metallic color and I could never find them in my tote!

Here's one last close-up photo before I give you the supply list: 


Supplies: 
Imaginisce: patterned paper, cardstock die-cuts, die-cut journaling tags (Welcome Spring); American Crafts: cardstock, Thickers. Tools: Imaginisce I-Score & Pierce tool. 
Other: Silhouette Cameo, numbers cut file from 17turtles, bunny cut file from Lori Whitlock.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today! 

Monique