Monday, 21 August 2017

My Creative Scrapbook August Sketch

This month I decided to use the My Creative Scrapbook August sketch for one of my kit layouts. Here's the page I created using both the sketch and the August Main Kit.


And a few close-ups:





and the MCS August sketch I used:

If you feel like scrapping any time soon, then why not use this sketch?! Everyone is welcome to play along. Remember to share your layout based on this sketch at the facebook page My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central! You never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!

For more August Main Kit inspiration hop over to the MCS Design Team gallery and if you want more info on the kit club then go HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy scrapping!
xoxo
Monique

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Stuck?! Sketches Mid Month Reveal!

Hi everyone! It's time for the mid month sketch reveal at Stuck?! Sketches! It's another awesome sketch and I had so much fun creating a page based upon it. I created another summer layout using the leftovers from the My Creative Scrapbook July Main Kit with all the Simple Stories in it. 

And a few close-ups: (can't get enough of flamingos)




and here's the August 15th sketch:


A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts. They are offering two large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant for this challenge:


AND thank you to The ScrapRoom for sponsoring this challenge. They are offering a $20.00 gift certificate to a second lucky participant!


Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar on Stuck?! Sketches' blog by August 29th 2017 at Midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes! All prizes will be drawn randomly using Random.org to pick a number.

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a great day!
xxx
Monique

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Step-By-Step Tutorial for My Creative Scrapbook

Hi everyone! Last Thursday I had this step-by-step stitching tutorial up on the blog of My Creative Scrapbook and I thought I'd post it here as well. I've created this layout using the MCS August Main Kit and one of the MCS August cut files and my Cameo.

This is the page I created:


And here's how I did this:

I started by opening the MCS August digital cut files:


Next I selected the "Love This Place" cut file and resized it:


I selected the shape and in the cut settings on the right hand side I clicked on "perforate" (see photo below) and sent it to my Silhouette.



Instead of cutting the shape the Silhouette made tiny cuts:


I had this photo of my boys printed and selected a few papers from the kit and found some matching embroidery threads in stash that I wanted to use:


Stitching always takes longer than anticipated, but because I skipped lots of holes it went very quickly nonetheless:


I decided to use four colors of blue thread and used three of them I used at random, but the heart got it's own blue color:


As I don't like too much of white space I decided to pull out my watercolor paints again and colored the inside of the letters and heart in a light blue:


Now I got to the actual "scrapping" part. I matted the photo and added a little border and got started: the photo went on the left side of my page and two banners were adhered at the top and bottom of my page:


Stickers and chipboard were added:


A flair button and a chipboard piece were adhered in the heart:


Last but not least came the handwritten journaling, the date stamp and the paint splatter:


With the addition of a few star stickers my page was done!


Hope you like it!!


Here's a close-up of the heart with the fun flair button (I'm a huge fan of flair buttons and was so happy they were included in the kit!):


A close-up of the stitched shape. If you look closely you'll see where I skipped some of the pré punched holes.


And a final close-up of the photo with the cluster of embellishments around it:


For more August Main Kit inspiration hop over to the MCS Design Team gallery and if you're interested in information about the kit club then you can find the details HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to take a peek at my project!
xoxo
Monique

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

World Traveler - My Creative Scrapbook August Main Kit Layout

Hi everyone! Sadly I had to go back to work after 2,5 weeks doing nothing but sitting in the sun, swimming and reading. Don't get me wrong, I love my work, but still I would rather read or scrapbook! But luckily there's the weekends to scrap, so here's a page I created over the weekend using the fabulous August Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook:


And a few close-ups: I really love the travel stickers from "Photo Play Paper"! Here I used three of them to create a little cluster on the right side of my photo.

And then there's the date. I stamped it three times. I just read on Facebook that lots of people hate the multiple stamping of the date, but I really like it. I like that it's bit "messy" and I think it adds something extra to my page. But of course this made me curious as to what you think?! Please let me know ... like it or hate it??  


And on the left side of my photo a journaling card & stickers from Echo Park plus one of the awesome AC Project Life flair buttons!



And in case you missed it, for more inspiration & information please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website! On the MCS blog you'll find photos of all four August kits and in the MCS gallery you'll find all the layouts the DT created with all the kits! 

Thank you so much for taking a look at my page! And don't forget ... I would really love to know: multiple stamping of the date: love it / hate it???

xxx
Monique 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Let's Go - August Main Kit Reveal from My Creative Scrapbook!

Hi friends! Happy Saturday to you! Are you in the mood to scrap like me? I thought before I get started on my next layout I'd show you the first layout I created with the fabulous August Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook! Today it's Reveal Day and on the blog of My Creative Scrapbook you'll find all four August kits revealed!! The Main Kit is soooo perfect for all the travel related photos I've got! Today I'm posting the first layout I created, I'll post the other 4 over the course of the rest of the month.

Let's Go (home):


The kits consists of lots of Echo Park (Go See Explore) and some Photo Paper Play (Boarding Pass). Such fabulous travel collections, just what I needed right now! 

A few close-ups:




To create the large title I used the Mini Alphabet Punchboard from We R Memory Keepers, which I use quite a lot lately. I just love huge titles! 

And here's a photo of the MCS August Main Kit:


Fabulous right?! For more inspiration & information please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website! On the MCS blog you'll find photos of all four August kits and in the MCS gallery you'll find all the layouts the DT created with all the kits! 

Thank you so much for taking a look at my blog post! Wishing you a great weekend and hope you'll find time to get crafty! 

xxx
Monique

Friday, 4 August 2017

Funky Pebbles Girl Squad (Travel) Mini Album

Can I say I adore mini albums?! I love making them and I love picking them up and look through them ... but why is it that I find them so hard to finish?! I think I have at least 3 unfinished December Daily's and 2 unfinished Project Life albums and lots of other unfinished mini albums.

Having said that, here's an album I did finish!! (just have to add photos, lol)
For Pebbles' "journaling week" (which was this week's theme) I created a (travel) mini album with Pebbles' awesome Girl Squad collection. I decided to create a travel journal small enough to bring with me to France and that needed only a couple of pictures and handwritten stories to complete. Most of the embellishing I did beforehand at home. The journal includes 20 different pages & 2 tags; it measures 5.5″ x 8″.

Here’s a photo of the cover of my “Fun and Funky Girl Squad Journal”. I just love all the papers, die-cuts, stickers and washi tape in this collection!


Before I got started on my project, I gathered everything I thought I would need, including a piece of heavy cardboard for the front and back of my journal and my Zutter to punch the holes:



I’ve used almost every patterned paper from the Girl Squad collection for my album, as they are all equally fabulous!

What I find so fabulous about the Girl Squad collection is that it can be used for almost every occasion. When you look at my album, you see that it’s not a travel album just yet—my photos and texts will make it that—but I could also easily turn the album into a family or girls-weekend-out album… the possibilities are endless!

Let me show you a couple of pages from my journal. Here’s the first page. I left most of the left side blank as I want to adhere a large photo there. From the right page (the first of four tab pages), I cut out a large ampersand and adhered it in the same spot on one of the next pages.



Every page in this Funky Girl Squad Journal is different. The sizes, patterns, forms… everything is different. In the photo below, you can see I stitched a triangle in one corner to create a space for all the bits and pieces I tend to collect during my vacations. Have you seen that coffee cup paper? Isn’t it awesome?!


 have also included a few products from other Pebbles collections, like this foiled sheet w/gold from the Simple Life collection and the word stickers from the Tealightful collection:



From the “You Got This” paper, I created a bag with a tag inside by folding the paper in two and stitching the sides closed. The outside of the bag is perfect for journaling.



I think that a large photo on the left side will look great! and I love the houndstooth paper!!


Woohoo for coffee cups!! that one just had to be included!! I have to admit that I didn't use a whole lot of glue there, just in case I have to replace it later-on to a page where we are having coffee...


And here's another pocket with a large tag:



Another triangle to tuck in bits and pieces from our holiday. How I love that bicycle paper!!


When my album was finished, I realized that I had been inspired by the mini albums by Amy Tangerine. If you look them up, you’ll see just what I mean.

This is it! My Funky Girl Squad Journal. I’m going to use it for a travel journal in the south of France. Together with my Instax camera and some stickers and washi tape, I’ll journal all the fun memories we make. I’ll make sure to show you the result as soon as it’s finished.


Supplies:
Girl Squad 6×6 mini paper pad  (733714)
Girl Squad Cardstock Stickers Icons & Accents w/gold foil (733715)
Girl Squad Washi Tape Rolls 5/pkg (733717)
Girl Squad Puffy Sticker Mini Icons (733718)
Girl Squad Cardstock Ephemera Die-Cuts 10/pkg (733719)
Girl Squad You Got This Patterned Paper (733702)
Girl Squad Go Girl Patterned Paper (733703)
Girl Squad Besties Patterned Paper (733704)
Girl Squad Fri-Yay Patterned Paper (733705)
Girl Squad Good Vibes Patterned Paper (733706)
Girl Squad Food On The Go Patterned Paper (733707)
Girl Squad Cool Treat Patterned Paper (733708)
Girl Squad Happy Day Patterned Paper (733709)
Girl Squad Soda Shop Patterned Paper (733710)
Girl Squad Girl Squad Patterned Paper (733712)
Girl Squad Hello Friends Patterned Paper (733713)
Simple Life Foiled Cardstock w/gold (733494)
Tealightful Word Stickers 3/pkg (733544)
American Crafts Textured Cardstock Spring Seasonal (71253)

Thank you so much for stopping by again today! Would love to hear what you think!
xxx Monique