Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Read Many Books - Step-By-Step - My Creative Scrapbook January Main Kit

Today I thought I'd share my January tutorial for My Creative Scrapbook. When I received the MCS January Main Kit I was so excited!! This kit with the "Welcome Home" collection from Carta Bella is just perfect for all those photos I take around the house daily! I just couldn't wait to dig in! So here's what I created!

For today's layout I used this photo of my daughter sitting outside in our garden in the September sun reading yet another book. As I'm a huge book lover myself I love it when I see my kids reading and often can't resist to take a photo.

I thought I would show you step-by-step how this page came together. 

I started by choosing one of the MCS January cut files and decided not to cut it out, but to replace the blade with a (gold colored) sketch pen and draw the file:

I wanted to color the image in the same shade as the "Gather" paper, while also matching my photo:

In the top left corner you see the "Gather" paper I used for reference:

Some of the colors turned out too bright so I used a bit of kitchen paper to absorb the water and with it some of the color. 

Next I chose one of the 4x6 journaling cards and placed my photo on it. I matted the photo & the 4x6 card and placed this on yet another piece of paper (both from the "Gather" paper: the front and the back). 

I adhered this on the right side of my layout, right in the middle. I glue my papers and photos with only a minimum of glue so that afterwards I'm always able to still slip photos or papers under it. And that's what I did here: the card with the basket with books and the tag (both from the Carta Bella ephemera package) were both added to the right side of my photo. 

Now I started embellishing my page a bit more: the "Home Sweet Home" sticker was adhered above my photo, the sticker with the vase and the flowers was added to the bottom left corner of my photo, the die-cut with the "home" text was adhered on top of the tag and the die-cut banner pieces were adhered under my photo with some 3D adhesive foam dots. 

As I love many embellishments on my layouts I added the "happiness" sticker on top of the card with the basket with books and the "home" sticker below, a chipboard piece with books on the bottom of my photo and a chipboard pot with herbs on the right side of my photo.

The layout is almost done, but I still need a title. I used the Thickers from the kit for the word "read" and the smaller letter stickers from the Carta Bella Cardstock Stickers for the words "many" and "books" and because I saw another books sticker on this same sheet of stickers I just had to add that too! 

Last but not least, I stamped the date below the chipboard pot with herbs, used my tiny attacher to staple a piece of ribbon on to the 4x6 journaling card and added a few drops of paint.... and I was done!

I really love this page of my daughter. It really fits her! 

Here's a photo of the fabulous January Main Kit I used. If you haven't seen the other kits for this month yet then please hop over to the My Creative Scrapbook website HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope I've been able to inspire you a little. 


Friday, 5 January 2018

First layout created with the January Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook

Today I'm sharing the first layout I created with the amazing January Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The kit mainly features the Welcome Home collection from Carta Bella. I used the kit to scrap this family photo taken last Christmas during our Christmas brunch at my house.

All the "home" stickers were just perfect for this photo! 

And here's a photo of the January Main Kit:

If you want to see the photos of the other three aweseom January kits just visit the MCS blog and if you want to see all the projects the Design Team created this month then please hop over to the MCS gallery! For more details about how to secure a kit for yourself then have a look at the MCS website

This is it for now. In a few days I'll post another of my projects created with this kit. 

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

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Sneak Peeks January Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook!!

Hi friends!! Wishing you all a very happy 2018!! I'm so grateful for each and everyone of you for your support, cheers and kind words! I hope this will be an awesome year, with lots of happiness and of course lots of crafting! You're the best! xxxx 

Now on to the sneak peeks of the January Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The kit is awesome as always! 

I counted ten sneaks of my projects ... see if you can find which ones they are! No, just kidding! 

If you want to see the sneaks of the other three kits then please hop over to the blog of My Creative Scrapbook

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Top Ten of 2017 Blog Hop!! UPDATED!! WINNER of the giveaway Included!


And the winner of the blog hop of my blog is:

And that means that HEATHER is the winner:

Heather, could you please email me your address and I'll send you the Pretty Little Studio goodies asap! (mliedtke at ziggo.nl)

Thank you all so much for joining in!! I really loved reading all your entries!! 


Welcome to the Top 10 of 2017 Blog Hop!

A group of fabulous scrapbookers and paper crafters have gathered together for a fun & festive blog hop to share with you some of their favorite layouts and projects from 2017. Scroll down to the bottom of my post to see the full list of participants and links to all of their blogs.

And because I love to do giveaways, I thought I would add a little something to give away! Wanna know what you can win?? Well, how about 50 vintage die cuts from Pretty Little Studio?

Open to everyone everywhere!

All you have to do is follow my blog and tell me which layout you like best! l'll pick a winner from all the comments left with this blog post! The comments will close on January 1st and I'll announce a winner on January 3rd.

And just like last year I encountered the problem choosing only 10 layouts and so, my Top 10 turned into a Top 17 (very fitting right?). Here it is, in no particular order:

1: Pucket Up (The Cut Shoppe / Crate Paper)

2: Spring (The Cut Shoppe / Doodlebug)

3: Deventer Book Market (Stuck?! Sketches / Fancy Pants)

4: Love This Day (Stuck?! Sketches / Crate Paper)

5: Snap Shot (Pretty Little Studio)

6: Together (Pretty Little Studio)

7: Happy Halloween (Pebbles)

8: H5 (Pebbles)

9: Friends (Pebbles)

10: Manon Loves Books (My Creative Scrapbook / Jillibean Soup)

11: Family (My Creative Scrapbook / Simple Stories)

12: Bday (My Creative Scrapbook / Fancy Pants)

13: Wonderful (My Creative Scrapbook / Simple Stories)

14: You Are Special (My Creative Scrapbook / Dear Lizzy)

15: Right Now (Like For Ever / 1canoe2)

16: Oh Happy Moments (Like For Ever / Crate Paper)

17: So Sweet (Bella Blvd)

Thank you so much for joining us on this blog hop! Here's the full list of designers, just in case you get lost along the way. Just click on the name to hop on over to their blog. Now hop over to your next stop, the super talented Suzanna Lee!! And don't forget to leave a comment!! (and to follow my blog if you want to be eligible for the prize too).

Monique Liedtke - you are here!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us!! Have fun!

Thursday, 21 December 2017

FALALA - My Creative Scrapbook December Main Kit

Sharing the last page I created with the December Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. The photo was taken in our favorite garden centre last year. 

And the close-ups:

How I love the colors of this page, especially the light pink one. This line from Crate paper is definitely one of my favorites this winter! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

And if you want to see all the fabulous kits for this months then visit the My Creative Scrapbook website!


Monday, 18 December 2017

My Creative Scrapbook December Sketch

Hi friends! Last Friday the My Creative Scrapbook December sketch went up on the MCS blog! It's another fabulous sketch by Laura Whitaker and I had great fun creating a page based on it (I love using sketches for my layouts!). Here's what I did using the MCS December Main Kit:

and a few close-ups: love all the gold glitter accents in this kit!

And this is this month's sketch:

If you decide to play along then please remember to share your layout at the facebook page of My Creative Scrapbook Inspiration Central! You never know when Pam is watching and you can be a lucky winner to some fabulous goodies!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it!