Sunday, 24 September 2017

Pebbles Midnight Haunting Pinwheel Bouquet

Hello friends, for Pebbles' blog I created this fun Pebbles Midnight Haunting project! How I love this new Pebbles’ Halloween collection with it's many Fall-related papers and embellishments! Fall is my favorite season of the year and I always look forward to it.

When I saw this new Midnight Haunting collection, I couldn’t wait to dig in and create something! Here is the first of – I’m sure – many Fall projects to come: a bouquet of “Not So Scary Pinwheels”!


Ever since the kids were small, we have had a little corner in our living room that we like to decorate according to the season. This Fall bouquet of pinwheels is now standing on our Fall-themed cabinet in the living room.

To create this bouquet of pinwheels, I selected all the Autumn papers and embellishments from the Midnight Haunting collection and the Pinwheel Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers.


I hadn’t used this particular We R punch board before and I loved how easy it was to work with! In no time at all, I punched and folded 10 pinwheels!


Look how awesome they look! For the center of the pinwheels, I used brads from my stash.


Because the collection is double-sided and the both the A and B sides are fabulous, the papers are just perfect for a project like this where you see both sides of the page.


I adhered the pinwheels to paper straws by folding the “legs” of the brad around it. I then stuck them in little glass bottles filled with soft sand (in The Netherlands we call this “bird sand”):


The glass bottles were decorated with die-cuts and stickers and a bit of twine:



How I adore this collection!!



This is it! I hope like my little bouquet.

xoxo Monique

Supplies I used:
Midnight Haunting Ephemera (733654)
Midnight Haunting Puffy Stickers (733656)
Midnight Haunting Phrase Thickers Stickers (733659)
Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ Whirling Leaves (733640)
Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ Pumpkin Patch (733642)
Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ Autumn Plaid (733644)
Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ Hauntingly Beautiful (733647)
Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ Hocus Pocus (733648)
Midnight Haunting Double-Sided Cardstock 12″x12″ Pumpkin Plain (733650)
American Crafts Baker’s Twine Bright (366303)
We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Punch Board (71345-6)

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stronger Together - My Creative Scrapbook September Main Kit

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a step-by-step tutorial I created for one of the layouts I created with the My Creative Scrapbook September Main Kit. I had so much fun playing with this kit, featuring all the fabulous Pebbles Heart of Home papers and embellishments. For this layout of my hubby and me I used only a minimum of papers and that meant more papers left for other projects! Yay!


Let me show you how to create this page!

1. Gather all your supplies and print a 4" x 6" photo:


2. Cut apart all the little squares from the "Love At Home" sheet and choose your 19 favorites (there are 36 in total!):


3. Place them on your cardstock background paper (without adhering them) to determine where you want each square:


4. Start adhering squares in the four corners of your background cardstock. I adhered them 2 cm from the sides:


5. Adhere squares in between and cut off one centimeter on all sides of your background cardstock:


6. Place your cardstock background on a dark colored patterned paper (I chose the "Family Tree" paper) and add the next row of squares:


7. Choose a piece of patterned paper to place behind your photo (I just adore this "Heart of Home" paper!):


8. Add adhesive to the back of your photo, but only in the middle, so you'll be able to slip die-cuts, tags etc. behind it later-on. Adhere the title at the bottom of your photo:


9. Add die-cuts and stickers to the left and right of your photo:


10. Slip in two tags at the top of your photo and add machine stitching randomly to your squares and you're done!!!


Don't you just love the result?! and it's so easy to create this page! Here are a few close-ups:




Hope you like it too. Can't wait to see what you'll create with this kit. Don't forget to share your projects on our "inspiration central" facebook page

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and if you want to see more pages created with this fabulous kit then hop over to the Design Team Gallery

xoxo Monique

Friday, 15 September 2017

My Creative Scrapbook & Stuck?! Sketches Blog Hop!

Hello friends!  We have something special going on for our September 15th challenge!  Along with the reveal of a new sketch challenge, and 2 amazing sponsors, we have loads of bonus inspiration for you, in the form of a blog hop with our generous friends at My Creative Scrapbook!!


We are teaming up with My Creative Scrapbook to bring you a super fun blog hop, to share loads of inspiration from both design teams and to give you an extra chance to win their prize!  The My Creative Scrapbook design team members will be using a variety of their fabulous September kits to showcase our sketch. Each of the blog hop commenters will earn a ballot and have the opportunity to win one of My Creative Scrapbook's gorgeous September main kits (shown below)!  Read on to find out how you can earn a second ballot to win this prize



My Creative Scrapbook September Main Kit:


As usual, we have a second sponsor! Thank you also to the amazing, supportive and long-time friend to Stuck?! Sketches, Creative Embellishments  who are also sponsoring this challenge with a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop for our second randomly chosen winner!

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from this challenge to guest with us for our November 15th challenge!


Of course, we still need to share our sketch with you, check it out:


And here's my take on this fabulous sketch. I used the September Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook featuring the Heart of Home collection from Pebbles Inc. (yes, the one you can win!) to create this layout. As you can see I flipped the sketch a bit: I put the photo at the bottom of my page and the title at the top. 


Here're a few close-ups of some of the details on my page. I just adore all those gold glittered phrases chipboard pieces that are included in this kit!




And now here is your hop order!



Monique Liedtke (belongs to both teams!)

Shona Keehn







You can also earn a second chance to win the My Creative Scrapbook September main kit by playing along with our September 15th sketch challenge and linking up your entry as usual!  As always all winners will be chosen randomly, though we will be doing a random manual draw for the My Creative Scrapbook prize, and our usual random.org draw for the Creative Embellishments prize.

Now it's time to hop along to your next stop: the blog of the very talented Shona Keehn!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us and have fun with the rest of the hop!

xoxo
Monique

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

My Creative Scrapbook September Kits Reveal

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing the first layout I created with the September Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbook. Today it's Reveal Day and on the blog of My Creative Scrapbook you'll find all four September kits revealed!! The Main Kit features the Heart of Home collection from Pebbles Inc. and although I'm already on Pebbles design team and have been creating with this collection before I still adore this kit! Today I'm posting the first layout I created, I'll post the other 3 over the course of the rest of the month.


A few close-ups of some details: don't you just love these die-cuts?!




Here's a photo of the MCS September Main Kit and you know what?! September is FREE GIFT month for My Creative Scrapbook members. Each box that ships will have a FREE gift to thank the member for their support of the kit club. For the September Main Kit the free gift is the beautiful 6x6 flower stencil you see in the photo!


For more inspiration & information please visit the My Creative Scrapbook website! On the MCS blog you'll find photos of all four September kits and in the MCS gallery you'll find all the projects the design team created with all the kits!

Thank you so much for taking a look at my blog post!
xxx
Monique

Friday, 1 September 2017

Stuck?! Sketches September 1st Reveal

Hi everyone! It's time for a brand new sketch from Stuck?! Sketches and it's a great one once again!! As I had just received my Crate Paper order from Paper Issues I knew just what to use! Here's what I did:


I used a very old photo of my two eldest kids who are showing me their very dirty hands! 

Here are a few close-ups of a couple of the awesome embellishments in this Maggie Holmes "Carousel" collection:




And here's the sketch Laura created for us: 


As always, we have three fabulous sponsors at Stuck?! Sketches!

Altenew, who are offering a beautiful Reflections Scrapbook Kit to one lucky participant!

and:

Lea Rhea of "Scrap and Plan with Lea", who is sponsoring this challenge, offering a spot in her "6 sketches 6 ways class" to a second lucky participant!


AND Accent Scrapbooking, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a $25.00 gift certificate to their online shop to our third winner!


If you decide to join in the fun then please link up your layouts over in the sidebar on Stuck?! Sketches' blog by September 29th 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.

This is it! Thanks again for stopping by and hope to see you back soon! Enjoy the rest of your Friday!
Hugs,
Monique

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Back To School - Pebbles Girl Squad Cards

Hi friends! For Pebbles I created a few "back to school" cards which I haven't posted here yet. I love making cards especially with the fabulous Girl Squad collection!!


What I love about Pebbles’ Girl Squad collection is that it can easily be used to create projects for boys as well. For those of you who want to know how I made them, here’s a quick tutorial.

To Begin:

Cut a piece of cardstock measuring 4″ x 12″; fold it in half (the cards measure 4″ x 6″).  Cut two strips of patterned paper: one measuring 2″x 6″ and the other 0.5″ x 6″.  Grab your Thickers words, washi tape, die-cuts, (puffy) stickers, enamel dots and a white Sharpie:


1. Fold the piece of cardstock in half and cover the bottom with the 2″ x 6″ strip of patterned paper:


2. Add the 0.5″ x 6″ strip of patterned paper to the top of paper from step 1; also add a piece of washi tape beneath:


3. Glue a die-cut in the top right corner and adhere one of Thickers words above the patterned paper:


4. Add one of the smaller die-cuts in the bottom left corner and (in this case) a sticker above the Thickers word:


5. Create a little cluster in the bottom left corner by adding three enamel dots and a die-cut. Add a puffy sticker as well, overlapping half onto the sticker above the Thickers word:


6. Last but not least, use a white pen to doodle a line along the edge of the top half of the card:


That’s it!

I used this same concept for all three cards and I really like how they turned out. Hope you do too!

Here are all three of them together:


I sooo adore the Pebbles Girl Squad collection!!


Supplies:
Girl Squad Cardstock Stickers (733715)
Girl Squad Thickers Phrases (733716)
Girl Squad Washi Tape Rolls (733717)
Girl Squad Puffy Stickers Mini Icons (733718)
Girl Squad Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts (733719)
Girl Squad “Go Girl” Patterned Paper (733703)
Girl Squad “Besties” Patterned Paper (733704)
Girl Squad “Good Vibes” Patterned Paper (733706)
Girl Squad “Food On The Go” Patterned Paper (733707)
Girl Squad “Cool Treat” Patterned Paper (733708)
Fun In The Sun Enamel Dots (732834)
American Crafts Textured Cardstock Pack 12″ x 12″ 60/Pkg, Neutrals (71252)

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!
Wishing you happy crafting!
xxx
Monique