Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Use it Tuesday Challenge #44

It is the 4th Tuesday of the month, so it is time for another challenge at Use it Tuesday!

The new challenge is: Use an uninked stamp. If you're like me, you have tons of stamps but most of them you never use. Now it is the time to dust them off and finally give them a try!

***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***
I have many of those Hero Arts Background stamps, but hardly use them. I still love them when I see them just standing there in my cabinet, but to be honest I especially find it hard to use them on layouts. So I went for a card this time and, because it's the holiday season, of course it became a Christmas card.
My hoarded supplies: of course the Hero Arts background stamp, the bright colored cardstock that I used for the snowmen, the bling on the snowflakes.
I made the snowmen, the snowflakes and the sentiment with the Silhouette. The snowmen are a Lori Whitlock cutfile, aren't they the cutest?
Now it is your turn to create your project with an uninked stamp (or stamps).
And don't forget about the DT Call Use it Tuesday is having right now! You can find all the details about it overhere on their blog. You still have a few days to apply!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Your sweet smile

Today I'm sharing my first layout with the November kit of Gossamer Blue. This time the kit is filled with products of Heidi Swapp, Dear Lizzy, Pink Paislee, I {lowe} scrap, Sodalicious and Glitz Design.

For this first layout I went with the Glitz Design products, because they are matching perfectly with this photo of Phiene that I had in mind. Her pink jacket is the right color to match the Glitz Hello Friend collection.

Glitz Design, Hello Friend: Bokeh, Polka, Whatnots, Teeny Alphas Coral
Sodalicious Chipboard
Silhouette Cameo, font Calli Hand

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mr blue eyes

Today I'm sharing another layout with the Gossamer Blue October kit. Last Friday I received the November kit, so I wanted to finish up the leftovers of the last kit.
This kit was just simply fabulous. It was filled with the most beautiful matching papers that gave me a 'fall feeling'. I'm not so much a fall person and don't have many fall photos, but I still found it easy to work with.

I used this beautiful close-up of baby Jan and have been playing with the Silhouette.

Jillibean Soup Country Pumpkin Chowder: Cream Style Corn, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup: Garlic Flakes
Jillibean Soup Grandma's Lima Bean Soup: Soup Labels
Bella Blvd Button Market: Bursts
Bazzill White
Glassine bag
India Ink
Silhouette Cameo: Lori Whitlock cut files

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Countdown to Christmas and a new DT

Happy Saturday morning everyone!

First of all I'm thrilled to share with you that I'll be part of the Practical Scrappers DT, starting January. Practical Scrappers is an online source of scrapbook inspiration and I'm really excited they are giving me the chance to be an inspiration to others! They are having 3 teams and I'll be on the On Trend team. This team will focus on trendier topics, tools etc, with a primary focus on layouts and cards.

Ok, now that I'm done with my happy dance I'll will share another project with you that I made with a Lori Whitlock cut file. I have been downloading Lori's cut files like crazy lately, they are so much fun to make some really cool projects.
Last week I made this 25 day Countdown box for Phiene, so she can countdown to Christmas. The fun thing about this one is that you can use it over and over again. Next year her mommy can fill the boxes again with candy.

What I also love about this one, is that you can take each box out so you can mix the numbers up. This way Phiene can learn her numbers and find herself the right box to open.

Crate Paper, Peppermint collection: Embellish, Wintergreen, Mint
White Bazzill
Silhouette Cameo, Lori Whitlock cut file '25 day countdown box'

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Farm mini album

I recently found some fun Silhouette projects by Lori Whitlock. I always like to make different types of mini albums and this way it is so much easier. No more measuring, that's already done for you!

Today I'm sharing my first mini album that I made this way. It's a 5x5 inch mini album in a box that I made with the Gossamer Blue October kit, using Lawn Fawn, Bella Blvd and Chic Tags products.

Lawn Fawn Dewey Decimal: Bookworm, Words per Minute, Checked Out, trimmings, narrators acorn brown
Bella Blvd Finally Fall: Leaf Pile, Bliss
Bella Blvd Button Market: Masculine Mix
Chic Tags Autumn Days: Triangles, Mini Tags
Jillibean Soup: Alphabeans Organic Orange
Silhouette Cameo, Lori Whitlock diecut 5x5 mini album in box
SC stamps

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Use it Tuesday challenge #43

It is the 2th Tuesday of the month, so it is time for another challenge at Use it Tuesday! 

The new challenge is: All about being thankful! Tell us on your layout, card or other project what you are thankful for.

***REMEMBER: All of our challenges call for you to use your hoarded supplies! A challenge requirement is to tell us in your post what you used!***
When I saw this challenge, I didn't even had to think for a second. I'm so thankful for the friendship I have with my best buddy and for having him in my life, for 6 years already! We laugh and cry together, share good music and food, put practical jokes on others and we can talk and talk and talk....we just never shut up :-) He's always there, in good and in bad times. So it was about time that I made a layout about what our friendship means to me.

MME Follow Your Heart 'Be Amazing': Be Adored, Be the Best, Be Striped, Soulful, Geo Star, Wander, Brads, Buttons, Twine
Silhouette Cameo
I was saving this entire collection for a special photo, you know, because it was to beautiful to use :-) That's why I love being on the Use it Tuesday DT, I finally use up the beautiful collections too!

Now it is your turn to create your Thankful project. And don't forget about the DT Call Use it Tuesday is having right now! You can find all the details about it overhere on their blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Love you, daddy

Happy Sunday, everyone! Today I'm up with a Bella Blvd layout again. The last one I had up was real colorful and I used a lot of embellishments, but I kept this one more clean. I love how you can do such different things with the same brand.

Don't you just love this photo of Phiene and her daddy? That look and smile up on her face are so meaningful.

Bella Blvd Hello Beautiful: Thanks a Bunch, Just Because, Blue Without You
Bella Blvd Sophisticates: Quattrofina Milk & Oreo, Ciao Chip Simply Simona Pickle Juice
Bella Blvd Family Dynamix: Alpha
Bella Blvd Button Market: Red Flowers, Text
Bella Blvd Designer Tape: Red Dot
White Bazzill
EK Success border punch

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DT Call Use it Tuesday!!

My term at Use it Tuesday is coming to an end (boohoo), but the good news is that they are having a DT Call for their 4th Design Team. So if you like to use up your stash, play with fun challenges twice a month and love to be on an easy going and fun DT....just go for it!! I've had a blast with them (and still have).

You can find the call overhere on their blog.

Good luck to all who apply!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Beautiful baby girl

Today I'm sharing a Bella Blvd layout with one of my favorite photos of Phiene when she was a baby. I love how she was already so photogenic at such a young age. Because I went with a black and white photo, I thought I could go a little crazy with all the colorful papers and embellishments of the Bella Blvd Baby Girl collection.

Bella Blvd Baby Girl: Sweet Dreams, Snuggly Safari, It's a Girl, Cute Cuts, Pretty in Pink, Alpha + Bits, Ciao Chip Icons, Flags, Miniatures
Bella Blvd Button Market: Stars, Pink Flower

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hop on

It doesn't happen very often that I use a Dutch title on my layouts, mostly I find them sound stupid. I don't really know why, but the English ones just sound better to me. Though when it comes to funny sayings of Phiene, it makes more sence that I keep my titles in Dutch. The same thing with this layout, where I used a Dutch song title for. It is a popular rap song right now, I'm not that crazy about it, but kids love it. It means something like 'hop on with me, hop on my bike'. Every time Phiene is on her bike, she's singing this song. So when I snapped her on her bike with her causin Olivier, I just knew I had to go for this title.
I went with the October Afternoon Woodland Park collection, I think it fits this subject perfectly with the fun and happy colors and patterns. I also tried some stamping on the washi tape and I like how it came out. One little piece of advice: give it the time to let dry or you get a huge mess!

October Afternoon Woodland Park: Blue Sky, Huckle Berry Hill, Crab Apple Orchard, Willow Path, Gooseberry Falls, Tidbits, Chip 'n Stick, Designer Brads, Word Stickers, Washi Tape, Mini Market Sherbet
Bazzill White
Archivel Ink Jet Black
Technique Tuesday word stamps
Silhouette Cameo

Thank you for stopping by and have a great Sunday!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Oh so pretty

Today I'm sharing a quick and clean layout. I loved playing with the handstitching on this one and I think it gives a nice little touch to a simple and clean layout. The circle border is actually the pattern of one of Jillibean's papers and it took some fussy cutting to get this border. Not one of my favorite things to do, but I think the effect is worth it :-)

Jillibean Soup Homemade 6Beansoup: Barley Pearls, Bite Size Bits, Pea Pod Parts
Jillibean Soup Blossom Soup: Cardstock Stickers
Jillibean Soup Butterfly Suger Pick
SC border stamp hearts
Hero Arts Chalk Ink Latte

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Thursday!