Friday, March 29, 2013

DT Life.Paper.Scrapbook - March sketch

Today the March sketch of Life.Paper.Scrapbook is up and it is a fun one! At the same time this one gives you a lot of freedom to make it your own.

Of course we have another fabulous sponsor this time: A Piece of Cake Designs
The winner of this sketch challenge will get two packs of Cherry Flair of winners choice PLUS a 15% off voucher to use on the website!!





Scraptastic March kit
Lily Bee Persnickety: Finicky paper, Fussy paper, Prim paper, ABC stickers, Index Cards
Lily Bee: Stationay Linen paper
Freckled Fawn: doily, Lovely Bits Hearts
Ormolu: exclusive Flair
Heidi Swapp: Color Shine Tinsel
My Mind's Eye: Unforgettable You Are Journal Card
The Crafter's Workshop: Mini Confetti
Faber Castell: Pitt pen
India Ink: Black
Silhouette Cameo
Handstitching

I hope you feel inspired by this sketch too and that you'll play along with us. You can add your layout to the Life.Paper.Scrapbook challenge link for your chance to win the two packs of Cherry Flair of your choice and 15% off voucher.

Don't forget that our March color challenge is also still open, for your chance to win a $15 gift card by The Greatest View!


Thursday, March 28, 2013

DT Life.Paper.Scrapbook - Online Magazine

I'm so excited to share with you that the very first issue the of Life.Paper.Scrapbook Magazine is online. It turned out so incredibly beautiful and I'm really proud to see 4 of my layouts published along with so many talented designers from all over the world!

So without any further ado, here's the link to the Magazine. Grab a cup of coffee/tea and some chocolate and enjoy! My layouts are on page 22 and 23, in case you might be interested :-)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

DT Practical Scrappers - Layout sketch

Are you ready for a sketch? Today Practicial Scrappers is having a really fun one! I just love all the little details in this one, so I took the sketch very literaly.

I took out my Scraptastic kit and went for the gorgeous Love you madly collection by Glitz. It is so cute and girly, perfect for these photos.





Glitz Love You Madly: Stripe paper, Ampersand paper, Floral paper, Teeny Alpha Gray, Tape Stripe, Paper Garland, Whatnots, Giant Rhinestones.
PanPastels: 340.5 Permanent Red, 800.5 Black, 820.5 Neutral Grey
The Crafter's Workshop: Mini Pattern Strips, Chevron, Mini Harlequin
Handstitching

Check out what my fellow On Trend team members made with this sketch. You can share your own project made with this sketch at the Practical Scrappers Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DT Use it Tuesday - challenge #52

It is the 4th Tuesday of the month, so it is time for another challenge at Use it Tuesday and this time it's all about Spring.

***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 took out the Echo Park For the Record 2 collection, which totally stands for Spring to me. These photos were taken two years ago during a family trip to Florida. Phiene was only 19 months old at the time and she had no idea what an easter egg hunt was, all she knew was that there was chocolate to find. She was unstoppable :-)
 


Echo Park For the Record 2: Diamonds paper, Dots paper, Chevrons paper, Mini Floral paper, Wall Paper paper, Borders, Journaling cards, Alpha stickers, Chipboard accents
Silhouette Cameo
Handstitching

Now it is your turn to show us your Spring projects. Link up your project to the Use it Tuesday blog for your chance to be our guest designer at one of our upcoming challenges!
 
Don't forget we are on Facebook too, we would love for you to stop by and say hi!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Monday, March 25, 2013

DT Practical Scrappers - Flair

Happy Monday everyone, we are back with another theme at Practical Scrappers today: Flair! You can't have missed this new trend, you see those everywhere in all kinds of sizes, prints and colors. The On Trend team at Practical Scrappers is showing you a variety of Flair, so be sure to check them out.

Last week the new Fancy Pants collections arrived at the house and they come with some gorgeous sets of flair, I just couldn't wait to play with it. I went for the Down by the Shore collection and took out some beach photos of me and Phiene when we were making sand castles at the beach of Clearwater, FL. It's already 2 years ago we had this family trip and I'm in shock how fast Phiene is growing up. Sometimes I still want her to be that little baby she was back then..



Fancy Pants Down by the Shore: Beachside paper, Striped Towel paper, Whale paper, Ocean Life paper, Cruise paper, Dock paper, Patterned Photo Frame, Decorative Bag, Sticker Fundamentals, Banner Die Cuts, Flair, Label Stickers
Lawn Fawn: Sharp Backdrops clear stamp
Handstitching

Check out all the Flair inspiration by the other On Trend team members and share your own Flair creation with us at the Practical Scrappers Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pink Paislee card

Just a quick post today, sharing a card I made. I used the Pink Paislee Portfolio collection and some kraft and white cardstock. The sentiment is made with the Silhouette and it means something like 'strength'. I made this card for a friend who can use a lot of strenght right now.


Well, that's it for today. It's going to be a quiet week, blog post wise. I'm working on the many projects I can share with you next week. I'm also working ahead on assignments for April, as I will be on a vacation for 3 weeks. Only 2,5 weeks to go, can't wait to finally be surrounded by warm weather and just relax! :-)

Happy Wednesday everyone and thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, March 18, 2013

DT Practical Scrappers - Silhouette Cameo

Happy Monday everyone! A new week and a new theme at Practical Scrappers. The On Trend team is up today with Silhouette Cameo projects. The possibilities with the Silhouette are endless and today we are giving you some inspiration.

I made a layout with two photos of Phiene cuddling with my dad. These photos are so precious to me, you can feel the love and joy when you take a look at them. I used the Pink Paislee Secret Crush collection, which is perfect for photos like these.



Gossamer Blue February kit
Pink Paislee Secret Crush: Polka Dance paper, First Kiss paper, Heart Beat paper
Pink Paislee Portfolio: Ephemera
Pink Paislee Artisan: Hearts, Cherish, Family
Silhouette Cameo
Handstitching

Check out all the Silhouette Cameo inspiration by the other On Trend team members and share your own Silhouette creation with us at the Practical Scrappers Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 15, 2013

DT Life.Paper.Scrapbook - Color Challenge March

Today at Life.Paper.Scrapbook we are up with our 2nd color challenge and we have some beautiful soft blue and brown tones for you!

For this color challenge we have found another fabulous sponsor: The Greatest View!! They are providing a $15.00 gift card to one lucky winner!

Let's get started, this is the color scheme for this month

This is the layout I made with these colors. This photo was taken during my trip to Orlando last year. In 4 weeks I'm going again, so I love to look at these kind of photos to already get into the Orlando mood!


Amy Tangerine Ready, Set, Go: Coffee Break paper, Think Good Thoughts paper, To Do List paper, Remarks Baxter, Remarks Cute Overload
Studio Calico Enamel Dots
Freckled Fawn: wood veneer Speech Bubble, wood veneer Arrow, Arrow paperclip, washi tape Blue/Red Graph
Cre8tive Cre8tions: arrow stamp
Jenni Bowlin lettering stencil
Handstitching

I hope you feel inspired by these colors too and play along with us. If you share your creation with us on the Life.Paper.Scrapbook blog you'll have the chance to win a $15.00 gift card to spend at The Greatest View

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

DT Use it Tuesday - challenge #51

It is the 2nd Tuesday of the month, so it is time for another challenge at Use it Tuesday and this time it's dies, punches and cutouts.

***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 went for an older kit from Studio Calico that I still had and not used at all and I remembered that it came with some fun die cuts. I also used my Silhouette for the 2nd part of the title.
This photo was taken when Jan got his first solid food and as you can see he was not really impressed...



Basic Grey Paper Cottage: Table Linen paper, Fine China paper
Basic Grey for Studio Calico: XSC-023 paper
Basic Grey chipboard alpha red
Studio Calico Sunny Side Up paper
Diecuts and flair: Studio Calico kit.
Silhouette Cameo
Handstitching

Now it is your turn to use some dies, punches and/or cutouts. Link up your project on the Use it Tuesday blog for your chance to be our guest designer at one of our upcoming challenges!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cherish

Today I'm sharing a layout I made with a photo of me and my two scrappy friends Lilith Eeckels and Emmanuelle Chauvin. I love that through scrapbooking I meet such wonderful friends, but unfortunately most of the contact is online. Last January the 3 of us finally had the chance to meet in real life. Emmanuelle invited us to her place in Brussels and we spend an entire Saturday together, talking, laughing and of course scrapping. I'm not good at scrapping when I'm surrounded by other people and I just made half a layout :-) But the most important thing was that we had spend time together. Of course we had to take some photos and with one of them I made this layout.

Pink Paislee Portfolio: Remarkable paper, Amazing paper, Outstanding paper, Stupendous paper, Photo frame, Photo tab, Ephemera
Pink Paislee Artisan: Hearts, Cherish, Family, Border

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 4, 2013

DT Cre8tive Cre8tions - Adorable

Happy Monday everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout I made for Cre8tive Cre8tions. On this layout I used a few of the new pattern papers and stamps of Cre8tive Cre8tions and of course some of the gorgeous flair buttons.
This is one of my favorite photos of Phiene, taken on one of the rare moments that she asks for taking a picture of her. I also loooove this cute little dress that I got her, lovely girl-colors :-)

For the background I made myself some masks with the Silhouette Cameo and used these 2 masks with Distress Ink.

The colors of the Bold & Basic papers, the Catch a Dream papers and this cute button fit the photo perfectly. The button is even the same color as the dress!

Some stamps of the You are Special stamp set.

Aren't those feathers beautiful? They are cut-outs from the Catch a Dream paper collection.

Some more Catch a Dream paper, You are Special stamp and a button from the Crowns set.

These twine buttons are some of my favorites! I added this one on a stamp from the Basic stamp set.
 
Check out the online store for many more fun and gorgeous flair button sets, pattern papers and stamps!
Did you know Cre8tive Cre8tions is on Facebook too? You can find their Facebook page overhere and find some more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today!