Altenew | Scrapbook Layout | Happy Summer

Altenew | Scrapbook Layout | Happy Summer

I'm sharing a new scrapbook layout inspiration on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog today. I used two stamp sets to add stamped details onto the layout: Summer Swirls and Gradient Sunset from Altenew. Hop on over to their blog to find out more. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day, yours Sandra :).

Crate Paper | Get-To-Know-You Book

Get-to-know-you book Crate Paper

Crate Paper | Get-To-Know-You Book

I'm sharing a new mini book on the Crate Paper Blog. Hop on over to find out more. I used a mini clipboard with binder rings from the 2013 Maggie Holmes Signature Line. I still had the clipboard in my stash and it's perfect for projects like today's Get-To-Know-You Book. It gives you more flexibility, because you can add more pages at a later time.
Binder ring albums are perfect if you want to add more pages later on.

I used a thin acetate sheet for the cover and decorated it with different stickers and chipboard stickers. For the title, I combinded a variety of alpha stickers and also a stamped sentiment. This makes the title more interesting and fun.

I also incorporated a string-tie mini book on the third page. This gives you more space to write down personal things that are not visible at first sight.

I included some white cardstock pages and drew lines with a black pen and a ruler. This is such an effortless way to create space for journaling.

Not sure what to ask your friends and loved ones? The following questions might serve as a first inspiration as to what to include in your Get-To-Know-You Book:

  • What are you wearing at the moment?
  • What is your best memory?
  • Name the top 5 things to bring to a deserted island.
  • What's your favourite colour?
  • What's your wildest dream?
  • What's your favourite meal?
  • etc.

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day, yours Sandra. And don't forget to stop by the Crate Paper Blog too.

Crate Paper | Willow Lane | Cardmaking

Crate Paper | Willow Lane | Cardmaking

I just love the new Maggie Holmes Collection Willow Lane!!! As soon as I received the collection, I started to make some cards (three with a white cardstock background and three with patterned paper). The cards came together naturally.

I guess that's just my style of cardmaking: no plan, no special design in mind, no complications ... just adding the pieces together as I like it. And just gowing with the flow.

I just love all the fun embellishments and the patterned paper from Willow Lane. I'm hoping you like my card inspiration. Thank you for stopping by. Have a good day, yours Sandra.

Crate Paper | Summer Party Scrapbook Layout

Crate Paper Summer Party Layout

Hop on over to the Crate Paper Blog to find out more about a Summer Party Layout I created with different collections from Crate Paper. I went for a dark background, because I just love the patterned paper Palms from the Wild Heart Collection. Thank you for stopping by. Have a good day. Yours, Sandra :).

Altenew | July Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to our July 2018 Stamp and Die Release Blog Hop from Altenew

You might have come here from Virginia. And now it's my turn to inspire you with a new scrapbook layout. I used the beautiful Embroidered Blooms Stamp and Die Bundle from Altenew to create today's layout. The stamped and die-cut flowers are the eye-catcher on this page. I had so much fun stamping the blossoms and leaves with different ink stamp pads from Altenew. And I'm hoping you like my inspiration.

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To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 26th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/29/2018.

Next stop

Thank you for stopping by on my blog. Your next stop on our hop is over at Laura. Have a great day, yours Sandra.

Altenew | Video Tutorial with Ink Sprays | DIY Background for Gift Tags

Ink Sprays and Stamping on Gift Tags

I'm sharing some fun gift tags and also instructions how to make them on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog today. Hop on over to find out more here. At the end of this post you will also find a link to a youtube video I made. Thank you for watching. Have a good day, yours Sandra.

Video Tutorial

Want to see how I made the background for these tags?! Watch this video on my youtube channel :). I hope you like it.

Summer Fun Fair Decoration

Summer Fun Fair Decoration

I had a great time last weekend with my cutting machine, some cut files from the Silhouette Design Store and patterned paper from different Crate Paper Collections. I went for this fun fair decoration cut file from the Design Store. It took quite some time to glue together all the bits and pieces. But it was certainly worth the time and effort :). And now I've got some awesome pieces of decoration for our home. Thank you for stopping by. Have a good day! Yours Sandra.

The journey is the reward. Being creative and making things with my own hands is priceless.