Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Marshmallow Girl

This is my second layout for Mon Scrapbook using the Pink Paislee "Cupid" collection. That dotted paper is such a happy pattern, I couldn't resist using it as my background.

I pleated a strip of paper to give an added texture to my border. It creates an interesting contrast when paired with the Prima lace.

The clear border stickers are very easy to use. I like that they give the look of rub-ons, but they go on like regular stickers, making them easier to apply. (And I have to say - I love that some of them were in French!)

I added pop-dots to the die-cut journaling block, for a little added dimension. In this shot you can also see the texture of the canvas patches. I frayed the edges to give it even more texture.

Matériaux / Supplies:
papiers / papers - Pink Paislee "Cupid" (Bow & Arrow, Bullseye, Hearts Bloom, Love Potion)
découpe / die cut - Pink Paislee "Cupid"
lettres / alphas - Pink Paislee "Bubblegum Whimsies"
bandes transparentes / clear border stickers - Pink Paislee "Cupid"
canvas tag - Pink Paislee "Cupid"
attaches parisiennes / brad - Pink Paislee "Cupid"
carton agglomeré / chipboard - American Crafts Thickers "Darling Accents"
dentelle / lace - Prima
fleurs / flowers - Prima
encre / ink - Ranger Distress Ink
stylo / marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mon Scrapbook DT Call

Did you know that Mon Scrapbook has a DT call on right now? Here are the details:

Design Team Search

We are currently looking for talented Canadian designers to join our creative team.

DT members receive every 2 months:
  • A kit ($25 value)
  • A basket of products worth $ 25 to present a technique or a step-by-step project ( in both French & English) on the store's blog
  • A store discount on all purchases.
They should:
  • Promote the shop (for ex. : display the shop's blinky in your signature on forums, talk about the shop on your personal blog)
  • Help to organize contests, challenges and online crops
  • Post 2 projects by month on our blog
  • Present alternately each month, a technique or a chronicle (for ex. : inspiration, scraproom, product, trends ...) in French & English, on our blog

Do you like experimenting with new products and techniques?
This offer might be for you!

To apply, send us an email at ateliers@monscrapbook.comwith the following information:
  • your name
  • your address
  • 3 pictures of your creations
  • the link to your blog or a site where you can find your work (if applicable)
  • mention if you are already part of a DT
  • a short text that describes you (your personality, your style, other creative hobbies that you practice)
  • are you bilingual? Mention it, it's an asset!

Deadline: February 28th 2010 at midnight (Eastern Time). Selected candidates will be notified by email.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

11 Months

This is my first February layout for Mon Scrapbook, using the "Cupid" collection from Pink Paislee. I love the colours in these papers. Although they are intended as a Valentines collection, I think they work well for other themes, and are just perfect for pictures of little girls!

I added some stitching with embroidery floss. I used one of the templates from "The Crafter's Workshop" to create the flourishes. So much easier than drawing by hand.

The roses on this page are made from some of my scraps from the layout. A flower punch, a little ink, and some folding & rolling are all it takes. Voilà - flowers perfectly matched to your project!

Matériaux / Supplies:
papiers / papers - Pink Paislee "Cupid" (Eternal Love, Hearts Bloom, Love Potion, Bow & Arrow)
découpe / die cut - Pink Paislee "Cupid"
décalques / rub-ons - Pink Paislee "Cupid"
lettres / alphas - Pink Paislee "Bubblegum Whimsies"
carton agglomeré / chipboard - American Crafts Thickers "Darling Accents"
gabarit / template - The Crafter's Workshop
epingles / pins - Fancy Pants
encre / ink - Colorbox
stylo / marker - Staedtler Triplus Fineliner
fil à broder / embroidery floss - DMC