среда, 22 сентября 2021 г.

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN

 Hi there!

What's going on? I just can't stop making new layouts. :)
Here's the latest page. This funny photo was taken a few years ago when I still was a dollmaker (that's why my friend and I hug rag dolls here). I really love this pic. It makes me smile every time.
I wanted to make something sweet, cozy and girly with it. Well... This layout looks super girly. I'm very happy with the result. 






Playing with the following challenges:






Paper, stickers, die cuts - Crate Paper
Dots - Simple Stories
Binder clip - Heidi Swapp


Thank you for visiting,

Marushka.



вторник, 21 сентября 2021 г.

MAN LAYOUT WITH STORYTELLER BY VICKI BOUTIN 2

 Hi friends!

Today I get to share with you another layout I created using a photo of my boyfriend. So happy I finally made a page with this pic. I looove it. Now on my desk a thick stack of photos that I would like to scrap. Every day it gets smaller and this is awesome. I've missed scrapbooking so so much for the last 5 years. 




Playing with 



Paper, die cuts - Vicki Boutin
Dots - Simple Stories


Thank you for visiting,

Marushka.


вторник, 14 сентября 2021 г.

MY HEART BLOOMS WITH FLOWERS

Hi friends!

I'm happy to share with you today my new scrapbook layout. 
I haven't made scrapbooking for about 5 years and, sometimes I feel like I should learn everything again. Before this page was finished I wanted to give up at least 3 times. 
Of course, I blame the small amount of scrapbooking supplies I currently have and already planning a new purchase in one of my favorite stores. :)

 


Playing with the following challenges:




Paper, die cuts, thickers - Maggie Holmes
Wooden alphabet - Pink Fresh Studio
Pink alphabet - Paige Evans
Enamel dots - Simple Stories
Binder clip - Heidi Swapp
Golden eyelet - We're Memory Keepers

Thank you for visiting,

Marushka.

суббота, 11 сентября 2021 г.

MAN LAYOUT WITH STORYTELLER BY VICKI BOUTIN

 Hi friends!

It's my new layout I created using a fun photo of my boyfriend.
I took this picture a few years ago when we walked in the woods.
I just love to make pages with pictures of my boyfriend, but there is one difficulty. 
It's a real challenge for me to find paper for men's projects that would really inspire me.
This time I used Storyteller by Vicki Boutin. It looks awesome and... gender-neutral. I immediately fell in love with it. :)




Playing with the following challenges:









Paper, die cuts - Vicki Boutin
Wooden alphabet - Pink Fresh Studio
Dots - Simple Stories


Thank you for visiting,

Marushka.



воскресенье, 29 августа 2021 г.

THE SWEET LIFE LAYOUT

 Hi there!

Today I get to share with you my new layout I created for
 The Studio Challenges (I have used the sketch) and The Challenge YOUrself. 
As you noticed, I looove challenges. :)


This photo was taken by my boyfriend in a cafe a few years ago. I have pleasant memories of that cold day, so decided to scrap this picture even though it has a filter. 
I often think how lucky I am. I have the opportunity to go to cafes, to sew and to make a scrapbook, of course. It makes me so happy, so alive... Working on my new layout reminded me of this again.   





Paper - Crate Paper
Stickers - Crate Paper, American Crafts 
Wooden veenir - Studio Calico
Binder clip - Heidi Swapp


Thank you for visiting,

Marushka.

понедельник, 23 августа 2021 г.

A NEW SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

 Hi friends!

I'm happy to share with you today my new scrapbook layout I created for Rochelle Spears Scrapbooking Sketch Challenge and Scrap With Stacy's Tic Tac Toe Challenge.
Both are really cool. I had so much fun creating this layout.







For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge you need to be inspired by this board and use three items in a row - vertical, diagonal or horizontal. I used a tag, enamel dots and one photo.


And, here is the August 2021 Sketch. Looks fun and easy.



Paper - Pebbles, Crate Paper
Chipboard stickers - Crate Paper 
Dots - Simple Stories

Thank you for visiting,

Marushka.


суббота, 21 августа 2021 г.

FREE CUP ZIPPER POUCH PATTERN AND TUTORIAL

Hi lovelies!

Today I have another free sewing tutorial for you.
This time it is a cute Cup Zipper Pouch. 
Ta-dah! :)




You can use it as a reusable straws case, pencil pouch or crochet hooks holder. 
Skill level: Beginner.
Finished size approximately: 21cmХ10cm (8"X4").
Download the English version of the tutorial (or the Russian version). 
Hope you'll love it.






I would love to see how this tutorial is being used so feel free to tag me on Instagram as @marushkavolkova.
You can find more free sewing and scrapbooking tutorials here. 


Thank you for visiting,

Marushka.


четверг, 12 августа 2021 г.

MY FREE TUTORIAL ON QUILTMANIA BLOG

Hi friends!
Today I have such great news.
 I'm sooo exciting to be on Quiltmania blog with my free patchwork pouch tutorial.




I love animals and can't resist seeing fabrics with funny prints, like those owls on mustard. I had just a few scraps of that lovely fabric, so I decided to make a quilted pouch for storing some handicrafts.
I prefer bright juicy colors and this time I combined yellow and blue. 
By the way, I also noticed that quilted pouches look much better if use metal, but not plastic zippers. 




To make the pouch more original, at the end I quilted it not with a sewing machine, but by hand.
To make a neat zigzag stitch, I used such trick. I set my sewing machine to "4" stitch length and started the stitching, using ordinary sewing threads. Then I removed the threads, using a seam ripper and drew zigzag along the remaining traces of the needle, using an erasable marker. 



Get the full how-to in French and English.
Hope, you will like it. 

Many thanks for visiting,

Marushka.