Sep 23, 2017

My Personal Journal

Traveler's Notebook  -  MY PERSONAL JOURNAL -

Hello there!

I am so happy Autumn is here! I love the season, and all the colors and textures it brings.  It is also the season, I document the most, which means my TN gets a lot of love, and gets chunkier as the season progresses.  Here is a new post i created  -I am trying my best to be chronological correct this time around- using some older supplies.

I created my own insert this time around, so I am using papers from Maggie Holmes Gather collection to create the pages of the TN.

There is so many pieces of ephemera in this collection, I decided to use them to complete the page.   So I simply layered pieces and pictures of our last day of summer.

I love how all the pieces are layered, and thought the journal would make the page heavy, so instead, I hid it in one of the tags that is layered under one of the pictures.  Here is the final layout:

I hope you find some inspiration on this page, I am so hoping to keep to chronological order this time.  Let me know if you have any questions on how this came together.

Take care!

materials used:
Maggie Holmes - Gather Collection - 12x12 paper pads, ephemera, word stickers
Freckled Fawn - Gold chevron washi tape

Sep 22, 2017

Magical Moments

Scrapbook Layout created for Maya Road - MAGICAL MOMENTS -

Hello Roadies!

Nathalie with you today!   I  hope you all are doing well, now that the kids are back in school, and hopefully you have more time to get crafty.  

Today, I am bringing you a new layout created using a few Maya Road products and a bit of mixed media.   This month's focus is Kraft products -there are so many beautiful kraft goodies to chose from at the store-, so I tried to incorporate a few small kraft details in my page.

I wanted to create a simple page to document a special moment between my youngest kids, so I set to play with a bit of distress oxide inks and gold modelling past to create a soft background for the page.

Once the page was all ready, a small kraft envelope was placed on the bottom right corner of the page.   A few pieces of ephemera from Maggie Holmes' Carousel collection were then inserted in the envelope.  Using the Geometric Feather die, a few  feathers were cut from one of the papers from the collection, and then inserted in the envelope.  Next a small token from the Snapshot Wood Token set was added to the outside of the envelope, and the small banner sticker -that serves as the title- complete this cluster.

The picture was attached to the opposite side corner of the page.  A small Kraft Post Tag was added behind the picture amongst the cluster of ephemera at the top corner of the picture.  A small piece of Ken Oliver Vintage Trim Seam Binding was then colored with some gouache, tied in to  a bow, and then attached to the kraft tag.

A small cluster was also created at  the bottom corner of the picture using the Geometric Heart, and the With Love Nature Die bundle were used to die cut some pieces from some of the papers in the collection.   A bit of foam adhesive secures the heart to the picture and the layout.  Here is the final layout:

The end look of the page is so simple, colorful and full of textures.  I love it!  Sometimes it takes a few touches here and there to complete the page.  All the MAYA ROAD products added to the page just add to the feeling and look of the page.  I am always a comment away if you need assistance with anything in this layout.

See you all soon!

MAYA ROAD materials used:

Sep 20, 2017

My Summer Journal

Traveler's Notebook Spread created for Clique Kits  - MY  SUMMER JOURNAL -

Hi there!

 Today marks my last day as part of the Clique Kits design team.   The past year has been one of the greatest experiences, creative wise.   And i will be forever thankful to Gia, Erica, Lacey and Nicole for having invited me to be part of  the team.  LOVE u ladies!!

Today is pep rally day for the Sundance kit!, which means we get to share with you all what we have been working on with the beautiful Sundance Kit.   Since I got the TN kit this month, I chose to document a picture of one of our car rides.  I started with the idea of creating a hybrid page, so I used Photoshop to create the journal page, by adding one of the ck printables as the letterhead of the page.

Next I typed up the journal lines, and added the sticker from the Wish You Were Here collection at the bottom of the page.   This was then glued to a piece of paper from the Creekside collection that had been trimmed to fit the TN's page.

For the picture, I went bold, and used Photoshop to edit, and add an Ali Edwards Digital Stamp on it.   I made sure to print the page to fit the TN size, and glued it to the notebook,   A little bit of foam adhesive adds a bit of lift to the little ephemera piece on the page.  Here is the completed spread:

I love how simple and bold this page is,  Sometimes all you need is a story, and a bit of editing to complete the page.  Remember to check Clique Kits and  instagram to see what the DT, and subscribers have been creating with this month's  Sundance Kit.

Let me know if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Materials Used:
Clique Kits:
Ali Edwards - Travel - Digital Stamp