Jul 24, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd's Summer On-line Camp                     - TOGETHER-

Hello there!

It has been a long time since I have been up on my blog, but we took a long planned vacation to my native Ecuador, and just arrived a a few days ago.     You will be seeing a lot of my work coming up as i have so many plans on the works.

Today,  I am issuing a new challenge at Scrapbook Nerd's Friends and Fans Facebook page for the on-line summer camp.  This time is all about FIX IT UP, which translates into using your editing programs to transform  a picture to fit into a project of your choice.

I always take pictures of my kids in series, so I used LR to create a film strip of some of the pictures of my kids, and also transformed into Black and White.   Next, i used the cut files (you can download them at the bottom of this page!!)  to create the background of my piece.

I used Page Evans's Oh My Heart collection to color block the hearts in the background, and added embellishments to match the colors.   Next I stitched around the speech bubble with the same color of the background paper (paper # 18 - Take Me Away collection).  I glued the heart background onto the paper, and used foam adhesive to attached the speech bubble paper to the mat.

To continue with the color blocking design, I used matching embellishments to add interest all along  the page, and added a bold color title to the page.  Here is the final design:

Love the end feel and look of this page!   I hope you can join in the challenges at Scrapbook Nerd's On line summer Camp.

Remember, I am a comment away if you need any assistance!

Take care!

Materials Used:
Take Me Away collection - paper #18
Oh My Heart collection - paper #4, 12x12 paper pad, 6x6 paper pad, all embellishments
Better Together collection - foam thickers
cut files:

Jul 19, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Wild Whisper  - CANADA -

Hi there!

Though I was born in Ecuador, I call Canada my home  for over 25+ years.   I am a proud Canadian, now, and with the country celebrating its 150 anniversary, I wanted to create a layout about the best thing Canada has given me, my kids!

For this layout, i wanted to stay true to the national colors red and white, so I used a Silhouette cut file to create the large maple leaf on the left hand side of  one of the papers of the Strong and  Free collection.

I love the simplicity, and color combination of this page.   The dimension and textures in the leaf are just perfect to document my loves in our hometown.   The Wild Whisper's Strong and Free collection is gorgeous, but if you are a Canadian, it is also a must in your paper collection.

If you have any questions on how this came together, please do not hesitate to contact me.

And don't forget to check the Wild Whisper's blog for a detailed post and lots of close ups.

See you all soon!

Jul 15, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  - "1"  -

Hello everyone!

It is time to join us at Scrapbook Nerd Friends and Fans facebook page for a new challenge.  This time is all about Skinny Dipping... Not the clothing type of stripping, but the one where you only use ink, stamps, dies, and cardstock to create a project of your choice.

I saw a video on how Paige Evans created a layout with just stamps and stitching, so I scraplifted her page.  I drew a large 1 (in a letter size paper), and cut it.  Using removable tape, I attached to some white cardstock,  and used different stamps and inks to create images all around the number 1 shape.

Once all  the ink dried, before removing the 1 cut out, a piercing tool was used to create a stitching guide around the perimeter of the number.  The cut out was then removed, and the entire perimeter got stitched using 6 strands of embroidery floss.

Here is where i went a step beyond Paige's page, as I created my own embellishments with dies, stamps, and Inks.   The Maya Road dies were used to create the flowers, leaves, stars, hearts and arrows used in the clusters around the picture.

After cutting the pieces, a bit of diluted ink was used to colored the die cuts.  While the die cuts dried the  Pinkfresh studio Lovely Borders was used to create the two sentiment banners used in this layout.  Here is the final layout:

This layout is different, and a bit challenging from my usual ones.   I hope you join us at Scrapbook Nerd Facebook page, and take upon some of the challenges.   There is always a prize to be won at the end of the crop.

As always, let me know if you have questions on how this page came together.

Take care!!

Materials Used:
Stamps - Pinkfresh Studio - Little Things, Best Things, Oh So Fancy, Kindness Matters, lovely borders
Stamps - Heidi Swapp - Magnolia Jane Collection
Stamp - Pink Paislee - Oh My Heart collectionn
Stamp - Simple Stories - Faith collection
Distress Oxides - Cracked Pistachio, Orange Marmalade, Worn Lipstick - Ranger
Archival Inks - set #4, and Wendy Vechi set #1
Dies - Maya Road -Flower set, Dream, Snapshot