Apr 27, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  -  AMAZING  -

Hello there!

As my reveal week for Scrapbook Nerd comes to a close!  I wanted to share this project created all about my baby!

One the new collections were revealed,  I made sure to order Jillibean Soup's Chit Chat Chowder just cause I wanted the little doggie die cut.   The image looks just like my baby, I even have a picture of him wearing my glasses, and the resemblance is quite impressive.

I wanted to incorporate a few of the patterns in the collection, so I created a cut file by just welding circles together.  I backed some of the circles with vellum, and the rest with all the colorful papers.

Once the background was glued in place, I layered papers and embellishment pieces from the collection.  I gotta find more of the doggie sticker somewhere, it is a must for me!!!

Repetition, repetition, repetition!  I simply love the doggie, and used it to create the title of this piece by adding it to one of the die cut pieces from the collection.  After adding some journal, here is the  final layout:

Getting the collection just because of the die cut, was one of the smartest decisions made.   The colors in the collection work beautifully to bring life to the page, and my baby looks just adorable.

If you would like to have a closer look at the collection, please visit Scrapbook Nerd for all the materials used in this project, and throughout my reveal week.  Remember I am a comment away if you have any questions on how this came together.

Take care!

Materials Used:
Patterned paper - Chit Chat Chowder collection - Jillibean  Soup collection
paper die cuts, wood veneer, stickers - Chit Chat collection - Jillibean Soup collection

Apr 26, 2017

Love What You Do

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  -  LOVE WHAT YOU DO  -


We are half way through my reveal week for Scrapbook Nerd, and just like the previous posts, the theme for this month was color.  Today's layout is just the perfect mixed of color, stitching and pretty paper.

It all started with this cut file from the Silhouette Store.  I simply perforated the edge, and spent a few hour stitching the words with embroidery floss that matched the colors of Echo Park's  JUST BE YOU collection.

Once the stitching was finished,  the distress inks were used to color the inside of the words.  Small drops of the ink accompanied of a small cluster  bring the eye to the layout.

For some of the words, I had to combine multiple colors, to obtain the right shade of colors.   The picture of this layout   was kept in B/W, and   i used some of the papers to form a cluster around him.


Before ending the page, I trimmed two edges of the mat, and glued it to one of the patterned paper in the collection.  Here is the final layout:

I love, love this!

The colors  combined with the texture from the stitching are two of my favorite things.  The simplicity of the layout is what makes it perfect.   Don 'r forget to check The Scrapbook Nerd  for all the new releases, and all the materials used in this page.

Remember, I am a comment away if you have any questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Materials used:

Be You collection - Echo Park - patterned papers, ephemera, stickers
Faith collection - Simple Stories - Stickers
Cut file - Silhouette store
Distress Oxides- Ranger - Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber, Orange Marmalade

Apr 25, 2017


Scrapbook Layout Tutorial created for Scrapbook Nerd  - SPLASH -

Hello there!

 It finally looks like we have passed our Winter season!   Trees are starting to bloom, and soon everything will be once again full of light and color. In fact this month's reveals  for Scrapbook Nerd are inspired by color, and for this week's tutorial, I want to invite you to discover Distress Oxides,  

This new medium is so easy to work with, as it combines dye and pigment inks in one simple package.  The combination of the two creates a matte effect (due to the  pigment) on the paper,  but allows the colors to shine on their own, and not to become muddled when mixed together.  Here is small video on how the layout and background came together, so grab a seat, and ENJOY!

 As you can see in the video,  I used a combination of Faded Jeans, and Cracked Pistachio  Distress Oxides to recreate the color of the water in the picture.   The colors, when layered, did not fade into a dark teal -which would have happened- had i used another medium. 

  I have played with some of the other hues, and can say that you can create a multi color background without muddling the effect by allowing the colors to dry a bit in between.  I will work a layout to show you in the near future. Here are a few close ups of the effect the Distress Oxides  look like once dried: 

    i love how the background looks like splattered water behind the picture and large title, and it was perfect to frame this picture of my daughter and niece enjoying our backyard pool.   The colorful, and beautiful Bella Blvd. "Secrets of the Sea" collection was the ideal to complete this page. Here is the final layout:   

  I hope  you feel inspired to check the Scrapbook Nerd store for all the new colors of  Distress Oxides, as well as all the new collections available there.   You can always leave a comment if you have a question on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Materials Used:
Distress Oxides - Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans - Tim Holtz - Ranger
Bella Blvd - Secrets of the Sea collection - paper kit, 6x8 paper pad, ephemera, puffy stickers
Bella Blvd - Make Your Mark collection - paper clips
Heidi Swapp - Color shine - gold lame