Mar 24, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Maya Road  -  DREAM-

Hello Roadies!
Happy Spring to you all!
Nathalie here with you today sharing a new scrapbook layout using one of my favorite Maya Road products:  dies.
Maya Road - MArch

Maya Road offers a large selection of dies that are just so beautiful, and can be used for all kinds of crafts.  This time, I wanted to share the last project created for Creativation 2017 using  the Geometric Stars Die set.


This project started with a bit of mixed media on the background.  By simply using some watercolor, and the packaging technique, the background was set to look like a blue sky.   While it dried,  A large moon was cut on the Silhouette Cameo.   I wanted to keep the layout monochromatic, but brought just small color pops by backing the cut file with papers from Maggie Holmes' Gather collection.


A little bit of hand stitching does not only secure the cut files together, but adds texture to the project.  Before gluing the crescent moon to the background,  a hole was poked at the top  corner of the moon.  Here I used some crochet thread to attach two Star Bright Charms, and  a Ken Oliver Vintage Heart and Key Charms, so that they hung on top of the picture i was about  to add.


The picture of my little sleeping on my brother in law's arms was perfect for this layout.  I simply layered some gold vellum behind the picture, and a piece of Ken Oliver's Vintage Trim- Rick Rack edge -.    A small cluster was created at the opposite side of the picture using a Journaling Wood Token, some Vintage Crafting Tassels (Milk white), and a small Chipboard heart (colored with gold paint)


To add to the dreamy feeling of the project, the Geometric Stars die was used to cut smooth white card stock.  A small piece of gold marbled vellum was then sandwiched between two of the die cuts, so that there white edge of the star will show on both sides.   These stars were then attached to create clusters around the big crescent moon.


To finish the project, a large cork sticker was added to create the title for this piece, and some small embellishments just add little pops of color around the page.  Here is the final layout:

I hope this serves as inspiration to stop by the Maya Road on-line store, and check all the beautiful projects being used in this project, as well as the large selection available.  Remember to use the code DIESOFMARCH to receive 25%off all your die purchases until March 31st.

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

Thanks for stopping by!


Materials Used:
White cardstock 
Watercolor - Prima Marketing - the classics, the tropicals
Clique Kits - October and December, January kits

Maya Road products used:
Geometric Stars Die set
Star Bright Charms
Ken Oliver Vintage Heart and Key Charms
Journaling Wood Token 
Ken Oliver Vintage Trim - Rick Rack Edge
Vintage Crafting Tassels - Milk White-
Mini Heart Chipboard set

Mar 21, 2017

You Sparkle -TCS

Scrapbook layout created for The Cut Shoppe   - YOU SPARKLE  -

Hello there!

Happy Spring everyone!

today, I am up on the Cut Shoppe blog with a new project that celebrates Spring.  I wanted to bring lots of colors, and cheerfulness to this picture of my niece, so I chose the newly released Social Butterfly cut file as  a highlight of this piece.

For this layout, i highlighted just one of the butterflies of the cut file, and cut them in different sizes on white card stock.  Using the same images, I cut the butterflies on papers of the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dream collection, and vellum.  

I glued the butterflies just through the middle line, to each other, and the card stock.  Using a paper piercer, i poked holes, and stitched the body of the image, and added antennae to the images.  I made sure to leave the wings unattached so that they can be raised as in flight.

The title was created by stitching the word "Sparkle" from the 'Tis the Season cut file.  A bit of an offset makes the title pop, and the pink water color just complements the colors of the page.  Here is the final layout:

This layout is just so Springy, it  brings life to this very long winter.   The dimension and movement in the butterfly wings just add so much interest to the page.  Don't forget to check the Cut Shoppe Etsy store to pick these and the many beautiful designs available.

I hope this inspires you to work with colors and cut files.  As always let me know if you have any questions.

take care!

Materials Used:
Bazzill card stock - Robin's egg ombre
Cut files -  Social Butterfly

                   Tis the Season - The Cut Shoppe

Patterned paper-  Maggie Holmes' Chasing Dreams collection
Card stock stickers , word stickers - chipboard stickers - Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection - Crate Paper
Metallic watercolor palette - Prima Marketing

Mar 16, 2017

Live for the moment

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  -  LIVING FOR THE MOMENT  -

Hello there!

It is the end of my reveal week for Scrapbook Nerd.  This month's winter blahs brought a new source of inspiration to my work, color.

A few days ago, the beautiful Pinkfresh Studio collection "DREAM ON" arrived at the Scrapbook Nerd store (it has been on my pre-order list for a while), so as soon as  it hit my doorway, i had to create with it.

Using the Counting Stars cut file from the Cut Shoppe, the cut out for the back ground was created.   I used papers from the collection to back the stars, but i used a lot of this celestial blue paper in most of the stars.

I played with the position of the cut file for a bit, until i was satisfied with the look in the page.  Then I used foam adhesive to attached the cut out to the page, and create the beautiful shade on the mat.

I used a picture of my son on one of the many snow walks we have taken around the snow covered paths behind our home.  Since the colors match, I simply layered pieces from the collection to form the title, and clusters around it.

I went a little crazy with the ink splatters, but to my defense it was late at night.   A large amount of journal was added, on how much i adore this kid, and his awesomeness. Here is the final layout:

I love,  love this layout, and the colors in the collection are just supreme.  You can check all the materials used at the Scrapbook Nerd Store.

As always let me know if you have any questions on any of this week's projects,  I am just a comment away.

Take care!

Materials Used:
cut file - Counting Stars  - The Cut Shoppe
Patterned papers, die cuts, leatherette stickers, puffy stickers, washi tape, rubber shapes - Dream On collection - Pinkfresh Studio