Dec 18, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Just Nick Studio  -PEACE -

Hello everyone!

Nathalie here with a new project filled with  Christmas spirit.   I just love this time of the year,  it seems like my home becomes cozier as we approach Christmas.  With that in mind, I created a project all about my baby and his favorite spot during the holidays.

As you can see our baby loves to nap in front or under the Christmas tree!  So what better way to document this picture than to create a background filled with Christmas trees.

The Christmas tree background was created using the Fold a Tree cut file and some white cardstock.   The cut was sized to about 8.5x11 in and most of the free spaces were backed with papers from the Studio Calico's Northern Light kit.

The cut out was then hand stitched to the background paper.  To add more texture and interest to the page, a few stitches were used to secure the folded piece to the mat in some of the background trees.

To frame the picture of our baby, the rectangular frame image from the Infinity Hearts was cut form wood grain white cardstock.   A bit of embroidery thread was looped along some of the edges of the frame to add texture to the page.

The title of this page was created using the Script Font cut file.  The word "Peace" was welded together, and then cut twice from one of the papers from the Studio Calico's Northern Lights kit.  A bit of foam adhesive pops the title from the page.

I love the end result of this page.  The non-traditional colors combined with all the cut files and hand stitching complement the picture of our baby peacefully sleeping under the Christmas Tree.

Remember to stop by Just Nick Studio Store to check all the cut files used in this project, and all the new designs being added to the store.  If you have questions on how this came together, do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a blessed Christmas!

Dec 12, 2017

Love This Day!

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd -  LOVE THIS DAY! -

Hi there!

It is time to share some inspiration with this week's project for Scrapbook Nerd.   This time, I got to play with Maggie Holmes's Carousel collection, and a bit of mixed media to document a picture of my sister on her 40th birthday.

It all started when i carefully cut the letters from the Carousel paper pad.   I love large titles!  To make sure all the title letters and picture pop, a bit of mixed media was added to the background of the page.  A few splashes of  Heidi Swapp colorshine in rose, mustard, gold and peacock.

After placing and stitching the title to the background. It was time to start embellishing by creating a visual triangle to the page.  For this I used the top and bottom corner of the title to add a few embellishment clusters - all from pieces from the collection-.

Next I simply added the picture of my sister to the side of the picture,and completed the visual triangle by adding two clusters of embellishments to 2 of the picture's corners.   Just love that black and white flower print!!!  Here is the final layout:

I love the combination of the subtle background, the large gold title and the clusters of the black and white flowers.   The perfect page to document my sister on her birthday.

Don't forget to stop by Scrapbook Nerd to check all the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection items available at the store.  I am always a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

Take care,

Dec 11, 2017

Create Magical Memories

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today bringing you some  Christmas inspiration using this month's gorgeous Sonoma main scrapbooking kit, and this month's digital file.

Upon receiving the kit, I fell in love with this month's stamp ( it is all about crafting!, and those starburst!!), and that was the inspiration for this month's cut file (which is available for free in the  Citrus Twist Kits Fan Facebook page).

To create the soft and winter-like background, I chose to cut all the star images from white cardstock , and backed them with white vellum.   I love wood grain paper!, so I chose the American Crafts paper as the background for my page.  A few drops of shimmer white and gold watercolor  was added before gluing the die cut stars.   All the negative pieces from the die cuts were glued to the paper, while the stars were attached with a bit of foam adhesive, just to add dimension to the page.

To bring the focus to the picture of my 3 kids a few years ago, I chose to layer papers and pieces from the Sonoma main kit, but also added a few splashes of pink by adding some stickers from the Embellishment kit ( love all the new Crate Paper goodies added to the kits!)

This month's add-on stamp worked perfect to add sentiments around the page, as the picture is from a few years ago.  I kept the color combo in each of the clusters similar so that they complete the visual triangle in the page. 

Though  the cut file had the word "create" in it.   I just loved the  the look of the gold alphas that are included in the kit.

I hope you all stop by the Citrus Twist Kits Fan Facebook page, and pick up your copy of the cut file.    Remember to share the projects created with the cut file, and tag CTK when sharing them  on social media.

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



Dec 6, 2017

My Personal Journal

Traveler's Notebook Layouts created for Wild Whisper   - MY PERSONAL JOURNAL -

Hello there,

I am up on the Wild Whisper blog with a new post that showcases these two TN entries created using their "Home For the Holidays" collection,

Stop by the Wild Whisper online store to check all the details on how this pages came together, and together.

Remember I am a comment away if you have questions on how these came together.

Take care!

Dec 4, 2017

Snow Selfie

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd -  SNOW SELFIE  -

Hi there!

It is theme week at Scrapbook Nerd!, and the theme is winter/holidays, so I thought I will combine some of my favorite things in one page.

First I used the Very Merry cut file to create the row of snowflakes in the edge of the mat, and then add a bit of foam adhesive to create dimension on the page.

Next,  I wanted a large title, so I pulled the Open Alpha, and Snow Day cut files from the Cut Shoppe to create the large title.   The letters were cut from two different papers, white for the SNOW, and one of Crate Paper's SNow and Cocoa collection for the SELFIE part, then they were all backed with the WInter Wonderland papers from Simple Stories.

The picture of us on the last day of the year is the center piece of this page, and it was easily framed with pieces from the WInter WOnderland collection, and the golden snowflakes from Crate Paper.  Here is the final page:

I love this page,  it is perfect for our family picture.   I went for very subtle colors, and love the result of the texture on the edge of the pages.

Remember to check Scrapbook Nerd for all the materials used in this page, and don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions on how this came together.

Take care!

Materials Used:
cut files - The Cut Shoppe - Very Merry, open alpha, out of the line alpha, snow day
Simple stories - winter wonderland collection, chipboard, ephemera, stickers
Snow and Cocoa glitter snowflake stickers, sweater paper

Dec 2, 2017

Day 2 of the 14 Days of Giveaways -Just Nick Studio


Welcome to Day 2 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways!  Each weekday from December 1-14, 2017 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!

When Nicole showed us all the cut files available, I fell in love with the  Snowflake design! and so many ideas formed in my head.  But i chose one that is all about decor, and can easily be used in your home.

Since we change the color scheme of our Christmas decor every few years, i chose to create this garland to match the colors of the tree decorations.  It all started by using some foil to create the snowflake designs, and letters (the letters have a white matte foil finish!).  I cut a few of the Snowflakes in three different sizes, and set them aside.

Next i used some strips  (1.5in wide) to create the paper rosettes, and glued them to a piece of jute cord. I used those small heart die cuts (some leftover pieces from previous projects) to hold the rosettes together, and to attach them to the string.

Next I used Marquee Alpha cut file to cut the word JOY from the white matte foiled paper.  I made sure to size the letters so that they fit in the center of each paper rosette.

Then it was just a matter of assembling all the pieces together.   I used silicone (hot) glue to attach the foiled snowflakes to each of the rosettes.   The center ones got a letter ( i cut two of each letter, and glued them together), while the corner ones got  three snowflakes ( in graduating sizes and colors) and a small star sequin in the center.  I just love the look of the garland.

This is what the garland looks like in our tree.  We are working on adding the word PEACE now!.   I hope this inspires you to use the cut file in a different craft other than a layout!.

Remember that Today's design - SNOWFLAKE - is yours for FREE today only!
Just enter code: SNOWFREE2 at checkout to get this design for free.
This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 2, 2017.  No purchase necessary today, only!  This design will be available in the JustNick store for purchase after the discount code expires.

DON'T forget to check back tomorrow to get a new free cut file.
Take care!

Crafty Fun

Scrapbook Layout created for Citrus Twist Kits  - CRAFTY FUN -

Hello CTK fans and friends!

It is time for a new 3-to-Inspire challenge, and this weekend Nathalie is providing the inspiration for this challenge.

Here are the prompts she used in her page:

  1. Add dimension to your page
  2. Create a title that combines different alpha styles
  3. Use inks, watercolors, and/or paint on your background
Here is what i have created with these prompts:

It all started when I formed the rolled flowers using the Fancy Pants "Take Note" collection papers (the die used is called "Rolled Flower" from Maya Road).  I used both sides of the papers to create the flowers, and here is where the dimension on the page comes from.

Since the layout documents my niece on one of her crafty adventures with my scrapbook materials, I  wanted to add a bit of a messy/colorful background, so i used a few splatters of Prima watercolor to  add color to the background.

I added a few details along the page, so that there are a few details in small clusters.  This month's stamp was oh so perfect for this page, as well as the puffy stickers from Maggie Holmes Carousel collection that are included in this month's kit.   Those curly lines were ideal to frame the page.

Finally for the title, and last prompt of this challenge, I used  the beautiful gold/mint alpha in combo with some of the puffy stickers to create the title of this page.   A few lines of journal, gold and black ink splatter complete the page.

If you would like to see how this page was created, just sit and enjoy the following video!

I hope you  are inspired to use the prompts to make a page of your own!  I cannot wait to see what you create!


Now it is your turn!  Use the three prompts to create your own project, and share them with us here in the Gallery or the Facebook CTK Fans page.   We look forward to seeing your creations!