Aug 18, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Maya Road   - SHINE -

Hi there!

I hope you are all doing well.  Today, i am up on the Maya Road DT blog with the  last day of the Maya Road and Photoplay Product/Blog swap.    Please visit the Maya Road DT blog to see all the deatails of the swap.   But know let me show you what i created for this swap using the beautiful Maya Road products, and the super fun Mad 4 Plaid collection from Photoplay.

For my project, I wanted to recreate a Christmas tree just like the one my daughter is sit under in the picture.  Since there are so many beautiful patterns in the Photoplay's  Mad 4 Plaid collection,  i tried to combined them all by using 1x12 in long strips to create paper rosettes.  These were then glued -and stacked- to recreate the Christmas tree silhouette.

Once the entire tree shape was created, I started adding details to the center of each rosette using the sequin stickers from the Mad 4 Plaid sticker sheet, along with some of the Maya Road Pearl Button Trim, and Pearl Flower Trim that were cut individually, and glued to the center of each rosette.

To tie in the picture to the layout, I used a few wood tokens as centers for some of the rosettes -the wood tokens come from the Wood Classic Tokens,  Wood Love Tokens,  Wood Beloved Tokens - .  A little bit of gold acrylic paint was all that was needed to add some shine to each of the tokens.   In addition, since the papers color palette had some grey in it, i added some Silver Star Pins scattered at the edge of the tree.

Every tree needs a topper!, so I pulled some of the Snowflake Chipboard Set, and used gold foil on two of their matching snowflakes (same star, different sizes) to tie in with the gold shine in the wooden tokens; then just glued them together, and affixed it to the top paper rosette.  Our Christmas tree usually has a large bow right under the star, so I added one of the White Pretty Resin Bow to recreate our Christmas tree.

The Mad 4 Plaid collection comes filled ith beautiful papers fun stickers and die cut pieces.   I used some of the stickers to create clusters around the picture, and one of the die cut pieces "SHINE" serves as the title for this project.   To make the small title/die cut pop, i used the Sparkle and Die Steel Die set to create a few star sequin from some of the 6x6  papers from the collection, and then just glued them around the title.

Here is a close up of one of the clusters around the picture, once again,  i used a combination of embellishments, plus I added my favorite charm from the Ken Oliver Heart & Key Charm set to the cluster.
A few flickers of gold paint, and a few lines of journal complete the page.  Can i say that the beautiful Maya Road along with the Mad 4 Plaid collection from Photoplay made it easy to document a memory in July (it was a humid day the day i created this page!!).

Remember to stop by the blog to check all the projects created this week, and leave a comment on each entry, there will be a prize for a lucky comment.  As usual, let me know if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon,


Maya Road Products used:
Pearl Button Trim
Pearl Flower Trim
 Wood Beloved Tokens
Wood Classic Tokens
Wood Love Tokens
Wood Beloved Tokens
Silver Star Pins
Snowflake Chipboard Set
Pretty Resin Bow
Sparkle and Die Steel Die set
Ken Oliver Heart & Key Charm set

Aug 17, 2017

My Personal Journal

Traveler's Notebook Spreads created for Clique Kits  - MY PERSONAL JOURNAL -

Hello everyone!   I am back today with my final post using the beautiful and super colorful MALIBU TN kit.  If you haven't checked the kit completely, then just click here -to be taken to the Clique Kits website-, and you could see the entire kit and add ons.     I have kept a journal/diary since i was a small kid.  Through the years the format has changed, but I fell in love with TNs a few years back, and used them as my form of memory keeping/Project Life.   So I thought, I will share with you how i have incorporated the Malibu TN kit to some of my daily TN entries.

     We are babysitting my littles for the summer, so I had to snap a picture of the kids and my daughter as they enjoy some summer movie fun.   I converted it to b/w so that it can easily fit into the spread without clashing with the colors in the papers.  Next, I cut one of the papers from the Pink Paislee's Summer Lights collection to about a 1/2in taller than the picture.  I cut the paper so that it could easily fit into the 2 pages of the spread, and then added my picture at the end of the paper.

     To balance the page, I cut some of the leftover pieces from the papers in the MALIBU kit (i am down to scraps of papers after all this projects!), and created banners. They all were attached to the top of the page, above the picture, in a cluster with a little piece of washi tape from my stash.

 The typed journal lines balanced the spread, and a few embellishments made from the  papers, stickers, and exclusive printables from this month's Malibu kit complete this page.  So simple and quick to put together.

    Next,  i used this striped paper from the Summer Lights collection (featured in this month's Malibu TN kit) as it reminded me of a beach towel.

  This time, I used the entire 6x6 paper sheet to cover the center of the 2 page TN spread. I cut the paper so that it fit on both pages, and glued a picture of the 2 girls to the top corner of the paper.  I added a small piece of another paper to mat the picture, and make sure it pops from the busy background. a few fussy cut images from the CK Exclusive printables, and the papers  along with the swim suit chipboard sticker is all that was needed to  frame the picture.

  I used my editing software to enlarge some of this month's exclusive printables.   In this particular page, I chose to add my sentiment inside the hexagon.  I am loving the alphas from last month's POOL PARTY kit.

The color matched this month's kit also.     Here is the final layout.   I love how easy it came together, and all the color in the page -even in the journal lines... the neon pens included in the kit will steal your heart, too!

  I hope you all are ready to use the MALIBU KITS to document your summer adventures.  There are a few available at the Clique Store, so make sure you can get your hands on one of them... You will love it!   Remember to leave me a comment if you have questions on how this came together, or just to say hi!

 Take care!

Aug 9, 2017

My Personal Journal - WW

Traveler's Notebook spreads created for Wild Whisper  - MY TRAVEL JOURNAL -

Hi  there!

Today, I am up on the Wild Whisper design team showing you how to create 3 TN spreads using their new Out and About collection.

This collection is perfect to document travels, and adventure, just take a look at how the first spread came together:

I was lucky to receive the collection just in time to document all my Ecuador trip memories, and honestly it was so easy to use that i created a few more pages with it.

Here is a video on how the rest of the pages came together:

You can see more details on the Wild Whisper Blog.

See you all there!

Aug 8, 2017

The Ocean is Calling

Scrapbook layout created for Clique Kits  - THE OCEAN IS CALLING -

Hi Clique Kits fans!!

   I am up on the Clique Kits blog with  a new project using the beautiful MALIBU TN kit,  what can I say, the Pink Paislee's Summer Lights collection is gorgeous, and all the add ons are perfect to document summer, and those special beach adventures.     I love this kit, and it is ideal to document some of the pictures from our beach adventures down in Ecuador.  Here is a small video on how this page came together, so sit down and enjoy!:

The starting point for this layout were the exclusive cut files from last year's summer and August kits.  Once I had cut them on white cardstock, i wanted to add color to the page, something very summery and bright.

     Using a combination of heavy acrylic paint, i dragged the paint across white cardstock, and soften the look of the streaks with a large brush, and a baby wipe.  Then stitched the page to one of the Elle's Studio papers from last month's POOL PARTY KIT.

     The ring cut out also was sewn to the page, and then i used the Pink Paislee papers from the Malibu TN kit to back the flower cut out.  I love the rich colors in the papers, and how they contrast beautifully against the bright background.     The flowers were then attached to the background using a bit of foam adhesive.   I positioned them so that they were framed by the long leaves from the ring cut out.

     I added the long leaves from the Fancy Pants  Hello Sunshine ephemera pack included in this month's kit.   The title for this page comes from Pink Paislee's Summer Lights ephemera pack -which can be found in the Malibu Main Kit -.   

 The picture of my daughter admiring the sunset over the Pacific Ocean fit into this page seamlessly.  A few of the embellishments from the kit, and the sticker sheet available at the Clique Store create the cluster on the page.  After a few sprinkles of gold ink, the page was completed:

     I love this page, the colors of the papers in the Malibu TN kit matched the bright green color of the background, and bring the eye to the subject of the page.  It was so easy to complete the page using the  kit, and a few of the exclusive cut files available at the Digital Store.  There is a lot of goodies available at the store, so take some time to visit it to check them all out.

 Remember to contact me, if you have a question about how this page came together.  

See you all soon!

Aug 7, 2017

By The Sea

Scrapbook Layout created for JustNick Studio   - BY THE SEA -

Hello everyone,

Nathalie with you today to bring you a new Summer project inspired by circles, and some of the store's cut files.   My kids love the beach, and i just love using cut files to create a colorful and bright background for these memories.

 I wanted a bright and interesting background for the page, so i welded the a few of the Let It Shine images to some of the inside circles of the Totally Tubular Background.  Then welded two of these images together.

 The colors in the Hello Sunshine collection from Fancy Pants are just perfect to add color and brightness to the background.

Since the background has a lot of interest, a few little extra pieces were needed to completely embellish the page, and complete the visual triangle on the page.

To add the title of this page, I used the recently released By The Sea cut file to cut the sentiment twice from black card stock.  I glued the pieces together, and attached them to the page with some foam adhesive.

I hope you also are inspired to look at all the different designs in the Just Nick Studio store; there are so many to chose from.  Remember you can contact me with any questions on how this page came together.

See you all soon!

Aug 6, 2017

My Personal Journal

Traveler's Notebook Spreads created for Clique Kits  - My PERSONAL JOURNAL -

Hi there!

 Today, I am up on the Clique Kits blog shaing with you a few of the entries of my journals created with this month's MALIBU TN kit.   The colors of the papers from the Pink Paislee's Summer Light collection are dreamy, and perfect to document all those vacation, and every day moments. 

  As you all know, our family took a long vacation to Ecuador, which means there are plenty of memories to document.  Though i brought some supplies with me,  and actually managed to document a large number of our adventures, there were those days, that only got sketched in hopes to finish the page once i  got to all my supplies.

      This is how one of the planned pages of my travel journal looked like  down in Ecuador.   As you can see I penciled all the story on the right of the page, and actually used the Imaginisce stamp (available at the Clique Store for $1!) to add some hot air balloons to the other page of the tn -most of this pictures were taken on the Gondola ride and up on the mountain at 4100m above sea level, so the air balloons fit the mood-.  Since there were so many pictures taken, i wanted to create a collage for this post, which meant that it will have to be finished on my return home.  


  Upon receiving the MALIBU TN kit, i fell in love with one of the papers -since it had this soft blue stripes on it-, as it reminded me of the sky's color.  First i stamped the image at few times on white paper, cut them, and set them apart for a bit.  Then using some watercolor, I created a blue background on top of the stamped images, and glued the newly created images on top  (this cover all the smudge color inside the air balloons).  Next I pulled some of the cloud chipboard stickers from the MALIBU main kit and attached them here and there.  The title was then created using the Pebbles alphas from the POOL PARTY kit.  

 My idea to create the collage changed as the  paper was added to the other side of the TN. Instead, i opted to use LR to create picture strips which were glued to a piece of vellum cut to fit inside the TN.   I folded about 1/4 in on the long side of the vellum so that it could be glued to the tn.  A few CK exclusive printables were then added to the strips to bring some interest to the pictures.  

  Since the papers in the MALIBU TN kit are 6x6in, and my TN's length is of about 8.25in, i had to be crafty to complete the page - i cut some small strips, and added them in the middle of the page.  To hide the seam, the journal of this outing was then wrote on plain copy paper with one of the Prima 
Neon pens, included in this month's TN kit,  and then trimmed, and attached to the center of the page.

  I really like how easy it was to incorporate the MALIBU kit into my Travel Journal, but it was a pleasant surprise to see how versatile the kit is when documenting every day moments.  


 I love how versatile all CK kits are, but i want to show you how easy it was to document the aftermath of  my vacation on my Personal Journal.  Since the house was a mess from unpacking all the bags, I opted to convert the picture to black and white. 

     Next I matted the picture with a piece of one of the papers from the MALIBU TN kit, and glued it to the TN insert included in the kit.  I fussy cut some of the words, and images from the Pink Paislee papers, as well as the CK exclusives to create the cluster on this page. 

     Though unpacking is never pleasant, i chose to add cheeriness to this memory by combining the tissue paper (that the kits come wrapped with) with this month's printables, and alphas included in the kit.   The color combo matches that of the picture, and brings the spread all together. 

     AS you can see this month's MALIBU TN kit is not only gorgeous but versatile, too.   It can easily be used to scrap all those special summer/vacation memories, as well as those simple every day moments.  Remember there is still a few TN subscriptions available, so take some time to visit the Clique Kits website to check all the kits and exclusives.  

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

See you all soon!   

Aug 1, 2017

Beach Life!

Scrapbook Layout created for Simple Stories  - BEACH LIFE!  -

This second project is all about reflecting our love for the beach using the colors of the Summer Days collection papers.   We recently took a month long vacation to my native Ecuador;  every time we visit my family, my kids only request is to be taken to the beach.  So i picked one of the pictures of my daughter and one of our cousins roaming the beaches of Mompiche (Ecuador) for this page.

This page started with the Heart is Full background cut file from JustNick Studio.  This time, i used the Hello Sunshine, and So Much Fun papers from the Summer Days collection to back the hearts in the cut out.  In addition, some of the hearts were backed with vellum.  Once all the hearts were backed, then the entire circle was backed with light blue vellum., so that it brings some of the sea color to the page.

The circle was then glued to the Sn@p Basic's Aspen/White Notebook design.  Using the different colors of the collection on the heart cut outs gives you the freedom to use some of the papers in the collection to back and layer the picture.

Can you tell i am loving the brads in this collection?   I think I have used at least 1 brad in each of the layouts i have created with the Summer Days collection - I have reordered brads for my stash!!-.  Once again, I used pieces from all the embellishments in the collection to create clusters at the corners of the picture.  In addition, I added a word sticker to each of the vellum hearts in the background.  This brings color and lots of interest around the page.

To complete the visual triangle, and to balance the page, I added a small cluster at the bottom left corner of the page. By simply layering elements from the Sticker combo, and 4x6 sticker sheets along with another one of the decorative brads, the clusters were created.  In addition a large piece of the Good Vibes washi tape along the bottom edge of the page balances the page to completion.

To complete the page, I used the alphas that are included in the 4x6 sticker sheets to complete the title of the page ( the color completely matched that of the sea water in the picture).   I love the fresh and clean feel of this page, and how it brings the color of picture to life!

This lovely and so fun, Summer Days collection is perfect to document all the glory of your summer day adventures!.  So don't forget to check it out.

Thank you for stopping by today, and don't forget to contact me if you have any questions on how these pages came together.   Have a great summer, and see you all soon!!!