Oct 18, 2017

Magical Fall Moments -CTK

Scrapbook Layout created for Citrus Twist Kits  - MAGICAL FALL MOMENTS -

Hello Everyone!  Nathalie with you today, and I am so excited and grateful to share my first blog post as part of the 2018 CTK Design Team. 

What can I say about this month's Good Vibes Kit, besides that it is gorgeous, colorful and so versatile.  But if you are a patterned paper lover (as I am), then the Patterned Paper Play kit is what you need!.   Once I saw the color combo on these papers,  I knew that i could bring an Autumn page with a twist easily together.

It is not the traditional colors of an Autumn wreath, but it works perfect for the season.   I had a few white cardstock  leaves cut outs left over from previous projects, so I decided to use a simple Fall leaves cut file from the Silhouette Store, to cut  the leaves from papers in the Patterned Paper Play kit, as well as the main kit.  In addition, i use the same cut file to cut the same number of leaves from white vellum.

A bit of ink blending on the vellum leaves brings the colors of fall in a softer way to this page.  Once The wreath form was set, then a few machine stitches held it together.

To bring in the golden hues from the season, the chipboard alphas were colored using some antique gold acrylic paint.  Just love the color combination! -which may also work for all our friends enjoying Spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

If you would like to see how this page came together, just enjoy the following video:

I hope this serves as inspiration to use all the colors in these kits to put a modern twist on a classic.  Remember to check the Citrus Twist Shop for these kits.  I am a comment away if you have any questions on how this came together.

Take care!!!

Oct 16, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  - ADVENTURE -

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing with you a new layout created for Scrapbook Nerd using the super cool and beautiful Escape the Ordinary collection from Pinkfresh Studio.

Upon receiving the collection, i was drawn to the Observed paper.  All the triangles gave the idea for this layout, so I used the Geo Globe cut file from the Cut Shoppe to obtain the cut out used in this layout, and backed the spaces with a simple palette of colors and vellum.

I cut a piece of the cut out as i attached it to the layout, and then placed a picture of my kids on our vacation next to it.  I used the same picture as a layer for the picture, and added a few pieces of ephemera around the page.

To continue the triangle look of the page, i folded a small corner of the layout, and used a piece of same paper from the  6x6 paper pad to line it behind the fold. a few more details complete the page:

This page is simple, and modern, and brings all the eye and attention to the picture.   I love it!!  Remember to stop by the Scrapbook Nerd Friends and Fans Facebook page to see what the rest of the DT has been up to.   All the materials used in this page come from Scrapbook Nerd, so check out the store to see what is available in their shelves.

I am a comment away if you need assistance with the how this page came together.

See you all soon!

materials used:
PinkFresh Studio - Escape the Ordinary collection - 12x12 paper, tags, ephemera, puffy stickers, 6x6 paper pad, chipboard stickers
                             -  Live More collection - word stickers
The Cut Shoppe - Geo Globe cut file

Oct 14, 2017

My Personal Journal

Traveler's Notebook Spread created for Citrus Twist Kits  - MY PERSONAL JOURNAL -

Hi everyone!

It is finally feeling like Fall here in Toronto, and I am enjoying it all

Today, I am bringing you a new entry to my personal journal created for Citrus Twist Kits that shows my love for Fall, and how excited i was to see the first signs of the season.

It all started when i found the "Abundantly Blessed" paper from Illustrated Faith in the Patterned Paper play kit, and fell instantly in love with the acorn designs, and all the beautiful little sayings on the acorns.    Since I had used a large piece of it for another project, i used the leftover piece to serve as a mat on the TN.

Then used the b side of the paper to mat the picture, and glued it to the page along with some of the embellies from the kit.   To complete the page, the corner opposite the picture was folded in, and a cluster of ephemera and exclusives was added to form the title.

This month's stamp (included in the main kit) worked perfect to complement the page.  I love how this came together...  The paper, and all the ephemera worked seamlessly to bring this page together.

Remember to check Citrus Twist Kits to see all the details in the kits (all October's kits have sold out, but you can start a new Subscription in November - the kits are beautiful!!!-), and all the inspiration available in the blog.  I am a question away if you have any questions.

Take care!!

Oct 10, 2017

Love Him

Scrapbook Layout created for Citrus Twist Kits  -  LOVE HIM  -

Hi there!

I hope you are all doing great!

Today, I wanted to share with you all a new project created with this month's GOOD VIBES main kit from Citrus Twist Kits.   The kit is just packed with papers and embellishments from Pink Paislee's Turn The Page collection, as well as Crate Paper's Carousel collection.

Once I saw the large title in the 'Radiant' paper -Crate Paper-, i knew it was going to become the title for one of my pages.  So I cut the "LOVE" part of the title, and treat each letter as a sticky note in my page.

A bit of  mixed media on top of the CrissCross paper (a CTK exclusive) brings all the cluster details around the page. Gotta love all the ticket stubs from the Crate Paper specialty paper included in the kit.

There are so many exclusive  embellishments in this kit, that it made this layout a breeze to come together.  Not to mention all the CTK stamps used in this layout.   Just gotta love how versatile, and easy they are to work with.  I have created a small video to show you how this page came together, so sit back and enjoy:

I hope the video gave you a closer look at the kits available at Citrus Twist Kits,  many of them have sold out, but there are still some available, so stop by the CTK store to subscribe to the upcoming kits.

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

Take care!


Scrapbook Layout created for Just Nick Studio  - FALL -

Hello there!

Happy Fall Y'all!  and to all our Canadian friends, I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving weekend.

Nathalie here today with a bit more Fall inspiration.  What can I say,  it is my most favorite season of the year, there is so much to love about it!    This time i pour some of my joy for the season into this layout that documents my kids on last year's Thanksgiving walk.

Fall is all about color, and changes in nature, so what best that to recreate some of those fallen leaves using the Leaf Cluster cut file - one of my favorite cut files from the store -. 

For this page, I used two cut outs created from the Leaf Cluster cut file in different sizes.  First, I used some Prima Watercolor (Decadent Pies palette) to add quite a bit of color to the background. 

While it dried, I backed the cut out with papers from Bella Blvd.  Gratitude Documented collection.   Then just attached the cut outs to the page with some strong adhesive.


For the title of this page, I used the new "I Like Fall" cut file to cut just the word Fall from the design.   An offset was all I used to create the stitching of the title.  A bit of watercolor completes the look  of the title, and makes it pop from the page.

Love how easily this page came together.    The colors that back the cut outs bring out the details in the background and in the beautiful cut file design.   So stop by the Just Nick store to check the designs used in this page, and all the new designs available.   Remember i am just a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all around!!!

Oct 9, 2017

Fall Family Fun

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd -  FALL FAMILY FUN -

Hello there!

 It is Fall week over at Scrapbook Nerd Friends and Fans Facebook Page.  So I want to show you my take on the theme.

It all started with a leftover cut out from the Cut Shoppe's The Trendy Trellis cut file.   I separated the cut file, and backed it all with different papers from the 6x6 paper pad from Fancy Pant's Family and Co, collection.

A little bit of mixed media at the top corner of the mat was then added with some distress oxides.  Just a small section of mixed media was added, so that it fit the picture only.

Once the mixed media dried, then I stitched the leaves' stems to the page just until they were about 2 inches from the corner of the page.  Here I used a few staples to attach the folded corner of the page to the mixed media.

I glued the picture to the folded corner, and then layered a paper from the collection behind the page, and added a few more pieces of the leaf stems.  A few embellishments along the picture and at the folded corner complete the page.

IF you follow my work, then you know i love this page, it is unique and so me.  Don't forget to check Scrapbook Nerd for all the materials used in this page, and stop by the Scrapbook Nerd Friends and Fans Facebook Page to see what the rest of the DT has been up to.

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

See you all soon!!

Materials Used:
Distress Oxides - Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Orange Marmalade
Fancy Pants Designs - Family and Co. collection - 6x6 paper pad, paper kit, stickers, ephemera, tags, puffy stickers.

Oct 7, 2017

World Card Making Day

Hi there!

Happy World Card Making Day!

Scrapbook Nerd is issuing a challenge to all its followers today, and it is all about CARDS.   I am  not a card maker, but i do enjoy  handmade cards with lots of you in it, so I decided to create a card using stamps and a bit of dimension.

For this, I cut a window out of a 5x7 in card.  I backed the window with a piece of cardstock colored with blended Distress oxides  (a few sprinkles of water produce the bleached effect).   To add dimension, i  used a bit of foam adhesive to back the window. 

Then i used Altenew's Bamboo Rose set to stamp a few images onto cardstock.   A bit of watercolor (Prima Decadent Pies palette) adds Fall tones to the flowers.   The images were then added to the corners of the card using some foam adhesive, and the sentiment was then created with some of Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection Chipboard stickers. 

It took  a bit of time to create the card, as i let the watercolor dry naturally, but it was so worth the final product.  I really hope you will join us in the Scrapbook Nerd Friends and Fans Facebook page to check the details of the challenge.  Let me  know if there is any questions on how this came together.

See you around!

Oct 6, 2017

My Personal Journal

Traveler's Notebook layout created for Citrus Twist Kits  - MY PERSONAL JOURNAL -

Hi there!

It is my first share as a member of the 2018 Citrus Twist Kits DT, and  i am really excited to show what the October -Good Vibes- Main kitm and Patterned Paper Play kit inspired.

Since I had used a large part of some of the papers in the Patterned Paper kit, i am using the left over pieces to create a new layout.  It all started with  the picture of my kids walking in around the River path,  The CTK  September Traveler's Notebook stamp was used to stamp the small frame in the picture.

The picture was then trimmed to fit onto the two page spread, and a few pieces from the kit's embellishments were added in a cluster to the picture.

Before gluing the picture to the second page of the TN, the page was backed with the leftover piece of the Turn the Page sheet included in the Patterned Paper play kit.   Since there is  a lot of green tones in the picture,  the ephemera added to this page was selected so it fit the color scheme of the picture and paper.   As always a bit of small stamp details, and journal complete the page:

Love the final look of this TN spread, and it came together rather easily and fast.   Remember to check Citrus Twsist Kits to secure a subscription to the many kits available (PL has just sold out, but new subscriptions will be available for November).

I am a comment away if you have questions on how this came together

Take care!

Oct 5, 2017

It Is In The Stars

Hello there!
 Hope you all are doing well!
Nathalie with you today, and I am so excited to kick off the Maya Road & Chameleon Pen collaboration.  For the next few Fridays some of the Maya Road DT will be sharing some inspiration using the amazing (trust me they are amazing!!!) Chameleon Changing color pens on some of the beautiful Maya Road products.

Upon receiving the Chameleon Pens, i spent just a few minutes learning how to control the changing color in them.  They are that easy to work with, and actually, I decided to  treat myself, and bought a few more sets for my  studio.   But let me show you what i created with these pens:


It all started with some white cardstock,  I used some the Geometric Star DiesSparkle and Shine Die setCloud Die set to cut  a few stars, hearts, asterisks, and sequins from the white cardstock (i used Neena cardstock for the die cuts).

To bring color to the page, i chose a colorful palette of the Chameleon Pens to color the die cuts as if giving them an ombre look.  The palette used for the die cuts contains:  BL6 Royal Blue, CG8 Cool Gray, GR3 Green Grass, NU1 Bisque, NU3 Fawn, PK2 Dusky Rose, VO2 Mauve, and YO3 Warm Sunset.  It was so easy and fast to achieve the color in the die cuts.  These pens actually worked amazingly when adding highlights to the sequin die cuts as to create a sense of dimension on them.

Once I had all the  Geometric Stars die cuts, i glued them to a piece of vellum, and then stitched a  large heart cut out to the vellum to create the background for this page.

All the small die cut pieces were then scattered at the corners of the heart as to create the effect of cascading confetti on the page.   To bring more color, the pens were used to shade in some chipboard stickers (Freckled Fawn) so that they matched the color scheme on the page.  In addition, i used  the  Golden Moments Mini Kit stamp set to add a few sentiments along the scattered confetti.

Finally to create the title of this page, i used the YO3 Warm Sunset Chameleon pen to  color the  title words from the Danielle Mini Alphabet Chipboard set, and a  Wood Token.  Then  used the With Love Nature Die bundle to cut the small banner and stamped the word 'brightly' using the Just My Type Stamp Set.     Finally, I accented the title by adding one of the Arrow Charms just below the picture.  Totally in love with the final result of this page, and now i want to show you what else i was inspired to create with these products.

A few years ago, I created a series of tags and used them to decorate presents.  Well, they are quickly disappearing, so i thought i would take  this opportunity to create a new one for my stash.

It all started when i cut a large star from a tag - i off centered the star on the tag-.  Then used the VO2 Mauve Chameleon Pen to color a  piece of cardstock , and backed the cut out star using a bit of foam adhesive.

Using the With Love Script die, I cut the sentiment to this tag, and glued it straight onto the colored cardstock.

I used some of the leftover stars from the layout to add a  large cluster to the bottom of the tag;  the pens also work on vellum, so i  used one of the vellum die cuts to add some softness in this tag.   This time, I added the PK4 Peony Chameleon Pen to the palettes so that i could color some Maya Road paper flowers.   By simply adding color to the edges and middle of each flower, i was able to add some antiquing, and detail to the flowers.

A tag is not completed without a piece of string or, in this case, lace to be able to attach it to the present.  So i used the VO2 Mauve Chameleon pen to add the same tone to a piece of Ken Oliver Vintage Trim Rick Rack edge.

I am so pleased with how these projects came together.  The Chameleon pens make it a breeze to create colorful projects.
Remember to stop by the Maya Road store to check all the products used in this page, and trust me you want to check the Chameleon Pens, they are amazing!!!

See you all soon!

Maya Road Products: