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


Scrapbook layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  - FOREVER -


I am almost done with my reveal week for Scrapbook Nerd, but not before creating a new layout using the beautiful Oh My Heart collection by Paige Evans.

We have had so much snow this year here in Toronto, that I am left with so beautiful pictures of my kids and family playing in the snow.   I could easily fill an album using winter collections, but I wanted to bring color to our lengthy winter.   So i picked this pink ombre paper from the 12x12 paper pad as the background.   The cut file's name is Winter lace from the Silhouette store, I simply created two cuts of the same shape, and backed them with vellum.

I layered the picture with pieces from the Take me Away, Oh My Heart and Heart Day collections. and made sure to attach it where the two cut files met in the middle.

I wanted a soft title, and went for a stitched title.  I simply traced the  Valentine's Day Titles cut file from Juliana Michaels on my cameo using a pencil.  A little bit of white metallic watercolor before stitching the edge.  Using the same paint, i added splatters all around the page, and my journal was added to the bottom of the page with white ink.  Here is the final layout:

I love the picture of my husband and i just hanging in the snow, and all the softness created around it,   You can check all the materials used at Scrapbook Nerd, trust me if you need something, you can contact the ladies, and they will find it for you. They are the best!!!

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

See you all tomorrow!

Materials Used:
- Patterned papers - #14 -Oh My Heart collection - Pink Paislee
Cut file -  Winter Lace - Silhouette Store
                Valentine's Day Title - 17 turtles - Juliana Michaels
Metallic watercolor palette - Prima Marketing
6x6 paper pad Chipboard stickers, ephemera, paper clips - Take Me Away collection - Pink Paislee
Ephemera,  6x6 paper pad - Oh My Heart collection - Pink Paislee
Embelishments - Heart Day collection - Crate Paper
Word sticker - Small Chat Holidays - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology

Mar 15, 2017


Scrapbook Layout  created for Scrapbook Nerd -  YOU  -

Hello there!

I am half way my reveal week for Scrapbook Nerd, and since the weather has been not cooperating here, I have been creating my own Spring on my  scrapbook pages.  This time,  I chose to document a picture of my daughter, and how fast she is growing!

I fussy cut a few large flowers, leaves, and stems from this floral paper in the 12x12 paper pad  from the Oh My heart collection.  Using a paper piercer, I created a stitching guide in some of the flowers and leaves.  

The background of this page was created using  a mixture of white, golden yellow, ochre yellow and gold liquid ink.   Using a palette knife, I simply dragged paint (only from a single side of the page) along the marked shape on the page.   The flowers were then attached to only one side of the page, using foam adhesive to add dimension.

I kept the rest of the layout simple,and just added a picture of my daughter, and a single cluster at one of the corners of the picture,  The title was created using a large word thicker from the Take Me Away collection.  A few journal  lines, and ink splatters complete the page.

Here is a small video on how this came together, enjoy!:

I  hope you got a glimpse at some of the work.   It took some time to stitch the flowers, but the texture was just glorious.  Don't forget to visit Scrapbook Nerd to check all the materials used in this page.  Remember to contact me with any questions about this.

Take care!

Materials Used:
12x12 paper pad - Saturday collection - Dear Lizzy
12x12 and 6x6 paper pad - Oh My Heart collection - Paige Evans - Pink Paislee
chipboard stickers, ephemera, cardstock stickers, heart charms - Oh My Heart Collection - Paige Evans - Pink Paislee
Foam word stickers - Take Me Away collection - Paige Evans - Pink Paislee
Heavy Acrylic paint - titanium white, yellow ochre  - Windsor and Newton
Gold shimmer  acrylic ink - Liquitex
Gold color shine ink - Heidi Swapp

Trouble Cutie

Scrapbook Layout created for Clique Kit's pep rally  -  TROUBLE CUTIE  -

Hello there!

It is PEP RALLY day over at Clique Kits, it is our opportunity to show you all what the DT and subscribers have created with this month's beautiful "PLAY" kit.  This kit featured Shimelle's Little by Little collection's papers and embellishments which were perfect to document our littlest (my nephew).

I have had this pie cut file from Elle's Studio in my library for quite some time.  Since I wanted to use color, I picked the b side of the A to Z paper to cut the image.   I backed the some of the empty spaces with papers from the collection, and attached the cut out to a light mint color card stock, which was trimmed by about a half inch on each side, this was then attached to a white card stock frame, which was then attached to the a side negative part of the A to Z paper, all was secured with machine stitching.

This little cutie's picture was framed with embellishments from the collection, and some of the Clique Kits exclusives.

Using the embellishments from the kit, and lots of the exclusives, a small cluster was formed on the  upper corner of the cut out.   I used the tag to add my journal lines on the layout.

Recently, I purchased the AC thicker aligment guide, and was able to properly curl the title to fit into the cut out.   I used the foam thickers from the "PLAY" kit add ons, and the alphas from last month's kit,  After a few ink splatters, here is final layout:

I love how my cute nephew's picture is surrounded by color and beautiful embellishments. This is just one of the many ideas that the kit had provided this month.   You can check more of what the team has created by visiting the Clique Kits website.

AS always, leave me a message if you have any question on how this came together.

Take care!

Materials Used:
Clique Kits - Play Kit
Cut file  - Circle Pie Chart - Elle's Studio

Mar 14, 2017

Hello Fun

Scrapbook Layout created for Silhouette Savvy Series for Scrapbook Nerd  - Hello Fun -

Hello there!

Today,  I am up on the Scrapbook Nerd blog with a new entry to the Silhouette Savvy Series.  This time, I am using the free Ho Ho Holidays cut file (available at the Scrapbook Nerd Store) to create a  new image of a star filled with flowers/firework bursts.  Just click here to be directed to the blog post.

Once the image was cut, the #2 paper from the Take me Away collection was used to back the image.   This was then cut and glued to the foiled heart paper form the Oh My Heart collection paper pad.   All the color images were cut with the same cut file from papers from the 6x6 pad of the collection.  These were glued to the star shape with different size foam adhesive, a small puffy sticker was added to the center of these to add more color to the cuts.

The image of my niece flying on her bed (this layout is going to her album) was framed with different embellishments from the collection.  The journal was added around the  star.

To ground and balance the page, I added a small strip of paper from the collection along with a cluster of embellishments and scraps at the left bottom corner of the page,  Here is the final layout:

I have created a small video on how this page came together,   I hope you enjoy:

I  hope you enjoyed the video.  I love to transform cut files, and create a unique design for my pages.  Can you believe this was a Christmas cut file.   Don't forget to check the Scrapbook Nerd Blog to find the tutorial on how the background image was created.  Remember I am a comment away if you need assistance.

Take care!

Materials Used:
Cut file -  HO HO Holidays - Scrapbook Nerd (The Cut Shoppe)
Patterned papers - Oh My Heart Collection -12x12 and 6x6 paper pads,
                              Take Me Away collection - #2   - Pink Paislee
Ephemera, Chipboard, puffy stickers - Oh My Heart collection - Pink Paislee
Puffy shape stickers - Joy Parade - Fancy Pants designs
Foam word Thickers - Take Me Away collection - Pink Paislee
Rubber Shape - Life Noted Collection - Pinkfresh Studio
tabbies - Faith Ilustrated - Bella Blvd.