Jan 18, 2018

So Sweet

Scrapbook Layout created for JustNick Studio  - SO SWEET -

Hi there!
Nathalie with you bringing you a new layout that showcases a sweet selfie of  my littlest cousins using a few of the beautiful JustNick cut files.

It is no secret, I love to stitch on my pages.  So, a few weeks ago, I found the Cross My Heart Background cut file in my folder, and had the idea to use it as a stitching pattern for a background of one of my layouts.   By simply sizing the cut file to fit into a letter size page, i was able to print it, and then use it to create the holes for the  cross stitched background hearts.

I  had in mind using Crate Paper's Valentine's collection for this page, so i used embroidery floss to match the colors in the collection.  Now the picture for this page was a complete gift from my family in Ecuador.   The little ones (my littlest cousins) decided to play with one of the phones, and took a selfie of them in a tender moment, and I was one of the lucky recepients of this text!

I kept the picture simple by just layering a few frames from the  Infinity Hearts cut file, so that it loooks like there are hearts floating around them.   A few of the embellishments from the collection were added to frame the picture and create the title of this page.

I love the final look of this page, the soft and textured background is perfect for the sweet selfie  of the little ones.   Remember to stop by the JustNick Studio store to check this and the many cut files available.   You can always contact me if you have any questions on how this came together.

Take care!

Jan 17, 2018

Family Love

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapboook Nerd  -  FAMILY LOVE -

Hi there!

It is time for some inspiration, and what better way than to use lots of color!!    This week's DT project for Scrapbook Nerd celebrates those small moments in a colorful way.   For this page, i am using Jillibean Soup's Famhouse Stew, and a bit of mixed media.   Here is  video showing you how this page came together:

As you saw in the video, I was drawn to the color contrast between the woodgrain and teal paper, so I combined them and added a bit of mixed media to the background, so that all the detail in the flowers will pop.

Next, it was all about using all the fussy cut floral motifs (it took quite a while to cut all those florals!).   I set them around the picture, so that it looked like the picture was sitting on a patch of flowers.

To pop the title, and to play with the  teal strip of paper, I decided to switch the orientation of  the title, and take advantage of the large alphas.    Then just used a bit of foam adhesive to add dimension, and play to the title.

Can i say I totally love this page,  not just the kids (my little cousins) that are featured in the page.  Here is the entire layout:

I hope this brings a bit of inspiration to your Wednesday!   Remember to stop by Scrapbook Nerd to check all the materials used in this layout.

Take care!

Jan 15, 2018

My Personal Journal - Week 2

Hi there!

We are already in mid January!   Time really flies, and hopefully we all are taking the time to stop and document all those moments that  make up your everyday. 

I am still on track with my daily TN entries, and also I am starting 2 more TNS, one for my OLW, and one about special moments.  So i will update them here and there.

Now let me show you what my entries for week 2 look like.  They  were creating using various Citrus Twist Kits PL kits and Studio Calico main kits.  Here they are:

Well that is all for today!   Let me know if you have questions on how this came together.

Have a great week!

Jan 10, 2018

Winter Baby

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd   - WINTER BABY -

Hi there!

Hope you are all doing well.  It is theme week over at Scrapbook Nerd, and this month all our creations are inspired by this mood board created by Joy:

All the colour and textures made me think of snow and winter, so I pulled a picture of my nephew, Echo Park's A Perfect Winter collection , and a Paige Evans' cut file Design ID #233761 ( I know it says faux flower in the design, but i see stars/snowflakes) to create this page.

I started by backing the cut file on a piece of paper from one of the Simple Stories pads, and then started lightly folding some of the edges of the cut file as to form stars.   My choice was to somehow recreate a snowfall on the picture.

I used some of the papers from the collection to back the picture, and then layered embellishments in clusters at the corners of the picture.

To complete the visual triangle in the page, a small cluster was added to the top of the corner of the page, and used the space below to add the journal lines.

For the title, I pulled some of  the chipboard stickers, and added some alphas from  Fancy Pant's Millie and June collection.   A few extra snowflakes, and some gold ink complete the page:

I love the whiteness and texture of  the page.   Remember to check Scrapbook Nerd for all the materials used in this post, and also join us for this month's challenge on the Scrapbook Nerd Friends Facebook page _ it is based on this mood board, and the winner will take a GC to the store_

Let me know if you have any questions, I am always around to answer them!

Take care!

materials used:
A Perfect Winter  collection - Echo Park
Faux Hexagon Flowers cut file - Paige Evans
High Style Paper Pad - Simple Stories

Jan 8, 2018

My Personal Journal 2018 - Week 1

Hi there!

As in previous years, i have chosen to work my daily memory keeping in a TN format.  The size and versatility of the format are perfect for our lifestyle.

Here are the entries for the first week of January, all of them were created with various Citrus Twist kits PL and Main kits, as well as CTK stamps.

I am hoping to continue and keep a daily memory keeping routine, or just play a small catch up on the weekend.  For now this is working nicely!

Let me know if you have questions on any of the entries.

Seee you all soon!

Jan 6, 2018

Happy Weekend Vibes

Scrapbook Layout created for Citrus Twist Kits  - HAPPY #WEEKEND VIBES-

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today for a new 3-to-Inspire!  This time i am using the beautiful "Sugarland" Main Scrapbook kit only for the challenge.

    My three prompts for this week are:
-  Use tags
-  Use a inks/paint/watercolor
-  Document a picture of you/selfie

This month's "Sugarland" kit is packed with color!, so what better way to make the colors pop than a neutral contrasting background.  A bit of  black acrylic paint -sparingly applied to the white cardstock-  is the perfect background for all the color found in the papers and ephemera pack.

I chose  to document this picture of my kids and I on the first large snow fall of winter (it is beautiful to walk under falling snow!!).   Converting the picture to black and white ensures that it will pop from all the color, but will balance the background at the same time.

The picture was then backed with some of the papers from the kit, and then layered with some of the large tags that are included in the ephemera pack.   There is so much to chose from, and it all coordinates so well, that it makes it so easy to put a page together.  A  few splatters of paint and stamped sentiments complete this page.  The following video will give you a more in depth look at how this page came together:

I hope that you are all inspired to take on this week challenge.   Remember to follow this week's prompts, and then share your finished project with today's date on the title on the CTK gallery or CTK Fan Page on Facebook.  I cannot wait to see what you create with these prompts. 

Have a great week!!!

Jan 4, 2018

Love Life

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Hi there!

For the past few weeks, some of the members at Scrapbook Nerds Friends and Fans Facebook page have been playing Layout Tag!  Today was the time for the reveal, and it always amazes mes how much a page changes based on each artist.  But let me show you what was my starting point/inspiration:

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This page was inspired by a Gail Linder original piece from Bella Blvd, and Barb put her twist on it, here is how i interpreted this page:

This is one of my favorite pages from last year!!!  i pretty much followed the original, but replaced the background paper strips with mixed media to match the colors of Pinkfresh Studio's Escape the Ordinary collection.

I used one of Dear Lizzy's large word paintable words as a title, and used gold to pop it from the page.

The rest pretty much stayed as in the provided layout!  Isn't it amazing how things can change from artist to artist.

You can see all the pages created by clicking this link.

It is shaping up to be a colorful year!  Stay tuned for more news!!!

Materials used:
Prima watercolor palettes -  The classics, the Tropicals, Odyssey
Dear Lizzy  - Star Gazer collection - Paintable chipboard words
Pinkfresh Studio - Escape the Ordinary collection - 6x6 paper pad, ephemera, alphas, puffy stickers, stitched hears