Mar 24, 2018

I Am

Traveler's Notebook layout created for Simple Stories  - I AM   -

Hey there!

Today it is your chance to meet the new Simple Stories Creative Team for 2018.  We all be sharing a bit of inspiration over Instagram with a complete Insta Hop.

This time i am sharing one of this year Creativation samples using the new I Am collection.  Just love the colors and designs in this collection, and a used pieces of it to create this layout on my Doc It book from Simple Stories.

Did I mentioned the Rose Gold foiling in this collection!!!  It is so beautiful! and the perfect collection to document you!

Come join us over at Instagram, it all starts at 4 pm EST, and you can be a lucky winner at the end of the hop!

See you there

You Are The Best

Junque Journal Entry for Vicki Boutin DT  - YOU ARE THE BEST -

Hello friends and fans!   Nathalie with you today to bring you a bit of inspiration using one of the most addictive little books,  my Junque Journal.   This time I combined this format with a bit of the new watercolor set to create a colorful double spread for my journal.

Have I mentioned I love watercolor, and cannot get enough of  the new watercolor set and brushes.   These two are the ideal for creating those beautiful and rainbow-like backgrounds, and that was the inspiration for this page.

For this entry, I pulled two pages of the watercolor paper inserts for the junque journal. And then added pea size (or smaller) amounts of watercolor in rainbow colors to a palette (this one has a lid, and was purchased at my local Dollar store).   I made sure to add some water to each color so that they would not dry on the palette. 

To create the  background, I just started adding color to the page along with some water, so that the color will disperser on the page.  My idea was to have the colors mingle at the edges thus creating a true soft watercolor.

Once the rainbow was created on the pages,  I left it aside to dry completely, and started to work on the embellishments for this page.

The circle stamp and die set from the latest release were used to cut circles from different papers from the 12x12 and 7x10 paper pads.   I wanted to add a rainbow of color to the page using the collection papers.

Before gluing the papers together, I used the starburst circle, and gold ink to add a bit of extra interest to the background.     The circles were glued to the page with glue and foam adhesive -this will help with adding dimension and interest to the page.

I chose to add my picture on the cool side of the project.  Just a few extra decorations is all that it is needed to bring the eye of the viewer to the picture featured in this page.

As I moved onto the second page of the spread, the circles were placed and cut so that they are symmetrical on both  pages.  I continued adding some of  the stamped images and the circles until I had exhausted all the colors of the rainbow.

Now to decorate the page, I chose to color block the decorations.   In some cases, the paper clips were trimmed so that they could be used as ephemera, and then in between some of the circles.  The rest of the d├ęcor comes from the watercolor stickers pages.   I simply placed them on the page, and then used one the water brushes and the left over watercolor in the palette to add the respective color to the sticker.

The title was the last thing added to this page.  And then once again, I reached for one of the Watercolor stickers, and the palette to match the color of the title to the page.   
Can I say that I love how this page came out!!, and that it inspired the next post (available on my blog).

My little junque journal is slowly becoming colorful, and the perfect place to practice some techniques in a smaller scale before putting them to work on my scrapbook pages.   Here is video that shows you a more in depth look on how these pages were put together.

Thanks for stopping by, and remember to check Vicki’s All the Good Things for all the materials used in this post.  Each medium, paper and embellishment are so easy to work with, and create one of a kind projects.

Materials used:
All the Good Things collection :
12x12 and 7x10 paper pads
Watercolor stickers
On the Edge embellishments
Finishing Touch embellishments
Junque Journal
Junque Journal inserts – watercolor
Rotary stamp

Mixed Media mediums:
Watercolor set
Paint brush set
Water brushes
Stamp  and Die set – circles

Mar 22, 2018

My Personal Journal - MARCH BREAK

Hi there!!!

Nathalie here finally  rested after a busy week with my kids at home.   Though we couldn't go away for Spring/March Break this year (my son is about to graduate high school, and had to do quite a bit of work in preparation for his University applications), but that did not stop us from enjoying the week, and making the perfect "STAYCATION"

This month, I asked Trina to please include all the Lemon Drop  kits,  Pretty Things Add-on kit  and stamps in my box, and she also added the new Traveler's Notebook mini kit (Thank you, Trina!) which came in so handy to document all the mini adventures the week held.   This month's kits are so so beautiful, and so versatile that you can pretty much document all your daily adventures with them!

Created using the Lemon Drop Main, PL, Embellishment, and Pretty Things add-on kits

I used a mixture of all the kits to create the entries in my daily journal.  Since there was a large number of black and white embellishments included in the main kit,   I took advantage of  that to add color to my pictures.

Created using the Lemon Drop main, PL, embellishment and Traveler's Notebook Kit

Created using the Lemon Drop Main, PL, Embellishment, Traveller's Notebook Kits

All the envelopes that are included in this month's Traveller's Notebook mini kit are perfect to add extra pictures, journal cards, tags and souvenirs to your pages.  I chose to cut the flap of the  envelopes, so that they  can used them as pockets in these two entries.  Here i placed journal cards and extra photos of our daily adventures.

Created using the Lemon Drop main , embellishment, PL kits and This is the Life  March 2018 stamp

Created using the Lemon Drop main, PL, embellishment and Pretty Things add on kits and  This is Life March stamp

If you have seen my TN work before, then you will know that i try to stay away from chipboard and thick embellishments (as i don't want to add extra bulk to the page), but since i created this TN solely to document this week, i was happy to add the flair and lots of layered embellishments to the pages.  All the new Crate Paper's Here and There collection and Paige Evans Pick Me up complement the pictures of our daily activities.

Created using the Lemon Drop main, PL, embellishment, Traveller's Notebook Kits, and Letting Go stamp set
An insert was created using vellum and an envelope from the Traveler's Notebook mini kit

created using the Lemon Drop Main, PL, Embellishment and Traveller's Notebook kits

Like mentioned before, this month's Lemon Drop kits are a dream to work with.  Their versatility makes is so easy to combine and mix as needed when documenting all your memories.   Here is a small video that showcases close ups of the Traveller's Notebook, so sit back, and enjoy the  music:

This little notebook tells the story of our March Break Staycation - the good, and the bad - and i love how easy it was to combine all this month's kits to bring color to a rather low key vacation.  Stop by the Citrus Twist Kits store to check all the kits (the Lemon Drop main kit has sold out, already!),   you will want to have them handy to document your adventures.   And just wait to see what is coming up in the next month!!!

That is all for me, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions on how this came together.