Oct 20, 2017

Life is Amazing

Scrapbook Layout created for Just Nick Studio  -  LIFE IS AMAZING  -

Hello everyone!
Nathalie with you today with a new layout that focuses on the love my two younger babies have for each other.

As soon as Nicole showed us this month's cut file designs, I was completely in love with the new "Loopy Circle Background", so I cut two of the designs from white cardstock, then backed the circles with vellum and papers from the new Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Bohemian Dreams collection. 


Once the cut outs were attached to the page on a diagonal,  the title was stitched to the page using the "Life Is Amazing" cut file.   A bit of watercolor helps to add definition to the title, and makes it pop from the page.

Finally  the picture of my little ones was added. Since there is so much going on the background, i chose to back the picture with a small cut out from the "Infinity Hearts" cut file, and a few embellishments from the collection.

  I love how the circles form the perfect background for the page, and bring the picture forward.  All the new designs being added to the Just Nick Studio store are divine, are so easy to work with. Remember to stop by the store to check them all.

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

See you all soon!

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