Nov 17, 2017

Beautiful Memories

Scrapbook Layout created for JustNick Studio  - BEAUTIFUL  MEMORIES -

Hi there!
Nathalie with you today with a new layout about one of my favorite people in the world, my aunt, Pamela!.  She and I are the same age, and have grown up together, but now live in different hemispheres.    So i wanted to use some of the new (and upcoming) cut files to document a picture of the 2 of us, while we were visiting my native Ecuador.

To create the background of this page, i welded a few images of the Floral Background 2 (which will be available starting tomorrow), and then combined it with one of the hearts in the Hearts 2 cut file to obtain the background for this page

I backed just a few of the flowers with papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Bohemian Dreams collection ( i love all the purple tones in the papers, so I had to use them in this layout). 

Next, the Flowers cut file was used to create just the silhouette of the floral motifs from the heart - i sized the images so that they matched the ones used in the heart background).  These flowers were then backed with white vellum, and then attached with pop dots to the background.   Just loved the softness of the flowers, so there was no need to add much embellishments to the page, just a few pieces from the collection were enough to complete this page.

I hope this inspires you to mix and fuse some of the stores cut files to create a one-of-a-kind project.   There are so many beautiful designs available  (and coming to) in the JustNick Studio store; stop by, and check them out!!!

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


Nov 15, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  - #EXPLORE -

Hello everyone!

As we are gearing towards the end of the year, I find that i have not make a dent  at documenting  my vacation memories.   So i will try and spend some of my winter break working on creating pages about our travels, and this is the first of many to come.  For this project i am using the Escape the Ordinary collection from Pinkfresh Studio that i picked from Scrapbook Nerd (and for whom this page is being created)

I created this layout using the large triangular forms as my inspiration for the page. I used an exacto knife to cut them out so that i could form a mountain range as the background for a picture of my daughter and cousin (in Ecuador) at the top of a mountain .

A bit of Distress Oxide Inks helps recreate the background of the page, so that it gives the idea of a mountain scene.   I chose to then pop the triangles with some  foam adhesive to the background.

All the embellishment pieces from the Escape the Ordinary collection work seamlessly to bring to life the feeling in this page,   I took advantage of all the angles in the  page to add clusters and the title of the page.   Here is final layout:

I love this page!  the colors in the collection, along with the angles in the design are beautiful.   If  you would like to see the entire collection, stop by Scrapbook Nerd to pick this, and the many other beautiful goodies available at the store.

Remember to contact me if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Family Love

Scrapbook Layout created for Citrus Twist Kits  - FAMILY LOVE -

hi there!

I am up on the Citrus Twist Kits blog with this new layout that showcases this month's Stories kit, This is Life "Gathering" stamp, and "Wild Thing" Add on kit. 

I think is my love for typography that drew me to the large chipboard words included in the add-on kit.  So i formed a simple design that would showcase both the title and picture in the layout.

The colors in the papers in this month's kit were the starting point for this page.   A bit of acrylic paint and watercolor create the background for the strips of paper.   A bit of gold shimmer paint bring the large word forward; the script word from the This is Life stamp complete the title.

To balance the title, I used a large picture of my son and nephew.   This month's exclusive ephemera is perfect to create clusters around the picture; and all those word stickers from Pinkfresh Studio are great to add small sentiments around the page.  Here is a small video that shows a condensed version of how this page came together:

I hope you stop by the  Citrus Twist Kits to check all the kits and stamps used in this layout.  The new and exclusive products are gorgeous!  
Remember I am a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Nov 13, 2017

December Stories

Hi there! 

Who is ready for December?   If it was up to me, Christmas decorations will go up as soon as Thanksgiving is done (that means the 2nd weekend of October, here in Canada!), but i have to wait until mid November ( it is call, "compromising").

Regardless, I am living my December dreams by getting my Traveler's Notebooks ready to hold all my precious memories in one single spot.  For the past years i have chosen this method to document our stories;  it is a smaller and ( personally) easier to manage, especially when you have a very event-full December. 

Since there will be lots of embellishments being added to the notebooks, I have created two inserts for my TN so that they are easier to work with once they start to get filled with our stories.  For the first one, I used pieces from the Main Christmas kit, and Mini Kit #1 to create the cover of the insert.  The Christmas Stories stamp is not just beautiful, but versatile, as it was used here to add sentiments and to create the cover page of the insert.   That small pocket came together in a few steps, and will house a small note about what the book is all about.

The inserts I have created will be able to house our December stories, but not in the December Daily format.  However some of the DD ideas can be adapted to the Traveler's Notebook format.   In the second insert, I chose to use the Christmas Stories stamp, and some gold embossing powder to create the small tree of sentiments featured in the front page of the TN.   The cover of this insert was created with pieces from the Christmas Stories kits, and a paper from my stash.

I chose to add a  small note to the first page of this insert that just tells about my wishes and hopes for the month.  The story was then  framed with a paper from the Christmas Stories main kit (which has already sold out!), and attached to a piece of paper (from my stash) that complements the kit.   I just love all the stickers and embellishments included in all the kits.  There is so much to chose from, and makes it so easy to create all the pages.  Here is more in depth look at how these came together, so sit back an enjoy the following video:

I hope you are inspired to start your December documenting.   It does not matter what the format or length of your album/book looks like, the important thing is that you document all those stories that are dear to you heart.

Remember, I am just a comment away if you have questions on these.   I will also be sharing my December Stories TN progress on my social media outlets, and the CTK Friends Facebook page.

Take care!!

Nov 11, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Simple Stories -  THANKFUL -

Hello everyone,

I hope you all are enjoying the Fall season, and all its splendor (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere!).   Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout created with one of the new Simple Stories "HAPPY HARVEST" collection.

All the colors and designs in the Happy Harvest Simple Set are perfect to document our Thanksgiving memories.  For this I am using a Just Nick Studio to create the background of the  page.   All those leaves are the perfect background for the picture of my kids on Thanksgiving.

All the stickers in the set, as well as the designs in the  cut apart cuts are perfect to create small clusters around the layout.  To add the title of this page, i pulled the large chipboard sentiment from the Vintage Blessings collection.

I hope that you all are inspired by the colors and designs of the new Simple Stories "HAPPY HARVEST" collection.  The collection is perfect to document all those special Thanksgiving memories.  

See you all soon!

Materials Used:
Happy Harvest Simple Set
#9271  Happy Harvest Collection Kit
#9272  6x12 Sticker
#9273 Grateful Hearts
#9274 Happy Fall
#9275 3x4 & 4x6 Journaling Cards Elements

Vintage Blessings collection
#9236  6x12 Chipboard Stickers
#9239  Clear Stickers
#9238  4x6 Stickers

Nov 10, 2017

Sweet Things

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  -  SWEET THINGS -

Hi there,

Hope you are all doing well!
Scrapbook Nerd is hosting an online crop this weekend, "GAME NIGHT".  There will be lots of challenges and games being issued to all our followers.  My challenge is "Poker Night" which asks you to use circles in a project.

My challenge project starts with a background full of circles.  These were creating using the Full Circle cut file from the Cut Shoppe.   I just cut the circles in a small section of  the mat, and backed them with papers from Fancy Pants's Hello Sunshine collection.

To embellish the page,  a few drops of gold Nuvo liquid gel dots were sprinkled inside the circles, and small clusters of ephemera were added to the two right corners of the page.

The picture of  my son and the little was then placed on the mat.   A few clusters of ephemera were then created to frame the picture.   I chose to keep most of the pieces to a single color palette, so that it will pop from the colorful background.  Here is the final layout:

I hope you are inspired by the layout, and join us on this weekend crop at Scrapbook Nerd's Fans Facebook page.  We would love for you to join in the fun.

Remember i am always a comment away, if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Materials Used:
Fancy Pants Design - Hello Sunshine collection - paper kit, 6x6 paper pad, ephemera
Pinkfresh Studio - Life Noted collection - stickers, epoxy stickers
Pinkfresh Studio - The Mix 1 - puffy stickers
Echo Park - Summer Dreams collection - Sticker combo
Amy Tangerine - Oh Happy Day collection - Word chipboard stickers
Nuvo - liquid gel dots - gold
The Cut Shoppe - The Full Circle cut file

Nov 9, 2017

Fall Leaves

Scrapbook Layout created for JustNick Studio  -  FALL LEAVES -

Hi there,

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new project totally inspired on this week's theme, LEAVES.   I just love Fall, and fallen leaves are my addiction so this was a  match made in heaven for me.

This page was ideal to document what happens after a leaf fight in the park.   For this i pulled a few cut files to create the background for the picture of my daughter spotting leaves in her hair.


First I used the new Hearts 2 cut file to cut the large heart that serves as base for the layout.   A bit of hand stitching just adds texture and dimension to the page.

The Leaf Cluster 3 was used to create the cluster at the top of the heart.  All the papers from Echo Park's Perfect Autumn are perfect to bring the fall colors to the page.

To frame the picture, I used the Leaf Cluster  2 cut file to cut two of the images.  Just love all the colors in the Echo Park collection in combination with a bit of vellum.  Gotta love it all.

I hope this inspires you to look at all the Fall motive designs available at the Just Nick studio store.   Remember to link your projects to the store  when sharing them on social media.  We love to see what you are creating with the cut files.
I am always a comment away if you have any questions on how this came together.

Take care,