Aug 23, 2017

High School Smile



Scrapbook Layout created for JustNick Studio  - HIGH SCHOOL SMILE -






Hi there!

It is Nathalie back today with a new layout to share with you.  Can you believe it is time to get the kids ready to go back to school -here in Canada-?  With that in mind, i had to document the picture of  my kids on their first day of high school (gr. 9 & 11 respectively).






The idea for this page was to recreate a large file, for that i trimmed the white cardstock to fit inside the layout, and used the  File Folders cut file to create a large tab that hides under the layout's mat.






I glued the tab to the page's mat, followed by the trimmed cardstock.  Then a bit of mixed media was used to create the background behind the picture and title (I wanted to be authentic to my kids's folders at the end of the year, so a bit of distress fits them to a tee!).









 I am a sucker for large titles, so i created the one featured in this page by welding  the letters from the Shattered Alpha cut file (spelling High School) with the "Smile" from the Word 4 cut file.   Then used papers from Bella Blvd, to back the spaces, and attached it on top of the mixed media background using some foam tape.









Finally to complete the page, I added the b/w version of the picture to the side of the title.  The Word Tab cut file was handy to create the small tab that was added to the cluster on the pictures.   A few more small details complete the page.




I love the final look of the page!  I hope this inspires you to document those 1st day of school smiles using some of the JustNick Studio cut files.  As for me, I will be doing a small happy dance once they leave for school, followed by a few tears of sadness as they are leaving me!.

You can always contact me if you have any questions on how this page came together.

See you all soon!

Aug 18, 2017

Shine


Scrapbook Layout created for Maya Road   - SHINE -





Hi there!


I hope you are all doing well.  Today, i am up on the Maya Road DT blog with the  last day of the Maya Road and Photoplay Product/Blog swap.    Please visit the Maya Road DT blog to see all the deatails of the swap.   But know let me show you what i created for this swap using the beautiful Maya Road products, and the super fun Mad 4 Plaid collection from Photoplay.






For my project, I wanted to recreate a Christmas tree just like the one my daughter is sit under in the picture.  Since there are so many beautiful patterns in the Photoplay's  Mad 4 Plaid collection,  i tried to combined them all by using 1x12 in long strips to create paper rosettes.  These were then glued -and stacked- to recreate the Christmas tree silhouette.






Once the entire tree shape was created, I started adding details to the center of each rosette using the sequin stickers from the Mad 4 Plaid sticker sheet, along with some of the Maya Road Pearl Button Trim, and Pearl Flower Trim that were cut individually, and glued to the center of each rosette.







To tie in the picture to the layout, I used a few wood tokens as centers for some of the rosettes -the wood tokens come from the Wood Classic Tokens,  Wood Love Tokens,  Wood Beloved Tokens - .  A little bit of gold acrylic paint was all that was needed to add some shine to each of the tokens.   In addition, since the papers color palette had some grey in it, i added some Silver Star Pins scattered at the edge of the tree.






Every tree needs a topper!, so I pulled some of the Snowflake Chipboard Set, and used gold foil on two of their matching snowflakes (same star, different sizes) to tie in with the gold shine in the wooden tokens; then just glued them together, and affixed it to the top paper rosette.  Our Christmas tree usually has a large bow right under the star, so I added one of the White Pretty Resin Bow to recreate our Christmas tree.








The Mad 4 Plaid collection comes filled ith beautiful papers fun stickers and die cut pieces.   I used some of the stickers to create clusters around the picture, and one of the die cut pieces "SHINE" serves as the title for this project.   To make the small title/die cut pop, i used the Sparkle and Die Steel Die set to create a few star sequin from some of the 6x6  papers from the collection, and then just glued them around the title.




Here is a close up of one of the clusters around the picture, once again,  i used a combination of embellishments, plus I added my favorite charm from the Ken Oliver Heart & Key Charm set to the cluster.
A few flickers of gold paint, and a few lines of journal complete the page.  Can i say that the beautiful Maya Road along with the Mad 4 Plaid collection from Photoplay made it easy to document a memory in July (it was a humid day the day i created this page!!).

Remember to stop by the blog to check all the projects created this week, and leave a comment on each entry, there will be a prize for a lucky comment.  As usual, let me know if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon,

Nathalie-desousa-signature

Maya Road Products used:
Pearl Button Trim
Pearl Flower Trim
 Wood Beloved Tokens
Wood Classic Tokens
Wood Love Tokens
Wood Beloved Tokens
Silver Star Pins
Snowflake Chipboard Set
Pretty Resin Bow
Sparkle and Die Steel Die set
Ken Oliver Heart & Key Charm set

Aug 17, 2017

My Personal Journal


Traveler's Notebook Spreads created for Clique Kits  - MY PERSONAL JOURNAL -






Hello everyone!   I am back today with my final post using the beautiful and super colorful MALIBU TN kit.  If you haven't checked the kit completely, then just click here -to be taken to the Clique Kits website-, and you could see the entire kit and add ons.     I have kept a journal/diary since i was a small kid.  Through the years the format has changed, but I fell in love with TNs a few years back, and used them as my form of memory keeping/Project Life.   So I thought, I will share with you how i have incorporated the Malibu TN kit to some of my daily TN entries.





     We are babysitting my littles for the summer, so I had to snap a picture of the kids and my daughter as they enjoy some summer movie fun.   I converted it to b/w so that it can easily fit into the spread without clashing with the colors in the papers.  Next, I cut one of the papers from the Pink Paislee's Summer Lights collection to about a 1/2in taller than the picture.  I cut the paper so that it could easily fit into the 2 pages of the spread, and then added my picture at the end of the paper.






     To balance the page, I cut some of the leftover pieces from the papers in the MALIBU kit (i am down to scraps of papers after all this projects!), and created banners. They all were attached to the top of the page, above the picture, in a cluster with a little piece of washi tape from my stash.






 The typed journal lines balanced the spread, and a few embellishments made from the  papers, stickers, and exclusive printables from this month's Malibu kit complete this page.  So simple and quick to put together.


    Next,  i used this striped paper from the Summer Lights collection (featured in this month's Malibu TN kit) as it reminded me of a beach towel.




  This time, I used the entire 6x6 paper sheet to cover the center of the 2 page TN spread. I cut the paper so that it fit on both pages, and glued a picture of the 2 girls to the top corner of the paper.  I added a small piece of another paper to mat the picture, and make sure it pops from the busy background. a few fussy cut images from the CK Exclusive printables, and the papers  along with the swim suit chipboard sticker is all that was needed to  frame the picture.




  I used my editing software to enlarge some of this month's exclusive printables.   In this particular page, I chose to add my sentiment inside the hexagon.  I am loving the alphas from last month's POOL PARTY kit.





The color matched this month's kit also.     Here is the final layout.   I love how easy it came together, and all the color in the page -even in the journal lines... the neon pens included in the kit will steal your heart, too!





  I hope you all are ready to use the MALIBU KITS to document your summer adventures.  There are a few available at the Clique Store, so make sure you can get your hands on one of them... You will love it!   Remember to leave me a comment if you have questions on how this came together, or just to say hi!



 Take care!