Dec 12, 2019

COZY & BRIGHT - Scrapbook Nerd



Hi there!

It is almost here!  and i am yet to do my Christmas shopping!!!  Instead, I have spent time putting some of my Christmas passed memories into pages for my albums.   Today, i want to share this page all about my baby, and his love for the tree and blankets.



A few weeks ago, I purchased the Nuvo Shimmer Powders from Scrapbooknerd, and finally broke them out to use in this page.  It is no secret I love mixed media, so this colors made the perfect background for the page.




I first added a bit of texture paste through a the Poinsettia Pattern stencil from Echo Park, and then used  Cherry Bomb, Red Scarlett and the green powder to add the color on the page.  I finished the background with a bit of gold ink.




while the background dried, i cut papers from both the Merry Little Christmas from Pebbles and Snowflake from Crate Paper to back the pictures of my baby.  Then attached them to the background with  some foam adhesive.




I kept the embellishments very simple, by creating a few clusters of stickers and embellishments from the collections ( plus some FALALA from Crate Paper) around the pictures and in a soft diagonal line on the page.




The last step was to add a title (alphas from Pink Paislee's Ivy  collection) and then a few strips of papers on the sides of the page.   I love how this turned out, and how quickly it came together.  The colors of the powders are just to die for, too.


Remember to stop by Scrapbook Nerd to check all the materials i used in this page, and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

XO

Dec 11, 2019

DECEMBER DOCUMENTED - Citrus Twist Kits



Hi there!

not sure about your days, but ours are filled with school, work, and other activities that keeps us on our toes all the times.  That is why sharing daily entries on my December album can be complicated, but creating the entries has been rather easy this year that i have had the chance to mix and match kits, especially those from Citrus Twist Kits.



This time i am documenting our Santa Claus parade tradition, i took lots of pictures of the day, but narrowed them to three.  I started with a large picture of my kids at the parade and decided to create an interactive page to go with it.



I wanted the red sign the one that pops from the page, so i added a small cluster of embellishments from the  Yuletide collection die cuts ( available at CTK shop) and then brought stickers from both December kits to combine them with the interactive page.



I printed one of the exclusive bonus subscriber cards to fit 4.25"x7.5"  ( i used photoshop to manipulate the card) and then glued it to a large tag to create the flip page.  I used the Christmas stories stamp to add the small tab on the center of the card that helps open the page.




I cut a piece of patterned paper (snowflake collection - CTK December Add-on kit) to fit the back of the card, and glued the pictures to it.  Then used embellishments from the Yuletide collection and cut apart elements from the Life Crafted kit to complete the cluster on the page.  To repeat the circle embellishments, i cut the "Joy" embellishment from the CTK Christmas Daily labels sheet to and added to the write up page, then ended the page by stamping the sentiment .




This was super fun and quick to put together using  a mix of kits and goodies from the CTK shop and kits.  Remember to check them all out.

I will come back to show you more of my little December album soon!

XO

Dec 10, 2019

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS INSPIRATION - Pinkfresh Studio




hi there!
Nathalie with you today with a bit of Home for the Holidays inspiration.  I am sure most of you are busy working on documenting your December, and since i am in the Northern hemisphere, that means Winter and snow for Christmas. So, let me show you what i have created...

Under the Mistletoe



I love the colors of the Home for the Holidays collection, and probably the Mistletoe  paper is one of my favorites ( even though i am not a yellow fan!).   But it was the perfect paper to frame the story of our fun adventures with a mistletoe head band.


I wanted a large title to offset the film strip, so i used the Kelly Alpha Die sets ( lowercase and uppercase) to create the title for the layout using papers from the Home for  the Holidays collection.  I cut the same letters from double white cardstock and backed each letter - this makes the small details in the letter die cuts stand out!-.



I backed and layered the film strip with  the Holiday Gifts and Advent  paper.   Each picture got a cluster of embellishments around it, however I chose to add a larger cluster to the left of the top picture so that it balanced the page completely.   The following  video will show you how it all came together:




Just loved how this came together using the colors and patterns from the collection and the die sets.



Though the collection  is perfect to document your Holiday/ December memories, it is so versatile that can easily be used to create memories of your Winter adventures.  Let me show you!

Winter Walk


To create this page, i pulled the cooler colors of the patterned papers and combined them with a bit of mixed media (liquid watercolors) and the Pine Bough Square cut file.



I started by creating a soft edge on the paper strips using the Essentials:  Lacey Edgers Die Set.  The edges bring texture to the page, and add the winter feel to the page.



To bring more of the winter feel to the page, I used liquid watercolors ( Sky Blue, Aquamarine, Bubble Gum, Clementine, Sunshine) to add splashes of color on the background.   Once dried, I set the paper strips in place, and used the Pine Bough Square cut outs to create a large cluster of sprigs  around the picture.  The following video will show you more details of my process:



I love how this layout shows how versatile the Home for the Holidays collection can be, all you need is a bit of Liquid watercolor and one of the  new cut files.



I hope these have inspired you to pull your Home for the Holidays collection and other Pinkfresh Studio goodies ( dies, stamps, cut files and mixed media products) to document your December/Holiday/Winter memories. 
Remember to share with us what you have created, and if you have questions on how these came together, please do not hesitate to contact me!.
Happy Holidays!