Jun 24, 2018


Scrapbook Layout created for Simple Stories - BLOOM -

Hi there!
Nathalie with you today with a new super sweet and simple layout featuring the new Simple Stories BLOOM collection.  This collection is rich in all positive vibes, a beautiful color palette, and my favorite: florals!!

The b-side of the Sn@p Basics Walnut/Cream dot paper was used as the mat for this layout.   Then two large strips of the Happy Times and Today's the Day from the Bloom collection were stitched to the mat.

To bring out a bit of the teal color in the collection, a little bit of mixed media was added to the background, just enough to peek under the picture.  The picture was then layered with papers from the collection and glued to the page.

All the florals in the papers of this collection, as well as in the stickes and ephemera pieces made it so easy to create clusters around the picture.   A bit of fussy cutting the Happy Times paper florals was all that this page needed to shine.

But the Bloom collection also is packed with beautiful quotes and icons (ephemera and stickers) that can easily be added to your projects, in this case, these helped convey the sentiment of the page.

To finish this page, the chipboard sticker ('BLOOM') was used.  The choice to flip the title was made so that it balance the line that the stitched papers form behind the picture.

I think my line, "love how this turned out", would fit this properly, but honestly this was so easy to put together and the results are truly beautiful.   The BLOOM collection is perfect to document those enlighting life moments. I cannot wait to see what you create with it!


Material used
Bloom collection:
10047   Collection Kit
10048   Combo Sticker
10051   Today is the Day paper
10052    Happy Times paper
10055   Chipboard Stickers
10056   Bits and Pieces
10057   Cardstock Stickers

Sn@p Collection - Basics
2852    Walnut/Cream Dot Desigbner Cardstock

Jun 23, 2018

Sweet Day

Scrapbook Layout created for Citrus Twist Kits  - SWEET DAY -

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today to bring you this week's 3-to-Inspire post.  By now most of you (hopefully) have received your gorgeous Cypress kits, and have started to dig into all the goodies included in the kits.   So how about a few prompts to make your next project a bit easier!.  This week's prompts are:

  • Create a banner 
  • Use some fussy cut elements
  • Document a picture of yourself

Here is what i have created using these prompts:

This month's cut apart digital sheet, as well as the ephemera pack (from Elle's Studio in the main kit, and Pinkfresh Studio in the add on kit) had many tags and labels in them, so i took advantage of them all to create a banner on the 8.5x11 white cardstock.  

A piece of grey jute cord (Maya Road) was wrapped around the cardstock, and all the tags, and flags were strung and glued on one side of the banner, so that the picture could be place also in the banner.  

Once the picture was set,  a few floral motifs were fussy cut from the 'Promise' paper from Shimelle included in the Cypress kits, and then used to create a large cluster around the picture.  The foam glitter thickers from Crate Paper  help to complete the cluster, and marry the page to the design on the patterned paper that is used as background for this page.

I used the same fussy cut florals and foam glitter stickers to create the title of this page.  Some of the pieces were placed outside of the white cardstock so that they tie into the background.  To finish the page a few sentiments were added using the main kit stamp set,  followed by some journaling lines and gold ink droplets.

The following video will show you a more in-depth look at how this page came together.

I really enjoyed working with a smaller format, and then adapting it to fit my regular scrapbook albums, but having the threee prompts made it so much easier to create this page about a beautiful Summer day here in the Toronto.

Now is your turn to use the prompts to create a project of your own.  Remember to share your creations on the Citrus Twist Kits Friends page on Facebook, or on social media (please tag @citrustwistkits) .   I look forward to see how you interprete the prompts in your pages.

Til next time,


Jun 19, 2018


Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  - ADVENTURE -

Hi there!

Today I am up on the Scrapbook Nerd blog with this new project about reinventing patterned paper to create a focal point.

I created this page using one sheet of patterned paper and a bit of hand stitching that complements the page, and also adds direction to the focal point of  the layout.

The lines of the page create  strategic places where clusters of ephemera and stickers.   This layout features the new My Mind's Eye collection, "WANDER" so i played with all the add ons in combination wtih some Pinkfresh Studio's Let Your heart Decide collection.

The title of this page was created by altering a cut file from JustNick Studio.  All the papers from the collection were used to back the cut, and then a large cluster of ephemera complete the page.

This page took very little time to come together, and the results are fun, and very clean.   As always you can reach me for more info on the page, or stop by the Scrapbook Nerd blog to check all the details on how this was created.

Take care!