Oct 14, 2019


Hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a few layouts of my Life Crafted album using the beautiful AT MY TABLE kit.   I love paper, but i think i equally love digital files, having the chance to build and customize my pages always comes in handy when you do daily documenting.   Every month CTK subscribers get a lot of perks that can easily stretch your kit and help you create one-of-a-kind pages.  Let me show you...

For  my first page, i chose to work with the cut files (available for free to subscribers) to help me create my spread.   First of, i wanted to add lots of journaling  - all about my son and his tree- so, i used the Digital TN paper  as the base for my 3x8 insert.

I created the 3x8 insert in Photoshop, then added the Digital TN paper, followed by my lines of journal.    For my title, i used one the  sentiment from the Picture Perfect cut file by simply using the PNG format of the cut file and sizing the title to fit on my page.   After printing it, i backed the insert with a paper from the Life Crafted kit and slipped in the pocket.  A small chipboard sticker was then added atop the pocket at the bottom of the page.

For the picture side of the spread, i enlarged the picture to fit to the page, then cut one of the Life Crafted screens from white cardstock.  I backed the screen with the picture and used a black fine liner to emphasize the writing on the cut.   A small cluster of ephemera complete this page.   This was easy and really time effective when putting together.

Let me show you another idea:

As soon as i saw this floral pattern in the kit, i  had this idea for one of my spreads.  So i used the Digital PL cards to create the two sides of the page.   For the right side, i enlarged the 4x6  digital PL card to fit to the page, while the left side of the spread was built using the 3x4 digital  PL card.  I enlarged two of the 3x4 cards, and rotated one so that i could complete the left side border with the patterned -if you see up close, you could see where i joined the cards-.

To build my page, i decided to cut a panel of vellum to fit inside the page, and cut one of the 4x6 cards from the Life Crafted kit.  The picture was then glued to the card and a small cluster of ephemera and puffy stickers complete this page.

For my lines of journal, i simply typed them when i was building my pages, so i can print them all at once, but chose to add my title by mixing the puffy stickers from the At My Table kit with some stamping using the Typewriter font stamp set from CTK.  Once again, completely in love with how this turned out.

Remember to check the Digital Shop to find the files used to create these layouts.  As always consider subscribing to Citrus Twist Kits as you will have access to so many perks that will stretch your kit each month.

AS always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!


hi there!
Today, Pinkfresh Studio is celebrating their new Ink Pad release!  These new inks are amazing!!  they are crisp, saturated and most importantly coordinate with their liquid watercolor collection.  Pinkfresh Studio has developed the ink pads so that they formed a color family which is perfect for all your stamping needs.   But let's better see the inks in action so you can see how amazing they are...

For my first project, i used the new inks to create a Christmas card.  I started by embossing the Season's Greetings stamp  with gold onto heavy cardstock.  I used the new Olive, Evergreeen, Candy Apple and Berrilicious  to details the image ( i simply stamped the ink onto a block, diluted  it  with a bit of water and used it as watercolor for this image)

To create my card panel, i chose to use a brush to add color to the background.  Having the color family  -Island Oasis set - made this so easy to fade the colors toward the center of the card.   Here i heat embossed a sentiment from the Season's Greetings card.

To finish, i clear embossed the Sparkle with Magic frame around the color panel,  and then used some foam adhesive to attach the wreath to the card.   I love how easy this came together, but I think it is time to show you how these inks can enhance your next Scrapbook layout.

The new inks pads are so versatile, and i couldn't resist using them to create a layout.  For this page, i wanted to featured lots of the new ink pad colors in one page.

I used the Urban Raincoat  mini cube ink set to add a bit of mixed media to the background so that it brings up all the details of the elements placed on it.

While the background dried, i used the Lovely Blossoms stamp and die set along with the Indian Summer, Heartbeat, Rise and Shine, and Soul of Provence ink sets to create the florals .  All those reach tones of the flowers make the perfect embellishments for the page.

In addition, i pulled the new Kelly Uppercase alphabet to cut the title for this page, and then used foam adhesive to attach it to the .   All the floral images were then added around the title and picture.

The new ink pads are so crisp and vibrant, just look at the detail and color in the flowers in the clusters.  These  groupings of floral images bring so much color to the page that all i needed to do was add a few embellishments around the clusters and create a small journal corner at the bottom of the page.

 You want to make sure to check these new ink pads, they are the perfect not just for cards but also scrapbooking layouts.  You are going to love them!

Now it comes the fun part of this blog hop, GIVEAWAY

  • Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full sized ink pad release on the Pinkfresh blog, and the full mini cube release on our IG feed.
  • Each designer will be giving away a $25 gift card on each of our blog post to one lucky comment.

A list of all winners will be posted on Monday, Oct 21st on the Pinkfresh Studio Giveaway Page.  You will have two weeks to claim your prize.

To insure that you can get these inks to you, Pinkfresh Studio is having a special sale ..

  • all orders $100+, they will receive free shipping within the United States without a code. The shipping will be discounted automatically, they just have to select the correct shipping method upon checkout.

This is all for me today!  it is now time to visit Nichol Spohr and check her amazing creations.  A list of all the participants is available for your convenience...

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter
Thank you so much for visiting, and please do not forget to contact me with any questions on how these came together.


LIFE IS LOVELY - Scrapbook Nerd

Hi there!

It is time for some inspiration for Scrapbook Nerd.   This week is a pretty busy one for me, so i wanted to share with you how to create a quick and sweet layout using the new Maggie Holmes Heritage collection.

Once i chose the background for my page (the stripe paper from the collection), i used an edge punch to create the scallop border on two of the collection papers.   These were trimmed to just fit on the top part of the paper and then attached to the background.

The beautiful specialty paper from this collection is the perfect layer behind the picture.   Since there is lots of white space on the top part of the picture, i chose to create an embellishment cluster using ephemera, clear stickers and puffy stickers .

I added a few cut outs (created with cut files from Handipaper) to the left side of the page, and under the paper scallops to stretch the design.  The large chipboard sticker was perfect to create the title of my page.

To finish the page, I added a small cluster of embellishments at the bottom of the page, and then followed it with my lines of journal.   A few splatters of gold ink complete this page...

i love how this came together in a short amount of time, i have created a small video that will show you how this was built:

As always, please check SCRAPBOOK NERD for all the materials used in this page, and make sure to leave a comment if you have questions on how this came together.