Jul 20, 2018

Cool Rad Awesome Dude

Scrapbook Layout created for JustNick Studio  - COOL RAD AWESOME DUDE -

Hi there friends!

Nathalie with you today with a new layout all about my newly High School graduate (insert crying emoji here!).  I wanted to create something a bit different to document my son after graduating, so I searched the JustNick Studio store for the perfect cut files, and here is the result.

I wanted to create a large title that served as the background for the page, so I pulled the All Boy cut file to create the words in the title out of white cardstock.

Before laying down the title, i used a bit of Distress inks to add some mixed media on the background.   I wanted to play with the color of the graduating cap and my son's shirt.

While the background dried, the empty letter spaces in the cut out were backed using papers from the Pop Quiz collection from Bella Blvd.The colors are a perfect contrast to the background.

The title was attached to the background using different heights of foam adbesive, so that there is dimension on the layout.  Then just a few extra embellishments were neded to complete this page.

Love how this turned out.  The colors and large title are perfect for that picture of my son as a graduate.

Stop by the JustNick Studio store to checked the cut file and all of Nicole's lovely designs.   There are so many to chose from.

As always let me know if you have questions on how this turned out.


Jul 19, 2018

My Personal Journal - Week 27

hello back!

Like I mentioned in the previous post,  it has been a rather busy couple of weeks.  Just a few more projects to complete before taking a small break to vacation in town with family from overseas. So without much further ado, here are the entries for week 27 in my personal journal:

These entries are a good representation of how busy my life has been, and the joy it is to create a visual journal to tell it.  A hybrid page (large title and backgrounds take the guessing game and take care of a lot of the embellishing on a page), a simple scrapbook page, and a scraplift, all simple ways to  get your stories told on a TN.  I have used mostly Citrus Twist Kits, and some In A Creative Bubble digitals to complete the pages.

I have combined some CTK kits with Altenew stamps to create these pages.   Love the clean look of the pages, and how beautifully they tell our story.

The flower paper used in the top entry is one of my favorites ever from Citrus Twist Kits, and though I consider hoarding it, I kept reminding myself that i need to use more of my supplies.  So i am taking my time to see ways into adding my stories using all the goodies i am safe keeping.

Well, that is all for me for today.   It is time to dive in back into video and picture editing, so I can continue sharing what i create with you all.

As always leave me a comment if you have questions on how this came together.


My Personal Journal - Week 26

Hello there!

How busy is your life?!  Well, though it may seem that my life is pretty standard, I gotta admit that the past few weeks -and still going- have been jam packed, and a bit stressing.   There are so many projects that i am working on, as well as having to organize my house to receive family from overseas YAY!!   I think that though I have documented my days, I have had a hard time photographing it all, and then there is the editing!   Well, I took some time today to go through 2 of the past weeks, there are still another week to edit, and this week.  So without further ado, i will give you a peak at some of the entries in my personal journal.

Most of the entries were created using kits and stamps from Citrus Twist Kits.   I love how versatile the kits are, and how easy they are to combine. Plus their exclusives and stamps are perfect for this format.

Besides the July Marker page, all the entries were created with kits from CTK....   As always having the option of going hybrid for some entries just helps with documenting at a faster rate.   But overall, i am so happy to continue to keep a daily journal, and add an entry a day.  I hope you too are taking a few minutes to document the little things.

Well, let's just say see you in a bit, as the next week is coming up in the next post.