Nov 20, 2017

Pursue Magic

Scrapbook Layout created for Maya Road - PURSUE MAGIC -

Hi there Roadies!!!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a bit of fall inspiration using the beautiful MAYA ROAD products!  I am sure that when you think Fall, there is a lot of different images that come to your mind, mostly leaves, pumpkin and fall colors.   So i used a more modern version of those concepts to create this page all about my mom.

I have had this picture of my mom in my scrapbook folder for a while, and finally decided to create a soft background where the colors of the picture will pop, for this i am using Pinkfresh Studio's Escape the Ordinary collection to create the leaf branch.

I used the Tropical Flowers Die to cut papers from the collection and then arranged them on the olive color cardstock as to form the branch that my mom is hiding behind (we were apple picking at the time!).   All the die cuts were attached with a combination of glue and foam adhesive to create dimension in the page.

Next, the picture was glued to the page, but i added a piece of Ken Oliver Vintage Trim -Rick Rack Edge- under the picture, just to soften the line of the picture once it was glued to the page.  The cluster of ephemera at the corner of the picture houses also the title of  the page, and a Mini Arrow Charm.  Just love all the texture in this cluster.

Next I added a cluster of  beautiful Maya Road products at the other corner of the picture.  This small cluster consists of a Wood Thoughtful Sentiment token, a banner from the Love Chipboard Banner set -it was colored using Gold colorshine-, and a small heart from the Mini Chipboard Heart Confetti set that was colored with deep coral color shine.  Once again I wanted to add textures and colors from the picture.  After that a few lines of journal and some color droplets complete the page.

I love how easy it was to create the leaf branch with the die cuts.   The non traditional colors of the layout are the perfect way to have the picture and title pop from the page.   I really hope this inspires you to create a new take on Fall, and use the beautiful Maya Road goodies to add texture and softness to the page.
That is all for me today!  remember to visit the Maya Road store to check all the products in this page. 

Maya Road products used:

Nov 19, 2017

Very Merry

Scrapbook layout created for Simple Stories  - VERY MERRY -

Nathalie with you today.  It is starting to look at lot like Christmas, and what better way that prepare for the upcoming season, that to document last year's memories with the beautiful and super fun "OH WHAT FUN".

For this page, I wanted to take advantage of the colors in the papers of the collection, and what better way to display them than  to create a wreath to display a photo of my littles -niece and nephew-.

Using a die from Maya Road, I created a lot of stars that were arranged in a circle to create the wreath.

There are so many beautiful designs in the papers and cut apart cards from the  Oh What Fun collection that can easily be fussy cut to be used as clusters around the layout.
This layout's title was created using one of the 4x4 card from the cut apart elements page.

Here are just a few more close ups of all the details around the picture.   The poinsetta images are one of my favorite designs in this collection, and the perfect flower to give this layout that soft and Chrsitmasy look.

The "Oh What Fun" collection is by far one of the most beautiful and FUN collections for the upcoming Christmas season, and a must to document all those special moments.

Remember I am always a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Materials Used:
Oh What Fun Collection
#9286  Collection Kit
#9287 12x12 Sticker
#9288 paper
#9289 paper
#9291 4x4 elements
#9292 4x6 horizontal elements
#9293 4x6 vertical elements

Nov 17, 2017

Beautiful Memories

Scrapbook Layout created for JustNick Studio  - BEAUTIFUL  MEMORIES -

Hi there!
Nathalie with you today with a new layout about one of my favorite people in the world, my aunt, Pamela!.  She and I are the same age, and have grown up together, but now live in different hemispheres.    So i wanted to use some of the new (and upcoming) cut files to document a picture of the 2 of us, while we were visiting my native Ecuador.

To create the background of this page, i welded a few images of the Floral Background 2 (which will be available starting tomorrow), and then combined it with one of the hearts in the Hearts 2 cut file to obtain the background for this page

I backed just a few of the flowers with papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Bohemian Dreams collection ( i love all the purple tones in the papers, so I had to use them in this layout). 

Next, the Flowers cut file was used to create just the silhouette of the floral motifs from the heart - i sized the images so that they matched the ones used in the heart background).  These flowers were then backed with white vellum, and then attached with pop dots to the background.   Just loved the softness of the flowers, so there was no need to add much embellishments to the page, just a few pieces from the collection were enough to complete this page.

I hope this inspires you to mix and fuse some of the stores cut files to create a one-of-a-kind project.   There are so many beautiful designs available  (and coming to) in the JustNick Studio store; stop by, and check them out!!!

Remember I am always a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.


Nov 15, 2017


Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  - #EXPLORE -

Hello everyone!

As we are gearing towards the end of the year, I find that i have not make a dent  at documenting  my vacation memories.   So i will try and spend some of my winter break working on creating pages about our travels, and this is the first of many to come.  For this project i am using the Escape the Ordinary collection from Pinkfresh Studio that i picked from Scrapbook Nerd (and for whom this page is being created)

I created this layout using the large triangular forms as my inspiration for the page. I used an exacto knife to cut them out so that i could form a mountain range as the background for a picture of my daughter and cousin (in Ecuador) at the top of a mountain .

A bit of Distress Oxide Inks helps recreate the background of the page, so that it gives the idea of a mountain scene.   I chose to then pop the triangles with some  foam adhesive to the background.

All the embellishment pieces from the Escape the Ordinary collection work seamlessly to bring to life the feeling in this page,   I took advantage of all the angles in the  page to add clusters and the title of the page.   Here is final layout:

I love this page!  the colors in the collection, along with the angles in the design are beautiful.   If  you would like to see the entire collection, stop by Scrapbook Nerd to pick this, and the many other beautiful goodies available at the store.

Remember to contact me if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Family Love

Scrapbook Layout created for Citrus Twist Kits  - FAMILY LOVE -

hi there!

I am up on the Citrus Twist Kits blog with this new layout that showcases this month's Stories kit, This is Life "Gathering" stamp, and "Wild Thing" Add on kit. 

I think is my love for typography that drew me to the large chipboard words included in the add-on kit.  So i formed a simple design that would showcase both the title and picture in the layout.

The colors in the papers in this month's kit were the starting point for this page.   A bit of acrylic paint and watercolor create the background for the strips of paper.   A bit of gold shimmer paint bring the large word forward; the script word from the This is Life stamp complete the title.

To balance the title, I used a large picture of my son and nephew.   This month's exclusive ephemera is perfect to create clusters around the picture; and all those word stickers from Pinkfresh Studio are great to add small sentiments around the page.  Here is a small video that shows a condensed version of how this page came together:

I hope you stop by the  Citrus Twist Kits to check all the kits and stamps used in this layout.  The new and exclusive products are gorgeous!  
Remember I am a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Nov 13, 2017

December Stories

Hi there! 

Who is ready for December?   If it was up to me, Christmas decorations will go up as soon as Thanksgiving is done (that means the 2nd weekend of October, here in Canada!), but i have to wait until mid November ( it is call, "compromising").

Regardless, I am living my December dreams by getting my Traveler's Notebooks ready to hold all my precious memories in one single spot.  For the past years i have chosen this method to document our stories;  it is a smaller and ( personally) easier to manage, especially when you have a very event-full December. 

Since there will be lots of embellishments being added to the notebooks, I have created two inserts for my TN so that they are easier to work with once they start to get filled with our stories.  For the first one, I used pieces from the Main Christmas kit, and Mini Kit #1 to create the cover of the insert.  The Christmas Stories stamp is not just beautiful, but versatile, as it was used here to add sentiments and to create the cover page of the insert.   That small pocket came together in a few steps, and will house a small note about what the book is all about.

The inserts I have created will be able to house our December stories, but not in the December Daily format.  However some of the DD ideas can be adapted to the Traveler's Notebook format.   In the second insert, I chose to use the Christmas Stories stamp, and some gold embossing powder to create the small tree of sentiments featured in the front page of the TN.   The cover of this insert was created with pieces from the Christmas Stories kits, and a paper from my stash.

I chose to add a  small note to the first page of this insert that just tells about my wishes and hopes for the month.  The story was then  framed with a paper from the Christmas Stories main kit (which has already sold out!), and attached to a piece of paper (from my stash) that complements the kit.   I just love all the stickers and embellishments included in all the kits.  There is so much to chose from, and makes it so easy to create all the pages.  Here is more in depth look at how these came together, so sit back an enjoy the following video:

I hope you are inspired to start your December documenting.   It does not matter what the format or length of your album/book looks like, the important thing is that you document all those stories that are dear to you heart.

Remember, I am just a comment away if you have questions on these.   I will also be sharing my December Stories TN progress on my social media outlets, and the CTK Friends Facebook page.

Take care!!