Jul 18, 2019

A BIT OF OFFICE HOURS INPIRATION - Pinkfresh Studio





Hi there,
Nathalie with you today  sharing a bit of OFFICE HOURS inspiration.  I am so excited to be here as part of the Design Team and get to share some of my love (aka obsession) for Pinkfresh Studio products with all of you, so let's get started.
My first layout, Coffee Time, is all about my love affair with coffee.



I fell in love with the B side of the Organize This paper, those ombre stripes gave the idea to create a vertical title using the Adore Alpha dies.  Once the word was cut, i set to create the background for this layout.




I love working with the Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolors, and this time i used a few of them to add splashes of color to the background.  To bring the coffee feel to the page, i used the rim of a coffee cup lid and the Espresso watercolor to create the coffee watermark/stains on the background, of course a few coffee splatters were added, too.




Once the background dried, i set the picture in place and then added clusters of embellishments around the page.  The Office Hours collection is packed with so many cute and versatile embellishments that it took no time to work them into the page.






Lastly, I completed the title using the beautiful script font puffy stickers and a few enamel dots - all from the Office Hours collection-.   I hope you can see in the page how much i love coffee!.  The following process video will show you how the layout came together, enjoy:







For my second page, i decided to use the OFFICE HOURS collection to create a page about my kids' never ending school work assignments.




For this page i wanted a more structured look  -something that reminded me of school-, so i pulled the Essential Classic Tags with Fillable Elements to cut tags from different papers from the collection, and also the picture of my daughter.





The idea of structure was easily translated into the layout by creating a grid with the tags.  Once i had them in order, i used embellishments from the collection to decorate each of them.




In order to break a bit of the angular shape of the grid, i chose to place some of the embellishments a bit off side, this added movement and a touch of fun  to the page.






Being a mom of teenagers means to walk a fine line between being encouraging and sarcastic, so i decided to reflect this in the bottom row of tags.  The first has all the journal (the little clipboard piece was easy to fussy cut), then the middle tag contains the title -which just makes me smile every time i read it- created using the alphas from the collection, and then a bit of encouraging to end the page.




I love the structured look of the page, along with the fun colors and movement of the embellishments on the page.  The following video will show you how it all came together.




Just love how these two pages came together using one single collection.  I hope these have inspired you to use the OFFICE HOURS collection to document your memories.    Remember to share with us what you create with the collection!
XO,
Nathalie



Materials used ( the images contain Affiliate Links)


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Jul 17, 2019

ALTENEW JULY 2019 DECAL BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY


Hi there!

Welcome to the Altenew July 2019 Decal Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.    You are arriving from  Galina's blog,  and I am hoping you are already in love with the new Altenew Decals.   These can easily be used to adorn your projects, phone, computer, journals, furniture, and even your walls.  They feature designs and phrases with an elegance that you have come to expect and love from Altenew.   They have been created with the crafter in mind, yet are versatile and timeless enough for anyone looking to add more beauty to their life.

Let me show you how awesome the new Altenew Decals are...



For my first project, i chose to combine parts of the Watercolor Bliss and Crafts Department decals to decorate my work board.   First i painted the cork white using acrylic paint, then use gold for the frame.  Once it dried, i cut a piece of the Watercolor Bliss florals to add them to the corner of the board.




 To finish this project, i cut the "Crafts Dept." sentence from the  Crafts Department Decal and added it to the top of my board.  SO loving how this turned out, and how a bit of paint and the decals gave my work board a face lift.




While i cut the Crafts Department Decal, i also cut out the flowers that come on the decal - these match the ones in the Botanical Rhapsody washi tape-  I used this to create the cover of my journaling bible.



All i did was used the flower piece of the decal to wrap it around the spine and front of my Bible.   Then used a gold marker to add my initials followed by gold ink splatters.   Just love how a simple decal can  make the cover shine.




I chose to Amour Decal combo to create the two home decor pieces.  For the first one,  i picked  a double glass picture frame, and decided to create  a flower cluster at the diagonal corners of the glass.




I chose to add the sentiment using part of the Watercolor Bliss decal.     The repositional nature of the product helps to create the layered look on the frame.



For this piece, i used an empty fame, and layered images from the Amour Small and Amour Medium
decals.  The die cut word was then added using a bit of glue.  The following video will show  how it l came together:




These were so fun to put together in a small amount of time.   Trust me, these decals are sure to cheer up your space.   Make sure to check them out.   


Now it is time for the fun part of this blog hop, GIVEAWAY:


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 7/22/2019 for a chance to win.



They will also be drawing a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/26/2019

Now it is time to continue the blog hop, and you are off to the Hedgehog Hollow blog.   Remember you can always come back here to start the loop, or stop by the Altenew Card blog to start the loop.  A list of all the participants has been added for your convenience.





Thank you so much for visiting, and have fun hopping around!


Jul 15, 2019

EXPLORE BARE FEET - Scrapbook Nerd



Hi there!
Today i am up on the Scrapbook Nerd YouTube channel and mine with a new layout all about my  daughter's love for walking bare feet on grass.    For this, i pulled a cut file from Handipaper and the entire Sunny Days collection.




A  bit of white acrylic paint was added to the background, just behind the area where the  picture and layers of paper would sit, followed by splatters of paint and gold ink.  Once this dried, layers of different patterned papers  from the collection were added behind the picture.





A bit of foam adhesive creates the dimension behind the picture and the cut out ( i chose not to back the cut out so that it compliments the picture and becomes part of the background).   Some of the embellishments were clustered to frame the picture or as layer behind the picture.  A few fussy cut flowers were added under the cut out -as if coming from behind the layers and picture- thus elongating the design and guiding your eye to the title of the page.






For the title, i combined puffy stickers from the Sunny Days collection with mini alphas from Pink Paislee's whimsical collection.  A few more embellishments, gold splatters and a few lines of journal complete this page.




Love how this turned out, and how easy it came together, even when i started with no plan in mind.  The following video will show you how the layout was created:



Stop by Scrapbook Nerd to check all the materials used in this layout, and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

XO


Materials Used  ( the images contain Affiliate links)

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