Mar 26, 2019

SPRING HAPPY - Scrapbook Nerd

Hi there!

Spring is finally here, or so i hope!  So what better way to start celebrating it than to bring color and lightness to your pages.   For this, i pulled the new Pinkfresh Studio Everyday Musings collection to create a new project for Scrapbook Nerd.

I love large bold titles, so this be cut file from Handipaper was the perfect starting point for  this page.   It was all backed with papers from the collection and set on foam adhesive so that it stands out on the page.

To have all the details in the title and picture stand out, i chose to add a bit of mixed media to the background.   So a bit of white paint and VIcki Boutin art crayon was added to one of the collection papers before the title and picture were glued onto it.

To balance the title, i chose to create a large cluster of floral die cuts at the bottom right corner of the layout.   The combination of die cuts, ephemera pieces and stickers balances the page.  IN addition, small pops of red were added around the page to create visual triangles.  Here is the final layout:

Love how this turned out, having a single collection to work with makes it all a so much easier to create a cohesive layout in a small amount of time. Here is a video that shows how it all came together:

You can check all the materials used at Scrapbook Nerd, there are so many new products arriving at the store, Be Sure to stop by and check them all out! 
Remember you can always contact me if you have a question on how this all came together.


Mar 20, 2019

FULL OF JOY - Scrapbook Nerd

Hi there!

Spring is finally here, and that means lots of color starting to pop around my part of the world.   I love having colorful papers to work with, so i pulled the Spring Farmhouse collection from Simple Stories to create a new project for Scrapbook Nerd.

It all started with some mixed media to the sides of a gessoed Bazzil Marshmallow cardstock.   A bit of black art Crayon and gold glaze from VIcki Boutin create the perfect background for the soft lines of the cut file from Handipaper (which was backed with some vellum).

Once the background dried, two strips of paper from the collection were machine stitched to the page, and the cut out was also glued to the background so that it looks as peeking from behind the paper strips. 

All the floral pieces from the Spring Farmhouse  ephemera pack were fussy cut to reduce the white edge on them.  These were combined with stickers from the same collection to create clusters around the picture and form a diagonal design on the page.

For the title, a phrase was chosen from the Simple and Sweet gold puffy stickers from Pinkfresh Studio. This sits next to a small cluster of fussy cut florals.   A few lines of journal and some gold ink complete this page.

I love the contrast of the mixed media, vellum and the colors of the collection. Remember to stop by Scrapbook Nerd to check this collection and lots of new lines arriving to the store.  If you have questions about how this was put together, please contact me!

Now i am off to enjoy Spring!


Mar 19, 2019

Hello Happy Day

Scrapbook layout created for Simple Stories   - Hello Happy Day -

Hello  friends!

It looks like Spring is slowly coming our way, so I want to get started on those happy and colorful feelings using the new Spring Farmhouse collection from Simple Stories  to document a recent picture of my family.

This new collection is packed with beautiful sentiments, designs and colors, so, what better way to showcase them all than to back a cut file with it.   For this page, i used a cut file from Handipaper and backed each of the flowers with papers from the 6x8 paper pad and papers from the collection.

To take advantage of the angles of the cut file, i chose to back the center frame with the Cream paper from the Spring Farmhouse collection, and then glue it to the B side of the Well Said paper on an angle.

The new position of the cut out on the page created the perfect placing for the picture, so once i layered it with some papers from the 4x6  elements paper i glued it in place and added embellishments around it in clusters.  So many embellishments to chose from, so easy to combine them in this page.

To enhance the florals in the cut file, i used the Floral  Bits and Pieces  to add to floral clusters.   I simply fussy cut a bit of the white edge of each floral image, and added them with foam adhesive.   For the title of this page,  i used a combination of stickers and placed it at the bottom of the large floral cluster.

I love how this page turned out, and how colorful it is, perfect for Spring -even when the picture is not a colorful one-.  The new Spring Farmhouse collection from Simple Stories is perfect to document all types of memories and put you in a Spring-kind-a-feeling. Remember to check it out, you are going to love it, too