Jul 19, 2018

Taking My Sweet Time

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  - TAKING MY SWEET TIME -

Hi there! It is time for my weekly inspiration for Scrapbook Nerd.  This time around I pulled the new Pinkfresh Studio Sweet and Simple collection to document an everyday picture of my little guy catching some zzz.

The background of this page was created on tbe b-side of one of the collection papers.   A bit of white acrylic paint, followed by some Distress Oxides yield the sky look of the page.

The cloud cut out comes from a cut file from Just Nick Studio, and the empty spaces were backed with papers from the collection.  A bit of foam adhesive creates that soft shadow, and helps to add movement to the page.

The picture was framed usingg embellishments from the collection, and the Let Your Heart Decide collection,  A bit  of gold colorshine and lines of journal complete this page:

Love the cleaniness of the page, and all the small details,   Those huge lemons slices are just perfect for summer.   Remember to check this new collection at Scrapbook Nerd, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions on how this was put together.

Jul 18, 2018

Happy Day

Scrapbook Layout created for Citrus Twist Kits  - HAPPY DAY  -

Hello, hello!

It is time for some Mixed Media!! Nathalie and Amanda with you today bringing you a few ideas on how to incorporate this month's Mixed Media kit into your projects.  So get ready to get inky fingers! First up is Nathalie.

Hello friends!    It is one of my favorite posts of the month, as i get to show you how to mix some beautiful paper and embellishments with a bit of colorful mess, i mean Mixed Media!

The Vicki Boutin Acrylic Pop Paints that are included in the Mixed media kit are silky, highly pigmented and so easy to work with, plus they can easily be mixed with other mediums ( in this case the June 2018 Mixed Media kit).   The following video will show you how to create the background and the stars in this page, enjoy:

How about those stars?!  The soft watercolor look of the background (created by watering down the acrylic paint) forms the perfect setting for the cascade of stars (also created using the mixed media kit and a stamp) Don't worry if you don't have the same stamp i used in the video.  All you need is a simple stamp and black ink.  This will help you break the patterned in color when layering the stars on the page.

Did you catch all the gold foiled elements in this page?! I am working with the Outside Stories Add On kit for this layout, and the ephemera pack that is included (from Heidi Swapp's Hawthorne collection) can be customized with foil.  All the foil pieces are the perfect embellishment in this oh so colorful page.

Mixing all the wood veneer and kraft in the papers and embellishments of the Outside Stories kit into the colorful background tones down the paint, and sort of grounds the colors in the stars.  To finish this page, i added a few stamped sentiments from the Daily Routine stamp set, as well as a few lines of journal..

Totally in love with this page! the colors and textures created with the four paints is amazing, add to that the Outside Stories kit, and it is just perfection.  Remember to check this month's Add On kits,  they are truly amazing this month.

thank you so much for visiting.

Jul 15, 2018

Sweet Dreams Little One

Scrapbook Layout created for Simple Stories-  Sweet Dreams Little One  -

Hello everyone! Nathalie with you today with a new layout that celebrates those sweet baby sleeping moments ( i so miss seeing my kids sleeping faces!).  The new Simple Stories  "OH, BABY!" collections are ideal to document all those sweet baby moments

To start this page, i drew a few stars on some of the patterned papers of the Oh, Baby! collection, and the Oh, Baby! Expecting collection,  backed them with white cardstock, and added a bit of hand stitching around the edges.

To create the title of the page, a JustNick Studio cut file was used.  All the letters of the cut out were backed using papers from the Oh, Baby! paper pad.  Having the smaller pattern of the large papers is perfect to combine and display a lot of color  in the title.  The chipboard sticker just completes the sentiment of the title and page.

I wanted to create a very soft look for this page, so I used a sheet of vellum to cover a light blue piece of cardstock, and added all the  the stars, picture and title on top of the vellum piece.

Just a few extra details were added to the picture and around the stars.  All those little star stickers are a easy way to complete the look of the page.   A few drops of gold ink were added to bring some shine to the page!

Love the softness of the page, and all the starry background is the perfect frame for my sweet sleeping cousin.  The new Oh, Baby! collections are ideal to document your parenting journey, and beyond!  Remember to chek them out at your local scrapbook store.
Well that is all for me for now.

List of Supplies:
10115  Oh, Baby Collection Kit
10116  Combo Sticker
10127  4x6 Horizontal Elements
10117  Adorable paper
10129  6x8 paper pad
10130  Chipboard sticker
10131 Bits and Piecs
10132  4x6 Cardstock stickers
10133  Clear stickers
10247  Oh, Baby! Expecting collection kit
10249  Expecting you paper