Jan 27, 2017

Beautiful Girl

Scrapbook Layout  created as a Project Sheet for Clique Kits   -BEAUTIFUL GIRL -

Hello there,

I hope you all are doing well,

My January Clique Kits's "Hey, Sugar" was  a dream to work with, one of my final projects for Clique Kits was creating a Project Sheet ( a step by step tutorial) on how to recreate this layout with the kit.   You can find all the details by following this link : http://www.cliquekits.com/project-sheets.html

 Here are just a few more close ups, you can find all the information and download the project sheet at http://www.cliquekits.com/project-sheets.html.

I hope you stop by to check all the details, and pick one of the beautiful kits Clique Kits have available, remember you can use NATHALIE10 to receive 10% off at checkout.

take care!

Materials used:
Clique Kits - "Hey, Sugar" kit

Love Him!

Scrapbook Layout created for The Cut Shoppe  - LOVE HIM! -


I am up on the Cut Shoppe's blog with a new layout showcasing some of their beautiful cut files, and Clique Kits "Wonderland" kit.

The layout features one of the images in the " Bless my Heart" cut file as a background to the page.   The heart was sized until the  hearts within the image were slightly bigger than 1 in.  Next i cut the hearts from one of Pink Paislee's Moonstruck collection and lightly glued them down.  A few hand stitches just held the hearts in place.

The pictures of my teens holding their little cousin were then layered using papers and embelishments from Clique Kits Wonderland kit.

The title is a combination of the "Cupid's Arrow" cut file, and Alphas from the Moonstruck collection.  The arrow was sized to cover the length of the two pictures together, then cut in one of the papers in the kit.  Next another image was cut of an offset of  the page in white card stock, both image were glued together, and then mounted on the layout.  A few lines of journal around the heart, and some gold splatters completes this project.

The beautiful "Wonderland" kit from Clique Kits (you can use the code NATHALIE10  to obtain 10% discount at checkout) worked seamlessly to complete this layout.   The new cut files available at the Cut Shoppe's Etsy store are always a joy to work with.

As always let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for visiting today!

Materials Used:
cut file - The Cut Shoppe - Cupid's Arrows

cut file - The Cut Shoppe - Bless your Heart

Clique Kits - Wonderland kit
Alphas, rub-ons - Moonstruck collection - Pink Paislee
Color shine - gold lame - Heidi Swapp

Jan 23, 2017

Wood Pallet - Keepin' It Real

Altered Project created for Maya Road -  Wood Pallet: KEEPIN' IT REAL-

Hello there,

Today, I am up on the Maya Road Design Team Blog http://mayaroad.typepad.com/dt/2017/01/wood-pallet-keepin-it-real.html   with a post on how i went about creating this project showcased at Creativation this weekend.

Here are some  close ups of the project:

  Do not hesitate to visit the Maya Road Blog to see more details and the list of all the materials used.

Have a wonderful day!

Jan 18, 2017

Always Together

Scrapbook Layout created for Clique Kits' Instagram Share   - ALWAYS TOGETHER  -

Hello there!

It's Pep Rally time over at Clique Kits.   It is time to share with you all what we have created with the beautiful, "Hey, Sugar" kit.

Since the kit is full of Valentine's day papers and embelishments, i have worked many layouts showcase all kinds of relationships,  This time I chose a picture of my sister and her husband to document in this layout.

It all started by creating this large ampersand as the focus of the layout.  It was created with the Cut Shoppe's "And Love" cut file, and i chose to cut it in one of the papers from the collection.   I added some extra space to the border of the cut, so I can add some hand stitching.  Once cut, I backed the cut-out with vellum, and hand stitched the border,  I also added some faux-stitching to some of the hearts inside the cut-out.

For the title, i used the puffy words included in the kit.   I attached the picture of my sister and her husband, and used pieces from the kit, and some stickers and ephemera from the  Clique Kits's Love Always kit.    To complete the page, i added some pieces of some of the papers to the corners of the page, just to center the page,  Here  is the completed layout:

Have I mentioned how much i loved this kit?  It is truly filled with beautiful papers, and embelishments.  In case you want to see more details on what is included in the "Hey, Sugar" kit, just click here to be directed to Clique Kits.

Thanks for visiting!

Materials used:
Hey, Sugar kit - Clique Kits
cut file - And Love - The Cut Shoppe

Jan 16, 2017

Hello Snow

Scrapbook Layout  created for The Cut Shoppe  -- HELLO SNOW  --

Hello there!

Happy Monday everyone.

This winter, we here in Toronto got our first snowfall very early in the season.  I think we all like to see the ground covered in snow, but I think my little one enjoys this more than all of us combine.  So i set out to document his elation at playing in the fluffy first snow in a layout for The Cut Shoppe.

For this project, the background was created using the Frosty Flakes cut file.   I cut it on white card stock, and backed the snowflakes with vellum.

The title of this pieces was created using the Wintry Mix cut file.  I simply perforated the image with the Cameo, and added an offset to the image.  A little bit of metallic watercolor, and some hand stitching complete the title.

The picture of my little one jumping to catch snow balls in the air was layered with papers of the Snow and Cocoa collection from Crate Paper,  I used many elements from the collection to create clusters around the page.   Here is  the completed layout:

Doesn't the colors of the layout make the snowflakes in the cut outs shine?   I gotta say that this layout came together very rapidly, and with lovely results.   If you would like to check the cut files used in the layout, then visit the Cut Shoppe to pick these amd many more cut files being added every other week.

Thanks for visiting today!

Materials Used:
Patterned paper: 6x6 paper pad, Cozy - Snow and Cocoa collection - Crate Paper
Ephemera, paper clips, card stock stickers, chipboard stickers,  snowflake glitter stickers - Snow and Cocoa collection - Crate Paper
Metallic watercolor palette  - Prima Marketing
cut files  - The Cut Shoppe

Jan 15, 2017

Love Everlasting

Scrapbook Layout created for Clique Kits  - LOVE EVERLASTING  -

Hello there!

It seems i have been so busy with deadlines, that i almost miss posting a few to the respective blogs.

Today I am in the Clique Kits blog with a new layout featuring the beautiful, "Hey, Sugar" kit.  Since the kit is filled with pink and Valentine's Day motives, I knew it will be perfect to document a picture of my sister and nephew.

For this project I am using the February 2016 cut file design by Just Nick for Clique Kits.  I cut the outline, and used a 2h pencil to draw the inside triangles of the cut file.  I used watercolor paper to create the heart, and adding paint splatters, and water obtained the look desired for the heart.

Next I used a paper piercer to make holes in the corners of the triangles drawn, and used string to recreate the triangles of the heart.

Next I fussy cut the flowers from the Adore You paper from Crate Paper's Heart Day to layer behind the picture and the heart.

I used the same flowers at the top corner of the heart, and added the title in this corner of the heart.   The black and white alphas from Crate Paper's Heart Day collection complement the page perfectly, so i just added a small word sticker from the Wonderland kit to complete the title.  A few splatters of black ink, and a lines of journal (my new typewriter is the best!)  complete the page.

I so love this page, and the entire kit.   I wish i could hoard the kit,, but i think it is just perfect to document all those beautiful memories of our loved ones.  Don't forget to visit Clique Kits to obtain a kit, and to see what is being stocked in their shelves!

Take care!

materials used:
Watercolor paper
Prima Marketing watercolor palettes:  Pastel Dreams, The Classics,  The tropicals, and Metallics
Cut file - February 2016 - Just Nick for Clique Kits
Hey, Sugar kit - Clique Kits

Jan 14, 2017

Cool Kid

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd's On-line crop challenge   - COOL KID -

Hello everyone,

I hoe you all are having a great weekend!

Scrapbook Nerd is hosting  a weekend-long on-line crop, and now it is time for my second challenge:  "HAVE FUN WITH REPETITION".

here is a small video on how the page came together:

A few highlights on the layout:

Using one of the images of the Inner Circle cut file from the Cut Shoppe, the background was created, by rotating and welding the same circle. In addition, papers from Crate Paper's Cool Kid were used to back the cut file in a repetitive way.

This is by far one of my favorite pictures of my little nephew, and this is his idea of smiling for the picture.   I simply cluster pieces from the collection around the picture to add some interest to the page

For the title, i simply used the stickers from the collection, and repeated the pattern on the Os by switching the placement of the second sticker.  Here is the final layout:

The idea of circles being repeated in this page is what the challenge is all about.   I love this page!  Don't hesitate to visit Scrapbook Nerd's forum or their Friends and Fans' facebook page to see all the challenges and win some prizes!

Thanks for visiting today!

Materials used:
6x6 paper pad, epoxy stars, ephemera, puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, card stock stickers - Cool Kid Collection - Crate Paper
Background - Race Track paper - Boys Rule collection - Crate Paper
Cut file - Inner circle - The Cut Shoppe

Jan 13, 2017

A Whole Latte Love

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd's Jumpstart Your Creativity on-line crop                                     - A Whole Latte Love -

Hello there,

Over the weekend, Scrapbook Nerd will be hosting the first on-line crop of the year, "Jumpstart Your Creativity".  As part of their design team, i have created a pair of layouts to challenge all  to put your thinking caps on, and reignite your crafty skills.

This first challenge is called:  " Be Creative with no Patterned Paper", and it is all about creating a project without the use of patterned paper (a scrapbooker most beloved item).    For this I used the Cut Shoppe's Welcome to Fall cut file to create a title for the page.  Once that was ready, i used the same shades of watercolor to add a strip of watercolor splashes to the layout.

I was true to the challenge, and chose to use ink, card stock, wood veneers, die cuts, chipboard stickers, labels, paper clips and vellum to layer and create clusters around the picture of my favorite Holiday drink,  " Peppermint Mocha, no whip, extra curls from Starbucks".   The picture was then placed next to the title, along the strip of watercolor splashes.

To balance the page, I created a series of banners along the top of the page, using die cuts, vellum, wood veneers, and  the left over red cups from this year's Starbucks holiday campaign.  I simply ask the baristas (they know me by my first name at the local shop -i am there quite often), for a few extra cups, tore them apart, and used a circle cutter to get different size circles i stitched together with some die cut pieces.   Here is what the completed layout looks like:

As you can see, I did not use any patterned paper in the layout, instead, i was inventive with the little red cups and a lot of items from my stash.

You are all welcomed to join us for some fun at the Scrapbook Nerd Friends and Family Faceboook page, or the forum.   There are some prizes to be won!

As always let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for visiting!

Materials used:

White card stock - American Crafts
Watercolor - Decadent Pies, Pastel Dreams, Shimmering Lights - Prima Marketing
Sticker and Chipboard sticker - MAMBI chips
Paper clip - Recollections - Michaels
Wood Veneer - Healthy Hello collection - Jillibean Soup
Dies - Geometric star - Maya Road
flair -  Wonderland kit - Clique Kits
white vellum - American Crafts
label - Pretty Little Studio
coffe card stock - Bazzill 
clear sticker - Memory planner collection - Heidi Swapp
Starbucks red cups
cut file - Hello Fall - The Cut Shoppe