Aug 23, 2019

LIFE CURRENTLY - JustNick Studio



Hi there!
Nathalie here with a new project for JustNick Studio.   I don't know about you, but time is flying by and i see how it is making my babies turn into young adults.  With so many changes, it is always good to document the good and bad days, so i chose a few of the store's cut files to create this page.





It all started with a bit of mixed media, black acrylic paint to be more exact on the background of the page.   While that dried, i used the  Floral Swag 2 to cut two large images from white cardstock.





I used papers from the Spoonful of Soul collection from Jillibean soup to back and  layer behind the picture. This was then nestled between the two floral images.



The cut outs mark the location of the photo, so embellishing was easy.   Just a few stickers, and enamel dots were necessary.   







To create the title for this page, i combined the Hashtags 1 cut file with the Here and Now cut file.  I chose cut the word "currently' from white cardstock, and the "life" word from the packaging of this collection  a few times.  These were stacked together, and then glued to the bottom left corner of the picture.




I love how this turned out, and how easy it was to put together using the JustNick studio cut files.  Make sure you check the designs used here, and all the new designs added weekly.  If you have questions on how this came together, please do not hesitate to contact me,
xo


Materials Used (images contain Affiliate Links)


Jillibean Soup - Spoonful of Soul Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Free Spirit Jillibean Soup - Spoonful of Soul Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Be Fearless Jillibean Soup - Spoonful of Soul Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Bite Size Bits Jillibean Soup - Spoonful of Soul Collection - Cardstock Stickers Jillibean Soup - Spoonful of Soul Collection - Pea Pod Parts - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces Jillibean Soup - Spoonful of Soul Collection - Washi Sheets Jillibean Soup - Spoonful of Soul Collection - Foam Stickers Jillibean Soup - Spoonful of Soul Collection - Epoxy Stickers Jillibean Soup - Spoonful of Soul Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack Ranger Ink - Dina Wakley Media - Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Black - 1 Ounce

Aug 22, 2019

FOREVER - Simple Stories


Hi there! Nathalie with you today with a new layout all about the loves of my life, my family.  The Heart collection is probably one of my favorite Simple Stories collections ever.   The colors and sentiments are just beautiful and perfect to document a memory for my son's album.





I started by cutting the floral frame from white cardstock using a cut file from Handipaper -who says florals are just for girls!-.   Each of the images was then backed used papers from the 6x8 paper pad, sn@p cards, and Simple Basics kit.




The cut out was attached to the b-side of the My Heart paper using some foam adhesive - this creates dimension on the page-.   All the colors in the frame  are just soft and masculine, perfect for a memory for my son.



The picture of  my family was backed with papers from the collection, and then nestled at the bottom corner of the frame.   To frame the picture, i used a combination of stickers and bits and pieces to create embellishment clusters.




The title of this page was placed at the top corner area of the floral frame - this balances the page-.   All the embellishments in the Heart collection are just gorgeous that it makes it so easy to embellish a page.



To finish this page, i used one of the tags in the Bits and Pieces pack to write my lines of journal, and then slid it behind the picture.   A few drops of gold ink complete this page.




I hope this inspire you to create a new project of your own.   The HEART collection is versatile, gorgeous and perfect for all those special memories.  Make sure to check it out!

XO


Materials Used  ( images contain Affiliate Links)

Simple Stories - Heart Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Missing You  Simple Stories - Heart Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - 2 x 2 Elements Simple Stories - Heart Collection - Chipboard Stickers with Foil Accents Simple Stories - Heart Collection - Bits and Pieces with Foil Accents Simple Stories - Heart Collection - 12 x 12 Collector's Essential Kit with Foil Accents Simple Stories - Heart Collection - 6 x 8 Paper Pad Simple Stories - Heart Collection - SNAP Cards Simple Stories - Heart Collection - 12 x 12 Simple Basics Kit Simple Stories - Heart Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Kit with Foil Accents Simple Stories - Heart Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - Combo Simple Stories - Heart Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - My Heart

Aug 21, 2019

SUMMER DOCUMENTED - Citrus Twist Kits



Hi there!
Nathalie with you today with a quick look at what my Summer looks like.  We are still in vacation mode here in Canada, and that means lots of time spent on so many activities, that documenting  some times is hard to achieve.   Here is where this month's CHASING RAINBOWS Life Crafted kit and add-on kit became my most favorite and easiest way to document a rather busy week.  Let me show you:





Since i had  lots of pictures from the week, i chose to create a 2x2 pocket collage of them ( the insert was cut from an original 6x8 Simple Stories pocket configuration to fit the album).   I  pulled papers and embellishments from the Add-on kit so that i can have a rainbow on the page.   I even pulled the Digital This is Life:Oh Happy Day to create one of the pocket cards.  Since yello is my grounding color, i used the Office Hours mini Alpha (available at the CTK shop) to complete my title...





For the other side of the spread, i chose to use a more simple design, as the colors in the picture are darker.   First, i added a few more 2x2 pictures and added small embellishments to the pockets (trying to focus on the blue tones of the pictures). For the other side of the layout, I chose insert  3, and used one of the journaling spots to add a few notes on the pictures.




To continue documenting our busy week, i used Digital TN papers to create the layout and 4x6 card.   The journaling spots available in the Digital PL cards make it so easy to print your memories in the computer.    I added a large title so that it balances the page, this puffy script words come from the Pinkfresh Studio Just A Little Lovely and are available in the CTK shop.   To finish the page, i used embellishments from the add-on kit and cut apart elements.




The PL cards in the Chasing Rainbows kit are amazing, and so easy to combine that it took no time to create this spread. The rainbow card is actually the 4x6 card cut to fit in the Insert 2 pocket.  I fussy cut the  small circle from the b side of this card, and used it as an embellishment.   The green card was also created by cutting the 3x8 card, and then just adding a cut apart element  to complete the page.   



And just to finish the week of documenting, i brought some florals into this spread.   Since there are so many colors in the page, i chose to ground it all with a soft blue (the alphas and the pl cards helped with this!).   I fussy cut some florals to add them to the girls picture, and then used one of the Puffy stickers from the Just A Little Lovely collection (available in the CTK shop)  to create my journal card.



I hope this has inspired you to check this month's kits and use them to document your stories.  The beauty of working with kits is that everything has been carefully curated, that it can easily be combined in your pages.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions on how these came together.

XO

Aug 18, 2019

TAKE THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED - Technique Tuesday




hi there!
My friends at Technique Tuesday are having a super fun promotion for the next few days on all their Travel theme stamps and dies, so, i chose to create a fun new spread for my Life Crafted album (Citrus Twist Kits) using their Perfectly Wonderful Stamp set and Snappy Camera Crafting dies.





I pulled a few pictures from our last trip to my native Ecuador and Pinkfresh Studio's Out and About collection to create this page.  Once the background for my page was cut, and the pictures backed with papers from the collection, I decided to start working on the title card.




Using the Perfectly Wonderful stamp set and soft blue ink, the entire card was stamped with travel sentiments from the set.     Then the Snappy Camera Crafting Dies were used to create a few camera die cuts, these were layered on the card.   The title for this page was then stamped on a piece of the paper using the Perfectly Wonderful stamp set and layered on top of the die cuts with foam adhesive.






Using the Snappy Camera Crafty Dies, i cut the "Oh Snap"speech bubble to use as decoration for the second card.   However, i chose to trim the small tail of the bubble and just leave the die cut as a label at  the bottom of the picture.




For the other side of the spread, i used some of the Snappy Camera die cuts to create small clusters  around the picture and journal spot.    One last sentiment from the Perfectly Wonderful Stamp set was added at the bottom of the picture to complete this page.  The following video will show you how it all came together:




I hope this inspires you to visit Technique Tuesday and take advantage of their promotion:

If you’d like to make a project like this, you are going to want to check out the FREE shipping offer from Technique Tuesday. From now through Thursday, 8/22 at midnight PDT, you can get free shipping on the stamps and dies I used, plus all of the other products in the Travel and Recreation section of the Technique Tuesday website. If you already subscribe to the Technique Tuesday newsletters, they sent you the coupon code on Sunday, 8/18. Not a subscriber but want in this special offer? Click here to sign up for their newsletters and they will send a coupon code to you right away!




As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions on how this came together, and visit Technique Tuesday for the cute Snappy Camera Crafting dies and the Perfectly Wonderful Stamp set.

XO



Materials Used (images contain affiliate links)



Technique Tuesday - Memory Keepers Studio - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Perfectly Wonderful Pinkfresh Studio - Joyful Day Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Fresh Start Pinkfresh Studio - Out and About Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Explore Pinkfresh Studio - Out and About Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - New Places Pinkfresh Studio - Out and About Collection - Puffy Stickers Pinkfresh Studio - Out and About Collection - Mixed Embellishment Pack Pinkfresh Studio - Out and About Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Bucket List Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled Glass