Dec 28, 2019
BEHIND THE PERFECT MASK - Freckled Fawn
The December 2019 Freckled Fawn kit is amazing, and i just had to pull one of many pictures of my daughter to create this page.
I started by using an exacto knife to cut around the hearts in the paper, then trimmed it down and glued it to the another paper from the kit. I added a piece of washi under the cut hearts and slide the picture in place.
I repeated the cluster of washi tapes under the picture and then used a few of the label stickers to create a second cluster at the corner of the picture. Then started working on the title for the page.
To continue the diagonal design, i used a mix of the alpha stickers and chipboard stickers to complete the title and then added a small cluster at the bottom of the page.
I love how easy this page came together following the diagonal design and using just the Freckled Fawn kit for this. Remember to check it out.
Dec 23, 2019
FAMILY IS FOREVER - Simple Stories
Hello Simple Stories friends!
Nathalie with you today with an new project all about Family Love! The new So Happy Together collection from Simple Stories is the perfect combination of design and sentiment. I couldn't resist using it to document a picture of my family at my husband's birthday.
I started this page by using a cut file from Paige Evans to cut the word Family three times from white cardstock. These were stacked and glued together to add dimension to the title, then backed each letter with papers from the collection. The 6x8 paper pad is the right size to back the empty spaces.
The woodgrain paper - Hello Love paper- is the ideal background for the page. I trimmed the paper to fit 11x12"and then glued it to the Our Story paper. A bit of handstitching adds dimension and texture to the page
With so many beautiful sticker and sentiment embellishment in this collection, it was so easy to layer them in clusters around the picture and title.
To finish the page, i added a cluster of embellishments to the bottom of the page. The scalloped border sticker was a fine detailed that helped soften the edge of the page a bit. All that was left to do was add my lines of journal.
I hope this has inspired to check the new So Happy Together collection from Simple Stories, you are going to love all the details and sentiments.
Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Dec 18, 2019
WINTER LOVE - Scrapbook Nerd
It is so close to Christmas already and everything is festive around here. However, today my good friends over at ScrapbookNerd sent me a box filled with beautiful products. I had to use them, cause this new collection, Winter Joys from Studio Light is just gorgeous and i couldn't let it sit in my files.
I started this page by running Heidi Swapp Shimmer paste through a Kaiserkraft stencil onto a 12x12 paper from the collection. I covered the area where the title and picture where going to sit and set it aside to dry.
While the background dried, i used my Cameo to cut the this digital cut file -from Handipaper- from white cardstock, and backed each of the empty areas using the 6x6 paper packs.
I love cool colors, so this collection is probably one of those i will have to stash on my favorites. So i decided to cut extra flowers and greenery (using the same cut file) so that i could embellish the layout with these cut outs.
I placed the title and picture on a T design on the page, and added the extra die cuts in a zig zag formation across the title and picture, thus forming my visual triangle.
I used embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio - December Days collection-, Carta Bella - Snow Day collection- and the Winter Joys collection to build up the cluster then added small gold puffy stickers along the clusters. Here is the finished layout:
I love how this turned out ( i love this picture of my son and i a couple years ago) and how much i love this collection, make sure to check it out at the Scrapbook Nerd shop.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Have a Happy Holidays!
ALTENEW: A YEAR IN REVIEW BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY
Hello everyone and welcome to the ALTENEW A YEAR IN REVIEW BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY!
you are arriving from the Altenew Scrapbook blog and i am sure have seen some amazing projects along the way.
This year i am so excited to have become a part of the Altenew family as a Scrapbook designer for their Design team, which has made me love Altenew more than before. It was so hard to just pick just four favorites, but here are some of my stand out and most loved projects:
SO THANKFUL FOR YOU:
This layout was created for my Family Album using the new Gradient Cardstock , Bold Alpha Die and Halftone Heart Dies... I love a good rainbow and the new gradient cardstock came in handy for my Gratitude Journal and the picture of my kids and littles.
This layout was put together for my Family Album using the new Ink Releases and the Grateful Heart stamp set. The colors of the page, and the beautiful stamped images are the perfect complement for the picture of my Goddaughter.
This layout is one of my favorites of the year as it is filled with some of my favorite things and techniques: Altenew, mixed media, cut file, handstitching, black and white and my kids. This was created for the release of the newest Paper collection LIVE YOUR DREAM back in February.
This layout was created for the August new product releases and uses the Antique Rose stamps and die plus the Lacy Edges die. I love the delicate design, the colors, the roses and the last picture of my late grandmother.
As you can see... I LOVE ALTENEW, it is no secret! and having to go through a year worth of work was not easy but very rewarding.
Now i am sure you are ready to get to the fun part of this blog hop: GIVEAWAY
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 01/03/2020 for a chance to win.
Random winners will also be chosen to win a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each stop on the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.
Since you are all lovers of Altenew products, then check this promotion, i think you are going to love it:
Receive a FREE Chevrons Stencil (Value $6.99) with every order from 12/18/2019 at 12:01 am EST until 12/19/2019 at 11:59 pm EST. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. While supplies last. Shop here ->https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products
Now it is time to continue seeing more inspiration from all the designers, your next stop is Terri! A list of all the participants is available for your convenience:
Altenew Card Blog
Nenette S. Madero
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nathalie DeSousa <<<YOU ARE HERE
Amber Rain Davis
Nenette S. Madero
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nathalie DeSousa <<<YOU ARE HERE
Amber Rain Davis
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have a great Holiday season!
Dec 12, 2019
COZY & BRIGHT - Scrapbook Nerd
It is almost here! and i am yet to do my Christmas shopping!!! Instead, I have spent time putting some of my Christmas passed memories into pages for my albums. Today, i want to share this page all about my baby, and his love for the tree and blankets.
A few weeks ago, I purchased the Nuvo Shimmer Powders from Scrapbooknerd, and finally broke them out to use in this page. It is no secret I love mixed media, so this colors made the perfect background for the page.
I first added a bit of texture paste through a the Poinsettia Pattern stencil from Echo Park, and then used Cherry Bomb, Red Scarlett and the green powder to add the color on the page. I finished the background with a bit of gold ink.
while the background dried, i cut papers from both the Merry Little Christmas from Pebbles and Snowflake from Crate Paper to back the pictures of my baby. Then attached them to the background with some foam adhesive.
I kept the embellishments very simple, by creating a few clusters of stickers and embellishments from the collections ( plus some FALALA from Crate Paper) around the pictures and in a soft diagonal line on the page.
The last step was to add a title (alphas from Pink Paislee's Ivy collection) and then a few strips of papers on the sides of the page. I love how this turned out, and how quickly it came together. The colors of the powders are just to die for, too.
Remember to stop by Scrapbook Nerd to check all the materials i used in this page, and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Dec 11, 2019
DECEMBER DOCUMENTED - Citrus Twist Kits
not sure about your days, but ours are filled with school, work, and other activities that keeps us on our toes all the times. That is why sharing daily entries on my December album can be complicated, but creating the entries has been rather easy this year that i have had the chance to mix and match kits, especially those from Citrus Twist Kits.
This time i am documenting our Santa Claus parade tradition, i took lots of pictures of the day, but narrowed them to three. I started with a large picture of my kids at the parade and decided to create an interactive page to go with it.
I wanted the red sign the one that pops from the page, so i added a small cluster of embellishments from the Yuletide collection die cuts ( available at CTK shop) and then brought stickers from both December kits to combine them with the interactive page.
I printed one of the exclusive bonus subscriber cards to fit 4.25"x7.5" ( i used photoshop to manipulate the card) and then glued it to a large tag to create the flip page. I used the Christmas stories stamp to add the small tab on the center of the card that helps open the page.
I cut a piece of patterned paper (snowflake collection - CTK December Add-on kit) to fit the back of the card, and glued the pictures to it. Then used embellishments from the Yuletide collection and cut apart elements from the Life Crafted kit to complete the cluster on the page. To repeat the circle embellishments, i cut the "Joy" embellishment from the CTK Christmas Daily labels sheet to and added to the write up page, then ended the page by stamping the sentiment .
This was super fun and quick to put together using a mix of kits and goodies from the CTK shop and kits. Remember to check them all out.
I will come back to show you more of my little December album soon!
Dec 10, 2019
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS INSPIRATION - Pinkfresh Studio
Nathalie with you today with a bit of Home for the Holidays inspiration. I am sure most of you are busy working on documenting your December, and since i am in the Northern hemisphere, that means Winter and snow for Christmas. So, let me show you what i have created...
Under the Mistletoe
I love the colors of the Home for the Holidays collection, and probably the Mistletoe paper is one of my favorites ( even though i am not a yellow fan!). But it was the perfect paper to frame the story of our fun adventures with a mistletoe head band.
I wanted a large title to offset the film strip, so i used the Kelly Alpha Die sets ( lowercase and uppercase) to create the title for the layout using papers from the Home for the Holidays collection. I cut the same letters from double white cardstock and backed each letter - this makes the small details in the letter die cuts stand out!-.
I backed and layered the film strip with the Holiday Gifts and Advent paper. Each picture got a cluster of embellishments around it, however I chose to add a larger cluster to the left of the top picture so that it balanced the page completely. The following video will show you how it all came together:
Just loved how this came together using the colors and patterns from the collection and the die sets.
Though the collection is perfect to document your Holiday/ December memories, it is so versatile that can easily be used to create memories of your Winter adventures. Let me show you!
To create this page, i pulled the cooler colors of the patterned papers and combined them with a bit of mixed media (liquid watercolors) and the Pine Bough Square cut file.
I started by creating a soft edge on the paper strips using the Essentials: Lacey Edgers Die Set. The edges bring texture to the page, and add the winter feel to the page.
To bring more of the winter feel to the page, I used liquid watercolors ( Sky Blue, Aquamarine, Bubble Gum, Clementine, Sunshine) to add splashes of color on the background. Once dried, I set the paper strips in place, and used the Pine Bough Square cut outs to create a large cluster of sprigs around the picture. The following video will show you more details of my process:
I love how this layout shows how versatile the Home for the Holidays collection can be, all you need is a bit of Liquid watercolor and one of the new cut files.
I hope these have inspired you to pull your Home for the Holidays collection and other Pinkfresh Studio goodies ( dies, stamps, cut files and mixed media products) to document your December/Holiday/Winter memories.
Remember to share with us what you have created, and if you have questions on how these came together, please do not hesitate to contact me!.
Dec 9, 2019
CAPTURED - Freckled Fawn
It is that time of the year when everything is so busy and colorful, but my little heart always goes back to black and white (my favorite color combo ever), so when i got this month's Freckled Fawn kit, i think i squealed a bit!
My first choice is always mixed media, large titles and handstitching... So i played with my Vicki Boutin Art Crayons and create an ombre background for my page. While that set, i used my Cameo to cut the title from one of the papers and handstiched the letter using matching thread to the one on the background.
I wished the kit came with a collection of these wooden frames. I wrapped some embroidery thread (coordinating color) around the edges of the frame and glued a picture of our baby behind it.
The chipboard stickers in the kit are fabulous, so i used a few of them to frame the picture. I added a few of the past kits god enamel dots so it helps to warm up the page a bit. Then added my journal line about our beautiful boy under the picture.
To complete the page, i added two clusters of labels , washi tape and enamel dots at diagonally opposite sides of the page to help balance the page and create a focal point in our page.
Just love how this turned out, and how fun it was to put together. I am so in love with the Freckled Fawn 6x8 December kit that i am thinking about purchasing a new one!! remember to check it out.
As always please contact me with any questions about this page!
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