Apr 25, 2018

Wonderful You

Scrapbook Layout created for Maya Road  -  WONDERFUL YOU -

Hello Roadies!,
Nathalie with you today bringing you a bit of inspiration using the beautiful Maya Road products in a very girly and Spring theme layout.

We have had such a long winter here in Canada that i think i have been dreaming my Spring season through my layouts.  So, this time i pulled the Geometric Blossom Die to cut a few flower cut outs from the beautiful Pick Me Up collection.

Before laying the flowers on the page, i added a bit of art crayon to the center of each flowers so that they stand out on the page.

What is Spring with out  a few butterflies.  This time, i used the With Love Nature Die Bundle to create a gold butterfly that is then nestled between some of the blossoms of the page.

To create the title of this page, I  pulled a cut file from the Silhouette store, stitched it, and then used a bit of gold watercolor to pop it on the page.   Once the picture was set on the flowers, I added a Snow White Pretty Resin Bow  to the title just to add to the girly feel of this page.

To complete the title of this page, I pulled the word "YOU" from the Shot Through The Heart Chipboard set, and painted gold to match the title.  But before adding it to the page, i created a heart using the Geometric Heart Die from one of the papers from the Pick Me Up collection.   The heart and the chipboard piece were then added to the picture.

Finally i added a few star sequin to the page, and a few lines of journal to complete the page.  Love how it turned out, simple and monochrome but so Spring, and all using the beautiful Maya Road products.
As always you can contact me if you have questions on how this came together.
Til next time!

Maya Road products used:

Apr 24, 2018

It's Good To Be Home

Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  -  IT'S GOOD TO BE HOME -

Hi there!

Today, I am up on the Scrapbook Nerd blog with a tutorial on how to create the background of this page.  There is always small 2x2in cut apart cards that are left behind in my papers, so what better way than to use them to create a grid for the background of a page.

The grid is just the starting point for this page, and after it all comes together rather fast and simple.   A few clusters at the corners of the pciture just helps to frame it and bring it forward.

The clusters are a great place to add all those fussy cut elements and the title of the page.  Also the grid can help to create the visual triangle of the page.

By repeating some of the elements in each of the clusters, the page becomes coherent, and the eye is guided along the entire page, too.  Here is the final layout:

A simple and colorful design for this page, where the picture shines completely.  Stop by the Scrapbook Nerd blog to see how the background was created.



Apr 23, 2018

I Am a Mom

Scrapbook Layout created for Simple Stories  - I AM A MOM -

Hello Simple Stories friends and fans!  Nathalie with you today with a new layout that speaks to my soul using the beautiful I AM collection. 

I don't know about you, but i can not get enough of all the florals in the I Am collection ( plus if you have seen my work before, then you know i am a sucker for florals!).  So what better way to showcase them than to fussy cut them and use them  as the focal point of a layout.

For this page, my idea was to have all the flowers as if they were wrapped around the picture.  So i cut a large strip of the 4x6 horizontal and 4x6 vertical elements and stitched them together, and then used a bit of cardstock to propped this on the center of the b side of the Walnut/Cream Dot paper from the Sn@p basics.

Then used some quality time with my detailing scissors just fussy cutting floral designs from a few of the papers from the collection and the 6x8 paper pad

Once i set the picture on the vertical strip of paper, a bit of foam adhesive was used to layer the florals and embellishments.  I tried my best to create the illusion of the flowers wrapping around the paper strip.

The butterflies help guide the eye across the layout which helped to add lots of small word stickers and ephemera that tell the story of the picture, "motherhood"

Finally the title was created using some of the Chipboard stickers, and the Sn@p Color Vibes Light letter stickers ( which match the tones in the florals).   A few stamped sentiments using the rotaty stamp complete this page.

I love this page, it tells the story of the past 18 years of my life.  Trust me, the I AM collection is perfect to create those unique stories about you, just the way you want to tell them.  So don't forget to check it at your scrapbooking store.


Materials Used:
I AM collection:
10024 Collection kit
10036 4x6 horizontal elements
10037 4x6 vertical elements
10039  6x12 Chipboard stickers
10040  Bits and pieces
10041  Cardstock Stickers
10045 Roller Stamp

7059  Sn@p Color Vibe Lights Letter Stickers
2852  Sn@p Basics  Walnut /Cream dot 12x12 paper