Jul 19, 2017

Canada



Scrapbook Layout created for Wild Whisper  - CANADA -





Hi there!

Though I was born in Ecuador, I call Canada my home  for over 25+ years.   I am a proud Canadian, now, and with the country celebrating its 150 anniversary, I wanted to create a layout about the best thing Canada has given me, my kids!



For this layout, i wanted to stay true to the national colors red and white, so I used a Silhouette cut file to create the large maple leaf on the left hand side of  one of the papers of the Strong and  Free collection.










I love the simplicity, and color combination of this page.   The dimension and textures in the leaf are just perfect to document my loves in our hometown.   The Wild Whisper's Strong and Free collection is gorgeous, but if you are a Canadian, it is also a must in your paper collection.

If you have any questions on how this came together, please do not hesitate to contact me.

And don't forget to check the Wild Whisper's blog for a detailed post and lots of close ups.


See you all soon!

Jul 15, 2017

1


Scrapbook Layout created for Scrapbook Nerd  - "1"  -




Hello everyone!


It is time to join us at Scrapbook Nerd Friends and Fans facebook page for a new challenge.  This time is all about Skinny Dipping... Not the clothing type of stripping, but the one where you only use ink, stamps, dies, and cardstock to create a project of your choice.




I saw a video on how Paige Evans created a layout with just stamps and stitching, so I scraplifted her page.  I drew a large 1 (in a letter size paper), and cut it.  Using removable tape, I attached to some white cardstock,  and used different stamps and inks to create images all around the number 1 shape.



Once all  the ink dried, before removing the 1 cut out, a piercing tool was used to create a stitching guide around the perimeter of the number.  The cut out was then removed, and the entire perimeter got stitched using 6 strands of embroidery floss.





Here is where i went a step beyond Paige's page, as I created my own embellishments with dies, stamps, and Inks.   The Maya Road dies were used to create the flowers, leaves, stars, hearts and arrows used in the clusters around the picture.




After cutting the pieces, a bit of diluted ink was used to colored the die cuts.  While the die cuts dried the  Pinkfresh studio Lovely Borders was used to create the two sentiment banners used in this layout.  Here is the final layout:




This layout is different, and a bit challenging from my usual ones.   I hope you join us at Scrapbook Nerd Facebook page, and take upon some of the challenges.   There is always a prize to be won at the end of the crop.

As always, let me know if you have questions on how this page came together.


Take care!!


Materials Used:
Stamps - Pinkfresh Studio - Little Things, Best Things, Oh So Fancy, Kindness Matters, lovely borders
Stamps - Heidi Swapp - Magnolia Jane Collection
Stamp - Pink Paislee - Oh My Heart collectionn
Stamp - Simple Stories - Faith collection
Distress Oxides - Cracked Pistachio, Orange Marmalade, Worn Lipstick - Ranger
Archival Inks - set #4, and Wendy Vechi set #1
Dies - Maya Road -Flower set, Dream, Snapshot

Jul 9, 2017

Enjoy the Moment -


Scrapbook Layout created for JustNick Studio  - ENJOY THE MOMENT  -






Hello everyone!


  I am super excited to be part of the 2017-2018 Design Team for JustNick Studio.  I am grateful to GOD first and foremost for all his blessings, and to Nicole for inviting me to be part of this amazing group of designers.  My love for photography and memory keeping introduce me to scrapbooking, and I have been hooked on this craft for many years.  I especially love working with cut files, so getting to work and share my projects with Nicole's designs is just a delight.

For my first project, i chose to work a monochromatic design with lots of texture -aka stitching- and a few of the store cut files.   For this layout,  i chose the gorgeous Floral Burst Background to create the background for the layout.  So I used the cut file to create the large hand stitched flowers in the page.  To add more texture and dimension to the page, some string art was used to fill the inside of each petal on the flowers.


 



It did take some time to complete the designs, but i find hand stitching relaxing!

To create the title of this page, i chose the Enjoy The Moment cut file, and cut it twice from white cardstock.  The two cut-outs were glued together, and then attached to the bottom of the page using some foam dots (i love the little shadow under the  title!)









The picture of my daughter holding the littlest one (that is how we call the little cousins around here), was framed with some leaf cut outs created from vellum and white cardstock using the  Stem cut file.   A few pieces stickers, and ephemera pieces from the Rose Quartz collection -Prima Marketing- and Gather collection -Crate Paper- frame the picture.






What can i say?  I love this page!  It is full of texture, dimension and cut files, not to mention a black and white picture ;)   Here is the final layout:





Don't forget to check the cut files used in this layout in the JustNick store, there are lots of designs available (all beautiful, of course!).  I am a comment away if you have questions on how this layout came together, and/or you can always find me on Instagram - @tachita55 - !!

See you all soon!






Materials Used:
peach card stock
Just Nick cutfiles -
Cardstock  stickers, foam stickers, ephemera, Paper "Beautiful Glory" - Rose Quartz collection - Prima Marketing
Cardstock stickers - Gather collection - Maggie Holmes - Crate Paper