Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team Weekly Digest

The Creative Team has been busy this week creating many beautiful and awe inspiring projects.

We start off with Mari who created a lovely assortment of holiday cards to share. She makes me realize the holiday season is just around the corner!

Weekly Round Up - Mari's Cards

On this one she used the Lawn Fawn Village Border die, the Lawn Fawn Merry Messages sentiments stamp and the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders on this card. The sentiment is heat embossed using Versamark Ink.

Mari's Cards

This card was created using the Lawn Fawn Winter Village stamps and dies, Lawn Fawn rectangle stackable die, Lawn Fawn Knit Picky 6×6 pad, Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean, Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Wink of Stella, Nuvo Drops in glossy white, Glossy Accents, Versamark Ink and black embossing powder.

Mari's Cards

This card was created using the My Mind’s Eye Oh What Fun collection. She used the 6×6 paper pad, the Mixed Bag ephemera pack and a puffy sticker to create the card.

The colour and detail in these cards is just gorgeous.

Gisele was busy this week making another fabulous fall themed layout.Gisele Julian Layout I love all her layering on this one. She used a Silhouette cut file pumpkin and the collection from Simple Stories simple set “Happy Haunting”. She thinks the fox, is from Pink Paislee. Leaves are from Recollection (from her stash). Alphas are AC thickers “Wonder”. She also added Nuvo drops in Ripened Pumpkin and hand stitching with green floss.

Nathalie’s use of mixed media brings out all the details in the papers from Pinkfresh Studio’s Escape the Ordinary collection. The triangles are perfect to recreate a mountain scene, just like in the picture of her daughter and cousin at about 4100m above sea level in Ecuador .

Nathalie DeSousa Layout

Nathalie DeSousa Layout

As always her use of mixed media is stunning.

And I brought you yet another new sketch and, hopefully, a creative way to get the most out of your sketches.

November Tutorial Sketch

November Sketch Tutorial Page Example

November Sketch Tutorial Page Detail

Thanks for checking in everyone. I hope you all have a fantastic and creative weekend.

Milena W - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Sketches

November Sketch Tutorial Page Detail

Tutorials and creative tipsWhen I find a sketch I like or one that worked particularly well for me, I go through my photos to see if there are any others that will work with the same sketch. However, I don’t want all my pages to look the same so I try to change the sketch up a bit. To demonstrate, I’m going to use one sketch to do two pages today. I’m even going to use the same collection – Pink Fresh Studio’s Escape the Ordinary – to show exactly how different two pages can be, even using the same sketch and supplies.

I started with this single photo sketch:

November Tutorial Sketch

To create this page:

November Sketch Tutorial Page Example

November Sketch Tutorial Page Detail

You can see the page very closely follows the sketch. I had another 4×4 photo from the same trip we took to a resort in Northern Ontario and I like to use the same paper theme throughout our trips so I thought I would try using the same sketch. I started by rotating the page clockwise and shifted the photo, matting layers, title and journaling to the bottom of the page, leaving a lot of lovely white space to the top. I kept the embellishment cluster in the top right corner for balance and distributed the other clusters accordingly and came up with this basic design.

November Sketch Tutorial Rotated

And this page:

November Sketch Tutorial Rotated

You can see these pages don’t look identical even using the same paper. You could probably keep rotating this sketch and come up with many different looks if you wanted to.

The next time you find a sketch you like, you should try to do more than one page with it. You’ll be amazed at what you can come up with.

Milena W - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

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Pink Fresh Studio – Escape the Ordinary – Patterned Paper – Wander

Pink Fresh Studio – Escape the Ordinary – Patterned Paper – Chase

Pink Fresh Studio – Escape the Ordinary  – Patterned Paper – Transform

Pink Fresh Studio – Escape the Ordinary  – Patterned Paper – Explore

Pink Fresh Studio – Escape the Ordinary – Cardstock Stickers – Phrases

Pink Fresh Studio – Escape the Ordinary – Ephemera Die Cuts

Pink Fresh Studio – Escape the Ordinary – Leatherette Alpha Stickers

Pink Fresh Studio – Escape the Ordinary – Stitched Hearts

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SCRAPBOOK NERD CREATIVE TEAM PROJECTS OF THE WEEK

Hello scrappy nerds, Gisele here to show you our design team scrappy projects. We have some wonderful creations for you again this week.

Starting off with my Traveler’s Notebook take instead of a December Daily using Crate Paper FALALA collection.

Next up is Mari Clarke with her layout that include products from Turn the Page as well as Distress Oxide Ink in Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Fossilized Amber. She has also sprinkled some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine on the background. This layout includes products from a favorite creator, Paige Taylor Evans. This collection from Pink Paislee is gorgeous!!

Milena Woodiwiss is up with this fabulous card. Who would’t want to received this on their birthday?

There are so many of her favourites represented in this card. She used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks for all the backgrounds. She loves these inks! They blend together so beautifully and when you spray a bit of water on them and the result is so lovely. The sprinkle background and cupcake is done using the Concord & 9th Sprinkles Turnabout Stamp. And sprinkles. She loves sprinkles on almost anything!!

Nathalie DeSousa has stunned us with this flutter of butterflies. How amazing are they??

She loves paper, so chosing a favorite was hard. But she was  totally in love with the Paige Evans Turn the Page collection. So she used a bit of mixed media, and fussy cut all the butterflies from the 12×12 paper pad to create this page about her daughter (she is not a baby anymore ;( )
She loved all the quotes included in the embellishments in the collection

I also had fun with this next layout using some Simple Stories. So much so that I have almost nothing left of this collection happy Harvest.

This one is entitled Hello Fall using the Simple Stories happy Harvest and Nuvo Drops Ripened Pumpkin, Nuvo Drops Caribbean Ocean, Nuvo Drops Emerald City. Flair from my stash and using a pumpkin punch by EK Success.

I hope you have enjoyed the design team’s projects this week and hope it gives you inspiration. We certainly had fun playing with paper. We just can’t help it 🙂

Please visit our Scrapbook Nerd  store for anything scrappy on your wish list. Lots of goodies have come in. Christmas is not that far away, anything scrappy on your list?

Gisele J - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

December Daily…Traveler’s Notebook?????

Hey scrappy nerds, Gisele here with a tutorial on a Traveler’s Notebook. Now you may be wondering why I have December Daily in my title. Let me just say, December is always a very busy month and keeping up with a December Daily is sometimes challenging to find time to document. You might feel guilty that you started one and feel overwhelmed that you are falling behind.  Scrapbooking is supposed to be fun right, this might be a way to document December in a faster and easier way. It might be what a newbie would feel more comfortable with or for a seasoned scrapbooker. 

For this Traveler’s notebook, I am using the Crate paper FALALA collection that we have in the store


 Yes adding pages or inserts could be a challenge, but I added a pocket to one of my pages and put a journaling tag. 

Opening the inside of the Traveler’s Notebook, I look at it as a square page and looked at it as a layout. 

Using the papers, and embellishments from the FALALA line was fun. I wanted to add a little glitter so that lovely FALALA was the embellishment for me.

Also, I took out a mini punch and added a tree banner with some floss from my stash.  Used the hole reinforcers from a SNAP planner from Simple Stories to the tag.

It was all about getting the right tree for the theme of these pages.

I clustered the enamel shaped stickers together in a grouping

To add layers to the right page I cut the tree ephemera in half in slipped it behind other layers of the photo and papers.

To get some journaling in, I created a tag that I inserted in a glacene pocket. You could create your own with some parchment paper, or create a pocket with some of the papers in the collection. I used a circle punch to create a detail in that pocket. To attach the floss to the tag, I staple it with Tim Holtz Tiny attacher to add some more texture. Also, the floss in tag repeats from the banner as well. JOY is an ephemera piece and was ideal for the page.

Adding some enamel stars from the collection and that gorgeous enamel car sticker at the bottom repeats the colours and makes it more cohesive. The bird upper right of the left page also goes well with all the other enamel shape stickers. I repeated the gold on the right page by placing slipping in a gold star on the partial tree.

And voila, that’s my example of a Traveler’s Notebook for you. A few more layers behind the photo and some journaling word stickers…

I had a lot of fun creating this for you. I hope you like it and it brings you joy and maybe an alternative to a December Daily. Don’t forget to check the Scrapbook Nerd store for this and all scrappy needs and wants.

Gisele J - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team Weekly Digest

This week the creative team has been having fun creating an interesting assortment of fun and cool projects.

Up first we have Nathalie. Nathalie loves to document stories about her children; the focus of this layout is her son!

Nathalie used papers and embellishments from the new Pinkfresh Studio’s “Boy Fort” collection which is perfect for documenting this story. The gorgeous mixed media was created with the Decadent Pies palette from Prima Marketing.

The title comes from the Pinkfresh Studio The Mix1 puffy stickers combo.

Next we have Gisele’s fun project.

Gisele created a 12×12 layout using the 6×6 paper pad and ephemera from Pink Paislee “Spellcast”.

She also used some Little B washi feather tape, a web shaped cut file from the Silhouette online shop, a leaf punch (used on “Creekside” from One Canoe Two).  The bats were a Dollarama find!

The fun details to this layout are so awesome!!  The photos are precious…such a fun story to document!

Mari created a tutorial project earlier this week, demonstrating ways to mix up the size of layouts in scrapbooking albums.  This is a 9×12 layout. This size can be mixed in with other layouts in the 12×12 album.

This project was created using papers and embellishments from Pink Pailee “Turn the Page”.  A patterned paper vertical strip on the left and then a perpendicular horizontal strip attached creates a place for the photo, journaling, and title to sit. The title “Latte” was created with Pink Fresh Studio puffy alphas.

This collection has so many fun pieces, including die cuts and phrase pieces to create fun clusters on projects.  This is a simple and easy design to create…especially for the times when perhaps simple and easy is what fits into the plan.

Next, Nathalie created this wonderful layout using the free cut file Stellar Shapes new to the shop this week. This layout is absolutely stunning!! Click here for the cut file.

The mixed media behind the cut file and photo adds so much interest to this layout!

The addition of the handwritten journaling in white is perfect beside the photo!

Mari created a fun little card project using the MFT Happy Pawliday and Handwritten Holiday stamp sets and the Knit Picky 6×6 paper pad from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!!

Free Cut file | 12×12 Layout and cards – Stellar Shapes

Hello Nerds!

It is the beginning of the month, which means it is time for a new free cut file… YAY!!!  This new file designed by Ashley Horton from The Cut Shoppe is filled with some amazing designs with infinite possibilities.

This cut file is a must in your digital library, and you can obtain your free digital copy by visiting the Scrapbook Nerd Store.  But before you head to our store, let’s see the cut file in action.

Nathalie is first with her take on one of the images of the Stellar Shapes file and Paige Evans’s “Turn The Page” collection.

She was inspired to create this page filled with color that documents one of her favorite picture of her kids first year together.

She used one of the images in the Stellar Shapes cut file to cut it from papers in the Turn the page collection (different papers, and sizes), and then used a bit of mixed media, and machine stitching to create a fun background for the page.

 

She even used some of the shapes as layer pieces behind the picture, but let’s see a more in-depth look at how this page came together in the following video:

We hope you enjoyed the video!  Isn’t the background just colorful and fun!  We love how she used the image on her page.  Now let’s see Joy’s take on the Stellar Shapes cut file.

 

Joy used one of the Steller Shapes to create a mask to use with some mist to make a simple
Holiday card. She used some temporary adhesive to stick the Stellar shape onto 4×5.25 kraft coloured card front.Stellar Shapes Holiday card After the mist dried Joy add a sentiment and some Nuvo Crystal Drops for a bit of embellishment. 
I think these Stellar Shapes can be used in so many ways.

Head over to the SN shop to download your Stellar Shapes today.
Happy crafting!

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Stellar Shapes cut file, Turn the Page collection – 12×12 paper pad, ephemera, clips, wood venner, sticker book,  Gansai-Tambi -Starry Nights water color palette,  Nuvo drops in gold,  American Crafts cardstock – Sapphire

 

Tuesday Tutorial | Scrapbooking Alternate Page Sizes

Hey everyone, it’s Mari here!  I am excited to be doing my first blog post for the Scrapbook Nerd Blog.  Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are inspired today to do something creative in your craft space!

It seems that periodically I am struck with a lack of mojo…this comes and goes, thank goodness!  But something that really helps me get through this is to switch things up a bit in my scrapbooking format.  Moving to a different size of page helps me to get back in the creative groove.

Working on 9×12 or 8 1/2×11 can be refreshing after working on 12×12 for a long period.  Today I am sharing a 9×12 layout that I recently created.

I used the gorgeous “Turn the Page” collection designed by Paige Taylor Evans for Pink Paislee.

I started my layout with paper 23 from the collection.  I sized the paper down by three inches on one side.  I used a vertical strip of paper 5 on the left side of the layout.  Then I cut a thin strip of a 6×6 paper in green and placed that adjacent to the vertical strip; this creates the perfect resting place for a photo, title, journaling and/or embellishments.

Creating the horizontonal “shelf” slightly lower than half way down the page, allows the design to have space above for the bulk of the content and leaves an area below to create some interest as well.  I chose to create a “non-photo” layout for my story with this project.  Sometimes documenting is more about the story than a photo…this was the case for my layout.

With the 9×12 size, there is plently of space to include the focal journaling/photo as well as fun embellishing.  I added this embellishment cluster in the lower right corner of the layout just by layering some of the die cuts and stickers from “Turn the Page”.  The beautiful thing about the 9×12 size is that you can still include all of the elements without trying to create the larger design.

Here is a list of supplies I used on the project:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!!  We appreciate it so much!  Have a wonderful day, and happy crafting!!

xxMari

Scrapbook Nerd Creative Team Weekly Digest

Hello Nerds!!!

It is finally starting to feel like Fall around here!

This week our Scrapbook Nerd design team has been busy working on bringing you some inspiration.  Let’s see what they have been up to:

 

Barb has been working with 1Canoe2’s Creekside collection to document one of her travel adventures.   This page shows the versatility of the collection.  Don’t you just love the  soft fussy cut flowers in her background.   Just beautiful, Barb!!!

Gisele is a master of mixing colors and patterns seamlessly together.  This Fall card features the new Simple Stories’s Happy Harvest collection.  That fussy cut fox (from one of the collection’s cut apart card paper) is the star of this layout.  Perfect for the season!!!

 

This page by Milena is colorful, and the best way to document her 16th year old daughter.   She is our resident sketch maker, and she is using one of her sketches for this page.

 

All those phrases, and papers  from the Vicki Boutin collection from American Crafts along with some sequin from Studio Katia bring color and fun to this page.

 

Finally, Nathalie showed us how easily cut files and mixed media can be combined to create a unique background.   She put her own spin on Halloween, and used Distress Oxides and Pink Paislee’s Spellcast collection  to document  her daughter’s costume from a few years ago.  You can check how she created this page on this week’s Nerd Academy Post.

I hope you all are inspired by all this amazing projects.   Remember to check the Scrapbook Nerd store to find all the materials used in these projects, or if you need a especial order brought in.

Have a great week!!!

 

Nathalie D - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

 

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1Canoe2 Creekside collection and embellishments

Simple Stories Happy Harvest collection

Vicki Boutin Mixed Media collection Paper pad and embellishments

Studio Katia sequin mix

Distress Oxides

Pink Paislee Spellcast collection and embellishments

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A New Take on Halloween || Combining cut files and mix media

 

Hello Everyone!!!

 

Can you believe we are about to celebrate HALLOWEEN!!  I know, time has flown this year!.  With this is mind, I started to dig through my picture files to check all my Halloween memories (as my teens do not dress up anymore!) to create a layout that brings Halloween with a twist.

 

 

For this project, I wanted to combine my love for cut files and mixed media in one page, so I thought about using mixed media to back the cut file.    As you can see, cut outs can easily be brought to life with just a few simple splashes of color, and not only patterned paper.

 

 

The pumpkin cut file comes from a free file from Paper Issues, and my choice of media this time was Distress Oxides in Black Soot and Orange Marmalade.  I simply used the cut out to lightly draw the shape on the cardstock, and then tried to add the mixed media inside the image lines.

 

 

Once the background dried, the cut out was stitched on top of the mixed media, and the background for the page was then formed.

 

 

Next a few pieces of ephemera, and embellishments from Pink Paislee’s Spellcast collection complete the look of this page.  The following video can give you a more in depth look at how a bit of mixed media can be used to back a cut out in your layouts:

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the video, and that it inspires you to experiment with different ways to back cut outs other than paper.   There are so many new  mixed media products and paper lines available at the Scrapbook Nerd store, take a few minutes to check the  store out,

I am always a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

 

See you all soon!

 

Nathalie D - designer at scrapbooknerd.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Prima Marketing Amber Moon 12×12 paper pad

Distress Oxides – Black soot  and Spiced Marmalade

Pink Paislee – Spellcast collection – 6×6 paper pad, alphas, clear stickers, cardstock stickers, ephemera,