Meet Our New Design Team

Introducing Milena

Milena is new to the Scrapbook Nerd Design Team – but not new to Scrapbook Nerd.  She has been part of our Inspiration Team for the past few years as our sketch designer.  Many of you have been inspired by her sketches and have used them as a jump-off point for your projects.

Milena is going to continue to inspire us with her sketches, and will also be sharing her beautiful projects with us, and inspiring us through tutorials.

Milena and her husband, Dave, have two beautiful daughters who are 20 and 16 years of age.  They have been a great part of Milena’s inspiration and the main subject matter of her projects.

Milena began scrapbooking over 17 years ago. She struggled with finding the time to devote to her creative endeavours while her girls were younger, but is now enjoying a little more freedom to create.

Milena is primarily a Scrapbooker, but is beginning to branch out into card-making, stamping, and mixed media.

We are thrilled to welcome Milena to the Design Team and are looking forward to seeing what she has in store for us.

You can see more of Milena’s projects in the Scrapbook Nerd Gallery or on the Scrapbook Nerd Instagram page.

New Sketch Reveal and a Challenge

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Milena our sketch designer has another fabulous multi-photo layout sketch to share with us.
Remember you can use the sketch as is or you can turn the sketch on its side or change the photo size to suit your needs. Make sure to scroll down to see three different takes on this sketch.

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First up, Milena created a fun layout about her daughter. She used the Dream On collection from Pinkfresh Studio. We really love the pop of navy in that collection and the layering that Milena added with pattern papers, puffy stickers and cut apart pieces from the collection.
Live layout by Milena using sketch #41 from scrapbooknerd.com
Next up, Nathalie created a Traveller’s Notebook spread with the sketch in mind. Nathalie flipped the sketch to the left to get a vertical row of photos. You’ll notice she was able to keep some of the layering pieces/embellishments pretty true to the original sketch.
Traveller's Note book page by Nathalie DeSousa
The last take on the sketch is from Joy.
Joy used the main section of the sketch where the photos are to inspire her card. Focusing on one portion of the sketch really helped the idea for this card come to life. The cute little-watercoloured bears are so fun!
Card based on a layout sketch

Thanks for stopping by the SN blog, if you have any questions the team is just a comment away.
We hope you got inspired and join in on the sketch challenge in our Facebook Friends page
You could win a $10.00 gift certificate for linking up your take on the sketch.
Deadline to enter your project is Sept. 30th, 2017.
You could win!
scxrapbooknerd.com supply listMilena’s layout – Pinkfresh Studio – Dream On Collection

Nathalie’s Travellers Notebook page – Fancy Pants – Dream Big collection and
Fancy Pants – Golden Days

Joy’s card – Studio Katia – Kobi Bear stamp & die set, Tim Holtz watercolour paper and
Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills pattern paper
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Meet Our New Design Team

 

We are so excited to announce that we have a new Design Team that will be sharing their amazing talent and creativity with us. Each of these ladies have amazed us with their projects. We are looking forward to being inspired by each of these ladies and know that you are in for a real treat. Join us each Friday for the next few weeks where you will get to know each new member.

It’s always sad to say good-bye to our out-going team. They have been a true pleasure to work with. Thankfully though, goodbye doesn’t mean forever as we know that they will be forever part of the Scrapbook Nerd family!

Introducing Gisele Julien

Gisèle Julien taught in New Brunswick for 32 years and is now retired.  Gisèle’s  1st trip after retirement, was, what else, a scrapbooking cruise to the Caribbean!  She is very involved with volunteering with Project Linus: blankets for children in crisis. She loves to spend time with her great-nieces who are usually her scrapbook subjects. Her other favourite subjects are trips, and family get togethers.

Scrapbooking has taken over her passion to create and to preserve family memories. It has been a big part of who she is since 2005 when this craft was introduce to her by a colleague. She has always been involved in crafts of some kind so this has fed her creativity.

Gisèle has had the pleasure of taking classes from many international scrap designers and enjoys attending crops and Paper Crafting events whenever she can.

Gisèle is an avid scrapbooker who has been published in The Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine (now know as Creative Scrapbooker)  and the e-magazine Ready Set Create.  She has also been a designer for other online and retail stores.

You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.

Free Cut File | 12×12 layout – SWEET CHARM –

Hello there!

Nathalie, with you today,  bringing you a bit of inspiration using the newly released  “X to my O” cut file.   This new file was designed by the Cut Shoppe exclusively for Scrapbook Nerd, and you can find it in the store for free.

I played a bit with the original design, and separated the files, so that i can cut the outer circle out of patterned paper, while choosing to create a stitching guide for the xo pattern.

 

For this page, I reached for MME’s On Trend 2 collection, so the stitching was completed with the colors of the papers in the collection.

 

Once the stitching was done, I cut the circle from one of  the papers in the collection, and used a bit of foam tape to attach it to the stitched mat.

 

The picture of my niece on her 8th birthday was then placed inside the bottom corner of the circle, and then I used various embellies from the collection to create a cluster at the bottom corner of the picture.

A simple title at the opposite corner of the cluster complete the layout.   I just love the texture and dimension on this page, and it all was created based on the new “X to O” cut file.   So stop by the Scrapbook Nerd Store to pick up your free copy of the cut file.   Remember to tag @scrapbooknerdca whenever you share your finished projects using this cut file onto social media.   We love to see how you use the files!!

As always, I am a comment away if you need assistance or have a question on how this came together.

See you soon!

Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

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MME On Trend 2 collection – 12×12 paper kit, 6×6 paper pad, cardstock and chipboard stickers, ephemera pack, and enamel dots

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Free Cut File | 12×12 Layout – H2O PLAY –

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today -it has been a while since my last post!-, bringing you some inspiration using the “All Angles” cut file.   This new cut file was designed by Ashley Horton from the Cut Shoppe exclusively for Scrapbook Nerd, and it is now available for free at the store.

 

 

This cut file is great to document all types of memories.  Since we have had a super packed summer season, there are plenty of pictures to document, so I chose to put a Summer/water spin to the cut file.

 

 

First, I used Distress Oxides to create a watercolor background effect on white cardstock.   While that dried, i created the cut out for the page, by adding an offset to the image, and then just cutting about half of it only.

 

 

I backed every other one of the triangles with papers from Bella Blvd.’s Secrets of the Sea collections, but opted to also glue some of the negative triangle cut outs as open flaps here and there -a bit of foam adhesive was used to create dimension on the page-.

 

 

Once the background was completely dried,  it was trimmed by about 1/4 of an inch on each side, and then it was completely glued  to one of the papers from the Secrets of the Sea girls collectlion.  The cut out was then attached  on an angle on the page.

 

 

To bring the colors of the water to life, the palette on the clusters and titles for this page were kept to blue, yellow and s few green spots.    Since I wanted the picture and background to stand out, I kept the clusters small, and just to the negative spaces on the page.  Here is the final layout:

 

 

The combination of the mixed media, and the angular cut out are just perfect to document this summer/pool memory.  Now that you have seen the cut file in action, it is time to stop by the store to pick up your free copy of the file.   I cannot wait to see what you create with it.  Remember to tag @Scrapbooknerdca on any of the social media outlets whenever you share your creations!

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

 

Take care!

Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

 

Material used:

AC white cardstock; Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea collection (boy and girl); Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea collection puffy stickers (girls): Secrets of the Sea collection (boys) die cuts; Bella Blvd. Secrets of the Sea (girls) 6×8 paper pad; Bella Blvd. Acrylic word -Play-; Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Broken China; Pinfresh Studio IN the Mix 1 collection – layered chipboard stickers.

November 2017 Creative Weekend Retreat

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Join us for a fabulous weekend of creative fun at the Red Pine Inn & Convention Center.

Friday, November 24, 2017, at 3:00 pm to Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 4:00 pm.
You can register for this event here

Enjoy your weekend with friends and other creatives with your own 6-foot working space in the bright and open Convention Center, with an on-site store, deluxe rooms with flat screen TV’s, mini fridge, and free WIFI throughout the hotel. The Red Pine Inn has an exercise area for those who wish to work out during their stay and they also have a salt water pool if you wish to go for a swim. All your meals (*5 in total) are served buffet style or in the adjacent on-site restaurant*.

* We do recommend the Red Pine Inn restaurant in for your Friday night dinner which is not included in this weekend retreat but there are also several restaurants within a short driving distance.

Single occupancy (1 adult) in room = $392.00
Double occupancy (2 adults) in room = $269.00
Triple occupancy (3 adults) in room = $236.00
Quadruple occupancy (4 adults) in room = $219.00

If you wish to attend the retreat but do not need accommodations, please contact us for pricing and availability. info@scrapbooknerd.com

A $150.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration, you can register online in our shop here. Your remaining balance is due on October 1, 2017. We will send an email reminder at that time and you can request a PayPal invoice or send an e-transfer to info@scrapbooknerd.com.

Please Note; If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, your deposit will ONLY be refunded if you have found a friend to take your place. We will try to help if a replacement is needed IF we have a waiting list for this event.

You can register for this event here

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by
phone: 289-813-2104 OR by email: info@scrapbooknerd.com

We look forward to seeing you there and to sharing the weekend with
all of our crafty friends!

Red Pine Inn and Conference Center

You can visit the Red Pine Inn site for more information about their facilities


Red Pine Inn and Conference Centre
497 Victoria Street E.
Alliston, Ontario
L9R 1T9
Map to Red Pine Inn

 

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Sunday Card Share #87 – Girl Squad

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Hi there, Joy here and I’m sharing 3 cards with you for today’s card share.
This week I dug into the new Pebbles collection, Girl Squad. I really like the positive messages in this collection, the cute icons, and the die-cut pack has some awesome pieces for both scrapbooker and cardmakers.

My first card is all about the Choose Joy die-cut, I embellished the floral wreath with some Nuvo drops before adding it to the pretty floral paper. The glitter strip at the bottom is a piece of American Crafts glitter paper.  I hope you can see the Nuvo drops in the detail photo below.

Card number two has some of those cute girl icons I spoke about and another ephemera die-cut. This card came together quickly using scraps from the first card.

I added a doodle border around the die-cut and used the leftover piece of glitter paper from the first card to add some ‘shine’ to this card. I’m not sure if you can see the Wink of Stella I added to the word shine but it looks pretty cool in person. 

These days I’ve been liking a little border around the outside of my cards, a little space that makes an impact. I think it makes things pop and it ties things together with a bit more white.

Card 3 features another die-cut from the ephemera pack. This 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch card has a few layered pattern papers and some more Nuvo drops. I used some plain white paper and a stitched circle die from Lawn Fawn for a resting spot for the sentiment and floral piece. I have some more cards using the Girl Squad collection but I’m going to save those for another post. 😀 Happy Sunday everyone.

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Sunday card share #86

Sunday card share #86 – Make Today Amazing

Hey there you,
Thanks for stopping by the SN blog. I’m back with another card share, this week I used all the pretty things…well not really, but I did use pretty papers and die-cuts.

Card Share featuring PinkFresh Studio, Indigo Hills collection

This is one of those cards that just came together quick and easy. I sat down grabbed the 6×6 paper pad from the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Hills collection along with the die-cut pack and spread everything out on my desk.

I picked three floral papers; cut them into 1″ strips, layered them in a wonky way, then headed to my sewing machine for some stitching then set that aside to work on the card base.
I used an A2 white card base and stamped some pink splatter on the space where the focal image of this card will rest and then I adhered the paper strips.

I layered the five die-cut pieces to create the sentiment cluster you see above. After it was all stuck together I added some foam tape for dimension and stuck it on top of the paper strips.
Easy peasy right? I think I will be using this design again.

I hope you found some inspiration in today’s post.
Happy crafting!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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Sunday card share #85 – You’re awesome

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Hey there everyone,
I’m happy to be back sharing another card with you today and as you can probably tell, I’ve been working with Distress Oxide Inks again. I just really like making my own coloured backgrounds.

The colour combination I used for this card is Broken China, Iced Spruce, and Faded Jeans and I thought they would be great for a masculine card.
I used a blending tool to apply the inks to the watercolour paper until I was happy with the look, I then misted the card front with water and dried it with my heat tool. I applied another layer of ink blending and then flicked water onto the panel to get some bigger water marks, I then left it dry. 

I wanted there to be some silver on this card somewhere so I ended up adding some Clear Wink of Stella to the black die-cut star. I punched two circles from some scraps of pattern paper to layer underneath the robot…it really needed another punch of colour.

I used my vintage typewriter for my sentiment, which I found on a search on Google, it’s a favourite go to of mine when I don’t have the right sentiment stamp. I finished off the card with some enamel shapes and a black cardstock A2 size card base.
I refer to this style of card as ‘scrappy cards’ because I use scrapbooking supplies to make them and there is usually no stamping required. I get a bit inky while making the background and I use up embellishments and paper scraps that have been sitting in my stash for a while.

See you next Sunday!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

Products Used:
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink
Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink
Crate Paper – Cool Kid Rubber shapes

Black Cardstock
Distress Watercolour Paper
Clear Wink of Stella pen

Paper scraps from the Crate Paper Boys Rule collection
Vintage Typewriter
Enamel Shapes

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Art Journal page using Distress Oxide Inks and TWC stencils

Art Journal page using Distress Oxide Inks

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Hey there friends,
I have really been enjoying Distress Oxide Inks and I decided to work with them in my art journal. I used the inks directly on the pages of my art journal, pulling them down the page from top to bottom.
Art Journal page using Distress Oxide Inks and TWC stencils

After adding the oxide ink, I held my journal on end and sprayed both pages with water. Enough water to get it dripping down the page. Adding the water to oxide ink is important to get that oxide reaction working.

After the pages were dry, I added stenciling to each of the colour blocks with the same colour of ink. Oxide inks are great for layering, each layer added sits on top of the last layer.
Remember to dry between layers.Art Journal page using Distress Oxide Inks and TWC stencils
The face stencil is from The Crafter’s Workshop and I used Dina Wakley Night paint to stencil the face on the left-hand page. I found the black quote on Pinterest and stamped in on my journal page with a Dina Wakley Alpha stamp set and black archival ink.Art Journal page using Distress Oxide Inks and TWC stencils

I missed stamping the letter ‘r’ on my page so I had to go back and write it in.
It’s far from perfect but I’m okay with that.

I hope you found some inspiration in today’s post.
I would love you hear if you’re loving Distress Oxide Inks and how you enjoy using them.

Happy crafting!!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com

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