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Nathalie’s Friday Recap

 

Hello Crafty Friends,

Can you believe we are at the end of my reveal week?!!.   This month’s projects were all inspired by the saying, ” April Showers bring May’s Flowers”, and boy!  did I  use flowers for all of this week’s projects.   Let me show you what i was inspired to create:

  • You Are My Bright Side.  The beautiful May cut file from Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine was the starting point for this page.  The fussy cut elements from the the Oh My Heart collection complete this page all about my little niece

 

  • 14!    This month’s Silhouette Savvy Series entry focuses on altering one cut file to obtain multiple looks and projects.   Once again the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine cut file was used, and the samples were created using Dear Lizzy’s Lovely Day collection, and Simple Stories Faith collection.

 

 

  • Thumbs Up.    Continuing with the floral inspiration for the month,  this project features one of the paper cut outs that is included in the 12×12 paper pads from Pink Paislee’s Oh My Heart collection, a few french knots, and a colorful mixed media background.

 

  • MOM.   May is  the month to celebrate Moms!   For  this project, i created the cut file -which is available for free at the Scrapbook Nerd Store – and the gorgeous Kaisercraft Wildflower collection to document a sweet embrace between my mom and the littlest.

 

I hope these all serve as inspiration for your own projects.   Flowers never go out of style, and the paper kind last forever.

Remember to stop by the Scrapbook Nerd store to pick up the free cut file ( I would love to see what you create with it!), and to check all the materials used in these projects.  There is a lot of beautiful floral papers available in the store’s shelves.

I am a comment away if you have any questions on how any of these projects came together.

 

Take care!

 

Nathalie @ scrapbooknerd.com

 

 

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Friday Review of Cathy’s Projects

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Collection Pack by Jillibean Soup – Chit Chat Chowder

With all 4 of my projects this week I tried to pick embellishment techniques that are super easy for everyone.

On project #1 the happy face has a pop dot used for added dimension. I also substituted a button for the letter O for added dimension as well as visual interest.

Project # 2 stencils with gelatos so super easy to do (see my below in the scrapbook nerd blog for more information)

Project # 3 has the look of splatter (I used a stamp!) it doesn’t get any easier.

This layout has…..paper ripped edges, sand paper edge, and inked edge. Another super easy technique is just to add pop dots or foam tape to die cuts (your own or pre packaged) as I did with the embellishments in the top left hand corner.

The papers in this collection are so easy to mix and match and suit so many occasions you really don’t have to work hard to make your photo’s stand out as special, some easy techniques are all  you will need!

Happy Crafting …….. CA

 

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One Canoe Two Hazelwood Collection with Barb

Hello everyone. I hope you’ve all had a great week where you were able to find some time to get into your crafty zone and get creative. I have, and it’s felt good. This week I’ve been playing with the fabulous One Canoe Two Hazelwood collection. This is a new collaboration between One Canoe Two and American Crafts. You know only great things could come out of these two getting together!

“The Hazelwood collection showcases the simple comforts in life and is accented by sophisticated hand lettering. Create stunning paper projects with an assortment of versatile embellishments in a pleasing palette of delightful mint, honeycomb yellow, and pale pink. ”

If you love a subtle outdoorsy feel on your papers, then this is the collection for you!

Project One: Capture the Memory

When I saw this collection it made me feel like I was in a flower-filled meadow with the butterflies gently fluttering by.  I knew I had grab some photos of a trip that my husband and I took this past summer. It was a train trip in Northern Ontario through the Agawa Canyon.  At the end of the line, we got off and spent some time walking through this serene scene.

For this layout, I was inspired by both the beautiful florals and pretty butterflies in this collection. I simply used the ephemera and the cork shapes to embellish the page.

Project Two:  Boston Love

If you visited the blog earlier in the week, you saw this layout.  It was part of the tutorial this week on using the new Therm O Web Deco Foil Transfer Gel medium as a method of adding foil to your projects.  If you haven’t seen it, be sure to look back to check it out.  If you love foiling, you will LOVE this product!

Once again, the butterflies in the Hazelwood collection inspired me to pull out these photos of a girls’ trip we took to Boston.  We stayed in this gorgeous house, with a gorgeous yard that spilled out into a bay.  I love the cork shapes that come in this collection and used one of the words as part of my title. Once again, just adding some ephemera pieces and fussy cutting some flowers from one of the papers was all it took to finish this page off.

Project Three: Hey Little Lady

I’ve had these photos of my son and his grandmother on my agenda to do for a while now. He is 6’3″ and she is maybe 5′ now!

I love this large floral paper in this collection.  I decided to just fussy cut some of the flowers and just tuck them in behind the photos.  I loved the look and decided not to add too much more, as I didn’t want to take away from the beautiful paper, or the photos. Just adding in some gold words was perfect.

Those are my three projects for this week. Thank you for checking them out. If you haven’t added any of this collection to your stash, you really must do so. It is so gorgeous! You can find it all in the Scrapbook Nerd Store!


Foiling with the Deco Foil Transfer Gel

Hello everyone. It’s another Tuesday, and time for another tutorial. We have just received a large order from Therm-o-Web with new Deco Foil products. I’ve been anxiously waiting for this order to come so I could get my hands on the new Deco Foil Transfer Gel. This transfer gel allows you to create beautiful projects by adding foil using your stencils or screens. I decided to do a tutorial this week, on just how easy it is.


For this project I’ve used the One Canoe Two Hazelwood collection.
You will also need the following:
Deco Foil transfer gel
Deco foil (or similar type foils such as the Minc)
stencil
a laminator

How to:

I pre-planned where I was going to place my patterned paper and photos in order to determine where I wanted to place my stencil.

Once you decide where you are going to place your stencil, you will spread some of the transfer gel over top of the stencil, in the same way you would with texture paste, making sure to give a good, even coat.

Once you have added the gel, carefully lift off the stencil.
Allow some time (maybe 15 minutes or so) for the gel to dry before proceeding to the next step. You will know when the gel is dry as it will turn from white to clear.

Once the gel has dried, lay your foil over top and run through your laminator as per the instructions for your laminator (using either parchment paper or the laminator folders).

Peel off the foil and see the beautiful results!

Here’s a look at my completed layout. I love the look of the foil underneath the embellishment clusters and plan on doing this more often.

Thanks for visiting the blog today and for checking out the tutorial.
I hope you have a happy, crafty week!


Dear Lizzy Lovely Day with Barb

It’s my turn this week to share my projects.  I have been playing with the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection.  I fell in love with this collection the moment I laid my eyes on it.  I love the colour combination of the navy, pinks, and greens.  It’s such a fresh combination and it makes it so versatile to use on a feminine page, as well as something a little more masculine.

Project One: Enjoy the Moment

I have been using this collection with some of my travel pictures.  I love that some of the icons lend themselves to be used on travel layouts.  I’m also in love with all the rose gold accents!  On this layout I added some rose gold foil to my title using the Therm-o-Web deco foil.

Project Two:  Breakfast in Paradise

As soon as I saw the little birds in this collection, I knew I wanted to use them with some of my pictures of our tropical winter vacation.  They are so adorable!

  Project Three: Amalfi Coast

I used a sketch from Creative Scrappers for this layout.  It made it very easy just to add a few of the embellishments from the Lovey Day collection and then I was done.

Thank you for visiting the blog and checking out my projects.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out this collection, make sure you do.  You will love it!


Focus on Patterned Paper

 

Hello Crafty friends!

I hope you all are doing great, now that the weather is starting to change!

Today, I am popping here with a new tutorial (my Cameo is taking a rest this time!) that showcases the patterns in the new Pinkfresh Studio collection “DREAM ON”.      In case you haven’t seen the collection, just click here to be directed to the store (I hope there is still some of the collection left, as it is beautiful!).  The patterns on the papers are just very modern, and unique, plus the colors are just Spring”y” .

 

 

This layout took exactly 30 minutes to come together.  The inspiration for this page was the patterns on the paper, especially the large phrase paper ( Aspire ).  So i set to cut out the last sentence group on the page,  “SMILE Life is Beautiful.  REMEMBER Who Loves You”.  I used my detailing scissors, and exacto knife to fussy cut the letters.

 

 

This picture of my mom and nephew is a favorite of ours, and the perfect image to accompany the title.   Using the “Day” paper as a base (the paper has a lovely subtle grid design), I attached the picture and  laid the title (using foam tape) around the picture.  Since the title is so large, a few small pieces from the collection embellishments was all it was needed to frame the picture.

 

 

Since the picture and title are anchoring the page in the center.  I fussy cut four rows of circles from the “WISH” paper, and machine stitched them on the page along the horizontal edges of the  page.

 

 

This collection is filled with interesting patterns that repeat through the collection, so I picked a mixture of pieces that from the embellishments that resemble the triangles, and circles  in the papers’s patterns.  These were clustered at opposite corners (diagonally) on the page.

 

 

A few lines of journal complete the page.   Here is a quick video on how this page came together (please forgive the light in the video… we are working on setting a new light system that works for me!)…

 

 

Did you see the lighting issues?  My tech savvy son and hubby are working on fixing it.    Back to the layout, now!… The  patterns in the papers in this collection is what inspire this layout, as I always  build backgrounds before adding a picture to it.  Like I mentioned, the  large sentence paper is what brought this page together.  So next time, take a closer look at the patterns in your papers, you will be amazed at what they can inspire!

As always let me know if you have any questions on how any of this came together.

See you all soon!

 

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Cathy’s Friday Reveal

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This week I had the pleasure of working with the Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – “Take Me Away” Collection. I especially liked the ombre water-colour like papers and found them to make great backgrounds. The chipboard stickers had a lot of variety and some gold – so pretty and great for adding a little dimension to a layout. Likewise the painted wood veneer shapes.  I liked the pocket cards with their great colours, beautiful framing , super sayings and fonts.

Below is a small sample of these fantastic pocket cards.

Layout #1 –  Those pocket cards love ’em! The ombre paper background, great starting place to build your layout, Chipboard (see the little gold heart) and shaped painted wood veneer.

Layout #2 – Again those pocket cards love ’em! and the ombre paper background. Beautiful floral chipboard and papers.

Layout #3  Ombre paper background, paper strips from the collection, pretty chipboard heart.

Layout #4 – Paper from the collection used for Title , chipboard saying and leaves in the top corner , painted wood veneer shape embellishments.

Layout #5 – Fuzzy cut paper for the bottom border . Chipboard , painted shaped wood veneer all from this gorgeous collection! TAKE ME AWAY!

Thanks for looking!

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Overlay! Underlay?

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Happy New Year!

For my 1st post for 2017 I have found myself a different way to use photo Overlays. Now normally you would use a photo overlay on top of your photo …..well I used it behind my photo and I am quite pleased with the result.

These 2 photo’s show you how a photo overlay can change the look of a photo

Working with the Pink Paislee, Paige Evans, “Take Me Away” collection. This is my layout with the overlays used behind and beside a photo. I like the way it shaded the paper in the background and yet highlighted the photo’s.

Happy Crafting!

Thanks for looking!

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Crate Paper – Cool Kid – with Barb

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Well, it’s the end of the first week on 2017!  How has your week been?  Has it been a creative one?  It has been for me.  I have found my creative sweet spot right now and have been setting aside some time each day to do something creative.  Now, if I can just keep that up!

This week I’ve been playing around with the Crate Paper Cool Kid collection. It’s been in the store for a little while now, but I’ve only now been able to sit down and play with it.  My boys are young adults now, and since this collection works better for younger boys, I went to my niece and begged for some pictures of her two boys. It was so much fun working with her pictures, and working with kiddie pictures again!

I’ve really enjoyed this collection and all the fun embellishments that come along with it.

Project One: Boys Rule

This layout was my feature layout for the tutorial earlier this week.  The tutorial was on stacking to create depth to a project.  You can find that tutorial in the last blog post. I loved playing around with this technique and can’t wait to try it again.

Project Two: Oh, Boys!

This was such a fun layout to work on. Those pictures just kept cracking me up!

O love how quickly these layouts all came together.  This collection makes it so easy to layer embellishments. There are so many embellishment options!

 

Project Three: Cool Kids

I love the colour combination of this collection – the fun, bold colours are perfect for boys … not to mention the fun patterns!

Thanks for checking out my projects this week.  I hope you have time to get creative with the photos of your own “cool kids”.

 


Nathalie’s Friday Share

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Hello Nerds!

I can believe Christmas is just around the corner, and I am still working on documenting my Fall pictures.  I find that every time i see a new paper collection, it inspires me to create.  This month was the perfect example of being inspired by pretty paper.  Here is an overview of my projects:

 

  1. HEART EYES  – The new Maggie Holmes collection, “Gather” along with some mixed media were ideal to document a fun memory of my niece on Thanksgiving

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2.   BE GRATEFUL BE THANKFUL BE BLESSED –  The page was created using Fancy Pants Design’s “Golden Days” collection and a large stitched title.  It highlights my sister and her kids with the beautiful fall colors in the background

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3.  FAMILY -You Are Completely Adorable –    This was this month’s Silhouette Savvy entry.  It is all about layering digital die cuts to create dimension in a project.

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4.  LISTEN!   My favourite November layout is all about my son.  The design is simple,  but striking due to the papers in the new Bella Blvd.  Alex collection.

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5.  HAPPY CAMPER  –  once again the Golden Days collection serves as the background for the beautiful picture of my baby on our Fall walks.

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I have enjoyed working in each of these projects, and I hope they inspire you to visit the store and check all the new products the Nerds are stocking in their shelves.

Till next time,

Happy Crafting!


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