We're so excited to welcome back Nathalie DeSousa to our 2023 design team. We can't wait to share her work with you. Before we jump into that, we want you to get to know Nathalie a little better.
Hello everyone! I am Nathalie from Toronto, Canada. I was born and raised in Ecuador -thus my Hispanic accent! - I am blessed to be a stay-at-home wife and mom to our kids and fur baby, they along with my extended Ecuadorian family are the main subjects of my layouts. My love for paper, stories, and photos have been part of my life since I was a little girl, but it wasn't until my kids were in their teen years that I started to convert the written stories into scrapbook pages. I am so happy to be able to share a little bit of my story with you all.
* I don't drive - my biggest fear- but I am great with maps and directions, that makes me a great copilot.
* I love school and learning so much that I have a few degrees.
* I was brought up on black coffee, so you can say I am a bit of a coffee addict.
Hello crafty friends!
It's Nathalie with you today to share a new project created with the gorgeous My Story collection. I am in love with the collection (and might have actually ordered extra of all of the things for my stash), so perfect to document any moment, but especially those that happen in your story. Let me show you what I have created.
Have I mentioned how beautiful this collection is? Well, it makes it so easy to document yourself (and it is always a good thing to add your story on paper) in a beautiful and colorful way.
I started my layout with the idea of a grid design. I am using Just Be You paper as the background for my page. My plan was to bring some of the patterns and colors of the collection to each grid space. So, I opted to use a stitched heart die set to cut a few hearts from the patterned papers and 6x8 paper pad, as well as Color Vibe cardstock.
I used a bit of foam adhesive to attach a solid cardstock heart and patterned paper to each grid space. I played with the position of the hearts in each grid space, but left the center space for my photo, and title work. Each heart cluster then got a dose of embellishments that related to my story.
I loved the large sticker sentiment in the collection pack and decided to use it as the title for my page. I made sure to place it right on the center of the page below the photo and kept it simple since each heart already is bringing lots of details to the page.
The cardstock stickers gave me the idea to add large prompts to each heart. So, I pulled out my old label maker, and created labels that matched the sentiment of the details in each heart. Along the way, I mixed them with some of the cardstock stickers to complete the prompt.
A few enamel dots in each heart cluster complete my page. I LOVE how this turned out! The MY STORY collection is probably a new favorite one and will be cherished in my memory keeping. Be sure to check it out!
I love this layout. Scrapbookers are often guilty of not scrapbooking “themselves!”