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A Little Office Hours Inspiration  |  Nathalie DeSousa

A Little Office Hours Inspiration | Nathalie DeSousa

Hi there,

Nathalie with you today  sharing a bit of OFFICE HOURS inspiration.  I am so excited to be here as part of the Design Team and get to share some of my love (aka obsession) for Pinkfresh Studio products with all of you, so let's get started.

My first layout, Coffee Time, is all about my love affair with coffee.

 

I fell in love with the B side of the Organize This paper, those ombre stripes gave the idea to create a vertical title using the Adore Alpha dies.  Once the word was cut, i set to create the background for this layout.

 

  

I love working with the Pinkfresh Studio Liquid watercolors, and this time i used a few of them to add splashes of color to the background.  To bring the coffee feel to the page, i used the rim of a coffee cup lid and the Espresso watercolor to create the coffee watermark/stains on the background, of course a few coffee splatters were added, too. You can see how this all came together in the Pinkfresh Studio YouTube Channel.

 

 

Once the background dried, i set the picture in place and then added clusters of embellishments around the page.  The Office Hours collection is packed with so many cute and versatile embellishments that it took no time to work them into the page. 

 

 

Lastly, I completed the title using the beautiful script font puffy stickers and a few enamel dots - all from the Office Hours collection-.   I hope you can see in the page how much i love coffee!.

 

For my second page, i decided to use the OFFICE HOURS collection to create a page about my kids' never ending school work assignments.

 

 

For this page i wanted a more structured look  -something that reminded me of school-, so i pulled the Essential Classic Tags with Fillable Elements to cut tags from different papers from the collection, and also the picture of my daughter.

 

 

 

The idea of structure was easily translated into the layout by creating a grid with the tags.  Once i had them in order, i used embellishments from the collection to decorate each of them.  

 

 

In order to break a bit of the angular shape of the grid, i chose to place some of the embellishments a bit off side, this added movement and a touch of fun  to the page.  You can see how this page came together in the Pinkfresh Studio YouTube channel.

 

 

Being a mom of teenagers means to walk a fine line between being encouraging and sarcastic, so i decided to reflect this in the bottom row of tags.  The first has all the journal (the little clipboard piece was easy to fussy cut), then the middle tag contains the title -which just makes me smile every time i read it- created using the alphas from the collection, and then a bit of encouraging to end the page.  

 

Just love how these two pages came together using one single collection.  I hope these have inspired you to use the OFFICE HOURS collection to document your memories.    Remember to share with us what you create with the collection!

XO,

Nathalie

2 comments

2. Jul 23, 2019

Two lovely layouts!

Hamutal Shafrir
1. Jul 18, 2019

so fun! I’m going to share the coffee layout in the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB page!

Amy Tsuruta

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