Nathalie is a stay- at-home wife and mom to two teenagers and their Boston Terrier baby from Toronto, Canada. She has been enamored with paper since the day her mom gave her a set of pens and colored paper pad to play with at very young age. She has kept a detailed journal throughout her life, and started transforming her memories from words to a more visual format just a couple years ago. She describes her style as always evolving, and loves to combine black and white photography with color, mixed media, texture and words. When she is not working on a new entry for her scrapbooks, you can find her out for a walk with her camera in hand, reading a book, out with friends, or enjoying a good book, black coffee and dark chocolate -in no particular order.
Where is the first place you look for inspiration?
I am an Instagram and Pinterest junkie, I love looking at what others are creating. However, I love taking long walks -with my fur baby- there is something about fresh air that opens my eyes to small details that inspire my creativity.
What is your go-to, must have tool?
Hands down my Silhouette Cameo, and Adobe Lightroom ( my love for photography was amplified when I discovered this app).
If you had an extra half hour in the day, what would you do?
I love to read, so definitely those thirty minutes would be spent reading.
When did you start paper crafting and how did you come about it?
My love for crafts comes from my mom, she used to give us paper pads and pens to play when we were little. I have kept a journal my entire life, so when my son was born, in 2000,1 look for ways to tie all the pictures to the stories in my journals, and that is how I discovered scrapbooking. But being a stay-at-home-mom took most of my time; it was until 2015 that we took a month-long trip back to Ecuador, and I created my first pocket page album for my kids about the trip. Needless to say, I haven’t stop creating since then, and now I have lots of time to do it!
Favourite childhood memory?
I come from a large, loud, and loving Hispanic family, so all my favorite childhood memories revolve around spending time with them.
If you could have one super power, which would you chose?
If I could have a super power, it would be time travelling. When we moved to Canada years ago, we lost most of our photographs in the move. So. I would definitely use my super power to back in time and take as many pictures as I could of my childhood and family.