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Geek Lab: Favorite

Happy Sunday friends! I’ve been playing with the gorgeous May Kit. I love Pinkfresh Studio’s products. Their designs are so fresh and fun and I just love them. If I could, I’d decorate my walls in my scrapbook room with their pretty papers, but since that is not possible, I will share a layout where I mixed three different patterned papers together. I LOVE the little houses and plants on this paper. SOOOO cute.

I tried to keep the layout pretty simple, adding a few special touches here and there. I used the “favorite” die cut as my title at the bottom of the layout to help frame the photo. Then I added the flower pot die cut and the puffy star sticker to make the die cut more interesting and to add more texture to my layout to avoid a flat appearance.

I hand cut the paper to create a fun border for the top and bottom of my layout to help frame the layout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend!

-Nicole


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Art Studio: Right Now

Hi everyone. I am so excited to share my first layout using the fabulous Jellybean Kit. The colors in this month’s kit is so vibrant and pretty; I love it. Before I started embellishing this layout, I sprayed yellow and blue spray mists by Shimmerz Paints on to white cardstock. I used a paper towel to dab the excess ink off the paper so it wouldn’t bulk up. Then I used a honeycomb stencil and ink to create a fun border across the middle of the layout in pink and orange. I used yellow and blue paint to alter the wood veneer. I wanted this layout  to be as colorful as possible.

I purchased the Add-On paints and puffy stickers from the April Shop. I am so glad I bought them because I am loving how smooth the Shimmerz Paints are and the puffy stickers are absolutely beautiful… you have to see them in person. They also feel like they are made from nice quality material.

I paired up a heart die cut with a heart puffy sticker to make the heart more interesting. I love adding layers to embellishments. And here is my layout. Our design team Maryam Perez created the journaling cards that I used on this layout. I love them all.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope I was able to inspire you to use mist and some acrylic paints on your next projects! It’s so much fun and once you get started, it’s not as scary as you might have thought. 🙂

-Nicole


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Yearbook: Surprise

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Hello everyone. I have a simple layout to share with you today. Every morning, Edward shares the milk from his cereal with his kitty, Jessica. This really surprises me since he gets grossed out at the thought of letting someone eat or drink after him, but yet, he will let Jessica lick the milk off of his spoon. LOL

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I felt that the “Bestie” flair was perfect for this layout. I especially, love the color.

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I layered a few banner stickers at the top-right side of the photo and added the “hello” puffy sticker and star sticker to help pull the layout together. And at the last minute, I decided to tuck the “Remember this” ticket behind the photo. I am so glad I purchased the stickers from the add-ons this month. I love stickers because they really do help you stretch a kit.

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Thank you for stopping by today!
-Nicole


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Geek Lab: Happy Birthday

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Hello everyone! I just love the fun stickers from the March add-ons. I am so glad I bought them. They really help stretched this month’s kit. I felt this month’s kit was perfect for scrapbooking a photo from Edward’s birthday party since it included banners, flags and the word “happy” in the embellishments and add-ons. He was so happy his daddy could take a little big of time off from work to be at the party. His face is priceless in this photo. I just love it.

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Before I started putting this layout together, I already had an idea as to what I wanted to do. I wanted to use the washi tape strips at the bottom of the layout for a fun design. I used scraps of patterned paper to create a fun frame for the photo. Once the photo was adhered to the layout, I added the stickers. I used a fine-tip pen to hand-write birthday to the flag sticker. Initially, the sticker banner did not include the “congratulations”, I had cut the congratulations from a sticker to add to the banner.

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Since I ran out of washi strips, I added the “ADVENTURE” banner sticker at the end to fill in the space so there wouldn’t be a gap in space. I used foam squares to pop the stickers up from the layout a bit.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful day!

-Nicole


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Yearbook: Dear Edward

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Hello scrappers! Nicole here, with a layout that tells a story in a unique way. I was inspired by Ali Edwards to create a layout that includes a letter to a loved one. Naturally, I chose to write a letter to my son, Edward. I’ve actually been thinking about doing this for sometime now and then I saw what Ali did and I just started typing a letter to Edward one night. I wasn’t exactly sure what to write, so I just typed what came to my mind.

I used the March “Play” Clique Kit with some items I had in my stash for this layout. And a few add-ons from the shop!

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I seriously love how playful this kit is. It’s so pretty with all the different colors. My favorite part of the kit besides the patterned papers are the die cuts. There’s pretty much something in here for every scrapbooker.  This kit is perfect for scrapbooking those Spring layouts, but it also includes other patterns and die cuts to work for little boys.

dear-edward_american-crafts_ali-edward-designs_clique-kits_nicole-martelI realized after I was finished scrapping this layout that the picture is a little blurry, but that’s okay because my main focus of the layout was the journaling. While I was adding the embellishments, I realized the “love you” just above mommy was smeared so I grabbed the “love you” sticker. Totally an accident, but a happy one because I think it looks great.

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I decided to use the “unbreakable bond” cork at the top of the layout to help pull this layout together. This is something I added from my stash.

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Thank you for visiting today!

-Nicole


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Love

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Hi scrappers! Today, I hope to inspire you with another layout using Just Nick Studio’s digital cut file and Clique Kit’s February kit. I love working with digital backgrounds and the heart background really caught my eye. I used lime cardstock to really make the cut file pop off the page. This layout was super simple to make. I just layered some patterned paper together for the base, cut the image from my Silhouette Portrait, and added some mist and embellies.

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I added some random heart stickers and chipboard to the digital cut file. The little banners were stamped images that I applied to scraps of patterned paper and hand-cut them to use as embellishments. It makes the hearts stand out much nicer than without.

I added some mini word stickers, butterfly rub-on and some Nuvo dots at the bottom to fill in the layout a bit.

Thanks for visiting today!

-Nicole


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Yearbook: Adventure Awaits

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Hi everybody. I’ve been using the heck out of the February Clique Kit. It’s so pretty not to. I used a lot of scraps and leftover embellishments for this layout. I really liked the notebook print and the globe from the cut-apart paper so naturally, I found a way to use it. And of course I had to find somewhere to put the cute bubble bee sticker.

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I almost passed on the add-ons this month because I thought I had enough embellies, but I caved and bought them because I just can’t help myself when it comes to cute little embellishments. I have no will power. This layout was super simple to create. I simply adhered two strips of patterned papers to the cardstock then cut a few cards from the cut-apart papers, added my photos and filled the naked spaces with scraps, stickers and die cuts.

 

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Thanks for stopping by today!

-Nicole