May 23, 2017

Snap


Pinterest Inspiration

Hello scrappers. Isn't this Pinterest Inspiration inspiring?! The windows inspired me to use a cut file from Ashley Horton's shop! I've had The Get Your Grid on cut file for some time now and have been wanting to use it for a fun grid layout! Naturally, I used Ashley's "Ain't Life Grand" collection! I love the colors in this collection and the cameras and shutters, heck I love it all!
 
 
I used lots of die cuts and stickers to decorate the insides of the grids. I wanted to keep adding more embellishments and didn't know where to stop. I really like the sequins in this collection! They are so pretty and so different. After I finished decorating the layout, I splashed some black mist on to the layout.





Pretty Little Studio: Ain't Life Grand Paper: Happy Days, Sequins/Orange Vibes, Stickers/Shutterbug, Snapshots, So to Speak, Tags/Easy Breezy, Vellum Tape/Hi There, Flair/Awesome, Die-Cuts/Framed, Bloomin, Cut-Apart/Everyday, Cork/Whole Hearted

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May 22, 2017

September Planner Page

Happy Monday scrappers! I've just spend the past hour searching through my purse for my notes and reminder cards for upcoming dental appointments for the month of September. If I don't write them down, I will forget. My memory isn't as good as it used to be. LOL This month, after I finished creating the layouts I wanted to make using the June Kit, I decided to use the leftover scraps and die cuts to embellish my planner page for September.



I used adhesive to adhere two cards back-to-back from Clique Kit's exclusives to add to my planner page. The "You Don't Have To Be Perfect To Be Amazing" sentiment inspires me! Love it. I used gluedots to adhere the "She Belongs With Wildflowers" sentiment to the other card with the words. A girl can never have too many inspiring quotes in their planners to get them through their days.







Each month, not only do I write down dental and doctor appointments, but I also include things such as water plants, laundry, clean the kitchen etc. to keep me on track.





If you're looking for a few fillers for your planners, check out the Clique Kits Shop, we have a variety of embellishments to help you get your plans started!

Thanks for visiting today, -Nicole
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May 19, 2017

Beautiful You

Happy Friday friends! I am excited to share my first layout using the June kit! I love Cocoa Vanilla's Wild at Heart collection and I hope you love this month's kit as munch as I do. As soon as I saw the butterflies, I was in love. Seriously, I can't get enough of them. They are a personal favorite of mine and they never seem to get old.


I used this month's digital cut file to help embellish my layout. Initially, I was going to keep it white, then opted to use some Shimmerz Paint to color it green. If you're looking for other cut files besides florals, check out Clique Kit's Digital Shop!

 
For those of you who follow my work, I love layering embellishments and papers together on my layout. I layered some of the pieces from the digital cut file with the Cocoa Vanilla die cuts. I had some enamel dots from my stash that I used to decorate the center of the flowers.
 
 
What do you think of this month's flair? Naturally, I love it because it's blue; my favorite color. I couldn't decide where I wanted to place the flair so I decided to cluster the flowers and flair along with the butterfly.
 
 
Here are a few other close up photos.
 
 
Thanks for visiting today and don't forget to check out our Digital Shop!
-Nicole
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May 11, 2017

Happy

Hi everyone. Hope you've had a wonderful week. Today, I have a fun layout to share with you using the beautiful Jellybean kit from Clique Kits. I love patterned paper and die cuts. I can't seem to get enough of them these days. I used several scraps of patterned paper for this layout. The stripe paper and heart stickers came from my stash because I needed another piece of patterned paper to help mat my photo.  



I played with several stickers and die cuts. I love the fun border I created at the bottom of the layout. Totally fun and super easy to do.




Thanks for visiting today!

-Nicole
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May 10, 2017

Using those stickers in your stash


 
Pinterest Inspiration
 
Hello everybody. I am excited to share this beautiful spring layout I created using several different stickers and cut-aparts from my stash! I found this inspiration on Pinterest and I was immediately inspired to create a layout using white, pink and orange. What a beautiful color combination!


The first thing I did before applying photos and embellishments on this layout was print the Mini Floral Buds digital cut file from Just Nick Studio's shop on white cardstock using my color printer. I wanted to create a floral background for my layout and I did not have the right patterned paper for this.


I added some clear butterflies from the Woodland collection to add more color to the floral buds.


I used a few cut-apart labels, stickers, stickers words to help tell my story.



Pretty Little Studio Marigold Paper/Begonia 8x8, Cut-Outs/Wisteria Word Flags, Die-Cut Rain Clouds/Watercolor (flipped backwards to white side), Here Comes the Sun Stickers, Summer Vibes/Stickers/Summer Vibes Planner Flags, Woodland Labels/Ladybug/Cut Aparts, Stickers/Bloom/clear, Monarch Butterfly/Clear, Nature Word Flags, Wanderlust Words, Let's Go Travel/Flair/Florence, Stamps: Ali Edwards

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicole
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May 6, 2017

Happy NSD!

Hello scrappy friends. Happy National Scrapbooking Day. Today, I didn't get a whole lot of scrapping done, however, I did join one of Jillibean Soup's challenges to use a big title on a layout. I used the Cold Avocado Soup collection. I love the blues and yellows in this collection. The photo came up in my FaceBook pop up from six years ago and I love the photo so much that I decided to scrap it today! Wow, time flew by... Edward is now 7 years old. Hard to believe!!

 
 
I am hoping to participate in Jillibean Soup's sketch challenge. What a fabulous sketch that Summer created for them! I need to try this sketch out because I am inspired. Check back later, I'll add the layout to this post once completed.
 
 
 
For this layout, I decided to use Jillibean Soup's Hardy Hodgepodge collection. This collection has the prettiest colors!


 
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 

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May 5, 2017

Favorite

Happy Friday 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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May 4, 2017

Beautiful Day

Hi everybody. Today, I am sharing another layout I created using Pretty Little Studio's lovely "Blooming Hearts" collection. I love the pretty colors in this collection. I especially like the patterns on the journaling cards and the cut-aparts!



I used the die cut frames to help frame my photo then added some flowers in the corners. The banner is a cut-apart!


I added the "You are awesome and xoxo" die cuts in the circles to help them blend in with the patterns. I used a foam square to make the yellow sentiment pop.


Pretty Little Studio Blooming Hearts: Journaling/ We Belong Together, Love You Everyday, Stickers/Words from the Heart, Vellum Tape/Adore, Die-Cuts/Picture Perfect, I Heart You, Cut-Aparts/Lovely Circles, With You/Word Flags, Mark This/Flags

Thanks for visiting today!

-Nicole
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April 27, 2017

Jamie's Bridal Shower

Hi scrappers. How about I share a mini album with you today?! It's been awhile since I made one and I've been itching to make a small mini album for my sister Jamie, using photos from her bridal shower back in February. The "With All My Heart" collection is perfect for scrapping bridal showers and weddings! You'll be seeing more layouts by me using this collection in May after Jamie's wedding! :)
This mini album is super easy to make. I started out by cutting several pieces of patterned paper down to 4x6 and adhering 4x6 photos to the back of the papers.



I used several die cuts, cut-aparts and tags to decorate the inside of my album. And a few flairs. The die cuts in this collection are sooooo pretty!




See, you can never have too many die cuts. They look so good layered together in a nice big cluster.


I really love the "You & Me" paper. Isn't it pretty. Love that aqua! I added several tiny sticker words throughout the album on the photos to help tell my story.






Pretty Little Studio With All My Heart Papers/ Happy Heart, Sweetheart, The Best Thing, You & Me, Always/Gray, Frames/Flutter, Die Cuts/Makes Me Smile, Lovebirds Words, Floral Bouquet, Forever, My Heart, Cut Aparts/ My Heart Flags, Labels/Loving You, Adore You Word Flags, Stickers/Love Story Words, Love You, Tags/Sweetheart, Flair/Happy Heart

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicole
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April 24, 2017

Love

Happy Monday friends. I picked up the little man, fed him dinner, fed the animals, showered and managed to scrapbook a layout to unwind. I just needed an hour to scrap. I haven't really felt like scrapping for weeks and today, I finally got the urge to just scrap a layout doing whatever I wanted.
I pulled out Altenew's Reflection Kit and got to work. I love the gorgeous patterns in this collection! Seriously, they are beautiful. I am not big on flowers, but I love this floral paper...

 
I love the transparency embellishments and chipboard. Gorgeous stuff. I used the "meet up and love this" stamps from the Reflection mini stamps. Once I had the embellishments in place, I splashed some black mist on to the layout.
 

We had such a fun time on this particular night... :) What more can we ask for? The bar had alcoholic slushies. YUM. LOL

 
Thanks for visiting today!

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April 21, 2017

Live for the Moment

Hi everyone. Nicole here, with a fun technique! A few weeks ago I wanted to find a way to use the Butterfly cut file from Just Nick's Studio's shop, without having to actually cut the image. I did not want to have to peel the cut file from the cutting mat. I was feeling lazy. LOL The first thing I did was open the image in the Silhouette program. Then I changed the color of the image to a teal color using the Fill Color icon.
 


Then I clicked on the print button at the top of the screen and selected my color printer.



I printed the butterflies on the "Dream On" paper to add a bit more color! I love how the circles and butterflies blend together.


I love the teal, orange and gray together. It's such a beautiful color combination. It really makes this layout pop.
A few close ups:
Once I had the photo adhered down, I splashed a few drops of spray ink onto the layout. I tucked a die cut piece behind the speech bubble clip to add color. What do you think about the flair in this month's kit? I love that font!


I hope your visit today was inspiring! Thank you for taking some time out of your day to stop by!

-Nicole
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