Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bubble Blowing Fun - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I have an awesome layout to share today using some fabulous JustNick Studios digital cut files. This one has a photo of my daughter at 15. She had just learned how to blow bubbles with her bubble gum. Of course, after learning how, she was chewing gum and blowing bubbles all the time. I thought it would be fun to use lots of circles in my design to put the emphasis on the bubbles. I selected the Protozoa Background and selectively backed only a few of the circles.

I used a sheet of acetate to back my cut file. The acetate sheet had lots of colorful circles on it as well. I created my title by mixing the Outline Alpha  and the Script Font digital cut files. I backed the outline alpha letters with a marbled pattern paper that reminded me of bubble gum.

Here is a closer look...

I framed my photo with the Round and Round cut file, adding even more circles to my design.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out what's new in the JustNick store.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Hey Gorgeous - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I have a sweet layout to share using one of the newest cut files in the JustNick Studio store. When I saw the gorgeous new Butterfly Background 2 digital cut file I could not wait to use it. I love the delicate butterflies. This cut file is perfect for Spring photos, but I thought it would also be lovely with a photo of my adventurous daughter. One of the things I learned early on in trying to photograph children was that I had to keep them in one place long enough to snap a few photos. I used props like this ladder. The adventurous ones didn't think twice about climbing up it. My daughter Colette has not lost her sense of adventure yet, 25 years later. I am using the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Wild At Heart collection.

Here is a better look at those amazing butterflies...

To form my title, I combine the Hey speech bubble from the Girl Power digital cut file with a rubber charm with the word Gorgeous. This was cut pretty small. If you are having difficulties cutting items with your electronic machine try cutting it twice. I find I can get a better cut with a so so blade if I cut it twice.

Here are the cut files I used ...

If you are interested in watching my YouTube process video here you go ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Check out all the new cut files in the JustNick Store.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Faith - Simple Stories

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today for some layout inspiration with the beautiful Simple Stories Faith collection. This collection has some gorgeous pattern papers along with faith based die cuts and verses and can definitely be used for scrapbooking and cardmaking in addition to Bible journaling.

For my first layout I Have No Greater Joy, I am not scrapping a religious photo but the photo goes well with the biblical verse I chose to use for my title. I used one of my favorite pattern papers for the background. I didn't want to cover too much of the paper up, so I die cut a larger title and used a single photo in the lower corner.

The negative space of my title is backed with white cardstock and to emphasize the word Joy, I backed it with a pretty floral pattern paper. Then I added the die cut words using a script font in navy over the top. Mixing fonts and colors in a title adds interest.

I kept the embellishments to a minimum, using only the chipboard sticker butterflies, enamel dots, and a couple of stickers.

For my second layout I really wanted to scrap some photos from my nephew's baptism. In I Am A Child Of God, I used a big sun die cut to symbolize God's grace. I love how bright and happy this turned out.

I added texture by machine stitching the yellow sun rays. The Grace chipboard sticker adds dimension as does the butterfly.

I love this cute little sheep Bits & Pieces die cut. The verse was perfect for my baptism photos too.

Under the photos you can see one of the Faith collection's washi tapes with words of inspiration adorning it. Isn't it beautiful! I embellished with some chipboard sticker flowers, decorative brads and enamel dots.

The 3x4 journaling card makes for a perfect title.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Item #7700 - Faith Collection Kit

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hello Spring - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today kicking off a week of  JustNick Studio Spring inspiration. When I think of Spring I think of Sunshine and Flowers. Two things that after a long cold and snowy winter are like a breath of fresh air. So my layout today features sunshine and flowers ...

I started off by creating my background, using the Let It Shine Background digital cut file as a stencil to create my sun rays. Some stitching on the rays adds some definition and texture.

I add a little green to the bottom of my layout background for grass. A perfect setting for those Delicate Florals...

When it came time to choose a title, I could not resist using the new Hello Spring cut file. I backed the title with some of the same papers as I used for the flowers.

I am so happy with how this layout came together.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

If you are interested in watching my process video, here it is...

I hope I brought some sunshine to you on your Monday. Have a great week!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bloom & Grow - Stash Bash YouTube Hop

Hello blogging friends!

I have a new Stash Bash layout to share with you today. The March Stash Bash YouTube Hop features ways to use your wood veneer pieces. Each month a group of my scrappy friends pick an item in our stash and we each create a YouTube scrapbook process video using that item. I wanted to put a fresh spin on my wood veneer, adding a little glitz with some gold glitter embossing powder and VersaMark ink. Here is how they turned out...

For my layout today, I am using a variety of Maggie Holmes Crate Paper collections, predominantly Styleboard and this gorgeous Lotus Background digital cut file from JustNick Studios.

Here is how my layout turned out ...

The sculpture in this photograph is a lego dragonfly. I was created by artist Sean Kenney and is part of a traveling display called Nature Connects. There were about 12 different lego sculptures all around the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. We walked from garden to garden to find all of them. Truly Amazing!

Here are some close-ups for you to see..,.

If you are interested in watching the process video, here it is...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Twins Game - JustNick Studios and Scrapbook Circle

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today to share a layout I created with the fabulous March Scrapbook Circle kit and JustNick Studio's digital cut files. All this week you can see inspiring projects from both design teams.

I think I squealed with delight when I opened up my box and saw products from the Shimelle's Little By Little collection, Amy Tangerine's On a Whim, and Paige Evan's Oh My Heart. I was dying to use the new Star Background 4 cut file. I thought it would be perfect for a sports layout and I have been wanting to scrap this picture of my daughter at a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Here is how my layout turned out ...

I cut the file knowing I wanted to put a 1/2" border around the edge using this colorful striped paper. Using the red from this same sheet of striped paper, I backed some of those star cutouts.

I even did some hand stitching with some red thread! Under my title I did a little journaling. I don't usually do handwriting on my layouts, but this kit came with a Pink Paislee stamp set so I could stamp the guidelines for my writing! I might be doing more handwriting on my layouts now. I used a lighter ink to stamp with so the emphasis would be on my journaling.

I think this is a new favorite cut file!

Here is the cut file I used today ...

If you are interested, here is my process video...

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Domestic Bliss - Simple Stories

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today with some Simple Stories Domestic Bliss inspiration. This is such a fun collection for your everyday photos around the house. The tongue in cheek humor will make you laugh, guaranteed! The pattern papers are gorgeous with colors perfect for Spring paper crafting too.

For my first layout, I wanted to scrap a family photo with the 4x6 journal card with a house and the quote "Love my home, love the people there". I thought it would be fun to mimic one of the pattern papers with pie charts and create my own super-sized pie chart. I sized one of the openings to fit the journal card, then backed the other spaces with different pattern papers. Here is how it turned out...

I embellished with a Bits & Pieces die cut house, sofa, lamp, and picture frame to reinforce the home theme. I then added some chipboard flowers and enamel dots for dimension.

This collection has some wonderful Decorative Brads and Epoxy Metal Clips.

For my title "BLISS", I used some stickers from the 4x6 Sticker Sheets. You can also see one of the Domestic Bliss washi tapes just under my photo. Aren't those hearts just perfect!

I also made a couple of box cards using the World's Best Mom cut file from SVGcuts. These are so fun. I love that they can be used as decor pieces too and give joy to the recipient for many days.

Wouldn't this make a great housewarming card! I used stickers from the 4x6 sticker sheets for my sentiment on the back of the card. This floral pattern paper is one of my favorites. I love those dainty flowers.

and check out that Decorative Brads alarm clock ... it makes the perfect stove timer, lol. Enamel dots are used for the burner dials on the front of my stove.

Here is what the card looks like from a top down view...

Box cards are a bit addicting, so of course I made a second one, For this box card, I created this wonderful teapot, This one showcases another gorgeous floral pattern paper combined with the pink dotted pattern paper. Chipboard sticker flowers and buttons are combined with a flower sticker and sentiment.

On the back side of the teapot I used a pretty vase of flowers and a "Mom Rules" sticker.

Here is another view so you can see the dimension. A gift card would fit perfectly taped on the inside.

The Domestic Bliss collection is a must in my book and one of my favorites from CHA. Be sure to check it out.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!