Monday, April 24, 2017

Glorious Moment


Hello friends! Today I am sharing this layout at Just Nick Digital Cut Files of my daughter and her passion for flowers and gardening.   

I began the layout by using the Posie Swag Cut File and cutting it on white card stock with my Silhouette Cameo and then hand stitched the flowers with pink embroidery floss and also the leaves and stems with green embroidery floss. Yes , there is a LOT of hand stitching on this layout, but I find it incredibly fun and relaxing. 


The background paper is a 12 X 12 piece of white textured card stock that I applied white gesso and let it dry. I added a coat of light pink water color paint applied with a water brush. I placed the Posie Swag Cut File that was hand stitched and painted with Gelatos and a water brush on top of the background paper.


I added a photo that was matted with some patterned paper and machine stitched the background white cardstock with a sewing machine onto a piece of Bella Blvd. floral patterned paper to give it a border. A few paint splatters with some Heidi Swapp Colorshine in Navy and some enamel dots from Pinkfresh Studio were added. The title was a die cut that I popped up with some dimensional foam squares and a sticker that I added an arrow sticker and a charm. Finally I took a black fine line pen and added my journaling.


My daughter loves flowers and loves to garden so I thought this cut file was perfect for this layout.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the amazing cut files in the Just Nick shop today.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Donut Worry Be Happy

Happy Sunday! Today I am sharing this layout of my son and a whole lot of donuts over at A Flair For Buttons.


I really love how flair is a great little addition to the circle element of this layout. I used a flair button from the Inspirational Words 5 flair set and the heart flair button from the Woodgrain 3 flair set.


The donut die cuts were a free cut file that Kim Watson designed for the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Spring 2017 issue on Page 24. When I saw the cut file I was excited to cut it out on my Silhouette Cameo.  


I used lots of scraps of various collections of Bella Blvd. papers and paper and stickers from the new Doodlebug Designs Cream And Sugar Collection.  


The title was actually a die cut sticker that I popped up with some dimensional adhesive squares.


Handwritten journaling was added with a fine black felt pen to give it more of a personal feel to the page.


Paint splatters from the Navy Colorshine Mist by Heidi Swapp were added to complete the page.


Below are the flair sets I used for my layout:

Woodgrain 3 Flair Set

Inspirational Words 5 Flair Set

Be sure to stop by the A Flair For Buttons shop and check out these flair sets and hundreds more. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Enjoy The Moment


Hello friends! Today I am sharing a layout that I created with some cut files from Just Nick Digital Cut Files.  Yesterday was National Sibling Day and I thought of my older kiddos and how Brandon and Shannon have always been very close.


For my bold, black title, I cut out the Enjoy The Moment cut file five times on black card stock with my Silhouette Cameo, stacked them and glued them together.


 With my well used 1 1/2 inch circle paper punch, I punched out several circles of various patterned papers. I love circles! This particular technique was inspired by a class that Nicole Nowosad taught at Crop & Create Calgary, which I was fortunate to attend and had the privilege to assist in her classes. It's always great to meet online friends in person!


I also used the File Folders cut file to create a tab for the top left hand corner of the page and also one behind the large felt flower. These are also from the Just Nick shop.  



This is the dimension I was mentioning on the title earlier.  


I had fun creating this layout. It was good to use up some scraps of old papers from the Amy Tangerine Rise And Shine Collection, my cute pink We R Typecast Typewriter to add the typed journaling and whenever I can, I like to add a flair button or two to my layouts from A Flair For Buttons.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!






Thursday, March 23, 2017

Be You

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a layout at Just Nick Digital Cut Files using the Floral Burst Background.  



I cut out the Floral Burst Background on white cardstock with my electronic die cutting machine. I then copied and pasted the petals on another screen and cut them with my electronic die cutting machine in different colors of patterned paper.  Next I placed the petals over a pink piece of patterned paper and trimmed around the edge leaving about 1/4 inch border.  



I used a paper piercer and pierced holes about 1/8 inches apart around the petals and then using six strands of pink embroidery floss, I hand stitched around the edges of the petals.  



After all the stitching was completed, I added some die cuts, stickers, pearls, a flair button from A Flair For Buttons and splattered some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Blush.



Here is the cut file I used on my layout.



I love the homespun feel of the hand stitching.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Right Here Right Now

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a layout I created for the JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle Team Up that is happening all this week.


I was given the fabulous March Kit from Scrapbook Circle that has some items from the Shimelle Little By Little, Amy Tangerine's On A Whim, Paige Evans Oh My Heart, Pretty Little Studio Summer Vibes, Fancy Pants Design's Joy Parade Collections. Here is what I created...


I knew when I saw that bright, colorful paper from Shimelle's Little By Little Collection that I had to combine it with the Aztec Lace Background Cut File from JustNick.


For the title I cut the Right Here Right Now Cut File with my Cameo and then took a pair of scissors and separated the words to split up the title.




The fun part of the process was embellishing the background.  I used the puffy stickers and dots from the kit and added them to the triangles on the background.


I also added some stickers to all four corners of the layout 



I knew I wanted to use the Paige Evan's Oh My Heart stamps in some way so I stamped the word "today" on a sticker and then added some mini alpha stickers for the year.  


I hope you enjoyed my layout.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Love You

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a baby layout of my youngest son on the Just Nick blog.


Since February is the month of love, I wanted to use some love themed cut files so I used the Love You cut file and also the Lace Heart cut file from Just Nick Digital Cut Files.


I love the softness of vellum on a layout and I also love to use sequins so I combined both and added some vellum and sequins to some of the circles.  I also added some flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons and enamel dots from Bella Blvd.


Owls are some of my favorite so I thought these puffy stickers from Paper House Productions would add some cuteness and fun to the layout.  


I cut the title "Love You" on some black heart patterned paper.  I also backed some of the circles from colored patterned paper from Echo Park.  


Stitching adds more texture so I added some machine stitching.  Finally I journaled on some vellum using my Typecast typewriter.

Creating a baby layout brings back so many good memories.  My son is now 17 and will be graduating from high school this year.  

I hope you enjoyed your visit.  Have a great day!

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Love, Love, Love

Hello friends! February is the month of love and so today I am sharing a love themed layout for Just Nick Digital Cut Files.


I chose two cut files for this layout of my hubby and I.  I love the Ying Yang Background and I thought it fit perfectly for this layout.  Basically there isn't balance if there isn't one without the other and I thought it depicted being together.  It was time consuming to create this layout. First I cut out the background on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and then I backed all shapes with patterned paper.


The title is created from the Lots Of Love cut file and I selected three different love words, cut them out on white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.


I love the softness that vellum gives the layout so I typed my journaling on vellum and attached the vellum strips with some machine stitching.


Finally I added some flair buttons that I had in my stash from A Flair For Buttons. 



I really loved creating this layout of my best friend and I.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your day!

Cut Files Used On Layout:




Ying Yang Background