Document July 10, 2016 07:00

Happy Saturday!  I'm so excited to be reintroducing myself as a member of the current Just Nick design team.  It's no secret that I love Nicole's cut files and am thrilled to get to work with them again in this capacity.  Thanks for having me!  Nicole has got some awesome new designs lined up for you and I just know this current batch of designers will be inspiring you like crazy.  So prepare your pocketbooks!

 

I don't always scrapbook 'about me', so having an assignment to do just that is always a welcome creative push. 

I started my page with a selfie (of course!) and a pretty new pile of Photo Play papers.  When I have a stack of patterns that I want to include on my project, I always scan my background cut files first, knowing that they often include a good framework for using multiple papers and designs.

I quickly decided upon the Pinwheel Background, knowing I'd want to customize it a bit to fit my page elements.

As you can see, when you purchase the background the pinwheel shapes are all evenly sized and distributed throughout.  It was quick and easy to ungroup the file and move and resize the pinwheels to my liking - leaving ample space for my journaling, photo and page title.

Once the design was cut, I had fun backing each pinwheel with an assortment of pretty papers.

The centers of the pinwheels were just begging to be embellished.  A combination of buttons, sequins, stickers and epoxy dots dressed them up nicely.

I also found that the straight lines of the pinwheel 'petals' made a nice home for some stamped sentiments and phrases.  Stitching around  a few of the petals adds nice texture and interest.

 

Before I sign off for today, here's a little bit about me, in case you are new to the Just Nick blog and/or my designs:

I'm a mom to three great kiddos and have been married to my husband for 15 years.  I've lived in Ohio all of my life and currently reside just outside of Cincinnati.  I have a degree in accounting and before becoming a stay at home mom, worked for several years at an international accounting firm.  I've been scrapbooking since 1999, and while I've dabbled in other hobbies during that time, I still haven't lost my intial love and excitement for it.  I would describe my papercrafting style as clean and linear but embellished.  I love to experiment with and customize cut files and always, always include journaling on my pages.

Thanks for letting me share!  I'm looking forward to sharing lots of fun projects with you in the coming months!

 

Supplies used:

Pinwheel Background