Hello Imperfectly Perfect | Patricia Roebuck July 8, 2019 07:00

Hello Everyone!  I am so excited to be joining the JustNick team with all the amazing designers, and especially, Nicole!  Nicole and I have met a few times at CHA and Creativation and have even been on different design teams together.  I'm also excited because I know just how talented Nicole is and have seen her shop grow so much.  She has an amazing eye for style and detail.  

Traveler's Notebook, JustNick, Basic Hearts, Graphic Frames, Simple Scallops

With today's post, I'll introduce myself a little more and share a page I created.  I still create 12x12 and 8.5x11 layouts occasionally, but my favorite way to document these days is in a Traveler's Notebook or a 6x8 format.  I have been designing for manufacturers and kit clubs since 2012.  After changes to a direct-sales company I was exclusively working with part-time from 2016 to 2018, I am back to designing more as a hobby again for myself and teams again.  

For my about me page, I picked Graphic Frames, Infinity Hearts Frames, Simple Scallop Strips, and Basic Hearts.

After cutting the frames in white cardstock, I picked three to layer over my pattern paper background.  Pulling from the design of the hearts from the Infinity Hearts Frames, I continued that theme by cutting Basic hearts to layer over and under my frames.

Travelers Notebook, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Infinity Hearts Frames, Basic Hearts, Simple Scallop Strips

I used small alpha stickers from Citrus Twist using a saying I heard from our pastor.  I will never be perfect, always striving to improve, to change, to grow.  It's a saying that motivates you to keep going.  I layered embellishments over the clusters of the hearts with a larger embellishment by the photo.

Traveler's Notebook, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Infinity Hearts Frames, Basic Hearts, Simple Scallop Strips

I cut out two of the images from the Simple Scallop Strips, one in pattern paper and the other in white cardstock to layer.  I trimmed them down, stapled them, and foam adhered them to my page.  I used another trimmed down strip to add to my top card on the right side of my page along with stamping, which is 'perfect' for my imperfection ;)

Traveler's Notebook, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Infinity Hearts Frames, Basic Hearts, Simple Scallop Strips

For the bottom card, I did some journaling about myself.  These are random current things about myself.  I used an alcohol marker to highlight a few words to add more color to the card and added lots of enamel shapes as bullets, as well as sprinkling them throughout the entire spread for more texture and color.

Traveler's Notebook, JustNick, Graphic Frames, Infinity Hearts Frames, Basic Hearts, Simple Scallop Strips

Thank you so much Nicole for having me, and thank you to everyone for stopping by!