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YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE | MONIQUE LIEDTKE April 26, 2019 07:00

Hi friends, it's Monique here with another spring layout using the Broken Butterfly cut file. I adore all those "broken" cut files so when I saw this one I just knew I had to use it! Since I wanted to use a white background (but love my colors) I decided to cut the butterfly from a multicolored paper. Here's what I created:

This is the Broken Butterfly cut file:

I used Crate Paper's "Willow Lane" collection from Maggie Holmes. I think I have all of the collections she designed, I'm such a huge fan. This collection was just perfect for a spring layout featuring my beautiful daughter:

Although I decided to use a white background for my layout in the end I thought it was a bit too white and so I brushed some light pink paint (Gelatos) over it, using a large square foam brush. Next I added lots of paint drops and then also cut off 1.5 cm from two sides and glued the white paper onto a patterned paper, so the background wasn't so white anymore:

After adhering the butterfly to my background, I placed the matted photo in the bottom right corner and embellished it. Next came the cluster in the top left corner (aren't those puffy stickers awesome?!):

And the little cluster in the top right corner:

When I had the three clusters in place I decided to fill all the spaces in the butterfly with little puffy hearts:

When I was finished I really loved the result! After some machine stitching and stamping the date my layout was almost done! The little pink bow was the perfect finishing touch! Hope you like it! 

Don't forget to visit the JustNick store to check out this Broken Butterfly cut file or any other broken or not broken cut files.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you happy scrapping!

You can find more of my work here: Instagram / Blog / Pinterest


Dream, explore - Johanna Valayer April 19, 2019 07:00 2 Comments

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today with a new layout ! For this layout I've used the 3 latest collections from Paige Evans and the "spring loaded background".  I love this type of cut file because we can incorporate directly the photo into the cut file !
Firstly I've made my background using the packaging technique as usual ahah and I've made some splatters too. 
Then I've placed my cut file with my photo and I've embellished all around using different embellishments as stickers, rub-on, die cuts, thickers..
Then for my title I used both puffy stickers from Pinkfresh studio and Pink paislee, I love so much these kind of puffy, they are perfect for title. 
Finally I've decided to tear the right side of my layout to add a a strip of paper, the same paper which I've used for the cut file. 
that's all for this layout, I hope you've enjoyed, see you soon xx

Road to Happiness | Rachel Lowe April 16, 2019 07:00

Hey friends, Rachel here and today I have a layout that is all about Spring and flowers!

I have used the new collection by Pink Paislee Paige Evans Horizon.

I have used two cut files on this layout.

I cut the Floral Spring Ring in a dark coloured paper as I wanted my flowers to contrast.

I used white cardstock measuring 10x10 inches.

Using the release compound path technique I dragged out the petals and then cut. I used an piece of 12x12 paper that had a rainbow of colours which when you are cutting numerous flowers is a perfect way to not have to use many papers.

Once I had filled the flowers within the floral ring I set about creating individual flowers using the Build a Flower 4 cut file. To keep my layout bright and with a spring theme I chose bright coloured papers. I created various sizes and made a total of 12 individual flowers.

Once I had assembled them, I started off with the smaller ones and added these to the centres of the spring ring flowers to create a 3D effect. Once I had done this I then arranged my flowers around an in the ring to create a cascade effect of spring flowers.

I then added my photo and embellished around it. I matted my layout on a bright multi coloured paper, which against the white is a wonderful contrast. 

I love how this turned out and it says happy to me!

Building a flower is a great way to add flowers where you get to choose the sizes, and they really are not time consuming.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week.


Bloom | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 15, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I have a fun Spring mixed media layout to share with you. I am in dire need of warmer weather. We got snow dumped on us again a few days ago... it still hasn't melted either. So I decided to create my own sunshine in my scrapbook room on this layout.

I had a lot of fun creating a rainbow mixed media background to coordinate with the papers I used to back the flowers in the beautiful Spring Floral Cluster 3 digital cut file. Isn't this floral cluster amazing!

For my title, I used the new Bloom digital cut file. It was perfect to coordinate with  my Spring floral cluster.

There is just something about a mixed media background that makes a cut file pop! Here are the digital cut files I used today...

I hope you are enjoying some warm Spring weather. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your week!


LONDON VISIT | Monique Liedtke April 9, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone, it's Monique here today with another project to share. For today's layout I was looking for a cut file with large letters and after browsing through the JustNick store I found the "Striped Alpha" cut file.

Last year when we were on vacation in the UK, we decided to reserve one of our days for a quick visit to London as my boys had never been there before. We had the day of our lives and so this needed to be scrapped! 

Here's the page I did:

I used Doodlebug Design's Sweet Summer collection and chose the Punch Plaid sheet to cut the letters from. As soon as I placed the letters on the white background it all looked so colorful. I really love this about Doodlebug's products! 

This is the "Striped Alhpa" cut file I used:

I hand cut the photo of my boys posing in front of the Tower Bridge to fit into one of the "O"'s:

All the other letters were decorated using one of more of the Doodlebug die-cuts and stickers:

With a bit of machine stitching and a date stamp my page was finished!

I really love this cut file and know I'll be using it for a few more layouts. Maybe next time I'll weld the letters together.

If you like this page and think you might give it a try too then maybe check the JustNick store to see all the other alpha cut files as well. I think the Marquee Alpha cut file would be perfect for a page like this too! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 


In My Easter Bonnet | Marcia Dehn-Nix April 5, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with some Easter inspiration using some of the new Spring digital cut files available in the store. I love using flower cut files especially on my girly layouts. This one features one of my daughters in her Easter bonnet. 

You can never go wrong with a circle design. I applied some gesso and spray mist to my pattern paper to help set off the flowers and Leaf Wreath. To add dimension to the Build A Flower 1 florals, I inked the edges and then bent the petals upwards before assembing them.

I am in love with these airy Spring Florals. Here too I inked the edges as well as the middle of the flowers. Then I added a contrasting button in the middle. So pretty!

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!


Sunshine + Happiness | Rachel Lowe March 28, 2019 07:00

Hi all Rachel here again to share another layout featuring two gorgeous Justnick Studio cut files!

How amazing is the Broken Butterfly cut file!

I have used MME Well Hello collection to create this layout.

I decided I would use two of the Broken Butterflies on my layout, cutting in black card stock and layering the smaller one slightly over the larger one. I used a large floral paper to back the butterflies wanting it to be bright and bold against the black.

So my photo didn't get lost against the busy patterned paper I used to back my butterflies, I matted it, added a floral bunch, washi tape and a phrase sentiment, so they framed my photo. My photo is also attached with foam tape to add height.

I embellished by adding a die cut bird in between the two butterflies and a flower die cut to the wing of the out butterfly.

I decided to serrate my title, adding Sunshine to the top and + Happiness at the bottom of my page, this balanced my layout.

I added a pretty flower die cut above Sunshine so your eye would be drawn there. I finished off with a splatter of black paint. I love how this layout turned out and the creative possibilities with these butterfly cut files are endless. 

Thank you for stopping by today and see you again soon.


Some People - Bold Title | Majken Pullin March 22, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends!  Majken here with you on the blog today with another layout about friends, which I scrapbooked about earlier this month.  I think one of the least scrapped themes for me (other than about myself) is about my friendships, so I wanted to make sure I am capturing these awesome people in my life when I get the chance.

I used the Some People cut file to create a bold title as well as the Fall Florals cut file. 

Let's take a closer peek!

I started by cutting the Some People cut file out using my Cameo from patterned paper (Dear Lizzy New Day collection) - I decided to go almost the full 12" length.  I aligned it toward the left of my layout, and to give it some additional contrast I trimmed a strip of the striped paper. matted the white cardstock with another patterned paper, and dripped some mists and inks lightly on the white cardstock.

For more texture, I sewed under some of the words in the phrase to emphasize them.

I had two photos to share, so I layered them with the Fall Floral cut files and more patterned paper.

I finished off the photo area with stickers, ephemera, and some journaling.

It's fun to go bold with a title both in size and color!  I hope you get some crafty time this weekend so you can head to the JustNick store to get some new cut files you can use to create your own bold title.

Have a great day!

Majken

 


Vroom | Marcia Dehn-Nix March 21, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I am hoping it warms up enough here in Minnesota where the kids can be outside again riding their bikes. In the mean time, my Spring fever has me scrapping a photo of my nephew from last Spring. I thought the Tread Background was perfect for this bike riding photo.

To get the tire treads to stand out, I backed the black tire tread design with a grey cardstock. I placed a red patterned paper circle between the layers before gluing them together. I didn't want to cover up too much of that tread design. Then my photo and embellishments went over that circle. I may have gotten a little carried away with the embellishing, lol. 

I repeated the circle, adding a few more smaller circles in the opposite corner. Again, I went crazy embellishing the tops of these circles.

For my title, I warped the Vroom from the Planes Trains & Autmobiles cut fileI wanted the word to be larger starting out and get smaller. I thought it would help show movement. Here is how you can warp an object in Silhouette Studio. 

Right click on the cut file and select Ungroup. Move the items you are not using off the grid. Select the object to warp and click on the warp icon (last icon on the right). Select a corner edit point and drag it outward. On the opposite end, select a corner edit point and drag it inward. Play around with the edit points until you like how it looks.

I didn't like how the stars looked warped so I trimmed them off. I replaced them with other stars from an ephemera pack. I edged the word with a black marker. This helps it pop as well as gives it a grungy feel.

I love how this turned out. 

Check out my YouTube process video for a tutorial on warping an object.


Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Dreamer| Rachel Lowe March 15, 2019 07:00

Hey all Rachel here and today I have a fun layout using three cut files, This is Life, Butterfly and Daisy Background.

I have used the new collection by Dear Lizzy New Day.

I cut a 11x11 inch Daisy background in a bright coloured paper, which had a small pattern on it which helps your background cut files to not look flat and lacking a visual depth. Once adhered to my white base paper I added NUVO crystal drops to the centres of the flowers. Then added 3 die cut flowers to add pops of colour.

I then made three of the butterflies using a muted colour as the base of the butterfly and then a brighter coordinating colour paper for the outer butterfly. Using foam tape down the centre of the outer butterfly I attached to the base to create a 3D effect.

I used two different sized frames but used the same photo, keeping it bright and fun. I added a large die cut butterfly under the Daisy Background cut file to add a contrast.

I created a feature title cluster so it did not get lost against the Daisy Background cut file. I loved the peace signed hand die cut from the collection! I added with foam tape tape, added more crystal drops to the flowers and added my title 'dreamer' using a bright pink to draw your eye to it.

I love how this layout turned out, busy but beautiful with the gorgeous Daisy Background and the new release butterflies are just so cute. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Celebrate Friends | Majken Pullin March 11, 2019 07:00

Hello crafty friends!  Majken here with you today as we get closer to welcoming spring.  I love background cut files - you can really do a lot with them.  On the layout I'm sharing today, I backed some of the flowers in this background with different patterned paper, sewed along the cut file edges, and sewed over the centers to create different textures.  Here's the full layout I created to celebrate a dear friendship:

I cut the Crazy Daisy Background from textured white cardstock and first thought I'd overlay it on another piece of white cardstock.  Before I committed though, I tested it over a few patterned papers from Pinkfresh Studio, and I loved the way it looked over the dark blue paper with the subtle polka dots.

Before I adhered it though, I first cut various petals from a coordinating 6x6 paper pad to back a few of the flowers.

Once I had the flowers that I wanted filled in, I adhered it over the dark blue paper and sewed along some of the flowers in the cut file.  I also sewed circles in the center of a few of the flowers that I didn't put patterned paper behind.

For my title, I used a fun alphabet cut file called Type It Font.  To keep the white letters from blending too much with the Crazy Daisy Background cut file, I offset my letters slightly and cut them again using a green patterned paper that I used as a mat for the slightly smaller white letters that I cut.

Alphabet cut files are perfect for titles, and the great thing about them is you can cut them over and over in any paper, color, or size you want.  You never run out of a letter either!

I finished the layout with some journaling (in the center of a flower!), buttons, brads, stickers, and ephemera.

Cut files used:

I'm so grateful you stopped by the JustNick blog today, and I hope you're inspired to grab these background and alpha cut files (or two or three other ones!) to create with.

Have a great week!

Majken


My Mona Lisa Moment | Marcia Dehn-Nix March 4, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. I am sharing a travel scrapbook layout with you that I created with four different JustNick Studios digital cut files. This layout is about my recent trip to Paris where we visited the Louvre Museum. Who knew Mona Lisa could draw such crowds!

I combined three cut files to create my title. My favorite Outline Alphas were combined with the "my" from My Heart is Full and the "moment" from Enjoy The Moment to form "My Mona Lisa Moment".

I wanted to use a few travel icons too. I found a geotag and globe in the Around the World cut file. The globe was perfect to layer under my photos to help frame them. 

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your week.


Play always - Johanna Valayer February 27, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm here today for a new layout. I wanted to make this kind of layout for a while, and this day has arrived ahah! 
For this layout I've used the Whimsical collection from Paige Evans and this beautiful "Boho florals" cut file ! 
Firstly I've chose colors I wanted to use ; These are my favorite colors and the most beautiful combo to me. 
I used the packaging technique with some distress oxide for my background. Then, I've placed my three flowers and my picture. 
Finally, the best part : Choosing the embellishment. I love all those tiny embellishments in this collection ! 
For my title, I've used my fave alpha, and a sticker from the collection.
As I thought my layout was too white, I've decided to tear my cardstock at the bottom right and I've sewed a piece of one of my favorite paper of this collection with a gold thread. 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you xx

Sweetheart | Rachel Lowe February 21, 2019 08:45

 Hey all Rachel here again. I have a fun layout to share today and although it seems busy using a large cut file in a darker colour ensures it will look fab and visually interesting.

I have used two cut files, the gorgeous Doliy 2 and Love List.

Firstly I cut 9x9 inch Doliy 2 cut file in black. I used two different flowers papers to fill the dolly, the larger floral paper in the centre. I left the scallop edge unfilled. I then foamed taped the paper pieced doliy to the centre of my 10x10 inch white cardstock. I then used another floral paper as my outer page border.

I added a circle of butterflies around the doliy, this adds to the kaleidoscope look which I was aiming for. For my photo I cut the silhouette of my daughter and attached slightly off centre. I then added some small flower embellishments around her again adding to the kaleidoscope effect.

I chose 'sweetheart' as my title from the Love List cut file. I used the off set button to cut an outer 'shadow' and then cut the word in a striped paper. The off set tool is fabulous and I recommend you have a play with it.

To finish off I added a sub title and a peacock just because I love them. I added some black machine stitching to add contrast and texture against the white and florals and last but not least a splatter of black colour mist.

Only Amy Tangerine can do these colours and busy patterns and make them so fabulous.

I love how this layout turned out, busy but beautiful!  Thank you for looking and these cut files are in store now.


My Everything | Rachel Lowe February 13, 2019 07:00

Hello my scrappy friends (who LOVE cut files) I have a Valentine themed layout, but I chose a photo of me and my baby boy because love is love right! I have used two cut files on this layout, of course gorgeous Valentine themed cut files.

Firstly I cut the Heart Background cut file in white and kept it a 12x12 cut.  I then cut the inner hearts in blue (release compound and move the hearts you want to use). I wanted to add some contrast to break up the white.

I then cut the  You Are title sentiment using a striped and multi coloured paper so my title would be visually interesting.

I split my title to the top and then to the bottom of my photo, again for visual interest and to ensure your eye os drawn to the photo.  My photo is attached with foam tape to create height on my layout.

Then it was just a matter of embellishing my layout, I think I have added every fav of mine when it comes to embellishments lol, pineapples, lamas, puffy hearts!!!

I love background cut files they really give your layout a wow factor and don't be afraid to use busy papers to cut titles as it adds so much visual interest and stops them from appearing flat.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to add these cut files to your library, they are ones you will use over and over I am sure.

 

 


Sweetheart | Marcia Dehn-Nix February 12, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today to share my LOVE layout inspiration with you. There are lots of awesome new cut files in the store and I could not wait to use them ... especially this Candy Heart Background. How cute is that! Perfect for scrapping your Valentine's Day pics. My mixed media background sets those hearts off nicely.

I love creating layers of papers and embellishments on my layouts. I actually used 5 cut files here! Here is a closer look at those fabulous hearts. Can you see the other cut files?

I placed one of the Dainty Doilies behind my photo. Isn't it gorgeous! Doilies are so great for layering! They add a nice feminine touch. 

Underneath my photo is a border strip of hearts from the Hearts digital cut file. Then, sandwiched between flowers you can see the pretty airy leaves from Stems 5.

In the lower right hand corner I chose the scripty word 'Sweetheart' from the Love List digital cut file for my layout title. This cut file has lots of title options for your Love layouts. You could even mix and match these words with another cut file to create a totally new title option.

Here are the digital cut files I used today...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have an amazing Valentine's Day.


Favorite - Johanna Valayer February 11, 2019 07:00

Hello everybody, I'm back today with a new layout. 
For the month of love I've decided to make a layout about my boo and I. I used the "loves me" collection by Pebbles which is so cute isn't it ? I also used this amazing "candy heart background" cut file !
 
First, I've backed up the heart with the "love you" with a cute red hearts foiled paper. After I've placed my cut file on my page, I added some stitching lines with a gold thread. Then, I embellished by trying to make a triangle. for this, I used some stickers and puffy from the collection. 
How cute is this little sloth ? 
For my tittle I used a copper glitter puffy word from the wild heart collection by Crate paper. To me, it doesn't matter to mix some different metallic shades, I love the result. 
Finally, I added some word stickers and gold color shine splatters.
when I was looking at my layout at the end, I thought that it missed something so I've decided to add some sequins all around my layout and I'm pretty happy with the result ! 
I hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon, xx.

XOXO Love | Majken Pullin February 5, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you today, and we're sharing love-themed projects with you to kick-start February.  For my project I went a different path than the normal red or pink colors and instead captured a layout using blues to show love for my son.  He's now 10 years old, but I love going back and looking at photos from when he was a baby and toddler because that phase just passes way too quickly!  I used the Boys Rule collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

XOXO Love

My layout uses two brand new cut files to the JustNick store, so be sure to go get them today!  I used XOXO Background 3 and Lots of Love 2.

My first task was to cut out each cut file using my Silhouette Cameo on white textured cardstock.  I trimmed the XOXO Background 3 cut to place down the left side of my layout to use as a background. 

After playing around with the photo and matting it with different papers, I included the Lots of Love 2 file at an angle.  But I felt the cut file was lost because it seemed "flat" so I decided to repeat cutting it using dark blue patterned paper, and I used it as a shadow to help the words "pop" off the page.

This technique is easy to do.  I even used foam tape to bring the shadowed cut file up a little more from the page to give it even more dimension.

It's fun to create a layout about love that uses non-traditional "love" colors.  The JustNick shop has so many love cut files to choose from, so don't be shy - grab a few today!

Enjoy your February.  XOXO <3

Majken


This is Me | Niki Rowland January 11, 2019 07:00

Hi everyone, Niki here today and welcome to 2019!
Our assignment this week was to create a layout about or 2019 goals or 'all about me'. I chose the 2nd option and went for a layout about myself.
I've used the totally awesome 'Distressed Alphabet' set in the store. I created four words using this alphabet and welded the letters together in the Silhouette Software.  I then cut them from woodgrain paper by Heidi Swapp.
The quote is a line from a Movie song - The Greatest Showman. I changed it slightly to fit a layout about myself ('I am bruised' I changed to 'I am free'). The Greatest Showman is a big hit in our household and we're always singing this song so I thought I would use it but it needed that small change to work for me.
I really love the Distressed Alphabet - the letters are really cool and have created a very interesting looking title.
I used alphabet stickers to add the rest of the quote around the words and then embellished with lots of layers behind my photo and a few embellishments by Pebbles and Pink Paislee.
I added machine stitching through the alphabet stickers to stop them from falling off, and handwrote in my story. Even though these aren't my go-to colours, I like the way the layout turned out.
I have created a process video for this layout which can be viewed below.
Thanks so much for joining me today, happy scrapping xx

Sweetheart | Majken Pullin December 28, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you today.  I hope everyone had a fun holiday with family, friends and love.  I'm enjoying another week off and plan to do a lot more crafting!  And today I'm sharing a layout using the Floral Ring 3 cut file.  I paired it with a paper collection with a soft color palette and used black and white photos.  I think they all go together beautifully to help us get in the mood for spring (I know, I know...a little early but I can't help it!).

I started with a full sheet of the gorgeous polka dot paper as my background, and I cut the Floral Ring 3 from white textured cardstock.  Here's the full project.

If you've seen my projects here, you know one of my favorite things to do is back cut files with patterned paper and then tuck ephemera among the pretty cut file pieces, and this layout is no exception.  I used more flowers, some leaves, and some butterflies.  Here are a few close-ups.

I included some enamel dots for flower centers, too.

I love how the cut file has some open pieces that you can back or leave open, plus some solid areas, too.

Have you used any of the JustNick Floral Rings?  Go grab one or several today!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you in the new year.

Majken


Happy - Johanna Valayer December 14, 2018 07:00

Hello everybody, 
I'm back today with a new traditional layout using the "Leaf circle background" cut file ! I found that this cut file was perfect for the photo I wanted to document and for the collection I wanted to use ! In effect, I chose the Along the way collection which is currently one of my fave collection ! 
First of all, I've made a kind of mixed media background. I used some of my distress oxide with the packaging technique and I've made some splatters too. Then, I've backed some of the circles with some papers that were coordinated with my photo. I've decided to leave 2 circles empty in order to make some clusters of embellishments. 
For this layout, I've decided to make a vertical title ! I've placed a paper stripe under the cardstock at the left of my layout and I've tore some of the cardstock. I love making this to add some texture to my layouts ! 
Finally I've placed my title, and a little sticker word at the bottom left of my layout ! I've loved playing with this cutfile because we can easily embellish all around with clusters without it looks too busy (for me in any case 🙃)
I really hope that you've enjoyed, see you soon xx.

Good Tidings - Day 10 of the 12 Days of Giveaways | Majken Pullin December 10, 2018 00:01 1 Comment

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the JustNick Studios blog for the 12 Days of Giveaways!  Majken here with you today to share the FREE cut file for Day 10.

How pretty is this file?!  It's very versatile, too.  I immediately knew I wanted to create my layout title with it, but I also ended up using a couple of the other cut files for accents and a subtitle.

As with many families during the holidays, one of our traditions is going to find a fresh-cut tree and bringing it home.  Then we put on lights and a garland before adding the ornaments.  This photo was taken after the first stage of decorating.

After cutting the title, I also traced around the edges so I could cut the red cardstock to back my title letters.  I also cut out the mistletoe leaves to include around around my letters.

 

I love the "Merry & Bright" phrase, and I used it to balance the bottom of my layout.

To frame my photo, I also weaved some varied strips of patterned paper and sewed a few for extra texture.  Some ephemera, stickers, and enamel dots helped complete my layout.  Now for the fun part so you can use this cut file yourself!

Enter the code: GOODFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 10, 2018.

No purchase necessary. Coupon code must be entered to receive this item for free. No refunds will be given. The design will still be available in the JustNick Store for purchase after the discount code expires.

So glad you stopped by today!  And don't forget to come back tomorrow for another free cut file for the 12 Days of Giveaways.

Have a fun December!

Majken

 


Grateful | Majken Pullin November 23, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick fans!  Majken here with you again today, and this week I'm sharing a layout that expresses how grateful I am for my two kids.  Both had health issues when they were born, and because we are past all of the problems now, it makes me even more grateful. 

I have used three cut files in my layout...can you spot them? 

After cutting out the Grateful word and backing them with patterned paper, I popped up the title with 3D foam tape.  I love adding that extra depth to layouts.

My collection came with a lot of great floral ephemera, and I added to that with the Flowers 6 file.

I also wanted to add some extra interest to the right of the aqua paper edge, so I cut out the scallop strip and adhered it before machine stitching.

I love all the ways you can use cut files with your projects, including around your journaling like I did below.

Cut files used:

Thanks so much for joining me on the JustNick Studio blog today.  I hope you have a wonderful week, and for those in the US, enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Majken


Love Story | Marcia Dehn-Nix November 12, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today. This week on the blog we are posting projects with the theme Thankful. I know with Thanksgiving approaching we are thinking about all the things we are thankful for; family, jobs, health ...  My hubby just had surgery recently to repair a hernia (nothing too serious). I am thankful that I have had this wonderful man by my side for 35 years so I decided to scrap one of our wedding photos. (Don't laugh too much about my 80's hair and hat. lol. I converted the photo to black and white so you can't tell that his tux is baby blue)

I used the new Rustic Floral Frame 2 and cut it out in a metallic gold to frame my photo. Then I added two of the new Rose Clusters backed with pretty pink pattern papers.

To add some depth, I used the Stems 2 digital cut file as a stencil behind the rose clusters as well as under some fussy cut flowers.

Here are the digital cut files I used this week...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Did I get you thinking about what you are thankful for?


LOVE | Monique Liedtke November 7, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends, it's Monique here, sharing a page about my daughter and our niece, which I created with one of the new November cut files "Feathers 4" cut file and the words cut file "Word 4". Here's the layout I created:

These are the cut files I used: Feathers 4

and this one: WORD 4

I just adore using feathers on my layout and am so happy Nicole designed so many of them! Here are a few close-ups of the feathers I cut:

Except for these cut files I also puled out one of the older scrapbook collections from my stash: "Stationery Noted" from Teresa Collins. I'm such a hoarder, but sometimes all my stash "overwhelms" me and I just need to use some of it. In this case I'm so glad I did, I really love the result. 

Here's a close-up of the word "love" that I cut:

I really like these "open" words and had planned to back this one with some patterned paper, but when I held it above my layout to decide on which papers to use, I decided I really loved it better without backing. Would love to hear what you think?

 One last photo and that's it:

Thank you so much for stopping by to have a look at what I created. If you're a fan of feathers too, then you really should have a look at all the feathers in the JustNick store

Thanks again and wishing you happy cutting!


SO BLESSED | Nathalie DeSousa November 6, 2018 07:00

Hello everyone!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a new layout that uses a few of the beautiful JustNick Studio cut file designs to document my biggest blessings, my children!

 JustNick_SO BLESSED_Nathalie DeSousa

To create the background i copy and welded the Fussy Foliage Background cut file a few times so  that it fit the 12x12 format, and then drew an oval to crop it from the center of the page.   The background was cut from white cardstock and then,   I used Pink Paislee's Auburn Lane collection to back the larger leaves.

 

 

 

Next, to frame the oval center,  the oval frame in the Gratitude cut file was copied and welded to form the frame in the page.  This was cut from white cardstock, and attached to the page with a bit of foam adhesive.

 

 

 

A few flowers were fussy cut from papers from the collection, and then layered behind the picture. To bring some of the white from the frame and background, i used the the Grateful cut file to cut some of the leaves and layered them between  the floral images.

 

 

 

 

A few small stickers and embellishments from the collection were added in small clusters around the picture.  A small title was then added so that the focus remains the picture of my babies.

 

This layout took less than an hour to put together and I love how it all turned out! Remember to check all the cut files and all the new designs used in this page at the Just Nick Studio store.  As always let me know if you have any questions on how this came together.

XO


Summer memories - Johanna Valayer October 12, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

 Hello girls !
I'm here today with a new 30x30 layout. I really had a lot of fun making this layout !
 
For this layout I used the gorgeous "mermaid tail background 2" on the left side of my page. I backed up it with some papers from the simple and sweet collection. This collection matched so much my photo for me, I really love how it turned out !
I made some mixed media with the packaging technique ; I used some colors that matched my papers and I finished with some splatters. 
If you want to try out this awesome cut file, just click on it !
   
Then, I embellished around my photo ; How cute is this frame with the stitched details ? For my title I used a big white glitter word mixed to an alpha, love the result ! 
Finally I added a little bit of stamping ( as usual ahah ) and I teared a little my cardstock which I backed with a paper and I added a staple and it was done !
I hope that you have enjoyed, see you soon xx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hello Fall | Monique Liedtke September 19, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here with you today and I'm so very happy I get to share my Fall layout with you! Fall is my favorite season and I had such a great time scrapping this page! I used a photo of my daughter, which she took herself for her Bookstagram account, hence a photo of her reading. I chose the beautiful "Leaf Cluster" cut file and used it as background:

Look how awesome the Leaf Cluster cut file looks like:

I used the Echo Park's "Celebrate Autumn" collection for my page and the "Autumn Floral" paper to cut out the leaf cluster. Initially I wanted to use the other side of Autumn Floral paper, but while building my page I decided the cut-out leaves looked much better using this side of the paper! 

The cut out word "love" was still lying on my desk from one of the earlier pages I created and came from the "Valentine" cut file.

How I love Fall colors!

Thank you so much for taking a peek at my layout and don't forget to visit the JustNick store for this cut file and lots of other leaf cut files!

Wishing you happy scrapping!

xoxo Monique


Pumpkin Bowling | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 17, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today kicking off some Fall inspiration for you. There are plenty of new Fall cut files in the on-line store. Today I used the new Fall Florals because it went so well with the Forever Fall collection from Simple Stories. I also had to use a pumpkin. Pumpkins are one of the first things I think of for fall. I love those pumpkin spice lattes. There are lots of fun family activities at the local pick your own pumpkin patch, from corn mazes to even ... Pumpkin Bowling! My cute nephew will show you how its done ...

For my title I like combining different fonts, colors, and textures to create an eye-catching title. Here I used the scripty word 'pumpkin' from the Feels Like Fall digital cut file and combined it with some chipboard alphas.

The Fall Florals cut file includes a cotton boll stem as well as these pretty flowers. You can also see a pumpkin layered in the back from the Sights of Fall cut file as well as a few leaves.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the Fall digital cut files in the JustNick Studios store for documenting your Fall memories!


You are my happy | Monique Liedtke September 13, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Monique here with you today. For this week's "Words/Phrases" assignment I chose the "You are my happy" cut file as it was perfect to scrap these fun photos of my daughter posing in a huge Starbucks cup:

Last October my daughter went on vacation with her friends and was instructed to send me a lot of fun photos and this was one of them. As she adores coffees from Starbucks, both warm and cold, this "You are my happy" cut file was just what these photos needed! 

The "Cream and Sugar" collection I used is from my favorite manufacturer "Doodlebug Design". I just love the bright colors, fun prints and the adorable die-cuts and doodle-pops in this collection.  

I sized the cut file to fit my 12" x 12" paper and cut it from the "Sugar Doodles" paper. I love how it turned out:

To adhere the cut file on my page I used just a tiny bit of adhesive and added a little machine stitching here and there both so it won't fall off later-on and to add a bit of extra texture to my page. 

This is it from me today. The "You are my happy" cut file is perfect for so many occasions, I'm sure I'll use it again and again. Don't forget to check out all the words and phrases cut files in the JustNick store. If you use one on your layout too then don't forget to share it either on our facebook page or tag us on Instagram

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing you happy scrapping!

xoxo Monique


You Make My Heart Smile | Marcia Dehn-Nix September 7, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studios friends!

Marcia here today. This week we are focusing on using the Words/Phrases in the JustNick Studio store. There are so many awesome phrases that could be used for titles. I wanted to scrap this fabulous photo of my son. Weekend vibes gave him such a great smile. I decided to use the You Make My Heart Smile cut file because seeing him smile makes me so happy.

Here is a closer look at my title. I cut it out twice, once with my pattern paper and again with a black cardstock. Layering the two really helps make that title pop.

Behind the title you can see the Star Background 5 digital cut file. I love stars for my guy layouts and the circles here repeat the circle pattern in the pattern paper on the left side of my layout. Those rings are delicate, be extra careful removing it from your mat.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have some fantastic weekend plans!


Sing | Niki Rowland August 13, 2018 07:00

Hi Just Nick Fans! Niki here today with this layout using the 'Screen Background' cut file that is quite new to the store. When I saw it I immediatly thought it would work brilliantly cut in black and used as an overlay on a patterned paper...and that's exactly what I did!
I used a bright coloured patterned paper from the Shimelle Box of Crayons Collection - the black spots also helped bring the overlay and the patterned paper together. When I placed the Screen Background straight onto the patterned paper it didn't quite look right, so I gutted the middle of the paper, put a white sheet over the frame and then stuck the gutted piece back on - basically this added a layer of white and also gave me somewhere to write my journaling :)
I added my photos at the top in a big cluster and added lots of small embellishments in the squares of the grid. I attempted to embellish using the colour-on-colour method but didn't manage it perfectly but I still like the look!
I loved how this layout turned out, especially as it isn't my usual style of using a white background! The Ed Sheeran concern we were at was edgy and full of colour and that's the feel I hope I've achieved with this layout  - awesome!
Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed my layout - check out the Screen Background in the store. Happy scrapping xx

Fly High / Leslie Berner August 6, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hello!
It's Leslie on the blog today and I hope I find you all well!
 
We have some gorgeous cut files to work with this month and I was immediately drawn to the Butterfly Background 3 design. I love the way the butterflies seem to almost flourish around and off the page. 
I cut two copies of the cut file, I used one for the base of my butterfly cluster whereas I cut out the inside of the wings of the butterflies of the second copy. 
Here you have a closer look at how I did this.
 
I decided that I wanted a lot of layers to make up the butterflies, so I traced around the butterflies and cut out each butterfly from a different patterned paper from the Jen Hadfield, Patio Party collection. This gave the butterflies three layers, however I wanted to tone down the bright colors of the patterned paper butterflies a bit, so I backed the top layer of the butterfly cut file with some tracing paper, and that gave the perfect hazy look I wanted to create. 
Here you can see the all the layers.
The tracing paper tones down all the colors a lot so I had to add some color to the background, and what better way to do this than with some Heidi Swapp Color shine! I used the Hot pink and the Butter, and basically just sprayed it straight onto the background paper, this added just the right amounts f color in the right spots. 
To bring in some more color, I dug through the Patio Party ephemera pack and knew straight away that I wanted to use those beautiful florals. I also did some fussy cutting from one of the patterned papers to add to the floral clusters. 
I first had the idea that I wanted my title to be, 'Fly my pretty!', but then I didn't have enough of those gold thickers, so I changed the title to 'Fly High'.
Oh, and before I forget, I did some hand stitching through the centers of the butterflies, I thought that they needed a spot of pink!
Here is the final layout. 
I hope that you find inspiration and make the cut files work for you, like I did with this beautiful one! By using my craft knife and cutting out the centers of the butterfly wings I made the cut file my own and I loved the effect that the tracing paper gives. 
Here is a link to the Process Video!
Enjoy!
 

 

 

 


This is the life | Monique Liedtke July 26, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone! It's Monique here today sharing a fun summer layout created with a couple of JustNick's cut files. 

Last May my family and I spent a few days in Spain and one of the activities we undertook was walk (climb) to the cross on top of the "Sierra Helada" that towers over Benidorm. For me, this was anything but easy, untrained as I am, but I did it! (The kids and my hubby seem to do the climb with much less effort!) Of course my daughter took a "selfie" and so I could do a layout about this! Here's what I made:

For this page I used the "Around The World" cut files:

I cut out the globe in almost 12"x 12" size and used that for my background and built the rest of the page on top of it. 

I used Doodlebug Design's "Sweet Summer" collection which I found just perfect for these travel cut files and my holiday photo. 

Here a few close-ups of the other cut files I used from the "Around the World" bundle: first the tag with the word "vacation" cut out:

Next the "Right Here" cut file:

And last but not least, the Geo Tags:

I really love this set of cut files! They are so perfect to use for lots more of my travel photos!

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog to take a peek at my layout. If you use these cut files too, don't forget to share on our facebook page! I would love to see what you'll make! 

Hugs,

Monique

 


Adorable Keychains! | Morgan Langley June 26, 2018 07:00

     Hey crafty friends! Today I am using the cut files a little bit different and incorporating these wooden beads I found at the Dollar Store to make these adorable keychains or charms or a mini album or scrapbook! 

     I used the cut files "Spring Doodle Flowers", "Cactus Jack", and some extra hearts from "Hearts 2" that I used in my last mini album project. 

I tied a knot at the end of my embroidery floss, strung my beads, decorated my 1 1/2 end circle with the cut files, paper punched holes in the bottom and top of the circle to string it onto the floss, and then tied on the keychain loop or mini binder ring! 

 


You Wonderful Thing - Cathy Martin June 16, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's June, can you believe it?  I know some kids are already out of school, but here we still have a little ways to go, but that doesn't mean I can't break out all the fun summer colors for a layout!  For this one I decided to use the Love Background file.  I cut it from a phrase patterned paper and then backed the hearts with various patterns.  I also put some yellow ink on my background to make my cut file pop!  I grabbed a ton of different washi tapes and created a border for my layout that helped ground the layout but also give it a ton of pop and pattern!  There was already so much going on that I didn't have to do much in the way of embellishing.  I love the little metal "love" paper clip tucked into the cut file as well.  Just a little extra something to add a fun element!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

 

 


LOVE YOU | Nathalie DeSousa June 14, 2018 06:30

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today bringing a new layout that combines a few of the  Just Nick Studio store's beautiful cut files to create a page all about how much i love my baby (and yes, he is  our doggie!)

 

 

To create the background of this page,  the new Funky Floral Background 2 was used.   I isolated just one of the images, and then  resize a few copies of the image to create the cascading flower look of the background.  

 

 

 

 

To bring color and dimension to the page, I chose to back all teh flowers with papers from Paige Evans Pick Me Up collection, and then fold the emds of the petals, so that they create the illusion of real petals on the page.

 

 

 

To frame the picture in this layout, first i layered a few pieces of paper behind it, and then used the Ring Around My Heart background cut file to create a small cut out (from white cardstock and one of the collection's papers) that could be used as a layer/frame around the picture. 

 

 

 

 

To create the title of this page, I chose to cut the "Love You" sentiment from the  You Make My Heart Smile design from two different papers from the collection.  Then glued them together with an offset, and prop them up with some foam adhesive on the layout.

 

 

Just love how easy and and colorful this page turned out.  I love the cascading florals in the background and the color combination of the rest of the cut outs created with the beautiful Just Nick Studio cut files.


Stop by the JustNick store to check these cut files and the many more designs available.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 


Accordion Mini Album! | Morgan Langley June 9, 2018 07:00



Happy | Niki Rowland May 31, 2018 07:00

Hey there Just Nick Fans! Niki here today and I have a pretty layout to share using the gorgeous Floral Burst Background cut file from the store.  I made the flower as big as I could and cut it from white card.
Once cut, I backfilled each petal with different papers from the Bohemium Dream 6x6 paper pad - I love the smaller patterns for backfilling cut files :)
Once the flower was filled with beautiful colours, I positioned it at the top of my layout and then embellished the rest of the layout with lots of ephemera, cascading down to my title at the bottom.
I love to add lots of details to my layouts so have piled on the embellishments and little bits and pieces. I finished off with a few purple splatters.
Thanks so much for joining me today, what cut files will you use next time?
Happy scrapping xx

Happy Girl - Cathy Martin May 25, 2018 08:13

Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  So on my last blog post I used the Funky Floral Background and I cut it out of white card stock and created a stencil with it.  Now since I used white card stock I didn't want to throw away the floral background, so I kept it, and this week I'm using it as my background file for my layout!

Since it was already sprayed in a rainbow of fun shimmery colors I didn't have too much work to do.  I simply popped it up on foam and picked a funky watercolor inspired striped background.  Since my last layout featured my daughter and I, I used a photo of my husband and daughter this time.  I like the juxtaposition of using the same cut file twice to create layouts with different main subjects.   Of course since there were so many bright fun colors being used it was easy to embellish the layout, and I had no issue using whatever icons I wanted!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look, and I hope I've inspired your creativity.  As always, have an awesome day!

 

 


Friendship | Morgan Langley May 22, 2018 07:00

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a layout that is a little different for me! I love watercoloring, but I usually keep it simple with a few splatters here and there. For this one though I cut the different stems from "Stems 2,4, and 5" (three cut files) and water colored away! I did a rainbow of coloring and mixed shades and amounts of water to get the look I wanted. While the paint was still wet I did splatters of darker/lighter colors or just water drips to make the paint spread. I love the way it turned out and it was SO fun and care free! 

I added super minimal embellishments with some corresponding sequins, flowers, little birds, ladybugs, snails, etc. Then I used mixed letter stickers to create my title!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Pick up these unique stem cut files yourself and see what you can create! It's always fun to try something new!

 

 

 


Our Crazy Monster | Niki Rowland May 15, 2018 07:00 1 Comment

Hi there Just Nick Fans! Niki here with you today with this layout I made about my crazy little boy. He is my little monster through and through and I've wanted to make a layout for ages with the Happy Little Monsters cut file - I'm glad I finally got around to doing it!
I have used two cut files from the Store today, Happy Little Monsters but also the Handcut Letters. This font is one of my favourites.
I started off by cutting the monsters out of different coloured patterned papers. I've used a slightly older collection, Pink Paislee Wild Child as it had some great boy-ish colours. I cut the monsters, then backfilled them with white/black card to add definition. I also added some extra definition where necessary, simply with a black journaling pen.
I then used the Handcut Letters set to create the word 'monster' which I then welded together. I backfilled each letter in the same colours I used to cut the monsters.
Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you've enjoyed my monster layout!
Happy scrapping xx

Free Spirit | Nathalie DeSousa May 14, 2018 07:00

Hi there!

Nathalie with you today, bringing you a bit of inspiration using the lovely JustNick Studio cut files.   The weather has finally changed here in Canada, and Spring is in full swing.   This is time for new beginnings, clear starts which inspired me to create this page about my little Goddaughter.

 

 

I had been eyeing the Mandalla background 1 for a while now, and decided to use it to create the background for this page. I chose to only cut a circle shape filled with the cutfile, so that it would pop off the page.

 

 

The negative part of the cut out was backed with the Royal paper from Maggie Holmes Flourish collection, and then followed by a large circumference of hand stitching -this just enhances the circle cut out-.

 

 

The cut out was then propped on the layout using a bit of foam squares.   I placed the picture in the lower corner of the layout, and create a large cluster of flowers (all from the Flourish collection) around its bottom corner.

 

 

 

To create the title of this page, I used the  Free Spirit cut file to cut the sentiment twice from white cardstock.   Then the two cut outs were glued together, and a bit of gold watercolor was added on top of the words.   These were then glued to the top of the circumference of the circle cut out.

 

 

 

Love how fast an easy was to put this page together.  The delicate background brings lots of elegance to a simple every day picture.  Hope this inspire you to check all the JustNick Studio digital cut files.  There are so many new designs being added every week.

 

XOXO


Let's Celebrate Mothers - Cathy Martin May 12, 2018 07:00

While I find it easy to take selfies, I find it can be a bit trickier to get a good picture of me with one of my little rugrats, so when I do get a chance I take what I can get!  As much as I love documenting my children's moments, as well as my own, it always makes me smile when I can scrap a picture with us together.  I want them to remember me, and it's important for us moms to sometimes get out from behind the camera and get in those pictures too!

For my layout I decided to cut out the Funky Floral Background cut file.  I cut it out of white cardstock because I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with it, but after it was all cut out I decided to use it as a stencil.  This is another favorite technique and since I cut it with white paper I can still use the cut file on another layout!  I sprayed over it with several different color mists, creating a bit of a rainbow effect.  I'm not much of a rainbow girl, but I was soooooo happy with the end result.  In order to showcase as much of the background as possible I used a large acetate sheet as my title so that you can still see behind it!  For having no ideas when I started I am thrilled with the result! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look-see today!

 

 


My Greatest Blessings Call Me Mom | Marcia Dehn-Nix May 9, 2018 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

Marcia here today with a layout about my three greatest blessings. The most important and rewarding job I have is being a Mom to my kids. Let me tell you though, it hasn't been easy! I sometimes wish they were little again. Patching up skinned knees is way easier than helping patch a broken heart ... or sitting by a hospital bedside after a car accident. But love binds us together and I know I can get through anything with my kids by my side. So to celebrate Mom's week at JustNick Studios, I decided to scrap a recent photo of my kids with me from a recent camping trip at our favorite spot, Itasca.

I used the Mom digital cut file for the 'MOM' part of my title and alpha stickers for the rest. I love the little flowers and sprigs of leaves welded to the letters. It suits my outdoor photo. I backed the flowers with some pattern paper and then added some enamel dots for dimension.

I created clusters of embellishments on both sides of my photo. To reinforce the outdoor theme I cut some stems from the Stems 4 digital cut file to add to those clusters.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week and for you Mom's, I hope your Mother's Day is fabulous.


Thankful for Mom | Morgan Langley May 6, 2018 07:00

Hey crafty friends! Today I am sharing a post for mom's week on the Just Nick blog using the "floral frames" cut file! 

I love ALL the beautiful floral cut feels in the shop and all of them make great spring layouts! I started by cutting my frames and backing them with patterned papers from the "Turn the Page" collection. I love how much color this adds. I also watercolored my plain white background before adhering the frames with the packaging technique and some splatters! I tried to match the paint to colors in the collection! 

Then for some embossing! I stamped some additional florals and leaves into my frames and embossed with gold glittery powder! I also embossed the "love you" and "thankful for you" sentiments and I love how this turned out! 
I fussy cut and added some additional flowers, butterflies, and adorable coffee and tea cups around my floral frame and stuck in a picture of my mom and I now, and when I was little. I created a kind of bottom and top border by using the branding strips of the 6x6 pad and then adding multiple word sentiment stickers. 
Thank you for stopping by! Stop by the shop to pick out your own floral cut files and create something for your mom this coming mother's day! 

Smile | Jen McMurtrey May 3, 2018 07:00

Hey JustNick friends! It's Jen today sharing a fun layout I created using one cut file, some white cardstock, and watercolors!

For this project, I used the Spring Fling Ring cut file with the My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 collection (one of my favorites).

I began by cutting the Spring Fling Ring and then used Prima watercolors to paint the flowers in colors that match the embellishments from the MME collection. I then added watercolors on the background paper to match the flowers.

I adhered the dried cut file to my card stock with foam squares and then added die cuts, brads, enamel dots, and the mirrored title.

You guys! This layout took me no more than one hour!! I love how colorful it is and the file looks so pretty with the watercolors.

Thank you for stopping by today! If you love this cut file as much as I, stop by the JustNick shop and grab one for yourself!! 


Caravan Life | Under the Stars | Michelle Whorwood May 1, 2018 07:00

Hi everyone, Michelle Whorwood here with a new layout featuring a cool cut file called Under the Stars featuring fun outdoorsy elements. 

Here is my layout: 

I really wanted to use this cut file and incorporate it with some recent pics of my girls at our caravan.  The only issue was trying to fit the caravan file and the pics on the page!  So I decided to include the photos within the caravan cut file itself and I loved how it turned out!  I really wanted to use the stars and add them whimsically at the top of the page.  I added in some stitching and left the strings flying in the wind so to speak. 

Here is a close up:

 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!  I hope I have inspired you to use photos within your cut files for an interesting but different take on your layouts. 

x