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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

 


All About Me Michelle Whorwood July 09, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone,

I'm super super super excited to be joining the Just Nick Studio Design Team.  I have been using cut files for awhile now and I just love how they add extra dimension to my layouts and that there are a such a variety of different ways you can include them in scrapbooking.  

I am a stay at home mum to 3 gorgeous kids, Liam aged 12, Taylor Grace who is 5 and Aimee Rose who is 4 and I live just north of Auckland in New Zealand with my hubby Gary.  I have been scrapbooking for almost 10 years now and started when my eldest was about 2.  Being creative and recording our memories keeps me sane and if I go too long without creating a layout then I get really grumpy!  You only need to ask my kids what is my favourite thing to do and they will respond 'Scrapbooking'. I'm super lucky I get to spend some of the time when my kids are at school and kindergarten to spend time creating and of course SHOPPING for new gorgeous supplies too.  When I am not scrapbooking I enjoy spending time with my young family and hubby - we go to our caravan at the beach in the summer and we have holidays to Fiji coming up soon as I hate the cold winter here in NZ.   I share my scrapbooking layouts on my blog here and also on instagram here

Here is my first layout: 

I used the Let it Shine Background cut file as my background and cut this out on patterned paper and then added a white cardstock circle with Right Now on it as it fitted the selfies I took of myself a couple of weeks ago and I liked how it created a centre piece on my layout.  

Cut Files used: Let It Shine Background and Right Now 

Some close ups:

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I am looking forward to sharing more of my layouts with the Just Nick cut files. 

Have a good one!


Me, Myself & I July 07, 2016 07:00

I am thrilled to be returning to the JustNick Studio design team.  I absolutely LOVE working with Nicole's cut files.  Thanks for having me back!

I love using quilt-inspired designs on my projects so my first instinct when I saw the new July files was to use the Quilted Background.  

This layout you see here was not my original plan.  Let me walk you through the thought process of how one thing led to another...

I decided that I wanted to use the file to piece together a background, instead of cutting it out of one piece and using it as an overlay so I cut 4"x4" squares and placed them next to each other across and down the CAMEO mat.  I cut each piece out and as I was pulling it all off the mat, I was really digging the leftover 4"x4" pieces so, onto the paper they went. I kept the other pieces and I am sure you'll be seeing them on another layout VERY soon.

Next, I laid the squares down, overlapping each other and angled just a bit.  The rest was easy - I added some layers behind and above my photo, added embellishments and mist splatters and then added my title.  

About me: I was born and raised in the Lone Star State and live in Cypress, Texas with my family – hubby, 2 daughters, 1 bonus son, and 2 rescue dogs. I lead marketing and thought leadership initiatives for a major tech company but my real passion is playing with paper, glue and scissors. I love to scrap the daily adventures of my family and I aim to capture the essence of whatever it is they are doing. It’s those little details that I love! My signature style includes lots of pattern mixing, matching, and layering in fun and interesting ways. I also design for Shimelle.com and Gossamer Blue.


Live Simply July 06, 2016 07:00

Hi everyone, it's Cathy here and I am so excited to be joining the Just Nick design team!!!  Here is just a little bit about me!  I live in Prince Edward Island Canada and I am a mom of 3.  I have studied graphic design, illustration and animation.  I love having a million projects on the go and feel the need to do something creative everyday!  I am currently employed as a florist and I love getting to go to work everyday and just play!  For me, I use scrapbooking as not only a way to document my families memories, but as a way to incorporate my love of all things art, and to help with my depression.  As someone who has battled with mental illness all their life I have used my creativity as a way to stay positive and keep my spirits up!  I am currently learning to embrace the life I have and the words in the cut file I used really inspired me!

I am also very eager to dive in and start being inspired by her wonderful cut files!  My first project is a page all about me.  For this layout I chose the Live Simply cut file.  It echoed what I wanted to say so much that I didn't even bother to journal since the cut file really did the speaking for me!

I absolutely love this cut file and I really love the contrast of cutting it in black and keeping everything else very minimal and light.  It really helped my title stand out and speak for itself and I love how well my picture nestled in the words.

 

Oh and I also made a process video for this layout, so be sure to visit my Youtube channel to see how I made this simple and personal layout!

 


I am a storyteller July 05, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone!

It's Donna here and I am thankful I am given another term to be one on the Just Nick Studio design team.

I am from the Philippines but currently living in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with my husband and darling daughter. I am a Computer Engineer by profession but I chose to be a stay-at-home wife and mommy. Although I am hoping to join the work force again in the near future.

I love anything crafty so I also dabble in digital scrapbooking. You can check out about my me on my blog here.

Here is my new intro page. I used an old  Maggie Holmes collection for my page. I've been organizing and purging my stuff lately and I made it a point to use them.

The cut file I used on my page is the Doodle flower background 2

I cut them apart so I can place them where I wanted them. I love that the floral cutfile complimented the clusters of emebellishments

I simply layered some messy thread and floral ephemera around my photo

and on the bottom part design of the page as well

Cut file I used:

Thanks for dropping by. So excited to be here again! 

Happy crafting,