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Dream Big / Claudia van Rooijen July 13, 2019 07:00

Hello everyone! Thanks for having me today. My name is Claudia van Rooijen and today I am sharing my first layout since joining the JustNick design team which I am incredibly excited about! I'm 26 years old and live in the Netherlands. I have always loved being creative and in my free time whenever I'm not scrapping or gaming I love designing (scrapbooking collections). I also enjoy traveling with my boyfriend (who lives in Denmark so I don't see him that often), going for runs or bike rides.

I first started scrapping in 2005 after my mom introduced me to it but fully got into it in 2013. Last year I finally took the step to purchase a Silhouette Cameo and I'm so glad that I did - I feel like it has made all the difference and I'm so happy that I can finally use all these pretty cut files on my projects!

For my first layout here I am using the gorgeous Behold Beauty cut file and the Take Me Away collection by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee from several years ago.

 

I cut out a few florals from one of the papers in the collection to tuck in between my layers.

I thought it would be a fun idea to 'decorate' the middle part of the florals so I added some chipboard stickers and wood buttons. I always love using a lot of different textures on my pages to create more interest and dimension.

Whenever I'm scrapping I always like to add layers behind my photo, 99% of the time one of the layers will be vellum/acetate because I just love the way it looks!

For my title I used these thickers from an old Dear Lizzy collection to add some more black to the page to tie in with my black and white photos.

Do you use newer collections when scrapping or are you trying to use up your stash?

I really hope you enjoyed this layout and that you feel inspired to start creating! Thank you for joing me and I wish you a lovely day.

xo Claudia

 

 


Today / Nastya Efimenko July 6, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends!

This is Nastya Efimenko . I'm beyond excited to be a part of the JustNick design team for 2019-2020! I have discovered scrapbooking 10 year ego. My inspiration is my children.
I love to use cut files in my projects and a white sheet of paper. And my first layout I just created in their favorite traditions :).

I used a lovely cut file Lotus Ring and backing them with turquoise paper. And I added some butterflies from  Vicki Boutin collection.

I also used the cut file Today Forever Always.

 

 

I popped up the title  and  Lotus Ring  with 3D foam tape.  I love adding that extra depth to layouts.

Have a great weekend! 

 

 

 


Life is Amazing | Monique Liedtke July 4, 2019 07:00

Hello friends! It's Monique here today and I'm so grateful to be back on the team for another term! This week we're all doing "about me" projects and here's the layout I created. I used the beautiful "Beautiful Bouquet" and "Life is Amazing" cut files and Pink Paislee's Horizon collection. 

And these are the cut files I used: "Beautiful Bouquet"

And "Life is Amazing":

Aren't they just perfect?!

In this layout I haven't included a whole lot of journaling about me as I did a similar layout last year, but on the card it says that I love Fall, warm sweaters, scarfs and jeans, as well as weekends away with friends, scrapping and reading and lots more. As this photo was taken while being away with a few of my best friends for a couple of days, doing nothing but scrapping, reading, watching movies and not much else (well maybe talking, shopping, eating and drinking lots of coffee as well, lol) this page makes a lot of sense. 

What I also adore are bright colors! and that's why I chose this colorful Horizon collection by Paige Evans. Here are a few more close-ups:

The title was cut from a piece of white cardstock and then sprayed with color mist from Kaisercraft called "Candy". It glitters a bit but that is hard to see in the photo.  

I really love how this turned out, I think this page perfectly captures who I am right now. 

If, like me, you love background cut files too then don't forget to check them out in the store! There are so many fun ones to be found there. 

And if you want to see the "about me" page from last year, then you click this link HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you happy scrapping and a wonderful day!


Selfie Captured | Majken Pullin - Using a Cut File Stencil July 2, 2019 07:00

Hello, hello JustNick fans,,,welcome to July!  Majken here with you today, and I'm so very excited to share that I'm on the JustNick design team a 2nd term.  For the first part of July, we are sharing layouts about us (you can see my layout from last year here).  One of my favorite things to do (besides scrapbooking & papercrafting of course!) is watch baseball.  I live in Houston, so I'm all about the Houston Astros.  Sometimes, I even turn my old iPhone into a mini television and watch them while I craft (in my selfie in today's layout you can see an Astros game on my iPhone in the background). :)  You gotta love technology when it makes things easier, right?

Here is my layout:

To create my background, I first cut out the Hexagon Background cut file using Silhouette stencil material. It has temporary adhesive on the background which keeps it in place for doing mixed media.  You can use most any cut file this way, but it's especially nice for backgrounds.

Using a Cut File Stencil

I used Distress Oxide Inks (Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Festive Berries, & Seedless Preserves) and sponges, but you could use any medium to create a stencil background.

Using a Cut File Stencil

I wasn't sure at this part of my project where my photo was going to go, so I covered the full area around the Hexagon Background stencil.  It is very satisfying to gently pull the stencil up once you're done with your background!  I spritzed water droplets over my background to get the fun effect from these inks.

Using a Cut File Stencil

My layout was still coming together when I created the background.  I knew I wanted to use colors to match the Pink Paislee/Paige Taylor Evans collection Horizon, but that was about it.  I trimmed my background to about 10x10 when I realized I wanted to use the rainbow rays paper behind it.  I trimmed the octagon from the center of that paper first to use behind my photo somehow. 

I distressed the edges of the stencil background and sewed along the edges for some additional texture.

I also cut the words from Capture This three times each from textured cardstock and glued them together to create dimension for my title.

I tucked ephemera and stickers around the photo area, including a journaling tag.

And I sprinkled clear enamel dots around the layout to emphasize and contrast against the water droplets in the Distress Oxide ink.

Here are the cut files I used:

Thank you so much for joining me today.  I hope this tutorial has inspired you to use your cut files to create fun mixed media backgrounds.  Don't forget to share your creations with us on social media!

Have a super July!


LOVE | Monique Liedtke January 7, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick friends! It's Monique here with my very first layout for JustNick for 2019. The assignment for this week was to create a project about our goals for 2019 or to create an "about me" project. I don't normally have goals for any new year, but there's one goal I always set myself (and never manage to achieve) and that is to stop postponing things! I'm such a procrastinator! 

So here's a layout about me with my goal for ALL of the years:

I love the cut file I used for this page: "Loads of Love":

Isn't this cut file awesome?! It's so versatile! In this case it stands for "loving my life". I used Paige Evans (Pink Paislee's) Pick-Me-Up collection. I love how colorful this collection is, which is very "me". I added a few bits and pieces from other collections/manufacturers as well, like the little piece of paper with the text, which is from Simple Stories, the green puffy sticker, which is from MAMBI and the white puffy sticker which is from Pinkfresh Studio. 

Here are a few close-ups:

Thank you so much for stopping by today to have a look at my page. If you want to check out this cut file or any other "LOVE" cut file in the store, just click HERE.

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy 2019!!


Laugh More, Live Simply, Dream Big | Majken Pullin July 6, 2018 07:00 2 Comments

Hello, hello JustNick fans. I'm so very excited to join you today with my very first layout on the JustNick Design Team!!  I downloaded my first JustNick cutfile two days after Nicole created her store a little over 3 years ago.  I had been a fan of her free designs for awhile, so I was thrilled to see her open her shop, and I can't wait to share projects with you all.

Our first share is an About Me page, so I'll start with a quick intro.  I've been crafty all my life!  I started using stamps around 1989 and scrapbooking in 1999, so I've seen a lot of trends and changes in the industry, including my own style.  My day job is marketing for a software company, and besides papercrafting, I adore chocolate, reading, and watching movies and the Houston Astros.  I live in Katy, Texas with my husband, Tim, two kiddos, and kitty Oreo.  

Okay, on to the layout!  

I used the Live Love cutfile to cut three 3" circles using Simple Stories I Am.  I used white gesso to prep my cardstock before swirling Distress Oxide ink slightly larger than my circles and spritzing different inks.  I added stitching after it dried then popped up my cut circles with foam tape.

I also used the Borders 1 cutfile to create a little interest on the right side of my photo.

I typed out five things about me currently for my journaling.

I love the feel a little mixed media gave my cut files and page, and I hope you are inspired to stop by the JustNick store for these cut files and many others! 

Cut files used:

Have a crafty weekend!

 


Small Joys - Cathy Martin November 20, 2017 07:00

Hi everyone!  It's Cathy here and I'm up on the Just Nick blog today with a layout about being grateful for the small joys in life.  Sometimes when everything is getting overwhelming it's nice to take a step back and think about all the small simple things that can be enjoyed.  Whether it's the crisp smell of the cool air, laying down in a beautiful pile of leaves, or wrapping up in your favorite cozy sweater, these little things that sometimes seem so silly can be a huge help in keeping you grounded.

For my layout I chose the Leaf Circle Background cut file.  I loved how it could be interpreted as a leaf, or a petal, or even a feather.  I cut it out of teal cardstock just for a bit of a change-up from my usual white cardstock.  I backed it with paper starting from the center ring and going outwards. so that it was the same paper on each ring all the way around.  I used a mixture of old and new papers to back the cut file and then it was time to decide what to do for a background paper.  Originally I wanted to use a patterned paper, but after trying to decide for over an hour I gave up.  I ended up finding this dark wood grain and I really liked how it paired well with the dark colors in the photo.  To add a little extra detail I painted tiny white dots in acrylic paint around the outer perimeter of the cut file.

For embellishing I primarily used products from the Turn The Page collection.  It paired well with the colors I was using and many of the phrases were perfect for the mood I was trying to set.  I also used some wood veneers to add an earthiness to the layout and I found some older burlap embellishments from the Craft Market collection from Crate Paper to top it off.  I added some Heidi Swapp color shine in two different pinks to break up the large space between clusters.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my project today!  I think it's important for us as memory keepers to not only document family and events, but to document our lives and our ups and downs as we go through life!

 

 

 

 

 


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 9, 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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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,