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Grateful December 30, 2015 07:00

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here with another layout using the fabulous JustNick cut files by the awesome Nicole Nowosad. We travelled home for the holidays this year, and knowing that I had to create this layout on the road without my Silhouette Cameo, I had to plan a bit ahead. With that in mind, I cut a bunch of different triangles on some random cardstock using the Open Triangles cut file (which has quickly become one of my go-to cut files!) and away we went on our merry, little way. Once the Christmas festivities were all done, I sat down with my cut triangles and started tracing them on different patterned papers. Out came my scissors and ta-da! Here is the outcome:

L-O-V-E how this layout turned out! And it's all about being grateful for the smallest and silliest of moments. And actually, that's one of my things for 2016 - taking the time to enjoy the simplest of moments with my husband, Mathieu. And not necessarily on a vacation in a remote location (which would be nice... Hee!Hee!), but in the everyday. Like in this picture - taken on Mathieu's cell phone just before we headed in to pick up our son at his after-school program. Being silly together for just two minutes. Love it!

On that note, head on over to the JustNick store right here and get ready to be inspired to jazz up your designs. Nicole's cut files are truly awesome and will work with any project your may have up your sleeve. Enjoy and happy scrapping!

14 Days of Holidays - Giveaway Day 7 December 09, 2015 07:00 1 Comment

Welcome to Day 7 of our 14 Days of Holidays cut file giveaways! Each weekday from December 1-18, 2015 we will be giving away a FREE cut file for that day only!

Aurelie here and I am SO excited to share what I've been up to with a few JustNick cut files. Now, do you think I was excited when the awesome Nicole Nowosad came up with the Noel cut file full of French Christmas words? Oh, Y-E-S!


As soon as I saw it, I went rummaging in my 2014 Christmas pics of my kids and knew I wanted to incorporate the pics and the file with somekind of tree theme. Well, I was tickled pink when I saw the Tree Trio cut file come up for my die-cutting pleasure over the weekend. Ta-da! Here are my kids nestled in a bunch of JustNick trees:

Just L-O-V-E how this turned out! That title seriously makes me giddy! And I've officially made a decision - this will proudly be framed and displayed in our home this year just in time for Christmas. YAY! 

Today’s design – Noel - is yours for FREE today only!

Just enter code: NOELFREE at checkout to get this design for free.

This code is only valid until midnight CST on December 9, 2015.

No purchase necessary.

Design will be available in the JustNick store for purchase after the discount code expires.

Thankful November 16, 2015 07:00

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today to share what I've been up to lately with some of the awesome JustNick cut files. This time around, it was all about using neutral tones. I actually began the layout on Remembrance Day/Veterans Day. Being the sombre, yet reflective kind of day it usually is, and loving the Gratitude cut file recently added to the store, I instantly thought of a great pic I had on hand of my parents. Here's my tribute to them:

I cut the word "thankful" twice in two different colours, and stacked them slightly off balance to create a shadowed look. But I couldn't stop there! Ever since being asked to use two or three or four cut files on one project, I've been having a ball combining cut files together. On this particular layout, I also used the very new Leaves and Floral Wreaths cut files. Wreaths, you may ask? Oh, yes! One is there, but in sections creating the stems for the fussy-cut clusters of flowers. Fun! Oh! And cutting the leaves out of two-sided patterned paper, I flipped a few leaves over to create dimension. Want a closer look? Here it is:

Nicole's cut files are SO fun to work with! Hop along to the JustNick store right here and see for yourselves!!

Happy scrapping!

10 mois (10 months) November 02, 2015 07:00

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today to reveal a layout I recently designed using two JustNick cut files on the one design. Very much inspired by the floral patterns on my layering elements, I opted to use one cut from the Sweater Weather file and the other from the Simple Scallop Strips file. 

Cut in black cardstock, these cut files were absolutely perfect as extra layering items to bring everything together. YAY!

Now it's your turn to use different cut files on one project. And with all the awesome files available in the JustNick store, the possibilities are limitless! Have FUN and happy scrapping!

Captured Moment October 19, 2015 07:00

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here to reveal a design I recently made with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR JustNick cut files! WOW! I must admit, when Nicole challenged some of us to use four die-cut files on one project, I was like, uh... ;) But I quickly discovered that her cut files are so versatile that mixing and matching them ended up being a breeze! WOO!HOO! Using elements of the All Boy, Speech Bubbles, WORD 3, and Plaid Background cut files, here is what I came up with:

A tad initimidated at first, yes, but totally happy with the result! And I will definitely be mixing and matching cut files more and more - the possibilities are truly, but truly endless! Thanks, Nicole, for making us think outside the box and get 'er done! ;)

Happy scrapping!

Life is an Adventure October 02, 2015 07:00

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today to share a boyish design using a cut file found in the JustNick store. Not only am I using a Nicole Nowosad original cut file, Nicole herself actually cut it herself when we are both at a recent Crop & Create event hosted by Scrapbook & Cards Today. Neato!

Using the Pie Chart Lace Background cut file, I backed each negative space with a coordinating piece of patterned papers from one collection, leaving a few spaces empty. I then added some ephemera bits and pieces from the same collection and other doodads as well onto the design. Hand-stitching? Yes, that's what you see all around the perimeter of the piece of cardstock as well as directly below the photo. Just love how stitching creates a cozy feel to any layout.

And there you have it! Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Happy scrapping!

You are my happy September 15, 2015 07:00 1 Comment

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today to let you in on a pinspiration piece I recently designed using one of Nicole Nowosad's awesome cut files from the JustNick store. Are you like me? You see a particular scrappy project and think to yourself, "I SO want to do that!" That's exactly what crossed my mind when I saw this awesome layout by Ali Parris on Pinterest:

Sometimes, it's really all about the title and as soon as I saw this layout, I knew exactly which cut file I wanted to use with a certain photo I've had on hand now for almost two years - a photo of a dear friend and her husband when they tied the knot in Las Vegas. The You are my happy file, of course! And here's how I interpreted this pinspirational piece:

So now it's your turn! Head over to Pinterest, find that perfect inspiration piece and embellish it with some perfect JustNick cut files! WOO!HOO!

Happy scrapping!


XOXO September 09, 2015 07:00

Hello, again! Aurelie here today to let you in on what I've been up to lately with some of the JustNick cut files by the oh, so talented Nicole Nowosad. This time around, I combined parts of two files onto one layout - Graphic Frames and WORD 2. I love, love, L-O-V-E it when there are multiple images in one cut file! The possibilities are endless!! Here's what I came up with:

As you can see, I picked one image from each cut file and incorporated them onto my layout. With the layering I had under my photo, I just wanted something to make my pic pop off the page a bit more. That frame was just the thing! And the title - oh, SO perfect for that sweet pic of my husband with our daugther, not quite even a day after she was born. Loved the title so much that I cut it twice and created a shadow-like effect with it. Love how it turned out.

And there you have it! Now, it's your turn! Head on over to the JustNick store and get scrappin' with some multi-image files. You'll love how all of them work together!

Happy scrapping!


Pretty August 27, 2015 07:00

Hello, hello! Aurelie here today to show you what I've been up to with a JustNick cut-file by the oh, so talented Nicole Nowosad. This time around, I used the Basic Banner file. As soon as this baby hit the store, I knew I had to have it. It's just one of those files that can be used for anything! And it was the perfect file to turn to, to kick my scrappy mojo in high gear. You know how it goes. We've all been there - you look at a blank page, a photo or products and you draw a blank. Total blank. But when I set my JustNick Basic Banner cuts onto my page, it reminded me of all kinds of banner-like products I've had on hand for quite some time now, and off I went shopping in my stash to compliment the banners I had cut. Wanna see what I came up with? Ta-da!

Not my traditional color palette whatsoever, but Eloise's shirt threw me for a loop! And that's one thing that's so great with cut files - you can create whatever embellishments or paper elements you need to go with anything you want, in any palette. Yahoo! So go for it! Find a JustNick file that reminds you of all kinds of goodies you have on hand (and if you're like me, that you've had on hand F-O-R-E-V-E-R!), and create to your little heart's content! And remember - happy scrapping!

1984 Smile August 13, 2015 07:00

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today to share the most recent layout I've created using some of Nicole Nowosad's fabulous JustNick cut files. And yes, this time around I've incorporated not one, not two, but THREE of her awesome cut files on one design. With any further adieu, here it is:

Can you see the cut files in action? Look a little closer... Closer... ;) Yes, that's right! I used the Basic Hearts, Ink Splats, and Simple Scallop Strips files. Basic Hearts? Yes, I promise, one of them is there... cut in that wood grain patterned paper, I opted to hide the "heart" form per say behind my layered photo cluster and use it as a funky background piece instead. Totally created the retro feel I was looking for - yes, that's me on that photo, way back in 1984 when I lost my first tooth! The Ink Splats were cut from the crossword grid patterned paper and the scallops from that blue metallic paper - which is a flopportunity at its best - I didn't cut the scalloped border using the right setting, but ended up loving it anyway when it created a neat score line through the cut. Wanna see up close? Ta-da!

Keep on tuning in to see what the other members of JustNick's design team come up with! And have a peek in the JustNick store - Nicole is rocking it with awesome new files uploaded to the store on a weekly basis. The possibilities are endless and it adds a touch of whatever you need to any scrappy project.

Happy scrapping!


Avec Grand-Maman (With Grandma) July 30, 2015 07:00

Hello, hello! Aurelie here today with a floral reveal. This time around, I played with Nicole Nowosad's fabulous Spike Flowers cut file. And here's what I came up with:

Sometimes, it's all about using a cut file just the way it is, as an embellishment. I sometimes stress myself out thinking I have to do something extraordinary with a cut file, but really, cut files can be fabulous just as they are in their original form, like this one. And what's even more fantastic with this cut file is that you get three flowers in one file. WOO!HOO! I wanted to created something soft and subtle for this sweet pic of my dear Éloïse in her grandmother's arms, but also wanted a bit of oomph! in the colouring. These feisty flowers combined with the fiery colour was just was I needed to create contrast with the other elements of the layout. At first, I wanted to cluster all the flowers around the photo, but it wasn't working for me, so I opted to fold the biggest flower over the edge of the background and BOOM! I had the ah-ha moment I was looking for. Love how this turned out!

To get this awesome cut file, hop along right over here:

Spike Flowers

Happy scrapping!

Storytime July 14, 2015 07:00

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here to let you in on my latest design using the awesome JustNick Wobbly Circles cut file by Nicole Nowosad.

Has it ever happened to you that you find a photo and you instantly think of a particular paper collection? That's exactly what happened here with this layout. Lo and behold I had no idea of the exact date the photo was taken and when I did (October 30, 2009), this great Fall collection was truly the perfect fit! Yay! Now, I truly started the layout thinking that I would use the cut file itself I had prepared in a vanilla cardstock, but once again, those negative pieces were calling to me. So to change things up a bit, I traced the negative bits onto patterned paper pieces and cut them out by hand. And guess what!? NO SKETCH! Just played with those cut wobbly circles until I found the mix I preferred and off I went to get my tape dispenser to glue them down. To ground them a bit more, I hand-stitched over them six or seven times with some gold and vanilla-ish embroidery floss.


To get this amazing cut file for yourself, just hop on right over here:

Wobbly Circles

Happy scrapping!

Shine June 18, 2015 07:00

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today and I'm so pumped to let you in on my most recent JustNick design, using the Swiss Cheese Background cut file.

This layout totally ended up differently than I had first imagined it. First off, I pulled that grey piece of cardstock out of my scrappy stash with the intention of using it with the cut file as a mask. However, once I started to ink away to my little heart's content, my eyes always darted back to the leftover circles on my cutting mat... and boom! I left my one-quarter inked page on the far end of my scrappy table, and off I went pulling some of those leftover circles from my cutting mat and gluing them through the mask and onto my red piece of background paper. And, to top it all off, totally inspired by some fellow scrappers, I decided that I wanted to make those circles pop off the page a bit more, so I circled them with a marker by hand. Super easy peasy! Here's a closer look of the effect:

To get this awesome cut file for yourself, just follow this link:

Swiss Cheese Background

Happy scrapping!


Meet Aurelie Cormier June 04, 2015 07:00 8 Comments

Help me welcome Aurelie Cormier to the team!


 I originally hail from Cheticamp, a beautiful Acadian village right on the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, NS. Studying in Moncton, I quickly fell in love with NB and have been a permanent resident since 2005. I now reside in Dieppe with my husband, Mathieu, our six-year old son, Louis-Olivier, our one-year old daughter, Éloïse, and our cat, Caillou. Since 2007, I am a public servant by day and a full-fledged scrapper by night.

Scrapbooking has become an integral part of my life. I try doing something scrapbook-related every day, may it be working on a layout, browsing through online galleries or reading scrapbook magazines. Published in a few editions of Canadian Scrapbooker and most recently in France's own Histoires de Pages, my style has been known to be called "rustic", which is fine by me as it enables me to relish in fattening things up with layers, dimension, tearing and texture. Other than scrapbooking, I have rekindled a romance with reading through a monthly book club I joined at work in February 2012. I also tutor, teach voice classes and sing most weekends at a few church services around the area.


Cut file used:

Scribbles 3

You can see more of Aurelie's work here:

Blog link: http://rusticscraps.blogspot.ca/

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/aurelie.cormier.16

Scrapbook.com Gallery: http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/782659.html

Welcome the JustNick 2015 Design Team! June 01, 2015 07:00 21 Comments

I am so excited to announce our first ever Design Team - we have a talented and diverse group of ladies that I am excited to have on board.


Over the next week or so, we will be sharing a little bit about each designer and sharing an example of their work.

I hope you will stop by the blog daily for tons of inspiration using our cut files and maybe even a  few freebies along the way!

We have teamed up with Audrey Yeager and her talented Design Team of My Scraps and More - all week long they will be sharing projects on their blog using our cut files - make sure you stop by their blog HERE to see the wonderful things they have created!

Want to win a Gift Certificate to the My Scraps and More store??

There are a few ways to enter. 

1) Leave a comment on this blog post,

2) Follow and leave a comment on our Facebook page where you see the above image,

3) Follow and leave a comment on my Instagram account (@nicolenowosad), where you see the same above image.

That's a lot of chances to win! Spread the word and good luck! We will draw a winner at the end of the inspiration week :)