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Thanks Dad! - Cathy Martin June 20, 2017 05:00

Hey everyone, it's Cathy here and I'm back creating a masculine themed layout! Fathers Day was just a few days ago and I was really happy to get some fantastic photos of daddy with the kiddos!  I had been in a scrap slump, but after Sunday I had renewed energy to go and get some of those photos on a layout!

One of my favourite types of cutfile in the JustNick shop are the ones that are lots of shapes attached together.  They are perfect for backing with patterned paper!  I found one that I thought was fun and whimsical and would work well with my idea.  I'm a sucker for circular patterns so this one worked out great!  Usually I cut them using white card stock, but unfortunately I am completely out! (I know, how does that even happen right?) So I decided to use a light yellow patterned paper.  Needless to say after my Silhouette was done cutting I turned the cut file over, and ended up using the other side instead!  You can check out my Youtube video to see what I'm talking about and see how my idea evolved! 

Have an awesome scrappy day everyone and don't forget to grab a cut file while you're here!

 

 

 


Happy Girl, Happy Heart - Page Maps Team Up June 07, 2017 06:00

Hey everyone!!! It's Cathy here and I'm back from my trip and I'm ready to scrap!  The thing about taking a long scrappy break though, is that sometimes even though I'm raring to go I just don't have any ideas coming to mind.  Well then in steps Becky Fleck and her June sketches and I'm saved!  So I have been really wanting to use some of my older products as well as some of my more vintage looking products, so I thought I would challenge myself with the sketch I was given.  My sketch is very modern and simple, a great jumping off point, so I decided to soften it up by replacing one of the middle layers with the Henna Heart cut file!  I cut it out in pink and then sprayed it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Cherry to get a shiny heart!  I had to make a small cut so that I could have it look like it was looping around my middle paper piece.  I then took her visual triangle of embellishments and just went to town!  I used up lots of older chipboard and stickers and was really happy to make a dent in my stash!

So here is the sketch that I was given!

 

And here is the cut file that I used for my project!

 

And here is my finished project!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! xoxo Cat


Dream Today - iNSD 2017 May 06, 2017 07:00

Hello hello hello!!! It's Cathy here and I'm so excited to be participating in the celebrations here on the JustNick Blog!  We will have several different designers posting through the day and there will be a free cut file to go along with the posts!  Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to get your code :)

So for my layout I actually used 3 different cut files!  I used the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file, the Feathers 2 cut file, and the Sweater Weather cut file.  I decided to finally get in on the dreamcatcher fad, you know, considering that it's almost over!  Well let me tell you, this turned out even better than I expected, and although I had to be patient when it came to cutting out the feathers and gluing everything down, the actual design came together super quick!  Don't forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to see my process video!

I did a little mixed media behind my dreamcatcher before I glued it down, and I love the addition of the white feathers with my patterned paper feathers.  It really brought a level of dreamy whimsy that I had wanted in my layout!  If you haven't tried a dreamcatcher yet then I suggest you grab yourself the feather and dreamcatcher cut file and get to work, you won't be disappointed!

 

 

You can grab the Dreamcatcher 1 cut file for FREE using the code: DREAM2FREE at checkout now until May 7, 2017 only!


Happy Summer - Cat Martin April 21, 2017 06:00

Hello hello hello!  It's Cat here back with another layout!  I am so happy and excited with how this layout turned out so I hope you like it too!.  I used the Radiate Cut File and cut it out from a polka dot patterned paper.  I then backed it with several different types of paper, including papers that originally came from some old K & Company Smash Books that I never even came close to completing!  I kept the embellishments and the background paper simple to really show off the photo and the cut file.  My picture perfectly fit in the circle in the centre.  The Radiate Cut File is perfect for emphasizing one picture and pretty much would fit any theme! I know for many of us who scrapbook the men and boys in our lives we have a difficult time but that's what I love about having the opportunity to create for JustNick, so I can showcase different ways to use her files and hopefully help those who are not sure exactly how to scrap for our boys! I will also have a process video up on my YouTube channel if you want to see how I put it all together, including all of my struggles!

 

 


Art is a Treasure April 04, 2017 08:26

Hey hey everybody, it's Cathy!!!  I'm back with another layout to help get your mojo going using Nicole's amazing cutfiles!  So this time around I wanted to do something a little bit more subdued and soft, while still being masculine.  I also wanted to cut my file using patterned paper since I've been doing a lot of cut files with white cardstock.  I cut out the Scribble Circles background file on a sweet mint and white striped patterned paper.  I then backed some of the circles with patterned paper and some I left open.  I used some ephemera from Pretty Little Studio too, which matched perfectly with the colours I was working with!  I love adding vintage touches to a more modern and minimal design.  I really kept the patterns to a minimum and left lots of white space!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!

 

 

 

 


Little Magic March 22, 2017 07:00

Hello hello hello it's Cathy here and I'm back with another layout!  I don't know about you but even though it's still bitterly cold and gloomy in my region of the world I can't help but long for the beautiful colours of spring!  For my layout today I was inspired by all the fun and colourful scraps that I have in my stash.  Some are relatively new and some are from years ago, but either way I loved combining them together to make this fun image!  I used the Rosette Background 2, and originally I was using it as intended, as flowers, but once I was all done backing it I really loved how much it looked like wonky bubbles, so I decided to document my daughter's bubble blowing adventure last spring.  Backing the cut file with multiple papers was a wee bit time consuming, but I just love the end result!  Thanks so much for stopping by and if you go to my Youtube channel you can check out how I made my layout!

 

 


Beary Brave March 10, 2017 07:00 1 Comment

 

Hey everybody it's Cathy here, back with another layout for JustNick Studio and Scrapbook Circle!  The Scrapbook Circle kit for March was loaded with bright colours and funky designs.  I really wanted to showcase all of those fun papers and colours so I chose the dreamcatcher background 1.  There were lots of awesome spaces to back with papers!  I used a small star stamp to create a fun pattern around where my cut file would rest and then popped my file up on some foam for added dimension.  Since all the  products worked so perfectly together embellishing was a piece of cake!  A big thank you to Nicole and Scrapbook Circle for this awesome team up!