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Meet our January GDT + freebie time! January 13, 2017 07:00

Happy New Year! It's time for a new talented Guest Designer to join us on the blog!

Today, we have the talented Aleksandra Gadji sharing her talents with us.

 

Hi everyone! I am Alex from Sweden. I am 35 years old, passionate software engineer, mom to two adorable kids and wife to the most wonderful man on earth. Yep, I am a lucky woman :-) I started scrapbooking when my daughter was born, 8 years ago. Over the years, scrapbooking has become so much more than just  a hobby and I am thrilled to be here and share this passion of mine with you <3

We asked Alex to share some projects with us using whichever cut files she was inspired to use from the store!

Check out what she sent us:

 

 I fell in love with the big "Live Simply" cut file. I adore the big cloud, the hearts and the mix of fonts. I chose to keep it large and use it in white against darker background. I backed up the "dream big" part to make it stand out. That's something I really want my children to remember: to dare to have big dreams.

 

I didn't want to steal too much attention from the cut file, so I kept my design simple and only played with small, cute embellishments, adding them on top and around the beautiful text.

 Cut file used: Live Simply

 

Butterfly and hearts. It doesn't get cuter than that! The second I saw them, I knew that I had to use them for a layout with my sweet, little girl. I played with the offset function to create three different sizes of the butterfly background and layered them on top of each other.

 

I cut the infinity hearts in a matching patterned paper and used it to frame my photo. To make my title stand out a little more, I used a sketch pen first before cutting it out. I love how well these cut files work together.

Cut files used: Butterfly Background, Girl Power, Infinity Hearts Frames

This month, you can grab the Butterfly Background for FREE now until midnight CST on January 31, 2016 using the code: BUTTERFREE at checkout.

Thank you so much to Alex for joining us on the blog today!

You can follow more of her work here:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agadji/

blog: http://colorsofalex.blogspot.se/

Thanks again for stopping by our blog and have a great weekend!


Enjoy the Little Things September 05, 2016 07:26

Hi everyone it's Cathy and I'm back with another layout!  This time I'm clocking in with a whopping 3 cut files on one layout!  I started by using the Funky Piechart cut file and the Live Simply cut file.  I resized them  so that I would have circles of various sizes to create a fun playful effect on my page.  I backed my cut files with scraps that were just hanging around in my craft room, keeping in mind the colours in the photo.  I decided to go with a white on white look so I used white cardstock for my background as well.  With so many bold circles going on I didn't really need to do much embellishing so I only used a few chipboard stickers to create a little cluster.  I also used a cut file for my title and decided to cut it in a bold red paper.  When I cut a shape or image like the title, that has lots of thin parts I like to use either a solid paper or a very subtle, small pattern so that I don't lose the readability of my title.  I propped my circles up on foam and then added some black mist and my layout was complete!  Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out my YouTube channel for my process video for this layout!


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!

 


Meet our January Guest Designer + a freebie time! January 15, 2016 08:36 1 Comment

Please help me welcome our January Guest Designer - Patricia Roebuck!

 

Hello!  I’m Patricia Roebuck.  I live in Louisiana with my husband, daughter, and cat.  I love spending time with them and documenting our lives.  I've been married for 25 years.  My husband and I adopted our daughter, Emma, in July of 2009, so we consider ourselves a Chinese Adoptive Family, but 100% American.  It was because of our adoption and wanting to create a Life Book for our daughter, that I got into scrapbooking.  Besides my love of scrapbooking, I love photography, and creating anything from cards to DIY projects.  I have been so fortunate to be published in Scrapbook Trends, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbooks, Etc., Scrapwerk, and Scrapbook & Cards Today.  I currently design for October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Gossamer Blue, and Team Richard Garay, and am a teacher at Big Picture Classes. 

We asked Patricia to choose some of her favorite files from our store and create something and this is what she came up with!

This is what she had to say about her project:

The Pretty Pattern Background has a very festive look and inspired me to create a New Year’s celebration layout.  By cutting more than one cut file and then turning them, it makes the cut file look continuous.  That is the look I achieved with using two cuts as a stencil with modeling paste on my dark blue background.  It created the movement and festive feel of the celebration.  To add more texture and even more of a festive feel to the layout, I added the Spike Flowers.  The one near the photo layers all three of the cut flowers; the others layer two of the smaller flowers together.  The placement of my title, gold accents, and flowers work well with the movement from the Pretty Pattern Background.

Cut files used:

Pretty Pattern Background

Spike Flowers

We also created a fun file for Patricia to design with and you are going to love what she came up with! Check it out!

Cut files used:

Pattern Clouds

Live Simply

Scrapbooking is great for preserving memories, but it is a great way to motivate us in the New Year.  Selfies don’t come naturally for me, but I think layouts with them help us to grow, reflect, and to also document us.  Nicole created this cut file with a very encouraging, motivational quote.  The quote inspired me to take a photo of myself reflecting on these words.  Her quote includes everything about achieving your dreams, being grateful and giving, but to also remember to love and laugh.  I tend to take life too seriously at times, and this is a great start for my New Year, and what I hope to remember throughout the year.  I used the Pattern Clouds to add more clouds around the layout, bringing balance to the layout and focus to the photo and the quote. 

 

Cut files really help me when I need a boost of creativity.  They jumpstart my layout idea.  Nicole’s cut files made these layouts come together quickly.  Once I had the cut files picked out, I matched them with the photos, then picked out my supplies.  Thank you so much Nicole for having me!

THANK YOU Patricia!! We love how Patricia used our cut files! 

Would you like this cut file for FREE:

Just use the code: SIMPLYFREE at checkout and it's all yours!

Code only valid today through January 31, 2016 at midnight.