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This Year 2020 | Majken Pullin January 1, 2020 07:00

Hello to you all, and a very happy new year to you!  Majken here to share the very first JustNick Studio project of 2020, and I have a different take on a scrapbook layout.  In fact, it's a bit of a combination of a layout and a bullet journal.  I decided to create a layout where I will keep track of new things I do throughout this new year.  So rather than traditional journaling, I'll be adding new things I try or do during 2020.  Let's take a closer look.

I used three different cut files.  I first used Silhouette Studio to roughly lay out my cut files to see how I was going to approach the page. I started with the brand new "This Year", added numbers from the "Banner Essentials" to create the year, and added "Polaroids" to see how I'd add my sections.  You can see I didn't follow it exactly, but it helps to see how to size the cut files before cutting and decide what papers I'll use for the cuts.

I decided to use the Simple Stories Oh Happy Day collection because of the great color!  After cutting all of the cut files, I layed them out on white cardstock and decided I needed some water color behind the 2020 for some mixed media interest.  I used Distress Inks, water colors, and Lindy's shimmer spritz for some shine.

Cutting "this year" in black cardstock really helps it pop!  I also used a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen to help those polka dots in the year sparkle, and I outlined the numbers with a black pen.

Even though this isn't a "typical" layout, I added a recent photo of myself and added in some stickers, enamel dots, and ephemera for some additional interest.

I backed the negative space in the Polaroid cuts with black cardstock so they'd stand out.

I'm going to capture new restaurants, new books, new movies, and events I attend (like concerts, sports events, etc.) in 2020.  This helps me look forward to the new year!  :)

Here are the cut files used:

This Year

Banner Essentials

Polaroids

I'm so glad you joined me on this New Year's Day.  I hope you're inspired to create something to track your fun in 2020, too.  May your year be happy, healthy, and full of love.

Majken


Happy New Year | Niki Rowland January 28, 2018 07:00

Hey there! Niki here with you today with a Happy New Year layout! I can't quite believe that the first whole month of 2018 is almost over, I'm still celebrating!
I loved the Happy New Year cut file that was new to the store in December. I wanted to cut it from a patterned paper to add to a white background but sometimes when cutting cut files onto patterned paper the definition of the file can be a bit lost, especially if the patterned paper is very busy. I therefore added a teeny weeny Internal Offset to the file in my Silhouette Software and set that to be drawn with a black sketch pen. The outline I set to cut as normal The result is that the file is cut out perfectly but has a black line around the edge to ensure it keeps its definition - awesome and it saves trying to ink the edges with an ink pad, happy days.
Before adhering the Happy New Year to my layout, I added some splodges of water colour paint using the packaging technique, and lots of splatters. I wanted the layout to have a bit of a party feel with an explosion of colour and adding colour to the background made it work.
I raised the cut file up on foam pads and then built my layout around it. I added my photo, lots of embellishments and fussy cut out lots of little speech bubbles from the Glitter Girl collection.
I hope you have enjoyed my very bright party layout! Happy New Year to all xxx

Find me on my own blog: Being Scrappy and on Instagram as @nikiclaire


Remember 2015 December 29, 2015 07:00

As I write my last post for JustNick it seems perfect to be sharing a layout about Remembering!  As we enter into a new year in a few days - I wanted to document some special pictures of my kiddos. I also wanted to a post that highlighted some of my favorite things about JustNick's files - I loved working with her background files, I loved working with her word files, and I definitely loved her circles!  This layout incorporates all three!

Just Nick has so many great background files and I always enjoyed trying to find a unique twist on them. One of my favorite layouts was one where I did string art - that was a massive undertaking.  This time I decided to do string art again with the Scribble Circle Background but on a much smaller scale.  Just a little in between the middle scribble circles.

I also really enjoyed working with all the word/text files that JustNick has to offer - so there was no better choice for my big bold title than the Remember word set!

Thanks for the wonderful ride here at JustNick!  I know you are going to love the new team and enjoy their creations!