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Cheers | Zsoka Marko May 07, 2018 07:00
Hi there friends,
Zsoka here with you today! I hope your iNSD weekend was awesome and you got a lot of crafty time in!
I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick! This week we are celebrating mothers so I picked a photo of my mom (and sister). I've used the beautiful In Bloom cut file and the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection.
I cut several flowers in various sizes from white textured card stock. I then backed them with patterned papers, some of the leaves I just left as they were. I layered some tissue paper behind my photo and glued it down on my background paper.
I arranged the flowers in a circle to create a wreath, which is probably my most favorite design concept. I adhered these to the background. For some of them I used foam adhesive in order to create a more dimensional look.
I placed my title on the photo and glued it down. Then I scattered a few embellishments around the wreath: stickers, die cut butterflies and buttons. I also wrote my journaling on one of the flowers.
That's it guys!
I hope you like how it turned out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
Dreamer April 23, 2018 07:00
Hey there crafty friends,
Zsoka back with you today, sharing a new layout I've created for the Just Nick Design Team.
This week we are focusing backgrounds and I've picked a gorgeous one that I don't think I've used before. Not that I can remember anyway! It's called Crazy Daisy background 2 and you can buy it here.
I went with the beautiful Let Your Heart Decide collection from Pinkfresh Studio on this layout. I cut the cut file from white textured card stock and backed each flower the same way, using a different patterned paper for each petal.
I then adhered this onto the background paper I chose. Guys, I generally don't like red. Sure, I love red lipstick, red pumps and purses, accessories etc, but when it comes to paper crafting for instance, it's the last thing I would pick. Unless it's in a rainbow. But this paper is so awesome, it has a texture printed on it, almost like a knit. Then I love the gradient look from dark to light. Plus I just liked the way the cut file looked on it. Hence, red background paper!
When I use a full background cut file that I back with patterned paper, I usually don't embellish much. I created a cluster with the photo: I added some tissue paper behind the photo, a die cut frame on top as well as some other die cuts on two sides.
For my title I also used a die cut from the ephemera pack which I popped up using foam adhesive.
I wrote my journaling on a sticker and created a small cluster at the right bottom. Then done! I don't like to cover up backgrounds like this, I spend way too much time on backing it for that!
I hope you like today's inspiration and give this look a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a fabulous week!
Harvest | Zsoka Marko March 27, 2018 07:00
Hi there crafty friends,
Zsoka back with you today sharing my latest layout I've created for Just Nick!
This week our theme is flowers, the easiest theme of all! Nicole creates the most wonderful floral cut files!
Another cut file I've wanted to use in ages was the Delicate Florals. I was just never quite sure what to do with it. Recently however I made another layout using similar cut files and now finally I felt inspired to use these gorgeous flowers!
I haven't had the chance to work with the new Pinkfresh Studio collections so I picked one of them for today's layout, the Let Your Heart Decide line. I think this is my favourite of the 3, although it's hard to decide! But the colors and flowers make my heart beat faster haha!
I cut the cut files from textured white card stock and I cut two of each flower. I then backed them with patterned papers. Each pair I backed with the same papers.
I chose a beautiful blue patterned paper for my background and adhered the flowers at the bottom - I kind of layered the same flowers on top of each other, if that makes sense.
I added some tissue paper behind my photo, then tucked it behind one of the flowers and glued it down. I embellished around the photo using some labels, leatherette stickers and card stock stickers. I picked a different color for each of my letters in the title and arranged them in kind of a crooked way so that the layout is more fun.
Down at the bottom I also embellished a little with wood veneer stickers, die cuts and some fussy cut flowers.
To finish off my page, I stamped the date and wrote my journaling.
That's it for today lovelies!
Hope you like how this layout turned out!
Thanks for stopping by and have and awesome day!
Sleep | Zsoka Marko March 08, 2018 07:00
Hi there friends,
Zsoka here with you today, sharing a new layout I've created for Just Nick.
I've used the Optical Illusion Background cut file on this page.
I haven't really created a typical boy page in ages and while I don't particularly miss them, sometimes I want to use collections I haven't used in awhile. And the super cool Good Fellows collection from Fancy Pants Designs was one of these. Plus I wanted to use a cut file that was not floral.
I started out by manipulating the cut file in Silhouette Studio - I took it apart and repeated the pattern to get smaller and more cubes. I cut the cut file from white, textured card stock. I chose three papers from the Good Fellows collection and backed a few of the cubes the exact same way. There's so many ways you could go with this cut file! It doesn't even need to be cubes, you could back it totally differently playing with different color and pattern papers. Can you see flowers in there?!
Once done, I adhered the cut file to my background. I layered different papers behind my photo and glued everything down. Then I went through my embellishments and pulled out everything that could have worked and started tucking them in and adding them on top of my photo. I used tags, die cuts, and puffy stickers to decorate my page.
For the title I used chipboard alphas from the Fancy Pants Family&Co collection. I didn't have two E's in the same color so I replaced one with a 3.
I also adhered two strips of patterned papers at the bottom of the layout as well as some die cuts and puffy stickers, then added some machine stitching as a finishing touch.
As a last step, I splattered some black ink around my page and wrote my journaling.
I hope you like how this turned out!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
These are the moments | Zsoka Marko February 21, 2018 07:00
Hi there crafty friends,
Zsoka back with you today to share a new layout I've created for Just Nick!
This time the Delicate Butterflies cut file spoke to me :).
As I'm waiting for the new Pinkfresh Studio collections to arrive, I decided to use up some of the old ones! My most favourite collection ever from PFS is Indigo Hills and I haven't scrapped with it in ages so I went with this collection.
I arranged the cut file in Silhouette Studio the way I wanted it on my layout - I removed the small butterfly at the bottom, then duplicated the cut file and flipped one of them horizontally to get mirror images. I also cut a bigger, single butterfly for the bottom. I used textured white card stock for the cut files.
I then backed the cut files with different patterned papers, going from light to dark from top to bottom. I layered some tissue paper and tags behind my photo and glued it all down. I glued down the cut files also. I started adding embellishments, as much as I could, I went with a tone-on-tone effect.
I also picked out some die cuts from the beautiful Escape the Ordinary collection, some butterflies and foliage, plus my title. I wrote my journaling, stamped my date and added some black ink splatters to finish off my page.
I hope I could inspire you in some small way!
Thanks for stopping by!
The Greatest Love of All | Zsoka Marko February 09, 2018 07:00
Hello scrappy friends,
Zsoka here with you today sharing a new layout!
When I think of love, the very first person that comes to my mind is my son, of course. I've come across this photo of him recently, as a tiny baby lying on his daddy's back. I thought this would be perfect for today's layout. Also, I haven't used the super cute Crate Paper Little You collection in ages so I was happy to bust it out!
First I created my title - I made LOVE the biggest so it remains the focus, plus I knew I wanted to place my photo behind the O. I welded all letters in every word to make my life easier ha! Then I backed each word with different patterned papers. I have a ton of papers left from this collection but unfortunately not many different ones and I'm missing the ones that have a bit of yellow in them. I didn't want my layout to be only blue so I decided to use yellow card stock behind my title. On the left I have my fave paper and on the right a simple blue-white striped paper that is actually not even from this collection.
I adhered the title to the background with the help of foam adhesive. Once done, I started embellishing. There's so many cute embellishments in this collection! I added a few chipboard pieces, stickers, a sweet little lion clip and scattered some enamel dots around the page.
To finish off the layout I added my journaling and some black paint spatters. I could not stamp the date because I don't find it anywhere in the photo properties. Around the time Maxim was 4 my boyfriend did something on our computer, copied the photos from one place to the other or something like that, and all photos from before that time have the same date stamp on them. This still makes me so mad! Sure, in some cases I can figure out the year and the month, but in this case, I have no idea. Of course this is not the end of the world, but you know...just really sad that I don't know how old my kiddo is in some pictures. If any of you knows a solution to this problem, I'm all ears!
That's it for today! Hope you like the layout!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Sweet | Zsoka Marko January 05, 2018 07:00
Hi there friends,
First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your family and loved ones!
I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick!
I've used the beautiful Henna Heart cut file on this one. I was thinking Valentine's day is coming soon so a heart layout would be a good choice. I adore this cut file! I love the non-traditional heart shape and all the flowers!
I used a mixture of Maggie Holmes' Gather and Chasing dreams collection with a bit of My Mind's Eye On Trend 2.
I started out by designing my layout in Silhouette Studio, then cut my partial hearts from textured white card stock.
I chose some patterned papers that I thought had looked good together and started backing my cut files. I adhered them to the background, except for the bottom one. There I tuck my photo behind the heart first, put 3d foam adhesive on the left side of the heart and then I glued it all down. I also layered some tags, die cuts and tissue paper behind the photo.
Once done, I went through all the embellies in these collections and picked out the ones I thought were a good fit: stickers, chipboards, tags, buttons and diecuts! The beautiful gold mirrored piece I used for my title is from My Mind's Eye. I wrote my journaling on one of the die cuts and stamped the date using a roller stamp.
I hope you like today's inspiration.
Thank you for stopping by!
Till next time,
Peace | Zsoka Marko December 22, 2017 07:00
Zsoka back with you today with the last layout I'm sharing for Just Nick this year!
I've used the wonderful Leaf Cluster 3 cut file.
This photo must have been on my desk for 2 years, I just never got to it. Total coincidence that the collection I chose went with the colors in the photo! I'm always happy when I can use a color photo - I mostly don't bother because black and white photos go with any collection so don't require planning. I am really not big on planning out designs ahead!
I went with one of my all time favorite Christmas collections, Christmas on Market Street from My Mind's Eye. I'm so sad that I hardly have any left! I used up most this holiday season.
I cut the leaf cluster 4 times from white card stock, then I spent some time on backing these with a variety of papers. I made sure I have solid reds and greens (well, polka dots are solids right?!) as well as patterned papers.
There's a gorgeous gold foiled poinsettia paper in the collection - I fussy cut out a lot of the flowers and floral pieces to tuck them behind my cut files and scatter some smaller ones around my page.
I've arranged the 4 cut files into the four corners, and once I liked how they looked, I started to glue things down. I also added the photo and my title in the middle.
I then added those fussy cut pieces, some embellishments like flair, stickers, chipboards and a few cute buttons (which I believe are from Crate Paper).
I love how this one turned out. It's funny how much I dislike red, the red and green combo in general, and yet, this holiday season this has been my most favorite combo to work with ha! There's just something so festive about these colors! I would never use them during the year though!
I hope you like the layout too and are inspired to create something!
I wish you and your loved ones a magical holiday season!
Thanks for stopping by today!
14 Days of Giveaways - Day 11 | Zsoka Marko December 11, 2017 07:00 1 Comment
Thank you cards | Zsoka Marko November 24, 2017 07:00
Hi there friends,
This week we are focusing on Thanksgiving at Just Nick! Since we do not celebrate it here in Europe, I thought I could create a bunch of Thank You cards instead of a layout! These always come in handy anyway right?
I selected a few cut files with this theme as well as some florals and butterflies, because well, I love them...When I was little my parents' botanist friend thought I'd become one too (botanist that is), I was so interested in flowers. I even got a book from her called Zsofi's garden - it was the most similar name to mine that she could find :). At some point I did want to become a florist, but in the end that did not happen.
The cut files I chose for my cards are the following:
I cut out all shapes from textured white card stock. On my first card I backed the oval wreath with some patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection (all supplies I used for these cards are from this collection). I then added some foam to the back so it pops off the card. I created a 4x6" card base with two different patterned papers, then glued the wreath on top. I added Grateful and completed my sentiment with For you using the gold puffy alpha stickers. I fussy cut two butterflies from one of the papers and glued them down on top of the wreath. I also used a third butterfly; this one is a chipboard piece.
I created another 4x6" card base using patterned papers. I backed a few of the flowers from the Floral and Fauna cut file set. Some I didn't back. I layered these on top of each other randomly, to give my card an airy feel. I glued Thanks in the middle of my card and completed the sentiment using stickers. As a finishing touch I added a few enamel dots.
My third card design is also on a 4x6" base. I cut part of the Delicate butterflies cut file and backed these with patterned paper. I glued Thankful at the bottom and hand stitched around the letters to give them more definition and texture. I added two stickers to finish off my card.
That's it for today! I hope you like my cards!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy heart | Zsoka Marko November 05, 2017 07:00
Hello crafty friends,
I'm back today with a new layout for Just Nick. This week we are focusing on leaf cut files and I chose this one:
I've used this set many times before, but it is still a favourite! I used one of these four lovely leaves, multiplied them and formed a flower shape.
I love to create for Just Nick, because I can use any supplies my heart desires! And I'm mostly trying to choose an older collection I still have a lot of, which is the case with the one I used for this layout, Chasing Dreams from Maggie Holmes. This is still my favourite collection from Maggie Holmes to this date! The colors are beautiful and there are so many patterned papers in the collection that I can use for backgrounds!
I cut the leaves from textured white card stock, in different sizes. I backed them with various patterned papers, making sure I have a balanced look. If I have stand alone shapes like these flowers (so no background cut files) I always adhere only a part of them to the patterned paper because I love love love the curve the cut file has after peeling it off the mat. This adds dimension and interest to the layout too. I played around with different arrangements and finally settled on this one. No rhyme or reason, I just liked this the most.
Once I had the design I wanted, I glued everything down. I didn't add a whole lot of embellishments, a few buttons and chipboard shapes to the middle of my flowers as well as some stickers around my photo.
I wrote some journaling and stamped my date. As almost always, I finished off the layout by adding some black ink spatters.
It's simple but I like how it turned out. These colours just make me happy!
I hope I could inspire you in some small way today!
Until next time,
Daydreamer October 15, 2017 07:00
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Love you | Zsoka Marko September 26, 2017 07:00Hi there scrappy friends,
Zsoka here with you today with a new layout.
I chose the Graphic Background cut file for this. I have used this cut file before, but not in a long time, so I thought why not use it again?
Follow your Dreams | Zsoka Marko September 15, 2017 07:00
Hey there friends,
Zsoka back with you today sharing my newest layout for Just Nick!
This week we are showcasing words/sentiments cut files and I chose the Follow your dreams sentiment from the Dream Big cut file set.
Here's how my layout turned out:
I blew up the cut file and also stretched it because I wanted to have taller letters and cut it out from white card stock.
I picked one of the last Fancy Pants collections for this layout, Dream Big, which fits my title and my theme. The background paper is a very old Theresa Collins paper I believe. I love grid papers for backgrounds! They are subtle but still not just plain card stock.
As usual, I backed the letters with different patterned papers. This is actually one of the reasons I love cut files, one can showcase many colors and patterns without them being too busy or overpowering. I then added foam adhesive to all the letters and tucked my photo in at the bottom of the cut file.
About the photo I chose...We visited the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, because my son is crazy about animals. He loves sea creatures especially. He always wanted to work with animals when he grows up, his latest dream is to be a marine biologist. I just wrote about how I'm sure this is going to change a million times and of course that is OK, he has plenty of time to decide! I adore how much he knows about every single animal! I honestly have no idea how he keeps all that information in his head. Kids' brains are fantastic! They just remember absolutely everything. Well other than how to clean up their rooms of course :D.
I typed up my journaling and cut it into strips, adding them in the spaces on both sides of the photo. I normally just write my journaling with a pen but I thought this would stand out more.
To embellish my layout I chose a few items from the same collection, die cuts, puffy and cork stickers and a clip. I added foam adhesive to some of them to create a bit of depth.
I wanted to add a bit more red to the layout (red, my least favorite color no less!) so I tore off a strip from one of the patterned papers and adhered it to the bottom.
To finish off my layout I added a few navy blue ink splatters.
I hope you like this layout and are inspired to document your children's dreams!
Thank you for stopping by today!
Till next time,
Explore | Zsoka Marko August 29, 2017 07:00
Hi there crafty friends,
I'm not sure if you can tell, but I modified the cut file a little bit. When you blow it up as big as I did, the outlines will be much thicker. I wanted them thinner so more patterned paper shows through once I back the rays. I released the compound path, deleted the original outline, made the circle thinner, then I made a compound path on the two circles. I moved the circle out of the way and added outlines to the rays, made compound path and moved them into the circle so that the rounded ends disappeared. As a last step I welded the circles and the rays together. I hope it makes sense?
A while back I received the Simple Stories Summer Days collection kit from the awesome SCT magazine and haven't had the chance to use it yet. So I decided to use it for this layout. I also used bits and pieces from Freckled Fawn (like that awesome acrylic word, the flip flops and wood veneer) and the wood grain paper is from Jen Hadfield I believe.
First I printed my photo in a big size and glued the cut file on top. Then I backed the rays with different patterned papers, but only glued them down where they touch the circle. This way the white card stock can be lifted up a bit to create a nice dimension.
I used the acrylic word for my title and created a little cluster at the bottom of the page with it. I really like the look of this.
I didn't feel like this page needed a lot of embellishments. I just added a few bradz, wood veneers and some cloud stickers. Oh and a mini clothespin I got at Michaels!
I hope you like how this one turned out! Thanks for stopping by! Till next time,
Yee-Haw | Zsoka Marko August 18, 2017 07:00
Since we were on holiday in Texas, I knew I'd have plenty of photos I can use with this. I chose one I took in Fort Worth where we went to see the cattle drive and the Cowboy Museum Hall of Fame. Which is when my kid decided he absolutely needed to be a cowboy ha! So we bought a hat and a bandana which is what he is showing off here.
I also wanted to add the little clip we got at the information office in Fort Worth. I cut off the pin in the back because I couldn't have laid down the layout flat otherwise, then just adhered it to my photo.
Love | Zsoka Marko July 19, 2017 07:00
Hi there Just Nick fans,
Zsoka back with you today with a new layout.
You probably don't know this about me because I mostly do boy pages, but I've been in love with flowers ever since I was a little girl. They make me happy. I love to touch them, smell them and yes, even talk to them. A while ago I decided I will not deny myself the joy of using floral patterns and flowers on my layouts just because I don't scrap girls. They cheer me up. And Nicole does the prettiest floral cut files, doesn't she?! So today again I chose a floral cut file which is quite new still. I think this is my absolute favourite one right now!
Isn't it just fabulous?!
I decided to blow it up a little and turn it around so it's at the top of my page. I picked the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection from Paige Evans. I love the purples in this collection! I chose a purple paper for my background, then backed the flowers with different patterned papers from this collection. I hand cut some leaf shapes from different purple papers, which I then layered on the cut file for a bit of extra dimension. I glued some foam adhesive under the cut file so I can tuck my picture under it.
At this point I had no idea what photo I want to use. It happens very often that I do the background and then I find a photo. Mostly one that is already printed so I don't feel like I'm wasting anything ha! But then I realized I actually have a color photo in which I'm wearing some purple floral leggings! So I went ahead and printed out that one. I think it fits perfectly.
For my title I picked the cute wood veneer word LOVE which I believe is from Ashley Horton's first collection, Oakley Avenue. I glued this on top of a circle scallop wood veneer from the Paige Evans Take Me Away collection.
Other than this I only added a suede bow, a chipboard, a puffy sticker, a few buttons and some enamel dots. Generally I add more embellishments but I felt like the page was finished at this point. I didn't even add paint splatters which I do on most of my layouts!
I hope I could inspire you in one way or another! Thank you for stopping by today!
Too old for snapchat? | Zsoka Marko July 05, 2017 07:00
Zsoka here with you today sharing my very first layout for Just Nick! I'm so excited to be here, thank you Nicole for the opportunity!
I picked one of the pretty flowers from the Floral and Fauna cut file set.
First I cut out a simple ring, then I cut several of the flowers, in different sizes. I backed my flowers with different papers from the gorgeous Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection.
I created a bigger and a smaller cluster of flowers opposite each other on the ring. I added a few different bits and pieces to the middle of them: buttons, chipboard and puffy stickers.
I printed my photo in a couple of different sizes, I wasn't sure which one to add. I didn't like the shape of the photo for this background so I added the same photo in two different sizes.
Other than the flowers I didn't add a lot of embellishments because I wanted the flowers to shine! A couple of chipboards, stickers, title (which I stitched down so it doesn't go anywhere!), date and journaling plus some black paint splatters and done!
I hope you like my project! Thanks for stopping by today. See you next time X
Meet our new Design Team! July 01, 2017 10:00 2 Comments
Today is a bittersweet day - we say goodbye to a few of our DT members who have been with us, but say hello and welcome to some new members of our team!
Help me welcome our new Design Team! I am sure they will inspire you over the next 12 months!