Thursday, May 10, 2018

Be You - Jillibean Soup and Therm O Web

Hello blogging friends!

I have a new Jillibean Soup layout to share with you today. Jillibean Soup teamed up with Therm O Web and I was thrilled to combine their products with the beautiful Bohemian Brew collection. I had fun experimenting with the Deco Foil and my new Minc thermal laminator. If you don't have a thermal laminator, you can still use Deco Foil with this awesome mixed media adhesive tape. You can see both methods on this layout where I am scrapping a senior photo of Colette. I couldn't resist. The colors and patterns in Bohemian Brew made me think of this dress my daughter wore for some outdoor senior photos.

At this angle you can see how beautiful that foil looks! I used the blue Deco Foil on the mixed media tape and then punched the foil with a border punch. The hot pink Deco Foil I used on a Jillibean Soup digital cut file. Isn't that mandala awesome! I had some cardstock sheets I printed so they were full of toner so I could run them through my Silhouette Cameo and cut out anything I wanted before running it through my new Heidi Swapp Minc. Here is a closer look.

I used a combinations of stickers and soup labels to create my title, 'Be You'. The puffy sticker flowers were great to add some dimension.

I clustered a bunch of pea pod parts in the lower left corner of my photo. There are actually 3 mandala cut files stacked on top of eachother. I even had a 4th one cut out but thought it might be too much.

If only that foil would photograph beautifully from every angle! It was a challenge. Here is the full layout.

If you are interested in my process or seeing me make mistake after mistake playing with my new Minc, here is my YouTube process video.

I am giving away some Therm O Web product over on my YouTube channel. Just follow my channel and leave a comment there. Winner will be posted on May 12th.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

My Greatest Blessings Call Me Mom - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today with a layout about my three greatest blessings. The most important and rewarding job I have is being a Mom to my kids. Let me tell you though, it hasn't been easy! I sometimes wish they were little again. Patching up skinned knees is way easier than helping patch a broken heart ... or sitting by a hospital bedside after a car accident. But love binds us together and I know I can get through anything with my kids by my side. So to celebrate Mom's week at JustNick Studios, I decided to scrap a recent photo of my kids with me from a recent camping trip at our favorite spot, Itasca.

I used the Mom digital cut file for the 'MOM' part of my title and alpha stickers for the rest. I love the little flowers and sprigs of leaves welded to the letters. It suits my outdoor photo. I backed the flowers with some pattern paper and then added some enamel dots for dimension.

I created clusters of embellishments on both sides of my photo. To reinforce the outdoor theme I cut some stems from the Stems 4 digital cut file to add to those clusters.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

Here is the link to my process video if you are interested...

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week and for you Mom's, I hope your Mother's Day is fabulous.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

I Am Loved - Simple Stories

Hello blogging friends!
I am so enamored by the Simple Stories I Am collection. It is so beautiful. I love that it reminds us that we need to document our own lives, not just the lives of those we love around us. For my layout today, I am scrapping some photos of myself with my old dog Satchel. This dog adores me, I mean really adores me. He follows me everywhere and stares adoringly at me all the time! He insists on giving me puppy kisses too. Here is my layout ... 

I arranged my photos in a strip and framed them with this heart digital cut file. Then I added more rose gold hearts from the chipboard stickers and the cardstock sticker sheets. 

One of my favorite things about this collection are all those butterflies. I decided to create a bunch of layered butterflies in different shapes and sizes. I cut the same butterfly shapes out 3 times each time getting smaller and smaller. Then I machine stitched all those layers together. I really looks like these butterflies might just fly off my page.

I used a combination of chipboard stickers and die cut ephemera pieces to create my title "I Am Loved".

I hope I inspired you to scrap some photos of yourself. Make sure to pass your camera around so you get in some shots too. Have a great week!

Friday, April 20, 2018

On The Hunt - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

With Winter hanging on here in Minnesota and 2 feet of snow on the ground I was desperately needing some sunshine ... even if it was just on my layout. I decided to scrap some older photos of my daughter hunting for Easter eggs on a beautiful Easter morning. Spring = sunshine + flowers. I think I have everything covered on this layout I created for JustNick Studios. I am using the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studios More Than Words collection.

I love using a digital cut file as a stencil and decided to use the Let It Shine Background to create my sun. Some machine stitching added some texture and definition to the sun's rays.

I used some soft pastel pattern papers to back the Scribble Floral Background. What an abundance of beautiful Spring flowers!

I love these pics. My Naomi was so adorable in her Easter dress and bonnet.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

If you are interested in watching my YouTube Process video here it is...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I sure do hope Spring arrives here soon. Have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Let The Adventure Begin - Simple Stories

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today with a fun layout created with the awesome Simple Stories Travel Notes collection. This collection is perfect for documenting your wanderlust adventures. A couple years ago, my daughter was fortunate enough to spend a summer backpacking across Europe with a friend. They started their adventure in Dublin Ireland. These photos were some of the first ones she sent to me.

I created a cluster of embellishments in the lower right corner of my layout with the Itinerary tag to document the location. You can see stickers, chipboard elements, and some of the Bits & Pieces die cuts all deliciously layered on top of each other.

I used a digital cut file for my title cutting Adventure twice, the second time from the map pattern paper. I popped it up with some foam tape and added some fun clear stickers, phrase stickers, and more chipboard.

The compass point was fussy cut from pattern paper. I love how it looks with my title layered over the top.

A smaller cluster of embellishments is located in the lower left. I used phrase stickers on top of my photos and added the wanderlust and car from the clear stickers pack.

I love how this turned out. I know that the Travel Notes collection will be perfect for documenting your adventures too. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Items Used:
10093  Travel Notes collection kit
10094  Travel Notes combo stickers
10095  Travel Notes Get Lost
10099  Travel Notes Go See Do
10101  Travel Notes See The World
10104  Travel Notes 4x4 Elements
10108  Travel Notes 6x12 Chipboard
10109  Travel Notes Bits and Pieces
10110  Travel Notes 4x6 stickers
10111  Travel Notes Clear stickers

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A Trio of Birthday Cards - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

This week at JustNick Studios our focus is on Birthdays. Did you know JustNick Studios is 3 years old! Since I am always in need of birthday cards, I made a trio of fun, festive birthday cards to share with you. For my first card I used the balloons from Birthday Sentiments and cut several balloons from pattern papers to layer on a card.

I used some foam circles to make some balloons float on my card and added some bows.

I love the look of white on white when using die-cuts. For my next card, I reiterated the word Happy from the Card Sentiments 1 digital cut file down the center of my card in a white cardstock and then added a bright bold colorful Birthday. So fun!

On my last card I went for delicate and pretty... but I still wanted to use bright colors. I cut the Delicate Butterflies out from white cardstock and then used my Distress Oxide inks to color them a rainbow of colors.

Here are the cut files I used today ...

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a great week.

Friday, March 30, 2018

He Grew - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

This week on the JustNick Studio blog the focus has been on flowers, perfect for Spring. In Minnesota, I am still waiting for those flowers as there is still snow on the ground. It cheers me up though to be able to create with some beautiful flowers. Spring is also a time when the children in my church make their first communion. So I thought combining flowers on this layout of my Dad on the day of his first communion would work. My Dad grew up on a dairy farm, the youngest of 11 children. My grandparents are posed with him in this photo. It brings a smile to my face as I see my Grandpa dressed up ... he is wearing a tie with his bib overalls, lol.

I used the Floral Swag 3 and Blossom Blooms digital cut files and arranged them in a circle to frame my photo. Since I had greenery from the Floral Swag 3 cut flowers, I used my eraser in Silhouette Studio to erase the leaves from the Blossom Blooms cut file so I was left with just the flower. I did the same for the Floral Swag cut file so I could cut the flowers out of different pattern papers.

To add some dimension to my layout, I placed buttons in the center of my flowers and added even more flowers with some painted wood veneer pieces.

Here are the digital cut files I used today ...

If you are interested in watching my YouTube process video here it is ...

I hope I've inspired you to add some flowers to your Spring layouts too. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a delightful Easter weekend.