Tuesday, June 30, 2015

XOXO | JustNick Cut Files

Good morning!! It is my first post here on the blog with a project from my store JustNick, and I couldn't help but NOT cut one of the cut files and use it as a sketched image instead.

I did this in my Silhouette Cameo and filled the XOXO background design with watercolor paints to create this page:

Once the design was sketched out and painted, the whole thing came together quickly!

 I also had some white scribbles from Scribbles 1 pre-cut and ran them through my typewriter to add some text. Once I finished that, I painted some gold mist on them in a few different spots. I really love how that turned out! It looks like a pre-made diecut shape!


Well, that is it for me today!

More to come on the JustNick blog this week as we share projects made with lots of backgrounds available in the store!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Sun with Fancy Pants!

Good morning!! I am popping in to share a project I made this month using the new Fancy Pants Designs collection - Summer Sun! I love the pretty colors in this collection - they scream summer and are pretty girly, which I love :)

I used a lot of the Summer Sun brag cards for this page and layered them on a slight angle along with tiny tags and strips of paper from the collection. I kept it all pretty simple and finished it off with the fun oversized letters for my title.

That's it for me today! Summer is here and I am trying to enjoy the sun and outdoors more now that my kids are officially done all their activities and school is out tomorrow !

Sunday, June 28, 2015

HKC June cut files

If you are a member of the Hip Kit Club Facebook group - not only do you get to peek at our kits on reveal day (the 15th of the month),but you can get some awesome freebies too!

Ashley Horton and I are creating freebie cut files each month and this is what my June cut file is:

Also, if you are thinking of subscribing - now is a great time!

You can get a free PAPER ADD-ON by using my code:

So, don't wait - head over to Hip Kit Club to find out about the kits and use the code NICOLE to get your free paper add-on!

Felicty Jane - I Am kit!

I had the pleasure of working with the I Am Kit by Felicity Jane! Jeana had a challenge on the blog to scrap a photo of ourselves and this was the result.

There are so many exclusives in the kit - I love the floral paper and I did a little fussy cutting of the pretty black/white floral paper in the kit and added some watercolors to them to match the paper background. I thought about doing the leaves too, but decided to leave them white as I didn't want too much green on the page.

I just love these monthly kits, all the exclusives are so fun!! Jeana is having a DT call on the blog right now too - so if you are interested in hearing more, check out Felicity Jane

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Fancy Pants Making Waves collection!

Really quickly popping in today to share a page I made using the fun and summery Making Waves collection by Fancy Pants Designs.

I love the rich combination of colors in the collection and thought they would look cool with this photo I took in Florida last summer

You can see that I used a lot of little bits of this collection to back this diecut from my JustNick store (Rocky Road)

I attempted a bit of an ombre thing, going dark on top to lighter on the bottom of the page with a thing band of paper from the Summer Sun collection, also by Fancy Pants Designs.

That's it for me today!  I have another super simple Fancy Pants project to share with you this week, along with a process video too! Stay tuned :)

More June Hip Kits!

Good morning! For us it is the countdown to the last few days of school and soccer... only a few more days and we get a bit of a break for summer :) I am excited to be off for a few days next week too :)

I am stopping in today to share another page using the June Hip Kit Club kits:

The kits have lots of the new Fancy Pants collection Summer Sun in it - I used the triangle paper as a background and a few of the tags to embellish my page.

I added in some enamel dot/wood button embellishments and stickers from Crate Paper to embellish and some mist-painted wood veneer words too.

I love the bold diecut title from the pink cardstock in the add on - I cut it 4x on my Cameo and layered them with adhesive. It looks dimensional in real life and holds up well so that I don't need to put pop dots behind the thinner words in the title.

This title is available in my cut file store - you can find it here:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Brothers - Jillibean Soup

Good morning! I am back with another Jillibean Soup project, using another old photo from my stash. This one is of my boys about 9 yrs ago! Man, they have grown so much since then.

I used a lot of the Cool as a Cucumber line for this page. It just screams boy - but I really love the triangles and pops of yellow and orange that I don't usually love, however the colors in this collection are seriously awesome.

How awesome are those Kraft Tags too! I love the triangle shape. They are so perfect for a layering item on your page. I did cut the title out on my Silhouette using a basic font - I think it was Arial? Nothing fancy, but I like the bold look.

That's it for me today!! I will be back very soon to share some projects made with the new Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet collection - its a crafty themed collection and I love the colors in the line!