Planner Spread by Nicole Martel

Good morning friends! I just sat down to look at what I’ve got plans for in June. So far, June is going to be busy with baby showers and birthday parties! It’s gonna be a month filled with lots of fun, I hope. I’ve been working a lot of hours so I’m due for some fun time.


For this planner spread, I used a few Bits & Pieces (Totally Bits, Hapiness) and the School Days Stamp Set along with the Date Stamp Set and Sweet Pea. Also, I manage to squeeze in some planner stickers from the shop!





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What are your plans for June? Why not get a heads start and start planning with some stickers and stamps!

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Planner Spread by Nicole Martel

Good morning! I’ve been documenting my plans for July. It looks like I don’t have much going on so far except for my sister’s annual 4th of July party and Edward is going to cooking camp for a week which means he will be staying with my mom… and I’ll be childless for the entire week! 🙂


For this planner spread I used the DIY Stamp Set and the Date Stamp Set. Also, you will find a few buttons from the shop. Aren’t they beautiful? I love them. I used the heart die cut from the Totally Bits & Pieces and a few Happiness snippets.


Love that “DO it yourself” stamp with the ink splatters! It’s beautiful isn’t it?


I used a few stickers from the Oh So Fun Sticker Set too.  I cut it down so it would fit on the planner nicely.


Here is a closer look at the Date Stamp Set. Loving the font! I decided to use only black ink for the stamps so the images would really stand out.


I added a few cloud die cuts from Paige Evan’s Whimsical collection.


I cut the “Less work, more play” from one of her patterned papers. It’s perfect!




As I get closer to July, I’m sure I will have more stuff to add. I love how this spread has just enough stamps, stickers and embellishments, allowing just enough space for plans as well.

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Scrapbooking Layout: Real Life by Nicole Martel!

Hello everyone. It’s been REALLY cold…like in the 20’s and I’m ready for summer or if I could go back to Florida for a few more weeks, that would work. LOL

Maybe, that’s why this layout is full of bright colors. I have sunshine on my mind. Lots of bright, neon colors to be exact. Neon colors are not my thing, but I had these neon inks in my stash so I thought, let’s use them to create a fun, bright and happy layout!

What do you think of this background? Neat, huh?! I totally lifted another layout I created a few weeks ago. I love this design with all the circle stamps in the background. It’s a little time consuming, but so worth it!! I used Precious Remembrance Shop’sLittle Things” stamps and a few Happiness Paper Snippets.

As you can see, I’m a messy stamper… but with a few baby wipes, have my mess cleaned up in no time.

I used Bad Girl’s Couture Haute Mess acrylic paint to create a green strip at the bottom. Love the name of this paint… It’s called Drama Queen. 🙂 I placed a scrap piece of paper above where I wanted to paint my strip then used a brush to smear the paint at the bottom for a smooth finish.

I used some more paint (first crush)similar to the coral ink to color the musical note paper. It had pink splatters and I wanted to change the color to make it blend in with the colors of the stamps so I painted on the splotches. I’ve been focusing on finding new use for my old stash and it’s been great!!

I added a few paper snippets at the top to help frame the layout a little better. The bottom part of the layout seemed a bit heavy so I tried to balance out the layout a bit.

I had some die cut frames and tags in my stash that I manage to tuck behind the photos. I love embellishments… they are addicting.

More paper snippets and embellishments at the bottom. I used a tiny star punch to punch out a star so the white would peek through. Then I added the star at the top of the layout. I like stretching my embellishments as far as I can.

 Here are a few more close ups.

What do you think? Are you ready to dig out your stamps and paints to create a bright and cheery layout!? Thanks so much for visiting!

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Scrapbooking Layout: This is Joy by Nicole Martel!

Good morning stampers! I am excited to announce that I am guest designing this month for Precious Remembrance Shop. I’ve been a big fan of their acrylic stamps for some time now and I can’t wait to share with you all of the projects I created for them.

In the meantime, let me share this adorable layout I created using their “Everyday Stamp Set” stamps and their Happiness Paper Snippets! This stamp set was perfect for scrapbooking this selfie I snapped while we were at the Magic Kingdom Christmas day! We had such a great time! As I look at this photo, I realize just how much he looks like me… LOVE HIM.

To begin, I tried finding a blue or pink ink that would match the Happiness Paper Snippets. I decided to use the pink.

Who says you can’t use pink on a boy’s layout? Not this girl…

I really like Prima’s chalk inks. They really look pretty against white cardstock.

I decided to use the heart stamp to help frame the photos. Then I tucked the “favorite” paper snippet at the top right corner of the photo.


I layered a few more cut-apart die cuts at the bottom then added the large foam title to help pull the journaling strips together.

 Here’s a closer look at the layered paper snippets. I love them.What do you think?


 Thanks for stopping by today! If you’re a stamper, check out Precious Remembrance’s Shop stamps in their shop!

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Tuesday Ideas {You make me Happy!}

Hello, friends! It’s Kelly here today sharing this festive, vintage inspired design using some fabulous stamps and accessories from the shop! With the holiday coming up, I thought it would be fun to create something patriotic!

I created this design by using the Little Things stamp set paired with the versatile This Moment stamp set. I just love how the bullet point images are perfect to create little flags! I also couldn’t resist adding one of the sentiment strips from the Paper Snippets: Happiness. I love the extra color and detail it added to my design.

To begin, I stamped the polka dot border image from Little Things onto a piece of Kraft cardstock. I used my MISTI so that I could get a nicely saturated image. Once that was done, I did some zig zag machine stitching along the edge. It really adds dimension and detail, even to a stamped image rather than a piece of paper.

I cut and scored the paper medallions and secured them with hot glue. I just love the muted colors in the paper that give the project that vintage feel! I also stamped the “remember this” and “good times” pieces using the This Moment stamp set. I sandwiched a mini white doilie between the kraft piece and the Aqua card base for some extra vintage charm. A few buttons attached here and there finish off this design! I hope you all have a fun and safe holiday and hopefully I’ve given you some festive inspiration!

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Hello Good Times!

Hi stampers!:) Stoppin’ by today just to say Hello – I hope you’re having an amazing weekend!

Hello Good Times! -How’s your summer photos going? Have you captured every moment?:) I think this card is not just perfect for your scrapbook, I can see so many possibilities with these sweet simple words.

All stamped sentiments are from the This Moment stamp set.

First, I die cut my rectangle scalloped paper, I used a navy blue ink and stamped the word hello on it. (Quick Tip: That alone can already be used as an additional emphemera for your projects, just change up the colors and it should be good to go!:) Embossed it and it will add more fun texture too.)

After that, I adhered it straight to the base of my card. Don’t you think the anchor background gave a lot of summer feel to this card?:) Love it!:) You can stop here already, and that will be a perfect CAS card. But because I wanted to add more layers-lol , I added some washi tapes as well. I also have a piece of paper perfect for layering, which is from our Paper Snippet – Happiness – that’s where I stamped my good times sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project!:)

Thanks for joining me!


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