Merry Christmas Mixed Media Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning! Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout I created using the Sketchy Christmas and Joy Stamp Set. I love these two stamp sets and since Christmas is around the corner… I thought I’d inspire you with this layout. I had so much fun creating this layout. And I love how joyful and colorful this layout is.

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To begin, I sprayed Colorations Sprays all over white cardstock. Once the ink was dry, I stamped several shapes/sentiments onto the cardstock. Then I used my circle punch, star punch and scissors to cut out the images to use for my layout.

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I love the little sketchy trees! They are adorable. I added some jewels and a star to one of the trees to make it fun.

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I used the “Merry Christmas” sentiment as my title at the top of the layout and then I stamped the “greetings” sentiment onto the little tab to help embellish the photo a bit.

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So many embellishments and lots of color on this festive layout. It totally gets me in the mood for Christmas!

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What do you think? Fun, right!? Come see how this layout came together. THANK YOU for stopping by today.

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Happy Halloween Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning everyone! Nicole here with a fun Halloween Layout I created using my scraps. It’s been awhile since I’ve dug through my scraps and it felt good to put them to good use!

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Initially, I was going to turn the photos to black and white since the purple did not go with the patterns, but I decided to leave it alone and add a little purple here and there…

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I added some of the circle images from the stamp set within the empty circles to make it more playful!

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I used the tiny row of circles to create lines for my journaling.

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Here is a video so you can see how this layout came together! Thank you for watching!

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Wonderful Mixed Media Layout by Nicole Martel

Hello everyone. Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout I created using the Love Coupon Stamp Set. Just recently, I became an auntie and I am so excited. Edward and I are in love with Henry! He is so precious.

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To begin, I sprayed white cardstock with pink and tan spray mists (Colorations Sprays) by Art Anthology.

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I used a circle template to draw two circles overlapping each other in the center of the layout and then I cut the butterflies out from the patterned paper and mounted them on the layout using foam squares to add dimension to the layout.

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I added a few additional embellishments here and there along with some stamped images. Love how soft and pretty this layout turned out.

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Here is a close-up of the stamping at the bottom.

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Come see how this layout came together!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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Fall Layout by Nicole Martel

Happy Friday! I love Fall and I can’t wait to take some pictures of the leaves changing in my neighborhood. I decided to pull an old photo of Edward out to scrapbook. He was two years old. We went to the park this day and had a great time together…exploring and playing.

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I used the Fall Colors Stamp Set along with a variety of inks and paint to create the leaves pattern in the background.

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A lot of thought went into this piece. Lots of stickers and embellishments carefully placed to frame the adorable picture.

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I used Pink Paislee’s Indigo And Ivy Collection to embellish this layout. LOVE the embellishments in this collection.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you would like to see how this layout came together, I have a video!

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Let’s Talk About Happy Things Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning. Nicole here with a layout I created using the Coffee Love Stamp Set. I decided to do something different… I bought this little album months ago. It’s been sitting in my craft bin. I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to scrap in this size. It took me 25 minutes to create this tiny page. LOL…But I like it. 🙂

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I messed up the first time I stamped the “just a little” onto the journaling card. I wasn’t sure how I was going to still be able to use the card, but then I decided to stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and then cut the sentiment out and cover up the mistake. It worked, but it’s not perfect.  I really like the sentiments in this stamp set. As you can see, I used quite a few on this spread.

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The Let’s talk about happy things stamp is perfect for this spread because that is exactly what these kiddos do when they are together… they like to talk a lot and play together.

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Here’s a video of how this layout came together…mistakes and all. 🙂

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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Smile Layout by Nicole Martel

Happy Friday friends! Today, I’m sharing a layout I created using stamps from the Journey Stamp Set. I was in the mood to create a mixed media layout and these were perfect for embellishing this layout!

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To begin, I used my Silhouette Portrait to create a stencil for the background using heavy cardstock, Paige Evan’s Heart Confetti Background digital cut file and some molding paste! Super fun!

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Once the paste was completely dry, I splashed some watercolor paints all over the background. Then I stamped the “a picture makes every moment last forever” onto patterned paper and then cut it out using scissors to create my own die cut.

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I used Paige Evan’s floral digial cut file to help pull the bottom together with a few more die cuts, buttons from the shop and some more sentimental stamps at the bottom.

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I had such a fun time creating this layout using a selfie photo I took on the beach back in May. 🙂 It was our first warm weekend and I took advantage of it!

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Thanks so much for visiting today!

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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 + Video Tutorial : Lovely by Missy Whidden!

Hey there, friends!  Missy here again, and I have a fun layout to share today using stamps from three different sets.  I used the New Day Stamp Set, the This Moment Stamp Set and the Date Stamp Set.  I used up some of my stash for this page, and I really love how it turned out.  I wanted to do some heat embossing on my background, so I pulled the three circles from the New Day Stamp Set and used gold embossing powder on them.  I created my background using a wide strip of Dear Lizzy Documentary patterned paper and layering it over some white cardstock.  I covered a lot of the paper with white acrylic paint first.  I did the embossing once I decided where my photo was going to go.  After I did the embossing, I came in with some paints and sprays to jazz up the background and create a watercolor effect.  The fun thing about embossing is that it resists any liquid, so the color went on the areas in between the circles.

Look at how gorgeous these circles turned out!  You could do this technique with any of the stamps and any color powder.  I decided to embellish my layout with bits and pieces from the Fancy Pants Happy Place collection and the Simple Stories Life in Color collection.  My title is a black foam glitter sticker from Pinkfresh Studio.  I love how everything looks together with the gold stamped circles.

Here you can see all the layers I created by tucking in bits and pieces under and around the photo.  I also added some foam under all of it to raise it up off the page.  This creates such great dimension.  in addition to the packaging technique, I also used my brush and the nozzle to splatter the paint around the page.

I used the This Moment Stamp Set here down at the bottom to create this fun cluster.  I first used a few stickers from Simple Stories and then stamped that label with the heart and the word “memories” under it.  I also used the Date Stamp Set here to add the date.  To finish this area off, I ran it through my sewing machine using metallic gold thread.

I did more stamping above the photo using the phrase “This Moment” from the This Moment Stamp Set.  Those small sentiments aren’t just for cards; I love using them on my layouts like this.  They make the perfect little details.  Again, I added stitching along the grid paper for extra texture and shine.

I hope this inspires you to pull out your stamps and create a fun background with them.  And don’t shy away from using the smaller stamps on your pages, either!  Those little details can sometimes make the biggest difference.  I have a process video for you if you’d like to check it out.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Create It Wednesday {funny faces}

We are continuing our celebration for the new release of the “Thanks” Stamp Set and hope you are able to join along.  Today’s scrapbook layout was inspired by all of the amazing variety Precious Remembrance has in border stamps (including Thanks, Christmas and Positive Thoughts).

Begin by adding the borders in a random vertical pattern on the white cardstock.  Create interest by using lighter colors then giving the “x” border priority using a slightly darker color.  A perfect time to use the Positive Thoughts stamp set paint splatter and rings.  Layer embellishment stickers, chipboard, etc onto your layout after adhering the photos.  Then it is time to add a few more stamped images, such as the “adorable” stamp and hearts.

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Design It Monday : Scrapbooking Layout { Yum! – Snack Time }

Hi Friends! I hope you had a fun weekend!^_^ The creativity will continue this week, have fun browsing, create with us and enjoy!^_^

Today, I created a simple layout, I call it simple because it’s all about kraft and neutral colors. And you know how I love kraft, yeah? Yup!^_^

And what is one of the most important thing to document a photo? Date!^_^

I used the Calendar Stamp Set to add my date, isn’t it so cool?^_^ I stamped the month and year on another kraft paper, added dimensional, and that’s why it has a 3D look! Love it!^_^

I had a great time making my own rosette flowers too! I just used my scoring board to score it and fold it myself, it’s pretty easy. I know you can do it too!^_^

So what are you waiting for? Start creating and show some kraft love!^_^

Have a fun day!

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