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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Design It Monday ~ {Eeeek, Spooky!}

September is flying by at lightening speed! That means Halloween is right around the corner. You still have time to pick up your Beware Stamp Set in plenty of time to get inky. There’s no time like the present, it’s on sale!  Here’s a little inspiration for you using that very set.

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Using the colors in the patterned paper as my jumping off point, I stamped three of the circle images. They’re punched out and two were added to the card with foam tape. Those yellow eyes on the PP make this just spooky enough!

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There are oodles of fun images in this set with endless possibilities!

Our end of summer sales runs through September 30th.

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SCHOOL BUS Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning stampers! Nicole here with another layout I created using the School Days Stamp Set. My son has been asking to ride the yellow bus for years. He wants to ride the bus so badly, but I’m just not ready… I prefer to drop him off. Some might think I’m crazy…why not take advantage of our bus system, but I know what went happened on the bus as a kid… kids picking on the little kids… I’d much rather avoid that if possible. I promised him that he could ride the bus when he starts 5th grade. I will need to let him ride the bus so he is prepared for when he starts middle school! That’s a scary thought. Until then, I’ll continue taking him to school and picking him up.

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Since the main them was the yellow bus for this layout, I decided to stamp the entire background using the yellow bus stamp. LOVE this stamp. It’s totally cute. I splashed some acrylic paint on the stamped images just to mess it up a little.

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I stamped the ABC, 123 image onto white cardstock, Then I colored the images in using markers and cut it out using scissors. I hand-wrote the “Back to School” in the middle of the pencil using a  black pen.

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I added a few embellishments here and there to make this layout fun and playful.

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Thank you for visiting today! I hope you’re having a great week so far.

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Design It Monday ~ {Happy Halloween!}

I’m not quite ready to go full out autumn yet, but those days are fast approaching us. The bright beautiful September skies and cooling temperatures did give me a little nudge though. Here’s a not too spooky Halloween card for you in case you need one too!

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I pulled out my picket fence die again to give my smiling Jack-o-lantern (Beware stamp set) a resting place. He’s fussy cut to remove the outer sketchy lines. The fence also provided a perfect spot for the sentiment (Beware stamp set). While there are several layers on this card, the lines are clean keeping it from being too busy.

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This was quick and easy to create.

Why not give it a try. The Beware stamp set is on sale!

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A+ Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning! In Maryland, the kids went back to school today. My little man is in 4th grade; hard to believe! I’m hoping he gets a male teacher this year. Mix it up a bit… we shall see. Today, I’m sharing a fun, mixed media layout using the School Days Stamp Set! At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to use this adorable stamp set and honestly, I do not have many good photos of my son on his first day of school because he never cooperates with me… I decided to look through my sister Katie’s pictures and then I came across a picture of Katie with her good friend Maddie and I thought it was perfect! The photo totally brought a smile to my face… two smart, beautiful girls who are best friends. They are still very close 8-9 years later.
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To begin, I splashed some Sky Blue spray ink all over white cardstock. Then I stamped the “I heart school” sentiment down the middle of the page.

I stamped the school bus, eraser and A+ sentiment in black ink and then used markers to color them in. Then I used scissors to cut the image from the cardstock to use as die cuts on the layout. I tucked the black and white bits and pieces below the photo to add a little more black and white to really make the bright colors pop!

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I added a few puffy stickers at the top to help fill in the white space.

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Thank you so much for visiting today! Do you have little ones starting back to school today? This stamp set is perfect for scrapbooking their school memories! It doesn’t need to be their first day of school. Get creative…pull out their school pictures from last year and scrapbook them!

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Design It Monday ~ {Thanks}

Hi friends! Lisa back today with another installment of Design It Monday. I have a bright and happy thank you card. Check it out…

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I started with a scrap of white card stock and the thanks image from the School Days stamp set.  After stamping the image in a bright and happy green, I trimmed it down and die cut one edge. I added this to my card base stamped with an image from the previously released Blossom stamp set. I stamped the blooms with Versa Mark ink then clear embossed them. Layered die cut hearts and sweet wooden apple buttons I bought on Etsy finish things off.

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Fragile Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning stampers. Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout I created using the Happy Mail Stamp Set and New Day Stamp Set. For this layout, I decided to use bright, happy colors to make the photos pop a little bit. Because these photos were taken in a dark room, the photos were a bit grainy, but I still wanted to use them to share this special memory! Back in February, my sister took Edward to a local pottery place for his birthday. Rather than buy him something he didn’t need, she wanted to do something special with him and they had a blast!

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To begin, I sprayed the background using a lime green and blue spray inks. Then, I used a lime green and bright blue ink to decorate the background using the splattered circles.

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These little splatters are fun. Initially, I was only going to use a few, but then I decided to add a variety, diagonally across the layout.

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The little sentiment box is the cutest! I just love it. 🙂

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I used a few stickers, tags and other embellishments to decorate the layout. I really like the pink with the lime blue and green. It adds the perfect touch!

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Remember Layout by Nicole Martel

Hi everyone. I’m so excited to share this fun, mixed media layout I created! I totally had fun with this layout. I started the layout a few months ago. At that time, it was very plain…no paint or stamps. I decided to go back to the layout and doctor it up a bit and I’m so glad I did. I just love this sooooo much.

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I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut a large flower from white cardstock. Then I backed up the cardstock using patterned paper.  I used a few strips of patterned paper and stickers to create fun borders around the layout. I added a scribble from the Happy Art Stamp Set at the bottom of the photo to make it a bit messy. I used the following ink pads from the shop- Charming Pink, Warm Breeze, Nocturn.

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After I was done placing everything down, I covered the photo with a few pieces of scraps and splashed acrylic paint and turquoise mist all over the layout. Then I used the circles from the New Day Stamp Set to create fun bubbles all over the layout. To help the circles blend in with the layout, I used a black pen to trace the circles.

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To fill in the white space at the bottom, I used the “smile sparkle shine…” stamp. Love it!

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Thanks for visiting today! What do you think? Are you ready to try using a variety of inks on your next project?

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