May 16, 2018


Hi everyone, Nicole here with another mixed media project. I just love this photo of Edward sleeping and thought it would be perfect with the Tales & Dreams collection! What do you think? And I think the blues, greens and purples really help set the mood of this layout! I just love this so much.


I used a brayer, gesso and paint to create the background. Once the paint was dry, I used a floral stamp from my stash to create a fun border for the photo. Love how pretty it looks with the blue, green and purple.


I used the "Dreams Come True" word sticker and "Dare to Dream" wood veneer embellishment as sub-titles for my layout. I colored the wood veneer using prima chalk ink. The butterfly was from my stash.

I matted the photo using several pieces of patterned papers and a tag. I think it frames the photo nicely. What do you think?

Pretty Little Studio Tales & Dreams Paper/Dreamscape, Lost in the Dream, Shipping Tags/Dreams, Stickers/Itty Bitty Hearts, Stories & Tales

Thanks for visiting today!

May 15, 2018


Hi everybody! I am starting to feel better today, thank God. It's been a rough 6 days and I wouldn't wish this stomach virus on anybody... I've been resting a lot and drinking lots of fluids so I do not get dehydrated. The last thing I need is for me to end up in the hospital.

I just wanted to take a moment to share this layout I created using Creative Memories' Secret Garden Collection. The patterned papers are gorgeous!! And so are the stickers. If you are looking to purchase it, you can buy it straight from their website!

I used the patterned paper packaging for the base of the layout which had a sheet with little squares of the patterns in the packet since I love using lots of patterns! This is such a easy and fun way to create a grid layout!

For the top of the layout, I tore a variety of patterns to help frame the photo then I tucked a tag behind the photo. I used my mini stapler to staple the string into a little loop so it wouldn't be hanging down the page.

I decorated the grid with sticker flowers, sticker phrases (my favorite), die cuts and some acrylics I had on hand.

What do you think of this collection? Isn't the watercolors gorgeous?! Thanks for visiting today.

May 14, 2018


Happy Monday everyone... well, it's not that happy of a Monday for me being that I've had stomach issues for the past five days. I figured I'd be feeling better after the weekend, but nope... I actually went to the doctor this morning because my work family told me too. It could be another 3 days before I actually feel better. Apparently, it's spreading like crazy so I am not the only one suffering. Wash your hands!!!

Since I am home I might as well read and scrapbook; enjoy the time while my son is at school. I decided to participate in Pinkfresh Studio's challenge for May. I love this company... their products are always top notch and the quality is well worth the money.

I love how the background looks with the circles. Every now and then, I like to play with circles and faux stitching. I added some jewels to the center of the puffy stickers to make them stand out more.

I tucked a few die cuts and tags behind the photo then topped it off with another puffy sticker heart. The "my one and only" sentiment is perfect for this layout.

I added a few more puffy stickers and die cuts at the bottom. I cut the "loving right now" sentiment from the patterned paper I used and cut it into a fun banner for the corner of the photo.  Then I added the wood veneer at the bottom to kind of pull the bottom together a bit.

I clustered a few more die cuts together to bring the two photo mats together.

Products: Patterned Paper: Die cuts: Puffy Stickers: Wood veneer: Pinkfresh Studio, Jewels: Doodlebug Designs, Circle Cutting System: Creative Memories, Other: Sharpie

May 13, 2018

Mom Life

Happy Mothers Day to all of my mom friends!! Being a mom is hard work and it's amazing how much us women can get done in one day! And let's not talk about how exhausted we are by 8 pm. LOL.

Today I am sharing a layout I created using Bella Blvd.'s Mom Life collection! It's perfect for scrapbooking our lives as moms... and even those moments spent with friends to just get away from your kids and even your husband for a few hours!

We all have work wives right? Well, Jen is mine. It's weird how I can look at her and she knows EXACTLY what I am thinking. We've had many times when we would go to say something and it's the same EXACT thing. :) She handles my crazy well at work and keeps me sane... sometimes. Until she tells me to calm down and we all know how well that goes? When someone says to calm down... yes, think about that for a second. LOL

Love the orange XOXO felt flag!! So very cute and it's perfect for this layout.

I used Creative Memories Circle Cutting System to create this fun circle border using a pen and faux stitching/doodling. It's my favorite tool, hands down. I've been using them for over 19 years since I started scrapbooking.

I layered several die cuts, tucking them behind the photo to make the layout pop. Can you tell I love patterned paper? I love them so much. :) And most of the time, I mix lots of patterns together on my projects.

Totally loving the little purse. :)

Products Use: Bella Blvd. Patterned Paper, Stickers: Die Cuts and Flag.

May 12, 2018


Good morning! Last month, Jamie and Katie went on a road trip to Canada all the way from Maryland. While they were on their trip, they spent  a night here and there in different cities. LOVE that! It was very COLD; too cold for me... Since I wanted to use a lot of photos for this layout, I created a collage of photos using PicMonkey then printed the collage on a letter size photo paper.

I used the photos as a grid to add different embellishments here and there. Love how this looks.

Who doesn't love little birdies? I do! And I especially like the tabs.

I used the die cut title "the good stuff" for the title. It was the perfect size for displaying it across the first row of photos. And the font looks so nice.

Another birdie... with a can cut banner from a die cut that says, "off we go!"

Patterned Paper: Chipboard: Die Cuts: Stickers: Fancy Pants Designs

May 6, 2018


Good morning everyone! I love orange and pink together so when I saw this month's challenge from 7 Dots Studio, I decided to join in! I used lots of paint to create a fun messy background. Notice the chipboard in the background too? I love it!

I splattered some dark blue mist to break down the colors a bit. Then I used a diamond stencil to add some diamonds at the top and bottom part of the layout.

I cut a piece of vintage music paper and painted it with orange mist so it would blend nicely with the layout. For the chipboard pieces, I used TOMBOW glue... this stuff is wonderful!

I added some stickers here and there and a few dots using pink Nuvo Drops.

Products Used: Cardstock: My Mind's Eye, Ribbon: Bad Girls Couture, Stickers: Crate Paper, Pinkfresh Studio, Chipboard: 7 Dots Studio, Paint: American Crafts (Vicki Boutin), Mist: Tattered Angels.

May 5, 2018


Hi all! Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout! This month, I wanted to mix things up a bit and get a little messy so you'll be seeing a few mixed media projects from me throughout the month. I am really pleased with how they turned out and I hope I inspire you to try working with mixed media products!


Last month, my husband and son went to Sea World for a week. Edward has been asking for almost two years to go... he wanted to go sooooo bad.  And he had a blast...this was his first vacation and they did so much together. It was a much needed bonding time for the two of them. My husband works retail hours, which means he works late and doesn't get enough time with the little man. I think he made up for it. And Edward's favorite part of the trip was shopping. :) HAHA, he managed to talk Pete into buying him a stuffed animal at each shop. Glad it wasn't my wallet...

For the background, I used a few different colors and blended it together using a brayer. Then I used some gesso to tone down the paint so it wasn't too bright. I wanted the patterned papers and embellishments to blend in nicely with the background. I splattered some dark blue (almost black) mist in the background to break up the brights a bit.


I used the vellum sticker alphas for my title then used a black pen and ruler to add a little doodling below the title. I used the same technique to create a 1/2" border around the layout.

I embellished the layout with some tags, die cuts, journal cards and other items from my stash.

Pretty Little Studio XOXO Papers/Love BloomsNever Ending Love, Die Cuts/Blooming Love, Hello Lovely Words, Love You, Journaling/Love Today, Stickers/Love Story Alphas/Mint, Vellum Washi/XOXO
Thanks for visiting today!

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