November 15, 2017

Plan Like A Bad Girl!!



Friends! I have some exciting news to share with you. Bad Girls Couture is now offering planner kits and they are LUSH! This kit is filled with everything to get your plans started... Click here to see the full kit!

I've been playing with mine and LOVE it! My favorite part of this kit besides the adorable charm is the dividers that can be colored! SWOON. I used watercolor pencils and stamps to create this fun spread! I used a marker to color the girl's lips. Oh, and isn't that stamp (tattoo) on her shoulder badass?!!


I decorated the dashboard with a few bow clips and magnetic clips to add color. The "Bad Girls" tag was actually cut from the Bad Girls Post Card that I received with the fist kit!


I tucked a few altered tags behind the dashboard to make it fun. And I seriously cannot get enough of the adorable charm!! This kit just screams BAD GIRL!!! Wendy did a fantastic job putting this together.




I actually use my planner for plans... not just art. :) :) I jot down reminder notes, grocery list... whatever my heart desires.


Isn't this adorable. I am still working on a few more pages. Once they are complete, I promise to share them!


So, what do you think? You need this kit right!? Especially if you're a bad girl like me. :) Don't wait long because they will be flying off the shelves! Click here to get yours today.

Thanks for visiting!!
-Nicole
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These are the momements

Good morning! There's not much going on around here; same ole, same ole. LOL, however, I do want to share this layout I created using lots of products by Pinkfresh Studio. They are my favorite... Love the quality of their products and their designs.

I've had the Escape the Ordinary collection sitting on my desk for a few weeks now, but didn't really have any pictures to scrap. I don't like using the same pictures over and over again... I try to use recent photos on my projects unless I am scrapbooking for a magazine call that requires certain themed photos.

My sister Katie posted these adorable photos this weekend and I couldn't wait to scrapbook them. She is finishing her last year at University of Maryland. So proud of this girl... She is beautiful inside and out. I love her spunkiness, her beauty and her personality. She's smart and crafty like me too. And she's the baby of the family. :)

 
I LOVE butterflies so naturally, I had to use this adorable butterfly die cut. I love the black and gold. It's looks so striking on this layout.
 

Not much to journal by hand on this layout... since it was a fall photo shoot. And since I always like to have some type of journaling on a layout... I decided to use the word sentiments from the die cuts to tell the story for me.


Another favorite element I like to use on my layouts is stars. I love stars... I cut the stitched gold star off the tag to use on this layout.


I felt that the top right photo was just hanging and needed something... so I added a few epoxy sticker triangles and another star using a foam square.


I have to agree... Life is better when you're laughing! Never forget that... no matter how many curve balls life throws at you.

 

What do you think? Isn't she adorable? I can't believe I managed to add four photos on to this 8 1/2"x11" layout!

Thanks for visiting today!
-Nicole
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November 13, 2017

Fabric Mini Book

Happy Monday! I've been anxiously waiting to share this little mini album with you! I just love the October Bad Girls Couture Kit. Have you checked out their kits? They are fabulous! I was inspired by these colors and the kit has a few of these colors in a deeper hue. I added a touch of gold to make these colors pop!
Pinterest Inspiration

I used the packaging from the 7gypsies tins as inserts for the mini book. This mini album is 3"x3". I love making this size mini because it's super easy and it works great for those of you who can't seem to throw your scraps out. Hey, I am not picking on you... I am the same way!



I used gesso to adhere the fabric to the packaging to use as theand back of the mini book. I cut several pieces of patterns from the Prima Paper to use as inserts and photo mats for the mini.



Once the gesso was somewhat dry, I used scissors to cut the excess fabric from the edges.



And because I am always looking for ways to save trees and recycle... I cut the little words from the packaging to use as embellishments for the mini album.


 
Here are my little pages.
 



 
Here are a few close-ups:
 














I used my Bind-It-All to bind the pages together. I can't remember the last time I used it. I finally dusted it off and put it to good use.


 
I used a little piece of transparency... sparingly. I am hording the rest.
 

 
The photos are all 2"x2" (maybe a little smaller).
 




And here is the cover. Nothing too fancy... I wanted to keep it simple!



Remember, the next time you are about to throw those scraps away... you can maybe make a little mini book instead! They make great gifts.

Thanks for stopping by today!
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November 10, 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2017


Hi everyone. I just realized that I never shared my favorite Halloween photos with you! Edward and Pete had so much fun scaring people this year. LOL, Edward decided two weeks before Halloween that he wanted daddy to be It the clown, and he'd be Georgie, the ordinary boy...His words, not mine. He is so funny. I wasn't too thrilled with this idea, considering, most people are afraid of clowns. Grown adults are scared...LOL

And no, he hasn't seen It. He is only 7, however, the little genius knows how to Google everything... so he found the trailer and watched it. CREEPY. I can't even watch the trailer without getting creeped out. See... grown adults are even afraid of clowns, including myself. Here are my favorite photos from Halloween night! I got some good ones.


We went trick or treating with Edward's friends from school, Wyatt and Cooper. They had a blast.



Pete kept jumping out at Billy... scaring the crap out of the boy guy. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA All Billy wanted to do was eat his skittles.



Edward and Sydney. Don't' they look like sweet little angels. :)
 
 
One of my favorite houses all decorated. The windows are actually eyes... but you can't really tell... and ghost.
 
 
The gutter...
 
 
Love these little lanterns made from brown paper bags!!
 
 
LOVE the orange... very cool house.
 
 
If you looked out your window and saw this... you'd be creeped out right? lol
 
 
 
Especially, if this thing ran out at you. HAHA
 
 
This picture is so eerie....
 
 
Last house... the kids were ready to go home. This was one of our friend's house. Pete wanted to scare them. LOL
 
 
Edward got a lot of candy! Toby wanted some...
 
 
Edward put notes on his candy then stuck them in the fridge so I wouldn't eat them. :) They are still there.... in the fridge, untouched... 2 weeks later.
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November 9, 2017

Right here, right now

Hi, friends! I am back with a multi-photo layout of my favorite moments with the little man from this year so far. I have been itching to useHeather's Beautiful Day collection on a layout. I love the blues and greens in this collection. And of course, I love the die cuts and tags! They are my favorite embellishments.


For the background of the layout, I used two journaling cards. I love the journaling cards because I do not need to cut them down... I can simply adhere them to the base and I am ready to start embellishing the layout! I used the sticker words for my journaling at the bottom of the layout along with a cork embellishment and border sticker. Those half circles are fun!

 
The little tickets are my favorite. LOVE them.
 
 
I added a piece of white string to the banner die cuts at the top of the "Right here, right now" journaling card to make it more interesting. It adds a little homespun look to the layout. I think...
 
 
Pretty Little Studio Beautiful Day Journaling Cards/ Right Now 4x6, Stickers/Find Beauty, Hello Word/Mint, Cork/Blooms, Die-Cuts/Happy Tickets, Walk in the Park
 
Thanks so much for visiting today!
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