March 1, 2017

Meet the 2017 Clique Kits Team




Hello everybody. Welcome to the Meet the 2017 Clique Kits Design Team blog hop! Today, we hope to share a little bit about ourselves so you get to know us a little better! Along the way, we hope to inspire you with a project that best represents our scrapbooking styles! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and get ready to be inspired. You should be arriving from Steph's blog!

2017 Clique Kits Design Team

Candace Perkins  http://findingeverydayperfection.com/
Donna Espiritu http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
 Victoria Calvin https://victoriamarieblog.com/
Taina “Evi” Cortes http://www.lifewithevi.com/blog
Sheryl Banares www.sherylbanares.com/
 
I love creating 8 1/2"x11" layouts. I just love the way this size looks and it's much easier to scrap on this size, rather than 12"x12" (in my opinion). I consider myself a simple scrapbooker, however, It depends on my mood. Sometimes, I like to play with mixed media which isn't so simple. LOL For this layout, I decided to keep it pretty simple, focusing on the photo. 

 
I hand-cut a few leaves and used foam squares to make them pop off the page.
 

I stamped a few florals from Altenew's Take Care stamps on patterned paper and then hand-cut them and applied them to the layout using foam squares.


I tucked the chipboard cherry blossoms slightly behind the photo and used a foam square to make the "love this" die cut pop off the page a little bit. I like to use foam squares because it helps add dimension to a layout so it doesn't look too flat.


 
Products Used: Patterned Paper, Die cuts, Transparency Word, Chipboard: Stamps: Altenew
  
 Fun Facts About Me
 
1. What's your favorite color? Blue and green is a close second.
2. What's your favorite song right now? No Running from Me-Toulouse, Ayo-Lady Gaga, Long Live Love Me-Leanne Rimes
3. Who inspires you? People who came from nothing and made something of themselves by working hard and never giving up.
4. Favorite Book? Dream Catcher by Stephen King
5.Favortie Movie? Fried Green Tomatoes
6.Favorite snack? Dark Chocolate Pretzels, Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream, Almonds, Gummy Bears.
7. What is your favorite food? Mexican
8. Where would you like to visit someday? Australia and Ireland
9. Who got you into scrapbooking? My mother
10. How many years have you been scrapbooking?17 years
11. Favorite Manufacturer? Jillibean Soup, Pretty Little Studio, Pinkfresh Studio
12. Currently Reading: Behind Her Eyes-Sarah Pinborough
Any other fun facts you'd like to share.
1. I played Goalie for a Novice Adult Ice Hockey Team when I was 19.
2. I played Lacrosse for three years in High School.
3. I have a potbelly pig, two kitties and 4 Betas.
4. I love to travel and I am an avid reader.
5. I used to play on a pool league. (I Miss it!)
6. I am right-handed, but I play sports with my left hand. (weird)
7. Favorite TV show: Bones, The Originals, Outlander
8. Favorite Vacation Spot: Costa Rica. I can't wait to take Edward someday.
 
Feel free to follow me on social media:
 
Pinterest-nmartel
Instagram-nicolemartel6542
Twitter- nicolemartel654
 
Thanks everyone for hopping along with us. We hope you learned more about us and that along the way, we were able to inspire you! Your next stop is Donna! I just love her work...

 

6 comments:

CraftyJoy9 said...

Hi! I like your layout! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
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Melissa Elsner said...

Your style is so approachable. I always love your pages!!! And... dangit! I forgot about Fried Green Tomatoes. That's another movie fave!

Kayla Webber said...

I love the way you used the floral stamp in your background, it is absolutely beautiful!!!!❤️

Nathalie DeSousa said...

this page is so beautiful! I love the dimension you added with the petals.

Enza G said...

You're rocking the Altenew kit, Nicole! I love how you used the paper with all the petals. Genius!

Donna Espiritu said...

Love your layout, Nicole! I had to take a second look coz I thought the petals are real! haha!