Sunday, October 31, 2021


Happy Halloween! Halloween was definitely different in 2020. Edward and his friend Cooper decided a few weeks before Halloween that they were going to be hotdogs for Halloween. I asked Edward if he was joking because he normally picks very expensive costumes... I kept thinking about the $100 my husband spent on the Fortnite Ravens costume that he only wore once... But the hotdog costume only cost me like $20 bux including shipping. I was NOT complaining. LOL

If you haven't checked out Fancy Pant's A Little Scary Collection, it's super cute. I just love it so much... the patterned paper and ephemera are my favorite. And the colors are beautiful.

I used Elle's Studio's Medium Jane Alpha stamp to stamp the big title at the top. Initially, I did not plan on a title at the top, but I felt the need to fill in the white space. I colored in the alphas using alcohol markers from Altenew.

I was excited to find the "too cute to spook" die cut. It is perfect for this layout. I added the bat using foam squares to add dimension. And I couldn't help but use the cute little "boo" puffy sticker!

This ghost is so dang cute. I had to find a way to use him and those candy corns... I hate candy corns, but they look cute on this layout. :) 

I added enamel dots to make it more fun. Then I added the candies here and there. Super fun! To complete the layout, I scribbled a border around the layout using a pen and then added some journaling at the bottom using a black pen... then I added the spider just for fun. :)

What do you think? Cute, right!? You can see the full collection here. Thanks for visiting today! Hope you have an awesome Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2021


Happy weekend friends! I've been itching to use the Cream Collection from A.B. Studio and I finally found some time last night to play! If you like the shabby chic look, but aren't a fan of including a lot of mixed media on your projects, A.B. Studio has some fantastic papers! And you can really make a layout pop with just a few embellishments, stamping and a photo!

I snapped this photo this week while I was cleaning... I happened to look over and saw Toby, completely relaxed, dozing by the window. So I quietly grabbed my phone to take a picture. :)

I included a great deal of layering on this layout. To begin, I cut the plus printed paper to measure 8 1/2x11 and the other paper was cut to measure 8x10 1/2. I mounted them together and then tore the butterflies from another piece of paper to use as a mat for the photo. 

I colored the butterflies with alcohol markers and stamped the two pumpkins onto a piece of paper using ink from Catherine Pooler and then fussy cut them out. One of the pumpkins were mounted next to the other using a foam square to add dimension. We have a variety of Catherine Pooler's inks in the shop, grab them while they last because these are my FAVORITE go to inks. 

Since a few of the embellishments have green in them, I decided that I needed to pull a little bit more green into the layout so after thinking about it, I grabbed a fine tip watercolor brush and my ink and painted the circles with ink. I did NOT use water... I just needed the brush. :) This technique is super simple and effective!

I cut the tag from the cut-apart sheet and punched a hole through the top so I could tie a piece of lace through the hole. It added just the right touch.

The butterflies were fussy cut from the cut-apart sheet and then stapled together. Then I added the floral embellishment to the center using a foam square. This flower is part of the Alchemy Kit...there are lots of gorgeous embellishments in this kit!

More fussy cutting and layering was added to the bottom of the photo to pull this together.

The chipboard and puffy heart embellishments are from Citrus Twist. What do you think? Isn't this lovely. It's a bit too girly for me, but I still love it. :) Thanks so much for visiting today! There's a sale going grab some new paper goodies and get scrapping!


Good morning. Nicole here! I'm excited to share this adorable Decorative Metal Panel I created using Artesprix’s Sublimation Markers and some stamps and stencils! These Metal Decorative Panels make great decorations for the home! Currently, I have my Decorative Metal Panel on my desk.

What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?

Magic Ink that transfers their beautiful colors from plain copy paper to a polyester product with a heat source. Iron-on-Ink Markers are the way to personalize sublimation, which is specially formulated inks that transfer only when activated with heat.


Pastel and Original Iron-On-Ink Sublimation Markers

Trinity Stamp’s Thankful for You Stamp Set

The Crafter’s Workshop Blowing Leaves Stencil

Plain Copy Paper


Heat Press

Step-by-Step Tutorial:

Step 1: Trace your Decorative Metal Panel onto a plain piece of copy paper using a pencil. That way you know how much space you have to work with.

Tip: Set your heat press at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 90 seconds before you start working on your magnets. That way, the heat press will be hot enough to sublimate your images when you are finished. :)

Step 2: Stamp images within the traced area using the Sublimation Ink Pad and Acrylic Block. 

Step 3: Next, use the Blowing Leaves stencil and Sublimation Markers to color in the leaves at the top of the Decorative Metal Panel.

Step 4: Next, color in the stamped images using the Sublimation Markers.

Step 5:  Using heat tape, tape down the Decorative Metal Panel (white side faced down) onto the images. 

Step 6: Place a piece of Protective Paper at the top and bottom of your Decorative Metal Panel.  Place your "Sublimation Sandwich" inside the heat press for 90 seconds at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Step 7: Carefully, take a peek at the project using gloves. Then place the Decorative Metal Panel onto the Project Mat to cool down.

Step 8: Once the project has cooled down, mount the metal adhesive piece to the back. 

Step 9: Enjoy your new home decor!

If you love this, check out Sarah’s Metal Camping Sign, here. Click here to shop for Artesprix's products using my affiliate link! Looking for some cute stamps to purchase at Trinity Stamps? Please use my affiliate link, here. I appreciate it!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Hello friends! I hope you're having a great week so far. Today I'm sharing this super fun art journal I created using a variety of stencils, stencil butters and the newest Full Size Journal Die from Sizzix that Eileen Hull designed! After playing with the kit that Eileen sent to me to play, I had to buy it! You can use it for all kinds of different journals. I decided to make a crafty journal to sketch out my ideas etc. 

For the full tutorial, please visit The Crafter's Workshop's blog by clicking here to see yesterday's post.

This journal was super fun to make. I used The Crafter's Workshop's TCW840 Sun Valley, TCW935 Secret Garden, TCW936 Messy Writing and TCW948 Framed Flower stencils and lots of inks from Catherine Pooler to blend in the images. I used stencil butters for the inside journal covers.

This book fits A5 journals perfectly. I bought a few Kraft Journals from Amazon really cheap and altered them.

The stamp sentiment is from the "I Arted" stamp set from Ink Road. I decided to stamp it in black to make it pop against all of the pretty colors.

I glued the heart acrylic within the sun. Elle's Studio has them in their shop and they are available in a variety of colors and shapes!

Here is how it looks with the books inside the journal. Super pretty!!

This turned out super cute. Cuter than what I initially had in mind. Love when that happens!

Here are the journals I altered. The stencil butters are sooooo vibrant and shiny. SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!

Think you're ready to make one of your own? I'm already itching to make another one. It's something different for me...and I just love it. Thanks so much for visiting today!

Sunday, October 24, 2021


Happy weekend friends! Today I have a really pretty fall layout to share with you using Fancy Pants Design's Lake Life Collection. There are so many beautiful elements in this collection and this collection paired up nicely with the photos I used!

The ephemera pack is my absolute favorite. Just look at them. They are so beautiful...I need more. I created the tags at the top of the layout using metal dies from Elle's Studio. Metal dies come in handy at times...we have some available in the shop. Come grab a few for your next project, by clicking here

I used a dark evergreen alcohol marker to color in the wooden tree embellishment. Then, I gulued some rhinestones on top of the tree to make it pretty.

I added more embellishments below the photo and lots of stamping! Stamps are a must have too....especially for those layouts that you don't really have much to write can use stamps to help tell your story.

What do you think? It's super cute, right!? I am so please with how this turned out. Grab your Lake Life Sampler Kit today before they are gone. Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have a great weekend!

Saturday, October 23, 2021


Hello everyone!! I’m excited to share two holiday bag tags with you today. They are great for decorating your holiday gift bags! Grab a few of your favorite holiday stamps from Studio Forty and come learn how to create this adorable tag using Sublimation ink and sublimation markers.

What are Artesprix Sublimation Markers?

Magic Ink that transfers their beautiful colors from plain copy paper to a polyester product with a heat source. Iron-on-Ink Markers are the way to personalize sublimation, which is specially formulated inks that transfer only when activated with heat.

To create these tags, you will need the following:

Studio Forty Holiday Cheer Stamps

Studio Forty Frosty Chipboard Embellishments



Artesprix Sublimation Markers

Artesprix Bag Tags

Artesprix Sublimation Ink Pad

Artesprix Protective Paper

Heat Tape

Heat Press

Protective Mat

Step by Step Instructions:

Step 1. To begin, I used the Bag Tag as a template to trace on white cardstock using a pencil.

Step 2. Next, I stamped the images onto the plain piece of paper using the Sublimation Ink Pad. Then I colored the images in using Sublimation Markers.

Step 3. Tape the blank image facing up using the heat tape. 

Step 4. Next, Create your sublimation sandwich. One protective Paper sheet at the bottom and one sheet at the top of the project.

Step 5. Set your heat press to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and timer for 45 seconds. Make sure you place your project in your heat source image facing up. 

Step 6. After your timer has completed, make sure to let your project cool down before touching it. Remove heat tape and paper from Bag Tags to reveal your vivid designs! Embellish as desired.

Don't forget to check out the variety of blanks in the shop. There are many different things you can create by hand using the Sublimation Markers, Ink, and Stamps along with our blanks! Click here to shop for Artesprix's products using my affiliate link! Click here to grab some goodies from Studio Forty! Save 10% on your purchase with coupon code: NICOLE10.

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Thank you for visiting today!