Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Days - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend! All this week at JustNick Studios we are going to showcase background cut files. I am kicking it off with the Hit Play Background. This cut file is so perfect for all your active subjects. I love how the triangles give the feeling of movement for my layout. Just what I needed for this shot of my son and one of our dogs crossing the Mississippi River at its source; Itasca. I think I must have hundreds of photos from this place. We love camping here and try to go at least once a year. In fact, my son loves it so much that he has it tattooed on his forearm!!



I used the Boy's Fort collection from PinkFresh Studios with a little bit of the Escape the Ordinary thrown in there. Isn't it fabulous! I am really loving these 2 new collections from PinkFresh!

I backed the triangle negative spaces with a variety of different pattern papers, then to make the triangle shape more definite, I outlined the edges with a black marker.





Here are some more detail pictures.






Here is the cut file I used today.



Thanks so much for stopping by today, Enjoy your week!
~Marcia

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Mini Pallet Home Decor - Maya Road

Hello blogging friends!

I am back again with a second project as a guest designer for Maya Road. For this project I wanted to create a home decor piece with the DIY Wood Mini Pallet 6x6 and the Vintage Burlap Roses in Smoke Grey.


I painted the wood pallet with a creamy off white paint. I thought the soft off white would look so elegant with the grey vintage burlap roses. A BullDog Clip in Bronze holds my photo, matted using the Carta Bella Hello Fall pattern papers and chipboard stickers.


Tucked just above the burlap roses is one of the Acrylic Spool Sentiment Tokens. I love how it looks like a watermark on my photo.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have really loved sharing my projects with you.





Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Back to School Teacher Gift Box - Maya Road

Hello blogging friends!

I am so excited to be guest designing for Maya Road today! They sent me so many awesome products to work with. When I saw the Work It Office Die Bundle, I thought how perfect it would be to create a Teacher gift. I combined it with an Antique Wood Ruler, a Ken Oliver Vintage Typewriter Charm, and Ken Oliver Waxed Hemp in Fern Green and created this apple gift box (from SVGcuts)...


This apple box opens up and you can place candy and/or a gift card inside.


I really love these eye glasses in the die set, which also includes the notebook paper, the star, the check mark, and the pencil. A little vellum behind the eyeglasses makes them look more realistic. I attached the typewriter charm to the green waxed hemp and tied a bow ... isn't it lovely!


Here is one more look of the apple gift box ...


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Life Is Amazing - JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

I have a JustNick Studio layout to share with you today. I wanted to scrap a photo of my daughter and one of her best friends taken at the Duluth harbor. Unfortunately, this was a goodbye visit... her friend moved to Montana after graduating. These two took many adventures together and I know my daughter is going to miss her so much. I wanted to use this pattern paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Escape the Ordinary collection that is full of triangles. I trimmed my photo to fit inside one of the triangles. To add texture, I machine stitched around the edges of some of the triangles. Then, I found these awesome chipboard triangles from Creative Embellishments in my stash and painted them with a creamy ivory. These triangles helped add fabulous dimension to my layout. I also wanted an angular cut file to use at the bottom of my page, the Compressed Chevron Background digital cut file was perfect. Here is how my layout turned out.


The Life is Amazing digital cut file was perfect for my title.



and lots more detailed shots ... because I love this collection and cut files so much!!






Here are the cut files I used  today ...

 Life Is Amazing

 Compressed Chevron Background

If you are interested in watching my scrapbook process here is my YouTube link for this layout.


Thanks so much for stopping by, Have a great weekend.
~Marcia

Friday, August 25, 2017

Let's Go! | JustNick Studios

Hello blogging friends!

All week on the JustNick Studio blog we have been bringing you Back To School inspiration. Today, it's my turn. I swear, I have the cutest, happiest nephew! Here he is showing off his new backpack.



I used 5 digital cut files to create this layout. The Broken Mirror Background cut file allowed me to use up some scraps filling in the negative space with different pattern papers.



To create movement on my layout, I wanted my title to go up one side of my photo and across the top. To connect the two, I modified the arrow from the All Boy digital cut file, making it much longer. This allowed me to fold it to fit around my photo. I used two different fonts for my title, the Type It Font and the OutLine Alphas. I love mixing fonts to create more interest in my titles.





To finish framing my photo, I tucked the Today File Folder underneath my photo.


Here are the cut files I used today ...







I even have a process video for you. It is part of a Back To School Series with Christine Meyer and Katelyn Clary. Links to their videos will be posted at the end of my video.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a fabulous weekend!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Soak Up The Sun - Paper Issues

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today with some summer layout inspiration using the fun Fancy Pants Designs Hello Sunshine collection and a FREE digital cut file from the Paper Issues store. I love how bright and colorful the Hello Sunshine collection is. It's perfect for lots of summer photos including those beach pictures. I combined it with the FREE Sunburst Background and came up with this...


I did a lot of machine stitching on those sun's rays! I love the look of the white on white and with the ink splatters, it still feels like sunshine. I grounded my photo and embellishments using a strip of pattern paper.  All those fun tags and die cuts on both sides of my photo frame it so well. I especially love that flamingo!! Check out the detailed shots...





Here is the cut file I used today ...
 Sunburst Background

I even have a YouTube Video for you to watch my process ...



There is a lot of fun new things in the Paper Issues store. Check it out and use my coupon code Marcia20 and save 20%.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy your weekend!
~Marcia

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Love You - Paper Issues

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today with another layout for Paper Issues. Today we are spotlighting stitching, either by hand or by machine. I chose to use machine stitching on this layout using the gorgeous new Maggie Holmes Carousel collection.


This Ferris wheel photo is from a recent trip my family took to South Carolina's Myrtle Beach. Here are some detail shots...






Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!
~Marcia

Monday, August 14, 2017

Like A Boss - Paper Issues

Hello blogging friends!

I am playing along with the Paper Issues Pinspire Me challenge. Here is the fun mood board for August ...


I was inspired by those bright colors and thought it would be perfect to scrap a recent family paint night. It was the first time my daughter Naomi has ever done one. She wasn't too sure she could paint very well or that she would even enjoy it. She LOVED it!! We painted Matisse's Cat with Red Fish. Here is my layout ...


I printed an 8x10 photo of the Matisse Cat that Naomi painted and cut it into a grid. I wanted to create a tiled pattern for interest. I embellished my layout with the Fancy Pants Designs Dream Big collection. I love the encouraging quotes like this one in the die cut ephemera pack.





You can play along with the Paper Issue challenges in our Facebook group. We welcome everyone. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!
~Marcia