American Crafts Projects for May


This month I have two American Crafts layouts and a card to share.  I’ve really been enjoying the new lines this season.  Such pretty colors and patterns!  For this first layout, I hand cut the title letters out of shapes and then pieced the shapes together to form letters.  Had to add in some stitching […]

American Crafts April Projects


One thing I’ve always loved about being part of a design team is that you often get to play with products that you might not have picked up on your own.  This month I got to try my hand at using embossing plates….something I’ve never done before even after all these years scrapbooking!  The plates […]

Go Big! A Card and A Layout


One of my assignments this month for the American Crafts blog was to create a layout for their BIG theme week.  I decided to use two “big” items on my page:  a 8×10 enlargement and an oversized title.  I love using photo enlargements when there’s some “white space” that can be scrapped on top of. […]

More American Crafts to Share!


Yes, it’s now the end of February and my last post was January 1st!  What can I say?  Life is busy and I’m not a blogger really.    I’ve decided that’s ok.  I have been sharing my 2015 Project Life pages (well, little bits of them) on my Instagram feed.  So be sure to follow […]

American Crafts Christmas projects


Happy New Year!  I know Christmas has come and gone, but I wanted to share a couple of Christmas themed projects I created for American Crafts last month.  File these away for next year, perhaps?    The first is a card that actually could be adapted for winter wishes instead of Christmas ones.  It uses […]

Park Ave. Sneak Peeks


It’s time for the December kit at Studio Calico and this one doesn’t disappoint.  I have always really loved the December kits for some reason.  They aren’t Christmas-y (by any stretch!), but have a festive feel to them each year with the color schemes and embellishments.  Am I the only one who has noticed that […]

And I’m Off to CreativeLIVE!

I’m heading out in just an hour or so to San Fran and the CreativeLIVE studio for my Scrapbooking Your Baby’s First Year class.  Remember you can watch free here while it’s airing Thursday Oct. 30.  Here’s a sweet little video advertisement you can check out. I’ll try to post photos and info on Instagram. […]

American Crafts Projects for October

American Crafts Wander | Nicole Samuels

I’ve been so wrapped up in prepping for my class at Creative Live, that I haven’t shared the projects I created for the American Crafts blog this month yet!  I did a nice assortment of projects this month…not all layouts… which was a fun change of pace.  First up is this layout using the Shimelle […]

I’m teaching on Creative Live!


Just about a month ago, Lisa and Sam from Studio Calico emailed me and asked if I’d be up for teaching a Baby Scrapbooking class for Creative Live.  I pretty much felt an instant wave of both excitement and nausea.  I’ve always loved teaching.  I was a teacher before I became a mom and it’s […]