3 Egg-cellent Scrapbooking Ideas For Easter

3 Egg-cellent Scrapbooking Ideas for Easter | Nicole Samuels

I took a little blogging hiatus last week to spend time with family and unplug a bit during Spring Break.  It’s nice to do that every once in a while! But with Easter coming up this Sunday, I thought I’d share a few ideas for scrapbooking those egg-citing holiday photos you’ll be capturing.  :) 1. […]

DIY Disney T-shirts Using Freezer Paper Stencils + Silhouette

DIY Disney T-shirts Using Freezer Paper Stencils | Nicole Samuels

This is one of those crafts that once you have the materials and know the technique, you’ll want to do again and again.  Back in December I created some really cute Disney themed t-shirts for my family to wear on our Walt Disney World vacation.  I was silly in waiting until the LAST WEEK before […]

What I Read in 2014, part 1 of 4

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I have always LOVED reading.  I’ve loved it as long as I can remember, but in the past 11 years of being a mom…it’s something that has definitely taken a back seat.  It’s hard to curl up with a book after a long day mothering young kids without just ending up asleep instead.  No matter […]

Mini Lesson Monday: Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Mini Lesson Monday: masking and misting | Nicole Samuels

I was trying to come up with the title of this Mini Lesson Monday post in a way that would describe exactly what technique I was going to share.  It was something along the lines of “Layering Die Cuts as Masks For Stitched Misting.”  Which sounded a little ridiculous to me.  :)  Instead I thought […]

STITCHED! Learn how to add stitching to your scrapbooking projects

Stitched class sneak | Nicole Samuels

There are only a couple days left to register for Paige Evans’ class, Stitched.  I can’t wait for this class to get started.  I already add quite a bit of hand stitching to my pages, but with 24 new projects and techniques, videos, tips on both machine and hand stitching…. I know I’m going to […]

Studio Calico Bluegrass Farm!

Girl Power SC Bluegrass Farms |Nicole Samuels

I think 3words sum up my Bluegrass Farm gallery pages this month:  stitching, diecuts, and patterns.  Stitching on the background, in a die cut design, and on those adorable little veneer pieces from Pip.  Diecuts created with the amazing digital stamp scrapbook kit brushes and Paige’s gorgeous flower background cut file.  And patterns?  Well, I […]

One Digital Stamp Brush, Two Ways: It’s Berry Sweet!

One Digital Stamp Brush Two Ways | Nicole Samuels

Ok, sorry for the cheesy pun there…couldn’t resist.  My kids’ corny jokes have rubbed off on me I guess! Last month I shared two cards I made using the same digital stamp brush to show how versatile these little designs are.  You don’t have to be a digital scrapbooker to make use of them!  And […]

Mini-Lesson Monday: How To Use Digital Stamp Brushes with PicMonkey…and it’s FREE!

Using Digital Stamp Brushes with PicMonkey | Nicole Samuels

Happy Monday friends!  For today’s Mini-Lesson Monday I’m going to share a little tip about digital stamp brushes.  You know, the ones that you can purchase each month over in the digital shop at Studio Calico or other places online?  I am a big fan of using the digi brushes on all sorts of projects […]