Ready for Spring?


By the time we get to the end of March each year, I’m so very over winter and cold weather!  Which is why I need to apologize for sharing a SNOW-themed page today, along with something for St. Patrick’s Day.  I’m even tired of looking at winter things on paper!  :)  The colors on this […]

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 […]

American Crafts Be Merry


I’m sharing a Christmas layout I did for American Crafts today (using their Be Merry collection).  I created this for their “Inspired By” blog series and had fun sifting through my scrap inspiration board on Pinterest to find an image that sparked some ideas.  I love using my Pinterest boards when I need a little […]

Studio Calico The Underground (revealed)

Studio Calico The Underground | Nicole Samuels

It’s reveal day for Studio Calico’s The Underground October kits!  I worked with the main scrapbook kit and the scrapbook add ons.  My favorite items?  The map patterned paper in the main kit and the chevron veneer by Pink Fresh Studio in the Notting Hill add on. Love them both and need more! Just Go:  This […]