Park Ave. Sneak Peeks

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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

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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!

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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

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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 […]

American Crafts Haunted Hollow

American Crafts Haunted Hollow | Nicole Samuels

It doesn’t quite feel like fall quite yet… we’ve been having 90 degree days still… but the calendar says it’s almost that time of year.  Combine the start of fall with this fun Haunted Hollow collection from American Crafts and it’s easy to get in the mood for Halloween.  :)  This layout came together very […]