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 […]

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 […]

Studio Calico Poet Society

Always Poet Society | Nicole Samuels

Happy Reveal Day everyone!  The new kit at Studio Calico is now live for subscribers (and will be available for non subbers at midnight).  I worked with the main kit, Dickinson, Alcott, and Whitman add ons, along with some digital stamp brushes and my trusty Silhouette. Always – This main kit only page uses my […]

Poet Society Sneak Time

Poet Society Sneak | Nicole Samuels

I have some sneak peeks of the September kit, Poet Society, to share! My 3 favorite items this month included the silkscreen + orange paint from Whitman, the gold edged die cut labels also from Whitman, and chipboard shapes in Dickinson.  These first two sneaks were made with the main kit only (except the black […]