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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY Color Wheel Wall Art


While researching color theory for my Color Studio class assignments, I stumbled upon this super inspiring color wheel graphic on Pinterest. (source) The color wheel combined with patterns?!  It just spoke to my scrapbooking side.  I was so inspired I decided yesterday that I wanted to make something like this myself.  At first I thought […]

Mini Lesson Monday: Creating a Hand-cut Script Title


Good Monday morning!  Remember this layout from my Office Hours gallery? I mentioned last week that I’d share how I created the scripted title for this page.  It’s not complicated at all and requires just a sheet or two of vellum, a pencil, and some patience.  You don’t even need to have super cute handwriting […]

Step-By-Step Video: Studio Calico Sugar Rush


I’m up on the SC blog this morning with a video of how I put together this layout from my Sugar Rush gallery. This page uses the main kit (which is STILL AVAILABLE!) and Gum Drop mostly and of course those fabulous Sugar Rush Card Digital Stamp Brushes (available until the end of the month).  I’m a […]

How To Create a Cheat Sheet for Your Digital Stamp Brushes


I’ve professed my love for the digital stamp brushes from Studio Calico many times.  They are such a great value since they can be used as digi brushes or as cut files with your Silhouette.  The only problem I had once I started collecting them all each month was keeping track of them and not forgetting […]