Nicole Nowosad's Blog Posts

Hi friends! Nicole here today to share a project with you using the Say Cheese Christmas collection. I just love the whimsical patterns and bold color in this collection and it is perfect for capturing those fun holiday photos!

I decided to use a lot of the patterns in this collection in the bold title on my project. I diecut each letter on my digital die cutting machine and then popped them all up with foam adhesive onto my page.

The fun mix of patterns adds a lot of color and whimsy to my project, without taking away from the photo on the page. I added in some fussy cut pointsettia flowers amid the title to fill in some open areas.

I finished off the page with a striped paper to bring together all the colors on the project and balance out all the fab color on the page!


Hi there! Nicole here today to share with you a project using the gorgeous Winter Farmhouse collection. I couldn't resist mixing this collection with some wintery photos of a travel destination in Canada I visited a while ago, it was perfect for those wintery moments.

I chose to add my photos along the top of my page in a row and then wanted to mix up various patterns from the 6x8 paper pad to create the design for my page. I cut several different sized of squares/rectangles and layered them under the row of photos, to add a pretty layered feeling to the bottom area of the page. 

To add some extra dimension, I added in some chipboard and mini element stickers along with some punched half circles into the layered paper design! I added a simple digital diecut cardstock title along the top edge of the photos.


Hello Simple Stories fans! Nicole here today to share a fun holiday project with you using the Holly Jolly collection! 

For this project, I was inspired by the Holly Jolly clear stamps and wanted to find a fun way to incorporate them into my scrapbook page design. I chose to stamp some images and watercolor them in two different ways. First I stamped the HOHOHO sentiment repeatedly to some cardstock with red ink. Once it was completely dry and set, I smooshed some red watercolor ink over the entire stamped area and set it aside to dry. Once totally dry, I punched 1" circles to create my own patterned paper!

You can see that I also punched various patterned papers from the 6x8 patterned paper pad from the Holly Jolly collection too. I mixed the stamped patterns in with the patterned paper and laid them out into a simple grid pattern on my layout.

You can see I also stamped some hearts from the clear stamps and used the co-ordinating dies to cut them out, adding them to the centers of a few of the paper circles.

I also stamped some cute trees from the clear stamps and watercolored them with some green and then set aside to try - to be fussy cut out to use as embellishments for my project. I finished the project with a title using some diecuts and mini stamps too!