Nicole Nowosad's Blog Posts

Good morning Simple Stories fans! I am excited to share a fun project using the new Life is Ruff simple set! We got a new puppy this past year, so this simple set is perfect to document a few photos of our new addition Chase!

I was inspired by the Ruff Ruff paper in the collection - all those fun word bubbles were just meant to be fussy cut out! I decided to cut a title for my page from a design from the Silhouette store and then added in a lot of fussy cut word bubbles to finish off the page!

I tried to mix up all the different colors and direction of the word bubbles as I went along the page, popping some up with foam adhesive and adhering some just as is!

I couldn't resist adding in some of the dog icons from the cardstock sticker sheet in the simple set - they mixed so well in with the fussy cut word bubbles! I popped up some of those too along the way.


Good morning Simple Stories fans! Nicole here to share a quick wintery project using the Oh What Fun collection!

I just love the non-traditional colors in this collection and lucky for me, they went perfectly with a photo I had of my daughter playing in the snow last winter!

I diecut some tags from some pennant shapes by Simple Stories in the Silhouette store and added them along each side of the photo. I love how they add little pops of color along the white areas around the photo! It was easy to easily mix up different patterns and colors from the collection too !

To finish off my page, I added in some cardstock stickers from the collection, along with a hand cut title using one of the cut apart sheets in the Oh What Fun collection kit. I took the word Merry and used a little creativity to transform  one of the Rs into a D and then created my own A for the title!


Recently I shared a project using some simple triangles on the blog and today I am back to share how I used the leftover supplies (+ a few extra too!). I started on the mission of using up leftover triangle pieces from the Very Merry collection kit. I had cut several from various papers in the collection kit for my other project and did not want the rest to go to waste!

I was inspired by a Nordic sweater pattern I saw in some holiday advertising at one point for the pattern on my project. I was determined to use those triangles to make the Nordic pattern on my own page.

The trick for this was where to start with the pattern, I wanted it to balance out fairly even along the top and bottom edge of my project, so I had to lay out the pieces like making a quilt and then make a few adjustments along the way. I did try to mix up the pattern and color for the pieces as I went, so I wouldn’t have a big red or green area and the shapes were fairly balanced. The best part is that as the papers are double sided, you have so many pattern options available to you for mixing and mingling!

Once my pattern was all down, I added some machine stitching and then embellished with the great chipboard set from the Very Merry Collection! LOVE the Merry Christmas title and all the florals are great to add some circular elements on the page too!