February 2011


Nicole Martel


“How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?” – Mister Rogers

Would you agree that the quiet moments in your life are the most special times in your life? I never understood it until I met my best friend Michelle. You know you have a true best friend when you can be in the car together for a few hours and not feel the need to say anything; you can enjoy just being together with no expectations.

I just love Kerryn’s layout “Follow the leader”. I loved this layout the moment I saw it because you can feel the peace that this layout brings. I can totally visualize the two children walking and exploring their quiet surroundings with a hint of curiosity.

Follow the leader by Kerryn Lawson

Supplies: Paper, Alphabet Stickers, Rub-Ons, Flowers, Die Cuts, Tags, Transparency, Pearls, Stamp: Kaisercraft, Ink: Staz-On (Tsukineko), Other: paper doily. Tools: Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts.

Design Notes: The range I was working with was full of neutral tones. I didn’t want to distract from that but wanted to add a little kick of colour. I included a smattering of green to help the eye travel around the page without overpowering the subtle neutral tones of the papers and other embellishments.

Oh Lovely Day by AnnaMaria Liljedahl

Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, Crate Paper, October Afternoon, My Mind’s Eye, Specialty Paint: Ranger Industries, Coloring Pencils: American Crafts, Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5, Fonts: Typical Writer, Other: brown paper bag.

Design Notes: I have torn all the papers and stamped the circles with a glass jar.

Journaling: The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.

Nap 911 by Nicole Martel

Supplies: Paper: Pink Paislee, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts, Cork: Pink Paislee, Bling: Teresa Collins Designs, Mist: Tattered Angels, Black Pen: Signo (Uni-ball), Sketch: Creative Scrappers 141.

Design Notes: Cut your cork in half to add a bit of fun to your layout!

Journaling: While we were at an engagement party, Edward grabbed Pete's hand to walk across the room to where his tiger was lying on the diaper bag. He picks it up with one hand and while holding daddy's hand since he can't walk on his own yet, walks back to the middle of the room, drops his tiger and lays right on it. He wanted his nap and he was getting it no matter what!

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