Nicole Nowosad's Blog Posts

Hi there Simple Stories fans! Nicole here with a heart filled project using the new My Valentine collection!

To create this page, I used a variety of patterned papers in the collection to build a grid like heart on the page. Using the My Valentine 6x8 paper pad, I chose some more neutral designs and trimmed them to 2" squares and started to place those in the top right corner of the page.

I chose a few more bold patterns and cut those to 2" squares also, using those to build the heart design on the page, trimming some of the squares into triangles for the top edges of the heart design. Once the heart was on the page, I filled in the empty areas with the neutral patterned squares, leaving a white border on the left edge of the project.

I love the large border stickers in the My Valentine collection and used one to overlap the edge of the quilted design and the white border on the left side. I love the easy layered look of this sticker and decided to add a bit of my own machine stitching overtop the design. Next I fussy cut the large doily design from the Just a Crush patterned paper and used it to layer to the right side of my photo.

I love the vintage feel of this collection and it is so easy to get the layered look with less by using some of the papers and stickers in this collection!


Hey there Simple Stories fans! Nicole Nowosad here with you today to share some inspiration using the new Hey Crafty Girl collection!

I just love all the colors in this collection - and a collection dedicated to all the craftiness - so perfect for those of us who have crafty friends!  I couldn't resist mixing in lots of different elements in this project from the collection, including a chipboard title using the 6x12 chipboard set and some of the die cut Bits & Pieces. 

I cut a few thin strips of the rainbow paper in the collection and used that along either side of my project, adding some photos and then the diecut elements, filling it all in with some fussy cut flowers from patterned paper.

This collection is just PERFECT for capturing those scrappy memories ! I hope you are inspired to create something fun with this collection too!


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!