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Nicole Martel



About Me:

I am a wife and a mom of a 5 year old boy.  I live with my son, husband Pete and Hamlet, our 6 month old pot belly pig. Currently, I work for NASA Federal Credit Union, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. When I’m not working, I am at home playing with my son and when he goes to bed at night, I scrap! I tend to have more of a simple/journalistic style. Nowadays, my favorite go-to supply is embellishments because the possibilities are endless and they really do make a layout pop! Because of this, it makes it hard to keep my layouts nice and neat, free of clutter; the way that I live… What can I say, I just love my embellishments.

My Favorite Pretty Little Studio Products:
Patterned paper, Vellum, Flair, Die cuts and labels. 🙂

When did you start scrapbooking?
I began scrapping in January 2002, but I didn’t get really serious about the hobby or discover the online scrapping forums until August 2006. I remember when mom asked me to go to a Creative Memories party with her. I laughed telling her no way, I’m not creative enough! By the time I left that party, I had my first album, cardstock, pens, trimmer, scissors and lots of stickers and templates. Little did I know that I’d be addicted!

Where do you find your inspiration?
I always start with a photo that I love and then I search for patterned papers that goes with the picture. Once I have       a design in mind, I search for embellishments to fill in the white space on my layout.

Five fun facts about you?

  1. When I was 20, I played goalie for an Adult Novice Ice Hockey team. It was so much fun!
  2. I am an avid reader who loves to travel and scrapbook.
  3. I have a 6 month old pot belly pig named Hamlet.
  4. I love ice cream, gummy bears and dark chocolate.
  5. My all time, favorite movie besides Dirty Dancing is Fried Green Tomatoes.

Right now…

Hi, everyone! I am back with another layout I created using Heather’s Beautiful Day collection. A few monthsView full post »

Right here, right now

Hi, friends! I am back with a multi-photo layout of my favorite moments with the little man from this year so far. IView full post »

Fall Mini Album

Happy Monday friends! It’s been awhile since I created a mini album so I decided to create a fall mini albumView full post »

Love you

Happy Monday friends. I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Today, I have another fun layout I created using the DreamView full post »


Hi everyone. I’ve been playing with the Dream Big collection. A few weeks ago, Edward’s Meme took him toView full post »


Hi everyone. I am sharing another layout using the Dream Big Collection! A few weeks ago, Edward went to visit MemeView full post »

Aint’t Life Grand

Good morning friends! I have a winter page to share with you today using the “Ain’t Life Grand”View full post »

Happy Fall Y’all

Hello everyone. I have another fall layout to share with you. I decided to play with the sequins from the Ain’tView full post »


Good morning friends! Today I am sharing a fall layout using the Oakley Avenue collection. Last year, my family and IView full post »

Totally Cool

Hi everyone. I’ve been playing with my cut-aparts from the Ain’t Life Grand collection. While I was goingView full post »

Happy Days

Hello friends. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far. Today, I am sharing a layout I created using theView full post »

Picture Challenge: Zumba

Pinterest Inspiration Hi scrappers. I am so excited to share my layout inspired by the Pinterest image. I had such aView full post »

Life is Good

Hi everyone. I have a summer layout to share with you. I love this photo of Edward. We were at the beach and he wasView full post »

Pinterest Inspiration: Love

Hi everyone. What do you think about today’s Picture Challenge? When I first saw this image, I was excitedView full post »

Enjoy the view

Hi everyone. It’s been awhile since I used the Woodland collection so I thought I’d use it for thisView full post »


Hello friends. I’ve been playing with the Ain’t Life Grand collection for a few nights now. I love howView full post »

Picture Challenge: Adore

Good morning scrappers. I have a pretty simple layout to share with you today. This image from PinterestView full post »


Happy Wednesday all. I have a quick and easy layout to share with you today. I love this photo from my sister’sView full post »

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