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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.


Hello scrappers! Lately, I’ve been trying to use my stamps. I have so many stamps just sitting on my desk,View full post »


Happy Monday friends! Today, I am sharing a layout I created using the Marigold Collection. I wanted to create aView full post »

Hello Friends

Happy Monday friends! Today I am sharing a layout I created using the “Let’s Go Travel” andView full post »

Adventures to Remember

Hello everybody. Today, I am sharing another layout using the gorgeous “Blooming Hearts” collection. IView full post »


Happy Monday friends! I have a fun layout to share with you today, using Heather’s Summer Vibes collection. IView full post »

Love You Everyday

Happy Friday friends! Today, I am sharing a layout using the new “Blooming Hearts” collection by ZiniaView full post »


Hi scrappy friends. Today, I decided to play with the Woodland collection. This is one of my favorite collections. IView full post »


Happy Friday everybody! I have been using Heather’s “Summer Vibe” collection all month long. I justView full post »

Picture Challenge: Love

Pinterest Inspiration Hello everyone. What do you think about this Pinterest Inspiration. As soon as I saw it, IView full post »


Happy hump day all! Hope you’re having a fabulous week. Today, I am sharing another layout using Pretty LittleView full post »

Prodcut Feature: Clear Stars

Happy Friday everybody! I have a fun wintery layout to share with you today. In January, we got a whopping 1″View full post »


Hi all! Today, I am sharing a layout I created using a sketch by Creative Scrappers. I’ve been feeling like myView full post »

The Nice List

Hello everyone. Hope you enjoyed the holidays. We had a wonderful holiday. Edward was so happy on Christmas. He lovedView full post »


Happy Monday everyone! I have a fun layout to share with you using the Tinsel Town collection. I had these fun photoView full post »

The Story of Today

Happy New Year everybody!What are your goals for this year? This year, I want to focus more on story telling on myView full post »

Friday Feature

Hello everyone. Today, we are featuring our Word Stickers up on the blog today. These little word stickers are aView full post »


Hello everyone. Nicole here with a fun winter layout! I was inspired by the trees and cards in this photo so I usedView full post »


Hello everyone. Are you getting ready for the holidays? All done shopping? Ready to scrap those holiday/snow pictures?View full post »

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