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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.

Smile for the camera

Hi everybody. A few weeks ago, my sisters decided to hop in their car and make the drive from Maryland toView full post »


Hi everyone. Today, I am sharing a layout I created using Heather’s XOXO collection. I just love the colors inView full post »


        Hi everybody! I’m back with another layout I created using the Sweet LifeView full post »


Happy Monday! I decided to mix it up today and share a mixed media layout I created using some acrylic paint,View full post »


It’s hard to believe I have an 8 year old! Let me re-phrase that…an 8 year old in a 13 year old’sView full post »


        Hi ladies! I’ve been playing with the Potpourri collection. I love the softView full post »


Happy Valentines Day ladies!! I decided to create a layout using hearts that I traced on to patterned paper by handView full post »

Picture Challenge: Capture

Pinterest Inspiration   Good morning! I am excited to share this gorgeous, multi-photo collage layout with youView full post »


Pinterest Image Good morning everyone! Nicole here with a layout I created using this image to inspire me to useView full post »

Remember This

        Hello friends! Today I am sharing a layout I created of my little fur-balls. IView full post »

Hello Fall

Hi everybody! I have a fun winter layout to share with you today using Heather’s Feels Like Fall collection. AView full post »

Hello… I love you

Hello, it’s me again! Two months ago, I had to give Hamlet up to a farm. This was a hard thing for me to do, butView full post »

Playing with Die Cuts

Good morning friends! Today, I am sharing a simple layout using a few photos from the fair a few months ago.View full post »

Just Go

Hi everybody! I am back with another layout using Ashley’s Wish You Were Here collection. This layout was superView full post »

Let’s Explore

Hi everyone! I finally got a chance to use the Wish You Were Here collection. I’ve had it sitting on my desk forView full post »

Holly Jolly Mini

Happy Monday all! I have a mini album to share with you. I can’t believe I am saying this, but I am lookingView full post »

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 »

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