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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.

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 »


Hello everyone. I have a fun photo booth layout to share with you today. I am not sure why, but I always have aView full post »


Hi all. I’ve been playing with Heather’s Summer Vibes collection again. Initially, I did not plan onView full post »

Thursday Tip: Together

Hello everyone. Today, I want to share with you how you can create a layout in a snap using journaling cards!View full post »

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