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Nicole Martel

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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

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 »

Story

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 »

Always

Hi pretty ladies! I have another wedding layout to share with you today using the With All My Heart collection.View full post »

Makes Me Smile

Hi everyone. This month, you’ll be seeing lots of projects from me using the “With All My Heart”View full post »

My Heart Belongs To You

Hi everyone. I have a fun, monochromatic, mixed media layout to share with you using the Blooming Hearts collection. IView full post »

Picture Inspiration: Snap

Pinterest Inspiration Hello scrappers. Isn’t this Pinterest Inspiration inspiring?! The windows inspired me toView full post »

Using those stickers in your stash

Pinterest Inspiration Hello everybody. I am excited to share this beautiful spring layout I created using severalView full post »

Moments

Hi everybody. Today, I am sharing another layout I created using the lovely “Blooming Hearts” collection.View full post »

Jamie’s Bridal Shower

Hi scrappers. How about I share a mini album with you today?! It’s been awhile since I made one and I’veView full post »

Lunch

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

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 »

Hooray

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 »

Tough

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

Roadtrip

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

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