We are so excited to introduce you to our talented August Guest Designer, Nicole Nowosad. Nicole was a member of our 2013-2015 Design Team, and we're excited to have her back with us today. Let's get to know a little more about Nicole and check out the projects she created to share with us!
Hello! My name is Nicole Nowosad and thanks for having me as a guest designer today! I am a full time working mom to three (four if you count the hubby). I have been a scrapbooker for over 15 years now and have been fortunate enough to be on a few design teams over the last several years, including Bella Blvd! I was very excited when Laura asked if I would be willing to be a guest for Bella as I have missed creating with their products! I love bold colors and pattern and had fun creating these projects for the blog today with the newer collections.
“Selfie Captured By Addy”, by Nicole Nowosad.
I love the full patterns in the Family Frenzy, Just Add Color and Fresh Market collections and wanted to combine them for this page. I started with the hand cut title, mixing the patterns and then went on to diecut some circles for my background with similar papers. I even trimmed my photo into a circle which I never do! Lol.
Christmas Cheer: Christmas Crew; Fresh Market: Freshly Squeezed, Tutti Frutti, Whole Lotta Seeds, Daily Details, Treasures & Text; Just Add Color: Daily Details, Passcode, Newsflash, Trinkets, Treasures & Text; Family Frenzy: A Lot Going On, Daily Details, Treasures & Text; Clear Cuts: Hearts Colorful; Lucky Starz: Surf N Turf Starz; Color Chaos: Gulf Strandz; Kiss Me: Flutter; High Five Alpha Stickers: Pink-Red; Bella Bows: Blueberry; Enamel Dots: Oreo Black, Punch
“Smile When No One Is Looking”, by Nicole Nowosad.
There are so many fun colors in the Fresh Market collection, I was inspired to die cut several words in a rainbow of colors and then mix them with some words from the Just Add Color paper sheet. I added in some fussy cut flowers from Just Add Color and watercolor painted the centers for some contrast. I love that you can virtually use the Just Add Color collection with virtually anything and make it your own but playing with color!! Very smart.
Just Add Color: Trinkets Full Color, Passcode, Starstruck, Newsflash; Fresh Market: Freshly Picked, Freshly Squeezed, Tutti Frutti, Sweet to Eat, Treasures & Text; Family Frenzy: Donut Day, Borders; Clear Cuts: Hearts Colorful; Enamel Dots: Oreo Black, Punch, Bell Pepper, Guacamole; Enamel Doo Dads: Ice
“This Is Summer”, by Nicole Nowosad.
I was inspired by the 2” square paper sheet in the Fresh Market collection for this page. I quite simply quilted together a series of 2” squares for the bottom of the page, add similarly colored embellishments to the squares. I love the collection of summery patterns and motifs and those Enamel Dots/Doo Dads are perfect touches! I used the Clear Cut Clouds to layer over boring white cardstock to jazz it up a bit behind my photo!
Color Chaos: Peep Strandz, Bell Pepper Strandz; Classic Calendars: Bell Pepper Calendar; Just Add Color: Trinkets Black & White, Trinkets Full Color, Treasures & Text; Fresh Market: Daily Details, Sweet to Eat, Freshly Squeezed, Borders, Whole Lotta Seeds, Fruitful, Little Bits, Treasures & Text; Family Frenzy: Little Bits, Donut Day, Here We Grow, Treasures & Text; Invisibles: Click Click; Clear Cuts: Clouds; Sand & Surf: Flying High; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Banana; Enamel Dots: Bell Pepper, Guacamole, Punch; Enamel Doo Dads: Cotton Candy, Bell Pepper, Ice, Guacamole
“Happy Birthday” card, by Nicole Nowosad.
I had a lot of fun making this card! I love making cards with my leftover scraps and that is exactly what I did here. Also, I have a never ending need for birthday cards in my household ;) I simply cut strips off paper into candles and added some hand cut flames and layered it all over a Clear Cut chevron background! I stamped part of my sentiment with some stamps in my stash, over a scrap piece of vellum I had in my scrap bucket. Easy peasey.
Fresh Market: Borders, Here We Grow, A Lot Going On, Freshly Squeezed; Family Frenzy: Treasures & Text; Clear Cuts: Chevies White; Enamel Dots: Bell Pepper
“Happy Birthday 2 You” card, by Nicole Nowosad.
Fact is, I need a lot of masculine birthday cards, so I went for another colorful 10 year old boy-approved birthday card for my supply! I started with the Clear Cuts – Stars Ice and went from there, diving again into my scraps. I used lots of stars because, well, they are perfect for boys!
Family Frenzy: A lot Going On; Fresh Market: Borders, Treasures & Text; Just Add Color: Treasures & Text; Clear Cuts: Stars Ice; High Five Alpha Stickers: Color Wheel; Enamel Dots: Bell Pepper
“Just For You” card, by Nicole Nowosad.
After all this boy business, I wanted to make a girly card. I started this time with a Confetti Clear Cut and then some simple fussy cut flowers and a pennant shaped paper piece. I love how the enamel dots just fill those flower centers perfectly!
Thanks for joining me on the blog and thanks to Bella Blvd for having me guest design today!