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Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a very simple layout that uses minimal supplies – basically just cardstock!  If you have an electronic die cutting machine like the Sizzix Eclips2, you really don’t need much else. This layout is totally about the Sunflower cut file from Quietfire Design.  I fell in love with it when I saw it, and what better page embellishment for sunflower photos?  I was so excited last year when a friend told me about a nearby sunflower field.  You can of course customize the colours and size of the flowers as you see fit so it is a very versatile file. I cut the flowers and the title out with a Sizzix Eclips 2.  I opened the svg file, ungrouped the shapes and cut them out of different colours of cardstock.  They were so pretty I didn’t want to add a lot of other ‘stuff’…

What a yummy looking dessert!!!! and a darn tootin’ cute layout designed by Connie Nichol  SUPPLIES: Heartfelt Creations patterned paper, border die and cherry stamps, Chameleon pens, May Arts ribbon,  Clearsnap Smooch Spritz, Tombow adhesive, Sizzix Eclips 2 electronic die cutting machine. Connie created this layout using Heartfelt Creations stamps Chameleon pens for colouring May Arts Ribbon Clearsnap Smooch Spritz Tombow Adhesives Sizzix Eclips 2 for cutting out the title Now off I go to make that dessert! SUBSCRIBE TODAY to our quarterly publication – delivered right to your door!

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a summer layout featuring digital cut files and a stamp from Quietfire Design.    A few years ago my boys decided to canoe (i.e. float) down the North Saskatchewan River.  They launched in Edmonton, and I was instructed to pick them up downstream in three hours time.  Unfortunately, the river was quite low and the current slow, and it took a lot longer than the predicted three hours.  Of course, my husband had no cell phone with him so I had no idea where the canoe was.  I waited and I waited and they finally showed up…… phew.  They have never repeated that particular adventure. I love the versatility of having an electronic die cutting machine.  It’s amazing.  Need a canoe to embellish a canoeing layout?  Presto, wave the magic wand and cut a canoe, paddles and water with your Sizzix Eclips 2.  Any…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with an easy layout about one of my favourite flowers.  Oh, how I adore the smell of these tiny flowers which appear reliably in my flower bed every May.  Lily of the Valley plants can spread quite aggressively so I keep them segregated in their own flower bed on a shady side of the garage.   I was inspired to create this layout by the new Elizabeth Craft Designs 4 seasons words dies and a most beautiful lily of the valley cut file from Quietfire Design. I cut the lily of the valley embellishments out of CTMH cardstock with my Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine.  The CTMH cardstock cuts beautifully, it is just the right weight. The page background is made by spritzing some Clearsnap Silver Foil Smooch Spritz over a Crafter’s Workshop template. The title is cut out with several Elizabeth Craft Designs…

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a simple scrapbook layout featuring a beautiful patterned paper line from Creative Memories stamps and digital cut files from Quietfire Design cut with the Sizzix Eclips 2. and some stitching with the Brother Sewing Machine The scrapbooking process is a little different for everyone, but when I start with a Quietfire Design quote stamp, I am totally inspired by the quote and go from there.  I looked through my photos and found this one of my friend Jackie with a massive hydrangea bush from 2013 that I thought would do the quote justice.  Next, I selected the beautiful Creative Memories Watercolour Paper Pack and Watercolor Love Embellishments to form the basis of the layout.  The soft colours and patterns are just beautiful.  Although romantic, the papers work for a lot of other photographs too. Lastly, I considered how I might accent the page with…

Hi there, Connie Nichol here today with a romantic scrapbook layout inspired by the February sketch in the CSM Sketchy Gallery. Here’s the sketch this month.  I ended up only using the idea of a heart tucked behind the photo, but it was a good place to start. I started with the most gorgeous piece of patterned paper from Heartfelt Creations Peacock and Paisley line.  The colours and patterns are simply beautiful. I stamped a romantic stamp from Quietfire Design onto one of the patterned Heartfelt Creations journalling cards.  It was a perfect embellishment for a wedding photo. For the finishing touches, the title ‘Always and Forever’, heart and butterflies were cut from Quietfire Design digital cutting files using a Sizzix Eclips 2 and the calligraphic heart is a metal die from  the Calligraphic Elements 1 set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.   Head over to the Quietfire Design blog to see…

Hi Connie Nichol here today with a couple of snowy projects that are being featured over on the Quietfire Design blog.  I started with some of the papers from Simple Stories Snow Patrol line and just kept creating from there.  Here’s a simple 8.5 x 11 scrapbook layout to feature a photo I snapped with my phone in the Rocky Mountains last fall. Snowflakes seemed like the perfect embellishment, so I used my Sizzix Eclips 2 to cut a bunch of large snowflakes using the Berry Leaf digital cutting file from Quietfire Design and layered them under the photo to form a snowy background.   I love this cutting file because it includes the solid background layers you can use to add dimension and interest.  Even though I used only a monochromatic white, there are so many possibilities for layering different colours and types of paper to get different…

During October, Connie Nichol has been a guest designer over at the QuietFire Design blog.  Today she is sharing her second set of projects,  Halloween cards made using QuietFire Design stamps and digital cutting files.  Be sure to head over to the QuietFire Designs blog to see all the details and one more Halloween card.  The blog  is just FULL of gorgeous card ideas! To create these cards Connie also used Stampin Up Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and the Sizzix Eclips2 Here is another spooky take! Supplies:   Stampin Up Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper and cardstock, May Arts ribbon, Creative Memories corner rounder, QuietFire Design stamps and digital cutting files, Sizzix Eclips2, Clearsnap ink. Have a wonderful day everyone!

Hi everybody, Connie Nichol here! Today I was as a guest designer on the Quietfire Design blog.   I have used and loved Quietfire Design stamps before, but this was the first chance I got to play with their digital design files and the new metal dies designed by Quietfire Designs and manufactured by Elizabeth Craft Designs.   They are just gorgeous. There are quite a few digital cutting files available at Quietfire Designs and they are easily downloaded and used by any electronic cutting machine that can accept svg files. Here is one of the three thank you cards I made with a cutting file and the Sizzix Eclips2 electronic die cutting machine – click HERE to  head over to the Quietfire Design blog to see my other cards and learn a little about how I made them.  I love the way they all turned out – quick and easy just using specialty…