Nicole has been playing with paper since elementary school, when shopping for new supplies quickened her heart a beat. She spends her crafty time creating layouts and mini albums, but loves hunting for vintage finds whenever she can. She lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, Mike, and their daughter, Allison … and is a proud soccer mama, medical professional and trusted friend. She wears her heart on her sleeve with her journaling and loves to share the everyday moments that mean the most. Watch for Nicole’s blog every Friday in October! Now, let's get to know her a little better:
Are you a layout person, a card person … or both?
I’m 98 percent layouts … but I’ve been branching out a bit more into cards. I find that when I have the recipient of my card in mind while I’m working on it, things seem to fall together.
What is on your scrap desk right now?
The remnants of October Afternoon’s Midway line … I can’t bear to put it away!
What is your favorite October Afternoon line or product?
Favorite line? That’s like asking which is your favorite child, ha ha! I’m going to reach back a bit though and say Thrift Shop. The dictionary side of the one-of-a-kind paper still makes me happy. Favorite overall OA product would be the journal cards … or the Doo-Dads … maybe the Tidbits. I can’t choose just one!
What can you NOT scrapbook without?
Paint to edge my photos, die cuts and pretty paper.
What is your favorite source of inspiration?
I usually start with the story I want to tell, so I’d have to say my family … then I find a photo to help reinforce the story.
What is your favorite movie or book?
“Pretty in Pink”. Back in the 1980s I heard over and over that I resembled Molly Ringwald.
What is your favorite food?
Mexican … I could eat that just about every day, I think.
What is your fondest childhood memory?
Summer vacations to Cape May, NJ with my family. There was always a good time to be had!
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be and why?
My dad … because I still miss him every single day, even after nearly 18 years.