Gift Guide for Creatives + Kids

Gift Guide for Creatives
Gift Guide for Creatives

Had so much fun putting together this little gift guide and then realized there are just so many wonderful things that I left out. One of them being that it's always the thought that counts and another gift I am asking for this year once again is the gift of presence. We have 20+ people who will be with us for Christmas this year (yay!) and have decided to ask everyone to not worry or stress about gift giving. Here's the video I put together and don't forget the awesome discount codes provided by a couple of the brands - details below!

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Fun with Ferdinand!

Most friends I've asked can remember the first movie they saw in the theatre. My mom took me when I was four and it was probably one of my first memories. Thanks to Nickelodeon, we had the fun opportunity to attend a screening of the film, Ferdinand. We invited my friend from college, Dana, and her daughter Star to come along for Jack's
first movie in the theatre!

Ferdinand!

Star let Jack choose where we would sit and we got settled with our popcorn. Jack literally sat at the edge of his seat the entire time and laughed out loud a lot. Seeing his face light up and turn towards me at various points in the movie made me so happy to have Ferdinand be the first film for him in the theatre. It was an inspiring tale about
choosing love, doing the right thing, and not being afraid to be yourself. When we were walking out, Jack said, "I want to see it again!" Star said she loved the whole movie, especially the end, and I agree with both of them. I don't think this is a spoiler alert, but you will want to stay through the credits!

Ferdinand LA premiere

Then we went to a studio where Nickelodeon recreated a set that was an obstacle course inspired by the "bull in a china shop" scene from Ferdinand.

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I put on the bull sumo suit with the assistance of two others and waddled my way onto the set. It was such a fun experience overall and Jack and Star got to take some stuffies as well as the book!

Jack even took his first nap in weeks on our way home and we had the most magical sunset.

Ferdinand
sunset

Relive the fun with us in this video:

Let me know if you check out Ferdinand in theatres December 15!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nickelodeon in partnership with Fox. The opinions and text are all mine.

As always, my creative partners and I appreciate the support.

Zinia's Brick Collage

Hello everyone! It’s Zinia here again and I’m back with a fun scrapbook layout using Amy’s Hustle & Heart collection.

This is a really fun collage layout, inspired by a quilt design I saw on pinterest. It is a little bit time consuming to stick all the little paper strips down but once it’s done you will absolutely love the finished result.

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The first step is to cut all the paper strips. I started by trimming half inch strips from 12x12 pattern papers. Then I cut them down to 1.5” width. I prefer using my scissors for that last part so I can cut multiple strips at the same time.

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Once all the pieces are cut, it’s time to start building the background. I used a ruler to help me place the first line straight and from there I just eyeballed the placement for the rest of the pieces. It doesn’t have to be perfect and super precise. The finished pattern will look fancy and complicated so it will hide any minor issues.

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This pattern will create some empty squares/rectangles where you can put your photos. It’s a really great design especially if you want to scrap multiple photos or stories.

These empty spots are also perfect to add journaling, your title or even embellishments.

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For my design, I chose to a vertical photo that expands across two rows of the pattern and embellished a little around it. I added my title next to my photo using some clear stickers. I didn’t want to overpower the design with a big title that’s why I decided to go small.

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I really hope you enjoyed this page and you got inspired to create some fun collage with your scrappy supplies. Until next time, happy crafting!

Zinia
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Thanks so much for sharing this layout with us, Zinia! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop HUSTLE & HEART now on our shop site!

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Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links. I receive a small percentage of sales at no cost to you. My creative partners and I really appreciate your continued support and every little bit helps me to bring you consistent content!

Violeta's Hey Hey Sweet Layout

Hello again! This is Violeta Scrap, and today I want to show you a Layout that I have created with some of my holiday pictures.

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As base for the Layout I have used a paper of different stripes of colors from the “Hustle & Heart” collection where I have put a white basic cardstock of 11,5”x11,5”.

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In this Layout I have used eight photographs of different sizes. Some of the photographs are displayed under the another. To create this, I have used some patterned papers from the “Hustle & Heart” collection. With the papers I have created a flap so I can glue a photograph inside and another one outside.

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For the title of the Project I have combined a chipboard from the “On a Whim” collection with a foam word from the Thickers of the “Hustle & Heart” collection. In addition, I have included some die cuts from the collection “On a Whim” as decorative elements in different areas of the project and some chipboard elements, also from the “On a Whim” collection.

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As a decorative element, I have also used some transparent stickers that I have placed on one of the photographs, and I have added some pink-shaped glossy puffy stickers too, which combines very well with the colors of the project.

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Lastly, I have added some drops of blue paint, that I have made with some of my spray paints and I have splattered in a couple of areas of the project, as a decorative touch.

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This Project can be useful for you to get ideas for those layouts that you want to create using several pictures in an easy way, even if the pictures are from your holidays or from a special occasion.

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Thanks so much for sharing, Violeta! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop HUSTLE & HEART now! Check your local retailer and online at our shopSimon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com

Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links. I receive a small percentage of sales at no cost to you. My creative partners and I really appreciate your continued support and every little bit helps me to bring you consistent content!

 

Crafted Kindness

Crafted Kindness

When Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner reached out to me about participating in their latest collaboration, Crafted Kindness, I didn't even have to finish the e-mail before I said yes. Got to work with some of my favorite supplies, including one of my favorite stamp sets. I love everything that these ladies do and I am especially proud to be a part of Crafted Kindness, an online card class series that's only $25 that will directly benefit hurricane relief. Crafting and charitable causes...who could say no to that? 

Crafted Kindness
Crafted Kindness

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