Queen & Co Blog — Nicole Nowosad

Flower Background with Fruit!

Flower Background with Fruit! 0

Hey everyone!
Nicole Nowosad here today to share a different sort of twist on a scrapbook page using the Fruit Basket kit! I love stretching my supplies to create something outside what it was intended for, as so with the Fruit Basket kit dies, I did just that to create this fun and whimsical page.

I chose the strawberry shaped die as my inspiration for this page. I initially thought it looked like a fun heart shape, but as I looked a little further, it looked more like a flower petal to me. So, I decided to create a fun (and easy!) background for my scrapbook page using the Fruit Basket paper pad and die set.

It was really simple and easy to go - everything in the kit is all pulled together for you so there is not a lot of fussing around either! I love the cute sentiments in the clear stamps in the Fruit Basket kit and added some of those sentiments to finish off my page.

Sit back and see how the whole project came together!

I hope you are inspired to try something new with the dies in your Queen and Company kits!

Watermelon Pie!

Watermelon Pie! 0

Hey everyone!
Nicole here today to share a fun and colorful project using the August Fruit Basket kit! I LOVE all the bright color in this kit, and went a little crazy making a background using one of the dies in the kit, along with the Fruit Paper pad.
I started out with the watermelon slice die from the Fruit Basket kit and the paper pad. I love looking at an item and trying to think of different ways to use it. I saw the watermelon slice as one piece of a pie and went from there. I die cut several slices of watermelon from the various B-Sides of the paper pad and laid them out in piecharts on my page.
I did my best to alternate through all the different patterns I had selected from the paper pad, and using the die made this task simple and easy! Once all the pie charts were in place, I stitched them down and then added some stamped sentiments to the centers of some using the sentiment stamps from the kit.
I couldn't resist using the adorable fruit shaker toppings in this kit, so I added some to the sentiments as small embellishments on my page, along with some of the clear dots as well!
I hope you are inspired to think outside the fruit shapes and create your own project with this fun kit!

Hello Summer Layout!

Hello Summer Layout! 0

Good morning Queen & Co. fans!
Nicole Nowosad here and I am excited to share with you a page using lots of fun and sparkly Queen & Co. embellishments and fillers.

I really wanted to add a little sparkle and shine to the sunburst in my layout and what better way than to add in some great sparkly Donuts, Pinwheels, Twinkle Drops and more! I added some subtle stitching lines for texture and then placed my embellishments along that line to finish off the starburst detail.

I didn't stop there ! I added some fun baby bead fillers to add some dimension to my title area - so quick and easy to do too!

Sit back and watch how this project came together HERE on YouTube!


Have a fantastic Day!

Droplets - green
Mixing Paper Pads!

Mixing Paper Pads! 0

Hi everyone,
Nicole here today to share a project with you. I picked up the Around the Park 12x12 Mat Stack to document some vacation photos to the mouse's house... but when I opened it up, I found some pretty b-side papers that are perfect for girly page!
It is almost hard to believe that these papers came from a Disney themed paper pad right! The pretty floral paper in the Around the Park mat stack has lots of colors in it, so I was able to mix in some papers from the Heart Throb paper pad as well as the Picture Perfect paper pads too. 
I added in lots of fun  Queen and Co. embellishment to the floral elements on my page too - some Sparklers, Sunflowers and even some Petite Posies, along with some dots from the Heart Throb kit.
Heart Throb paper pad
Floral Centers - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Floral Centers - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Hey Queen and Co. fans!
Nicole Nowosad here and I am excited to be here today with a project using the June kit! I love the bright colors in the 6x6 Pretty Presents paper pad in the kit and used it as my inspiration for this page.
You can see that I chose several different papers from the paper pad and diecut them on my digital die cut machine in similar designs, but varying sizes. I added them across a neutral cardstock background and then the fun begins!
 I added different shaker fillers from the June kit to the center of some of the larger flowers.
The process is so easy to do, and the topping fillers are perfect for adding texture to simple diecut embellishments. I love the chunky look of the fillers in the center of those flowers! Fun and super easy.
Check out how the whole page came together in this process video HERE.

Nicole Nowosad

Love Presents? - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit

Love Presents? - Pretty Presents Shaker Kit 0

Hi everyone! Nicole here today to share a quick project using the June kit from Queen & Co.
Of course this kit is perfect for all things birthday, so I couldn't resist digging out some older photos of my daughter's first birthday for this project. The dies and shaker in this month's kit is perfect to create your own birthday package embellishments and the sentiment stamps are perfect to add a little sentiment on your projects.
The paper pad has a great variety of colors and patterns that are party ready - so perfect for both masculine and feminine projects you may have in mind.  I diecut several of the packages from different patterns in the paper pad and layered them together to create a different colored bow on the top of the package. I filled them up with the great toppings in this month's kit too! I love the variety of color choices that come in the kit too. Use one color or mix them up for a playful little package.
I was able to add in some other fun Queen & Co. embellishments into my project too! I added in some Pom Flowers to the top of one of the gifts, and scattered some White Iridescent Flowers throughout my page to finish it off.                    
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!