Saturday, December 31, 2011

Paper Piecings by Nikki Just Married Card

Well I promised you yesterday I would show you what I created with the sweet Just married set from Paper Piecings by Nikki and here it is..............

This is a card I am going to use for my daughter's upcoming wedding at the end of January. Isn't it just sweet?  the card base is 5 x 7, covered in matching paper from a valentine pack (the cover is missing now so i don't know the brand).  "Love" is from the Sweet Hearts Cricut cartridge and then heat embossed.  The darling couple has been pop dotted up.

thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop in and say Hi! to Nikki

Friday, December 30, 2011

Paper Piecings by Nikki Design Team offering

Hi everybody.  Hope your day isn't as bleak as mine today.  It has been overcast and raining all day, can't even enjoy this 50 degree weather we are getting in December!

 Today I want to show you some piecings designed by Nikki of Paper Piecings by Nikki, these adorable love birds are from her Just Married pattern set and can be found here
You can hand cut these images already colored, or cut each layer separately for a more dimensional look and choose your own colors

These are my adorable piecings

Never pieced before?  this is what the file looks like when you are preparing to cut

Make sure you stop back tomorrow so you can see what I create with this sweethearts!

thanks for stopping by and make sure you pay a visit to the Paper Piecings by Nikki's facebook page for tons of other ideas from the design team!

Friday, December 23, 2011

My cricut craftroom 25 Days of Christmas - snowmen!

Hi and welcome to day #23 of My Cricut craft room's 25 days of Christmas.  Today's theme is snowmen and I chose to make a home decor item using the Potpourri Basket cartridge.  Both the snowman and the trees behind him are available on this cartridge.  The frame is a simple $1 frame from Michael's.  I covered it with paper from the signature Christmas Holiday Glitter Book by My Mind's Eye.

I used my Gypsy to size the snowman and the trees.  I wanted to stretch the trees upward but not wider.  The trees were cut at 3.89 x 5.64 and the snowman was cut at 3.46 x 3.71

I used glitter glue from Studio G (that good ole $1 bin) to add a little snowshine to the tops of the trees.

thanks for stopping by and make sure you visit MYCRICUTCRAFTROOM for the rest of the wonderful projects based on snowmen today!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Paper Piecings by Nikki DT Posting

Hi all, it's been a very hectic December for me.  My mother passed away at the beginning of the month, out of state and I have been waiting for her cremains to arrive back home to me so my sister and I could start planning her memorial. We almost have all the arrangements finalized, Then my husband gets laid off and cramps my crafting time so I haven't been able to lose my thoughts in my craft room like I was hoping to help me through this.  Most of my postings have all been pre-scheduled so it probably looks like I've been busy crafting, but thank goodness for the blogger scheduling option that helps me get ahead of the game for trying times like this.  I promise I will get to reading all the wonderful comments everyone has left here over the last month.

But for today I thought I would do a "live" post and put up some of the projects I have been working on with Paper Piecings by Nikki's Very Beary Christmas collection.  This is a very versatile set, and can also be purchased as digi stamps.  Now I am not a stamper, I have found the "coloring" aspect really cramps my fingers, but they are so adorable I had to make some gift tags out of them.
These were colored with pencil they still are adorable though!
Now I was certain that I had taken pictures of the gifts I used these for, I remember setting the scene, etc.  But I can not find the pics, I must have gotten distracted and never actually took them.  I had made "reindeer beer" bottles, with pipe cleaners for antlers, googly eyes and even a red pompon nose.  I saw them in DIY Christmas ideas.  Adorable and can even be used on wine bottles and six packs of bottle root beer!

This is a very simple and cute card using the same digi stamp set "Very Beary Christmas".  My grandson actually used a couple of these images for a Christmas card for his teacher this year, it is sweet.

Now piecing is more my style, lol.  This adorable bear tangled in her Christmas lights is part of the Very Beary Christmas piecing collection.  Her bow and lights are lightly stickled for extra shine.

And finally I have a two-page 8x8 layout I made for my 5 year old grandson's Christmas program, can't wait to print the photos for it.  He sang "he'll be comin' round the mountain".  So adorable when a bunch of 5 year olds sing!

Thanks for stopping by and remember if you visit Nikki's blog and link up a project made with this adorable set, or her newest Baking Memories Pattern set --adorable gingerbread guys --, you are entered to win a huge crafting prize!  make sure you stop by and check it out, and all the beautiful projects made with her piecings!

Have a safe and blessed Christmas

Monday, December 19, 2011

25 Days of Christmas with Erica's Craftroom

Welcome to day 19 of the 25 days of Christmas being hosted by Erica, of My Cricut Craftroom.  Today's theme is to make something related to chocolate, tea or coffee.  I chose to make a gift using Pink by Design stamps and the Tag, Bags, Boxes and more...cartridge:

This envelope is from TTBM on page 113

I used the blackout feature and cut it at 10"

The stamp and die are from Pink by Design stamps Goodie stamps and die

Each of these little envelopes has a hot chocolate pack tucked inside!
Thanks for stopping my and remember to visit  My Cricut Craft room for more projects!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Santa baby Digital blog hop Day 2 - 12/18/11

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Santa Baby Digital Blog Hop!!
If you came here from:  Nikki you're going in the right direction, if you want to start from the beginning go here:  Becky

Yesterday I posted a layout of my grandson having a blast playing in the snow during our blizzard last year.  So today I thought I would post a layout of the "other" side LOL.  Today's layout is of the work the grown ups have to do when it snows.  Yep the fun job of digging out.  For this one I used a pre-made layout, it is a one page layout that is called a "quick page".  Everything was done for me, all I had to do was insert a photo.  Now this is what I like!  LOL   I think I'm off to buy a 12 x 12 printer (that's my preferred size of scrapbooks) and because I don't want them bound unless they would be for a present, then printing each page myself and putting them in a album, I don't need to send them off to be printed and bound.

I am using software called My Memories studio and you can purchase items, and even tons of stuff for free, on their website.  Now on to my layout.....

Your next stop on this digital adventure is:   Anne Marie
thanks for stopping by and Happy scrappin'!   

Full line up:

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Magic blog hop

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Welcome to the Christmas Magic blog hop hosted by the oh so crafty Ashley of the Glamorous side of scrapping.  If you have gotten to me by way of Vickie you are headed in the right direction.  If you just stopped by to visit and want to start from the beginning go to Ashley's blog.

I know you have been enjoying yourself on this hop because all the ladies are soo very talented and I am so happy to be in this line-up!  I have made some Christmas cards for your viewing enjoyment made with the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut cartridge.  The images on this cartridge are so stinking cute I can't stand it.  Of course, like just about everything I do, I needed to really (and I mean r-e-a-l-l-y think about these layers, call my daughter, think about it some more) before they made sense to me, but once they did, oh my they were so easy and adorable I couldn't stop cutting the Christmas related images!

The card bases are from Hobby Lobby (at 50% of course), the paper is from Paper Layerz by Megan Elizabeth (have you seen this awesome paper???) the sentiment shape is from My Creative time, along with the matching stamp and the sentiments are from My Pink Stamper --  boy I am just name dropping all over the place today!  All the Hello Kitty images were cute at 4" - and they still had some pin head size cuts!

Well that's my contribution to Ashley's Christmas Magic hop, thanks for stopping by!  Your last stop is: Kristy

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Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

Santa baby Digital blog hop Day 1

Welcome to the Santa Baby blog hop were all things are digital!  
If you are getting here by way of Mary's blog you are on the right track, if not and you want to start over with the wonderful hostesses of this hop:
 Becky and Dandy
you should start here:  Beckscricards

I am really new to digital scrapbooking and I have to say, most people find digital scrapbooking to be so easy, but I have a really hard time if I can't see everything right in front of me and I have to go looking for images and embellishments, so this page was very hard for me. I used the My Memories Suite software and their store has tons of pre-made layouts (up my alley). Maybe if I would have just used a pre-made layout it would have been easier, but I wanted so badly to try creating my own, and I don't have a lot of content yet, so this was very hard.  I know that if I wasn't doing a blog hop I would simply use a pre-made layout to get a lot of pages done quickly, so for non-posting purposes  I will be use this software alot for gifts for family who likes to get photos of all of us.   As most of you were probably involved in too, last year we had a blizzard.  The kids loved it, no school, fun outside.  This is a layout of one of my grandchildren having a wonderful time in all the snow!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'!  Remember to come back tomorrow for Day 2

Now on to the next awesomely digital project by: Anne Marie

Full line up:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Cricut craftroom 25 days of Christmas -Trees!

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

Here is my project....

This fun tree was cut at 4" from the Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge and Stickles were added for some extra bling!
"Joy" is from My Pink Stamper Christmas Wishes set

Thanks for stopping by and remember to visit Mycricutcraftroom for more Christmas projects all month long!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Erica's Craftroom 25 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

Today's theme is penguins!! 
 Don't you just adore them they are so cute!

Here is my project....

I used Create-a-Critter to make these little guys. I cut them at 4", 3 .5" & 3"

This design was already on the paper I just used Crystal accents to give it a little shine

The title was cut from Hello Kitty and added some Icicle Stickles for added bling

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you visit My Cricut craftroom for more projects of the day!

Monday, December 12, 2011

My Cricut craft Room 25 Days of Christmas -- Theme: Snow

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

Here is my project....

This so sweet snowman was cut at 4" from the Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge,  the Believe sentiment is from  the My Pink Stamper Christmas Wishes set.  This base card is from The Paper studio Christmas box of cards set

Thanks for stopping by and remember to visit My Cricut Craft Room each day in December for more Christmas projects!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

scrapbook layout using PPbN collection

So I promised you a layout today using a collection by Paper Piecings by Nikki and here is it......
This is from the Doggy Christmas collection

You get this adorable doggy, dog house, bone w/bow and Christmas lights...

....this snow covered tree and dog bone garland...

And this sweet wreath with the bow

And here's my Syd!
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you get in the great give-a-way going on at Paper Piecings by Nikki!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

CTMH give-a-way challenge

You definitely need to check out this contest being sponsored by Paper Piecings by Nikki.  Just make a scrapbook layout using one of Nikki's adorable piecings that can be found in her store here.  Link up your projects and you're entered to win this fantastic Close to My Heart collection:

It's Christmas time once again which means lots of memories, lots of pictures and lots of scrapping, crafting and cards!  This is week 1 of my "3 Weeks of Christmas Challenges/Giveaways"!!
This challenge comes with the prize of this adorable Close To My Heart stamp set, paper pack and sticker assortment!! A value of over $40 in CTMH products!!

Stop back tomorrow to see what I created using Nikki's Doggy Christmas collection

thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

Friday, December 9, 2011

My Cricut craft Room 25 Days of Christmas -- Theme: Animals

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

Here is my project....

This little penguin was cut from the Create-a-Critter cartridge at 4"
the Merry Christmas sentiment is from My Pink Stamper  Christmas Wishes stamp set
The card base is  pre-made from a set I picked up at Hobby Lobby

Thanks for stopping by and remember to visit MyCricutCraftRoom every day in December for lots of Christmas projects!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Paper Piecings by Nikki Christmas Card week

Hello all my crafty friends!  I have to tell you I am having a blast being in my first design team.

This week's theme at Paper Piecings by Nikki is Christmas cards!  I made a really quick and simple card from this week's freebie being offered on the PPbN site.  I cut this adorable snowman at approx. 4" .  His scarf and background paper is from the Lost & Found  designer paper pad from My Mind's Eye, this pad is just adorable.  It isn't a Christmas pad but I really love the muted colors.  I made a little Stickle holly on his top hat, tied a piece of ribbon around the mat and voila!  a cute and so simple card ready for mailing!

Make sure you stop by Paper Piecings by Nikki's facebook page and say hi!  And then go to the PPbN store to grab this freebie while it's available.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I am a new Design Team member for Paper Piecings by Nikki!

I am so excited to share with all of you that I have been appointed to my VERY FIRST design team.  I know can you believe it??!!  I am so stinkin' excited I can't believe it.  I am so nervous that I won't be able to keep up with all the other DT members, but I'm going to try my best!   Here are just a few of the paper piecing patterns I have put together.  All these were designed by Nikki herself....she is so creative!

He's a freebie, visit fast before he's gone!

All of the piecing patterns can be found at Nikki's store....PPBN  don't be afraid of trying them, you can get a freebie for visiting and just try it out, you can hand-cut and then piece, use your cutting machine, or even use them as digi stamps!

thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!