Saturday, June 30, 2012

Paper Piecings by Nikki DT Posting

Happy Birthday Nikki!!

Thank you for joining us for a very special blog hop today. 
Today we celebrate the birthday of our "head nut" Nikki. Nikki is the owner and designer of Paper Piecings by Nikki where you will find wonderful paper piecing patterns.

This hop is dedicated to our fearless leader from her design team

Each of the DT member's has created a special card for Nikki including a special message on the back side of the card. The cards have all been placed in a book and sent to Nikki for a memento of her first Design Team members.

Please take the time to stop in and visit each of
our DT sisters blog and make sure you leave some comments for the DT. We all depend on those comments to help us improve our work.

If you have arrived here from Mandy, you are in the right place, if not you may want to start from the beginning:

And here is my card to Nikki:

Thank you for helping to celebrate the birthday of a wonderful designer,
but more importantly our friend!
Happy Birthday Nikki!

Now hop on over to Kimberly to see their card for Nikki!!

Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way

Friday, June 29, 2012

Paper Piecings by Nikki DT Posting

Welcome Crafters how are you enjoying this very warm summer so far?

Today I wanted to share with you a couple cards I made using the Beach Bums Digi Stamps  and the You R My Sunshine Acrylic stamp set from Paper Piecings by Nikki.

Now I am in no way a stamper, I wish I were and keep trying, but I don't have the skill or patience for all that shading and correct lighting etc. so I just color them with pencils add a little Stickles here and there and some Glossy Accents and call it a day LOL.  I did try the water pen and ink method and that didn't work for me either (probably not the right type of ink?) So for now I'm sticking with pencils when I want the entire image colored and fine tip markers when I just want a little bit for highlight.

I'm not much for fussy cutting either (I should just give up on the digi idea LOL) so I used a heart stencil
to cut this little doll out
Now don't let my attempt at digi's discourage you from trying them yourself.  You can pick up this set here:

Also don't forget to stop by Nikki's store and see what other fab files she has, along with her new stamp line and if you're on Facebook make sure you stop by, say hi and join in on the games and challenges we have every week!  Here's the links:  ppbncraftyinspirations and Paper Piecings by Nikki

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Under The Sea Blog Hop

Welcome to the Under the sea blog hop hosted by the oh so talented and ever gracious Ashley from  That is where the hop starts, so if you stumbled across my blog (thank you so much) you must swim back to Ashley's blog so you don't miss a single ray of sunshine (or bubbles)!!  If you got here by way of Lisa then you are floating in the right direction.

So who's ready?  I know after all the heat we've been having here in the Mid West this past week I know I sure am ready for a little dip in the ocean.

For my project I made a treasure box.  This little gem was only $1 from that fabulous where you can get anything for 4 quarters store!

 I then just painted it a pretty sea blue, added some glitter paper for a little sparkle, upcycled a broken shell bracelet I had gotten probably from a Florida trip and voila!

I hope you feel a little cooler after your dip in the ocean!  Make sure you continue on this refreshing journey by visiting Nancie next!

Here's the complete line up in case you find yourself swimming in circles:

 Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin'!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Paper Piecings by Nikki DT Blog Hop

Welcome to Paper Piecings By Nikki's Bi-Monthly Blog Hop! This time our Design Team Members are using Nikki's Campin' Crazy File. This file is so much fun!

If you arrived here from Mindy you've come in from the right place. If you'd like to start at the beginning, you can start at Nikki's blog.

Today I used 5 of the patterns from this wonderfully fun set, the black s'more roasting bear, the campfire, the lantern, the tent and the pine trees to make a two page scrapbook layout.

Here is the two page layout

First page with tent and pine trees

Second page with bear, pine trees and campfire

Close up of black bear cooking his s'mores and dogs!

Tent and lantern files

See the faded pine trees in the back?

I used the stencil portion of the tree file and
inked them all over my paper

I hope you enjoyed my camping layout!! Keep reading to find out what the blog candy is for this hop...

Next up on the hop is the ever so talented Ashley

If you get lost along the way, here is the whole lineup.

Blog Candy....Blog Candy....Blog Candy...

For a chance to win $10 in paper piecing files from Nikki, all you have to do is:

  1. Hop along and become a follower of each blog along the way
  2. Leave a comment at each blog
  3. Follow Paper Piecings By Nikki on facebook
  4. Follow Paper Piecings By Nikki's blog

The winner will be announced at our next hop on July 3rd.

WINNER....WINNER....WINNER of the $10 gift certificate from our last hop is:

Hollie Settlemoir Becker - Please contact Mandy or Nikki with your file choice(s). Congratulations!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'!!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Campin' Crazy S'Mores birthday card

Paper Piecings by Nikki design team post!  Today is my grandson Anthony's 6th birthday and I wanted to share the birthday card I made for him using PPbN Campin' Crazy pattern set.  Here is the complete set:

I used the S'mores face to make this birthday card.  I sized the pieces to about 4 1/2" so they would fit perfectly on the front of the card. I also put him on an Action Wobble so he would have a little swing to him, what 6year old wouldn't love a bouncing S'mores???   The sentiment is from My Creative Time "you had me at chocolate"!

Thanks for stopping by and happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Winner announced

So it's hump day and what a better way to get through the rest of the week then by finding out if you are the winner of some blog candy?????

A big thank you to everyone who joined the Crazy Craftin' Crew  this month for our School's out for the Summer blog hop.  Using I have a winner, who did visit and comment both days and that is.........

Who said...

Fabulous mini album!!!! mvasquez69   & Great card!!! I love it! TFS mvasquez69

Saturday, June 2, 2012

School's out for the Summer blog hop Day #2!

Welcome back to Day #2 of the Monthly Bloggin' Gals  June blog hop School's for the Summer!  Hopefully you've found your way here from Jaime's blog, if not, then start at the beginning with our hostess this month Katina's blog.

Now it's been a very crazy couple of weeks for me and I didn't get a second project done for today but I thought what a better time to show you something that was made for  me that screams School's Out yay!!

This is a wonderful picnic basket mini album made for me by the wonderful Rhonda of Scrap Happens with Rhonda.  Make sure you visit Rhonda at some point, (just not now follow along with the rest of our hop first LOL)  This mini is so adorable and I know no one has gotten to see the wonderful creation that Rhonda came up with so I was excited to share it with you here.

Front Cover

A few inside pages

..a few more inside, there are lots

and the adorable back cover
Well that's it, I hope you really like it as much as I do, I was in tears when I received this.  Your next stop on our carefree hop is...ROBIN  so keep on going :-)

Thanks for stopping by, remember we do this monthly so make sure you check us out again in July

Oh wait, I promised blog candy to those who showed love on both days!  You do need to be a follower (shameless plug for more followers) and leave a way for me to contact you if you win.  U.S. and Canada only though, sorry.   So here it is:
some stickers just waiting for your school crafts!
Katina Martinez -
applause..... clap clap clap.... Goooo Tina!
Jaime Lindstorm

Friday, June 1, 2012

School's out for the Summer blog hop

Welcome to the Monthly Bloggin' Gals June blog hop. This month we are celebrating "School's out for the Summer". Our hostess with the most-ess this month is Katina Martinez!

If you didn't come from Jaime's blog, then you should go back to Katina's blog and start from the beginning so you don't miss a thing!!

With school ending for the 2012 year that means tons of graduations; pre-school, kindergarten, 8th grade, High School....I'm sure most of us have at least one of these this year. For my project today I made a really quick graduation card. This is a card from one of the popular card-making magazines I had and a friend turned into an SVG file so I wouldn't have to measure or hand cut any of the images. Isn't she a blessing?!? She is also a crafter but really likes to design more then craft so when we were looking through the magazine/book she wanted to try her hand at drawing the images and saving them in SCAL. It worked like a charm (that's because she's so smart LOL) and now I have the file to use quickly!

The tassel is made from purple and white twine from The Twinery

This is a tri-fold card, this is the first layer

This is the very center of the card

I'm so glad you decided to hop with us today and really hope you'll stop back to visit tomorrow when we will show you all new projects based on what we think "School's Out" means to us!  I'll even have some blog candy up for grabs for those who comment on both days!

Your next stop is:  Robin
Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

Complete line up:
Robin Scott