Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 19

hello!!! it's time for another Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge...i used http://www.peachykeenstamps.com/products/PK_318_Penguin_Doll_Set-366-0.html to make this cute lil' penguin band...i used my Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge to cut out their instruments (they are on the Rocker key)...although you can't really tell, i put stickles on the microphone...anyhoo, this is my take on this week's sketch (above)...hop over to the challenge blog to see what my fellow designers came up with...THEY ARE AMAZING!!!! ...so bust out your scrappy supplies and come play along with us at http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Meowy Christmas to you ;o)

HO HO HO!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! wishing you all a WONDERFUL Christmas!!! i just had to do a quick post and share a few pics of my Jinxy kitty in her Christmas dress (thanks mama deb!) she is sooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!
great big Christmas hugs to you all...MUAH!
-nikki ....and Jinxy-Cedrika ;o)
p.s. disregard all the "fuzz" on my tree skirt...felt! UGH.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge-18

hello again! here is my card for Challenge-18 over at http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ please hop over there and join in on all the challenge fun! i used the ADORABLE snowman from http://http//www.peachykeenstamps.com/products/PK_328_Snowman_Winter_Greeting_Card_Set-362-0.html ....the holly leaves i cut using the Winter Woodland cricut cartridge...all papers are from Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding line.

the sketch and prize for challenge 18 are pictured above.
have a wonderful day!

Tis' the season *super non-traditional*

hey everyone! i woke up at 4:45 this morning...UGH...but i figured i'd make the most of it and be productive! sooooo NOT holiday colors on this card, but i LOVE how it turned out...a friend of mine had a baby boy at the beginning of this year, and i thought these colors were perfect (also yellow and blue are her fav colors)...anyhoo, i cut the ornament from my Christmas Cheer cartridge at 2.25 inches...the circle and scallop are cut from Winter Woodland (my FAV circle and scallop!)...i tied on some embroidery floss and called it done. ;o)

be sure to check back later today to see my card for challenge 18 over at http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ then get busy and make a card and JOIN IN ON THE FUN!

have a GREAT day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

My Winnie the Pooh Christmas Decor ;o)

hello everyone! i thought i'd share a picture of my Christmas tree...can you tell i like Pooh? ;o) i hope all of your holiday fun is off to a great start! have a wonderful day!


p.s. no presents under the tree yet...WAY TOO TEMPTING for my kitties! so i'll wait until a little closer to Christmas to put them under. ;o)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

here are a few cards i made using some of the stamps that you can WIN if you enter the peachykeenstamps challenge and play along with us!!! head on over to http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ and join in on all the fun!!! as the saying goes...you can't win if you don't play! (ok, maybe that isn't exactly a saying) hehehehe

btw i just found out the the penguin card (one with the hat and scarf) is featured on the home page over at http://peachykeenstamps.com/ THANK YOU KATHY!!! you flatter me so... ;o)

toodles. Nikki

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 17

i am THRILLED to announce that i have been asked to be a Design Team member for Peachy Keen Stamps!!!!! i am just AMAZED at the talent of my fellow designers!!! i am looking so forward to the inspiration that they will bring me (and YOU) in the upcoming weeks...anyhoo, here is my card for Challenge 17...that ADORABLE lil' penguin and phrase are PK-M11 Winter is for the birds...i stamped the image and colored with prismacolor pencils and blended with Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS)...i ran my background paper through my cuttlebug in the snowflakes folder...i then went over the embossed snowflakes with my Sakura glitter pen... i hand stitched around my image and added pop dots for dimension...added some ribbon (of course!) and popped up my sentiment as well...VOILA!

PLEASE JOIN IN ON THE CHALLENGE FUN!!!!!!!!! head over to http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2009/12/peachy-keen-stamps-challenge-17.html

The "Recipe" for this challenge is...
-polka dot(s)
-a border
-stamped image

THAT'S IT!!!!! Please join in on the FUN with us!!!!!!

The prize for this challenge is TWO of the newest peachykeenstamps.com stamp sets!!! and boy THEY ARE ADORABLE!!!!!!!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Meowy Christmas

hello peeps! i'm having so much fun breaking in my peachykeen.com animal faces stamp set! (PK-751 Animal Faces-Medium) my hubby's grandma is a huge cat lover, so i made this christmas card for her...i can post it because she doesn't "do" the internet...anyhoo i ran my blue cardstock through the cuttlebug in the snowflakes folder...i then sanded it...i added a strip of striped paper and a scallop border (scallop is the fiskars threading water border punch with the holes covered)...then i cut the kitty from my Animal Kingdom cartridge at 4 inches...stamped her ADORABLE face...her santa hat if from the Pooh and Friends cartridge cut at 1 inch...and lastly i gave her a bow (i know, shocking! HA) thanks for taking a peek at my card


Monday, November 23, 2009

Polar Bear Card

hello everyone!!! it's a happy day in scrappinNavyWife-land!!!! i received this stamp set from peachykeenstamps.com (PK-751 Animal Faces-Medium...thanks Kathy!) of ALL of the faces of the animals on the "Animal Kingdom" cricut cartridge...it's a HUGE set of 50 stamps! SO CUTE!!! and........drumroll....MY SAILOR CAME HOME FROM SEA!!!!! WOO HOO!!!! ;o)

anyhoo...i know this picture isn't great (dark out) but i just had to post this card!!!! i think my lil' polar bear came out super cute! i cut her out at 4 inches on blackout (remember to ALWAYS do blackout so you have a place to stamp the face)...i used a silver metallic prismacolor colored pencil to outline and shade her (blended with odorless mineral spirits)...i stamped the snowflakes (PK-020 Snow Flakey) with silver ink and embossed them with ultra thick embossing enamel....added some ribbon (of course i gave her a bow!) and called it done! hope you like her ;o)


i'll take a better picture tomorrow if it's sunny out...HELLO! I LIVE IN FLORIDA, SUN! YA KNOW, "THE SUNSHINE STATE"...well not today! LOL

Sunday, November 22, 2009

And the Winner is.........

true random number generator

JenE!!!!! Congrats!!!!

JenE said...I thought I did post here too! I love your flowers...sure hope I win!!

thank you to everyone who entered! have a great day!!!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Merry Christmas Card

hello! this card was fun/time consuming! ;o) here goes....i used my PeachyKeen snowflake stamps (PK-20 Snow Flakey)to stamp my background with clear embossing ink...i then heat embossed them with Embossing Tinsel (looks way cooler in real life)...what's not to love about glittery snowflakes???! i cut my snowlady using my Christmas Cheer cricut cartridge...she is cut at 3 1/2 inches on blackout...i stamped her ADORABLE lil' snowlady face with a PeachyKeen stamp (PK-520 Winter Face Assortment)...i colored in her nose with a prismacolor colored pencil...i stamped her belly charcoal buttons with another peachykeen stamp (PK-20 Snow Flakey)...i added pop dots to the back of her and stuck her on the snow...which i glittered up with my Sakura glitter pen...then to finish it off i stamped my greeting (from dollar bin at michaels)...cut it out and added eyelets and strung ribbon through...added pop dots to the back of it too...card done! thanks for stoppin by!

have a great day!!!



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Turkey Card

hello! the mailman brought me a ton of peachykeen stamps (peachykeenstamps.com)yesterday, so i just had to break them in! i cut the turkey a bunch of times with my "animal kingdom" cricut cartridge at 3 inches (cut apart and layered it)...i stamped her cute face with the 3/8" bird face from the "Winter Face Assortment" (PK-520)...i colored in her beak with an orange Sakura Souffle pen (it raises a lil' when it's dry!) then i used my new "Medium Polka Dot Print" (PK-101) to create the pattern on the Craft cardstock...i first inked it up with Tim Holtz "Distress" embossing powder (to get it good and juicy) i then inked over that with Colorbox ink in "cream white"...then stamped my image and sprinkled "Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel" over it and melted it with my heat gun...i added "UTEE" 2 more times...so the end result is cool little domed white shiny dots...the Plaid paper is from the "Nana's Nursery Baby girl" stack from DCWV...i added a dollar ribbon from Michaels and called it done ;o)

*i'm not gonna lie...this one kinda took forever what with the hand stitching and all...but i think it turned out cute, so it was worth it!*

***don't forget to enter yourself in my first GIVEAWAY!!!! right below this post!***

have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My First Giveaway!!!!!!

hello! i have been having a total blast with my blog...and i just LOVE when you guys leave me comments!!! sooooooooo to say THANK YOU i am having my first giveaway...i have been crocheting my lil' fingers to the bone for the past few days in anticipation of this giveaway, and i hope you all like the flowers!!! they are a perfect embellishment for a card or a scrapbook page...or maybe even try stitching them onto a scarf or sweater! ;o)

sooo you want to win??? here's how...all you need to do is become a follower (if you aren't one already) and leave a comment on THIS post with a way to contact you if you win...THAT'S IT! GOOD LUCK!!! ;o)

*there are 35 flowers in the picture...but because i am a little OCD with crocheting there will probably be more added! LOL...and perhaps i will throw in a few cards with envelopes! ;o) i will announce the winner next Sunday...have a great week!!!*



Friday, November 13, 2009

Thankful For You

HELLO!!!! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! i started working on this card last night, but just wasn't happy with it...then i went to Michaels today and found that blue ribbon for a dollar...and the "thankful for you" stamp in the clearance aisle for only 94 cents!!!! ALWAYS check the clearance aisle!!!! also while i was in M's i stopped and played with the gypsy for a while...IT IS SO COOL!!! maybe Santa will bring it to me. ;o) ok, enough about my shopping adventure...

i embossed the background the same way i did on my 2 lil' Indians card...****TIP...i rub the paper i'm going to emboss with a dryer sheet to eliminate the static...this helps the excess embossing powder to slide right off!!***

i cut this lil' pilgrim with my "paper doll dress up" cricut cartridge...him and all his accessories are cut at 3 1/4 inches...popped him up...added ribbon and sentiment and called it done!



Thursday, November 12, 2009

2 lil' Indians

hello! happy almost weekend! ;o) for my background paper i used clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder to create a tone on tone look with a little leaf stamp...the paper strip at the bottom i ran through my cuttlebug in the "distressed stripes" embossing folder.... i cut these 2 adorable lil' Indians using my "paper doll dress up" cricut cartridge...i cut their bodies on blackout at 3 1/4 inches (blackout so i can stamp their faces with my 'peachykeen.com face stamps')...for the girl indian i ran her dress through my cuttlebug on the "leather" fiskars embossing plate...for the boy i cut out his headdress twice and folded glue dots in half to make it pop up just a little bit...i used my exacto knife to cut away a few feathers....i added pop dots to the back of both lil' indians...and there ya go! ;o)


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thinking of You

hello. my friend recently lost her grandmother, so i made her this card. i cut the scalloped card using my "wild card" cricut cartridge on the blackout feature at 5 3/4inches. i then cut out three circles in coordinating papers...i cut the black circle in half and ran it through my cuttlebug in the "hounds-tooth" embossing folder...i then used my ATG-714 gun to adhere it (need some really sticky adhesive when adhering embossed papers)...i added a few borders...then i used "zip dry" glue to adhere the button to my crocheted flower...and i used "zip dry" to adhere my crocheted flower to the card...all papers and borders used on this card are by Making Memories "Sabrina" line...no longer in the stores, but can be found online i think. thanks for stopping by! ;o)


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Card For Noah

this card is for Noah Biorkman. He is a 5 year old little boy that is in the final stages of cancer and his wish is to get a whole bunch of Christmas cards. If you want to help make his wish come true make him a Christmas card this week and send it to this darling little boy!

Noah Biorkman
1141 Fountain View Circle
South Lyon, MI, 48178

read all about Noah's story here...http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/21522646/detail.html

now for the details of this card i made for him...the reindeer are cut at 3 1/4 inches from my Christmas Cheer cricut cartridge...i cut the noses with my hole punch and added glossy accents to make them shiny...i embossed the background paper with my snowflakes cuttlebug folder...i then went over the raised images with my sakura glitter pen (LOVE THAT PEN!)...i added the patterned paper to the bottom and finished it off with pretty ribbon i got at Michael's...

i hope you had a great weekend!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Squeal Better Soon *swine flu get well*

hi! my aunt finally received this card in the mail today, so i can post it now...she was sick as a dog with the swine flu so i just had to make her a funny card!!! i used my From My Kitchen cricut cartridge for the pig...and all papers are Making Memories "sabrina" collection.....and what a SHOCKER i used my dymo for the "squeal better soon" sentiment.....the inside says, "hope you're back up and oinkin' again soon" ;o)


*my aunt is INSISTING that i sell this card...so if you're interested in buying one for 6 dollars i will personalize the inside with the greeting of your choice and your name and mail it to the recipient....it will come in a black envelope (made by me) with a little pink piggy on the back...oh, also the back of the card has a made by stamp that says limited edition H1N1 LOL...just leave a comment on this post with a way to contact you*

Monday, October 26, 2009


WOW 2 posts in one day! LOL...........so the mailman brought me presents today!!! i got Indie Art, Home Decor, and Jubilee DIRT CHEAP online the other day...wait, i ordered Friday WHOA they shipped FAST!!! but i digress........

i just HAD to play with Indie Art immediately, and here's what i came up with...the skull is cut at 3 inches and shadowed...i ran black Core'dinations cardstock through my cuttlebug in the Diamond plate Embossing folder and then sanded it and distressed the edges...i used my trusty dymo for the sentiment...and voila! card done!

hope your week is off to a great start!


New Moon *Volturi* ATC's

well the release of New Moon is quickly approaching so i thought i'd share these *Volturi* (bad vamps) ATC's i made for a swap i'm in...the pictures are horrible because the shine made my camera go nuts!...i tried to scan them and that was even worse! but anyhoo, ya get the idea. ;o)

i posted these mostly because i'm sure i am NOT ALONE in my love for all things Twilight related!!!!!!!!!! TWI-HEARTS UNITE!!!!!! LOL


Friday, October 23, 2009

1 Stamp 2 different looks

hi peeps! so... my newest obsession is the Magic Colored Pencil Technique using prismacolor pencils to color in the image, and Odorless Mineral Spirits to blend the colors...it turns out so pretty, and is super fun to do! i got this ADORABLE stamp in the mail from peachykeenstamps.com and i thought hmmmm i'll make a "springy" card and a "fally" card...and here's what i came up with....funny how changing the colors make such a huge difference! for the "fally" card i used my "Doodlecharms" cricut cartridge and cut out a lil' pumpkin at 1 1/4 inches three times to get the layers...then i did a lil' doodlin' on it and stamped the face (also a peachykeen stamp)...added some chalk and a pop dot and added it to the stamp to cover up the "springy" butterfly ;o)

i hope you all have a scraptastic weekend!


p.s. thanks again to peachykeenstamps.com for featuring my halloween cards on their site! it's a huge honor! ;o)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween Cards

hello people! sorry i haven't posted in a while...but i have been busy making these cards to send for Halloween...and making cards for a card drive i'm participating in...not much really to describe about these cards...they were all made with my "paper doll dress up" cricut cartridge...I LOVE THIS CARTRIDGE!!! seriously, if you don't have it GET IT!

have a wonderful day!

hugs, Nikki

*the faces on these cards were made with stamps from peachykeenstamps.com....click on the bouncy peach to the right to check out all of their AWESOME STAMPS!!!!*

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Shakes come and go, but friends are fuuuuurrever

hello! my friend melissa and i LOVE the movie "just friends" with ryan reynolds...if you haven't seen it do yourself a favor and watch it! it's absolutely hysterical! anyhoo in one scene the main character's best friend gives him a t-shirt that says "shakes come and go, but friends are fuuuuurrrever"...it is super funny! so when i got my new "from my kitchen" cricut cartridge and saw the shake it has i just HAD to make her this card! the papers are all DCWV...oh and this kitty on the inside is from "everyday paper dolls"...i hope my friend enjoys this card as much as i enjoyed making it! ;o)


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Moon ATC's

hmmmm do i have any fellow "twi-hearts" following me? i am OBSESSED with all things twilight related...in fact i'm currently re-reading new moon! LOVE IT!!! i was invited to participate in my first swap ever over on scrapbook.com...and these are the first ATC's i have ever made...and boy is it fun to do! i used some cool techniques on my ATC's...for instance i used Glossy Accents on their eyes to make them pop, and i love how it looks! i also tried glitter embossing powder for the first time, and i think i may now be obsessed! LOL well i just thought i'd share these with ya...i'm off to look for images for my next ATC swap which will be the "bad guys" from New Moon.

have a fantastic day!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

How Ya Bee

this was a fun card to make! i really think it turned out cute! i cut the bee with my "pooh and friends" cricut cartridge at 3 inches...i ran the black and yellow papers of the card base through my cuttlebug on the "honeycomb" fiskars embossing plate...then i adhered that cute chunky rik-rack (thanks mom!)...and then i just did a whole bunch of doodling...tfl! ;o)

p.s. my kitty Jinxy is such a good "helper"! ;o)



i just LOVE these photo's of baby me in this cute swing! i used Basic Grey's "lemonade" line for this scrapbook page...i'm not entirely thrilled with this page, but here it is anyway...i used my Tim Holtz "grungeboard" for the title...i simply painted the letters with my colorbox ink...if you haven't tried grungeboard yet, get some! it is soooooo COOL!!!

hope you're having a great day!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

4 card from 2 sheets of patterned paper!

hello and happy tuesday peeps! i got this paper line from michaels a while back and felt like playing with it, and here are the results...this line is Making Memories "sabrina" collection and it's super girly and pretty!!! for the two cards that are inked and distressed i cut scalloped circles with my cricut to make the flowers...i just cut them and then crumpled them up and inked them...then layered them and this is how they came out...I LIKE THEM! super easy and waaaaaaaay cheaper than store bought flowers!

the "mosaic" card is loosely based off a card over on the christmas with the cricut blog...go check them out! www.cricutchristmas.blogspot.com the butterfly stamp is from a set by Martha Stewart and i LOVE that set!!!

the remaining card was super simple too...not too much to say about it...ran the black paper at the bottom through my cuttlebug in my "houndstooth" embossing folder...cut out and pop dotted a pretty rub on and voila...card done!

well thanks for taking a look! i hope you have a great day!

scraptastically yours...Nikki

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Guitar B-day Card

hello and happy saturday peeps!!! this card went together quickly and i think it turned out pretty cool...i cut the guitar at 4 1/4 from my "hannah montana" cricut cartridge...i ran gray "core'dinations" cardstock through my cuttlebug on a fiskars texture plate...then i lightly sanded to reveal the inner core color...the patterned paper and glitter paper are from "die cuts with a view"...thanks for lookin'! ;o)

have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!!