Sunday, February 27, 2011

You're the flip to my flop

It's my day to post for The Scrapping Cottage. For my card today I used the Flip Flops die.
The super cute sentiment is from the Summer Vacation set from PinkByDesign. My patterned paper is from the Urban Prairie collection from Basic Grey.

♥ Nikki ♥

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Outta this world---Spinner Card

Happy Hump day! For my card today I used the Wild Card cartridge for my Spinner Card base and wheel. The cute astronaut is from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. I used the Boy Mates face assortment and the Wide Eyed Kids face assortment from for my card. His face changes as you spin the wheel around. {spin the little notched circle on the side}....

Boy Mates Face ^

The sentiment is from the Oh Boy set from PinkByDesign. I really REALLY like how this card turned out!

I hope to chat with YOU tonight on Emma's Ustream!!!

6 pm Pacific
7 pm Mountain
8 pm Central
9 Eastern

Click HERE to go to the Ustream

♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge 46

Hello! What a great sketch we have for this challenge! I used the large and small adorable beer mugs from the Cheers for Green Beer set.

I used my clear Sakura gelly pen on the larger mugs to add shine but I could not get it to show up in the pictures. It looks like glass in real life. The "foam" is  made with frosted lace stickles.

Okie dokie...Pop over to the Challenge Blog to play along and to see what the other awesome Design Teamers have made for this challenge! Have a GREAT day!

♥ Nikki ♥

Monday, February 21, 2011

A cut above the rest

Hiya peeps! I got the new Cricut Circle cartridge called Cricut Everyday in the mail the other day and here is my first creation with it. The card base is actually the cricut cake logo welded together with my gypsy. It's a really pretty cut! The scissors are also from this cartridge.

I used a white brad for the scissors. The sentiment is from the Simply Everything set from PinkByDesign. Yes I know that scissors are supposed to be metal...but in my head even scissors are made out of kraft! HAHA My krafty love/obsession knows no bounds!

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, February 20, 2011

That's how I roll

Hiya! Here's my card for The Scrapping Cottage today. I used the Tractor die to make this easy man card.
The sentiment is from the Just 4 Men set from PinkByDesign
Easy Peasy. I hope you're having a great day!

♥ Nikki ♥

Friday, February 18, 2011

Lucky Me, to have a friend like you!

Hello, it's design team day for Pink Cricut today! For my card I used the Swirl Curls background stamp from PinkByDesign. I glimmer misted my white cardstock with Key Lime and dried it with the heat gun. I then used Tim Holtz embossing ink to stamp the Swirl Curls...then I heat embossed with UTEE {ultra thick embossing enamel}. This way you can see the key lime glimmer mist through the UTEE...
Can you see the shine better here? ☺ It really looks cool in person. I used plain white prima flowers and used Tim Holtz embossing inks in Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint to customize the colors I wanted. The sweet sentiment is from the Luck O' The Irish set from PinkByDesign. I hope you like my card! Pop over to Pink Cricut's blog to see what the other design teamers made!

♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Throwback Thursday...You make me SMILE

Hiya peeps! It's Throwback Thursday time again!!! Our challenge this time is to create a project using the good ol' Walk in My Garden cartridge. I turned one of the envelopes from the cartridge into a sort of card that is the gift too. I don't know how else to explain that! HA Untie the ribbon and voila!...
I have always loved this sweet turtle from WIMG. I gave her a face using the Critter Faces Small set from I used Martha Stewart glitter on her shell which you can now get from too! Cool, huh?!

I used the harlequin stamp from Emma's My Journaling set to make the coordinating patterned paper at the bottom. The super sweet sentiment is from Emma's set called Turn That Frown Upside Down. So pop over to Emma's Blog to see what the rest of the design team made and to play along!

Turtley Hugs!
♥ Nikki ♥


And YES...You just got BIEBERED!!! Hehehe I have Bieber fever! LOL

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


The winner of the Paper Princess set from Emma's Stamptastic Blog hop is....Yvonne...she said: I love how you added the feather and fun fur yarn to your tag! it's amazing and beautiful!!! This stamp set is one my list to own FO SHOW!!! Thanks! And I hope your BFF is feeling better very soon. :)

Congrats me your address at

The winner to be entered in the grand prize drawing from The Quilling Hop is...Antonella...she said: I love your cards! This one is no exception... Love the flowers and the paper. Hugs, antonella :-)

Congrats me your address and info at and I'll forward your information on to Linda so  you're entered in the drawing. ☺

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's My B-day and I'll quill if I want to Blog Hop

I hope you have arrived here from Bonnie, if not refer to the list at the bottom of this post. I know I quilling on my card...but I need another addiction like I need a hole in the head! HAHA I used the Country Life cricut cartridge for my pitcher of flowers.

Just a pretty simple birthday card, but I like it because of the patterned paper which is from Basic Grey. The sentiment is from Ok...keep hoppin' stop is ABBY

♥ Nikki ♥


Nikki- <---you are here

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day to my Joey

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! Here is the card I made for my hubby Joey. A joey for my Joey. HEHE  The roo and the heart word art are both from the Birthday Bash cartridge. I used my gypsy to hide a lot of cuts for the roo. Her face is from the Critter Faces Medium set from

Anyhoo...HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

♫ At Last was the song my hubby and I had our first dace to ♫

Sunday, February 13, 2011

If you're lucky enough to be Irish...

Hiya! Here is my card for The Scrapping Cottage Blog today. I used the Flourish Tree die. I made it into a St. Patties day card instead of Valentine's Day. I glued 3 of the larger hearts together to make a shamrock.
The AWESOME sentiment is from the Luck O' the Irish set from PinkByDesign.

♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Emma's Stamptastic Blog Hop

Hello! We're hoppin' to show off Emma's adorable new stamp sets! You have a chance to win a stamp set at EVERY stop along the way!!! Cool, huh?! I turned a regular old manila office supply tag into this pink and chocolate creation. I used the divine swirls cuttlebug folder to emboss my tag and then I inked it with worn lipstick distress ink and glimmer misted over that with viva pink. I used white prima flowers and inked them to the exact colors I wanted. Then I glimmer misted over them too! ;o) I even managed to sneak a feather onto the tag. Hehe...super girly! I used the scalloped scallop edge punch from EkSuccess for the bottom. The ADORABLE sentiment is from the NEW Paper Princess set by Emma. AND this is my giveaway set!

Just leave one comment on this post for your chance to win ....

Our dear sweet Emma is SUPER duper sick...FEEL BETTER SOON LADY!!!

Ok, onto the next stop...go see what Abby has created! If you get lost along the way...refer to the link list below. HAPPY HOPPIN' TO YOU ALL!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥   <--- You are here

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

You're Tree-Rific

Hiya peeps! Here's a card I made a bit ago...forgot to post it {i think, hope i didn't already} I used the April Showers cricut cartridge for the tree. Then I just sewed on some buttons with twine.
The cute sentiment is from the Go Green set from PinkByDesign. Speaking of PinkByDesign...I'm off to play with some of the NEW stamps!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

CONFESSION TIME...when I made this I swore I wasn't going to white stitch anything...I had it made...looked at it for a day and couldn't not NOT stitch it! HAHA I'm a total addict! BAHA OH, and the super cute tree paper is from the Pyrus collection from Basic Grey.

♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

PeachyKeen Challenge 45

Hi!!! It's challenge time again! This time we have the above sketch to follow. For my card, I flipped the sketch to have the strip at the top. All of the stamped elements on my card came from the adorable  Valentine Sweets set.
How stinkin' sweet are these little faces??!!! They are in the Valentine Sweets set as well!!! I LOVE the xoxoxoxo border stamp from this set too...I white heat embossed it...I strung the hearts on twine from PinkByDesign. I'm proud to say that I managed to make yet another totally cricut-less card...which is very VERY difficult for me lately! hehehehe

Ok, well that's my card for today...I do hope you will head over to the Challenge Blog and play along with us!!! I can't wait to see what YOU make!

♥ Nikki ♥

There are some issues at the orchard...LOL...the challenge will be up as soon as possible!

Monday, February 7, 2011

May your dreams come true

Hiya!!! I got Emma's NEW stamps in the mail this afternoon, so I had to play with em real quick! I used the harlequin pattern stamp from the My Journaling set to create these blocks of patterned paper. I stamped it and heat embossed it in white. Then I used milled lavender distress ink to add the color.
The great big AWESOME sentiment is from the Polka Dot Surprise set by Emma too. I swear the color is way cool in real's all gloomy and doomy here...No sun to brighten the picture!  See you back here tomorrow for another PeachyKeen Challenge!!! Yippe!!!

FEEL BETTER EMMA!!! She's sicky today. BOO!

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello! Happy Superbowl day. Before the game madness begins, I have a picture tutorial on how I made my card for The Scrapping Cottage today. I used the Cupid Mini die and cut out a bunch in opposite directions out of Post-It craft paper. Post-It craft paper is self adhesive backed, so it works great for masking. I arranged them in a pattern I liked and then sprayed with viva pink glimmer mist...
Zap it with your heat tool to dry and set it quickly...

Peel them off and BAM you've got custom patterned paper! Using Post-It paper gives a cool water colored effect, but you could use vinyl for a crisper look. {I think}

I used Emma's You Had Me At Chocolate stamp set for the sentiment...I totally goofed and double stamped it cuz I missed a spot...It made a cool shadowed effect so I just left it...HAPPY ACCIDENT! hehe

Okie dokie...that's it for today! HAPPY SUPERBOWL PEOPLES!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

OH...almost is the inside of the card...I used the Sympathy set from PinkByDesign....I'm sending this card to my Nana...her valentine {my Papa} passed away last year.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Conserve Water, Drink Beer

Hello! I got new stamps from PinkByDesign in the mail yesterday...So I decided to play with em today! I used the NEW background stamp called Bubbly. I inked up the stamp with embossing ink and then put Tim Holtz distress ink over it and stamped on white cardstock. I heat embossed that with clear embossing powder. Then I used 3 colors of distress inks until I got the look I wanted. I cut the beer from the Smiley Cards cartridge and dry embossed it. Then I added 3 coats of UTEE to make the glass look real. After the last coat melted, I popped it in the freezer for a sec to make it crack a little. I swear it looks cool in real life.

The AWESOME sentiment is from the Just 4 Men set from PinkByDesign. I added Distress Rock Candy stickles to the's a really cool grungy look in real life! I hope you're having a GREAT Saturday!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Click HERE to come to Erin's Ustream tonight at 9 EST...she has a FUN announcement...and we can all get our crafty chat on!!! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Hopefully Ustream will be nice to me this time! ☺

Friday, February 4, 2011

Grin and Bear it

Hiya! It's PinkByDesign Team day!!! So the Superbowl is this weekend, and sadly, my CHICAGO BEARS are not in it...But when I saw this "grin & Bear it" sentiment from PinkByDesign I knew EXACTLY what I was gonna make! So I colored up the Bottoms Up Snowman from in Da Bears colors. Then I white heat embossed the Medium Polka Dot stamp from PeachyKeen and used Tim Holtz Distress inks in dried marigold and stormy sky to make my own patterned paper in bears colors.
Head over to Sarah {Pink Cricut} to see the other awesome projects from the design team! Be sure to come to Sarah's Ustream tonight at 8:30 EST to see ALL the new stamp sets!!! Click HERE to go to her Ustream

I hope to chat with you all later!!! You know I loves me some Ustream chattin'!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hello Chickie it's Throwback Thursday!!!!

Hiya friends!!! It's time for Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge!!! The challenge this week is to create a card using either Just Because Cards OR Wild Card. I used Just Because Cards for my card. It's just a pretty simple card, BUT I gave her a real feather faux hawk! HAHAAHA
I used Emma's Color Me Happy set for my sentiment. Her eye is from the Critter Faces Medium set from Ok, I know I'm keeping this crazy short, but it's storming here and I KNOW I'll lose internet soon! I hope you likey!!! Head over to EMMA's blog and play along!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Be mine

I couldn't just post winners and not a project I whipped up this card! The card base is from the Spring Holiday Cards cartridge that I welded with Cher {my gypsy}. The heart is from the Sweethearts cartridge and is stamped with Emma's You Had Me At Chocolate set. The squirrel is from the Birthday Bash cartridge and her ADORABLE face is from the Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed set from
I gave her earring and a twine bow. The twine is from PinkByDesign as well as the sentiment that I stamped on the inside of the card...

The inside sentiment is from the Be Mine set from PinkByDesign. I hope you likey! ☺

♥ Nikki ♥


OMG....I have TOTALLY forgotten to post a winner from the PeachyKeen Blog hop...and WORSE than that...I TOTALLY forgot to post winners from my 1,000 followers giveaway!!!! SORRY!!! Ok, here we go

Winner of the St.Patrick's Day set from PeachyKeenStamps from the Blog hop is......

grandmafairymary...she said: Your cards are so darn cute.. and always the music makes me smile! Thanks for sharing! Time to HOP HOP HOP to see some more Fabulous eye candy!

Ok winners from my 1,000 followers giveaway are.........

One stamp set of choice from MyCreativeTime...Dawn, RI said:Congrats on 1000 followers, I dont know where your leading me also, but I'll follow. I enjoy your posts and your creations... Thanks Dawn RI

Tear Kitty Faces from PeachyKeenStamps...LUV 2 Create said: Nikki, this is such a fabulous giveaway. I just love the cat faces. I am a cat lover (have two) and we adore them. Congrats on reaching 1,ooo!!! I follow you on subscriber and love your projects. I have only been following you for a few months now but you are just so talented. I'll see you tonight at Emma's UStream. Have a great day. Marcie

One stamp set of choice from PinkByDesign...Carrie K said:Congrats on 1000!! You always have such great music!! ( I admit that yesterday, I came back twice to hear Don't go breakin my heart!!) Oh, geez, there it goes again as I am typing. Guess I will just sit here a couple minutes!!!Oh, by the way, that unbrella card is very cute!!

CottageCutz Peach Die...Luv Scrapping Together said: Nikki, I just love your card designs! Congratulations on surpassing 1000 followers! I cannot wait to see what you create this year!Happy Crafting!Saundra

Ok ladies...please email me with your addresses and please say what you won so I don't screw up! Oh, and for the stamp set winners...tell me which set you picked or you can click on the email me button on the top right ☺