Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trash to Treasure...Mini album

Hi everyone! i started this mini album yesterday, and finished up today. i turned a cheerios box into a custom mini album. it was really simple, i just cut four 5 inch squares, and three 2.5in x 5in tags for in between the pages. i punched the holes for the binding rings with my Crop-a-dile Big Bite...which, by the way cuts through just about anything with hardly any effort! then i grabbed my "K and Company" paper and embellies and went to work...(paper line is Carolyn Gavin)... here's a GOOD TIP to remember when covering the pages and tags with paper...punch the hole back out BEFORE you cover the other side in paper!!! makes things pretty darn tricky if you forget ( i may have forgotten once )...oh my goodness i almost forgot to introduce the STAR of the album!...drumroll please.... this is my furry baby Jinxy-Cedrika...they're pictures of her from when she first showed up on my lanai in December of 2007 right up until now...she is so stinkin' cute! well i may be a tad bias!...well thanks for looking, and i hope i have inspired someone to turn "trash into treasure"

scrapserely yours...Nikki

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Flower Pot Card

here's my take on the flower pot card...i cut the flowers with Plantin Schoolbook...and the flower pot was cut with Walk in my Garden...

Snappy Birthday

yesterday was my big brother's 36th birthday and this is the card i made for him... i cut the crab from my "life is a beach" cricut cartridge...and used "stretch your imagination" for the palm tree, balloon, and present...i used pop dots behind the crab...and i made the sunset with my chalks...just a super fun card! the sentiment inside says "snappy birthday" hehe get it? snapppy... ;o)

have a scraptastical day!


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Squishy Face

HI! here is the page i made today...i can't say enought about BASIC GREY!!! their products are always so great, and "lemonade" is no exception! i LOVE this line!!! love love love it!!!! did i mention i love it? hahaha...ok so this page took a lil' while because of the hand stitching, but i really like how it turned out...and for the first time in a long time i managed to NOT STAB MYSELF with my paper piercer! LOL...after i did the stitching it still looked a little plain to me so i added the rhinestones and that jazzed it up just enough...well thanks so much for looking! have a great day!


Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer Days

I just got Basic Grey's new paper line "lemonade" the other day and I LOVE it!!! How fun are these colors?! So bright and cheery! For this page I took inspiration from a sketch off of good site!)...I added two flowers that I crocheted and done......oh and by the way i LOVE this's my Daddy and me in 1980....could he be any cooler in those shades?! LOL TFL

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

a few cards

i created all of these cards really quickly using scraps! yep, scraps! i made a gift mini album for my mom in law to give to her friend and all these papers are scraps from it...the paper line is "carolyn gavin" by K and Company...i got mine at Michaels. tfl

My first blog post

Well here goes nothin' first blog post! I thought I'd make my first project picture a scrapbook page...this is my parents dog Sugar...they came to visit a few weeks ago and i snapped this pic of her (isn't she cute?!)...i really like how this page turned out! i hope you like it too! tfl