Thursday, September 30, 2010

PeachyKeen Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome Peachy Friends! ☺ If you arrived from Joanna, you're in the right place! If you are just starting, click HERE to go back to the start of the hop. For my card I used the Frankly stamp set. Is this Frankie not the cutest thing EVER?!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE him!!! The super cute face on the pumpkin is from the Haunted Pumpkin Accessories set. LOVE that too!!!
I would have liked to have put some of the candy from the Frankly set in the pumpkin's mouth, but my parental units are here visiting...and "FRANKLY"...we are having WAY too much fun!!! ☺
Sorry this picture is dark, but we are having some pretty gnarly weather here in it's hard to get a good picture. Anyhoo, the super fun sentiments are from the Frankly set as well. LOVE this set!!! ☺ have a chance to WIN it! Just leave one comment on this post for your chance to win a Frankly set of your very own!!! Now, lets keep on hoppin'...say hi to Erin for me!

♥ Nikki ♥

p.s. the pumpkin bucket my Frankie is popping out of is from the Mini Monsters cricut cartridge. ☺

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Monday, September 27, 2010

More of my Storage

Hiya! I spent the day reorganizing my craft zone. I bought this shelving unit yesterday at Wally World and couldn't wait to fill it up! ☺ And since I get asked how I store my cartridges alot...
I store my cartridges in their boxes because I like to look at them! Hehehe This bookcase holds most of my cartridges. That cardboard box holds all of my Solutions cartridges. I'm gonna decorate it I swear! ☺ I have another bookcase that it filling up with cartridges now. I know, I'm an addict! Ok, off to unwind and watch my stories.

♥ Nikki ♥

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Click HERE to go watch...and LIVE chat too! FUN

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Here we come a waddling

Hiya! Here is my card for my Scrapping Cottage Blog post today. I used the Penguin Doll die. I just LOVE these cuties!

The ADORABLE sentiment is from the Winter Fun set by PinkByDesign. I hope you're having a GREAT day! I am just SOOOOOOOO excited for the new season of Dexter to start tonight!!! I LOVE that show! See you back here tomorrow with a very special Peachy Sneak Peek!!! ☺

♥ Nikki ♥

Saturday, September 25, 2010

My PeachyKeen Stamp Storage

Hiya! I don't have a card for you today because I was busy labeling and loading up my new Clip-it-up's!!! Isn't this COOL?! ALL my Peachiness is one place! YIPPEE!!! This is actually 2 units...The jumbo and top tier add on. I also have 2 mini's just waiting to be filled up! ☺ They come with  dividers and great little self adhesive labels. I KNOW WHAT I HAVE NOW!!!
Good thing this picture is blurry to the back, or I would have let a peachy cat out of the bag! ☺ You'll see what I'm talking about soon!!! So, sorry no card today, but I am super stoked about my new Peachy storage!

Big Organized Hugs...hehe
♥ Nikki ♥

Now, I'm going to go watch some favorite DVR'd Saturday Night Live episodes in preparation for the new season starting tonight!!! I have been OBSESSED with SNL since I was a wee lass! I especially LOVE seeing the new "featured players" and picking which ones I think will be huge stars! So, I'll shut up now, HAPPY SATURDAY!!!

DUH....I should tell you where to get them!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Bear Hugs

Hello and happy Friday!!! For today's card I used my Pagoda cartridge for the first time. CONFESSION TIME...I really only bought it for the panda's and the rewards points! ☺ Anyhoo, I just adore this sweet panda.

The sentiment is from the Go Green set from PinkByDesign. Well, that's my card for today...I hope you have a beary nice weekend! ☺

{Big Bear Hugs}
♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Throwback Thursday cards...and ribbon organization

Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge this week is to make a card without using the cricut. Here are a bunch of cards I came up with...
I used the boyfriend collection by cosmo cricket for these 2...
and a side look...
For the last 2, I used the man stack from DCWV
and a side...
I ♥ these mustaches!
I cut out select pieces and popped them up...
And lastly, I found a great use for these little canvas drawers from The Original Scrapbox! They fit little spools of ribbon perfectly! ☺ So now I can just pop them out of my big drawers super easily!!! Yippee skippy!
I hope you're having a GREAT day/evening!

♥ Nikki ♥

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

a barrel of fun

Hiya! For today's card I used Cher {my gypsy} to weld two barrels together from the Old West cartridge. I ran the front of the card through the cuttlebug in the distressed stripes folder to make the barrel look more wooden. The monkey was cut from the Paisley cartridge. His cute face is from the Animal Faces {med} set from PeachyKeenStamps. I love this set!
The fun sentiment is from the Girls just wanna have fun set from PinkByDesign. It actually says "have a barrel of fun", but it didn't fit, so I cut off the "have". I hope you're having a barrel of fun today! Hehehe

♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

PeachyKeen Challenge 37

Hiya! It's time for another PeachyKeen challenge. This time we have the above sketch for you to follow. This is NOT a color challenge, but you must include kraft cardstock somewhere on your project. Yeah for kraft! ☺here's my card
I used the Halloween Mini's set for my card. Isn't that the cutest little spider ever?! And that hat, come on! CUTE! ☺ I also drew in little doodle lines and made my own spiders with black diamond stickles.
The black crackles were made with the Martha Stewart punch around the page set called cracks. Cool, huh?! ☺ So, hop on over to the Challenge Blog to play along and to see what the other mega talented designers have created this time. PLUS we have a guest designer this week! CindyB joins us and boy is she good! Ok, have a great day! I really do hope you'll play along! I LOVE to see what you create! ☺

♥ Nikki ♥

Monday, September 20, 2010

Such a deer!

Hello! I used the Winter Frolic cricut cartridge to make today's card. The lights are supposed to go on the antlers, but I though they looked cuter draped over her. I think this will be a cute thank you for Christmastime.
I used the Critter Faces Large from PeachyKeenStamps for her face. BTW if you are having trouble deciding which size set would be best for you {i say get em all!☺}...I made up a handy size chart for critter HERE to see. The super sweet "such a deer" sentiment is from the Go Green set from PinkByDesign. OOoooh I also used my new FAVORITE scallop border punch from StampinUp!!! I LOVE that lil' puppy! Anyhoo, see you back here tomorrow for another PeachyKeen challenge!!!! Later alligators!

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Hello! This may be my weirdest creation yet! Have you seen the Simpson's Movie? If not, then this makes ZERO sense to you! LOL In the movie Homer makes a little pig walk on the ceiling...and he sings Spiderpig {song playing on my blog today} I used the Pig Peeker die for the pig and the spider is from Paper Doll Dress Up. I hope you like my odd little card for today!

This card is for my Scrapping Cottage Blog post today...Head over there to see what all the SUPER TALENTED DT members have made this week!

Happy WEIRD crafting to you!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Main Squeeze

Hello! Orange ya glad it's Saturday?! Tee Hee! I used the My World cricut cartridge to cut out this sweet orange. I stamped the cute face with the Everyday Character Face Assortment from PeachyKeenStamps. The super cute "main squeeze" sentiment is from the Simply Everything set from PinkByDesign. I hope you're having a fun Saturday! I'm off to go finish up my card for my Cottage Blog post tomorrow.

♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, September 16, 2010

BOO...Card for Throwback Thursday

Hiya! Emma at MyCreativeTime resumed her Throwback Thursday challenges today!!! Yippee! So, I just HAD to play along again. I used Hello Kitty Greetings for my card. I have ALWAYS wanted to make this kitty, but have never gotten around to it! Thanks for "forcing" me Emma! LOL
Pop on over to Emma's Blog to play along too! SUPER FUN!

♥ Nikki ♥

p.s. Anyone else looking forward to NEW Vampire Diaries tonight??
p.p.s. I realize I watch tv programming for a teenager! Don't judge! hahaha

Best Witches...and a HUGE thank you ☺

Hello! I used my newly acquired 3 Birds on Parade cartridge for today's card. It is a stinkin' cute cartridge! The witchy bird is from 3 Birds and the cauldron is from Mini Monsters. I have to say I'm sorry if you're getting sick and tired of my bows and buttons! I just can't stop myself! hehehehe
The adorable sentiment "Best Witches" is from the A Haunting We Will Go set from PinkByDesign. I just LOVE all of her stamp sets! CUTE!!! So that's my card for today.............................

I wanted to take a moment to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to the super sweet Kimmy from Scrappin' With Kimmy for sending me this card...
Isn't it just BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE IT!!! I hope she doesn't mind me posting a picture of it because I just HAD to share it with you!!!

My hubby brought the mail in yesterday and said oooh you got a card. hehe. I opened it and totally teared up! She wrote a LOVELY greeting inside as well!!!

So, again, a HUGE THANK YOU to you Kimmy!!!

Have a wonderful day peeps! Oh, and happy Hello Thursday!

♥ Nikki ♥

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pullin' for you

Hello! For today's card I used the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge for the cute red wagon. Just a REALLY simple card! I "blinged" it up a bit with the silver glittered glazed brads for hubcaps. I stitched this puppy to within an inch of its life...and then added a stitched ribbon! Holy stitching Batman! Hehehe

The sweet "Pullin' for you" sentiment is from the Country Living stamp set by PinkByDesign. I hope you like my card for today! Have a wonderful day!

♥ Nikki ♥

Monday, September 13, 2010

Winner from Sept.11 hop...and a Card

And the winner of the $25 gift certificate to the PinkByDesign store is.....


Valerie said:Nikki, I love all your cards and especially that popsicle card. I do remember where I was when I first heard about the attack on America. It is definately a day that changed America forever and the way we go about our lives now.

Thank you for sharing your talent today and God Bless our Military. From one military wife to another.

Congrats Valerie...Have FUN picking out your stamps!!! It will be a hard choice because they are ALL AWESOME!!!! ☺ I will shoot you an email now!

and now....onto today's card!

I used my bff Cher {aka Gypsy} to create this tombstone shaped card. The tombstone is from the Simply Charmed cartridge and the cute ghostie is from the Mini Monsters cartridge. I, of course, HAD to make the ghostie a girl and give her a bow in her "hair". ☺ Sorry, can't help myself! The super cute face on the ghostie is from the Pumpkin Faces set from PeachyKeenStamps. The adorable sentiment is from the A Haunting We Will Go stamp set from PinkByDesign. I used the textile cuttlebug folder on the tomb.

Well, that's my card for today! Now onto some other fun happenings! I can't wait to see the cricut imagine launch on HSN tonight at midnight Eastern!!! I am NOT going to buy it, but I will still have a blast seeing it in action. I just really can't justify 500 bucks on a machine I don't NEED...especially since I have been BAD BAD BAD with buying cartridges!!! Poor hubby might ship me off to some cricut hoarders live-in rehab facility! LOL

Speaking of to play with my new 3 Birds on Parade!!! ☺

♥ Nikki ♥

p.s. hope to chat with some of you during Robyn and Tammy's Ustreams tonight! Super fun!!! ☺

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Winner of Gypsy Magic DVD and Tote

Kathy's Kreative Spot said:

Great cards!!! You are so talented. I would love to winn Emma's CD; she is amazing with the Gypsy--I just do very basic stuff with mine. I would love to learn how to do more with it.

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will shoot you an email so I can get your info!

I'll bee here for you!

Hiya, and happy Sunday! Here is my card for the Scrapping Cottage Blog this week. I used the Bee Shape die. I hope you're having a FABULOUS day!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9-11 Blog Hop and GIVEAWAYS ☺

On this day, nine years ago, the world changed. The shameful actions of a few forever altered the lives of so many. I wasn't alive to remember where I was when JFK was assassinated, but I sure remember where I was on September 11, 2001. My husband and I were stationed in Guam, and I remember being terrified that we were such an easy target in the middle of the ocean. I mean, if they were brazen enough to attack downtown NYC, why not our little island of Guam?! But, thankfully, that did not happen. We were lucky. So many others were not. To those who lost loved ones that day, bless you and your families. Now, in a somewhat awkward segway, on with the hop we go!
For my first card, I made a "bomb pop". I used the Simply Charmed cricut cartridge and the Princess Face Assortment from PeachyKeenStamps for the sweet little face. The ADORABLE sentiment is from the Simply Everything stamp set by Pink By Design. That set ROCKS!!!!

For my next card, I used the Stand and Salute cricut cartridge. I actually got the idea for this card when my husband came home from the ship and plopped his boots in the middle of the floor! LOL Ahh, men! ☺ I adore this sentiment from the Rock On stamp set by Pink By Design.

For my last card, I used the Boys Will Be Boys cricut cartridge. I know this doesn't look "traditionally manly", but I LIKE IT! ☺ Well, I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Now, onto some fun GIVEAWAYS!!!!

The sponsor for this hop is Craft-E-Corner and they are donating a Cricut A-Z dvd to one lucky hopper AND a 10% off coupon code to ALL hoppers! For all the details on this, hop over to Sarah's {Pink Cricut} Blog.

I will be choosing one lucky hopper to receive a $25 gift certificate to the PinkByDesign store!!! Cool, huh?! You can pick out which set/sets you would like!!! I have to say I LOVE them all!!!! 

Now, keep on hoppin' to see what the other talented bloggers have for you!

♥ Nikki ♥

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fun with Emma! ☺ and a GIVEAWAY

Hi!!!! Emma asked me to be her "special guest" today for some Halloween fun!!! So, lets get to it! This first card was made with Happy Hauntings and the Monster Mash from PeachyKeen....I used glossy accents to make his hair shiny...

This kitty card was also made with Happy Hauntings...
I used the Tear Kitty Face Parts set for his eyes and nose.

For this froggy card, I used the Boys Will Be Boys cartridge. The witch hat is from Paper Doll Dress Up. The Spider is from Nikkity Knack Cat Gang.
I used the exact same frog cut for this non-Halloween card just to show you how changing your patterned paper really makes a huge difference. The Unfrog-getable stamp is from MyPinkStamper.
For this SUPER SIMPLE card I used the Pumpkin Carving cartidge and my gypsy. I welded two circles from Plantin Schoolbook together, and voila!
Phew, and for my last card I used October 31st. Do you have card overload yet??? HEHEHE. Now, onto a GIVEAWAY!!! I am giving away one of Emma's AWESOME Gypsy Magic DVD's!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!! AND also, one of her super cute tote bags!!!! Just leave a comment on this post for your chance to win win win!!!

Halloweenie Hugs!!!!
♥ Nikki ♥

Thank you EMMA for letting me play along during your Halloween Party!!!