Sunday, October 31, 2010

Our Punkins!!!

As promised, here are our pumpkins! I used the Pumpkin Carvings cricut cartridge to cut our stencils. I did the one on the left, and my scrubby did the vamp. I MADE him do a vamp because he was crackin' on me this morning for watching Twilight for the BILLIONTH time! HAHAAH!
Here's mine...You can see the holes I made around it with the POWER DRILL...HEHEHEHE!!!

Here is Scrubby's! With all his wise crackin', he forgot an eyebrow! LOL Still REALLY COOL though! So there are our pumpkins. I have the seeds soaking in a salt bath and I will roast them tomorrow. MMM... Then I'm thinking maybe seed treat bags for scrubby's co-workers...IF he will share! LOL


♥ Nikki ♥

inching by just to say hi

Hiya peeps! So it's Halloween today, but tomorrow all the spooky fun will be over. :o(  For my Scrapping Cottage Blog post this week I thought it would be fun to turn a Halloween die into a very NON Halloweenie card! I used the Fuzzy Spider die to make my little inchworm!

For more detailed instructions click over to the Cottage Blog! While you're there, leave some love for the other SUPER TALENTED designers!!! Well, that's it for today...HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

P.S. I know the song doesn't match this card...but I just HAD to leave it playing because I was SO STOKED when I found it to go with my beer card yesterday...scroll down. ☺

Saturday, October 30, 2010

CHEERS! Using my NEW Smiley Cards!!!

Hiya friends! I got the update in my gypsy yesterday and this is my first creation using Smiley Cards. I LOVE this cartridge..SO CUTE! But for my beer, I didn't want it to be cutesy...So I hid the face that would cut otherwise. I ran the beer "foam" through the cuttlebug in the divine swirls folder. I used tea dye and vintage photo Tim Holtz Distress inks to mess it up a bit.
I ran the "mug" part through the cuttlebug in the distressed stripes folder. After that I saturated the paper with dazzle versamark ink...I then did a few coats of UTEE {ultra thick embossing enamel} to make the "glass". The dazzle ink makes it look like a frosted mug! It really looks cool in person! The sentiment is from the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun set from PinkByDesign. Ok, that's my card! I'm off to cut our stencils for our pumpkins!

♥ Nikki ♥

p.s. Sorry for the weird lines in the photo's, that's just how the sun is coming through the door. ☺

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hope your day is filled with sunshine and smiles!!!

Hello! Here is my very first project as a member of Pink Cricut's design team! ☺I made a card with a matching envelope. I LOVE to do matching envelopes because the recipient knows right off the bat that it's a handmade card.  I used her ADORABLE sentiment from the Take The Cake set. I stamped it with versamark ink and used white embossing powder. I like to do it this way rather than using white ink because I have NEVER found a white ink that I like...As soon as I saw this sentiment I immediately thought of these cute suns from Perfect match, huh?!!!! ☺

This is the Large Sun stamp. For the matching envelope I used the You Are My Sunshine set.

I just LOVE how this card turned out!!! So simple and cheery! ☺ Anyhoozle...I'm stoked to be on Sarah's team! THANKS SARAH!!!

Happy Friday Peoples!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Emma's Ustream TONIGHT...and a card

Hiya! I made 26 of these cards today for my friend Beca who just had a baby girl. ☺ Congrats Beca!!! The picture is horrible cuz it's gloomy out, but I swear it's pink in real life! Hehehe...Now onto more fun...
Come and chat tonight on Emma's Ustream!!!!

6pm Pacific
7 pm Mountain
8 pm Central
9 pm Eastern

Click HERE to come hang out!!! Just FYI last time we started chatting REALLY early so just keep checking! Hehehe

p.s. I used the Cutie Pie Face Assortment on her

Monday, October 25, 2010

A "feel better" card for Madison

Hi! Trish, a fellow blogger, posted a while ago about a little girl suffering with cancer. She wanted to spread the word, and get a bunch of people to make her cards. Well, I took a while to get mine done, but here it is. Head over to her blog Techniques By Trish for the full details and the address to send your get well creations to. I will tell you here that she wants all the cards mailed to her on/by Oct 29th, so you better get crackin' if you want to put a smile on Madison's little face! ☺Ok, on we go...Can you believe I cheated on my beloved PeachyKeenStamps??!!! I feel kinda dirty! HAHAHAHA
This stamp is called Flutter Anya and I think she is ADORABLE! I used my Sakura Stardust pen to add the glitter to her wings and little hearts. I LOVE that pen!!! The sentiment is from

Have a GREAT day!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thankful Card...and giveaway still on!

Hiya peeps! Here is my card for my Scrapping Cottage Blog post today. I used the Pumpkin House die. Just a super simple "fallish" card.

The sentiment is from the Boutiful Blessings set from PinkByDesign. I'm off to watch an American Pickers {History Channel} marathon and craft the day away! BTW if you haven't watched American Pickers...YOU SHOULD!!! They dig around in old garages and such and find TREASURES amongst the trash!

*Scroll down to enter the Gift Cert Giveaway*

♥ Nikki ♥

Friday, October 22, 2010

100,000 hits GIVEAWAY...and a card!

Hiya my peeps! First things first...Here is my card for today! I used the ADORABLE Pumpkin Trio die! This die comes with ALL the faces you see here!!!! SO COOL! Just too stinkin' CUTE!!!!
The super cute sentiment is from the Bountiful Blessings set from PinkByDesign. ANNOUNCEMENT TIME...I am now on the Pink Cricut Design Team!!! Woo Hoo!!!! SO EXCITING!!!!!

Notice what's behind my card? Yep, our pumpkins PRE-carving! ☺'s GIVEAWAY time!!!!! To say THANK YOU to all of you for supporting my lil' ol' blog...I'm giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to!!!! You KNOW I'm a HUGE Peachy fan!!! Just leave a comment on this post for your chance to win! ☺

THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL OF YOU!!!! I can't believe my site has been clicked on over 100,000 times!!! Makes me SERIOUSLY HAPPY!!!!

Great BIG HUGS to all of you!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

P.S. PeachyKeen still has that .99 cent shipping this go get your shop on!!! Hey, I wouldn't be me if I didn't enable a bit! ☺

P.P.S. I hope you liked my card today...cuz I LOVE it...hehehehe!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Outta This World

Greetings friends! For this card I used the Cottage Cutz/PeachyKeen die called Herby. Is it not the cutest thing EVER?! Of course, I made "him" a "her" with the addition of green stickles for eyeshadow. Hehe. This die comes with THREE PeachyKeen faces!!! Cool, huh?!
The "Outta This World" sentiment is from the Oh Boy set from PinkByDesign. I hope you're having a WONDERFUL day!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Oh and here is some AWESOME news... is having a .99 cent shipping sale THIS weekend!!!


99 cent shipping (USA and Canada only)

Your order enters you in a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate to our store!

Begins 10/22 @ 8 pm Central Time

Ends 10/24 @ 11:59 Central Time

*minimum purchase of $20.00 applies

discounts applied at checkout - no special code required!

You know me, always happy to enable!!!! Get your hands on some new stamps and dies!!! Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

PeachyKeen Challenge 39

Hiya! It's challenge time again!!! This time the challenge is to "wrap it up". Create elements used in wrapping a gift using Peachy Keen Stamps. There are no limitations, only that PK Stamps are used in one of the main focal points of your project. Ideas for elements are: tags, gift wrap, gift card holders, and note cards. So I made two gift cards...two tags...and a treat bag!

For this first card I used the Snowman Winter Greeting Card set.

For this card I used the Chill Baby Chill Snowman Set.

And onto the tags........

For these I used the Snow Flakey set to stamp on the tags I cut out from the Heritage cricut cartridge. The to and from are from the Christmas Wishes set from PinkByDesign. And finally.........

I used the Faceless Veggies ONE set for my pepper...and Laughy Taffy for her super cute face! BTW I swear it looks better in person! Hehehe ANYHOO...that's all my projects for this challenge...I sure hope you will pop over to the Challenge Blog and play along with us!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, October 17, 2010

if friends were pumpkins I'd pick you

Hiya! Here is my card for my Scrapping Cottage Blog post today. I used the Turkey w/Pumpkins die for my pumpkins and the Hay Wagon die.

The sentiment is from the Bountiful Blessings set from PinkByDesign. I hope you're having a wonderful day!

♥ Nikki ♥

Saturday, October 16, 2010

autumn wishes

Hi peeps! I'm sorry I haven't posted anything in a bit! BOO to me! Hehe. For this card I used Simply Charmed to cut out this super cute scarecrow chick! Her adorable face is from the Monster Mash Face Assortment from
The "autumn wishes" sentiment is from the Bountiful Blessings set from PinkByDesign. Super cute sayings in ALL of her sets! ☺ I hope you're having a great weekend! See you tomorrow with my post for the Scrapping Cottage DT!

♥ Nikki ♥

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

WINNER...Emma's Ustream...and a card ☺

Ok...Sorry it took me so long...The winner of Emma's DVD is.... Gigi's Creative Designs!!!
she said: I love love love the bee card and how sweet is the elephant card. the papers are perfect and the way you create is amazing thank you so much for sharing all of your great talents with us. I really have learned alot from you. Happy Birthday MOMO!

CONGRATS!!! Shoot me an email and I'll get your DVD mailed off to you!

Now...I hope you all will come chat along with us at Emma's First Ustream tonight!!! Here is the link...
Here are the times...

                                                6pm- Pacific Time
                                               7pm- Mountain Time
                                                8pm- Central Time
                                                 9pm- Eastern Time

Sarah {Pink Cricut} and I will be "moderating"...Gonna be SO FUN!!!!

Onto my card for today...

Monday was my hubby's Grandpa's birthday, and this is the card I made him. He is, in fact, a TOTAL golf addict! ☺ Just a super simple card made with Sports Mania. I used the argyle cuttlebug folder too because I thought it looked "golfy". ☺

Anyhoozle...That's my card for today. I hope you will PLEASE come watch and chat away during Emma's first Ustream tonight!!!!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Monday, October 11, 2010

Spooky Greetings!

Hiya! I hope you were able to catch our PeachyQueen's LIVE demo a little bit ago! It was AWESOME! Now, onto today's card. For today's card I used the Nikkity Knack Cat Gang stamp set from I so ♥ "my" set. ☺ I swear the colors match in real life!
The "spooky greetings" sentiment is from A Haunting We Will Go from PinkByDesign. I hope you're having a GREAT monday!

Spooky Hugs!
♥ Nikki ♥

Come watch our PeachyQueen LIVE at noon TODAY..

Hiya! Kathy, our PeachyQueen, will be LIVE on Cool2Craft at 12:40 today. A little less than an hour from now. The show starts at noon...Click HERE to come watch and chat!!! Hope to "see" you there!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Birthday Bash Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Hello happy hoppers! ☺ Here are my cards for the hop! For my first card, I used the create a critter cartridge for my cute bee. Her adorable face is from the Critter Faces Extra Large set from
The sweet sentiment is from the Oh Boy set from PinkByDesign. All the papers are from Basic Grey except for the kraft which is from On to my next card we go.............
For this card I used my Celebrate With Flourish cartridge for the very first time! I didn't like the flourish on his butt, so I didn't cut that layer.

The sentiment on this card is from Now, you in the mood for a giveaway???? I am giving away a copy of my "bestie" Emma's Gypsy Magid DVD!!! Just leave ONE comment on this post for your chance to WIN!

Click HERE to see the cool DVD!!!

Now, lets keep hoppin' along!!!

Momo- {head hop mistress}










               Nikki- {you're here}






♥ Nikki ♥

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

No tricks... & Happy Birthday to my Simba Kitty

Greetings Earthlings! A very happy Friday to you. ☺ Like my purple people eater card, I have had this alien girl cut out FOREVER! Her cute face is from the Monster Mash Face Assortment from I gave her pipe cleaners for feet.
The "no tricks..." sentiment is from the A Haunting We Will Go set from PinkByDesign. The inside is also stamped with one of her stamps and says "only treats." I just LOVE this set! Well I hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!!! I will see you back here tomorrow for the Birthday Bash Blog Hop with Momo...and I may have a giveaway...hint hint! ☺

♥ Nikki ♥

P.S. Today is my Simba Kitty's 11th birthday. He has been getting TONS of albacore tuna today! He is in meowy heaven! ☺

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

One eyed purple people eater! Ahhhhh ☺

Sorry if my music scared you, but I just HAD to play that song! Hehehe! I have had this girl cut out FOREVER and finally used her. She is cut from the Paper Doll Dress Ups cricut cartridge. The face is from the Make a Monster face assortment from I used my new i-rock again to add the little orange blings along the bottom. I ♥ my i-rock already!

The "BOO!" sentiment is from the A Haunting We Will Go set from PinkByDesign. I hope you're having a fab-BOO-lous day!

♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Peachy Keen Challenge 38

Hey everyone! In the excitement of my parental unit's visiting...I totally forgot to do my project!!! Ooops!!! BAD NIKKI *slaps hand*...Anyhoo, I finally finished and here it is....HERE'S THE CHALLENGE... Fall is in full swing, and using the month of October an inspiration, create a layout or project based on the season. The only catch is that it can't be a card!

*(This leaves your theme wide open to Autumn, Halloween, or Harvest Elements (note, since it's October, a Thanksgiving feast scene wouldn't really work for this challenge, but gourds, pumpkins, etc. would be appropriate!)*

For my tag I used the Lisa Jean Halloween set. I LOVE those cute witchy legs! I hope you will hop on over to the Challenge Blog and play along with us!!

                                                    Big Witchy Hugs!
                                                          ♥ Nikki ♥

Monday, October 4, 2010

WINNER...and Jeepers Creepers

Well, we have a WINNER!!! The winner of the Frankly Stamp set is......

                                        LESLEY FROM WI

Lesley said: Your blog is a favorite of mine. Thanks for all the inspiration!! Love Franky coming out of that pumpkin. Way too cute!!

CONGRATS Lesley!!!! Just shoot me an email with your address and I'll ship your brand spankin' new stamp set off to you! ☺ And now onto today's card!

First off, my parental units left this morning :0( We had tons of fun together, and I still squeezed in a few little card making sessions...I couldn't help myself! I seriously feel WEIRD if I go a day without making something. Is it just me? I doubt it! ☺ Anyhoo, here's my card for today. I had a few extra spiders laying around {leftover from spiderpig ☺} So I whipped up this card... FAST!

The cute sentiment is from the A Haunting We Will Go set from PinkByDesign. I can't wait till her newest sets get to me! ☺ I hope you're having a great day!

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'm corn-fused

Hi! Here is my card for the Scrapping Cottage Blog today. I tried my new i-rock for the first time on it...I held it a little too long and kinda melted it, but I know better now! ☺
See ya later gators! Back to hangin' with my parental units! ☺

♥ Nikki ♥