Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 2 of the 12 days of Christmas

Hello! Welcome to day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas. For my card today I used the super cute set called Lorie and Al Gingerbread set from PeachyKeenStamps.com. I just think she is adorable!!!

I used the apron lace border punch from fiskars. The sentiment is from the cute Winter Fun set from PinkByDesign. Ok, that's my card for today...Here is today's prize...Just leave a comment on this post for your chance to win 3 bottles of my favorite glue...ZIP DRY!!!

Now, if you didn't come over from my Bestie Emma's {My Creative Time} blog...head over there now to see the awesomeness that she has created!!! See you back here tomorrow for day 3!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza

Ho ho ho!!! Welcome to day 1 of me and my bestie Emma's {My Creative Time} 12 days of Christmas super fun holiday extravaganza!!! The next 12 days are going to be chock full of holiday projects and GIVEAWAYS!!! For my first project, I made a card {SHOCKING, I know}! I used the most adorable stamp set called Too Sweet To Eat from PeachyKeenStamps.com.  Seriously CUTE!!!
I used diamond stickles {my all time FAV} to give their sweet gumdrops some sparkle. Pssst, it kinda makes them look like real gumdrops, hmm? ☺ Anyhoo, that's my card for day 1! I hope you like it! Now...wanna know what I'm giving away today??? Ok, I'll tell ya! I am giving away the stamp set I used on this card!!! It's sooooooo stinkin' CUTE!!!! Too Sweet To Eat...

It has TONS of awesome sentiments too!!! Just leave a comment on this post for your chance to win this awesome stamp set!!!

Now, if you didn't arrive here via MyCreativeTime with Emma...pop over there now to see what she has up her uber talented sleeve... and leave her some love also!!!!  I will see you back here tomorrow with another project and another giveaway!!! Have a FANTASTIC day!!!!

Gingerbread Hugs!
♥ Nikki ♥

p.s. In order to win our day 12 days of Christmas GRAND PRIZES...You must put our 12 days of Christmas blinkie on your blog!!! It's so stinkin' cute!!!

p.p.s. I know that LOTS of you bought some PeachyKeen stamps during their amazing sale this thanksgiving weekend...and I just wanted to say to all you brand new peachy owners...Happy Stamping!!! Oh, and welcome to the Peachy Posse!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA I am a dork! ☺

Friday, November 26, 2010

OK friends...I stayed up ALL NIGHT.............

Just wanted to lets ya's know that the NEW lites are now on walmart.com....all but Playtime! I got four legged friends, twinkle toes, and Jolly holidays!!!! Happy shoppin!!!!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! *last minute place cards*

Happy Thanksgiving friends!!! I hope this day finds you well and surrounded with family and friends! Before I set our table this morning, I whipped up some REALLY FAST place cards.
Want to make some for your table??? I swear you can bust them out in just a few minutes!!! Just take a 4.25 inch square and fold it in half. Then add whatever die cut you would like...
For mine I used the turkey from the Celebrate with Flourish cartridge. He is cut at 2.5 inches. The sentiment I used is from the Bountiful Blessings set from PinkByDesign...I thought this particular sentiment was just perfect for this special day. I hope you have a fabulous turkey day!!! I want you to know that I am grateful for each and every one of you!!!! It constantly warms my heart to read your always lovely comments!!!
♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

PeachyKeen Challenge 41

Hi! It's challenge time again!!! ☺

Create a card of ENCOURAGEMENT. There are no limitations, but if you have Peachy Keen Stamps, you are encouraged to use them!Please link your blog post URL to Mr. Linky before December 6th. (the actual posting closes 12/6 11:59 p.m. CST) We'll use Random.org to generate our RANDOM WINNER (only one entry per person, please) on 12/8 to receive the prize package posted after all the DT submissions!

I used the ADORABLE gingerbread boy from the Al and Lorie Gingerbread set for my card. I ♥ him!!! The sentiment is from the Scripted Year set from PinkByDesign...I am LOVING this set sooooo much!

I sure hope to will pop over to the Challenge Blog to see what the other AMAZING designers have created...AND while you're there PLAY ALONG!!! I hope you all have a GREAT day!!! I have my dear friend here visiting that I met while hubby and I were stationed in Guam. ☺ OH, you wanna know what you could WIN???!!!........................

One Lucky Random Winner will receive the following prize package:

One set of Spica Pens (Set A)

                                                    One set of PK-412 Too Sweet to Eat

{Please remember you must link your original PROJECT you created for THIS challenge to Mr. Linky to be eligible for the prize. If no project has been created, your link will be deleted. Thank you for understanding!}

                                                  I can't wait to see what you all create!!!
                                                                          ♥ Nikki ♥

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hot Diggity Dog! and Emma's Ustream TONIGHT

Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY PEEPS!!! For this card I used the Paisley cartridge for the super cute wiener dog. I got his birthday hat from the Straight From the Nest cartridge. This card is 100% PaperTreyInk.com goodness. Oh how I ♥ PaperTreyInk!!! Which reminds me...I need to order! Hehehehe
The adorable sentiment is from the Simply Everything set from PinkByDesign.

Now...Here's the info for Emma's Ustream tonight...

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

Here is the link

So...Come and watch Emma and chat the night away!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, November 18, 2010

8 NEW cricut cartridges...Happy Hello Thursday!!!

I gotta have this one!!!

looks like there's finally a religious cart!

How stinkin' cute is this one?!!!

REMEMBER...All Lite cartridges are just 20 bucks on black Friday at Walmart!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Winner....and Thank you, grasshopper!!!

First things first...The winner of the Peachy Keen Santa set is.....Jenny Kozar

Jenny said:You have been busy! Love them all but those chipboard gingy ornaments are too cute! I also love the format you used for your cards.

So fun Nikki thanks for sharing as always!
Jenny Kozar

CONGRATS JENNY!!!! Shoot me an email with your addy so I can ship your new stamps to you!!! And now onto my card that was brought about by a REALLY CUTE thing that my Father in Law said on his visit....

Ok, so this card has a SUPER CUTE story behind it! My hubby was giving his Dad "the tour" of the house. They had walked into the craft room, and I heard his Dad say, "oh, is that all Nikki's grasshopper stuff"??? I was DYING laughing!!!! But I think he's right! I should be a grasshopper because it's all grasshopper green! HAHAHAHA Crickets are brown/black! So, anyhoo I just had to whip up a card for him really quickly to thank him for coming to visit AND for totally crackin' me up!!! ☺I made this so fast I messed up and got white gelly pen on the face, but oh well!

The grasshopper is from Stretch Your Imagination {my 2nd cartridge ever!}...and the sentiment is from the new Scripted Year set from PinkByDesign which I can tell is going to be my new "go to" set! OH and the face is from the Critter Faces Large set from PeachyKeenStamps.com. Ok, that's it for today!

♥ Nikki ♥

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy BEE lated birthday

Hiya! I managed to get a quick birthday card made for a family friend right before my Father in Law got here on Saturday. I used my new Birthday Bash cartridge. The paper is from the Urban Prairie collection from Basic Grey which I seen to use EVERY time I make a bee project...It's just too cute!
OH, the card base is from Smiley Cards and I love it!!! Totally looks like a honey comb! ☺The adorable face is from the Critter Faces Large set from PeachyKeenStamps.com. On the inside I used the Happy BEE lated birthday stamp from PinkByDesign. I hope you are having a great day!

See you tomorrow

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Hello, and happy Sunday! My Father-in-Law is here visiting, so this will be a quick post! For my Scrapping Cottage Blog post this week I used the Elegant Wreath die. I knew as soon as I saw this die that I was going to glitter it! I used my favorite Martha Stewart glitter. I then added some red gems to act as berries.

So that's my card for today in all its glittery glory. HA! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!!! Pop over to the Cottage Blog to see the awesome projects the other designers have made this week!!! ☺

♥ Nikki ♥

***My PeachyKeen giveaway is still going on...I will pick a winner tomorrow...so scroll down and leave a comment for your chance to win the adorable Peachy Keen Santa set!!!***

Friday, November 12, 2010

PeachyKeenStamps Blog Hop

It's HOP TIME!!! You are going to LOVE absolutely every one of the 15 new sets!!! I am showcasing the Bite Me Ginger set, but there was a minor mixup at the orchard...so I am giving away the Peachy Keen Santa Set. SOOOO I made a bunch of cards with both sets. Oh, AND I made some other stuff too...So after you're done looking at this...scroll down to see a NEW face in action!!! Without further ado...onto the card-a-palooza! ☺
I forgot to mention that I was kinda mass producing these, so the basic layout is the same. This makes things WAY faster!!! The bite me sentiment is from the Bite Me Ginger set. The sentiment below is from the Too Sweet to Eat set.

And here are some tags I made. I stamped the images on kraft cardstock and white embossed them so it would look like icing...The to and from are from the Christmas Wishes set from PinkByDesign.

And on we move to the Santa's!!! SOOOO CUTE!!!

The sentiment on this one is from the PeachyKeen Santa Set. For the gold shimmer on my Santa's I used Glamour Dust in Gold Glitz that is now for sale in the PeachyKeenStamps store. It is really REALLY cool!!! It is paint with super fine glitter in it, and boy does it sparkle!!! And since I had SO MUCH fun playing with it, I wanted to make a few different versions showing how you can use it more cutesy or more fancy!

I really like how my golden Santa turned out! The sentiment on this one is from the Our 2 Angels in Heaven set. I have a fancy purple Santa made too, but I can't find the picture....So...Here is my Sassy Santa!!!

And here are some Santa heads...

and another...

and another...

And a sassy Santa head ☺

And lastly, a pair of chipboard gingerbread ornaments!!!

Their faces are stamped with the Happy Lashes faces. I hope you are having a blast hopping along!!! Now it's giveaway time...Just leave one comment on this post for your chance to win a PeachyKeen Santa Set. And now head over to see Erin!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

To go back to the start of the hop...click HERE

Wine drinkers make grape friends!!!!

Hiya friends!!! Today is gonna be a BUSY day. Here is my card for my PinkByDesign/Pink Cricut design team. I used the Preserves cricut cartridge for the grapes. And later on today I will have the link for the PeachyKeen face. THE ADORABLE sentiment is from the Gilrs Just Wanna Have Fun set from PinkByDesign. Super cute, right?!
I hope you like my card....See you later for tons more awesomeness!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥