Friday, April 29, 2011

Design Team Friday PBD

Hiya and  it's another design team Friday for PinkByDesign. This time I made a "regular" card and a super simple gift card with the "leftovers". I used the Argyle stamp from PinkByDesign that is EASILY repeatable. Although ALL polymer stamps are "see through" I LOVE to use my stamp-a-ma-jig to help me with placement. I KNOW that other crafters are awesome at lining things up perfectly, but I am not one of them! LOL ...Anyhoozle...I used the MUST HAVE stamp set called Our Mothers for my cards. And if you are reading HAVE to be thankful for YOUR "life giver"...which is what I call my Mommy...HAHAHAHA ...head over to Sarah's blog to see what the other awesome members of her Design Team came up with!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Throwback Thursday

Hello! It's challenge time again! This time we were to  create 'Any" 3-D project meaning, treat bags, toppers, gift bags, a set of gift cards, or a set of cards... etc..... This time you can pick a cartridge of your choice {make it an oldie though} and I blew the dust off my Sesame Street Font cartridge. ;) I created my own "patterned paper" using the 2 stamp from Emma's set called Follow Your Dreams. You can see all her awesome stamp sets HERE in her store. This little treat bag is going to my friend Trina's lil' guy. But mostly it's a treat for me cuz then she has to deal with a toddler on a sugar high! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I crack me up!!!!

Ok...head to Emma's Blog to see what everyone else made AND to play along!!! I look forward to seeing your creations! Happy Crafting!

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, April 24, 2011

If friends were flowers...

Here is my card for the Scrapping Cottage today. I used the Garden Pot Bunny die. I cut it once from white cardstock and used my ink blending tools and distress inks to color it.
The sentiment is from the Life's a Garden set from PinkByDesign. The patterned paper is from the Hello Luscious collection from Basic Grey.

Happy Easter!

♥ Nikki ♥

Friday, April 22, 2011


It's hoppy time again! We are hoppin' to show off Emma's new stamps!!!! All the cards I made are using the My Little Firecracker set. My liberty bell came from the Stand and Salute cartridge.
I cut it in white cardstock and heat embossed the bell. Here is my next one....
My firecracker is from the Stand and Salute cartridge too..The face is from Boy Mates from
And here is that card I made the other day in case you didn't see it....
Again...all my cards were made with the My Little Firecracker set....ALL sets are available HERE in Emma's store.

Next stop on the hop is ABBY...if you get lost...follow the list below

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sneaky Peekie!!! :o)

The mail dude brought me Emma's new stamps that will be available for purchase on Friday. So, I just HAD to get inky and play a little bit! I just made a REALLY quick and simple card...But for more masculine cards, I tend to think that simple is best. ;)
If you have the Stars cuttlebug're gonna wanna bust it out when you see this set! CAUUUTTEEE!!!! Ok....See ya tomorrow peeps! WOO HOO It's American Idol night!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

PeachyKeen Challenge 50!!!

Today is our 50th challenge!!! WOW! Here are the details...

Sketch Challenge w/ A TWIST
  • Create a card based on the layout provided and use METALLIC accents somewhere in your project (can include metallic paper, glitter, paint, etc.)
  • Project must include basic elements AND TWIST from provided sketch
  • Link up your creation before May 3rd
For my card I used  PK-273 Faceless Flowers -12 Petal Daisy. I stamped them with embossing ink and heat set with gold embossing powder. I then added color with distress inks in broken china and scattered straw. The sentiment is from  PK-781 Party Girl Lulee.
Now, hop over to the Challenge Blog to see what you can WIN when you play along!!! AND to see what all the other awesome design team ladies made!!! :)

♥ Nikki ♥

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Monday peeps! I LOVE how this card turned out!!! :o) I stamped the Lace background stamp from PinkByDesign with a smokey grey ink. I then used my blending tools and distress inks in worn lipstick and pumice stone to get this shabby look. I used my Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch for the butterflies that I used the same stamping technique on. I also gave them a good misting of perfect pearls in the perfect pearl {white} color. You can see the shine a little better here...
The sentiment is from Emma's set called Mom You Rock. I hope you like this one as much as I do! ;) I have a brand new chalk ink pad just waiting to get, I'm off to get my inkin' on!

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Stand Under My Umbrella

Hello! Here is the card I made for my design team day for the Scrapping Cottage. I used the Duck w/Egg die and Duck Accessories die. Same dies as my card from yesterday. And if you're wondering...YES they come with ADORABLE face stamps!!! PEACHY FACES RULE! ;)
The sentiment is from the Spring Has Sprung set from PinkByDesign. The patterned papers are from the Stella and Rose "gertie papers" that I am OBSESSED with and have been using every little bit of it down to tiny scrap! ;) Have a scraptastical day!

♥ Nikki ♥

Friday, April 15, 2011

Quacky Birthday...ENABLING ALERT!!! ;)

OMG can you even stand the cuteness??? This is one of the new releases of PeachyKeen/Cottage Cutz dies. This little cutie is called the Duck And Egg Die. Her sweet bow and hat are from the companion die called Duck With Egg Accessories. SO CUTE!!!
The sentiment is from the stamp set that this die set sprang from called Duck Dolls. I ♥ that set! Truth be told...I was going to wait until Sunday to post this BUT there is a SALE on through 11:59 CST tonight and I wanted you to get in on the AWESOME deals!!!! Here are the details...

APRIL 15, 2011
IS TAX DAY in the USA...
SALE BEGINS AT 9PM (CST) 4-14-11 and ENDS at 11:59PM (CST) on 4-15-11
FIRST YOU will receive a 15% off of any purchase over $25.00 and you will also receive one of three chances to win
 USA ORDERS that are $50.00 (after discounts) and over will ship FREE during our sale too!
NOW GO GET YOUR SHOP ON!!!!!!!!!!! ;o)
♥ Nikki ♥
Click HERE to go to the PeachyKeenStamps store

Design Team Friday Easter Cards

Hello and happy Design Team Friday for PinkByDesign. Our projects this week are all Easter themed. For my first card I used the twine that PinkByDesign sells and stitched along a scalloped strip of kraft cardstock...a little time consuming, but it looks cool so it's worth it! ;) I picked up a few packages of  these little chicky felt stickers last year after Easter super cheap!
The "from one chick to another" sentiment is from the Hoppy Easter set from PinkByDesign. Onto my other card....
For this card I used the 2 part Round Argyle background stamp to make my little segment of patterned paper. This set is easy to stamp in full repeat, but I just needed a little section. :)
The sentiment is also from the Hoppy Easter set. Hehe For peeps sake! ;) Okie dokie, that's it for me today! Head over to Sarah's {Pink Cricut} Blog to see what the rest of the design team made!

Have a FABULOUS weekend!!!

♥ Nikki ♥ 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bunny kisses...Bunny hugs

Hello! It's Throwback Thursday time again! Ok...I apologize right off for the awful pictures of my 2 page layout....I could NOT get any good shots for some reason. Anyhoo...The challenge this time is to create a scrapbook page {or 2 pager} using any cut from any Lite cartridge. For my layout I used the adorable Sugar and Spice lite cartridge which fit puuuuurrrrfectly with my Bunny Kitties! ;)
For my little circle sentiments I used Emma's Color Me Happy stamp set. The super sweet face on my little kitten is from the Critter Faces Medium set from Pssst...can you see my little Jinxy girl sneakin' up to get a taste of Simba's bunny ears??? Hehehe I ♥ my kitties!
The face on my bunny is from the new Cute and Cuddly set from Now pop over to Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team came up with! I sure hope you will play along with us this time! :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Thank you

Hiya! For my card today I used my new Kate's ABC's cartridge for the whole thing. I used my Gypsy to weld together my card base. This is just a super simple card, but I like it. ;) The sentiment is from the set called Scripted Year from PinkByDesign. Speaking of PinkByDesign...Today is Sarah's one year blogoversary so she is celebrating by having a great SALE on some of her stamp sets...They are just 10.99!!! Click HERE to go see which are on sale...HURRY cuz when they're gone, they're gone.  

Happy Shopping! Hehe...I ♥ enabling! ;o)

♥ Nikki ♥

Monday, April 11, 2011

Life is like riding a bicycle...

Hello and happy Monday! I felt like stamping this morning, so I did. ;) I stamped my background with the Script background stamp from PinkByDesign. I then inked it with distress inks in tumbled glass and broken china. I then stamped the bike from the set called Bike from PinkByDesign. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the wheels perfectly. Just an FYI...I LOVE that tool! The sentiment also comes with that set. ☺
Ok, I'm off to go play with some more stamps from PinkByDesign. ;) I ♥ stamping!

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, April 10, 2011

You're eggsellent

Hello! For my card today I used the Hatching Bunny die. I cut it out in white cardstock and used only my Tim Holtz Distress inks and sponge blending tool to color it. I colored the egg with distress ink in worn lipstick and spritzed it with water from a mini mister to make it look dyed. I colored the bunny with distress ink in scattered straw. And I used tumbled glass to color the two blue parts.

The sentiment is from the Hoppy Easter set from PinkByDesign. Ok, that's it for today! See ya later alligators!

♥ Nikki ♥

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Love Your Pet Blog Hop

Hello! Hope you're having fun hopping along and seeing all the cute pet projects! You should have arrived here from Emma, but if you didn't, head back HERE to the start of the hop. For my first card I used this fun kitty stamp from PinkCat Studio. She is a little crafty diva kitty! ;) She looks like my Jinxy-Cedrika!

The sentiment is from the All Star Baby set by Emma. See, works for FURRY BABIES too! And this next card has a fun story! My Mom and Daddy have 2 is named Spike and the girl is Sugar. So when I was in Michaels a while back and saw this cute sticker I about died when I read the little tag hanging from her says SUGAR!!! SO SO SO SO SO Cute!!! I had to have it!

She had a baby pink bow, but I replaced it with an orange one.

The "I woof you" sentiment is from the Furry Friends set from PinkByDesign.

Next stop on the hop is GLORA...but first.....

The idea for this hop sprang from those heart wrenching ASPCA commercials on tv. Abby, our hop leader, was inspired to research the ASPCA and found out that every year they have their Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month in April and encourage people to Go Orange For Animals. Hence the color schemes you have been seeing. I personally give to the ASPCA and even my checks and return address labels help with the cause. :) If you would like to learn how you can help protect animals from abuse and ensure that they are properly loved...please visit the ASPCA'S WEBSITE to learn more.  

♥ Nikki ♥

Here are some pictures of my furry babies Simba and Jinxy...and my favorite backyard friends! I LOVE my backyard friends too!

You talkin' to me??? :)
and here is a digi page I did of the Painted Buntings that come to visit in the Spring

Friday, April 8, 2011

Birthday Blog Hop

Hiya! It's time for another hop! This one is for Gloria's birthday. :) Happy Birthday Gloria!!! For my card I used 2 of Emma's stamp sets. The sets I used are Fun Borders and Wow So Many Candles. I kept this one REALLY simple.
I used Colorbox fluid chalk in in Chesnut Roan {my favorite} and Dark Chocolate cardstock from Ok, if you are just starting off here...head back to where all things the beginning ;) Click HERE to go to Gloria's blog and see the fantastic giveaway!!!! If you have started at the beginning and have arrived here from Meriah, you're right on track...

Next stop........JESSICA

♥ Nikki ♥

if you get lost...



Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Egg Hunting

Hiya peeps! I used my brand new Baby Steps cartridge to make this card. Holy cow is it ever a cute cartridge!!! Her cute bunny face is from the Cute and Cuddly Face assortment from PeachyKeenStamps.
The sentiment is from Emma's Color Me Happy set. The papers are from the Stella and Rose collection by My Mind's Eye. I hope you're having a FABULOUS day!

♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PeachyKeen Challenge 49

Hiya peeps! It's challenge time again! This time we have the above sketch to follow. For my card I used the brand new set called Faceless Bugs. SO CUTE!!! I have to give a shout out to my Nana {who is here visiting} for the GREAT IDEA she gave me for my bees' wings! She thought of the idea to stamp them on vellum. So I stamped them with embossing ink and heat embossed them with white powder.

I used the Small Polka Dot stamp to make my black dot patterned paper.

The sentiment is from the Bee Happy set. Ok...hop over to the Challenge Blog to see what my awesome Peachy Sista's have created...AND to see what you can WIN if you play along!!! Can't wait to see what you make!

♥ Nikki ♥