Tuesday, May 31, 2011

PeachyKeen Challenge 53

Hiya! It's challenge time again! This time we have the above sketch to follow BUT there's also a twist. You must use some sort of "sponging" technique. For my card I used my distress inks in Worn Lipstick and Shabby Shutters. I applied them with a foam inksentials applicator and then misted with water to get a "smoother" effect.
I used the Perfectly Pretty Grid background stamp from MarketStreetStamps.com that I white heat embossed. The adorable butterfly is from the Faceless Bugs set from PeachyKeenStamps.com.
Okie dokie...hop over to the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the ladies made!!! I can't wait to see what YOU make!!!! ;o)

♥ Nikki ♥

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! I made this card for my hubby using the Playtime cartridge that sweet Emma got me for my birthday!!! We found out last week that he advanced and is now a First Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy!!! WOOT!!!! It was GREAT to finally get some good news for a change! ;o)
The girl's face is from the Wide Eyed Kids assortment and the kitty {my Simba} is from the Critter Faces Small set...both from PeachyKeenStamps.com. The sentiment is from Emma's graduation set {see, super versatile} called Follow Your Dreams.

♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Throwback Thursday...

Hello! My stamps from Emma arrived this afternoon so I'm late for Throwback Thursday today. The challenge this time is to use any older cartridge of your choice BUT you must include the colors green and yellow.  I admit that I have totally lost my mojo for the time being...and this is as good as it gets for today! HA, oh well. Anyhoo...The sailboat is from the Pooh and Friends cartridge. LOTS of hidden goodies on that cartridge! I made my background paper with distress inks and water in a mini mister to blend them all together.
The AWESOME sentiment is from Emma's new set called Happy Homecoming...I LOVE IT!!! :o)

Ok...pop over to Emma's BLOG to see what she and the other designers made!

♥ Nikki ♥

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Where have I been???

Hello my sweet blogging friends! You might have been wondering why I haven't posted in such a long time....On May 2nd we drove out to Arizona to spend my Daddy's final days with him. He passed away on May 11th surrounded by loving family and friends. I was blessed to have had the most wonderful Daddy any girl could have ever asked for. Sometimes I could almost feel his love for me radiating out of him! And I'm sure he felt the same from me. No daughter EVER loved her Daddy more than I loved mine. I think I am still in shock, and the tears come in waves out of the blue. I will miss him forever.

My Daddy took care of all of his "final" arrangements, including his obituary...which pretty much speaks to what an AWESOME guy he was...If you want to read it {and see my HANDSOME Daddy} click HERE to do so. Here are some of my favorite pages of him and baby me...

Here is my Daddy and I cuttin' a rug on my 16th birthday

" When a daughter first meets her Father, she makes room in her heart for the first significant man in her life....she becomes....Daddy's Little Girl "

♥ Nikki ♥

B.T.W. if you just heard Barbara Ann start playing...it's cuz my Daddy's name was Bob Wren...and we always sang BOB BOB BOB...BOB WREN....hehehehehehehehe

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BESTIE....I WUB YOU EMMA!!!! ANYHOO....I'm sorry I'm a little late, but my Mom's internet is rude sometimes....For my card I got the scalloped card base from the Smiley Cards cartridge. I cut out two circles and white embossed polka dots {someones fav!} using the medium Polka stamp from PeachyKeenStamps.com. Then I cut one in half and lined it up. The sentiment is from Emma's set called Mom You Rock. The cupcake is from the Rock Princess cartridge and the cute face is from the Wide Eyed Kids Assortment from PeachyKeenStamp.com.

I am giving away a Rock Princess cricut cartridge!!! Just leave a comment on this post for your chance to win!!!! Now....On with the hop!

Next stop is ABBY

if you get lost...here is a list

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mickey Bday Card

Hiya peeps! This card was supposed to go up yesterday...but I forgot. I am out in Arizona with my parents. For this card I used the number 2 from Emma's set called Follow Your Dreams.
Mickey is from one of the Mickey carts {i can't remember} and his hat is from Straight from The Nest.

Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win Emma's Follow Your Dreams stamp set.

Pop over to see what Emma has for you!!! ;)

♥ Nikki ♥

the 8th card Wish Big

Hello and Happy Mommy's Day!!!! This isn't a Mom card, but it's pink so that is close enough! ;) For this card I got the cake from the Sweet Treats cartridge. The pretty papers are available HERE at PeachyKeenStamps.com.

The sentiment is from Emma's set called Wow So Many Candles. Which is my giveaway for today! Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win! :)

OH and my sweet friend SHAR made me this gorgeous stick pin! She rocks! ;)

♥ Nikki ♥

Pop over to see what amazing creation and giveaway EMMA has for you today!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Here's my card for today...and Happy Birthday Daddy Jeff {my hubs' Dad} For this card I used Emma's Fun Borders and her Wow So Many Candles for the sentiment.
For my giveaway today I have the Fun Borders for you!!! Just leave a comment on this post for your chance to win....Head over and see Emma and what she has for you!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Sarah!!!

Happy birthday Sarah!!!!! We on the design team wanted to do something for our dear Sarah...She ROCKS!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY...we all used her favorite things...Pink, Zebra, Black, and white. For my card I used the Zebra background stamp from PinkByDesign to stamp on my pink cardstock with pink perfect pearls. ;) AND I used it to stamp on my flower!
The sentiment is from the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun set from PinkByDesign.

OH I AM GIVING AWAY PINK CRICUT SPATULAS!!!!....leave a comment on this post to win....head over to EMMA to see what she has for you....and ALSO!!!!

Now head on with the hop!

♥ Nikki ♥

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

happy birfday to me ;) and a card...and GIVEAWAY

Hiya....today is MY birthday AND my birthday buddy Mason. { My friend Trina's son} OH and Emma and I are doing a week long celebration of BIRTHDAY fun....Her b-day is the 10th! For this card I used Emma's set called Follow Your Dreams for the 6 to emboss my background.
The  "Look who's 6 " is from the Make a Wish set from PinkByDesign. NOW I am giving away Emma's stamp set called Polka Dot Surprise! Just leave a comment on this post for your chance to win! Now...head over to EMMA to see what she has for you!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

PeachyKeen Challenge 51

I'm going to keep this short...it's challenge time again....I am posting ALL my next week or so of posts because I am heading off to be with my Daddy and Mom. For my card today I used the adorable Hillbilly Holler Set 3.
Head over to the Challenge Blog to see what you can WIN!!!!

♥ Nikki ♥