Monday, November 26, 2012

I ♥ Snow

Hello! For my card today I used one of my all time favorites called Snowman Winter Greeting Card Set. I paper pieced the snowman with papers from the February Peachy Picks Kit. I love that kit so much! It's just full of awesome that neat canvas flag and twine. 
I stamped the I ♥ snow from the Snowman Winter Greeting Card set onto the canvas flag from the February Peachy Picks Kit. I added some rock candy distress stickles to the snowman and tree for shine. 

I hope you're having a peachy day! 

♥ Nikki ♥

Friday, November 23, 2012

MCT Black Friday Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for our very FIRST "MCT Black Friday Blog Hop"! Okay, not only are we having a SALE, but we are ALSO releasing 2 new stitched dies that YOU ALL have been requesting for a LOOOONG time! IF you own the "Curly Label Die" & the "XL Label Die", we now have Stitched dies that will layer on top of those! Are you excited as we all are??? Wait, we are NOT stopping there, I have ALSO had several requests to sell my "Teeny Tag Dies" by themselves (for mass producing purposes) GUESS WHAT???? We now have them selling in my store by themselves! Sit back & please enjoy this hop as we all showcase the BRAND NEW "Stitched Curly Label Die" & the "Stitched XL Label Die" along w/many other MCT products!
Please use the code: BLACKFRI (all caps) to get a 20% discount of your purchase! Sale will end Sunday, Nov 25th @ Midnight!
Hello! You should have arrived from Nancy's Blog0. If not, head HERE to the start of the hop. For my card I used both of the new dies. It's so cool to be able to layer them now! :) The white one is the XL Label die. Onto that I layered the new Stitched XL Label Die. I stamped it with the argyle from the Coffee Backgrounds set. Then I cut the Curly Label die and layered the new Stitched Curly Label die on top of it. I white heat embossed the sentiment from the From Our Family To Yours set.
See the kraft panel with the pretty edge? That's the 3x3 Trifold Card Die. I just didn't fold it, I embossed it instead. The ribbon is from PaperTreyInk and you can get the twine HERE

Your next stop on the hop is ROSY

Well, this wouldn't be a party w/o a giveaway.....right??? Well, we are keeping this simple! Just leave your comments along w/a way to contact you, should you win! will be picking TWO lucky winners to win $25 worth of MCT product of YOUR choice! GOOD LUCK PEEPS!
Hop list in case you get lost
Nikki ~ <------you are="are" div="div" here="here">
Rosy ~

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Holy awesome sale Batman! :)

I just wanted to share with you the info straight from PeachyKeenStamps Headquarters...this sale is just beyond amazing and you will definitely want to get in on it! Hope you're having a nice day!

START TIME: Wednesday, 11-21-12 at 6AM CST END TIME: Monday, 11-26-12 at 6PM CST  
Happy Thanksgiving, Sweet Peaches! 

We are ever so thankful for you!  So thankful in fact, that we have upped our typical sale Thanksgiving Sale to a GOBBLE UP sale!
  • NO CODE NEEDED... the discounts and FREE stamp set are given automatically to those that qualify. 
  • FIVE FULL DAYS OF 22 % SAVINGS on your entire purchase!*exceptions apply- however no minimum purchase required. Thanksgiving Day in the USA falls on the 22nd this year - which is how we determined the 22% off.
  • FREE SHIPPING USA! *restricted items include clip it ups and large gingerbread kits
  • DAILY GIVEAWAYS! FIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES of $50.00 EACH! *One to be given out each day of the sale!!  Every order qualifies.
  • NEW STAMPS!!  Don't look now but we will have LUCY's ABC's and 123's available for purchase at an awesome price..and they work great with the FREE STAMP SET. 
  new for Thanksgiving
  • FREE STAMP SET  This is a set four pendant/banner stamps on mylar sheet made to go with Lucy's ABC's and 123's! There is aminimum purchase required of $30.00 after discounts to get the stamp set. Please note only ONE FREE STAMP SET per household per day of the sale.  Also, PLEASE NOTE...there is NO CODE needed for the free stamp and it will not show up in your cart... HOWEVER, the stamps will be included with your order. 
    PK-157 Pendants Banner Stamp Set 
    These were made to go with Lucy's ABC's and 123's! 
  • NEW SVGS!!  I'm not going to tell you what this is about... but MANY have asked me for the SVG to this one!
We will not be able to be reached by phone on
11-22-12 through 11-25-12.  You may call on 11-21-12 or on 11-26-12 though.  However, for best results during sale dates, please send us an email immediately if there is an error on your order. I will be monitoring email during the sale :) 

1-920-632-4175 M-F 9 am to 4pm

go HERE to start shopping! :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

I love my Sailor

Hello! Lookie's a Sailor Hello Kitty :) Isn't she a cutie?! The fabulous Ruthie created this cut file from a free coloring book image online. And because she's so sweet, she is sharing the file for free! Go HERE to her site to download it. 
I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Happy Homecoming set from MyCreativeTime. That set is just perfect for it because it reminds me of the Hello Kitty font. :)

Again, head HERE to Ruthie's blog for the cut file...and to see her adorable card! 

♥ Nikki ♥

Friday, November 16, 2012

MCT Blog Hop

                                             ***BLOG HOP GIVEWAY ALERT***
For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined!  You will win a "SURPRISE GIFT BAG FULL OF GOODIES" All you have to do is leave a comment here along w/the rest of the design team's blogs AND also leave a way for us to contact you!  Emma will use to pick the lucky winners!  All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs in this hop for more chances to win! The deadline is Sunday, November 18th at midnight! EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)
 (free w/purchase! offer starts, Thurs, Nov 15th & ends, Sun, Nov 18th!) Emma will offer it for sale after just in case you miss out on this EXCITING offer!

Hello! You should have arrived from Nancy's Blog. If not, head back HERE to the beginning. Ok...on we go. Here is a mini tutorial using the fabulous new dies called Lower Case Fun Dies
I cut a 4.25x 5.5 inch panel of Post-It Craft Paper {sticky all over like a Post-It note}. I ran it through my vagabond machine with the new Lower Case Fun Dies set. I popped out all of the letters because I wanted to use the "negative" images. I used the popped out "positive" letters on THIS card...I adhered the panel to white cardstock and inked it up with peacock feathers distress ink. I zapped it with my heat tool and then sprayed on a mix of perfect pearls and water in a mini mister. Zapped it again to dry it. Then I peeled off the letters mask I made. Here's the result...
Bam! Custom inked lettered background! {guess I got snap happy and took the pic before peeling up the centers on some of the letters}. Sparkly letters to boot! FUN! :) And here is my finished card...
I had it in my mind all along that I wanted to highlight the "hi" and make that my sentiment. I created the window with the XL Label die. I inked it with brushed pewter distress stain. It is really so much cooler looking in real life! I stamped the stitched circle from the Vintage Label Stamps around the "hi". 
For a final touch I added glossy accents to the "hi" to really make it pop. Again, this is much cooler in real life...I swear! LOL

Ok...I made another card. It's pretty weird, but I think it's funny. I saw an ornament with the saying on Pinterest and I just had to make a card. Sorry the pictures are awful, it's dreary here.

Get it? Like dashing only stashing? HAHAHAHA Ok, well it cracked me up! I know that the spelling is horrendous, but it's funny! Anyhoo...the mustache is from the What's Growing On set. The "stashing" was made with the Label Font Stamp Set. I used the Lower Case Fun Dies to cut the letters from THIS fabulous glitter cardstock from PeachyKeenStamps
I added lots of glossy accents to the mustache. :) 

Ok...hope you on with the hop you go

next stop is the fabulous ROSY 

and here's the hop list in case you get lost

Nikki ~ <---- are="are" br="br" here="here" you="you">Rosy ~

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stocking Card

Hiya! I have a super simple card today. I apologize for the dark pictures. It's dreary out here. Anyhoo, I paper pieced this super cute stocking from the Miss Shayla At Christmas Time set. This set is illustrated by an Australian artist named Selina Shelton...and manufactured right here in the USA by PeachyKeenStamps. Gotta love knowing that the quality is totally on point! :) Ahhhh I ♥ my peachies! I used patterned papers from the current Peachy Picks Kit. 
I popped up the cuff of the stocking and added sparkle with a sakura stardust pen. I decided not to add a sentiment to the front, I'll add it on the inside. :)

Have a great day!
♥ Nikki ♥

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

MCT Nov Stamp release Sneak peeks day 3

Hello and welcome to day 3 of sneaks for MyCreativeTime. You are just going to love this release! It's my favorite release from Emma ever, and I've been on the DT since day one. :) Ok, on to my card... I started by cutting letters with the new Lower Case Fun Dies with Post It Craft paper. It's sticky like a Post It note. I then arranged them and stuck them to a tag from the Tag Dies set from MyCreativeTime. I then inked over it like crazy with peacock feathers distress ink and my inking tool. 
After it's all inked up I sprayed it with a mixture of perfect pearls and water in a mini mister. I zapped it with my heat gun to dry it. And then peeled up the letters to reveal the white underneath. And here's my finished card....
I stamped my background with the dotted circle and regular circle from the new Vintage Label Stamps set from MyCreativeTime. I stamped the label shape from the Vintage Label Stamps onto white cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I inked it up with peacock feathers distress ink. I cut it out and mounted it on to the Vintage Label Die
I stamped the "miss" from the Vintage Label Sentiments onto the Stitched Circle Die and white heat embossed it. It's actually the word "missing" but I masked off the rest. I used the U from the new die called Lower Case Fun set. I added glossy accents over top to finish it off. 

Make sure to pop over to Emma's Blog to see more sneaks! But first... 

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
 ***All you have to do is leave comments on our blogs! You do NOT have to comment on every blog, BUT if you do, you will just have more chances to win!
 ***SPREAD THE WORD TO THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK about this release & whatever connections you may have! Let us know on "My Creative Time's" FB page here!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!
 Emma will randomly pick & announce all winners on Friday, November 16th during the release happening @ 8:00am PST in her video! GOOD LUCK!
 Log on to your facebook now & lets start spreading the word!;)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Welcome Sweet Baby

Hello! Here is the card I made for my friend who just welcomed a baby girl into her family. Congrats Erica and fam! Erica is a blogger and she is awesome. Check out her blog HERE. On to the card deets. You may be thinking...a skull on a baby card??? LOL I know that it's super non-traditional, but I dig it! The skull is from the Rock Princess cartridge. I coated it with 2 layers of rock candy distress stickles. I inked the bow with spun sugar distress ink and finished it off with glossy accents.
Lots of fun shine and sparkle. :) I stamped the Sweet Lace Background from MarketStreetStamps and inked it with spun sugar distress ink. For the sentiment I first stamped the "welcome sweet baby" from the All Star Baby set from MyCreativeTime. Then I used the Stepping Stone Alphabet set from Hero Arts to spell out the baby's name. And isn't that just the sweetest name?! OH and the skull is on a wobble so it wiggles. :) 

I hope you're having a great day! Be sure to pop over to MyCreativeTime and see some sneaks from the new release. You are going to love em'! I'm sure having a blast playing! :)

♥ Nikki ♥

p.s. I've been singing ♫ my my myyy Delilah ♫ since I made this. Gotta ♥ Tom Jones! ;)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Peachy Keen Challenge 43

Hello! It's challenge time again at PeachyKeen and this week, anything goes! Yep, make anything your little heart desires. :) I stamped the adorable deer from the November 2012 set on kraft paper and on white. I paper pieced the white bit on the chest and colored in the bow with a spica glitter marker. I used a snowflake embossing folder for the sky and spritzed it with perfect pearls and water. I used rock candy stickles for the snow the deer is standing on. I white heat embossed the label shape and sentiment that are also from the November 2012 set from PeachyKeenStamps
I added a double twine bow and attached it with a snowflake brad from the Peachy Picks Kit. The white papers and the red patterned paper are also from the Peachy Picks Kit pop over to the Challenge Blog and play along!

♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, November 8, 2012

PeachyKeen Blog Hop

Hello! You should have arrived from Amanda's Blog, if not, head HERE to start at the beginning. You won't want to miss out on any of the fun...OR chances to win prizes! We will be giving out three $50  gift certificates along the way, so make sure you comment for your chance to win! :) Here's my card...
I used the adorable Lil' Tweets Thanksgiving set. Isn't he cute?! I stamped him a few times so I could paper piece him with papers from the October Peachy Picks Kit. All the patterned papers are from that kit. 

I heat embossed the sentiment from the Lil' Tweets Thanksgiving set.

Your next stop on the hop is RAVEN...but make sure you check out the amazing sale info!

and in case you get lost...

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Nikki Foraker -- <----you are="are" here="here" span="span">
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