Tuesday, April 30, 2013

His and Hers Birthday Cards

Today was day 2 of "His and Hers" over at OnlineCardClasses.com. Our homework today was to make some birthday cards. Can you tell which is "his" and which is "hers"? LOL! :) I used the fantastic set from MarketStreetStamps called Dreaming Of The Sea to stamp all those cute anchors. 
I stamped the anchors in Navy Hero Arts Shadow Ink for my "his" card. Using the Fiskars Stamp Press makes creating a repeating pattern really easy. {and fun!} I stamped the sentiment from the set called Great Big Greetings by MarketStreetStamps on vellum and heat embossed it. And here is my blingified "her" version...
I stamped the anchors with Bubble Gum Hero Arts Shadow Ink. YAY! Pink anchors! :) Same sentiment stamp as the "his" card. I added some pink gems and called her done. As a Navy Wife, I really love how these cards turned out! {and I know some peeps that will love them too}

I hope you've had a fantastic day! 

♥ Nikki ♥

p.s. bad news. my vagabond died today. boo. 

Monday, April 29, 2013

His and Hers

Hello! Today was day one of the new "His and Hers" class at OnlineCardClasses.com. The class is all about adapting cards for "him" or "her". I made two cards and switched up the colors to make a "his" and "her" version. I masked off a strip for the sentiment and then I stamped stars from the Year Round Sentiments set by Hero Arts. I also stamped the "nautical" stars from the Dreaming Of The Sea set from MarketStreetStamps. And the tiny black stars are from the It's A Magical Season set by MyCreativeTime.
I stamped the greeting after I peeled up the mask. The greeting is from the Everyday Sayings set by Hero Arts. And here is my "his" version of this card...
I switched to more boyish ink colors on this one. For both cards I used all Hero Arts Shadow Inks. And Ranger Archival Black ink for this greeting from that Everyday Sayings set again. 
There you have it, my take on "his" and "hers" for today. :)

♥ Nikki ♥

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Hello peachies! You should have arrived from Emma's blog, if not, head HERE to start at the beginning! For my card, I started my creating my background with the sweet little bee stamp that was a freebie with your PeachyKeenStamps order a few weeks ago. I cut the two label shapes with my cricut from the Cricut Craft Room Basics cartridge. I have fallen back in love with my cricut since the Gypsy and Craft Room can now be synced! YAY! Anyhoo, I cut that sweet bee girl from the Trick Or Treat cricut cartridge. Her adorable face is from The Moodies Face Assortment
The greeting is from the Honey Sentiments set. I used yellow stickles to make her sparkle. :)

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous SAUNDRA

Blog Hop Order Thursday, April 25th:

Peachy Keen Stamps Blog - http://www.peachykeenstamps.blogspot.com/
Glorajean Beardall - http://glorascrafts.blogspot.com/
Cassandra Cauble - http://www.ctimz3.blogspot.com/
Lorie Souther - http://www.thinkinspot.com/
Michelle Criswell - http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com/

MCT Thrifty Thursday

Hello! It's Thrifty Thursday over at MyCreativeTime. Today is when we use up our scraps. I had this yellow polka dot scrap sitting out, so I decided to use it. I stamped the light bulbs from the new set called You're Brilliant. I drew in a string for them, and paper pieced the center bulb. 
The greeting is also from the new You're Brilliant set. I used my sakura stardust glitter pen to add sparkle to the bulbs. 

I hope you have a fantastic day!

♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

DIY Stencil with MCT Button Dies :)

Hello! I have 2 cards to share today that I made using a stencil I created with the Stitched Button Dies from MyCreativeTime. I had first made a stencil with my go to Post-It paper and I really liked it...so I thought I'd make one that I could keep and use over and over. So I grabbed some packaging from a background stamp made a stencil. I just placed the two dies on it over and over until I got the look I was going for. Voila! A custom made stencil in just a few minutes! SCORE! :) Here is the first card I made with it...
Here I used my little sponge daubers to apply different Hero Arts Shadow Inks for a rainbow look. The trick is to pounce on the color so that the ink doesn't bleed under the stencil/mask. I stamped the greeting from the new Life Is Good set from MyCreativeTime
The people and the baby in the stroller are from the new We Are Family set from MyCreativeTime. And here is my second card using that same stencil/mask, but getting a completely different look by spray inking instead...
For this one, I went in a "messier" direction. :) I made my own spray ink with a Picked Raspberry distress ink reinker and a mini mister. I put a dropper full of reinker and a little water in the mini mister, and BAM, my own spray ink! I put my cardstock in a box {avoids a ginormous mess} and put the stencil/mask on top of it and sprayed until I got what I wanted color wise. Then I lifted up the mask and added some ink splatters as well...
The greeting and the curved arrow are from the new It's All About You set from MyCreativeTime. The other arrow is from the new You Are Here set. To finish off both cards, I added some black gems.

I hope you are having a FABULOUS day! Now...lemme go scrub this ink off my hands. ;)

♥ Nikki ♥ 

p.s. I used Ranger's Archival Jet Black ink...my all time favorite black ink. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

MCT April 24th Edition Release Blog Hop

Hello! You should have arrived from Nancy's Blog, if not, head HERE to start at the beginning. For my card today I did some simple masking to make a one layer card {well almost one layer}. I started by cutting out the frame from the new Stitched Capture Frame and Arrow Dies. I cut it from Post-It paper which is sticky all over like a Post-It. I positioned it on my card and stamped over it with the fabulous Love Collage Background Stamp. I then traced around the frame with a black marker...Peeled up the mask and BAM...you're left with the negative image. :)
I stamped the people from the new set called We Are Family. The "missing you" greeting is from the new set called It's All About You. And the arrow is from the new You Are Here set. 

Your next stop on the hop is ROSY

For our Blog hop giveaway, there will be 2 winners chosen from ALL the comments combined!  Both winners will win a $25 Gift Card to my store!  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 random.org 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, April 21st at midnight! I will announce winners on my blog on Tues, April 23rd!  EASY PEASY!!! GOOD LUCK!:)

Blog hop line up:

Turtley Tubular

Hiya Peachies! Nikki here with a card today. :) I stamped and paper pieced the absolutely adorable turtle from the June 2012 set. I gave him a face from the Erkle and Merkle Face Assortment set. Total turtley cuteness! :)
I embossed the white panel behind the turtle with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder. I also popped up the layers and the turtle for dimension. And I finished it off by white heat embossing the sentiment from the June 2012 set. 

Have a Peachtastic day! 

♥ Nikki ♥

PeachyKeen Challenge-Anything Goes!

Hello! It's time for another PeachyKeen Challenge. For this challenge, anything goes, so make whatever you want! :) I started by masking off the face of this adorbs monster from the Halloween Sweet Folks set. I just used a little piece of regular scotch tape to mask off the face. I stamped it on purple patterned paper so I could paper piece it. I gave her a face from the Sweet and Silly Face Assortment
I white heat embossed the greeting from the Eye Sentiments set. And to finish it off, I gave her glitter eye shadow with a sakura glitter pen. :) Pop over to the Challenge Blog to play along!

Create a project using Peachy Keen Stamps. Anything goes!
We'll be awarding "TOP PEACH" to the player who uses their Peachy Keen Stamps this week and  our two runner ups will receive a spiffy badge to display on their blog!
- Design must be new
- Link up by 4/24 - 11:59 pm EST

Thursday, April 18, 2013

MCT Sneak Peek #4

Hello! It's day four of sneaks for this ginormous release from MyCreativeTime. :) I started by stamping the "background" from the new set called Journal It. I made a little x in the September box as that is my and my hubs anniversary month. I stamped the year in using the Just Simply Live set. Personalizing rocks! :) I then used the new Stitched Restroom Peeps Dies to cut out the man and woman. I love using the negative space. I did the same with the heart from the Stitched Button Dies and put some patterned paper behind it. I then added glossy accents to the people and the heart. 
I don't know why it looks so yucky in the pic, but at least you can see the shine. Looks cool in real life, I promise! :) Pop over to MyCreativeTime to see lots more sneaks! 

♥ Nikki ♥

Sneak Peek Giveaway Time!With all of our Sneak Peek weeks, Emma likes to do some FUN giveaways!
 We would like to announce a winner everyday day, so this is what you have to do to qualify:   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! The thing we are switching up this time, Emma will be picking a winner that night & announcing the winner the next morning! Example: for Monday's sneak, leave your comments here & share on facebook, then Emma will announce the winner (for Monday) Tuesday morning! That means a winner will be announced every day during sneaks! 
 ***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 http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-Creative-Time/364568506334 that you did so! OR you can just tag me in your post!
 Log on to your facebook now & lets start spreading word!;)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

"Pre-sneak party" blog hop!

"Welcome to our very first "Pre-sneak party" blog hop! Since this is a bigger release than usual, we want to share as much as we can before our sneaks starting on Monday, April 15th along with our  HUGE release on Friday, April 19th @ 8am.  I'm not sure if you noticed or not, but we decided NOT to state the products each of us used on our projects today! The reason for this is because we wanted to play a game w/all of YOU! Yep, we want YOU to guess what is the new "item" we are using today! Leave your answer in the comments in this post for a chance to win one of the new releases!"

Ok you should have arrived from Nancy's blog. If not, head HERE to start at the beginning. And here is my card for today. :)
I'm not at liberty to divulge what stamps were used. HEHE! I can tell you about my ink colors though. :) I used Hero Arts Shadow inks in Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, and Butter Bar. OH, and Archival Jet Black by Ranger. {my fave black ink} And here's a side view so you can see the glossy accents shine. 
I sure had fun making this one! :)

Your next stop is the fabulous ROSY

Would you like to win one of the AMAZING new sets from this release? All you have to do is guess what is the new item on our projects that we are ALL featuring today & leave a comment w/your answer! Winner will be announced on our "official" first day of sneak peeks on Monday, April 15! You have up to Saturday, April 13th at midnight to leave your comments! Good luck! ;)

Blog hop line up:

Friday, April 5, 2013

PeachyKeen Release Party Challenges! :)

Hello! Tonight was our Release Party for PeachyKeenStamps. We always have some fun challenges to play along in for a chance to win prizes. YAY! :) Here is my card for Challenge #1. I paper pieced that adorbs duck from the new April 2013 set. The face is also from the new April 2013 set. I stamped and paper pieced that umbrella from the Shower Peepers set. 
The sentiment is from the Somebunny Special set. {using scraps to make diagonals seems to be my current obsession} :) 
And here's my card for Challenge #2. This challenge is to make a card with a birthday theme. I stamped and paper pieced that sweet bee from the new April 2013 set. LOVE that bee! Cute! 
That greeting is from a retired set. {sorry about that}. I added some sakura glitter pen to the wings and rock candy stickles to the heart. Sorry for the cruddy pics, it's gloomy here. 

Sure hope you'll pop over to the PeachyKeenConnection and play along!

♥ Nikki ♥

The NEW release is available for purchase NOW!!! :) Go HERE to get your shop on!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

MCT Designer Challenge

Cassandra's challenge is a color challengeCreate a project of your choice using any 3 of the following 6 colors of the rainbow - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple.  For a more difficult challenge if you dare ~ use ALL six colors!

As you can see I went with all the colors of the rainbow. :) I created my colorful background with the thanks ticket stamp from the Fun Tickets set. I used Hero Arts shadow inks in Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, Butter Bar, Green Hills, and Tide Pool. I used Colorbox fluid chalk ink in Wisteria for the purple. 
I stamped the greeting from the So Grateful For You set on a strip of vellum so the colors could show through. Added a few gems and called 'er done. :)

Pop over to Emma's Blog to play along! 

♥ Nikki ♥

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

PeachyKeen Sneak

Hello! It's sneak time at PeachyKeenStamps!!! I made this card using the new April 2013 set. I stamped and paper pieced that cute watering can and also the sweet little flowers. I stamped the little water drops from the Shower Peepers set and added glossy accent over them. 
Isn't the sentiment hysterical??!!! It's also from the new April 2013 set. I white heat embossed it. Oh I should mention that I cheated and made the stems longer with a marker. :) And here's another sneak...
I started by stamping the Cloudy Day background. Then I stamped an paper pieced those cute birdies from the new April 2013 set. LOVE those super tall legs! :)
The sentiment is from the June 2012 set. 

Pop over to the PeachyKeen Blog for more sneaks! 

♥ Nikki ♥