Friday, October 30, 2009

Texas, Missouri, Utah, H1N1 and Halloween....

The only thing that's in common with the title here is ME!! It has been one busy month, I've been all over the Untied States!! Florida, Texas, Utah, Missouri, and I soon will be leaving for Oklahoma and Arkansas. Unfortunately while coming home from Utah I came down with H1N1... yeah!! I've been so very ill and with my asthma I have to be really careful, I started Tamiflu within hours of getting the flu so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my lungs will stay clear!! Here are some pictures from my adventures the last couple of weeks....

Kendra and I, at her brand new store in Buffalo, TX!! Photolicous is the name of her store, isn't that the cutest name for a scrapbook store!! Kendra's new store was awesome and her cropping room was huge with these huge big comfy chairs!!

I had such a great time with these ladies, and the scrapbooking world needs to keep their eye on this lady, Ronda Simpson!! Ronda can rock out a layout!!

My next stop in Texas was in New Braunfels at the Scrapbook Haus!!

The ladies here were fun and loved making my little Christmas Tag mini Album!!
This picture is of Susan, the store owner and I!! Susan was so sweet and I loved her great store!!

These pictures are of Liz, my sales rep and I! Liz was very sweet, welcoming me with Red Bulls and Dr Pepper, my staples in life!! (Although I can say that I've officially kicked my "Red Bull" habit, it's been 2 weeks since I've had one!!) Woo Hoo!!

This picture is of my 2 younger sisters and I in KC, MO!! We spent the weekend shopping, eating and well taking care of Emily's twins, Max and Mollie!! Kelly, in the front, is the baby, Emily is in the middle, and she is the middle child and then me, the shortest and oldest!! We had such a great time!!

Here we are eating at PF Chang's, Kelly is holding Max.

Max and Mollie, always matching!!

This is me carrying Mollie around the Plaza in KC!!

I have no pictures of Utah b/c I forgot my camera, crazy I know!! But Dan and I to do our press check for my Spring 2010 paper lines!! Wait until you all see them, they totally rock!! I did want to share with you some more Halloween treats for those last minute ideas!! My design team really rocked out some great things!!
Created by Mimi Leinbach: (I wish I was getting this little treat bag!)

Created by Julie Tucker-Wolek: (Isn't this a great treat basket, wish I would've thought of it!)

I love this little haunted house created by Ria Mojica, she used my Victoria's Street chipboard houses and mixed several of my paper lines together to create this!!

Created by Jodi Wilton: (These little tags are adorable!)

Created by Deana Boston: (Love that flag!)

Created by Julie Tucker-Wolek: (This is just sweet!)

Created by Nathalie Leonelli: (I love making cards and these 3 rock!)

This was created by Claude Campeau, and her kids are anything but scary!! I love this layout!!

I usually pass out cupcakes during the day to family and friends in "costume", then do a second costume change for the evening, but with being so sick this year and not wanting to get anyone sick I'll be staying home!!:( Maybe I'll just dress up the dogs and wear my flannel pj's and just a "slumber party girl"!! I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!! -Nikki

Monday, October 26, 2009


Here are some fun Halloween layouts, cards and creations that my design team girls have made to help get you in the mood for this Saturday.....

Made by Mimi Leinbach

Made by Claude Campeau

Made by Deana Boston

Made by Jen Matott

Made by Jen Matott

Made by Deana Boston

Made by Ria Mojica

I hope you've enjoyed all of these great creations and maybe got a few ideas for your Halloween celebration too!! -Nikki

Saturday, October 24, 2009


I have some great links to share with you all.....
Tracy Burgos used my products while she was showing how to use Helmar Adhesive on Creating Keepsakes Blog. Tracy had lots of great comments about her adhesive (which BTW is great adhesive) and about my little Ghost mini album and "Boo-tiful papers that she used. Thanks Tracy!!

Also one of the Doghouse Diva's from my design team, Nathalie Leonelli, was featured on the Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine Blog, with her adorable tissue box made from using Victoria's Street paper line. I took this little box to CHA with me and everyone loved it!! Great Job Nathalie!!

Also here are some great Halloween layouts and cards from my DT!! Thanks ladies these all rock!!
Deana Misner made these great and oh so sweet layouts..... I could just take that little lion home with me!!

Design team member Mieke made this layout that just makes you want to see who that broom really belongs too!! I love Autumn!!

This layout was created by Kat Glossop using her sketch from a few weeks ago!! Kat did a great job using my Halloween papers for a non-Halloween layout!!

Doghouse Diva, Emeline Seet made this adorable wall hang using my owl chipboard with my "Boo-tiful" Halloween papers!! I love this!!

Jodi Wilton made these fun cards!! Makes me want to sit down and make a few myself!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A new design team member & an "All About Me" challange...

Introducing our newest Design Team Member, Molly Peckham!! Molly is so very talented and I'm honored to have her on my DT!! Go check out her blog and see her great creations, click here: Molly Peckham. Welcome Molly to the Doghouse Diva's!!

I decided to start a monthly challange with my DT. We seems to always scrapbook other people and rarely ourselves. So I asked a few of my DT Divia's to help me out with this challenge. I 'm calling it the "All About Me" challange!! Every month I'll ask the DT a question and they will answer it in a creative way on a layout. It can be as funny or serious as they wanted it to be. My question to them was, Tell me one thing most people don't know about you. Here is what they came up with...
Made by Kat Glossop:

Made by Deana Boston

Made by Michele beck:

Made by Claude Campeau:

Made by Julie Tucker-Wolek:

Made by Nathalie Leonelli:

I made this one:

Have a great week! -Nikki

Monday, October 12, 2009

Teaching at the Niche', Paper Niche' that is!!!

I was back in FL last weekend at the Paper Niche' in Plantation.
I had such a great time with all the ladies at this store!! Everyone was so warm and welcomed me with open arms!! They made a "Welcome Nikki Sivils" sign using my colors from "My Sweet Cherry Pie" paper line! This is a picture of Tammy (the owner) and I in front of the store all decorated for me and Halloween, look at those adorable wreaths on the door!!

This is everyone that was in my class...

I fell in love with this cute little shopping cart that they offer to customers. (I think I need one of these myself, you know for just around the house!)

This is my super sweet sales rep Veronica!! (Everyone thought I was her daughter.)

Veronica took me out and about before my class to do some sight seeing!! We had a blast together!!

Awe..... the beach!! I wish I would've had enough time to go for the entire day!!

Veronica took me to this great Jewish Deli and I had a pastrami on rye..... yum yum!!

I left FL at 6 am so I took this picture from the plane as the sun was raising behind us. It was beautiful, and the entire plane was mostly asleep so it was peaceful too. My favorite time.

Leaving for TX on Friday morning for another weekend of teaching!! Have a great week!! -Nikki
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