Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hello, It's My First Post

I would like to say hello from my first blog post for Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. I am so happy to share some of cards and projects with you using Willow Bee, Victoria's Street and Flaming Butterfly.

I have always had a great fondness for nature, especially flowers and bees, so when I saw this piece of paper in the Willow Bee 6x6 Mini Pad I knew exactly how this card was going to come together.


I absolutely love Nikki's acrylic stamps. Every little detail stamps perfectly clear. In this card I stamped the sunflower first and colored it with my Copic markers. You can see the pen colors that I used in the picture below. I cut out the flower and used foam dots to raise it above the patterned paper scene. Then I stamped, colored, and cut out the tiny little bees. My favorite element of this card, though, is the stamped faux stitching. This image is included in the stamp set and was so easy to use along the edge of my background scene.


This is the cover of a little mini album that I will be teaching in a class during the Create N Crop Expo, in Perry, Georgia on March 13, 2010 using the Victoria Street paper and chipboard collection. I used Staz On ink to stamp an image on the Bread (less) Tab. The mini 6x6 paper pads are perfect for these chipboard albums. They fit perfectly plus the patterns are the perfect proportion for the small mini album. If you will be in the area during that time I would love to invite you to attend my class. We will be having a lot of fun with the whole Victoria Street paper collection.

My last project is a card using papers and stamps from the Flaming Butterfly collection. This is such an exciting and beautiful collection. I really enjoyed hearing the story behind the design of this line. When I saw the butterfly stamp I knew that I wanted to include that on my card. I stamped the butterfly in Versamark and then heat embossed it with black embossing powder. This gave me some borders so that I could flood them with Smooch paint. I colored in each section to match the butterfly on the patterned paper.

After the Smooch was dry I cut out the stamped image and popped it up with foam dots. Then the sentiment was stamped in black ink and punched out. I used the Smooch paint to color the outside scalloped oval as well to match the colors on the butterfly.

Please stop by my blog throughout the month as I create even more projects with all of the wonderful Nikki Sivils, Scrapbook products.

xoxo, Christine

37 comments:

Linda Beeson said...

My favorite is that first card! LOVE how you used these wonderful supplies.

Monique said...

Fabulous creations Christine!! Love your cards and how you explained how you made them! and the mini album is terrific... such a shame I'm soooo far away -> no workshop for me, I'm afraid, LOL!
Have a happy Wednesday!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Christine!!! WOW!! U are amazing!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the cards and loving that mini....I wish I was in the area to take your class....that would be sooooooooooooooo fun to make! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

rae said...

Absolutely FABULOUS work!!!! Love what you've done with these new releases! Awesome blog post!!
hugs!!

deana said...

Stunning work, Christine! I ♥ how you used your Copic markers... really made for a bright & cheery card! Very inspiring!

Hilde Janbroers said...

beautiful cards!!

Nikki Sivils said...

You rocked it Christine!! That Flaming Butterfly card is sooooo pretty!! I wish I lived in that area I'd love to take your class! I need learn more about the Copic markers... maybe one day!

Susan Dupre said...

Fab job - love it all Christine!

Ria Maningat-Mojica said...

Gorgeous cards Christine!

domestic goddess said...

totally gorgeous Christine!

janis said...

love your cards christine!!!

Claude said...

Christine, these are beautiful!!!

Connie said...

THANKS FOR SHARING

Anonymous said...

Love your creations! The mini book is just adorable!

Allyson Meinholz said...

BEE*utiful Cards . . . love all your "B's" ~ I am partial to bees we call my 3 yr old ~ "B" ~ great work - very inspiring!!

Allyson said...

BEE*utiful Cards . . . love your bee inspiration ~ I am a bit partial to bees. My 3yr old - one of her nicknames is "B" . . . Amazing work!!!

dstandard said...

What fabulous cards! Awesome use of the products!

Hester said...

I really like the last card on this post!

Lydia W. said...

Your cards are beautiful!

Debbie Sawdy said...

Very cute Bee Card Nikki. It was a nice card to see first thing in the morning, it made me smile. Very happy card. Thanks for the smile.

Molly said...

Darling cards! Makes me ready for Spring :-)

Pam said...

Fabulous projects. Just love the bright and cheerfulness of each of the cards. The stamps are great.

Stephanie M. said...

I love how colorful your designs are.

mdog said...

Wow, your cards POP! Thanks !!!

*charygirl said...

Love all those fun projects using such adorable papers! The mini album is my favorite of the bunch!

Amy said...

I just love your cards!!! I wish I was in your area so I could come to your class! I love butterflies and these cards all ROCK!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Lakota said...

Beautiful! What lovely work. Do you actually give the cards to family and friends or just hold on to them for your portfolio?

Karey said...

Wow what a giveaway you have going on! I am familar with Andrea's work and I think she does a great job. You are lucky to have her as a designer!
Have a great time in your endevors.

Ryan Ann said...

I <3 the bee card!

Kimber said...

I love all of it! You did a great job.

Mary Ellyn said...

very nice - itching to try Copic markers!

Linda said...

What gorgeous colorful projects. I love them all, but that little bee steals my heart.

barb said...

Oh my! These are beautiful!!

Beury S said...

love those cards! am just starting with card making and you've given me some great ideas. thanks!

Brianne Nevill said...

LOVE your lines!!! SOOOOO beautiful!!! Love that you have done this co-op blog crawl! What a great event! Keep up the awesome work!

petaline. said...

Your cards are VERY inspiring to me, a fellow card craftgal!! I need to get busy!

Linda said...

Your cards a wonderful. Anyone would love to win this
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

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