Friday, October 29, 2010

October Challenge "Mix them up!"

Come join us for our October Challenge! This month it's my turn to show you our new challenge. I always love to mix up collections. Don't you?
I love to use the different collections together to create a whole new way to showcase the collections.
So I dare you to do the same. The challenge is that you can use Nikki's papers anyway you want. If you want to create a card, layout or altered item, that's up to you! But you need to use more then one collection by Nikki Sivils papers.

Of course our Design Team also wanted to show you their here you go!!

Deana used Blueberry Hill, Dan the Record Man, Tree Love and My Sweet Cherry Pie

Carina used Willow Bee, Tree Love and My Friend Birdie

Jill created with Dan The Record Man, Tree Love, Ellie's Day Out, My Sweet Cherry Pie and Flaming Butterfly

Jennifer Matott used Boo-tiful, Dan the Record Man, My Friend Birdie and Tree Love.

Sarah Eclavea used Blueberry Hill, My Friend Birdie and Willow Bee.

Julie used Tree Love. Blueberry Hill, My Friend Birdie and Boo-tiful.

Susan Dupre used My Friend Birdie and Blueberry Hill.

Mette used Something for Everyone, Tree Love and My Friend Birdie.

Wendela used Boo-tiful, My Friend Birdie, Something for Everyone and Happy Holly-days.

Linda used Will He B the One, U R My Favorite, Sugar Cookie, Tree Love, Henry's Brilliance and My Friend Birdie.

And of course I also created a layout. I used Tree Love and My Friend Birdie.

That was a lot of inspiration!! Wow, they are all so talented....  They are such an inspiration!  If you would like to play along, just link your work to this post for a chance to win your choice of Nikki Sivils products.  We can't wait to see what you do!

Can't wait to see what you create!!
Hilde Janbroers

Thursday, October 28, 2010

*Showcase on YOU!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

Julie Tucker-Wolek here with you today, and every month on Nikki's blog, I am BEYOND thrilled to be able to share with you cards and lo's that I have found while searching blogs and online galleries!!! I get literally soooooooooo EXCITED when I come across someone that has used Nikki's products...and I even get MORE EXCITED when I ask someone to send me their work for my posts on Nikki's blog...and they SAY YES!!!!! YAY!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee to showcase your work using Nikki's products!!! So, if you have ever made anything using at least 80% of Nikki's products, please feel free to send to me at! I can not wait to showcase YOU! :):):):):):):):):):)
I also want to take a moment to thank the friends and fellow DT members that see Nikki's products being used out there in the world wide web...and they are sweet enough to send me an email and let me know!! Thanks girls! :):):):):):):):):):)
Let's see what we have today to share! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

First, we have FOUR lo's from Kelly Massman!!!!! I loveeeeeeeee Kelly's work! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
I sooooooooo LOVE how she used "Dan the Record Man" on these first two!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 And HELLO GORGEOUS!! I love love love love love how Kelly used "My Sweet Cherry Pie" on these next two...I loveeeeeeeeee that banner on the first one!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next, we have a lo from Melissa O'Neill!!!! :):):):):):):):):) I ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE this LO!!!! She rocked the "Willow Bee" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And speaking of "Willow Bee" ....Look at this HOLY WOW AMAZING lo by...Suzanne Spokus!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) HOLY WOWWWWWWW I LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

 And now we have a card made with the "Willow Bee" line by one of my FAVE card makers... Margie Cortina!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I soooooo love love love love Margie's work! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next, we have an OMYGOSH amazing card from Starla Nelson!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! I am ABSOLUTELY in AWE on how she used "Flaming Butterfly" for a Christmas Card!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it sooooo much! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

And next, we have two FUN FUN FUN lo's from Laurie Leahey!!! WOW WOW WOW WOW!! I am LOVING these!!!!! Laurie used "Boo-tiful" on these...ONE OF MY FAVE Nikki lines EVER! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 I loveeeeeeeeee how Laurie cut the diecut paper and used it on opposite sides of her 12x12 paper! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next, we have three projects from Alecia Harper!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):) Ok...I about FLIPPED OUT when I SAW this HOLY STINKIN' CUTE CUTE CUTE TREAT BAG that Alecia made using "Dan the Record Man!" genius is this?!?!??!! I loveeeeee that she used this line for a Halloween project...and of course, this line is named after Nikki's husband Dan...and I always knew he was a MONSTER!! LOL!! Kidding Dan! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Alecia told me that her bag is filled with Hershey's Kisses and says..."FrankenDan say: Fire bad. Hersheys good!!!!!" LOL LOL LOL! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):)

And I love love love love these cards Alecia made using "Something for Everyone"...ok...this is MY FAVE line from Nikki... cuz well... there is a paper named in this line for ME!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And before I head out of here today... I wanted to share a lo I made using "Tree Love" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 Don't forget to add a Nikki Sivils badge to your blog (They are located up on our side bar...and HELLO??? Why wouldn't your grab one??? They are ADORABLE!!!)....... you never know when one of the DT members ... or Nikki herself will spot it! :):):):):):):) And you never know what will happen when we do! hehehehehehe...I am a tease, I know!! LOL :):):):):):):) Thanks for stopping by...we appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Something Stinks Around Here...

Yesterday was Bella-Blue's visit to Hulston Cancer Center, our local cancer center, for our Pet Therapy visit.  Bella usually loves going to this monthly visit, in fact when we pull into the parking garage she goes crazy, barking and scratching at the car window. But yesterday was our "Halloween" visit and needless to say...  Bella was not happy!  And I just can't imagine why...

 Well I thought she made the cutest little skunk EVER, and as you can see from the pictures above she still got lots of petting and love from everyone!  We weren't alone, Jim & Anna bring Miss Molly to our visits (they've been a part of our team for over a year now, and Bella has been a therapy dog for 4 yrs).  But, poor poor Molly HATED being a farmer! Molly wouldn't walk. It took all 3 of us "humans" to get Molly to take a step forward, but she came around when "cheese" was offered.

 The best part of yesterday's visit was seeing one of the patients that is in remission, she was waiting for Bella in the Lobby! She walked up to us and said "do you remember me" and I stood there trying to remember how I knew her, she looked familiar but I just couldn't place her.  Then she said "I was a patient here being treated for ovarian cancer and I'm now in remission. During my appointments here at the cancer center I always looked forward to Tuesday's when I got to see Bella, and even though I don't have an appointment today I came to see Bella one last time".  With tears in my eyes I handed her my skunk (Bella), told her I'm so happy she is better and that I was so happy that Bella made her happy during her time at the cancer center.  I just couldn't believe it, you'd think she'd never want to step foot in that place again, but she came for one last visit... to see Bella.  Once again I was reminded how special these visits are to the patients, staff and to Bella & I.  
I hope you have a wonderful "hump" day! -Nikki

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More DT inspiration!

Yes, it's Hilde again. Showing you more and more DT stuff. Our amazing DT really did some wonderful creations this month. Hope you will enjoy it.

Monika Martinson has created this wonderful banner with the Boo-tiful collection. Isn't it cute?

She also created a card and a layout! Don't you just love her work?

Larissa Albernaz has some gorgeous work to show you as well! She used Blueberry Hill collection to create this colorful layout!

And another layout Larissa created using the Tree Love collection. She was inspired by nature. Well I guess we can all see that! Beautiful work Larissa!

Ria Mojica does an amazing job adding more then 1 photo to a layout. She rocks it! Look at her 4 layouts will be amazed!!

And of course I created a layout as well. Using the Boo-tiful collection. 

Well, a lot of work for you all to see today...isn't it?
I will be showing more work on the 29th of remember to come back later this week to take a peek at the blog!

Bye Bye!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hey Hey it's Monday!!

Hoping everyone had a good weekend! I sure did, although Saturday ended up being crazy busy all day then ending the day with a pumpkin carving contest at my parents house! Sunday however was great, did a little bit of work then... watched a movie and took my sweet Nico on about an hour walk! Love days like that!
Here are some pictures from the Pumpkin Carving contest:
Here is mine, I do a real pumpkin face every year, I just like the look of a smiling pumpkin! (I didn't win.)

This is my brother Ryan's pumpkin! I loved it, he carved his Boxers face on the pumpkin!! Freehand too! 
 Here is the winning pumpkin, my step-dad won the contest with yet another dog face!
This is the winning pumpkin with the lights off!!
We all had a great time, ate way too much chili and apple pie!! Yum Yum! Perfect Fall food!
That's all I have, I hope you have a great day!!  -Nikki

Sunday, October 24, 2010

More Design Team Inspiration!

Happy Sunday everyone!  Hope you have been enjoying your weekend.  Just recently Nikki Sivils teamed up with Allison Davies to share some of her wonderful sketch books with a few of the design team girls.  You can find these fabulous sketch books here at Scrapbook Generation.  Designer Liz Qualman chose one of Allison's sketches, and she created an adorable layout below.

The Sketch

Liz's Interpretation

Here's a closer look.

Now we're off to share some "Boo-tiful" but spooky treats for you!  Starting off we have these super cute treat bags made by Deana Boston.  What a clever girl she is!

Here is a Halloween basket that I made.  My 6 year old son has been begging me for the goodies in it ever since he saw it, especially those eyeballs!

Then we have this adorable layout by Jennifer Yates.  Who knew The Hulk and Foofah could be so cute?

Last but not least, we have a little "Something for Everyone".  Delaina Burns has made two beautiful layouts of her beautiful daughter.

To end the show we have this super sweet layout by Jennifer Yates.  Isn't that baby just the cutest, and look at that wonderful heart technique that Jennifer did - wow!

Well, that's all folks! I hope you enjoyed the inspiration today. Until then....

Happy Crafting,
Susan Dupre
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