Wednesday, December 1, 2010

HAPPY DECEMBER 1ST!!

I LOVE CHRISTMAS TIME!! I love the entire Holiday season from Halloween to the New Year! All my Christmas decorations and trees are up... finally! (It took a bit longer this year!)

The question I get most is "How do you come up with your designs?"... well every thing I design is dear to my heart in some way, like my "Happy Holly-Day's" paper line, I came up with the name for that line b/c my mom has had this same round rug in her home for most of my life that only comes out at Christmas and it says...

                                   
"Happy Holly-Day's" so I knew that would be my paper line name, but wasn't sure where I was going to go with it??? I knew it would have Holly's in the mix of it, but wasn't sure what the main "character" would be... then I looked around my house and realized "Why a nutcracker... of course!" I collect nutcrackers, have for years and love them! And that's how this paper line came to be...


   





Here are a few of my nutcrackers I have out at Christmas...



And so that's how that paper line came to life! 

Are you ready for today's giveaway...
To kick off my first 14 days of December I'm going to give away the complete collection of my Happy Holly-Days paper line to one person who leaves a comment here on this post and to one person who leaves a comment on my company Facebook page! That's 2 chances to win my Christmas paper line! 
I'll pick one winner from the blog, right before I do my second blog post tomorrow morning (Thursday). The facebook winner will be announced on facebook not here.  
Don't forget to leave a comment both places for a chance to win "Happy Holly-Day's"!  
Also don't forget to sign up for my free news letter to the left of this blog to win the "Santa Bag" of Nikki Sivils products valued at $100.00!! That winner will be picked on the 14th of December! 
Happy Holly-Day's! -Nikki 

170 comments:

Janet said...

Wow--what a gorgeous line! Thanks for the chance to win.

Brenda said...

I love your Happy Holly Days line of paper. I also love the way you came up with the name.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww! What a way to kick it off!!!! LOVE that line!!! And loving your nutcracker collection!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

NancyP said...

A fantastic line of papers!! So festive! I love it!!!

scrapper lauri said...

Thanks for the chance to win here, too!

Anonymous said...

love the name of your line.....
love how vibrant it looks.

happy holidays
lynda in calif
hipljp at yahoo dot com

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic collection...and love knowing where you get your inspiration!!!

Christa Allgood said...

I love your nutcrackers!! And thanks for telling your story! I often wonder where the names of scrapbook paper come from.

Carol said...

What a beautiful line of paper. I love the colors. Thank you for opportunity to win.

MiYah! said...

What a fun line of papers! Can't wait to see what else inspires you!

Lucy Kelleher said...

Would so love to win this collection. I just recently found your papers and products. I made some adorable Halloween banners with your ghost chipboard book. I would really love to work more with your Christmas papers and products. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

MiYah! said...

Awesome paper line! Love the Nutcracker theme.

Debi said...

What cute paper!

Michelle H. said...

Love this collection!!
The colors are gorgeous & love the hollys & nutcrackers!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful line!

Tracy J said...

Love the photos of your mantel. Thanks for the chance to win this great paper line!

Jessica Dewan said...

Super Cute Christmas line! Love it! :D

Thebug415 said...

What a pretty line. I have a SIL who loves Nutcrakers. This would be fun to make something for her.

Frea said...

Hi there, those are just scrumptious!! Love the deep colours, thanks for your generous candy. Hugs, Frea

Jennifer Reynard said...

Wow, beautiful paper! Rich Christmas Colours and designs! What a wonderful
Nutcracker collection you have.
How fun is that!! :)

lovetocraftbetty said...

Wonderful line of papers!! Love your nutcracker collection too!
Thanks for a chance to win.

debannet said...

Happy Holly Days to you...
Happy Holly Days to you
Just love this holly days linnneeee
Happy Holly Days to you.

Love this like Nikki! Thanks for this chance to win and the great layout.

crazyaboutcricut said...

GORGEOUS!! How lucky you are to have you own line, and what a great job you did creating it :O) Thanks you for the chance to win!

www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

Verbena said...

Your line really puts me in the Christmas scrapbooking mood! Love it!

kitsNbits said...

Love your story on how Happy Holly days came to be. I am always interested on how artist come up with their inspiration :) love your new line and your collection of nutcrackers too!!

Brenda said...

This is gorgeous! I love the clean lines of this set!

floridagirl said...

Lovin all the bright beautiful Nutcrackers!! Love the Happy Holly days paper line too!!

Kim said...

AWESOME!! Love you mantle and your Nutcrackers! Thanks for the chance to win!! Merry Christmas and have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

Liz said...

How wonderful

Auntie Ang said...

Hmm I'm new at this Nutcracker is cute.

Carla said...

Such a good memory for you! This paper line looks cute and I'd love to win it!!

Thanks so much - Carla from Utah

Janet said...

Love the line. Would love to win. Thanks.

Sharon said...

I love the play The Nutcracker! I'd take my kids to see it every year if I were always close to a production of it. I see that this year there is a movie. Can't be as good, but still gotta be good if it has that story :)

So naturally I love your newest line!!

Char said...

What a fabulous line! Thanks so much for the chance to win this!

Dee said...

Your paper is wonderful. Beautiful design. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

Emily Williamson said...

I really love all your products! Wish there was a store closer to me or that you would sale online to individuals. Thanks for the chance to possibly win some products! Hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday season!

MineralMom said...

A great line! Thanks for the chance to win.

Kapoor's said...

Awesome Christmas line!!! Loved hearing the story about how it was made.

Birgit said...

Thanks for this big chance to win... I love your paper so I'm crossing my fingers :)

Dan & Cyndie said...

Wow! gorgeous colors & very festive. here's hoping for a win :)

cindy said...

I, too, love nutcrackers and all the movies about them.

Becky said...

I love this line - it is gorgeous. Your collection of nutcrackers is fantastic :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Love your nutcracker pics :) My mom collects them as well and everytime I see one I think of her :) I'd love to win your papers to scrapbook some of her collection!

Lisa Mala6 said...

Love the line. Happy Holly Days to YOU! Thanks for the opportuntiy to win it.

Diane S. said...

I love your new line and have always loved all your collections!

Tona said...

I just love this line! Thanks for the chance.
My aunt & uncle have a great nutcracker collection too.

cowchipper said...

would love to win this line from you, thanks for chance!

Shelly said...

Cool Happy Holly Days line! Thanks for the chance to win some.

Auntie Ang said...

What a generous thing to do in this economy ...
I'm so happy all the companies doing this.. HOw awesome is that.
Merry Xmas to all

Darrell said...

Would love 2 win this line 4 my wife 4 Christmas!

Gordon said...

I am in great need of Christmas supplies and these are great. I love nutcrackers but don't collect them. I just enjoy the ones that others collect.

Joni Parker said...

Yikes!! I LOVE Nutcrackers too!! Jealous of your collection!! Love the xmas line too..!! Can't wait to get some of it!!

A-NON-E-MOUSE said...

i am a paper floozie and love anything in the scrappy paper lines!

zendalina said...

cool paper line. a chance to win and love the nutcrackers!

Anonymous said...

love scrapping paper, always love to have more, thanks.

April C

Anonymous said...

We have a nutcracker collection and an only son. It's nice to find papers to complete his Christmas Stories!!! Happy Holidays to YOU!!!

Bobbijean Weigle
Johnstown, Pa.
bweigle at atlanticbb dot net

Anonymous said...

Great line of paper
Always love contests
Happy holly-days to U

jaydayfarm (AT)
centramedia (DOT)
net

Bethany said...

Happy December to you! It's so fun to learn about the background of your 'Happy Holly Days' collection. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

This paper is divine!! I am a huge fan of yours and would love to win this paper line!!!

Vicki M. said...

Love the richness of the colors and the nutcracker of course! Thanks for the chance to win this.

GaMtnScrap said...

I love your Holy-Days line, so thank you for the opportunity to win such an awesome prize! Your nutcrackers are very very pretty up on your mantle, too. Suddenly makes me want some too! I loved your story of how the line came to be, I love to hear how others are inspired by things that most of us have the tendency to overlook in the busy-ness of our lives! Makes me want to stop for a second, and look around. Maybe I'm missing some inspiration right this second! :)

Jess said...

So cute!

Anonymous said...

First time on your blog. Love it.
Looking forward to the newsletter.

muellk said...

great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win! the line is so cute!

Summer Braxton said...

This is a classy Christmas line. I like it!

Kathy W said...

oh my gosh! I am so glad I found you! that paper is too awesome for words!! if I don't win it I will have to buy it for sure!!
Thanks for such a great place to hang out!!

Sandy said...

Beautiful colours and collections! It's so fantastic to see fresh ideas, especially for Christmas. "It's the most wonderful time of the year!".

Marcie said...

This is such a festive line. It would makeva great mini scrapbook.

Marcie said...

This is a great line. I can see it as a scrapbook for a friend.

Wanda said...

LOVE your paper!!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!!!
best regards,
Wanda
wanda.contreras@yahoo.com

Mollyg said...

Man, I love the nutcrackers and the bold colors of this line!!!

Heather said...

Love the story behind the name of the line! Thanks for 2 chances to win!

Liane C said...

I love finding inspiration in the "small" things! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Jenn said...

Through links on Facebook, I just discovered your line of papers and products! They are so adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

Donia Linderman said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new line!!

Denise said...

Love love love this collection! My fav is your Holly Wreath. It so gorgeous!!! Thanks for having such an awesome giveaway.

margie c said...

I adore this line! The nutcrackers are my fave!
hugs, margie

Jennifer Jordan said...

I just found you through Scrapbook Trends. I would love the opportunity to win this fun and festive line. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

Linda Beeson said...

I just love this collection - can't wait to see all the goodness you show off using it.

dianapena8 said...

Those nutcrackers on the paper line are extremely cute, loving your collection also :)

scarthur said...

Love the "back" story! Fantastic line!

Katzluver said...

Love this set of goodies!

Chelle said...

Cool looking line. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jammie said...

Wow is the best way to put it. What a great line!!!!

Rhonda V. said...

I love the story about how this line got it's name and came to be!!!

(Please exclude me from the giveaway as I recently won these and they are FABULOUS!!!)

Johnsonnor said...

This line is awesome. Simple but adorable. Would be great to scrap Christmas for my boys.

Sharon Lovoy said...

Oh--I'm so glad that I got the email from Scrap Trends folks--didn't know about your line!! You are super talented!!

Shel said...

Your holiday line is fabulous! Can't wait to see more!

Corbett Creations said...

Oh my goodness I love your Nutcracker collection, and your christmas line. My daughter (3yrs) and I are such Nutcracker fans. Thanks for the chance to win.

Pauline S said...

Gorgeous line-I love it!!! Thanks for getting us all in the Christmas spirit!

Shannon said...

It's scrapping so there is always a story. Thank you for sharing the story of Happy Holly Days!

Kerryn said...

Such a fun holiday line. It's interesting hearing a little about your design process too :).

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous collection! I LOVE the rich greens and reds! Your collection of nutcrackers is totally fabulous and they look great on your mantle! Thanks for the chance to win!

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

I love nutcrackers too. I have my 1st special one that my Grandfather bought for me and I have a set my son painted for me when he was very small.

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous collection! Love the nutcraker and homey feel to the papers! Your mantel is gorgeous!

debpaint16 said...

I love this line of papers, & sure could use it to finish some of my projects! Thanks for the opportunity!!

debpaint16@aol.com

marla said...

Love the nutcrackers and what a fun paper line to receive. Hope I get lucky and win!!

Jekka said...

What beautiful paper!!!! I'm glad I came across your site and can't wait to explore.

aussiescrapper said...

Wowsers, this is amazing Nikki, these papers (although not over here in Oz) are just stunning, I have to get them somehow, I have to tell you too, our major shopping centre here has a day when you can take your dogs to get a photo with Santa, I took my 2 fur kids on Sunday and the photo turned our brilliant, my son, santa and 2 poodles - I cannot wait to scrap that. Melxx

Cindy said...

I love the colors!! Thanks so much for the chance to win..

connie said...

Love how you named after your moms rug! Love the Happy Holly Days Line.

Kristi said...

Yay...Love the Holly-Days! Hope you are on mend!!

sujo said...

I love the clear, clean line of this product line.

Merc said...

Ohhh...what a great prize. The paper is GORGEOUS!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I really like that line, but I am very partial to Holly. thanks for this opportunity to win.

Jennifer said...

That will be one lucky person!!

Lisa W said...

I love this paper line and your nutcracker collection!

Lisa said...

Love this line. It makes me think of my friend who loves nutcrackers. Would love to win and share with her!

Rita Rains said...

Love all your stuff, thanks for a chance of winning!

Jewel said...

Happy 1st of December! Your Christmas line is really putting me in the mood to scrap some holiday pictures.

Leababy's Scrapping Spot said...

A beautiful line of paper and such a great name.

Jan said...

This is a great line of Christmas papers. I also have a small collection of nutcrackers. They really say "Christmas!"

Erica said...

Thanks for such a great give away! Such a great start to the season. I just love this line!

Renee said...

Love you collection of nutcrackers...they're gorgeous!
Thanks for a chance to win cool stuff!

Nanarie said...

I love your happy holly day line of paper. The colors are some of my favorites together. And who wouldn't love that nutcracker. I am touched by your story of the rug. I love things like that and often give gifts that I see year after year at my friends and family.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Rie

gleestormont said...

I collect Nutcrackers too and my husband and I have a "special date" each holiday season where we attend a ballet performance of the Nutcracker. He loves the music. We have 2 sons, so they have never been interested, though we took them once to a Hawaiian themed one. (We live in Hawaii.)

Kamiehoo said...

These papers are amazing! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Nicole Brenna said...

You sure have a lot of Nutcrackers... I only have one from the 99 cent store.
The line is so great and I love the chance to win!

Leanne said...

This is a gorgeous line!! Especially since I collect nutcrackers too!! YAY!

Dorothy said...

my goodness! what an awesome giveaway. i hope i'll be the lucky one. it takes a month or two before our lss have the latest line/collection available here. this line is perfect for LOs on my little boy. :D

NanaBeth said...

Nutcrackers always mean Christmas to me. Love your collection!

Nitasha said...

oh my son would go nuts for all those nutcrackers! Last year he asked for a Nutcracker for Christmas, a real one to crack nuts and the soldier! LOL! Thannks for the chance at winning this gorgeous line!

Angie said...

LOVE IT! Great collection!

Renae said...

That is a beautiful paper line. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

rpcrafter @ gmail dot com

Marcia S said...

Thanks for telling us the story of how the paper line got its name.

Karen said...

I love your paper line! Thank you for the chance to win it!

Diane said...

Great products.

Diane said...

Great products.

Corbi said...

Nikki - love the nutcrackers and your new line!!!

Lb Scrapgirl said...

Wow! My mom started a nutcracker collection for my son when he was little (he's now 29). He doesn't have room for them yet, so they're mine for now. There's quite a few, but I think you have more.

Tara Woodburn said...

Awesome!! Thanks for the chance Nikki! Can't wait to see who wins!

Anonymous said...

love love this line - we collect nutcrackers as well!

Misty C

craftymom205 said...

Love your nutcracker collection. I have a snowman nutcracker.

Jane Netcher said...

I am so excited for the new line I have been making a list for what I can do with the neat stuff.

amvande said...

Love your paper!

Marcie said...

I love the cute artwork in this line!

MaryB said...

Happy Holly Days is so cute! The colors are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Merri Lynn said...

The paper line is so fun and beautiful--great way to choose the name too.

Theresa said...

thanks Nikki for a chance to win this line. fab papers. It's great to read more about how you get your inspiration.
=)

scrappin_in_AK said...

love the color combo - wonderful line

wendipooh13 said...

what a fun holiday LINE!!!! love the colors....

Becky Dunham said...

Nikki, I love this new collection. One of my favorite Christmas motifs is holly. And i love the rug! Thanks for sharing!

Janet Z said...

Can't believe that it's Dec.!!
Adorable line!

puffinliz said...

Love your nutcrackers! And the Happy Holly Days line. Thanks for the chance.

Kelly Massman said...

Thanks for a chance to win some of your Christmas goodies! :-)

Ronda said...

My mom also collects nutcrackers so your new paper line is just perfect !! Love it a lot !!

KellyL. said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

KellyL. said...

Thanks for the chance to win

nanapayne said...

Really nice papers. And designs. I love all the ideas that are on here.

Anonymous said...

I love all your lines of paper.
Sandy from Missouri

Mic said...

I collect nutcrackers, too! Love, love, love them! Your paper line is wonderful! Where can I get my hands on some? Hope I win! THanks for the chance!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hi Mic!!! If you go here http://www.nikkisivils.com/storelocator.php on Nikki's website, it will help you find a store that carries her products!! Thanks for stopping by! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas too! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us for the next 14 days!

Cheryl D.

KimR said...

What a great line! I love your mantel with all of the nutcrackers and the stockings!

skeeteror said...

I love this line and love the story behind it! ~Skeeter~

Crafty Guam Girl said...

Beautiful line Nikki! Love, LOVE your nutcracker collection!

:-)
Buffie
*also commented on FB*

isay said...

gorgeous, gorgeous line! thank you for the chance to win.

Petra Coolen said...

What can I say.... LOVE IT!!

Janet said...

That line is a must have!!!! I love your collection of nutcrackers!

Anonymous said...

I love the look of your new line and the name is perfect!

I'm new to your blog and have enjoyed looking around. Very creative!

Sue

JMCPhillips said...

Incredible nutcracker collection - great inspiration for the paper line!

Kath said...

Hope you don't pick before I get my comment in - would LOVe to win this!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Love this line :) That rug is adorable!

Jill P said...

Beautiful kit

MJ said...

very nice line of papers!! thank you for the chance to win.
MJ

Jamiecrafts said...

wow so pretty :)

Belinda said...

I hope I am not too late for the drawing. I just found out about you and I LOVE this line of papers!! I am addicted to collecting paper, so yours are a definite must have!! Thanks for the chance to win them - Belinda C. from Illinois

Sandra D said...

Beautiful papers - thanks for the chance to win.

deannaf said...

love the Holly days line of paper and embellishments! very creative!

Jeff and Pia said...

What a clever idea to use the nutcracker! I love it! I've been looking forward to your Christmas line!

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