I want to say Happy Birthday to yesterday's winner of my journaling tags and my paper line "Something for Everyone"... "Mommyof5kids"!! Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas to you... you are my winner!
Please email me your address and I'll get this out to you next week!
Now I want to introduce you all to Katrina Hunt, Katrina is my local design team lead and my project coordinator too. We've been friends since before me starting this business, we actually met through our local dog club and Pet Therapy of The Ozarks. We both have therapy dogs that make visits to our local hospitals and nursing homes. I'm also the reason Katrina scrapbooks! Katrina called me one day and asked if I'd help her pick out what she needs to start scrapbooking.... so of course I took her out and showed her what she needs to start this fun hobby! Well to say the least she is a bit out of control now, I've been scrabooking for over 20 years and I think she has more product and tools than I do! I know for sure she has 100 more punches than me! ;) ...she knows I love her! Katrina lives near me and is always helping me out with anything from getting ready for CHA to teaching with my products at our local scarpbook store.
Here we are teaching at our local scrapbook store, Scrapbook Generation, Katrina is teaching a mini class for "Nikki Sivils Day"! She is so fun, always makes me laugh and she's a great teacher too!
So here is Katrina's Christmas Tradition...
One of the things I love, love, love about Christmas is the cookies. Yep, I love cookies. I just said it!
We basically are baking cookies all thru the month of December. Now, I am not saying that all those
cookies make it to Christmas. There are test batches that have to be done to meet quality standards. LOL
Top cookie on the list...well the Sugar Cookie of course. And it has to be made from scratch dough, not
the refrigerator kind. My roomie, Carleen, is the expert in this area. These are her masterpiece, I just stand back
and provide moral support!
Next, well it's a tie. There is the Almond Bar Cookie that is always requested and it's perfect for those that like
a shortbread type of cookie. Easy to whip up a couple of batches, drizzle with some powered sugar icing when
cooled and then you are good to go.
The other is the Peppermint Ball cookies. These are like a Mexican Wedding type of cookie, but with peppermints
ground up in them. Roll in powered sugar when right out of the oven....yummy.
Well, that's it for me. And oh yeah...I love to wear funny hats...Santa Hats, Elf Hats....soooo...what story is complete
without a picture? This is me, at Sonic....and I love "Totty the Elf" during Christmas at Sonic.
Visit Karina's blog:
For today's giveaway I'm going to give away my three "Pocket of Treats" Stickers...
Leave me a comment on this blog post and tell me what your favorite treat is! Mine are Starburst Jelly Beans.... Oh my gosh I so love them! Really Really LOVE them!
I want to share a couple of idea's that I and my design team girls have come up with for these fun stickers and the pocket they come in!
Here is one I created for a "Couples Movie Night" with for our friends...
Here is a mini album "brag" I made for my sister out of the pocket...
(Perfect size for a brag book, 4x6)
This card was created by my DT Diva: Deana Boston (which was the inspiration for my "movie night" invite)...
Thanks for all your great comments, I love reading how you celebrate Christmas and your Holiday traditions! I read every single one of them and love it! Thank you so much for your support! -Nikki
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 over $100.00!! That winner will be picked on the 14th of December!