Friday, September 30, 2011

September Challenge Time!

Well, the month of September has FLOWN by!  I couldn't actually believe when I went to write this post that it was challenge time again! And there were a few of you that played along with our Divas in August to "Scrap an Object".  Which means we need to announce a winner.

Mary Pat Shiel, YOU are the challenge winner!!!

We loved the fact that we got you to scrap something that you had been putting off!  And the We Are Family collection was a perfect choice for your beautiful house picture!  

Please email me at with your choice of one of the new collection kits and your mailing information and we will get your prize in the mail to you!

Which brings us to September's challenge!  

"Scrap a Size You Don't Normally Scrap"

So, if you usually scrap 12 x 12 well, mix it up...scrap 8x8, 6x6, get the idea.  And card girls, if you usually make cards in standard sizes, change it up...make a shaped card, a long skinny rectangle get the picture!!!

So, let's see what everyone has come up with!

First is Jill Hildebrand, who WOWED me when I got these!  

Next up we have Deana Boston, who scrapped the 8.5 x 11 size!

She used the My Lil Monster and School is Cool collections!

And then Julie Tucker-Woleck scrapped this wall hanging that she is giving away on her blog to teacher.  Here's the link!

She used the School is Cool collection!

Then Ria Mojica created this adorable layout with Get Well Soon!

And then I scrapped an 8.5 x 12 size!

I used You're A Hoot for my layout, along with the Cute as a Button buttons and the Warm and Cool Corduroy Brads.

And that's it from the Divas!

So, we want YOU to play along!!  Just make a layout following the guidelines above for "Scrap a Size You Do Not Normally Scrap" and use at least 75% Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker products.  It does not matter if it is an older or newer collection, we just want to see them!

Leave a link to your blog post or gallery with a picture of your completed challenge entry on this post by October 29th.  We will pick one winner and announce them on October 30th, when we announce the next challenge. The winner will get to pick one of the new collections kits of their choosing!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Showcase on YOU! :):):)

Hi everyone! :)

Happy Fall! :) I am in Arizona, where it is still REALLY HOT, but hoping that we have a break in the temperatures soon! I love Fall, it's my favorite season, but in Arizona, we don't get very much of it! :)

Today, I am excited to share projects from four amazing gals! All of these girls made their projects with Nikki's papers and embellies! :):):) Want to be showcased here too? Send me your Nikki Sivils project to Julie at ... I can't wait to see what you create! :)

First we have a BEAUTIFUL whimsical layout from Doris Widder! I love this! She used Max & Mollie on her layout! :) 

Next, we have a FUN FUN FUN 2 page layout by Jessica Stockmeyer! I love the film strips! :) Jessica used School is Cool line! :)

Next, we have an ADORABLE layout from Nicolle Kramer and she used the School is Cool line! I love the way she did the alphas around the edges! :)

And last but certainly not least, today I also have a FUN birthday layout using It's Your Day! from our very own GRAPHIC BEE ... Heather Schroeder! :) Love this girl! :)

Thanks ladies for sharing your creations with us!! We appreciate you! :):) Have a great week everyone! ~~Julie~~ :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Fall Y'ALL!!!!

It is officially autumn and I am ready for it!!  And from the looks of it, Julie Tucker-Wolek is too...did you notice she changed the background of the blog?!  I love being surprised like that.  

So, I have some of our Domestic Divas sharing projects today.  These ladies continually amaze me every time I get their work in my inbox!  But first I need to announce the winner from Olivia's card drive!!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Ellen, you are our winner!!!  Thank you for making a card for Olivia!!  Please send your mailing address to me at and I will forward your info on to Lanie to get your prize shipped out!!!

Now, it's is Get Well Soon month here on the blog, so lets see what the Divas have done!

This is by Diva Jennifer Yates!  I love the title work on this layout!!

Next up is Leah Farqharson.  She sent me a great Get Well Soon layout and then she snuck in a School is Cool layout!

And then we had an International Diva sneak in today!!  Ria Mojica created this adorable layout with Get Well Soon.

That is it from us on this beautiful Saturday!  Have a great weekend and 


Have a Scrappy Kind of Day!!~~Katrina

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Anyone need to Get Well Soon?!

Today from the Divas, we have a bunch of Get Well Soon projects, with a My Lil Monster snuck in.  And all of our Divas use the Cute as a Button Burlap buttons!  So, let's get to it!

First up is Mette Kallander with a layout about her son!  Funny story, when she sent it to me I thought she said her son made the layout...and then I thought..HECK he is a cutie!!  LOL  

Mette used My Lil' Monster on this layout along with new Punch Outs!

Next up we have Lea Albers.  She has done a layout and some cards with the Get Well Soon collection, let's see what she has been up to!

How adorable is this?  You know baby doesn't feel good by those red cheeks, but is still smiling.  

And here are some Get Well Soon cards, which are always good to have on hand!

Now is Linda Beeson with a Get Well Soon card also.  She used her Cricut Expression to cut the card.  She used the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge for all her cuts.

Gotta love that pill bottle!

And speaking of Cricuts, cards and Get Well Soon...I used my Cricut Expression along with the Elegant Edges cartridge to cut out my card!

I also used the Get Well Soon stamp collection that is a Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker and Unity Stamp Co. Co-Brand set!  

And then I did a layout about colliding with the back fence and needing stitches!  

You have to love camera phones for those other wised missed shots while sitting in Urgent Care waiting to be seen!  

And last, but not least Rae has a BUNCH of adorable cards to share today out of the Get Well Soon collection!

And Rae showed us the inside of the card above!  It's just as cute as the front!

That's it from us today.  Hopefully we have inspired you to create some get well soon cards of your own!  

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Friday, September 16, 2011

Welcome our September Guest Designer, Stacy Rodriguez!!

It's the 16th of the month, which means it's time for our monthly Diva Guest Designer.  Please help me welcome Stacy Rodriguez!  You have already seen some of Stacy's work in our "Showcase on YOU" blog posts.  I got to meet Stacy in person at CHA and she is super sweet, not to mention WAY talented.  So, let's learn a little more about Stacy.....

Hello everyone, my name is Stacy Rodriguez and i'm super excited to be the Guest Designer here at Nikki Sivils this month.  I am a midwest girl from Illinois, where I have lived my entire life.  I have been with darling hubby for 15 years and seem to love him more everyday.  Together we have a beautiful daughter who keeps us very busy with all of her sports and school activities, which is wonderful because I will never run out of photos to scrap. I love to play angry birds and I am always trying to beat my high score!!!  You will always find a cup of coffee by my side when i'm in my studio creating, I think it helps get my mojo flowing :) I have been scrapbooking for about nine years now and I must say that I was totally hooked from day one!! I don't really have a certain "style" when it comes to scrapbooking, I just go with whatever i'm feeling at the moment. When it comes to scrapbooking i'm a letter junkie!!  I have to have them all....whatever size, shape color....I just have to have them.  I was over the top excited when I found out I was going to GDT here for Nikki.  I LOVE all of her collections and can't wait to share what i've created with you.  Thanks so much to Nikki and all her Diva's for having me here this month!

Stacy worked with the My Lil Monster and You're a Hoot collections.  She has a layout, card and two mini books for us.  Stacy LOVES mini books!!!  Let's see her creations....

First her adorable layout with My Lil Monster..I love all the little elements put together!

A closer look at some details

Next up is her card with You're a Hoot

The first mini book with You're a Hoot...I love all the "tabbies" as I call them!

And then she created a mini book (see I told you she was a lover!) 
out of My Lil Monster.

There are even more pages to both of Stacy's mini books and you can find them on her blog. So, be sure to visit her blog located HERE.

We are always excited to feature our guest designers and we want to thank Stacy for being our guest designer today.  I think she knows how to rock the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker products, don't you?!  

Make sure and check back next month to see who our next guest designer is and how they put their personal style and creative into using Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker products!!

Have a Scrappy Kind of Day!!~~Katrina

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

International Diva Flair anyone?!

Ok, I am beginning to think that I need to have a contest for blog post titles!  Or maybe just a specific title for each posting that I do!  So if you Nikki fans think I am getting a little crazy with the post titles, PLEASE just let me know in the comments!  

There was a comment left on my last post about wishing our paper collections came in packs....well IT DOES!!  For the new collections that were released at CHA we have collection packs that include EVERYTHING you need!  There are two sheets of each 12x12 double-sided paper, 2 sticker sheets and sheet of our new punch outs!  AND, you get a BONUS sheet of pattern paper on the back of the cover of the collection kit!!  

Here is a look at our "My Lil' Monster" collection kit and what is in it!  Click on that image to get a close look!

Ok, let's get on to some of the International Divas projects!!

First up is Anna Bowkis.  She has created a sweet layout of a trip on a boat!
This has Get Well Soon and School as Cool mixed in together!

Next up is Jill Hildebrand.  She used the Get Well Soon collection also on her layout about how much she loves comfort when she is sick.  I love how she

Next up we have Wendela Lam. She used the Get Well Soon collection to 
document a broken arm.  In case you are wondering, I think this is the A4 size overseas that she used for the layout!

And last, but not least we have Mahlin Wiggur.  She created a card and a layout!

I LOVE how she used the Get Well Soon collection for this card and emphasized the purple color!  And I think I see some sparkle on those letter stickers!

And then her layout with the Get Well Soon collection. How fun is that background she made on the pattern paper!

Well, that is it from the International side of things today!  Check back later in the week for our guest designer!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina
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