Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! :)

Hi everyone! :)

We wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Halloween! :)

Here are some cards that Carina, Jill, Deana, Sarah and myself made to celebrate this fun holiday! :)
And an AMAZING witches hat from Jen!! WOW! :)

Carina's :)

Jill's :)

The inside of Jill's card :)

Sarah's (She made two cards!) :)

And mine :)

We all used "Boo-tiful" on our cards! :)

And Deana made this ADORABLE card using "My Lil Monster!" :)

And here is Jen's witches hat! She used "Boo-tiful" too! :) LOVE this! :)

I hope everyone has a very safe and Happy Halloween! :)

~~Julie~~ :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

October Challenge Time and Challenge Winner

First of all, we need to announce the winner for the September challenge of "Scrap a Size You Normally Do Not Scrap".  And our winner is............

And here is her entry.....She usually scraps layouts or rectangle cards, so she created a circle card for her challenge entry!

Congratulations Dorothy!  Please email me at with your choice of collection kit that you would like and your shipping address.  We will get them out to you ASAP!

Now on to the October challenge that I gave to the team.  I LOVE black and white photos, so I gave them the following challenge to 

"Scrap Black and White Photos"  

They could use any collection they wanted to, so let's see what they created!!

First up Ms. Nikki Sivils herself played along this time!!  She used the School is Cool collection

Next up is Ria Mojica.  She used the Get Well Soon collection, with the Cute as a Button Burlap Buttons

Next up is Jill Hildebrand with an adorable You're a Hoot layout!

And Julie Tucker Woleck also used the You're a Hoot collection!

Linda Beeson mixed the You're a Hoot collection with the My Lil' Monster collection.  She also used her Cricut to cut that fun swirl.  It is from the Art Philosophy Cartridge and is used to make a rolled flower, but it makes an awesome element for a boys page!

And Mahlin Wiggur used the My Lil' Monster collection for her layout with the Cute as a Button Burlap buttons!

And last but not least is Wendela Lam, who used the My Lil' Monster collection also!  I love how she framed the word "monster"

Sooo, now it's YOUR turn!!!

So, we want YOU to play along!!  Just make a layout following the guidelines above for "Scrap Black and White Pictures" 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 November 28th.  We will pick one winner and announce them on November 30th, when we announce the next challenge. The winner will get to pick one of the new collections kits of their choosing!

Thanks for stopping by, check out the blog tomorrow for some fun Halloween goodies!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~ Katrina

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Showcase on YOU! :):):)

Hi everyone :)

Today is my FAVORITE post that I do on Nikki's blog! :) It's the day I get to share what YOU have made with Nikki's products! :) We LOVE to see what YOU make with Nikki's products! :)

Let's get started with the GORGEOUS projects! :)

First we have a BEAUTIFUL card made by Jinny Newlin! I so LOVE this! :) Jinny used Boo-tiful on her card! This SO ROCKS! :)

Next up is Becky Moore and her two beautiful layouts she made using Sugar Cookie! :) LOVE these! :) I love how Becky used this line for her daughter's graduation party pics! :)

Next, we have Rhonda Van Ginkel and she has made the most ADORABLE layout using Boo-tiful! :) So stinkin' cute cute cute! :)

Next, we have a CUTE card from Ellen Jarvis! She used the School is Cool line! Love love love this! :) How adorable is that Pooh Bear with Nikki's papers?!?! LOVE IT! :)

Next, we have two projects (a layout and a card!) from Michelle McClure! She used We Are Family! :) I absolutely am in LOVE with these! :) They are STUNNING! :)

And last, but NEVER least we have a BEAUTIFUL layout from Suzy Hendrayadi! :) Suzy used School is Cool! I love love love this! :) 

Thanks ladies SO SO SO much for sharing your creations with us today! I truly love when my inbox fills up with what YOU have made with Nikki's products! If you want to be SHOWCASED on Nikki's blog, send me (Julie) an email at with your image and a link to your blog or gallery! I can't wait to see what you create! :)
~~Julie~~ :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hop on over to Scrapbook Steals...

Scrapbook Steals is offering a wonderful giveaway!! You'll love what they have planned to giveaway, heck I'd like to participate in the giveaway! 
Follow this link: Scrapbook Steals

 Here is a picture of the giveaway...
Have a great day! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Creative Break!

Take a break with us today and get some creative ideas for your next layouts and projects!  The Divas always seem to be busy and today is not an exception!

We have LOTS of My Lil' Monster projects for you today!  Well, Halloween is right around the corner you know!

First up is Delaina Burns...I LOVE her style, so fun and fresh.  She also used the Corduroy brads on her projects!

Next up we have Jennifer Yates with some fun layouts!

Perfect collection to scrap a tandrum!  

Next up is Leah Farquharson with a couple of layouts also!

I love how the Divas come up with all sorts of different layout ideas using the same collection!

And finally an ADORABLE little pumpkin from Jen Mattot!

She found the instructions for this little gem at Archiver's website.  She used the following collections

Here is the link....Pumpkin Instructions

We will see you again later in the week!!!  And don't forget you still have time to play in our challenge!  You can find all the details right here....


Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Friday, October 21, 2011

Layouts and Cards (no...not the baseball team!)


 Tina Johnson said...
Great tutorial and super cute mini album. Thanks for the chance to win one!
Tina, please email me at with your shipping information and what collection kit you would like to recieve!  Thanks for all the comments everyone!

World Series time!!!  Who is watching?!  Since I live in Missouri, I am rooting for the Cards!  (this does not reflect the views of Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker......I am not sure who she is rooting for!)

We have lots of cards, a layout, and a game to share with everyone today, so let's get to it.  

First up is Rae Barthel and she has SIX cards to share with us using the You're a Hoot collection!

Now we have Lea Albers with a couple of cards using My Lil' Monster

Linda Beeson made this adorable windowpane card with My Lil' Monster also.

Then finally, I have a couple of double page layouts to share with you using My Lil' Monster

This one is based off of an Allison Davis sketch out of one of the Sketches for Scrapbooking books!

That is it from us today.  Let us know what your favorite type of project, layouts, altered etc.  We would love to know!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina
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