Sunday, May 24, 2009

Design Team Call....

Calling All Designers…
Calling All Designers…

Sunday, May 24, 2009
First time Design Team call!!

I’m looking for at least 6 talented lovely ladies or gentlemen (I know there are some great guys out there that SB, I’ve seen your work) to be a part of my design team!! You’ll actually be called “Willie-B’s Lead Designers”. I’m debuting my company at CHA this summer in Orlando and I need some great designers to show off my products and your great designs.

(Every 4 months the design team will be reevaluated)

We’ll be debuting our 6 paper lines, clear stamps, brads, flocked chipboard letters, chipboard mini albums and several other embellishments. You can view a sneak peek of my first paper line, “My Sweet Cherry Pie” posted below this post.

Previous publication and design team experience is not required; we’ll be looking at your style and compatibility with our products.

*Submissions will start now through June 7th, 2009 at Midnight CST. We will notify “Willie-B’s Lead Designers” by Wednesday June 10th. We will announce the new designers on our blog and website by Friday June the 12th 2009. *No restrictions regarding you serving other design teams, publications, kit clubs etc.

1. Any size, one or two page layouts;
2. A card; and/or
3. A paper project.

Each month you will be asked to submit:

1. A blog entry for Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker blog;
2. Each design team member will be asked to host a project or challenge on Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker blog at least once during their time with our company;
3. Leave comments and have active community participation on Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker gallery and blog;
4. Each design team member will be asked to post at least one comment a month on their own blog and have a link from their blog to;
5. Design team member will also need to be active on the gallery at, by uploading new layouts, cards, or projects monthly; and
6. You must agree that some of your Layouts, cards, projects etc will be sent to Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker LLC for display at CHA and or photography. (It may take up to 6 months for them to be returned to you.)

Your designs are your property and you will receive credit for them; we retain all rights to use your design as well as your picture in any name we choose, and any submitted writings in any name we choose.

Willie-B’s designers will be compensated with a complete bio and picture on Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker website and blog; you will receive paper and products we will want you to use for samples on our website and blog, with full credit to you.

To submit, email the following information to Please write “Willie-B’s DT Call” in the subject line.
1. In a single paragraph tell us about your scrapbooking style and a little bit about you too!
2. Please send a recent photo of you and a link to your blog and any online galleries in which you participate (include your user name or screen name).
3. Please only send 3 attachments in total, of the following:
*A single or double page layout about yourself;
*A card or paper project; and
*And any layout that shows your true scrapbooking style that you love and want us to see.
4. Send us a link to one of your online galleries or from your blog of a mini album that you have made. (It can be about anything.)
5. Include your name and contact information, including phone number.

We can’t wait to see your submissions!!
Good Luck and Thank you! –Nikki

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Here it is my first paper line. "My Sweet Cherry Pie"

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Here it is!!!!! I hope you like the line! Let me know what you think!
I left out one double sided paper from the line because it is unique and I want it to be top secret for a few more weeks!! Once my website is completed I will add this line and others to it. I have created a total of 6 paper lines, each having 4 double-sided and 1 scalloped paper.
We had a great time at the printers in Utah.... it was an 18 hour day and I got to see all of my papers printed! I'll post pictures of that trip later b/c I now have to finish writing my design team call!!!!!! I'll post it tomorrow, Sunday May the 24th!!
Thanks for all your comments. -Nikki

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Going to do my 1st press check w/ my hubby!!

We fly out tomorrow to do our first press check on all our scrapbook papers!!! I'm so excited I can hardly wait!!!!!!!!! Hope we can bring some home with us so I can play with my very own scrapbook papers! How cool would that be!!!
This is a pic of my husband, Dan, and I, we did a photo shoot for my website and I just loved this picture of us together. (BTW- I get this look from him often..... I can't tell is it endearing or mischievous???)
This weekend I'll post a "sneak peak" of my first paper line and also the details for putting together my new design team! I can't wait to see all your great layouts, cards, and projects; there is so much talent out there in the "scrap" world. Have a great WEEK!! -Nikki

Thursday, May 14, 2009

There's No Place Like Home!

I did this layout about my dad and I and our rough relationship over the years. Not really anyone's fault just the product of a divorce. But, it's better now and growing over time. I always wanted to be a "daddy's girl" and craved that relationship, but miles of separation and not getting to spend a lot of time together hurts everyone. Anyway this l/o is about my thoughts on us! -Nikki


This is Alex, she became my niece last fall. She's a real cutie-pie and handful, but a lot of fun!! I did this l/o celebrating my brothers engagement to her momma, and I becoming her new Aunt Nikki!! (This all Jenni Bowlin products and Bazzill cardstock.) Love those bingo cards.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Paper Proofs, and a little more......

My second round of paper proofs are here and after some adjusting and changing some little things that no one would catch but me, I'm finally done!! All 6 paper lines will go to press May 21st!! I'm going out to the printers to do my first "press check" and I'll be holding my breath until then, actually until they all arrive safe and sound in my hands. Then I'll be holding my breath all the way to CHA this summer!! Soon I'll give a small sneak peek here on my blog.
We've been working like crazy on the 6x6 mini paper pads right now, I get those proofs tomorrow. I can't wait to see them, I love small anything, and smaller full versions of my papers in little mini pads make me very HAPPY!!
Also one last thing....
I will be announcing a design team call!! Very Soon. (Would you love to have your layouts, mini albums, cards and paper projects displayed at this summers CHA in Orlando Florida? If so stayed tune!)
Have a great day! -Nikki

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Shoe Girl!

My niece Victoria, and my tennis shoe. Once you take off your shoes she has them in her little paws. She loves shoes!! So Cute.
I love her so much I had to name one of my new paper lines after her. I can't wait to show everyone!! -Nikki

5 lbs of Pet Therapy of the 4th of July!

This is my little Yorkie, Bella Blue, and she is a Pet Therapy dog for Hulston Cancer Center. We go together once a month every month and they love her and she loves them... there are a couple of nurses and doctors that take pictures of her every time we come in to visit. They even have her name marked on their monthly calender that hangs in the lobby and elevator. Have a great day -Nikki

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