Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy October 1st!!

Awe... October my favorite month of the year!! The leaves are turning beautiful colors, the windows and doors are open all day, and it's just cool enough for my favorite sweater!! I love it all the pumpkins, warm chili and candy corn!!
So to help bring in the best month of the year I have some Boo-tiful haunted houses to share with you...
I made this little haunted house.

Susan Dupre from my Design Team rocked this wicked little house out!!

This was made by Anna Maria Nilsson from Sweden. Anna is not on my DT but I was sent this email from a retail store in Sweden that carries my products and Anna is on her store DT!! This haunted house is wickedly fabulous!!

This great online magazine did the nicest write up about me and my products, even had Michelle Lanning my DT gal from CA make a statement about my product and being on my DT!! You can check it out here. It's a wonderful magazine full of great ideas, so when they told me they wanted to do an article about my company I was trilled!! Thanks to everyone over at Ready Set Create!

One more shout out to this great blog ran by a group of ladies from the UK. They are using my Victoria's Street paper line this month and asked me to be their Guest Designer!! Go check out this awesome group and if you join in on the fun challenge this month you could win a gift of Victoria's Street papers from me!! Happy October 1st!! -Nikki

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Whew.... what a week!!!

I feel like I haven't done a blog entry in like month!! It's really only been 1 week!! I've had to get all my "kits" for teaching put together, instructions written out and shipped to the retail stores I'm teaching at. I had no idea all the work that went into this process, don't get me wrong I can't wait to go to these stores and teach, I just had no clue what went into everything!! Which shouldn't surprise me everything to date has been more work than I ever thought imaginable!! But I love every single thing I do!! I can't imagine a better job than what I'm doing right now, well unless I could be a back-up singer for Tina Turner!!LOL!! -Yes that would be a dream come true!!

Sometimes I work from my living room mainly because I can spread out all over the coffee table, couch and floor. Here is a picture of my little Yorkie, Bella, helping me out on my Mac... well she was helping right before her little nap. (Alfred slept the entire day.)

Henry's 14th birthday was Tuesday so he had his birthday party Friday night. Five of his closest friends came over for pizza, a movie and a sleepover! I had a great time with them, well when they let me take pictures and drive them to the movies, other than that I wasn't allowed to be around them!! (Henry's in the middle holding the pumpkin.)

Here are a couple more layouts using Kat's sketch from a couple of weeks ago.
Michelle Lanning my DT gal from CA takes her daughter to Disney Land every Halloween!! Who wouldn't love that!! My husband, Dan is so jealous he loves Disney!! Such pictures and layout!!

This adorable layout is by my super talented DT gal from my home state of Missouri, Deana B. I love everything about this layout!! Those punched circles are great!

I hope everyone has a great week! Talk to ya soon. -Nikki

Saturday, September 19, 2009

More Boo......

I wanted to give a huge shout out to Kat G. from my DT for creating this awesome sketch!! I personally love it! (And can't wait to use it.)

This great layout was created by the one and only Jana Eubank!! What a perfect way to use my ghost mini chipboard!!

Emeline Seet made this awesome layout, it's so sweet!! Love that bright blue alpha on her layout!

Kat also made this way cool door hang (I need to make one for my Henry's room)!! Kat doesn't celebrate Halloween in Australia so I was very interested in what she would be doing with it!! She did great...

Jodi Wilton one of my DT ladies made this layout with Kat's sketch using my Henry's Brilliance paper line.... that sun she made is freakin' awesome!! Great layout!!

Another one of my DT ladies, Laura used Henry's Brilliance for the sketch! Good Job Laura!

Nadhrah my DT gal from Malaysia made this cute layout using the My Sweet Cherry Pie paper line. Let's all give her a big CONGRATS... she just had a baby girl!!

I'll be back next week with some more fun Boo-tiful layouts!!
Also I'll be teaching in Florida the first and second weekend in October!! I can't wait!! Here are the locations I'll be at, the dates, and also I'll link the retail stores, so I hope if you are in the area you'll sign up for my classes or just drop by and say hi!!
Saturday October the 3rd I'll be teaching for Kit-n-Kaboodles, (This is an online kit club, that rented some space for a day of scrapbook goodness.)
Sunday October the 4th I'll be teaching at Scrapbooking Goodies.
Saturday October the 10th I'll be teaching at The Paper Niche.
And Sunday October the 11th I'll be teaching at Cherry Blossom.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Sometimes I'm amazed with so much talent out there. People who can make you breathless with their creations. I love that! I'm inspired by talented people. And I hope you will be with all these talented girls who created so many gorgeous things.

Have a great day! ( better then I had yesterday since I was involved in a carcrash! My daughter and I are ok, but my car isn't ;-) )

Nathalie Leonelli

Deanna Misner

Ria Mojica

Charity Hassel

bye bye
Hilde Janbroers

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Most of the DT girls used the new Boo-tiful collection with the sketch. It's so great to see all the different styles and ways to use this collection.
Here are some more wonderful creations.

Anne Jo Lexander created this layout with the Boo-tiful collection

When I saw this layout made by Jodi Wilton I fell in love! Not only with the layout but also with that gorgeous photo! Such a cute little girl.

And I ofcourse also created a layout for this sketch. Since we don't really celebrate Halloween over here I first thought it would be hard to create something with an Halloween collection. But I was so wrong! These papers have some amazing colors and patterns you can use with every photo you would like to scrap. As you can see on the board the entire week. ;-)

I will be back soon with lots more of amazing work!
Have a great day,

More beautiful work

First I need to give some credit to Kathleen, our DT member who created the sketch. I totally forgot, but luckily we have an amazing DT so someone reminded me...;-)
Today we have some more gorgeous layouts. You should be surprised how they all turned out, just stunning!

Look at this wonderful layout Susan Dupré created! So soft and beautiful. She used Henri's Brilliance papers.

Mimi Leinbach created a really fun layout. You should take a good look at the photos, they are so funny!
Mimi used the Boo-tiful collection. Great to see a non Halloween layout with these gorgeous papers.

Deana Boston also used misting on her layout. Isn't it gorgeous?!
Another non Halloween layout using the Boo-tiful collection. You can see that you can use them for non Halloween photos if you want.

Hi all, I hope you're enjoying all these great layouts!! I'm loving them!! I wanted to add just a couple of things to Hilde's post.
First of all I want to give Hilde a great big Congrats, she made the Tattered Angels Design Team!!! Way to go Hilde!!! Secondly,
I'm doing a Guest spot over at

Ally Scraps

on Thursday, I'll be answering some questions and showing some of the projects I've
created using my Boo-tiful paper line!! So come on by and visit me and the great ladies at

Ally Scraps

!! Have a great day! -Nikki

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We have some gorgeous work to show!!

The next few days you are going to be amazed with all the gorgeous layouts the design team created.
We had a wonderful sketch to work with and ofcourse the greatest papers!! Here are the first 2 layouts created with the sketch. Enjoy!!

Jennifer Matott created this gorgeous layout with the new collection Boo-tiful. She used some misting to create a cute spiderweb. Amazing huh?

Mette kallander also created a stunning layout using the new papers. A totally other look then Jennifer created. This shows how much diversity you can have with the papers.

Don't forget to look at the blog everyday for more amazing work!!
Hilde Janbroers
DT member

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Scrap-a-Palooza was a blast.....

I had so much fun Saturday at Scrap-a-palooza!! Scrapbook Generation, my LSS, was the on site store carrying my papers and products!! This time, I got to watch people purchase my products, which was so much fun! (I even took a picture of a girl in line holding my papers to purchase... so much fun for me!!!) Debbie one of the owners of Scrapbook Generation let give away 2 door prizes and the picture below is of one of the first girls that won, Angela. Angela has been following my blog since I put Mette Kallander on my DT, she has followed Mette's blog for sometime now, so that was fun hear.

As you can see I get as excited about giving out the door prizes as the person that wins!!

Here is another winner, but I didn't get her name.

This is Debbie of Scrapbook Generation and I holding an absolutely adorable make-n-take she did with my papers for the ladies that attended.

Here it is again, isn't it so cute!! I'm going to do this make-n-take for some of the stores I'm teaching at in October!! Thanks Debbie for such a great idea!!
(BTW I didn't do an outfit change, my ever so super sweet hubby brought me clothes to change into b/c I happen to pick the one spot in the entire building that had the air-conditioning unit blowing on me!! Yes, I have two jackets on, a long sleeve shirt, and sweat pants.... burrrrr)

Here is the picture I told you about, of a lady in line buying my Christmas papers, "North Pole Nights"!! heehee!!

Heather, my friend and graphic designer came with me to scrap!! I made some sample albums for the stores I'm teaching at in October!! Heather scrapped her very first mini album!! (We should have held that up instead.... it at least had pictures on it.) Thanks for all the fun Scrapbook Generation, 9 am - 10pm of great scrapbooking, make-n-takes, and Ali Davis teaching classes!!
Oh and I almost forgot Ali's sister, Stacey, has a new sketch book out of her cards, and let me tell you her cards ROCK!! (I bought one and can't wait to use it, you might want to check it out too!)

Here are some more layouts and projects using Henry's Brilliance....

This layout is made by one of my international DT ladies, Mette K.!! Mette has this way of making her paper edges naturally look sanded and torn!! I love her style!!

This little pencil holder was made by another one of my DT ladies, Jodi Wilton!! Jodi gave this to one of her kids teachers, lucky teacher!! Adorable!!

This sweet wall hang was made by Michelle Lanning one of my DT girls that lives in CA. Michelle is a teacher and made this for her classroom. I can't think of a better way to walk into my classroom and see this everyday!! Great Job Michelle!!!!

Monday, Hilde, my International DT Leader will be taking over my blog for a week of Boo-tiful layouts!! Here are just a couple of things my DT girls have made with this paper line already...

Jana Eubank made this fun layout about Halloween night at her house!!

Susan Dupre made this little Jester's hat from my Boo-tiful ghost chipboard album!! How cute its this!!

And last but not least, here are my two sweet dogs so happy I'm home today and working from the couch.... both of their heads are on my knee!! This is what I love most about cloudy Sunday's on the couch!! Have a great week and I'll be back next week, so have fun with Hilde and my DT girls!!!!!! -Nikki

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Dog Day's of Summer are almost gone....

so I thought I'd share some fun "summer layouts" using My Sweet Cherry Pie paper line!! It was my first release so it's like my first child.... I adore it!! The picture above is of Savannah my sweet rescued lab-mix and Miss Bella Blue our over so spoiled Yorkie!! They love to lounge together in the sun in this lounge chair in our backyard or under a shade tree!! I love looking out the back door and see them together such opposites but such great friends!! They've been together since they were puppies and really do spend every waking hour together!!

The two layouts above were made by one of my super talented DT ladies, Ria Mojica!! I love the layout with the shoes in the sand, it's a perfect summer layout!! And.... well cupcakes.... what can I say, that's my favorite treat!! I'd love to have all that sweetness for my birthday!! Great layouts Ria!!

In case you couldn't tell this was made by Hilde, another DT gal!! Love the flower and Glimmer Mist with the cherry and horseshoe paper!! Thanks Hilde!!

And this super sweet card was made by one of my sales reps, Debbie Gunion!! Debbie used the Hero Art stamp set with my Cherry Pie papers!! I just love it!! Thanks for sharing this with me Debbie!! (and thanks for all your hard work for my company) -Nikki

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A little bit more of Henry's Brilliance...

I just can't believe what my DT and other scrapbookers are creating with my Henry's Brilliance papers!! The four layouts that I chose to share with everyone tonight are not "back to school" layouts or have anything to do with school, that's why I liked them so much!! They used my Henry's Brilliance papers in very original ways....

My DT member Kathleen Glossop created this beautiful layout!! I love how she curls my Craft Flags on her layouts!!

My DT Leader for the International ladies, Hilde created this crazy beautiful layout!! I can't stop looking at it!! I see something new on it every time I look at it!!

These two layouts are created by Sarah de Guzman who is so very talented!! Funny story... two of my DT girls, Julie and Susan both emailed me that I had to check out these layouts!! So when I went to Sarah's blog and looked around I was blown away!! I love these two layouts and of course I'm always fond of any dog layout especially one made with my papers!! LOL!! Thanks Sarah for letting me share these on my blog!!
Have a great and safe Holiday weekend!!! -Nikki
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