Saturday, April 30, 2011

Are You Foolin Me? April Challenge

Hey everyone!!  Hope everyone has enjoyed their April.  First things first, let me announce our winner from last month's Are You Feelin Lucky? challenge.  Our winner is Karen aka Soccerboyzmom.  You can check out her blog HERE.  I chose this layout, well because it is about "her" lucky dog!  Seeing that I did a layout last month of my darling lucky dog, I felt I would just keep it going.  Karen's doggy is a sweetie.  Here is her layout:

Karen used Sugar Cookie for her adorable layout above.  Karen, please email me at with your full name, address and your choice of a paper collection.

Our April challenge this month is "Are You Foolin Me?".  Since April Fool's Day rolls around every April 1st, I thought it would be cute to do layouts or cards about funny things.  This is what the girls came up with this month:

The layout above and below are both by Deana Boston.  Hee,hee I especiallly like that photo above!  Deana used the Summer Collection on the above layout and the Beatrice Collection on her layout below.

The photo on Jill Hildebrand's layout below.  Obviously that is a "bad dog"getting on her new outdoor furniture (and no doubt slobbering on it - that is what St. Bernard's do right?).  However, what I think is so funny it her cat sleeping on top of the dog.  Umm...this for sure would not happen in my household.  Jill also used the Summer Collection for her layout.

Wow, I seriously love this layout below by Ria Mojica.  The details are just fabulous!  Ria also used the Beatrice Collection for her layout.

Here a layout by Leah Farquharson.  Looks like someone was caught in one of those surprise moments.  Leah used the Summer Collection for this cute layout.

The next one is from Julie Tucker-Wolek and she chose to document the funny things her daughter says! I just love her layout and Julie used the Summer collection for her layout! 

I hope you enjoyed everyone's work.  If you would like to play along for your chance to win some of Nikki's adorable papers, please link your work to this thread. You have until May 28th to link your project!
Also, be sure to check back tomorrow!  I will be announcing a big contest, but that is all I am going to tell you for now.  You will just have to come back to see what it is all about.

Until then!
Happy Crafting,
Susan Dupre

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Showcase on YOU...and our youngest Nikki Sivils fans ever! :)

Hi everyone! :)

This is by far my most favorite post of the month! This is the day that I get to share with you creations made by Nikki Sivils fans!! YAY! I love this day! :)  Every month, I visit blogs and galleries finding projects made with Nikki's products (and thanks to Nikki and the DT members for sending people my way too!) and then I showcase them right here on Nikki's blog every month! If you ever make a project using Nikki's products, I would LOVE for you to send them to me, so that I can showcase you also! My email address is! :)

Now, as the title of my post says, I am LUCKY to have two KIDS join in our showcase this month!!! Their Moms were sweet enough to share their creations with us! :)

First we have Caitlin Marshall (Five year old daughter of Erica!) and her beautiful layout she made using Sugar Cookie! She "earned" the papers from her Mom for doing her chores! How SWEET is that!?!? :)
Isn't this BEAUTIFUL!?!? And to think, she is only 5! :)

Next, we have Nate Fisher (Four year old Son of Diana Fisher!)   and he made an ADORABLE little tag using, It's Raining, It's Pouring! I love love love how Nate used the black cutout bracket for Tubby the Turtle to have a mustache! :)  Nate says that Tubby looks a lot like Franklin the Turtle from cartoon land! :) Isn't he CUTE?!?! :)

Next, we have Caitlin and Nate's Mom's Diana Fisher and Erica Marshall! :)

Diana made these two CUTE Easter tags using It's Raining, It's Pouring! :)

And Diana made these BEAUTIFUL cards also using It's Raining, It's Pouring! :)

Erica made this GORGEOUS layout using Will He Be the 1? and U R My Favorite! :)

Erica also made two cards using Henry's Brilliance, My Friend Birdie and My Sweet Cherry Pie! LOVE these! :)

Next, we have Nancy Jones and her GORGEOUS layout that she made using It's Raining, It's Pouring! LOVE this! :)

Next, we have two BEAUTIFUL layouts and FOUR cards by TEENAGER (YAY!) Heather Adams  using the Summer line! :) Is this girl NOT AMAZING!?!? :)

Next, we have Rosy Cavaos! :) She made these MOST BEAUTIFUL Easter Gift set using Blueberry Hill! WOW! I love this! :)


And lastly today, we have two BEAUTIFUL layouts by Lea Patterson! :) Lea used Summer and Max & Mollie on these!! LOVE them! :)

Now....I have been LUCKY enough to have a lot of projects sent to me this month...SO, we are HAVING ANOTHER "SHOWCASE ON YOU!" this month! YAY! I will be back on the 28th of this month, with MORE BEAUTIFUL projects to share with you! Thanks so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate it! :)

~~Julie TW~~

Monday, April 25, 2011

Our winner for the Friday giveaway! :)

Hi everyone! Julie TW filling in for Nikki this morning to announce the winner of her giveaway from Friday!!! 

Congrats TeacherMom!!!! :)  

 TeacherMom said this...

    "Wowzers!!! What a generous giveaway. Love Nikki Sivils papers but the It's Raining, It's Pouring collection is really so very cute!!! Gotta have it!!! And Carolyn Wolff's layout it sooooo sweet (no bias here, even though I know her and she works down the street from me!!). Wouldn't it be great if I could tell her I won??!!!! hee hee Thanks for the chance!!!!"

Please email me at and I will get you address to Nikki to have your AMAZING prizes shipped out to you! :)

Before I leave today, I wanted to leave you with a card I made recently, using the It's Raining, It's Pouring line that TeacherMom just WON! :)

Thanks for stopping by... we really appreciate it! :)
~~Julie TW~~ :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter Everyone!

If you have little ones, I hope the Easter Bunny has dropped plenty of eggs in your yard.  If not, then I hope he still came to visit! 

Let's see what some of the girls have been up to this month.  To start us out how about this sweet Easter layout by design team diva Jennifer Yates.

Jennifer used Max & Mollie on this layout.  The Max & Mollie collection is the perfect line for an Easter layout with those cute little bunnies!

I love the title on Jen Matott's layout above. It is obviously about breast cancer awareness.  How perfect the pink is for a layout like this.  Jen also used Max & Mollie.


I adore the happiness in Delaina Burns layout.  The Summer Collection  just seems to fit those happy smiles on her daughter's faces.  Below is another layout she made using Summer.   It is so precious how she used the bird and the dragonfly to hold the banner.

It seems that two page layouts seem to be making a comeback.  I am seeing them more and more.  How perfect that Jennifer Yates made this wonderful layout using We Are Family.  Isn't the detail fabulous in her layout.  Just look at the sun!

This layout below by Julie Howard just makes me smile.  I love the added milkshake as well.  Julie also used Summer on this layout.

To top it off how about this little mini book by Mimi Leinbach. Mimi used the Beatrice Collection for her mini book. Little Beatrice looks so cute there amongst the grass and trees.

I hope you enjoyed the girls work today!  Have a great one!

Susan Dupre

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thank Goodness It's a Friday Giveaway...

Since its Easter weekend how about an Easter giveaway, nothing that has chocolate bunnies and little chic's, mainly because I don't have any paper with those creatures but I do have a Turtle with and umbrella!
Here is the complete collection:

If you are the lucky winner of this collection, then you are REALLY lucky because we've sold out of the coordinating cardstock stickers, so unless you can find then at a retail or online store you are out of luck. (Although I do know that there are still some in stock at many stores.) 
But wait that's not it...
Allison Davis is donating one of new sketch book!
If you haven't seen or used one of her sketches then you are missing out, because they are awesome!
Allison is donating her newest sketch book....
Here is a 2 page layout that one of Allison's design team girls, Carolyn Wolff, created with one of her sketches on her new Sketch Support site and my It's Raining, It's Pouring papers!
Liz Qualman who is on my design team created this adorable 2 page layout using It's Raining, It's Pouring papers...
and I created this sweet little card with the collection! 

Two great giveaways, a cute paper collection and one awesome sketch book...

This is one fun die-cutting machine! 

Leave me a comment on this post and I'll pick one winner for Monday mornings post! You could win all  three of these great products! 
Good luck! 

I have a great giveaway on my Facebook page too, once we hit 5,000 fans I'll be giving away one of my paper collections and a Cricut cartridge from Provo Craft! 

Also don't forget I'll be teaching on this cruise in October and would love to have all of you cruising with me! I got my hubby to come along, although it wasn't a hard sell, 7 nights on the ocean! LOL! 
Here is the link to all the details: Nikki is Cruising
Eat yummy food, have coffee or cocktails on the deck looking out at the ocean, take some great scrapbooking classes and visit some wonderful tropical islands!  Now doesn't that sound fantastic! 
Have a great weekend! 

**this giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to all that commented!**
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