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

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Showcase on YOU part two! :)

Yes! I am back this month for a SECOND installment of Showcase on YOU! :)  We had so many AMAZING projects sent to me for this month's Showcase, that we decided to do two posts to share YOUR creations! :)

Every month, I am truly honored to have projects featuring Nikki's products sent to me, so that I can share them here on her blog! Feel free to send me YOUR creations to! :)

First today we have Ellen Jarvis who made two GORGEOUS cards using We Are Family! :)

Next, we have Stacy Rodriguez! She sent me a WONDERFUL Birthday card she made for Nikki herself earlier this month using U R My Favorite and It's Your Day! :)

And Stacy made this OMYGOODNESS beautiful bracelet using U R My Favorite! :) LOVE IT! :)

And Stacy also made this BEAUTIFUL gift bag for her Grandma! *love* :) Stacy used It's Your Day ! :) 

Next, we have Brynn Thornburgh and her GORGEOUS layout using It's Raining, It's Pouring! :) I love it! :)

Next, we have SIX AMAZING layouts by Isay Pablo! She is WOW! :) Isay used Tree Love, Max & Mollie, Sugar Cookie and It's Raining, It's Pouring!

Next, we have Alecia Harper and two GORGEOUS cards she made using Blueberry Hill! Love these! :)

Next, we have Nicole Kohlmeier who made a BEAUTIFUL layout using Beatrice! :)

Next, we have Raven Baca who made a GORGEOUS card using Willow Bee! :)

Next, we have Nadia Cannizzo who made some AMAZINGLY gorgeous projects using It's Raining, It's Pouring! :)

And lastly today, we have Ashley Nguyen Newell who made two BEAUTIFUL cards using It's Raining, It's Pouring! :) Love these! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We really appreciate it! :) And thanks to all these amazing women for sharing their creations with us! I will be back next month with more! :)
~~Julie TW~~ :)

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~~
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