Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lots and Lots and Lots of Ideas!!

It's Katrina and I have lots, lots more, and a whole lot more of projects to share with you today!  Our design team Divas have been busy with the new collections and my inbox was overflowing!  So let's get to it!!!

 First up is Leah Farquharson with lots of layouts!
Using the new School is Cool

 Using the new You're a Hoot with a few Cute as a Button buttons and some Corduroy Brads thrown in!

Using the new Get Well Soon collection, Cute as a Button buttons and she also used her Cricut Expression for the butterflies!

Using the new My Lil' Monster collection and the Cute as a Button buttons too!

Using the new Gingerbread Land collection!

Now we have Mahlin Wiggur with a layout and a card!

Using School is Cool...I love the stitching on this!
 Using the Get Well Soon adorable, this would make me feel better!

Now we have Mette Kallander with two very neat layouts!

Using My Lil' Monster...the bow around the picture is precious!

Using School is Cool..and proving that you don't have to have kids in school for this collection!

And then we have Ria Mojica with a classy layout and a feel better layout!

Using School is Cool...Check out all her layers!

Using Get Well Soon...her daughter is so cute!  And love where she placed the pictures!

And last, but not least,  we have Wendela Lam with a unique sized layout and a bookmark!!

 Using School is Cool, Cute as a Button buttons, and a little Blueberry Hill thrown in!

And this adorable bookmark!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas in July.... a FUN Christmas tree tutorial from Michelle! :)

Hi everyone!

Last month Michelle shared a GORGEOUS Christmas tree that she made using Happy Holly-Days line! Everyone loved Michelle's tree and asked how she made it, so she wanted to share with everyone on how she created this beautiful tree! :)

I started with a tree base (from Michaels) about 14" tall. I glued a tissue paper on my tree base using Modge Podge glue so I can glue the leaves better. It's always easier to take out the whole tissue if your project doesn't go the way you wanted it to.

I then punched these Martha Stewart Oak Leaf (I wanted it to have different colors per layer).

I then started to glue each oak leaf  from the bottom of the tree using Glossy Accents. TIP: When working with a tree like this, it's always better to start from the bottom to create a clean, seamless layer.

Here's a photo of when I was halfway done with it.

To finalize my project, I took a green small hemp cord and started piercing these images from Nikki Sivils' Happy Holly Days die-cut. I also added those miniature candy cane (I also got them from Michaels) to add additional dimension to the ornaments.

 We hope you enjoyed how Michelle put this together! :) Thanks for stopping by ~~Julie :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Some old, some new and another winner

I have some wonderful work to share from some of our design team Divas, but first we need to announce the winner of the Animal Attraction Challenge.  So sorry, it's been a little crazy around here and I totally forgot to announce the winner.

Our winner for the challenge is Nicolle!  Her blog "NicollelovesScrapbooking" is located here.   I love how she layered and added so much detail to her layout.  She combined collections and came up with a wonderful, fun, bright layout that I love!  I also love how she used the "Bread-less" tabs to make a banner!

Nicole, please email me at with your mailing address and your choice of a paper collection and we will get your prize out to you in the mail!

Now some work from our Divas.  I just love seeing how everyone does different things with the papers, the creativity is just amazing!!

First we are going the something old route with a layout using the Beatrice collection.  Jennifer Yates can rock both one page and two page layouts and this one is no exception.  I love the fact she used the scalloped die cut papers for her two page layout!

And then we have Diva Deana Boston.  She has such a fun style and I never know what she is going to come up with.  She used the new School is Cool collection for her layouts this month.  

On this first one, she used pictures of herself, her husband and then their daughter all at the same age!  What a fun and unique idea to combine all those pictures from the past and see what the future brought! 

And I LOVE that Deana included her daughter's class photo in this layout!  (I know that I can't remember who was in my classes and what year!)  Such a fun idea to do!

That's it from me today!  I think I might even drag out some scrap supplies and create something! 

Have a Scrappy Kind of Day!!~~Katrina

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Winner Winner and some random pictures!

Well, since I did not blog while we were at CHA, I "took" over today!  It was my first CHA show and WOW, totally overwhelmed!  It was so fun to talk to everyone that came to the booth and meet people!

I thought I would share a few pics, but first we NEED a WINNER!!!!  So, I picked number 71 and that was:

Angie said...
OMG I like all of the new lines. My fave is Get Well Soon and School is cool. I still have my dd last year school pics and these line would be perfect. Thanks for the chance to win.

So, Angie, send an email with your mailing address to us and we will get your prize out to you...ALL 5 collections!!!  Email address is linked in the blog header.  

Everyone knows we are all big dog lovers here at Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker so when we are gone we miss our babies!  When I woke up, I got to capture one of the faces I had missed while I was gone!

But if I had not had the opportunity to go  I would have not gotten to meet two of my teammates...I LOVE these girls and wish we could hang out all the time!!!  This was the last day....I was exhausted!

 L to R:  Katrina Hunt, Jen Matott and Sarah Eclavea

I got to road trip with Lanie, Nikki's Girl Friday!  A good road trip buddy is always important, especially for an eight hour trip!  And she drove the entire trip! 

And when Lanie and I saw this below, we knew we were in the home stretch!!!

So that's it from us today, I will be back tomorrow with some of our design team girls work!!!  

Have a Scrappy Kind of Day!!~~Katrina

Showcase on YOU! :)

Hi everyone! :)

It's that time again for my monthly "Showcase on YOU!" feature on Nikki's blog! I would love love love it if you would share your Nikki projects with me! Send me an email with your image and your blog or online gallery link and maybe you will be in our next showcase! Send your projects to Julie at! :) Can't wait to see what you create! :)

This month I am sharing projects from four AMAZING artists! So love everything that I get from Nikki's fans! :)

First, we have an ADORABLE layout from Wendi Robinson! She used Max & Mollie on her layout! :)

Next, we have the CUTEST card from Yvonne van Dijk! LOVE this! Yvonne used My Friend Birdie! :)

Next, we have two AMAZING layouts from Joni Parker! :) She used It's Raining, It's Pouring! :)

Lastly today we have an AWESOME mini album from Stacy Rodriguez using School is Cool! :) Love this! :) And Stacy also sent me a CUTE card using It's Raining, It's Pouring! :)

Thanks everyone for sharing your BEAUTIFUL creations with us!! LOVE THEM! :)  

And DON'T FORGET... Nikki is having a HUGE GIVEAWAY of her latest collections!! See this POST HERE! :)

Thanks for stopping by... ~~Julie~~ :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The new booth & day one at CHA!

This is going to be a short but sweet post! Mainly because I'm so tired! Its strange how I work longer days back at home and am fine but 9 hours working a trade show and I'm exhausted! 
I have new pictures of the booth for you! 
Everyone loved the new booth and we are so happy with it!

This is the back side of one of the walls.

Lanie (who works for me) in the booth doing pre-show paper work.
My little bit of Chrismas....

We had a nice first day and are looking forward to day 2!
I hope you all enjoyed the pictures! Its been a long process to get this booth designed, created, shipped, put together and then set up for CHA! But I love it!

The Winner of Gingerbread Land is...
Craftymom205 who said 
"Love the mittens paper and Jolly ornaments. All of them are great though."
Craftymom205  please email me your address and I'll this out to you next week! 
(My email is linked in the header of my blog.)
I picked the 2nd comment since today is day 2 of CHA!

Ready for the grand-daddy of all giveaways...

all 5 full collections are up for one huge giveaway! 
Leave me a comment by Friday at midnight CST and I'll announce the winner of all the collections, Saturday the 23rd!
Leave a comment on this post telling which is your favorite collection and I'll pick one lucky winner ! 
Thanks and good luck! -Nikki

*This giveaway is now closed! CONGRATS to Angie!* 
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