Friday, December 30, 2011

One day until the New Year...

Are you ready for 2012? I think I am. January is crazier than December for me due to, CHA, our huge international trade show, in Anaheim, CA. This is the month where I seem to loose my mind! LOL! Not really but I bet if you asked Dan or Lanie that question they'd agree! 

I came up with a great idea for you for New Years Eve... 
I found these free printables here: Anything But Perfect, I love this blog.  I'm going to print out 2 of these sheets and have Dan write his goals or resolutions on the back of one and me on the other.  I'll frame them so they can sit on our night stand and remind us all year or our goals for the year. (Dan doesn't know so don't go on FB and tell him my big ideas... LOL!) Then at the end of the year (2012) we can see how we did on our goals for the year! I love this idea, we'll see if Dan does too!
Here is the free printable, but you'll have go to the Anything But Perfect blog to print them off.
Here is one of them framed from the Anything But Perfect blog and you could just print one and frame it for the New Year but I think writing my goals on the back makes it even more fun! 
I just love it! 
Do something like this with your family its free and fun! A great way to bring in the New Year!
I have the winner from Wednesday's "Resolution"...

 Elisabeth said...

My goals are quite basic this year.
1. Get that baby out! ( I am due Jan4th)
2. Balance the attention between baby, DD and DH (this will be a tough one)
3. Make enough "me" time - I know if I don't, I will get cranky very quickly and nobody wants a cranky mommy.
4. Think twice before getting angry - often it is not worth it.

That's it!
Have a Happy New Year!
December 28, 2011 10:22 PM
Please email me your shipping address so I can get this out to you! My email is in the header of the blog. 
Here is an after Christmas layout created by DT Diva, Deana Boston! I love this layout with so many small pictures all on a single page! I think I might scrap-lift this one over the New Year, get started on all those Christmas pictures!

Have a safe and happy New Year! -Nikki

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A few more December Projects!

Wow, hard to believe that the year is almost over!  We hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season and remember to scrap those memories for the future generations.  And it is totally ok just to scrap to create too!

All the projects today are created with the 

Today on the blog we have some projects from our design team Diva, Leah F. and one from me!  

I love the "mess in the floor" picture in this layout!  I know sometimes I think pictures have to be "perfect" to scrap, but this is a perfect example of capturing the moment when it happens right then.

And then she made a couple of adorable cards!

And I created this layout way back around CHA time in July and hadn't shown it yet!  Higgins was exhausted with all the holiday activity and just wanted to take a nap!  Plus, he was waiting on "his" package to open!

That is all from us today!  Our DT Call ended last night and I want to wish everyone good luck that applied.  We will hopefully be making that announcement in the next week or so!  

And a little birdie might have told me....there "could" be some sneaks coming soon of some fun, I think you might want to keep an eye on the blog!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Anyone setting any resolutions for the New Year? 
I normally don't like to make new years resolutions because I feel that if I don't follow through it will put a negative spin on the new year. I know, silly... but that's how I feel.  I do like to set a few goals that are obtainable though. 

Here are a few that I've picked for this New Year....
1. Don't sweat the small stuff (this is on my list every year)!
2. Set aside more time for my sisters and brothers and their kids.
3. Make a "Date" night with my husband every other week. (This is a new goal, we've been together for 8 years now and I feel we need a little romantic boost in the relationship.) 
4. Family night... at least twice a month! Pizza and games (no screens allowed)!! Henry is 16 and its hard to get him pinned down.  I'd like to do this the opposite week of date night! So we'll see! 
5. Teach my pups more tricks, Bella knows about a dozen tricks but I want her to learn about a dozen more! 
6. I want to really push my body and mind in yoga. Yoga is new to me but I LOVE it! 

 I think there isn't anything unrealistic in my list except #1, that's always a hard one for me with my business. I'd love to read one or more of your "goals or resolutions" for the New Year so leave comment and I'll pick a random winner for the NewYear to win one each of all my newest collection kits!!

Here is a layout I created that was just recently published in the fall issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine using "You're a Hoot" paper collection! 
I used on of my favorite sketches from Allison Daivis to create the layout! Click on her name to see some of her other great sketches and sketch books too! 
 Have a great rest of the week and I'll pick a winner and will post it on Friday's blog post! 
Good Luck! -Nikki

Oh and today is the last day to apply for my new DT for 2012!! 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Showcase on YOU! :)

Hi everyone! :)

Julie here with you today sharing one of my FAVE posts of the month - Showcase on YOU! This is when I share what YOU, Nikki's fans have made with her papers and embellishments! :) I love love love sharing what you all make! :)

First off today we have Ellen Jarvis who made this FUN card/recipe card for a blog hop she participated in! :) Love this! :) Ellen used Gingerbread Land on these! :)

Next we have Kath Hernandez with two beautiful cards and a gorgeous layout using Gingerbread Land and Something for Everyone! :)

Next we have a BEAUTIFUL card from Naomi Edwards! She used Summer on her card! :)

Next we have a GORGEOUS altered kitchen ware gift set from Laurel Seabrook!! She used Gingerbread Land on this adorable set!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! :)

Next we have an ADORABLE altered lunch bag from Angi Barrs! I just LOVE this! She used School is Cool on this! :)

And lastly today we have an ADORABLE layout from Darlene Servolini!! She used It's Raining, It's Pouring! Love this! :)

Thanks so much ladies for sharing your creations with us! We love Showcasing YOU! :) If you would ever like to be in our monthly Showcase, send Julie an email at :)
We can't wait to see what you make! 

And don't forget... our DT CALL ends tomorrow! You DO NOT want to miss out on a chance to work with Nikki! She is AMAZING! :)

~~Julie :)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas! 

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! 
Dan, Henry, Nikki, Nico, Bella, Savannah and Alfred too!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Eve :)

Merry Christmas Eve everyone :)

Julie with you here today sharing some creations that Sarah, Jill, Mimi and myself made :)

First we have Sarah and her beautiful layout she made using Gingerbread Land :)

Next up is Jill and 2 layouts she made using Gingerbread Land :) Love these! :)

And next we have an ADORABLE Christmas packaging from Mimi! :) She also used Gingerbread Land! :)

And lastly today, I have a few Clean and Simple (CAS) cards to share also using the Gingerbread Land line! :)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Christmas! :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Showcase on Sketches 4 All! :)

Hi everyone! Julie with you here today and I wanted to share some AMAZING projects from the DT at Sketches 4 All!! They were sponsored by Nikki this month with her Gingerbread Land collection ... and they were kind enough to share with us their GORGEOUS creations using this line!! :)

First we have Cheryl Nyboer! She literally knocks my socks off!! Gorgeous work Cheryl! :)

Next, we have Stacy Watson and her GORGEOUS creations! Just LOVE these! :)

Next, we have Margie Visnick and her BEAUTIFUL layouts and altered book! WOW!  :)

Next, we have an AMAZING layout from Kathleen Hernandez! :) And we also have a WOW! Toilet paper roll album from her! Love it! :)

Next, we have Jessica Jennings and her BEAUTIFUL layout and a fabulous altered frame! Love love love! :)

Next, we have Michelle Hodges and her two GORGEOUS creations! Amazing work Michelle! :)

Next, we have Rebecca Atkinson and her beautiful accordion album and a GORGEOUS layout! LOVE THIS! :)

Next, we have Fia Uiterwijk and her two BEAUTIFUL projects! Fabulous Fia! :)

And last, but certainly not least today, we have this FABULOUS altered candle and a beautiful layout from Jennifer Taylor! :)

Thank you Sketches 4 All for sharing your GORGEOUS creations with us! They are WONDERFUL! I am in awe of all of them! :)

And also, don't forget our DT call going on right now! You do NOT want to miss the chance to work with Nikki! She is AMAZING! :)

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! :)
~~Julie :):):)
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