Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Blog Hop

Welcome to Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Blog Hop and Pooh's happy little corner at the 100 Acre Woods. Who doesn't love the cuddly loveable bear that gets stuck in a honey jar???

How do you spell "Tigger" T-I-double"guh"-errrrr, that spells Tigger! that's how!!!! "The wonderful thing about tiggers. Is tiggers are wonderful things.Their tops are made out of rubber. heir bottoms are made out of springs.They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy fun, fun, fun, fun, fun But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is I'm the only one. III'm the only one!"

Now, put these two buddies together and what adventures we shall have as will be demonstrated along the way in our hop today!!!

We have a fabulous list of friends today with their wonderful tumbly grumbles in the tummy line up for you today beginning with Lynne at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/. If you have arrived from Lisa at http://www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com then you haven't fallen out of the forest!!!

Oh, did I mention that there's blog candy???? HMMMMM, guess I didn't. There will be one lucky winner who stops at each stop along the way and leaves a remark of a Cricut Winnie the Pooh Cartridge!!!!! Yeee Hawwww --- I saw that smile!

I love Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and all his friends, but Eyor...he is one of my favorites.  I cut him out with my cricut at 4 1/2".  The sentiment stamps is from K Andrew's stamp set called Of Mice & Lil Men.

Here is another version of Eyor.  You can find him on www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com.  The file name is "You are never a bother to me".  Again the Stamp set is from K Andrew's "Of Mice & Lil Men".

You can either follow the empty honey jars along the path or you can follow our incredible line-up:

  1. Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  2. Miriam - http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com/
  3. Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
  4. Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  5. Linda http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
  6. Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
  7. Jackie~ http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
  8. Anita~http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
  9. Pamela ~ http//www.kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com

Your next stop along the 100 Acre Woods whether traveling by balloon or bouncing is Lucy at www.love2createitall.com.

I not only want to thank you for stopping today to visit but in the admirable words of our hero, Winnie the Pooh, "A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside." and I know "We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see."

Monday, May 28, 2012

Your Chance to Win a Free File !

Happy Monday everyone!!  Hope everyone enjoyed the long holiday weekend.  I know I did, I actually got some crafting in - it felt so good to finally have time to play a little.

There is a new baby boy in the family, so I made this card using 3 different files from Paper Piecings by Nikki.
Now here is the way you can win a $5.00 file from Nikki, go to her store Hereand tell me which three files I used for this card.  Easy Peasy.  I will announce the winner on Friday June 1st. 

Saturday, May 26, 2012


If you loved the projects I have made with images from Paper Piecings by Nikki, you will want to run over to her store because she is having an awesome sale TODAY only.  70% off if you spend 70.00...that is HUGE.  Go to her store Here and check out her newest file Campin Crazy and get a free file.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Look what's new at PPBN

I am so excited!!!  Paper Piecings by Nikki has come out with her own set of stamps!!  They go along with her paper piecings.

The Sun is from Nikki's paper piecings called "Cloudy with a Chance of Friendship"
Stamp set is called "You are my Sunshine".  From that stamp set I used the flower image  along with the sentiment.  These stamps are awesome!!  Make sure you head over to Nikki's Store and check out her files and her stamp sets.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mix It Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the Mix It Up Blog Hop brought to you by the Paper Piecings By Nikki Design Team. Two weeks ago, part of our amazing and talented design team inspired you with ways to mix and match Nikki's awesome patterns. This time, the rest of the team is going to toss it up a bit and show you how you can mix and match patterns - using different patterned and textured paper.

Now, If you arrived here from Patti's Blog you are in the right spot. If you want to start at the beginning, go to Patti's blog.

This is going to be a challenge for some (all) of us! Mixing and matching patterned paper isn't always easy - and I have to admit failing a time or two. BUT, isn't that the fun of paper piecing and scrapping? Testing our limits and trying new things? So without further rambling, here is my project:

Patterned paper - from my scrapbox
Flower - "Best in the Bunch" Paper Piecings by Nikki
Cute Dog - "You Can Lean on Me" Paper Piecings by Nikki
Sentiment stamp - K Andrews  called "Positive Thoughts"

I made this card for my boyfriends birthday tomorrow - won't tell the age, but it is one of those large milestone ones :).  I popped up the flower so it looks like the dog popped up just to wish him a happy birthday :).  I hope it makes him smile and brightens his day.

Thanks so much for taking a look at my Mix It Up project. Your next stop will be: Liz

If you get lost along the way, here is the lineup: (PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LINEUP AND CHECK YOUR LINK!)

Patti - www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
Linda - www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Liz - http://lovestoscrap11.blogspot.com/ POSTING FROM MANDY'S BLOG JUST FOR TODAY
Barb - http://mommaducksblog.blogspot.com/
Ashley- http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
Raven- www.love4stamps.blogspot.com
KimberlyRae- http://kreationsbykimberlyrae.com/blog

BLOG CANDY - After all what is a good hop without some blog candy? The amazing Nikki is giving a $10 gift certificate to one amazing follower who will be chosen at random and announced June 5th at the next hop. All you have to do to be eligible is:

  1. Hop along and become a follower of each blog along the way
  2. Leave a comment at each blog
  3. Follow Paper Piecings By Nikki on facebook
  4. Follow Paper Piecings By Nikki's blog - paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com


Our winner from the May 1st blog hop, chosen by random (and verified by the amazing Mandy) is: Sandra Delong! Sandra, you have one week to claim your $10 gift certificate. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! We can't wait to see what you choose and hope you will post a picture of your finished project on our facebook page!!!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Another fun Challenge!

I found another fun challenge to enter.  It is at Pixie Dust Studio.  The theme is Anything Boy. 
  Baseball guy and baseball diamond - Paper Piecing with Nikki "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" file
  Banner - I purchased from the Silhouette Store

I plan on using this little guy on a scrapbook layout of when my son played baseball in elementary school. 

Get Well Cards

Happy Thursday everyone.  My Time to Craft is having a challenge to make a get well card.  I wanted to join this challenge because I never have enough of these on hand.
5 x 5 card base is from Studio G
Background papers - Paper Pizazz "Heritage"
Ribbon - AC Moore
Adorable Bear - Paper Piecings by Nikki - You can find this cute little bear under the free files!
Sentiment - K Andrews - Of Mice & Lil Men (A must have in my opinion)

If you have never done paper piecing, I hope you are not intimidated!!  Nikki sells all her files in ALL formats.  You do not need a fancy cutting machine and software to use her files, you can print them out as I did on this card and cut them out by hand.  Sometimes I want to pop dot some of the pieces, so I will cut two of the same image and cut out like the hands and just pop dot them up.  So many ways to use Nikki's images - let your imagination go!!  You can check out her fan page so you can see what the Design Team creates - you will definately be inspired.  http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/ppbncraftyinspirations/

I am also entering this card in the CUTE CUTE CUTE challenge on www.papertakeweekly.blogspot.com

Thank you so much for stopping by today :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Paper Piecing fun..

Happy Sunday everyone.  I just wanted to share with you a calendar project that Paper Piecings by Nikki design team was doing this weekend.  We were to make a calendar for each month using Nikki's
designs.  I chose July.
Made this calander using "Under the Sea" file.  This file also includes some dolphins too which are super cute.  I cut "July" out with my Silhouette Cameo. 
This was something I have never done, but it was so much fun, I think I will make a page similar to this for my nieces scrapbook.
Hope you like it and thank you for stopping by :)  Have a great Sunday.

Stampin Up! Year End Sale Event!

This is the time of year to save on your favorite stamp sets, framelits and bundles, with Stampin Up's year end sale event.  Here is a l...