Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Outdoor layout

A few weekends back, my son and his girlfriend hiked up Tumbledown Mountain in Maine.  I have never been there myself but it looks beautiful and looking at their pictures, looks like they all had a great time.  I wanted to make a scrapbook layout for them to put their picture on and remember what a great summer they had together.
I used two files from www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com .  "Untamed Heart" and "Campin Crazy". In my silhouette studio software, I arranged the rocks and trees from Campin Crazy and then popped dotted the cute bears on top of the rocks from "Untamed Heart".

I am entering this layout in 5 challenges. 
www.cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com - The Great Outdoors
www.critterchallengeblog.blogspot.com - Anything goes
www.incywincydesigns.blogspot.com - Anything goes
www.diecuttindivas.blogspot.com - Anything goes
www.partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com - Anything goes

I hope you like the layout and visit Nikki's store to see her amazing files.  You don't need a cutting machine or fancy software, she has them in all files - including ones so you can cut them by hand if you wish.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Back to School layout

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Here in Maine the weather was warm and beautiful.  Yesterday I made this Back to school layout using the "Back to School" file from Paper Piecings by Nikki.
For the photo mats, side boarder, and the scalloped circle, I used my cricut Art Philosophy cartridge from Close To My Heart. This cartridge offers so many fun shapes!!  Did you know when you order this cartridge it comes with 3 sets of stamps that coordinate with this cartridge??  You will also receive a set of cardboard shapes that coordinate with the cartridge.  So many ideas and possibilities.

Did you also know that Close to My Heart just came out with another fun and exciting cartridge? It's called the Artiste cartridge. This new cartridge has a LOT of 3-D items.  It is so big it has two handbooks!

If you would like to know more about these cartridges, please leave a comment on how to get a hold of  you, I will be happy to tell you more.  Right now until July 31st I am offering you a special deal on either one of these cartridges. These cartridge bundles retail at 99.00 - and they are well worth the price.  Until July 31st, you have your choice of either the Art Philosophy bundle, or the
Artiste cricut bundle for only 80.00 plus shipping and handling. 

What you will get is the Cricut cartridge bundle of your choice, (which includes 3 stamp sets, a set of cardboard shapes that coordinate), a free Close To My Heart Idea book, and a petite perks stamp set.  You can also add for 5.00 more the stamp of the month set (reg price is 17.95).

You can email me at therrien_linda@yahoo.com if you would like more information or to order.  Please put CTMH in the subject line.  You have until July 31st to order at this price.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer Celebration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Piecings By Nikki 'Summer Celebrations' blog hop! The design team has been asked to create some summer fun with Nikki's designs. CELEBRATE is the theme and what don't we celebrate in the summer. Weddings, births, picnics, family reunions and the list goes on. We hope you'll take a minute out of your day to hop along with us! Not only will try to inspire you - you have a chance of winning $10 in Paper Piecings By Nikki files! Just follow the rules at the end of the blog!

If you arrived here from Patti's blog, then you are in the right spot. If you just happend by and want to start at the beginning, you can do so by going to: www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com.

For my project I made a scrapbook layout of my nephews wedding.

I used Nikki's file "Happily Ever After" for the silhouette, which I thought was perfect for the picture it is next to.  The Name, photo corners were cut with my silhouette.  The Established date frame was cut using my Art Philosophy cartridge.

I love how it came out - these two were truly meant to be together, you can see the love they have for one another in everything they do. 

Next in the line up is Liz

Here is the full line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Nikki - www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com
Patti - www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
Linda - www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Liz - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
Raven- www.love4stamps.blogspot.com
KimberlyRae- http://kreationsbykimberlyrae.com/blog
Mary- http://www.scrappintoday.blogspot.com

Blog Candy....Blog Candy....Blog Candy

For a chance to win $10 in paper piecing files from Nikki, all you have to do 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 - http://www.facebook.com/groups/ppbncraftyinspirations/
  4. Follow Paper Piecings By Nikki's blog - paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com

WINNER from the July 3, blog hop is:

Rhonda M Bewley-Ratliff - congratulations!

Please contact Mandy or Nikki with your choice of files. The winnder of this hop will be announced on August 7th.

Thanks so much for joining us today - we hope you have been inspired - visit Paper Piecings By Nikki for a look at all her new patterns and stamps!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Great Deal on the new Cricut Cartridge!!


Close To My Heart just announced a new cricut cartridge package is being released! If you loved the art philosophy cartridge and all the stamps and products that go along with it - you will ADORE this new cartridge. It is called "Cricut Artiste Collection"! Here's a look at what you get with this cartridge:

You get the cartridge, which has over 700 images, 3 size D stamp sets and three chipboard pages which all coordinate with the cartridge. This package sells for $99.

I am offering this package (or the art philosophy package) for a limited time only for $80 plus shipping. If you are among the first three people to message me with your order, I will include a 'petite perk" stamp set. Anyone ordering either of these cartridges will be eligible to order the stamp of the month set for $5.00. Here's a look at July's stamp of the month:

In case you don't have the art philosophy package, here's what it looks like -

For a limited time, I will sell this package for $80.

If you are interested in either of these cartridge/packages, leave me a message with your email address and I will get back to you - or contact me at jprossfam@gmail.com and put CTMH Offer in the subject line.

I'm so excited and will be ordering my own cartridge right away. Happy crafting to you all!!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

It's time for the Beach!

Happy Monday everyone.  Today is my day to post for Paper Piecings by Nikki Design Team.  It has been so hot here in Maine, we are in the process of putting up our pool, but in the meantime, we have been going to the beach to cool off.  So I wanted to make a scrapbook layout I can use for our summer pictures.
I used Nikki's digital stamp called "Beach Bums" for the bear and "Under the Sea" for the Orca and dolphins.  The title and photo corners came from the Silhouette Store.  Hope you like it, it was fun putting it together.

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...