Friday, September 21, 2012

Nuts For Fall Blog Hop

Welcome to the Nuts 4 Fall Blog Hop. Today we are celebrating all things fall. We have an amazing lineup for this hop.

For my project today, I made an A2 size card.  I used "Happy Fall Crow" file from

I inked the edges with walnut ink and rubbed it over the face of the card to tone down the yellow.  The title was cut with the silhouette cameo.

For blog candy, I am offering as a grand prize I am offering a free fall file of choice to each hopper from my store at What a great deal. To get this file, all you need to do is choose which file you would like and then email me at with your file choice and I will send it right over. If you request to join my fanpage at, you can also request 2 more bonus files. So join the fanpage and you can pick 3 files of your choice. If you are already a fan on the fanpage, you can let me know and I will still grant you the two bonus files. Now aren't you glad you stopped by. Everyone is a winner for this hop, you get a free file and get to see the awesome projects that were made.
Now onto the next crafter for their great project. Here is the lineup:

Lisa - 
Lucy ~
Mickie ~
Audrey ~
Linda -

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fall Fun Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop. Nikki has created some amazing fall files and our design team has gotten together to offer you some crafty inspiration. Grab a warm cup of spiced cider and a fluffy cinnamon bun or slice of apple pie, and hop along with us today.

If you came from Patti's Blog then you are in the right spot. If you want to start at the beginning, you can start with Nikki.

I used Nikki's Print and Cut files to make these really cute and fun cards.  They were so quick to put together!
For the background, I used Martha Stewarts "Punch all over the page" Crow and Branch pattern.  I love it!!!    The little candy corn bear is from Nikki's "Beary Scary" file.  I used crystal stickles on the headband and the middle of the candy corn to jazz it up a little.  To make the eyes and nose shine, I used liquid glass.

This card was easy also.  I just punched two crows out on the side of the card and placed the little ghost bear, again from Nikki's "Beary Scary" file, on the side.

Next up is Mary

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 -
  4. Follow Paper Piecings By Nikki's blog -

WINNER from the September 4th, blog hop is: Deanna Lynn!!

Please contact Mandy or Nikki with your choice of files. The winnder of this hop will be announced on October 2nd.

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!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Boys and their Toys

Happy Monday!!  Nikki has done it again and has come up with an another awesome file to play with.

If you have boys, you can think of so many things to make with this file.  I decided to make a scrapbook page.

I chose to use my silhouette cameo for the title, the vertical boarder and the doily.  I used Nikki's print and cut feature - makes for a quick page when you don't have a whole lot of time. 
If you would like to see all of Nikki's files, please visit her at  She will be coming out with two more sets today or tomorrow for fall and they are ADORABLE!!! 
Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to School blog hop

Welcome to the Back To School Blog Hop with Paper Piecings By Nikki Design Team. Nikki has created some great back to school files and we are here to give you some ideas on what you can do with them!

If you arrived here from  Amanda then you are in the right spot. If you want to start at the beginning, then you can start at Nikki's Blog -

Here is my Back to School project:

My son is turning 23 this weekend (1st day of hunting season and he is sooo excited) and this is the 2nd scrapbook layout I have done for his elementary years.  Yes, I am very very behind!!!

I used Nikki's file "Back to School" for the School bus and little bears, the "Fall Character Boarders" for the cute border on the top.  The title I cut from the Silhouette Cameo. 

This little kindergarten picture of my son brings back so many memories.  This little boy did not want to go to school.  I did everything to get him excited about going to school, I took him to the school's playground and showed him how much fun it would be, we looked at the school buses...but nope, he made up his mind he was not going to school.  So I wanted to make sure there was journaling he could look back on and hopefully his children.  So I used Martha Stewarts scalloped boarder punch and wrote Christopher of my memories of his first day of school and slid it under the layout.

Your next stop on the hop is with Barb Thank you so much for joining us today.

If you get lost along the way, you can find you're way here.

  1. Nikki -
  2. Mandy-
  3. Kimberly ~
  4. Pamela/Kimi -
  5. Amanda B
  6. Linda -
  7. Barb -

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