Saturday, October 27, 2012

Winner of Fall Celebrations Blog hop!

Thank you to everyone that played along with us on the Fall Celebrations Blog hop last week.  I had 3 people that went to and told me what their favorite files were.  The winner of the Martha Stewart circle cutter is...

SILVIA from  Congratulations Silvia, I sent you an email, as soon as I get your mailing address, I will mail you this great circle cutter.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fall Celebrations Blog Hop - Link Up Party!

Welcome to our FALL CELEBRATIONS BLOG HOP. The design team is thinking outside the box this fall to bring you some new crafty inspiration. Whether you are celebrating a fall birthday or anniversary - birth of a new baby or a Halloween celebration...and let's not forget those of us in the US celebrating our Thanksgiving...there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the fall. Please hop along with us as we show you ways to celebrate those special fall occasions.
If you arrived here from Patti's blog then you are in the right spot. If you'd like to start at the beginning, please start at In case you get lost along the way, here is our complete lineup.
I love Fall, it is one of my most favorite seasons.  As Halloween gets closer, I like to make luminaries to line the walk way to the front door.  Where I live now, we don't get any little trick or treaters :( - but I can still enjoy luminaries on my table.
The luminary base came from the Silhouette Studio, in the software I was able to take an image from Nikki's  "Beary Scary" file and cut a hole in his belly for the tea light to shine through.  The smaller luminary, I used Nikki's "print and cut" feature and cut the shape of the Frankenstein bear and then placed two colored ones on each side.  Nikki's files are so versatile with all the different file types, the possibilities are truly endless.
Here is a picture of them lit up with battery tea lights.
I placed a little sheet of vellum behind the openings.  I love how they came out and you can do this with any of Nikki's files - like I said, the possibilities are endless.  Hope I inspired you to think outside the box.
I am offering BLOG CANDY!!  All you have to do is go to and tell me what your favorite file is.  You can win a Martha Stewart's CIRCLE CUTTER.
Now for some fun!!! After you've hopped through our design teams amazing projects, come back to and link up your own fall celebrations project. The rules are simple.
1) Make a fall celebrations project using a file from Paper Piecings By Nikki
2) Become a follower of the
3) Like "Paper Piecings By Nikki" on facebook and join in all the fun challenges and giveaways we have every week!
You may enter more than one project - but no more than three.
We will be picking one lucky person to be a guest designer in our November Blog Hop. The person we pick will be able to pick the file of their choice - FREE and use it to create a project in our hop. We can't wait to see what you all create. You will have one week to link up your project (s). Happy Paper Crafting and Piecing!!!

Stampin Up! Year End Sale Event!

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