Saturday, June 30, 2012

Surprise Blog Hop !

Thank you for joining us for a very special blog hop today. Today we celebrate
the birthday of our "head nut" Nikki. Nikki is the owner and designer of
Paper Piecings by Nikki where you will find wonderful paper piecing patterns.
This hop is dedicated to our fearless leader from her design team
Each of the DT member's has created a special card for Nikki including a
special message on the back side of the card. The cards have all been placed
in a book and sent to Nikki for a memento of her first Design Team members.
Please take the time to stop in and visit each of
our DT sisters blog and make sure you leave some comments for the DT. We all
depend on those comments to help us improve our work.
If you have arrived here from my sisters blog Patti, you are in the right place, if not you may
want to start from the beginning: http://lovestoscrap11.blogspot.com/
And here is my card to Nikki:
I remember when Nikki first showed up in one of the challenge blog groups on facebook.  She wanted to start a design team but didn't know how or if she should do it.  We all encouraged her to go for it.  She gave us a free digi and we were to make a project with it.  From there she would choose her design team.  This is the digi she gave us to work with.  I fell in love with it right away!!! 
This is the card I made for her design team call.
I am so glad to be part of her design team.  I have loved getting to know Nikki and watch her talents blossom.  Happy Birthday Nikki, you are an inspiration to me!!
 
Thank you for helping to celebrate the birthday of a wonderful designer,
but more importantly our friend!
Happy Birthday Nikki!
Now hop on over to Mindy to see their card for Nikki!!
Here is the full line up in case you get lost along the way

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Paper Piecings by Nikki bi- Monthly blog hop!

Welcome to Paper Piecings By Nikki's Bi-Monthly Blog Hop! This time our Design Team Members are using Nikki's Campin' Crazy File. This file is so much fun!



If you arrived here from Patti's blog   you've come in from the right place. If you'd like to start at the beginning, you can start at Nikki's blog. (www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com)

I used Nikki's digi file for this card and colored him in with my Spectrum Noir markers. Nikki has her amazing files in digi and cut files so you have a variety of choices to choose from.  There are just some days I want to color LOL.   I used my computer for the sentiment and punched it out with the Stampin Up scallop oval punch.

Next up on the hop is  Liz

If you get lost along the way, here is the whole lineup.

Nikki - www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com
Patti - www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
Linda - www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Liz - www.tryin2craft.blogspot.com
Ashley - www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.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
  4. Follow Paper Piecings By Nikki's blog - paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com

The winner will be announced at our next hop on July 3rd.

WINNER....WINNER....WINNER of the $10 gift certificate from our last hop is:

Hollie Settlemoir Becker - Please contact Mandy or Nikki with your file choice(s). Congratulations!!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Welcome to the Paper Piecings By Nikki Bi-Monthly Blog Hop! All of the Paper Piecings By Nikki Design Team Members participating this month will be using the same file. "Easter Lamb"

If you have arrived here from Mandy's blog, then you are in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning, you can begin with Paper Piecings By Nikki's blog, www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com

Here's my project:

This is one of my first attempts at true paper piecing.  I decided to make the lamb looking at me and think he came out so cute.  I embossed the white cardstock with the swirls cuttlebug folder to give it some texture.  The scalloped circle was cut out at 4 1/4 inches from the Birthday Bash cartridge.  Sentiment is from K Andrew's stamp set called "All About Animals"

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 - www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com
The winner will be announced at our next hop on June 19th.

WINNER....WINNER....WINNER of the $10 gift certificate from our last hop is:

LISA GAYLE -"Indymermaid" - Congratulations - please send Nikki or Mandy an email with the files you want! We can't wait to see what you create!

Your next stop on the hop is:  Kimberly

In case you get lost along the way, here is the lineup of our very talented Design Team Members:

Nikki's - www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com
Mandy- http://lovestoscrap11.blogspot.com/
Linda - http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
Kimi/Pamela - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
Amanda - http://thescrapoholiccandyshop.blogspot.ca/
Barb - http://mommaducksblog.blogspot.com/
Charli - http://charlirapp.blogspot.com/

Now that "Ewe've" reached the end of our hop (hasn't it been "ruff") and have been totally inspired by our amazing design team - You are cordially invited to attend:

Our very first
PAPER PIECINGS BY NIKKI
NATIONAL DOG SHOW

Our ladies have gone 'doggone crazy' to bring you another fun paper piecing showcase. Just go to the Paper Piecings By Nikki facebook fan page, http://www.facebook.com/groups/ppbncraftyinspirations/ , and see what our Design Team ladies have come up with. I'm sure they will "Paws - atively" inspire you.

Once you have seen their projects, hop on over to Paper Piecings By Nikki's store, www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com , and get your own doggy file. Post your project here on the fan page for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate to PPBN.
Good Luck to Everyone and HAVE A DOGGONE GOOD TIME....CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOUR BEST IN SHOW ENTRIES!!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer Challenge

There is a summer challenge going on at the Pixie Dust Studio.  I used their Little Red Riding Hood digi file.
I colored her in with my new Spectrum Noir markers.  The tree layers are from the Silhouette Studio.
Hope you like it.

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