Saturday, November 17, 2012

25 Days of Christmas

Day 1





This set is retired (Big On Christmas), but it is one of my favorites, and it
 paired nicely with the new in colors!

Supplies:
Stamp set: Big on Christmas
Paper: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, and Primrose Petals
Ink: Same as above plus Stampin' Write markers in those colors.
Extras: In Color satin stitched ribbon

Hope you enjoy and if you'd like more detailed instructions, please e-mail me at stampnwithnikki@gmail.com

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Sizzix Stuff!!!!

Check out these great new sizzix products that are being offered. One is a completely brand new product and the other is a limited time test product!

Talking Tags--link here

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine--link here

Contact me today for more information! Remember some quantities are limited.
Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Technique Tuesday


As promised yesterday, here is the technique of the week!
Give it a try. 

This week we will create a “FAUX LINEN” look with a stamped image! To begin, rub a sanding block or sandpaper over a piece of glossy white cardstock, from top to bottom and then side to side. Next, ink a sponge or sponge dauber, and rub the ink over the sanded surface to create the linen look. Finally, stamp your image! 
* TIP: You can also stamp a background image on the cardstock before sanding.*


What are some techniques you'd like to see posted? What are some techniques you use?
Let me know and I will post them here in the future.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Monday!!!

Happy Monday all! I do not have a project for you today as I am working on items for my 25 days of christmas event. I will have a technique of the week for you tomorrow. Check out some of my new links.
There are links to...

1. My online IDA (here you can sign up to be a demonstrator)
2. Featured projects for Nov/Dec
3. Stampin' Success for customers

Start thinking now about hosting a workshop/catalouge party/or workshop in a bag event with me starting in January. I got a sneak peek today of the Spring catty and the sale-a-bration brochure and let me just tell you, Stampin' Up! has some exciting new products to share.

Thanks for looking, and as always,
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sneak Peek...

Starting Sat, Nov. 17th, I am going to be posting a Christmas project 
per day for my first annual 25 days of Christmas Blog Spectacular.
 Here is a little sneak peek of some of my cards!




Hope you enjoy, and start checking back daily on the 17th for each individual project!
Happy Stamping!!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Stampin' Success...

A demonstrator only magazine that is now
 available, in part, to Stampin' Up! customers... 
check out the link to the Nov/Dec issue here: 

Enjoy, and
Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Baby Shower gifts galore...

I went to a friends baby shower today, and I just had
 to share the gifts I made for her...

 I made her card from on I saw on Stampin' Connection 
(a demonstrator only website) done by Erica Jones.

This cute little owl was made using a template by Lynn Pratt...
I made 25 of these little guys as thank you notes.

 My second ever diaper cake! I love making these things. 
This one was done by me and two friends 
as a joint gift for the shower.
This is a view from the front...

A view from the side...

From the back...

And from the other side!

 I also made her a few scrapbook pages and put them in a nice binder.
This way she has a starter book for her new baby!!
This is the front page..

Another layout...

 A page for baby and his big sis...

Let's not forget big brother...

And a final layout for miscellaneous pics!

Hope you enjoyed all the photos!
Happy Stamping!!!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

An Ink-redible promotion!!


Dates: November  1 - December 16, 2012
Promotion Details: Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals-a $49.95 value!  Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits-INK-redible!

Contact me today to host your workshop and earn your free stamp pad collection!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Technique Tuesday


Here we go with this week’s technique. We are going to create a “SPOTLIGHT” image. To begin, stamp your image on two pieces of cardstock. Set one aside to serve as the background for your spotlighted image. Next, on your other image, color the area you wish to highlight. Punch out that part of the image. Finally, line up your punched, colored image with the separate stamped image and adhere. Complete your project as desired.



Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Technique Tuesday!

This week we will create a “FAUX SUEDE” look. First you will need to sponge ink over your cardstock; this technique will work better if you apply a generous amount of ink. Once you have sponged the cardstock, sand it repeatedly until you have achieved the look desired


See the soft fuzzy look. Looks and feels like suede! Try it for yourself!!!
Happy Stamping Bloggers!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Not So Mundane Monday


This week I have a card that I made using the Reason to Smile set. Did you get your set for just $5 last month? I hope so…I saw a card like this on stampin’ connection and it gave me inspiration to make this one. 
Enjoy!


Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

All Holiday Card Swap

To any of my followers who are on stampinconnection, check out the link here to my Holiday card swap. There is still time to sign up, and cards aren't due to me until September 12th. Trying to fill all my spaces.
http://www.stampinconnection.com/forum/topics/all-holiday-full-card-swap?xg_source=activity
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy Sunday Bloggers!

Good morning! It is a beautiful Sunday here in Florida. It is a very hot! I haven't posted in a long time, I have been very busy. On top of everything else, a huge sinkhole opened up by my apartment two weeks ago due to Tropical Storm Debbie. My husband and I had to relocate unexpectedly and everyone knows how much of a pain moving is! We have been in our new place for a week now and it is almost organized. The animals are adjusting well too! 
I wanted to share a couple of great cards with you today. I have a get well and a thank you card.


Check out my new website:
I am working on finishing it, and I will have a list of supplies posted soon!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Swap Cards

These are the cards that I have made for my monthly pen pal swap. I currently have 3 "pen pals", and they will all be receiving the same cards. 





They were created using new items from the new catty!!
Betsy's Blossoms stamp set
The new 2012-2014 In Colors
Floral District DSP
All these can be found in my online store...check it out to get these and other great items. 
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Being the procrastinator that I am, this info is a day late...but it is finally out, the new catalog is available for your viewing pleasure!!! There are incredible new products including paper, stamps, in colors, and the new firm foam stamp pads. Take a peek!!! Contact me today to get your copy!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

1st Diaper Cake!

This is the diaper cake I made for my cousins baby shower. It was a first attempt at making one. Sorry the picture quality is so bad.






Monday, February 20, 2012

Not So Mundane Monday!

Here is another fabulous project that I wanted to feature. Again, it is not my original idea, nor can I take credit for the adaptation. This idea came from Ilina Crouse at ilinacrouse.blogspot.com
It is her tutorial, I am just posting the one that I made to show how beautiful it is. For more details on this project, hop on over to her site and look into her tutorials!
My colors are slightly different than the ones she used based on the materials that I had on hand.





Hope you enjoy, and as always, Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Check out my ebay listings.

I am trying my hand at some ebay auctions with a few of my cards.
 Check them out here!

Friday, February 17, 2012

OSW Friday!

I have made Friday OSW Friday! OSW stands for One Sheet Wonder...where you take one piece of patterened paper, follow a template, and create multiple cards with that one sheet. I will post a link to the template I found online (this was someone else's template), along with my instructions on my website. Here are a few photos of my project, more can be found on my website here!





Hope you enjoy, and always...
Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mini Card Wednesday!

Here is another mini card wednesday!
These are super cute 3 x 3 cards that have a little pocket on the inside to hold a tea bag or a Ghirardelli chocolate square. I will post a tutorial on my website by the end of the week.
Enjoy, and as always, Happy Stamping!








Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Technique Tuesday!

This week we will discuss “MASKING” an image. To begin, simply stamp your image twice: once on cardstock and once on a piece of scrap paper. Cut out the image on the scrap paper. Next, place the cutout image over the image you stamped on the cardstock and stamp another image over your mask. Repeat masking as desired. Finally, remove the mask and finish your project.