Thursday, July 24, 2014

A card for a super boy...you can make him a card too!

Hello! I took a little break today from making sneaks for the MyCreativeTime release next week{which is super awesome by the way} to make a card for a little boy named Danny. I saw his story in a few different places online. Danny has an inoperable brain tumor and wants to receive cards...they make him smile. You can read his story HERE. I sure hope you'll consider sending him a card as well. I made this little super boy with the Create A Friend Cricut Cartridge. I cut him at 4 inches and gave him his cute face from the 1 1/8 Boy Mates faces from PeachyKeenStamps
I put him on a wobble so he wiggles/flies. The inside says, "Wishing Super Danny a super day!" I kept this really simple to make sure that "Super Danny" is the star of the card. :)

♥ Nikki ♥

Again, you can read Danny's story HERE. Please PLEASE send him a card. :) 
Here's his address

Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035


MCT Challenge

Hello! It's time for another MyCreativeTime challenge! This time we have the above photo/color palette to use as inspiration. So summery and fun! Here is my card...
I stamped the background with the Build A Chevy set in pale tomato, fresh peach, and green hills Hero Arts shadow inks. I cut the cone and scoops from watercolor paper using the Celebrate Good Times set. I colored the scoops with the same inks as the background. To finish, I added rock candy distress stickles to the scoops. 

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♥ Nikki ♥



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MCT Inspiration Wednesday "Hello"

Hello! It's Inspiration Wednesday at MyCreativeTime. Today I don't have a picture of my inspiration, I just wanted to make a background with masking and do a raised die cut greeting. I used the Stitched Pretty Flowers and Leaves Dies to cut masks from some acetate. I then created my background sponging on ink and masking as needed. {mask off the flowers after inking to add the leaves} I made the little dots using the Pretty Spring Wreaths set from MyCreativeTime. I used the following Hero Arts Shadow Inks on my card...Bubble Gum, Fresh Peach, Lemon Yellow, Mint Julep, and Passion Flower. 
For my greeting, I used the Hello die from the Speech Bubble Sentiments set. I first cut it from my masked background panel. I then cut it 7 more times from white cardstock and glued them all together with the die cut from the background panel on top. This way the greeting looks like it's floating off the panel. :) To finish it off, I added glossy accents for shine. 

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Have a great day!
♥ Nikki ♥




Friday, July 18, 2014

A PeachyKeen Ornament Card

Hello! I hope you're having a nice Friday thus far. For my card today I used the new set from PeachyKeenStamps called Christmas Trees And Foliage for the ornament and the sprig of greens. I stamped the foliage with green hills shadow ink. I stamped the ornament and colored it with my prismacolor pencils. Then I colored over that with my Wink Of Stella glitter marker...and over that I added glossy accents. :)
I drew in the string and bow with a black pen. And for the card base, I stamped the Candy Stripe background from PeachyKeenStamps with bubble gum shadow ink. Pssst...the Candy Stripe Background is on sale. ;) 

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
♥ Nikki ♥


Thursday, July 17, 2014

MCT Thrifty Thursday

Hello! It's Thrifty Thursday at MyCreativeTime. Today we use up our scraps. I have 2 6x6 pads of Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories paper, and I hoard every little scrap because I love it so much! :) So I used strips of scraps to make my background patterned paper. I used the Bunch Of Fun Circles Dies to create the circle window. I also used the Fun Stitched Edges border dies for the scallop at the top. 
I white heat embossed the greeting from the It's All About You set on vellum. If you don't have that set, you need it. ;) It's my favorite. 

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♥ Nikki ♥ 



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MCT Whatever Wednesday "Smile Shaker"

Hiya! It's Whatever Wednesday at MyCreativeTime. Today we get to make whatever we want. :) I started by cutting out the Stitched Capture Frame w/Arrow Die to make my shaker window. I water colored it with spun sugar, worn lipstick, and picked raspberry distress inks.  I cut the Smile out of it using the Happy Thoughts set. I backed it with gold paper I made with distress stain. I white heat embossed the greeting also from the Happy Thoughts set. 
I made the gold stars with the 3 Stitched Star Dies. I used gold lame Heidi Swapp color shine to make the splatters. I filled my shaker with sequins, and bam! Card done. :)

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♥ Nikki ♥




Monday, July 14, 2014

MCT Made in Minutes "Hello"

Hiya! It's Made in Minutes day at MyCreativeTime. My card today came together really quickly. I started by using the Bunch of Fun Circles dies to create my shaker window. Then I glued 6 layers of the Hello die from the Speech Bubble Sentiments set together to make it thick. I wasn't able to get a good photo, but I alternated blue and yellow under the white "hello" to match the sequins I chose. Looks cool in real life. :)
To finish, I mounted my shaker panel and added glossy accents to the hello die cut. 

I hope you have a great day!
♥ Nikki ♥