Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Always thinking of Mew

Hiya and happy Wednesday! I made this card today to play along in the MyFavoriteThings Sketch Challenge. I used the adorable I Knead You set from MyFavoriteThings along with the Coordinating Dies. I colored kitty with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I used the little rounded square from the 4x4 Journal Die & More set from MyCreativeTime. I stamped the sky on it with the Cartoon Cloud Background from MyCreativeTime. I used mint julep Hero Arts shadow ink for the sky, and lime green shadow ink for the grass. For the greeting I used the "mew" from the I Knead You set and the "always thinking of" is from the new Tweet Me set from MyCreativeTime. The greeting is on the banner from the Vintage Labels set from MyCreativeTime. I embossed the bottom of the panel with a dots folder, and added two embossed lines with my scoring board at the top. I stamped the Candy Stripe Background from PeachyKeenStamps with mint julep ink...btw this stamp is one off my all time faves and is only 7 bucks!!! Better get it before it's gone! :)

I hope you're having a relaxing evening. 

♥ Nikki ♥


Hello! I made this card to play along in the MyFavoriteThings Color Challenge. Here it is...
My brother and his family recently got a new puppy. They named him Jax. I think it's so cool that you can add a name to the bone on the doghouse from the You Make My Tail Wag set from MyFavoriteThings. Anyhoo, I colored all my elements with Prismacolor colored pencils. That sweet doggy actually has his leg lifted up {about to do his business} LOL. But I altered my stamped image by cutting that lifted leg off, and sticking it behind the front leg. :) I added glossy accents to his nose, and to the bone on the doghouse. I inked my scene with distress inks. I promise my colors are really the challenge colors. Cruddy photo. ;) 

I hope my bro and his family like this card to welcome their new puppy. :)

♥ Nikki ♥

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Hello! Today we are featuring the "die of the month" at MyCreativeTime. I used the Stitched Heart Layering Dies to make little heart windows. I used the hello die from the Speech Bubble Sentiments set for the hello window. Just a simple shaker card today. :)

Pop over to MyCreativeTime to see more creations with the Stitched Heart Layering Dies

♥ Nikki ♥

Sunday, March 22, 2015

whoa baby

Hello! I made this shaker using Jennifer McGuire's tip on how to get die cut letters lined up straight. Stretch Your Dies class at OnlineCardClasses sure has been fun! I used the Uppercase Fun Dies from MyCreativeTime. I stamped "whoa" with the Claire's ABC's set from Lawn Fawn onto the banner die from the Vintage Labels set from MyCreativeTime. I used the Stitched Rectangular Frames And More dies to cut the panel. 

I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

♥ Nikki ♥

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Pet Sympathy

Today's class at OnlineCardClasses was about using border dies. Instead of masking with border dies, I just cut strips so I could make stripes. I cut the paw with my Cricut Explore and the Life's A Party cartridge. Then my favorite part as usual...gluing my sequins. :)

♥ Nikki ♥

sending a little happy

This is the card I made with the "negative" spaces left from the mask made for the other card I just posted...scroll down. ;) I sprayed the negative space with squeezed lemonade and mustard seed distress reinkers in mini misters. Then I stamped the roses from The Sweet Life set from PaperTreyInk. The happy is from the Happy Trio Dies from MyFavoriteThings. And the "sending a little" is from the Sending Sunshine set by Wplus9. I'm basically obsessed with this greeting. LOL The vellum circle with cut with the Bunch Of Fun Circles dies from MyCreativeTime and my panel was cut with the Stitched Rectangular Frames And More set from MyCreativeTime

I super love how both of these cards turned out! 

♥ Nikki ♥

Every little thing is gonna be alright

Hello! I was inspired by today's Stretch Your Dies class at OnlineCardClasses. I used The Sweet Life stamp set and dies from PaperTreyInk. I cut masks with the dies, and used soft granite and charcoal Hero Arts shadow inks to stamp the roses. I inked the background with mint julep and soft pool Hero Arts shadow inks. I heat embossed the Every Little Thing greeting from MyCreativeTime on vellum.

I made another card with the "negative" leftover from the mask I cut...I'm gonna share it in another post so I can share them both in the class gallery. :)

♥ Nikki ♥