Wednesday, July 27, 2011

More New Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker...

Yippie! Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker has some seriously fun lines coming out this summer! Check out this new My Lil' Monster release! If this is not the cutest line ever I don't know what is...

I just love all the Cardstock you can tell I used a TON of them! And how adorable are those lil' monsters!

Nikki also filled a void when she created the Get Well Soon line. I don't know any other line that fit so perfectly when you want to document a sickness or injury. It was perfect for this layout about my son, Nicks , broken foot!

These all start shipping August 15th so you better start that wishlist! Don't forget to check out the blog every day there is a ton of inspiration!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Altered Acrylic Fall Sign...

I have finally made an acrylic sign for each of the seasons. Fall was the last one on my checklist so I can now mark that will no longer go from summer to winter in this house, lol! I love these papers by American Crafts...perfect for fall!

I love the 12x12 Acrylic sheets so much! I have tried each of them and love everyone more than the next!

I used the new Maxxi Girl Rhinestone Swirls in brown to create the smoke coming out of the cute! The Coral and Sage Green Pearls were the perfect accents to go with this design.

The 72 Count Baby Blue Rhinestone also matched these awesome papers perfectly! I love that Want2Scrap™ has every color rhinestones and pearls and I can always find the perfect compliment to whatever I am creating!

Now in case you have not yet heard the store is now full of all the new CHA releases, so check out all the new Nestaboard and other new products in the store before they go.

Want2Scrap™ products:
72 Count Baby Blue Rhinestone
Coral Pearls
Sage Green Pearls
12x12 Acrylic sheets Style A
Maxxi Girl Rhinestone Swirls in brown

Other Materials:
Pattern Paper, Patch, Felt Embellishments- American Crafts (Camping Trails)
Thickers- American Crafts

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Nick is home from Italy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nick has finally arrived home from his month long Italian adventure! He has the most amazing time...beach every day, seafood galore, soccer on the beach and time with his friends who treated him as part of their family!

Check out these fun pictures!

Such an amazing view!

Gorgeous Picture Nick!

They played soccer on the beach each day. One of the boys even play soccer for the AC Milan Youth Program, WOW!

Gardens are everywhere!The Market
Little brother Luca!Nick is a foodie in the making...
They say the pizza here is the best in the world...Nick agreed and ate an entire pizza as a meal!
Breakfast of Champions! At least they went running before they ate these...
The castle!
Working out on the beach, got to stay fit for soccer!Delish!
Sonia's cousins yard, wow!A local restaurant they liked, so beautiful!
They did a day trip to the mountains and went to an adventure park. Climbing through the trees, zip cool!Another castle picture
Nick and his Italian brothers!Gelato...Rita's will never be the same!
Soccer Heaven...of course he came home with a pair of European boots!Olive trees line the mountain sides.
Grape Vines!Sonia at a local restaurant!
I can not image driving on the narrow streets. I think it would be tough to keep my eyes on the road with that view. I must say I am glad he is back but am so happy he had the trip of a lifetime with these wonderful people!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Nikki Sivils's is going back to school and a Joplin Update!

I know you have seen the awesome School is Cool line from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker.

Check our this blog post here to see each paper. I have a few designs to share how cute this line is and some fun stamps made by Unity that coordinate with the line!

I created these two projects using the new release!

Be sure to stop by the booth at CHA to see these and tons of other projects done by Nikki's Diva's!

If you did not see it Nikki took on the task of collecting scrapbook materials for the ladies of Joplin who lost everything in the devastating tornadoes that hit there earlier this year! They were just delivered and what smiles the day brought. Check out this blog post here to see all the great pictures from this!

I also wanted to thank all the people who sent products as well as all the companies that helped with donations! Over $50,000 worth of products were donated...A big thank you to all the following companies who stepped up and helped in these ladies in their time of need!

Maya Road
Creating Keepsakes Magazine
Elmer’s Products, Inc.
Bella Blvd
Scrapbook Etc. Magazine
Jenni Bowlin
Unity Stamp Co
Helmar Adhesive
Graphic 45
Jillibean Soup
My Little Shoebox
Allison Davis & Debbie Sanders (Sketches for Scrapbooking Books)
Best Creation Inc
Bazzill Basic Paper
Elle’s Studio
Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 the World Cup Finals!

Our girls are getting it done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are pulling for you!


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Introducing Want2Scrap™ Inchies!

Acrylic is one of my favorite products to work with. I love the versatility of Want2Scrap™ has made their own Inchies...of course I started to play as soon as I got my goodies!

I used so many Want2Scrap™ products on this layout. Nestabling™ Petite Scalloped Circle , Inchies, Sage Green Pearls,
Baby Bling - Le Creme Pearls , Baby Bling Rhinestones - Turquoise, Baby Bling Rhinestones - BlueGreen, Dark Green Rhinestones - 72 Count, Rhinestone Ribbon Slides, and a Light Blue 1" Butterfly. I took this photo of my little guy Jack just a week ago and I wanted to scrap it as soon as I printed it. So sweet!

Don't you love these new Inchies! I used rub-ons on them, then added some bling. They are the perfect size for punches or stamps too.

On this one I added this Rhinestone Ribbon was an ribbon slide but I cut out the center piece and just kept it as a heart.

The Nestabling™ Petite Scalloped Circleis always perfect around a die cut. Thanks so much for stopping sure to keep an eye our for more Want2Scrap™ Sneak Peeks!

Want2Scrap™ Products:
Light Blue 1" Butterfly
Rhinestone Ribbon Slides
Nestabling™ Petite Scalloped Circle
Sage Green Pearls
Baby Bling - Le Creme Pearls
Baby Bling Rhinestones - Turquoise
Baby Bling Rhinestones - BlueGreen
Dark Green Rhinestones - 72 Count
Inchies - Not yet listed in the store

Cross Promotional Products:
Beacon Adhesives 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue

Other Products:
Pattern Paper- Best Creations, Prima Marketing Inc, Studio Calico, MME
Run-ons- Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Fancy Pants, Hambly
Flower- Prima Marketing Inc.
Alphabet- American Crafts
Trim- Maya Road
Punches- Martha Stewart

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pebbles Stars and Stripes...DT Call and Reveals!!!

There is so much going on this week at the Pebbles Inc. Blog! There is the DT Call. This is an amazing team and company to represent so be sure to throw your hat in...This week is als0 reveal week. Be sure to check out...Welcome Christmas, Fresh Goods, and some new additions to the very popular New Arrival line. There lots of giveaways going on to so be sure to leave comments for your chance at some to these new lines!

Now I have a layout to share with you. I hope you all had a wonderful 4th. I did not want to leave the holiday behind without sharing a layout I created for it. Here are my guys...having some 4th of July fun!

One of my favorite things about Pebbles is how different releases work so well together. You would never know that I actually used products from 3 different lines on this layout. The embellishments from Floral Lane work great with the pattern papers of Happy Go Lucky. It certainly makes scrapping stress free to know that your products will blend so well with each other. I kept this design simple and clean to show off my adorable boys. A simple shooting star embellishment was all this needed with these star and stripped themed papers to make this layout complete and patriotic.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Pebbles supplies used:
Happy Go Lucky Tickled Pink (751084)
Happy Go Lucky Delight (751086)
Ever After Sparkle (751113)
Floral Lane Candy Dots (747114)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Thickers (American Crafts)
Glitter Stars (Martha Stewart)
Chipboard (Scenic Route)