Saturday, August 21, 2010

Late night work in the studio/office, Things that Inspire

I decided that since we have a pretty busy weekend ahead of us (we have family and friends visiting again), that I would try and get some assignments done tonight. I am currently working on some goodies for Creative Xpress and for the new Provo Crafts Cricut commercial. Well I am working I am catching up on some shows (House wives of New Jersey, I LOVE Teresa Giudice lol, Drop dead diva, Project Runway and On the road with Austin and Santino. Watching Project runway has always been inspiring for me when I work on my designs, I also love watching America's next top model while I work, maybe it's the fashion and colors that intrigue me.

Here are some more things from flickr that are soooooo inspiring to me and get me in the mood to create with paper, glue and embellishments...


1. Remembrance of Golden Afternoons, 2. Crystal, 3. macro water play, 4. Nesting Season, 5. Hope..., 6. Lovely Lilacs..., 7. Old Scale and Eggs, 8. wind poetry, 9. Untitled, 10. Vintage flowers, 11. circle of roses 2, 12. Vintage Blue, 13. fun, 14. A Dedication, 15. Larimar


Beautiful right? There are so many talented photographers on Flickr. I just love spending time there (and etsy) looking at all the beautiful pictures.

I have about half of our family Beach "Santa Cruz" pictures edited and as soon as I finish (there were over 500 and I narrowed it down to downloading 200 to be edited lol. I won;t share all 200 of them, but I will share my favorites, so be on the lookout :)

Okay, I better get off of here and go get some work done before bed. We have mini golf in the morning with a few family members along with a birthday party for one of Austin's friends.

Nightie Night!

Nikki

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

LRS August kit, my DT designs

First, I want to start off by saying, WELCOME to the new blog! I decided after 5 years of using the old blogger editor and all the HTML codes, it was time to switch over to their new and improved editor that makes things and "life" more easy :) You can still see the old blog here http://www.nikkihobbs.blogspot.com/, but I was able to export all my old posts over to this new blog where I will be posting for now on. So all the old posts are here too. I am still using the old banner I made and kinda sticking with the blue theme, but I added some pink in there too and this new blog now has a lighter background, which I am loving :) I still need to update some of the link lists and add more of my favorite site blinkies but the makeover is pretty much done! What do you think? I stayed up WAY to late last night working on it, but it was worth it! With this new blog I promise to get back to blogging more again too. :)

Okay, now on to the goodies :) I just finished up my LRS DT designs last weekend and now that the Design Team gallery is posted over on the site, I can share them with you. Because I have abandoned my blog for so long, I have a TON of layouts I need to upload and post on here as well, so keep an eye out for these! I also have a TON of pictures to share.

This month at LRS we featured the new Sassafras Lass line "Indie Girl". It was such a great kit to work with! Sara and Rachel really know how to pick the perfect embellishments to match each kit! I really love all my designs this month, thanks to the great products we got to use. Here is a look at the main kit, embellishment kit and the theme kit. I got the theme kit this month (You know how much I love Basic Grey), but have yet to use it, so stay tuned for some upcoming layouts/cards using it.






Here are my layouts and card I made using the main kit and the embellishment kit...
























There they are :) I hope you like them! I had a good time sitting down and scrapbooking last week. It's been awhile since I have really sat down and enjoyed it where it did not feel like a chore. Okay well I better get going. I'll be back soon :) XOXO

Nikki