Friday, December 2, 2011

Quick Etsy store sneak peek...



Working on stuff for my etsy store :) ♥ http://www.nikkih.etsy.com/ . I hope to have it all up very soon! In fact sometime this coming week!

Nikki

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Herbert is back...


"Herbert”, our family Elf on a shelf came back to visit the kiddos :) They are so happy! I have lots of mischievious things planned for him to do for the next 24 days!!!!! Maaahhhahahaha lol :)







One of our trees, this is the fake one, I will be getting the real one on Tuesday :)

Nikki

Life happens...


 
 
 
I have had a little to much of "life" happen this week
 
Things that are making me blue...
  • Weight gain (8 lbs, I hate myself....and food....not really, but you get it)
  • Little to no money, people asking for money when at the store or bank, and me WANTING to help but being in the same boat as them, maybe not homeless, but not having enough, I know what that feels like. Christmas coming us has me stressed out!
  • The flu hitting our house for over a week now, and before that we had colds.
  • Feeling like I am alone with alot of things lately.
  • LOTS of stress with school, appointments, child care stuff etc.....)
I dislike the month of Dec for so many reasons, and today "Dec 1st" felt like a "Monday"....I really need to find a job, STAT! One thing that made all the stress go away for a minute...Bella coming in to give me a kiss and telling me I am beautiful! I ♥ my kiddos so stinkin much! They are the reason I push through all the "hard" stuff!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Creating goodies for my Etsy store

 
 
In my office working on stuff for my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/NikkiH
Trying to make that extra Money for Christmas for the kiddos :) I even stopped at Starbucks on the way home from Cub scouts so I would be "awake" to work tonight, got my ipod on, for some good music and now it's time to get to work! :) ♥

Friday, November 18, 2011

Little Red Scrapbook November DT Goodies

Hi :)

Here are my November Little Red Scrapbook Design Team designs :) This kit is full of so much color it's awesome! Happy I got to scrapbook some of our 2011 Pumpkin patch pictures :)























Thanks for looking! :)

Nikki

Monday, November 7, 2011

So it starts again...


Getting ready to start my C25K workout again (had to wait for my ipod to charge)...back to week 1, I think I am going to do week 1 for the next two weeks so I can ease myself back into it after taking a month and a half off (blush)...New running shoes means get your butt back on track girl! :) here I go...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Altered Lamp shade using my Cricut


I have wanted to share this lamp shade with you for sooooooo long, and now I FINALLY get to :)

I got this assignment from Creative Xpress (Provo Craft) last year. I had to showcase the new Wall décor Cricut cartridge. I soon got this idea to try the designs on a lamp shade.  I wanted to show you all that this cart is not limited to just wall art. You can use it on so much more. I went to my local Walmart looking for a plain white lamp shade for this project. I found an off white Fabric lamp shade. The fabric looks just like canvas which gives it a nice texture. The lamp shade size is: TOP- 4 inches, Bottom- 11 inches and Height- 8.5 inches.

I had a girlie theme in mind because I wanted to use the Basic Grey line "Kioshi", which has pretty deep pastel colors in it, which was perfect for the lamp shade I invisioned. As you can see from the picture below, I started off with a plain lamp canvas. I glued on ribbon for added detail. I hand cut the background patterned paper and used my cricut and the Wall décor cart for the pretty green border and the butterflies, which I doubled up on pop dots to make them all 3D to pop off the border and lamp shade. I also added Basic Grey labels and flowers for a pretty added touch to the shade.

I hope you like it :) It took a while to make but I am so happy with the outcome! I plain to make a pretty pink lamp shade like it for my daughters room soon, which I will share here once it's done!

You can click on the images to make them larger and to see the detail closer.





Thanks so much for looking! :)

Nikki

A couple Creative Xpress projects


I got the chance to work with fozz felt by Kaiser Craft, for a Creative Xpress assignment. Fozz felt is this neat border strip die cut design that has adhesive on the back. You can use it on anything, layouts, cards, altered items, home decor. I decided to use some on a layout. I love how it added extra detail to my layout and does not over power it. I also used my Cricut to add detail to the layout (all the circles dies). I find myself reaching for my Cricut or cuttlebug for all my projects!








Here is a card I made. I picked up a few sets of the $10 stamps and the $1 stamps from Basic Grey and thought I would show you an example of a card I made using some of these stamps. If I were you I would stock up on some of those $1 sets before they are gone, there are a lot of great themes to chose from. If you know me, than you know I LOVE stamps and love stamping :)









Thanks so much for looking :)
Nikki

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Little Red Scrapbook DT Goodies


I want to share my DT designs I made using the LRS February kit. It is such a gorgeous kit and I can't wait to pull out my kit leftovers and create more :) I have a couple things to add to my etsy shop using this kit as well :)

























Here is the Main kit and addon kits...














The theme kit...



Thanks so much for looking :)

Nikki