Saturday, October 20, 2012


Welcome to our FALL CELEBRATIONS BLOG HOP.  The design team is thinking outside the box this fall to bring you some new crafty inspiration.  Whether you are celebrating a fall birthday or anniversary - birth of a new baby or a Halloween celebration...and let's not forget those of us in the US celebrating our Thanksgiving...there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the fall.  Please hop along with us as we show you ways to celebrate those special fall occassions.
If you arrived here from Nikki's Blog  then you are in the right spot.  If you'd like to start at the beginning, please go back and start at  In case you get lost along the way, here is our complete lineup.
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I went a little crazy for this hop, so I have several projects for you.  Here's the first:
 This is a little sign I made.  I love this little bear from the fall bear file, and the leaves just make this!  The sentiment is from the September "stamp of the month' from Close To My Heart.  I'm sticking this little sign in the corner of the front door.  A touch of fall!

Next, I used the new Cricut Close to My Heart "Artiste" cartridge, to create this little purse treat box.  I'm going to fill it with treats and hand it out at Halloween.  After cutting the box in the dark pumpkin color - I added some halloween paper and the adorable candy corn piecing from Nikki's Fall Characters file.
 Here's a side view of the little purse treat box.
 Another cut on the "Artiste" cartridge is perfect for halloween.  It's a little coffin box.  I decorated it with another of Nikki's Fall Character pieces - the bat.  I added a bit of scrap paper and ribbon and will fill this one up with treats to give away too.
Here's a look at the inside of the box:
 For my last project, I used Nikki's cute little bear turkey's to make some place cards for the Thanksgiving table.  There will be one for everyone - to take home and use on their Thanksgiving scrapbook page!  The decoration that keeps giving.
Thanks so much for hoping with us today.  Please leave a comment and if you'd like to become a fan, I'd love it if you followed me.
Now for some fun!!!  After you've hopped through our design teams amazing projects, come back to and link up your own fall celebrations project.  The rules are simple.
1)  Make a fall celebrations project using a file from Paper Piecings By Nikki
2)  Become a follower of the
3)  Like "Paper Piecings By Nikki" on facebook and join in all the fun challenges and giveaways we have every week!
You may enter more than one project - but no more than three.
We will be picking one lucky person to be a guest designer in our November Blog Hop.  The person we pick will be able to pick the file of their choice - FREE and use it to create a project in our hop.  We can't wait to see what you all create.   You will have one week to link up your project (s).


Please leave a comment and become a follower and I will pick one person to win a set of three (3) paperpiecings made by me!  They will be a surprise for one lucky winner!  So, leave me a comment and become a follower and I will pick a winner in a week!  Good Luck and thanks for hopping by!!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Beary Cute Fall Card

I had so much fun making this fall card! I used the Fall Bears piecing file from Paper Piecings By Nikki.  The only problem I had was trying to figure out which piecing to make first! 

Paper Piecings By Nikki Design Team will be hopping with a FALL CELEBRATION Blog Hop, this Saturday!  Please hop along with us and link up your own fall celebration project - for a chance to win a Guest Design spot in our November hop!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Inspirational Card

Paper Piecings By Nikki has come out with the cutest files lately.  Pooh, Mickey, and soon to come Tigger type files that are so darn cute.  Little boys and girls dressed up as these famous disney characters.  Today I want to share with you a file called, "Quiet as a Mouse".  Here's what I came up with:

I used Kristal Andrew Design Stamps "Positive Thoughts" for the sentiment.  It was PERFECT for this card!!!!  "You are the Weaver of your Own Dreams".  How often do we need to be reminded of that???? 

Please take a minute to go to Nikki's store - and check out all her new designs....She will be releasing a new one today with the amazing "tigger" as inspiration...I can't wait for you to see it!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fall Layout

I want to share this really cute fall layout I made. You know how every so often you make something that really comes out nice and you are extra proud of it?  Well, this is my 'extra proud of' project.  So without further babbling, here it is:

I used a couple of files from Paper Piecings By Nikki.  The first one is girl and the fence.  It's called, "Falling For You".  The second is "Happy Fall Crows", and I used the crow, the basket of apples and the leaves from that one.  If you look closely at the little girl, I used pop-dots on a couple of the leaves she's holding to really make them 'pop'.  Here's a close up of my little girl:

After I got this layout done, my amazing daughter-in-law posted some pictures of my 2 year old granddaughter picking apples...I think this picture is perfect for this page.

Sometimes things just go together so perfectly, you surprise yourself!

I'm entering this in for their challenge to use a pumpkin or an apple.

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