Saturday, December 15, 2012

Merry Christmas Blog Hop

The Paper Piecing By Nikki Design Team welcomes you to our "Merry Christmas Blog Hop".  Today we want to inspire you with everything Christmas.  You'll see lots of ideas for layouts, cards, tags, bags, boxes, gifts.....and much more!  Please take a minute out of  your very busy schedule and join us.
If you'd like to start at the beginning, then hop on over to Nikki's Blog (  If you've come in from Nikki's blog then you are in the right spot.   If you get lost along the way, here's a complete list of our Design Team line up:
My project for today are some 'sweet thing' gift boxes.  I love to give a little something to everyone over the holidays - so when I go to the doctors office, or the dentist - the school secretary or the secretaries at my hubby's work.  Just a little something that says, "I appreciate you and am thinking of you."

The gift box is a cut from the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  I have used this little 'french fry box' cut for so many things!  It holds just enough.   You can get this cartridge from me at . 
This adorable little bear comes from Paper Piecings By Nikki "Christmas Decoration Bears". 
This is the cutest file and so much fun to make.  Even my 5-year old Grandest Daughter loves to make this bear!
Here's the next one I created:
 This file is called "Christmas Polar Bears Trio" and has the three cutest little polar bears to piece!  
I filled each little box with a package of hot cocoa mix, two candycanes and a couple chocolate chip cookies.  Perfect for a little sweet break!
Thank you so much for joining us today on our hop!  Your next stop will be Linda
Thank you so much for hopping with us today.  We hope you've been inspired to try some of these ideas.  Please leave us a comment, we love hearing from all our fans.  We will be picking one fan from all the comments to win some PPBN files.  Tell us what you will be making for Christmas this year!
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to all....

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Scrapping Kids Memories - layout ideas

Good Morning to everyone!  I hope you are all having a great Thursday.  This Thanksgiving, I'm ashamed to say, I forgot to take pictures.  Yes...I forgot.  "How?"  you might ask....well, with cooking and chasing two grandchildren...and well, you get the picture, I simply forgot.  But, all is not lost.  I still wanted to remember this Thanksgiving, so here is what I did.

My 5-year old Grandest Daughter is in love with 'giving'.  She made me this kitty card Thanksgiving morning, which says, "Nana I am thankful for you."

I know it looks a little 'intense', but this next picture shows how the pages open...

And another card!

....and open still more...

and a picture of the two of use together in our garden.

...and open still more.

This is a picture of Lexi in purple and nana in her thanksgiving dress and earrings...notice my crazy hair....but all the hearts (love) between us....
This is Lexi's pieced owl and Nana's.  Also the dog she colored and cut out herself.  The list is one she made all by herself of our Dinner, breakfast and snacks for Thanksgiving.  Her writing is really coming along!!!

In order to put this all in a page protector, I will slit the outside of the page protector for these pages to lie on top and be able to be turned.
So, while I did not have any pictures of he day, I still have lots of memories.  With Christmas coming up, I wanted to show you this layout, so that you can use it with your christmas layouts.  We always have so much of our children's art work laying around - this way we can use it in our pages and journal about what they did....
This cute little owl piecings started it all.  You can get yours at Paper Piecings By Nikki  
Thanks so much for taking a peek!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

CTMH Wednesday Inspiration

Welcome back to another Close to my Heart Wednesday.  I do not have a project to inspire you today - but I do want to tell you about a fantastic sale that is going on right now.

Go to my website and click on "While Supplies Last".  There are paper packs, embellishments, stickers, ribbon - you name it at incredibly low prices.
I will be picking a name from anyone that orders this week to receive a catalog and a stamp set free!!!   Get your orders in before the supplies are gone!
Make sure to check out Diana's page for a really neat project - and a chance to win her blog candy!!!


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