Thursday, February 28, 2013

Recipe Book Page

Good Morning!  As most of you know, I have a slight obsession with yorkies.  Two of my yorkie children, Rascal and Biscuit are full-blooded yorkies and my Trixie is a shorky. (shitzu-yorky mix)  One of the things I do for them is to make their doggy bone treats from scratch. 

This is the recipe book layout I made for that very recipe. I will add the recipe and my pups pictures and then add this to my book.

I used the Puppy Love file from Paper Piecings By Nikki to create this page and my Martha Stewart punches and some ribbon I had in my stash.  Stay tuned for more recipe pages!!!!

Thanks for taking a peek!

You can get this file at

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fun Mini Album

Welcome to another Close To My Heart Wednesday - and I should also add, Silhouette Cameo Wednesday as well.

This is the first of two mini albums I made with the Close To My Heart "Flirty" paper pack and the coordinating chipboard pieces. 
Front of second album
Back of second album
This is the second of the albums.  I used one "Flirty" paper pack and it made two albums.  For the album, I used a mini-album pattern from the Silhouette store - and cut each page out two times. Then I cut the front and back page out using chipboard and my cameo.  I dug into my hoard and used lots of fun embellishments, along with embellishments from Close To My Heart.  I love that you can use all those little bits and pieces you've saved.

Here's a peek at some of the interior pages:

There wasn't any waste with this paper pack.  I used every little bit.  I stored any scraps I had left over to use when I add the photos and things to the pages!  

If you'd like to take a look at the paper packs that are available - you can see them on my online store

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Silhouette Supplies - New Layout

Paper Piecings By Nikki is now your one stop shopping place for piecings and supplies for your silhouette.  I haven't found a cheaper place to buy supplies anywhere.

Recently I upgraded my cameo software to the Designer Edition.  If you buy from the Silhouette site, you will pay $49.   I bought it at Paper Piecings By Nikki store, and only paid $31.50!!!!   The up-grade was SO worth it.  I can now print and cut svg files so simply!  And...blades and mats are cheaper than anywhere else.  If you are looking to buy a cameo...Nikki's price is $255.00  Much cheaper than anywhere else!

This is my first layout made with my upgraded software.  I printed it and cut it on textured cardstock and then created this cute layout!

I used some Martha Stewart punches, some stickles and a little bling....and I'm really pleased with how this page came out.

Make sure you check out for all your paper piecings and silhouette needs.  AMAZING prices!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Happy Valentines Day!    Hope you are all enjoying some homemade love.  Here in the backwoods of Cornville, Maine (Yes, there is a Cornville) our day is filled with love.  Our beautiful Granddaughter, Lexi brought us a box of chocolates and this adorable creation:
I thought this was such a special gift.  She made this with her Mom.  Now it will become a scrapbook page and one day she will laugh at how small her hands were. 

My wonderful Hubby, who has the best of intentions and very little art ability, went down to my studio and created a valentines for me.  I think he did really well!

Here's a peek at my card I made for him using the Close to My Heart January stamp of the month set.

I'm trying to do more with 'coloring' and markers...this came out 'ok' but I can only improve with time.

What do these all have in common?  Well, they were all made from the heart! 

Whether you go to the store and buy expensive things, or you make a card from scraps - Whether you buy into the whole "Valentines Day" holiday or choose to ignore it...I hope you will all take time today to let the people closest to you know they are loved.  Just picking up the phone and saying, "I'm thinking of you." can mean the whole world to someone.

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!!!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Love Is In The Air Blog Hop

Welcome to Paper Piecings By Nikki's February Blog Hop.  "Love is in the Air"  The Design Team has outdone themselves with all things "Love".  We hope you will hop along with us and be inspired to create  your own "love" filled projects.
Nikki has created her very own love creation - a FREE file for everyone who hops along with us today.  You can get this file at the Paper Piecings By Nikki Store.
You can get this file FREE by going to
If you arrived from Nikki's blog,  then you are in the right place.  If you get lost along the way, here is our line-up:
Patti - (you are here)
Linda - (next on the hop)
You're next stop will be Linda.
For my project, I used the YOU ARE PRRRRFECT file.  Here's a look at what I did with it,
 I loved creating this layout - the piecing was so much fun to create.  I just love that little cat...even though I am allergic in real life.  I have a cameo, and since all of Nikki's piecings come with file extensions for hand cutters, paper piecers, svg's, scal,'s easy to find one that will work with your machine. 
Here's a peek at the full file: (PSSSSSSSST - It's only .99 cents!)
Make sure you check out all the stops on our hop today - and go to Paper Piecings By Nikki  to get your freebie.  Once you get the freebie and create your project, make sure you enter it in our Facebook Fan Page Challenge.
The winner from our last hop, that receives the paper piecing and card from me is:
Pat N.
Please email me at and give me your full name and mailing address and I will get those right out to you. 
This time I will be giving away this piecing to one lucky follower and commenter on my blog.
Thanks for hopping along with us today!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Udderly Amazing Card

I just had to share a new card I made with the latest cow file at .  I've used "A Mother's Love" and also the "Got Milk" file.  Nikki came out with another called "My cup overflows".  Here's my version!

Make sure you go to and check out her freebie of the day!

Thanks for taking a peek!

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