Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nikki Sivils & a Tea Party

Thanks, Everyone!!! for celebrating with me about My Mind's Eye! I really am just so excited about it and it's nice to have people who "get it" be excited with me! ;)

I know I owe you some pics from my vacation, etc. but I just haven't had a spare minute to edit them! YIKES!!! You may just have to wait to see them in a future layout. LOL! Both Maryn and Jensyn's birthdays are this weekend, and we're still getting adjusted to school starting. If there were only more hours in the day, right? :)

I do have some Nikki Sivils projects to share with you. This month the design team created cards using the Nikki Sivils stamps. You can see all of them on the Nikkis Sivils Blog HERE.

I used the tree shapes from the "My Sweet Cherry Pie" stamp set to create this fall card.

On this page, I used the owl and papers from the Henry's Brilliance line to create a forest/four-wheeling page. It's not often that I scrap with a lot of blue, so this was fun!

Finally, I will share with you the invitation I made for Maryn's Birthday Tea Party this weekend. I have a bit of an addiction to My Cute Stamps lately (like you couldn't tell, right? LOL!) I've never really gone gaga for stamping, but these ones keep begging me to pull them out again and again! LOVE 'em!!! For this card I used the Tea Party set.

I knew I was going to be using pastel colors, so I used Gray ink instead of black to stamp my images so the contrast wouldn't be so harsh. I added the grass, sky and blush on the girl's cheeks using chalks. Everything else was filled in using colored pencils. I added Poinsettia Pink Blingz over the top of the pink dress for a bit of shimmer. :) The tea pot/cups and the sparkly dots on the background are done using Crystal Stickles.

I really did spend WAY too much time on these for a 6 year old birthday party, but they were really fun to do. LOL! I just wanted them to be pretty, frilly, and all things girly. :) I guess that's the curse of being a paper crafter. :) Hey! And atleast I used up some of my Basic Grey stash. ;)

Well, thanks for coming by today!
I'll be back tomorrow with my monthly projects for My Little Shoebox.
Hope to see you then!



  1. I love your layering in that NS page and those invitations are just amazingly cute!!!!

  2. Very cute them.

  3. those invitations rock it and i love the owl! :D

  4. Ca-ute invites! I'm planning to make my sons LSU bday party invites. Not quite as fun....

  5. Now those are the invitations
    ALL little girls are going to be wanting for their party - they are perfect!

  6. Love the cards and the layout!

  7. A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!! I admire the extra time you spent making these---they're oh so special! :)


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