Sunday, August 30, 2009

More Good News!!!

So this isn't the good news I told you to check back for on September 1st (cause its not the 1st yet, hehe!) - but this is good news to me! Remember how I was a guest on Lyndsay Riches Creative Team for the month of August????? Welllll.....she asked me to stay on as a permanent member!!!!!! I am, well, ecstatic!!!! Boy, am I gonna be busy when I get home mid-September!! Two new, awesome, fabulous, amazing CT's to create for!!! I can't wait!!!! I NEED PHOTOSHOP NOW!!! hehehe!

A quick ad for you too:

Click the ad's image to take you straight to the sale!! A bunch of Lyndsay's beautiful kits are included so hurry on over before the 3rd to take advantage of this steal!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

New Creative Team!!! New Creative Team!!

I am writing this on the sunny island of Oahu, in Hawaii!! I am on vacation visiting my family, but had to write this blog entry because I am soooooooooooooooooo super excited!! I applied to be on the Creative Team for Stolen Moments of Sunshine Studio Scraps and Scrap Matters - and guess what?!?!??! I made it!!!!! I am still in shock that I made it, but couldn't be more excited!! Amber has the best designs and I am thrilled to help her promote them and play with her amazing kits!! Here is the first layout I did for her using her Polka Dot Bikini kit:

And here is the kit preview which you can purchase at Scrap Matters (kit image is linked to the store):

AND if you check out her blog HERE, you can win a gift certificate to her store for $5!! Also, there are little bio's of each of her new CT members there as well! Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to win!
I am logging off for now - gotta go get ready for dinner with my best friend and enjoy this beautiful Hawaiian weather!
Come back on September 1st for a few freebies from me and some BIG news!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Guest Spot for Lyndsay Riches coming to an end....

August is nearing an end, so that means my guest spot with Lyndsay Riches over at Scrap Orchard is too. I would probably have another week or so if it weren't for the fact that I am hopping on a plane on Wednesday night/Thursday early early AM for home. I am originally from Hawaii and haven't been there since I was pregnant with Alahna, nearly 3 years ago. This will be her first trip, and she will be able to see the Grandparents for the first time in many years. I am looking forward to this long trip (2 weeks!) but know I will be going through some major scrapping withdrawals!! I have a few more LO's I need to get done before I leave (some fun news will be announced while I am gone....) so I can be prepared to keep up with the fabulous teams I am so blessed to be a part of.
Here's the kit I worked with by Lyndsay - it's a bit older, but absolutely gorgeous and super fun to work with:

And my LO using it, which I titled "Adorable!"

Head on over to Scrap Orchard today!!! Her fabulous birthday sale ends tonight!!!
I will update and upload here while on vacay, so don't forget to check back for the news!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Playful kit released at Scrap Orchard

Lyndsay Riches over at Scrap Orchard released her latest kit, titled Playful, today! Hurry on over to her store because she is having a huge sale on her products from now until August 24th!! She just turned 33 and in turn is marking 33% off of all orders til then! Click on the kit to take you right to her store!

And my LO using this fun outdoor-play kit:

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cool Summer by Lyndsay Riches at Scrap Orchard!

So it's still August, so that means I am still having fun playing with Lyndsay Riches kits over at Scrap Orchard!!! I am not lying to you when I say she has the easiest kits to scrap with!!! They are so amazing to work with and I have been super happy at how each of my LO's have turned out. I got to play with her kit titled, Cool Summer, last night....and LOVE how my LO turned out. I'm not gonna lie though....I am super bummed I haven't got any "love" at any of my galleries for this one. Cause that's how much I like this LO! I would truly appreciate any comments here.....ever?!? Is anyone reading this????

Here's the kit:

And my layout of Miss Nah-Nah eating Popsicles!

Oh, and one last thing before I lay on the couch and become one with my TV....I am on a new Creative Team! WOOT WOOT! Genia Beana Scraps over at Scrapable!! She and my other CT, Kimi's Kreations, have merged to become one fabulous scrappin' team!! LOVE these girls!! There are only good things to come from these ladies!

Good night for now! *hugs* Niki

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Motto Challenge using Paper Packs Vol 1 by Kris Myers

So I'm back, like promised! ;) I finished that challenge I was talking about briefly yesterday. This subject is very near and dear to my heart. The challenge was to scrap words you live by or your motto of how you live life. I call my motto of life, "One Love."

The journaling of my layout reads:
I live my life by what I call the "One Love" principal or motto. What that means is that all people are created equal and that no person should ever be judged by another based on race, age, gender, sexual preference, ability, religion, etc. One of my favorite songs by the Black Eyed peas says it best:
"One love, one blood, one people.
One heart, one beat, we equal.
Connected like the Internet.
United that's how we do.
Let's break walls, so we see through.
Let love and peace lead you.
We could overcome the complication cause we need to
Help each other, make these changes
Brother, sister, rearrange this
The way I'm thinking that we can change this
bad condition.
Wait, use you mind and not your greed.
Let's connect and then proceed.
This is something I believe.
We are one, we're all just people!"
Here's the Paper Pack found at Kris' store at PDW:

And my Layout I created for this challenge:

Painted Paper Vol 1 by Kris Myers of PDW
Flourish and Ribbon from Infinity & Beyond by Kari Quinto of PDW
Word Art from I'm Yours Kit Collab by DeCrow & Britt-ish Designs at Scrap Orchard
Tiny Hearts from Into My Soul Kit by Madame Wing of TheDigiChick
Fonts: Trubble and Sweetheart Script.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!

What a busy week it has been! I have tried my best to keep up with all my Creative Teams - but haven't had the chance to post what I have done so far!!

A few days ago Desytka Designs came out with her latest kit titled, Sweet Little Dreamer. I've linked the kit preview to her store at NDISB but she is now also at ScrapBird as well!

Here's this beautiful, dream-like kit:

And my Layout using the kit:

And today Kris Myer's Designs over at PDW released this eclectic kit titled, Peace, Hope & Love:

And my LO....I titled it My Wish and used the song lyrics to Rascal Flatts song with the same name. For those who have never heard the song it says:

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,

And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,

I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,

Yeah, this, is my wish.

And the last LO I have to post is one I did for myself (not part of a Creative Team), and I call it Pretty Girl....I just love Alahna's eyes in these pictures!

Credits: Love and Lemonade by Tracie Stroud. It's A Date by Tracie Stroud. Doodletime border by Tracie Stroud. Template - Blueprints No. 6 by DeCrow Designs. All found at Scrap Orchard.

Stay tuned b/c I have a pretty big to-do list of LO's for my Creative Teams. My next project is a challenge that I am super excited about!! :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Flowery Earthy Goodness = Blessed

My favorite thing on a Friday night used to be have a few glasses of wine and watch my DVR-ed episode of Grey's Anatomy. Well this summer my favorite Friday night activity is to have a few glasses of wine and create a Scrapbooking Layout! I know this will change once my shows are back on, but for now that's what I like to do! Call me old (I turn 30 next month!), call me boring, or just call me a home-body....whatever it may be, that's what I like to do!

I am guesting on Lyndsay Riches Creative Team this month and the sweet girl has been feeling miserable this past week! She sadly wasn't able to do a new release this week, but graciously gave me one of her past releases to play with. It's called Flowery Earthy Goodness, in which she teamed up with Simply Scraps to create this warm, bright, and super fun kit! I had a blast playing with it and hope you like my creation!

Here's the kit (as always linked to the hurry over and buy it!!!):

This kit made me think of Autumn, and Thanksgiving, and then led me to think of everything I am blessed with.....which always makes me think of my daughter! So this Layout is appropriately titled, Blessed:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

First Food

I bought this fun kit called, Munchkin, a few weeks ago and I finally had the chance to scrap with it. We took a million pictures of Alahna (who, me?) when she was first trying new foods - so I thought it would be fun to capture a bunch of her different facial expressions. It was nice to scrap something that I had been wanting to for a while now....and here is my final product:

Credits: Munchkin kit by Julie Billingsley of SSD
Template: Sya's Blueprints - "Coined" at SM
In Stitches by Melissa Bennett from SSD

Monday, August 3, 2009

Guest Spot for August

I mentioned in my blog post yesterday that I am now a Guest for Lyndsay Riches Creative Team....well check out this AMAZING kit that she teamed up with another of my fave designers, Tracie Stroud, called Rejuvenate:

And my Layout using pictures of Alahna when she was just 5 months old. Hard to believe my big girl was this small not too long ago!

I am sooooo excited to be part of this team for the month of August! I can't wait to do another LO with Lyndsay's fab stuff!! I need to get my fix before I leave for Hawaii for 2 weeks at the end of August! I am LOL because I sound like a true addict!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kimi's Kreations and Mama Mia Collab

Kimi released yet another fabulous kit yesterday! This time she teamed up with Mama Mia (both at MLAS) for this fun kit. They called it "Tweenage Crisis" - but as I will show you it works for non-Tweens as well! (hehe!)

Here is the kit (which is on sale, btw, for only $3.75!!):

And my Layouts:

Stay tuned for possibly one more post today (or maybe tomorrow!)....I am guesting on Lyndsay Riches CT for the month of August and I am already playing with her latest kit!! Sooooo excited!!! She is an AMAZING designer over at Scrap Orchard (one of my absolute favorite stores!) and I am THRILLED to work with her kits this month! I hope the month lasts forever so I don't have to stop! hehe!