Friday, February 12, 2010

Some Nikki Sivils LOVE and an Ella Friday sketch

This last week, an amazing package arrived at my door filled with Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker goodness. SOOOOO...I wanted to share some of that with you in a couple creations.
Of course, first on the bill was a card fitting for Valentines Day. Is this U R My Favorite collection of papers and stamps just perfect for that?
The little "reserved" tag piece is a stamp and so it the crown. I cut out the crown, colored it with Copic markers and then added some Aleene's Paper Glaze for an epoxy or glass look and some rhinestones for some necessary BLING.
The flourish was stamped with black ink and then I sprayed on some Memories Mist color and rubbed it with some Fluid chalk stamp pads.
And for my Ella Friday Sketch #4 using this adorable Willow Bee collection by Nikki Sivils.
I am trying to keep with my resolve to get some of our youngest grandsons earlier photos on layouts for him. The sketch calls for three photos but I have a digital camera! Do you understand what that means? I take 50 photos of one occasion. Sometimes there is only one good photo, sometimes most of the 50 are great and I just had to use some of the other poses because this face is too cute. BUT, that is what a sketch is about. You make it you own, you just use it for a launching pad.
And added bonus is that this little label is on the back of the packaging for the burlap buttons so I cut it out and used it for my journaling. I cut the scallop circle paper in half and that let me stretch it above and below my grouping of photos and you can't see the cut line.
Notice the amazing embossed cardstock that is my background piece? This is new from Core'dinations from a new Jenni Bowlin collection. I thought it was the perfect "boy" accent and all I needed to do was sand it a little. Notice the cute burlap buttons too. These are self adhesive and come with the thread look on them already. SOOOO fast and easy.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

BE TOAD card
Cardstock – Vintage collection/Core’dinations
Patterned papers and stamps – U R My Favorite collection/Nikki Sivils
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Memories Mist spray color/Stewart Superior
Fluid chalk stamp pad – Clearsnap
Copic markers
Corner rounder punch – Round It All
Border punch – Martha Stewart
Rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®

CUDDLY layout
Cardstock – Jenni Bowlin embossed collection/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – A Good Place to B/Willow Bee collection/Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Burlap buttons – Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
Sticker letters – Thickers/American Crafts and mini stickers/My Little Shoebox

3M foam tape


  1. What fun and lovely projects - the colors are beautiful!

  2. You did a fabulous work with your first package Linda :D I love what you did with the crown and the swirl on the card! And your layout is just adorable!

  3. Wow these are just wonderful! you really rocked theses kits!

  4. The toad card is so fun!!!! Love the sentment:)

    But, I have to say... the layout is a stunner! I love your design, the colors and those awesome yummy buttons, papers and cardstock!!!! Swoon city! OK.. yes, your grandson is the winning ticket:) Way too adorable...

  5. Lovely projects!! You did fabulous with Nikki's stuff! :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog!! :)

  6. Adorable projects! I ♥ the bling you added to the crown! :-)

  7. Just too cute, how could you not take 50 pictures of that precious face.

  8. ADORABLE child on the layout! Happy Valentine's Day!

  9. Amazing Card. And you LO is fabulous -he is so cute!


  10. Adorable!! Wonderful layout! I haven't been scrapbooking much the last couple of years, but if I had adorable photo's like these I would certainly be motivated. Sweet!