Monday, December 28, 2009

Nikki Sivils Layout-Day-and Sketch 178 For Scrapbook Challenges

Whoa....stop the internet! I am blogging two days in a row!!! Whoo hooo!!! Call it a miracle, call it getting my act together, call it what you want. I am doing this right after work, so I have NO excuse later to put it off!!!

I love this paper line from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker...yes she is a personal friend, but I would love it anyway! I love fun paper to work with and this is FUN! Who would have thought of black for Valentine's?? NOT me! Pink all the way baby. :) And the entire layout, except the ribbon, is ALL Nikki's papers!!! How cool is that?! Using my new Slice I was able to create the titling, letters, and hearts super easy and in a flash! That includes the shadowing on the word "therapy". :)

Here is the entire layout from my sneak peek yesterday. I am so happy with this layout. You know how it is when things just come together?? This was layout was one of them. It helps that I used one of Pamela's fab sketches from Scrapbook Challenges. Scrappers, there are some great sketches over there to get you jump started on your mojo if you are lacking it after the busy holiday rush.

Supplies used: Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker-Patterned paper/Stamps (U R My Favorite Line) Warm Cord Brads, Craft Flag, Willie B Font Stamps; Ribbon is unknown; Cat's Eye Ink, Tombow and Glue Arts Adhesive. Die Cutting-Making Memories Slice (Basic Card 2, Think Pink, and Mix & Mingle) Border Punch-Martha Stewart

And if you are in the Springfield Missouri area on January 9th, 2010 be sure to stop by Scrapbook Generation in Springfield. They are having a Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Day to celebrate Nikki's success and to DEBUT TWO of the new lines that are going to be at CHA at the end of January!!! I have a couple of the lines in my hot little hands and they are EXCITING and DIFFERENT! And Nikki asked me to help her and I am super excited that we FINALLY get to work together in the same spot! There are more details on Scrapbook Generation's blog....that's a link guys!!!! There is a special class that day that you need to pre-register and pay for. And then there are some fun mini classes that are free! So stop by and say hi! I would love to meet you.

Here's the sketch that Pamela did for the layout above....It just made me want to do it the moment I saw it. :) And she will soon be announcing the new members of the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team! I can't wait to find out who made it!

SKETCH 178 By Pamela Young for Scrapbook Challenges

Ok, I am outta here....might go order some Slice cards (hee hee) and then make some Thank You's...or I might just veg! Haven't figured it out yet....but I do want an excuse to play with my Slice!!!
Hugs!!! And watch for the Kiki-Art layout this week!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day~~Katrina :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Kiki Art sneak peek, Nikki Sivils sneak Peek, and Fun at Christmas!

WOW, what a whirlwind it has been these past couple of weeks. I can't believe that I haven't blogged. Every time I started to, I would get distracted and do something else or I was working on my scrappy gifts that I gave.

And....I TOTALLY forgot to take pictures of all of them. as soon as I can get some pics of them I will post them. They turned out super cute and I think everyone liked them. I am going to definitely make some more.

Here is a sneak peek of my second DT layout for Kiki Art! This one was a challenge, one of our themes was winter/Christmas/holidays. Everyone, including me thinks Red and Green for Christmas. I really wanted to use certain pictures, so I had to think outside the box. It was challenging, but I love the end result. I will post the entire layout after it appears on the Kiki Art blog this week.

I don't have a layout to post of this one , because I can't just yet. BUT, I am going to post a sneak peek. :) It's the upcoming sketch for Scrapbook Challenges.

The layout is done with papers from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker line "U R My Favorite". So NOT traditional colors for Valentine's day but fun, for sure!

AND the letters/phrase/hearts were all made with my PINK SLICE!!!!! I am LOVING this Making Memories is not paying me to say this, I just LOVE it! I am still getting the hang of it....but it's pretty easy once you get going. And, I am learning out how to place the machine to save paper somewhat too! I only have three cards, but I want more! This is a great portable machine and I think I will get a lot of use out of it. I also have a Pazzles, but I need to get it set up by the computer and that is going to take some moving of some I haven't played with it hardly at all.

Ok, well I am off to sleepy bye land. I hope everyone had a great holiday wherever you may have been. I will be back hopefully on Tues. with a posting. Trying to get a few more in before the New Year!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day~~Katrina

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kiki Art Clipboard!!!

Here was my first design team project for Kiki Art!!!!

I am SO SO excited to be a part of this new and exciting company. Kiki is great fun to work with, just a a new puppy (hey you know I am a dog lover!) and has many exciting and wonderful ideas about what she wants to do with Kiki Art and the world!

All Supplies are Kiki Art products, except the clipboard and ribbon!! Be watching for more Kiki Art soon! I have so much to create with and so much running thru my head!!!!

And be sure to check Kiki Art's blog everyday, for new ideas, stories and just some scrappy goodness!!! You can get there from HERE!!!!! Click on here folks, you know you want to see more!!!!

OM Gosh! I can't believe I haven't posted in over two weeks!

Ok, first of all WINNER of the Nikki Sivils giveaway.....Tiffany Grant you are my winner!!! I have your email address, so I will be contacting you to get your prize to you!!! And guys, Nikki reads all the comments and she is so excited that you love her lines!!! (she can't post comments on my blog for some reason....I need to figure that one out!)

AND, if you didn't win....there are more giveaways coming. And the winner announcements in a more timely manner. With the holiday season upon us, I am just spacing excuse for not post. So sorry and after the first of the year the posting will be more regular!!!!

Here's my layout for Scrapbook Challenges this week:

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Everafter line, 7 Gypsies Empherma, Prima and Paper Studio
flowers, Making Memories flower and letter stickers, My Little Shoebox letter
stickers, Martha Stewart Border Punches, Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon.

And here was the sketch:

Design Team call on Scrapbook Challenges!! I love this group and it is now time for another Design team call.....come try out and be apart of this fun group! Monthly sponsor packages with a chance to win, fun challenges and just a bunch of fun!!! Here is the scoop!

Design Team Call
Open December 10th to December 28th.

Announcement will be made on January 1st, 2010
(those selected will be notified before that)

Do you have a New Years goal of making a design team…then we have the perfect one for you! Scrapbook Challenges is looking for some talented scrapbookers to help out with posting challenges and completing layouts based on sketches. We have 4 spots open. The term will be January 2010 through April 2010, and we do ask that you commit to that.

• DT members will post at least one challenge a month.
• DT members will be given the sketches at least one week in advance and asked to complete a LO once a month based on one of the sketches per month.
• DT members will help answer questions and participate in the board.
• DT members will sign up to do QOTD’s and Featured Layouts.

What DT members will get:
• The ability to state a design team for your scrapbook resume.
• Your name will be highlighted on the Deign Team page and you can promote websites and groups of your choice.
• DT members will receive a “signing bonus” RAK in the mail, as well as occasional RAKS throughout their term.
• Possible sponsor packages of goodies.

If you are interested:

Please send an email to with “Design Team” in the subject line. Please share the following:
• A LO that is your favorite that you did.
• Links to websites or galleries.
• A link to your member profile if you are already a member of Scrapbook Challenges.
• Why you want to be a part of this new Design Team?

Ok, I need to get some shuteye!!! Until later (and it will probably not be tomorrow!)

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day~~Katrina

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Giveaway Time!!!! Kiki-Art Sneak Peek and Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 174

Ok, so it's about time for a giveaway, don't you think?? If you disagree, then just skip this post! hee hee

First of all, I can't believe I haven't updated the blog in over a week! Guess that is what the holiday does to a person! (that and reading Breaking Dawn in TWO days front to back!) There is SO much to tell you!

I got my DT package from Kiki-Art!!!! I am so excited to be a part of this company and their first design team. There is a sneak peek in the pictures of my project, that will be on the Kiki-Art blog soon! And if you are on Facebook and Twitter, Kiki-Art is too!!!! Come be a fan or follow us and stay caught up on all the news! I had so much fun with my projects and I am dying to show you! And be watching, Kiki-Art giveaway coming soon!

And then, I got to go to Nikki Sivils house last Friday and guess what I got to see, touch, and really really wanted to bring home with me????? Her BRAND NEW CHA releases that will be at the show in January!!! They are so adorable, fun, and different! There is something for everyone, I mean EVERYONE!!! I can't give any hints, I wish I could, but I don't want to loose my visiting (or sneak peek) privileges!!

Nikki graciously suggested a giveaway, since it is the season of giving! This is a mini album kit that is complete with everything to complete the album, you just add pictures! It is the North Pole Nights paper line, just in time for all those holiday photos that you will be taking at the end of the month! Just think, you could have the album completed and waiting for pictures after the festivities are over. :) Jump start, if you want to call it that!

I made a Christmas banner with this line and it's super cute...but my pics didn't turn out. I was too embarrassed to post them. ;) So, I will take some better pics and get it posted for you to see..and I did a super neat thing with the Bread(Less) tabs!

Details to enter at at the end of the must see the rest of the posting!!!!!

So, pictures for this post are

1. Giveaway Pics!

2. My layout for Scrapbook Challenges. We are not on Myspace anymore, which is a GREAT thing! The new address is That is a click-able link people, come join us!!!!
Supplies: All Cosmo Cricket EverAfter Papers and Chipboard
American Crafts Thickers, Ranger Distress Ink in Brown Courdroy

3. Sneak Peek of one of my Kiki-Art Design team projects!!!!!!

So, here is how to enter to win the kit......leave me a comment, of course!!! To get an extra entry, you will have to go to Nikki's blog LINK HERE! and then come back and leave me a comment with one of your favorite projects out of her North Pole Nights collection that her Design Team has done.....leave me the Designer's Name/Title or Kind of Project. That will give you TWO chances to enter!!!

Contest will end on Sunday Dec. 6th. I will get the package out no later than the following Saturday!!!

Have a Scrappy Kind of Day!!~~Katrina