Saturday, April 26, 2008


i have found some time lately between everything else to make some stuff. I am trying to do something crafty everyday. Here are some recent creations.

This first one was my challange over on the fashionista blog... check out the original post for all the pics.

the really long post.

last Saturday was my first class at PMP and it was so fun. The girls there really stepped out of their boxes and created some stunning layouts. I loved having them all there and I really could not have asked for a better group to teach my first class to. I hope to see more of you when i teach it again in May. Here is another sneak of one of the 4 LOs we will be creating.

I also got my style phyle from SIStv in the mail this week and couldn't resist creating a tribute to one of the best tv shows... i mean come on, the collection was called Jim & Pam.

Also, every Friday Angie has a thread called Truth or Dare. It is a lot of fun. Here is my dare from last night. Diane dared me to create an LO using the very last picture I took with the title "A picture is worth 1000 words"
I took this yesterday AM cause I love to buy myself flowers even thought I feel a bit silly about it... oh and I love my tin can vase but Ron thinks it is trashy... he has no taste.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Love Nikki

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


some yummy cupcakes for my cute baristas to celebrate some accomplishments.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

the romantic

i can not express how excited i am for this collection to release. It was all designed by my wonderful friend and fellow fashionista Kerry Lynn Yeary for SIStv. I am just thrilled to bits for her and I can't wait to get my hands on it and have some fun. German glass glitter... skeleton keys...vintage music sheets.. exclusive KL papers... oh my!

It goes on sale on Monday at 10am so hurry cause I have a feeling this baby will be selling out quick.

Congratulations my dear Kerry.

these awesome layouts were made by Kayla Aimee using the collection... stunning huh?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

from a child's perspective

life can be a lot more interesting thru the lens of a kid.

Today Kerry and I met for coffee downtown with her wonderful kiddos and introduced them both to the wonderful world of photography. All of these pics are created to Maddy and Ben. They both had a blast lugging the big ol' camera around their necks and shooting away. I love the results. They were also quite intrigued by the magic of Polaroids.

The weather here today was AMAZING! hottest day so far but quite comfortable in the low 80's. To bad I was at work till midnight, but it was an awesome day.

happy weekend!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

camera fixed...check!

not sure what was wrong with it but we are working fine now...

here is one of the yummy finds i got in alameda last weekend. a vintage yo-yo quilt isn't it lovely? courtney and i split the cost and ripped her in half. can't wait to cut it up and play.

also a quick banner i made last night for our living room. this has been on mind all the time especially since the 5 year anniversary of the war and all.... hopefully it will come soon.

oh, the banner was just some XL chipboard that i painted and glittered and stung onto some tulle... quick and simple decor.

Monday, April 7, 2008


it was a splendid weekend! while i was at work all 3 days i still got to sneak in some fun time.
went to the alameda antique fair on sunday with my lovely friend courtney... a friend who i met via SIStv.
we've been planning this trip for a while but too bad KL had to bail due to sick kiddos and husbands with midterms. bummer.
but the good news was the beautiful Rachel was in the bay and headed to the fair too, so we all met up for some shopping and talking. she is as sweet as can be and has the most adorable family. seriously they are picture perfect.
pictures, ahh yes pictures, so i would have some but when i got to the fair my dumb camera wasn't working. all i have it this one via rachel's camera and a polorid of court (which i will share as soon as my camera is back up and running... errghghgh!)

also scored some wonderful finds. will share those too when said mentioned dumb camera is fixed.

Friday, April 4, 2008

ribbon storage

i have finally pulled all my jumbles of ribbon out of the bag they were all crammed in and got organized. it feels good!
originally i thought to do this

or this

or this

but as pretty as they all looked, none were very practical for the amount of ribbon i have. I saw this idea and knew it was the best option.

so lots of stick pins and cardboard later, i am finished. loving my pretty ribbon basket!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

love my plastic camera!

just got back from the photo lab with a nice roll from thailand a la my holga camera!
this one is my favorite. loving the vibrant colors you get when you cross process the film!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

little surprises!

Those sneaky original fashionistas over at SIStv all made some lovely LOs to welcome us new fashionistas to the group. So sweet!
My big SIS is the amazing Becky Novacek. Dude, this girl is amazing with a camera.
Well, we couldn't let them do all this work and not let it be reciprocated....

here is what I made for Becs.
I hope she likes it!

oh, and guess what,
tomorrow the boutique at SIStv will be all new and fantastic! there will be all new Hambly, Sassafras, Bam POP!, Glimmer Mist, Thickers, and Banana Frog stamps....the first 100 orders will also receive a $20 goodie bag!

And, on april 7, a new style phyle will be available called *jim and pam*. Really, who doesn't love the Office??

And a new collection called "The Romantic." Okay, i don't think i can tell you more about that part yet, but let me just say that you are gonna love it! And, the lovely lady who designed it... she is pretty much amazing!

So be sure to get to the boutique early tomorrow so that you are one of the lucky ladies to get some goodies!

Headed off to the beach today so have a wonderful afternoon!