Monday, August 25, 2008

5 things for today

Happy monday.

1. Weren't the closing ceramonies AMAZING?
2. I am really considering going to London in 2012 for the next summer games. (by which i of course mean as a spectator... unless they make scrapbooking an olympic sport... and even then, I don't think i would make the team. smiles.)
3. I am sooooo ready for the fall.
4. I had the best dinner ever with Ron, my Grandma and my Dad. yummy steak!
5. There is a new collection releasing today at SIStv. The Urban Prep. I just love the colors in this one. lots of yummy green.
here's what I did with it so far.

and also some other recent creations.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

lovely littles

i am addicted to making these little pouches. they were all inspired by Rhi and her webisode from a few weeks ago.
The first few have been a little wonky, but each one gets a bit better... and i have already had a bunch of girls at work offer me money to make them custom ones...

the very last one is made from a vintage table cloth circa 1950's... it had some wine stains on it so it didn't break my heart to cut it up... i love vintage linens by the way.

thanks for looking.
love nikki

Thursday, August 7, 2008

27 trips around the sun

today was a fabulous birthday.
breakfast in bed.
lazy days in pjs creating stuff.
a signing balloon.
flowers from my angie baby.

and some from my lovely mom.

a special creation from digi master cathy.

lots of calls and texts from my favorite people.
and even a singing message from this girl and her cute kiddos.

thank you to everyone who made my day special.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


this makes me so happy.
the end.

(or maybe it was the 2 margaritas that are making me happy... either way.....)

Monday, August 4, 2008

an unlikely encounter

I spent yesterday morning browsing the rows and rows of dealers at the Alameda Antique Fair, by far one of my favorite places to spend a Sunday.

I scored with some charming antique linens, some ribbon and paper and also this tacky, kitschy little piggy bank. Ron hates it and i simply adore it... oh, and the piano stool he is sitting on... yup, got that little baby too.... and it even has metal claw feet. I'm pretty much a happy girl.

And, guess who I ran into.....

yup, Tim Holtz. So I'm sitting there cramming my face with a sausage on a soft roll covered in sour kraut and i see this face that i recognize. So i am thinking to myself for a split second, "how do i know this face? Do they work for Starbucks? Are the a customer?" and then it dawns on me and i blurt out (with a mouthfull of sausage mind you) "TIM HOLTZ!"
anyhow, i am a dork but i couldn't let him escape without a pic for the blog. turns out he had been in the bay area teaching a class.

None the less, not the person i expected to run into.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

who doesn't love fair food?

The summer wouldn't be complete without a trip to the county fair... and we pretty much just go for the food... and it was goooood.

Ron actually took the camera from me and took some pictures which is totally rare. We make it a tradition to always stop by the photo booths for our annual strip of silly (usually ugly) pics... and this year it was especially ugly... really, it was bad.

And I wanted these glasses so bad but Ron said no way would he be seen with me if i wore them... i totally love 'em... so 80's... oh well.