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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Made With Heart Hop

Good Morning!  Welcome to the Made With Heart Blog Hop.  I was really excited to have one of my former DT members from Stamptacular Sunday Challenge contact me to ask me to participate.  I can't wait to see for myself all the great ideas along the hop.
I have a few projects made using those cute Pure Innocence Stamps from My Favorite Things.

 This card was created using the PI Cheerleader stamp.  I decided to try and give it a big more versatility.  To me it looks like she is running up to give you a hug.  I decided to "change" the cheerleader skirt by inking up the edge of the skirt only using a black memento pen.  I stamped it, colored with Copics and Primsacolor Pencils, cut it out and adhered it over the original cheerleader skirt.   I also wanted to try and add bangs to the little girl.  You can see a card with the original image that I made yesterday HERE.
I used all kinds of different companies to make this card.  Love that.  My papers include PTI''s Kraft.  It is simply THE best kraft paper ever.  I also colored on Xpress Blending paper.  If you are new to Copics then try this.  It will make coloring a bit easier.  I also used the Love Collection from American Crafts.  My glittery heart is a clearance find, but you can get that fun, red Baker's Twine from Claudia and Co.  I also used a Hero Arts set called, Happiness Messages and embossed with white EP.

I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but it says, " From Your Biggest, Biggest, Biggest Fan!"

I have one more project to share.

Here's a cute box I made using a template by Creations by AR.  It's the fireplace card.  I will have a small tutorial on that this weekend.

This box uses many of the same supplies except I used the cute "Make Mine a Double" PI girl.  Her ice cream cone is topped with Liquid Applique for a bit of dimension.  I also painted a chipboard heart with some Red Gloss paint   ( another clearance find...lol)  Oh and don't you love that twill ribbon?  I never would have thought to use these colors together if not for the fabulous world of crafting.

So hop along and see what inspiration you can find along the way.  I'm sure there will be quite a bit.

I also have a small bit of blog candy to offer up.  Just leave me a comment telling me what you love most about paper crafting.  For me it is the quiet moments of creating and then making someone feel happy when I give them something I made with my heart.

Stop back this weekend for a small tutorial and another fun filled hop on Monday.  

Here is the blog hop list for today.  ENJOY! and thanks for stopping by!!!

Kristin: http://lilsweetpeasplace.blogspot.com


Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Adorable cards! I love them both! I think I love the way papercrafting de-stresses me and I love to make stuff for people. There is nothing quite like a homemade gift.


Anonymous said...

Nikki your cards are darling and your coloring is just awesome!

Patti Ross said...

Love your projects! Clean, neat, balanced...just beautiful. Definitely brings a smile! What I love about papercrafting - the most - is that my 3 year old granddaughter loves it as much as I do. The best days are our "PJ Days being creative girls". In the studio with the cricut.

Patti Ross

joey said...

Hi Nikki Hun

Biggest of hugs right back to you :O) these are gorgeous I adore the card! just stunning.

Joey xx

Patti J said...

Both projects are adorable, Nikki! I love your creativity with the first image, using the marker to stamp just the outside of her skirt - you rock! Of course, don't we all just LOVE boxes???@!!!
Have a great day dear friend! OH. My favorite part of papercrafting is the network of friends that I have made while playing with paper and ink!!!

Kimberly said...

Love it! That little girl is just adorable and your coloring is fantastic! :)

Babe O'Mara said...

I love both of your projects. They're adorable. What I like about papercrafting is the feeling of satisfaction when I've completed something for someone and I anticipate they're reaction when they receive it. Also it relaxes me. Thanks for a chance at some blog candy.


Emily Branch said...

How precious are these projects! Love the stamps and your beautiful attention in detail! My favorite thing about Paper Crafting is the ability to spend time doing something I love that calms me down!

connie said...

love your card and box! What I love most about paper crafting is that it relaxes me and I love giving to others.

Sprytebyrd said...

Hi Nikki! So wonderful to visit you again! I have always loved your blog! And these creations are no exception! Love your color combos and what a great way to make a stamp more versatile! You rock, girl!
My favorite part of papercrafting? Meeting wonderful crafters like you!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Gorgeous cards, Nikki! You're the best!

For me, the BEST part about crafting is meeting new friends. I've "met" the most wonderful people! Crafters are so giving and supportive! I've also bonded with some friends I already had as we sit around the table to make things together.

Reneeleeak said...

Your projects are so cute! I love how you altered the little girl to make her look very different. It's super hard for me to think outside the box! So... thanks for your ideas. ☺
What I love the most about papercraftig is, is that it's so fun and it relaxes me!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Awwww, so cute!! My fav part of crafting is turning bits and pieces into something beautiful!

Melissa said...


Paper crafting is my me time...my stress reliever!


bernietom47 said...

Beautiful projects! Looking forward to the tutorial.
What do I love about paper crafting? It allows me a creative outlet. I love the quiet of the craft room and the big bonus is people always enjoy receiving something handmade.
Blessings Bernie

Jessi Myers said...

O - those PI girls are so cute! What I love about papercrafting - it allows me to escape the real world on my worst day and allows me to bring joy to somebody else..even a total stranger sometimes.


Janneke said...

What a great card and box Nikki ;o)

Janneke X

Vicki said...

Love the card and the box. Thanks for sharing. I love taking a photo and turning it into a special memory/page.

Sandy said...

Very cute and put together, like the designs! TFS!

BunnyFreak said...

Adorable cards. I love having creative time to play.

Debc06 said...

Lovely cards.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are darling!! I just love your coloring and designs Nikki!! Gorgeous!

stefeni said...

So cute! The little girls are adorable.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Patricia said...

I really like the way you changed up the girl on the first card so she wouldn't look so much like a cheerleader! Very clever. You did a fantastic job coloring the images, too.

Kim said...

You do beautiful work! Love your cards!
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Tracey said...

Fabulous cards Nikki, I love those images :o)

What I love about paper crafting is getting lost in creating something & the sense of pride when someone really loves something you've made for them.


Darlene said...

Super sweet cards!
Yep, paper crafting is ME time.

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Lois aka katesmum said...

Oh wow... your cards are wonderful... I love that little girl and her ice cream cone. I love paper crafting and altering items... it gives me peace from a stressful life!


Charlotte said...

Very cute card. Everyone needs a big fan!!!

Beate said...

Hi Nikki,
Your card looks gorgeous! I love what you did to the cheerleader stamp. That's so smart.

Your box looks adorable.
Right now, my favorite thing is to color.

You don't have to add me to your blog candy list.

Have a wonderfuld day! Hugs and smiles

scrappinC said...

Your cards are absolutely adorable. I love papercrafting because it is very relaxing and satisfying.

endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Sue said...

Two lovely projects.x

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thank you for sharing. I just love the little pure innocence stamps! I am a happy new follower of your blog! pjritsema at gmail dot com

Nicki said...

Very cute! I love papercrafting because it's a way to take my mind off everyday 'junk'! I am just purely HAPPY when I craft! The satisfaction of creating something from nothing is a wonderful feeling! :)