I live in the world of grandbabies. My world revolves around my babies. I am so blessed that 3 of the grandbabies (oh ya and their parents too ..lol) live on the opposite end of our house. They give Nana a reason to get out of bed in the morning! My other grandbabies come and visit too, and Nana loves having them visit too! Everyone that said grandbabies are more fun than your own children were right. All this time I thought they were crazy, until I got my first grandbaby. I am still in awe over how much you can love a child that you didn't give birth to. Of course I love my daughters too, but not near as much as my grandbabies! lol Nana loves you Kaylee, Allan, Clayton, Isabel, and Keegan!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

It's A Girl Layout with PPbN's Baby Girl Bear

Since I'm getting my new granddaughter Tuesday April 9th I decided to play with the baby bear girl file from Paper Piecings by Nikki today.  You can check out this file and all Nikki's other awesome files that are only .99 or less by clicking on the PPbN icon on the top right of my blog.  I hope you like it!  It's currently listed on ebay if you need a baby girl layout! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171020102648

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Recent Layouts

Here are some recent layouts I've made.  You can find some of them for sale on ebay by clicking this link http://www.ebay.com/itm/171012659558?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649  most of my layouts are made with files from Paper Piecings by Nikki.  You can get to Nikki's store by clicking on the icon on the top right of my blog.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my blog, and I'd love to have you follow me!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

New Layout available on ebay


You can find this cute Always on mi phone file at Paper Piecings by Nikki's website.  You can get there by clicking on the icon on the top right on my blog.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March 8th ~ PPbN Anything Goes Blog Hop

Welcome to the Paper Piecings By Nikki March Blog Hop "Anything Goes". Our Design Team went crazy and did what ever they felt inspired to do.

For my project I am sharing a layout that I had published in Cutting Edge Magazine. This double page layout of my beautiful grandson Allan was made with the snowman from the snowglobe file.  I simply changed the size and colors and made multiple different snowmen.

If you haven't heard of the Cutting Edge Magazine please check them out.  Currently, I am a creative team member for them also, and if you check out the next post on my blog you can sign up for a chance to win an issue of this fantastic magazine!  You can get to Paper Piecings by Nikki's store by choosing the icon on the top right of my blog. IT will take you right to her new items.

Thanks for taking time to hop with us today!

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Special Giveaway from Cutting Edge Magazine!!!

Last Friday the new issue of Cutting Edge Magazine went live!  I am so excited to be a new member of their fabulous Creative Team.  This week, I have a special treat for you.  They have given each CT member a 2 month (1 issue) subscription to Cutting Edge Magazine to give away!

It is super easy to enter, just leave a comment here telling me something you want to learn to make with your digital cutter, or what types of projects you would like to see. For an extra chance to win, become a follower.  If you already follow, just leave a comment telling me so.  You can also share on Facebook, your personal blog, etc for extra chances to win.   I will draw my winner Monday March 11th, 2013 so make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you are my winner! :) Good Luck!

Make sure to check out the other CT members' blogs for more chances to win!


Friday, March 1, 2013

PPbN Layout

I made this layout with the Boys Kinect file from Paper Piecings by Nikki.  All of Nikki's files are .99 or less so click on the link on the top right of my blog to go to Nikki's website and see all her great scrapbooking files!  If you are interested in purchasing this layout, or one of my many others I have for sale on ebay click this link http://www.ebay.com/itm/170998612261?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Check out my layouts on ebay!

These are just a couple of the layouts I have posted on ebay right now for sale.  Here's a link to the Banannas for you double page layout.  Feel free to check out my other layouts too!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Welcome to Paper Piecings By Nikki's February Blog Hop. "Love is in the Air" The Design Team has outdone themselves with all things "Love". We hope you will hop along with us and be inspired to create your own "love" filled projects.

Nikki has created her very own love creation - a FREE file for everyone who hops along with us today. You can get this file at the Paper Piecings By Nikki Store. You will find it under New Items.  All you have to do is click the icon on the top right of my blog and it will take you to Nikki's store!


If you arrived from Linda's Blog then you are in the right place. If you get lost along the way, here is our line-up:
Nikki - www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com

Patti - www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

Linda - www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com

Barb - www.mommaducksblog.blogspot.com

Debbie - http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com

Amanda B- http://thescrapoholiccandyshop.blogspot.ca/

Amanda S - http://scrapbookinghayven.blogspot.com/

Pam and Kim - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/

You're next stop will be Debbie - http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com.

For my project I made some Valentine's Day cards with the Bee Mine Valentine Bears file.  It can be found under Valentine's Day on the Paper Piecings by Nikki website.  Remember, all of Nikki's files are .99 or less  every day! I hope you like my cards and enjoy your free file from Nikki!!

Make sure you check out all the stops on our hop today - and go to Paper Piecings By Nikki -just click on the icon on the top right on my blog -  to get your freebie. Once you get the freebie and create your project, make sure you enter it in our Facebook Fan Page Challenge at http://www.facebook.com/#!/paperpiecingsbynikkidesigns

On our January hop I gave away some blog candy and the winner of that was Cathyplus5!!!  Congrats Cathy! Please contact me at chasandbarbrapp@yahoo.com use the subject January blog hop candy winner so I don't accidentally delete your message thinking it's spam - or pm me on facebook! :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Yay....Some New Cards!!!

Here are some new cards made with the Udderly Amazing and Bumble Bee Mine files from PAper Piecings by Nikki.  You can find these files in the New Items section on the PPbN website, just click the Icon on the top right to go there!  I was also able to enter these cards in a lot of online challenges this week too!

Look at that pink cow!

I made this layout with the cow from the Got Milk file and flowers from the More Flowers file.  Both are from Paper Piecings by Nikki, and you can get there by clicking on the icon on the top right on my blog.  This cute layout is for my 2nd granddaughter due to arrive in April!

Friday, January 18, 2013

PPbN Let's Get Organized Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Let's Get Organized Blog Hop". The Design Team at Paper Piecings By Nikki is hoping to inspire you with some organizational ideas. Please grab your favorite beverage and hop along with us. There will be some candy along the way - and lots of ideas.

Here's our line-up:

Nikki - www.paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com

Patti - www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

Linda - www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com

Pamela & Kimi - http://www.lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com

Barb - http://mommaducksblog.blogspot.com/

Amanda S - http://scrapbookinghayven.blogspot.com/

Debbie - http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Amanda B - www.thescrapoholiccandyshop.blogspot.com

Since I am a list maker, to keep myself organized, I decided to make a fancy notebook, and a couple post it note holders for my organizational projects. My granddaughter, who I love "Beary" much loves her new notebook, and the post it notes work great by the phone, and in the car! The bears are from the Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Bears Set. You can find this set under New Items on Paper Piecings by Nikki's website, just click on the PPbN icon on the top right side of my blog and it will take you to the PPbN website.

Thanks for hopping by from Pamela & Kimi's blog.  I'd love for you to leave a comment, and become a follower.  Your next stop along the way is Amanda S's blog ( http://scrapbookinghayven.blogspot.com/ ). Made sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win a free file of your choice from www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com
Leave a comment at every stop on our hop, and become a follower on my blog, for a chance to win these four adorable paper piecings.  Shipping within the United States is included.  International Shipping charges must be paid by the winner.  The winner will be announced on our next blog hop in February!  Good Luck!

Make sure to 'like' Paper Piecings By Nikki on facebook and to check her store each day for a fabulous freebie! Also, did you know that Nikki has lowered her prices??? Yes, she sure did. You will find everything in her store is just .99 everyday! If you haven't tried her files yet - now is the time. No matter what program or cutter you use, you will find a file extension to use in each and every pattern.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us...Do you have a organizational tip? Please let us know what it is!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

3D Baby Onesie and Gift Card Holder

I just became a Creative Team member for Cutting Edge Magazine, and I'm going to try to use my blog more often!  So, if you popped over here from CuttingEdge I'd love for you to become a follower, and leave me feedback on my projects!  If you didn't come here from CuttingEdge you should stop over and subscribe to their Magazine!  It's very reasonably priced and packed full of great information and crafty projects!  This cute little 3D boy gift box was made with the 3D baby onesie file from Paper Piecings by Nikki.  The file comes with a cute little monkey file for on the front.  I decided to change it up a bit and use one of Nikki's bears instead.  If you're having a baby shower these are adorable for game prizes filled with little bags of candy tied with a pretty ribbon.  Guests love them!  The little girl onesie card I also made by altering the file a little bit, and using a little charm for the appearance of a necklace.  You will also notice a small pink binder clip attached to the pink card.  I used this to hold the gift card inside securely.  If you haven't checked out Nikki's new site just click on the top right icon and it will take you to Nikki's new store. Her prices are super low, and her files are super cute!  If you are interested in this file it can be found under bags and boxes in her store.