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!

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.