Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Jan sotm

Happy new year. We have a brand new stamp of the month blog hop for you.    {Teresa Scrivens} is where you should be coming from.  Next in this hop is {Connie Walsh}.  For the whole list  visit {Here}

I had a family emergency and  I can't find my stamp even to make something.  I finally found it, and quickly made it.  So there are mistakes but my crafting ability is nonexistent at this moment.

This is a 3 x 3 card.  I think these are so cute for valentines day and quick to make.  Even you little ones would be able to make one.  The heart on the stamp are actually a banner, but I thought making my own banner would be cute.  Everything is stamped with pigment ink, which is why the one heart is smudged.  

To get your own stamp set and other items to make this card, visit nikkageers.ctmh.com

Next in this hop is {Connie Walsh}.

Cross-Stitch Wishes S1401
Holiday Tags D1560
White Daisy Cardstock 1385
Kraft Cardstock Z1375
White Daisy Ink Pad Z2163
Cranberry Pigment Ink (Adventure Mini Set) Z2501
Cranberry Baker's Twine (Harvest Assortments) Z1751
3-D Foam Tape Z1151

Monday, December 9, 2013

Sotm jan - happy valentine's

Sorry.  I am updating my blog to include Pinterest buttons and for some reason this one changed to a recent post. This post was actaully from jan 2012. This stamp set will not be available.   

Welcome to this months sotm blog hop. You should be coming her from{Beth Naumann}.   Next in the hop is {Mary Eisen}.

there is not much to say about this. I used La Belle Vie for the paper.  I did my first time coloring with the new alcohol markers. I think I did the coloring backwards tho.   And btw, I hate hand cutting.  I cut the flower and the sentiment.  This is why I have a cricut, so I don't have to hand cut. The card design can be found it "make it from the heart". 

Thanks for joining me. Next in the hop is {Mary Eisen}

Monday, December 2, 2013

It's a birthday

My mom's birthday is coming up and I made her a card. I got the layout from Pinterest.

I do want to show you a trick that I use. i sometimes leave some sort of border when making cards with pattern paper. I think it just adds a little something and makes it look better. I took pictures of both way. One without a border and one with. I meant to use a smaller border around the card, but oops.

I am still running the mystery hostess party until dec 4th, so you have a couple days left. For every $100 you spend, not only will you get a free star item from Close To My Heart, you will also get a chance to win your choice of item for half off. You could get one of our cricut cartridges for onl $49.99. You will need to place your order under they mystery hostess gathering at nikkageers.ctmh.com

B1419. Happy Birthday
D1477 Universal Backgrounds
Retired-flower stamp
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X254 White Cards and Envelopes
X5930 Slate Cardstock
Z2173 Slate ink pad
Z2195. Lagoon ink pad
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim
Z1745 Sparkles Black Flourishes
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

Saturday, November 30, 2013

December stamp of the month blog hop

Welcome to this month's blog hop featuring the stamp set special care. This hop is a circle, so keep hopping til you get to where you started.  You should be coming from { Beth Naumann}.   Next in this hop is { Krista Hershberger}.   If you get lost along the way, you can find the whole list of bloggers {Here}

This is one of our 6 x 6 canvas'.  I painted it yellow with white acrylic paint dyed with honey reinker. The texture on the canvas is made using this technique.  I cut the overlay from pg 62 of the Artbooking cartridge at 6 in.  Then I used it as a stencil with texture paste, I had MS white texture paste.  As a wonderful mistake, it dried with a yellow tint to it.  I love it.  But it takes forever to dry.  The paper is from babycakes.  I wanted the grey banner to be vellum, but I didn't have any.  I was going to buy some, but I stopped at best buy first and got so ticked at them that I forgot to go next door to michaels and buy some.  That's a whole other story. A trick to get the washi tape to stay on the canvas, I used liquid glass.  It's a little hard to tell in the pic, but I scattered a few bitty sparkles inbetween the texture.  Another mistake I made, not so lucky on this one, was I forgot to double check where the hanger was before I added the paste.  Now I have to move the hanger, looks easy enough to do.   

I hope you enjoyed this project and all the rest you will see on this hop. 

To get the materials to make this or any other project, Shop here.

Z1818 6 x 6 canvas 
X7173B Babycakes paper packet
S1312 Special Care stamp of the month
Z2191 Sunset ink pad
Z2262 Honey reinker
Z1817 Slate washi tape
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z697 Liquid Glass
Z1906 Artbooking Cartridge

Next in this hop is { Krista Hershberger}.  

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Welcome to this months sotm blog hop

Welcome to this months sotm blog hop.  You should be arriving from {Wendy Coffman}.
Next in the hop is { Pamela Ellison}.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the list of the hop at {Melinda Everitt}blog.

So I was working along on my card, and I lost the sentiment.  It was on my desk and now it's not. This is the second stamp I have lost in a week.  I know it's here somewhere, but the only bad thing about clear stamps is the fact they are clear.  It is nearly impossible to find them, especially if it stuck to the bottom of something.  It was a cute Christmas card with the sentiment merry and bright. I have two other stamps that have that sentiment, but they are too large for my card.  Ahhhh.  Once I find the stamp, I will finish the card and post it.  I might have to do a detail cleaning to find it, which will have to wait till my craft fair is done.  I have a lot of tutus to make.
So until my art is posted, check out the rest of the artwork.  Next in the hop is { Pamela Ellison}.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Oct sotm - scandanavian wishes

Welcome to this months stamp of the month blog hop.  You should be coming from { Lalia Harris }. Next in this hop is { Sarita Schraeder }.

This stamp set is made for Christmas.  I made this simple card using Frosted papers.  The snowflake stamps are stamped with versamark.  You may be asking, "I didn't see these stamps in the book"  They aren't.  But they are still available.  They are a cricut coordinating stamp set, which are always available.  The large snowflake is from the new Artbooking cart.  This cart can be used for cards as well as scrapbooking and mini books.  I made sure to use the real dial size when cutting the snowflake.  I decided to make the simple card a little more with sparkles.  I believe the brad in the center of the snowflake is retired.  But sometimes you need to use up your stash.
This next card went to another holiday.  I saw the bird and thought valentine bird.  I masked the leaf the bird was holding with washi tape.  you can use washi tape for some many things and masking is a great one because of the low tack the tape.  I used a small heart from babycakes wotg.  Love is stamped with our new E sized stamps.  This was going to be a one layer card, but kept smudging the card.  The banner covers up the smudges.  Note : when stamping, have some sort of wet wipes around to clean your hands to avoid smudges.   
I hope you enjoyed this showcase of scandanavian wishes.  To purchase your own, check out my website at nikkageers.ctmh.com.  This stamp is $5 when you purchase $50.
Next in this hop is { Sarita Schraeder }

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sept sotm blog hop

Welcome to this months blog hop. You should have arrived from {Jen Rubio}.

So, I am in the middle of moving and I thought I had finished my project for this month, yet I can not find it.  I will try to get something posted hopefully, all depends on how quickly I can unpack my crafting supplies.  It's only a section of my supplies, just the ctmh stuff.  The rest is still in storage in Cali.  So hopefully it will be quick.  So do check back to see if I have posted any artwork.

Since you don't get to see any artwork right now, please hop to the next blog {Shirley Ross} and she will get you back into the creativeness.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sotm august a chocolate affair

Welcome to this months blog hop.  Today, it is all about chocolate. You should be coming from  Wendy coffman Next in the hop  angela tutton.

Though this stamp set is all about chocolate, I made this card featuring macaroons. I love the bright colors they can be found in. 

This card features chocolate covered strawberries.  I stamped in three colors and paper pieced to get this multi colored image.


Thank you for visting.  This months special involves this stamp set.  When you spend $50, you get this sotm for free.  Order today at nikkageers.ctmh.com

Please check out the next hop,  angela tutton.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sneak peek - artbooking layout 2

Today's sneak peek is a more detailed version of yesterday's post.  If you missed it, you can see it Here.  Again, this layout uses all the cuts from yesterday layout, minus the brackets.  I also added embellishments and stamping.  

The pattern paper is from Laughing Lola, the arrow border stamp is one way borders, the arrow and the word bubble are from the stamp set that comes with the cricut.  The buttons and sequins come from the black mini medleys.  Those are all new items that will be available August 1.  I also used black shimmer tape, black sparkle flourishes and slate washi tape.  I also based the layouts from the new Make It From Your Heart vol 2.  This one is awesome, and I will be showing layouts from the book throughout the month.

If you want the cartridge like I know you will, you can preorder before the 1st and get your choice of a sized stamp set or mini medleys for free. Please email me at nikkageers@yahoo.com to preorder today.

You can also get the chance to win this cartridge for half off.  For every $50 you spend, you earn the chance to win.  To enter, you must order under the cricut special gathering at the bottom of the page at My website.

While you are there, check out all the other specials that Close to my Heart is offering under promotions.  

Check back to see other sneak peeks all month long.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sneak peek - artbooking layout

I have another sneak peek for you.  Today is from our brand new cricut cartridge, Artbooking.  This cartridge was made for doing easy two page layouts.  Everything from the layout was cut using 1 button and 1 size.  Everything is cut to proportion for a 12 x12 layout. All you need to do is glue it down, and photos and journaling.  Easy peasy, right?
This is the page that all the cuts are from.  

To see all this cartridge offers, check out This post

Tomorrow I will show you how to use these cuts to make a more custom layout. Easy or detailed, this is the cartridge for you.

You can get this awesome cartridge August 1, but you can preorder this cartridge and get either your choice of an a size stamp or mini medleys for free. Please email me at nikkageers@yahoo.com to preorder today.
Or you can win this cartridge for half off when you spend $50 at my website nikkageers.ctmh.com.  Choose the cricut specials gathering at the bottom of the page to enter.

Check out the specials that Close to my Heart are offering under promotions

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sneak peak - one way borders

I will be showing sneak peeks all month long. Today's sneak peek is one way borders There are 6 border stamps, all different types of arrows. I did a little surgery to one of them, just cutting out a single arrow so I could get the different colored arrows you see. That single arrow can easily be placed back in the border, you would never know I cut it. Just one of the many pluses about our clear stamps.
This is a 3 3/4 in square, I know that's a weird number but that was what the strip of cardstock was and I liked that it was a bit larger than a 3 in square card. Give me more room for arrows. The thanks is spelled out from a typeface alphabet and popped up with foam tape. The base is kraft, stamped with the zigzag from in the background and versamark. Love how it looks on Kraft.

I was inspired by This card.

You will have to wait til Aug 1st to order this great stamp set, but all the rest of the card is available now on my website nikkageers.ctmh.com

And don't forget the specials I have right now.  When you purchase $50 of product, you are entered to win the new cricut cartridge Artbooking for half off.  You must place your order under the cricut special gathering found at the bottom of the page to enter. Only available til July 31.

You can also preorder the Artbooking cartridge and receive either your choice of an a sized stamp or mini medley for free. You must email me for this special at nikkageers@yahoo.com. Only available til July 31.

Close to my Heart also has some specials right now. You can view these specials under  promotions on my website.

Check back soon, I will be running sneak peeks all month long, counting down to the fall/winter 2013 release August 1st.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

New cricut cartridge - Artbooking

Close to my Heart is releasing their 3rd cricut cartridge this August.  It is called Artbooking and it is made for scrapbooking, but can still be used for everything else as well.  

To see the stamp of the month post, click {here}

This kit comes with the following... Artbooking cartridge with over 700 images, 3 coordinating stamp sets and 3 chipboard elements.

Check out artwork using this cartridge sneak-peek-artbooking-layout 2 and sneak-peek-artbooking-layout

These are two images that Close to my Heart has featured Artbooking.  Check out those great overlays.  And I love how you can change the size to make them fit any size scrapbook you use, and also cards.  

Artbooking also features 10 mini books, so you can make your own scrapbooks.

Now this cartridge  is not available till August 1st, but I am offering some specials.  If you preorder before August 1st, you can choose from any A sized stamp or mini medleys for free.  I am also doing a mystey hostess event.  For every $50 you spend, you will be able to win the new Artbooking Cartridge for half off.  So you can catch up on the other two cartridges, Art Philosophy and Artiste, and a chance to earn the newest for $49.  You can order online at nikkageers.ctmh.com or email me at nikkageers@yahoo.com to preorder. 

So are you excited to see what this new cartridge offers?  Below is the booklet for Artbooking.  How awesome are these cuts.  I will be showcasing this cartridge all month long, once I get it of course.  So check back regularly for this artwork.


Are you in love with this cartridge like everyone else is?
Preorder this cartridge for $99 at nikkageers@yahoo.com and choose from any A size stamp or Mini medley for free.  Or spend $50 and enter to win the Artbooking cartridge for $49.