Wednesday, January 2, 2019

#245 One Sheet Wonder

One Sheet Wonder!
What a fabulous way to make 9 cards with 1 piece of Designer Series paper. 

What is a one sheet wonder you ask?
Well let me tell you!
It is when you take a 12" x 12" sheet of designer series paper and cut it into several different sized pieces so that you can then make multiple cards from the 1 piece of paper. 
Stampin' Up's paper is awesome because it is almost always double sided and so perfect coordinating that you can really get the most for your money!

You can watch me do this live on my Facebook Page HERE
Below are the cutting instructions and measurements for the 12"x 12" sheet of paper along with pictures of the cards that I put togther. 



The above picture shows which pieces I used for which cards, but different paper than in the cards shown below. 


Shown above: Cards 1,2,3


Shown above: Cards 4,5,6


Shown above: Cards 7,8,9

I hope these details show you how easy it is to use all the pieces to make 9 full cards. 

Of course...last but not least by any means....the final winner of the 12 days of December is....
Babe O'Mara! 
You have won the "Hello Cupcake" Sale-a-bration set!
Congratulations!!!!

Also the winner of the December purchase Giveaway is Denise Helms!
Wowsers!!! You won the Rooted in Nature Bundle ($72.75 value)

Each month I give away something awesome! You are entered into the drawing during the month everytime you make a purchase from me. All purchases count even the monthly Paper Pumpkin subscriptions!
Sign up form my newsletter today so you too can participate in the giveaways!



Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, December 31, 2018

#244 New Years Hopes #12 of 12 days of December

New Years Hopes
I like that

I hope to focus on the positive
To enjoy every moment
I will start out this year by watching 
"About Time"
A wonderful movie about living life to the fullest and enjoying every moment.

I want to focus on what is most important and then go down from there
1. My God
2. My family
3. My health
4. My job (both of them)
5. Everything else ;)

I want to be a little more organized which will help me with all of the above. 


Tell me what your New Years Hopes are in a comment below or over on my Facebook page for your chance to win this amazing new 
Sale-a-bration stamp set. I think it's my favorite :) 

The winner of the All My Love Ribbon from Giveaway #11 was Jen House! 
Congratulations Jen!!

Happy Crafting Everyone and I hope that you have a safe and Happy New Years Eve!
~Nicole


Sunday, December 30, 2018

#243 Favorite Memory of Christmas 2018 #11 of 12 days of December

Favorite Memory of Christmas

How can I pick just one???
It's too much pressure...so I'm gonna pick a few. :) 

First of all...our Christmas started on December 21st when my mom was in town for Christmas. 

Getting pictures with these funny girls is sometimes tricky cuz they are always being funny. If you saw my camera roll you would see that there are about 10 pictures alone for this one simple selfie. Oh how I love them and they make me laugh, I hope it never changes.

Another good one, but I don't have a picture to represent.lol...in the spirit of making sure my mom had all of her gifts and stuff get home with her, I sent her with Ned's and my gifts as well. So my beautifully engraved Corksicle cup that my mom gave me that I was going to use Christmas morning was up in Long Beach.lol. 
I got to meet my Mom and Pops for lunch yesterday and exchange goodies. 

But my favorite memory is just spending time with these guys :) They make it all worth while

I hope that your holidays were amazing :) 

Tell me your favorite Christmas memory below on this blog or over on the facebook post to have your chance to win a pack of the brand new "All my Love" ribbon that is from the Occasions catalog :)

The winner of the Tropical Escape paper was Kathy Beemer! Congrats to you!!!

Happy Crafting and Happy New Years EVE EVE. 
~Nicole





Wednesday, December 26, 2018

#242 Stockings #10 of 12 days of December

STOCKINGS!!!!
Oh how I love them. I can never get everything to fit, so it spills over on to the floor or couch or whatever they are sitting. 

The stockings that "Santa" fills with care here often include candy of course, gift cards, lip balm, lotion, fun extra gifts that have been found through out the year, some socks....could be a million different little things. 
So much fun.

Stockings are put together very very early Christmas morning. Once we are all awake, we get something delicious to drink some hot chocolate or apple cider or juice and all sit together and start exploring our over flowing stockings. 
It's then time to grab a few treats for breakfast...this year it will be Babe's famous homemade from scratch cinnamon rolls and some fruit :) We will then open some presents and then have some breakfast later on that will include my mom's famous cheesy hashbrown potatoes. Wouldn't be Christmas without them.



Tell me about your stockings for your chance to win the Tropical Escape 6"x6" Designer series paper. 
This beautiful paper can be used year round for some stunning cards, scrapbooking or other paper crafts. 

The winner for Day #9 was....Kari Noel

Congratulations...you won the Treat Boxes and Cellophane bags - perfect for all sorts of goodies.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours.
Happy Crafting
~Nicole

Monday, December 24, 2018

#241 Favorite Christmas Movies #9 of 12 days of December

Oh Goodness....
Favorite Christmas movies....
Can you name them all???
 These are in no particular order, but I love them all. I have only seen 3 of them this year. I'll have to do better next year. 

For today's giveaway...tell me your favorite Christmas movie...I may have to add to my list next year. :) Comment below or over on my facebook page :) 

Today's giveaway is for the Treat boxes and Cellophane bags. These are great to give away treats all year round :) 


Congratulations to Dianna Knapp - you are the winner of Day #8 the Garden Impressions designer series paper!

 Merry Christmas Eve :) 
~Nicole

Sunday, December 23, 2018

#240 $175 worth of product for $99 starts January 3, 2019...get those wishlists ready!

Why join MY team? 
Why Not???
That is the better question






When you join my team with Stampin' Up! you get to purchase all your product at 20-25% off
You can be your own customer
A lot of people sign up with me just for the discount. 
We call those people Hobby Demonstrators. 
There is never any pressure to sell or do anything more. 
We love hobby demos...I love hobby demos
I hate pressure to sell things. 
I joined strictly to get things at a discount for myself and that is it. 

We all have a Wish List...right? 
It's usually a pretty long list. 
Does your list have $99 worth of items on it? 
I bet it does ;)
You can
get your starter kit for $99 and FREE shipping

The best part about the starter kit is that it is whatever items you want it to be! You get to pick out whatever you want!!!! 
Even better....during Sale-a-bration between Jan 3 - March 31, 2019 you get to pick $175 worth of products for that $99 AND
EVEN better.... you also can choose to get the tote bag AND $175 worth of goodies for $129




Besides getting to join and get a discount...you get to join my team and be a part of a wonderful group of fun encouraging women. 

My team is called Ribbon Royalty
"Where everyone is treated Royally"
I mean that. Everyone is treated wonderfully whether you are a hobby demo or out to make it a business. I value each and every person. 
Everyone has a spot with me. Even more fun...You will also get to be a part of the team that I am on with Robyn Cardon and the Pink Stampers. You get the best of me and her team as well. This is an amazing combination. :) 

Contact me today to find out more :) 
nicern1@gmail.com
or sign up here if you know you are ready


When I signed up...I thought...what is the worst that will happen? 
You get your starter kit at an amazing price with all the things you want. 
There is a small minimum to meet quarterly and if you don't meet it...nothing bad happens. You keep all the goodies you got at an amazing price...and if you no longer want the discount you can go back to being my customer. 
There's really no reason not to join. 

So join my wonderful team today and become Royalty ---- Ribbon Royalty :) 

I can't wait :) 
Happy Crafting
~Nicole

#239 Things You're Grateful For #8 of 12 days of December

Things to be Grateful for are easy for me this year. :) I'm blessed for sure. 
I'm incredibly grateful for my little family. 
Here is my hubby and I and both my daughters and their boyfriends. Love all of them :) 


We were all able to celebrate Christmas with my mom and sister and brother this year a little early since my mom is working on Christmas to allow other's to spend time with their little ones :) 

I'm so lucky that we all live relatively close to each other. We of course don't spend enough time together and we really need to. 


This girl wins the prize for the one thing I'm most thankful for....and that is that she is having a little baby this next year and going to make me a gramma :) I can't wait. 

The winner of Day #7 was Monica Talbot! Congratulations you won the Best Route Memories and More Card Set. 

Day #8 Giveaway is for the Garden Impressions 6"x6" Designer Series Paper. 
Tell me what you're Grateful for below or over on my Facebook page :) 

Happy Christmas Eve Eve :) 
~Nicole