Friday, January 11, 2019

Magical Moment Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for  
This Magical Moment Blog Hop!

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Who doesn't love Disney? We sure do!!
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Disney Characters or the Mouse himself! 


You should have arrived from Sandy  but if you didn't head over to
Connie Can Crop , she is the beginning of this Special hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have two awesome sponsors for this hop!!
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Frame Punch Board and Embellishments


What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Free Shipping to our USA friends but Worldwide will be asked to pay shipping if they win.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1/16/19 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!



Today I wanted to share some cards I made with 2 stamp sets I got from Kindred Stamps.  I used Yo Ho and Never Grow Up as seen below.  I focused on Peter Pan for my Disney Theme. So let's go to Neverland.

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I started by stamping the images from Never Grow Up, which I think should be everyone's personal motto in life.  I colored them with my copic markers and then cut them out on my Brother Scan and Cut.  I then had fun with my Classic Disney Cricut Cartridge and cut out some matching images from the movie to build the background for my characters.  I started with Tinkerbell and a little Pixie dust.

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Then you have to have fun with Peter Pan and Captain Hook.  I added Skull Island to the card and the Pirate flag for Captain Hook as a backdrop for my characters.  Lastly I wanted to end with Peter Pan and Wendy.
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On the last card I used Vellum and layered it to give the look of water.  I sponged color and added glaze to give the water movement.  I hope these help you to reminisce about your childhood and don't forget to Think Happy Thoughts. I hope your having fun with all the Disney themed projects so far and now it's time to continue on to our next share.  

Be sure to hop over to Liz 

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Distress oxide Valentine’s cards

Today I want to share cards I made for a Valentine’s card class. I’m using Distress oxide inks, gel press and RGSTUDIO360 stamps. I started by adding the ink to my gel press. I wanted a block look so I didn’t try to blend the colors. I spritzed with water and then pulled my initial print with vellum paper. I then took white cardstock, spritzed the gel press again and pulled a second print. I liked to light spotted print it gives.
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I then cut the vellum page down to fit on the front of my card. I layered the vellum on white cardstock and then embossed hearts on the top. I added some twine and a sentiment using the following stamp sets: You Me and Yay Greetings
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The last 2 cards we’re using thesecond print pulled on cardstock. I embossed with gold and used choose love and share the love stamp sets. I love how the gold pops on the background I made. I would love to show you and your friends how to make these cards. Reach out if your interested in hosting a class with some friends. You can purchase the stamps at RGStudio360.com. Enter StampinNikki as your Studio Designer at checkout. 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Stockings Were Hung Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the 
Stockings were Hung Blog Hop!

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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there!
This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Christmas Stockings! Each of our projects will have at least one stocking on it.


You should have arrived from Wendy but if you just so happened to stumble across our hop and need to start at the very start,
Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this Special holiday hop! 
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have three awesome sponsors for this hop!!
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Will be giving away this gorgeous Winter mailbox die, glitter tape and fun twine!
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is giving away Kaisercraft Peace and Joy paper pad and collectibles
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Wendy Chapman Bellino
is giving away a Christmas themed digital kit from Club Scrap
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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 12/12/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!



Hi Everyone,
I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop so far.  I am sharing some tags I have made for those special gifts this season.  I used  2 digital downloads from RGStudio360, Boho Critters  and Stocking Stuffer.


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The first 2 tags I did are non traditional colors.  I did blue and brown with my little bear and purple and pink with my little fox.  I like to make fun tags for my special gifts.  I started with stamping the background with white ink using my Dot Dot Stamp  I then colored the images with my copic markers.
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I added washi tape to the background of the tag and then layered the images, popping up the flowers.  I then added some fun ribbons to the top and finished it off with bells and a snowflake button.  

The last tag is using traditional colors.  I just loved the cute reindeer and had to go with the traditional red and green on this one.  I liked the flowers on the reindeer's head as well.  I again added some washi to the background and layered the images on the tag.  I then added ribbons and this time used some red and green star buttons along with bells.  These will add a little something special for the gifts I will be giving this year.

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I hope you enjoyed my share for the Stocking Were Hung Blog Hop. You have now completed the blog hop.  If you missed any of the stops they are all listed below. 

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.









Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Be sure to join us next month for our
This Magic Moment Disney Themed Blog hop!

Thank you for letting us inspire you!


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone,
Today I want to share the cards I made for my color pencil class this month. I started with the Winter Wonderland digital download from RGSTUDIO360.


 I wanted to use blues so I colored the base of the flowers with a deep blue pencil and pulled the color out with a blending stump and odorless mineral spirits. 
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As you can see it gives a lighter blue tint to the flowers. Once I had the deep blue done I went with a very pale blue pencil to color in the tips of the petals. I love the light colors on the kraft paper. I did the same thing with each color. I was able to lay down the color where I wanted the shadows to be and pulled the colors out to give it a softer look.

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 I then went back with a white pencils to blend in the highlights. You can really see this on the leaves.  After I had the cards all assembled I added some stickles to the flowers and berries. A few splatters of some sparkle silk and you have a nicely finished card.

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I really like the added touch of the stickles on this last card on the berries and the poinsettia.  I am having fun doing classes for groups of friends that decide to get together and have me come teach some specific techniques.  If you would like to have a class let me know.  We can work on finding a date that works for you and your friends.  All these images can be found on my website at rgstudio360.com/#StampinNikki.  This image comes in both stamps and digital images.  When you purchase the stamp set you get the digital images also.  This is my favorite part because I can play with the digital images while I wait for my stamps to arrive.  Thanks for checking out my blog today.  I hope you have a great week.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Joyful Noise

Today I wanted to share 2 cards I made with this digital download from RGSTUDIO360. 

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I used my Distress Ink to watercolor each angel. Using our 100lb powdered sugar cardstock made the watercoloring easier. The extra weight of the paper held up to the water very well. It’s not watercolor paper so you still have to be careful not to add a lot of water but I was able to take a few passes to add a little bit of shadows in some areas.   The hair is actually 2 colors. I did a light wash of antique linen and then went over it with squeezed lemonade to get the bright yellow for the hair. Once it dried and I assembled my card I went over the angels hair, dress and wings with clear wink of Stella to get a little shimmer and then added silver sticklers to the halo and horn. 
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For this card I wanted to have a burst of light in the background so I used a dauber to create the yellow burst concentrating on the center and fading outward. I water colored my angel with the Distress inks and assembled the card. I again added the wink of spell to the hair and dress for a little shimmer and then used the gold Wink of Luna to color the harp and halo. I added some gold ribbon and then assembled the card. My final step was to add my gold stickles for some fun rays coming from behind the angel. 
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What’s fun with these digital images is that you can use them to resize and make multiples of the images if you need to make several of the same card. Now the hard part is to figure out who gets these cards for Christmas this year. You can find these and many other images online at RGStudio360.com/#StampinNikki. Use code rgcraftfriday for a 25% discount on the entire store for Black Friday sales through Cyber Monday. If you ever want a class with you and your friends let me know. I would love to come teach anywhere I can. Happy Creating. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Nostalgic Boho card

Today I want to share some cards I made with the Nostalgic Boho stamp set from RG Studio 360. 

I liked the way this set repurposed the nostalgic items from my childhood.  For the first card I colored the typewriter.  I used my prisma color pencils and some oderless mineral spirits to help blend part of it.

Once I colored my image I used the oderless mineral spirits to blend the black area around the typing keys.  I think it added enough depth to make the keys pop and look like they were elevated from the base.  For the ground shadow I used my cool grey pencils to get the blend and then took my white pencil to burnish the colors and really get them to blend and have the smooth transition between the colors.


On the phone I just used my pencils to blend between the colors.  On the grounding shadow I again used my white pencil. I like using a light colored pencil to soften my colors and help smooth the blend.



For the record player I used my oderless mineral spirits to blend the inside cover and the outer edge of the case.  I like to build up my colors with my pencils.  I find I can get so many ranges of colors with my pencils.  Just by adding more layers and additional pressure you can achieve a wide range of values with one pencil. You can purchase this stamp set and many more from my shop at RGStudio360.com/#StampinNikki

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Certified Studio Designer

I'm so excited to announce that I have become a Certified Studio Designer for RG Studio 360.
The process only took about 30 minutes and now I have my own shopping link to share and right away can start earning 25% commissions on all my sales. No quarterly minimums, I only have to have $300.00 in sales within the year.  You are free to sell any other products as well because there are no restrictions.  I'm fee to sell any other products I want. I also have the ability to increase my commissions to over 40%.   The fee was $25.00 and the videos were fun to watch while you learn about all that we have to offer.  To become a CSD (Certified Studio Designer) you start here:


Select CSD Program at the top. You will see some information about the program.  At the bottom you will see a place to click here to complete the certification program, and welcome to the RG Studio Community.  Watch each video and when you finish the last one you will get a certificate that shows you are now a CSD.  Here is what they look like.



After you get your certificate you should see a place to click to Join a Team.  This will take you to the final steps to get your special link to shop at RGStudio360.  Fill in all the information and then when you get to Personalized ID enter the name for your website with no spaces.  The  next box to complete is who you want to sign up under.  Here you will list StampinNikki to join my team.  If you have any questions you can email be at StampinNikki@aol.com.  I would love to describe in detail all the program has to offer.  We have lauched our Polymer Stamps and when you order those you get the related Digital Images to also create with.  So many possibilities because you get several versions of the file to use with your Scan N Cut, Cricut and Silhouette machines because you get a PDF, SVG, JPEG and and outlined version.  The only limitation is your imagination.  Our Sugar Cubes (ink pads) and Sugar Drops (refills and more) are available for preorder to begin shipping out the end of the month.  Our Sugar stock is also on preorder to be shipped the end of November.  Here is the color pallet, isn't it beautiful? 


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If this sounds like something you would like to learn more about email me at StampinNikki@aol.com.  I would love to answer any questions you have.