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

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  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? 


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

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Happy World Card Making Day

Hi everyone,

I hope your having a great Card Making Day. I am crafting away today to celebrate and wanted to share some fun cards I’ve made lately. 
I’ve been enjoying my color pencils and the Skeleton Leaf download from RG Studio 360. Here are some fun cards I’ve made.
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I love fall and all the fall colors. I also had fun with this download and my copics. I used the leaves to make a wreath for my desk at work. 

Don’t miss the World Card Making Day celebration on the RG STUDIO 360 Community Facebook page.  We have challenges all day long and you don’t want to miss all the inspiration everyone is sharing. 

Friday, August 24, 2018

RG Studio 360 Create and Capture Blog Hop

Today is so exciting with the new website launch of RGStudio360. You should have started off on the RG Shares Page and it will end on the RGStudio 360 page. I hope you have been enjoying the Blog Hop so far with all the great designers on the team.  We are all using the new download Foxy Fall.

As you know I love to color. When I saw this cute download  I knew I wanted to use my prisma color pencils on kraft paper.  I love how the colors pop on the kraft paper.

I also used both the mini and outline version for this card.  I love all the images but wanted to use the foxes for this card.  I started coloring with reddish browns for the fur.  I made sure to not blend to much so you would get the feeling of fur and see the texture.  I used a cream for the tail tips and face.  I love Fall colors so I stuck with red, orange and yellows to go along with the Fox fur.  I love how these downloads come in so many options so you can cut them out yourself or use a die cutting machine such as a Brother Scan and Cut, Cricut, or Silhouette.

For this card I fussy cut all my images because I didn't want any border.  I also used the mini version to give it the feeling like I had a family of foxes.  That's why I like the versatility of the versions you get with each download.  I finished off the images with some glaze and glitter to give them some pop.  I then layered them on the card with some twine and a few rhinestones as well as adding some of the feathers from the download.  You can get your download today on the website.

Don't forget to visit all the stops for your chance to win a prize from each designer.  To enter my drawing for the Hello Lovely Download by RG Studio 360 leave a comment on this post.  I will have a drawing on August 31st for the winner from all the comments.
Hello Lovely - Exclusive Digital Download

Here is the list of links for everyone that is part of the RG Studio Blog Hop celebrating the launch of the brand spanking new website.., if you get lost please return to

RG Shares 

Tenia Nelson

Victoria Calvin

Nikki Turnour

Eva Bussom

Rose Curtis

Misty Knott

please note this is a youtube link, check the comments to go to the next link!
Michelle Saddler Arrue

Linda Gorman
Melinda Beltran

RG Studio 360

Thanks so much for hopping along with us and celebrating the new website!!! Subscribe to the newsletter to keep up with RG & the Teamand remember to comment on each blog for the possibility of winning a free download from each designer, if you get lost please return to the

Monday, April 9, 2018

Distress Ink watercolor

Hi everyone,
I hope you had a great weekend. I was playing all weekend at the Scrapbook expo in Pomona. 4 fundays of crafting with friends. Today I want to share the cards we will coloring Tuesday April 10th in class. 

The images are from Unity Stamps and are colored using the Distress mini ink pads and a waterbrush. Distress inks are easy to control and easy to build layers of color. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Happy birthday balloons

Happy birthday!!!  Today I’m sharing a couple more of the birthday cards I made using my cricut. It’s fun to have some generic birthday cards on hand. We have all had a birthday sneak up on us so it’s great to be prepared. 

The images were done in layers. I love that my explore separates the various layers for me. I don’t really have to think to much about it while designing. I can set a canvas the size of my card and the just design. It calculates and separates everything on to different mats for me. I can choose which colors I want for each layer and then load my mats.


I just added a few enamel dots to the card and the assembled my cuts. It’s nice because you can also save the layout. Now you can change your paper and make several in different color schemes if you wanted to. Have you been making cards with your machine?  It’s fun to mix it up every so often. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Masculine birthday cards

Today I’m sharing some cards I made using my cricut. I wanted some cards I could have handy for birthdays but would work for anyone. I could give to my brother or nieces. So many times we do very feminine type cards and don’t have a good stash of masculine cards available. 

So this first card is good for anyone’s birthday. You could even change the sentiment and make it a congratulatory card or good job. Lots of potential for this layout. 

The next card is a birthday card but could also be changed to Father’s Day. It’s very masculine with the ties. 


Both cards are done with cuts from the cricut. What have you used for masculine cards?  I like shapes as well as traditionally masculine topics like sports, tools, cars. I hope you liked these cards.  It's always fun to play with diecuts.