Saturday, June 30, 2012


Ok I am SOOOO EXCITED.... I bought my very first SMASH journal and I can not wait to get started on my first page. I also got some great little accessories for this journal as well. I had a hard time deciding which one to get because they were all so fabulous but I decided on the "Wedding" one because I LOVED the papers in it. SOOO pretty. I will keep you posted and when I get pics of my goodies I will post a picture.....

Friday, June 29, 2012

Magic Mike..... Ummmmmm

So 2 of my co workers and myself braved the craziness and went and saw Magic Mike tonight. I think there was one poor lonely soul {a man} in the entire theatre of hormone raging women...... As far the movie is concerned, I'm sitting on the fence. Apparently it is suppose to be about the main character, Channing Tatum's real life as a stripper. I do not claim that I know the "real" information. This is something I have heard. I also heard that men would really enjoy this movie because of all the action.... well to be honest, there was a lot of action but not the type of action a man would be interested in seeing. There was a lot of bumping and grinding and shaking their butts. I will leave people to make their own opinions of the movie, would I go see it again, probably not but it certainly was entertaining.
Please see the Magic Mike trailer....

Copic Colour Swatches

So I actually got something accomplished today. I got my Copic Colour Swatches completed. I like the idea because I can put them in my purse so I have reference to what colours I already have. I can also put them right against paper to match the colours...... most importantly, I did  about 4 different depths of each colour on the card. Thank You Michelle for the amazing idea! I did all of this on zero sleep. Yep that is right, I have been up for 30 hours now..... YIKES!!! I think I sense a sleep in tomorrow, although I have kickboxing but that is at noon. Check out the picture below and tell me what you think...

Greatful for Days off.......

So I am sitting at work once again on my 2nd and final night shift for this set. I am really greatful for the next 4 days off. This set has been good, I can not complain in the least but I am still SO TIRED from the last set and not really having any days off. So what am I going to do, you ask? I am going to make new Copic Color Swatches as noted below. Im going to make some cards for The Greeting Farm challenges that are happening. I will make a card for the Viva La Verve July Week 1 Sketch Challenge AND I will try and figure out how to make a signature for my posts, OH AND I am going to sleep in. It is 3:52 am and I am actually heading on my break soon... "YEAH!!!!" Let's see if I can get a little nap in before I have to come back to work...

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Polaroid Instant Digital Camera

SO a co-worker told me about the coolest thing ever..... the new Polaroid Instant Digital Camera. Available for pre order here. Perfect for people who SMASH! Pictures can be edited before you print them off. I totally did not even think that Polaroid still existed. I am so excited about this.... I can barely contain myself. Thought you should all know about it, so check it out....

Flexmarker Colour Combo

I have never used this product before but Krista over at Saturated Canary seems to like it so they must be wonderful and there is a give away! What a better way to try them out!....... Flexmarker Colour Combo is happening right now..... Go check it out!!!
Time for sleep now. Night

Copic Color Swatches

So I have been thinking that my copic swatch book needs to be updated. I was looking online about buying a newer one and they want $35.00 shipping!!!!! That is OUTRAGEOUS..... seriously.... especially for something that can be thrown in an envelope and mailed. SO I was searching Splitcoaststampers and voila Michelle from Purple Onion Designs posted this idea for a Copic Swatches. This is absolutely BRILLIANT..... Thank You Michelle!.... You saved me A LOT of money, not that I would have spent that on a little book. Looks like I have something to do this weekend.... :)
Off to bed..........

Just Thinking......

So it is 4:25 in the am and I am sitting at work on my first night shift wondering to myself what crafty little things can I do on my next set off. I will be taking at least one day to clean my condo as my schedule has not been very forgiving over the last week and a half and I feel like I am living in chaos right now :(. I need to change that. I am a very organized person {to the point of OCD} and I feel like I am losing my way. So a day to clean clean clean will make me a happy girl. A co-worker and I have decided that we are also going to go the movies on Friday night but are having a hard time deciding between "Rock of Ages" and "Magic Mike"... Truth be told they both sound great so I guess we will base it on our mood for that particular night.

I am still trying to figure out how to add a signature to my posts {Suggestions encouraged and welcomed}. I don't want the border color to show up around it which means altering the html code and quite frankly that scares the crap out of me because I could lose everything I have done on this blog so far which would not make me a happy girl.

I do need to get some cards done this weekend... {as with every weekend, lol} Another girl at work has added her name to the birthday list and I have taken it upon myself to make the birthday cards for everyone to sign at work. I thought I was done for July but apparently not. They do have to sit around for a bit at work so everyone can sign. I also have a few to make for August. I think I have supplied one girl from work well with cards.... {she bought something like 24 cards from me} SUPER crazy but she loves my creativity which makes me feel wonderful and loved...

Anways I am off to do my checks...... Hopefully I will have some more fabulous cards to post at the end of the weekend.....

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

So Excited......

So I just finished downloading some more digital stamps and I can't wait to start inking them up.... first off "Yoga Girl" by Saturated Canary.... she is so flipping adorable... I also picked up some new ones from Some Odd Girl called "Water Fun" and "Bicycle Kaylee". Of course I could not avoid stopping by All That Scraps and picking up a few there as well........"Sweet Pixy Party Time Lucy", "Little Cupcake" and "Latte Monkey". Looks like it's going to be a busy weekend again afterall.... :)

Monday, June 25, 2012


So I have heard a lot about these SMASH books and I have to say the more I hear about them, the more interested I am in buying some product and getting started. Unfortunately our Walmart is in the middle of a revamp to a Superstore so the stock is definitely lacking.... HOWEVER, Micheael's does carry them but they are on the pricey side {for a book}. We also don't have all the accessories available to buy at our store..... does anybody have suggestions on MUST HAVES for these little beauties, in way of decorating them?? Would be greatly appreciated to have some feedback, as I am new to them....


Sunday, June 24, 2012

This set of 5 off nearly killed me!

I am utterly exhausted. In fact, I have no clue where I am finding the energy to even type this entry. I am doing this just before heading to bed because I have to head back to work in the am. I feel like I did not even get a day off but I did get the stuff accomplished that I was scared I would not, such as the card for the Designed to Color sketch challenge AND the 2 cards I needed to get done for Viva La Verve sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I also just got back from the mainland today after watching Russell Peter's at Roger's Arena last night. It was fabulous. He can be quite raunchy but he was funny. I was shocked at how many children were there. Like seriously? Every second word out of RP's mouth was an F bomb. Not to mention talking about sex and whatever else he could come up with. The fact that parents think that THAT is appropriate for young ears is unbelievable to me but to each their own I guess! I am off to bed because I can barely keep my green eyes opened.

ps does anyone have any clue how to make a signature for posts???

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Another sketch challenge

So I have decided to try out another sketch challenge by Amy R from Prairie Paper and Ink. Unfortunately I won't get a card in for this past Friday's sketch but I will start next week for sure. I have been a huge fan of Amy R's designs for awhile. I watch her Youtube all the time and have actually picked up a few hints from her {Thanks Amy}. If your interested in checking out her sketch challenge, please see the link to the right.

I am on my way to Vancouver today. The weather sucks {as usual} but I have a date with Russell Peter's tonight so I can't miss it, you know how it is. It has been a super long week.... I worked all week and then had a very intense suicide prevention training course the last 2 days so ending off this week with a night out with Russell is just what the doctor ordered! I will let you know all about it when I get back tomorrow.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Viva La Verve June Sketch Challenge

It sure has been a week! A super busy week that is, and I still got everything done that I needed to. Simply amazing! I wanted to post my Viva La Verve card entries for June. I am quite excited about my new watermark (if you have not noticed) that I purchased from a lovely lady named, Dina Kowal from Digisigis. That was one thing I could not figure out for the life of me, actually I guess I figured it out I just wasn't happy with what I was coming up, so Thank You Dina, not only are you creative, you are super quick.:)

Paper: Stampin Up, Green & Pink Paisley
digital paper from Beartless
Stamps: Stampin Up
Paper: Gina K Black card stock
Bazill Card stock in red, grey and teal.
Authentique "Enjoyment"
Stamp: Verve's Bloom & Grow sentiment.
Flower stamp - unknown source
Glitter pen.
Paper: Gina K Kraft Paper, MME "Indie Chic"
Stamps: Verve's "Dream Big"
Stampin Up's "For Everything"
Flower Brads
Paper: Gina K Kraft paper,
EP "Note to Self"
Stamps: Verve's "Happy Days"
American Craft Thickers

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Butterfly Lucy

So I decided to color up CC Designs Swiss Pixie Butterfly Lucy for the Designed to Color June/July Sketch. This is my first time doing a challenge with Designed to Color and I am so excited to take part in it. Hope you all enjoy her as much as I did inking her up. :)
Stamp Used: CC Designs Butterfly Lucy
Paper: Authentique "Journey"
Bazill Grey and Turquoise card stock
Copic Markers:
Skin: E00, E000, E11, R20
Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9
Dress: N3, N5
Underdress, boots, accessories: BG05, BG09

Butterfly Lucy
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

So Little Time.............

You know that saying "too many things to do, so little time." This is TOTALLY how I am feeling right now! I work nights tonight {should be sleeping} and then I'm off a whole 5 days {lots of time to get things done right?} WRONG!
This next set off is a true nightmare!
My first day is toast because I generally suffer from night shift hangover..... {feel gross, exhausted, mild headache, generally blah!} I do have a hair appointment but I don't have to really "think" per say! Usually that is my laundry/catch up day! Maybe just maybe I can get the creative juices flowing after my haircut....... :)
I have a course Thursday and Friday which are all day classes so those days are write offs!
Saturday I'm in Vancouver overnight to see Russell Peters! Super excited about that! But I don't come back till Sunday {usually early afternoon} and I go back to work on Monday.......{StReSsInG}.
I have 2 sketch challenges that I am trying to get cards done for, one of which is the Viva La Verve weekly sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers! I still have to post week 2 {which I haven't yet} AND get 2 more cards done for week 3 and week 4 {which is posted this Friday!} I also was going to take part in my first Designed To Color June/July sketch challenge which I am super excited about. I was planning on inking up one of CC Designs lovely little digital pieces for the Designed to Color challenge, I just have not been able to decide which one to use.
I am not quite sure how I am going to fit everything in..... I also have kickboxing on Friday after class and I have to fit grocery shopping in there somewhere on Sunday when I get back on Sunday from Vancouver..... this should be a very interesting little set off.......

Monday, June 18, 2012

My Inspirations.........

So I just found out that one of my most favorite artists is having a give away for June..... Saturated Canary is giving away a Diana mini leopard print!  She wants you to tell her what pictures you would take this summer with this fabulous prize......So exciting...... check her blog out.... :) She has the most AMAZING digital stamps ever....... I will post some of my cards with her designs soon..... ♥
My photo inspirations are pictured below:
My beautiful niece London
My handsome nephew Garett

Let The Children Play.......

A friend of mine just posted this on Facebook
and I just had to share.
 Isn't this just absolutely adorable???

I think I am getting this blogging thing........

So instead of sleeping like I really should be considering I am working nights tonight, I have decided to stay up all day and figure out this darn blogging. I really wanted to make it look super cute and I am ok with it...... for now..... There are some really adorable blogs out there...... I am SO JEALOUS..... but for now I am happy with this. At least it has some colour and style...... :)

Hair Accessory Cards

So here are a couple more cards I made recently for a co worker who continually buys me out of my cards {Thanks Dawn :)} She had a few birthday's for her daughter's friends and these are some hair accessory cards that I came up with....
A card I made using
Gina K Chocolate Brown Cardstock
"Sweet Birthday Wishes" is from Scrappy  Moms
Lavender Cardstock

OMG I love this card...... I made the matching envelope.....
DIGITAL paper from beartless called Green and Pink Paisley
 Stampin Up  Whisper White cardstock
 Gina K Petals & Wings
Spellbinders Labels 4
We are Memory Corner Chomper
When I find the sentiment supplier I will update this....

Hope you like....
Nikki of CreativeJunkeez

Friday, June 01, 2012

Viva La Verve May Sketch Challenges

So I decided to bite the bullet and join my first sketch challenge EVER. Verve stamps has this great month long sketch challenges called Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge. {LOVE IT!} You have a chance to win {by random draw} a $100.00 gift certificate to their online store..... :). I love Verve stamps, seriously they are awesome........ I kind of almost messed up my chances because I misunderstood how to post them at the end but the Design gals at Verve were really nice to me and included me anyways {which was super sweet}. Now I know how to do it.... so watch out.......
Here are my entries for May's Sketch challenge:

Viva La Verve Week 1 May Sketch Challenge
Stamps Used: "Happy Days" & "Great Friends"
Gina K Chocolate and Kraft card stock
EP "Happy Days"
MME "Life of the Party"

Viva La Verve Week 4 May Sketch Challenge
Stamps Used: Verve's Birthday Bash
Gina K Chocolate and Kraft card stock
EP "Springtime" 
Basic Grey "What's Up"

Viva La Verve Week 4 May Sketch Challenge
Stamps Used: Stamping Bella "A BIG Happy Birthday
Gina K Cream and Kraft card stock
Memory Box Co "Brioche"

Viva La Verve Week 4 May Sketch Challenge
Stamps Used: Verve's "Happy Days"
Stamping Bella "A BIG Happy Birthday
Stampin Up Pumpkin Pie card stock
Pink card stock
MME Daydream Funky Flowers & Daydream Bubblegum

Viva La Verve Week 5 May CAS Sketch Challenge
Stamp Used: Michael's
Gina K Kraft card stock
BoBunny "Alora"