Nini Designs: March 2010
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mustached Monster says...

Hey everyone!

Here's a quick card I made for the Inspirational Card Sketches blog! Our lovely sponsor for this week's challenge is our generous and truly talented team member Mary Giles! Be sure to visit Mary's blog she sure knows how to rock them Copic markers! :)

Now here's my take on the sketch! It's going to a kid, and which kid wouldn't like a mustached monster LOL :P!!! Thanks for stopping by! ~ Nini xoxo

Paper & Cardstock: Sassafras Monstrosity Collection KitBazzill Kraft Cardstock - American Crafts Black Cardstock - Prism White Cardstock. Stamping: Ranger's Archival Ink Jet Black - American Crafts Glee Stamp Set.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Everythings' Purple

Hi everyone!

I have created the following card and matching wall hanger set inspired by ICSketches #58! Be sure to check out this week's challenge, Dawn knows the secret in creating awesome sketches hihihi!

Now here's the story behind these projects! I'll be honest with ya I'm not a fan of the color purple, in fact it's the only color I never grew fond of  *lol*... (sorry to all you purple lovers out there)!

So, I decided to challenge myself even more and create a card using the color purple! At end I was so happy by the results and truly inspired by this fascinating color that I also came up with a matching wall hanger! I think I nailed it... What do you think?!

Card (Follow your Heart...):
Prima Marketing Indeed Collection (papers)
Shimmer Spritz Ruby
Making Memories Mistletoe Deco Pins
Ranger Ink Liquid Pear (gold)
K & Company Que Sera Sera Diecut Ephemera
Satin Ribbon (unknown)
Stampin Up! Whimsical Words Stamp Set
Stampin Up! Tiny Tags Stamp Set (flourish)
Stampin Up! Classic Ink Pads: Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Rose Passion & Chocolate Chip
Stampin Up! Scallop Border Trim Punch
Spellbinder Dies (scallop circles)

Wall Hanger (Always Remember):
Paper same as Above
Shimmer Spritz same as Above
Grafix Chipboard Sheet (4x6)
Bazzill Basics Vanilla Cardstock
Inks same as Above minus the Rose Passion 
Prima Marketing Homespun Elegance Flowers Vintage mix 
Making Memories Mistletoe Glitter Leaves 
Doodlebug Boutique Trims Lilac
Doilie Ribbon (unknown)
Martha Stewart Doilie Edger Punch
Autumn Leaves Ticketed Clear Stamps

Sunday, March 14, 2010

They're here!!!

I'm an abuelita!!! My son Nikko is now a proud daddy to 6 adorable puppies! No surprise they came out looking exactly like him hihihi :) The mom, Noelle is my brothers dog and she's one happy and relieved mama! My SIL and I helped her all the way, it was a long delivery. She went into labor around 11PM and delivered the last fur baby around 4AM this morning, poor thing was so exhausted! Here are a couple of pics:

This is Nikko my purebred German Shepherd...

Here's the proud mama Noelle (Husky) and her litter of 6 beautiful and healthy pups...

I will keep you-all posted on their growth until they are ready to move in with their new families! Hugs & Kisses ~ Nini :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Fox & Friends!

Hi everyone!

Wow what a busy day! I just finished creating these thank you cards for a friend's baby shower... It all started when I stumbled upon this challenge blog and was truly inspired by this photo and the creations that were made for their photo challenge!

From there on ideas kept storming through my head and I surprisingly ended up with this sweet little set of cards! I will also be making a coordinating box to store them inside until she's ready to send them out to her guests.

Each card measure 4x4 inches, I mainly used various punches for this project! No Silhouette this time, just hands on fun! I can't wait to see what she thinks! I'm not sure how many guests will be attending but a set of 6 seemed ok and not too overwhelming for me since I'm not used to mass producing! My friend is a crafty person so I'm sure she might make some as well, these will just help her out!

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Have a great weekend everyone! Hugs & Kisses ~ Nini :)

Supplies used:
Basic Grey Nook & Pantry Collection Kit
Bazzill Basic Vanilla Cardtsock
Stampin Up! Very Vanilla Cardstock
Fiskars Rounded Corner Punch
Stampin Up! Scallop Border Trim Edger Punch
Stampin Up! 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Stampin Up! Word Window Punch
Spellbinder Scallop Circle Dies
Stampin Up! Classic Ink Pads: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Cameo Coral, Yoyo Yellow
Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads: Summer Sky & Bamboo Leaves
Ranger Inkssentials White Gel Pen
Stampin Up! Fox & Friends Stamp Set
Stampin' Up! Short & Sweet Stamp Set

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mystery Prize Pack

Morning all!

Wanna win a SURPRISE MYSTERY PACK from moi!? If you're in for it then check out PDSS challenge #10 :)
All you've got to do is submit an entry to our card sketch challenge before March 22nd @ 11:59 PM EST & that's it you're good to go! :)

Now here's my take on sketch #10:

I really enjoyed making this card for my mother in law, I'm a sucker for bright colors and I had a blast playing with October Afternoon's Farm Fresh line! I just loooove all the sentiments from this stamp set! I was determined to get the Whimsical Words set in all 3 languages even though they were free it's was the "how much more do I need to add into my shopping cart to get a free stamp set" that was costly but in the end totally... worth it! ;)

Below is another card I made, this one's for Dawn's challenge over at ICS... This week's sponsor is The Stamping Boutique. We were given "digi stamps" to work with but had to pass on those. I had a heck of an awful time working with my first digi image a few weeks back! My printer and I will never forget that darn owl *lol*... Anyways, I guess it's always easier to stay within our comfort zones... Thanks for stopping by, hugs & kisses ~ Nini ;)

Que Sea Feliz Siempre/Happiness Always:
October Afternoon Farm Fresh Collection Kit
Bazzill Basics French Vanilla Cardstock
Basic Grey Lime Rickey Brads
Stampin Up! Palabras Caprichosas
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink - Amber Clay
Wishing you Happiness Today & Always:
Bazzill Basics French Vanilla Cardstock
Scallop Border/Flower Stems: Lori Whitlock cutting file for Silhouette SD
Stampin Up! Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink Pad
Stampin Up! Heard from the Heart Stamp Set
Prima Evelyn Polka Dotted Confetti Mix (Brights)
Ranger Liquid Pearls - White Opal
Imaginisce Chubby Chicky Sticker Puffs (Lucy Bird)
K & Company Pillow Stickers (KaZoo)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thank You Card

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited, wanna know why?! I got my Flip Video cam earlier today yay!!! As soon as I get to know the ins and outs of this thingy I hope to share with you some crafting videos, don't say I didn't warn ya my voice is pretttty weird on cam, I sound like a kid LOL!!! Wow can't believe I'll be YouTubing soon! :P

I made the above card earlier today it's a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card, I got to use SU's new Scallop Trim Border Punch and I must say I love it, it's adorable and so different eh!

The papers for this card are from Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg kit (which you can find at Posh), I think it was released in the fall season because I remember eying some Turkey Day phrases and what not... anyways bottom line; I love this kit! The colors/patterns especially the woodgrain themed solid cardstock! I find this kit to be very versatile great for any time of the year or occasion!

Oh my gosh 3AM already I have got to get my butt out of this chair and go to sleep! Goodnight people and I hope you've enjoyed today's little card!

Hugs & Kisses ~ Nini :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


G'morning all! Hope your having a fabulous day! :)

Hmmm... for this card I decided to do something different... I have been "collecting" backgrounds stamps for awhile now, and last night I decided it was time to start using them... well... at least one for this project LOL...

For some odd reason SU's Medallion stamp & Shimmerz Spritz went hand in hand... in my creative head of course!

I sprayed some Shimmerz Spritz (Cotton Candy) onto my cardstock, even thou' it was still a tad bit "moist" I stamped my image anyway!

My impatience led me to a new discovery... I ended up with a fabulous "watercolor" effect on some parts of my stamped background! I guess it's because I used chalk ink, it's much thicker than other inks out there! Once blended with the liquid/water from the mist, it thinned out just like paint! :)

I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs & Kisses! ~ Nini xoxo

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Basics Kraft Cardstock
Bazzill Basics French Vanilla Cardstock
Shimmerz Spritz - Cotton Candy
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink - Warm Red
Prima Fleur Danseur - Swan Lake
KaiserCraft Pearls - Mint
Stampin Up! Medallion Background Stamp
Stampin Up! Warm Words Stamp Set

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

You Make Me Smile

Hey all! Challenge #56 is live over at ICS, be sure to check it out! This week's sponsor is Whimsy Stamps! Below is my take on the sketch, the pocket and tag was totally unexpected, well to be honest I had messed up and sort of camouflaged it all hihihi! I used Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry Collection; the papers are delish! The sentiment on the tag reads: "You Make Me Smile" it's from Verve Stamps I think it's from their Thankful Hearts set, they have awesome stamps, you should check them out... :) Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

Supplies used:
Basic Grey Nook & Pantry Collection Pack
Bazzill Cardstock in Bitter Chocolate
Prima Homespun Elegance Vintage Mix Flowers
Prima Flower for the tag I forgot the name we had them in last year they're not in our inventory... sorry...
Bo Bunny Bodacious Brads
Doodlebug Boutique Trims (ribbon)
Lace (unknown)
Ranger Inkssentials White Gel Pen
Autumn Leaves Messy Stitches by katie Pertiet Clear Stamp Set
Ranger Ink Liquid Pearls (Gold)

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