Monday, September 13, 2010

Drum Roll Please....

  First off I would just like to thank everyone for all their wonderful comments and support!!  So awesome, it really means a lot  to me!  Thank You!!!  Because there were so many different ways to be entered, I chose to go the traditional route and drew names out of a hat.  When my boyfriend got home I made him draw the winner...  And the winner is  Chantal!!! 
  Congratulations Chantal!!!! Please email me your shipping info at and I will ship out your prize!!
  Thank you again to all that participated!!!
Have a great rest of the week!!
Nicki Chicky

Monday, September 6, 2010

Giveaway Time Again!!

It's that time again for another giveaway!!!  I have done it again!  This time I created a set of 6 super yummy fabric covered brads.  Covered with Moda fabrics, they look just like candy.  These big brads measure an inch, making them perfect for scrapbooking, cards, flower centers, etc..  I loved the colors so much, that I decided to throw in a matching 6x6 Crate paper pad.  The brand new Snow Day Collection!!  So today is your lucky day!!    To get entered for this giveaway, you can do any of these 4 things, for up to 4 chances to win!!!

1. Show some love, and leave me a comment on this post.

2. For an additional entry you can refer a friend! Make sure they mention your name in their comment.
3.For a third entry, post a link on twitter, facebook, or your blog and leave your link in an additional comment.
4. And lastly, become a follower of this blog for another entry! Don't forget to leave a comment letting me know you are a new follower!

The winner will be chosen at random, and announced Next Monday the 13th. @ 6pm EST. 
 Good luck to all who enter!! And thanks so much for your support! 
Hope this holiday weekend has been wonderful for everyone!!
Until Next Time!
Nicki Chicky

Friday, September 3, 2010

Daydreams Of A Domestic Diva - MPTS Challenge

It's that time again for the release of the design team projects for More Paper Than Shoes!  I had planned on posting this earlier today, but my day was ruined by severe abdominal pain and a trip to the hospital.  And since I have been laying in a hospital bed for about 7 hours, laying down more just isn't appealing to me. Maybe after I write this.  And if your wondering about the abdominal pain, they didn't find anything in all the tests they ran except a high white blood count, and no explanation as to why.  Heading to the doctors for a follow up, and waiting on tons of blood work.   Right now the pain has receded enough to function, so I guess at this point I just wait.. 

   So on to the MPTS challenge of the month!  This month the challenge was Rusty Bucket. 
What does it look like?  
What purpose did it serve before the rust settled on it?
Where did you find it when you stumbled across it?
What kind of history or life does your rusty bucket have?
Take us on the journey of your rusty bucket.

Supplies: Metal and Twine (any kind of rope).
Surface: ANY
Technique:Torn paper

When I received this challenge, it was hard to not take it literally.  I understood the concept, and the idea of  the challenge.  And all the things that could be considered rusty buckets,  and the stories that are behind them.  But I just kept coming back to the idea of a wash bucket, and the retro image from Graphic 45 papers of the woman doing her laundry.  In that image there is a towel with the word Monday on it.  And I knew somewhere I had a towel just like it.  When I found it I was surprised to see that the image on the towel had a duck doing his laundry, how perfect!  I then was wondering what was so big about Mondays and laundry?  After further investigation, I discovered that Mondays were the day EVERYONE did their laundry in the 50's and earlier.  Sundays were always family days, so to prepare for the week you would do laundry, and pressing on Mondays!   Even my grandmother did her laundry on Mondays, so that is her picture hanging.  But who likes doing laundry?  So I decided to try and create a sort of daydream  with all the pretty things in the bucket.  I even added an old post card signifying my grandfather writing her from the war.  A ticket stub for a party she would much rather be at.  Beautiful flowers because she loved gardening, all mixed in with soaps, clothes pins and linen waters.   The best part, is the whole thing is just put together with the clothes pins, so it all comes apart and the pieces can be used again! 

I would like to wrap things up with some good news.  Today I received an email that a card I submitted to Paper Crafts Magazine was chosen to be published!!!!  I am super excited about this, and can't wait till it comes out.  I don't know when the publication date is yet, but as soon as I find out, I will let everyone know so you can look me up!! 
Check back Monday for a little giveaway I have up my sleeve!
Wishing everyone has a wonderful, and safe Labor Day Weekend!!
Nicki Chicky