Friday, May 13, 2011

Some Nikki Love

Happy Wednesday!

I'm really trying to be happy here. It was so beautiful, sunny and practically warm the other day. I thought, "YES! Spring is HERE!"  And what does the weather do?  It turns into gross, rainy, cloudy, bleh. And I have to wear a jacket. I don't wanna wear a jacket! HMPH! (All said in true toddler temper tantrum form.) The good news is that warmer days are coming again. I'll believe it when I see it.

In the meantime, I did something that always brings a smile to my face and that is create. I used some fun Nikki Sivils product for the Guest Designer contest happening right now. There are two super awesome sketches by Anam to use and I did both. Here is my layout using some of my left over Max & Mollie papers:


I have a hard time with stark white backgrounds so I used some Smooch Spritz to add some color. I wanted to follow the sketch closely but I did flip it.  Just for fun. :)  Actually it was because my flourishes went the other direction. Hehe! These papers are fun and cute.  How can you not smile working with pink and green??
Here is the card I made:


I had a Mini Pad of the Blueberry Hill line in my stash forever. Always wanted to dig into it but just never did. Not sure why because as I was layering it for this card I found myself smiling again. How cute are those little suns?? I used some bakers twine from Jillibean Soup to do some stitching and a bow.  And nothing completes a card like an SRM sticker. :)
Well. I hear the rest of the country is still getting crazy weather but oh man... let's all hope it clears up soon with some PRETTY SUNSHINE! Can I get an Amen????

hugs,
Melissa

14 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee these!!! You totally ROCKED Max & Mollie and Blueberry Hill! Thanks soooooooooooo much for playing along with Nikki Sivils GDT contest! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Audrey Pettit said...

I totally agree with you, Melissa......what's up with this weather? Who's holding spring hostage and how much do we have to pay to get her back??
What cute projects you have on the old blog-o today. I really like your fun photos and papers on your girls night out layout. Love those chocolate swirls with the touches of bling, too. And hand-stitched baker's twine?? LOVE that!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Aw, what a gorgeous page and card! Love the use of twine on your card and the accents you added on your page. Thanks for playing along with us over at Nikki Sivils GD Contest!

Connie said...

super cute lo and card. love the blue check~

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I am sooooo happy you posted this again... what a mess that blogger hiccup was .... I loveeeeeeeeeee these!!! Thanks soooooooo much for playing along with Nikki Sivils GDT contest! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Glad you re-posted! Love the swirls you added on your page and how you framed the twine. Thanks for playing along with Nikki Sivils GD contest!

Nikki Sivils said...

We are so happy you re-posted your link! Blogger has been such a mess!! Love that sweet card, so bright and fun!! I like the way you used Max & Mollie for your layout... cute!

Linda Beeson said...

You have a way with Nikki Sivils papers! NICE!!!

Lea said...

Great project!!!
X Lea

deana said...

It's raining here, so I'll give you an amen!

Love the fun GNO page and the card is darling!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

janis said...

love both your projects melissa love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

leah said...

What a sweet card and great layout!! Good luck!

domestic goddess said...

good luck! Gorgeous layout and card

MrsETaylor said...

I really really really love that card. Just the perfect amount of color and white space. What a fantastic entry. Good Luck!!!