Saturday, February 26, 2011

Motions & Folds Blog Hop

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Happy Saturday, I hope everyone enjoyed their week and I hope you have an awesome weekend.  Welcome to my blog and the Motions & Folds Blog Hop.  If you are coming from Brynn at Flair and Fills, you are on the right track.  If you have just come across my blog and would like to join the fun, please start at the beginning with Ellen at Card Monkey.

This blog is all about different folds and motions of a card.  I made two cards for today.  I decided to go with an easel card and a stair step card because I don't make them on a normal basis and I love that the possibilities are endless.  Making the cards were quite simple and I hope you enjoy my creations.
Recipe for Card:
Paper is from DCWV Citrus
Spellbinders Nestabilities-Small Scallop Circle, Small Circle, Small Scallop Oval, Small Oval
Sentiment was printed from my computer on to cardstock
Flowers are from Recollections
Ribbon is from my stash
Boarder punch is EK Success
Digi stamp is Kiki La Rue found at All That Scraps
Copic Sketch Markers-E000, E00, E35, E37, B06, R35, Y35
Atyou Spica-Orange and Blue

For the Stair Step Card:
Please excuse the mess in the back.  I start off clean and organized and it ends in a total mess.
Recipe for card:
Paper is from Core'dinations Glitz & Glam
Spellbinders Nestabilities-Small Oval Scallop, Small Oval, Small Circle Scallop, Small Circle
Poem I got from a source online
Boarder punch is EK Success
Digi Stamp is from Pink Cat Studio
Bling is from my stash but is Prima
Trim is from Treasures Nest
Petaloo Color Me Crazy
Copic Sketch Markers-E000, E00, E35, E37, V17
Atyou Spica in Lemon

Both card tutorials can be found on Split Coast Stampers.  I will be back tomorrow to show you my way of doing the easel card.

Now for some blog candy....
I'm gonna stay on the $20.00 gift card kick until I get relocated to Michigan which will hopefully be in the next couple of weeks.  Your choice of AC Moore, Joanns or Michaels.  The way to win...leave a comment and a way for me to reach you. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and a very big thank you to Ellen at Card Monkey for allowing me to be a stop on this fun hop.

Your next stop will be Elaine at Expressions By Elaine.


Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

I especially love your coloring on the stamp and the use of mixed media with your flowers! Very pretty.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
cardmonkey at Comcast dot net

THANK YOU for participating in this bloghop! For a full list of every scrap/papercrafters' blog hops, go to the NEW SITE

Dina said...

Hi Nikki! Beautiful job as always! I hope you will join my challenge! Hugs! Dina

SueNJ said...

WOW!!!!!!! I am speechless. Your color choices are impeccable. The cards are so elegant. I want to be you when I grow up! :) I need to break out into the world of digi stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

Nikki, Your cards are amazing. I too am speechless. Love the bling and colors. Great job!! I'm now a new follower.


Drea said...

I love the stairstep card; so cute!

the cricutologist said...

Wow! I love all the yummy details! Great card! I'm your newest follower!

Melissa said...

So pretty!

Where are you relocating to in Michigan? I'm in Michigan! Stop by my blog if you get a chance!


Patti Ross said...

Great cards! I'm a follower!

Patti Ross

Tanya said...

LOVE your cards!! I've never made a stair step card and just love it!! Your coloring and olors chosen are awesome!!!


Addicted to Crafts said...

Love, love your cards..colors and designs are beauitiful.

Angela said...

Beautiful cards!!! TFS!!!

Amanda said...

LOVE your cards! They are beautiful!!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Flair Girl said...

Great Copic coloring! GORGEOUS girl-I love the convenience of digi stamps. So nice to be in the hop with you! Creative blessings, Brynn brynnthornburgh@gmail[dot]com

Amanda said...

Your coloring (is that the correct term) is sooooo good! Great job!

Amanda (

LesleyfromWI said...

Beautiful cards & the coloring is wonderful. Love the images!!
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Tristan's Time 4 Craftin' said...

You have some really pretty cards. I like how you did them.



tristans_time_4_craftin at yahoo dot com

Missjoanna said...

your colors are pretty and the stamps are beautiful

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Both cards are really treasures! Love the images and colors - TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Sandy S. said...

I LOVE your cards. So cute! I have only tried Copics at an expo and soooooo want to add some to my craft collections. TFS your awesome work with us!


Teri A said...

I love both of your cards thank you so much for the link to the Pink Cat Digi Stamps site

Thanks for sharing with us

teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

Penny said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards. I am a new follower.

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Jennifer said...

Both cards are adorable!!! Love them both!
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

Brenna said...

those are adorable cards, I love the images you used for both cards!! thanks for sharing!

Viji Siddharth said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS! I love how you used rhinestone with ease! I am so scared when it comes to bling! Thanks for offering a blog candy!I would love to follow your blog, its inspiring!
viji.lg at gmail dot com

Selina said...

Lovely cards! I love the color choices and especially the borders & ribbon on the stairstep card! Just great!

Thanks for participating in the hop and chance to win!

I'm already a follower and can be reached by comment at:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards! Love the design! The purple fairy one is so sweet and sparkly!

kricketts said...

I love your cards! They are super cute! Images are cute too!

Ladybugz Creations said...

Wow your coming to Michigan, Where at I am in Gaylord :) all the way at the top of the mitten. Anyways your cards are super cute congrats Love easel Cards.

McVic said...

Love your cards! Super cute. you did an awesome job!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Your work is beautiful! I especially love both of the girls in the stamps, and the coloring is fantastic! Thank you so much!

Laura said...

Both cards are sooo cute!!!! Love them!

Theresa said...

Both cards are your use of color. Hope you move goes well. We lived in Michigan for 7 years in the 80's and 90's. We were stationed at Wurtsmith AFB in Oscoda, just north of Tawas, until it closed. I have such fond memories of our time there. Hope you and your family will love it in Mi. as much as we did.

Jenn said...

Beautiful cards! Love the images, and great colours! TFS :)
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are so cute! I love the colours and trims you used and the images are coloured in so nicely.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Elaine said...


Your cards are so adorable! Love the colors & you did Beautiful job coloring too!
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

Patti B said...

Great cards. I think I like the stairstep one the most. I haven't done these but now inspired to try.

Patti's Paper Fun

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Your cards are gorgeous, i love the stamps that you colored in. TFS

Katsews at gmail dotcom

TuttleTime said...

I have seen a lot of these easel and stair step cards lately. I am inspired to make them now. Thanks!!! :) I love the digistamps, too. I don't know what they are, but I'll find out! :)

If I'm lucky enough to win, please leave me a comment on my blog:

jengd said...

Wonderful cards! I really like your colors and the images you used together. Any girl (young or young-at-heart) would love to get those!

Dee said...

OMG, I love your cards. They are just adorable. I am already a follower and look forward to seeing more of your projects along the way. TFS Dee:)

nantastic said...

Cute,cute,cute. Love both your cards. TFS

Kimmarie Baker said...

Your cards are beautiful!!! I just learved how to make an easle card. I never saw a stair step card until today... very pretty. tfs Awesome giveaway too! If you like digis some visit me... I am in a hop until Monday and I am giving candy away too.

Becky Dunham said...

Great cards Nikki! I am loving all these techniques I am learning today! I can't wait to try some of these out in my very messy craft room - is there any other way for a craft room to be?

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Erin G said...

I am getting so many great ideas today! Yay for blog hops!

Pat N. said...

Very beautiful cards - love all the lace on the step card. Great job. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy. Pat N. at

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

Very ELEGANT and Beautiful cards !

Thanks for sharing


JustYolie said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!! TFS! I'm a new follower.

Vivi Martínez said...

Beautiful cards, can't say which one I like the most
I am a new follower.

vivienpapel (at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa said...

Love your cards!!! TFS

paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

Lana said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

Cindylu2u said...

Both your cards are sooo pretty, love the lace you used!! Have not tried the stair step yet, I will have to give it a try!! Thanks
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Jessica1010 said...

Love the girls using the Copic markers. I am going to have to check out into learning to use those!!!

Sue in CT said...

Both cards are pretty but I really like the stair step one. I love your use of colors and embellishments.
susanslomski at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Wow you do amazing work/coloring. Just wonderful.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
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annadowdy at gmail dot com

Celeste B. said...

Both of them are beautiful!!!! I love both styles; they're so cute!!! :) I really love all of the detail on them as well!!! TFS! :)

Celeste B.
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

Cathy S said...

Loving the easel card and the stair step is beautiful with all the details. I really need to try a stair step card. Thank you so much for inspiring me today.
Cathy S

Heather said...

WOW, they are truly amazing!! I too love the color choices...

Coach fans said...

Both are your cards are FABULOUS, but I sure do like the second one best.

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Jamie said...

Very nice cards. I love both these folds. Nice job!
jrredrose21 at yahoo dot com

Trisha said...

These cards are both so pretty. I love the digi stamps. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

Delightful cards! I always enjoy stopping by your blog to see what you've created - fabulous job!

Jessica said...

These cards are so beautiful. I really love both and becoming a follower. Your syle is so cute!

Cyndi S said...

I just love your two cards. I really like the colors you chose. Thanks.

SiskiyouSue said...

Love both cards! The colors are great... Thanks for the inspiration. I'm a new follower!

Karen S. said...

Both of your cards are beautiful!

Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Kristin said...

Beautiful cards - your coloring is amazing!

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

These are two great cards. I love the digis. Love the colors too. TFS and the chance to win.

askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Gina said...

These are gorgeous!!!! I am a new follower...if you'd like to come visit me, I'm at