Friday, December 21, 2012


Have you wondered how to color your PPbN Digi stamps like the pros? Visit DT Barb's blog today and take a look at her Digi Coloring post. You won't believe how easy it is ;)
I just thought I'd share the card I made with my pink Kiss This Bear Digi Stamp I posted earlier today. I also made the pink roses on this cI just thought ard from the More Flowers file. It can be found here:
 The Bear Digi Stamp is located here: The sentiment on the card is one I made up and printed on the computer. This card is going to be a hand delivered card so I figured go big on the flowers! lol They would be great on home decor projects or in a shadow box! ~ Barb DT

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Merry Christmas Blog Hop

Design Team Member Patti here to welcome you to our Merry Christmas Blog Hop.  The design team at Paper Piecings By Nikki have been working overtime to bring you some wonderful holiday gift giving ideas. 

If you've stumbled across this blog and wanted to join in, then you are in the right place to start your hop!  Here is our line-up in case you get lost along the way:

We hope that we can bring you some inspiration and some great ideas for your own holiday gift giving.  Please leave us a comment and tell us how you are using papercrafting in your holiday celebrations this year.
You're next stop is with me, Patti - at

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Sketch Challenge and a Winner!

DT Amanda here to announce the WINNER of last week's sketch challenge is Nancie Nalewajko Brungard. Nancie, you are the winner of $25 worth of PPbN patterns :) Please message Nikki with your file requests. 

AND... this week's sketch challenge...
 Use this image for inspiration for a paper project, your submission must have at least 1 PPbN image/piecing/pattern used on it. :) You have until Wednesday, December 19th to submit your entry to be eligible to win $25 in free files. :)


Post your challenge entry on our facebook page.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sketch Challenge for the week of December 5th

Good Morning Paper Piecing Fans. Here is this weeks sketch challenge. 
Simply make your own layout, using this sketch as a guide, and post it on our facebook fan page.

The challenge will run through the week and end next Wednesday the 12th.  We can't wait to see what you all come up with!
Happy Crafting, DT Amanda

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Inspiration from the PPBN Design Team

DT Pam here....Today is my time to post a project for the Paper Piecings by Nikki DT.  I revisited an old favorite of mine - the gingerbread people. This is a "retiring soon" pattern collection called Baking Memories  I don't know when this will actually retire but if I were you, I'd grab it "pronto".......when it's gone, it's gone.

This is a triple-stamped card.  I fussy cut sepia printed out Mr. Chef Gingy and added some sparkle with gel pens and Stickles plus LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon.  The card stock was from my Stampin Up stash and the stamped images were from an old set I had with a Baking Theme.  It just fit so well with the PPbN pattern, especially for those of you (like me) who do not have a special machine to do your cutting. Hope you're having fun creating gifts for the holidays or for any other occasion............cyberhugs...........Mama LoveBug.
You can visit DT Pam's blog here....and take a peek at all her amazing designs!
DT Linda here....Happy Happy Monday everyone!! If you are anything like me, you are busy making your Christmas cards. I found this cute image on a few weeks back. Every Friday she is offering 3 limited images. When I say limited I mean you can grab them only from 12 noon til 8 pm on Friday. Once they are gone they are gone. A few weeks ago I grabbed this little guy.

Isn't he just adorable?? The Santa hat came from the "Merry Christmas Gingerbread Train" file found HERE
Make sure you check often because she is always coming out with new files and don't forget to check back on Fridays for a one time offer!!! You won't be sorry!!
You can visit DT Linda's blog here....for more inspirationals designs!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Blue and White Ribbon Challenge

DT Member Barb, here to share my post for the Blue and White Ribbon Challenge going on at Paper Piecings By Nikki's facebook fan page.  Wow, was that a mouthful!!!  I used the YOU CRACK ME UP file for this layout.  My Grandbabies are much bigger now!!!

Head on over to Paper Piecings By Nikki and get your favorite file.  Use some blue and white ribbon and post your submission to the fan page on facebook. 

Let's see those entries Ladies!!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Welcome to our November blog hop. We are so very grateful for all our many fans.  It has been just about a year since Nikki first put out her design team call and opened her business.  So it's with Thankful Hearts we wish all our fans Warm Winter Wishes - thank you for making us one of the most go-to places for paper piecings!

Before we get started on our hop - remember that it is OOAK Friday.  Check out the limited time only files starting at noon at

Here's a peek at some of the new files at Paper Piecings By Nikki's Store!

Don't these just get those creative juices going???   Now, for some more inspiration.  Here's a look at our hop line-up:


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Look What's New at PPBN

Design Team member, Patti here to bring you a sneak peek at what's new at Paper Piecings By Nikki. 
Isn't this the cutest file???   I can think of a MILLION things to do with, layouts, tags, bags....well, you get the idea!
Hope you will stop by Friday and check out our Thankful Hearts and Warm Winter Wishes Blog Hop for some winter inspiration!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Design Team Member, Patti, here to wish you all a happy Thursday.  Between "Sandy", the election and the first snow of the season here in New England...all I can say is WOW!  The snow is still coming down here in Maine, and I've got a nice hot cup of green tea and lemon.  Time to post a new Thursday project and announce the winner of our Fall Celebrations Blog Hop.  Drum roll please....

Karee Sue, from Creating Lasting Memories, you've won my fall card.  Please send me an email at with your name and address - and I will get this right out in the mail to you.  Congratulations and thank you for hopping with us!!!

Now for my Thursday Share. This is a mini album that I made using a cut from the Silhouette studio. It's a Lori Whitlock cut - and she offers a youtube video with instructions on putting this together. Here's what the finished album looks like:

The back of the opened album with the binding

The inside of the album with the tags removed. 
Please hop over to my blog for more pictures and details on creating this album.  Also, check out the winner on my blog for the blog hop candy I was offering....Have a great Thursday everyone!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Design Team Member, Patti here to welcome you to our FALL CELEBRATIONS BLOG HOP.  The design team is thinking outside the box this fall to bring you some new crafty inspiration.  Whether you are celebrating a fall birthday or anniversary - birth of a new baby or a Halloween celebration...and let's not forget those of us in the US celebrating our Thanksgiving...there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the fall.  Please hop along with us as we show you ways to celebrate those special fall occassions.
If you are here, then you are in the right spot for the beginning of the hop today. 
Mindy -
Amanda B-
Here's a Fall/Halloween card I made this week  using Nikki's Fall Bear Cutting File.  I hope you'll check out all the new fall files at
Now for some fun!!!  After you've hopped through our design teams amazing projects, come back HERE  link up your own fall celebrations project.  The rules are simple:
1)  Make a fall celebrations project using a file from Paper Piecings By Nikki
2)  Become a follower of the
3)  Like "Paper Piecings By Nikki" on facebook and join in all the fun challenges and giveaways we have every week!
You may enter more than one project - but no more than three.
We will be picking one lucky person to be a guest designer in our November Blog Hop.  The person we pick will be able to pick the file of their choice - FREE and use it to create a project in our hop.  We can't wait to see what you all create.   You will have one week to link up your project (s).    Happy Paper Crafting and Piecing!!!


Leave a comment and become a follower and I will send you this project!  I will leave it open for one week - and will pick a lucky winner from all the comments left on this page to win this card.  Good Luck and thanks for hopping!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


New Free File at Paper Piecings By just have to find it and it's yours!!!!  Here's a look:

This is so darn cute and so much fun to piece.  Go to and find this file - and perhaps buy a few more!!!!  If you pick this up, make sure you post your finished creations on our fan page on facebook!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Inspirational Card

DT Patti here to show you a card I made using the new "Quiet as a Mouse" file at PPBN.   This is the cutest file EVER.  A little mickey mouse boy, sound asleep...dreaming dreams.  The wonderful thing about Nikki's files is that ALL the pieces are there.  So you can make this little one standing, sitting, sleeping, awake...the possibilities are endless!!!!  Here's a peek at the file:

I just love this little sleeping mouse!!!!
Here is what I came up with:
I loved creating this little cutie.  Of course, I changed a few things to make it my very own....but that is the beauty of Nikki's designs.  She gives you the basic pieces and then you can create your own masterpiece.
Here is what she is going to be releasing today......I can't wait to get my hands on this file!!!!
Make sure you pick up this file today and post a picture of your creation on our fan page - facebook.  We love to see what our fans are creating with Nikki's files!!!!  YOU INSPIRE ALL OF US!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fun Fall Layout

Dt Patti here with a fun fall layout using two of Nikki's cute fall files.  I used "Fall Crows" and "Falling 4 You" files. 

I used some pop dots to make the leaves the little girl is holding 'pop'.  Check out these files at Nikki's store.

Here's a fun new file available at the store:


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Turkey/Bear Freebie at PPBN

Dt Member Patti here to tell you all about an incredible new freebie at Paper Piecings By Nikki.  It is the cutest little bear dressed as a turkey.  I just finished making my project with this little guy and want to share it with you.  First, here's a look at the file.

When you go to Nikki's store,, you will see that she asks you to 'find' the new freebie among her pages.  Once there, you may not be able to leave the store without grabbing another file or two!
Here's what I did with this file:
After I got this all made, I thought, 'Jeez, I should have added an action wobble and the sentiment, "Gobble til you wobble".'  Oh well, guess I need to make another.  :)
You can also win a free paper piecing - Yep, all made up - from our incredible design team sister, Mary.  Just go to the Paper Piecings By Nikki fan page on facebook and leave a comment under her posting, and you can win it!!!  Here's a look at Mary's finished piecing:
Isn't she amazing?  Make sure you leave a comment so you can have a chance to win this adorable piecing.
While you are there, please check out the sketch challenge we are having!  Here's a look at the sketch!

You can enter by going to PPBN fan page on facebook and clicking on the 'events' tab.  If you missed out on this challenge, join the fan page so you will be notified about the next one! 
Make sure you join our fan page on facebook - we have some amazing new challenges - opportunities and fun planned for you!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

PPBN Scarecrow Challenge

DT Patti here to tell you about a Scarecrow Challenge we are having on our facebook page right now.  To join in, simply like the page and join in the fun.  You can find it here:
Those of you who have been following us, already know how easy it is to mix and match Nikki's amazing files.  Our challenge this month, is to mix and match as many files as you want or can...(that's why they call it a challenge) to come up with a scarecrow.  Sounds easy, right?  Here's a peek at what our design team has come up with so far....
The amazing Barb Rapp created this scarecrow using 4 of Nikki's files.  I just love the colors!!!!

The multi-talented Amanda Brunet used 5 files in her creation.  Isn't this just awesome????
Please head on over to our facebook page and join in on the challenge.

You'll find it under the events tab!   Thanks so much for taking a peek at our scarecrows...stay tuned, there will be more to come!!!!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop. Design Team Member, Patti here - grab a warm cup of spiced cider and a fluffy cinnamon bun or slice of apple pie, and hop along with us today.  Nikki has created some awesome fall files for you and her design team is here to inspire you to create some fun fall memories.

Here are some peeks at Nikki's newest files!

I've been having so much fun using these files to create scrapbook layouts and cards.  Here's a few of my own creations using Nikki's new files:

This is your first stop on our hop today.  Next up is Patti
Here's the full line up, in case you get lost along the way:
  1. Nikki -
  2. Patti -
  3. Linda
  4. Mary
  5. Amanda S
Blog Candy....Blog Candy....Blog Candy...
For a chance to win $10 in paper piecing files from Nikki, all you have to do is:
  1. Hop along and become a follower of each blog along the way
  2. Leave a comment at each blog
  3. Follow Paper Piecings By Nikki on facebook -
  4. Follow Paper Piecings By Nikki's blog -
WINNER from the September 4th, blog hop is: Deanna Lynn!!
Please contact Mandy or Nikki with your choice of files.  The winnder of this hop will be announced on October 2nd.
Thanks so much for joining us today - we hope you have been inspired - visit Paper Piecings By Nikki for a look at all her new patterns and stamps!!!