Tuesday, July 10, 2012


DT Patti here to bring you today's post.  It's usually the first thing people say to me whether we are painting ceramics or doing paper piecings.  "I just can't do the eyes".  Well, like everything else we do, the more we do it - the better we get.  Still we all want perfection the very first time.

Nikki has solved that problem for us!  While we are learning and getting better....Nikki has come out with some AMAZING stamps to do our eyes and faces for us!  I have been having so much fun with my sets.  I ordered and received the 2" stamp sets....and have just re-ordered and am waiting for the 1 1/2" sets.   I LOVE THESE STAMPS.

Our DT Member, Mandy, who does the most amazing job with faces and eyes...(I'd love to sit at her side and learn from her) did some faces using these new stamps:

Aren't they amazing?  You can take a peek at all the stamps Nikki has available HERE


I wanted to show you a piecing I did with the 2" set.  It was too large for the size piecing I made, but I LOVED the way it looked for this bear.  He definitely looks like a koala bear or someone who is scared out of his mind!

If I'm in a hurry to get something done - or a card made at the last minute...I love knowing these stamps are available.  Also, when I need something to be 'perfect'.

Meanwhile - a note from DT Mandy....Don't use colorbox chalk ink on your clear acrylic stamps....it doesn't seem to wash off....sorry Mandy :(

Thanks so much for taking a peek at the new face stamps!  Make sure you go to Paper Piecings By Nikki to see all the ones available and to order yours!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Independence Day Layouts

DT Patti here to share with you some scrapbook layouts I made with Nikki's Independence Day Piecings.  I know we just had the Independence Day hop - but I was so inspired, I had to do a little more.  Here is the file:
Here are my pages:

To get your own 'Independence Day' file, visit www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com and take advantage of her summer sale -


This is the perfect time to stock up!  Her designs are sooooo stinkin' cute.  Speaking of 'stinkin' cute'  here is one of her new designs....it just makes me smile!

Aren't they cute?

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my projects for today - sure hope you'll leave a comment and go to Nikki's store and stock up on all those patterns you've been wanting!!!!