Friday, May 4, 2012

Card Week, Part 5 - Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Product Challenge

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Card Sketch #19

You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the card sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.

Today is the first of our Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Product Challenge!

In case you missed the product challenge details, Nikki Sivils provided a collection kit to each member of our Creative Team. Each had the choice between the four newest collections - Noah, Audrey, Exit Here, and Messages. Together with the May sketches we will show you how using the same products and even the same sketches can produce so many different results.

They are also featuring our sketches this month on the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker blog! You'll definitely want to go check out how their talented team used the sketches from our two newest books!

Since it is Card Week, all of the projects posted today for the product challenge are based on the May card sketch. 

Noah Collection


"Sorry I am Late" by Jill Sarginson 
Supplies Used - Patterned Paper: Nikki Sivils (Noah paper pack); Alpha: Nikki Sivils (Noah paper pack); Ink: Vibrance; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Tools: Creative Memories circle cutting system; Other: Floss

Variations:

• I used a title and a subtitle on my card.

• My embellishment cluster is larger than the sketch suggests.

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“Happy Birthday” by Andrea Friebus 
Supply listPatterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Nikki Sivils (Noah collection); cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Clearsnap; other: baker’s twine

Variation #1- I added a piece of polka dot patterned paper to the cardstock for some color and interest.

Variation #2- Instead of stitching on the rectangle, I glued down baker’s twine and added the scalloped die cut borders.

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 Audrey Collection


"Mother’s Day Card" by Katrina Hunt 
Supplies - Patterned Paper: Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker (Audrey Collection); Cardstock: American Crafts; Punch: EK Success; Adhesives: Scotch and Scrapbook Adhesives

Variation 1 - Made smaller.

Variation 2 - Left off circles.

Variation 3 - Added a layer and border punched.


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 Exit Here Collection


"Love Lives Here" by Virginia Nebel 
Supply list - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Nikki Sivils; Embellishments: The Twinery; Diecuts: Die-namics, LifeStyle Crafts, Recolleciton washi tape

Variation #1 - I turned the card sketch into a 12 x 12 layout and used the circles as my inspiration. Extending the sketch vertically and imagining three full vertical circles, the shape of a stop-light came to mind. I played up the stop light theme by creating a road and travelling camper pulling an air-balloon full of hearts. Using the Nikki Sivils alphabet stickers on the road sign, you can customize any message according to your photos.

Here's a closer look at the details:



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Messages Collection


"You're Just My Type" by Lynette Jacobs 
Supply list - Cardstock: Bazzill; Printed papers and embellishments: Nikki Sivils (Messages); Other: We'R Memory Keepers twine

Variation #1: I glued twine to the edges of the vertical strip.

Variation #2: I raised the circle with foam squares.

Variation #3: I punched tiny hearts and added it to the sentiment and the bottom half circle.

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“You Light Up My Life” by Sue Althouse 
Supplies - Patterned paper and embellishments: Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker (Messages collection); White pen: Uni-ball Signo

The circles on the die cut punch-out sheet were the perfect size for this card! I couldn't resist adding more layers from that sheet.

Variation #1 - Added border strips to each side of the paper strip.

Variation #2 - Added layers of embellishments to the circles.

Variation #3 - Changed the message shape to a square.

Variation #4 - Layered the message on more patterned paper and drew a faux stitched border around it.

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 Giveaway Time!

 Today we've got a giveaway for an Exit Here Collection Pack from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker...


 and a copy of our newest two-page book, Sketches for Scrapbooking, Travel Sketches.


 To be eligible, leave a comment on this post answering this question:

Which Nikki Sivils collection is your favorite?

We'll randomly select a winner and announce it on Monday so be sure to check back and see if you won!
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51 comments:

mthata said...

I' m one of the first to comment? Wow! I like the messages collection.

dawn said...

What a wonderful group of cards/layout, love love them all.

Amanda said...

I didn't know a whole lot about Nikki Sivils but I went to her blog and I love all of her collections! I think if I had to pick, I'd say Noah is my favorite with Exit Here as a close second!
Love all of the work with her wonderful kits.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

woohoo! How fun and unique is each project! I have and love the Noah collection for my new little boy!

Merri Lynn said...

Love them all but think right now the Exit Here collection is great.

Erica Marshall said...

I have a bunch of her collections, but my favorite from her most recent set of collections is the Audrey line! Great projects everyone!

Pokey Puppy said...

Exit Here is my fav, so far. It's hard to pick just one, they are all so colorful!

Cindy said...

loving the colors in this colllection-and the sletches-I so love the sketches!!!

seashell said...

Exit Here is one of my favorite of her lines. the cards today look fantastic.

Kelli T said...

I like Exit Here and Noah collections.

Scrapthat said...

Loving the Messages collection right now! :D

Marcia Scantlin said...

I really like the colors/icons of the Exit Here collection. But Messages comes in a close second.

Anne said...

I really love the Audrey collection.

paperpapier said...

My favourite is Audrey collection...so sweet!

LauraB said...

Really like the sketch and all the different cards/layouts that the each person made. It's wonderful to have so many possibilities with one sketch! Love it!
p.s. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of the amazing collections and the sketch book!

Stacy said...

WOW!!! Way to rock the sketch and the Nikki Sivils goodies ladies! Thanks for sharing your fabulous sketch and sketch book with Allison.

Mary Bez said...

With so many great collections to pick from it is really hard, but I will have to say that I like the colors of Exit Here the best. Also want to give a shout out to the great design team for all the fabulous cards and layouts this week. WELL DONE!!

GLOANN said...

Hard to single out just one as a favorite, but I sure do like that Messages collection. So I guess I'll just call it my favorite.

Ashley Horton said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cards Ladies and Virginia, your layout is so, so awesome!! So excited to finally see what you Ladies have been up to with your Collection packs!! :)

Kelly Swosinski said...

Love the Exit Here and Messages collections!!

MB said...

My favorite one is Audrey
But to be honest they are all gorgeous !!!

Sonia

Beth Hallgren said...

I'd have to say "Exit Here" is my favorite :) The icons are adorable!

Amy said...

Love all the finished products, but I think I like the Noah collection best!

Amy said...

I like all the finished products, but I think I like the Noah collection best!

Ruth G said...

All the projects are super fun! I don't think I can pick a favorite! They're all great!!!!

Felisa Sloan-Montee said...

I am loving this new one Exit here
Felisa
fasloan at yahoo dot com

blupixy said...

Love the new "Exit here" collection! Loving the icons and colors. I like them all though! Thanks for the chance to win!

HeatherK said...

I think Noah is great, I am always on the lookout for cute boys lines.

April said...

How fun! I'm really liking the Messages collection...

Lona said...

What a tough decision, but I think I'll go with Noah since I have a boy.

Anonymous said...

I have to say I love the Messages and Audrey collections!

Deana said...

Yay for Nikki Sivils + Sketch Support! Your cards are amazing, everyone! :-)

M Salazar said...

I think my fav is the Exit Here collection. Makes me look forward to our planned road trip this summer!

dlhfks said...

I like the exit here. We do a lot of traveling so this would be perfect along with the travel sketches. Thanks for a fun week.

Laurel said...

lovely cards today!!

fun to see everyone using the new lines. I love the "exit here" line the best. the die cuts are so cute....

wteagon said...

The cards look wonderful today!! I really like the Messages collection. I love the combination of the colors.

Kim E said...

I think I have to go with Exit Here!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Exit Here. Thanks
Sandy from Missouri

Lea said...

Exit here is my favorite!!
I' m Sad i can't buy them over here in the Netherlands!
Love wat the girls did with THE sketch and THE papers.
X Lea

Lisa G. said...

Exit here is very would be very hand for a lot of projects! Thanks for the chance to win....happy NSD! everyone!

Liz Guidry said...

All of them are great, but I really like the messages collection. Thanks for all the great inspiration and the chance to win!

Jenny S said...

Love the sketches and designs. My favourite is the Noak Collections Snazzybear

Heather B. said...

I like the Exit Here collection.

LauraB said...

What a fun sketch! All of the ladies did a wonderful job making it their own. My favorite collection would be Exit Here! We like to travel!

Terria said...

I HAVE TO SAY MY FAVORITE IS LIL MONSTER !!

Char said...

Noahis my favorite. Ty for the giveaway.

Annelies said...

I especially love the Noah collection! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Cathy A said...

My favorite is exit here. thanks for the chance to win,.

Hiroko said...

My favorite collection is Exit Here. I still have lots of travel photos that are waiting to get scrapped.

Carrie said...

Love the simplicity and colors of all the collections, but the "Exit Here" collection would see the quickest use...have many trip scrapbooks to complete. Most importantly, our 6-week camping trip to Alaska. That collection would make a great addition to the scrapbook..wink, wink!

Justė said...

Exit Here - wonderful collection!