Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year! I hope this year brings, all of you, lots of love, health and lots of time to stamp. This is going to be a fabulous year for my family, as I found out that we are going to be grandparents for the third time. My son and daughter-in-law are expecting their third child in July, and I can hardly wait.

One of my New Year resolutions is to post more often and to join some of the sketch challenges. If you have a chance, please let me know if you made any stamping related resolutions.

I have been working with the QuicKutz Fashion Doll die set for the last two months designing a whole wardrobe for these dolls, and I have to tell you that I have been having a blast. It brings back memories of my childhood when I used to play with my paper dolls, designing, cutting, gluing and embellishing them. They make great all-occasion cards and I have been making sets and putting them in clear boxes, and then giving them as gifts to some of my friends. So far everyone has loved them. I have actually been commissioned to make ten sets for a good friend of mine, so that she could give them to her friends for their birthdays.

I am sharing just two of the twenty cards that I designed, with you. I also designed some extra outfits which do not come with the die. I glittered the pink patterned paper and it turned out great. I don't know whether or not you can see it on the screen. I have to warn you that this die set is very addictive and so much fun. This is a great way to use up all of your scraps of patterned paper.

I showed them to some of my students and they insisted that I teach a class, which I am going to do on January 5 and 19. So if you are in the Toronto area come and join us at Pointers ( I would love to see you.

Thanks for stopping by.


P.S. The QuicKutz Fashion Doll die set can be purchased at Pointers.


Laurie said...

I'm so glad you posted pictures of these cards, Nicky. I'm going to forward them to some girls that I think would be thrilled to take your class - they're GORGEOUS!

Queen Mary said...

Gee, I wonder if my firm would send me to Toronto for business later this week??? Paper dolls for grown ups! Excellent!

Anne Porretta said...

These dolls look fabulous, Nicky! (Why am I not surprised?) I wish I was free to take the class because it looks like a fun and creative way to "play". Do you ever do an evening class?

Karen Motz said...

These are so chic Nicky!! Happy New Year!

Esther said...

Fab-u-lous, Nicky...just amazing designs...I was all carded-out so needed your inspiration badly to get going again...Thank you and congratulations on the great news!

Nadine said...

I'm so glad I got a sneak peek of your creations when I was in Toronto cuz I'd be really upset to have missed out on these. Also so happy to see your New Years resolution to post more often, always love hearing from you and congratulations on the upcoming new grandbaby!

jennifer said...

Beautiful cards as usual...Are you going to do any nights for this class? I'm not able to come during the day for the next few months.


Anonymous said...

Your fashion dolls are too cute. It was so nice to hear from you and your kind words! We should get together some time!!

lena said...

So cute. I love it. I like to invite you to my blog for a custom made apron give away. Enter @

Blog Larson said...

We share the same passion and interest. Your designs are just simple yet they hold a certain level of elegance and that makes it more awesome! I also have scrapbooking ideas article published on my site . Thanks!