Monday, September 22, 2008

Not a creature was stirring...

Here's last week's challenge over at the awesomeBitten By the Bug...the challenge was to use the Home from Christmas Cheer, isn't it the cutest house? Go on over to the BBTB site and check out everyone's beautiful creations!

When I first starting thinking about what I wanted to do with this challenge what I envisioned turned into a COMPLETELY different creation! This is part of my work-in-progress acrylic album in memory my cat, Morgan, who past away about a 1 1/2 yrs ago. As a matter of fact this picture was taken about 3 weeks before she was diagnosed with cancer and subsequently died about little more than 3 mos from then.

If you would like to see what I've done so far with this acrylic album you can go here.

I LOVE this picture of her, she was always so cute hanging out or sleeping under the Christmas tree. Unfortunately this picture of the picture you can't see her cute little paws all curled up...

So, here is my take on the challenge...which BTW I hope to still be able to fit in some time before this Christmas to do the project I first envision!...stay tuned for that...

Reindeer Magic Dust Mix:
-CS: TPC "Espresso" and "Gingersnap", DCWV White Glitter, MM "Smooth Cranberry" and Bazzill Black
-DPs: Heidi Grace "Shimmer Flocked Paper"
-Jim Holtz Distressed Ink "Walnut Stain" and "Antique Linen"
-Fluid Chalk Inks: Colorbox "Creamy Brown", "Merlot" and "French Blue"+
-Stickers: Jolee's Boutique "Glitter Green Flower Photo Corners" & Jolee's By You "Silver Passion Flower"
-Computer Fonts: Old English at 24 pts
-Cricut Carts: Christmas Cheer for the Home cut at 4 1/2" and Paper Doll Dress Up for the Sleigh cut at 1 1/2" and the reindeer cut at 2"
-Misc: Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, Adhesive, Zot dots


Laura Davis said...

This is so cute Nikki! I love the the pic of the kitty too:)

DeeDee said...

Awwww, what a sweet baby! What a neat idea for an acrylic book....I love it!! HUGS!!

tiggertastic said...

My goodness, this is just outstanding, what a excellent very creative make

sarah x

Regina Easter said...

oh my goodness, i didn't know this was an album, boy i love it even more....

The Wuthrich Family said...

This little album turned out really adorable Nikki! Super job!

Crayola58 said...

I adore this....and I love the tribute. Our beloved pets are so much a part of us, our soul, our hearts.

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

I sent your kit out today...Yes! Let me know what you think I am sure you will love everything about it even the wrapping...LOL...AS far as SweetArts Paperie I usually go to add a gadget and add a picture and paste it there..Works for me...E-mail me if you have any more questions...Hugs, Krista

Spartansus said...


Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I am in awe of your blog, you create such lovely items!!!

Would it be okay if add you to my favorite blog list?

It has been so fun being a guest at BBtB. I actually hate that this is my last week.

Thanks again Nikki,

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Love this! Just adorable!

Shirley said...

How creative and pretty too. Another keepsake and with such special memories for you. Thanks for sharing them.

Glee said...

Absolutely wonderful, Nikki! I am in awe of your talent! I am off to check out your shop!!!!!

My to do list...

*Become a Project Corner & Spotlight winner on the Cricut™ Chirp Newsletter (or at least a highlighted thread)
*Ongoing Memorial Journal for Morgan
*Scrapbook for my favorite moments at DisneyLand and DisneyWorld (my other obsession, big, big, big Mickey fan!)
*Scrapbook for my trip to Europe
*Scrapbook for the last two years of the kids for my DF's mom and one for his Dad.