Saturday, January 19, 2013

Paper Piecings by Nikki Blog Hop - Let's Get Organized

Welcome to the Paper Piecings by Nikki DT Blog Hop - Let's Get Organized.  If you hopped over from Linda
you're on the right track, but if you stumbled onto the hop you might want to begin with Nikki

For a chance to get "with it" in 2013 the PPbN DT's are showcasing ideas on creating some practical projects that deal with the organization of something.

Mama LoveBug is up first today - I was once the woman who took my old calendar and faithfully re-recorded all the important dates on my new calendar...........not any more!! It's such a waste of time when one has a perpetual calendar to record one time the important dates of life (b-days, anniversaries, etc), so with that in mind, I made a Berry Sweet Perpetual Calendar using one of my personal favorite PPbN pattern collections, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Collection

The first 2 pictures show the finished project and the top portion of the calendar:
I fussy cut the peanut, the berry jar, and the sandwich parts.  After constructing the base of the calendar with strawberry paper, I highlighted the elements with a gel pen and added Stickles for glitz.  I stamped out several strawberries and the sentiment.  I added an action wobble on the sandwich parts so Mr. Peanut Butter and Jelly will wobble (fun element).  Lastly, I used LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon in two spots for more fun!!

 Here's the bottom portion of the calendar.
Hope you enjoyed my project.  What else could you make with this collection, aside from layouts and cards - well, how about a photo album cover, a journal, or a recipe box.  There are lots of ways to organize your file folders with these patterns.  Also let's not forget jars or containers to hold your crafty "stuff".  The possibilities are endless!  For more info on this style of calendar you can go to Perpetual Calendar Photos

Remember, no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it........cyberhugs......Mama LoveBug.


HI EVERYONE!!!!
Kimi here and I am quite possibly the MOST disorganized person I know...Esp when it comes to what I need to make for what Blog Hop/Challenge/Posting Day... So with that in mind I made two cute little notepads to help me remember my important crafty dates!

I used the PPbN Love Bears cutting file, paper from SherryK Designs, some pearls, plain white cardstock, my trusty Bind-It-All and my absolute favorite Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon in Strawberry Love & Dark Chocolate!





Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win a free file of your choice from PPbN online store

Make sure to 'like' Paper Piecings By Nikki on facebook and to check her store each day for a fabulous freebie!  Also, did you know that Nikki has lowered her prices???  Yes, she sure did.  You will find everything in her store is just .99 everyday!  If you haven't tried her files yet - now is the time.  No matter what program or cutter you use, you will find a file extension to use in each and every pattern.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us...Do you have a organizational tip?  Please let us know what it is!

Next we'll send you on to Barb



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27 comments:

**********************Barb said...

Great projects Ladies!

Sue said...

Very cute calendar!! Love how you used the glitter... Greetings from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA :-)

Chris said...

OK, I am getting so many ideas and love looking at all the cuts :) guess I need to go shopping LOL
Thanks again and on to the next one :)
Chris

Laura Griffin said...

The pb & J craft item looks good enough to eat! Love it!
Kimi's memo bear items are absolutely precious! Love the colors and what a snazzy way to jazz up boring paper pads!!

Tracy said...

very cute projects...TFS tracyzahm@yahoo.com

Julie's Creative Pieces said...

Great projects ladies!!! Both are wonderful ideas!!!
juliescreativepieces@gmail.com

Liz said...

Oh I will have to google the perpetual calendar to see how this works! I love personalized notepads for hops, etc. Thanks for sharing

lizabratt@comcast.net

Pamela Lash said...

Kimi - I adore your projects and I echo others in that it's such a wonderful way to jazz up paper pads! Love ya.......Mama Lovebug

Krafthead said...

Ok, now I am hungry for some pb&j...awesome projects!

Deanna Lynn said...

Great projects. The card was adorable and the calendar is a great idea.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your projects are so cute!
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Debbie said...

this is all so very cute thanks for sharing and nice to be hopping with you
Hugs
Debbie

pam said...

thanks for sharing love the idesa!

Tanya said...

LOVE LOVE the calendar and notepads!! How creative!!!

Lovebug Creations said...

Mom~ Absolutly love the calendar! Such a great way to keep track of important dates! :) And of course the Pb&J is so cute...and gotta love that ribbon ♥

xoxo
Kim

bird said...

Love your projects ladies.

Linda Therrien said...

both projects are adorable!!! It's always a pleasure hopping wit the two of you.

Linda

Scrappin' Momma said...

Great ideas ladies! I need to get my behind in gear and make me a calendar already!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I too need a calendar. You ladies have gotten my creative juices flowing. TFS

Cathy said...

hehe love it!
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ncalmes said...

Amazing jobs ladies :) You two make such an outstanding crafty team <3 Thank you for being a part of my team and always creating such adorable projects with my files <3

Nikki

Amanda *Scrapbooking Hayven* said...

These are sooooo cute!!!!!!

Amanda

Mommy25 said...

Great projects! Beautiful

Patti Ross said...

Ladies, you are so amazing. You always make me want to rush to the craft room and get creative! Thank you for your inspiration and for being in this hop!!

Dawn, RI said...

Cute idea. I never think of making something useful for me. I like your idea.
DawnRI
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Marianne Barkman said...

Maybe i just need to take my perpetual calendar to my craft room and LOOK at it instead of having it by my bedroom door. Just realized it's only 5 FIVE days till my BFF birthday, i haven't made her card, and i have to mail it. OOOps. Now, if i was organized, it would be a big deal. Thanks for sharing your great ideas

Mel4972 said...

What wonderful ideas! I am so excited to do all of these!!