Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Show Sneak Peaks

I would like to thank everyone who came out Sunday to the Handmade Holidayshow!!  Your support made it is a success.  Not a huge turn out, but I got to meet some really talented ladies.  Opened up lots more opportunities for me, got invited to some other shows!  Looking forward to future shows with these fun ladies!  Have to give a shout out to my girl Elizabeth!  She bought both of my collage pieces! Happy Dance! 
Terry, I was so glad to see you!!!  Miss you both so much!!   
Here are some pics from the show, the quality isn't the best, the lighting wasn't that good for pics. 
This week is catch up and recuperate week!  Many late nights getting ready for the show, but I feel it really payed off!  Took some of my mother's sculptures with me to the show.  This is Herbert, he is sad because he is the last pumpkin to be picked for Halloween.  Love it!  You can find her stuff @ http://www.gardenspellghosttale.etsy.com/

Alot of the items I brought home are going up for sale on etsy.  Also hoping to get into a local goth show!  Wouldn't that be fun!  Here are some of the pics I took yesterday of my creations.

This is one of my extra large double pinwheels.  Measures 7" with a big 18" handle.  This is one of six!  Love them so much!  But hard to photograph..

Made TONS of gift boxes, they have been one of my hot Etsy items.  Many will be added to my shop this week!

I have been creating jewelry since high school, but really got out of it once I found scrapbooking.  I like to do a few pieces here and there still, but am really intrigued by steam punk jewelry.  It's a completely different twist on the traditional jewelry these days, sorta dark, sorta funky and ALOT of fun!

Well that's it for today, I will give lots more peeks later on this week!  Still have to get pics of my cute Halloween cupcake wrappers and creepy cupcake picks.  Heading out for my almost daily run to the post office. 
Have a great day, I hope you get out to enjoy the weather and beautiful trees!
Check back later this week for more pics!
Thanks for stopping by,
Nicki Chicky

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

You're Invited...

All week I have been in my studio creating all kinds of wonderful things for this weekends show.  I am really excited! But  I don't know exactly what to expect.  Looking forward to the opportunity to get to know other local artists, meet some great new people and maybe sell some things!  And who knows what may open up for me after this! 
Please stop by on Sunday and show some support for all the hard work these local artists have put into making this show wonderful!!  Spread The Word  I just found out about this show not that long ago, it is by word of mouth at this point.  If you live locally, please make sure to spread the word!!!    I would love to see any faces from the scrappy store, I miss you All!!
  If you have any questions just drop me a line a Scrapaholicmania@aol.com.
Hope to see you there!!

Nicki Chicky

Saturday, October 2, 2010

MPTS October Challenge

October is here at last!! The fall season is always my favorite time of the year.  It's almost a forgotten season, so short lived.  Sometimes with the early onset of snow, or this year it's been soo hot and dry.  But it is here, and with it brings this month's MPTS challenge! 
  I was super excited about this month's challenge.  Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I can honestly say I have way more Halloween decorations than Christmas.  So I couldn't wait to try my hand at making my own awesome Halloween decor! 
 The theme this month was:
"We don't want to be fairy and bright, we want to be scary and give them a fright"!


NO ORANGE or Yellow!!!

These two colors CANNOT be used on your project!!!

Supplies: Glitter and ribbon

Embellishment: Hand made flower

Technique: embossing

Surface: ANY

 This is actually something I had started at the end of August.  I had covered the mask with dictionary paper, painted, sanded and
sealed it.  Had even already coated it with glitter, but never finished it.  Once I saw the theme for this month, I knew it was the perfect project.  I had also really been wanting to decorate fascinator hats.  Something about them is just so cute!! 
Plus I love the Gothic feel of them, with a twist of steam punk, So me!!  The hat was purchased at a craft store, it is actually for a doll.  I then added a black  fabric flower ribbon by Websters Pages.  I created the rosette out of Dictionary paper, once glued together I cut it in half.  The look of it seemed to bright, so I pulled a little toile over top, giving it the perfect feel.  The button was found at Jo Ann's on clearance!!  And the handmade flower is one of my specialty flowers from my Etsy shop, just in a miniature version.  A huge burgundy feather accents the back of the hat, and for embossing I decided to emboss the number 31 in silver!!  All in all i loved this challenge!!  So fun to think out of the box!  Make sure you stop by MPTS to see what wonderful creations all the other members made this month!!
Also on that note I would like to announce that my Etsy shop has hit 100 sales!!   Since I left my job just a month ago I have gone from a few sales a month, to over 75 sales in one month!!!  Orders have been pouring in for paper flowers, Halloween art has been flying out the door, and wonderful opportunities keep coming my way!!  Next year I will be featured as a guest designer on Scarlet Lime's design team page, as well as a possible feature of my HOT new scrapbooking supplies on an online magazine!  Next weekend I will be selling at a local sale in the Kettering area, I will post more info on this in the next few days for anyone who would like to attend.   Life is busy, and life is grand, and I am loving it!! 
Thanks so much for everyone's love and support along the way!! 
Couldn't have done any of it without you!!
Stop back soon for more info on the sale coming up Sunday, October 10th!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Nicki Chicky