Hello Stealers! I’m so excited today to be introducing you to our next guest designer. Nikki Hobbs, scrapbooker extraordinaire, so graciously accepted my invitation to work with the Imaginisce Lucy Bird collection and I’m pretty sure that you will agree with me that she did a fantastic job using the kit!
I’ve been lucky enough to know Nikki through the scrapbook industry for several years. She’s an amazing woman that seems to have figured out doing it all! She’s a wife, mother, crafter and a passionate exerciser and baker! I asked Nikki to share a little bit about herself with all of us. Here’s what she wrote:
Hi, my name is Nikki Hobbs. I am a 31 years old, SAHM. I have three amazing children, Austin-9, Aidan-6 and Adriana Isabella (Bella)-2 1/2. I have been married for almost 10 years to my hubby Dustin and we live in sunny California. I have always been some what of a scrapbooker, I remember taking my camera to school all the time when I was younger, and I always added my pictures to albums. I started “layout” scrapbooking in 2000 when I was pregnant with my first son, it was one of those CM parties and I did a layout chocked full of the classic “Sticker sneeze” look, and to this day, I kid you not, I still love that layout LOL, of course I have come a long way from the good old title and a bunch of stickers on a page day. Thanks to that though I was hooked and never looked back.
I am a HUGE scrapbook supply hoarder lol, I have so much Basic Grey, Chatterbox, Thickers, embellishments, etc, I could scrapbook until I was 100 and still have supplies left over for the next three generations of our family to use. My scrapbooking style has come along way since that first encounter with CM products and scrapbooking “layout” style. I love so many different things, lumpy, bumpy, shabby chic, clean and simple, bright and color popped. My style really just depends on how I am feeling at the time that I sit down to work on something. I currently work for, Creative Xpress, Provo Craft, and Little Red Scrapbook kit company. I’ve also had my work featured in various publications, idea books, and special assignments for other manufacturers. Aside from scrapbooking and being a mommy full time to my kiddos (which is a job in it’s own, Team mom anyone? lol) I am 100% a book nerd! I LOVE to read! I wear cute nerdy shirts that say how much I love to read lol and one of my favorite places to spend free time is in a book store, you can usually find me down one of the isles, sitting on the floor, a book in one hand and some starbucks in the other. I love it! I was so honored to get the chance to be a guest designer for the Scrapbook Steals website and blog, I hope you like what I created with this amazing kit!
Now I’m pretty sure you will not only *like* what Nikki has done with the kit, but you will *love* it! I’m such a simple scrapper that I’m always in awe of the talents of scrappers like Nikki. I love the layering and inking and all of the little extras that Nikki so effortlessly incorporates onto her layouts. I also especially love the journaling strips on her ‘Sweet Girl’ layout.
What I was particularly drawn to in Nikki’s ‘Best Girl’ layout is how she used so many different patterns of paper, yet didn’t overwhelm the layout by using a piece of white cardstock as the background. I also love the scalloped edges that she has on this layout.
Nikki is not only incredibly talented with layouts but she is a fantastic card maker. Look at how she used the Lucy Bird kit to create these beautiful cards that will truly brighten someones day. I love on the ‘Thank you’ card the little splash of ribbon across the top. The scallops and folded flowers on the ‘Hi’ card are my favorite!
Thank you Nikki for being our guest designer today. If you’d like to see more work by Nikki, be sure to check out her blog. You will definitely find all sorts of stuff to tickle your creative mind!
Until next time….happy scrappin’!