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August 14, 2014
“Back To School” Silhouette Specialty Media Sale! from Nikki, In Stitches

It happens every year!

Summer flies by and before we know it the kiddos are headed back to school!

And moms are stuck in the weird place of happy and sad at the same time: Sad to see the days of fun come to an end, but happy to be able to enjoy a cup of coffee, while it’s still hot…without having to warm it in the microwave four times.

I have a fun project to “reshare” today from last summer…the “Back To School” tumblers you see above. Instead of sending you to last year’s post ...

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June 28, 2014
I picked a fabric for my next sewing machine covers! from Tink Squared

I picked a fabric for my next sewing machine covers!

This morning, I stopped in at Hobby Lobby to say hi to a friend and drop off a piece of the blueberry pie I made.

I also left her one of my homemade hamburger buns to try as well.

My buttermilk base bread, less 1 tablespoon of honey and an added package of Lipton Onion Soup mix, makes wonderful hamburger buns!

But I regress.  The fabric!  It’s been found!  I wasn’t sure of the “look” I wanted, but since my sewing rooms are separate from the rest of the house, I wasn’t worried about coordinating with the ...

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May 16, 2014
Lauren McKinsey’s Blue Goose Boutique Grand Opening Giveaway! from Nikki, In Stitches

I am so excited to share not only a fun giveaway with you today, but also the work of a very talented friend!

Many Craft Academy students know Lauren McKinsey’s designs because she so graciously gives them to us to use in our “Crafting With Your Silhouette” lessons, and I’ve raved about her talents on Facebook on more than one occasion. So when she asked if I’d share the launch of her newest line of products, I jumped at the chance to share all of them with you!

Blue Goose Boutique, Lauren McKinsey’s newest shop, is ...

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April 21, 2014
3 Tips For Applying Heat Transfer Vinyl from Nikki, In Stitches

Either I was a very good girl last year or Santa keeps a close eye on me here and on Facebook because I got spoiled with a heat press at Christmas. It took me a bit to break it in, work out the kinks, and feel confident cranking out custom t-shirts…hence this post coming four months AFTER Christmas! But still, I thought I’d pass along my top three tips for working with HTV.

(These can be used when applying HTV with an iron, too…not just a heat press. But I can tell you this: I used ...

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March 20, 2014
Homemade Temporary Tattoos For Your Little Ones {And A Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway!} from Nikki, In Stitches


These little “100th Day Of School” tattoos were a big hit when I posted them on Instagram and Facebook a few weeks ago, so when Silhouette said their specialty media products were being featured this month, I was so excited to share a few tricks for making them. They really are simple, and a HUGE hit with the kiddos!

Below you’ll find my tips for using Silhouette’s temporary tattoo paper, PLUS details on the specialty media sale. (As always, if you don’t have a machine, you can find one bundled with lots of goodies below! And if ...

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March 11, 2014
Pull Up A Chair…Let’s Talk Crafts (Volume 2) from Nikki, In Stitches

Life gets crazy pretty fast.

And with warm weather (hopefully) around the corner, things aren’t going to slow down.

So I thought it would be nice today to take some time to just chat. This post was such a hit last time around, why not grab a cup of coffee and join in the fun again?

(Plus, I just really love talking back and forth with all of you!)

Let’s do it today, now, before we’re (again…hopefully) busy outside, soaking up some sunshine!

Comment on any of the topics you see below. (If you’re reading ...

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February 20, 2014
Silhouette Stamping Starter Kit (And Supplies!) Are On Sale! from Nikki, In Stitches

Silhouette has decided to squeeze in one more sale in February…and it’s a good one!

They are featuring the Stamping Starter Kit, but almost all supplies are on sale, too!

Not only can you grab your favorite goodies to play with (Have you picked up the washi paper yet? LOVE IT!), but this is also a great time to stock up on mats and blades!

All the sale details are below, PLUS a quick intro on how to use the Stamping Starter Kit. (You may have seen this how-to here before, but a lot of people seem to ...

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February 6, 2014
Do You Need The Designer Edition Upgrade Of The Silhouette Software? {PLUS A Portrait Giveaway!} from Nikki, In Stitches

We’ve been talking nonstop about Silhouette this week. Whether your a Craft Academy member or a follower on Facebook, it pretty much has been our topic of choice as of late. So when Silhouette asked if I’d like to giveaway a Portrait today I said ABSOLUTELY!!

If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post you’ll see a Raflecopter box to enter. If you’re reading this in your email inbox and can’t see the box, just click here to be taken right to the Nikki, In Stitches site. And good luck ...

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January 23, 2014
{Silhouette} Totes, A Portrait Giveaway, And New Products Debuting At CHA! from Nikki, In Stitches

I’m cutting right to the chase with today’s Silhouette post because it is PACKED with goodies!

1. There’s a sale this week on totes. Yes, you can travel in style with your CAMEO or Portrait, and I know many of you scrapbooking crop lovers will also LOVE this easy way to carry not only your machine, but all of the supplies that go with it. Details below! (PS…machines are on sale, too!)

2. I’m giving away a Silhouette Potrait™! And my Intro To Your CAMEO Class (also applicable to the Portrait). And one month in ...

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January 11, 2014
Three Tips For Creating Perfectly Sized and Proportioned Designs In Your Silhouette Software {PLUS A Silhouette Portrait Giveaway!} from Nikki, In Stitches

I’ve got an action packed post for you today!

Here’s the quick run down…then look for the details below:

1. I’ve got three of my best tips for creating perfectly sized and proportioned designs in your Silhouette software.

2. I’ve got a promo code that will get you 30% off all supplies (included the Designer Edition software upgrade!) from Silhouette.

3. I’m giving away a Silhouette Portrait™!! Woo Hoo!

Like I said, details for each are below!

Enjoy,

Nikki, In Stitches 

Three Tips For Creating Perfectly Sized and Proportioned Designs In Your Silhouette Software ...

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January 7, 2014
FREE Online Silhouette Class! from Nikki, In Stitches

So many of you know I’ve recently launched The Nikki, In Stitches Craft Academy where I teach online classes. And, more specifically, my first program there is called Crafting With Your Silhouette, where we cover in detail how to use Silhouette cutting systems.

Well, it seems like A LOT of people received a Silhouette CAMEO or Portrait for Christmas and needed some help getting started with it.

To get everyone moving and grooving with their machines, I hosted a LIVE online class and it was SO MUCH FUN!

We covered where to find supplies, where to find free designs ...

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December 26, 2013
Reverse Weeding Video How-To {PLUS One Last Sale On Silhouette Vinyl!} from Nikki, In Stitches

I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!

I am still enjoying pajama days, hot cocoa, and playing with my kiddos. (There is nothing better than brand new Christmas toys, right? We’re surrounded by Lego pieces and Barbies over here!)

How many of you found a Silhouette under your tree? I know a lot of you were hoping Santa would leave one for you!

Today I have a video how-to for reverse weeding. It’s a super simple technique for weeding vinyl that works best for your teeny tiny text. A few people have asked in the Crafting ...

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November 29, 2013
Silhouette’s HUGE Black Friday Sale {And Lots Of Other Goodies From Me!} from Nikki, In Stitches

Silhouette’s HUGE Black Friday Sale is finally here! Woo Hoo!

Today’s post includes all of the sale goodies, plus a few extra surprises, so be sure to take a peek at all of the details below.

Not only do I have the promo code to get your supplies AND MACHINES 40% off, but I’ve got a super simple show stopper how-to AND a little Black Friday sale of my own.

Like I said….take a peek below. This post is chock full of fun!

Enjoy,

Nikki, In Stitches

1. Let’s Take Care Of The Silhouette Sale ...

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November 21, 2013
I'm so grateful... from Cherry blossoms-quilting studio

... for all of ya'll!
And to say thanks,
I've joined the Quilter's Blog Hop Party
with participants from all over the world!


And to share in the fun,
I have 2 giveaways!

The first one is this
owl be home for Christmas Kit
to make this little table topper

 °Ü°

And for the second one,
I'm giving away a signed copy of
Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol. 7
where you'll find a pattern for my
Retro Chair


Enter once, twice, or three times by:
(1)  Leaving a comment and telling me ...

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November 20, 2013
I’m Thankful For You! {Silhouette CAMEO® Giveaway!} from Nikki, In Stitches

I have so very much to be thankful for this year…

…now three beautiful babies (the newest one happens to be a great sleeper to boot!)

…a husband that supports me and my crazy ideas unconditionally

…friends and family that fill my life with so much love my heart sometimes is completely overjoyed

…and all of you.

This little blog has been going now for almost six years, and many of you have been here from the start.

Thank you.

Thank you so much to each and every one of you, those that have been here from day one and ...

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October 30, 2013
The Nikki, In Stitches Craft Academy Is Open For Enrollment! from Nikki, In Stitches

Today’s the big day — The Nikki, In Stitches Craft Academy just officially opened for enrollment!

And before I go into the details of all that the Craft Academy has to offer, I do have a little something special for those of you that have been patiently waiting for this day. From now until midnight tonight, anyone that enrolls can use the promo code CharterCWYS and get the program at over 30% off.

Get the full details, discount and enroll here!

And now for all the fun…

The Craft Academy is special. It has a special place in my heart ...

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October 15, 2013
How To Create Perfectly Glittered Designs Every Time! {Plus A Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway!} from Nikki, In Stitches

A short and sweet post today featuring lots of goodies (and a giveaway!!), but most importantly, my trick to getting perfectly glittered designs…every time!

1. My secret to perfect glitter is….

Many of you know that glitter is not my friend.

In fact, I am the self-proclaimed “world’s worst glitterer.”

I usually get more glitter in my hair and on my worktable, than I do on my project, and after all the frustration I put myself through, it still doesn’t look that good!

Enter the double sided adhesive from Silhouette, and problem solved.

Below you’ll find ...

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October 12, 2013
The winners of... from Cherry blossoms-quilting studio

The 2 pre-cut Propelled Runner Kits are: 
°Joan and Susan°
Congratulations ladies!
°Ü°
 Thanks everyone for visiting on my day of
the Let's Twist to the 60's Blog Hop
and sharing about your favorite quilting too!
Yes, most of us love our rotary cutters
and I know I probably would not have started quilting without it,
but at the moment, the Silhouette Cameo
is my favorite and most useful tool!
Have you ever heard of it?
It's an electronic die cutter and a totally awesome tool!
I will tell you all about it soon!

Hope you're ...

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October 4, 2013
Haunted Halloween Decoupage Picture Frames from Nikki, In Stitches

How many of you have a “go-to” technique or project?

You know…the one that you fall back on time and time again.

The one you recreate for different holidays.

Or the one you’ve turned into gifts for countless family members and friends.

Decoupage frames are my “go-to” craft.

So when I was in need of a quick Halloween project (preferably kid friendly!) and spotted three unfinished little frames linked together, I instantly knew what I would do with them!

The how-to for this spooky Halloween home decor is below. If you’d like to see how I’ve ...

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September 25, 2013
Glass Etching Starter Kit Sale {And A Silhouette Portrait™ Giveaway!!} from Nikki, In Stitches

I *think* I’m back to a regular blogging schedule.

I *think* so.

At any point, my five week old could completely change the nice routine I have our little family following, but for now…I *think* you’ll be hearing from me again once a week, and I’ll be sending lots of fun DIY’s and tutorials your way.

So, to get the ball rolling again, let’s have a giveaway!

Who wants a Silhouette Portrait™?

We’ll make entry into the giveaway super easy. Just fill out the rafflecopter form below. (If you are reading this in ...

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