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5.04.2011

Nikki Sivils - Summer













{Reported by Sharyn Tormanen}







Summer is Coming!
Summer is Coming!

Well. We can pretend, right? What I loved about opening this box of product, was that I got to enjoy some flashbacks to last summer and renew my hope that it really will come again, someday. I continued to hope while I turned my heat back on, grabbed my quilt and scrapbooked. In May.
Summer will come. It will
But for now - I'll play. And if summer is what I'm hoping for, this is just the paper to bring me there.




What I liked:
  • Put a piece of scalloped paper in a box with my name on it, and I'm happy. Add journaling lines to the same paper - I'm happier yet. The lines on this paper were closer together than many others I have used, and I loved them. They are perfect for me.
  • I liked the mix of colors - pink, green, blue, yellow - easy to mix and match with many summer scenarios
  • I like that there are two alphabets to choose from on one sheet, and that both of them have upper and lower case
  • I don't gravitate towards theme papers, so this set didn't grab me right away, but once I worked with it I realized that there was just enough non-theme to satisfy me, well mixed with enough theme to let me personalize my page just a little bit more.


What I disliked:
  • There was just a little more cutting than what I usually prefer. I would have liked a few more ready to adhere embellishments.
What I made

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And a few cards. I'm always needing cards - and I love when the patterns and embellishments coordinate so well that card making is a breeze.

Where and How Much
Product Name: Summer
Manufacturer: Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker
MSRP: $1.09 - $3.99
Available at: Scrapbook.com, Stop and Scrap


What do YOU think? Leave a comment by midnight EST on Thursday to win a  Nikki Sivils prize pack!

41 comments:

Anke said...

I like this papers, the colors.
Would like to try them.

Joan V said...

I love the scrapbook page that you made from the paper set. Sometimes cutting is fun and relaxing. Cute cards, too. I love using sets of papers and stickers because you know all the hard work of choose what goes together is already done for you. I usually don't gravitate to busy papers because I don't know how to use them properly, but I try to use bits and pieces like you did on your page. This would be a great set to play with. Thanks for the review.

alwayscharlie said...

I luv Nikki's papers and especially enjoyed seeing how you used them today!

ArlaMo said...

Love the fresh, bright colors!

Kelly Massman said...

It's cute!! I agree though--that is usually the only thing I don't like about nikki's papers-that you have to do so much fussy cutting!! But, I love the designs!

Dale Tiernan said...

Nikki always makes bright and fun collection. Sometimes some of it is a bit cutesy for my style but I can still make it work usually.

Erica Hettwer said...

Love what you did with the banner, Sharyn! :)

Jennifer Cowan said...

I love Nikki's stuff, she makes it easy to throw together a page.

Love the cards!

GLOANN said...

I loved that you made your banner a bit more dimensional by putting the little pleats in it. Love these papers and would love to own them. Thanks for the chance.

Court said...

I think the summer line is SO happy! I like some richer colors to offset pastels (like her We are Family line), but I can still mix those in myself. I love the yellow stripes and polka-dots and think it's still a very cute collection!

Steff said...

Fun, fun papers! Would love to play with these! Your banner is very eye-catching with the dimension you added. Great work!

Patchi said...

Nikki's collections are always fun! As it's summer in Florida most of the year, I can get a good use out of this one. I love the scalloped paper too!

Irit Shalom said...

I love your projects, also I don't mind to do cutting and I think this line is a very cute one I can use..

janet said...

Nikk's collections are new to me, but becoming a FAST favorite. Such cheery designs! Thanks for sharing some really great pieces...love the cards!

Scrapamum said...

I love Nikki Sivils lines! Super cute fun themes with great colours!!!

Linh C. said...

Nice cards, great to have on hand!

Janet said...

oh, I love Nikki's collections - they are so fun. I love the layout and the cards are adorable.

Darla said...

I do love Nikki's collections and this set has fun summery colors! Great projects!

Anonymous said...

I love Nikki's cut-out papers-especially the round ones. SOOO, I liked what you did with the scallops!
Bev Gardner
bevgardner@comcast.net

Jean said...

I like her papers and this is no exception. Wonderful layouts and cards!

Gordon said...

I love the way you got a lot of pictures on the page along with journaling on the lined paper. The banner is really cute:)

Nikki Sivils said...

Thanks for the great review, glad you liked my new "Summer" paper line! Cute layouts and great cards!

Rhonda V. said...

I totally LOVE this new beautiful line!!! Nikki's papers are so inspiring and make it easy to create something amazing!!!

Debbie W said...

I would love to win these papers. I love the colors.

Pam said...

Love it!

Nitasha said...

This is such a cute collection! Thank you for the insightful review!

Charity said...

I like the kit a lot. I don't have any girls, but I don't think that the pink in this is so overwhelming. I also love all the little embellishment possibilities. Your layout is great (I agree about the lines being close together) and I love the cards you made - simple and cute.

eunice said...

Love the banner. Great idea to give it some character and dimension with just a little bit of imperfection.

debpaint16 said...

Nikki's collections are always just wonderful, this one is no different!! I Love your LO & cards turned out beautifully!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
debpaint16@aol.com

Ann Cicilie said...

Love the bright colors, the wonderful patterns and the versatile backsides! Would love to win stuff from Nikki Sivils :)

Lovely cards and layout!

Karen L said...

Love how you used this collection! I am also usually not a fan of themed papers, but these look versatile and fun! LOVE the banner especially! With a 9 month old grand-daughter I would use these all the time

csparky61 said...

What cute summer fun. Perfect for my summer pages of my beautiful grand daughter.

Joanne Johnson said...

I love the paper the cards are made out of! And the banner with buttons is a cute idea.

PamS said...

I am loving the Nikki Sivils paper lines. I like the designs and the colors she puts together. This line is perfect for summer pictures.

Katie said...

I would love to have new papers to play with!

Gabi said...

Great cards, and I love the LO that you made. I think I would prefer less cutting as well. I love it when lines have stickers and chipboard that match :)

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

creationsbyyaritza said...

The colors are so happy. Love them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Summer said...

I love the colors... And with my name being Summer... it gives me more than just the season to use it for.

Sandy Ang said...

It looks like such a bright and happy collection. Just perfect for summer

Irit Shalom said...

I love what Niki do- cute and bright and lovely collections
So much hope to win

CuddlyBunny said...

Beautiful creations! I especially like the cards -- no excuse for us artists and crafters who don't send lovely, simply, handmade cards! :)