Free Dauber Box File….

I adore finger daubers for Distress Inks, but they can be annoying to locate inside the box. So, I created this simple little file in Word to help me locate the right dauber. Then, I used a page protector and the new Fuse tool by We R to seal it closed – keeps the chart clean!. Feel free to copy, save, and alter away! I love how it turned out.image1 Click on the link below.

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dauber box fileClick here for file: finger dauber chart (Word Document)

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Tim Holtz Bird Crazy Cards

Here’s a sneak peek at a set of cards I made for the booth. I used the new Bird Crazy, Handwritten Thoughts, and Handwritten Sentiments by Stampers Anonymous and Tim Holtz. The birds are watercolored with Ranger Distress Markers.

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Random Cards…

Howdy! I’ve created some cards for the stamps I carry in the booth and wanted to share! Have a great Sunday.

crafty friends feather card butterflies card birthday shaker card birthday pig card birthday balloon card thanks duck card pick you card im stuck on you card howdy cactus card hello at meow card your kindness card

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Bow Video…

For my Romance Novel Bag Plus Tag Album Students

Here’s my method for tying a loopy bow with seam binding

 

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New Class: A Block Year with Graphic 45…

Here ya go friends. A Home Decor Class using Graphic 45’s “Time to Flouish” Paper Collection! I’m so excited. If you are interested in taking this class read below. It will not be taught until June, and only at all shows I attend in which I drive. I know it stinks, but the blocks are too bulky and large to fly in my suitcase. So if you are attending one of these events, sign-up! This is a limited edition class. :)

 

*Note: these classes are in the process of being scheduled. Be patient. LOL! Check back often to see when they will go live at these locations.

Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX

Creating Keepsakes Convention- Houston

Scrapbook Expo—Duluth, GA

The Acadiana Croppers in Kenner, LA

The Swamp Crop in Houma, LA — I’ll contact my friend to see if she has a link

Cost: $49

Kit Contents: 1-(the entire 12×12 paper pad) of Graphic 45’s “Time to Flourish” collection, 12 loose flowers, entire pack of Petaloo’s burlap flowers, lace, more burlap, ribbon, Petaloo’s mulberry butterflies, entire pack of Tim Holtz’s clips, bottle of Ranger Distress Stain, 24- color calendars, 6 blocks, 3-12×12 cardstock, and real color pictures

Class Description: Come play along with Nicole Petersen as she shows you how to create a mixed media/home decor piece that you will proudly display in your home for years to come. Using Graphic 45’s “Time to Flourish” paper, you will create six blocks that display all twelve months of the year! Two complete years (2015 & 2016) will be preprinted and provided for you in your kit as well as the ENTIRE 12 x 12 paper pad of “Time to Flourish!” Plus, you will be able to match your home decor by choosing between white or brown stain. Don’t wait! This class will only be taught at limited location across the US.

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Nicole Petersen Designs Show Schedule 2015…

Here it is! It’s finally nailed down to 20 shows. I can’t wait to see you on the road this coming year!! If you are interested in a job position, please contact me ASAP. I already have many spots already filled.

Nicole Petersen Designs 2015 Show List

Grapevine, TX – Expo- Feb. 20-21
Pleasanton, CA – Expo- Feb. 27-28
Orlando, FL- Expo- March 6-7
Orange County, CA – Expo- March 19-21
Columbus, OH – Memories – March 27-28
St. Louis, MO- CKC – April 10-11
Milwaukee, WI – Expo-April 17-18
Manchester, NH- CKC – April 24-25
Chantilly, VA- Expo- June 12-13
Arlington, TX- F&W Media- June 18-20
Kansas City, MO- Expo- July 10-11
Duluth, GA- Expo- July 17-18
Lancaster, PA- CKC- July 29-August 1
Santa Clara, CA- Expo- Aug 7-8
Tulsa, OK- CKC- Aug 21-22
Houston, TX- CKC- Aug 28-29
Malborough, MA- Expo- Sept 18-19
Meza, AZ- Expo- Sept 25-26
Sacramento, Expo- Oct 16-17
Seattle, WA- CKC- Nov 6-7

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Nicole Petersen Designs Classes for 2015…

These are the three of my four classes I will be teaching at Creating Keepsakes Conventions and Scrapbook Expo Conventions. I will post a list of the conventions I will be teaching and vending at next year in a few days.

Distress Tag Library 3:

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Description: Distress Tag Library 1 and 2 were not enough! Nicole Petersen has taken it another step forwarded and created Distress Tag Library 3! ALL BRAND-NEW TECHNIQUES with amazing Ranger products: Texture Paste, Distress Inks, Distress Stains, Distress Crackle, and lots more! You will create a 7-tag instruction booklet filled with new techniques for you to get your ink-on. Come prepared to get inky, messy, and texturized! These techniques are not repeated in any other Distress Tag Library Class, and Distress Tag Library 1 and 2 are NOT prerequisites for Distress Tag 3. Your kit will include: Texture Paste, Ranger Watercolor Paper, tags, book ring, Glassine die-cuts, 2-custom-made stencils, 2-Distress Stains (Brushed Silver and Polished Brass), a straw, and 4-Mini Distress Ink Pads (Aged Mahogany, Gathered Twigs, Pumice Stone, and Seedless Preserves).

Student Supply List: paper towels, water, spray bottle, baby wipes, heat gun, Ranger Ink Applicator and foam refills, and craft sheet. Optional: apron and gloves

Forever Green Home Decor

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Description: Join Nicole Petersen in creating a one-of-a-kind home decor/mixed media piece. This beautiful wall hanging can accent any place in your home or office. It could even double as a welcome sign, because it’s created on a chalkboard! Prima paper is featured throughout the project as well as silk greenery. Nicole will even teach you how to create your own bow-maker! Items included in kit: large chalkboard, embroidery hoops, Prima pattern papers, silk greenery, burlap, and a Melissa Frances brooch.

Student Supply List: hot glue gun, hot glue gun refill sticks, scissors, and liquid glue

 

Romance Novel Tag Plus Bag Album

romance novel album

Description: Come play along with Nicole Petersen as she teaches you how to create a one-of-a-kind mini-album from scratch! This album has a completely new spine building technique/process. Learn how to turn chipboard and paper into a spectacular book which you will want to make over and over! This new book concept is a twist on the ever-popular paper bag albums, hidden hinge albums, and tag albums! She has combined all three methods to make this new tag plus bag album. Your kit will include: 16-12×12 Marion Smith pattern papers, 3 yards of black seam binding, twist ties, burlap, 1-pack of decorative tags, 6-pieces of 8 ½ x 11 velum, 1-large Melissa Frances Resin frame, chipboard, a resin cameo, and paper flowers.

Student Supply List: paper trimmer, scoring board and bone folder, glue stick, liquid glue, hot glue gun with hot glue refill sticks, Crackle Accents, tape runner, brayer, and sanding block.

 

I hope to see you in one of my up-coming classes. And, a BIG thank you to all my lovely friends and students who supported me throughout 2014. Thanks, y’all!

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