How to Open Wink of Stella Pens…

45503Hello, Friends,

I’ve been receiving this question a lot lately; so, here are step by step instructions on how to open Wink of Stella Pens:

1.Unscrew the entire lid off of pen – not just pull the cap off


3. Screw lid back on

4. Point the end of the pen that has the color label DOWN.  Shake BUT NOT SQUEEZE

5. Pull the cap off – not screwing off the entire lid

6. Gently squeeze on the sides where it says squeeze

7. Watch for the ink to drop into the well


9. Put cap on and shake without squeezing

10. Let gravity pull the ink down
Note: Be sure to store pens vertically with the cap facing up — you will be able see the colors and stop leaking of ink

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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.


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.

bird card 1 bird card 2 bird card 3 bird card 4 bird card 5


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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.

block 5 block 1 block 2 block 3 block 4

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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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