Sunday, July 20, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Meet Baylee!!!

Today I have a real live hero for you to meet!

Her name is Baylee.
She is in first grade.
and she has beaten cancer.
TWICE!



I am so impressed by her story, and by her sweet mother.

When Baylee was going through treatment she lost her hair.
Now we all know that while having hair is nice, it's not what makes us beautiful.

Baylee's momma wrote some books all about it.

Here they are:


You can read all about it by clicking 

and she also wrote this one


You can read all about it by clicking 


 They have started a foundation for kids with cancer,
it's called Brave, Bald, Beautiful LLC
you can read all about it by clicking


please take a minute and read her story,  learn about the hair fairy,
and donate if you can. 
I did!

You can also follow them on facebook by clicking 


Now here's where I come in!
Baylee's cousin contacted me and asked me to draw up some graphics to go along with the book, so she could create a companion book review. How awesome is that???? What an honor to be included in a small way :)
Here are the bundles I made:


You can find them here:



And


You can find them here:



And


You can find them here:



xox
Nikki


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

TPT's Supercharge Seller Conference

What an experience!!!!!

I have to tell you, it was far more than I had ever imagined, and I don't
think I have ever been more scared in my whole life, lol.
And it really happened!!!! HOLY SNAP!

This is a loooooong post, and I'm so sorry but I want to remember everything.

I was honored to be a presenter this last week,
I am blown away by the company I was in..... both others
presenting and those who attended.


It was held at the Venitian Hotel in Las Vegas!


It was my family's very first real vacation. I'm so glad that 
they came with me, but I did miss out on some chances
to visit and spend time with my friends. I appreciated every offer, and hope next year to have more time :)

I can not even tell you how awesome it was to meet my friends
and see them face to face. I was so flustered that I didn't even think to get my phone out and take pictures, so I had to "borrow" them from everyone.... and Miss Terri was so awesome to let me use her photos too. I don't want to forget a single minute!

Here are some of the swiped memories...


There were so many people, that I was very overwhelmed..... people probably thought I was a total nut case, lol.

(See the arrow? It's pointing to Jennifer, who was hiding I believe. She's my holder together of everything. What a blessing she is to me, and I was so grateful to have her there. She worked her buns off!)




Here are a few of the people that I got to hug :)
Annie Moffatt, Susana Westby, Fran Kramer, and Kristen Oldham
Crystal Radke
and Elizabeth Hall!!!!


and Katie Mense,
Jen Jones,
and Lisa Mattes and Katie Knight



Farrah Shipley,
Terri Izatt and John Hughes,
and Valerie Donaldson


Then there was Elvis!!!!!

and so many more...... I just don't have pictures! 
I was so humbled and awestruck by it all. 
Thank you to all who took time to visit with me, and listen to my story, and session.
It was really tough to follow the key notes and the first sessions!
Everyone did such a fantastic job, and were so inspiring.

I got side tracked and missed the last two slides in my slide show, 
so I am going to post them here.


TPT has changed my life.
I am so grateful for the opportunities that it has brought me,
and the friends who have helped make it possible.

A chance of a lifetime.

I am truly blessed.




Until we meet again my friends!!!
xox







Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Kreative in Kinder giveaway!!!!

My friend Crystal from Kreative in Kinder just created an AMAZING Writer's Workshop unit!

Recognize the clip art?

You can find it on sale 


But today we are giving it away, for FREE, along with $35 in graphic bundles from me, that you get to choose! All you need to do is comment on this post below! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

One winner will be chosen TONIGHT at 9:00 p.m. CST

On your mark, get set, go!!!!












Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Treasure Trove Winner Announced!!!!



Congratulations Breana!

This has been so much fun! Thank you to all of you who played
along with Laura and I on our giveaway :)
Isn't Whimsy Clips awesome?

We plan on doing some more things together, so keep 
following us both, so you don't miss out!

xox



Saturday, June 28, 2014

4th String Bean bundle just released!!!

 I'm trying out something new. I have this on sale in my TPT 
shop for 20% off through Sunday June 29th, to celebrate finishing it  What do ya think about me selling new stuff for the first day debut at a discount?

xox






Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Teacher's Treasure Trove giveaway!!!!

You are so not gonna believe this!!!!

I have teamed up with Laura.... you know Laura..
from Whimsy Clips....

OH YES! (She is a fabulous graphic artist, and as sweet as can be)

I am so excited to announce this FaBuLoUs GiVeAwAy !!!!

 Check This Out...


ARRRRRRRRRGH matey, 'tis true!

Wait till you see what you can win!


and


$100 in graphics!

As if that's not fantastic enough....

Look at this!!!!


These are BRAND NEW bundles that haven't even been released yet!
You will get the very first copies!

WAIT!!!!! There's still more!!!

You could also win this....


A treasure chest  FULL of goodies to reward your
students for good behavior!

Over 250 pieces!
And it will be mailed to your door!!!!

Yeah, we know.... this is stinkin AWESOME!

And for the last little treasure, you will also win this...


This is a prize package of over $200.00!!!!
 We can't wait to give it away!

How can you enter to win this fabulousness you say?

There's a few things you need do to qualify.

1. Follow both blogs, and leave a comment:

You can follow Whimsy clips by clicking 



You can follow Melonheadz by clicking


2. Like us both on Facebook

You can like Whimsy Clips by clicking

and Melonheadz by clicking


3. The very last thing: Enter rafflecopter by clicking 


The winner will be chosen and announced July 1, 2014....
entries must be made by June 30, 2014.

***Winner will be subject to the above rules, or will be disqualified, and
another winner will be chosen.***

Good luck friends!!!!
xox







June's Mystery Box is up and running!

It is that time again! Our June semi-mystery box is ready to set sail! The summer season has officially arrived and we are celebrating with some nautical awesomeness. Can I get an "Aye Aye, Captain?"




I know what you're thinking, there is nothing we could give you that could top the satisfaction of spending months away from your gnarly underaged crew! 

That is where you are wrong our friends, think about how your summer could improve if you only had this AWESOME new beach bag from Ooh Baby Designs??

No beach time in your near future? No worries! This bag would also be great for hauling your library books, your rock collection, or your WWE wrestling belt.

Our grand prize winner will receive the bag pictured above from Ooh Baby Designs, AND a MYSTERY box full of summer time goodies, AND . . . a shopping spree in each of our stores. 





Click on any certificate below to visit their TPT store ands scope out your potential choices!


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Melonheadz


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teacher-To-The-Core


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Growing-Firsties-Lisa-Mattes


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Second-Grade-Math-Maniac/www.secondgrademathmaniac.com


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kate-Daniel


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Fluttering-Through-First-Grade


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/A-Teeny-Tiny-Teacher


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Traci-Clausen




We will also be giving terrific prizes to TWO runner ups! Two lucky teacher friends will receive the digital products pictured below in their digital inbox!


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Chicka-Vowels-Pack-and-Smart-Art-Meets-Common-Core-Reading-Foundational-Skills-353076    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Diving-into-Summer-Summer-Inspired-Word-Work-Reading-Writing-Craft-1223715   http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fishing-for-Ideas-Journal-and-Writing-Topic-Cards-and-Tools-for-Writers-1197538
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Readers-Theater-Partner-Plays-for-Beginning-Readers-728393    http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ocean-Themed-Common-Core-Math-Centers-264844
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Melonheadzhttp://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Common-Core-Crunch-September-ELA-CCSS-Printables-Growing-Firsties-737562




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Last month's GRAND prize winner won a $200 Tieks gift card! We also gave away two $100 gift cards! 




To see what was included in previous prizes click, here, here, here, here

Simply complete three easy steps to enter the June Mystery Box Giveaway!

1. Follow
2. Comment
3. Rafflecopter





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This month's comment question:

Feel free to copy and paste your answer to this month's question in the comment section on each blog. There is no need to retype every time. Please follow each blog while you are hopping through.

While your clicking through the rafflecopter, be sure to "Like" this month's sponsor, Ooh Baby Designs, on facebook!






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We apologize to our friends from around the globe, but this contest is for US residents only, please.

Nautical graphics in this post were purchased from Little Llama Shoppe. Teacher clipart images in this post were designed by Melonheadz Illustrating.