Of course it began with a love for scrapbooking. Many years ago Nikki became curious about scrapbooking which lead to a hobby, which developed into a passion, which gave life to a dream. Nikki began creating designs for papers and writing notes about ideas for embellishments. She filled up many notebooks with the hope of one day starting her own company. Her dream became real after Nikki’s husband, Dan, retired from the law firm he co-founded after 16 years of being a lawyer. Dan had desired to embark on a new career for many years. It was one of those moments in life where they knew a door of opportunity could be opened. Nikki and Dan asked, “If not now then when?” Their deep desire to bring the dream into reality became so strong they stepped through the door and together devoted themselves to making it come true.
Our mission is to create wonderfully original scrapbook paper and embellishments by focusing on our imagination and love for crafting. We are a company that retailers can count on to provide new and distinctive paper and embellishments that will excite their customers.
At Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker, we create distinctive and original designs. Our designs are based upon two core beliefs which also serve as the foundation for our company and everything we do to support it.
We believe that scrapbooking, card making and crafting are always:
Our designs are driven by imagination; we strive to be different, not for the sake of being different, but to inspire you to express yourself in meaningful and fun ways. We mix elements from different sources, including styles, colors and materials. Our designs are genuinely eclectic. Our papers use vibrant colors with unique patterns and often contain irresistible characters. We are authentic in intention, action and results. We have achieved our goal if you are inspired (and tickled) when you see our paper.
Willie-B was a real dog named Willie B; that’s him on the left at a dog swim. Willie-B was a wonderful little fella with a personality much larger than his size. He loved food, walks, laps, long naps and wearing outfits. The logo is an actual drawing of him. His little body kind of resembled a bumble bee so the bee outfit was an easy choice. Nikki knew Willie B would be her company’s logo long before he lost his courageous battle with a heart condition. It is a fitting tribute to him that he will forever be the face of Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker... he would have liked that.
I live in Ozark Missouri with my adorable dog Oscar (Oz). I have always been into art in many forms but didn’t really find my stride until I got my first computer. Since then there has been no looking back, this is my media of choice. I graduated from Drury University with my degree in Graphic Design and have been working as a designer in different fields for over 15 years. I got into scrapbooking with my Godmother Charlotte. It is a great way for us to bond and express ourselves creatively. Over the years friends have said that I should make my own paper or design for a company but I never knew how to start. Meeting Nikki at a crop was an answer to two prayers… me to her and her to me and now I’m a proud Graphic Bee!
UPDATE: I offered my resignation to Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. I packed my bags and my pets and followed my heart to Chicago. Although I think I left a bit of my heart back at Nikki Sivils. I suggested having everyone move their lives and families and relocate the company to Chicago...but, alas, no one went for it. Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker is an incredible company and I count myself lucky to have been a part of it these last three years. I will also miss getting to connect with all of our wonderful customers and associates. It has been a true pleasure.
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