Thursday, September 15

Paper to felt...

You might have made these exact flowers out of PAPER...but now that fall is approaching...why not make them out of warm and fuzzy FELT! Check out this beautiful FELT CENTERPIECE that is so easy and straightforward to create. Have a ladies night and make them with friends...or get your kids involved with this one (it's not too messy!).

Wednesday, September 14

You Gotta try this Recipe..the best Chocolate Cake ever!

This is a favourite recipe of everyone here at Ninabrook Designs....and a great time to make it when zucchini is abundant in the garden. Enjoy!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

1/2 cup butter or marg
1/2 cup veg oil
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sour milk

2 1/2 cups flour
4 T Cocoa
1/2 t Bkg powder
1 t Bkg soda
1/2 t cinnamon

2 cups grated zucchini
1/4 chocolate chips

Cream together butter, oil and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla and sour milk and mix well. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and beat well. Stir in zucchini.
Pour into 9x13 or two 8" square pans lined with wax paper. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Bake at 350 for 30-40 until cake tests done.

Wednesday, August 24

WE NEED YOU to test market our NEW IDEA!

Hey ladies! We're not ready to "officially" unveil our new idea...but when we do, what we NEED is YOUR feedback, YOUR questions, YOUR comments and YOUR creative ideas!!! We're even going to offer FREE NINABROOK PRODUCT if you come up with a NAME!
Sooooo....stay tuned...details are coming soon.

Tuesday, August 23

Paper...not just for your scrapbooks!

The 80's was the era of "country crafts" for me. Wreaths, teddy bears, straw hats boasting dried flowers of every variety!
Welcome to a new era of crafting...where simple is sleek, modern and FRESH. These 3 D stars would be awesome for trimming the Christmas tree, but here they are layered to create a one of a kind wreath! You can do it...go for it!!!

Thursday, August 18


Hey everyone! The new product that we found at CHA is starting to trickle into the warehouse!!! It's like Christmas in August! Boxes, boxes and more boxes!!! Check out our latest "Amazing Deals". We hope you'll LOVE them as much as WE here Ninabrook Designs to see the latest and greatest! If you're NOT signed up for our newsletter...enter your email address on our HOME page.

I came across this idea thanks to Laurie (the tip junkie). Not only is this a cute, CUTE card idea...but the tutorial for the paper bow is straight forward and easy to follow!


Wednesday, July 27

Tuesday, July 26


The recent CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) TRADE SHOW in Chicago was FANTASTIC! Talk about information and INSPIRATION wherever you looked (even an upside down Christmas tree!). We'd like to share some of it with you. Some pics are of alternative ideas for use of patterned paper and some pics are of PRODUCT that we ordered because we know you'll LOVE it! Check out the glittery, layered chipboard...soo adorable!!! ENJOY.