Sunday, May 31, 2009

Splash of Fun on a Sunday!

Hey crafty peeps! Paper Pretties is having another release party tomorrow, here are all the deets:

On Monday, June 1st Paper Pretties will be having their monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party!! The party starts at 8pm EST and will last until 10pm. We will be issuing only one challenge, so be sure to come and play along!! Besides the challenge, chatter, and all around fun, we will also be releasing Make a Splash Sophia and introducing our new Stamp Of The Month. Sneak peeks started on Saturday May 30th!! Hope to see you at the party!

Before I run off to clean the house and do some yard work here is a summery sneak peek for you. Enjoy! :)

Recipe: Stamps: Make a Splash Sophia. Paper: Certainly Celery (SU!), Select White and Lemon Tart (PTI), Lime Rickey designer (Basic Grey). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Green Galore, Copic markers. Other: Lime button (Rusty Pickle), linen thread, dimensionals, 5/16" jumbo brads.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Trip Notes

I found some really nice little books at Michael's in the dollar bin. They came with a monogram on the front cover but that is easy enough to cover! I turned the first notebook into a Trip Notes book... perfect for jotting down all the places you've been and seen while traveling.

To decorate the notebook I crocheted a flower using some DMC pearl thread (took a few tries before I found a flower pattern that I liked!). I then paired the flower with some green buttons from Rusty Pickle and fun chipboard Thickers. For the cityscape I stamped an image from MFT on Kraft paper and dabbed all the little windows with Platinum Stickles.

And here is the flower up close - I'm loving these flowers and need to make more! Hopefully you won't get sick of seeing them. :)
Recipe:
Stamps: Going Places (MFT), Rough Edges Alphabet (SU!). Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Fun in the Sun mat stack (DCWV). Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic. Other: mat pack, paper piercer, lime buttons (Rusty Pickle), linen thread, Spring Moss swiss dot satin, small oval, Platforms Thickers (American Crafts), Platinum Stickles, dimensionals, DMC thread (used to crochet flower).

Thursday, May 28, 2009

PWC54: Sketchin' Thursday

Hello crafty friends!

I'm posting this a bit late tonight as I work on catching up with things. I had to spend a bit of extra time at The Job this week which meant less time to craft although I had to take a break tonight and make a card for this week's Paper Pretties' challenge. Enjoy!

Pretties Wednesday Challenge #54
Your challenge this week should you choose to accept it is to make a card with the provided sketch!

How to Enter the challenge: make a project using the provided sketch and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s). Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC54.

Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, June 3rd.

Prize*: $5.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

For my sample I paired the sweet watering can with a sentiment from the Rainy Day Friends stamp set. I picked some designer paper and used the colors from it to determine the color scheme for the rest of the card. What do you think? I'm liking this color combo a lot!

Recipe:
Stamps: Simply Special, Rainy Day Friends (Paper Pretties). Paper: Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, PTI Select White, Paperie Rouge & Mocha designer (Making Memories). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: mat pack, paper piercer, blue adhesive rhinestones (Martha Stewart), Riding Hood Red striped ribbon, linen threads, button (Making Memories), dimensionals.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pretties Wednesday: White and More White

Two weeks ago Jackie P. challenged the Prettie Girls to make a card that is all white except the main image. My first reaction went a little like this: "WHAT?!" and then I rembered that I had some white ribbon and white buttons which made everything better! :)

I'm late posting my card but did have a chance during lunch to take a peek at the cards made by the rest of the Design Team. They ROCKED this challenge!!! All of the cards are FABULOUS! So skip (no run) over to their blogs and check out the amazing white on white creations they have all made!
Charmaine Ikach
Christi Thorsen
Frances Byrne
Jackie Pedro
Jackie Rakoski
Jana Weaver
Jessica Diedrich
Jodi Collins
Julie Masse
Jessica Rone

Recipe:

Stamps: Home Sweet Home (Paper Pretties). Paper: PTI Select White. Ink: black, Copic markers. Other: Quickutz embossing folder, Inverted Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, white satin ribbon, white taffeta ribbon, Button Latte buttons, dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercer, corner rounder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, white embroidery floss.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Pink and Brown challenge

I've been playing in a challenge or two over at Stampin' Out Alzheimer's site! This first card is for one of the challenges that the fab Jodi is cohosting: to use brown and pink and exactly two embellishments. I of course had to use ribbon and some pretty buttons! :)


Quick notes: I stamped the flower from One of Kind in Chocolate Chip Classic ink three times on Pretty in Pink and another three times on Pink Piroutte. I trimmed the flower parts and sprayed with Glimmer Mist. I sponged the edges with more Chocolate Chip Classic ink. To finish I sewed buttons to the inner flowers and adhered the layers using dimensionals.


Here is a closeup so you can see how the flowers glimmer. The are even more sparkly up close and in person! The background paper is some extra sparkly butterfly paper by SEI... very very pretty!

Recipe:
Stamps: One of a Kind (SU!), 29 Again Anna Wight Cling set (Whipper Snapper). Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Jolie Chocolat designer (SEI). Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic. Other: Word Window punch, Soft pink butons (Rusty Pickle), Snow Angel, Sherbet and Cherry Limeade Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), dimensionals, linen thread, mat pack, paper piercer, May Arts ribbon.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Spring blooms

Hi crafty peeps!

I spent a few minutes crafting today and came up with this card that reminds me of a bunch of pretty Spring blooms.

Notes: I paired the Guidelines stamp set from Papertrey Ink with a sentiment set from Stampin' Up! I thought it would make for a sweet birthday card or maybe a wedding card.

Hope you are have a fabulous weekend! Happy Memorial Day Weekend to those in the US! :)


Recipe:
Stamps: Guidelines (PTI), Short & Sweet (SU!). Paper: Lavender Moon, Lemon Tart, Select White (PTI), Old Olive (SU!), 2008 Bitty Dot Basics designer (PTI). Ink: Perfect Plum Classic (SU!), Memento Tuxedo Black. Other: Lemon Tart saddle stitched ribbon (PTI), pearls (Melissa Frances), fleur de lis border punch (EK Success), dimensionals
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Hey crafty peeps! I'm popping in real quick with the winner of the blog candy I offered last week! Yay!

I enjoyed reading about all of your favorite flowers and a big thank you to those who let me know that tree in my front yard is a crab apple! :) No wonder the birds love it so much!

I had random.org randomly select a winner from all of the comments (easy peasy!) and it selected akagreenhouse. Congrats!

akagreenhouse - please use the "contact me" link on the right side towards the top to send me an email with your mailing address and I will get a package with all of the goodies out to you next week! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

P.S. I had so much fun doing this blog candy that I may just do another one very soon! :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pretties Thursday Challenge: One, Two and Three

It's Thursday which means that I get to issue another Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge. This week it is a 1-2-3 Challenge! You need to make a card using one piece of ribbon, two buttons (or brads) and three layers! Anything else goes! :)

How to Enter the challenge: make a project following the above rules and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s). Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC53.

Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, May 27th.

Prize*: $5.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

For my sample card I used the extra fun Hola Chica Sophia image and paired her with some fun Basic Grey designer paper! I colored the image with various Copic markers and added a bit of glitter to the fruit with a Clear Spica glitter pen.

Looking forward to seeing your takes on the challenge!!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Hola Chica (Paper Pretties). Paper: Bashful Blue, PTI Select White, Berry Sorbet (PTI), Marrakech (Basic Grey). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Clear Atyou Spica pen. Other: White embroidery floss, mat pack, paper piercer, green buttons (Rusty Pickle), May Arts Ribbon, dimensionals.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pretties Wednesday: Fat Cat Colorful

Two weeks ago Jodi challenged the Prettie Girls to make a card using: Apricot Appeal, Baja Breeze and Pacific Point. Woot! Fat Cat Stamps colors - yay! :)

I decided to give you a break from the house cards and instead used the next SOTMC image: Give Thanks Sophia! I stamped Sophia with VersaMark on Naturals Ivory cardstock and then heat set with black embossing powder. I painted Sophia's dress, bow and flower with Shimmerz paints. To finish I colored the rest of the image with Copic markers. Ummm... Copic markers do not play nicely with embossing powder. Just thought I would share that! ;)

To see more Prettie goodness check out the Prettie Girls:

Charmaine Ikach
Christi Thorsen
Frances Byrne
Jackie Pedro
Jackie Rakoski
Jana Weaver
Jessica Diedrich
Jodi Collins
Julie Masse
Jessica Rone

Recipe:
Stamps: Give Thanks Sophia (Paper Pretties). Paper: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Apricot Appeal, Naturals Ivory. Ink: VersaMark, Copic markers. Other: Shimmerz Paints (Golden Wheat, Celery, December Sky), Textile Texture Cuttlebug embossing folder, Summer Sunrise Topnotch Twill (PTI), pearls (Melissa Frances), small oval punch, scalloped scallop edger punch (EK Success), mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, paint brush, heat tool.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Orange House!

This is one of the cards I made for the last release party and had yet to share on my blog. Doh! One of the challenges Charmaine issued was to use the following color combo: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip and Kraft. Orange? Definitely not my favorite color but I do like how this card turned out!

Would you believe that I grew up in an orange house? It is true! Apparently my dad got a really good deal on some paint at the local hardware store. Hee hee! Maybe that has something to do with my aversion to the color? Or maybe it has something to do with being a Big Ole Pumpkin for Halloween when I was a kid. Three years in a row at that... I wasn't very creative when it came to Halloween costumes! LOL! :)

Quick note: the clear daisy was cut from a thick window sheet using a Sizzix die and the Big Shot die machine.
Recipe:
Stamps: Home Sweet Home
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Kraft, Choc. Chip, PTI Select White.
Inks: black, Copic markers, Clear Copic AtYou Spica pen.
Accessories: small oval punch, linen thread, window seets thick, Daises #2 BigZ Die (Sizzix), 5/16 jumbo brads, mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, Tangerine Tango striped grosgrain ribbon.

P.S. Don't forget about the BLOG CANDY offered on THIS POST!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Eye Candy and Blog Candy

I don't have a card to share with you on this post but I do have a picture of some pretty pink blossoms. This is a shot I took of a tree in my front yard... and no I don't know what kind of tree it is (blush). If you know please educate me! :) If it helps there is some kind of fruit/berry in the fall... birds seem to like them!

As pretty as the flowers are I do have another reason for this post... BLOG CANDY! Yay! I have a bunch of goodies to give away to one lucky winner. Some pretty May Arts ribbon (~2 yards of six different kinds including some yummy purple velvet ric rac), Botanical Blooms SAB stamp set from SU!, Welcome Baby clear stamp set, 12 - 8" x 8" sheets of American Crafts textured Pearlescent paper, 12 - 6" x 6" sheets of SU! designer paper and a couple of cards made by me. Oh - and a little chocolate too! :)

What do you have to do to win aforementioned blog candy? Just leave a comment on this post letting me know your favorite flower or flowers! Hopefully that should be easy enough! :) I'll be closing the commenting on Friday and picking a winner sometime on Saturday.

Just a note - if you post as anonymous please include your name or other identifier otherwise I won't be able to identify you if you win and will have to select someone else! That would be a bummer! :)

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

Smiles,

Danielle

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pretties Thursday: Shimmering Sketch

Hello peeps! I'm back today with the Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge. This time it is a sketchy one! I had a fun making this sketch and am looking forward to seeing what you make with it!

How to Enter the challenge: make a project using the provided color combo and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s). Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC52.
Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, May 20th.

Prize*: $5.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.
Oh... feel free to use the sketch even if you don't have PP stamps - leave a comment on this post if you do. I'd love to see what you are inspired to make!
For my sample I decided to use the apartment building from Home Sweet Home. Have you ever heard of a Facebook app called Sorority Life? I'm addicted to that game and it inspired the theme for this card... it is a house party... pink sorority style... hee hee.
I sprayed a bunch of the layers with Glimmer Mist for some extra oomph! I also distressed the mats with Close to Cocoa ink and an edge distressor.
Recipe:
Stamps: Home Sweet Home (Paper Pretties), Good Times Anna Wight Set(Whipper Snapper).
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black (SU!), PTI Select White and Raspberry Fizz (PTI), patterned designer (Prima).
Ink: black, Copic markers, Close to Cocoa Classic.
Other: brads (Recollections), May Arts Ribbon, 1 3/8" circle punch, mat pack, paper piercer, dimensionals, Cherry Limeade Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels).

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pretties Wednesday: Oh so Blue!


Two weeks ago Jackie R. issue a Prettie Girl Challenge to pick your favorite color and use one shade darker and one lighter. Well, I love BLUE so I made an extra blue card using Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue and Night of Navy Blue! I did add a couple of green accents so that the card wasn't 100% blue though! :)

What colors have the rest of the Prettie Girls been using? Well check them out at:

Charmaine Ikach
Christi Thorsen
Frances Byrne
Jackie Pedro
Jackie Rakoski
Jana Weaver
Jessica Diedrich
Jodi Collins
Julie Masse
Jessica Rone

P.S. I've been having a major case of blogger's block lately! Gack! What is one to do?! Guess I will just have to post lots of pictures instead and maybe some blog candy? Do you think that will make up for a lack of words on my posts? :)

Recipe:
Stamps: Home Sweet Home (Paper Pretties of course!).
Paper: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Ballet Blue Textured, PTI Select White.
Ink: black, Copic markers.
Other: mat pack, paper piercer, linen thread, Kiwi Kiss corduroy button, Kiwi Kiss library Clip, May Arts ribbon, dimensionals.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Simple and Shimmery

Lately I seem to be in a mood to make everything sparkle! It might have something to do with the brand new bottles of Shimmer Mist I added to my collection recently! :)

For this shimmery card I tock a piece of black and white designer paper from PTI and sprayed it with Riptide Glimmer Mist. Since I'm the impatient type I zapped it with my heat tool so it would dry fast! Next I stamped a butterfly from Verve on PTI Select White cardstock and colored with Copic markers. But something was missing... yes, more sparkle is needed! This time I used Angel Wings Shimmerz that was painted onto the colored butterfly and then set aside to dry - luckily Shimmerz has a very quick setting time! Woot!

To finish I added a sentiment, some satin-y black ribbon and a bit more bling! It ended up being a very quick card to make. So what do you think? Too much sparkle? ;)

Recipe:
Stamps: Fluttery By (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Basic Black, PTI Select White, Black & White Basics Designer (PTI).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Other: Labels One Nestabilities, Adhesive Rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas), black satin ribbon (May Arts), Angel Wings Shimmerz, Riptide Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

It's a Bling-y Birthday Post!

HAPPY BIRHTDAY CHRISTI!

Woot! Fellow Prettie Girl Christi is turning a year older today so the Prettie Girls decided to do a blog hop to celebrate her special day! The blog hop started with Christie (aka Prettie Mama) so make sure to skedaddle over to her blog if you didn't come here from hers.

To celebrate I decided to break out my sparkling finery! I used some extra shimmery and flocked paper as well as a few rhinestones. Meeeoooooowwwssssaaa! ;) I was also in the mood for soft tones so paired the pretty paper with a lot of white and a bit of Cool Caribbean. The finished card size is 5" x 5". What do you think? I think Sophia is ready to dance the night away!


Are you ready to dance on over to the next blog hop stop? I thought so! Please make your way to the fabulous Jackie's blog! And keep on hopping until you reach Christi's blog and please leave her a bit of birthday love! :)




Recipe:
Stamps: Give Thanks Sophia (Paper Pretties), On Your Birthday set (Stampin' Up!).
Paper: Naturals White, Cool Caribbean, PTI Select White, flocked designer paper (unknown maker).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Other: Adhesive Rhinestones (My & My Big Ideas), Inverted Scalloped Circle and Circle Nestabilities, 1 3/8" circle punch, white satin ribbon.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pretties Thursday: Mystery Color Combo Challenge

I'm back with another Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge!

The challenge this week is to use the following colors (or similar): Soft Sky, Not Quite Navy, Apricot Appeal AND a color of your choosing! Yes, you get to pick the fourth color - that is where the mystery comes into play! :) If you don't have the above colors feel free to use something simlar!

How to Enter the challenge: make a project using the provided color combo and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s). Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC51.

Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, May 13th.

Prize*: $5.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

For my sample I used the June SOTM image: Give Thanks Sophia. She is soooooo very sweet! I paper pieced her dress from a piece of Summer Sunrise dotted designer paper and colored the rest of the image with Copic markers. For my mystery color selection I picked Chocolate Chip - what a suprise, right? :)

Recipe:
Stamps: Give Thanks Sophia.
Paper: Bitty Dot Basics designer (PTI), Patterns Designer (SU!), Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky, PTI Select White.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Other: Fleur de Lis Edger Punch, Large Oval punch, 5/16" jumbo brads, dimensionals, Summer Sunrise Swiss Dot Satin ribbon (PTI).

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Pretties Wednesday: Making it New!


Two weeks ago Jessie challenged the Prettie Girls to take a much neglected stamp set and Make It New by using it! What a fun challenge! While looking through my stamps the Flirty Fortunes set practicually jumped out of the pile and screamed "PLEASE USE ME!" - so I did! :) I paired it with some pretty Karen Foster designer paper I bought a couple weeks ago and some oh so shiny rhinestones!

For more takes on the Making it New Challenge visit the rest of the Prettie Girls:

Charmaine Ikach
Christi Thorsen
Frances Byrne
Jackie Pedro
Jackie Rakoski
Jana Weaver
Jessica Diedrich
Jodi Collins
Julie Masse
Jessica Rone

P.S. If you are ever looking for news on the latest Paper Pretties' happenings check out The Paper Clip!

Recipe:
Stamps: Flirty Fortunes (Paper Pretties)
Paper: Riding Hood Red Naturals Ivory, Buckaroo Blue, designer (Karen Foster).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Other: Adhesive Rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas), Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain, Circle and Petitte Scalloped Circle Nesties, dimensionals, edge distressing tool.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hoot Hoot Happy!

I received this owl set a week or so ago and finally had some time to play with it last night! Nothing like new stamps to motiviate me to visit the crafty room!

For the first card I used the CAS (Clean And Simple) sketch posted to SplitCoast for this week. I wasn't aware of this sketch until I saw THIS eye-catching card by Kristin. Wow! I loved everything about her card and the layout was so much fun that I had to try my hand at it.

Recipe:
Stamps: Owl Together Now (Stampin' Up!.
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Kraft, Summer Sunrise (PTI).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers.
Other: mat pack, paper piercier, button (Making Memories), striped ribbon (May Arts), dimensionals, 1" circle punch.

Since I had my new stamp set at hand I decided to make another quick and fast card. I stamped the limb and then an owl on top of it. However I wasn't quit happy with how the feet overlapped the branch so I stamped the owl a second time on PTI Select White cardstock, colored with Copics and trimmed. I then adhered the second owl over the first with a dimensional. That fixed the feet! :)

I added just a touch of sparkle to the rims of the eyes with a Copic Spica pen (I really really like these pens - although I think I need a new clear one).
I'm thinking this will be the perfect b-day card for my dad. Now just to find a gift to go with it! :D

Recipe:
Stamps: Owl Together Now (Stampin' Up!).
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, PTI Select White, Periphery designer (Basic Grey).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers, Orange AtYou Spica Pen (Copic).
Other: mat pack, paper piercer, gingham ribbon (May Arts), dimensionals, 1 1/4" circle punch.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Prettie Mama Had a Birthday!

Christie, the owner of Paper Pretties had a birthday last Friday and to celebrate the first challenge at the Release Party was to make a birthday card for her. Too fun! I used Hola Chica and some extra bright Lime Rickey designer paper to create this colorfun concoction! Not my normal color combination but I do like how it turned out! :)

Recipe:
Stamps: Hola Chica, 29 Again (Whipper Snapper)
Paper: Lime Rickey (Basic Grey), Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, PTI Select White
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Accessories: yellow textured ribbon (May Arts), adhesive rhinestones (Me & My Big Ideas), small oval punch, scalloped rectangle and rectangle nesties, dimensionals

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hello Prettie Fans! I'm back tonight with the winner of my blog candy - the new Home Sweet Home stamp set.

I used random.org to pick a winner and it is number 5 (aka Krista R)! That made it really easy for me to count the comments to find the winner! :)



Krista - shoot me an email with you mailing address and we will get the set out to you as soon as possible! :)

Hugs,

Danielle

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Moving... Moving!

JUST A REMINDER: Blog candy available on THIS POST!

I said I would be back with a card set and this is it! I made this with my sister-in-law in mind. My brother and his wife (and kiddos) are buying a house and I though the sil could use a couple of cards to mail to family and or friends! If I gave them to my brother I think they would just collect dust! :) He can take a peek at them though! LOL!

I'll start with the packaging. After making the cards I thought a pretty container to hold them was in order. I started with a Crystal Clear Box (purchased from clearbags.com) and wrapped a piece of designer paper around the bottom half and adhered in place. I then decorated the box so that it has the same feel and look as the cards. However I used the Congrats sentiment since this is basically my card to her.

I then filled the decorated box with four cards. I used the same design on all of the cards except switched up the image I stamped just a bit. Two cards have the moving boxes and the other two have the cute little moving van (I just love that van!).

Here is a picture of one of the cards with the moving van.

If you are wondering - yes, I did sew the buttons in place using a bit of linen thread. I just cannot leave buttonholes naked... they look so lonely that way. I know - WEIRD! :)

Finally - here is a shot of the set all together. I just need to add four envelopes and it will be all set!

Supplies:
Stamps: Home Sweet Home (Paper Pretties).
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, PTI Select White, Abbey Road designer (BoBunny).
Ink: black, Copic markers.
Other: white buttons (PTI), linen thread, Alpine Ribbon Originals (retired SU!), dimensionals and foam adhesive, mat pack, paper piercer, clear card container, large oval punch.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Paper Pretties Release Party!

It's that time of the night! The Paper Pretties Release Party is a rockin' the Paper Pretties forum! Join us there for chatting, challenges and all around good ol' fun! :)

Also if you have been wondering where you can get the new Home Sweet Home stamp set it is available at Paper Pretties. Click HERE to go directly to the set in the shop.

If you would like the chance to win a free copy of the set then leave a comment on THIS POST (the one below this one!).

I'll be back in a bit with more samples made using the set! Yay!

Fat Cat Blog Hop!

Woot! I am so excited! Today is the day and the Prettie Girls are sharing lots of eye candy using the all new Home Sweet Home stamp set (my first release!). Which, if you didn't start this hop at Christie's blog... you might have missed seeing some creations by some incredibly talented stampers! So hop on over to Christie's site and then work your way back to my blog. But make sure you come back because...


BLOG CANDY ALERT!!!

Yes, to celebrate the release of my first set we are going to give away a copy of the brand spankin' new Home Sweet Home stamp set to one lucky winner! All you have to do to win is leave a comment on THIS VERY POST. I'll then randomly select a winner from the comments Sunday evening about 8ish. *For all of you who post anonymously (you know who you are) make sure to include your name or some other kind of identifier (Julie P. for example) within the comment so I can tell who you are!


And...

Not only are we introducing a BRAND new set by me and some incredibly cute new Sophias, but we are having an EXTRA SPECIAL party! Today is Christie's, the owner and operator of Paper Pretties, birthday!! Please join us at the party tonight to wish her a VERY happy birthday!! The festivities start at 8PM EST, so be there or be square!!

Now that you have read my novel of a post I bet you would like to see what I've been making with the set! I had a really difficult time trying to decide which cards to share now or save for later... so I decided to share a couple now and I will be back tonight with a card set that I made!

The first card uses the apartment building image which I LOVE. Oh and that little round pot thing on the top balcony... that is a little grill for balcony barbecuing! How else are you going to roast marshmallows for smores? :)

It doesn't show up well in this photo but after coloring the image with Copics I applied a thin layer of Crystal Effects to all of the little windows.

Stamps: Home Sweet Home. Paper: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel, PTI Select White, designer. Ink: black, Copic markers. Other: Crystal Effects, Rich Regal brads, satin ribbon (May Arts), word window bunch, scalloped edge punch, dimensionals.

The second card uses the one story house and tree image. I love this sentiment too... perfect to use on a card or gift tag when giving a gift! :) Now just to find the perfect gift to go with this card! Hmm... maybe a stamp set? LOL!

Stamps: Home Sweet Home. Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, PTI Sleect White, Parisian Breeze Specialty designer. Ink: black, Copic markers, Close to Cocoa Classic. Other: vintage brads, mat pack, paper piercer, 1/4" circle punch, dimensionals, vintage brads, brown gingham ribbon (May Arts).

P.S. Don't forget about the BLOG CANDY! Make sure to leave a comment on this post. I will be randomly selecting a winner Sunday evening about 8PM EST.

*EDITED: I messed up the deadline to be entered to win the set! You have until Sunday evening to leave a comment. Sorry about any confusion that may have caused!