Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Paper Pretties!

I received my Paper Pretties box just the other day! I have only begun playing with the goodies, and I do not have a card example to show you yet, but I am working on it! Hopefully this weekend I will get a chance to complete the card I started. I think that these boxes are getting better! Look at all that lovely Basic Grey paper and ribbons! Plus, Christie has even included some amazing charms for these cute cards. I keep seeing them everywhere, but I have yet to play with them myself. I will let you know the verdict on the charms after I play!

Next month I will also be receiving the My Favorite Things Petite Package, and I will let you know if I am as pleased with that offered size as I am with the Premium Package. This past weekend Paper Pretties also hosted Stamping In My Jammies, which was a huge success. I did not get to partake this time, but the cards that were created in three hours were remarkable! I can't wait for the next one....I plan on clearing my calendar and stamping the night away!

Bulk Buys!

I am such a sucker for Bulk Buys! I have two ladies who I always buy things from. Last week I received some awesome ribbon from Jody at Confessions of a Ribbon Addict. She hosts ribbon shares at least once a month, I highly recommend anything that she offers! The products are always high quality and at such great prices....who can resist when she makes a post about her next share. To make matters even better she is one of the nicest people I have met while stamping via the Internet. Jody will not steer you wrong when it comes to anything, make sure to stop by her blog if you haven't had the chance yet.
This is how the ribbon comes when you receive a package from Jody, each ribbon type is bundled together.....how can anyone turn down the opportunity to get their hands on this ribbon!
This is how I store my ribbon. I use doll pins and straight pins for easy storage and access. I have many photo boxes and I keep them organized by where I got the ribbon from and the type of print. Doesn't that ribbon look yummy!

Today I also receive some custom eyelets from the share the Heidi was offering through both SCS and her blog Hedgehog Ink. I know there are still spots left in her eyelet share, plus she is offering a brad share. I love these eyelets and I am sure the brads will be wonderful as well, so stop by if you can!

This is the storage solution I am using for the eyelets I received. The container was about $8.50 and is used for bead storage, they are carried at the A.C. Moore's near me as well as WalMart. I have also used the tic-tac storage type containers, either options are great and super simple!

Thursday, August 23, 2007


So I know I have been saying that images of my trip will be posted....but I have been so busy that I haven't had the chance to share everything with you! So today is the day, here are a bunch of images I took while in London in July. I loved the trip and I hope to go back one day, enjoy the pictures!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Gina K. Stamps!

Have you ever visited Gina K's stamping blog or her wonderful site? If you have yet to hear about Gina K. Designs I am here to tell you! Gina has all sorts of fun stamp to pick from, and many of them are interchangeable. Recently Gina revealed her Stamping For a Cause stamp set for the Make a Wish Foundation called "Make a Wish". For every stamp set that is purchased a donation will be made of $7 to Make a Wish Foundation. How wonderful is that! Awesome stamps and you help someone, how can you ask for more!?!
At her first reveal Gina's Stamping For a Cause set benefited Autism Speaks through the "Love you to pieces" set. It had 8 wonderful stamps with all sorts of puzzle pieces and wonderful words. I myself love that set to pieces! And now I have a new set to play with it! This weekend I created a few cards for the August Wish RAK card contest, one of which uses one of Gina's newest sentiments, and last night I made a 'Wishing you Well' card that I love (pictured above). So....do you know what that means? Sharing time!

If you haven't stopped by Gina's site, I would recommend at least looking at these wonderful stamps, you will not regret it! I know I don't!

Friday, August 17, 2007

More Paper Pretties!

I know I posted earlier this week with the June box and a card I made with it, so now it is time for the July box! PMSabella is in the house and she is munching down on some yummy goodies! Each box from Paper Pretties seems to use a different color combination and various goodies to match and coordinate wonderfully.
In fact, Christie has recently named a group of designers to help show case the versatility of the boxes that are being created. If you are unsure as to if you would like the box, I would recommend one of Christie's newest things....the Limited Edition Box! This is where you receive a Paper Pretties box (the full blown one) that will showcase one of the stamps Paper Pretties offers. I think of it as a test drive if you will, a is this a good investment trial. When you think about the cost of the SU! boxes these are far better. Newer supplies, larger variations, paper crafting tools, everything needed to make 6 cards, and fun fresh stamps! Where can a girlie go wrong?
Plus each package is designed to create the same card 6 time over, or you can spice it up by mixing and matching everything! Above is the card that the kit was crafted to create 6 of. Look at those colors! Do you want to know my favorite part to this card? Its the 'flock'! Have you heard of 'flock'? I love this stuff, it adds dimension and texture to the card simply! All I did was use the roller ball glue pen that came with the box and sprinkle some 'flock'. I am thinking about buying some in more colors from the Paper Pretties Corner Store!

The second card is what I came up with from the remaining supplies. I kept it simple, without flock this time, but I think it looks clean. Everything seen on these cards came in the box, besides the markers used to color in the images.

I also want to say that this is how I feel about these boxes, I honestly can not get enough of them! If you decide you have any questions or concerns about the boxes offered, please just ask! I would love to help anyone out in anyway I can. If you do sign up and you heard about Paper Pretties through my blog, please let Christie know that I sent you!

Have a great weekend! I plan on doing some stamping, so you should see another post soon!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Paper Pretties!

I know I have said very little about Paper Pretties recently, but that was because I had not gotten my June box yet. But wonderful news! I not only received my June box but also my July box and the August box is going to be shipped to me soon! I am in a Paper Pretties Party! I know that you may have heard things both good and bad recently about Christie and her new company Paper Pretties, but I would like to clear up a few things and show you my June box. There was a shipping issue with some of the products that were ordered for the June box, which caused the delay. To be honest my box has been here for at least 2 weeks, possibly longer but I have been to busy to post about it. Even with some product issues Christie has out done herself with these boxes! I swear these boxes get better and better as I receive them! I love her boxes so much that I also signed up for the My Favorite Things 'Petite Box'. My first month with a 'Petite Box' will be September and I am thrilled! So without further ado...her is what the June box included:Doesn't all those goodies look yummy! I love the new products I get with these boxes. For June I got some glitter, some jewels, and some diamond glaze! I love each and every thing...and the papers....YUMMMMY! She also includes such fun ribbon that coordinates beautifully with everything included in the box.
I made the card as directed for the box, designed by Christie:
Isn't that card adorabella! I love my new Cruisabella! You can't really see it here, but the entire card is all glittered out....pimping Bellas ride with bling and sparkle! Here is my own creation from the June Box goodies:
I will post about the July box later this week, I also made the example and my own creation. I love these boxes. To be honest one thing I love the most about Paper Pretties is how Christie handles things. Her customer service is wonderful, I have been lucky enough to get some wonderful products from her store, I have won a few give-a-ways, and I have been able to chat with Christie. She is a marvelous person, I would recommend her and her company, yes there are a few bumps in the road to greatness, but it makes life worth living!

I also plan on posting pictures from my trip and a few reviews of some stamping companies out there who are also giving their customers wonderful service!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Fun Finds!

Hello Ladies! I know I have been absent from my blog, but I have been experiencing some 'issues' with my laptop. On the bright side my computer is under warrenty and HP is a wonderful company....on the down side I received my computer back yesterday and there is something wrong with my USB ports so I have to ship it out to them again! Not fun at all, but they will fix it and I will have a working computer.
I discovered the problem only about 2 hours ago (this problem not last months problem) when I tried to upload some pictures onto my computer from my camera. I know I have not been keeping you posted on what I have been up to so I wanted to post about my shopping finds today! Listen to what I have found recently!

Last Sunday while waiting for my Dad and Brother my Mom and I walked to the Rag Shop next to our favorite Diner. It turns out that my Rag Shop is closing and everything was on sale, including fixtures! So I did what any reasonable stamper/scrapper would do....I bought something! I was able to purchase 2 12x12 paper racks! My mom and I picked them up last night and one is all ready set up and organizing my paper. I LOVE it! I have another one, that will fit on top, but I don't want to block my windows, so I am unsure what to do with it at this time.
Doesn't it look wonderful! Such a great use for space and my paper will not warp on me any more. So Happy about that!

Now onto today's find.....a fiskars rotary paper cutter! The best part is that it was only $7 and it has been used only a few times. What a wonderful shopping day that was!
I haven't been posting a lot but I hope to fix that, I will be posting with pictures of both my Paper Pretties boxes (June & July) later today as well some of the packages I have received.
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