Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I have been tagged by two people recently, and I am horrible about tagging others! So I thought I would try to post my taggings today!


Just today the wonderful Michele tagged me from her blog Enchanted Stamper. Michele is one of the many 'Hos', for those of you that have seen me mention this there is a group of ladies that all chat and participate in swaps together (that's the calm version of course). We have become a great friend, she is one of the ladies I have attended a few shoebox swaps with, every time we get together we have so much fun!

I was also tagged with the very same award from the amazing Jessica from the Paper Pretties Team! Not only is she our Design Team Coordinator, but she is an amazing stamper and sweet person. So I thought I might as well combine the two awards, since I did receive the same tag twice! So here we go 7 random/weird facts about me:

1- I am a neat freak! But I have problem where if the mess gets to be too much I have to ignore it or clean it all up completely...thus my room is a disaster.

2- I am a huge HP fan, complete with 2 trips to meet other fellow HP fans. Both trips were amazing and I would go to them again in a heartbeat. I got to see Chicago, so much architecture! Plus I got to go to London and several parts of Scotland for the 7th book release. I had so much fun and met some really great people on both trips.

3- I am a super fast reader, I picked up the Twilight series books 2, 3 and 4 on two Saturday's ago and all three were complete by Tuesday.....plus I did other things as well.

4- This one is funny......my pinky toe acts like a regular pinky, I can make it grab things and bend on its own....odd, but fun to make people squirm sometimes....lol

5- I am a huge DP hoarder, in fact I have been trying to use my DP since I feel bad about hoarding it so much.

6- I can quilt....but I have never completed a quilt. I have three different ones started but I can't seem to sit down and complete one.

7- I have a massive sweet tooth, I try to keep it in check but several candies get me going.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Purple Prayer

Monday means more Paper Pretties! I am loving the new stamps, but I thought it was time to create another card with Angel Wings Sophia. Its almost the end of the month, which means the time is almost up for signing up for the October Stamp of the Month - Angel Wings Sophia! You should check out all the details on Paper Pretties and sign up, each month a new super cute Sophia stamp will show up at your door, and with the move to rubber, your Sophia will be rubber as well! If you decide to sign up please let Christie know that I sent you her way, she will be thrilled! Make sure to stop by the Pajama Party on Wednesday night at 8pm (EST) where we will be chatting, releasing Falling for You, and completing three wonderful challenges hosted by our Challenge Queen, Charmaine! Hope you like today's card, I am sure to have more tomorrow!
Stamps: Angel Wings Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Lavendar Lace; Ink: BV00, BV02, E00, E33; Accessories: Pincone Twill Ribbon

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Trick or Treat!

I wanted to play with my Whisker stamp again today, isn't she just the cutest! I decided to make a trick-or-treating Sophia this time. I tried to think of different types of cats and I came up with striped cats, so I pulled out a pall point pen and got to drawing, I think it worked out pretty nicely. And she is on sale now at Paper Pretties in rubber! That's right, Paper Pretties is making the switch to rubber, you know you want those stamps even more now! You can purchase Whiskers now! We are also having our Pajama Party on Wednesday, be sure to come and have fun with the Pretties Girls. Charmaine has three great challenges all lined up, as always, and the night is always a blast. We will be releasing Falling for You, the September Stamp of the Month. There is still time to sign up for the October Stamp of the Month, Angel Wings Sophia, you have until the 30th at midnight to enroll, so what are you waiting for, get going! Please let Christie know I sent you her way, she would love to hear about it! Enjoy my little trick or treating cutie! Speaking of Cutie Pie, you still have time to enter the Cutie Pie contest, the winner will win this adorable stamp and several others, so get creating ladies!
Stamps: Whiskers from Paper Pretties; Paper: Black, Whisper White, Summer Sunrise, MFT DP; Ink: E00, Y11, Y17, Y38, Ball point pen; Accessories: Small Adhesive Black Crystals, Mavry Mega Scalloped Oval Punch

Friday, September 26, 2008

You Need This One!

When I saw the next stamp to be released at Paper Pretties is all I can think of it....OMG, I need that stamp! Her she is, Whiskers! She is begin released tomorrow (9/27) at Paper Pretties and you just have to have her! This little girl will be our first official rubber stamp and she comes mounted on foam cling, how could you possibly resist. Next week we will be releasing Falling For You to the public at the October 1st Stamping In Your Jammies Party, she was the September Stamp of the Month, and soon you can get her as well! Let me tell you, each upcoming stamp I see from Joni our marvelous illustrator I get more and more excited about creating with these stamps. This little Halloween treat is just too cute, perfect for this time of the year and a simply wonderful costume for the upcoming holiday. I hope to see you guys pick up this stamp, you will love it. I pulled out my Halloween DCVW pad and got to work, making sure that her kitty outfit matched nicely with the background. I also tried a new layering technique with my Copics for the little pumpkin bucket Sophia is carrying, love it! Hope you like my little sneak peak!
Stamps: Whiskers from Paper Pretties; Paper: Black, Whisper White, Summer Sunrise, DCWV Halloween Glitter Stack; Ink: C1 Cool Grey No. 1, C7 Cool Grey No. 7, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, RV13 Tender Pink, Y17 Golden Yellow, YR04 Chrome Orange; Accessories: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Self Adhesive Crystals

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pretties Wednesday

Well you know what day it is so you should know what is coming your way…..Paper Pretties Wednesday! This week the card I get to share with you is from Jana challenge from two weeks ago which was to create a monochromatic card! I love using the monochromatic color schemes, its all matchy-matchy which is so me! All the Pretties Girls have made some great cards so be sure to check them all out and make sure to stop by our Guest Designers blogs, our time with them is almost over and I know I speak for all the Pretties Girls when I say that we will miss you all immensely!
Some Paper Pretties Updates:
-It is almost the end of the month which means that time is running out on signing up for the October Stamp of the Month, this adorable Angel Wings Sophia. You have until September 30th at midnight to sign up and receive this adorable Angel Wings Sophia before it is released to the public, I mean how can you resist her!
-Our October Stamping in Your Jammies will be on the 1st of the month which means that our Cutie Pie Contest is in full swing! You have until 8pm on September 30th to upload your entries to the Paper Pretties Gallery under the Cutie Pie Submissions to be entered in this month’s contest. The winner will receive free stamps so get creating ladies; I know you can make some amazing cards! Hope you enjoyed today’s Pretties Challenge!
Stamps: Angel Wings Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, SU! Prints Sampler, Summer Sunrise; Ink: E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, Y17 Golden Yellow, Y21 Buttercup Yellow; Accessories: Swiss Dots CB Embossing Folder, Doodlebug Buttons, Dr. Ph. Martin's Iridescent Accents 4RA Silver, May Arts Shear Ribbon

Monday, September 22, 2008

Blue Bunny

I received my swap cards from Jules so I thought I would take this time to share my creation with all of you. Jules hosted a Paper Pretties Swap on the Paper Pretties Forum and I decided to create something using Bunny Slippers Sophia who tuned out adorable as always. I wanted a strong color combination so I pulled out my Dark Chocolate PTI paper and paired it with some Tempting Turquoise and finished it all off with some white paper to make a large contrast on the card. I don't normally use bold colors, but I think that bold colors really seem to do wonders with this stamp, isn't she cute in her little slippers! Hope you enjoy my creation! Have a great day!
Stamps: Bunny Slippers from Paper Pretties; Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, DCWV Pressed Petals, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise; Ink: B02 Robin's Egg Blue, B05 Process Blue, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, E35 Charmois; Accessories: Nestabilities Large Scalloped Ovals, brown dew drops, Prima Flowers.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Tin Time!

Joanne gave us the go ahead to share the cards we created for a Gina K. swap this past month. Mel thought it would be great to create cards that were slightly smaller than the regular ATC card so that they could fit within a Altoid tin and made the suggestion to Joanne who thought it would be perfect for a little swap. I took two spots and got to work, I decided to use my Little Tees set for one of the spots and the new Spooky Silhouette for the second spot. I used some little primas to embellish my Little Tees card and some of that wonderful purple ribbon I got on the Halloween card. Hope you like my little creations, I had a lot of fun creating this mini cards!
Little Tees Card- Stamps: Little Tees from Gina K; Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pressed Petals DP; Ink: Pink Passion; Accessories: Grosgrain Pink Ribbon, Primas
Spooky Silhouettes- Stamps: Spooky Silhouettes from Gina K; Paper: DCWV Halloween Glitter Paper, Whisper White, Basic Black; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Purple Ribbon, SU! Oval Punch

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monster House

This past weekend I went to a mini shoebox swap and had a blast so I thought I would share my second card with everyone. I wanted to use the My Favorite Things stamp set Monster Squad since one of the ladies attending loves the set, so I knew she would enjoy it. So I made a fun Halloween card, simple but a lot of fun. I used some of the sticky jewels I found at Michael's for Halloween plus the wonderful ribbon I ordered with this stamps release. I love this ribbon, its a funky purple and black mix, whats not to love! This paper I also picked up at Michael's in the DCWV Halloween Paper Pack....I love those paper packs!
Stamps: Monster Squad from My Favorite Things; Paper: Summer Sunrise, Whisper White, Basic Black, DCVW Halloween Glitter Paper Pack; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B63 Light Hydrengea, Y17 Golden Yellow; Accessories: Black Jewels, Purple Wire Ribbon

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Angel Wings

So if you have been reading along week to week then you know what today brings....Paper Pretties Design Team Challenge! This week I get to share with you the ATC I made as issued by Charmaine, if you haven't been to her blog be sure to check it out, she creates some amazing things! I have only made one or two ATCs before, but I had a blast with this one. I decided to use pink with this little Sophia, and she looks darling. This stamp is the Stamp of the Month at Paper Pretties for the month of October, so be sure to sign up to receive her before she is release to everyone...you know you want to! I bought this paper and these brads within the last two weeks and I thought they would pair nicely together, then I rummaged through my May Arts Ribbon and came out with this lovely ribbon. Hope you liked toady's creation, be sure to check out the other Pretties Girls blogs, we have some amazing talent on our team and you will their creations!
Stamps: Angel Wings Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Pressed Petals Printed DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, E35 Chamois, RV14 Begonia Pink, RV21 Light Pink; Accessories: Medium Brads, May Arts Shear Ribbon, Spica Clear Pen

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rain and Shimmerz

So this week on the My Favorite Things Forum at SCS Kim and the gang started a whole new list of daily events. Yesterday was Monday which means 'Who's That Girl', each week they will be listing a set to use in conjunction with the challenge. This week its all about Rain and Shine, and yesterdays challenge was to create a card with glitter! Lots of glitter! So I pulled out my brand new paper stack from Die Cuts with a View called Blossoms and Butterflies for my bling. I paper pieced the little dress, her boots, and the doggies little coat then used it as a background paper. I want pink and bling on this card and I think it all worked out nicely. Hope you enjoy!
Stamps: Rain or Shine from My Favorite Things; Paper: Regal Rose, Whisper White, DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies; Ink: B14 Light Blue, BG10 Cool Shadow, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, RV14 Begonia Pink; Accessories: Metallic Sheer Ribbon

Monday, September 15, 2008

Isn't She Sweet

It's Monday! And you know what that means…..I get to share with you another Paper Pretties creation! This week I wanted to use this adorable Sophia stamp from the October Stamp of the Month, Angel Wings Sophia. If you have not heard of the Paper Pretties Stamp of the Month program be sure to check out the website for all the detail and if you decide you want in (who wouldn't?!) please let Christie know that I sent you her way. Every time I pull this stamp out I think of the approaching holidays which makes me realize how far behind I am in my shopping! I know you are probably rolling your eyes at me right now, but to be honest typically by this time in the year more than half of my shopping is done already but this year I have only four small gifts….eeek! I need to get started on my Christmas card too! Can anyone tell me how this could possibly be the middle of September because last I looked it was still summer.

Stamps: Angel Wings Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, PTI Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Black Market Rhythm; Ink: E00 Skin White, Y00 Pale Lemon, Y02 Canary Yellow, Y17 Golden Yellow, Y38 Honey, W1 Warm Grey No.1; Accessories: Brown Grosgrain Ribbon, Medium Orange Brads

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sweet Cake

Yesterday I had a blast with a few wonderful ladies who live near by. We got together and stamped the day away and for the 'event' we decided to each make one project and two cards so I thought I would share one of my cards tonight. I had the hardest time on what to create for my second card, so after asking my mom to pick a stamp set, this is what I created with it. I was so excited to use these new cupcakes I ordered from Verve, they are just too cute! I used some paper I got at a local scrapbooking store and I think it really works. I colored the cupcakes with my woodless colored pencils and minerial spirits then added a little Spica shine to the cupcake top. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Waste Not Want Not!

So I found a wonderful challenge in the Gina K. Forum and I HAD to play along! The challenge was to create a card using an entire sheet of 6 x 6 DP, so I pulled out my Basic Grey paper and got to work! I have been reaching for this Rupa set over and over again, something about this dress and these purses just catch my eye every time! I love this set, if you haven't seen it before it is called Retro Boutique and its something every girl has to have! I had a little more paper left after the card front so I decided to layer to insert to write on. I also received my Gina K September order tongiht and I am loving the Spooky Silhouettes...it is just too much fun! Hope you enjoy the card, I had a lot of fun creating this one, have a great night!
Stamps: Retro Boutique from Gina K; Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Grey Euphoria, Glamorus Green ; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Shapes and Size

So today is the Design Team Challenge for Paper Pretties, this week we get to share the card we created for Jules challenge which was to create a card that is a different shape...so no squares here! I wanted to create a card in the shape of something I felt this cute little Angle Sophia makes me think of. This stamp is the Stamp of the Month for October, isn't she just charming! When I look at this little girl I think about Christmas and Church, when I think of the two all I can picture is candles, so I thought I would give it a go. A simple shimmery candle, complete with ribbon adornments. After creating the shape for this card I pulled out my ribbon and my woodless colored pencils and got to work. Enjoy!
Stamps: Angle Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: PTI Shimmery CS, Whisper White, Bashful Blue; Ink: E00 Skin White; Accessories: Woodless colored pencils, May Arts Metallic Shear Ribbon, Liquid Pearls Baby Blue

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Howdy Blue

I really do like this Sophia stamp, when I first saw her I wasn't sure if I could do the cowgirl thing, but the more I use this stamp the more I love it! Today I created a shiny Sophia card, complete with metallic May Arts ribbon and metallic paper. I wanted to create a different type of ribbon/bow so I decided to tie two knots facing two different directions to create a different ribbon embellishment. So what do you think? I think its fun a little different, but different is a good thing. Tomorrow is Paper Pretties Wednesday which means I get to create a shaped card as issued by Jules...its going to be great! Be sure to stop by tomorrow night to see it! Have a great night!
Stamps: Howdy Girlfriend from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, PTI Kraft; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B00 Frost Blue, E00 Skin White, Y11 Pale Yellow; Accessories: May Arts Sheer Metallic Ribbon

SALE Extended!

I was so busy working on swaps that I have to complete that I didn’t even realize that yesterday was Monday! I will be posting my Paper Pretties Monday card tonight when I get home, I am so sorry for the delay, but I have news! The HUGE Paper Pretties Sale has been extended till the end of this week! That’s right you have an extra week to go shopping and get HUGE discounts on everything in the store! Not a small percentage of every item, but 45% off everything in the store! I shop in the Paper Pretties Store all the time and its wonderful, we are cleaning house, a fall cleaning if you will and we are hoping you will find yourself in the store. We have the gorgeous Paper Pretties stamps plus all sorts of goodies to create some fabulous cards. So what are you waiting for?! Get shopping, be sure to enter “Labor Day” (case sensitive) to get your wonderful discount!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Wanna Roll?

So, after thinking about it I love the card I made yesterday, but there was just so much more I could do. So after sitting at work and thinking I came up with a great little project to illustrate another fun sentiment included in My Favorite Things set Twisted Sentiments! I used the legs from the Call Me set and the sentiment 'Roll, roll, roll in the hay' then created a little box from Jody's tutorial and cut it out and colored the box to appear to be hay! Then inside the box I had to put something fitting...so I filled it with tootsie rolls! I think this is a little more fitting for this months challenge and I had a blast creating it! Enjoy!
Stamps: Twisted Sentiments, Call Me; Paper: Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White, Bashful Blue; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories: Odorless Mineral Spirits, Woodless Colored Pencils

Friday, September 5, 2008

Good Gossip

So Wednesday was the My Favorite Things release which means there is a new Guest Designer Challenge, I made sure to complete this months before time was up and I decided to use two sets that I had yet to ink up! I have been waiting to use these two great sets, but I haven't found the perfect challenge for it...until Wednesday night! This months MFT Guest Designer Challenge is to create a "sassy, sarcastic, or ironic" creation....perfect for these two sets! I started coloring with my Koh-i-noor pencils and the rest fell into place. This was the first card I actually completed that I colored with these pencils and I love the effect! Enjoy!
Stamps: Call Me, Twisted Sentiments from My Favorite Things; Paper: Chocolate Brown, Berry Sorbet, Whisper White; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Woodless Color Pencils; Accessories: blending stumps, red brads, prima flowers, Tim Holtz Distresser, Pop Dots, Mineral Spirits

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I don't do mornings!

Wonderful title consider this didn't get posted this morning....lol....I had planned on sharing a different card, but after a change in plans I went back to the first card I created for my own challenge. I decided when I issued the Paper Pretties Design Team challenge two weeks ago, that I would have to use an image that the other DT members may over look. I went with this adorable little bird from the Rainy Day Friends set, I stamped about a million of these little guys on half a sheet of CS and got coloring! Took a while to get all those little birdies, but I think it was well worth it. I wanted to accent the yellow birdies with a brighter yellow and another bright color, in came Tempting Turquoise! So here is Miss Sophia in her morning glory, hope you enjoyed today's DT challenge, I had a blast coming up with something for the other wonderful ladies and I love how everyone did with this challenge. Great job ladies, I can't wait to host another challenge!
Stamps: Bunny Slippers and Rainy Day Friends from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Yo Yo Yellow; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, BG05 Holiday Blue, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, RV42 Salmon Pink, Y06 Yellow, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y15 Cadmium Yellow; Accessories: Yellow Brads

Paper Pretties Paper Fun!

So today is the Design Team Challenge Day at Paper Pretties and everyone is sharing the cards that were created by the challenge I issued two weeks ago. I challenged the Pretties Girls to create their own Designer Paper and then to use it in a paper piecing application on that same card. You have to check out the other girls creations, they are just fabulous! I will be posting mine later due to a change of plans....but I loved how it came out!

Also, there is a HUGE Sale at Paper Pretties, 45% off the entire store! So get shopping, I know I went shopping and loved it!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Pretties Pajama Party Time!

It is finally here, the Paper Pretties Pajama Party! Tonight not only are we releasing the wonderful Howdy Girlfriend stamp, but we are also taking part in three wonderful challenges hosted by the wonderful Miss Charmaine. The first challenge for the night is to create a card using fall colors, love it! Perfect time of the year for fall colors, wouldn't you say!
Also, if you haven't gone to the website yet, what are you doing still here?! Tonight begins the HUGE Sale at Paper Pretties, if you enter the coupon 'Labor Day' over the next week you will receive 45% off everything! So get shopping girls, these goodies are too wonderful to refuse!
Stamps: Falling For You from Paper Pretties; Paper: Chocolate Brown, Whisper White; Ink: E00 Skin White, E53 Raw Silk, E71 Champagne, R39 Garnet, Y17 Golden Yellow, W1 Warm Grey No. 1; Accessories: Silk May Arts Ribbon
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