Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Prettie Wednesday!

Silly me, I almost forgot that today was Wednesday which means it time for the Prettie Girls to issue a challenge. This week Joni, our faboulous illustrator, issued the challenge which was to use paper piecing. I LOVE this technique, and I use it all the time, in fact most of the cards I have been making recently are paper pieced.I decided to use another one of my new stamps and this time my card features the cute Sophia from the Rainy Day Friends Paper Pretties set. I used the same color scheme and paper from last night, but made a different style card and I think it came out nicely. I hope you are all enjoying these cards, I have a few cards and challeenges I want to compelte, so be sure to stop by again. I plan on attempting Julee's Mojo Monday Challenge and I have a few swap cards to create and share. Have a great one!
Stamps: Rainy Day Friends from Paper Pretties; Ink: RV11 Pink, R14 Light Rouge, Y11 Pale Yellow, YG03 Yellow Green; Paper: PTI White, PTI Spring Moss, PTI Berry Sorbet, PTI Pink Patterns; Accessories: Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pretties Challenge

Danielle over at Paper Pretties is hosting weekly challenges in the Paper Pretties forum, so although I am behind on the challenges I am giving them a go. The first challenge she posted was to create a tri fold card so I made one of the cards I had seen on SCS recently. I used my Simply Special set from Paper Pretties for the main image and PaperTrey cardstock and patterned paper. This is the first time I got the chance to use this new set from Paper Pretties and I love it, the image is clean and cute. Oh, and if you haven't seen or heard yet Christie has some big news to come soon, make to leave your guess as to why the Sophia she posted is special!
Stamps: Simply Special from Paper Pretties; Ink: RV11 Pink, R14 Light Rouge, Y11 Pale Yellow, YG03 Yellow Green; Paper: PTI White, PTI Spring Moss, PTI Pink Patterns; Accessories: Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Mavry Mega Circle Punch, Mavry Giga Scalloped Circle Punch

Friday, April 25, 2008

Blog Hopping!

Ladies do you know what day it is? Its PaperTrey Ink's Blog Hop Day! The 25th of every month bloggers create cards based on a challenge Nichole issues for that month and post about them. This month its all about the new line of patterned paper from PaperTrey and I was ready to play along!
I decided to use the patterns Nichole posted in the PaperTrey Forum as the base for a wonderful boquet of flowers. I used the patterned paper and stamped the rose type flower from the new set Garden of Life over the paper. I then cut out each image and stamped some leaves and stems on the card base using Spring Moss PTI ink.
I used dimensionals to give the card some 'pop' and added Summer Sunrise Grosgrain ribbon across the card base to ground the flowers. I then stamped the totally cute sentiment 'Friends are the flowers in the garden of life' in Summer Sunrise to complete my card. Make sure to visit the forum and check out the other wonderful creations!
Stamps: Garden of Life; Paper: PTI White, PTI Summer Sunrise, PTI Lemon Tart; Ink: PTI Summer Tart, PTI Spring Moss; Embellisments: PTI Summer Sunrise Classic Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pretties Wednesday Meets Mojo

So many challenges to do and there is only so much time so today I combined the Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge and this weeks Mojo Monday. I also decided since it was a Pretties contest to use the always wonderful Sophia stamp 'Cuddle Me' as my main image. Each week one of the Pretties Girls issues a challenge, the last challenge that was compelted was to create a polka dot card, so I pulled out my Two Scoops paper from Basic Grey and got going. I love Julee's weekly Mojo Monday sketches so I used that sketch as the base for this card...hope you enjoy it!
Stamps: Cuddle Me from Paper Pretties, Ink: E00, E31, Y15, Paper: Two Scoops Basic Grey DP, PTI Spring Moss, SU Garden Green, SU Whisper White

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Show Off!

I received all of my goodies from the latest PaperTrey release and I just had to play, so I decided to 'Show Off' by dressing Wade E. Bug up in some new gear. I used Summer Sunrise and Lemon Tart, the new colors from PaperTrey and this SUPER cute stamp from Paper Pretties. I love the colors and the overall look to this card, really nice dreads on a really nice day. The decorative paper is also from PaperTrey from their Father Knows Best collection, I think it goes perfectly with Mr. Wade, don't you? Enjoy ladies!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Think Pink SC172

I read this earlier today and I had to share. Kim from My Favorite Things has lost a friend to very rare form of ovarian cancer. To help raise money to help offset the massing medical bills Kim will donate a percentage of sales from MFT. Starting today (Tuesday 15th April), Kim will be offering a 10% discount on ALL stamps on her site. Use the coupon code Tish at checkout to receive 10% off all the stamps in your shopping cart. (This discount is only for stamps, the other items in your cart will not be discounted.) The coupon code will run from Tuesday, April 15th until Friday, April 18th. A benefit has been planned to help the family offset their mounting medical bills and Kim will donate 10% of ALL proceeds (both from stamp sales and other items on the site) to the family at their April 26th benefit. I came home today and went through all my stamp sets to order the ones I had yet to buy, any bit helps. So do your part and check out the site to see what you can do.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Verve Visual

I have a long list of challenges I want to complete and today I gave the Verve Visual Honored Guest Challenge #2 Sketch a go. Julee always posts wonderful sketches on Mondays for her Mojo Monday (which I am SO behind on) but her Guest Challenge Sketches are even better! With this card I used the Verve Visual stamp set Heart to Heart for the main image and sentiment. I also used some Bella Baubles (or Robin's Nest Dew Drops) for a simple embellishment over the sentiment 'Hugs and Kisses'. This paper is so simple I thought it enhanced the overall look to the card plus the colors seem to work well together. Hope you enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Did You Pajama?!

Last night the Pajama Party over at Paper Pretties was wonderful! All sorts of ladies joined in on the chatting fun while stamping away. Charmaine posted three challenges for all of us to play along with plus three new super cute stamp sets were released, to say the least I had a blast. The first challenge was to make a card using summer colors and summer as our inspiration so I did just that. I used my Flutter By set (from PP) to be the main image giving Sophia a red gingham dress. Then I used some bright green as accents on the card with my nestabilities scalloped oval and the ribbon I used for the background. You may recall these supplies all before as well....they are from past Paper Pretties monthly boxes. I was going through my supplies last night and I have all sorts of goodies left over from past boxes so I issued myself a little challenge. I had to use supplies from past boxes, the only thing in all three cards that was not from one of the past boxes were the coloring supplies and Sophia's gingham dress in this card.
The second challenge was to create a card using glossy cardstock in some way so I used it for the background paper. I used a sponge for the background and then stamped the entire sheet over with circles from the Paper Pretties set Sassy Circles. Then to tie it together I stamped the Cuddle Me Sophia a little dress and mounted her on light pink paper. Finishing it off with matching light pink ribbon and the Need a Cuddle? sentiment.
The last challenge issued last night was to create a long card which I always love looking at but never seem to make. I pulled out the Paper Pretties stamp set Look Who's Perky and some wonderful pastel papers and embellishments from past boxes. If you have not stopped by to see the new releases at Paper Pretties make sure to drop by and check them all out!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Pajama Party Time!

Ladies! Thank you for all the lovely comments you sent my way both here and on SCS, you are the best! Now are we all ready to party tonight? I think its time to kick back, jump in our jammies and join in all the fun at the Paper Pretties Pajama Party. We have a new website and forum over at Paper Pretties so be sure to register so you can join us, we would love to have you. There will be three challenges hosted by Charmaine, three new Paper Pretties stamp sets released and plenty of stamping fun. In that mode, I thought I would share the February Bella Box card from Paper Pretties featuring Saycheeseabella! Isn't she cute?! Christie does a great job on these boxes, the supplies are top notch and so versatile. I also created a card using the box supplies with my own spin. I love the floral paper from this kit, but I thought the striped paper worked betted with the color scheme. I used my distresser on the edged and some of the same ribbon I used on the monthly card to bring out the rust color backing. The colors in this paper are so calming, I love them! Hope to see you all tonight, its almost time to party!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sophia Flies

Guess what! I have some big news! But first...its card time! I just had to pull out my Sophia stamp from PaperPretties, she really needed some air. I love the line of PaperPretties Stamps, especially these adorable little Sophia stamps, she is one of the cutest stamp lines out there. So this card features last months Sophia release, make sure to stop by the Paper Pretties forum on Friday night for the Pajama Party and the next stamp release, it promises to be a blast and I can actually attend this one! Now for the big news…Christie has invited me to be a guest designer for Paper Pretties for the next few months! Woo-Hoo! I will be joining all of the wonderful Paper Pretties Ladies and I am thrilled and honored to say the least. My first thought was that it was a delayed April Fool’s joke, but Christie assured me it was not, it is April after all. So this card is the first of many to come I hope that you will stop by and see what I whip up for you to feast your eyes upon. Enjoy ladies!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Birthday Blue

One of my close friends at work is having a birthday tomorrow and I realized I had yet to use any of my new PaperTrey stamps. I decided to pull out my Its A Celebration set and get stamping. Now, she is one of the people who helped me pick my cards for the Gina K. swap, so I wanted to do something nice for her, but something different then what I have already shown her. Her favorite color is blue, so I used a few different shades and some liquid applique to add some more dimension. She also loved the embossed paper I showed her on another card I had created, hopefully she likes my take on her birthday card! Enjoy Ladies!

Gina K Come Out and Play!

I am having so much fun with some of the Gina K. stamps sets I picked up recently. I joined the swap being hosted on SCS for the new releases (from March) and took two spots. I wanted to make some wonderful cards with these stamps, I mean Gina K. Stamps just scream to be put to good use, so I went for two different looks. While I can not post images of the cards that I am sending in for the swap I can post my reject card. Okay, now your wondering why I say my reject card, right? Well, since this group of swappers is totally awsome I wanted to create some really nice cards for these wonderful ladies so I decided to make a run through card and then a final edition. Typically when it comes to swaps the first card I create is the card I use, sort of an inspirational thing I guess, but in this case I thought a little more effort was worth it. I created a model card using the Spring Blooms set and two different options for the Framed Flowers set, after some thought I revised the Spring Blooms and picked one of the two options for the Framed Flowers. Since I am not sending this card in I figured I would share it with you, keep in mind that this is my 'reject' card showed both cards I created to my parents and a few ladies from work, everyone, even my boyfriend picked the same card. I mean how could I pick this one over that sort of responce? Once I am allowed to I will post my swap creations, until then I hope this card can hold you over. The main image is from the Gina K. Stamps set Framed Flowers, all the paper is PaperTrey Prefect Match, and the ribbon is May Arts Grosgrain. Enjoy ladies!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

MFT Box Cards!

I created the February sample from the instructions Christie sends along with all your supplies and my own spin on the contents. The card above is the sample of the month, complete with adorable little card charms and thick red ribbon. Isn't this card lovely? I love how the papers come together, I even used my SU! markers for this one, it was a little odd to not use my Copics, but I had to give these guys a shot once in a while. The second card is a simple square cad using the same supplies but in a different way. I love this set from My Favorite Things, "Ride Um' Cowgirl" was the mini set from March, isn't it cute! I haven't been posting cards, but that doesn't mean I haven't been creating. I joined the Gina K. Stamps swap that was posted in the Company forums over on SCS. I took two spots and have been spending my time getting these cards ready, they are almost all done! When everyone receives their cards I can post them and trust me you are going to love them! Hope to post again soon!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

PaperPretties Boxes!

Today I received my PaperPretties February boxes! I am a subscriber to both the My Favorite Things Package as well as the Stamping Bella package and I love getting all these goodies in the mail. Whenever I get one of these packages I post a picture of all box contents, the card sample of the month and my own creation. I didn't get a chance between work (Architecture) and work (Library) to make any samples, but I plan on creating with these stamps when I get a chance. Both boxes have a lot of fun goodies to play with and Christie does a wonderful job coordinating everything for us. Although these goodies look oh so tempting, I will be creating a card for Mojo Monday that Julee hosts first. I have Hanna stamped and ready to go at home, so come back soon, I hope to complete this weeks sketch challenge soon!
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