Saturday, August 30, 2008

Howdy Honey

So today I thought I would show you the cutie that will be released at Paper Pretties Pajama Party on Monday night at 8pm. I can not wait to get together with the other Pretties Girls and create the night away.We always have a blast chatting and completing Charmine's challenges, every time she issues bigger and better challenges! Be sure to stop by, and if you have seem the Falling For You Sophia then you know how wonderful the Stamp of the Month Club is, so go sign up, you know you want to! Have a great weekend ladies, tonight I am going to a car show, so I know I will be having some fun!
Stamps: Howdy Girlfriend from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E71 Champagne, G99 Olive; Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Horseshoe Charm

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A little Verve Goes a Long Way...

I still have cards to post from the That's right here are two more creations from all those great sketch challenges that Julee issued. I love the ribbon I used with the first one, the overall all colors seem to work well together, I like to pair light and dark colors when I get the chance.
This next card I wanted to be simple and clean, quick lines in an organized manner. I was also able to use some of the papers from the previous challenges, a girl has got to use those scraps when ever she can! Hope you liked the chance to see some more sketch challenges, I can't wait to see all of you Monday night, Paper Pretties, be there!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Leaves Falling

Today is Wednesday so that means its Pretties Wednesday! Today's card challenge was issued by Danielle to make a shaker card. I pulled out my Falling for You Sophia, October's Stamp of the Month Club stamp, if you haven't signed up yet make sure to stop by the Paper Pretties page and learn more. If you do sign up, you know you want to, let Christie know that I sent you her way. For the shaker I used some fall confetti I found in the craft store and some yellow glass beads, for the shaker part I used some of the foam sticky strip I bought through Jody in one of her bulk buys. I wanted to use some fun fall paper, but I couldn't find anything I liked until I remembered that I received a paper grab bag and started digging. Unfortunatly I do not know which company this paper is from but I just love it! I hope to see you all in the Paper Pretties forum on Monday night for our Pajama Party and Howdy Girlfriend stamp release, its going to be a blast! You also have until August 31st to submit your entry for the Cutie Pie Contest, be sure to get those creations in!
Stamps: Falling for You from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, PTI Pure Poppy; Ink: E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, R08 Vermillion, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, YR04 Chrome Orange; Accessories: Yellow Glass Beads, Acrylic Sheets, Rectangle Nestabilities, Scalloped Rectangular Nestabilities, Leaf Confetti

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pretty in Pink

As you can tell I am going through a color stage right now, today its all about pink! This is a lovely Magnolia stamp, called Tilda with Lace Skirt and she is just precious! A few months ago I signed up for the Seasonal Stamp Club from Magnolia and this little girl arrived on my door step in my summer kit. I love fun and cute images and these definitely work, a quick way to create a cute and fun card. Hope you liked today's card, tomorrow is Pretties Wednesday so that means its shaker card time!
Stamps: Tilda with Lace Skirt from Magnolia; Paper: Whisper White, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Serenity Glitter Blossoms; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E35 Chamois, RV14 Begonia Pink, RV21 Light Pink, V000 Pale Health; Accessories: Berry Sorbet Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch

Monday, August 25, 2008

Pretty Purple Pretties

So today begins a new week, that's right today is Monday, so that means Paper Pretties! This weekend I got the chance to create a few different altered items for a fun swap on SCS, I can't share any of them yet since the person who I sent these goodies has not yet opened there box, but I can say that I had a lot of fun creating. While creating I used this paper from Paper Trey called the Guide Lines Collection and I loved this pattern. I decided that today's card must use this paper so I dug through my Paper Pretties stamps and pulled out the great stamp Flutterby, featuring Miss Sophia in all of her glory! I used several different shades of purple with this card, the Lavender Moon which is the light purple and Plum Pudding which is a darker shade. Hope you enjoyed today's card! I had a lot of fun creating it!
Stamps: Flutterby by Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, Guide Lines Collection DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, BV02 Prune, E00 Skin White, E35 Chamois, G07 Nile Green, V06 Lavender

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sketched Shapes

How about some more sketches?! I really do enjoy creating cards based on a sketch, I don't know why but sketches seem to be inspiring for some reason, it my be my architecture training but who knows. Here are two more cards I created for the Anni-Verve-sary earlier this month, these two cards are my favorite from all 12 that I created, the colors are some of my favorite and I just love how the overall cards came together. The first card I wanted to make the center image come in and out of focus so I used a marker and colored in the sprials using two different shades to get the desired effect. In the card below I used the stars that for some reason intimidate me, and they just look so great layered....don't you just love these stars!Today I went shopping and picked up a few items I plan on altering for the next Paper Pretties release, and I can't wait! Hope you all had a wonderful day! I am off to create, have a great Sunday all!
First Card - Stamps: filigree fantasy; Paper: Basic Grey Perhaps DP, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, Whisper White; Ink: Pretty In Pink, Rose Red; Accessories: Celery Brads
Second Card - Stamps: Seeing Stars from Verve; Paper: Berry Sorbet, Whisper White, Spring Moss; Ink: Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss; Accessories: Dotted Organdy Ribbon

Friday, August 22, 2008

Catching Up!

So I have a few things to share with everyone today, two creations from the last Paper Pretties Pajama Party and a blogging award! A fellow 'Ho' Gabby from Confessions of a Stamper awarded me a blogging award, how cool is that! I am horrible at nominating people, so please let me know if you would like an award, I can never decide these things. Thank you very much Gabby, if you have not visited her blog yet be sure to do so, I love her cards! Today she posted her first Magnolia card and it is just too cute!On to the Paper Pretties Pajama Party! We will be hosting a Pajama Party with three wonderful challenge to be hosted by Charmain on the 1st of September. We will be releasing our wonderfully cute Howdy Girlfriend stamp, the August Stamp of the Month, to the general public so you are going to want to place that order if you are not a member of the SoTHC yet. Our monthly release will be later in the month, that date is still to be determined. Above is one of the cards I created for the August Pajama Party challenge, the issued challenge was to create a black and white card with a 'splash' of color. So being the 'smart' person that I am I actually added splashes!Doesn't Copper look ready to party! I created this party favor based on the issued challenge which was to create something for a party. Since the August releases were all about the summer, I created a party favor for a kids pool party, I know if I went to a pool party and got some goodies that looked so bright I would look at it admiringly then tear it open, but it may make a child pause for a second or two. Hope you enjoy this look back, I had a blast at last months Pajama Party and the September Pajama Party is sure to be even better, so join us!
Stamps: Bugs and Fishes, Beach Bum from Paper Pretties

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pretties Ablum!

Its Paper Pretties Wednesday so today is all about Joni's challenge. Two weeks ago Joni, our fabulous illustrator, challenged the Prettie Girls to create a mini album, so after a little consideration I decided to create a coaster album following a wonderful SCS tutorial. I wanted to use some fun fall colors and I was able to use our wonderful Falling For You Sophia who is the September Stamp of the Month. If you have yet to sign up for Paper Pretties Stamp of the Month club what are you waiting for! These images are all super cute, you can't go wrong!Today is my turn to challenge the other Prettie Girls, so after putting on my thinking cap I decided that I would love to see all of the Prettie Girls create their own decorative paper and then use that paper as the main card element and in paper piecing. I have become addicted to finding new fun papers, but nothing is better than creating your own paper, and using it in paper piecing makes it all the more fun. I can't wait to see what the girls come up with! Be sure to drop by the other Pretties Girls to see their mini albums for this weeks challenge.

Edited to add: I just wanted to thank of the Pretties Girls for throwing me a killed virtual are the best! I loved seeing all the great party creations, thank you ladies!
Stamps: Falling for You from Paper Pretties; Paper: SU! Certainly Celery, Whisper White, DCWV Summer Stack; Ink: B21 Baby Blue, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, G21 Lime Green, Y21 Buttercup Yellow; Accessories: Yellow Glitter Brads, May Arts Metallic Sheer Ribbon, Tropical Sheer Flowers and Leaves

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Get Your Verve On

Last week I participated in the Verve celebration for hitting the one year mark. Big congrats to the Verve Divas for all the amazing sketches, quotes, and creations. I had a blast trying to completed all 12 sketches and I am thrilled to say that I completed all 12 cards and made the deadline. I was lucky enough to win one of the amazing quote sets called Beautiful You at the release party...go me! Since they arrived yesterday in the mail I thought I would share some of the cards I created for the release. Julee creates amazing sketches every week and the pre-release party had 12 amazing sketches and I was thrilled to play along.

Monday, August 18, 2008

You Go Girl!

Another Monday has come which means some Paper Pretties fun! If you haven’t noticed yet, Monday is my Paper Pretties day when I try to create at least one card or item using Paper Pretties stamps. Today I was going back and forth on what to create, there were a few choices and I decided to support our Pretties Girl Jessie and participate in the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. This weeks Featured Stamper is Jessie! Way to go girl! I decided to use her card Flamingos are birds....right?? as inspiration for my creation. In order to participate in these weekly challenges you need to select one item from the Featured Stamper’s Gallery to use as inspiration. Of course there are a few rules for this challenge and to state a quick summary, you need to change at least 2 things on the card you CASE. So I changed the colors, switched the light color with the dark, changed the main image, removed a sentiment, and turned the sketch on itself.

I also wanted to let you know that there is a Paper Pretties Sale going on and if you are like me you LOVE sales! Here are all the details to the Back to School Sale at Paper Pretties:

From Friday August 15th until August 31st:

When you spend $25 in the Paper Pretties Boutique, you can choose any one of the Paper Pretties' sentiments for free.

When you spend $50 you can choose a Paper Pretties' sentiment and a roll of American Crafts ribbon.

When you spend $100 - you can choose a Paper Pretties' sentiment, a roll of American Crafts ribbon and you'll get FREE SHIPPING!!!

When you check out, simply leave us a note in the comments box telling us which sentiment and which ribbon you'd like and we'll make sure it gets put in your order! Orders over $100 will automatically not be charged shipping. Happy shopping!
(Please note that these offers cannot be combined.)

So what are you waiting for? Get shopping girls! Hope you all enjoyed my CASE creation inspired from one of Jessie’s great cards, it was super hard to pick just one card to CASE. Have a good one!
Stamps: Sweets for the Sweet from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper white, Brocade Blue, Pale Plum; Ink: C1 Cool grey No 1, E31 Brick Beige, V000 Pale Health, V12 Pale Lilac, W1 Warm Grey No 1; Accessories: Grosgrain ribbon, paper piercer

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Hello There!

I had a blast yesterday wondering around NYC but it made me so tired! I have no idea how much we walked, but I know that my feet hurt and that I enjoyied every minute of it. The weather was perfect for the trip, there was a nice breeze coming off the water and Central Park was beautiful. We went to the NYC Post Office across the street from Penn Station that will soon be demolished to make way for a new station, but some of the facade will remain....awwww. We then walked at least half of Central Park, ending up on some hiking paths. We were supposed to ride this really cool balloon, unfortunatly they only take four people up at a time for a ten minute ride, by the time we got there we would have had to wait until around 4pm to ride, pending the wind since they do not bring the balloon up if its too windy. Oh well, maybe next time then! As we were leaving the Park we found this really cool bridge, how cool does this look!After our park adventure we had a lovely brunch and then some ice cream. The we made our way to the south west part of Manhattan and walked to the Brooklyn Bridge to see the three man made waterfalls which looked so neat. It really was a lovely trip and it was great to see Alice again. We had a great time. Thank you for all the brithday wishes, your all the best!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

That's right! Today was my 24th Birthday and in celebration of this big day I am spending tomorrow in NYC with my best friend, it should be great. We have plans to see a few buildings that are old and are up to be taken down for an expansion project, take a air balloon ride, have lunch, and see a waterfall! It should be great, I am looking forward to it. Then I am going home to spend time with my guy to buy golf clubs, thats right I am going to try to take up golf to spend some time with my man. Wish me luck!
Thought I should share a card I created for a secret sister from a while ago using my Gina K stamps...enjoy!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pretties Wednesday

Well, I am a bit late in posting this, but I just love this card! Jessie issued a Design Team Challenge to create a card with three first reaction was OMG...but after working at this card, I think three is the perfect number! I wanted to use some embellishments that are my staples so I went with some ribbon, brads, and a colored metal spiral clip. Together all three things seem to work well together, and surprisingly the colors seem to work together, I am still a bit unsure about the decorative paper I used, but I think it all came together thanks to those three embellishments....that Jessie really knows what its all about! Be sure to check out the other Pretties Girls to see what they created, the cards this week have been fab!
Stamps: Beach Bum from Paper Pretties; Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, Whisper White, Beach DP, More Mustard, So Saffron; Ink: E00 Skin White, E71 Champagne, G99 Olive, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, YG23 New Leaf, YG63 Pea Green, YG67 Moss; Accessories: Paper Piercer, Yellow Dotted Organdy Ribbon, Yellow Metal Spiral Clip, Yellow Brads

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Danielle!

Today is Danielle's Birthday! So in celebration of this wonderful day we are having a Paper Pretties Birthday Party! That's right, we are throwing a Party the Pretties way! I invite you to join us and bring along something to help host the party, I have brought the streamers, which are a must have for any successful Birthday Party! The best part is that all of the other Pretties Girls are bringing great things to the festivities as well! Make sure to visit the other girls to see how this party came together, you are sure to have a blast!
Stamps: Flutter By from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whipser White, Nana's Nursery DCWV DP, Pretty in Pink, More Mustard; Ink: C1 Cool Grey No. 1, E00 Skin White, G21 Lime Green, R22 Light Prawn, YR31 Light Reddish Yellow; Accessories: Pink, Ivroy, Green Grosgrain Ribbon, Platinum Stickles

Monday, August 11, 2008

Another Challenge

Each week the wonderful Danielle hosts a challenge over in the Paper Pretties forum and I play along. This week the challenge was to follow a fun sketch and I had to give it a go, as you can tell I love sketch challenges. I have seen several great creations for this weekly challenge and I am loving them all! If you have not participated in one of Danielle's challenges I invite you to visit the Paper Pretties forum and play along with the rest of the Pretties Girls, we love to see what you come up with. Now who is this you may ask, why its our wonderfully cute Sophia! This stamp is the Stamp of the Month for September, but she will not be on sale to the public until October some time. If you want her to show up on your door step before everyone else gets her, be sure to sign up at Paper Pretties and let Christie know that I sent you her way! Hope you all have a great evening and enjoy the Olympics...I know I am!
Stamps: Falling for You from Paper Pretties; Paper: Bliss Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, SU! Jersey Shore DP; Ink: B21 Baby Blue, E00 Skin White, E21 Baby Skin Pink, E53 Chamois, E71 Champagne; Accessories: Green Grosgrain ribbon.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Maisy and Daisy

Isn't this card cute?! I finally dug out my Chiciboulie stamps from Stamping Bella and created a card for Michele's swap on SCS. I have been using this color comination a few times recently and I am loving it, the green paper and the bright pink seems to work well together. I also got a chance to use some of the fun ribbon and dew drops that was sent to me from Heidi, my DSS this round on SCS, thank you Heidi! Enjoy...have a great weekend! I hope to share a few more Verve cards and a Pretties!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Verve Anni-Verve-sary

So if you haven't stopped by the Verve member forum on SCS then you are missing all the fun! This month marks the one year anni-verve-sary at Verve and in celebration there are daily sketch challenges, random give aways, and sneak peaks of the new sets! How can you go wrong?! I have been trying to keep up with the challenges, but that seems to be a lost cause, I am on #4 of the 7 already posted. I love how Julee sketches, here layouts are always so much fun to create a card for. I thought I should share at least two of my creations, enjoy!
Card 1-Stamps: Anniversary Birds; Paper: Berry Sorbet, Swwet Blush,Green Mini Flowers DP, Whisper White; Ink: Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss; Accessories: Berry Sorbet Satin Swiss Dot Ribbon

Card 2-Stamps: Asian Flair; Paper: Basic Black, PTI Kraft, Cranberry; Ink: Ruby Red; Accessories: Satin Ribbon

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Falling For You

Today is all about Paper Pretties Wednesday! This week we get to share a card we created for Jodi's challenge, and what a challenge it was! She issued the challenge to create a 3 x 3 card, I love little tags and regular sized cards, but something about the 3 x 3 size seems to get to me, not enough space or too much it seems. I think that my creation with Sophia from the Paper Pretties Stamp of the Month Club, Falling for You, for the month of September came out wonderfully! if you would like this little lady to show up on your door step in September be sure to join the club and tell Christie that I sent you her way, you are going to love this club! This stamp set will not be released to the general public until October, so don't wait, go sign up for this cutie! Hope you enjoy my little card, thanks Jodi for your great challenge!
Stamps: Falling for You from Paper Pretties; Paper: PTI Kraft, Whisper White; Ink: E00 Skin White, E35 Chamois, E53 Raw Silk, G21 Lime Green, R14 Light Rogue, Y38 Honey; Accessories: Tan Brads

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Surfs Up!

Snowflake is back and ready to ride! Look at this guy go, complete with awesome surf board and massive wave Snowflake is taking a ride. This stamp is called Surfs Up and not only do you get this super cute image you also get two wonderful sentiments included in this set 'Ride the Wave' and 'Surf's Up Dude' it! I colored in our little Snowflake last week but unfortunately never completed the card to share, so he was priority number one this week, must create Snowflake card. Hope you all enjoy this little guy as much as I do!
Stamps: Surfs Up from Paper Pretties; Paper: Summer Sunrise, Whisper White DCWV the Summer Stack; Ink: B00 Frost Blue, B05 Process, B12 Ice Blue, B14 Light Blue, BG01 Aqua Blue, C1 Cool Grey No. 1, C5 Cool Grey No. 5, Y17 Golden Yellow; Accessories: Copic Sopia Glitter Pen

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Friday Night Fun

On Friday night Paper Pretties released 4 sets and had another amazing pajama party where our wonderful Chamaine hosted three super fun challenges! I thought I would share one of my Friday night creations with you, I had a blast creating these projects with the other Pretties Girls and of course all of our amazing customers that joined in the festivities. This first project is an altoid tin that I altered using Bunny Slippers and some fun bright colors, creating the perfect sleepover party favor.
Stamps: Bunny Slippers from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White; Ink: E00 Skin White, R20 Blush, R22 Light Prawn; Accessories: Petal Pink Liquid Pearls, Maya Road Blossoms, Bling

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Did You See?

Last night Gina K. from Gina K. Designs explained the new Guest Designer selection process, and I think its a great idea! Each month one person will be selected to join the Design Team and participate with the other Design Team members in an entire months neat is that! All you have to do to enter is post your creations using Gina K. Designs, how super simple is that, in fact I already do that! So to that point I decided to check and see if I have shared all of my creations with everyone, and I realize there are a few things I haven't posted yet, so here we go!
This card I created for one of Joanne B's fun swaps, all we had to do was create a card using one of the beautiful Kindred Spirit stamps, this one uses Rebecca. I went with a simple layout to make the image pop more and dots! There are dots on the background and on the satin ribbon, enjoy!
Stamps: Rebbecca from Gina K Designs; Paper: PTI Craft, Whisper White, PTI Lavender Moon; Accessories: Lavender Moon Swiss Dot Satin Ribbon, Swiss Dots CB Folder

Friday, August 1, 2008

Bugs and Fishes

Don't you just love new releases, I personally do! There are going to be four wonderful stamps release this month and they are all awesome, in fact I don't think I can pick a favorite this month, and I typically have one that I like to use more than the rest. This month the releases are all fun and perfect for the summer, an awesome August release. This sneak peak is called Bugs and Fishes and it features Mr. Wade E. Bug! Look at him all geared up for some summer fun! I know I want to get swimming after seeing this decked out bug, he really knows how to have a good time! So are you ready for the Release and Pajama Party tonight at the Paper Pretties Forums? I know I am! I hope to see you all there, its going to be a blast!
Stamps: Bugs and Fishes from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Sparkle Beach Time, Teal Metallic CS; Ink: B00 Frost Blue, B14 Light Blue, BG10 Cool Shadow, BG18 Teal Blue; Accessories: Large Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Light Blue Grosgrain Ribbon.
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