Thursday, December 31, 2009

Greeting Farm Fun!

Right now The Greeting Farm is having a Twelve Days of Sketches on their blog and I have been loving the idea. This past weekend I sat down and started working on these sketches and I am really loving how these are starting, plus some of those stamps that have been screaming for some ink are seeing some! For my first card I tried the 3rd Sketch and pulled out one of my new Twinkling Tots, this little Madelynn is totally adorable! I thought she would look pretty in greens and yellows and coloring her in was a lot of fun!

For my second sketch I used this adorable Miss Anya Love and went for all pinks on pink! I can not for the life of me find my oval nestabilities either, so I used this one instead and I think it still works. In fact not only are these card for the great Sketches that The Greeting Farm is hosting, but I am also using these cards for swaps I am in on SCS.
Stamps: Twinkling Tots Medelynn from The Greeting Farm; Paper: Whisper White, Certianly Celery, DCWV Citrus Stack; Ink: E00 Skin White, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y13, Y15, G24 Willow, YG03 Yellow Green, E31 Brick Beige; Accessories: Self Adhesive Rhinestone
Stamps: Miss Anya Love from the Greeting Farm; Paper: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Luxury DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, R39 Garnet, E55 Light Caramel, E57 Light Walnut, R35 Coral; Accessories: Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Satin Pink Ribbon

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Altered Journal!

Welcome to Wednesday! It's time for another Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge! For today's post I get to share with you the card I made for our next challenge, issued by Julie! Today we are not only sharing all of our creations, but to make the whole day a bit more fun, we are also hopping from blog to blog as well! We are kicking things off at Christie's blog, so if you haven't started there head on over, if you are joining me from Jana's blog then you found the right place!

We are all sharing with you our cards for this or alter a notebook/journal challenge, then you will have until January 5th to try this one out for yourself! For my project today I decided to ink up Home Sweet Home to create a journal for me to keep track of peoples addresses in, to be honest if you know me at all then you know I am horrible at keeping track of where people live and a journal just for that will certainly help in the New Year! I used some light blue and kraft paper to alter the notebook, then I added this fun DCWV DP that really brightens it all up. I then picked this cute little house to put on the cover to complete the look. I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's creations:

Christie Ortman
Julie Masse
Jana Weaver
Jackie Rakoski
Christi Thorsen
Frances Byrne
Heather Lee-Reppen
Wendy Bond



Here are all the details challenges so that you can play along with us this week! The rules:


How to Enter: Make a project using the issued challenge and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery using the keyword PWC82 to be entered!

Deadline: 6 pm EST on Tuesday, January 5th.


Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.


After you've seen all of the Pretties Girl's creations for this one, now its your turn to try it out! Your next challenge is to create or alter a notebook/journal to record blessings in for the New Year - Happy 2010! I can't wait to see what you create! Your next stop on the hop is to visit Christi's blog, I know she will have something wonderful to share with you! I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Home Sweet Home from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Spring Rain, DCWV Citrus Stack DP, Kraft; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E55 Light Caramel, E11 Bareley Beige, B14 Light Blue, G05 Emerald Green, Y13 Lemon Yellow; Accessories: Journal, Pop Dots, Sticky Strip

Monday, December 28, 2009

A Pretties SALE!

Good morning all! I almost forgot to share with you the Sale going on at Paper Pretties! Here is all the information so you can take advantage of this great sale!

Merry Christmas to all of you! As a Christmas treat, we'll be giving away a free Around the Block Antiquing Tool to everyone who places an order between now and New Years Day. No coupon code, we'll add it to your order for you. Also, be sure to stop back on Boxing Day when our boxing week blowout begins. We'll have everything Christmas related - stamps, ribbon, paper - all on sale for 45% off! No coupon code needed. Sale will run until New Year's Day!
Here's a little bit of info about the antiquing tool for you:

This little tool gets a big thumbs up from me! It has a very ergonomic little handle that is very easy to hold and work with. One end of the tool is a little ink pad (brown in this case) and the other end is a little sanding disc. The ink pad end comes with a little plastic cover so that the ink doesn't dry out. This end works really nicely on the edges of cards stock before or after they are sanded as well as for "swiping" over card stock to give it an aged appearance.

The sanding edge works so nicely both on the edges of cards and to sand the surface of white core card stock or photos.

I hope you get the chance to take advantage of this great SALE! Have a great day all and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hunny Bunny!

I hope everyone had a Very Merry Christmas and enjoyed the time they had to spend with their family yesterday. I know we had a very relaxing up lovely holiday. We opened gifts, made breakfast together, watched It's a Wonderful Life, had Dinner followed by dessert, then all watched the new Night at the Museum Movie. Overall it was a quiet day at home with lots of wonderful family time. I do hope you also had a great holiday to remember! Since today is Saturday that means it's time for me to share with you a fun Artful INKables creation! I know that Christmas was only yesterday, but today I am sharing with you a cute little box I made for Valentine's Day!I used the sentiment stamps from Creature Comforts and an adorable Ghirardelli Box tutorial I found on SCS to make a super sweet Valentine's Day Treat! I love all sorts of chocolate and I have a baggie filled with these yummy wrapped squares of Ghirardelli Chocolate, so I thought what better thing to share today then some sweetness! I do hope you like my little box, it was a lot of fun to make! Have a wonderful Saturday, and be sure to rest from all your Christmas excitement.
Stamps: Creature Comforts from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Spring Green, Cloud 9 Design Sparkle Cardstock; Ink: Hibiscus Burst; Accessories: Sticky Strip, Scor-Pal, Scalloped Edge Punch

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Valentines? Already?

Welcome to Wednesday! It's time for another Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge! For today's post I get to share with you the card I made for our next challenge, issued by Jana! Today we are not only sharing all of our creations, but to make the whole day a bit more fun, we are also hopping from blog to blog as well! We are kicking things off at Christie's blog, so if you haven't started there head on over, if you are joining me from Jana's blog then you found the right place!

We are all sharing with you our cards for this Valentine challenge, then you will have until December 22nd to try this one out for yourself! Make a valentine without using ANY Red or pink! (That means Sophia can't be wearing red or pink either! Ekk!) For my project today I decided to ink up Snowbunny, in fact I went in completely the opposite direction then I intended, I decided to stick with all neurtals for this one and I think it works. This adorable Bunny was part of our last release and I only just realized that I had yet to share anything with him on it, so that had to be fixed! I made a nontraditional Valentine's Day card, but I love how it all worked out. I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's creations:


Here are all the details challenges so that you can play along with us this week! The rules:

How to Enter: Make a project using the issued challenge and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery using the keyword PWC83 to be entered!

Deadline: 6 pm EST on Tuesday, December 29th.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.
After you've seen all of the Pretties Girl's creations for this one, now its your turn to try it out! Your next challenge is to use eyelets on your creation, simple enough, right?! I can't wait to see what you create! Your next stop on the hop is to visit Christi's blog, I know she will have something wonderful to share with you! I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Snowbunny from Paper Pretties; Paper: Cream, Kraft, Soft Suede; Ink: E71 Champagne; Accessories: Satin Ribbon, Large Regular Circle Nestabilities

Inky Embossed Glitter

Good morning all! Today I get to share with you the card I created for the new Inky Impressions Challenge which is to use Embossing AND Glitter or Flocking! Talk about all sorts of fun to be had! I don't know about you but I simply love embossing, but not so much glitter. I love the shine of glitter, its so pretty, but I hate the mess it makes! I know...I am a bit of a neat freak about some things.

Today the Inky Impressions Design Team will be sharing our creations for the current Inky Impressions Challenge! (I know, that includes me! Woot!) For my card today I used the Fairy Lili stamp, one of my favorite's from Inky Impressions, and added all sorts of glitter to her wings and skirt. Not sure what started the color combination for today's card, but I thought that she had to be a bright fairy, sort of spring like, so I went with bright greens and yellow. If you can't see the embossing, its a bit hard to notice, but the paper is embossed, loving this!

I hope you like my take on the current Inky Impressions Challenge, be sure to join in on all the fun over at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog! I can’t wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day all and hope you are all ready for the holidays! Stamps: Fairy Lili from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E57 Light Walnut, Y02 Canary Yellow, YG03 Yellow Green, YG06 Yellowish Green, YG11 Mignonette; Accessories: Frosted Lace Stickles, Large Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Glue Dots, Green Satin Ribbon

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Think INK New Year's Style!

Welcome to Think INK Tuesday! It's time for your ninth issued challenge from Artful INKables! Every two weeks one of the Design Team members will host a challenge of their choice for not only the other Design Team members to participate in, but we also invite you to join us! You will have two weeks to complete the challenge and add your link to the main post over on the Artful INKables Blog to have your entry counted! Now how does that sound? Pretty neat, right?!
For this week Michelle Bartnett is hosting and her challenge which is to create a card based on your New Year's Resolution! Head on over to the Artful INKables Blog for all the little details and be sure to play along, it is sure to be a great time! Here are a few further details for you!

* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them

**If you use AI stamps we will give you TWO entries for your creation! Just link your card to Mr.Linky Twice!

* You have until Monday, January 4th, 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS!

* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.

* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC10.
Today I am sharing with you my New Year's Resolution card! Ihad a lot of fun with this one, I even got to ink up my oh too cute Creature Comforts stamp set from Artful INKables! My New Year's Resolution this coming year is to try and relax more and spend time with those that I love, so I thought that both this image and sentiment match perfectly with my intentions for the New Year. I hope you have a great day!
Stamps: Creature Comforts from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Berry Sorbet, DCWV DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, B14 Light Blue, E55 Light Caramel, Y38 Honey; Accessories: Pop Dots, Ticket Corner Punch

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A Eyelet Kind of Day...

Welcome to Wednesday! It's time for another Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge! For today's post I get to share with you the card I made for our next challenge, issued by Christi! Today we are not only sharing all of our creations, but to make the whole day a bit more fun, we are also hopping from blog to blog as well! We are kicking things off at Christie's blog, so if you haven't started there head on over, if you are joining me from Jana's blog then you found the right place!

We are all sharing with you our cards for this eyelet challenge, then you will have until December 22nd to try this one out for yourself! For my project today I decided to ink up Unknown Blessings and I am loving this color combination of Yellow, Blue and Green, plus I added 3 little eyelets. In fact I had a bit of help this week, I asked my guy what colors he would like to see this week and this the color combination he picked. I really had a lot of fun with this weeks challenge, made my card more soft for some reason too. I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's creations:

Christie Ortman
Julie Masse
Jana Weaver
Jackie Rakoski
Christi Thorsen
Frances Byrne
Heather Lee-Reppen
Wendy Bond



Here are all the details challenges so that you can play along with us this week! The rules:


How to Enter: Make a project using the issued challenge and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery using the keyword PWC82 to be entered!

Deadline: 6 pm EST on Tuesday, December 22nd.

Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

After you've seen all of the Pretties Girl's creations for this one, now its your turn to try it out! Your next challenge is to use eyelets on your creation, simple enough, right?! I can't wait to see what you create!


But before I send you off for today, I would suggest you check out the Paper Pretties Website...you may start seeing changes! In fact, head over now and not only will you say the new website but you will also find a SALE! You know how I love that word! Here are the details for you: We are having a SALE for 35% everything in the store and the coupon code will be "newsite" - no spaces, and case sensitive. You have until Saturday night at 11:59pm, so get shopping! Have fun, I know I will!


Your next stop on the hop is to visit Christi's blog, I know she will have something wonderful to share with you! I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Unknown Blessings from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Tart, DCWV Nana's Nursery DP; Ink: B32 Pale Blue, E55 Light Caramel, G24 Willow, G28 Ocean Green, N1 Neutral No Grey No. 1, N3 Neutral Grey No. 3, Y13 Lemon Yellow; Accessories: Green Satin Ribbon, Pop Dots, Labels Four Nestabilities

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Kristy

Today is my fellow Prettie Girl Kristy's Birthday! That's right today we are celebrating Kristy's Birthday with a very special Birthday Blog Hop! As always we all offer to bring goodies to the party and today I decided that you can never have too much cake, so I brought a giant cake for all to share in today's festivities!

So here is the HOP! We are starting things off with Christie's blog, so if you didn't start there make sure to hop over so you don't miss any of the celebration, it's always a blast when there is a birthday around here!

Thank you so much for stopping by and celebrating with us today! Make sure to hope on over to Christi's blog next and don't stop hopping until you get to Kristy's Blog blog, and be sure to wish her a very Happy Birthday! Have a great day all!
Stamps: Time for Cake from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Greeting Farm Birthday DP; Ink: RV11 Pink, RV13Tender Pink, Y13 Lemon Yellow; Accessories: Pop Dots, Black Satin Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Kristin!

Have you heard?! Today is Kristin, the Artful INKables Fearless Leaders', Birthday! You know Kristin from not only the owner of Artful INKables but she also illustrates the stamp sets, and let me tell you her stamps are simply adorable! I am glad that I get the chance to celebrate her birthday with her and the INK Girls! A very, very Happy Birthday Kristin, I hope you get everything you want, and then some!

I wanted to create Kristin a birthday card, but I didn't know where to start, I eventually picked this stamp set Snow Play and got to work! For the sentiment I used on from the same stamp set that says' "Fun Is In The Air", what a great Birthday Day sentiment! I hope you have a great day Kristin, and be sure to stop by the Artful INKables Blog for some more Birthday Wishes! Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Snow Play from Arftul INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Kraft; Ink: Memento Bkack, BG10 Cool Shadow, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, E55 Light Caramel, E77 Maroon, G24 Willow, G82 Spring Dem Green, N1 Neutral Grey No. 1, RV11 Pink, RV13 Tender Pink, Y13 Lemon Yellow; Accessories: Pop Dots

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Inky Snowflakes!

Good morning all! Today I am sharing with you the card I created for the Inky Impressions Challenge, which is currently to use snowflakes! I don't know about you but I love snowflakes, but not so much the cold.If you haven’t heard the news yet, I have been selected to be a Designer on the Inky Impressions Design Team and I am SO excited about joining these amazing ladies and using these adorable stamps! For my card today not only did I use snowflakes, I also used this adorable digi stamp available in the Inky Impressions store called Rachel's Gingerbread Christmas! This image is simply perfect for any holiday card, and this adorable Rachel is decorating the tree for the holidays, I just love it! This is just a super cute image and I had a lot of fun coloring in all the lights, baubles, and little details! I don't know about you, but I think that this tree is rocking!

I hope you like my take on the current Inky Impressions Challenge, be sure to join in on all the fun over at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog! I can’t wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day all!Stamps: Rachel's GIngerbread Christmas from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White, Enchanted Evening, PTI Bitty Dots DP; Ink: B05 Process Blue, B12 Ice Blue, B21 Baby Blue, C1 Cool Grey No. 1, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, E55 Light Caramel, G17 Forest Green, G21 Lime Green, G24 Willow, R17 Lipstick Orange, R27 Cadmium Red Y13 Lemon Yellow; Accessories: Frosted Lace Stickles, Pop Dots, Large Scalloped and Regular Rectangle Nestabilities, Martha Stewarts Snowflake Punch, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Ski-ing Cutie!

Good morning all! I hope you are enjoying your weekend, I know I am and planning on getting some holiday shopping done too! So I am sharing with you this adorable little box in a bag I created used the one of the new stamp sets from Artful INKables, License to Chill! I am loving this stamp set, and this cute little penguin may just be my favorite stamp in this set, I mean how can you not love this little cutie! I used this great DP from DCWV Christmas Stack, I think it matches this adorable guy wonderfully!
Stamps: License to Chill from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, DCWV Christmas Stack DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B12 Ice Blue, N1 Neutral Grey No. 1, N3 Neutral Grey No. 3, YR68 Orange; Accessories: Scalloped Edge Punch, Tag Punch, Sticky Strip, White Satin Ribbon, Crop-a-dile, Pop Dots, Large Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Scrapbook Page?!

Welcome to Wednesday! It's time for another Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge! For today's post I get to share with you the card I made for our next challenge, issued by Christie! Today we are not only sharing all of our creations, but to make the whole day a bit more fun, we are also hopping from blog to blog as well! We are kicking things off at Christie's blog, so if you haven't started there head on over, if you are joining me from Jana's blog then you found the right place!

We are all sharing with you our cards for this 6x6 scrapbook page challenge, then you will have until December 15th to try this one out for yourself! For my project today I decided to ink up Lady Sophia, and let me tell you I am not sure if I like this page, but I think it works. This little picture to the side of my page is of me during my Junior Prom, hope you like it, I had the hardest time finding an image that works with a photograph I have, and I think it does work, just not as I was envisioning it of course. I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's creations:


Here are all the details challenges so that you can play along with us this week! The rules:

How to Enter: Make a project using the issued challenge and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery using the keyword PWC81 to be entered!

Deadline: 6 pm EST on Tuesday, December 15th.

Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

After you've seen all of the Pretties Girl's creations for this one, now its your turn to try it out! Your next challenge is to create a 6x6 scrapbook page! I can't wait to see what you create! Your next stop on the hop is to visit Christi's blog, I know she will have something wonderful to share with you! I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Lady Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E55 Light Caramel, V15 Mallow, V17 Amethyst, V93 Early Grape; Accessories: Pop Dots, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Bridal Flowers

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

CAS Think INK!

Welcome to Think INK Tuesday! It's time for your ninth issued challenge from Artful INKables! Every two weeks one of the Design Team members will host a challenge of their choice for not only the other Design Team members to participate in, but we also invite you to join us! You will have two weeks to complete the challenge and add your link to the main post over on the Artful INKables Blog to have your entry counted! Now how does that sound? Pretty neat, right?!

For this week Emily Niehaus is hosting and her challenge which is to create a CAS, or a Clean and Simple card! Head on over to the Artful INKables Blog for all the little details and be sure to play along, it is sure to be a great time! Here are a few further details for you!

* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them
**If you use AI stamps we will give you TWO entries for your creation! Just link your card to Mr.Linky Twice!

* You have until Monday, December 21st, 2009, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS!

* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.

* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC09.
Today I am sharing with you my CAS card for this challenge! I had so much fun with this challenge and I got to use not only my new License to Chill set, but I also used this cute card for my spot on the SCS AI Swap being hosted by Holly! I used this adorable little polar bear who was obviously enjoying a snow day plus I added these cute little snowflakes from this great punch I recently got. I hope you enjoyed my clean and simple Artful INKables posting day! I hope you have a great day!
Stamps: License to Chill from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Dark Chocolate, DCWV DP; Ink: BG34 Horizon Green, E31 Brick Beige, E57 Light Walnut; Accessories: Pop Dots, Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Island Lagoon Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Triangle Chipboard!

Good morning all! I hope that everyone had a wonderful week, but I for one am thrilled that the weekend is here! So for today's Artful INKables post I wanted to share with you this super fun triangle box I made and decorated using A Bird's Song stamp set. This creation is also my example for the current Think INK challenge to use chipboard on your creation!

I wanted to make a treat box, so I decided to try this one, I had never made a triangle shaped box before and went with some red, yellow, brown and greens. I know these aren't really your typical colors to add with snowflakes, but I got this amazing SU! Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit from my secret sister and I just HAD to use it plus I used this wonderful birdie image and this fun snowflake chipboard piece! Here is a recap for you if you missed it for the current Think INK Challenge!

For this week Deborah Young is hosting and her challenge which is to use chipboard! Head on over to the Artful INKables Blog for all the little details and be sure to play along, it is sure to be a great time! Here are a few further details for you!
* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them!

**If you use AI stamps we will give you TWO entries for your creation! Just link your card to Mr.Linky Twice!

* You have until Monday, December 7th, 2009, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS!

* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC08.

Thank you for stopping by, I do hope you enjoy my creation for today, I had a lot of fun with this one! Hope you have a great day!
Stamps: A Bird's Song from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E55 Light Caramel, Y13 Lemon Yellow; Accessories: SU! Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit (paper and chipboard), Pop Dots, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones Lippy Red

Stamping Bella Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Bella Birthday Bash Blop Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you arrived from Dana's Blog - Dana's House of Cards, then you are in the right place! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.
For my card today I wanted to use one of my uninked stamps, so I pulled out my Flamenca Ketto and got to work! Whenever I see this stamp I always think it would look fabulous in a few rich colors, so I pulled out my new Saffron DP from DCWV a started playing with some great colors. I used two different sheets that have very different but complimenting patterns and colored in my Flamenca Ketto to match. I do hope you like my card, it was just so much fun to make!

Here is a bit more about the hop! Guess what?! Three gift certificates for $100 in Bella Bucks will be hidden along the hop, but we’re not telling you where so be sure to leave some love as you hop!!! Make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! The winners will be announced on Monday, December 7 at the Stamping Bella Blog. MWAH!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Now it's time to hop on over to Sara's Blog - Expressions of a Creative Mind! I know the rest of the hop will be amazing, so enjoy the rest of your ride!
Stamps: Flamenca Ketto from Stamping Bella; Paper: Whisper White, Summer Sunrise, DCWV Saffron Stack; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B39 Prussian Blue, BG09 Blue Green, E00 Skin White, Y17 Golden Yellow; Accessories: Large Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilies, Pop Dots, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones Island Lagoon, Gold Ribbon

Friday, December 4, 2009

That Krafty Santa!

I still can’t believe it is already December, I know I have said this before but my goodness, where has this year gone?! With the mark of a new month comes another My Favorite Things Guest Designer Challenge! This month the challenge was to create a card using Kraft as the focus, I love my Kraft paper but I just don’t use it often enough, in fact for the longest time I had no Kraft paper in my room, I know that I reached for it a few times and I was all out! I finally reordered some from PTI last month when I got some other goodies, so I was able to participate in the challenge! I decided to ink up my new Santa Baby stamp sets, this poor set has been sitting there wanting to see some some ink! As soon as I saw this set I knew I would love it, and I simply do! I love the playful feel of this image and all the matching sentiments and images that compliment it! I thought a holiday card would be totally awesome to make, since I haven’t really made many yet this year…but you will be seeing more of them, I have several people who have ordered Christmas and Holiday cards from me this year, so I need to kick it into high and get creating! Hope you enjoy my card for today, and be sure to stop by tomorrow too! Not only will I have my weekly Artful INKables creation, but the Stamping Bella Blog Hop will be coming through too! Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Santa Baby from My Favorite Things; Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Pure Poppy, DCWV Christmas Stack DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, C1 Cool Grey No. 1, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, R29 Lipstick Red, R39 Garnet, W7 Warm Grey No. 7; Accessories: Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones Wine, Pop Dots, May Arts Ribbon

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Joyful Sketch!

Welcome to Wednesday! It's time for another Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge! For today's post I get to share with you the card I made for our next challenge, issued by Frances
! Today we are not only sharing all of our creations, but to make the whole day a bit more fun, we are also hopping from blog to blog as well! We are kicking things off at Christie's blog, so if you haven't started there head on over, if you are joining me from Jana's blog then you found the right place! We are all sharing with you our cards for this sketch challenge, then you will have until December 8th to try this one out for yourself! For my project today I decided to ink up Joyful Heart, in fact a friend of mine Cheryl requested that I use this stamp after she saw this stamp in the Pretties Gallery. I do hope that I did this stamp justice, there are so many little details to this beautiful snowman and I decided to use this fun DP I found in a local craft store I just this it has some great shades to it. This sketch was a lot of fun to work with, hope you like what I came up with. I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's creations:

Here are all the details challenges so that you can play along with us this week! The rules:

How to Enter: Make a project using the issued challenge and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery using the keyword PWC80 to be entered!

Deadline: 6 pm EST on Tuesday, December 8th.

Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

After you've seen all of the Pretties Girl's creations for this one, now its your turn to try it out! Your next challenge is to create a card following the provided sketch! I can't wait to see what you create! Your next stop on the hop is to visit Christi's blog, I know she will have something wonderful to share with you! I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Joyful Heart from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Ripe Avacado, Spring Rain, Anne Griffin DP; Ink: B12 Ice Blue, BG01 Aqua Blue, G99 Olive, N1 Neutral Grey No. 1, R14 Light Rogue, YG03 Yellow Green, YG23 New Leaf; Accessories: Pop Dots

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Unknown Blessings Peak and Release Day!

It's that time of the year again ladies! It's Prettie Peek time! I can not believe another month has come and gone, but alas it has...now on to the Peeks! Here is all the information for this month's release and peeks:

Welcome to our
Prettie Peeks for Paper Pretties December Release! We had so much fun last month using a well known song for our peeks that we thought we'd try it again, and since we love giving things away, we'll have the same rules for prizes as last month - leave a comment on a card from the new releases in the Paper Pretties Gallery and we'll pick names for you to win the new releases. This month, in keeping with Christmas we've chosen a well known Christmas carol - Winter Wonderland!

Each day three or possibly four of the
Pretties Girl's will upload their challenge cards based on a new lyric. If you stop by the Pretties Gallery and leave that Prettie Girl a comment on her card, you'll have a chance to win the new set that has been used in that challenge - make sense?

The contest will end
December 2nd and the winners will be posted on the Paper Clip. You can find the link to the specific cards in the Paper Pretties Gallery on each blog post. So, lets get started! Jules, Frances, Kristy, and Jackie (you are here!) are sharing with you their lyrical creations for today, so get on over there and make sure you stop by and leave a comment in the gallery for these Pretties for your chance to win!

Don't forget to stop on by the party in the Paper Pretties forum on December 1st at 8pm EST when all the stamps will be released for sale.


For today I am peeking our new stamp set Unknown Blessings! For today's Peak I had the lyrical line "As we dream by the fire", so I decided to use this pretty floral mailbox from this new set. I don't know about you, but when I am experiencing winter I think of the the spring, so this image I thought was perfect for this line! Of course any springy card needs to have bright colors, so I used pink, yellow and green! I really had a lot of fun with this one, I do hope you like this, this mail box set is just so pretty, and I am loving these roses that are growing up the mailbox!

Thank you so much for stopping by, be sure to check out the other's Girl's creations for today, and head back over to my blog on Tuesday, that is my next Peek for you! Hope to see you at the Release Party on the 1st, it is sure to be a blast! Have a great day!
Stamps: Unknown Blessings from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Heidi Grace Designs DP A Little Bird's Tale; Ink: B02 Robin's Egg Blue, E55 Light Caramel, N3 Neutral Grey No. 3, R37 Carmine, RV34 Dark Pink, Y06 Yellow, YG03 Yellow Green; Accessories: Pop Dots, May Arts Ribbon, Long Regular and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Under the Sea Sneak Peek!

It's that time of the year again ladies! It's Prettie Peek time! I can not believe another month has come and gone, but alas it has...now on to the Peeks! Here is all the information for this month's release and peeks:

Welcome to our Prettie Peeks for Paper Pretties December Release! We had so much fun last month using a well known song for our peeks that we thought we'd try it again, and since we love giving things away, we'll have the same rules for prizes as last month - leave a comment on a card from the new releases in the Paper Pretties Gallery and we'll pick names for you to win the new releases. This month, in keeping with Christmas we've chosen a well known Christmas carol - Winter Wonderland! Each day three or possibly four of the Pretties Girl's will upload their challenge cards based on a new lyric. If you stop by the Pretties Gallery and leave that Prettie Girl a comment on her card, you'll have a chance to win the new set that has been used in that challenge - make sense?

The contest will end December 2nd and the winners will be posted on the Paper Clip. You can find the link to the specific cards in the Paper Pretties Gallery on each blog post. So, lets get started! Jackie (you are here!), Jana and Christi are sharing with you their lyrical creations for today, so get on over there and make sure you stop by and leave a comment in the gallery for these Pretties for your chance to win! Don't forget to stop on by the party in the Paper Pretties forum on December 1st at 8pm EST when all the stamps will be released for sale.For today I am peeking our newest Stamp of the Month, Under the Sea! Isn't she just adorable, I knew when I heard that this stamp was in the works that it was going to be fabulous! For my Under the Sea creation I had the lyrical line: "A beautiful sight, We're happy tonight", so I decided to to make my mermaid beautiful since she certainly already looks plenty happy! I went with a coral tone for her seashells and hair accessories, and of course any beauty needs a bit of shine so I pulled out my Pixie Dust Shimmerz.

Be sure to leave a comment on my card for today's peek in the Paper Pretties Gallery for a chance to win this super sweet stamp, the direct link is: Under the Sea!

Thank you so much for stopping by, be sure to check out the other's Girl's creations for today, Christi and Jana! Plus be sure to head back over to my blog on Tuesday, that is my next Peek for you! Hope to see you at the Release Party on the 1st, it is sure to be a blast! Have a great day! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Stamps: Under the Sea from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Pure Poppy, Glorious Green, PTI In Bloom DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, E55 Light Caramel, G17 Forest Green, R35 Coral; Accessories: Pixie Dust Shimmerz, Pop Dots, Nestabilities Labels Three, Green Nail Heads

Saturday, November 28, 2009

License to Ride!

Good morning all! Today is another wonderful Saturday! These weeks are just rolling by so darn quickly! Well for today I am sharing with you another fun Artful INKables creation! This month we released 4 amazing new stamp sets, so far I have showed you a cute Valentine's Day card using Creature Comforts, but you haven't seen the other set I got, well today I am changing that! This stamp is one of the main images in the License to Chill set! Isn't this boy just adorable! I saw him and I knew he had to be in lots of blues and tons of snow so I pulled out this wonderful snowy paper and my new Martha Stewart punch and went to town!
Stamps: License to Chill from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Enchanted Evening, Snowy DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B14 Light Blue, E00 Skin White, E35 Chamois, N1 Neutral Grey No. 1; Accessories: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Silver Nail Heads, Glue Dots

A Prettie Sale!

With the economy still a little low and the holidays on the way we figured you could all use a break to buy yourself a treat or another stamper on your Christmas list. So, to celebrate the American Thanksgiving, we will be having ALL of our Thanksgiving, Christmas & Winter stamps 30% off for you at Paper Pretties! The sale will be effective from November 26th until November 30th. Then on December 1st we'll be releasing a bunch of NEW stamps - yippee! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving All!
Stamps: Pulling For You from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Enchanted Evening, DCWV DP, Pure Poppy; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, B29 Ultramarine, R29 Lipstick Red, E31 Brick Beige, E55 Light Caramel, N1 Neutral Grey No.1, N3 Neutral Grey No. 3; Accessories: Pop Dots, May Arts Ribbon

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Photo Inspiration!

Welcome to Wednesday! It's time for another Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge! For today's post I get to share with you the card I made for our next challenge, issued by Christie! Today we are not only sharing all of our creations, but to make the whole day a bit more fun, we are also hopping from blog to blog as well! We are kicking things off at Christie's blog, so if you haven't started there head on over, if you are joining me from Jana's blog then you found the right place! We are all sharing with you our cards for this inspiration challenge, then you will have until December 1st to try this one out for yourself! For my project today I decided to ink up one of our to be released stamp sets called Time for Cake, that's right we are kicking off the sneak peeks for the December release today! You are going to love this set, there are all sorts of sentiments and wonderfully beautiful cake images, it was so hard to pick which stamp to use for today's creation. For this bit of inspiration I pulled the colors and the style of the image to create this Anniversary card, and I really like the way this came out, in fact I just got this new DP last week called Saffron from DCWV and I am loving how elegant it is! I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's creations:


Here are all the details challenges so that you can play along with us this week! The rules:

How to Enter: Make a project using the issued challenge and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery using the keyword PWC79 to be entered!

Deadline: 6 pm EST on Tuesday, December 1st.

Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

After you've seen all of the Pretties Girl's creations for this one, now its your turn to try it out! Your next challenge is to create a card using this photo as inspiration for your creation! I can't wait to see what you create! Your next stop on the hop is to visit Christi's blog, I know she will have something wonderful to share with you! I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Time for Cake from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Aqua Mist, Yellow, DCWV Saffron DP; Ink: BG13 Mint Green, V17 Amethyst, Y13 Lemon Yellow; Accessories: Pop Dots, Stickles Frosted Lace, Slit Punch

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Think INK

Welcome to Think INK Tuesday! It's time for your eighth issued challenge from Artful INKables! Every two weeks one of the Design Team members will host a challenge of their choice for not only the other Design Team members to participate in, but we also invite you to join us! You will have two weeks to complete the challenge and add your link to the main post over on the Artful INKables Blog to have your entry counted! Now how does that sound? Pretty neat, right?!

For this week Deborah Young is hosting and her challenge which is to use chipboard! Head on over to the Artful INKables Blog for all the little details and be sure to play along, it is sure to be a great time! Here are a few further details for you!


* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them!**If you use AI stamps we will give you TWO entries for your creation! Just link your card to Mr.Linky Twice!

* You have until Monday, December 7th, 2009, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 to win a GRAB BAG of AI STAMPS!

* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.

* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC08.

I will be sharing with everyone the project I created for this challenge on Saturday, my new Artful INKables posting day! Hope to see you then! Have a great day!

Inky Impressions DT Call!

You know how I love to find new stamp companies, and I just love stamps! Well I have been following Inky Impressions for a bit now, actually since before Nicole launched the site and I have been loving what I've seen! The adorable stamps featuring Angelica, Lili, Nickie, and Rachel are just some of the cutest girls around, and right now Inky Impressions is having a Design Team call! I ordered some of the winter stamp sets from their new release at the beginning of the month (okay so I ordered a bunch of stamps, there were too many to pick from!) and the challenge for the Design Team call was to create an ornament using their stamps! I haven't made an ornament in ages, so this was certainly a challenge, but I had a lot of fun with this! I hope you like what I created! For all the details on the Design Team Call, just check out the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog!For my ornament I used this cute stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps (Sorry! My Inky Impressions Stamps have not arrived yet, but they are in the mail!). Since this was to be an ornament I went for the winter look, complete with shades of light and darker blues and lost so snowflakes and glitter! I love the shine Stickles give to things, plus this snowflake punch I got from the store about two weeks ago is just perfect for a winter ornament. I had a lot of fun with this, and look at that shine! Too much fun!Be sure to check out all the great ornaments submitted, you are sure to love them like I do! Have a great day and thanks for taking the time to look at my creation for today!
Stamps: Antionette from Krafin' Kimmie; Paper: Whisper White, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B0000 Pale Celestine, B12 Ice Blue, E00 Skin White, E55 Light Caramel, N1 Neutral Grey No. 1; Accessories: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Large Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Frosted Lace Stickles, Satin Ribbon, Quickie Glue Pen, Tiny Twinklets

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tag Your a Birdie!

Today marks another weekend so it is time for me to share another Artful INKables creation with you! I made a tag for the current Artful INKables Think INK challenge! For this challenge Crystal Irwin is hosting and she has issued a challenge to create a tag. Head on over to the Artful INKables Blog for all the little details and be sure to play along, it was so much fun to create a tag! It seems like I haven't made a tag in ages! So I pulled out my super cute Birdie set called A Bird's Song, I really think this set is just so pretty and elegant, and I am always worried that I won't do a set justice, this set does that to me. For this tag I used this adorable robin and added a bit of shine to it, unfortunately it is really hard to photograph nicely, but I hope you like this tag, I think its sort of pretty. Have a great day all! Thanks for stopping by! Stamps: A Bird's Song from Artful INKables; Paper: Very Vanilla, Candy Cane DP, Dark Chocolate; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E33 Sand, E57 Light Walnut, Y13 Lemon Yellow; Accessories: Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Nail Heads, Smooch Moonlight

Friday, November 20, 2009

Artful INKables Twilight Hop!

Welcome to our Customer and Design Team Twilight Artful INKables blog hop! Make sure you start at the Artful INKables Blog, so you don't miss a single thing! To celebrate the release of NEW MOON today, we're highlighting the Artful INKables Twilight inspired sets: Into the Moonlight and Fictionally Inspired. Artful INKables also has a set of Vampire Romance Themed Charms available! Plus, in additon to our wonderful Blog Hop, Artful INKables is also sponsoring Twilight Tuesday’s Hop that includes some Twilight Prizes, so be sure to check them out today as well!

For my card today I used both the Into the Moonight and the Fictionally Inspired stamp sets from
Artful INKables! I decided that I would make a Twilight Gift Set in celebration of the New Moon release! So for my Artful INKables Blog Hop post I created an altered notebook that follows the Twilight Color Combination of Red, White and Black! I wanted to add a bit of shine so I added not only someone wonderful Satin ribbon, but also some great silver nail heads in the corners of my images.Do you love this sentiment?! I think it is just a fabulous one, 'Look after my heart, I've left it with you', it just seemed so fitting for a bit of the plot line in the New Moon movie! Plus, the pad inside is all black and white too, I found it in the dollar bin at Micheal's and thought I just had to get it and possibly use it for today's hop!
It's a little hard to see, but this altered pad has a few layers and pops, I cut out the Werewolf and popped him up from the layers, then the mat for him is also popped up. I really like the way it all came together on this, it's simple, but clean too.

The next stop on the hop is Holly Endress! I can't wait to see what Holly has created to share for this hop, I know it will be wonderful!

In case you get lost along the way, here’s the order of the hop, trust me you don't want to miss one stop on this Hop!

Make sure to leave a comment on each stop on the hop for the chance to win your choice of two Artful INKables stamp sets! You have until Midnight, November 23rd to comment and be entered to win some fabulous stamp sets! I hope you enjoy the rest of the Hop today and of course the New Mood movie! Have a great weekend all!
Stamps: Into the Moonlight and Fictionaly Inspired from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Pure Poppy, Basic Black; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B14 Light Blue, E35 Chamois, E37 Sepia; Accessories: Pop Dots, Notebook, Silver Nail Heads, Black Satin Ribbon

Twilight Tuesday New Moon Blog Hop!

Good morning all! Today is the release day for New Moon, the newest film in the Twilight Saga! To celebrate the new release, Twilight Tuesday is hosting a Twilight Inspired Blog Hop! So for today's post I created a card to match the pad I made and posted earlier! For my card I used the typical Twilight color combination of Red, White, and Black, with a bit of shine to add to it all. I used my Artful INKables stamp sets Into the Moonlight and Fictionally Inspired to create this fun Werewolf card! I do hope you like it, together the pad and matching card make a super cute Twilight Gift Set! Oh, what do you think of the sentiment? I think it is so much fun, and let me say that if Jacob is the 'Big Bad Wolf' I am not afraid, are you?!

Now it's time to hop along! The next place on the hop is at Joni's Blog, so get on over there and see what she has to share! Here is the full list in case you get lost along the way!

Starts at Twilight Tuesday – http://twilighttuesday.com/

1. Tonya
2. Laura
3. Jennifer O.
4. Pam
5. Jen del Muro {Guest}
6. Dani
7. Tamara Bennett
8. Cathy
9. Dina
10. Makeesha Byl {Guest}
11. Beth
12. Sarabeth {Guest}
13. Mindy Baxter
14. Tia
15. Jami Bova {Guest}
16. Eve
17. Monika in VA
18. Lois Bak
19. April D.
20. Stephanie {Guest}
21. Leigh Ann Baird
22. Jeri Moody
23. Juanita
24. Amber Goble {Guest}
25. Jen S.
26. Sammi
27. Tracey F
28. Corinne aka Rinne
29. Jodi Collins {Guest}
30. Margie
31. Cheryl
32. Kathy
33. Holly
34. Jodi Ann Lee {Guest}
35. Rebecca
36. Kathy J
37. M.E. Driggs
38. Randi
39. Jessica Diedrich {Guest}
40. Erica
41. Jacquie
42. Donna Schnees
43. Julee Tilman {Guest}
44. Donna W.
45. Heather Lee-Reppen
46. Jackie R.
47. Joni
48. Joy Kennedy {Guest}
49. Alison
50. Jacquie N.
51. Monika Davis
52. Julie
53. Beate Johns {Guests}
Last Stop: Twilight Tuesday

I do hope you enjoyed my post for today and my Twilight creation, I really had a lot of fun making something for the release of New Moon! I hope you like what you saw, have a great day and enjoy the New Moon movie! Stamps: Into the Moonlight and Fictionaly Inspired from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Pure Poppy, Basic Black, PTI Bitty Dots; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B14 Light Blue, E35 Chamois, E37 Sepia; Accessories: Pop Dots, Notebook, Black Satin Ribbon

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Color Combination!

Welcome to Wednesday! It's time for another Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge! For today's post I get to share with you the card I made for our next challenge, issued by Heather! Today we are not only sharing all of our creations, but to make the whole day a bit more fun, we are also hopping from blog to blog as well! We are kicking things off at Christie's blog, so if you haven't started there head on over, if you are joining me from Jana's blog then you found the right place!
We are all sharing with you our cards for this color combination challenge - Black, Red and White plus you must use glitter, then you will have until November 24th to try this one out for yourself! For my project today I decided to ink up Sophia Ballerina! I have no idea why I was reaching for this stamp for this week's challenge, although it may have something to do with the two dance shows I have been watching-Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Both were on last night and I couldn't seem to pull myself away from my TV! I love this cutie and while I haven't gotten the chance to ink this one up recently I am glad I reached for her for today's creation, plus she looks fabulous in glitter! Although, I sort of cheated...I used stickles, which is 'clean' glitter. I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's creations:

Christie Ortman
Julie Masse
Jana Weaver
Jackie Rakoski
Christi Thorsen
Frances Byrne
Heather Lee-Reppen
Wendy Bond
Kristy Ketterlin
Jane Matsumoto
Jennifer Greco

Here are all the details challenges so that you can play along with us this week!

The rules: How to Enter: Make a project using the issued challenge and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery using the keyword PWC78 to be entered!

Deadline: 6 pm EST on Tuesday, November 24th.

Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

After you've seen all of the Pretties Girl's creations for this one, now its your turn to try it out! Your next challenge is to create a card following the provided sketch! I can't wait to see what you create! Your next stop on the hop is to visit Christi's blog, I know she will have something wonderful to share with you! I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Sophia Ballerina from Paper Pretties; Paper:Whisper White, Pure Poppy, PTI In Bloom DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E55 Light Caramel, R29 Lipstick Red, 100 Black; Accessories: Frosted Lace Stickles, Pop Dots, Linen Red Ribbon, Pewter Self Adhesive Pearls
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