Sunday, May 30, 2010

Some Inky Impressions News!

Good Morning! I can't believe that the three day weekend it finally here! For today I want to share with you some Inky Impressions News. If you are not part of our yahoo group, you are missing all the fun as we are now having monthly challenges with a fabulous prize. Our first challenge is almost to a close, one lucky participant will receive a gift certificate to the Inky store and the prize for the second challenge is you could have your card/creation on our yahoo group home page. Not only that, but as part of the yahoo group you get a discount on the Inky Store, for just joining our yahoo group you will automatically get 10% off your Inky ImpressionsHERE. I can't wait to see you when you get there!

Today's post is my last post as part of the Inky Impressions Design Team, I can't believe that my term is over, but I know that I will always remember all the fun I had as part of the DT over at Inky
Impressions these ladies are all fabulous! A huge thank you to Nicole and Crystal for giving me the chance to work so closely with these adorable stamps! I loved each and every minute of it!So, for my card today, I am sharing with you a fun and fabulous Inky Impressions card using Shy Little Nickie! I couldn't decide which stamp to use, in fact I had another card set to post, but then I received this stamp and had to use her instead! She is just too cute to pass up! I love the full hair and the way she is sitting on this bench, precious! I also wanted to create a card for the current Color Throwdown Challenge. This week the Color Throwdown Challenge is to use the colors Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and Soft Sky, what a fun color combination! It was a great color combination to play along with! I hope you enjoyed my card for today, I know I had a lot of fun with this one! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Stamps: Shy Little Nickie from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White, Summer Sunrise, Tangerine Tango, DP, Spring Rain; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B00 Frost Blue, E00 Skin White, E33 Sand, E71 Champagne, G94 Grayish Olive, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, YR16 Apricot; Accessories: Blue Sheer Ribbon, Smooch Illuminate

Crafty Ho's Bling, Lush and Fab!

So today is Sunday which means that it's time for another Crafty Ho's Challenge! That's right, a great group of friends of mine, the 'Ho's', created a challenge blog called Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog! Each week on Sunday we share with everyone more creations using the same challenge as inspiration!

So for our challenge this week we had to create a card that 'bring out the Bling, Lush Ribbons, and Fab Florishes! Sounds like a lot of fun, right?! I got the chance to ink up this amazing fairy stamp I have from Paper Make Up Stamps called Melody Fairy! I love how sweet these fairies are, in fact I have a bunch of them but I just don't share those cards I create often enough. I had a lot of fun with this one, and I really love how shiny this one came out, plus I got to use all sorts of fun embellishments like this amazing ribbon and my new Viva pens!

Be sure to check out the rest of our great group of Hos, I know their creations will be fabulous!

You are going to love these ladies and all of their creations and I can't wait to see what you create along with us! Hope to see you back here next Sunday for our next challenge! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: Melody Fairy from Paper Makeup Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Spring Rain, Lemon Tart, DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B02, B0000 Pale Celestine, E00 Skin White, E35 Chamois, Y0000 Yellow Flurorite; Accessories: Pop Dots, Blue Sheer Ribbon, Viva White Pen, Glue Dot, Labels 10, Scalloped Edge Punch

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Pocket Creation

Good morning all! Today is Saturday, which means it's time for my Artful INKables cards! Today's card I created as part of the current Think INK challenge, which is to create something using a pocket! I decided to combine two things that are going on at Artful INKables with this one, not only is this card for the current Think INK Challenge, but since we are soon to be kicking off our month of Twilight Challenges I wanted to fill you all in once more on all the Twilight fun we are having! Here are all the details!

Who's ready for the June 30th release of Eclipse??? To celebrate, we're having a Twilight themed Blog Hop for the DT and our beloved customers! We loved it so much for the New Moon release last year, we wanted to do it again!

You can use any of our fantastic Twilight Themed Stamp sets....

Epic Tales

Fictionally Inspired


Vampire/Romance Themed Charms

or you can use any Artful INKables stamp set to create a Twilight themed card/project (you must use AI stamps as the main focus of your card/project).

PLUS!
In addition to our Twilight themed blog hop at the end of June to celebrate the release of Eclipse, we're having a MONTH LONG Twilight themed CHALLENGE FOR OUR BELOVED CUSTOMERS!

What can you win? How about a $25 Gift Certificate to the store, as well as being our featured Customer on the Blog ALL MONTH LONG!!

Details: We'll be starting Weekly Challenges starting June 3rd. We will have 4 challenges, one per week, each will be posted on a Thursday. You will have one week to complete your challenge piece. You will be required to participated in each challenge, each week, to be eligible to win. An overall winner will be chosen on July 1st.

To participate, you can use any of our fantastic Twilight Themed Stamp sets....

or you can use ANY Artful INKables stamp set to create a Twilight themed card/project. You MUST use AI stamps as the main focus of your cards/projects. You have plenty of time to get some fabulous stamps in order to participate in the challenges and the HOP!

Huge news, right!? I hope to see your email and creations for this fabulous month to come! Now back to my pocket card for today, my card uses two of our fabulous stamp sets, I used both Pick a Pocket Piece as well as our Into the Moonlight set! I know all sorts of people that love to use patches on their jeans, and I can totally picture one of the big Twilight fans out there using this image for their own jean patch, wouldn't those jeans look amazing! I hope you enjoy my Twilight and Pocket creation, have a fabulous day all!
Stamps: Into the Moonlight and Pick a Pocket Piece from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Pure Poppy; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B05 Process Blue, C1 Cool Gray No. 1, R29 Lipstick Red, R37 Carmine, YG06 Yellowish Green; Accessories: Pop Dots, White Crocheted Ribbon

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Right On Par!

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 Jackie (ME!)! 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 challenge, make a card using the colors red, kraft and green, then you will have until June 1st to try this one out for yourself! For my project today I decided to ink up Right on Par! I figured that since golf outfits are always a bit interesting that the red and green gingham would actually work for the gold theme, and it is still manly for the most part, I used one of my favorite layouts for my card as well. It's some bright spring fun! You will notice that we are featuring two great stamp sets this week, and not only are Right on Par and Coffee Cool being featured, but if you decide to order either of these featured stamp sets this week they are both on sale for 35% off the regular price! So after you get your inspiration for the week, you may just want to hop over to the Paper Pretties Store and see where is takes you! I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's creations:

Julie Masse
Heather Lee-Reppen

We have changed our challenges up a bit but we still invite you to play along with all the fun! All you have to do is make a project following this weeks sketch and upload it to the Paper Pretties Gallery. We would love to see what you create, so be sure to upload your creation using keyword PWC105!

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 ! I can't wait to see what you create! Your next stop on the hop is to visit Frances' 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: Right on Par from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Pure Poppy, Kraft, TGF DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, C1 Cool Grey No. 1, W3 Warm Grey No. 3, E33 Brick Beige, E77 Maroon, G12 Sea Green, R29 Lipstick Red; Accessories:Pop Dots, Gingham Red Ribbon

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Toonie Tuesdays at Paper Pretties!

Toonie Tuesday is back and this week at Paper Pretties we're featuring queen & co sprinkle, baby cakes brads!These sweet brads are fabulous for any baby themed item, regularly priced at $3.99, but today you can get them for $2.00 Today ONLY!!! What a great deal! Be sure to run to the store and order yours, remember this sale only lasts as long as the stock does!

Think INK!

It's time for another Artful INKables Think INK challenge! Our new Think INK Challenge is being issued by Kim Nath and the challenge is to think Pockets - the sky is the limit, use a pocket somehow on your card!

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?! 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, June 7th, 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen June 8th, 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 AIC21.

Be sure to stop by here on Saturday to see my creation for the current Think INK Challenge! I hope you have a great day all, and I can't wait to see what you create for this one!

Monday, May 24, 2010

All Sorts of Artful INKables News!

Who's ready for the June 30th release of Eclipse??? To celebrate, we're having a Twilight themed Blog Hop for the DT and our beloved customers! We loved it so much for the New Moon release last year, we wanted to do it again!

You can use any of our fantastic Twilight Themed Stamp sets....

Epic Tales

Fictionally Inspired


Vampire/Romance Themed Charms

or you can use any Artful INKables stamp set to create a Twilight themed card/project (you must use AI stamps as the main focus of your card/project).

PLUS!
In addition to our Twilight themed blog hop at the end of June to celebrate the release of Eclipse, we're having a MONTH LONG Twilight themed CHALLENGE FOR OUR BELOVED CUSTOMERS!

What can you win? How about a $25 Gift Certificate to the store, as well as being our featured Customer on the Blog ALL MONTH LONG!!

Details: We'll be starting Weekly Challenges starting June 3rd. We will have 4 challenges, one per week, each will be posted on a Thursday. You will have one week to complete your challenge piece. You will be required to participated in each challenge, each week, to be eligible to win. An overall winner will be chosen on July 1st.

To participate, you can use any of our fantastic Twilight Themed Stamp sets....

or you can use ANY Artful INKables stamp set to create a Twilight themed card/project. You MUST use AI stamps as the main focus of your cards/projects. You have plenty of time to get some fabulous stamps in order to participate in the challenges and the HOP!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy Everything!

Today is another Saturday, which means that it is time again to share with you an Artful INKables creation! This week we released 4 new fabulous stamp sets including 3 full size stamp set and one adorable mini stamp set! For my creation today I wanted to share with you a card I created using our newest mini, Happy Everything! This stamp set is perfect for lots of fun and sweet cards, in fact I wasn't sure which sentiment to use and decided that I needed more Birthday cards than anything else, so this is what I whipped up! I made a clean and simple creation using some bright springy colors to create my card today. I like how sweet this main image is, I think it can easily become a fabulous focus to any card! Hope you have a wonderful weekend all!
Stamps: Happy Everything from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Summer Sunrise, Pixie Pink; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, RV02 Sugared Almond Pink, RV06 Cerise, Y13 Lemon Yellow, Y17 Golden Yellow, YG09 Lettuce Green; Accessories: Pop Dots, Wild Orchid Mulberry Paper Roses, Glue Dots

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Look Out World!

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, make a card using your blog banner for inspiration, then you will have until May 25th to try this one out for yourself! For my project today I decided to ink up Beach Bum, but I got to tell you that my blog banner is not much to look at, so I decided to use my blog color scheme since my banner is really non-existent! I also decided that yellow would be a great contrast to my current color scheme so I used it to make Cooper's swim trunks and inter tube! You will notice that we are featuring two great stamp sets this week, and not only are Beach Bum and Look Out World being featured, but if you decide to order either of these featured stamp sets this week they are both on sale for 35% off the regular price! So after you get your inspiration for the week, you may just want to hop over to the Paper Pretties Store and see where is takes you! I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's creations:

Julie Masse
Heather Lee-Reppen

We have changed our challenges up a bit but we still invite you to play along with all the fun! All you have to do is make a project following this weeks sketch and upload it to the Paper Pretties Gallery. We would love to see what you create, so be sure to upload your creation using keyword PWC104!

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 ! I can't wait to see what you create! Your next stop on the hop is to visit Frances' 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: Beach Bum from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Tart, Garnet; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pure Poppy, E00 Skin White, E37 Sepia, R59 Cardinal, Y13 Lemon Yellow, Y17 Golden Yellow; Accessories: Pop Dots

Inky Impressions Challenge #36!

Good morning all! Today I get to share with you the card I created for the new Inky Impressions Challenge, number 36 to be exact, which is to create a card using 2 of the items that spell out flowers!

F - Faux stitching or Flowers
L - Lace
O - Circles, brads, or pearls
W - Watercoloring
E - Embossing
R - Ripping, Distressing, or Tearing
S - Sparkle


Today the Inky Impressions Design Team will be sharing our creations for the current Inky Impressions Challenge! For my card today I used , Flower Lili! Picking from the list of items to create with was so hard to do, but I eventually decided to go with Lace and Pearls! I got this fabulous ribbon from Michele (I love this stuff!) and these pearls from a swap, they are from Basic Grey! I decided that if I was going to use Basic Grey Pearls, I needed to match it with some of their amazing papers, so I went with this dark pink paper from the Lemonade DP and the dotted background from Bittersweet!

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 and see what the rest of the Inklettes have created, they are sure to impress! I can’t wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: Lili's Flower from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Bittersweet DP, Lemonade DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B32 Pale Blue, E00 Skin White, E51 Milky White, R37 Carmine, RV13 Tender Pink, Y13 Lemon Yellow; Accessories: Pop Dots, Smooch Illuminate, Lace Ribbon, Basic Grey Pink Pearls

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blast from the Past Blog Hop with Taylored Expressions!

Today Taylored Expressions is hosting the Blast from the Past Blog Hop! Talk about all sorts of fun, all sorts of fabulous people are taking the times to showcase some of the wonderful stamp sets from Taylored Expressions, but only the stamp sets from the Past! All the details can be found at the Taylored Expressions Blog!
For my card today I decided to use my Chillax stamp set for my card today, its such a fun set that I wanted to use lots of bright colors. I started sorting through my DP and found my Lemonade DP from Basic Grey and thought that it had the same sort of feeling in it to match this fun and bright stamp set! I couldn't decide if I should make the drinks lemonade or limeade, so I made one of each! I also just HAD to use this fun umbrella stamp, those umbrella drinks are always the best, if I drink which is pretty rare then that's the kind of drink I tend to enjoy. I know its a bit matchy matchy, but I really love how this came out!

Your next stop on the hop is Barbara Anders, I know that she will have something amazing to share with you! I hope you enjoyed my creation for today and enjoy the rest of the hop! I know I loved my part in this Blast from the Past!
Stamps: Chillax from Taylored Expressions; Paper: Whisper White, Green Galore, Basic Grey Lemonade DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, C1 Cool Grey No. 1, R37 Carmine, RV11 Pink, Y13 Lemon Yellow, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, YG23 New Leaf; Accessories: Pop Dots, Smooch Illuminate, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Glittery Ribbon, Large Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Nestabilities Labels Two

Monday, May 17, 2010

May Artful INKables Release! It's Fintastic!


Welcome to the Artful Inkables blog hop! If you haven’t come here from Kim's Blog, then you will want to start at the Artful Inkables Blog so you don’t miss anything along the way. You are going to love this release, we are releasing 3 full size stamp sets and a new mini this month, there is something for everyone!

Be sure to follow us all the way to the end and make sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog, you never know which blog we’ll be choosing a winner from! You will have until Thursday, May 20th at midnight Eastern Standard Time to comment on all the design team blogs for a chance at the blog hop goodies! There will be Two lucky winners this hop! Each winner will get to select one of the new sets released today PLUS you will get a one time use only 10% off coupon at
Artful Inkables!

Today, I’m showing you a card made with a new set called Aquatic Fantasy! I totally love this Sea inspired set, the main image is this fabulous mermaid and it comes with a total of 15 stamps, that include four super cute sentiments and all sorts of images to create a great under the sea scene! If you can believe it or not I used eight different stamps on this card to create this scene, it really was a lot of fun to make all these stamps work together, this set really is designed to create a fabulous scene right before your eyes! I went with a color scheme to match this fun paper I found at the store, it shows lots of large and pretty shells which reminds me of the sea, I also used Bermuda Bay to accent that color, it really makes the whole thing pop I think.

The next stop on the hop is Joy's Blog! Be sure to hop all the way to the end and keep commenting, you never know, it might be you that gets to win one of these super cute stamp sets! Hope you liked today's creations and I do hope that you enjoy the rest of the May Artful Inkables Release Blog Hop!

Stamps: Aquatic Fantasy from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Sea Glass Pink Shell DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, BG49 Duck Blue, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, E25 Chamois, E53 Raw Silk, Y13 Lemon Yellow, YG07 Acid Green, YG09 Lettuce Green, Y38 Honey, YR61 Yellowish Skin Pink; Accessories: Pop Dots, Linen Ribbon

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Little Lili!

Good afternoon all! I meant to post this card yesterday, but I never got the chance so I thought I would post it today instead! I used this cute and summery Inky Impressions image, Lili's Ice Cream, but also I wanted to play along with the current Color Throwdown Challenge and I wanted to try a Friday Sketchers Challenge as well! This week the Color Throwdown Challenge is to use the colors Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Olive and Kraft, what a fun color combination! I thought the Friday Sketchers Challenge had a lot of layers, so it really was a challenge, but I had a lot of fun with this! I used some of my PTI DPs and added some solid card stock as well to try and balance the card, It still seem liked it was missing something so I added some bling, which always helps!
What great challenges to play along with, plus I got to spend some more time inking up my Inky Impressions cuties, which is always a fabulous past time! I hope you have a wonderful weekend all! Be sure to come by tomorrow, you never know what might be posted next!
Stamps: Lili's Ice Cream from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Lemon Tart, Bermuda Bay, PTI Bitty Dots, PTI In Bloom; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E35 Chamois, BG72 Ice Ocean, RV23 Pure Pink, Y11 Pale Yellow, YG95 Pale Olive; Accessories: Circle Cutter, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Crafty Ho Sketching!


So today is Sunday which means that it's time for another Crafty Ho's Challenge! That's right, a great group of friends of mine, the 'Ho's', created a challenge blag called Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog!So for our challenge this week we had to create a card following the above sketch! Now this one was really hard for me since every image I wanted to use was too big for the four squares, so I cheated and went with 6 squares. I picked this super cute Angelica's Heart Socks stamp from Inky Impressions! I received this stamp last month and I have been dying to ink her up, so today is her day! I found this simple but cute DP while I was at Stamping Around New Hampshire and for some reason it reminded me of this stamp, so it's been patiently waiting for this inking too! I had a lot of fun with this sketch, its so sweet that I really had a great time working on this one!

Be sure to check out the rest of our great group of Hos, I know their creations will be fabulous!

You are going to love these ladies and all of their creations and I can't wait to see what you create along with us! Hope to see you back here next Sunday for our next challenge! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: Angelica's Heart Socks; Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Striped DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E33 Sand, RV17 Deep Magenta, YG03 Yellow Green, YG11 Mignonette, Y17 Golden Yellow; Accessories: White Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Punch

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Recipe for Cards

Today is another Saturday, which means that it is time again to share with you an Artful INKables creation! It's a great time of the month at Artful INKables right now, this coming Monday, May 17th marks our fabulous May stamp release and you are going to love it! Be sure to stop by Monday to see our newest release, I know I am pretty excited about it already! Okay, on to my post for today! I am sharing with you my Think INK Challenge creation!

This time, our challenge is to follow a recipe that calls for using 3 buttons, 2 pieces of ribbon, and a circle! Trying to pick where to start was hard, but once I had my stamp set I got to work! I decided to create a purse and matching card set using my Pond Friends stamp set, I just love this little fishy in the stamp set, it's just so darn cute! I picked a brown and orange color combination and started creating. I had never made one of these sets before but I simply loved my end result when I finished it all! I may have cheated, since I used both orange ribbon and silver cord, but I think that counts as two pieces of ribbon, right?! I do hope you like it, I really did have a lot of fun with this! Have a fabulous weekend, and be sure to keep dropping by, all sorts of great things are coming this way!
Stamps: Pond Friends from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, BG01 Aqua Blue, YR12 Loquat; Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, Sticky Strip, Summer Sunrise Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Cord, Glue Dots, Large Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Brads, Summer Sunrise and Dark Chocolate Buttons, Scor-Pal

Friday, May 14, 2010

Fifty Cent Friday at Paper Pretties!

Yuppers, that's right! Every Friday we'll be hosting $0 .50 cent Fridays where there will be items on sale at Paper Pretties for $0.50. This week our special is ALL We R Memory Keepers designer paper sheets, is now on sale for $0.50! Just a reminder, the sale is only good while supplies last, so get there fast!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Look Who's Perky!

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 Wendy! 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, you can only use colors from SU's Earth Elements, then you will have until May 18th to try this one out for yourself! For my project today I decided to ink up Looks Who's Perky! This was one of my first sets from Paper Pretties and I have already loved it, it's so much fun! I inked up the two super cute coffee cups, and did it all with shades of green and brown! You will notice that we are featuring two great stamp sets this week, and not only are Look Who's Perky and Home Sweet Home being featured, but if you decide to order either of these featured stamp sets this week they are both on sale for 35% off the regular price! So after you get your inspiration for the week, you may just want to hop over to the Paper Pretties Store and see where is takes you! I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's creations:

Julie Masse
Heather Lee-Reppen

We have changed our challenges up a bit but we still invite you to play along with all the fun! All you have to do is make a project following this weeks sketch and upload it to the Paper Pretties Gallery. We would love to see what you create, so be sure to upload your creation using keyword PWC103!

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 ! I can't wait to see what you create! Your next stop on the hop is to visit Frances' 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: Look Who's Perky from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Dark Chocolate, Basic Grey Urban Paperie; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E51 Milky White, E57 Walnut, YG23 New Leaf; Accessories:Satin Ribbon, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Think INK!

It's time for another Artful INKables Think INK challenge! Our new Think INK Challenge is being issued by Dawn and the challenge is to follow this simple recipe: 3 buttons, 2 pieces of ribbon, and one circle!

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?! 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, May 24th, 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen April, March 25, 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 AIC20.

Be sure to stop by here on Saturday to see my creation for the current Think INK Challenge! I hope you have a great day all, and I can't wait to see what you create for this one!

Toonie Tuesdays at Paper Pretties!

Toonie Tuesday is back and this week at Paper Pretties we're featuring sheer frame girl combo acrylic frames from Making Memories! These little sheer frames are so sweet and fabulous for any little kid card, regularly priced at $3.99, but today you can get them for $2.00 Today ONLY!!! What a great deal! Be sure to run to the store and order yours, remember this sale only lasts as long as the stock does!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

TSG Mother of All Blog Hops!

Welcome to the There She Goes Mother of All Blog Hops! If you have arrived here from Iwona's blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, I recommend that you start back on the There She Goes Blog to get the introduction to our hop as well as the information you will need in order to enter to win some exciting prizes!
Today I am sharing with you my card using the Aim for the Clouds stamp set from There She Goes. I had so much fun with this set, I wanted to use one of the images that I don't see used with this set so I didn't go for the hot air balloons that seem to be all over the place, instead I used this beautiful scene complete with mountains, clouds and rolling hills, its so calming! I wanted to use bright green on this one and I thought that white would make it pop. I love how it turned out, I do hope you like it as well! This set is quickly becoming one of my favorites!
I also volunteered to create a second card for the Mother of all Blog Hops, and I picked Rejuvenate, this set is so much fun and so relaxing! I decided that I wanted to do something with dimension, so I stamped the towel image three times and layered the parts of each stack of towels so that each stack looked like it really was towels. It was super simple, and I really like the results on this, a soft but sweet card! I hope you like this one too!

Now it's time to send you on to Jessie's blog, I know that she will be rocking her stamps like she always does so enjoy! I hope you you enjoy the rest of the hop, I know I will be! Have a fabulous day!
Stamps: Aim for the Clouds from There She Goes; Paper: Whisper White, Spring Green, DCWV Spring Stack DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, BD10 Cool Shadow, E31 Brick Beige, G12 Sea Green; Accessories: Large Circle Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Sat Ribbon, Glue Dot

Friday, May 7, 2010

Crafty Hos Challenge!

So today is Sunday which means that it's time for another Crafty Ho's Challenge! That's right, a great group of friends of mine, the 'Ho's', created a challenge blag called Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog!

So for our challenge this week we are all creating cards that use shades of blue and neutrals! Super simple, but a lot of fun! For my card this week I pulled out my cutttlebug and my Pond Friend's stamp set from Artful INKables, this card was just so much fun to make! I am loving this little fishy image, so playing on that I pulled out my cuttlebug embossing folder called Spots and Dots, I thought it looked a bit like bubbles, then I cut out my main image using Labels 4 and added some ribbon and rhinestones!

Be sure to check out the rest of our great group of Hos, I know their creations will be fabulous!

You are going to love these ladies and all of their creations and I can't wait to see what you create along with us! Hope to see you back here next Sunday for our next challenge! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: Pond Friends from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Spring Rain; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B21 Baby Blue, YR12 Loquat, Y38 Honey; Accessories: Pop dots, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Nestabilities Labels 4, Spots and Dots CB Embossing Folder, White Ruffled Ribbon

Pond Friends!

It's Saturday so you know what that means! It's time for another Artful INKables creation! Today I am sharing with you the card I created for our current Think INK challenge! Our current Think INK Challenge is being issued by Alicia and the challenge is to choose an old creation and update it! Talk about a challenge, it took me a little while to figure this one out, but I eventually picked this old card to update! I like this look when I made the card, and its still nice, but is seems a bit plain to me now looking at it, so I decided to update it and create a new card using the same layout and such, but using the stamp set Pond Friends! This stamp set is just so cute that I thought maybe it would brighten up this dark look, so I went with light blue, dark blue, and green for this card! So, overall I like my update to this dark card, it's spring now, and almost summer even and I just needed a bright and sunny card! I hope you like what I had to share with you today, and remember there is still time to play along with the current Think INK challenge so head on over to the Artful INKables Blog and play along!
Stamps: Pond Friends from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Spring Rain, Spring Green, Enchanted Evening; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, E33 Sand, E57 Sepic, G12 Sea Green, B12 Ice Blue; Accessories: Pop Dots, Scalloped Edge Punch, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Fifty Cent Friday at Paper Pretties!

Yuppers, that's right! Every Friday we'll be hosting $0 .50 cent Fridays where there will be items on sale at Paper Pretties for $0.50. This week our special is ALL Cloud 9 designer paper sheets, is now on sale for $0.50! Isn't this paper pretty! Plus it is normally $1.70 a sheet, talk about a great deal! Just a reminder, the sale is only good while supplies last, so get there fast!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

MFT Guest Designer Contest!

This month for the My Favorite Things Guest Designer contest is to create a card using fabric or felt! I had chatted with my friend Michele about this great sticky felt she had found at her local Michale's, so last night on the way home I stopped and picked up some, I found it right in the kids craft section and there were all sorts of colors to pick from! I decided on a few, I picked up a red, pink, black, white, and this soft sky blue. When I got home and looked at all my stamps I just wanted to ink up one of my Joleen stamps from My Favorite Things, this cutie was part of her debut and she badly needed some inky love.

I pulled out my cuttlebug and got to work trying out these new fabulous DIE-nymaics! I received this one in my VIP kit about 2 weeks ago now and I am so thrilled with it! I wasn't too sure about what sort of 'sandwich' to use for this, but my typical die layering worked perfectly! The cut was so clean and crisp on my sticky felt, made my day! I also wanted to use this new punch I picked up at the store, a Martha Stewart corner 'around the page' punch, it really looks cute in the corners! In fact I thought it needed a bit more so I added some bling to the center of the flowers, and I love how it turned out.

I do hope you like what I am sharing with you today, I had a lot of fun with this card. I am hoping that I get more chances to ink up my unloved stamps, so many stamps and not enough time! Have a great day all!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sketchy!

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 great sketch challenge, then you will have until May 11th to try this one out for yourself! For my project today I decided to ink up Story Time Sophia, this cutie really needed some inky love, it feels like it has been ages since she was inked, but she is so much fun! You will notice that we are featuring two great stamp sets this week, and not only are Story Time Sophia and Aloha Sophia being featured, but if you decide to order either of these featured stamp sets this week they are both on sale for 35% off the regular price! So after you get your inspiration for the week, you may just want to hop over to the Paper Pretties Store and see where is takes you! I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's
creations:

Julie Masse
Heather Lee-Reppen

We have changed our challenges up a bit but we still invite you to play along with all the fun! All you have to do is make a project following this weeks sketch and upload it to the Paper Pretties Gallery. We would love to see what you create, so be sure to upload your creation using keyword PWC102!

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 ! I can't wait to see what you create! Your next stop on the hop is to visit Frances' 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: Story Time Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Intense Teal, My Minds Eye Oh La La; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, BG10 Cool Shadow, BG13 Mint Green, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, G14 Apple Green, R32 Peach; Accessories:Pop Dots, Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities

Inky Impressions 35

Good morning all! Today I get to share with you the card I created for the new Inky Impressions Challenge, number 35 to be exact, which is to create a summer card! I don't know about you but I am thrilled that summer is almost here already!

Today the Inky Impressions Design Team will be sharing our creations for the current Inky Impressions Challenge! For my card today I used this ubber cute Lili's Ice Cream, isn't she just precious! Not sure what brought out the odd layout to this card, but I love it all the same, it was so fun to make this one this week!

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 and see what the rest of the Inklettes have created, they are sure to impress! I can’t wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: Lili's Ice Cream from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White, DCWV Baby Boy DP, Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, B32 Pale Blue, BG49 Duck Blue, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, R29 Lipstick Red, RV23 Pure Pink, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, YR16 Apricot; Accessories: Pop Dots, Nestabilities Labels 10, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Satin Ribbon

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Toonie Tuesdays at Paper Pretties!

Toonie Tuesday is back and this week at Paper Pretties we're featuring Queen & Company Anchorettes!
These little ancorettes are so prefect for a fun card, regularly priced at $4.00, but today you can get them for $2.00 Today ONLY!!! What a great deal! Be sure to run to the store and order yours, remember this sale only lasts as long as the stock does!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Water Lili!

Good morning all! I am so excited to share this card with you all today, using one of my new Inky Impressions stamps! This is Water Lili and she is absolutely precious! I love how sweet our little Lili is always doing different things, and this Water Lili is no exception to say the least! I wanted to use all shades of blues or blue tones on today's card so I pulled out some simple blue stripped paper I had and some soft colors and got to work. I was so glad that I got to ink up this sweetie this week, I totally love her look! I hope you like this one, I know I love it! Be sure to come back on Wednesday to see the next Inky Impressions Challenge, they are always fun! Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: Water Lili from Inky Impressions; Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, DCWV DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, B12 Ice Blue, BG10 Cool Shadow, B32 Pale Blue; Accessories: Pop Dots, Satin Ribbon, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Crafty Ho's Challenge!

So today is Sunday it's time for another Crafty Ho's Challenge! That's right, a great group of friends of mine, to who we call the 'Ho's', called Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog!

So for our challenge this week we are all creating cards for Mother's Day and they needed to include flowers on them. I decided to use the stamp set called What's Up Buttercup from There She Goes, this fabulous stamp set just came out last weekend and I was thrilled that it arrived in time for me to play along with this weekend! I also wanted to use this fabulous ribbon, so since it was so wide I decided to use it for the main background, and I love it!

Be sure to check out the rest of our great group of Hos, I know their creations will be fabulous!

You are going to love these ladies and all of their creations and I can't wait to see what you create along with us! Hope to see you back here next Sunday for our next challenge! Have a wonderful day all!
Stamps: What's Up Buttercup from There She Goes; Paper: Whisper White, Pure Poppy; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, G82 Spring Dim Green, R35 Coral; Accessories: Kasier Self Adhesive Rhinestones, May Arts Ribbon, Large Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Martha Stewart Boarder Punch

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Paper Pretties Release Day and Birthday Hop!

Today is not only new release day at Paper Pretties but it is also a Prettie Birthday Hop, that's right our amazing Pretties Mama Christie is celebrating her birthday today and in true Pretties spirit we are hopping along to party! We are kicking things off at th Paper Pretties blog, so if you haven't started there head on over, but if you are joining me from Jana's blog then you found the right place!

Since today is also release day at Paper Pretties we are all sharing with you creations using some of our fabulous new stamp sets, I used Sunny Bumbles for my card. I just love this bright and sunny scene, it was perfect for a bright and summery card, so I went with all different shades of yellow, orange, pink and a bit of red. I hope that Christie loves this whole card like I do, its so darn cheery! I can't wait to see what the other ladies decided to create, check out the other Pretties Girl's creations:

Julie Masse
Jana Weaver
Jackie Rakoski (you are here!)
Wendy Bond
Jane Matsumoto
Jennifer Greco
Christie Ortman (birthday girl!)

I hope you enjoy the rest of the Hop, you know I am loving getting the chance to celebrate another wonderful Pretties Birthday! Now hop on over to Frances' blog, she has more great celebration goodies for our Christie, and be sure to hop all the way through and wish Christie a fabulous birthday! Have a great day all!
Stamps: Sunny Bumbles from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Tart, Only Orange, PTI Bitty Stars; Ink: N1 Neutral Gray No. 1, N3 Neutral Gray No. 3, R29 Lipstick Red, R81 Rose Pink, R85 Rose Red, RV17 Deep Magenta, Y06 Yellow, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y13 Lemon Yellow, Y17 Golden Yellow, YR12 Loquat; Accessories: Pop Dots, PTI Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones
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