Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Goofy Ghosts New Releases!


Today is Tuesday, which means that it's time for a brand new release at Bugaboo Stamps! That's right today we are releasing all new images at the Bugaboo Store! For my card today I used this super fun Ghost, in fact the set is called Goofy Ghosts! Halloween is just around the corner, believe it or not, and Jodie is getting ready for it with this first spooky and fun Halloween stamp set this year! I know I am loving these adorable ghosts!

I hope you enjoyed my card for today, I really had a lot of fun with this one! Be sure to check out the Bugaboo Blog and see the other DTs Members creations with today's new images, you are going to love these images! This card is also being entered into the current Cupcake Craft Challenge which is to use digital images! Got to love that one! Have a great day all, and hope it's a bit spooky!
Stamps: Goofy Ghosts form Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Going Grey, Orange; Ink: B0000 Pale Celestine, N1 Neutral Gray No. 1, R27 Cadmium Red, YG23 New Leaf, YR04 Chrome Orange; Accessories: Black Glitter Dots, Martha Stewart's Web Border Punch

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dog Days of Summer at Bugaboo!

It is the 4th Saturday of the month at Bugaboo Stamps do you know what that means?! That's right today the Design Team is all sharing with you cards for the second challenge of the month! Our challenge is 'Dog Days of Summer' (or any animal), using all neutrals and one color of your choice! To participate in the challenge please create a card or project using out Dog Days of Summer theme in all neutral colors plus one color of your choice and link it to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

This challenge is also being sponsored by Stamping Dragon Designs! They are offering one winner 4 digi images! Isn't that wonderful! So not only do you get a chance at these free digis from Stamping Dragon Designs, but if you play along with this challenge, you also have the chance to win Bugaboo Stamps prizes, and I don't know about you but I love prizes! If you participate in the challenge you have a chance to win the following prizes:

1st prize - 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
2nd prize - 4 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
3rd prize - 2 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice

Now we do have some rules for our challenges, so here they are for you to refer to:

Rules:
1.) Have fun!
2.) Multiple entries are fine - but each one must be a completely different card or project.
3.) Combining challenges is completely acceptable, so long as you follow our theme.
4.) You must use a NEW card/project! Back-linking of old cards/projects is NOT acceptable.
5.) You may use any stamp from any stamp company. However, you get TWO CHANCES to win for each card/project you link using a Bugaboo Image. To get a second chance please enter your name in Mr. Linky Twice (ex. Name1 and Name 2)
6.) You MUST post a direct link to the project or card you wish to enter in this challenge. General links to your blog will not be counted. PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!

We like to be able to comment on all of your amazing work, but Word Verification hinders this process for us. You can easily change your blog settings to monitor your comments if you are using it to avoid comment spam. Thank you for your understanding! Be sure to leave your great creations with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I can not wait to see what you create for our new challenge!

For my card today I pulled out this adorable monkey image, from our Balloon Critters and got to work! Something about this image screamed purple to me and I went with it, adding purple to the adorable balloon this monkey is hanging from. I also went through my paper pads to find a great Halloween DP from DCWV, in fact this paper has purple shiny dots all over it that really make it pop off the paper, it gives the card another dimension I think. I also used a sponge and my Soft Sky ink pad to create a sort of sky look to the main image, gives it some realism, you know for a monkey hanging from a balloon.

I also made this card to enter and play along with the new Wild Orchid Challenge, the current challenge is to create something and 'Make it Sparkle', I thought this paper would be perfect for that, so I think it works on the sparkle!

I do hope you like my creation, enjoy the rest of the Design Teams work and be sure to play along! Be sure to go and check out all the fun at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! Have a fabulous weekend too!
Stamps: Critter Balloons Monkey from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Purple, DCWV Haunting DP; Ink: B0000 Pale Celestine, E33 Sand, E42 Sand White, V09 Violet, V17 Amethyst, Soft Sky; Accessories: Scalloped Edge Punch, Pop Dots, Large Oval Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Sponge

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to School with Paper Pretties

Today is Wednesday, so you know what that means, it's time for another Paper Pretties Challenge! So this week our challenge is Back to School! I sort of took the easy way out with this challenge and used Off to School Sophia, but I simply love this stamp, I pull it out when the fall starts to come back, the whole look to this stamp makes me smile. I pulled out my Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Paper Pad that I picked up from the Paper Pretties Store!
I also decided to follow this weeks Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge! I used the colors from my paper pad to match the layers and this fun ribbon I found in my stash at home. I really had a lot of fun with this one, makes it all bright and cute!

Just a few reminders about Paper Pretties! We are now State side, which means faster shipping times, lower shipping costs, and fabulous customer service! Now head on over to the Paper Pretties Blog to see all of the creations for today's challenge and more Paper Pretties Back to School creations!

We'd love for you to play along, in fact one random challenge participant this week will win a stamp! You do not need to use Paper Pretties stamps in order to play along, but if you do, you will get a bonus entry into the drawing! Please be sure to mention our challenge and link back to the Paper Pretties Blog in your project posting. When uploading to SCS or PCP please use keyword PWC116. I can't wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day
Stamps: Off to School Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Simply Chartreuse, Real Rust, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, E08 Brown, E37 Sepia, YG03 Yellow Green, Y08 Acid Yellow; Accessories: May Arts Striped Organdy Ribbon, Glue Dots

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Release Tuesday at Bugaboo!

Today is Tuesday, which means that it's time for a brand new release at Bugaboo Stamps! That's right today we are releasing all new images at the Bugaboo Store! For my card today I used this adorable Sunbonnet Girl, in fact the set is called Sunbonnet Baseball! If you are like me, then you love these little Sunbonnet Girls, they are all so cute and this new one is just as fabulous as the previously released ones, actually they may be more!

I started going through my DP and found this Paper Salon DP that I got a few years ago, and I still have a few sheets! I thought it matched nicely with the image I had already colored in, I cut out my image using my circle Nestabilities and then sponged the inside of the Nestabilities to look like a bit of sky was in the circle. I also got the chance to use the current Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSC82! I love sketch challenges and color challenges together, so I also used the colors from the current Color Chef Challenge as well to add a bit more fun! This weeks the colors to use are light blue, red, brown, and white or cream and they look so great together paired with this image! I hope you enjoyed my card for today, I really had a lot of fun with this one! Be sure to check out the Bugaboo Blog and see the other DTs Members creations with today's new images, you are going to love these images!
Stamps: Sunbonnet Baseball from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Paper Salon Bloom Petite White Floral DP; Ink: B00 Frost Blue, BG01 Aqua Blue, G15 Apple Green, E33 Sand, E00 Skin White, R29 Lipstick Red; Accessories: Pop Dots, Large Circle Nestabilities, Red Satin Ribbon, White Brads

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Freebie Hoppy Occasions!

Today is Friday, which means that it's Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps! That's right today a fabulous new image is posted in the Bugaboo Store for FREE! Just head on over to the store and pick up this weeks new Freebie!

This week our Freebie is called Hoppy Occasions and they are so fun and hoppy! When I saw this image I couldn't help but smile, I mean just think of all the possibilities you could use this image for! I went for a birthday card, but you could do a 'Hoppy New Year' simply with this card, especially with the balloon, the party hat and the confetti! Oh man, I think I need to make one of those now!I also made this card to enter and play along with the new Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, this week the challenge is to create something following this sketch! I normally don't do many square cards but I really did have fun with this! I do hope you like my card today, I wanted a fun and bright card to go along with this fun image! Hope you have a fabulous day all!

Please note: We make every attempt to post freebies first thing in the am, however sometimes it just does not happen, please check back with us if they are not uploaded, it will be there and you have one full week to download it!
Stamps: Hoppy Occasion from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Brillant Blue, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, SU! Sweet Pea DP; Ink: G82 Spring Dim Green, RV04 Shock Pink, B12 Ice Blue, RV13 Tender Pink; Accessories: Pop Dots, Large Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Glue Dots, PTI Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, August 19, 2010

OBG Kid Toppers!

Today is Thursday, which means that today is Oldie But Goodie day at Bugaboo Stamps! Now Oldie But Goodie Day means that team members are sharing creations they made using stamps that are not new, but those good ol' stamps that are a part of the Bugaboo collection!

For my card today I decided to use this cutie Kid Toppers Wavy Hair Girl! I pulled out my Olivia Basic Grey pad and started working with the colors I found in this piece. I am loving how many different shades are on in sheet of DP and the design is so pretty! I wanted to make something simple but sweet for this cute little girl and I think it works! I also made this card to enter and play along with the new Wild Orchid Challenge, the current challenge is to create something for the girls, or 'One For the Girls'!

I had so much fun with this, I hope you enjoy my card and be sure to hop on over to the Bugaboo Blog to check out the rest of the Design Teams creations! I do hope you like my Oldie But Goodies today, I am still having so much fun with these images! Have a great day all!
Stamps: Kid Toppers Wavy Hair Girl from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzelberry, Cool Caribbean, Turquoise, Basic Grey Olivia DP; Ink: E00 Skin White, ; Accessories: Self Adhesive Rhinestones, Pop Dots, Large Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer Fun at Paper Pretties

Today is Wednesday, so you know what that means, it's time for another Paper Pretties Challenge! This week we are doing things a bit differently, instead of having a blog hop and challenge we are just having the challenge and saving the hop fun special occasions!

So this week our challenge is Summer Fun…use colors that remind you of summer! I decided to ink up Aloha Sophia since I know she is all about Summer Fun! I love how her skirt is drawn and the flowers every where....so much fun!

A few reminders about Paper Pretties! We are now State side, which means faster shipping times, lower shipping costs, and fabulous customer service! Now head on over to the Paper Pretties Blog to see all of the creations for today's challenge and more Paper Pretties Summer Fun! I pulled out some really bright colors and got to work! I had a lot of fun with this bright color scheme, they are so darn fun and pretty together!

We'd love for you to play along, in fact one random challenge participant this week will win a stamp! You do not need to use Paper Pretties stamps in order to play along, but if you do, you will get a bonus entry into the drawing! Please be sure to mention our challenge and link back to the Paper Pretties Blog in your project posting. When uploading to SCS or PCP please use keyword PWC115. I can't wait to see what you create! Have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Aloha Sophia from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E00 Skin White, BG07 Petroleum Blue, RV25 Dog Rose Flower, Y13 Lemon Yellow, YG07 Acid Green; Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Pop Dots, Kaiser Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Paper Pretties and Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Paper Pretties is sponsoring this weeks Tuesday Morning Sketches! This week the challenge is a technique challenge, that's right the challenge is to create a Diagonal Pocket Card! The entire Team at Tuesday Morning Sketches are simply fabulous, so today since we are sponsoring the challenge this week I thought I would play along too! Now to be honest I have never once made one of these types of cards, but they always look so darn nifty I had to give it a try, and I was surprised with my result!

I was having a bit of a hard time with this one, but it all came together when I finally picked out my paper and stamp set. I decided to ink up Flirty Fortunes for this fun and flirty card and I paired it with this SU! Paper Pad I have had for ages it seems Sweet Pea. This set is a lot of fun and I thought it had some great accessory images for these tags to pull out. My tags have a pair of chop sticks and a fortune that reads 'Flattery will go far tonight!'...isn't that so funny! Well I hope you enjoy my card for today, be sure to join us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week for a chance to win some fabulous Paper Pretties stamps! In fact Heather is offering a super fun prize package of 4 stamp sets from the Paper Pretties store: Wade E. Bug, One of those days, Look Out World Cooper and You're Maarvelous Sophia! Talk about a prize package! Be sure to check out the Paper Pretties Blog to see what some of the rest of the DT members created too!
Stamps: Flirty Fortunes from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, SU! Sweet Pea, Sweet Blush; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E43 Dull Ivory, RV32 Shadow Pink, E42 Sand White, RV34 Dark Pink; Accessories: Pop Dots, Crop-A-Dile, Sticky Strip, May Arts Satin Ribbon, Self Adhesive Spring Jewels

Monday, August 16, 2010

Paper Pretties Blog Hop Winner!

The winner of Dog-Gone Birthday stamp set from my blog is....

Danni who said... Very sweet card!!

Congrats Danni...I hope you enjoy your new stamp set! Be sure to email Heather at hlrcrafts@hotmail.com with your mailing address to claim your prize! All of the winners from Thursday's Blog Hop are now posted, be sure to visit the Paper Pretties blog to see if you won too!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bugaboo Challenge - Primary Colors and Back to School!

It is the 2nd Saturday of the month at Bugaboo Stamps do you know what that means?! That's right today the Design Team is all sharing with you cards for the first challenge of the month! Can you guess what the challenge is, anything coming to mind? That's right, today's challenge is all about Primary Colors and/or Back to School! To participate in the challenge please create a card or project using Primary Colors and a Back to School Theme and link it to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog!

If you play along you also have the chance to win prizes, and I don't know about you but I love prizes! If you participate in the challenge you have a chance to win the following prizes:

1st prize - 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
2nd prize - 4 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice
3rd prize - 2 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choice

Now we do have some rules for our challenges, so here they are for you to refer to:

Rules:
1.) Have fun!
2.) Multiple entries are fine - but each one must be a completely different card or project.
3.) Combining challenges is completely acceptable, so long as you follow our theme.
4.) You must use a NEW card/project! Back-linking of old cards/projects is NOT acceptable.
5.) You may use any stamp from any stamp company. However, you get TWO CHANCES to win for each card/project you link using a Bugaboo Image. To get a second chance please enter your name in Mr. Linky Twice (ex. Name1 and Name 2)
6.) You MUST post a direct link to the project or card you wish to enter in this challenge. General links to your blog will not be counted. PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION!!!

We like to be able to comment on all of your amazing work, but Word Verification hinders this process for us. You can easily change your blog settings to monitor your comments if you are using it to avoid comment spam. Thank you for your understanding! Be sure to leave your great creations with Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post on the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I can not wait to see what you create for our new challenge!

For my card today I pulled out this adorable Bugaboo Brat and got to work! I have just recently gotten these glitter dots, so when I was working with my primary colors I knew that I had to pair up this image with my new Ruby Slippers Glitter Dots that I picked up at the Paper Pretties Boutique! I went for a simple look, but I wanted to make this a kid card especially with all of the primary colors and I think I succeeded. I do hope you like my creation, enjoy the rest of the Design Teams work and be sure to play along!
Stamps: Bugaboo Brats from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Pure Poppy, Brilliant Blue, Cosmo Cricket Veggie Garden Mini Stack DP; Ink: R29 Lipstick Red, E00 Skin White, Y11 Pale Yellow, Y13 Lemon Yellow, E35 Chamois, B29 Ultramarine; Accessories: Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Glitter Dots Ruby Slippers, Nestabilities Labels Ten

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Freebie at Bugaboo!

Today is Friday, which means that it's Friday Freebie at Bugaboo Stamps! That's right today a fabulous new image is posted in the Bugaboo Store for FREE! Just head on over to the store and pick up this weeks new Freebie!

This week our Freebie is called Sunbonnet Girls, I love these stamps! The spring set of these that were released months ago are among my favorite stamp line that Jodie creates, and this one is even better! I love the sweet details in this image, all the little flowers trailing the dress and the marks that show how fluffy this dress is, they work together so nicely to bring about a darling look to these images. I also made this card to enter and play along with the new Wild Orchid Challenge, this week the challenge is to create something for the girls, or 'One For the Girls' and I even used my mulberry flowers that I ordered from Wild Orchid to play along too!

I do hope you like my card today, I wanted a really soft and sweet look, I think it all came together in this one. Hope you have a fabulous day all!

Please note: We make every attempt to post freebies first thing in the am, however sometimes it just does not happen, please check back with us if they are not uploaded, it will be there and you have one full week to download it!
Stamps: Sunbonnet Girls from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Berry Sorbet, Basic Grey Olivia DP; Ink: RV25 Dog Rose Flower, YG07 Acid Green, RV21 Light Pink, E00 Skin White, Y17 Golden Yellow, N1 Neutral Grey No. 1; Accessories: Pop Dots, Large Scalloped and Regular Circle Nestabilities, Eyelet Border Punch, Mulberry Paper Flowers, Glue Dots

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Paper Pretties Grand Re-Opening and New Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the next stop on the Paper Pretties Grand Re-Opening and New Release Blog Hop!! If you’re arriving from Mercy Kerin's blog, you’re in the right place! If you are just joining us on our HUGE PARTY TRAIN, you can head back to the Paper Pretties Blog to start from the beginning. Check out all the information in the blog post too, there are PRIZES galore and different GIFTS WITH PURCHASE, you don’t want to miss out!

You’ve likely heard by now, but Paper Pretties is releasing TWELVE brand new sets today, along with the big Prettie Boutique Re-Opening. All of the new sets will be available for purchase in the Prettie Boutique beginning no later than 7 AM CST today. I am showcasing the set Dog-Gone Birthday.

For my card today I used the main image, this adorable doggie, from the Dog-Gone Birthday set. This set is one of 7 stamp sets being released this month from our newest Illustrator to the Paper Pretties team, the fabulous Victoria Case! I was thrilled when I heard that she would be joining the team, and this set just proves how wonderful she is! The best thing about these new stamp sets is that each set comes with so much! Dog-Gone Birthday doesn't only include this main image, but also comes with two different sized dog bones, a matching paw print and three sentiments! You really get a lot for what you pay for, and these clear stamps are high quality, and they have the smell to prove it! I think you know what I am talking about, that unique aroma that comes off of these stamp sets tell you all you need to know! In fact I didn't have to even season these stamps when they arrived, I just put my stamps right on my block and pulled out my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad the image was so crisp and so clean immediately!Now on to the details on my card! I wanted to work with this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge if I got the chance, and decided that today's card would be the perfect chance to do just that! I colored in my main image with my Copic markers and pulled out my Cosmo Cricket Designer Paper Pad called Garden Variety Mini Deck that I picked up from the Paper Pretties Store to match! I also used this lovely ribbon that Michele gave me earlier this week, it was part of my early birthday present and it is lovely! I pulled out my eyelet border punch and some red metallic dots to match and tie the whole look together!

It’s our party, but the PRESENTS are for you!! Leave a comment right here on this post to enter to win this fabulous stamp set!! I will take comments until Sunday, August 15th at 6 PM CST, and then one Prettie Lucky stamper will be chosen at random to receive this set!! Can’t get a better deal than that! And you can shop now without fear, if you happen to win a set you already purchased (you know you can’t resist these amazing new images!), you may substitute a different set of equal or lesser value in its place.

If we’re going to have a party, we’re going to make it a REALLY GOOD PARTY. Here are the purchase specials for all purchases from the Prettie Boutique:

• Every order placed during release weekend (now through Sunday, August 15th) will receive a free Paper Pretties “Hand Stamped” stamp!

• All orders that total $25 or more (before shipping charges are applied) will receive a free stamp set (Paper Pretties’ choice) in their package!

• Any orders that total $100 or more (before shipping charges are applied) will receive a free 6x6 paper pad (Paper Pretties’ choice) with their order!

• The older Paper Pretties’ stamps are still on sale! Up to 75% off, with many of the Sophia and Cooper sets selling for just $5! WOW!!

Thanks for joining us today. We hope you love this release as much as we do!! Your next stop on our Blog Hop is Danni Bindel. Good luck and Shop Prettie!
Stamps: Dog-Gone Birthday; Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, R27 Cadmium Red, YR04 Chrome Orange, E37 Sepia, E55 Light Caramel; Accessories: Grosgrain Satin Edged May Arts Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Hero Arts Metal Self Adhesive Dots, Scissors

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Paper Pretties Challenge!

Today is Wednesday, so you know what that means, it's time for another Paper Pretties Challenge! This week we are doing things a bit differently, instead of having a blog hop and challenge we are just having the challenge and saving the hop fun special occasions!

So this week our challenge is to use ribbon on your card! Now I don't know about you but I simply love ribbon it doesn't matter what color, shape, style, texture it's all wonderful to me! I decided that for my ribbon today to use this really fun two toned grosgrain ribbon from May Arts. I paired it with this great paper from the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety 6x6 Mini Deck which I got from the Paper Pretties Store, I am loving this paper pack, there is such a mix of cuteness!

Have you noticed the image I used today? This uber-cute owl stamp is one of our 12 new releases coming your way tomorrow, Thursday the 12th of August! We will be having an amazing Blog Hop in celebration of our release plus the stamp sets will be going live to the store at 7am EST!

Okay, sorry I digressed...back to my current card! I inked up this soon to be released owl stamp set called 'Give a Hoot'! This stamp set is one of 7 stamp sets that are being released from our new illustrator Victoria Case! I have simply loved all of her designs since I first laid my eyes on her work and I am beyond thrilled to get the chance to work with these stamps as a Design Team Member! I used my Labels Eleven Nestabilities Dies and decided to work with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge this week for some added fun to this card! I hope you liked my card and preview of another stamp set to be released tomorrow! Here are a few things to remember about our Grand Re-Opening, these words are straight from Heather's post!

1. We have 12 new sets being released on Thursday! 5 of them are from our INCREDIBLE veteran illustrator Joni Stringfield and 7 of them are from a brand new Paper Pretties illustrator! I am thrilled to tell you that Victoria Case has joined the Paper Pretties team as our newest illustrator! Victoria is amazingly talented and sweet as can be. You are going to LOVE her images!

2. All NEW Paper Pretties sets from here on out are going to be Clear Photopolymer sets. I want you to know that I did a lot of research and made sure I found the highest quality clear stamp manufacturer possible. I am VERY picky about clear stamps and I am EXTREMELY happy with the quality of our new stamps. The reason for the switch is to make our Paper Pretties sets more affordable for everyone! The new sets will have more sentiments and accessory stamps than the old sets and they will considerably less expensive for you! It also allows me to release more images every month, so it is a win-win situation for everyone!


3. We will be having a blog hop on Thursday, showcasing all of the new releases.


4. The new stamps will be available in the Paper Pretties store beginning at 6am CST on Thursday Aug. 12th. We will also be having several sales specials and prizes!


Last but not least, remember Paper Pretties is now State side, which means faster shipping times, lower shipping costs, and fabulous customer service! I sure hope you join us in the Blog Hop tomorrow, now head on over to the Paper Pretties Blog to see all of the creations for today's challenge and more new stamp set previews!
Stamps: Give A Hoot from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Mini Deck; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E57 Light Walnut, E33 Sand, E31 Brick Beige, E55 Light Caramel, YG09 Lettuce Green, E42 Sand White, YR31 Light Reddish Yellow; Accessories: Pop Dots, Glue Dots, Bow-Easy, Labels Eleven Nestabilites, May Arts Grosgrain Two Toned Ribbon

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pretties Dog-Gone Sneak Peeks!

Have you heard all the big news about Paper Pretties?! Not only is Our Grand Re-Opening Release Party almost here, but oh what a celebration it will be! We are releasing 12 brand new sets in the Paper Pretties store Thursday, Aug. 12th at 6am EST! We will be unveiling 5 new sets illustrated by Joni Stringfield, the creator of our super adorable Sophia and Cooper, and 7 of them are from a brand new Paper Pretties illustrator! That's right, our newest illustrator is Victoria Case has joined the Paper Pretties team as our newest illustrator! So be sure to join us on Thursday for a fun blog hop showcasing all of the new sets, lots of prizes, and plenty of amazing creations!

So now on to my card for today! Today I inked up a set called Dog-Gone Birthday, this adorable doggie is perfect for any holiday celebration. I love the fun party hat and his cupcake in hand, this dog really knows how to party! not only is this dog the main image of the stamp set, but this set included accessory images and a variety of sentiments all to coordinate with this canine sweetheart. I do hope you liked my card for today, be sure to stop by the Paper Pretties Blog to see which other team members whipped up to share with you today! Have a fabulous day all!
Stamps: Dog-Gone Birthday from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Dark Chocolate, Basic Grey DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, N2 Neutral Grey No. 2, Y21 Buttercup Yellow, B97 Night Blue, B93 Light Cockney Blue, E71 Champagne, R29 Lipstick Red, E37 Sepia, E51 Milky White; Accessories: Pop Dots, May Arts Ribbon

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Think INK Artful INKables!

It's Saturday so you know what that means, it's time for another Artful INKables post! For my creation today I am sharing with you my card for the current Think INK Challenge! Our current Think INK Challenge is being issued by Tanya Johnson and the challenge is to make a non-standard card AND you must use the color purple! I have only made a few easel cards and decided that I would give another one a short, I used to be so intimidated by them because it looked all complicated, but they really are super simple!

For my card today I decided to ink up the set Spot On summer! I picked the flower image and used these beautiful Mulberry Flowers I ordered a while ago and I paired them with this stunning lace trim that fellow AI DT member and friend Cheryl Walker sent to me earlier this month. Cheryl always uses these amazing lace trims and her floral work always looks superb so I wanted to give it a try for my self today! I really don't use that much purple when I create, but since we were asked to use purple in some way I went all for it and accented the shade with some green as well to match the floral stems! Then I thought the corners needed something so I pulled out these great self adhesive jewels I received as part of an early birthday present from my Mama Ho (lol), Rae Anne Springer! Thank you both so much ladies! See how spoiled I am sometimes!

There is still plenty of time to join in on the Think INK Challenge, so be sure to hop on over to the Artful INKables Blog and join in on all the fun! Well I do hope you enjoyed my card for today, I had a lot of fun with this one! Have a fabulous day all!
Stamps: Spot on Summer from Artful INKables; Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green, Rich Razzleberry; Ink: New Leaf; Accessories: Glue Dots, Mulberry Flowers, Lace Trim, Spring Jewels from The Paper Company Studio

Summer Swimming!

For today I wanted to share with you a card I created this week using my fun Bugaboo Stamps! Since it has been so hot I just had to color in this adorable Alligator, he is all set to go swimming in this get-up! You know that I love these little guys, they are so fun! If you haven't seen the change on my side bar yet, my Guest Designer spot on the Bugaboo Stamps Team has come to an end, but I was lucky enough to be asked to stay on the team for the new term! Isn't that exciting, I am simply thrilled about staying on with these fabulous Bugaboo Stamps Design Team! Since I was creating a fun and bright summer card using a great summer image I decided to play along with this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge!
This week the colors are Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive which are wonderful for the summer mood I am in! I also decided that I wanted to use these two very different ribbons from my mass-o-ribbon, I just didn't think that one ribbon would be enough for this card. I do hope you enjoy my summer fun card, I had a lot of fun with this one! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!
Stamps: Alligators Beach from Bugaboo Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Lemon Tart, Only Orange, Old Olive, SU!Sunny Garden DP; Ink: C1 Cool Grey No. 1, G99 Olive, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, YR16 Apricot; Accessories: Pop Dots, Large Scalloped and Regular Rectangle Nestabilities, May Arts Thin Ribbon, May Arts Striped Ribbon

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sketching Time!

Welcome to Wednesday! It's time for another Paper Pretties Weekly Challenge! Have you heard the news yet? We are now under NEW ownership! That's right, Heather Lee-Reppen is now the new Pretties Mama! With the ownership change, we have big things coming your way! Not only are we now US based Madison, WI to be exact, but there are NEW shipping rates too!

For U.S. orders....flat rate of $5 for all orders up to $49.99. Free Shipping for all orders $50 and over

For Canada orders...flat rate of $7 for all orders up to $69.99. Free Shipping for all orders $70 and over

All other International orders...flat rate of $13

PLUS there are NEW products in the store that you need to check out! We just got more Copic Sketch Markers, the new Basic Grey DP Olivia and Oliver, Basic Grey stitched and glazed brads, Glitter Dots! PLUS we have a NEW Paper Pretties Blog! Be sure to check out all these fabulous products and our new blog!

Now back to the Wednesday Challenge, today we are kicking things off at the new Paper Pretties Blog, so if you haven't started there head on over!
We are all sharing with you our cards following the current challenge which is to create a card using this fabulous sketch, then you will have until August 10th to try this one out for yourself! For my project today I decided to ink up Simply Special (it's on sale for $4.00). This sketch was fun, all the different layers took a bit, but I really do like the end result, and the background paper is perfect! I needed to add a bit of something to this, so this two toned ribbon I have from May Arts was amazing! 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, in fact we have three NEW DT members, be sure to send Jessica George, Pam Vernell, and Wendy Hoff a huge welcome!


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 challenge, which is to create a card based on the above sketch, and link it to the Paper Pretties Blog post, we have a inlinkz! I hope you will play along, in fact do not need to use Paper Pretties stamps either (although we would love to see them!), so come and play along!

This week one participant will receive a stamp, in fact we are giving away Bugs and Fishes!

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 fun sketch! I can't wait to see what you create! Your next stop on the hop is to visit Jana'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: Simply Special from Paper Pretties; Paper: Whisper White, Jade, Parakeet, Pebbles Treehouse DP; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, E49 Dark Bark, R14 Light Rogue, Y08 Acid Yellow, YG63 Pea Green; Accessories: Pop Dots, Two Tones May Arts Ribbon

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-Verve-sary Blog Hop!

Today marks 3 years for the fabulous stamp company Verve! I have been a huge fan of Verve Stamps since Julee started her company and I am thrilled to say that I am still a huge fan and supporter of Verve Stamps! Well to mark the 3rd year Anni-Verve-sary we are hopping our way all over! You should be joining my blog from Banu's Blog, if you haven't reached here from there be sure to head on over to Julee's Blog to kick things off right!
For my card today I pulled out one of my all time favorite Verve Stamps, Petals & Stems! There are just some stamp sets that always jump out at you while you are sorting though your stash and this set is one of those types of sets for me, I have inked it up many time, I simply love the style to this set! I also went with a cutie look for this card, I pulled out a bit of pink and cream with touches of red and green, and of course no flower is complete without a golden center! I do hope you do exactly what this card say, 'Take joy in the little things'. That has sort of become my moto recently, in fact I had a grilled cheese sandwich this week after being on a very low fat diet and it was like heaven! I did take joy in that simple meal....be sure to do that whenever you can!

Well, I guess it's time for you to move on in the hop...your next stop on the Hop is over at Dani's Blog!

I do hope you enjoy not only my stop, but the rest of the time celebrating this years Anni-Verve-sary! Here's to many more! If you get lost along the way be sure to visit Master Hop List!
Stamps: Petals & Stems from Verve Stamps; Paper: Buttercream, Pink, October Afternoon Fly a Kite DP; Ink: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado; Accessories: Pop Dots, Sticky Strip, Cream Ribbon, Red Gingham Ruffled Ribbon
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