Saturday, July 31, 2010

TPE77, CC281 - More Cowgirl FUN!

Helllllllllo and happy weekend to everyone!!  The summer is flying by so the down time is precious, isn't it??  Earlier in the week I got some down time of my own, and I made another "just for fun card" based on this week's sketch over at The Pink Elephant Challenge Blog.  That's one of my favorite challenge blogs to play along with so when I saw it was a sketch I knew I had to get some stampin' time! 

Here's my contribution, featuring Howdy Girlfriend Sophia - currently on sale for only $5 in the Prettie Boutique!!  I'm having a great time creating with her these days.  She looks so sassy and fun!



I added some challenges today!!  This OF COURSE would qualify for the current Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge {PWC1112} of adding GLITTER to your project!!  Check that out if you haven't already, we have a prize for one random participant!  Also, we have the current color challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers {CC281}, and the current sketch from The Pink Elephant challenge blog!  I am also entering this card in the following challenges:


Dutch Dare Card Challenges - DDCC83: anything goes
Paper Play Challenges - '10 Week 30: anything goes

Here is the sketch {TPE77} I used, for your reference -- thanks girls for another great challenge!


I stamped my lil' Cowgirl with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on PTI white and colored her with Copic markers.  Added some Shimmerz Angel wings (just a TOUCH) to her belt buckle and the star on her boot.  I went with some Ruby Slipper Glitter Dots in the extra white space for some sparkle and bling.  Paper Pretties has 18 colors of Glitter Dots in stock now!  These are awesome for projects, so fast and easy, they are flat-backed and go on with a Mini Glue Dots, another of my favorite products. Cardstock and trims from Stampin' Up, and patterned paper from The Paper Studio (I had it in my stash). 

Did you know that right now, every in-stock stamp at Paper Pretties is ON SALE??? Yes they are!! Discounts range from 10 to 75% off, with most of the Sophia and Cooper sets clocking in at just $5. That is a HUGE DEAL!!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PWC112 - Cowgirl + Glitter = FUN!

Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for the Prettie Wednesday Challenge?! Remember, Paper Pretties has returned to the BLOG FORMAT for store news, information, etc....aaaaaand the PWC!  Having the blog back means that we've got a linking system (InLinkz, love it!) and PRIZES!!!  Woooooot!!  Check out the Paper Pretties Blog for all the details and your chance to win!

Ok, this week Prettie Owner Heather challenged us to ADD GLITTER!!   Now there's a challenge I can really get behind!!  ;-)  Here's my contribution, featuring Howdy Girlfriend Sophia - currently on sale for only $5 in the Prettie Boutique!!
 

I added a CLASSY amount of Art Glitter (LOL!) to her belt buckle, boots, and hat band. Art Insitute Glitter is my favorite brand, and you know I'm always reaching for my little glitter pots!  I just love the spaaaaaaaaarkle!!!  Also threw on some Kaisercraft Rhinestones around the sentiment. Paper is all from The Paper Studio, I had it in my stash.

In store news - in case you didn't catch some of my posts the last couple of weeks, but you will be seeing exceptional customer service and lightning fast shipping from Paper Pretties from here on out, with SIGNIFICANTLY lower shipping costs -- and free shipping after you meet the minimums too. Full details on new shipping rates can be found on the main page over at Paper Pretties.  New this week - 18 colors of GLITTER DOTS in stock!!  I love using these, if you haven't tried them, you MUST.

Oh, and did I mention that right now, every in-stock stamp set at Paper Pretties is ON SALE??? Yes they are!! Discounts range from 10 to 75% off, with most of the Sophia and Cooper sets clocking in at just $5. That is a HUGE DEAL!!

Please join us on Facebook!!  Here's the link to the Paper Pretties page.  You can chat, share your art, and learn about store news and sales right through everyone's FAVORITE THING, Facebook.  (heehee, I know I am addicted!).
 
That's all for me!  Thanks for stopping by! Head over to Heather's blog to continue the hop.  Have a great day everyone!

Monday, July 26, 2010

LPSC78, MMSC63 - Getting Old?



It's MONDAY!! Yay!! I love starting my week with a great challenge from the {Little Paper Shop}! Did you happen to see the LPS store blog on Friday? We are featuring the {Nature's Garden} set with some great samples from the DT and LPS friends. Stop over and see all the lovely creations!
But now, on to today's challenge {your uploading keyword is LPSC78}. We have a soft and pretty color challenge for you today; Pink, Celery and Light Blue! First off, here is my card using {Nurse Jena} and {Young At Heart}.


And here is the inside, where I stamped the sentiment from {Young At Heart}.

I played along with a sketch challenge this week, the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.  What a wonderful sketch!!  A new challenge to me, but I'll be adding them to my list!  Here's the sketch {MMSC63}:

I used some of my new Basic Grey Olivia paper here, sooooooo pretty!! Paper Pretties is carrying the paper, glazed brads, and the stitched too, they're so much fun! I stamped Jena with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic markers. I cut off the edge of my cardstock base, punched the border, and then added the other Olivia paper on the inside panel. Ribbon and button from Stampin' Up, with some Scrapper's Floss (colored with Copics to match!) decorating the inside of the button. Kaisercraft pearls on the main image, Prima mini roses in the corner, and viola!

Be sure to visit the LPS store blog and the other DT members to see all the inspiration with this week's fabulous challenge! AND, if you play along with us you'll be entered to win this week's prize from the {Little Paper Shop}!! Check out the details there this morning - you have until Sunday night to enter by linking up on this week's post on the LPS store blog and the winner will be announced there next Monday morning. Can't beat free stamps AND an excuse to use them!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

DRS Sketch, C4C47 - Here Comes Cooper!


Happy Sunday!  I am so excited to be blogging today because last night I stamped....JUST FOR FUN!!!  Yes, yes, yes!  It was fabulous.  Not that I don't ADORE my design team work, because I absolutely do, but the last month or two I've been so strapped for time in the REST of my life that I haven't done much stamping outside of the DT goodness (as you can see from my less-frequent blog posting).  But things are settling down a bit so last night I stamped and colored to my heart's content and played along with TWO challenges!!

Here is my card, featuring Look Out World Cooper from Paper Pretties.  He was my first Cooper purchase, I just love him!  He reminds me of my boys, so ready to take on anything!  My baby is going to Kindergarden this fall so I paired him with the sentiment from Off To School Sophia - it just FIT with this fall/boy Oliver patterned paper from Basic Grey.  I also used one of the Oliver Glazed Brads.  Ribbon is May Arts; Olive Ric Rack and the red came from Archiver's.  I used the QuicKutz Apples embossing folder to keep with the school theme.

I incorporated two challenges here!!  Woo hoo!!  I really like participating in challenges and haven't been keeping up very well this summer, so this is fun for me.  :) The first is a sketch, it's the current one from the DRS Designs blog.  This was a great one, especially for adding different papers and textures.  Here it is for reference: 

And the other is an inspiration piece, from the Crazy 4 Challenges blog (C4C47).  I was chatting with Jessie last night and she steered me over there.  Oh my, this room is SO fun!!  Now, I am aware that I did not follow the girly colors of the room (because I really wanted to use this Cooper!), but I love how they mixed the patterns and textures and made it all work.  So I pulled my inspiration from that and used stripes, polka dots, zig zags, and of course my apple background to represent the wall stencils.  Here's the inspiration picture:
  



How fun is that??  Maybe I can redecorate my bedroom...I'm sure that will go over GREAT, hahahahaha!

Don't forget, Paper Pretties is now in the United States, with fast, Fast, FAST (and cheap) shipping, quality customer service, and lots of NEW products!!  Also, all in-stock stamps are currently on sale up to 75% off, so go see what YOU need!  The Cooper I used today is only $5 right now.

That's it for me today!  I'll see you tomorrow for another LPS Monday.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

PWC111 - Non-Traditional Christmas (in July!)

Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for the Prettie Wednesday Challenge?! WE ARE BACK!!!  Paper Pretties has returned to the BLOG FORMAT for store news, information, etc....aaaaaand the PWC!  I think we can all agree that the blog is best.  :)  I've been waiting for this change since Heather became the new owner of Paper Pretties and moved the store to the USA!  She's been kinda busy working on alllllll the new stamp sets (ssshhh!) but we've got it ready now!  And having the blog back means that we've got a linking system (InLinkz, love it!) and PRIZES!!!  Yes yes yes!!  Check out the Paper Pretties Blog for all the details and your chance to win!

Ok, this week Jackie challenged us to make a Christmas card using non-traditional colors.  I'm pretty sure mine qualifies...LOL...although oddly enough, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  Goooo non-traditional!!
  
And the store news - in case you didn't catch some of my posts the last couple of weeks, but you will be seeing exceptional customer service and lightning fast shipping from Paper Pretties from here on out, with SIGNIFICANTLY lower shipping costs -- and free shipping after you meet the minimums too. Full details on new shipping rates can be found on the main page over at Paper Pretties.

Oh, and did I mention that right now, every in-stock stamp set at Paper Pretties is ON SALE??? Yes they are!! Discounts range from 10 to 75% off, but MOST are in the 40 to 50% off range. That is a HUGE DEAL!!

Please join us on Facebook!!  Here's the link to the Paper Pretties page.  You can chat, share your art, and learn about store news and sales right through everyone's FAVORITE THING, Facebook.  (heehee, I know I am addicted!).

I almost forgot - I incorporated a sketch challenge with today's card.  Myyyyyy favorite! This is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #83.  Here's the sketch:


That's all for me!  Thanks for stopping by! Head over to Heather's blog to finish off the hop, and then GO SHOPPING at the Prettie Boutique! Oh, and don't forget to go see our new Paper Pretties store blog!  Boy, you'll be busy.  :)  Have a great day everyone!
  

Monday, July 19, 2010

LPSC77 - Sketch Time Again!

(Ack, my post didn't auto-post!!!!)

It's MONDAY!! Yay!! I love starting my week with a great challenge from the {Little Paper Shop}! For today's challenge {your uploading keyword is LPSC77}, we have a fun new sketch challenge for you!  Sketches are my favorite challenge type!

First off, here's my card, using {Tweet Wishes Lucy}.  I love her dress!!

 

I used some of my new Basic Grey Olivia paper, along with one of the matching glazed brads down in the corner.  Love the glazed brads, and the stitched too, they're so much fun!  Heather just got her BG shipment over at Paper Pretties, and she's got both brad types in stock for Oliver and Olivia!  I stamped Lucy with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic markers.  The textured background is an embossing folder from Quick Kutz.  Nesties (of course!) on the main image panel and shadow.

Ok, and then here's the sketch from DT member Allison!


Be sure to visit the LPS store blog and the other DT members to see all the inspiration with this week's fabulous challenge! AND, if you play along with us you'll be entered to win this week's prize -- stamps from the {Little Paper Shop}!! Check out the details this morning - you have until Sunday night to enter by linking up on this week's post on the LPS store blog and the winner will be announced there next Monday morning. Can't beat free stamps AND an excuse to use them!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Featured Friday at the Little Paper Shop!

It's Featured Friday at the {Little Paper Shop}!  Today we have some fun samples for you today using the stamp set JUNGLE FUN.  Samples and other info can be found on the LPS store blog.

Winners for Preview Day 1 and Preview Day 2 from this June release have also been announced over there today!  The winner of the $15 Gift Certificate for Monday’s Blog Hop will be announced this coming Monday on our Challenge post on the LPS store blog. If you have not completed the Hop, go leave your comments before 9 PM EST this Sunday night for your chance to win. You still have time to make a card and participate in our distressing challenge this week for a chance to win that way too.  Whew!!  GOOD LUCK everyone!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Prettie Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for the Prettie Wednesday Challenge?! This week Jana challenged us all to make a card using Silver and Gold.

Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to make a card this week.  However, I'm still hoppin' along with you all and I wanted to remind you that Paper Pretties is now located in the United States!!  We have faster and cheaper shipping and our owner,
Heather, is TOTALLY COMMITTED to quality customer service.

Oh, and did I mention that right now, every in-stock stamp set at Paper Pretties is ON SALE??? Yes they are!! Discounts range from 10 to 75% off, but MOST are in the 40 to 50% off range. That is a HUGE DEAL!!

Also, there are tons of new products in the Paper Pretties store!!  NEW NEW NEW Basic Grey Oliver and Olivia lines are here and Heather's got the goodies -6x6 paper pads, stitched brads and glazed brads.  I love the special brads and they can be hard to find.  There are several colors of Copic Sketch markers and a bunch of new ribbon by the spool, as well as several other different brands of 6x6 paper pads (Kasiercraft!!  And more.).
Please join us on Facebook!!  Here's the link to the Paper Pretties page.  You can chat, share your art, and learn about store news and sales right through everyone's FAVORITE THING, Facebook.  (heehee, I know I am addicted!).

Thanks for stopping by! Head over to Heather's blog to finish off the hop, and then GO SHOPPING at the Prettie Boutique! See you back here next week for another Prettie Wednesday where I promise to have a card!

Monday, July 12, 2010

LPS Preview Monday!

Hello and welcome to the third and final day of our June previews here at the {Little Paper Shop}! We have more fabulousness to show you today with another fun and witty sentiment set called {You Might Be Old}. These are *so fun*. I love it!! You might be old if..... and then lists the options. You'll be reaching for this one all the time for humerous birthday cards.

Since it's Monday we also have a new weekly challenge for you - so we're incorporating it into today's preview. This week's challenge {LPSC76} is DISTRESSING. Any way you want to, distress up your project and link up with us!! Be sure to add you card to the InLinkz program on the LPS store blog post (before Sunday night) for a chance to win LPS images!


Here is my card featuring {You Might Be Old}:

Of course with our releases, there are ALWAYS plenty of ways to win! So, do ya wanna win a $15 Gift Certificate to the LPS store? All you have to do is comment on ALL the DT members' blogs during this hop, now through Thursdsay for a chance to be entered in the random drawing for the gift certificate. All the details are on the LPS store blog!

Now, if you are arriving here from Allison's blog you're right on track! If not, then head back over to the LPS store blog to start from the beginning. Make sure you don't miss any blogs along the way!

Your next stop on the hop is Ann! Hope you have fun with us today! :) Check back tomorrow for RELEASE DAY at the {Little Paper Shop}! Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great start to your week - we'll see you tomorrow.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

LPS Preview - {Nurse Jena}

Hello and welcome to the DAY 2 of our July previews from the {Little Paper Shop}! We have some real sweetness to share here with the new set {Nurse Jena}. Gotta love the little girls and Julia is the master of creating fun and useful sets with them!

Here's my card:



I incorporated a sketch - this week's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge - it's been awhile since I played along and I'm super excited (MTSC81)!! Here's the sketch:


I forgot to add the "Get Well Soon" sentiment in the corner before I took the picture. Not sure what happened there, LOL!! You'll have to use your imagination. ;)

Be sure to visit the LPS store blog and the other DT members to see all the inspiration with our newest little darling! If you swing by and leave a comment on all the DT blogs and the LPS store blog post, you'll have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store! Winner will be announced tomorrow, along with our THIRD preview (yeah, three this month!!) and another LPS Monday challenge (with more prizes there too)! See you back here in the morning!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

LPS Preview - {Young At Heart}

Hello and welcome to the start of our July previews from the {Little Paper Shop}! We have some great stuff to show you today with a wonderful sentiment set called {Young At Heart}. Julia is so clever with the fun & witty sentiments, love 'em!!

First, here's my card:

I incorporated a sketch - this week's new Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge (TESC120). Here's the sketch:


I also used the Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C45) challenge here (given by none other than JESSIE, stampin' girl extraordinaire) of Red, Black and White. A TOTAL surprise there...heehe. ;-) *love ya Jess*

Be sure to visit the LPS store blog and the other DT members to see all the inspiration with our newest little darling! If you swing by and leave a comment on all the DT blogs and the LPS store blog post, you'll have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store! Winner will be announced tomorrow, along with our SECOND preview! See you back here in the morning!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

PWC109 - A Cuddly Sketch

Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for the Prettie Wednesday Challenge?! Yes, we're back and better than ever, in case you didn't catch the news last week, Paper Pretties has a new owner and a new country! Yes, yes! Our Prettie Mama is Heather Lee-Reppen, and we're now located in the United States (right here in Wisconsin)!! Every stampin' gal out there knows that when we need new stamps, paper, and accessories, we NEED THEM NOW. Well from now on, you're going to get them now, from Paper Pretties! You will see lightning fast shipping, with SIGNIFICANTLY lower shipping costs -- and free shipping after you meet the minimums too. Full details on new shipping rates can be found on the main page over at Paper Pretties.

Oh, and did I mention that right now, every in-stock stamp set at
Paper Pretties is ON SALE??? Yes they are!! Discounts range from 10 to 75% off, but MOST are in the 40 to 50% off range. That is a HUGE DEAL!! Also the new Basic Grey Oliver and Olivia will be in the store very soon, along with the coordinating brads, glazed brads, and stitched brads. I loves me some Basic Grey!

So get over there and get your shop on! But first, check out my challenge card! Our challenge theme this week is a sketch, created by our own Frances. For today's card I chose Cuddle Me Sophia. Love that Sophia! She and her friend Cooper are what got me hooked on
Paper Pretties in the first place. Dare I say....there will be lots more of Sophia and Cooper in our future!!!


And here is the sketch!

Thanks for stopping by! Head over to Heather's blog to finish off the hop, and then GO SHOPPING at the Prettie Boutique! See you back here next week for another Prettie Wednesday!

Monday, July 5, 2010

LPSC75 - A Purple Day

It's MONDAY!! Yay!! I love starting my week with a great challenge from the {Little Paper Shop}! Did you happen to see the LPS store blog on Friday? We are featuring the FABULOUS {Forest Critters} set with some great samples from the DT and LPS friends. Stop over and see all the lovely creations!

But now, on to today's challenge {your uploading keyword is LPSC75}. We have a pretty in purples color challenge for you today; Razzelberry, Orchid, and Olive! First off, here is my card using {Butterflies}.

I incorporated a sketch, from Taylored Expressions today (TESC119). Here it is:
Be sure to visit the LPS store blog and the other DT members to see all the inspiration with this week's fabulous challenge! AND, if you play along with us you'll be entered to win this week's prize from the {Little Paper Shop}!! Check out the details there this morning - you have until Sunday night to enter by linking up on this week's post on the LPS store blog and the winner will be announced there next Monday morning. Can't beat free stamps AND an excuse to use them!