Tuesday, August 31, 2010

PWC117 and More - Sketch Time!

Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for the Prettie Wednesday Challenge?! I bet you are!  If you play along with us you could WIN!   Check out the Paper Pretties Blog for all the details!

First off today, I am super excited to announce that Cindy Haffner is joining us at Paper Pretties for the next few months as a Guest Designer!  She is sooooo talented and sweet, I know I can't wait to see her creations.  Welcome Cindy!

This week is a "first Wednesday", so our challenge (keyword: PWC117) is a SKEEEETCH from our very own Frances!!  Always love Frances' sketches and this one is no exception!  Here is my contribution using Celebrate Sophia.  I think she is just such a darling. 


I just want to squeeze her!  She and 11 other AMAZING set from our August release are jam packed with images and sentiments and available now in the Prettie Boutique.  They are a fabulous value with all of the extras you get.  Heather is really spoiling us!

Here is the sketch.  As you can see, I used some Razzmatazz Glitter Dots for the circles here, one of my favorite embellishments!!



I added some other challenges today!  Fun times!  In no particular order...

Oh, Alice! #28 - Little Girl Theme -- and Paper Pretties is sponsoring with a huge prize package!  There's still time to enter!
Craftalicious #7 - Purple and Green (ok, mine is blue-green but I say it counts!)
For Fun Challenges - Ribbon
CES #1 - Anything Goes
Stampin' For the Weekend #45 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!  We have changed the PWC format so it's no longer a blog hop, head over to the Paper Pretties Blog for a full list of the day's eye candy and all the challenge (and PRIZE) details!  You link up THERE for your chance to win!


Monday, August 30, 2010

LPSC83 - Fall is Coming!

It's MONDAY!! What better way to start off the week than with another great challenge from the {Little Paper Shop}!  

For today's challenge {your uploading keyword is LPSC83}. We have a pretty end-of-summer/start-of-fall color challenge for you to try out; Olive, Kraft and Orange! Who doesn't enjoy a good color challenge??  We have some color gurus here at LPS!  Here is my card using {Moments} - one of my FAVORITES! 


Here is the swatch:


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!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Paper Pretties and Oh, Alice!

Helloooo to the weekend!!  And the end of August too, eek!  I know I've been away from my blog the last week or so, but school is starting soon and I'm sure then I'll think things are TOO quiet around here and miss my baby terribly!  But on the bright side, I should have more stamping time.  :)  Let's stay positive!

But I am alive and back with a post today because Paper Pretties is sponsoring the Oh, Alice! Challenge Blog!!  How GREAT is that?!  This week's challenge (Chapter 28) is to make a card for a little girl.  hmm...do you think Paper Pretties might possibly have a couple of stamps that'll work for that challenge??  

Well it was a tough choice, I was absolutely flooded with ideas as I flipped through my Sophias.  BUT, I had not had a chance to use this sweet new fairy yet; she was just released two weeks ago during the Paper Pretties grand reopening -- this is Garden Fairy Katie.  She was demanding some time with the Copics, so here you go!


I added in some other challenges, of course!  I used Mercy's sketch for this week (MTSC88), which is here: 


And I also used this week's ColourQ (CQC47); at least I meant to.  I literally just now realized that the blue was Bermuda, not Baja.  I must have written it down wrong, eek!  Well, I chose everything else based on those colors so I'm going to go with it.  I'm not sure I have any Bermuda paper anyway.  :)  Here's the swatch:


Also:

Fab & Funky #37 - Recipe:  3 papers, 2 embellishments, 1 image
Papertake Weekly - Recipe:  3, 2, 1 (your choice)
Aud Sentiments #9 - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday #119 - Fairy, Angel or Butterfly, otherwise Anything Goes!
Craft Your Days Away #2 - With Wings


If you have a chance to play along with our awesome sponsored challenge this week, be sure to link up on the Oh, Alice! Challenge blog, and you will be entered for a chance to win an amazing prize package of stamps from Paper Pretties!! Head over to the Oh, Alice Challenge blog to read all the details.  I can't wait to see your creations -- good luck! 

Oh, and don't forget, you still have lots of time to play along with out current Paper Pretties Wednesday challenge!  You have until the end of the day on Tuesday to link up your "Back To School" creation on the Paper Pretties blog.  There's a chance for FREE STAMPS in it for ya!  Yeah, play with us and there are free stamps EVERYWHERE!  ;)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

PWC116

Hello Friends!  It is Wednesday, and I hope to be back later in the week with my card for this week's Paper Pretties challenge.  Your uploading keyword is PWC116 and the challenge is "Back To School".  How appropriate!!  Mine starts Kindergarten next week so I'm in last-minute mode around here getting everything ready.  Play along and link up on the Paper Pretties Blog for your chance to win stamps!


Sorry I have been a bad blogger the last few days, but give it one more week and we should be GOLDEN!!  You'll be seeing lots of new stuff from Paper Pretties, the Little Paper Shop, and some of my {gasp} non-DT favorites as well!!  heehee.  I know I am looking forward to it.  I hope all my beautiful stampin' friends enjoy the last of the summer, I will have cards to share again soon!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Birthday Best - LPSC82 and More!

It's MONDAY!! What better way to start off the week than with another great challenge from the {Little Paper Shop}!  Before I get to that, I'd like to welcome the two newest members of the LPS design team!!  Joining us September 1st are Joy Hadden (a current guest designer!) and Cheryl Walker!

For today's challenge {your uploading keyword is LPSC82}. We have a pretty color challenge for you to try out; Light Blue, Red and Cocoa! Who doesn't enjoy a good color challenge??  We have some color gurus here at LPS!  Here is my card using {Lily and Lucy Messages}.


The color swatch for you:



I added in some CHHHHHHHHHHHHALLENGES!!!  Yay, it's my favorite thing to play along with all the amazing stampers out there in Blog Land, and be inspired by them as well!!  The first is a sketch from Paper Sundaes (PSC32), and here it is:


The other challenges I am entering, in no particular order, are...

The Wild Flower Patch - WFWC29 - Polka Dots
Part Time Tuesdays - Birthday
The Pink Elephant - TPE80 - Ribbon and Sparkles
Bee Crafty - Ribbons and Bows
Aly's Sunday Challenge - ASC23 - Get Dotty
One Stitch At A Time - #27: Say It With Shapes
Paper Cutz - #55: Anything Goes
Digi Doodles - #21: Anything Goes

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!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

PWC115 and More - Summer 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 and PRIZES!!!  Woooooot!!  Check out the Paper Pretties Blog for all the details and your chance to win!

This week our challenge (keyword: PWC115) is to use a SUMMER THEME for your project!!!  Easy peasy lemon squeezy, don'cha think??  We'd love you to play along!  Here is my contribution using Swing On By Sophia.


Love this new stamp set!  She and 11 other AMAZING sets jam packed with images and sentiments are available now in the Prettie Boutique.  They are a fabulous value with all of the extras you get.  Heather is really spoiling us!

The red patterned paper in the background is from the Memory Box Beach 6x6 collection.  Pretty appropriate for summer, don't ya think?  The Wasabi patterned paper is from SU, as is the Baja cardstock.  PTI white for my main image.  Sophia is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  Flowers and buttons mainly from my stash, the Baja corduroy button has Scrapper's Floss tied through the holes.

I am so excited, I got to incorporate some other challenges with this week's card as well!  I used a sketch from the Corrosive Challenge Blog (#76) here it is:


And of course my favorite color challenge, the ColourQ!  This is CQC46 (I admit I had to go with "next closest" on a few of the colors since I didn't have them all, but I think I matched up pretty well):

I was also inspired by the recipe challenge over at Paper Sundaes - fast becoming a go-to favorite challenge blog - this week (#31) is a recipe - 4 flowers, 3 buttons and 2 patterned papers.  Sweet!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  We have changed the PWC format so it's no longer a blog hop, head over to the Paper Pretties Blog for a full list of the day's eye candy and all the challenge (and PRIZE) details!  You link up THERE for your chance to win!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches with Paper Pretties

Hello Tuesday!!  Today Paper Pretties is sponsoring the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog!  How fun!  This week's challenge is to make a diagonal double pocket card.  Instructions can be found here, on Splitcoast Stampers' Resources page.


Here is my project, made using the alternate version of the instructions and Tire Swing Cooper, just released last week from Paper Pretties during the Grand Re-Opening Celebration!  I think he's having fun, don't you?!?  I left my tags blank so I can add sentiments later and use this card for whatever I need.


I am also using this card for the Sew Many Challenges blog - SMC20 - Use Stitching!  Perfect for my tags.

If you play along with our awesome sponsored challenge this week (TMS55), be sure to link up on the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog, you will be entered for a chance to win a $25 prize package from Paper Pretties!! Head over to the TMS blog to read all the details, I can't wait to see your creations -- good luck! There may also be another little goodie over there in the blog post, so make sure you read it through!  

See you tomorrow for a new Paper Pretties Wednesday challenge!  You have until the end of the day today to participate in our ribbon challenge if you haven't already (see the Paper Pretties blog for details).  There's a chance for FREE STAMPS in it for ya!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Paper Pretties Blog Hop Winners!!

The winners from the new release blog hop from Paper Pretties have been posted!!  Click here to check out the post on the Paper Pretties Blog and see if YOU were prettie lucky!  All of the new release sets are available for purchase now in the Prettie Boutique.

 

LPSC81, CCEE1032 - Preview {Fabulous Phrases}

Hello and welcome to the second day of our August previews here at the {Little Paper Shop}! We have more fabulousness to show you today with another fun and witty sentiment set called {Fabulous Phrases}. These are *so fun* and really useful.  I reach for sets such as this all the time and I love the mix & match we have!  Release day is tomorrow!

Also, 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 {LPSC81} is STITCHING. Easy peasy lemon squeezy, as some short people in my house like to say!  Sew up your project and link back 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 stamps!

Here is my card featuring {Fabulous Phrases} and this GORGEOUS paper from Pink Paislee - Bayberry Cottage.  Stitching all along the edge of the paper with my Hello Kitty sewing machine.  I'm getting better!!  Be prepared for more sewing on cards over here!  :) 


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 Joy! 

Last info from me - I added in a sketch challenge today!  This is CCEE1032, thanks ladies, it was PERFECT!

Hope you have fun with us today! Check back tomorrow for RELEASE DAY at the {Little Paper Shop}! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great start to your week - we'll see you tomorrow.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Jackie - a Prettie Birthday Hop!

**This is my second post today!!  Please scroll down to see my card for the {Little Paper Shop} August preview of Pixie Jena**




Hello and happy Sunday!  Today we want to wish a very special Happy Birthday to one of our Paper Pretties Prettie Girls, Jackie!  Hope you have a fabulous day Jackie!  


I made this card to share for Jackie's birthday.  This is one of the TWELVE new stamp sets that were released on Thursday from Paper Pretties - Celebrate Sophia. I just love the look on her face, she's having such a great time!


This is a Mojo Monday sketch from a few weeks ago, I thought all the layers would be perfect with this great Memory Box Beach 6x6 paper.  Such fun, bright summer colors!!  I was actually inspired to used them from the Gingersnap Challenge (GC64) - red, orange and yellow.  I colored little Sophia to match the papers (the flowers on her dress are TOO MUCH, I wanna snuggle her!).


I used "out of the box" with Nestabilities on the main image, cut the balloon out completely and repositioned it with a thin black wire attached behind her hand.


That's all for me!  Thanks for stopping by! Head over to Jessica's blog to continue the hop.  Have a great day everyone!


LPS Preview - {Pixie Jena}

It's that time again!! What time?  Preview time at the {Little Paper Shop}!  Can you believe we're already halfway through August?  Today we are showing off one of our new little cuties {Pixie Jena}.  Here is my contribution: 


I played along with a sketch challenge this week, Mercy's Tuesday Sketch!!  Here's the sketch {MTSC86}:


I also threw in a color challenge - the Colour Q {CQC45}, one of my favorites for a good weekly color combo:


Be sure to visit the LPS store blog and the other DT members to see all the preview cards! I'll see you back here tomorrow for preview day #2 and a new LPS Monday challenge!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

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

Welcome to the next stop on the Paper Pretties Paper Pretties Grand Re-Opening and New Release Blog Hop!! I hope you're enjoying the party so far!  If you’re arriving from Deb Felts' 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 (heehee!), 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 "Cowboy Cooper".  He is (in my opinion anyway!) THE CUTEST lil' cowpoke AROUND!!  Just look at him!  I am so in love.  :)

Now, it’s our party, but the PRESENTS are for you!! That's how it should be, right??  So, 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!! Those who know me know I only promote products I personally use and love, and these are right up there!  I am thrilled with every one of these new sets, there is such a great range of images, events, and sentiments you'll enjoy using for a long time to come! 


Oh, and remember (I know, a lot to remember), you still have lots of time to participate in our Prettie Wednesday Challenge this week (PWC114, Ribbon!).  Another easy way to win stamps!  Link up on the Paper Pretties Blog to play!

Your next stop on our Blog Hop is Libby Hickson!  Good luck in the contests and Shop Prettie! 

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Prettie Wednesday - Ribbon!

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 and PRIZES!!!  Woooooot!!  Check out the Paper Pretties Blog for all the details and your chance to win!

This week our challenge (keyword:  PWC114) is to use RIBBON!!!  Easy peasy lemon squeezy, don'cha think??  We'd love you to play along!  Here is my contribution using Howdy Girlfriend Sophia.

 


Our August Release and GRAND RE-OPENING is tomorrow already, stampin' friends!!!  We are having a huge, gignormous, amazing paaaaaaaaaar-tay to celebrate!  The big RELEASE DAY BLOG HOP PARTY TRAIN kicks off tomorrow, Thursday August 12th at 5 AM CST on the Paper Pretties Blog.  Stamps will be available for purchase at 7 AM CST in the Prettie Boutique.  Did I mention that during this release blog hop - there will be dozens of stamp sets up for grabs for some Prettie Lucky winners?  Come back tomorrow for all the details - your chance to win comes is easy; you just have to stop by! 


I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Daisy Doodles - Western Theme
Pile it On #31 - Country or Rock n' Roll
OWH Stars and Stamps - Patterned Paper
Simon Says Stamp - Sing It (Redneck Woman, Gretchen Wilson)
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Whateva
Paper Sundaes #30 - Metal (metal-edged star tag and brads)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Remember, the Prettie Girls are still previewing our new release sets, so pay everyone a visit -- even a quick one.  We have changed the PWC format so it's no longer a blog hop, head over to the Paper Pretties Blog for a full list of the day's eye candy and all the challenge (and PRIZE) details!  See you back here tomorrow for REEEEELEASE DAAAAAAAAAY!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Prettie Preview - GO TEAM!

Hello out there in blogland!!  How's your week so far?  Today I have another Prettie Preview for your from Paper Pretties!!  We are releasing TWELVE brand new sets on August 12th.  Read on for details!!

Ok, and also, you may have heard one or two (hundred) things from me in the last month about Paper Pretties - we have a NEW owner and have moved to the USA; faster and cheaper shipping; amazing customer service; fun new products being stocked in the store; etc.  All great stuff - and to make room for all these new sets, all current stamp sets in stock at the Prettie Boutique are on sale up to 75% off!! 

The big RELEASE DAY BLOG HOP PARTY TRAIN kicks off on Thursday at 5 AM EST on the Paper Pretties Blog.  Stamps will be available for purchase at 7 AM EST on August 12th in the Prettie Boutique.  Did I mention that during this release blog hop - there will be dozens of stamp sets up for grabs for some Prettie Lucky winners?  Come back Thursday for all the details - your chance to win comes is easy; you just have to stop by!

Without further ado, here's my latest preview card, which features the perky and fun "Go Team!" set from our NEW Prettie Illustrator, Victoria Case.


I am entering this card for a challenge:

Paper Romance (PRC10) - It's a Teen Thing

Thanks for stopping by today!  Other Prettie Girls are also previewing this week, so pay them a visit -- and check the Paper Pretties Blog for a full list of the day's eye candy!  You still have time to play along with our Prettie Wednesday Challenge this week for a chance to win the Bugs and Fishes stamp set.  The challenge ends tonight and we'll have a new Prettie Challenge for you tomorrow on the Paper Pretties Blog!  Go Packers!!  :)

Supplies:  Paper - Summer Sun, Garden Green and PTI white cardstock, Basic Grey Origins designer paper.  Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black.  Other - Copic markers, Kaisercraft rhinestones, art institute iridescent glitter, dimensionals, circle punches and scalloped circle punch, black fine line marker, white basket shreads, mono multi glue.

Monday, August 9, 2010

LPSC80 - Sketch It

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 LPSC80}, we have a fun new sketch challenge for you!  Sketches are my favorite challenge type (like you didn't already know that!).

First off, here's my card, using {Moments}.  Such an amazing sentiment set.  I love every part of it!


I used some of this gorgeous Kaisercraft Peachy Keen paper collection, and centered the whole card around it.  So pretty, how could I not?!!  I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.  Nesties (of course!) on the main image panel.  A simple card today to showcase the beautiful sentiment and paper.

Ok, and then here's the sketch from DT member Allison!  As you can see I rotated it to the left for my project today in order to incorporate the bird pattern.  





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!