Monday, November 29, 2010

LPS Monday - Let's Get Funky!

**This is my second post this morning.  Please scroll down to see my Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots card!**



Happy Monday!  You know what that means!  It’s time for a new challenge from the Little Paper Shop. I will get to it in a second, but I have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT first!!  EVERYTHING in the LPS shopis 40% off. Sale is limited to in-stock items only. Head over there now to get some Christmas shopping done while the stock in still good.


Our challenge for you today at the Little Paper Shop is to use a “Funky Edge” on your card. You can use a border punch or whatever you would like to make your “funky” edge. I used I Heart for my card and added some borders on my accent layers.





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!


Monday Whatnots from Paper Pretties!

Hello and happy Monday to all my stampin' friends!  I hope you had an amazing holiday and are doing ok getting back into that regular routine.  That is always tough for me -- more vacation please!  heehee

Well, Monday is busy around here, so first, it's time for Paper Pretties Monday Whatnots...What's Not to Love! ARTish has designed some super cutie patootie images that we are showing off today. You can find them, along with tons of additional digi images, in the Digital Images section in the store. EVERY MONDAY, we will be releasing 2 or more new digi images.

My card today uses this ADORABLE Leonardo Lion image.  I am so in love, he's just too perfect!  


He does come with a crown, but I omitted it for this card. 

Also, some Paper Pretties digi store news for you!   As an extra bonus this week, we are having a Cyber Monday digi sale!  Buy any 3 digi images, get 1 digi image free!  Do not add your free image to your cart, instead when you check out please write the name of the free image in the comment section and it will be emailed to you separately.

Thanks for stopping by, stay tuned for my Little Paper Shop Monday Challenge card in a bit!  Have a great day!



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Prettie Wednesday - Clean and Simple

Hello Prettie Readers!!  I hope you're having a great week.  I know I am finally doing better!  You may have noticed, but I haven't posted and haven't really even stamped in almost TWO WEEKS, which is horrible!  I had some personal AND work stuff going on that just drained the life out of me - if you can believe it, I didn't even WANT to stamp during the small amounts of time I could have.  YUCK!!  I don't ever want to do that again!


But I did stamp for today! WOOOOOOOOOOT!  Here is my offering:

And....did you know that Paper Pretties is having a Thanksgiving sale??  Yes yes!  You will get 15% off your entire order this Thursday through Sunday.  Use coupon code: GIVETHANKS when checking out! 


As I mentioned, today's challenge is to create a "Clean & Simple" card.   We'd love for you to play along with us! One random lucky participant this week will win the set Joyful Heart.  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 PWC129. Be sure to link up your project at the bottom of today's post on the Paper Pretties Blog!


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Prettie Wednesday - THANKS!

Hello blogging friends!!  Well I have been terrible the last week or two, and I apologize.  New inspiration will be coming your way soon, I promise!  Just a few extra things to deal with around here, really set me back and sadly, had me out of the stamping mood.  


BUT, I wanted to make sure you knew, the Prettie Wednesday Challenge theme this week is THANK YOU!!  Easy and fun!  Find all the details and link up on the Paper Pretties Blog.  


Monday, November 15, 2010

Paper Pretties/OWH Blog Candy Winner!

Can you tell I went to bed early last night?  I'm playing catch up today - but I feel a lot more rested (for once!!).  I wanted to get the winner of the THREE FREE DIGIS from Paper Pretties posted right away this morning.  Thanks again for hopping along with Operation Write Home's Valentine's Day Hop this weekend, and to all who entered!  I loved reading your comments and doing my part to support OWH's mission.  And of course a HUMONGOUS thanks to Heather, the owner of Paper Pretties, for providing this fabulous prize.

It's Monday so that means there are 3 new digis available at the Prettie Boutique (yep, new digis EVERY Monday!).  More for our winner to choose from!  And that lucky random winner is....drumroll please....


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Random numbers generated Nov 15 2010 at 8:01:22

That comment belongs to Lisa!

Lisa said...

Your card is so cute - I love that little dog! I have just heard about paper pretties today on the hop and am looking forward to browsing their digis. TFS!
November 13, 2010 1:09 PM


Go browse Lisa!!  Then please email Heather at hlrcrafts at hotmail dot com with your choices.  Let her know you were the winner from my blog.  You can see all of the Paper Pretties digi images HERE.

Have a great day everyone!



LPS Monday - LPSC94

Hello and happy Monday.  I can't believe it's Monday - really.  This week's challenge at the {Little Paper Shop} is all about DIE CUTS {LPSC94}!!!  One of my favorite things!

I don't have a card ready yet, but I'll put it on this post when I finish up.  Sorry I'm late but I hope you check back. 

Visit the LPS Store blog and the rest of the DT to get inspired!  If you play along with our challenge this week, link up on the LPS Store blog to enter!

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Operation Write Home - Valentine's Blog Hop!!

**psst, I have BLOG CANDY with this post!!  Read on for your chance to win!!**


Hello and welcome to the weekend!!!  I am super excited to be participating in the Operation Write Home Valentine's Blog Hop!  This is a HUGE party train today, isn't it??  If you've arrived here from Kathy's blog you are on the right path!  If you need to, you can return to OWH Stars and Stamps to start over or get more info on the hop order.


Operation Write Home's Mission: To support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to Write Home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

Operation Write Home (OWH) is currently accepting Valentine's Day Cards (The Christmas Card deadline has passed, please do not send any Christmas Cards at this time).  The deadline to get your Valentine Cards *to* OWH is January 7th, 2011.  Be sure to read all of the submission guidelines for Operation Write Home before submitting.

I also wanted to mention that OWH is a finalist in the Joann's Craft For a Cause contest.  Please go HERE and vote for OWH -- you can vote once a day!

For my card today I used one of the new Paper Pretties digi stamps "Romeo".  The perfect image for your Valentine of any age!!  Love him!  he's one of the 4 new digis released this week from Paper Pretties -  new digis every Monday!





Thanks for joining us in our hop today!  As an added bonus, I am offering BLOG CANDY!!!  Leave a comment here on this post, and I will pick one random winner to receive THREE FREE DIGISTAMPS from the Paper Pretties Boutique!  Thanks so much to Heather, the owner of Paper Pretties, for sponsoring this blog candy!  Paper Pretties has started a weekly digi release, so we have a big selection of fun digis to choose from!!  You will have until 6 PM CST Sunday November 14th to enter.  The winner will be chosen and announced here on Sunday night.

The next stop in the hop is RAELYNN's BLOG



Friday, November 12, 2010

Paper Pretties November Release is HERE!!

Welcome to the next stop on the Paper Pretties Paper Pretties November Release Blog Hop!! I hope you're enjoying the party so far!  If you’re arriving from Shannon Teubner'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. 

This month Paper Pretties is releasing SEVEN brand new sets, available today!!  Yaaaay!!  Also this month, we are very lucky to have some amazingly talented guest blog hoppers showcasing this gorgeous new stamps with us, so make sure to leave them some love!  

Here is my card, featuring the set Everyday Sentiments.  You can never have enough sentiments, and I love all the fabulous, fun and funky fonts in this one (say that five times fast!).  Absolutely perfect for every occasion, I can tell you this will be a regular on my stamping table.  A great size for adding on a quick sentiment to a card with a different main image, or, as I've done here, making the sentiment the focus of your project.  The possibilities are endless!




Thanks for joining us today! We hope you love this release as much as we do!! 

Oh, and remember, you still have lots of time to participate in our Prettie Wednesday Challenge this week (PWC127, Embossing!).  A very easy way to win great Paper Pretties stamps!  Link up on the Paper Pretties Blog to play!

Your next stop on our Blog Hop is Beate Johns!  Enjoy the rest of your eye candy this morning, and have fun in the Prettie Boutique when you're done!  Shop Prettie! 


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Prettie Wednesday - Emboss It & A Preview

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!

For this week's challenge (keyword: PWC127) it's time to emboss!  Heat or dry, let's see something!  Be sure to link up on the Paper Pretties Blog to enter.  It's preview week as well, so here is my contribution using one of our SEVEN new sets being released on Friday (that's THIS FRIDAY) - Everyday Sentiments.  

I have to disclaim - this was LITERALLY a ten minute card.  I didn't get a card made over the weekend and Tuesday and Tuesday night is always so busy for me, I put this together quickly.  Of course that's the beauty of a fun and versatile sentiment set - you CAN do that!  Need a fast thank you card?  You're all set!  This set is going to see a lot of ink around my stamp table.


Easy breezy lemon squeezy!  I added a few rhinestones to the sentiment after I took the picture but didn't get a chance to retake it yet - sorry!

Last things from me - don't forget that Paper Pretties is having a stamp Design Team call AND NOW also a DIGI Design Team call!!  Get your applications in, we are looking for some new Prettie Girls to join us - and we have FUN THINGS in store, you won't want to miss.  Check this blog post (stamps) and this blog post (digis) for details.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to 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, November 8, 2010

Prettie Preview - Best Friends

**This is my second post today - please scroll down for the new Little Paper Shop Monday Challenge post**

Welcome to the week!  It's time ALREADY for some more great Prettie Previews - the new release coming up at Paper Pretties is THIS FRIDAY, November 12th.  Time sure flies when you're having fun!

For today's peek, we're all friends here!!  I love this new set from illustrator Victoria Case.  She has such a way with girlie images!  This one is called Best Friends.


We are smack in the middle of previews, they'll be happening all week on the Paper Pretties blog and the individual blogs of the Prettie Girls.  FRIDAY is release day, and we'll be back here with a blog hop!  You still have time to participate in the current Prettie Wednesday Challenge - it's a SKETCH, my favorite!  I finally found my camera and added my card to the blog post (below) from last week, if anyone is interested in seeing it.  You have until tomorrow night (Tuesday) to link up on the Paper Pretties blog for a chance to win Prettie stamps!



Don't forget that Paper Pretties is having a stamp Design Team call AND NOW also a DIGI Design Team call!!  Get your applications in, we are looking for some new Prettie Girls to join us - and we have FUN THINGS in store, you won't want to miss.  Check this blog post (stamps) and this blog post (digis) for details.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to 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 prizes during our release!

See you back here on Wednesday for a new Prettie Challenge!  Thanks for stopping by!

LPS Monday - Rose, Olive and Pumpkin

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 LPSC93}. We have a pretty Color Challenge for you to try out; Rose, Olive and Pumpkin! Who doesn't enjoy a good color challenge??  We have some color gurus here at LPS!  Here is my card using {Make A Wish} - an oldie but a goodie!




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, November 7, 2010

A Prettie Preview and CPS!

Whew!  I was pretty confused about the dates today!  But I just realized that this post is already up because the new challenge is live.  Soooo....Paper Pretties is sponsoring the Card Positioning Systems blog this week!!  Love CPS and all their great sketches, designers and ideas!  If you play along, link up on the CPS blog (Sketch #192 post is here) for a chance to win a prize package from Paper Pretties!  Here's my contribution:



And here is the sketch:


What a fun one!  Love the circles!!


Details on my card - I colored this sweetie pie new Sophia image (she will be available on FRIDAY, along with a bunch of her friends, check the Paper Pretties blog this week for previews!) with Copic Markers.  Paper is new Basic Grey, yummo!  I added Martha Stewart tinsel glitter to the snowflakes (just a touch) and the snow beneath her feet.  "Out of the box" on the image, her scarf is a-blowin' in the wind!  


Thanks for stopping by!  I will see you back here tomorrow for another Prettie Preview for November's release!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

PWC126 - A Frances Sketch!

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!

For this week's challenge (keyword: PWC126) it's another amazing sketch from our own Prettie Girl, Frances!  You know I love a good sketch.  So of course to play along, just make a card using our awesome sketch, then link up on the Paper Pretties Blog to enter.  Here is my contribution using one of my Top Three favorite Cooper sets, Cowboy Cooper.  Seriously?!?  He could not be cuter.  I adore him.  I do I do!  He is so proud and just reminds me of my little cowboys.  What's not to love?




I stamped my lil' cowpoke with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on PTI white and colored him with Copic markers.  Patterned paper is from the LSS (in my stash) and the rhinestone boot was in there too.  How perfect for me to stumble across that!!  LOL!  Nesties on the circles, and of course with Paper Pretties' fabulous high-quality clear stamps, it's easy to move, reposition, even *gasp* cut apart images to make things fit how you want.  My trick?  One quick, straight scissor snip between parts of sentiments and you can easily realign them when you want to stamp them in the original configuration, just butt the pieces back together and viola!  Try it - you'll LOVE it (and you'll never go back).

Last things from me - don't forget that Paper Pretties is having a stamp Design Team call AND NOW also a DIGI Design Team call!!  Get your applications in, we are looking for some new Prettie Girls to join us - and we have FUN THINGS in store, you won't want to miss.  Check this blog post (stamps) and this blog post (digis) for details.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to 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 this week's prize package!


Monday, November 1, 2010

LPSC92 - Buttons and Bows...

...and Twinkle Toes!  I just love this image from the {Little Paper Shop} for a nice girly-girl card.  How will you interpret this challenge??  This week at the {Little Paper Shop} we're looking for BUTTONS and BOWS!!  You can swing by the LPS store blog to see what ideas the DT had.  If you play along with our challenge you'll have a chance to win a prize from LPS!  Details are on the store blog this morning.   




I hope you are inspired to play along with us, I always love seeing all the challenge entries!  Have an excellent start to your week and I will see you back here tomorrow!  Oh, and don't forget, Paper Pretties has a new digital release every Monday, stop by the Paper Pretties blog to find out more!