Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's Prettie Birthday Time!

Hello and Happy Monday!!  January has absolutely FLOWN by, hasn't it??  Wow!  It's the last day today, and special for another reason as well!  One of our very own Prettie Girls, Amber Hillman, has a birthday today!  We are honoring her in true Paper Pretties fashion with a birthday blog hop and lots of love and wishes for an amazing day.  Amber, I hope it's a fabulous day filled with family, friends, and STAMPING.  Happy birthday!


Here's the card I made to celebrate, featuring the Paper Pretties stamp set Elegant Sentiments.



I hope you join us on our hop today to see all the beautiful birthday creations.  Carry through to the end and wish Amber a very happy birthday!  If you're arriving from Jacquie's blog, you're in the right spot.  Your next stop is Jessica!

Don't forget, there is still lots of time to play along with our Prettie Wednesday Challenge this week, for a chance to win FREE Paper Pretties stamps!  Just make a project that includes sewing (real or faux), and link up on the Paper Pretties Blog InLinkz to enter!  Good luck!

Ballet Feet Journal

Hello & happy Sunday!  I hope you're having a great weekend!


Today I am sharing a little scrapbook that I made using the upcoming release from InStyle Stamps, Gracie and Twirla.  We first showed you Gracie and Twirla here on the ISS blog.  It's an adorable rubber stamp set that's all about ballet, and girly-girl things. This is my featured set for January, and I'm loving the girly!  There's not a lot of girly in my house so it's fun to pretend!  {and make cards and gifts for our friends and neighbors that have girls...}.  This is a small journal/scrapbook that I chose to use the ballet feet for.  I had to take this photo with my backup camera, so I apologize in advance for photo quality.




Stop by and visit the ISS team if you happen to be at CHA right now, Booth #5023.


I will see you back here tomorrow with something Prettie!  Have a great day!




Friday, January 28, 2011

January Blog Hop - InStyle!

Hello and welcome to FRIDAY!!!  I am sooo ready for the weekend!

Today we are BLOG HOPPIN' InStyle Stamps-style with a whole slew of fabulous Valentine's Day projects to share with you; featuring our FOUR January Release sets!  How fuuuuuuuuuun!!  If I am welcoming you from Kerry's blog, you're in the right place!

My featured set this month is an upcoming red rubber release set, Gracie and Twirla.  This set will be debuting at CHA this week (woo hoo!!) and will retail for $21.95 (available for purchase just after CHA).  You can view the entire set here on the ISS Blog.  

Today I made an altered frame with some of this yummy new Hopscotch paper from Basic Grey [the sentiment was done on the computer]:





Thanks for stopping by today!  Your next stop on our love-filled hop is the ISS blog.  Enjoy the project parade!

Supply List for Love Frame: Cardstock - PTI White.  DP - Basic Grey Hopscotch.  Other - Copic Markers (R20, R21, R22, BG10, BG72, E55, E57, E59, C00), dimensionals, computer for sentiment, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities.  Frame from Target $1 Spot.



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

PWC138 - All Stitched Up

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: PWC138) we are looking for SEWING!  Real or faux, as long as it looks stitchy!  This is such a fun technique that quickly and easily dresses up layers and borders.  You can see I stitched around my two background layers, and chose a ribbon that was stitched as well.  My card features the set Unknown Blessings.



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!  Happy stamping everyone! 


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tutu-riffic from InStyle Stamps!

Welcome to Tuesday!  I hope your week started off right!  Today I'd like to share another card I've made for InStyle Stamps, featuring one of our upcoming red rubber release SETS, Gracie and Twirla.  This set will be debuting at CHA this week (woo hoo!!) and will retail for $21.95 (available for purchase just after CHA).  You can view the entire set here on the ISS Blog.  Get ready to NEED it!!


Here is my card for today:




Now, this is a SERIOUSLY blinged out tutu!  I added Sparkly Fluff to the white parts, a tulle overlay on the skirt, and a line of rhinestones across the middle.  Here's a closeup of the girlyness!





Thanks for stopping by today!  I will see you tomorrow with another Prettie Wednesday Challenge from Paper Pretties.

Supply List for Tutu: Cardstock - PTI White, SU Regal Rose, Old Olive.  DP - from SU.  Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black.  Other - Copic Markers (R10, R11, C1), Sparkly Fluff - Sugar, dimensionals, MM metal words, Fiskars border punch, CB D'Vine Swirl embossing folder, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities.



Monday, January 24, 2011

SFC82 - On The Border

**This is my second blog post for today.  Please scroll down for the Paper Pretties Birthday Blog Hop!**

Happy Monday again!  Today we have another new challenge for you from Squigglefly!  We're going to the borders....what do YOU do to dress up the borders?  Punches, fibers, embossing, die cuts, you name it, let's see it!  Your uploading keyword is SFC82.  You can view all the gorgeous creations and heart-felt inspiration on the Squigglefly blog today!  That's where you link up your project for a chance to WIN!

Squigglefly does their weekly new releases on SATURDAYS, so there are some more brand new images in the store now!  Be sure to check out ALL the fabulous new images at the Squigglefly website.  

Here is my project for today, created using the digi SET "Choo Choo".  This set contains a train image and TWO sentiments!  I have a serious train family so I NEEDED this set.  Literally.  



Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great start to your week!  I will see you here tomorrow with another GIRLY card featuring InStyle Stamps! 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Paper Pretties Birthday HOP!

Hello and Happy Monday!!  It's a VERY busy week here at Glitter in my Hair, so let's kick off with a Prettie Birthday!  One of our very own Prettie Girls, Jessica Fick, has a birthday today!  We are honoring her in true Paper Pretties fashion with a birthday blog hop and lots of love and wishes for an amazing day.  Jessica, I hope it's a fabulous day filled with family, friends, and STAMPING.  :)  Here's the card I made for Jessica, featuring the Paper Pretties stamp set Celebrate Sophia (one of my FAVORITES -- I love her face!).



I hope you join us on our hop today to see all the beautiful birthday creations.  Carry through to the end and wish Jess a very happy birthday!  If you're arriving from Jacquie's blog, you're in the right spot.  Your next stop is Kristine!

Don't forget, there is still lots of time to play along with our Prettie Wednesday Challenge this week, for a chance to win FREE Paper Pretties stamps!  Just make a project that includes Paper PIECING, and link up on the Paper Pretties Blog InLinkz to enter!  Good luck!



Wednesday, January 19, 2011

PWC137 - I'm In Pieces!

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: PWC137) we are looking for PAPER PIECING!  This is such a fun technique, and one I often forget in this world of Copic markers that I seem to live in...  :)  Piecing is great for making fast work of just about any image.  I used it on the dress of the lovely Sophia in my card today (along with some Swiss Dots, who doesn't love those?!):



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!  Happy stamping everyone! 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

InStyle Stamps January Color Challenge

Happy Tuesday! 

Well, last week I had posted about InStyle Stamps' first color challenge of the year.  You still have until February 8th to play along with us, so get stampin'!!  You can read all the challenge details here on the ISS blog.  Here is the inspiration piece again:


What a beautiful photo!  I love the gorgeous greens that were chosen here.  I was inspired myself to play along - here's a card I made for this challenge, featuring an image from the upcoming CHA-release set, Gracie and Twirla



Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you're all having a great week.  I will see you back here tomorrow for a new Paper Pretties Wednesday challenge!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Digi Mondays!

Happy Monday everyone!  I just wanted to put up a quick post saying that there is a new challenge up on the Squigglefly blog this morning!  Chelsea's group was working with the challenge of Green, Silver, and a Flower this week!  Stop by and see what they've come up with.  We'd love for you to play along! 

Also, a new digital release today over at Paper Pretties!  Check out the store blog to see the latest cuties, and lots of yummy inspiration from the digi team!

Have a great day, I will see you tomorrow with a new project!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

PWC136 - A Unique Fold

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: PWC136) we want to see your unique folds!  It can be anything - an easel card, waterfall, tri-fold -- as long as it's not the standard rectangle folded at the top or side, it works!

I made a big buckle card, featuring You're Fan-tastic Sophia.  I haven't used her in awhile!  (Click the photos to see a full-size version).



Here's the card partially opened: 




In order to allow for the buckle to slide underneath the Sophia panel, I didn't put any dimensionals in the lower right corner of the image.  The piece slides right underneath and into the punched area to close.


Here it is fully opened: 




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!  Happy stamping everyone! 


InStyle Stamps' First Color Challenge

Good morning stampers!  I wanted to put up a quick post telling you that InStyle Stamps has the first color challenge of the year posted this morning!  Here is the inspiration piece:




You can find some beautiful art created by the DT, as well as the challenge entry rule and other info, on the ISS blog here.  That's also where you link up for your chance to win!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Little Gracie from InStyle Stamps

Welcome to Tuesday!  I hope your week started off right!  Today I'd like to share with you the first card I've made for InStyle Stamps as a member of their DT!  Meet Gracie, part of the new red rubber SET, Gracie and Twirla.  This set will be debuting at CHA at the end of the month (woo hoo!!) and will retail for $21.95 (available for purchase just after CHA).  You can view the entire set here on the ISS Blog.  Get ready to NEED it!!

Here is Gracie twirling:


And a closeup of Gracie taken with flash - you can see I added Frosted Lace Stickles over her entire outfit for some extra bling!




Some of the other January releases for ISS can be preordered right now!  You can find Patty Love in the store here, and Tia and Cuddles right here.  Both sets are 20% off of their regular retail price of $19.95 if you pre-order by January 15th!!


Thanks for stopping by today!  I will see you tomorrow with another Prettie Wednesday Challenge from Paper Pretties.


Supply List for Gracie Twirling: Cardstock - PTI White, SU Almost Amethyst.  DP - Basic Grey Wisteria.  Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black.  Other - Copic Markers (BV01, BV02, V09, G20, G40, E93, R00, C1, E21, E25, E27), Frosted Lace Stickles, dimensionals, Making Memories silver heart brads, ribbon flowers (no idea where they are from - I found a whole big bag of them at a Thrift Shop!).


Monday, January 10, 2011

SFC80 - Lots of Hearts!

Happy Monday everyone!  Today is my first "official" post as a Squigglefly DT member!  I'm so excited to share it with you!  We have a fun challenge for you this week, issued by our team leader, Vicki.  Vicki wants to see lots of hearts.  Too fun!  And very timely...  :)  Thanks for the great challenge Vicki.  Your uploading keyword is SFC80.  You can view all the gorgeous creations and heart-felt inspiration on the Squigglefly blog today!  That's where you link up your project for a chance to WIN!


Did you also know that Squigglefly had their first new release of the year on Saturday!?!  Be sure to check out ALL the fabulous new images available NOW at the Squigglefly website.  


Here is my HEART project for today, created using the digi SET "Space Adventures".  This is a set of 15 absolutely adorable outer space themed images and sentiments.  The second I saw this set I HAD to have it.  I added heart shaped brads over the lights on the bottom of the ship, and coated the brads with Xmas Red Stickles to add some pop and go along with my color scheme.  


And just for fun, I have some challenges to enter this card into today! Yay!!  I haven't played challenges in awhile and I have missed it!  Here we go:

One Crazy Stamper - Love
Paper Cutz Challenge - #73, Use Metal (brads)
Stamp Something - Something Digi (image and sentiment are digi)
One Stop Craft Challenge - #113, A Card for a Child (I made this with a certain little boy in mind!)
Stampin' B's - #92, Something Old and Something New (old paper & brads, new images!)
Cute Card Thursday - #146, Out with the Old (I've had this paper, the brads, and the Stickles in my stash for a long time!)
Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - #134, It's New to Me (new images!)
Southern Girls Challenge - #9, Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - New (new images!)
Delicious Doodles - #7, New (new images)
Creative Cottage Challenge - #30, New
Quirky Crafts - New
Fab & Funky - #54, Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great start to your week!  I will see you here tomorrow with a GIRLY card featuring InStyle Stamps!  


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year, New DT {New Sketch Challenge!}

**This is my second post today.  Please scroll down to see my Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge card**


Hi everyone!  Hope your Wednesday is treating you right!  I think this new announcement may have gotten lost in the shuffle of the New Year, but I am super excited to share that I have been asked to be a CHICK for InStyle Stamps to kick off 2011.  What fuuuuuuuuuun!!!  I am going to have some great stuff to share with you during my term so stay tuned!!


There is a new sketch challenge to kick off the year InStyle, over on the ISS Blog.  Click -->here<-- to check out today's samples and read the details on how you can play along to WIN!  Here is the sketch so you can get a sneak peek of the challenge - you know sketches are my FAVORITE!




Thanks for stopping by!  


PWC135 - It's 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!

For this week's challenge (keyword: PWC135) it's another amazing sketch from our own Prettie Girl, Frances!  You know I love a good sketch.  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 the first sets illustrated by Victoria Case when she came to Paper Pretties - Give a Hoot.  Who doesn't love a good owl??!  Victoria is the queen of the jungle in my book, I always look forward to her new Critter sets!


And here is the sketch:



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!  Happy stamping everyone!