Wednesday, August 4, 2010

PWC113, CQC44, and MORE!

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!

Before I get to all the post info, please welcome the newest Prettie Girls!!  Jessica George, Pam Varnell, and Wendy Hoff.  Their links are in m

Ok, this week we have another fabulous sketch challenge from Prettie Girl Frances!  Sketches are my favorite and Frances makes great ones!  Here's my contribution, featuring Bugs and Fishes:


Isn't he a cute lil' bug??  I haven't pulled him out in awhile so I thought I'd give him some ink time.  :) 

Here's the sketch:


I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on PTI white and colored with Copic markers
I added some red stitching around the back panels, and some Black Glitter Dots in the extra 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. 

In store news - our GRAND RE-OPENING and NEW RELEASE IS COMING!!!  Stay tuned next week on the Prettie Girls' blogs, previews start on Monday!!

Oh, and in the meantime, 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!!

I actually went a little bit challenge crazy on this card.  I usually do a sketch and maybe throw in a color challenge, or an inspiration piece or something, but today I have a whole LIST!!  It's a first for me, but as I was checking out all of last week's glitter card challenge participants, I found SO MANY new challenge blogs, I just had to try them all out!  I got lucky and lots of people wanted bugs this week - it's that time of year!  :)  Thanks to all my new challenge blogs for all the fun - I will be back!!  Here is the list:

ColourQ (CQC44) - Color Challenge of:  Poppy, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Black and White
Paper Romance - PRC9: Birthday
Cowgirls Sunday Challenge - Animals or Bugs
Rosie-D's - All Creatures Great and Small
Paper Sundaes - Stitching (I used my Hello Kitty machine, only the second time ever but I love it!!!)
By The Cute and Girly - Animal Antics
Alphabet Challenge - N for Nature
Challenge Up Your Life - Celebrate
Pile It On Challenge - Bugs, Butterflies or Bees

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

29 people made my day!:

StampOwl said...

super cute

Heather said...

AWESOME card! I love it!

Tigger a(r)t work said...

OMG, what a cute bug, soooo sweet, i love it!!! Your card rocks! ;o)
Thank you for sharing it with us at Cowgirl‘s Sunday Stamp‘en Challenge and i hope you will be back next week for our new challenge, with one of your great artwork!! :o)

Hugs
Elke

Michelle-Jersey Girl said...

Cah-ute!!!! I love his little flippers and the stitching is awesome!

Pam Varnell said...

This is awesome Jen. Love that cloud affect.

Cindy Haffner said...

SWEET!!!

Jessica G. said...

The cloud technique in the background is a great way to really accent this cute bug image and the stitching adds such wonderful texture!

fi's cards and crafts said...

such a fun image..made me laugh..thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Fi

Arianne said...

Great image and great cards!
Thank you for Piling It On with us this week.

Hugs, Arianne
PIO team

Danni said...

Adorable card!

Bev said...

What a great card - such a cute image. Love the colours too! Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x

Wendalyn said...

Awww he is too darn cute..

France said...

Beautiful card, love the sketch and the stitching !
Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes!

Nana said...

Very cute card!
Thank you for joining us at "Paper Sundaes" this week. Hope to see you again!
hugs Nana

Jackie said...

I love the colors you used on this...he's so fabulous!

Claire said...

Wow, gorgeous card, that little bug is soooooooooo cute!!
Thanks for joining us at CSSC, hope to see you again next week :-)
Claire xx

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ann Kranitz said...

Awww Jen, this one always one of my fav Paper Pretties stamps and sadly I do not own it. I always loved what everyone made with him. I will have to go and check out the new store!!

Poppet said...

Great fun card Jennifer and your image looks fab. I love the colour combo you have used. Thank you for sharing your card with us at CSSC and we hope to see you again next week. :-)

Delia said...

This is sooo cute!!! I love the color and I love this stamp. Did you make the circle then cut the rest by hand. I love the feet handing off the circle. Going to have to give this a try sometime. thanks for sharing.

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Love, love, love! your bug, what a great card! Thank you for joining us over at BTC&G and good luck! x

Carolina said...

Very pretty card. Lovely image.
Thank you for joining the alphabet challenge

debs said...

Such a sweet card..thanks for joining us at BTC&G..Debs x

Lil Sis said...

What a fabulous creation thanks for playing along with CSSC - hope to see you next week.
Hugs Beccy x

Helen said...

Awww...cute card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Sheng said...

Awwww...so cute. Thanks for joining us at CSSC. Hope to see you next week.

Jessie/knightrone said...

OMGOSH!! This is the cutest girl!! I love it!!

Sylvia said...

Super cute card! thanks for playing the CQC!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really beautiful! Love the design and embellishments you used! Hugs, Karen

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