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Friday, April 29, 2011

365 Cards - Sparkle & Shine

TGIF!  I really do need closure on this week!  And what better way to end things, than with 365 Cards?  It's Day 60 today, and our theme is Sparkle & Shine -- use a glittery background on your card, either store-bought paper or created yourself!  You know I loves the glittah!

Here's my card:

I used glittery BG paper from Die Cuts With A View.  I also used glittery rhinestone-center flowers from Petaloo.  Paper from Basic Grey (of course). 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Get with the glitter, and I will see you linked up over at the 365 Cards Challenge!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

PWC151 - Paper Piercing

Hi Friends and Happy Wednesday!  Are you ready for a new Prettie challenge??  This week is PWC151 - Paper Piercing.  I was excited to see this since I've been piercing a lot lately.  Not sure why.  Just in a stabby mood??  Heehee!  Here's mine:

I used Fun Quotes today, and some paper from Reminisce.  The flower is a big Prima that I colored with lots of different Copics to get the rainbow effect.  I just love this sentiment.  I have a couple other cards made with it too, all stashed up for later blogging.  :)

Be sure to check out the Paper Pretties blog for full details of this week's challenge.  You link up THERE for your chance to win!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Prettie Birthday Sunday!

Hello and happy Sunday to everyone!  Happy Easter!  In addition to the holiday, today is a special day for the Paper Pretties team, because we have TWO birthdays today!!  We are celebrating Cindy and Dominique!  Happy birthday ladies, I hope you have a fabulous day!

In true Pretties style, we are blog-hoppin' to celebrate.  Welcome from Jacquie's blog!

For today's card I used the current sketch from Cardabilities (#29).  Here's the sketch:
I hope you join us on our hop today to see all the beautiful birthday creations.  Carry through to the end and wish Cindy and Domi a very happy birthday! Your next stop is Jessica!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Day 53 - Ad Inspired

TGIF!  I really do need closure on this week!  And what better way to end things, than with 365 Cards?  It's Day 53 today, and we are Ad Inspired.  This week's sponsor is Digital Delights.  Super cute!

Here's my project, featuring their adorable Chef Luigi.  I made him about 3 inches tall for this card, colored with Copics.

Isn't he cute?  I love his big mustache, too much fun!

Here is the inspiration piece I chose.  I knew I wanted to work with the Chef image, so I searched around for some ad graphics that would depict that.  I saw this one and just loved it!  It's actually from Victoria's Secret, but they look like cupcakes.  And the colors were wonderful -- perfect!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Get inspired, and I hope we see you playing along over at the 365 Cards Challenge!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

PWC150 - It's a Pink & Green Party!

Hi Friends and Happy Wednesday!  I wanted to share with you the Paper Pretties' Prettie Wednesday Challenge for this week!  PWC150 - use Pink, Green and a neutral of your choice on cards this week.  Love it!!!  I actually use pink and green a lot.

I used Unknown Blessings for my main image (currently on sale for $12 EZ Mounted rubber!!).  The sentiment is from Love Fairy Anna.  I was looking back - I use this sentiment ALL time time!  Love it.  All the Paper Pretties sets are so versatile with fabulous sentiments.  I use them on EVERYTHING!

Be sure to check out the Paper Pretties blog for full details of this week's challenge.  You link up THERE for your chance to win!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cardabilities - Sketch #29

*This is my second post today!  Please scroll down for today's 365 Cards project*

Happy Friday (again!).  I am very excited about this post, as it marks my very first project for the Cardabilities Design Team!  It has been a pleasure to get to know the girls on the team, and I know that I'm in the company of some SERIOUS talent here.  Add to that - the sketches that Karan creates will BLOW you AWAY!  This is going to be an amazing DT experience!  

But enough about ME!  How about a card (click photo to see the full size version)?  ;)

And of course, the fantastic sketch (Sketch #29):
Do you LOVE IT??  I love it!  You can make this as CAS or as dolled-up and embellished as you'd like, there are infinite possibilities with this sketch.  I can't wait to see what YOU create!

To make sharing our Cardabilities/Sketchabilities projects even easier, with this Sketch #29 DT reveal this morning, we are so, SO excited to launch our very own Gallery!!  Here you will find the sketches, the DT projects, and we also want to see our Members' projects too!!  And just a tip...should you happen to upload a creation using one of our sketches to the new Gallery, YOU could be selected to be our next Guest Designer!  I know, right?!  

This project features patterned paper from Basic Grey (LilyKate) and stamps from Paper Pretties.  This is a brand new set, just released on Wednesday called Inspirational Quotes.  My new favorite!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great Friday and an even better weekend!

365 Cards - Fancy Folds Week

TGIF!  Hope that everyone is off to a good start this Friday, and looking forward to the weekend.  I know I am!  Friday around here means a new challenge from 365 Cards, which is always so much fun!  This week our sponsor is the Stamping Boutique, and our theme is Fancy Folds!  Yay!  For my project I chose to do an Easel Card.  I love these!  They are so fun and EASY yet they look fabulously cool.

This super-adorable image is a digi called "Flower Cart".  This view shows the card open, when it's closed, the top half lies flat right on top of the bottom layer.  To open, it folds back and is held up by the brad placed in the bottom panel.  I didn't think to take a "closed" photo, but you can see what I mean if you check out the tutorial on SCS.

My image is colored with Copic markers, and cut out with Nestabilities.  The paper and brad are from Basic Grey.  The ribbon is May Arts (white) and Offray (blue).  That AWESOME sentiment is from the newly-released Paper Pretties set, Inspirational Quotes.  I'm pretty sure this is my new favorite set, I've made 4 cards with it this week and I love them ALL!!  It was just released yesterday at the Paper Pretties Boutique so go check it out for yourself!

Check back later this morning for my debut sketch project for the Cardabilities Design Team!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paper Pretties April Release BLOG HOP

Happy Wednesday!!  Can you believe it's here??  Yep, Release Day has finally arrived at Paper Pretties, and all FOUR of the new sets are now available for purchase in the Paper Pretties store!  To celebrate, we're blog hopping!  So go hopping, then go shopping!  :)

Of course with all this release excitement, it's easy to forget that it is still Wednesday, so we have a new Prettie Challenge for you.  This week's challenge is to use two or more pattern papers on your card.  Yayyyyy, another fun one!!

Thanks for joining us on the hop today!  Welcome from Jacquie Peifer's blog!  You're right on track.  If you've gotten lost along the way, you can find a full list of the blog hop participants on the Paper Pretties blog.

Without further ado, here's my contribution to this fabulous blog hop and Prettie Wednesday, featuring the new sentiment set Inspirational Quotes.  What a fun set - beautiful and practical all in one.  Love it!

Your next stop on our party train is Jessica Fick.  Have a fabulous day!

Prettie Preview - Inspirational Quotes

It's that time again!  Let's show off the new Pretties coming your way TOMORROW over at the Paper Pretties Boutique.  Today's preview is of Inspirational Quotes.  Love these!  Great for a pick me up/thinking of you card, just because, graduation, many reasons!  

I stamped my sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black, then cut out with Nestabilities.  The paper is new Basic Grey, and the corner element is my favorite; Glitter Dots from the Prettie Boutique.  I stamped the butterflies on some scraps of Basic Grey and cut them out.  Pretty simple card but a nice, elegant-yet-fun set for your collection!

The April release is fabulous, I know you will love it!  Here are a few important notes:
  • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Wednesday 12 AM EST April 13th, starting on the Paper Pretties Blog.
  • New Release Stamps available in the Paper Pretties Boutique from 7AM EST Wednesday April 13th.
  • Don’t forget to check out the Paper Pretties Blog to see who else is previewing the new stamps today!
Thanks for stopping by today!  See you back here tomorrow for the blog hop!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Prettie Preview - Return of Cluck

Welcome to the weekend!  Hope everyone is off to a good start!

It's time for Paper Pretties' April release! 

Today I'm using stamps from the new set "Return of Cluck".   This is such a fun stamp set!  It's feisty and funny with something for all your best friends and family.

Swing over to the Paper Pretties blog to see more inspiration today, and over the next few days!  We'll be featuring a new stamp set every day from now until release day, Wednesday.  Stamps will be released for sale at 7:00 AM CST (for those of you who like to do your shopping early), and we'll be celebrating with a blog hop.  

Here's my clucky card:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tune in for more Prettie Previews and our big release hop on Wednesday!  I also have projects coming up this week from InStyle Stamps, 365 Cards, and a NEW DT debuting at the end of the week!  Stay tuned! 

Friday, April 8, 2011

365 Cards - Day 39

TGIF!  Hope that everyone is off to a good start this Friday, and looking forward to the weekend.  I know I am!  Friday around here means a new challenge from 365 Cards, which is always so much fun!  This week our sponsor has been Heartsong Designs, such a lovely name for a company.  Pam's challenge for today is to make a card inspired by the sponsor.  Here is my card:

Isn't he the cutest lil' bird??  I just love him, as soon as I saw him I said "that's my image for the week!".  He just makes my heart SING!  My parents are big birders so this image just makes me smile.  On top of that, it makes me think of SPRING, which we so desperately need here.  On Sunday it's projected to be 73 degrees, so keep a good thought for us here in Wisconsin that we get there!  I am going to end up sinking back into the winter "blah's" if we don't! 

I hope you're inspired from the heart to play along with us, you can link up on the 365 Cards blog so we can all check out your creations.  Happy stamping!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

InStyle's April Sketch & A Preview

Good Thursday morning friends!  Today I wanted to share another Patty card with you from InStyle Stamps, using our new release rubber stamp sets for April.  The new set is called Patty's Appreciation and it will be available TOMORROW!!!

Such a pretty bouquet, don't you think?!  I paired it up with this awesome Basic Grey paper, along with our sketch for April, keyword ISSSC04.  Here's the sketch for those who'd like to play along -- you link up HERE on the ISS blog for your chance to win ISS goodies!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Visit the ISS store blog for more Patty inspiration this morning.  Tomorrow you can shop!  Have a good one, we'll be back here tomorrow for another 365 cards challenge.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PWC148 - Sketchy Snowflakes

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: PWC148) 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 this sweet snowflake sentiment.  I know it's SUPPOSED to be spring, but it doesn't feel it here so I used some of my new-this-year-but-untouched Kaisercraft patterned paper, along with this sentiment.  (I flipped the sketch). 

I was having trouble downloading the sketch to add to this post, so I will add it in the morning.  In the meantime, check out the Paper Pretties blog for full details of this week's challenge.  You link up THERE for your chance to win!

Preview InStyle - Patty's Appreciation

Good morning friends -- welcome to Tuesday!  I hope that your day is off to a good start.  :)  It's our first April preview day at InStyle Stamps, so without further ado, here's Patty's Appreciation!

I really *heart* her!  Love this bunch of thank you balloons, and if you've been following me for the last few months you know that Miss Patty and I are good friends, I'm having lots of fun with her and her new rubber sets from InStyle Stamps!  She pairs up SOOOO well with this new Basic Grey paper and the matching brads, don't you think?  Love it when a plan comes together!

The preview fun continues tomorrow, and I will also have a new Prettie Wednesday Challenge for you!  See you then!

Monday, April 4, 2011

SFC92 - They're Only Words

6:00 already?  I was just in the middle of a dream....haha, well I was 12 hours ago.  Sorry I'm late today, it's been a real MANIC MONDAY!

But it's a new SQUIGGLEFLY challenge today (SFC92) -- They're Only Words!  Let's see WORDS on your projects this week!  Link up on the Squigglefly blog to participate in the challenge!

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.  We also have some new artists so be sure to swing by!  My card today uses the Birthday Medley image.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope your Monday wasn't too manic, and I'll see you back here tomorrow with a preview of the April release sets from InStyle stamps!

Friday, April 1, 2011

365 Cards - APRIL FOOLS'!

TGIF!!  Gotta love the end of the week, right??  Friday is good, and April is good too -- it's finally here!  Of course you wouldn't know it from the temps outside here in Wisconsin, but we remain hopeful that spring will show up soon.

So, happy April Fools' Day from the 365 Cards challenge!  Today, Day 32, Pam was looking for a joke or a very silly sentiment.  How fitting!!

Ooh, ooh, and also, we have a fabulous sponsor this week, Digi Doodle Shop!  I used an image from the Fun With Shoes 1 collection for my card today.  The sentiment is computer-generated, although I admit I stole it from MFT.  I *really* enjoy the sentiments in that set, I really do need it....

Honestly, you can't go wrong with glittery pomegranate-colored shoes, can you?!?  Love this new Basic Grey paper too, of course.  I thought this would be a great "girlfriend" card.  Thanks for the ideas Pam!  I hope you're inspired to play along with us too, you can link up on the 365 Cards blog so we can all check out your creations.  Happy stamping!

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