Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Paper Pretties Inspiration Challenge

Last week the Paper Pretties blog posted an inspiration challenge. I am not usually very good at these types of challenges but I thought I would give it a try.

Here is the inspiration piece:

It took me a while to decide what elements to use for my card...I wasn't sure if I wanted to go with a southwest theme or a quilt theme, but in the end I just went with the sure and safe color challenge. I picked teal, ruby and yellow out of the comforter as my color challenge.
Here is my card:
I was really happy with how this turned out. Sophia always puts a smile on my face! I used some new Jenni Bowlin designer paper that I got from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. The colors coordinated great with my cardstock. The border punch is from the Martha Stewart collection. The Sophia image is from Paper Pretties and the sentiment is from DRS Designs.

I hope you are all having a great week. I am leaving bright and early tomorrow morning to head to Minneapolis to meet up with Kisa and take the Copic certification class. I am SOOOOO excited. Then Friday is Scrapfest at Mall of America! Talk about all around fun! Saturday is Annabelle's birthday so we are going to do some family stuff around Minneapolis and then Sunday the long drive home. I won't have much time for internet or email so please don't think I'm ignoring you if I don't answer emails or visit your blogs until Sunday.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jacksonbelle Embellishments Tuesday Challenge!

Welcome to week 3 of the Jacksonbelle September challenges contest! Up for grabs are a $50 Jacksonbelle gift certificate, a $30 Jacksonbelle gift certificate and a $15 Jacksonbelle gift certificate. The rules are along with the Jacksonbelle Embellishments September Tuesday challenges and use stamps from either Inkadinkado, Stampavie, Prima or Basic Grey. For the full contest details, click HERE.

This weeks challenge is a fun one...make a fall or Halloween card! Jacksonbelle has a ton of new fall and Halloween products in stock that would work perfect for all of your fall and Halloween projects...Inkadinkado stamps, Basic Grey designer paper, Prima flowers....Tons of fun stuff! We would love for you to play along! If you do, make sure to let use know and use keyword JBE071 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

I made a couple cards for this week's challenge. Both of my cards use the new Basic Grey Indian Summer designer paper. I am absolutely in love with this paper. It is absolutely beautiful! All of the stamps that I used are from Inkadinkado. I also used some Basic Grey brads and May Arts ribbon.

For more Fall/Halloween inspiration be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars:

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Mitzi Koons ~ Stamps Jubilee

Jimmi Mayo ~ Stamping & Shopping

Bethany Paull ~ It’s Not All Black & White

Michelle Philippi ~ Inside My Own Private Idaho

Carly Robertson ~ Paper in Bloom

Shemaine Smith ~ Scraptastic

Lynda Benden: Stamp Act

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

Also wanted to let you know that GORGEOUS new PRIMA flowers are in stock at JB! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Little Paper Shop Preview Day 2: {Boo}

I hope you all had a great weekend. Today is day 2 of the September Little Paper Shop release. Today we are previewing and AWESOME Halloween set: {Boo}.
This set is super fun and would work great for Halloween cards and scrapbook pages. It also works great with yesterday's preview set {Jena Witch}.

Along with today being preview day, it is also Monday which means it is challenge day too. The challenge this week is easy...just make a Halloween card!
There are 2 ways to win this awesome set...The 1st way: play along with this week's challenge and leave a link to your project on the LPS blog...The 2nd way: Just leave a comment on today's Little Paper Shop blog post telling what your favorite Halloween treats are. Easy!

Here is my card:
Thanks for stopping by today! Both {Jena Witch} and {Boo} will be available to purchase tomorrow from the Little Paper Shop web site!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Little Paper Shop September Preview #1: {Jena Witch}

Let the previews begin...
It's time for the September Little Paper Shop Previews. On Tuesday, Little Paper Shop will be releasing 2 awesome Halloween sets. Both of these sets are super cute and would be terrific for all of your Halloween cards and scrapbook pages. Today we are giving you a peak at one of the sets: {Jena Witch}. To make today's preview even better, if you leave a comment on the {Jena Witch} preview post on the LPS blog you will have a chance the win the set!

Here is my card:
Isn't she just the cutest witch EVER!

For more fun {Jena Witch} previews, check out the blogs of the rest of the LPS design team!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop back tomorrow for another LPS preview!