Thursday, November 26, 2009

Paper Pretties December Preview!

Welcome to our Prettie Peeks for the Paper Pretties December Release! We had so much fun last month using a well known song for our peeks that we thought we'd try it again! And.. since we love giving things away, we'll have the same rules for prizes as last month: Each day two or three of the Prettie Girls will upload their preview cards to the Paper Pretties gallery...If you stop by the Pretties Gallery and leave that Prettie Girl a comment on her card, you'll have a chance to win the new set being previewed - make sense?
The contest will end December 2nd and the winners will be posted on the Paper Clip. You can find the link to the specific cards in the Paper Pretties gallery on each blog post.
This month, in keeping with Christmas we've chosen a well known Christmas carol - Winter Wonderland as our preview inspiration! Today there are previews from Christie, Jennifer and myself. Be sure you stop by and leave a comment in the gallery for each card for your chance to win!

The first December set that I am previewing is called "Unknown Blessings". I LOVE this set! The two mailbox images are super fun and there are also some fun sentiments to go along with them.

To be totally honest, I sort of forgot about using the Winter Wonderland lyrics as inspiration when I made my card. It was a bit hard to find a lyric that fit the card after the fact, but I think it just might fit with "In the lane, snow is glistening" thinking is there are probably mailboxes "in the lane" and the bling on my card is "glistening", LOL.

Be sure to head on over to the Paper Pretties gallery and leave a comment on MY CARD for a chance to win this super fun set!

Also...Don't forget to stop on by the party in the Paper Pretties forum on December 1st at 7pm CST when all the stamps will be released for sale.

Oh and one more thing....Paper Pretties is having a Thanksgiving sale now through Sunday...30% off all Thanksgiving, Christmas and Winter stamps!

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Prettie Challenge and Blog Hop!

It's Wednesday! That means it is time for another funWednesday Prettie Challenge and blog hop! This week our challenge comes from Prettie Mama herself! Christie's challenge is to use the picture below as an inspiration piece. We would love for you to ink up your Paper Pretties stamps and play along with us. One lucky challenge participant will win a $15 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique. Here are the challenge details:

How to Enter: make a card using the provided sketch and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges album and use keyword PWC75.
Deadline: 6pm EST Tuedsay, December 1st.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique

Here is the inspiration piece:

I used the teal from the photo as the inspiration for my card. When I was looking through the Paper Pretties Gliding By gallery I saw a GORGEOUS card made by Prettie Girl Frances that I just had to CASE. Check out Frances' card HERE.

Here is my card:
I colored Gliding By Sophia with Copic markers and then added some Sparkly Fluff to her ear muffs and the fluffy thing on her arm. The snowflakes are made out of fast air drying polymer clay. I rolled the clay as flat as I could and let it dry for a while. I then used my Martha Stewart snowflake punch and punched the snowflakes. I let them dry for 24 hours longer and then added the rhinestones. It was my first time working with clay but I thought they turned out pretty good.

If you are just starting at my blog, head on over to Christie's blog to start from the beginning. You definitely won't want to miss any of the stops! If you are following the hop, the next stop after my blog is the blog of Prettie Girl Wendy Bond!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a terrific day! Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the first Paper Pretties December release preview!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge

It's Tuesday! That means it is time for another fabulous Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge. This week we have a super easy challenge! Our challenge for you is to make a project using your favorite products from the Jacksonbelle store! Easy peasy! If you play along, please be sure to let us know. Leave a link to your project on the challenge post on the Jacksonbelle blog or use keyword JBE081 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

I have a TON of favorite products from the Jacksonbelle store. Honestly, I couldn't even begin to use all of them on one card so I picked a few of my top favorites:

Stampavie Stamps
May Arts Ribbon
Prima Flowers
Cuttlebug folder
Mini Glue Dots
Basic Grey designer paper and matching brads.

To celebrate our favorites (and Thanksgiving), Lindsey has a HUGE sale going on in the Jacksonbelle store. EVERYTHING is 25% off. As a bonus, for every order you place between now and the end of the month you get your name entered into a drawing for a HUGE Jacksonbelle goodie package worth over $100!

Be sure to check out the blogs of all of the Jacksonbelle Rockstars for more inspiration:

Tobi Crawford ~ Tobi’s Place

Stephanie Hargis ~ Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

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

Jill Dunn: Ink Genious

Lindsey Botkin: Embellished

Trudee Sauer: Follow Your Bliss

Keri Lee Sereika: Pink Lemonade

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Little Paper Shop Monday Challenge!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I manage to see New Moon (twice) so I'm still on cloud nine, LOL.
It's Monday and that means it is time for another fun Little Paper Shop Monday Challenge. This week we have a fun color challenge. We'd love for you to play along. If you do, be sure to leave a link to your project on the challenge post on the LPS blog! One lucky participant this week will win the LPS set {Merry & Bright}!
For my card I decided to give the flower pot card another try. I just love this color combo! I used the new {For You} set from Little Paper Shop.
For more inspiration, be sure to check out the blogs of all of the Little Paper Shop design team members!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a terrific day!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

SPAM comments?

Is anyone else having problems with an unusually high number of SPAM comments lately? I have been getting several per day and was just curious if anyone else was. I would hate to have to add the word verification back but I may have to if this doesn't end.

Hope you are all having a great weekend. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fabulous Little Paper Shop challenge!