Thursday, December 3, 2009

Postcard request

I have a slightly strange request today... My niece's 3rd grade class is writing letters to people around the country asking them to send post cards to their class. They are trying to get postcards from all 50 states. If any of you would be willing to send a postcard please send me an email ( with your mailing address. The kids have to write a letter to each person asking for the postcard which is why I need your address. You would not need to send a postcard until you get the letter from her class. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to send one!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

ETA: They have or will have postcards coming from the following states thus far: CA, AK, FL, WI, CO, WA, OR, OH, MI, TX, LA, NC, AL, ID, NV and KS. They still need the rest of the states!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Paper Pretties Wednesday 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 the incredibly talented Prettie Girl Frances! Frances' challenge is a super fun sketch. 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 PWC80.
Deadline: 6pm EST Tuedsay, December 8th.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique

Here is the inspiration sketch:

Sorry for the poor lighting in my photo. I have been running crazy trying to get ready for our trip to Florida and by the time I got around to taking my photo last night the sun was almost set and I had little natural light.
For my card I used the absolutely adorable set "The Nativity". This set is just precious!

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!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

It’s Tuesday, so that means it is time for another Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge. Today also marks the start of the 12 Days of Jacksonbelle Christmas! For the next 12 days the Jacksonbelle design team will be sharing tons of fabulous Jacksonbelle Christmas projects with you. We are starting off today with a Christmas card challenge to get us in the holiday spirit! We’d love for you to play along with us! If you do, be sure to leave a link to your project in the comment section on the Jacksonbelle Blog!

The Jacksonbelle store has a terrific variety of holiday products including Making Memories Mistletoe collection, Stampavie holiday stamps, Pink Paislee Mistletoe and Co., Inkadinkado stamps (all Inkadinkado is 40% off right now!) and much much more!

For my card I used the adorable Sarah Kay Noel Eve stamp from Stampavie along with some Basic Grey designer paper, and some Basic Grey brads. I embossed the Basic Grey background paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

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

Be sure to check out the Jacksonbelle Blog every day for more fabulous Christmas projects. The design team has some AMAZING projects to share this week, you won't want to miss them! We will finish up our 12 Days of Jacksonbelle Christmas with a fun blog hop on the 12th!

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

Monday, November 30, 2009

Paper Pretties December Release Previews Continue!

This is my 2nd blog post of the day. To see my LPS Monday challenge card please scroll down to previous post.

Welcome to another preview 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, Wendy and myself. Be sure you stop by and leave a comment in the gallery for each card for your chance to win!

Today I am lucky enough to give you an early peak of the upcoming January SOTM. I adore every single Sophia image and today's preview is no different...Under the Sea Sophia is ADORABLE!!!!

Just like my card I previewed on Thursday... I sort of forgot about using the Winter Wonderland lyrics as inspiration when I made my card. Today's card was a lot easier to find a lyric for though..."A Beautiful Sight"....Sophia is definitely a beautiful sight!!!
I colored my main image with Copic markers and added some glitter. When we were in Florida last December I collected a bunch of teeny tiny sea shells that I thought I could maybe use "someday" on a card..."someday" finally arrived! I thought the little orange scallop shell worked great with this image. The designer paper is My Mind's Eye.
Be sure to stop by the Paper Pretties gallery and leave a comment on my card!

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

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

LPS "Recyle It" Challenge!

Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It is Monday, so that means it is time for another super fun Little Paper Shop challenge! This week our challenge is called "Recycle It". The challenge is to pick any one of the previous Little Paper Shop sketches and use it to make a holiday card. 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 {I Heart}!

I picked a fun sketch by design team member Cindy Haffner:
For my card I used the adorable {Katie Caroler} set.
For more inspiration, be sure to check out the blogs of all of the Little Paper Shop design team members!

Don't forget that everything in the LPS store is on sale 10-70% off! It is a great time to build up your collection or pick up some fun Christmas gifts at an awesome price! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a terrific day!