Friday, October 15, 2010

Paper Pretties Release Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Paper Pretties October Release Blog Hop! We are just thrilled to have you joining us! If you arrived here via Wendy's blog you are in the right place. If you are just joining the hop, be sure to start back at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!

Paper Pretties is releasing 7 fabulous sets today! All of the new sets are now available for purchase in the Prettie Boutique. There are also a few release day specials: * Any orders that total $100 or more (before shipping) will receive a free 6x6 paper pad (Paper Pretties’ choice) with their order! * Any orders that total $50 or more (before shipping) will receive a free antiquing tool with their order! *And of course…the new stamps...Paper Pretties will be giving away one of each of the new sets. 7 sets, means 7 lucky winners. To have your name entered into the prize drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment on each of the 10 DT blogs in the hop today! Winners will be chosen on Sunday, October 17th at 5 PM CST and posted on the Paper Pretties blog. You can shop without fear... if you happen to win a set you already purchased (you know you can’t resist these amazing new images!), you may substitute a different set of equal or lesser value in its place.

Blog Hop Order:
For my card today I used 2 of the new sets: "Snowflakes" and "O Christmas Tree". I decided to go with another simple card because I wanted to give my sewing machine another chance. The second time was not a charm, LOL. Because I attempted to sew in a straight line this card took me longer than the other one. It didn't turn out terrible but I am definitely doing something wrong. For those of you who sew on your cards regularly...my stitches are not tight. If you look at the back of my cardstock once I'm done sewing, it has a bunch of loose loops. What am I doing wrong? I'd love for any help or advice. I really do like the look stitching gives, I just wish I knew what I was doing. To disguise my sewing errors (a little), I sprayed the entire card with Vanilla Smooch Spritz when I was done. The shimmery look definitely helps distract you from the errors, LOL. (It is hard to see the Smooch in the picture, but I can assure you that the entire card is shimmery. The picture really doesn't do it justice, it is really pretty in real life).

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have an absolutely wonderful weekend!

25 comments:

StampOwl said...

so pretty Heather

Wendalyn said...

The order on this is different than the one in the forum we followed just a fyi

Wendalyn said...

Almost forgot gorgeous card I love the brown snowflakes

Debra said...

Great job! TFS

marywebb said...

That is so pretty Heather. I would never have put snowflakes with brown, but I LOVE it. Very pretty. :o)

Jackie said...

Oh Heather this looks so pretty! I love the colors you used here and the snowflake in the background of the sentiment is awesome! Great job with the stitching too! Loving this!

*Vicki* said...

So very gorgeous Heather!! Love the snowflakes in the neutral colors like this!! Have a great weekend!! HUGS

Javablustamper said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your classic creation!! Especially that shadowed snowflake, behind the sentiment!! AWESOME!! AWESOME hop TOO, by the way!! Hope you have an WONDERFUL day!!


ENJOY LIFE!
Jacquie/Javablustamper!

Delia Cruz said...

Heather this is breathtaking, I love all the brown and the I bet it shimmers. It just fantastic! The sewing looks great. I have the same problem with the loose thread behind the card....you need to adjust your tension (I always go right) and just try it out on regular paper until the thread tightens. At least that is what I do. TFS

Jessica G. said...

Love, love, love this set and the sentiment is one I actually don't have with all my snowflake sets I collect! Awesome color combo; I never would think to use browns with snow, but it gives a perfect vintage feel!!

Cammy said...

I can't help with the sewing. The last time I tried, the light on my machine flickered, it groaned and that was the end of sewing. LOL! Your card is gorgeous though with the beautiful tones. Awesome release!

Imke said...

Hello Heather, i absolutely love this set. The brown snowflakes looks so beautiful. Never thought about brown snowflakes. Thanks for the inspiration !!

This was my last stop of your Blog Hop and i´ve enjoyed all the lovely creations with the new stamps. Your DT did a great job with it. Hugs

Kisa Peters said...

GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE it in brown!

Kathy said...

What a wonderful hop. All the new images and cards are great! Your elegant card is beautiful. Love the sentiment stamped over the snowflake, looks so pretty.

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Heather.

Alaine said...

Very Elegant.

Sassy said...

Gorgeous... great verse... love the use of the browns and beiges

Maria Matter said...

this is lovely Heather!!
enjoy your wknd!
hugs & blessings!

The Stamper's Touch said...

A gorgeous card indeed Heather!!! And what a stunning array of newly released stamps too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda

Marionment said...

The colors on this card great. I enjoyed this blog hop. I am ready for Christmas!!

PatS said...

Brown is not my favorite, but your card is beautiful! This hop has been so much fun. Love Polly and Sophia stamps.

Tanya R said...

Love the papers.

Lisa said...

Love this!!! Very nice neutral colors!!! I might have to case this cause it is beautiful!!!

Billie A said...

pretty card and the stitching is nice touch.

Tanja said...

Nice colour combo on your card, Yourre braver than me I haven't tried stitching yet!