Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Paper PRetties Wednesday Challenge and a 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 PWC85.
Deadline: 6pm EST Tuedsay, January 12th.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique

Here is the sketch:

Frances had a tall card (not A2) in mind for this sketch but because my brain is apparently still on vacation and because I haven't been feeling well and am just not on the ball, I made mine A2 size. I'm sure my card would have been much cuter had I actually followed directions.

For my card I used 2 of the fun new winter sets Snowy Snuggles and Frosty. Both of these sets are super cute and great for Christmas or just general winter cards!
The large blue snowflake was not exactly in my original plan but just as I was finishing up gluing my card together I somehow smudged black ink from my fingers onto my card. In an effort to salvage it (since it was completely done) I added the felt snowflake.
Supplies used: Frosty and Snowy Snuggles sets from Paper Pretties, SU cardstock, Copic markers, Sparkly Fluff, MAMBI self adhesive rhinestones, SU scalloped edge punch, Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, nestibilites, Hero Arts felt snowflake.

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, January 5, 2010

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge and blog hop!

Welcome back! It's Tuesday, so that means it is time for another fabulous Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge. Since this week is the first official week of the newest design team members we thought we would have a little fun and do a blog hop along with the challenge. If you just joined the hop you will want to go back to Lindsey's blog and start from the begining. The cards are all fabulous and you definitely don't want to miss any of them. If you got here from Windy's blog you are on the right path!

The challenge this week is a super fun sketch challenge. We'd love for you to play along! If you do, please be sure to leave a link to your project in the comments section of the Jacksonbelle blog challenge post !

Here is the sketch:

For my card I used the new Sugar Rush designer paper from Basic Grey. Jacksonbelle has both the Sugar Rush and the Origins lines in stock!

Supplies used: Basic Grey Sugar Rush, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, SU cardstock, Copic markers, misc ribbon, stamps from Paper Pretties.

The next stop of the hop is one of the newest members of the Jacksonbelle team: Julie Lacey!
Julie is an absolutely AMAZING stamper and I am lucky enough to be on 2 different design teams with her. Julie's talent is incredible...I am inspired by her work on a daily basis! She is seriously the one of the best bow makers I have ever seen!!!! She is also a wiz with chipboard!
I also just found out that she lives in she knows what it is like to be freezing cold too (we have some temps in the neg. digits this week)! Julie spends her days working as a financial controller (bet my dh wishes we had someone besides me controlling our finances, LOL) and her nights stamping with her 3 doggies! that you know a little bit about Julie, head on over to HER BLOG and take a look around! You won't be disappointed!

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

Monday, January 4, 2010

Little Paper Shop Monday Challenge!

Welcome back! I hope you all had a great weekend! It's Monday, so that means it time for another AWESOME Little Paper Shop challenge! This week we have a super fun color challenge from design team member Pam! We'd love for you to play along. If you do, be sure to leave a link to your project on the LPS blog and/or use keyword LPSC49 when uploading to SCS or PCP.
One lucky participant in this week's challenge will win the LPS set {I Heart}. You have until Sunday night to get your project linked on the LPS blog!

Here is the color challenge:

For my card I used the {Make A Wish} set from Little Paper Shop.

For more inspiration be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the fabulous Little Paper Shop design team!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a terrific Monday!