Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Prettie Challenge and Blog Hop!

Welcome to another fab Paper Pretties blog hop! If you came from Frances' blog you are on the right path! 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 this week's fabulous creations!

We have a fun challenge for you this week. Prettie Girl Kristy gave us the challenge of using her favorite color Pink along with our favorite color and white. She added a couple extra requirements to the challenge too: Ribbon and to use a new technique you've never used. We'd love for you to ink up your Paper Pretties stamps and play along! 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 following the challenge criteria a
nd use 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 PWC87.
Deadline: 6pm EST Tuedsay, January 26th.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique

We also have a new feature this week... each design team member will be using either the set Unknown Blessings or the set Simply Special. Both stamp sets featured this week will be on sale for 20% off all week. As an extra bonus this week, all clear stamps/sets are 35% off! It is a great time to pick up some of your favorites! Also be sure to check out the new digi stamp section of the boutique!

Ok, now on to my card...I used the set Unknown Blessings. I absolutely love love love the cute mailboxes in this set. They are perfect for any occasion! I paired up my favorite color Green with Kristy's Pink and White challenge. I really love this card but to be honest, I just couldn't get a good photo. It just doesn't look as pretty in the picture as it does in real life. Do any of you ever have that problem. Any photography hints for me?

Next stop in the blog hop is Prettie Girl Wendy Bond.

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge

Welcome to another fun Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge! This week our challenge is to make a Valentine's Day project! We'd love for you to play along with us! If you do, please use keyword JBE089 when uploading to SCS or PCP or leave a link to your project in the comments section of the challenge post on the Jacksonbelle blog!

For my card I used the super fun new Sugar Rush designer paper from Basic Grey. I'm not usually a brights kind of girl but I just love the fun patterns in this line. I added some ribbon, bling, crocheted flower and a Basic Grey stitched brad to finish things off. I absolutely love the matching accessories that Basic Grey releases with their designer paper. I honestly buy the matching brads, buttons and stitched brads for every pack of designer paper I buy. I LOVE them all!

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

Dawn Lusk

Julie Lacey

Heather Pulvirenti

Windy Robinson

Stephanie Severin

Amy Tsuruta

Pam Varnell

Lynda Benden

Tobi Crawford

Jill Dunn

Carly Robertson

Shemaine Smith

Lindsey Botkin

Oh yeah, and I thought I would mention....Jacksonbelle has FREE SHIPPING on any order right now! Use Discount Code FREEJB until Thursday to take advantage of this! When you are in the store be sure to check out the fabulous deals in the Inkadinkado section...All Inkadinkado stamps and stamp sets are 75% too - stock up before they are gone! Sale price is valid on in-stock items only.
Also...NEW to the Jacksonbelle store: My Favorite Things. Lindsey has a bunch of super fun My Favorite Things stamp sets in stock now!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fabulous new Paper Pretties challenge and blog hop!

Monday, January 18, 2010


I had to add the word verification...the spam is crazy. I seriously got over 15 just today on current posts. I'm hoping the word verification stops this. I HATE word verification ...I'm sorry.

Little Paper Shop Preview {In Love}

It's day 2 of the Little Paper Shop January releases! Both of the January release sets will be available to purchase in the LPS store tomorrow, but the design team has some fun sneak peaks for you today! Since it is Monday we also have a challenge for you! The challenge this week was given to use by design team member Silvia. Silvia's challenge is us is to use buttons on your project! We would love for you to play along. Remember, if you do, be sure to leave a link to your project on the LPS challenge blog post for a chance to win! Today's preview set is called {In Love}. This set is totally GORGEOUS...It is perfect for Weddings, Valentine's Day or just everyday cards! For a chance to win this set, be sure to stop over at the LPS blog and leave a comment!
Be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the LPS design team for more fabulous sneak peaks!

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

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Little Paper Shop January Preview Day 1

Before, I post my Little Paper Shop info, I wanted to let you all know that I have enabled the comments moderation on my blog. Unfortunately I have been getting WAY WAY WAY too many spam emails. The past month the spam comments had been mostly on old posts but in the past 2 days they have been on new posts (6 just last night). I hate word verification and moderation but this is the only way I'm comfortable posting right now. Sorry for the inconvenience. I only enabled the moderation (not the word verification) so your comments will not show up immediately; they will show up as soon as I approve them. This will hopefully keep inappropriate comments from being published on my blog.

OK now onto the good stuff....It's preview time at Little Paper Shop. The January release sets will be available to purchase in the LPS store on Tuesday but the design team is giving sneak peaks of the sets today and tomorrow! Today's preview set is called {Lucy and Lily Messages}. This set is totally adorable...great for Valentines' Day and more! For a chance to win this set, be sure to stop over at the LPS blog and leave a comment! Be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the LPS design team for more fabulous sneak peaks!

Check back tomorro for another fun sneak peak and a LPS Monday challenge! I hope you are all having a great weekend!