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.

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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 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!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge!

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a great week! The Paper Pretties challenge this week is to make a card or project using Black, White and 1 additional color. We'd love for you to play along. One random challenge participant this week will win the Paper Pretties set "Everyday Picnic". You do not need to use Paper Pretties stamps in order to play along, but if you do, you will get a bonus entry into the drawing! Please be sure to mention our challenge and link back to the Paper Pretties blog in your project posting. When uploading to SCS or PCP please use keyword PWC123. Please be sure to link up your project at the bottom of the challenge post on the Paper Pretties blog!

For my card today I used the soon to be released set "Snowflakes". I have seen so many gorgeous cards with sewing on them lately that I decided to give it a try (again). Let me tell you...I have ZERO sewing skills. I ended up borrowing my grandmother's sewing machine to give sewing another try (I tried a couple years ago and ended up breaking the needle in half attempting to sew on a card). It was frustrating! This VERY VERY VERY simple card took me HOURS to make (it is a good thing the kids weren't around when I was working on it as I definitely had some choice words for that bleepin sewing machine).. I even practiced on scrap cardstock multiple times before moving to the real thing but I still ended up getting the needle stuck in the cardstock on my final project. Sewing is definitely going to take some time for fact I don't know if it will ever be something that I do on a regular basis. I definitely need A LOT of practice. In the end, my card turned out ok...not good...but a little ok. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a great day! Check back tomorrow for one last day of Prettie Previews before Friday's release day blog hop!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Caroling Sophia Preview

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone is having a great start to their week! It is preview time at Paper Pretties. We are releasing 7 wonderful sets this month. All 7 sets will be available in the Paper Pretties store on Friday!

For my card today I used the new set "Caroling Sophia". I think she is so sweet! I paired her up with some Basic Grey designer paper and some Kaisercraft rhinestones. The sketch is the current Taylored Expressions sketch challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today! Check back tomorrow for the Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge!