Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

First of all I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! :D I hope you have a great time with family and friends or however you choose to spend your holiday! :D I will be having Thanksgiving at my dad's house today and then traveling tomorrow to my home town to spend it with the in laws! :D

Well it's another Prettie Thursday on my blog today! :D I have a sweet little birthday card to share with you using the sketch that Danielle challenged us with last week on the Pretties Forum. I had been dying to ink up the cute little turtle from the Beach Bum set from Paper Pretties. I just *heart* that little turtle and snail...too cute! :D My nephew's birthday is in a few weeks so I thought this would be a cute card to give him...hope he likes it! :D (Sorry for the horrible picture! I will take another and post later!)

Stamps: Beach Bum (Paper Pretties) & Annotations (CTMH) Paper: Star Spangled Blue, White Daisy & Sweet Leaf CS, and some CTMH dp (can't remember the name...oops!) Ink: Brilliance, Copics & CTMH Markers Accents: CB Swiss Dots, Silver Brads, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack & Pop Dots

On Monday December 1st, Paper Pretties will be having their monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party!! The party starts at 6pm CDT and will last until 9pm. We will be issuing a challenge every hour so be sure to come and play along!! Besides the challenges, chatter, and all around fun, we will also be releasing Trim the Tree to the public as well as re-releasing Snowflake Kisses in RUBBAH. Hope to see you there!!

And wouldn't you like to become the next Paper Pretties Cutie Pie?!?!?! I thought you would!! All you have to do is make a card using your Paper Pretties stamps and upload it to the Cutie Pie Contest gallery on the Paper Pretties forum, and Christie will chose a winner from the entries. Besides being able to call yourself a Cutie Pie, you will also win the entire release!! You have until November 30th at 8pmCDT to get your entries in!! Good luck everyone! :D

Well thanks for stopping by and hope you have a Fabulous Thanksgiving Day! :D

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Prettie Thursday!!!

Hey there! It's another Prettie Thursday here on my blog! You might want to get out your shades for this one as I used some pretty bright colors for my card today!!! :D I've had this Off to School Sophia for a while now and decided she finally needed to see some ink! :D I also used this sketch that Danielle challenged us with a few weeks ago! :D Danielle always has a challenge up on Thursday's, so I wonder what she has cookin' for us today! :D

Stamps: Off to School (Paper Pretties) Paper: Just Chillin dp & Watermelon, White Daisy & Kiwi CS (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance & Copic Markers Accents: Ghost Stars (Heidi Swapp), White Daisy Brads (CTMH), Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Threading Water Punch (Fiskars), & Pop Dots

I didn't put a sentiment on this card, but I do know I want to send it to my little niece. She loves to make cards with me so I know she will LOVE it! :D Sorry this is short, but I've got a busy day ahead of me!

Before I leave, make sure you stop by and see what's going on at the Paper Pretties blog called The Paper Clip. You can sign up to get all kinds of details and happenings over at Paper Pretties! :D And don't forget that there is still a sale going on at the Pretties Boutique! Everything in the store is a whopping 75% off with the exception of the Pretties stamps and Swavorski Crystals!!!! So what are you waiting for?!?! LOL!!! :D

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Marjorie's Color Challenge #38

Happy Tuesday! :D It's back to work for me today! I was able to stamp a bit yesterday while I was home and worked on a few of Marjorie's Color Challenges that I had missed. For color challenge #38, Marjorie chose the colors Bamboo, Desert Sand, Ponderosa Pine and Juniper. Now Marjorie made a winter card with this color challenge and it was sooo cute! So I decided to get out my All Decked Out stamp set from CTMH and go to work. I do have to admit that when I was putting this card together I wasn't sure I was gonna like it. But now that it's done I have fallen in love with it...these colors came together fabulously!!! :D I have been using alot of snowman stamps lately so I hope you're not tired of them yet! :D

Stamps: All Decked Out, Spot on Backgrounds & Annotations (CTMH) Paper: Bamboo, Desert Sand, Juniper & New England Ivy CS (CTMH) Ink: Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, Desert Sand & Black (CTMH) Accents: Sparkles, Twill Ribbon & Juniper Brads (CTMH), Corner Rounder, Piercer, CB Swiss Dots, Circle Punches & Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart)

My card base is a 5" x 10" piece of Bamboo CS folded in half. I then cut a 4" piece of Desert Sand CS and used my corner round to make some scallops! I scissor & inked distressed the CS with Desert Sand ink and pierced holes in the scallops. Next I layered a piece of Ponderosa Pine and Juniper CS on top of my Desert Sand CS. I pierced a line on the top and bottom piece of the Ponderosa Pine CS and ran the Juniper CS through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I also inked and scissor distressed both of these pieces. Next I went to work on my snowman! I stamped him in Black ink onto White Daisy CS. I then paper pieced his hat and scarf with some Juniper CS. I added some sparkles to the snowflakes and layered him onto some Ponderosa Pine & Bamboo CS. Before I pop dotted my image to my base I tied a bow of twill ribbon around the card. My image covers up most of the scallops and I was pretty bummed about that, but what are ya' gonna do! :D I added the sentiment "Happy Holidays" and a snowflake and called it done! :D Well thanks for stopping by today and I hope your day is fabulous!!! :D

Monday, November 17, 2008

Marjorie's Color Challenge #39

Hey there! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I'm home today still recovering from an icky cold, but I am feelin' much better!!! Since I'm home I decided to do Marjorie's Color Challenge, it's been way too long since I have done one. For this challenge Marjorie chose the colors Outdoor Denim, Tulip, Ocean & Heavenly Blue. These colors are fabulous together and I couldn't wait to get started!!! :D

Stamps: Penny Black Snowman & Say It in Style (CTMH) Paper: Just Chillin dp & CTMH CS Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copic Markers Accents: Prisma Glitter & Silver Brads (CTMH), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart) & Pop Dots

I didn't realize till after my card was made that it looks alot like Bella Sketch Challenge #55. I'll be sure to complete that one once I'm done here. Anywho, so I started with a base of Outdoor Denim CS. I then cut a piece of Just Chillin dp and layered it onto a piece of Tulip CS and taped it to my base. I then stamped my image in Brilliance Graphite Black ink onto White Daisy CS. I colored this super cute snowman with my copics and added some glitter to his scarf. (I'm not too happy with how the glitter came out, but I wasn't about to start all over!) I then layered my snowman onto some Heavenly Blue CS and then again on Tulip CS. I lightly distressed each piece with my scissors. Next I added some silver brads to my image and then punch a snowflake out of Outdoor Denim CS and added it to the top left hand corner of my image...super cute! :D Next I stamped the sentiment and called it done! I hope everyone has a super Monday, I'm headed back to my stamp table to see what else I can accomplish! Thanks for stopping by! :D

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Jillian!!!

Edited to Add: Well here's my card for Jillian's b-day, sorry it took me so long to post. I was in charge of bringing presents! :D Jillian I really hope you had a fabulous birthday girl!!! :D

The Prettie girls are having another party!!! This time we are celebrating Prettie girl Jillian's birthday with a Birthday Blog Hop! Happy Birthday Jillian, I hope all your birthday wishes come true!!! Sorry I can't post my card at this time, but I have been sick with an awful cold. I will hopefully be back later today with my card! So hop on over to Christi's blog, as she has the next birthday surprise that I'm sure will knock your socks off! :D

Happy Birthday Jillian!!!!

Stamps: Flutter By (Paper Pretties) & Say It In Style (CTMH) Paper: Urban Prairie Dp (Basic Grey) CTMH CS Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: Circle & Scalloped Circle Nesties, Corner Rounder, Paper Piercer, Silver Brads & Pop Dots

Friday, November 14, 2008

Aspen Christmas...

Hey there peeps! :D It's Friday night and I'm getting ready for my card class soon! I thought I would make a quick post of my last Aspen card. Can you tell I love this Aspen dp?!?!? LOL!!! :D Well this card came together really quick and the sketch is one of Verve's Holiday Release Sketch's that I saw on Laurel's blog. Like I said, not too much going. Just tied some twill around my base and on the little tag I added some little rhinestones on the snowflakes...super cute! Well I'm sorry this post is quick, but my girls will be arriving soon!!! Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!! It's another soccer game for us and then just relaxing at home!!! :D Have a great one! :D

Stamps: Merry Mellodies (CTMH) Paper: Aspen Ink: Outdoor Denim Accents: Twill Ribbon & Rhinestones (CTMH)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Prettie Thursday!!!

Happy, Happy Thursday everyone!!! :D I feel like a new woman today having got my hair cut and colored yesterday...feels so good! :D I have a super quick card I made for you today on this Prettie Thursday! :D I was so excited to do this card because I have been itching to use this Simply Special stamp from Paper Pretties...isn't it just darling?!?! And I have been dying to use my new Urban Prairie paper from Basic Grey...I absolutely love it!!!! :D

Stamps: Simply Special (Paper Pretties) & Say It in Style (CTMH) Paper: Urban Prairie (Basic Grey) & CTMH White Daisy, Sunflower, Hollyhock & Breeze CS Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & CTMH & Copic Markers Accents: White Daisy Bigger Brads (CTMH), Paper Piercer, Black Button (Creative Cafe), Ghost Flowers (Heidi Swapp) & Pop Dots

This card is a standard A2 size card and I used Breeze CS as my base. I cut a 1/4" shorter piece of Hollyhock CS and then layered my Urban Prairie dp onto that. I then added four White Daisy Bigger Brads in each corner and taped it to my base. Next I stamped my image on White Daisy CS and colored it with my Copics & CTMH Markers. The water can looks more red here than pink but it's a really pretty pink IRL. I hate that I don't get good lighting...moving on! I then layered it onto a piece of Sunflower CS and pierced around the image. Next step i just added a ghost flower and black button to the top left corner of my image and pop dotted it onto my base...easy peasy! :D

Don't forget to stop on over at the huge sale Paper Pretties has going on right now! :D Everything in the store is 75% off with the exception of the Prettie Stamps and Swavorski Crystals. I'm sure there is something there that you just can't live without!!! :D Also while you're there take a look at the new Paper Pretties blog called The Paper Clip!!! :D You can also subscribe and get updates and know everything going on at Paper Pretties!!! :D So go check it out, k!!! :D Thanks for stopping by today!!! :D

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

All Decked Out!!!

Happy Wednesday! This week is flying by and I'm soooo glad! I was able to sit down last night and stamp two cards, but I've got one for you today and I'll show you the other on Friday, k?!?! I just knew I wanted to use Taylor's Cupcake Challenge for this one and I'm so glad I did because it was a great sketch! :D This little snowman is from CTMH's November SOTM called All Decked Out! There are so many pieces to this snowman it's crazy!!! The one thing I love most about it is all the paper piecing you can do! :D I've seen this snowman stamped liked this all over the CTMH boards so I thought I would give it a try, and since I had my Aspen paper sitting out I went ahead and used it for this card too. I paper pieced the snowman's hat and scarf with the same paper as well. And you can't tell in the pic, but there are little snowflakes on his scarf and I highlighted them with my white gel pen....looks super cute IRL. For the "J" I added a button and then I added four white daisy brads to the main panel on my card. If you can't tell already, I am just super happy with how this card turned out...don't you love it when that happens?!?! Well I better finish getting ready for work. I'm not even there yet, but I'm already looking forward to getting off!!! I am getting a much needed color and cut after work...ahhhh! :D Well thanks so much for stopping by and stayed tuned for Prettie Thursday tomorrow! :D

Stamps: All Decked Out & Friendship Alphabet (CTMH) Paper: Aspen (CTMH) Ink: Outdoor Denim & Brilliance Graphite Black Accents: Button, White Daisy Brads (CTMH), Corner Rounder, Hole Punch, White Gel Pen & Pop Dots

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Merry & Bright

Hey there, Happy Tuesday! :D Wow, it felt so good to stamp last night! The weather here has been wet and rainy so it was the perfect time to settle in at my craft table and work on a card! :D
Stamps: Snow Friends & Merry Melodies (CTMH) Paper: Aspen (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Outdoor Denim (CTMH) & Copics Accents: Silver Brads & White Grosgrain Ribbon (CTMH), Pop Dots & Corner Rounder

I was inspired by Sparkle to try this sketch, her card came out so pretty! :D I've been wanting to make a card using my new Aspen papers from CTMH and my Snow Friends stamp set. I think this little snowman is the cutest thing and I love the little heart hanging from his branch! :D I tried to follow the sketch as close as possible. The ribbon should have been placed lower, but I liked it much better this way! :D I'm gonna go back with my copic marker later and highlight the falling snow and the snow on the ground, I didn't think about that till just now while I was typing this up! :D

Well that's it for me today folks, I'll be back with something new to show you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!!! :D

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Something Sweet on Prettie Thursday!!!

Wow, it feels like forever since I have stamped anything!!! Thanks to all of you who have wished me well. I am feeling a little better, but hope to feel better much soon because I really have alot of stamping to catch up on. I"m so sorry I haven't been to many of your blogs lately to comment, but I will get there...I PROMISE!!! :D Well it's that time of the week's Prettie Thursday and I have something sweet for ya'! :D I whipped up this cute little card in no time yesterday using my Sweets for the Sweet stamps from Paper Pretties...I {heart} this stamp set! :D I hadn't used my Boom-Di-Ada paper in a while so I grabbed it and go to work. My card is a 4.5" x 9" square card folded in half, so cute and small enough to send with a batch of yummy goodies! :D Well that's it for me today... I hope to get some stamping time in tonight and on Friday!!! For the past two Saturdays we have been watching my nephew play soccer and the games are soooo much fun!!! We have another one this Saturday so GO DYNOMITES!!! :D At his age, they really don't keep score, but my nephew always knows what the score is...LOL!!! :D

Before I leave... you need to head on over to the Paper Pretties Boutique?!?!? Well you should run, not walk...RUN!!! Everything in the boutique right now is %75 off except for the Prettie stamps and Swavorski Crystals. How awesome is that!!! So head on over there now and shop till ya' drop! :D

Stamps: Sweets for the Sweet (Paper Pretties) Paper: Boom-Di-Ada (CTMH) Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black & Copics Accents: Silver Brads, Pop Dots, CTMH Button, Cirlce & Scallop Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a Fabulous afternoon! :D

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Not Feeling Well...

Hey there everyone! Long time no post, eh?!?! Sorry for not posting, I've just been feeling pretty sick lately. The doctor has given me some new medication to take and it just makes me feel nauseous all the time. It pretty much comes in waves and can last all day long. So that's what I've been up too. I would rather spend time creating but I don't even feel like doing that. I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend and I hope to be back soon with something new to show ya'!

Take care,