Friday, April 30, 2010

50 cents Friday!

Hey Prettie peeps, it's time for 50 Cents Friday!

Can I just say "TGIF"? It has been such a looooong week! I am so happy it's Friday!

Just in time for National Scrapbooking Day (tomorrow), Paper Pretties is offering ALL Bo Bunny designer paper for just $ .50 per sheet! You can order as many as you like while quantities last!

Now scroll down to the next post to see the Friday Prettie Peek of the new sentiment being released tomorrow, "Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere!"

Bubble, Bubbles, EVERYWHERE!

TGIF! What a crazy week it's been over here! Hope you all had a good week!

I have another “Pretties Peek” to share with you all today! The new stamp sets and digital stamps will be available to purchase on Saturday, May 1st!

Today, it's all about bubbles! My images for today's sneak preek are the new “Bubble Time Cooper” digi image and “Bubbles Everywhere Sentiment”. I started out making a card but it soon turned into something a lot bigger... a scrapbook page! It's super simple but I love how easy it was to put these two images onto a scrapbook page!

I couldn't find the picture I wanted to put on the layout so I left ample room for one or two small pictures.

Here's a couple of closeups!

Now hop on over to visit with Frances and Julie... they have made a couple of samples with Sunny Days as well!
Have a FABULOUS Friday, everyone!

More Sunny Days!

Hi everyone! I hope that you had a good week! If not, TGIF!! :)

I have another card to share using the NEW Sunny Days digi stamp set!

This set only $3.75 a set! 
You can also purchase the Sunny Boy and Sunny Girl as single stamps for $1.99 each!

Here's my Card!

Be sure to hop over to the Chi Chi Memories online store today!

Have a FABULOUS Friday!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

FREE digi stamp with purchase, TODAY ONLY!

With Mother's Day fast approaching, Melissa wanted to design a digi that any mother would love. Today, you can get this pretty bouquet (digital stamp) for FREE when you purchase anything from the Pink Cat Studio digital or rubber stamp stores.

 This offer is only valid for TODAY, April 29th, and it will end at midnight Pacific Time! After you make your purchase in the store, Melissa will personally email this free digital stamp to you within 12 hours.

Visit Pink Cat Studio to see their huge selection of stamps.

Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge 2

Hi everyone! I have a sketch challenge and another card for you using the NEW Sunny Days digi stamp set!

Here is the sketch for CCMSC2

Here is the stamp set, SUNNY DAYS:

This set only $3.75 a set! You can also purchase the Sunny Boy and Sunny Girl as single stamps for $1.99 each!

Here is my card for Sunny Days, using the Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge #2:

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another sample using Sunny Days!
Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

PWC101 - Getting Punchy!

Hi everyone! It's Wednesday so this means TWO challenges being posted here today! For La-La Land Crafts Challenge (Altered Embellishments), please click HERE.

For all you Prettie peeps, WELCOME to another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop! If you didn't come here from Wendy's blog then you might want to hop over to the very start of the blog hop with Christie HERE. Don't want you to miss a thing!

The challenge this week is hosted by Heather, who challenged us to use PUNCHES! You can use any paper punch, border or regular punch on your project. Nope... Nestabilities and other die cuts do NOT count!

The stamps that the design team are using on our card/projects this week are “Rainy Day Friends” and “Soakin’ Up The Sun”. Both of these stamps sets are available in the Paper Pretties Store for sale this week at 35% off!!

I used Soakin' Up The Sun and here's my sample for this challenge!

Now it's time to hop over and see which one Jennifer went with... Rain or Shine?

Then come play along with us!

How to Enter:
Create a card/project using the challenge above with Paper Pretties images.
Upload your project to the Paper Pretties Gallery.
Be sure to put it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC101!

Can't wait to see you get punchy!

LLWWC 36 - Altered Embellishments

Hi everyone! It's time for La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

Maureen is our challenge hostess this week! 
She wants us to take a store bought embellishment and change it in some way!
She has these suggestions as examples: 
Cut a petal off a flower to make a butterfly, sew a running stitch through some ribbon and gather to make a ruffle, take any embellishment and color it with paints/inks/markers, etc.

Maureen is using Birthday Cake Maya on her card so it is on sale for 20% OFF through next Tuesday!

I made a pretty two-toned bow out of ribbon for the challenge. I also took two flowers and put them together with a brad for a layered look.

Here's my card using Cupcake Rosie:

I used the sketch for this week's Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #53

Here's what I did to make the bow:

Now hop on over to La-La Land Crafts to see all of the fabulous samples created by our awesome Design Team and Guest Designers!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunny Days Are Here Again!

It seems like "Sunny Days" is this week's theme for me!
Chi Chi Memories has another NEW digi release. This one is called "Sunny Days".

This set of stamp is only $3.75 a set HERE.
OR, you can purchase the Sunny Boy and Sunny Girl as single stamps for $1.99 each!

I have a sample that I made using Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge #1!

I'll be back on Friday with another card for this new release!
In the mean time, please visit Chi Chi Memories to see more samples from the DT!


Ink: Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Paper: Nana's Kids (DCWV), Stamper's Select White
Accessories: paper piercer,  white gel pen, button (Papertrey), thread, Circle nestabilities, Stampin' Dimensionals

Toonie Tuesday Charms!

Hey Prettie peeps! For Toonie Tuesday today we have Making Memory Alphabet charms on sale!  These little charms are so cute and so versatile!These chams fit perfectly over 3/8ths or 1/4" ribbon. They hold securly in place and are a great addition to any product.

At a regular price of 8.99-14.99 they are a STEAL at 2.00 per package!
Quantities are limited and sell out quickly!
You can find all the ribbon charms in assorted colors HERE.
Get them before they are gone!


Good morning, SUNSHINE!

I have received several "awards" over the past couple of years but I have been really bad about passing them on. I mean to get online and pass them on but a day or two passes and before you know it, a month or two has gone by! BIG thanks to all who have passed one this way. I really enjoy receiving them and will do my very best from here on out to pass them on!

With that said, I wanted to share this award with a few friends that I received from my dear friend and talented crafter, Michelle VanWiggeren.

This award has a few rules attached to it:

1) Put the award on your Blog
2) Pass the award on to other bloggers who bring sunshine into your life
3) Link the Nominees in your post
4) Let them know you nominated them by leaving a comment on their blog
5) Share the love and link to the person who gave you the award

I'm sending this award to these blogs because they always inspire me and bring sunshine to my day!

Michelle VanWiggeren (Thank you for the award!)
Jana Weaver (I know you received this from Michelle but I wanted to put you on "The List") ;)

I would include everyone I can think of but then who would you be able to send to? Must leave some room for everyone to play. :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Happy Hello!

Hello Prettie peeps! I am so excited it's Monday! We have a week of Prettie peeks for you!

Today's sneak peek is "Sunny Bumbles"... a new Paper Pretties Digi stamp!

I love this digi! It makes me HAPPY!

This layout is from Papertake Weekly Challenge #39

Digi stamp: Sunny Bumbles
Paper: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey), Summer Sunrise (Papertrey), Summer Flowers (Karen Foster),  Blue Skies (Karen Foster)
Ink: laserjet ink, Copics, Memento, TH Distress Inks
Accessories: Sponges (SU), Word Window Punch (SU), Dew Drops (Robin's Nest)

Did you see what Christie made with this adorable image?
If not, you can view her post HERE.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another happy SUNNY DAYS post!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge #1 Blog Hop!

Hi Chi Chi peeps! I hope that you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Remember this awesome sketch from Natalie?
There's a blog hop that goes with it! You can get more info HERE!

I made this card for the sketch challenge!

I took some liberties with the sketch. :)
I elongated the rectangle and changed the circle.

Ready to have some fun?
Visit Chi Chi Memories today!

Sweet Rosaline

Ellephantastic news, everyone! Rosaline is making her debut!

Helen's darling Ebony has been doing poorly and I just wanted to mention this since this week, Helen is debuting this sweet bunny, Rosaline. Please send some happy thoughts across the miles that Ebony will keep getting better and stronger. Hang in there, Ebony!! 

Here is my sample for this cutie!

The Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts DT have put together cute samples of Rosaline.
You can click HERE to see more of this adorable bunny!
Click HERE for all the digis that are up for sale.
Have an Ellephantastic day!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chi Chi Memories Challenge #1

This is my second post for the day!
Please click HERE for the NEW Fashionista Digi Release from Pink Cat Studio!

Hi everyone! Every Thursday, Natalie will have a new challenge for all you Chi Chi peeps!

Today, we are kicking things off with a sketch challenge!
It's Natalie's first time putting a sketch together and I think she did a FABULOUS job with it!

For the deets, please hop over to the Chi Chi Community HERE.

I would LOVE to see what you do with this sketch!

Ooh La La! NEW Fashionista Digis from Pink Cat Studio!

Hi everyone! I hope that you are all having a wonderful week!
I have a new release from Pink Cat Studio to share with you!

These stylish critters are Melissa's latest and this week's FASHIONISTA Release.
I love their hats and purses.
My sample for this week's release looks like a little purse boutique. I didn't set out to do this. It must be because I have been looking high and low for that perfect purse. I finally found a few that I like from Louis Vuitton but the ones I like run from $650 to $2880. YIKES!!
Maybe for my big birthday next year? ;)

You can purchase the new digis HERE.

Now hop on over to Pink Cat Studio.
You have to check out what the other Design Team members have come up with! The cards and projects are all fabulous!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

PWC100 - TAG! You're it!

It's wonderful WEDNESDAY and this means I've got two challenges for you today! To see my second post (La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge), please scroll down or click HERE.

It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge and Blog Hop!

WOW... can you believe it?! This is Challenge #100!

To celebrate, we're having a 40% off all stamps in the store sale!!!
That's right! ALL of the  Paper Pretties stamps will be 40% off for the remainder of the week!

If you didn't get here from Wendy Bond's blog then you might want to start at the very beginning of this blog hop HERE.

Frances is hosting this week's 100th challenge, which is to create a tag and to use polka dots anywhere on the tag. It can be polka dot designer paper, embossing the dots, polka dot ribbon, polka dot embellishments... you get the idea. :)

The stamps that the design team are using on this week's cards /projects are: “Penny For Your Thoughts” and “Sassy Shoes”. I used one of the Prettie shoes from "Sassy Shoes" for my polka-dot tag.

So now that you've seen my TAG... it's YOUR turn!
Tag... you're it!

Come play along with us!
How to Enter:
Create a card/project using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have.
Upload your project to the Paper Pretties gallery.
Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC100.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Now hop on over to Jennifer's blog to see the Prettie tag she has put together!


Happy Wednesday! It's Irina's turn to host a La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!
This week she wants to see SHABBY CHIC.

Princess Lala  is on sale for 20% OFF through next Tuesday!!!

 One player will win a $10 Credit towards any rubber stamp of your choice in the La-La Land Crafts store!! 
Three of you will be awarded this TOP THREE award badge to proudly display on your blog!

Here's my "shabby chic" sample for this week's challenge:

I don't usually try to achieve this look so I am hoping that it qualifies as "shabby chic"!

I decided to join in on the fun over at Friday Sketchers.
This fab sketch #98 was created by Inge.

There are a lot of inspiration to be found from the La-La Land Crafts DT and GDT.
Hop over to the La-La Land Crafts BLOG to see more samples and find out more about the challenge!