Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Paper Pretties SUMMER challenge and Blog Hop!

Hey Prettie Peeps!
I am SO excited!! I have some really fabulous news about Paper Pretties!
You may have noticed that I haven't posted anything from Paper Pretties in the past few weeks.
Well, that's because there has been some "behind the scenes" changes going on.
The BIG news is that Heather Lee-Reppen is now the proud owner of Paper Pretties!
Woot woot!!

This means that Paper Pretties is now based in the U.S... in Madison, WI!
Some of the changes that you will see immediately are lower shipping rates and faster delivery!
There's also a HUGE sale going on in the STORE while Heather makes room for all of the new stuff that she is bringing in!

This week, we are having a theme challenge... SUMMER!
Now, if you didn't get here from Jana's blog, then you might want to hop to the start of the blog hop with Frances.

Here's what I came up with!

Supplies used:
Paper: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey) and Flower Child (Bo Bunny)
Stamp: Flutterby (available as a digi HERE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (available in the store HERE)
Embellishments: Kaiser Craft Rhinestones (available in the store HERE)
Big Shot: Deckled Rectangles (Nestabilities), Square Lattice textured embossing folder (SU!)
Ribbon: Pumpkin Pie grosgrain (SU!)
Copics: 0, E0000, E00, E11, E25, E27, E29, R46, Y15, YR00, YG06, BG07

Now it's time to hop on over to Jennifer!

Just in case, here's the order of the Pretties Blog Hop:




Jane ~ You are here! :)



Paper Pretties

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Chi Chi Memories ~ SUMMER FUN

Welcome, Chi Chi Memories peeps!

I have another card to share from the Summer Fun release.
But before I do, let me show you the Summer Fun Digi set...

Isn't it sweet?
It's only $4.95 as a set that you can purchase HERE


You can purchase the Summer Fun Boy Swing, Summer Fun Girl Swing, or Summer Fun Flying Kite individually! Just click on the names. The boy on the swing is Jordy. The girl is Candace.

Pretty colors!! Do you like it? It's called "Delightful Lines" and it's available for $4.50 HERE!

I could not resist using up my Sassafras paper with the sun on it.
The adorable clouds are available in the Summer Fun digi set.

Paper: "Nerdy Bird" (Sassafras), Stamper's Select White (Papertrey)
Copics: E0000, E00, E11, E21, E25, E27, E29, Y15, Y26, YR09, YR15, G14, YG0000, YG03, RV0000, RV00, RV14, B14, B18, B000, 0, W1, W9, 100

The layout is from this week's Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #62

Hope you all have a wonderful and sunny summer day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pink Cat Studio - FOUR *New* Digis and A Gift With Purchase!

These four new super cute digis are available HERE!

Gift with purchase!
Lily in Her Inner Tube

Here's my card! (6/24/10)

 Paper: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey)
Designer Paper: Train Dots, Train Stripes, Bedtime Stories (GCD Studios)
Copics: E39, E37, E35, Y13, Y11, Y000, 0
Others: Night of Navy Classic ink (SU), Snow Cap (Adirondack),  rhinestones, pop up dots, Labels Eight (Nestabilities), sentiment (Unity), sponges

The DT cards are fabulous!
You can view them over at Pink Cat Studio.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

LLWWC44 - White on White Challenge!

Hello everyone! It's my turn to host this week's challenge! I'm so excited!!

I love the color white. It's so crisp and clean. I have been really into making cards using white on white, with color only on the stamped image. This week, the challenge is just that... everything white except for the stamped image. It's really fun and not as difficult as you might think it will be.  

Since I used Happy Maya on my card, she will be on sale for 20% OFF through next Tuesday! I LOVE Happy Maya and I hope that you will add her to your collection too!

Here's what you need to do to be eligible to win the PRIZE or Top Three badge:

  1. Create a NEW card/project for the challenge that has embossing on it. You are more than welcome to combine challenges!

  2. Everyone is welcome to play, but to qualify for the Top Three badge and/or the prize your project MUST have a La-La Land Crafts stamp on it!! You are welcome to use any other stamps along with La-La Land Crafts images, such as sentiments, background, etc.

  3. Link your project to Mr. Linky below by Monday, June 21 at 11:59pm PDT (GMT-8). Be sure to link directly to the blog or gallery post featuring your entry! If you post your card on Splitcoaststampers or any other online gallery, please use BOTH keywords LLLC and LLWWC43.

  4. Create the link to this challenge (link back to us) in your blog or gallery post.

For inspiration, hop on over to La-La Land Crafts BLOG and take a look at what the Design Team and Guest Designers have created for this challenge!

Paper: Whisper White (SU) , Stamper's Select White (Papertrey)

Nestabilites: Classic Oval Large, Classic Scalloped Oval Large

Ribbon: White Satin (SU)

Buttons: SU

Copics: C00, C05, C07, C09, E0000, E000, E00, E01

Can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chi Chi Memories *NEW* Release "SUMMER FUN"

Hi everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying the start of summer!

Chi Chi Memories is kicking things off with the perfect SUMMER digi stamp set and fun digi paper!

I had a lot of fun making this card into an actual "holder".
The inside has two pockets, large enough to hold cards on either side or gift cards.

Here's a card that I made that will be going inside one of the pockets.

You can get this super cute girl on a swing HERE!
You can get the entire Summer Fun digi set HERE.
Interested in the Delightful Lines digi paper? Click HERE!

The layout is from this week's Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #61!

That's it for now!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ellephantastic Love!

Hello awesome peeps!

How was your week? Mine went fairly quickly... lots of things to do and fun times with the boys. I just wanted to take a quick moment and thank everyone who sent me birthday wishes last week and get well wishes this week. My bruises are fading and the sunburn is healing (thanks to a HUGE bottle of aloe). Don't forget the sunscreen, everyone!

Today, the Ellephantastic girls have put together a few projects using this super cute Roger with a BIG heart digi from Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts.

How cute is he?!

Helen has been working very hard in getting ready for the Ellephantastic launch.
Fabulous digis to be released JULY 3rd!

I can't wait!!

In the meantime, hop on over to the Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts to see the other projects using this image!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lily and Billy ROCK! *Free* Digi with Purchase at Pink Cat Studio!

Hey, PCS Peeps!

Today, June 17th, when you purchase anything from the digital or rubber stamp stores you will receive this adorable "Lily & Tweet Holding Flowers" digital stamp for free! It will be emailed to you separately and within 12 hours after you make your purchase.

When I saw Lily Rockstar, I knew exactly what paper I wanted to use with her!
I have been hoarding it, waiting for just the perfect image.

Paper: TPC Studio 'Girlfriends" Ribbon Stripe, Multidot, and Kaleidoscope Flourish
Cardstock: Basic Black (SU) and Stamper's Select White (Papertrey)
Copics: C9, C7, C5, C3, 0, RV19, RV17, RV14, 100

Hop on over to Pink Cat Studio Blog and see what the rest of the design team have come up with for this super cute release!

Chi Chi Memories Sketch Challenge #8 and Blog Hop!

Hello everyone!
It's time for a new sketch challenge and blog hop from Chi Chi Memories!
I really had a fun time playing with this sketch! I hope that you can join in on the fun too.
Remember, you can enter the challenge and get in on the chance to win FREE digi stamps!

This is FREDDIE.
You can get this "4th of July" Freddie in this adorable digi set OR as a single!

Now it's time for you to hop around and check out what the rest of the Chi Chi Memories Design Team have whipped up using this sketch! Go check them out and make Chi Chi Memories your final stop to find out how you can have your chance to win FREE digi stamps!

Jane (me)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

LLWWC43 - Embossing Challenge!

Hello everyone!
We have Maureen hosting this week's challenge and it's a fun one! 
She decided to make this an Embossing Challenge!
You can do either dry or heat embossing - the choice is yours! Woo hoo!!

Since Maureen used the Beach Lala set on her card, she will be on sale for 20% OFF through next Tuesday!

I got my Cuttlebug folders out for this challenge.

Happy Maya up close!

I used three different Cuttlebug Folders for this challenge.
The yellow Bazzill cardstock was embossed with the Stampin' Up Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die.
The Stampin' Up Newsprint Designer Paper was embossed with the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Stars".
I cut out two ovals using my Nesties. They were embossed using the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Swiss Dots" and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Black Soot.
I used W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, E0000, and E00 to color in Maya.

Let's see what kind of embossing you like to do!
Hop on over to the La-La Land Crafts Blog to see the DT and GDT projects for this Embossing Challenge!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Chi Chi Memories 4th of July - Up Up and AWAY!

Hi everyone!
How's the weather?
We've been SUNNY for a few days now.
Too sunny apparently.
I took the boys to the pool yesterday and I slathered sunscreen on them and on me BUT I forgot to do my back. Oh, yes... it's bad. Really bad. On the flip side, it's taken my mind off of the pain on my back and head from taking a tumble in the shower on Saturday night. I've got bruises up and down my arms, legs, and back. :(

So enough about me! Let's catch up on things over at Chi Chi Memories!

Interested in a little name game?

Take a look at my card for this week:

See that cute little bear?
He needs a name!
Personally, I like "Little" or "Little Bear" but you might have a better name for him!

Here's what Natalie has to say:

I haven't made up a name for this cute little bear, but let me tell you a little bit about this little guy. Little bear is a shy boy. He's always sitting around with his friends but never says a word or have too much of reaction of anything. Sometimes others thought he's just a doll sitting around. Although little bear doesn't show much of emotions on his face, he's always a happy boy. He loves adventures and loves his friends to bring him along when they travel.
So that's a little intro of little bear. I would love to give him a name but I'm very bad with name. So please help me out here? Suggest a name to me on the comment section HERE. I really hope he has a name. If not we'll have to just call him little bear.... which is pretty cute actually.. lol

Okie dokie!
If you have a name in mind for this little guy, hop on over to Chi Chi Memories.
Post your suggestion HERE!

Come back on Thursday for the next sketch challenge from Chi Chi Memories!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pink Cat Studio - FREE Digi Stamp with purchase!

Hello everyone!
How is your week going?
I can not believe that school is over for us! I now have a little one going into Kindergarten and another one entering 2nd Grade in the Fall! I am SO ready for summer! Hope you are too!

Today, Melissa (Pink Cat Studio) has two more whimsical  and super cute bird designs for you! These are the last additions to the Dots & Delights series. Next week we will have some new Lily & Billy digis!!

When you purchase anything from the digital or rubber stamp stores today (June 10th), you will receive the "Lily in Snorkel Gear" digital stamp FOR FREE!! Isn't it perfect for the summer?! It will be emailed to you separately and within 12 hours after you make your purchase.

Here are a couple of samples from me.
I used this sketch from Mojo Monday:

This card went to Ken's First Grade teacher, Mrs. Mine.

I made a second card to go with this one.

The samples from the PCS Design Team are fabulous, as always!
Please hop on over and take a look!
You can see them HERE.
We love to hear from you!
Below are links to the DT members who are listed on Melissa's blog.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

PWC107 - Tri-Fold Challenge

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to a new Pretties Challenge and Blog Hop!

I am SO excited to host this week's challenge! The challenge this week is to create a "Tri-Fold" card or project. Basically you need to make something with 3 panels. The Prettie Girls are using Lady Liberty or Canadian Girl this week. These two are available this week at 35% off!

I used Lady Liberty this week. The card base measures 4-1/2" x 12", scored at 4" and 8".

Come play along with us! I would love to see what you come up with!

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 PWC107.

To see the fabulous projects that the Pretties Design Team have created for this challenge, simply hop on over to Christie's blog to kick off the blog hop!

Have fun!


Welcome to La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge #42!
Lisa Hjulberg is our host this week and she has challenged us to create something BLUE.

Well... Lisa wants blue so she that's what she's gonna get!
Here is my BLUE card using Fairy Lala!

Now it's time to hop over to La-La Land Crafts to see the wonderful cards and projects that the La-La Land Design Team has come up with!