Tuesday, August 31, 2010

CCM New Release and Grand Opening Sale!

Let's hear it for Chi Chi Memories!
A NEW Halloween Release AND a Grand Opening Sale!
Woot woot!

or should it be "Hoot Hoot"?! LOL!


Code valid from Sept 4th 12:00AM PST to Sept 5th 11:59PM PST

 Chi Chi Memories is finally having their first ever SALE EVENT!!
YAY! I'm so excited!!
You can save 40% on your purchase when you spend over $15 or more!
Sale starts from Sept 4th 00:00AM to Sept 11:59PM PST time.
Simply enter discount code CCMGOPEN on your shopping cart to enjoy the discount.
For more details, please visit Chi Chi Memories!
Now for the HAPPY HALLOWEEN Release!
I'm really excited because (besides Christmas) I LOVE Halloween!

OH!! Remember this notepad holder from last week?

I have the winner that was selected by Random.org!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-08-31 17:02:05 UTC

SANDRA!! Congratulations!! Wooo hooooo!!

Stay tuned everyone!
I'll have something new to give away later this week!


Friday, August 27, 2010

Ellephantastic Challenge: Pink & Grey!

Hello everyone!

It's time for another Ellephantastic Challenge!

This week, lovely Vanja is hosting and she has chosen to do a color challenge: Pink & Grey.
Die Cut Dreams is our sponsor with Susie offering a fabby prize and she is our guest designer!

Helen is releasing three new digis for Ellephantastic Cards & Crafts this week!

Aren't they fabby?

I adore the wedding couple and decided to use that image for my sample.

Be warned that my card is not ALL pink and grey.
I wanted to focus on the image so I used pink and grey on the image, ribbon, and pins.

To see the rest of the Design Team samples and more info on the challenge, please visit Ellephantastic Challenge Blog!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

*New* Digi Release from Pink Cat Studio! GET WELL SOON!!

Hey everyone!
I hope you are feeling good today!
If not then Lily, Billy, Betty and Bear would like to send you get well wishes :)
These NEW digis are perfect for Get Well and Thank you cards.

Today, August 26th, when you purchase anything from the digital or rubber stamp stores you will receive the adorable "Dr. Bear" digital stamp for free! It will be emailed to you separately and within 12 hours after you make your purchase.

I wanted to make a simple and masculine post-it note holder for our pediatrician.
I really love how it turned out but desperately wanted to put some ribbon or bling on it! LOL!
Please let me know what you think of it!

I coloured Doctor Billy with Copics:
C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C00

Please hop on over to the Pink Cat Studio BLOG to see what the rest of the Design Team has put together for this super cute GET WELL SOON digi release!

Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back to School!

Hey Prettie peeps!
It's Wednesday! This means it's time for another round of Pretties Wednesday Challenge.

Yesterday was the first day of school for my boys.
Here's a picture of my Kindergartener and 2nd grader with a neighbor friend.
How fast time flies!!

Back to School is the theme for this week's challenge.

I thought about using one of the new release stamps
 BUT I ended up reaching for Back to School Sophia.

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Brushed Corduroy (Ranger)
Paper: Stamper's Select White (Papertrey)
Designer Paper: Apple Cider (Imaginisce)
Acccesories: Stampin' Up!

Sophia is coloured with Copic Markers:

Hair: E29, E27, E35
Skin: E00, E000, E0000, R20
Sweater: RV32
Dress: R37, R35
Socks: C3, C00
Shoes: C9, C7
Backpack: B34
Lunchbox: BG93

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! Come play along with us Prettie girls!

How to Enter:
 If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC116.

Don’t forget to include link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so everyone can see it too. You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive a Paper Pretties Stamps set … seeing the Paper Pretties Blog for more details.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Strawberry Friend Notepad Holder

Hello everyone!

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.

Before I get to the project I made for Chi Chi Memories, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate the emails that I have received from many of you regarding my friend, John, who committed suicide on Thursday. I didn't sleep at all for three nights and finally got 6 hours of sleep last night. Many of you have shared stories of your losses and they have all been very helpful as I work through this. For those who are not on my Facebook page or take classes with me, the story goes that I was supposed to try to meet him last week but couldn't make it down. I received the call from a mutual friend the following evening that he had died. I try my best to live my life without regrets and am afraid that this is one that will weigh heavily on my heart and conscience for a very long time to come. I had the opportunity to see him... if anything for one last time. I didn't take it and now he is gone. I fully understand that I am not at fault or to blame but there's always the "what if" that keeps popping up in my head.

Now on to happier news!

My boys are going back to school!! Today will be the first day of school. The best part is that my youngest is going to Kindergarten!! He will have the same teacher that his brother did so it should be relatively easy.
I always make something small for the teachers on the first day. Here's what I made for Mrs. MacDonald.

Meet Candace from Chi Chi Memories!
 She is weating a cute strawberry costume.
She is available as a single digi stamp or part of a set
called "Costume Set".

I colored Candace with Copics.
Skin: E11, E00, E0000, R20
Hair: E25, E31, E50
Reds: R27, R24, R22, R20
Greens: YG05, YG03, YG00
Sharpie Poster Paint (waterbased)

The inside is a notepad holder with a pocket:

Hope you like it!

Leave me a comment and I will make another one for one lucky winner!
I will randomly pick a name on Tuesday, August 31st.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


A new character is joining the PCS family!!
I'd like to introduce you to Blobby, our newest super cute character at Pink Cat Studio!

Here's what Melissa has to say:
"He is sweet, funny and cuddly, a perfect addition to the PCS family. This week, Blobby takes the cake, literally! Now I'm not sure if he is delivering that cake or running away with it, you be the judge :) Our second digi is Blobby Cracking Up. Someone either told him a joke or he thought of something funny but nothing will stop this little guy from giggling 'til he cries. And our third new digi is Blobby Holding a Flower. Awe, so sweet right?!? I told you he was a sweetie."

I wholeheartedly agree!!
I am in LOVE with this cutie pie!

Here's my sample of Blobby Takes The Cake.
The layout is inpired by Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try.

The funny thing is that when I was coloring this image, I was coloring the "cake" as presents. I didn't even realized there was a candle up on top... not even after I had cut it out! LOL!!
So the next time you see Blobby, I will turn his cake into a stack of presents.
See how versatile this image is?

Be sure to let us know what you think of this little guy!
Melissa has tons of ideas for him and would love your feedback!

Have an awesome day!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

PWC115 ~ Summer Colors

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another Prettie Wednesday Challenge!
This week's challenge is a color challenge. The theme is "Summer Fun".
All you have to do is use colors that remind you of summer!

I love the rich golden yellow, apple green, and bright orange of summer colors.
Right now, we're getting ready for school to begin.
My youngest is going into Kindergarten.
This card is for him.
"Look out world, here I come" totally captures his spirit.

How to enter the challenge:
 If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC115.

Don’t forget to include link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so that everyone can see it! You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive a Paper Pretties stamp set.

Please hop on over to the Paper Pretties Blog for more details.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

PWCO August Challenge Sponsored by Chi Chi Memories

Hi everyone!

Chi Chi Memories is very excited to be sponsoring the Paperworks Co.'s Ultimate Summer Challenge 2010 for August!

They are having four days of challenge events that started yesterday!
CCM is sponsoring their challenge with this sweet "Always by your side" digital stamp.

Everyday, the CCM DT has a sample for the day's challenge!
My challenge is the "Inspriation Challenge".

Can you see what inspired me?

Please hop over to PAPERWORKS CO. to see the detail of the challenge and more projects!
Lots of fun to be had in the next few days! 

NEW Costume Release from Chi Chi Memories!

Hello everyone!

Natalie (Chi Chi Memories) has come up with this darling digi stamp set!

Here's my sample for the new release!

Stamp: Bee Costume

Have a BEE-utilful day!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Paper Pretties Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone!

I have a winner to announce for the adorable owls, Give A Hoot!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random integers, generated with replacement:
Timestamp: 2010-08-16 17:52:45 UTC

Congratulations, JESSICA RONE!
Hoot hoot, Hooray! :)
Please email Heather your information, Jessica!


Here is the complete list of Prettie winners!
Congratulations, everyone!

Frances Byrne - Tire Swing Cooper - Sheri (PaperCrafty)
Kisa Peters - What the Cluck - Creative Patti
Mercy Kerin - Cowboy Cooper - Jacilynn Dashwood
Jackie Rakoski - Dog-Gone Birthday - Danni Bindel
Danni Bindel - Go Team! - Cammy
Jane Matsumoto - Give a Hoot! - Jessica Rone
Maria Matter - Give a Hoot! - Kelly Booth
Wendy Hoff - Engineer Cooper - WendyP
Nancy Bush - Garden Fairy Katie - jengd
Deb Felts - Just Because Zac - Denise (peanutbee)
Jennifer Greco - Cowboy Cooper - Alaine
Libby Hickson - Imagine - Kathy S
Jana Weaver - Celebrate Sophia - Shelly
Jessica Diedrich- Engineer Cooper - Stampvanwinkle
Taylor Usry - Go Team! - Good Kardma by Jules
Lynda Benden - Dog-Gone Birthday - Gabriela
Pam Varnell - Just Because Zac - Andrea Murdock
Jessica George - What the Cluck - Kathy Curry
Heather Lee-Reppen - Garden Fairy Katie - Lisa

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to Prettie Girl, JACKIE!!

Hello everyone!
I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend!
Today, us Prettie girls are celebrating Jackie's birthday with a Birthday Blog Hop!

Here's a list of the order of the blog hop:
Jane (You are here!)
Jackie - the birthday girl!!

I chose Cuddle Me Sophia because she reminds me of our sweet Jackie.
The sentiment is from Soakin' Up the Sun Sophia.

Please join us in wishing Jackie a fabulous birthday!

Your next stop is with Jennifer!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!


Friday, August 13, 2010

Ellephantastic Challenge #7 - Shabby Chic

Hello everyone!
Welcome to another Ellephantastic Challenge!
I am so excited to be the challenge hostess this week!
The challenge this week is to create a project that is SHABBY CHIC.
In case you are unfamiliar with the term "shabby", think vintage/antique painted white / pastels with distressed edges ~ often tea-stained.

This week we are being sponsored by the lovely Suzette over at Crafty Sentiments!

Suzette has kindly given this adorable new digi as a prize for this week!
Thank you, Suzette!!

Here's my sample for this week's challenge:

To see the fabby samples from Suzette, Helen, and the rest of the Elle DT, and to link your project for a chance to win Pat Sitting By The Water, please hop on over to the Ellephantastic Challenge Blog!

Looking forward to seeing your shabby creations!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Paper Pretties NEW RELEASE Blog Hop!!

Please click HERE for the BACK TO SCHOOL release
from Pink Cat Studio

Hi everyone and welcome to the Paper Pretties Paper Pretties Grand Re-Opening and New Release Blog Hop!!

The hop started at Paper Pretties Blog, If you are just joining us on our HUGE PARTY TRAIN, you can head back to the Paper Pretties Blog to start from the beginning. Check out all the information in the blog post too, there are PRIZES galore and different GIFTS WITH PURCHASE, you don’t want to miss out!

You’ve likely heard by now, but Paper Pretties is releasing TWELVE brand new sets today, along with the big Prettie Boutique Re-Opening. All of the new sets will be available for purchase in the Prettie Boutique beginning no later than 7 AM CST today.

I am using the cutest owl set, GIVE A HOOT!

This layout was inspired by Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #86  (MTSC86)

Leave a comment right here on this post to enter to win this fabulous stamp set!!

I will take comments until Sunday, August 15th at 7 PM EST, and then one Prettie Lucky stamper will be chosen at random to receive this set!! Can’t get a better deal than that! And you can shop now 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.

Here are the purchase specials for all purchases from the Prettie Boutique:

• Every order placed during release weekend (now through Sunday, August 15th) will receive a free Paper Pretties “Hand Stamped” stamp!

• All orders that total $25 or more (before shipping charges are applied) will receive a free stamp set (Paper Pretties’ choice) in their package!

• Any orders that total $100 or more (before shipping charges are applied) will receive a free 6x6 paper pad (Paper Pretties’ choice) with their order!

• The older Paper Pretties’ stamps are still on sale! Up to 75% off, with many of the Sophia and Cooper sets selling for just $5! WOW!!

Thanks for joining us today. We hope you love this release as much as we do!!

Your next stop on our Blog Hop is MARIA MATTER!

•Free gift (gifts will vary) with every purchase.

•Free stamp set (of my choice) with all orders $25 and over

•Free 6x6 Basic Grey DP pad (of my choice) with all orders $100 and over

Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by!