Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Time for a Prettie Anniversary BLOG HOP & Prettie Wednesday Challenge!

It's Wednesday and that means I have TWO blog posts. Please click HERE to see La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge #21!

Hello Prettie Peeps! Welcome to Paper Pretties 3nd Anniversary Blog Hop!

We are celebrating in true Prettie style and you won't want to miss out!
For this release, we will be having a week long Blog Hop - starting today!

Remember that on the 15th at 8 pm EST we will all meet in Forum at Paper Pretties to celebrate and find out who the grand prize winner of our Blog Hop contest is!

This hop is not like our typical release hops. Instead, the Design Team will not only be showing you previews of all the wonderful stamps that we will be releasing this month, but we will also be show casing one super cute stamp that you get to try and guess what our adorable Cooper is doing! In order to win our super cute Cooper from this hop, you'll need to collect all of the clues from the blog hop - 10 in all and submit your answer to Jackie. Answers must be in by 8am on the 15th (Friday) to qualify.

You should be coming here from KRISTY.
If not, be sure to start with CHRISTIE so that you don't miss a thing!

My clue is:  SNOW DRIFT

Here is a sneak peek of my card:

Do you see stitching? I know... I rarely have any stitching on my cards. That's because I really don't know how to properly use my sewing machine. I think I am getting better at it. That's a good thing because our challenge for you this week is STITCHING. I suppose I could have done some faux stitching but I really wanted to try something relatively new and get some practice in with the sewing machine.

You will be able to see the whole card when you visit Paper Pretties on the 15th for our New Release Party.

If you'd like to play along with us you can upload your card to the Pretties' weekly challenge gallery for your chance to win a $15.00 gift certificate to our store!

Your next stop is JENNIFER.

Good luck with the clues!!

LLWWC21 - Shaped Up!

Hello everybody! It's time for another La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!
We have our talented Maureen hosting this week's challenge!

Before I get to this week's challenge, I just wanted to thank everyone who joined in on our new release blog hop last week. It was a terrific turnout and we appreciate everyone's comments! Be sure to go back to the blogs to see if you have won a new release stamp! I have a list of all the blogs posted HERE. Congratulations again to CANDACE who won LOTUS on my blog.


Here's what Maureen has to say about her challenge:
For my challenge, I would like to see shaped cards - any shape other than a rectangle or square.

Okay! Shaped cards it is!
You can see all of the FABULOUS projects that the DT and GDT have created for this challenge at La-La Land Crafts blog!

I had a blast making this one. It turned out better than I thought it would. I created a template of a fan blade on the thick PTI Stamper's Select cardstock. Then I traced 5 of them on this gorgeous designer paper by Creative Imaginations (Christine Adolph). I put them together and punched a hole at the bottom of the fan blades with my Crop-A-Dile. Then I decorated it with some Japanese stamps by Kodomo Inc. and the Garden Trellis punch by Martha Stewart. The ribbon is from PTI... isn't it pretty? It feels so good to play with that ribbon!

What do you think?

Okay, peeps! Now it's YOUR turn! Gotta love getting "shaped up!" :)
Check out the deets on this challenge HERE. You will find Mr. Linky there too.

Here's are the links to the DT and GDT blogs... enjoy!

Happy crafting!