Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Prettie Jodi!

It's another Prettie Birthday Blog Hop, and today we're honoring the amazing Jodi Collins (AKA Karmagirl) Jodi is an amazing papercrafting goddess, and a former Dirty Girl! We've been so lucky to have her as part of our design team...because not only is she amazingly talented, she's super sweet as well! If you're just joining the hop, be sure to go back to Christie's blog where the fun began!

For today's party I signed up to bring the streamers. And with that in mind, I thought it might be fun to make one of those cool Spiral Pop-up Cards! For the card front I thought our devastatingly adorable Wade E. Bug would be perfect, with Happy Birthday surrounded by bling, kindof like being up in lights to match our show-stopping Wade.

For the inside, I punched some flowers with old SU! flower punches and layered them, adding a little twinkle to the center of each, and I attached them to my "streamers" or spirals. Finally, I hand-wrote the sentiment at the bottom using Spica glitter pens, sticking with the Broadway theme of the card it reads: "I hope EVERYTHING is coming up ROSES on your day!"

Please be sure to go on to Danielle's blog for the next card on this adventure, and we'll send you at Jodi's blog so you can be sure to wish her a happy birthday!!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Wade E. Bug by Paper Pretties

CS: Watercolor paper, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP, Basic Black

Ink: Brilliance black
, Pink Pirouette
Acc: stickles, reinkers, aquapainter, spica glitter pens, flower punches, large circle punch, black organdy ribbon, lotsa bling.


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I'm hoping to have a few new projects to show you over the next week, but for now here's a quick Merry Christmas from my beautiful kids! I hope your day was wonderful!!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Forgotten Card...

I thought I'd post this card I made before Jack was born for a swap I did. I never had a chance to post you all get to see it now (since I still haven't gotten any more stamping done yet!)

I used my Winter Post set (which I LOVE) along with some Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla cardstocks. I sponged all the layers, used my scallope edge punch for the top and some new SU! ribbon along with the awesome felt snowflakes from the Winter SU! mini.

It's been a busy weekend here getting everything decorated for Christmas, but I finally managed to finish decorating our tree and the interior of the house. Our annual cookie swap is next weekend so I have to make sure the house is ready. :-)

I'm also getting some Blog Bon-Bon's ready soon. I have a few duplicate stamp sets here so once I sort through and figure out which ones, I'll post it here!

I hope you all have a wonderful week - and I'll try to be back again soon!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Winter Post
Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Acc: scallop edge punch, felt snowflakes, SU! ribbon


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

PJ Party Challenge 2

Wow...2 in a row! Amazing huh?? Last night I finally got a chance to finish up the card I started Monday night for the second challenge for the SIYJ party that night. I was really inspired by Charlie's card here that she made for her daughter. I remember how much Julia loves spinner cards, and thought it would be fun to make one with our cute little Ice Skating Sophia - January's Stamp of the Month! (To get her before everyone else, be sure to sign up for the Stamp of the Month Club before the end of December...otherwise you have to wait until February 1st to order this little cutie!!)

I started by stamping Sohpia on some watercolor paper and coloring her in with reinkers and an aquapainter before cutting her out. I then added some stickles to her cape, used my sakura clear glitter pen on her skates, and some liquid applique for her muffs. I then put her aside to dry.

Next, I assembled the card itself. I used some designer paper from the SU! Holiday Happenings hostess bundle for the background. I adhered it to a slightly smaller piece of cardstock to give it some more strength. Then, I punched 2 holes with the Word Window punch, one from the top and one from the bottom. Next, I connected them using the punched out pieces as a guide for my craft knife...this made a little Z for Sophia to skate along. Before adhering my pennies on either side of the snowflake piece with a dimensional I stamped the greeting, then added lots of dimensionals to the back to stick it to my Pink Pirouette base. Finally I Stock Sophia on the top penny with one more dimensional, and moved her along!

I had forgotten how much I like making penny cards. Julia's 3rd birthday invitations were penny cards, and she loved I know she'll love this one! Later this week I'll show you the card SHE made with this set on Monday night during the's another beautiful Julia Original!

Oh...and if you haven't checked out our new Paper Pretties blog, written by none other than the Amazing Jodi Collins, be sure you do! On Tuesdays she does a great article highlighting some of the products from the boutique, and this week you can get Angel Wings Sophia on sale!

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Gliding By by Paper Pretties

CS: Watercolor paper, Pink Pirouette, DSP from SU! Holiday Happenings Bundle

Ink: Brilliance black

Acc: stickles, reinkers, aquapainter, liquid applique, sakura glitter pen, dimensionals, word window punch.


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

PJ Party Goodness

WOW! I can't believe I haven't posted anything here in over a month. I'm so sorry everyone. Jackson came home 3.5 weeks ago, and life has been even more insane, if that's possible. But, he's been doing great - growing really well and is almost 8.5 pounds and we still haven't gotten to his due date yet. :-)

So, needless to say I really haven't been stamping much. But yesterday the Prettie Girls had a Stamping In Your Pajamas party, and I couldn't miss out on all the fun. I managed to get one card made yesterday while Jack slept and Julia was at school. Charmaine came up with some great challenges this time, and this card was for her pink, blue and white challenge.

I started with this adorable snow angel Sophia from Snowflake Kisses (now available in RUBBER!) stamped on watercolor paper with brilliance black ink. I colored her in with my aquapainter and watercolor crayons, then clipped the corners with my ticket corner punch. Next, I took a 5.25 by 10.5" piece of Bashful Blue cardstock and folded it in half. I cut a piece of DSP from a retired Christmas-y Simply Scrappin' kit from SU!, wrapped some wide Pink Pirouette grosgrain around it, then tied on the Bashful Blue tafetta before adhering it all to the cardbase.

Next, I added the Pink Pirouette cardstock under both layers of ribbon, stuck the large snowflake die-cut from the SS kit on, and popped Sophia up on top of them all. Then, I stamped the greeting with Night of Navy ink. Lastly, I added some stickles - waterfall to the snow edges, and crystal to Sophia's hat and boots. You can see them much better in this detail shot.

This is still one of my favorite Paper Pretties sets almost one whole year later...I just love snow angels! Although, the January SOTM (Stamp of the Month) is right up there too! I started a card for the second challenge (a project for a child) using that stamp last night, and hope to finish it today. Oh, and by the way...if you haven't been to the boutique for a while you've GOTTA go!! Almost everything in there is 75% off right now because Christie is moving and doesn't want to move all her stock. So...what better place to find some great Christmas gift for all your stamping and scrapping friends, at a GREAT price!!!

Thanks for checking in with my after my long silence. I can't promise daily posts yet, but will try to get a few things per week up here. I've missed this for too long! If you're interested, I've added a photo of my Sophia and Cooper (Julia and Jackson) at the end of this post. Have a wonderful day!

Supplies: (all supplies from SU! unless noted)
Stamps: Snowflake Kisses by Paper Pretties

CS: Watercolor paper, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, DSP from SU! SS Kit

Ink: Brilliance black
, Night of Navy
Acc: stickles, WWC, aquapainter, SU! ribbons