Monday, June 29, 2009

Prettie Hula Sophia

Oh my...what a hot weekend it's been!! In a house with lovely skylights, old windows, and no insulation, it's just like being in a solar heated oven!Seeing this little hula girl makes me think of a cool island breeze...something I'd love to experience right now! You only have until tomorrow to sign up for the Stamp of the Month club and get Hula Sophia in the next shipment, so act now! ;-)

I had so much fun coloring Sophia with Jane's copics last week. I loved the orange and peachy colors together...and the dark green was just right to set them off. I used Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie and Cameo Coral for the cardstock...and added lots of faux stitching along with my nesties, and a cuttlebug folder! It's a little busier than my normal card...but it was fun to keep adding more things.I hope you all have a wonderful week...thanks for checking in. Wednesday's post will be the masking challenge issued by Charmaine...FUN! In the meantime, be sure to check out the Pretties Boutique Clearance section since our Prettie Mama just moved, and she's got lots of great stuff on clearance right now!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Prettie Wednesday Animal Style

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your week is moving along nicely. It's been interesting with Julia at camp so still hasn't slowed down!2 weeks ago Julie (my fellow Mainer!) challenged us Pretties to do the same challenge her daughter had recently issued - make a card with an animal on it. That's pretty easy to do with Sophia and Cooper's adorable little dog. So here she is all dressed up for trick or treating with Cooper from the Pick of the Patch set. And I just love this sentiment with her...since what dog truly WANTS to be dressed up??
I used a mixture of Copic markers and ink pads with my aquapainter to color in the images after stamping them with Palette Noir ink on Whisper White cardstock. I then used some Old Olive CS to layer under teh image, and under my fun retro paper that Frances sent in my wonderful birthday package. All that is on top of a Pumpkin Pie card base. I added the sentiment, and some black gingham ribbon, and I was done!

Now it's my turn to issue a challenge...and since I will be moving just 3 weeks from today - and Christie actually IS moving today - let's all make moving cards. Take that any way you want to folks!!

Have a great day everyone...I'll be celebrating my 9th wedding anniversary tonight...think I'll make us some fondue!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wiggle in my Hips

Wow...1 week of no school, and I've actually been getting things done!! My friends Jane and Michelle came over to play (with their 2 boys each!) on Friday and we actually got some crafting done. Not that Jack ever slept, but Julia had lots of fun with the boys...and I got to use Jane's Copics again!! I'm truly becoming hooked on these markers - and thank you Jane for my birthday present of 4 - I'm dying to use them!!I managed to get this little Sophia colored with Jane's markers while she was here, and put her together into a card on Sunday. Maybe I'll use this for my anniversary card coming up on Wednesday...I think my dh while appreciate it!! When Christie (our wonderful Prettie Mama!) told us this sentiment was what she had come up with for our Hula Sophia (July's Stamp of the Month), I almost PMP (Peed My Pants in case you don't know the lingo!) I perfect can you get for my husband?!? This is the man who CONSTANTLY makes double entendre statements, and I keep telling him Julia is 6.5 now, some day she WILL understand him, and he WILL be embarassed!
Anyhow...If you want to get this little cutie delivered to your doorstep with no additional work, along with a new adorable Sophia every month, then join the Stamp of the Month club. You'll love all these adorable little girls...I know I do!!

Have a wonderful week everyone. Julia is at camp this week, so maybe I'll get even MORE done...if only Jack will start sleeping again!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

PW: Black and White and Red All Over?

I remember when that used to be one of the funniest jokes I knew. Unfortunately, my repertoire hasn't improved much with time! But, Frances challenged us all to make a black and white card with some red. I know, I copped out and used Wade...but he's so perfect for this color challenge how could I resist??Wade E. Bug was stamped with Palette Noir ink on watercolor paper, then colored in with the neutrals watercolor crayons, riding hood red ink pad and my aquapainter. He was then mounted on some riding hood red cardstock and then basic black. The white layer is from the SU! specialty cardstock set again, and I clipped the corners and adhered some pearls on to the black card base. Oh yeah...and that's the lovely velvety ribbon from a retiring Ribbon Originals set. LOVE it!!Thanks for the fun challenge Frances!! Be sure to check out all the other Prettie Blogs to see what they've come up with...I can't wait to see them all myself!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hula Anyone?

Have you all SEEN the new stamp of the month for July??? Of course you have...and isn't she just the most adorable little thing you've ever seen?? I finally got a chance to play with her this weekend, and I combined a couple of old Prettie Weekly Challenges to get her done.I used PWC55 for the colors (Light Pink, Dark Pink, Brown and a color of your own choosing - I used green!) and PWC 54, a sketch challenge to create this little card. I used Chocolate Chip, Certaqinly Celery, Pink Passion and Pretty in Pink along with some whisper white for my cardstocks, and all those pens excepting the chocolate, and adding creamy caramel and blush blossom (oh, and my B00 copic of course!) She came together pretty quickly (thankfully, since Jackson was screaming for mommy by the time I finished...well honestly the last 20 mins - even with his daddy's best efforts!) And I even got to use some more of those adorable flower brads I have been hoarding!So remember, if you want to get new Sophia's delivered to your doorstep every month with no effort whatsoever on your part, be sure to sign up for the Stamp of the Month club today!! Then you'll get this little beauty in your very first shipment! Yahoo!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Prettie Small Wednesday

This week's challenge was one I could really get into. Make a 3 by 3 card (LOVE those!!) with buttons (not my fav...but I can manage!) Thanks Christi!!

This week a 3 by 3 card is about all I can handle. It is Julia's last week of school, and I organized a project to make scrapbooks for each of Julia's 2 teachers and 1 teaching aide for the year. While staying quite still takes a lot of time to compile all these (but they are darned cute if I do say so myself...I'll try to post some photos!) So...even though I'm getting help, things are quite hectic to say the least!I made this card using a Sophia Ballerina image I colored with Jane's Copic markers almost 2 weeks ago (so glad I got a few done...need to get together with her again soon - Hey Jane, maybe I can color while the kids bowl!) I just had to cut her out with my nesties, layer her on some night of navy (don't you love all the little rhinestones I added? So much splashier than just piercing each bump!) Lastly, I added the little buttons in the corners. It was a quick, fun card. Perfect for my little girl's recital coming up. Speaking of which...wanna see a sneak peek of her in her recital costume? Guess I"ll have to do a scrapbook page with some of these pics and use little Sophia there!!!Isn't my baby gorgeous?!? I just love it!

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Prettie Patriotic Monday

I should have had this card ready to post on Memorial Day, but as usual was late!

I recently picked up this American Flag dp at a stationary store, and thought it would be perfect for a card with our Lady Liberty Sophia stamp set. She looks so regal standing there...I just love this stamp!

I used my nesties as usual now, and colored Sophia in with my SU! markers (gotta get me some more Copics!!) As usual I went with a simple layout, but I love the addition of the silver cord frayed at the ends to give a fireworks like look.
Off to get ready for Julia's last week of much to get done this week!!! (Oh yeah, and get my stitches out so I no longer look like bride of Frankenstein!) Have a great week everyone!! And be sure to check out the Paper Clip - Jodi found yet another amazing creation by one of our many loyal fans to feature for Sunday's Card of the Week!!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Prettie Wednesday Butterfly

Sorry I'm late this morning...I spent all of yesterday recovering from Monday's procedure and didn't get this card finished until this morning's naptime. Thankfully, I already had a colored image from my play time on Friday with Jane's copics. And I hooked another one on Danielle's awesome new set Home Sweet Home at the same time!!Since Jessica told us we had to use a butterfly on our cards today, I decided to cut one out with my SU! sizzex die...and vellum cardstock seemed the perfect medium. I especially love my line of rhinestones down the butterfly's body - nice and sparkly! Danielle's set includes so many great sentiments, I thought this card would be perfect for an invitation to an open house.

Talking about Danielle, don't forget to check out her weekly challenge tomorrow...I think it's gong to be another fun one. I still haven't gotten a chance to do last week's sketch challenge...but I'm hoping to get to it soon!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Making a Splash Prettie Style!

Did you know that tonight, Monday, June 1st Paper Pretties is having our monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party!! The party starts at 8pm EST and will last until 10pm. We will be issuing only one challenge, so be sure to come and play along!! Besides the challenge, chatter, and all around fun, we will also be releasing Make a Splash Sophia and introducing our new Stamp Of The Month. I'll most likely miss out on all the fun since today I'm having a basal cell carcinoma removed from my nose. Not the most fun...and with nursing can't even take any good drugs! Oh well!!For today's card, I used some SU! dsp I have around, and colored Sophia with my friend Jane's copic markers. She gave me several wonderful pointers as I was playing...and I love them now! And aren't these nesties just the best? And I even used some of the flower brads from SU! that I've been hoarding. I love this card...the colors are fun, and all the patterns are so summery. I hope you like her too...and that you have a wonderful time at the party tonight! Tie one on for me!! ;-)