Saturday, October 31, 2009

Prettie Peek - Girls in White Dresses

It's finally time for MY Prettie Peek for the November Paper Pretties release! Since our Pretties are some our favorite things, our peeks will be based on the lyrics to the song A Few Of My Favorite Things. Each day several of the Prettie Girls have been uploading their challenge cards based on a new lyric. If you stop by the Pretties Gallery and leave that Prettie Girl a comment on what your 'FAVORITE THING' about her card is, you'll have a chance to win the new set that has been used in that challenge. The contest will end November 2nd and the winners will be posted on the Paper Clip. You can find the link to the specific cards in the Paper Pretties gallery on each blog post. Today Christi and I are sharing peeks - so be sure to go comment on my card here - and check hers out while you're there!!!My lyric for today is Girls in White Dresses, and I get to share this wonderful new set Dreamboat with you. Isn't it just Dreamy?? I love this 50's themed set, and thought it would be fun to make a card for my parents using it, since it really is their era! (my mom just had her 50th high school reunion this summer!!)

I colored the image with my copics, leaving the dress white of course! I also used some shimmery white paper embossed with the swirls cuttlebug folder, and stealing into Christi's line, I used a blue satin ribbon! :-) Just covering all my bases you know!! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see how I deal with snowflakes on noses and eyelashes!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here's a quick page I just made using My Digital Studio of photos from today's Halloween Carnival at Julia's school. Enjoy!!! (and yes, Jackson and I went as the Princess and her frog!)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Prettie Simple Wednesday Hop

OMG! Have you seen the Prettie Peeks so far this week? There has been some beautiful eye candy out there on the Prettie Girl be sure to look for the peeks while you're hopping around this Wednesday. My peeks (apart from todays!) will be here on Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to come check them out!!
Today's Wednesday Challenge hop starts at Prettie Mama Christie's blog, so if you didn't come to me from Charmaine, hop on back to the beginning! Jules has challenged us all to make a clean and simple card this week. Now this is one challenge I'm totally up for - you know me, I LOVE clean and simple, since that usually also means QUICK! Now to play along, our challenge to you is to chose any one of the layouts the Prettie Girls are showing off and make a card with it. As always, please upload to the Prettie Gallery in the Weekly Challenge directory, and use the keyword PWC75.For today's card I used the soon to be released Sassy Shoes set. I just love this adorable set, and all the different kinds of shoes - not to mention the sentiments! I colored my shoe in with Copic markers, then went over the outside part of the shoe with my versamarker and embossed with iridescent ice ep (my favorite!!!) The rest is pretty self-explanatory!! Oh, and I did voluntarily use the dreaded Orchid Opulence along with my Elegant Eggplant - not sure what came over me but it just seemed to work! 8-O

Don't forget our Prettie Party is on the 1st (as always!) in the Prettie Forum starting at 8pm EST. I hope to see you there!!! Now head on over to Jackie's blog to check out her clean and simple layout today.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Prettie Wednesday Halloween Treats

Welcome to the weekly Prettie Challenge blog hop! If you have come here via Charmaine then great, read on. However, if you didn't - head on back to Christie's blog so you don't miss any of the fun!!

Frances challenged us all to create a Halloween Treat - could be a box, bag, lollypop cover - whatever we wanted! I thought it would be quick and simple to make these little treat holders...where you can staple little bags of anything inside the cardstock!
I had to use Pick of the Patch again since I so love this little Cooper. I'm thinking I need to find a pumpkin costume for Jack this year so he can be a Jack O' Lantern!!! My Glorious Green is 8.5" by 3.5", scored along at 3.5", 4.25" and 5" to fold up to create the holder. Then I added the Gable Green at the top to fold over and hide the top edges. It's all held together with the ribbon, and then the stamped and colored Cooper is popped on top!

If you'd like to join in our fun, create your own Paper Pretties Halloween Treat holder and post it to our Gallery with the keyword PWC74. I can't wait to see what you create! For now though, hop on along to Jackie's blog...I'm heading there now! Oh...and don't forget what comes after Halloween...November 1st and a new Pretties Release!! WOOHOO!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Barely, but not quite Ruby Prettie Wednesday

Hello Prettie fans. It's time for another weekly Prettie Wednesday challenge. I loved the different takes on last week's sketch challenge, and I think this week's color challenge will be interesting to see too!

As usual, the hop started at Pretty Mama Christie's blog, so if you didn't start there head on back (and while you're there, be sure to check out the Design Team call she has posted - don't you want to be a Prettie Girl too??) However, if you just arrived from Charmaine's blog, you're in the right place! Christi challenged us all to create a card using Barely Banana, Not Quite Navy, and Ruby Red. Wow...I can't tell you the last time I used banana....I'm more of a saffron girl!I wanted to use this gorgeous new set Happy Birth Day Lamb I haven't had a chance to play with, especially since Prettie Girl Jules just had her beautiful baby boy this week! I can't wait to head back to Maine next summer to see this adorable little guy, along with Jules of course! So, this card is for you little Owen!!I used my SU! markers to color the image in, then added a little shine to the lamb with my clear spica glitter pen. The patterned paper is from my Recollections Autumn mat stack.

To play along with the Prettie Girls, just create your own project using these three colors and a Paper Pretties image, then upload it to the Weekly Challenge gallery using the keyword PWC73. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. To get some more ideas, hop on forward to Jackie's blog, and have a great day!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!!

Hey everyone, I'm a little late posting this sale, but want those who haven't seen it yet to head on over to Paper Pretties because through tomorrow (October 12th) Canadian Girl and all the Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas sets are on sale for 20% off!! No coupon code is needed as the stamps have already been marked down for you.

Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canadians out there...and enjoy the sale everyone!!!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Prettie Sketchy Wednesday

This week's challenge comes from Danielle, and it's another of her fabulous sketches (which you can see over on the Paper Clip!!) If you would like to play along, create your card using a Paper Pretties stamp and post it to our challenge gallery with the keyword PWC72 by next Tuesday at 5pm EST--one lucky player will get a $15 gift certificate to the boutique!!!As usual, we're a hoppin' today so if you didn't arrive from Charmaine's blog, be sure to head back and start at Christie's. I used one of our newest stamps, Frosty for today's sketch. Being from Maine, I love snowmen, and the flourishes on this one make him so fun! I only had 20 minutes to make my card since my day Tuesday was crazy (and I'm no longer ahead in my stamping!) so I colored him with copics and used what paper I had available on my desk or in my scrap bin. I'm actually quite happy with the results!
For more fun with this sketch, head on over to our Stamping Sister, Jackie to see what kind of eye candy she has for us today!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Happy Birthday Jackson!

Jack turned 1 on Saturday, but his party was today. Here he is enjoying his first bit of cake!!We all had lots of fun celebrating his big day with him. Happy Birthday baby boy...Mama loves you!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

World Card Making Day Challenge!!

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Welcome to Paper Pretties' festivities for World Card Making Day! We are so happy you decided to join us and we are really excited about today's challenges. We'll be posting 3 challenges for you today. 1 in the morning (that's mine - see below!) 1 in the afternoon and 1 in the evening. You can pick choose to do 1, 2 or all 3 if you like :D . On the 5th at 11:00 pm EST we'll draw a winner from the entry's in the Paper Pretties Challenge Gallery (please use keyword WCMD when you upload your card) to receive a Season of Joy stamp set - one of our new releases. That means you'll have all weekend to work on your challenge card. You can use any products you like the but main image must be one from Paper Pretties.

The winner will be posted on the Paper Clip on the 6th!

Also, don't forget that ALL day today you can get 15% off your entire order - even clearance merchandise! Just enter the coupon code wcmd (case sensitive, no spaces) when you check out!

My challenge is to create a card using the colors of my favorite pajamas (since I'm still in them when this post goes live - it is only 5 am here in California you know!) The colors are light pink (pretty in pink,) medium pink (regal rose,) black, white, and taupe (sahara sand.)I decided to make a Halloween card, even though these are not traditional Halloween colors. I love our little Whiskers stamp, and thought she would look cute as a pink kitty, with a matching pink pumpkin! Her tights are sahara sand, and as usual she is a blond just like my little leopard-girl here at home!The sparkly swirls in the corners are from Jolee's boutique and I picked them up at Target. They came with a wonderful rhinestone spider web and some fun watch for them to show up soon! ;-)

For more samples using this color challenge be sure to check Christi's blog, and our newest Prettie Girl, Heather's blog!!

Be sure to visit the Paper Clip throughout today so you don't miss any of the challenges!!

Lastly, Happy 1st Birthday to my little man, Jack! This year has gone SOOO quickly! I can't wait to see where the next year takes us!