Friday, July 31, 2009

SU! Friday

Another friday, another Stampin' Up! project. this time I used the Level 3 hostess bundle Lovely Flowers. this card is about as simple as they's just Rich Razzleberry with a layer of Pale Plum and some dsp from the bundle along with the ribbon, and the sentiment (also from the bundle) stamped in Razzleberry ink. I made another version of this card using the rub-ons so the sentiment was white which also looked great.
I'll be back tomorrow with another Prettie Peek, and don't forget the SIYJ party tomorrow night!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Prettie Peek - island breezes

I'm back with another Prettie Peek for you all today, this time using a set you are probably already familiar with - Aloha Sophia! Isn't she just adorable?!? I know this card is quite loud, but this paper just SCREAMS for her!!!
I masked our sweet little hula girl and stamped the palm tree from Soakin' Up the Sun in the background. I colored the whole thing with copics (courtesy of Jane of course!!) She is cut with nesties, and then layered on some fun SU! dsp. I tucked the greeting under the ribbon, after punching it out with my rounded tab punch.

Our monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party is on Saturday, August 1st in the Paper Pretties forum. The party starts at 8pm EST and will last until 10pm. We will be having three challenges, so be sure to come and play along!! Besides the challenges, chatter, and all around fun, we will also be releasing two new sets, along with Aloha Sophia to the public, and introducing our new Stamp Of The Month. Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Prettie Wednesday Favorite Accessory

Jodi challenged us all to create a card using only our favorite Accessory, and to explain why it's our favorite. For me, that was easy - I LOVE ribbon!!! Ribbon is such an easy way to add a little extra to a card, I rarely make a card without it. My friends are always shocked when I make a card that has no ribbon.
Today is also a Prettie Peek Day! Here's a sneak peek of a set we'll be releasing on Saturday, August 1st at our monthly Stamping In Your Jammies (SIYJ) party - Summer Fun! This new set is SOOO much fun...what til you see the other cards I've created with it!! And it can be used as an add-on to the Make a Splash set with our little swimming Sophia. The little ducky floaty is so much fun, especially with this sentiment. I colored the ducky with my SU! markers (since I don't have any yellow copics yet) and am actually quite proud of the shading I was able to achieve even with my basic markers. I used some of the new Stampin' Up! in colors, and designer paper...and of course the fabulous new polka dot ribbon (LOVE IT!!)

So don't forget on Saturday, August 1st Paper Pretties will be having their monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party!! The party starts at 8pm EST and will last until 10pm. We will be having three challenges, so be sure to come and play along!! Besides the challenges, chatter, and all around fun, we will also be releasing two new sets (the above mentioned and one more,) Aloha Sophia to the public, and introducing our new Stamp Of The Month.

Friday, July 24, 2009

SU! Friday

Another SU! Friday is upon us. This week I'm showcasing another of my pre-ordered sets, Lots of Bots. I really liked this cute little set, figuring it would work well for my more masculine needs. I used lots of in colors on this card, but tried to keep it simple with the basic watercoloring and some tone on tone stamping. The punched piece around the sentiment adds something whimsical to the whole thing!!I hope you've liked this week's card, and that you'll keep coming back to see what else I've been up to!

Thanks, and have a great day!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Prettie Hoppin Birthday Party

It's Jessica's Birthday today, and we're all celebrating Prettie Style with a Birthday Hop! Since I just got moved into my new house with a pool, I figured I should turn this into a pool party for Jess, so she can make a real splash on her birthday!! Of course, she's moving today (Crazy girl!!!) so she could probably use some relaxing right now!!

Today's hop started at Christie's (our illustrious Prettie Mama!) and so you should have arrived here from Jackie R (who I get to meet tomorrow!!) If not...please go back to see all the fun stuff our girls made today!I used Make a Splash Sophia and my Nana's Nursery girl paper stack for this awesome new sketch from Danielle (check today's challenge thread for deets on this one!!) and colored her in with markers. The baubles are some more ob my robin's nest ones...I'm loving these now!

Be sure to hop on over to Jodi's blog for your daily dose of Caffeine, and a killer card I'm sure! And at the end, be sure to stop by and give Jessica some birthday love!!!

Prettie Wednesday Wishing Jessie Well

Our wonderful DT Coordinator Jessie had some oral surgery earlier this week, so we thought we'd all try to cheer her up with some get well cards this week! As usual, our hop begins with the Prettie Mama, and ends with our fabulous Jessie...and I'm somewhere in the middle. If you've missed the beginning, be sure to go back, but if you've arrived from Jackie R's blog Stamping Sister, you're in the right place!!

Jessie was the challenge issuer for this week's challenge, and she gave us this awesome sketch to use! I love sketch challenges, because for me they take all the work out of cardmaking, and leave the fun! I used some dp I found in my scrap bin to make this little 4.25" square card, and I thought our little Cuddle Me Sophia would be perfect for helping Jessie feel better. Since most of my house is still in boxes, I was a little hard pressed to find what I wanted, so had to use some Robin's Nest baubles. I hope Jessie likes it!!For the next stop on the hop head on over to Jackie P's blog to see what she's got for you all! And if you get lost along the way, you can always find everyone in the Powder Room! Have a fabulous Wednesday everyone!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Howdy Prettie Peeps!

Howdy folks...hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are now fully recovered!
Today's card uses a technique that the amazing Frances used on a card she sent me...and I just had to copy her!! It's called the Bandanna technique, and I think it turned out fabulous!

Of course I had to use our little Howdy Girlfriend Sophia in her fabulous boots. I used some denim designer paper I picked up at a local stationary store, and stamped the SU! paisly background on it, which I then added all the fun white dots to. The brads are from the Target $pot, and the gingham ribbon is SU! I paper pieced Sophia's skirt and hat with the denim paper also, and colored the rest with copics.Hope you all have a wonderful day! Be back on Wednesday with the latest Pretties Wednesday challenge - a great sketch from Jessie!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

SU! Friday

Another quick SU! card to share today...we're in the new house, but since I'm actually typing this early, I can't tell you if I've been in the pool yet!! :-)Today's card was created using the fun new level 3 hostess set The More the Merrier. It has these fun cupcakes, some pumpkins, snowmen and cute birds, along with some great greetings! I'm so happy my friend Michelle has it and lets me borrow her stamps!! :-)

I stamped the cupcakes with basic black on whisper white then colored them with the new in-color markers. I added some crystal effects to some of the cupcakes, and some beads as sprinkles. That is layered on crushed curry cardstock. The card base is the luscious new Melon Mambo, with some Razzleberry Lemonade dsp on top (scalloped the bottom with the scallop edge punch!) The greeting? The word window punch layered onto the new Modern Label punch. Cool, huh?? Of course to finish it off, I had to add some ribbon. Just LOVE this new polka dotted grosgrain in the in colors. YUMMM!I hope you have a wonderful weekend...hopefully we'll be all unpacked, and I can get out to see the new Harry Potter film! Gotta love to hate Snape! (I just finished re-reading book 6 in preparation for seeing the I"m full of Snape hate right now.)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Prettie Wednesday with an Everyday Object

2 Weeks ago Danielle challenged us all to use some household item to make this week's card. Since I'm in the middle of packing - there's quite a bit of bubble wrap around the house right now! And what set goes better with bubbles than Make a Splash??I inked up my bubble wrap with some Bashful Blue ink, then placed white cardstock over the top and brayered over that to insure good coverage. Hey...this turned out rather cool looking didn't it?! The card base is Rose Red, with another strip under the white organdy ribbon. Sophia was colored with Copics and SU! markers, and the water with my spica glitter pens to make it sparkle a bit more. She was cut with nesties, and the sentiment was cut with my oval punches.As usual for me right now, another quick card, but with a fun new technique thrown in...thanks Danielle!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone, and be sure to check out what the other Pretties came up with for this one!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happily Ever After

Well...moving day is almost upon us...and I still have a ton of packing to do so this will be brief!
Here's a quick little card I put together yesterday before I packed up all my craft stuff. I had colored the Sophia earlier, as I wanted to use some of the new in-colors on her (well, at least the new razzleberry - my favorite!!) She's mostly done with copics (amazing what you can do even with just a few colors, isn't it??) with just the SU! razzleberry marker for her shirt, and a few others for her book. She's the August Stamp of the here to see how you can get her delivered directly to her door, along with a new Sophia every month!!!
The card base is Night of Navy with a cuddlebugged layer of Bermuda Bay on top. The main image was cut with my nesties and layered on a scalloped oval of Razzleberry, and I used the new Razzleberry ribbon along wtih my nestie'd greeting. Pretty quick card, huh??

Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

SU! Friday

Wow...2 weeks in a row, maybe I can really pull this off!

Today's card was made with the level 2 hostess set Wings of Friendship and the poppin' pastels technique. I stamped the bird image on some whisper white cardstock with versamark, then gently tapped some pastel color onto the image using the little sponge applicators. Then...I gently brushed the excess off with a soft bristled paintbrush.I stamped the swirls on the Ballet Blue card base, layered the main image onto some Regal Rose, and then tied my certainly celery wide ribbon around the card before attaching the main image with dimensionals. It was a very quick and easy card...perfect for that special friend!Have a wonderful weekend everyone...I'll be busy here packing!!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Moving Prettie Wednesday

2 weeks ago I got to challenge the I decided to challenge them to make a moving card. How it needed to be a moving card however, I did not specify. My card moves, and is for a person moving! And I was so busy packing last night...I forgot to get this uploaded then...SORRY I'm late!!!I started with Danielle's set, Home Sweet Home, and colored the house and moving van with copics (as always, thanks Jane!!) I cut out the house and some layers for it with my nesties, then assembled the next 2 layers down (going gray on basic black) and tied the black gingham ribbon on. After mounting my main image onto this layer, I used the word window punch to create my slider area. Finally, I cut out the moving fan, then used 2 dimensionals so that it wouldn't spin, but simply slide back and forth along the track I had created.I then mounted all that onto a Brocade Blue card using dimensionals, and Voila! I moving card, that moves!! :-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!! And be sure to go check out what all the other Prettie Girls have created for this (I hope!) fun challenge!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Story Time bookmark

My wanderers return today. DH took DD up to the mountains for the long weekend, and they are driving home today. I can't wait!! Not only because I missed them, but because Jack missed them. He loves his big sister so much, I know he's really missed the extra attention she gives him!

I was thinking of her when I made this bookmark. She's starting to get into chapter books for her nightly reading, so I thought she'd like having her own bookmark - with a Sophia of course!

Story Time Sophia is the August Stamp of the Month. Don't know about our SOTM Club? Read all the details here, but in short you have hassle free delivery of a new Sophia every month - how fun is that?!? I colored Sophia in with Copics (Thanks again for hanging out with me Jane!!) then did some paper piercing all around. She's layered on Riding Hood Red, and the bookmark base is Pacific Point. I punched the saying with the word window punch, and finished off the bookmark with some Riding Hood Red striped ribbon. I know Julia will love it, and can't wait for her to get home so I can give it to her!!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Birthday Blog Hoppin Prettie Style

Happy 5th of July everyone... especially to our very own Charmaine who's birthday it is today!! We all hope you have a wonderful day today Charlie!!!

As usual, when celebrating a Prettie birthday, we've got a blog hop for the birthday girl. We started off with a morning Latte at Jodi's blog, so if you missed that please go back to start at the beginning - you wouldn't want to miss any of the fun creations we have for you today! If you just arrived from Jodi''re in the right place! I brought the beverages - adult for those who want it, baby friendly for those of us still nourishing little ones (like Charlie, Jules and me!)

I stamped our sweet Sophia and her faithful pup from Soakin' Up the Sun on whisper white with Palette Noir ink. I colored her in with my aquapainter and watercolor wonder crayons. Sophia's drink there is from the My Favorite Things set Hit the Beach. I used some Pixie Pink, Green Galore and dp to layer the card, and added some pink stitched ribbon from Mike's $ bin to finish it off.

Be sure to go on to the next stop on the hop, Jackie's and leave some birthday love for Charlie at the end!!

Friday, July 03, 2009

SU! Friday I'm trying to do a little more blogging now that Jack is officially 9 months old. Not that I have much more time, but I have gotten several SU! cards made lately that I want to show I thought I'd try to blog on Fridays now too for my SU! stuff.This first card is my mom's birthday card. Of course, I'm so behind I haven't even mailed it yet, and her birthday was 2 weeks ago!!! It's a super simple card made using the Lovely Flowers bundle level 3 hostess set. This paper is just so scrumptious!!! I used the new in colors, Rich Razzleberry , Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry, then just cut out part of the wonderful dsp, added a little dazzling diamonds to the flower centers, and tied on some ribbon. It was truly that easy. Inside, I have stamped a happy birthday sentiment.If you're interested in more information about how you can earn the products shown here for free, send me an email, or contact your local SU! demonstrator!

Have a wonderful 4th of July everyone!!!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Prettie Masked Wednesday

So this week, the pretties are masking. I love masking images to create depth to's so much fun - although more cutting than I am normally willing to do. However, when I saw this studious little Sophia (reading a book about trees acording to Julia!) I decided she needed to be relaxing on the beach under a palm tree.Story Time Sophia (the August Stamp of the Month!) is on whisper white cardstock, I masked her then stamped the palm tree from Soakin' Up the Sun. I colored everything with the few copics I have, adding in with my SU! markers where I had to. I used Certainly Celery and Old Olive for my palm tree...gotta get some green copics next!! Oh...and I can't find my B00 marker right now, otherwise I would have added some sky to go with my sea. Guess I really need to clean off my desk, huh??
Doesn't she look so relaxed there? She's down visiting Hula Sophia in Hawaii! :-)

I went with a simple layout so the focus stays on the wonderful image, using kraft cardstock for the card base along with some Real Red to layer. Be sure to see what masking masterpieces the other Pretties have created! Next week everyone's doing my Moving challenge!!