Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Favorite Sketch

I know it is no secret, but I LOVE sketch challenges!! With the way I have been having to stamp here lately, I save all my favorite sketches, print them out, and use them for the whole fun!! It is the BEST way to start a card in my opinion!! My favorite sketch, is the My Favorite Things sketches every Thursday...Cindy and Frances do an amazing job of coming up with fun and fresh layouts!! This week, Cindy came up with a long sketch for us to use. Wanna play along? Just use the sketch shown in this post at SCS, and upload your card to the gallery by noon on the 6th to be in the running to win a $5 store gift certificate. Be sure to use the keyword MFTSC79 when uploading too!! For my card, I used one of my favorite new Flopsey's, Tea With Flopsey. I stamped him on a MFT Perfect Panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then colored him in with my Copics. The DP is from the Hawaiian Papaya and Pink Pirouette DSP's from SU. I stamped the leaves with both Kiwi Kiss and Certainly Celery. Those are two of the cardstock colors I used, as well as Pink Pirouette. All my embellishments and punches are from SU. Well, that is it for me now!! I will be back later with another Prettie Peek for you!!

Prettie Wednesday- Let the Peeks Begin!!

Hey everyone, Welcome to Prettie Wednesday!! Not only is it Prettie Wednesday, but it is also DAY ONE of our Release Party Peeks!!YAYY!! We have some SUPER fun stuff this month that you are NOT going to want to miss out on!! First thing's first, here are all the NEED TO KNOW details!!

On Friday May 1st Paper Pretties will be having their monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party!! The party starts at 6pm CDT and will last until 9pm. We will be issuing a challenge every hour so be sure to come and play along!! Besides the challenges, chatter, and all around fun, we will also be releasing Hola Chica, TWO new Sophias, re-releasing Rainy Day Friend in RUBBAH, and we will have a BRAND new set from a BRAND new artist!! Sneak peeks start on Wednesday April 29th!! Hope to see you there!!

Good Luck!!
Cutie Pie Contest!!!

It is time for another Cutie Pie contest!! You have until Thursday April 30th at 8pmCDT to get your entries uploaded to the Cutie Pie gallery at the Paper Pretties website. The winner will not only get to call themselves a Cutie Pie, but they will also receive all the new release stamps!!

Okay, now that that is out of the way, onto the fun new stamps!! For today's challenge, Danielle challenged the Prettie Girls to make a card that was not a standard A2 sized card...meaning not a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. I didn't get as creative as some of my other Pretties, but I did do a 5 1/4in square card. My main image is one of THREE Sophias we will be releasing called Canadian Sophia(or Canuck Sophia)!! I stamped her on Gina K. White and then colored her in with my Copic markers. She was then cut out and embossed using my Cuttlebug and Rectangle Nestabilities. The DP's are both from SU, and are part of the Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP. Those are also the colors of my cardstock. I added a sentiment panel at the bottom using my medium sized oval punch, scalloped oval punch, and for the sentiment I cut it with my paper cutter and then rounded the corners using my oval punch as well. The brads and ribbon are all from SU, and the spiral clips are from Creative Express(bought by Jackie for me at her local scrapbook store)! Be sure to blurf around and check out what GORGEOUSness my girls have created!! Sorry for the late post, it has been a long week already!! Thanks for stopping by, and I will be back tomorrow with some more peeks!!
Charmaine Ikach
Christi Thorsen
Frances Byrne
Jackie Pedro
Jackie Rakoski
Jana Weaver
Jessica Diedrich
Jodi Collins
Julie Masse
Danielle Lounds

TSG Peeks-Day Three!!

Today is day three of this month's There She Goes sneak peeks! Tomorrow(Thursday), Jessica will have the FULL sets shown on her blog, and then we will have our release party that evening!! Yayy, I can't wait!! SO, have you been enjoying the releases so far?? I sure hope so!! Today's set is called Happy Day, and if you would like to be eligible to win this set, be sure to leave a comment on all the Trendsetters blogs for their Happy Day post, and then go to Jessica's blog and enter your name in the Mr. Linky box!! Easy Peasy!!
For my card, I decided to use the large scene image that comes in the set. My sketch is this past Friday's Weekend Sketch Challenge. I started by stamping my scene on Gina K. White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored the scene in with my Copics. My clouds were stamped separately and cut out...ya, I know I am crazy!! The Dp is from the SU Delicate Dots free SAB pack. I paired it with Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, and So Saffron Card stock and embellishments. My sentiment panel was made with all SU punches. Isn't it CUTE!! I am LOVING this set!!!(when do I NOT say that though, seriously??). Okay, that is it for me for now, thanks again for stopping by and have fun on the hop!! Now, off to Joanne's Blog you go!!