Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What's Up Wednesday Challenge

Did you know that every Wednesday, My Favorite Things has a What's Up Wednesday challenge as well as a chat thread and special sale? Well, now you do!! Today's What's Up Wednesday Challenge was hosted by Joanne(basilefamily) and her challenge to us to emboss something on your card. You could heat emboss your image, use some sort of dry embossing, stamp and emboss a background, change the color of an embellie by embossing it etc! Lots of possibilities. For WUW Kim thought it would be fun to add a free Perfect Palette to all orders over $40, today through midnight Friday! Simply mention Perfect Palette in the comments section of your order and she will add one in! If you don't add the text, they might not remember (sigh...)! So don't forget!! Part of Joanne's challenge, besides embossing, was to use one of the Anne Lapoint images on your card as well. I decided to use one of my favorites, Chill Out. I love the polkadots on the tub, they are so cute!! I colored my image with SU re-inkers and SU markers. It was then outlined with my Prismacolor Cool Grey Marker. I layered my image with Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Perfect Plum. The white layer was cut out with my Cuttlebug and Rectangle Nestabilities. I added some silver brads to the end of the rectangle as well as all of my embossed panels. My sketch is a past MFT sketch that I thought I hadn't done, but I did, oh well!! Each panel was embossed with a different folder.
So, I really need to get back to my stamp table!! Thanks for stopping by again and have a great day!!

Prettie Wednesday-Brayer

So, two weeks ago, Jackie R. challenged us to make a card using our brayers, something I rarely ever break out!! I thought about cheating, but felt guilty, so I went ahead and used my brayer to create the paper that I cut Sophia's overalls out of. This stamp is called Falling For You and you can find it in the Paper Pretties store. Before I get more into the card, here is a TON of Paper Pretties info you need to know!!
First, Cutie Pie Contest!!
How would you like to be Paper Pretties Cutie Pie? I thought you would!! All you have to do is make a card using your Paper Pretties stamps and upload it to the Cutie Pie Contest gallery on the
Paper Pretties forum, and Christie will chose a winner from the entries. Besides being able to call yourself a Cutie Pie, you will also win the entire release!! You have until October 31st at 8pmCST to get your entries in!! Good luck!!

Second, On Saturday, November 1st, Paper Pretties will be having their monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party!! The party starts at 7pm CST and will last until 10. 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 4 new sets and the Angel Wings Sophia stamp. Hope to see you there!!(Sneak peeks will start tomorrow!!)

And last, but not least, don't forget that you have until October 31st at midnight to get signed up for the Stamp of the Month Club and get the Trim the Tree Sophia stamp before it is officially released in December.

Okay, with all that out of the way, onto my card. After brayering my glossy cardstock with my Pumpkin Patch spectrum pad, I stamped my image on it and cut out just the overalls. I then layered them on my image I had stamped on Whisper White with Black Stazon. The rest of the image was colored with my SU markers and then outlined with my Prismacolor cool grey marker. The image was then cut out and layered with Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip(all layers were cut out with my Cuttlebug and Oval Nesties). I then added a pewter spiral clip to each side, one with pumpkin striped and one with Kiwi striped ribbon. The white layer was run through the Cuttlebug with my new hounds tooth embossing folder and then layered with Kiwi and Chocolate. The bottom layer is some Chocolate Chip patterns DSP. I added my sentiment and some pewter brads to the top and bottom. The layers were connected with some wide stitched Chocolate Chip ribbon. This weeks challenger is Julie, who just got back from the Stampin Cruise, I am sure it will be a great one!! Be sure to blurf around and check out what the other Pretties have been up to!! Thanks and have a great day!!