Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Some Prettie News!!!

So, last night was the Stampin In Your Jammies party over at the Paper Pretties forum. We had a FABULOUS time, and did lots of talking, sharing, and made a few FUN announcements. First of all, I would like to congratulate the winner of the November Cutie Pie contest..Lee Murphy(luvlee)!! She made THIS super cute card with the Snowflake Kisses set that was re-released last night. Congrats girl..you are a ROCKSTAR!!
Second, my girl Christi Thorsen(cici510) got promoted to the Jr. Design Team...yaHOOOO!! We are getting ready to close our Design Team, but we HAD to keep her around. Christie and I have talked about it a lot, and we get too attached to our guest designers!!LOL!! We have a hard time letting go, and it was SUPER hard to only let a few stay and not all of them...I still miss the guests from the last two rounds..pitiful huh!! I was SUPER thrilled to see Christi make it in before the doors closed though..she is so sweet and SO talented!! Big Congrats girl!!
On the Paper Pretties blog, The Paper Clip, our super talented blog Diva, Jodi(kharmagirl), has posted this weeks Spotlight on Shopping post. She is spotlighting the stamp, Angel Wings. For the next week, Angel Wings will be discounted, so if you have been holding out, NOW'S your chance!!
Pheww, okay, I think I am done, LOL!! Onto what you REALLY come her for...the eye candy!! I made this card for one of the challenges at the PJ party last night. Charmaine challenged us to make a card using pink and blue. Well, I must have been temporarily INSANE because I used Regal Rose and Night of Navy....WOW...they look BRIGHT together, LOL!! I stamped my newly released Trim the Tree image on Whisper White paper and colored her in with my SU markers. I added a pink jewel to her ornament and pierced a border around the image. It is layered with my card colors(WOW). I then added two spiral clips with some silver ribbon on them and added my layered snowflake sentiment embellishment. The snowflake is from Hero Arts, and the layers were cut out with my SU punches. My sentiment was punched out with the word window punch, and then I added two silver brads to the ends. The Regal Rose layer was run through my Cuttlebug with the Ornaments folder and them I added large silver brads to the corners. Well, that is it for me, yet again today!! Thanks for stopping by and have a Prettie Day!!

Home For Christmas-Color Challenge

When I first saw this set in the SU mini catalog, I wasn't sure if I even liked it. Then slowly but surely after seeing all the FABULOUS creations with it, I had to have it!! I decided when I saw today's Color Challenge over on SCS, that I would FINALLY get this set inky!! I started by stamping my image with Vanilla Craft Ink from SU then stamping the image again with Sahara Sand to give it the 3D effect. I layered it with Very Vanilla, Basic Black and then Vanilla again. I added some piercing, gold brads, gold spiral clips, and Vanilla taffeta. The base of the card uses the same colors, and I ran the Sahara Sand layer through my Cuttlebug with the houndstooth folder. I also used my Cuttlebug and Ribbon Slide Tag dies from Spellbinders to make the sentiment panel. I threaded some Black Organdy ribbon(retired SU) through it and tied it around. I added a piece of cream organdy and gold cord(both SU), did some more piercing and added a couple more gold brads. It image isn't as WOW as I would like it to be, but I am pleased with the outcome. Well, better get back to entertaining my nephew!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Day Two- Another MFTeaser for You!!

Welcome to day two of my MFTeasers!! Today I am featuring the new set, Snowbunny Flopsey, isn't he/she?? cute!! I just LOVE it!! My DH walked in the room while I was working with this set, and he usually doesn't comment on my stamping, but he took one look at this bunny and said " I love the big ears"...LOL!! So do I dear, so do I!! This set, along with two others, will be released Wednesday, December 3rd at 10:00pmEST. Be sure to join us in the MFT member forum for all the fun and chatter!! The release party starts at 9pmEST and will last until 10, when the sets will be released!!
Anywho...I decided since Flopsey was warming up with a nice hot cup of cocoa, why not make a hot chocolate holder for her?? I used a template that I got AGES ago(and if I could find one like it, I would totally link it) to make my cup. I cut it out of Night of Navy CS, then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the Snowflakes folder. I then cut out my sentiment panel with my Cuttlebug and Oval Nesties. The sentiment was stamped with Black Stazon on Whisper White and then layered with Night of Navy and Baja Breeze. I covered the entire Whisper White panel with Versamark and then heat embossed it with some Irridescent Ice EP. After embossing, I punched two holes and threaded some yummy ribbon from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts through it and tied a bow. The silver snowflakes are some more embellishments I got from the craft department at Walmart, yayy!! The bunny was stamped and colored separately, cut out and then popped up. I added some large silver brads and it was done!! Isn't it cute!!
Be sure to check out all the other designers creations...this month, some of the MFT girls are taking some time off, so we have a special team of guest designers working with the new sets and they are AWESOME!! Be sure to leave them some love!!
Maren B.
Natalie D.
Kerry J.
Julie D.
Candice L.
Christina F.

Here is the gallery on SCS FULL of the new goodies for you to oogle!! Have a great day!!