Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bunny Hop and Some News

So, on January 25th Paper Pretties will be two years old, how awesome is that!! I feel so fortunate to have been a part of this company for as long as I have been and I look forward to working with them in their third year...and many more!! In honor of our Anniversary, we are having a celebration!!! Here are the details!!

January 25th will mark Paper Pretties 2nd year in business and we want to celebrate in true Prettie style with a mystery, lots of prizes, a party, and a ton of inspiration for you! We'll be releasing a new stamp set, revealing the next Stamp of the Month a little bit early and re releasing Sealed with a Kiss in RUBBAH!!!
Be sure to join us for all the fun. Our blog hop will begin on
Christie's blog on January 22nd and the fun will continue for 3 whole days culminating in our party in the forum on the 25th at 8pm EST.
We'll be announcing our grand prize winner of a 6 month
Stamp of the Month subscription and giving away one of our new stamp sets to another lucky winner. We'll have prizes every 1/2 hour during the party BUT you have to be there to win! Also, everyone who orders on the 25th OR joins the Stamp of the Month club will receive a free roll of American Crafts ribbon!

I am so excited about this month's celebration, the stamps are to die for, and the prizes ROCK. Also, the thought of a 3 day blog hop makes me giddy!! Wahoo!! So, since I can't show you any of the new stuff, which is WAY painful for me, I am showing you the next best thing!! This is Bunny Hop Sophia and she is the February stamp of the month. She will be sent out to SOTMC subscribers in February which means you will receive her about a month before anyone else will. If you want more info on the SOTMC, you can check out this link here. For my card today, I paired my Bunny Hop Sophia with SU Georgia Peach paper. Jodi is ALWAYS using this paper, and I gotta say, I kinda LOVE it now...which means I am almost certain it retired and I didn't order any extra...and so it goes. I have to tell you, I am the WORST SU demo ever..that is why it is just a hobby(I seriously DON'T have a catalog yet and I have NO CLUE what actually retired...yayy me-NOT). Anywho, I colored Sophia with my Copics and then cut her out and her Old Olive layer with my Oval Nesties. The ribbons are both from SU, as well as the punches used to create my sentiment tag. The other colors on this card are So Saffron and Regal Rose, by the way. I used the Photo Corners punch to make the photo corners, added some silver brads, piercing and it was done. Isn't she gorgeous!! I just love her!! Alright, that is it for me now...off to play with my nephew some more, he should be waking back up any minute now!!

Feel The Love

So, this months DD/DDA challenge(that is Dirty Dozen/Dirty Dozen Alumni) for this month was hosted by my girl Jodi(kharmagirl). The name of her challenge is Feel the Love. Here are the requirements!!
Challenge Focus: A Valentine's Day/Love-y Dove-y card!!

Required Element: Texture!! Anything you can *feel* (ie: Fun Flock, Crystal Effects, Embossing/Debossing, velvet ribbon...and I am sure there are a million more things that I cannot think about!!)

Restricted Element: No RED!! Pink is ok...but no red...let's see what other colors we can use for Valentine's Day!

So, since it is the 20th, I decided to combine mine with Celebrating MFT day. Celebrating MFT(My Favorite Things)day is the 20th of every month. Basically, by this point, you should have received all the goodies you ordered from the last release and be ready to play with them. You get a bonus for using the signature MFT color combo, pink black and white.(okay, not a REAL bonus, but you know what I mean right?!!). I have SO many MFT stamps that I love, but this cute little bunny was begging for me to get him inky, so how could I resist?? I stamped the bunny twice on Gina K. 120lb white and cut the whole bunny out of one, and just the head and ears out of the other. I cut and embossed my layers with my Rectangle Nestabilities. I then added my bunny to the top of it, and adhered the extra head. To give the ears some dimension, I glued his head to the original head, but put the ears up on pop dots. The heart was colored with my Copics and then I painted over it with Angel Wings Shimmerz. I used some YUMMY MFT Digi paper from the Stephanie Fizer Spring pack. The button is from Basic Grey's Bittersweet pack and the clear Heidi Swapp heart is from MFT too. Since Jody says I can't leave my buttons bare, I put some white satin ribbon through it. For my texture, besides the shimmerz, I embossed the black panel at the top and added the textured black ribbon from May Arts on the side. The brads are from SU, part of the Soft Subtles pack. I used Jen del Muro's SFYTT from last weekend.