Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Not So Prettie Wednesday....

What can I say, I am not very happy with this card. Not so much the layout, it is this weeks sketch challenge, which I love. It's not the colors, I LOVE this paper from SU. It isn't the super cute stamps...gotta love a cute little puppy running in a rain puddle!! It's the coloring....NOT GOOD. It isn't my fault though, I had no choice...CHARMAINE made me do it!!! Two weeks ago, Charmaine challenged the Prettie Girls to use Chalks/Pastels on our cards...let's just say I failed miserably. I TOTALLY colored with the chalks, but I SERIOUSLY did a horrible job doing it...and my poor puppy, I had to color it about 5 times til I got it the way I wanted it...and I STILL don't like it. I cut him out too, which looks kinda bad, but I digress......hey, give me a break, ALL the girls were whining(just ask my email, it was BURNIN up tonight trying to keep up with the constant flood of emails)!! So, I already told you it was the sketch, the paper is from the Prestwick DSP which I paired with Basic Grey and Brocade Blue, and the stamps are from Paper Pretties(Rainy Day Friends). I used my Cuttlebug and Circle Nesties to cut it and it's layers out. I added crystal effects to the water and embellished it with some silver Robin's Nest Dew Drops. The ribbons are from SU(Brocade Blue grosgrain and Basic Grey taffeta). I punched my sentiment out with my oval punches and it was done!! I am SUPER excited because this week ALL the new Prettie Girls will OFFICIALLY be playing along AND my pal Jana is BACK, WAHOO!! Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check out the other Pretties to see what they have created, and if you wanna play along, please do, just leave us a link!!

Welcome to the Heartbreaker Hop!!

ETA: The Blog Candy from this post is now closed!! Thanks to all that played!!

WELCOME to this month's BCDzyns blog hop!! Today(like right now), My Favorite Things is releasing the new BC Dzyns set Heartbreaker!!Not only that, we are also releasing a new set for the MFT Presents line!! I previewed it on Monday, but in case you missed it, it is a sayings set to go along with the PaperDolls set by Stephanie Fizer. So, if you are just now joining the Hop, you need to head to KIM's BLOG to get started and see all the other FABULOUS samples with these new sets, but be sure to come back so you can register for my BLOG CANDY!! That's right, I was lucky enough to receive two sample sets of the Paperdoll Sayings, so all you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post, and I will pick a winner on Friday morning(just so you know, a sample set is the same as what you get from the MFT store without all the fancy packaging)!!

Ready to see my samples? GOOD!! For the hop today, I made two samples, one for each set. They both also tie into today's What's Up Wednesday challenge being hosted by me in the MFT member forum!! My challenge is to use LOTSA ribbon on your cards, specifically, at least 3 different kinds!! I used 4 on each, which is a ton I know, but I LOVE my ribbon!! For my first card, I used the new Spring Digital paper from Stephanie Fizer and printed it out on Shimmery white paper. I stamped my Isabelle on Gina K. white and colored her with my copics. I added a ton of glitter dots, and all my ribbon. The two ribbons on the clip are shimmery ribbons that I got from MFT, the other two are from SU(although the organdy is retired). I just LOVE this sentiment from the new saying set, it is TUTU-RIFIC(hehehe)!! I did color her dress with Angel Wings Shimmerz after I was done, to add some sparkle!!

For my next card, I used the new BCDzyns set, Heartbreaker. The shirt and heart were paper pieced with some paper from my DCWV Rockstar stack. I stamped my sentiment, We Belong Together( sing it with me) after paper piecing it. I then colored the rest of her with my copics, and I even gave her a sassy highlight. Isn't she KEWL!! She was paired with Basic Grey and my last lonely piece of Basic Black. I also added a Black Prima, which I colored the dots in with my Copic and a yummy clear heart from Heidi Swapp. The ribbons are all from SU, except the wide Black which came from Jody(texasjodylynn), who is coincidentally the next stop on the hop!! So, after you get done entering my contest, hop on over to Jody's blog to see what GORGEOUSness she has for you....and while you are at it, break out your ribbons in play in my challenge!! Thanks and have a great time on the hop!!