Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Prettie Wednesday- A Color Challenge

So, two weeks ago I challenge the Prettie Girls to make a card using one of my new FAVORITE color combo's: Rose Red, Cameo Coral and Kiwi Kiss. I wanted to use March's Stamp of the Month, Sophia Ballerina before we have to put her away for a month...which may kill me. I colored her with my Copic makers, added some Perfect Pearls to her skirt and then layered her with the challenge colors. I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try from this weekend for my card too. The DP is from SU's Raspberry Tart pack, as are all the embellishements. I did have to add the sentiment panel...but I think Jen will forgive me. Seriously, this is my FAVORITE really, she is(for now...hehe). Wanna play along? Just make a card using this GORGEOUS color combo and leave a link on this post showing us what you made!!
Also, we are getting ready for our next release on March 1st, so that means it is time for another Cutie Pie contest. This month's contest is open until February 28th at 8pmCST. Just be sure to post your card using Paper Pretties stamps in the Paper Pretties Cutie Pie Contest gallery at the Paper Pretties website. The winner will not only take over the Cutie Pie title, but will receive ALL the new release stamps for FREE!! WAHOO!!
Okay, that is it for me now...go check out the other girls to see what they have done with my challenge!! Should be amazing if I know my girls!!

A Friendly Sketch

So, I don't know about you, but I REALLY think that SU knocked it out of the park with this new catalog. I haven't been this excited about my new stamps in who knows how long!! Don't get me wrong, I have always loved SU, and besides a FEW colors from PTI, and my addiction to Gina K.'s white cardstock, I am pretty loyal about paper and embellishments. Before I went to bed last night, I saw today's sketch challenge....I woke up at 5:30am DYING to stamp. For those of you that know me, I am mainly a nighttime stamper. Very rarely do I ever stamp something during the daytime. But once I got this card in my head, I had to make it. I am not sure that it was what I was planning on it looking like..but I still love it. I started with my Parisian Breeze paper and the Friends 24-7 stamp set. I colored the image with my SU markers and then sponged the edges. The flowers were stamped twice and then cut out and popped up. The ribbon is from the Valet ribbon Originals. I added a sentiment panel, but I think it is still close enough to the sketch to count...don't you? Of course, what would a card be without a ton of piercing and some yummy Chocolate Chip brads, so I had to add those too. Well, that is it for me now..thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

My Favorite Things is TWISTED!!

SO, even though I WORK for the USPS, they have it in for me and somewhere along the line they are holding my NEW set from My Favorite Things hostage. That's right, it was lost along the way, so sadly, I didn't get to be in this weeks hop...WAHHHH!!! I was SO HOPING that my mailman would come today with a package from Kim showering me with Twisted Love, but no such luck!! So since I couldn't play in the hop, I decided to make a card of my own using this past Thursday's My Favorite Things sketch and the ORIGINAL Twisted Sentiments set. I stamped the packages from the You Take the Cake set from MFT. I was forced(forced I tell you) to stamp it on Very Vanilla with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored it with my Copic markers. I cut it and it's layers(Rose Red and Buckaroo Blue) with my Circle Nestabilities and Cuttlebug. I then added a spiral clip with some Vanilla Taffeta on it. The DP is from the Imaginesce Happy Birthday line. The Vanilla brads are from SU. I stamped the sentiment and then cut it out and layered it on my punched circles. I think it is super cute...and I love that sentiment..cracks me up!!
So, if you are up to it, and not afraid(some of them are pretty racy), head on out to see what the girls have cooked up with the NEW set!! The hop starts at Kim's blog and ends with a BANG, trust me!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!