Sunday, August 29, 2010

Back to School card - PWC116

Logan is entering the 3rd grade!! I can't believe how quickly time is passing by, where did the time go? Logan will be giving his new teacher this card, yes I am buttering her up, I know I will get a phone call at some point about Logan not listen or talking too much. That's just Logan's personality, talk, talk, talk, play, play, play. He has too much of Daddy in him LOL.

For this card, I used Paper Pretties Look out World Cooper and colored him in using copic markers. For the sentiment I used part of the sentiment from Off to School Sophia. The DP is Kaisercraft Jungle Bug Collection. I love this paper, it has so many bright bold colors. I used SU orange and navy cardstock along with Red ribbon and to finish the card, I used these adorable orange glitter dots.

It's been one of the busiest weeks yet at work and home, so I am just happy to have this card ready for for his first day of school, which is Thursday. I hope you all have a great week, bring the tissues if your kids are getting on the bus for the first time.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

PWC 115 Summer theme

Another challenge from the Paper Pretties ladies and this time the theme was summer. I took an old page that I think I started with my SU demo Virgina, I think the page was suppose to be birthday but I forget now. I added some photos from five years ago...this is Logan and Grandma Rose. The page is plain and simple, no journalling or embellishments, I could add later but for right now I just wanted simple. I take too long making my pages and I need to break that habit, otherwise I am never going to get caught up.

For the page I used SU baseful blue, pumpkin orange and DP, for the images I used G studio (bathing suit) and Paper Pretties Beach Bum Cooper and copic markers.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Tuesday Morning sketches Challenge

Today I finished a card for the Tuesday Morning sketches. As you know Heather is the new Paper Pretties owner and for this challenge, she is offering a prize package of 4 stamp sets from the Paper Pretties store: Wade E. Bug, One of those days, Look Out World Cooper and You're Maarvelous Sophia. She's also offering a coupon on their blog, so go to TMS and check it out.

This week TMS asked us to make a Diagonal Double pocket card by following this tutorial on SCS. If it weren't for the pictures, I probably would have given up, but I found this tutorial to be so easy. Here is my card:
I love all the colors in this card, I used Paper Pretties Cowboy Cooper, DP from American Crafts, SU cardstock summer sun and Twine. I hope you like and as always thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC114 ribbon

Here is my card for the Paper Pretties challenge. The challenge was an easy challenge all we had to do was use ribbon and enter our cards for a chance to win the Paper Pretties set "Angel Wings Sophia". Here is my card: This is the Paper Pretties stamp set dreamboat. It comes with three sentiments. Unfortunately I didn't plan out the card well, so when I finished gluing and looked down...I didn't have enough room to add my sentiment. So this "hello" from Firecraker design will have to do.

I tried the "out of the box" with nestabilities tech and even though I received great instructions from Jennifer at Glitter in my hair...I wasn't able to pull it off neatly. Don't look too close the mistakes are there. LOL. I embossed the leather jacket and the shoes of both, looks great in real life.

For this card I used Paper Pretties Dreamboat image, SU cardstock, Basic Grey Olivia DP, Glitter dots, Ultra fine glitter with that great Glue pen, black diamond ribbon, copic markers , clear embossing powder and shiny black cardstock given to me by Sandy. Thanks Sandy!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Today is the Paper Pretties Release!!!

Paper Pretties just released TWELVE brand new sets today with it's Prettie Boutique Grand Re-Opening. Join their Blog Hop by leaving comments and you have a chance to win one of the new release stamp.

I just finished the hop and I thought the new images were FANTASTIC. Don't take my word for it, Check them out for yourself .

Here is a thank you card I made for my friend Heather with my first Paper Pretties stamp.

I used Paper Pretties Giving Thanks Sophia and pearls, I also used SU orange card stock and oval punched. Sophia was paper pieced with DP and I used copic marker to color her in. Thanks for dropping by and don't forget to join the party and check out the blog hop. The cards that the DT came up with are fabulous!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New layout

My friend Virginia had an SU class a couple of weeks ago and we made a double layout. She came up with the color and the format. I just added a few more pieces to the flower, the scallops, title, journal and the embellishments. I really like how the page came out. Here is the first page: Here is the second:

For this page we used SU barely banana, real red and old olive, DP and red ribbon. I also used Jolee's embellishments, flowers were colored using copic markers. Title was made using the cricut to make the letters "WEED" then I print the word "Orchard" on a transparency and put it over the letters. Love how that came out. I also used Paper Pretties black glitter dots which added sparkle to my page. Love them, they were so easy to put on, mini glue dot fits perfectly with no extra glue sticking out.

I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Paper Pretties sketch challenge

I completed my PP sketch challenge and took pictures this morning before work. When I looked at this sketch I wasn't sure if I wanted to try a layout from it but since Michael is traveling on and off I didn't think I would have time. So here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Isn't she precious!! I love this fall card and can't wait to send it to someone. To make this card I used:

Paper Pretties image Fall for you Sophia, designer paper Basic Grey Max and Whiskers, Copic markers, Cardstock Stampin up Chocolate chip and punch, ribbon from local craft store, brown and white flowers which I sprayed with Gingersnap smooch.

Trust me the flower glistens, you can't see it in the photo. The only thing I would do differently is change to the brad in the flower to something with more contrast but otherwise I am happy with this card.

Feel free to participant, you could win a free stamp called Bugs and Fishes from Paper Pretties. Check out their blog for more details or check them out on facebook, you won't be dissapointed they have some fabulous card in their gallery.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day.