Friday, July 31, 2009

On Safari!

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Hi everyone!

Today starts the beginning of the sneak peeks of the new stamps that will be released by Hanna Stamps this coming Monday 3rd August after the release party over on the Hanna Stamps Member Forum of SCS.

The set I am featuring today is “Safari Hanna” …. this is such a versatile set as it can be used for both male & females and all sorts of occasions. I am sure you will love it to.

My first card uses Hanna dressed in her safari gear looking for all those wild animals. For this card I used the SFYTT from 25th July. The sentiment used here is from DRS Designs.


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My second card today using the zebra in the set and I decided to create a black and white card. This card uses one of the sketches from the DTGD challenges last week … this one from by One Happy Stamper.

BTW our Hanna Stamps Guest Designer contestants will be posting there first projects on Saturday 1st August. Check out this thread here to see their wonderful creations.


Recipe:

Stamps: Safari Hanna – Hanna Stamps; Sentiment – DRS Designs

Papers: White; Black; Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, – SU; DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Brown Grosgrain Ribbon; Buttons; Grommets; Sizzix Texture Plate; Circle Nestabilities; Black Brads; Zigzag Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Every Day’s A Picnic!

 

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Hi everyone,

I have another Paper Pretties peek to share with you today of one of the new stamp sets that will be released this coming Saturday 1st August.

This set is called “Everyday Picnic” and I decided to create a basket with this set today and I filled it up with what else by Picnic chocolate LOL! Perfect for this set and sentiment.

Don’t forget that on Saturday, August 1st Paper Pretties will be having their monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party!! The party starts at 8pm EST and will last until 10pm. We will be having three challenges, so be sure to come and play along!! Besides the challenges, chatter, and all around fun, we will also be releasing two new sets, Aloha Sophia to the public,  and introducing our new Stamp Of The Month. Sneak peeks start on Wednesday July 29th!! Hope to see you there!!

Recipe:

Stamps: Everyday Picnic Set – Paper Pretties

Paper: White; Bella Rose DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Sizzix Basket & Blooms Die, Grosgrain Ribbon, Foam Tape; Copics 

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Fairytale Ending!

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Hi everyone!

It is Elzybells challenge time over on the Elzybells Art Stamps blog. This week the challenge was to use buttons and bling on our cards.

I used “Knight & Princess” and the sentiment from the “A Fairytale Ending” set to create my card. I used the Spellbinders scallop frame die to create the base of my card. I added bling to the top of the princesses hat and also for buttons for  her top. Of course it is easy to see my button on the top right hand side of my card.

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Don't forget to check out what the rest of the design team created for this challenge.

Recipe:

Stamps: Knight & Princess, A Fairy Tale Ending – Elzybells Art Stamps

Paper: White; Elegant Eggplant – SU; DP – Kaiser Crafts

Other: Black Ink; Purple Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Scallop Frame Die;  Bling; Foam Tape; Copics

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MFTSC92 – Bubble Bunny

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Hi everyone

It is time for another MFT Stamps sketch challenge over on the MFT Stamps member forum of SCS. This week it is my turn to supply the sketch. Btw did you know that the sketch challenge now has a new home in the MFT Stamps Member forum if you are looking for it … from now on it will be included in the “My Favorite Challenge” thread in post #3 each week.

I used the new “Bubble Bunny Flopsey” set that was released by MFT Stamps earlier in the month … I can’t stop using this set! hehe I stamped it twice …. one I cut out completely the other I cut out using my circle nestabilities cutting off part of the ear. I then mounted the cut out flopsey over the one in the circle.

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Here is the sketch. Cindy and I would love you to play along. Don't forget to upload your card to the MFTSC92 gallery on SCS to be in the running to win a $5 gift certificate.

Did you know that we are approaching our #100 sketch in September??? Cindy & I have a number fun things planned to celebrate this event. How many MFT Stamps sketches have you done???? I know there are a few MFT Stamps fan who are trying to see if they can get them all done by the time we reach #100 …. there are only a few at the very beginning I missed and of course I am also playing catch up … you will see a few more of the old sketches in coming weeks from me. You can see more about this in the 100 Sketches thread here. It was fun to go back through the past sketches and see how much our stamping has changed in that time.

Recipe:

Stamps: Bubble Bunny Flopsey– MFT Stamps

Paper: White; Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red & Bella Rose DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Oval Punches; Circle Nestabilities; EK Success Wavy Dot Border Punch; Riding Hood Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Summer Fun!

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Hi again

I am back again tonight with another card to share with you this time for this week’s Pretties Wednesday challenge.

Two week’s ago Jodi Collins decided to go SO easy on the Pretties with her challenge! Her challenge is to make a card and use your very FAVORITE embellishment on it...and then tell us why it is your favorite! Easy and fun right? :)

Ok not too hard for sure hehe … thanks Jodi *smile*. Well I have a few favorite embellishments but I only used one of them on my card today …. as you can see it is ribbon. I also used my scorpal to add some scored lines on either side of my ribbon. Now I am supposed to say why it is my favorite …. hmmmmm ….. just cause it is LOL!

I used Paper Pretties “Make A Splash” and the new “Summer Fun” set which is an add on set to Make A Splash to create my card. The Summer Fun set is one of the new sets that will be released this coming Saturday 1st August. It includes this fun pool, ball, various other images and a variety of different sentiments too …. perfect for Make a Splash Sophia!

Don't forget to check out the other Design Teams blogs to see there creations this week.

Paper Pretties News

On Saturday, August 1st Paper Pretties will be having their monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party!! The party starts at 8pm EST and will last until 10pm. We will be having three challenges, so be sure to come and play along!! Besides the challenges, chatter, and all around fun, we will also be releasing two new sets, Aloha Sophia to the public, and introducing our new Stamp Of The Month. Sneak peeks start on Wednesday July 29th!! Hope to see you there!!

Recipe:

Stamps: Make A Splash & Summer Fun – Paper Pretties

Paper: White; Black; Tangerine Tango – SU

Other: Black Ink; Baja Breeze Grosgrain Ribbon; Scorpal; Oval Punch; Copic Airbrush System; Copics

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Let’s Have Cake!

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Hi everyone!

My card today is for this week’s sketch challenge over on SCS. I used Changito Cake from Stampendous for my card.

Recipe:

Stamps: Changito Cake – Stampendous

Paper: White; Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette & DP – SU;

Other: Black Ink; Deckle Rectangle Nestabilities; Red Brads; Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Flutter Your Wings & Fly!

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Hi everyone,

It is time for another Paper Pretties card to share with you.

My card today uses Paper Pretties ‘Flutterby Sophia” set …. I also used this week’s Paper Pretties sketch challenge PWC62 for the layout of my card.

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How to Enter: make your card using the provided sketch and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s). Upload the card to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC62.

Deadline: midnight on Wednesday, July 29th.

Prize: $5.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique. The winner will be randomly selected from among the qualifying entrants and announced after the contest has ended.

Looking forward to seeing your takes on the challenge!

Recipe:

Stamps: Flutterfly Sophia – Paper Pretties

Paper: White; Pink Pirouette & Regal Rose - SU, DP – Basic Grey

Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Pink Brads; Oval Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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Strawberries & Cream

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Hi everyone,

Today I am playing around with the new Stephanie Fizer “Feeling Fruity” Set which is available from MFT Stamps. Isn’t that strawberry image a cutie!

i decided to create a box to hold some Strawberries and Cream lollies …. no sorry it isn’t the real strawberries and cream hehe! But these are yummy too!

Recipe:

Stamps: Feeling Fruity – MFT Stamps

Paper: White Perfect Paper Panel (MFT); Real Red - SU; DP – Unknown

Other: Black Ink; Red Brads; Word Window Punch; Sizzix Tag Die;  Brads; White Gel Pen; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Pink Elephant Sketch Challenge!

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Hi again!

I am back again today, this time with my cards for this week’s Pink Elephant challenge. This week the challenge was a sketch challenge and the design team were also using stamps from Joanna Sheen.

I couldn’t stop at just one card this week as I couldn’t decide which stamp set to use  so I decided to use both hehe.

My first card using the party set from the Messy Rabbit range …. these are just sooooo adorable.  I did substitute the sentiment for another sentiment I had as I didn’t want it to be a party card.

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My second card today uses Dr Lofty from the Lofty & Co range … again these are just super adorable!!!!!!!! Both cards follow this week’s Pink Elephant Sketch which you can see below.

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Head over to the Pink Elephant Challenge blog if you want to play along. You can also see what the other design team members created this week.

Recipe:

Stamps: Dr Lofty & Party Messy Rabbit – Joanna Sheen

Paper: White; Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette & Riding Hood Red – SU; Bella Rose & Washington Apple DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Orange Brads; Pink Buttons; Foam Tape; Copics

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Give Peace A Chance!

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Good morning everyone!

I don’t know about you but right now I have the John Lennon song “Give Peace a Chance” singing in my head….. All we are saying is give peace a chance! Here is a link to it on You Tube if you are interested in listening to it.

Ok now onto my card. Well as you know Mondays mean challenge time with my CCEE Stamper friends. This week Dawn the challenge hostess for this month sent us all some Designer Paper by Heidi Grace Designs(see below) and a brad to create our cards … just love that floral DP and the colors.

ccee supplies As soon as I received my parcel I knew exactly what my layout would be cause it more or less just fell in place there … I even took a photo of it like that JUST in case I forgot cause I knew it would be a few weeks before I got around to making my card.

The image I used here is Hope & Grace Peace, by The Greeting Farm! I wanted to also include a Peace sentiment so after rummaging around my stash I found this one from Alota Rubber Stamps … It didn’t quite fit into the oval punch but with a little masking and a stamp positioner I got it to fit. I added the one brad to the centre of my flower.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our cards over on our CCEE Stampers blog which goes live at 12.00 AM.

Recipe:

Stamps: H&G Peace – The Greeting Farm; Sentiment – Alota Rubber Stamps

Paper: White; River Rock & Purely Pomegranate – SU; DP – Heidi Grace Designs

Other: Black Ink; Grosgrain Ribbon; EK Success Wavy Dot Border Punch; Oval Punches; Green Brad; Flowers; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Bronc Buster Split Negative!

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Good Morning to you all!

My cards I have today, I created a few weeks ago at a club I attend every month. Each month one of the members of the club is responsible for the project that we do at club and this time round we were to create a card using the split negative technique.

This is one of my fav Stampin’ Up sets and as I haven’t used it in a while it was fun to get it out again!

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Here is a close up of one of the cards I created.

Recipe:

Stamps: Bronc Busters – SU

Paper: Very Vanilla, Black & Wanted DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Versamark Ink Pad, White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Star Brads; Foam Tape.

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Rebus - Movie Titles

Hi everyone.

I have finally gotten around to creating my rebus card for this month, normally I do this earlier in the month but not this time round. Hope those of you who enjoy playing along have fun solving this months rebus too.

This time round the theme of this rebus is Movie Titles .... I selected a few of my favorite ones ... maybe not my very favorite cause they were harder to rebus but favs all the same. See how you go solving them.


If you would like to solve it, why not post a comment to this blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.


Here is the solutions for the last rebus I posted a couple of weeks ago, which was “F Words”

  • Friendship
  • Fool
  • Fundamental
  • France
  • Fingernail
  • Fanatical
  • Farmer
  • Face

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

On The Pier!

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Hi everyone

My card today is for one of the the Dare to Get Dirty challenges over on SCS. I haven’t had much time to play this year but I just had to play in this challenge as my friend Cindy Haffner was hosting the challenge and it was a sketch challenge … love her sketches!

I used the stamp set from the first MFT kit that's available all month called On the Pier. This is actually a rectangle stamp but it still looks good in a circle *smile*. The image was stamped on Perfect Paper Panels with Brilliance Black ink and then colored with copic markers.

Recipe:

Stamps: On The Pier – MFT Stamps

Paper: White Perfect Paper Panel (MFT); Baja Breeze & Tangerine Tango – SU; Offshore Collection DP – Kaisercraft

Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Orange Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Bug Hugs

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Hi everyone!

It’s OCC challenge time over on the Our Creative Corner Blog. This week Jenny Gropp our July challenge hostess has given us a sketch challenge. Guess you all know by know what I think of sketch challenges hehe *smile*

I decided to use this cute Bugs Hugging image & Bug Hugs sentiment from Alota Rubber Stamps. I added texture to the 3 pink strips using a sizzix texturz plate … I think this is my fav texturz plate!

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the OCC Designers cards over on the OCC Blog.

Recipe:

Stamps: Bugs Hugging & Bug Hugs – Alota Rubber Stamps

Paper: White; Black; Pink Pirouette & Bella Rosa DP – SU;

Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Sizzix Texture Plate; Buttons; Black Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Anyone For Ice Cream!

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It’s time for another challenge over on the Hanna Stamps Member Forum of SCS. This week design team member, Silke Kittmann has challenged us to create a circle card.

I used my inverted scallop circle nestabilities to create my circle card.

Recipe:

Stamps: Ice Cream Riley – Hanna Stamps

Paper: White; Pretty In Pink & Chocolate Chip – SU

Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Inverted Scallop Circle Nestabilities; Copic Airbrush System; Copics

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Firemen Riley!

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Just look at Riley …. he is a fireman now …. isn’t he just adorable. He is busy around the town putting out all those fires. This is the latest of the Riley images that is to be released by Hanna Stamps any day now.

As soon as I saw this Riley I knew that I just HAD to make another truck similar to the one I made a couple of weeks ago which you can see in this post. Of course this time I turned it into a Fire Trucks …. I will probably give this to my DH as he collects Fire Trucks. I originally found the template to create these trucks at PCP here.

firetruck2-wm This weekend on SCS the Dirty Dozen Fan Club is holding here annual DTGD challenges. Tracy’s (LodiChick) challenge was to make creative packaging using premade or invented boxes and bags.

Well this fire truck is actually a box … there is a little box that goes in from the bottom of the truck …. so of course I am using this for the challenge hehe!

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The standing Fireman Riley is freestanding … I had planned on attaching him to the truck but I decided I like him better freestanding so he can be placed anywhere near the fire truck. I used only part of the image to create the fireman who is driving the fire truck. And no he isn’t on the wrong side …. he is driving an Aussie fire truck LOL

Recipe:

Stamps: Fireman Riley - Hanna Stamps

Paper: White; Black; Real Red – SU

Other: Black Ink; Circle Punch; Key Tag Punch; Silver Brads; Gem Brads; Distressed Stripe Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Black Alphabet Stickers; White Line Stickers; Foam Tape; Copics

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hopping By With Birthday Wishes!

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Hi everyone

It is time for another MFT Stamps sketch challenge over on the MFT Stamps member forum of SCS. This week it is Cindy Haffner’s turn to supply the sketch. Btw the sketch challenge now has a new home in the forum if you are looking for it … from now on it will be included in the “My Favorite Challenge” thread in post #3 each week.

I decided to use Birthday Flopsey … Flopsey is sooo cute and you can never have too many birthday cards. I paper pieced the cake that flopsey is holding to turn it into presents.

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I also decorated the inside of my card this week.

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Here is the sketch. Cindy and I would love you to play along. Don't forget to upload your card to the MFTSC91 gallery on SCS to be in the running to win a $5 gift certificate.

Recipe:

Stamps: Birthday Flopsey – MFT Stamps

Paper: White; Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron & DP – SU

Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Valentine Heart Border Punch; Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Red Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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Happy Birthday Jessica!

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Hi everyone!

It’s birthday time again for one of our Paper Prettie Design Team Members. Today Jessica Diedrich is a year older, happy birthday Jessica! Of course what better way to celebrate than a Birthday Blog Hop Prettie Girl style! As we can't get together to celebrate in person the next best thing is a virtual birthday party .... yahhhhhhhh what fun!

Now if you didn't start this hop at Christie Ortman’s blog you have missed out on all the fun .... I'll wait for you to come back!

Each of us are responsible to bring something to the party …. I am bringing the entertainment!

I didn’t get around to using Danielle’s PWC60 sketch challenge from a week or two ago and as it looked like a fun one I decided to use that sketch for my card today. I also used Wade E. Bug for my card today! I seem to be having fun with this color combo lately too hehe!

Don't forget to check out the other Design Teams blogs to see there creations this week. This is also the order of the blog hop if you have problems accessing one of the other Pretties Girls blogs)

Christie Ortman

Christi Thorsen

Danielle Lounds

Frances Byrne

Jackie Rakoski

Jacque Pedro

Jana Weaver

Jodi Collins

Jessie Rone

Julie Masse

Jessica Diedrich - BIRTHDAY GIRL!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the party festivities so far. Now it is time to continue on our birthday blog hop and visit Jackie Rakoski's blog. Don’t forget to wish Jessica a Happy Birthday when you reach her blog.

Recipe:

Stamps: Wade E Bug – Paper Pretties; Sentiment – Hero Arts

Paper: White; Black; Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette & Candy Cane DP - SU

Other: Black Ink; Black Grosgrain Ribbon; Circle Nestabilities; Oval Punches; Sizzix Texturz Plate; Black Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Lazy Days Of Summer!

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Hi Everyone,

It is release day over on Elzybells Art Stamps, so I have one more sneak peek to share with you today.

This time round I am using a set called Life’s A Beach. This set is a mixture of solid and outline images of the same shape, various types of shells, jelly fish etc, sentiments and a few other smaller images. You can use either just the solid image or the outline image or as I did on my card today you can use the two together.  Basically it is 2 step stamping.

First up I stamped all my solid shells over my white card using baja breeze ink and then I went back over the solid image with it’s outline counterpart using blue bayou.

Once I had stamped all my images I ruled my lines to create the Modern Grid Technique …. I seem to be using this particular technique a fair bit of late.

Don’t forget that the rest of the Elzybells design team will also have some sneak peeks to share with you today so check them out too … you can find the list of names on my side bar.

Recipe:

Stamps: Life’s A Beach – Elzybells Art Stamps

Paper: White; Baja Breeze & Blue Bayou – SU

Other: Black Ink; Baja Breeze & Blue Bayou SU Inks; Foam; Copics

 

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