Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Off To School … No It’s Summer Holidays!

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Hi everyone,

The Prettie Girls are back with another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop. If you started at my blog then you are at the right place as this is the beginning of the blog hop.

Now before I get into the challenge and my card …. we have some very exciting news for you. Paper Pretties is under new management!!!!!!! Yes that’s right, Paper Pretties is now owned by Heather Lee-Reppen ….. what does this mean for you:

  • Paper Pretties is now based in the USA so that means cheaper & faster shipping for everyone.

    For U.S. orders....flat rate of $5 for all orders up to $49.99. Free Shipping for all orders $50 and over

    For Canada orders...flat rate of $7 for all orders up to $69.99. Free Shipping for all orders $70 and over

    All other International orders...flat rate of $13

  • Huge Sale going on right now with most stamp sets are 40-50%
  • Lots of new products…. 6"x6" paper pads, Smooch Spritz, Kaiser gems, flowers and rhinestones etc

Ok now onto the challenge …. this week’s challenge is hosted by Jennifer Greco. Jennifer challenge us to create a card or project that summer-themed (the theme can be summer colors, school's out, graduation).

As you can see I went with the School’s out theme, my card for today’s challenge uses “Off To School”, isn't she a cutie. Up in the Northern Hemisphere most of the kids are on their summer holidays ... down where I live it is still school for all the kids down here ... they may get 2 weeks off but as it isn't summer till December for us they have to wait till then for those summer holidays everyone enjoys so much.

Want to play along with us

How to Enter: Create a card/project using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload your project to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC108.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Paper Pretties Design team to see what they came up with for this challenge.

Now to continue on the hop you need to head on over to Jackie Rakoski's blog to see what she has created for this week’s challenge.

Stamps: Off To School – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Dark Pink; DP
Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; Pink Button; Pink Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy 4th July!

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Hi all!

It’s that time again when the Riley and Company Design Team members get together to play a challenge using our Riley stamps … love challenge day!

This week it is Therese Boyd’s turn to host the challenge. Therese has challenged us to use the colors of our countries flag on our cards. Now even though I live in Australia, I had to use the colors red, white and blue as those are the colors of our Australian flag.

There isn’t an Aussie Riley but I know the 4th July is just around the corner so I wanted to play with “Liberty Riley” …. isn’t he a cutie!

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Some of you might have noticed that I have made another of those Magical Marquee cards where the message moves when the card is open. I did warn you last week I would have more … I really love creating these cards right now.

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Here is my card when it is open … you can see the “4th July” sentiment peeking out in the centre there.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

Stamps: Liberty Riley – Riley and Company; Sentiments – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Red; Blue; DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Star Punch; Circle Punch; Scallop Circle Punch; Scorpal; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Thinking About You!

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Hi all,

My card today uses this cute little boy playing with the dinosaurs from TGF. Isn’t he adorable … now that I have a Grandson I can’t get enough boy stamps hehe, I have only ever had daughters before so this is gonna be totally different. What little boy doesn't love dinosaurs.

I stamped the boy on my card and also on some photocopy paper so I could create a mask of cooper which I placed over him while I airbrushed the clouds. I used MFT Stamps Die-namics cloud die to create the masks for the clouds.

Stamps: Oh Happy Days – The Greeting Farm; Sentiment – Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Green; Digital DP – The Digi Chick
Other: Black Ink; Oval Punches; Green Grosgrain Ribbon; MFT Stamps Die-namics Cloud Die; Black Button; MS Layered Arches Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rebus - “K” Words

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I everyone,

It’s time for another rebus postcard swap entry to share with you all. This month the theme of my rebus is “K” Words. So all the answers will start with the letter “K”

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.

How did you go working out the solutions for last month’s Baby Needs Rebus …. here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.

  • Mother
  • Cot
  • Diapers
  • Stroller
  • Pram
  • Playpen
  • Formula
  • Dummies
  • Rattles

How did you go?????

You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

I Heart Honey!

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Hi everybody,

Yahhhhhh it’s Saturday which means it is time for another challenge with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.

This week our challenge hostess for the month Mercy Kerin, has given us one of her fabulous sketches to use on our creations. I heart Mercy’s sketches!!!!!!

I found this cute image at our local scrapbook store recently and of course just had to have it … isn’t he a cutie!

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: I Love Honey – Stampavie
Paper: White; Green; DP
Other: Black Ink; Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, June 25, 2010

You’re TOO Sweet!

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Hi All!

It has been a while since I have played with my Magnolia stamps and even longer since I have purchased any new ones. But that all changed when I attended a stamp show that was held here recently … I couldn’t come home without a few new Magnolia images hehe.

Of course I had to come home and play with my new toys. I used a recent Taylored Expressions Sketch challenge (TESC116) for the layout of my card.

The sentiment is from MFT Stamps PI – Lollypop Girl.

Stamps: 60 Tilda; Tins & Boxes – Magnolia Stamps; Sentiment- MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Dark Pink; DP
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; MS Butterfly Border Punch; Yellow Buttons; Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunny Wishes!

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Hi everyone and welcome to my blog.

Today is Thursday so that means it is challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess for the month, Shirley Quarry has given us another fun challenge.

Being that it is summer time in the Northern Hemisphere right now, Shirley challenged us to create a Summer Card with flowers or floral ribbon (or both if you like)

Well summer time for me reminds me of the beach so I decided to use that theme for my card and used one of the new beached themed stamps I received recently from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.

The cloud background was created using MFT Stamps Die-namics cloud die. I die cut a few cloud shapes using masking paper and then placed them randomly over my white card and then use my copic airbrush to add the blue over them … once I removed my masks I had my sky complete with clouds.

The sun at the top left hand corner is another of MFT Stamps Die-namics Dies, this time the Sun Die which comes as two pieces. I used the pointy part for my sun and added a button over the top.

The layout of my card uses a recent The Sweet Stop Sketch (SSS58)

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Mae; Kimmie’s Beachy Sentiments – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps
Paper: White; Cream; Brown; Green; DP
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; MFT Stamps Die-namics Sun Die; MFT Stamps Die-namics Cloud Die; Flowers; Brown Brads; Foam Tape; Copic Air Brush; Copics

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fun In The Sun!

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Hi everyone and happy Wednesday!

Wednesday’s mean it is time for  MFT Stamps Wednesday Stamp club over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum of SCS.

This week the challenge is Felt, Cork and Fabric - use felt, cork or fabric, or even all three. I decided to split the difference and use two of these items on my card … the felt I used for the clouds and the cork of course is for my sand and the sandcastles, both these items are available from the MFT Stamps store.

I used four of MFT Stamps Die-namics to create my card these include: 

  • Cloud Trio Die
  • Scalloped Scallop Die
  • Sunshine Die
  • Ric Rac Die

I used MFT’s Pure Innocence - Beach Bum stamp set to create my card. I paper pieced the girls togs using designer paper.

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Here is the inside of my card, I used the sentiment from the PI – Beach Bum stamp set and also the Die-namics Ric Rac Die.

Stamps: PI – Beach Bum – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Orange; DP
Other: Black Ink; Cork Sheets; Felt; Die-namics Sunshine; Die-namics Cloud Trio; Die-namics Ric Rac Die; Die-namics Scalloped Scallop Die; My Favorite Felt - Necessary Neutrals; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

For The Birthday Princess!

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Hi all!

I have been playing with my new Magnolia stamps again, that I purchased at a recent stamp show. I have also been having fun playing with a few new construction cards and boxes.

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First up I have a card that is called the Magical Marquee card that I learnt recently, funny enough this is also this week's technique challenge over on SCS, but I actually have had this card made for over a week LOL! You can find a tutorial on how to create one of these on Jan Tinklenberg's blog …. here you can see my card closed and it shows the “For a Birthday Princess” sentiment in the front.

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Open up the card and the sentiment disappears and you have a birthday cake!

I have been having lots of fun with this card so don’t be surprised if you see a few more of them in the next few weeks!

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My second project is a post it note holder booklet to match my card.

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Here is my post it note booklet open. The tab at the top of the post it note book was created using my curly label punch …. just line up the brackets when you are punch and punch on either edge of the card and you get this fabulous tab you can use to close your book.

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And finally a box … I call this a collapsible box for want of a better name … not sure if it has any other name as it is something I saw recently that a friend received.

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Here is another view of my box. The brad helps keep the box closed.

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And finally here is my box opened, it will actually fold flat if you wanted it too but I didn’t take a photo of that.

Stamps: Princess Tilda – Magnolia Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; Yellow; DP
Other: Black Ink; Circle Punch; Scallop Circle Punch; Flowers; Scorpal; Glitter Glue; Word Window Punch; Curly Label Punch; Brad; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Be Merry & Bright!

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Hi everyone and happy Monday!!!!!!

My card today uses a sketch from Waltzing Mouse Stamps new Sketch challenge blog …. this one is from a couple of week’s ago (WMSC1). Seeing I have a growing number of Waltzing Mouse stamp sets I thought I would play along.

I mainly have their nestie friendly sets right now (I might have to correct that hehe) so I had to make do with what I had. This is now officially my second Christmas card for the year!!!!! 2 down … how many more to go … now that is scary hehe!

Stamps: Little Box Labels; Seasons Of Love - Tags; Vintage Labels No 5 – Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Paper: Cream; Red; Green
Other: Olive Ink; Red Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Scallop Square Nestabilities; Holly Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Red Brad; Poinsettia Flower; Foam Tape

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hey Look No Stamping!

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Happy Sunday everyone,

Yes that’s right … my project today contains no stamping not even a sentiment … although I may end up added something like “Notes” or “To Do” to it at some stage depending on who I end up giving this to.

I needed to create a project to do with a group of friends recently so this is what I came up with. I wanted to use the new Bird Punch from Stampin’ Up which I just had to have and hadn’t got round to using other then for the leaves. So I decided to create another notebook holder/to do list.

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Here is the inside … the folded pocket allows you to pop in things like receipts, coupons etc.

Paper: White; Light Blue; Dark Blue; DP
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Bird Punch; Blue Grosgrain Ribbon; Green Button

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Cup Of Good Wishes!

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Happy Saturday everyone!!!!!!

Saturday’s mean it is challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess is Mercy Kerin, who has given us another fun challenge. Mercy challenge us to use paper flowers we have created on our cards.

For my card this week I used a stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps which is called “Gabrielle” and I also used the new designer paper out this month from Kaisercraft …. I always look forward to a new month so I can see what designer paper they have in stall for us each month. This little girl kind of reminds me of Alice In Wonderland (I know she isn’t really) and the keys and locks on the designer paper underneath her also reminded me of that story … I seem to remember a key and lock in there somewhere!

The layout used on my card is a SFYTT sketch from 5th June.

To create my flower I used my scallop circle punch and punched out 5 blue shapes, scrunched up all the scalloped circles and then added brown ink over the textured areas created when I scrunched up each circle. I then layered them all together and added a corduroy brad in the centre which I colored black.

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Here is the inside of my card, the panel my sentiment is on … comes in the 6 x 6 designer paper book. The sentiments used on my card are both from Kraftin’ Kimmies Tea Sentiments.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Gabrielle; Kimmie’s Tea Sentiments – Kraftin’ Kimmies Stamps
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Le Chateau DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; MS Raindrop Border Punch; Scallop Circle Punch; Corduroy Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, June 18, 2010

3 Great Companies, 1 Great Cause

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Many of you have read THIS post about Eric's battle with cancer and the impact it's having on the Liles family.

Susan designs for MFT, TCP and VERVE, and all three of them have banded together in a fund-raising effort that also benefits YOU!

By shopping at either TCP, VERVE, and/or MFT, you can save 10% now through Sunday, June 20th.

In addition, all three companies are donating a portion of the proceeds for the next three days directly to Susan and Eric so they can devote their energy and time toward healing and caring for their children and not worrying about how to pay for rising medical bills.

 MFTBlinkeThe MFT Deets:

The code for MFT to save 10% is SusieQ. You'll enter it at checkout in the promo/discount code field and click redeem. It will discount everything on the site, no exclusions!

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The TCP Deets:

No code is needed! Everything in the store is 10% off!

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The Verve Deets:

Save 10% on everything Verve, no code needed!


So go, buy some good stuff that you've been wanting and help out the Liles family at the same time. It'll make you feel good.

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Touch Down!

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Hi All!

My card today uses another of the new sports themed stamps which was released by Alota Rubber Stamps earlier in the week. This one is called “Football Boy”.I wanted to use one of the new sports themed background type stamps that was also released… for this one I used the football field stamp. It is much larger then you see on my card but as I wanted something other than a rectangle on my card I cut part of it off.

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And the inside …. this time I used the Happy Everything stamp … which is ideal for any occasion.

Stamps: Football Boy; Sports Words Set; Happy Everything – Alota Rubber Stamps
Paper: White; Brown; Burgundy; Digital DP – The Digi Chick
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; EK Success Zigzag Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

You Make Me Happy!

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Hi everyone!

It is time for another challenge with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess for June, Shirley Quarry has given us a fun sketch to use …. now you all know I love sketch challenges *smile*.

My card is a tall card because I wanted to use this cute little girl from the “Cindy & Mindy” range over on Kraftin’ Kimmies Stamps. She fits perfectly in my long oval nestabilities dies …. I just love this die set! I paper pieced the little girls dress using pink polka dot paper.

Have you noticed there seems to be a pink theme going on here on my blog this week LOL … maybe not all my cards but a fair few of them LOL … funny how that happens every now and then.

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Here is the sketch if you would like to play along this week.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: You Make Me Happy Set – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; DP
Other: Black Ink; Long Oval Nestabilities; Circle Nestabilities; Flower Punch & Embosser; Pink Brads; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pom Pom Power!

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Hi All!

It time for another challenge over on the Alota Rubber Stamps blog. Our challenge hostess this week is Marie Carlsson.

This time round Marie has challenged us to create a Birthday card, now you can never have too many birthday cards ….. right!

For my card I decided to use another of the sports themed stamps that were released earlier in the week by Alota Rubber Stamps. This cute cheerleader girl is another of the stamps designed by Jodie Mackrell … isn’t she a cutie!

I used a recent Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge (SSSC71) for the layout of my card.

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Here is the inside of my card …. I love this cute sentiment!!!!!!

Do you want to play along???? you can use any stamps you want, although if you have Alota Rubber Stamps we would love to see them on your cards.

You have until the 30th June to complete this challenge, you can enter as many entries as you wish for a better chance of winning!!! You have a chance of winning some wonderful stamps if you card/project is selected randomly from all the entries received.

Stamps: Cheerleader / Pom Pom Power (SET) – Alota Rubber Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Blue; DP
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; MS Raindrops Border Punch; Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Foam Tape; Copics

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