Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sending You A Big Bear Hug!


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Welcome to our Prettie Peeks for Paper Pretties November Release!

So why am I singing today?? This month we thought we'd have some fun and give you a chance to win the new releases. Since our Pretties are some our favorite things, our peeks will be based on the lyrics to A Few Of My Favorite Things.

Each day two or three of the Prettie Girls will upload their challenge cards based on a new lyric. If you stop by the Pretties Gallery and leave that Prettie Girl a comment on what your 'FAVORITE THING' about her card is, you'll have a chance to win the new set that has been used in that challenge - make sense? The contest will end November 2nd and the winners will be posted on the Paper Clip. You can find the link to the specific cards in the Paper Pretties gallery on each blog post. So, lets get started!

Christie Ortman, Danielle Lounds & Heather Lee-Reppen posted their first card to their blogs yesterday. Julie Masse & Jackie Rakoski are also posting a card today. Make sure you go and check out their cards and see what their lyric was. Don’t forget to click on the link included on their blog post which will take you to the Paper Pretties gallery …. leave a comment in the gallery for your chance to win!

Don't forget to stop on by the party in the Paper Pretties forum on November 1st at 8pm EST when all the stamps will be released for sale.

Ok onto my card, the lyric I had to use for my card today was:

Brown paper packages tied up with strings.

When I first saw the challenge, I thought YIKES!!!!!! But after a little thought this one wasn’t too hard at all. After looking at what sets are to be released this month I thought that “Beary Best” would be perfect for it. After all couldn’t the bear have been in one of those brown paper packages …. or what about the stamp set itself hehe :) … I think I am liking brown paper packages more and more!

The packages I used here are from the Paper Pretties “Home Sweet Home” set. As I only wanted the packages not the printing on the boxes I used a black marker to outline my boxes and stamped them on brown paper. I then added string to my boxes and attached it to the scene I created here. The floor is hand drawn. I used the same designer paper for my wallpaper and the panel on the left lining up the stripes.

Before you go don’t forget to comment on my card in the Paper Pretties gallery for your chance to win the “Beary Best” stamp set used on my card.


Stamps: Beary Best & Home Sweet Home – Paper Pretties

Paper: White; Black; Designer Paper

Other: Black Ink; String; Blue Buttons; Blue Brads; Photo Corner Punch; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copics



Cindy Haffner said...

Oh look how cute, awesome job Frances.

christie said...

Oh Frances, this is darling!!

Heather said...

Frances, this is SOOOOO cute! It just melts my heart! Love it!

Jackie said...

This is just too precious! Wonderful job...looking forward to your other lyric :)

Sheri Gilson said...

Adorable card Frances!! This image is so precious!!

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW - so cute!!! Big hugs to you too - LOL!!! ~S~

Renee said...

Awwww this is super cute! I love the image!

Jana Weaver said...

great card Frances...love the scene and the packages are perfect!

CraftyC said...

Aw your card is so sweet Frances, beautiful colour combo!

Betty Wright said...

This is so super cute and fabulous, Francis!!! Awesome colors and detailing!!!

Tracey said...

This is just adorable Frances!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Awww!! This is just super adorable!! Love the tied packages and fantastic buttons Hoots!

Susie Sugar said...

Super cute , I must get over to your blog more often your cards are amazing darling
Hugs Susie xx

Tanja S said...

Lovely card Frances, the boy and bearare so cute and Iove the stripy wallpaper!

Greetings from South Australia