Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I was very excited to see my card in print with my name below it. It was only one card, but hey I'm in there!! I encourage everyone to submit. It's a relatively easy process and you just never know. This was my first time submitting cards and they actually picked one I DIDN'T think would make it.
I am very tickled to be included in a mag with stampers that I admire and downright idolize!!
Thanks for letting me share my excitement with you - make sure you give it a try!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Quixotic Paperie is the UK online retailer for PMS and we are joining forces for a super fun hop! Enjoy some PMS DT eye-candy along with the amazing artists at Quixotic :D
I decided to do double duty this weekend and made my card for the Quixotic Paperie hop using Ginger's awesome sketch challenge from this past Friday's Makeup For the Weekend Challenge.
It's a very liberal take on the sketch, but all of the elements are there - sort of :0)
For my card I used Trick or Treat Ted. He's not searching for candy today so I opted to remove his little pumpkin treat container. The sentiment is from the appropriately named Monster Sentiment set. Just the perfect words to go with these loveable cuties!
The QP store is one of the only other online retailers (There is one in Taiwan that is technically online... but unless you read Chinese characters, you probably wouldnt shop there! It would be a little difficult to search! hahahaha!) :D Have fun looking at all of the amazing creations from DT members from BOTH sides of the pond!!
Michelle Van Patten
Elaine Hughes-- Quixotic PaperieShop: http://www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk/
Elaine's Blog: http://www.quixoticcards.com/
Store Blog: http://www.quixoticpaperiedesignteam.blogspot.com/
Challenge Blog: http://quixoticpaperie.blogspot.com/
Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Quixotic-Paperie/106565519291
Paper Makeup Stamps: www.papermakeup.com
Monday, September 13, 2010
I was very excited to see my package arrive in the mail and was tickled to find out that the person who had MY name was the same person I had the first time we did a SA swap!! And just look at what Dawn Barrett sent me:
These cards are soo awesome!! I love the clean and simple style and of course all the colors against the white. She decided I needed to add some more bright cheery colors to my card making stash so her theme for my little package was a rainbow of color!!
There were several different handmade items that were to die for!! They all used this black red and yellow color combo. I love love the black and white print and the way the red and black pop!! Isn't that coordinting paperclip for the notebook awesome ?!?!
I had mentioned that I liked Starbucks - how fun is this ?!?!? I'm not sure which I like better, the giftcard or the adorable holder it came in!!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Aren't these Hugging Fairies soo cute! I tried to go away from my normal m.o. and color them a little bit differently. I almost ALWAYS color the fairies with brown hair. I don't know why, probably because that's the one I have the most shades of Copics in :0) This time I tried blonde and never attempted before, red - I think it looks more of a Halloween-y orange, but oh well. I also strayed away from the typical, light gray wings to color coordinate the fairies wings with the outfit they were wearing! I think it turned out pretty cute that way!
The edges on the card were done using my new Tim Holtz border edge die. Two dies in one that work well together - gotta love that!! The flower I received recently from my SA (more on that in another post).
Paper Makeup Stamps Blog has a MFTW challenge up today - all about Autumn and there are lots of other review cards to check out!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Everything about this card uses items from the kit (except the sentiment which is from this months Little Moments Mini sentiment set) . Don't you just love all the different flowers!!
Flower 1 - Chipboard button flower from the kit
Flower 2 - One ribbon flower snipped from the rose flower ribbon in the kit
Flower 3 - Made from the die cutting the adhesive sheets in the kit
Check out the other kit review cards posted on the PMS blog today and don't forget to play along with the Release Party Challenges for a chance to win valuable prizes :0) (See post below).
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
It was an awesome Paper Makeup Stamps release right?!?! Well the fun is not over! During the release party last night there were two challenges posted. The sketch challenge listed above and a color challenge. I always love a great sketch so I decided to play along using a sentiment and image I hadn't got inky yet - AACKK! I KNOW!!
This tree was fun to color and other than the plaid pp, all other cardstock was from this months Kit release - such fun colors - check out the color challenge (the kit colors will work perfectly ;0). I added some heart dots to the tree to give it some dimension and pop and to coordinate with the sentiment.
Check out the PMS Blog for all the challenge details - including how you could win free merchandise for playing along!!
Have a great day!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Time again for another FABULOUS release from Paper Makeup Stamps!! I hope you have been enjoying the hop and peeks at all of the great images in this month's release. If you came from Elaine's blog then you are in the right spot!! My peek for you today is one of the new fairies being released Chatty Cathy paired up with a sentiment from the must have sentiment set When There's Nothing Left to Say . . .
I had so much fun making this card I couldn't stop with the front and had to use another sentiment from the When There's Nothing Left set for the inside as well!! I drew the phone template and then used Nesties for the circle parts. The cord is just a black pipecleaner that I wrapped around a pencil. If you're interested in the template let me know and I will send it to you.
Before you leave let me strongly encourage and remind you to join the release party tonight in the forum!! The party starts at 8:00 CST and there will games and prizes and challenges and just like Cathy . . . a LOT of chattiness going on :0)!!
I know you've been collecting your letters right?? The code you reveal will entitle you to 15% off your new release orderr YAY!!
So do you want a letter? Well then here it is "L" !!
O.K. now you need to get hopping!! There's still some amazing creations left to see!! Next on the hop is none other than the super uber talented MRS. PMS herself KATIE!
Happy hOP dAY :0)
Monday, September 6, 2010
I got to play with another awesome sentiment set that is being released this month. This set is perfect for the generic cards that you might not have a specific theme in mind. Just add a short simple and quick sentiment from this set and your good to go!
I used 3 different stamps from the set on this card. I figure it could easily work as a birthday or graduation or congrats card. I love it that the stamps are small enough to put anywhere on a card or on a tag.
Just one more day until the blog hop and release day!! Join us at our release party tomorrow night for fun and prizes!! But first you got to head over to the PMS Blog to see even more samples of this awesome set!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Holy cow can you believe I'm posting another card?!?! 2 days in a row and 3 times in a week!! Making up for lost time I guess :0)
Today I get to show a card I made with a quote from a new set being released called "When there's nothing left to say . . ." this set is chocked full of endearing sentiments when you really want to send something special and need the perfect words. Soo many of them combine with the starter phrases "When there's nothing left to say" and "Remember . . ." from encouraging to sympathy you're going to find what you need in this set.
Make sure to head over to the Paper Makeup Stamps Blog and check out the other sneaks from this set. I'm sure you'll like what you see :0) I'll be back on Monday with another sneak peek and the Blog Hop and Release party on Tuesday . . . I'm getting inky now!!
Have a wonderful and relaxing holiday weekend :0)
Friday, September 3, 2010
It's the beginning of the month and that means time for another Paper Makeup Stamps release!! And today I get to show you a card I made with this month's AWESOME kit! PMS is doing things a little differently this month and they are releasing the kit at the same time as the rubber - whoo hoo! This month's kit is pretty and pink and oh so girlie!! It's Arelia's World of Make Believe kit!!
Isn't she the cutest?! I remember sneaking into my mom's closet as a girl and trying on all her fancy dresses and high heels - and the makeup too :0) What about that background paper? Awesome right? Well guess what? It's self adhesive fabric - LOVE it! I love the color combos in the kit and the chipboard button flowers, the pearlized brads and the ribbon is too die for!! Check it out . . .