Thursday, March 17, 2011

Proud Mom

I just wanted to share some bags I made for three boys from our middle school that made it to the State Wrestling Championships - one of them being my son!!

It was a little bit of a trip so I made them all a goody bag of healthful treats to take with them on their journey.

I stamped inspirational quotes from Paper Makeup Stamps on each side of the a bag and made a tag with their name on one side and another inspirational quote on the other.

I am so very proud of my son for going as far as he did. He showed courage, determination and heart. Regardless of the outcome it was an accomplishment just to make it to state and in the end they were all winners!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I Dream of Spring

I'm dreaming of warm spring sunshine and bright flowers! I'm actually looking forward to turning the clocks forward because that means one step closer to long sun shiny days!

Paper Makeup Stamps just released a wonderful springy set. Have you seen it? It's called Springtime Solids and come with a variety of botanical images and two clouds! I created this card using all stamps in the set except for the clouds.

The background was created by stamping the leafy swirl all over with Versamark ink and then adding clear embossing powder. Love the subtle tone on tone look. The panel was created using all of the stamps in the set in various colors. The sentiment is also a new word art image that was released this month. I love that it is a quote by Walt Disney. What a dreamer he was!! I simply colored in the words with different color SU! markers.

The Paper Makeup Stamps Blog and DT are also reviewing some of the other stamps that were released this month, so be sure to check them out!

Monday, March 7, 2011

PMS March Blog Hop!

It's time for another Paper Makeup Stamps release blog hop! If you didn't start at the beginning, go back to the PMS Blog and start there. If you're well on your way - well then this is a great way to start a Monday don't you think?

I got to play with a brand new Critter Cutie called Sally. All of these different "ewe" puns were going through my head, but I decided to go with a"fleece"pun instead. I created the sentiment on my computer and then printed it out on cardstock.

I created the Earth by cutting out a circle with my Nesties and then free hand drawing a couple of continents out of patterned paper. Although it doesnt look very realistic, I think I got the general idea across!

You've got one more stop on the hop, so take your letter and get moving! Be sure to stop by in the forum tonight at 8 P.M. CT for our release party. Lots of fun games and chit chat!

Your letter from me is N . . . Your next stop on the hop is Lisa McKinney.

Happy Hopping!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sneak Peek Day 2 - Danny

Who ever thought a boy fairy could be so cute! This is Danny and he is one of the new fairys being released this month. He is chasing one of two dragonflies that come with him. The other is smaller. I decided to keep this card pretty simple. I created the background behind Danny using the new freebie sentiment that comes with EVERY order - "you're invited". Wouldn't this be a cute invitation for a bug birthday party, or backyard campout?!?!

Make sure to head over to the Paper Makeup Stamps blog to see what other fairys are being released as well as leave a comment for a chance to win the whole kit and caboodle :0)

Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sneak Peek Sentiments

It's day one of the Paper Makeup Stamps Sneak Peek release. I used a new release sentiment on this card. This sentiment was originally available only in the Will to Dream kit but now is available on it's own!

I thought I would create my own ribbon rainbow to coordinate with the sentiment. So, I sat down to create and just kept thinking over and over again ROYGBIV!! I got it pretty close, just missing one :0)

There are lots of other coordinating sentiments as well as images in this release. If you want to check out more of the releases being sneaked today, hop on over to the Paper Makeup Stamps Blog. Leave a comment and be eligible to win the entire release!!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Purse-onally fabulous!

Paper Makeup Stamps is hosting this weeks sketch challenge over at the Cardabilities blog!! It's a pretty fun sketch and the prize to the winner is a $15 gift certificate to the PMS store!!

I decided to ink up these cute little purses from Paper Makeup Stamps. I thought the handles mimicked nicely the scallops shown in the sketch. And the coordinating sentiment just pulls it all together!

Check out the Cardabilities blog and play along!!