Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PPPR Birthday Blog Hop giveaway winner!!

Good evening! It's time to announce the winner for my portion of the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Birthday Blog Hop!
My giveaway includes two files from the super talented Lisa over at PPPR!
These images include the cut files, but if you are unable to cut SVG files than I will send you over the digital clip art file instead!

And the winner is...
who said,
"You always make the BEST shaped cards!!! This was is Awesome!!! Hope all is going well with you...sorry I haven't been by more has been too busy. You all are doing a fabulous job to surprise Lisa!!! How sweet!"

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

PPPR DT :: Happy Birthday!

Good morning! Today I'm sharing somewhat of a sad post because it's my last day as a design team member for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. Lisa is a fabulous designer and I'll still be stalking her website for her amazing releases. And I'll also probably have to have EVERY new file that comes out!

With that being said, life is hectic and I just can't devote as much time to paper-crafting as I would like to. I'll still be around scrapbooking, paper-crafting, and stamping though just on a slower haven't seen the last of me!
My step-daughter Samantha is having a birthday today, so these little Minions are here to say Happy Birthday! 
I created the base of the card with a shape from Silhouette Studio. 
Aren't these little guys the cutest?!
PaperTrey Ink White cardstock
Echo Park All About a Boy 6x6 paper stack
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Minions cutting files
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Sentiment Spots 1 cutting files
Neat & Tangled Sequins

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Birthday Blog Hop!!

Good Morning!
Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Birthday Blog Hop!!
Today we are celebrating Lisa's (owner/designer of PPPR) birthday! She had a plan for this hop, but we (the Design Team plus guests) have a plan of our OWN because we LOVE her!!!! ;) We are all making special birthday projects using some files from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store AND since birthdays are all about celebrating with friends and  giving gifts, we decided to add guests to the lineup and giveaway a TON of prizes!! These awesome prizes include fun twine, stamp sets and gift certificates to some of our favorite crafty stores!! You seriously do NOT want to miss a single stop in this hop!!  

If you are coming to here from Monica's blog you are in the right place! If you have just stumbled upon this hop, make sure to head back to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog! But remember - and this is important! - Lisa does NOT have the correct lineup on her blog, because she doesn't know there has been a few ADDITIONS to the lineup thanks to her DT!! SURPRISE, Lisa!! :) Lisa will direct you to the correct blog, but after that please disregard her lineup!! 

And now...onto my project!!
I used the new Make a Wish cut file and the Center Panel Step Card to create this adorable birthday card! 
Oh my goodness, just look at this little face, how could she not just make you smile!
PaperTrey Ink Kraft and Vintage Cream cardstock
My Mind's Eye So Sophie 6x6 paper stack
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Make a Wish cut files
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Center Panel Step Card
Peachy Keen Stamps The Moodies Face Assortment
Avery Elle Oh Happy Day
Hemp Twine
Neat & Tangled Sequins

Of course Lisa has an awesome package to give away to one lucky hopper!! 
For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and also leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also 'LIKE' Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, September 24th. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses please.

Lisa is also offering this cute little Bird-Day file for free this SATURDAY and SUNDAY only, during the blog hop!
You can pick him up over at her blog here. If you miss the birdy he will be available for purchase over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons starting Monday!

And Lisa is also offering up this adorable Friday Freebie this week!

With our blog hop also comes a new Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Challenge!!
The theme of the challenge is Birthday and you can link up your projects at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog until Sunday, October 12th for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store. We can't wait to see what you create using PPPR files!!


In honor of Lisa's birthday, I am offering up TWO Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files to one lucky follower! To be entered into my special giveaway all you have to do is be a follower on my blog and leave a comment on this post! Don't forget to 'like' my Facebook Fan Page too!
(Once I randomly pick the winner of this giveaway, I'll contact you to see if you would like the cutting files OR the digital clip art files.)

And the files coordinating PERFECTLY with some My Creative Time stamps! Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Emma, so head on over to her blog to find out how you can win the coordinating stamp sets!

Now onto the next stop in the hop!! Head on over to Emma's blog!! 

Here is the CORRECT hop lineup in case you get lost along the way!! 

Thanks for hopping along on our surprise birthday hop for Lisa! And HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday Lisa!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Digi My World design team member!

Good morning! I hope this Friday is treating you all well. Today I'm sharing the news that I am now on the Digi My World Digital Stamp design team! Ann is super talented and very fun to work with, so I cannot wait to get started. :)

You can find all of her digital stamps here.

I was able to pick up a couple files and get to coloring, so I want to share a new project with you all today. Now keep in mind, I haven't used my Copics in a very long time, so my shading and blending might be a little rusty!
Isn't this little Zombie couple, the cutest little Zombies ever?!
I print my digi stamps out onto Express Blending card paper on an Epson Workforce 1100. It dries really fast and I don't even have to wait, I can just start coloring. There also doesn't seem to be any smearing of the Epson ink. :)
Digi My World Death Do Us Part
PaperTrey Ink White Cardstock
Bazzill Licorice 6x6 mini prints
Studio Calico Wood Veneers
Glossy Accents
Stampin' Up Pearls

Ann is also still having a design team call to round out another team of designers! You can get all the information on the Digi My World Blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Happy Fright Night!

Today is Friday. Today is the 13th. Happy Friday the 13th!

I've got a super cute card to share with you this morning using the Movie Monsters files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!
I have to admit, I've never watched the Jason/Friday the 13th movies and I even had to ask my hubby which little guy was associated with Friday the 13th! I'm sure in the movie Jason doesn't look this cute...but just look at this little guy!
 The background shape is from my Silhouette Studio Library. I added some drippy blood to my little guy by using the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo border punch and some glossy accents.
PaperTrey Ink Vintage Cream cardstock
Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock
My Mind's Eye Happy Haunting 6x6 paper stack
Carta Bella Traditions 6x6 paper stack
Echo Park Scoot 6x6 paper stack
Echo Park All About a Boy 6x6 paper stack
Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons Movie Monsters cutting files
Pink By Design A Haunting We Will Go

Don't forget to stop by Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and check out all of the super cute cut files and digital clip art! Lisa even offers freebies and her files are so original! In fact...check out this new file available today!
There is even a way you can WIN this adorable set! Head on over to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Facebook Fan Page to share, comment and be entered!

And with that, I hope you all have a fabulous Friday!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PPPR DT :: Glad I found you, STUD!

This project for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons design team post is a special one for me!
Today, my husband Shawn and I are celebrating our 14th anniversary! Happy Anniversary Shawn! I guess you were right, I am stuck with you! :)

For my card I used the Stud Finder cut file to create this shaped card perfect for any man!
I used the JPEG files that come along with the set for the top sentiment, but I had several issues trying to get my printer to actually print it! I guess I haven't used that printer in so long, that the print heads were clogged or just flat out ruined. I had to change all the ink cartridges and then I still can't get the black to print. I ended up installing Silhouette Studio onto my iMac and then using a flash drive to save and open the file to print it on my other printer. What a pain...but it still turned out great and the print and cut feature is still amazing.
It's a pretty simple card, but I know that he'll like it!
I cut the buttons out of black Core'dinations several times so I could make them pop up off the card. Then I added some glossy accents to finish them off.
PaperTrey Ink White cardstock
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Stud Finder cut file
My Creative Time Chocolate Greetings
Freckled Fawn Wood Veneers

The rest of the design team projects can be seen at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog, so stop by and check them out!