Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving - Cardz TV "Thankful" Challenge

Happy Friday folks and can you believe it is the 1st of November already???  I am back with another Cardz TV Stamps challenge and this time the theme is "Thankful" - create a card, layout or craft for Thanksgiving.  Here is my card for the challenge -

I created my pumpkin shaped card using the following supplies -
Sentiment - Cardz TV Stamps "Going in Circles" set
Pumpkin - Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons "First Thanksgiving" cutting files
Brad - Eyelet Outlet
Designer Paper - DCWV and My Minds Eye


Thanks for stopping by today!!  Don't forget to visit Cardz TV to see the rest of the design team's projects for some inspiration.  You can link your project up there too - you will have until Thursday, Nov 14th noon EST.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Door Hanger Treat Boxes - 3 Girl JAM DT

Happy Monday folks!!  I hope you had a great weekend and got a bit of craft time in for yourself.  I have a project to share with you that I made for my 3 daughters for Halloween.  My older 2 daughters are past the trick or treating stage so I wanted to "treat" them with some goodies of their own.  I haven't bought all the "goodies" yet so I am showing them empty to you but let me tell you there is a lot of room inside of these.  I created a shadow for the designer paper layers to help make my box stronger and I added an extra piece of cardstock to the bottom of the box to reinforce that area too.

I wrapped some 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon around the bottom of each box and tied it in a bow to finish it off.  I used the following 3 Girl JAM colors of ribbon for my project -
"Sunflower" and "Harvest Orange" from the 3GJ Harvest Bundle
"Goblin Green" from the 3GJ Spooky Bundle

Other supplies used ~
Cardz TV Stamps "Trick or Treat" stamp set
Lori Whitlock "3 cute Halloween set" from the Silhouette Store

Friday, October 25, 2013

PPPR and Scrappy Moms Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and Scrappy Moms Stamps Cross-Promo Blog Hop. We have all sorts of fun projects to share with you today that combine the images of PPPR with the stamps of SMS. Be sure to stop by each and every blog and leave a comment. You don't want to miss any of the amazing projects, and you could win a gift certificate to PPPR or a stamp set from SMS.

If you've come from Saundra's blog, then you're in the right place. If you just stumbled upon my post and would like to start from the beginning, head on over to Lisa's blog.

Here is my project -
~Supplies used~
PPPR Scalloped Circles cutting files - card base and layers

***Now, how about some BLOG CANDY? Leave a comment on each of the stops along the hop for a chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Store or a free stamp set from Scrappy Moms Stamps. The more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning will be.***


Thanks for stopping by and hopping along with us. Your next stop on the hop is Shannon's blog.

Here's the lineup in case you get lost along the way. 

Guest Designer for My Craft Spot

Hello everybody and T.G.I.F.!!   I have the privilege of being a guest designer today for Kimberly from My Craft Spot.  I have a couple of projects to share with you using My Craft Spot's "Bon Appetit" stamp set.

For my easel card I used a cutting file from Miss Kate Cuttables.  My paper is from Doodlebug's "Sweet Cakes" 6x6 pad.  I used some brown paper with a shimmer to it to make my chocolate look like it had a sheen.  I thought the combination of sentiments went perfectly with this card.

My cupcake box is filled with Dove chocolate and the cutting file is from Lettering Delights.  I embellished it with some rick rack and popped my sentiment up on some foam tape for added dimension.

I have really enjoyed working with this stamp set and see so many possibilities with it.  I know I will be using it for the holidays to add to my home baked goods for family and friends.  There are several sentiments  in this set that would be perfect on tags!

Now for some FUN!!  One lucky person will be chosen to receive a set of their own stamps from My Craft Spot.  Here's what you need to do -
1.  Visit the My Craft Spot store and choose a stamp set you would like.
2. Leave a comment on MY BLOG  with your stamp choice and a way to get a hold of you if you are the winner.
3.  I will choose somebody on Friday, November 1st so you have until midnight Pacific Time on Thursday to enter - good luck!! and thank you Kimberly for this generous donation.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

PPPR DT day - Minion Birthday Card

Hello everybody!!  I hope your week is going well so far.  This week is better for me because I feel like I am getting my energy back after being sick last week with the "ickies" that are going around. I have a fun birthday card to share with you today that I made for one of my 16 year old daughter's friends. I have been wanting to use this cute Minion cut file set from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons ever since Lisa released it.  I saw this as my perfect opportunity as I needed a boy card but the recipient is the right personality for a "fun" card.

Supplies used ~
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' Minions Cutting files 
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons ' Layered Labels 3 Cutting files for card base
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' Birthday Critters Cutting files for present
Cardz TV Stamps' "Good Times" set for sentiment
My Minds' Eye "Hip Hip Hooray" for patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Don't forget to stop by the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG to see the rest of the design team's projects and join me back here on Saturday, Oct 26th for a co-blog hop with Scrappy Moms Stamps and Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

PPPR "Autumn Harvest Blog Hop"

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Autumn Harvest Blog Hop" where the design team is showcasing autumn/harvest themed projects made using PPPR files.  If you came here from Nanne's blog then you are in the right place.  If you missed the start of the hop, you will want to head over HERE.

Here is my project for the hop -

I created a card for fall using the following Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' files - 
Sunburst Shapes cutting files - printed for sunset
Fall Festival Cutting files - crow, hay bale, fence and corn (printed these on the background paper)

other supplies used -
My sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps "Fall Fun" set
enamel dots from Recollections and diamond stickles

I like to buy my files as SVG's because I can use them both for cutting and for printing which is what I did with this card.  Some of the files I printed as a part of my background and others I cut and added for dimension to my card.  I also embossed my fence with my Cuttlebug. 

Of course we have some blog candy for you today -

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and 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, October 22nd. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses, please.

Today also begins a new challenge.  The theme is Autumn/Harvest, here are the rules - 

1. The project must be Autumn themed. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the focus of the project.

2. Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog. If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Autumn Harvest Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group

3. You can enter as many dfferent Autumn-themed projects as you want for more chances to win.

4. The challenge will run for 3 weeks. You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, November 9th, 2013.

5. One random winner of a $10 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen. Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013.

Link your projects up at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' Blog.

There is also a special "FREEBIE" file for you available only today and tomorrow over at the PPPR Blog.  

Well, thanks for hanging with me so far :-)  Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Shannon.  Here is the full lineup in case you get lost along the way.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

Lisa ~
Brianna ~
Candace ~
Jeanne ~
Melisa ~
Nanne ~
Nicole ~
Shannon ~
Tanya ~
Ana Maria ~

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cardz TV Stamps' "Ghost and Goblin Party"

Happy Friday!!  I hope your week has been going well.  I ended up getting sick so the past few days have been a bit more challenging but the weekend is coming so I am hoping to get some extra rest and kick this thing in the butt!!  On a brighter note, today is another challenge day for the Cardz TV "Go To Challenge Gals" and the theme is Ghost and Goblin Party - make a card, layout or craft for Halloween.  I made a card that I am going to send off to my niece and nephew along with some treats.

My sentiment is from one of the newer Cardz TV Stamps sets - "Trick or Treat".  It fits perfectly with this cute little vampire from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  Thanks for stopping by today.  To link up your project for the challenge and to see the rest of the design team's creations, please go HERE.


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Halloween Treat Bags - 3 Girl JAM

Happy Monday everyone!  It is my 3 Girl JAM design team day I have a couple of cotton muslin bags to share with you that I decorated for Halloween.  I used the 3.25" x 5" sized ones to create my project and they are perfect to stuff with a bit of candy treats for my niece and nephew!!

I used some Ink Jet T-Shirt Transfer paper from Avery (3275) and an image from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons for the front of my bags.  I reversed my image and then printed it out on the transfer paper,  I followed the directions for ironing it on and Voila!!  I am quite excited at the possibilities of this and since I did this I have seen another fellow blogger do the same thing with colored ink too!!  I threaded some "Harvest Orange" crinkle ribbon from the 3 Girl JAM Harvest Bundle through the drawstring opening.  I used a small safety pin on the end of my ribbon to make it easier to feed the ribbon through.  My buttons are from last year's K and Co.  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"So Corny!! " - PPPR Design Team Day

Happy Wednesday!!  Today is design team day for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and I have a Halloween inspired card for my project.  I made this card specifically for one of my coworkers because she "treated" me to a huge bag of candy corn after she found out it is one of my fall "comfort foods"!!  I used the "Candy Corn Guy" cutting files and the "Sentiment Spots 1" cutting files to create my card.

I did some stitching around my card using my sewing machine and added some Orange Licorice twine from Trendy Twine along with some stickers that I felt complimented the candy theme well.  My sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps' "Garden Greetings".  


Don't forget the PPPR Monthly challenge is still going on so there is still time to get your birthday related projects in (don't forget to use a PPPR product in your project) and linked up HERE.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

3 Girl JAM Challenge 26 "Fun with Digis and Ribbon"

Time for a new challenge over at the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog and this time the theme is "fun with digis and ribbon".  Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps!!  Winner of this challenge will receive 7 images from Bugaboo Stamps along with a $10 gift certificate to the 3 Girl JAM store!  Here is my card for the challenge -

My cute little turkey is AKV Thanksgiving - turkey from Bugaboo Stamps.  I colored him in with some Bic Mark Its and added some 3GJ "latte" crinkle ribbon from the Coffee Bundle.  

So, now it's your turn - create a project using a digi image and some ribbon and post it on the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog.  Don't forget to put the 3GJ challenge blinkie on your sidebar too :-)  I look forward to seeing your projects!!   Thanks for stopping by today!

CTVS "Breast Cancer Awareness" Challenge

Happy Friday!! Time for another challenge with Cardz TV Stamps "Go To Challenge Gals".  This week the theme is Breast Cancer Awareness - Create a card, project or layout for Breast Cancer Awareness.  I chose to make a card and wanted to think outside of the box a bit.  I made a running shoe card in honor of the Race for a Cure which is this weekend in our city.  I am not able to run/walk in it because I have other obligations that day but several of the "soccer moms" are going to do it so this card is for them!!

Card Recipe -
Sentiment from Cardz TV Stamps' "Home for Christmas" set
SVG - freebie from SVG Cuts

Now it's your turn - create a project in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and link your project up to Cardz TV to be eligible for a free set of Mary's stamps.  One randomly chosen winner will be picked in 2 weeks.  Also be sure to check out the rest of the design team's projects while you are there - lots of great inspiration!!  And - did you know that Mary has come out with 4 new stamp sets!!  You are going to love these -


I am also linking my card up with the following -
D.L.Art - Breast Cancer Awarenss
Cut It Up - Think Pink
Link Up for Pink - 3rd Annual Link for Breast Cancer Awareness