Monday, May 30, 2011

Summer is HERE!

Has the pace slowed down any at your house?

Not too much here.

Other than no school, the rest of the summer is pretty full ...

dance, piano, and multiple camps.

If you are one to embrace slow and steady here's a sweet image for you...

Bayou digi by ARTish

He's the first of two New Releases at Paper Pretties

Every Monday we add 2 digis to our growing collection!

We call the segment: Monday Whatnots, what's not to love!?

I found the sketch to be inspirational from Pink Gem Challenge

as well as the following challenges...

Catch the Bug Bright Colors + optional Flower Soft
Simply Stampin Floral Frenzy (*use 1+ SU stamps)
Emerald Faerie Challenge Anything Goes
2 Sisters Anything Goes

To create this...

I used the background paper's flower stem, as well as the additional one that I cut and tucked behind Baoyu en lieu of straight strips of paper.

By snail mail or email it's good to hear...

The second New Release today is... Garner digi by ARTish

How can you show your Love?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Can't wait to see the SUN!

After days of rain and crazy storms the sun will be a delightful treat!

**continued prayers for Joplin, MO, and now the most recent victims of last night's tornadoes**

Dry skies and shining sun plus hungry people equals..PICNICs!

(or pic-a-nicks) if your name is YOGI!

The perfect stamp to invite the gang over to share lunch

or to scrapbook your memorable meal...

A Picnic ANTventure by ARTish

This week at
The Pixie Cottage

our Challenge offers you use this SKETCH...

and/or the theme of SUNSHINE...

Link back your *NEW* creation to
The Pixie Cottage
for a chance to win... Pixie Cottage Stamps

I incorporated the colors from this inspiring photo from...For Your Inspiration

along with these challenges...
Crazy 4 Challenges Humor- hahaha
Delicious Doodles Let the Sun shine
A Cheerful Stamp Pad color
Cath the Bug Summer celebrations

to create this...

I hope your day is tied up with the perfect bow topped with a decadent strawberry!

Monday, May 23, 2011

"Sailing takes me away..."

...don't you love it when images bring lyrics to your head?

Yes, until you can't get them out of your head!

Introducing a little guy who can sail right into your heart...

Sawyer Mouse digi by ARTish

I used the following sketch...
from: Stamping With Dragon

along with a "lemon, pink, green" color challenge from: Pink Gem Challenge

Totally Gorjuss Water Water
2 Sisters Challenge use a digi

to create this...

Once upon a time this little treasure was a little girl's fashion ring!

As with every Monday at
Paper Pretties there are 2 new images!

We showcase them as the "Monday Whatnots; what's not to love!"

the second is...
Well Wishers digi by ARTish

Sail on over to Paper Pretties today

and Tuesday for fabuulous examples using these images.

Have a wonderful week;

in Owasso it is the kiddos last week of school!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tea for Two...

now being served at The Pixie Cottage

Do you take yours with one lump or two?

Would you like a cupcake also?

Add a little sweetness to your card with...

Tea for Two digi by ARTish

This week at The Pixie Cottage our theme is girly 'girly pink'

you may create with that in mind and/or use the following sketch.

Like "coffee or tea"'ve got options!

Link back your new creations to The Pixie Cottage

for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps

I was inspired by this photo from T S G clear stamps

and the following challenges:

T S G clear stamps
Craft Your passion Cutie patootie
KB challenges Anything goes using a digi
Stamps R Us digi

to create this...

Hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

take time to RELAX!

After my busy few days I need to; but there's no time! :)

It's Monday, which means it is time for the

Monday Whatnots; what's not to love segment from
Paper Pretties
(where every Monday 2 new digis are released and showcased on both Monday and Tuesday)

PASHA Panda digi by ARTish

I used the following sketch from... Sweet Sunday Sketch

and gathered color inspiration from this photograph from... Fresh Brewed Designs

to create this...

Twisted inked paper tree branch with ribbon snippit leaves...

The second release today is...
SAWYER Mouse digi by ARTish

I hope YOU can find a relaxing moment!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Sweet Birthday wishes to...

Nancy Bush!!!!

There's a party going on at Paper Pretties new releases and birthday's oh, my!

In honor of Nancy's Birthday we're having a blog hop. Here's the line up...

START here •Paper Pretties Blog
•Amber Hillman
•Chris Veneruso
•Dominique Hornberger
•Frances Byrne
•Jacquie Peifer
•Jennifer Greco
•Jessica Fick
•Taylor Usry
•Heather Lee-Reppen
•ARTish (Illustrator)
•Jackie Rakoski
•Kelly Collins
•Joni Mastronardi
•Lisa Rasmussen
•Nadine Buhl
•Tracey Vincent
•Janet Rossi
•Nancy Bush (the birthday girl!!!!!)

My card features

Happy Birthday Nancy!

Happy Hopping! On to Jackie

Mirror, Mirror...

not so much on the wall, as on the...

Vanity digi by ARTish

Our challenge for you this week is to use the following sketch...

and/ or the theme: "TAG your it."

Link back your NEW creation to...

The Pixie Cottage for a chance to win...
Pixie Cottage Stamps !

I also found
Photographic Inspiration from... The Shabby Tea Room

along with these inspiring challenges:

Just Magnolia Stitching

Basic Grey Charming (hopefully a felt charm in the sea of metal will be acceptable) * I used paper from the Sweet Threads collection

Digi Design House Bling
Incy WincyMother’s day/ GIRLIE
Clear it Out Ribbon/trim
Use it Tuesday Bling
Ooh La La Creations Tres Chic

May your day be wrapped up in hugs!

Happy creating!