Sunday, February 27, 2011

"do do do dooooo"...

does that read like a bugle sounds!?

Annnouncing...
Woo-Hoo!
And...it's Monday, which at Paper Pretties means 2 NEW digis!!
We call it "Monday Whatnots, what's not to love!?"
our first one this week is...
Bugle Bear digi by ARTish


Endless color options!

but I chose to be inspired by these from
Cupcake Inspirations




and this rotated sketch from...
PaperWorks Co.






to create this...


CES challenges Flowers and Flutterbys
Corrosive distressing
Patties Creations make your own embellishment
All Sorts make your own flowers
One Stop Craft challenge spring flowers



the second Whatnot of the day is...
Dunker digi by ARTish


March Madness will be upon us along with all the pollens blowing through the air very soon!

Be sure to check the Paper Pretties

blog both today and Tuesday for several fabulous examples using these images,

and back with me on Wednesday to see what I create with Dunker.

Enjoy!!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

got sheep? (and Autism Benefit)


lost hers!

(she just needs to scroll down to my last post!)


She and her Sheep are this week's Paper Pretties


Monday Whatnots~ two digis released every Monday!!


Little Bear Peep digi by ARTish




This card was truly inspired!


by... The Shabby Tea Room's

photo inspiration +buttons & bows


Basic Grey's Sketch ...


and


The Pink Elephant buttons, lace, ribbon

House of Gilli Use some form of Sparkle
-Use 3 Patterned Papers
-Use at least 2 dies and/or punches

Card Cupids buttons and/or ribbons

Pink Gem Challenge choose…buttons, brads, bows,and/or beads

to create this...

At Paper Pretties our challenge is to use Glitter.

Link back your NEW creations for a chance to win!!


Good Luck!


I overlayed the drawn lace with fabric paint and then sprinkled with glitter...




Her NOSE is really taken by the (SweetStamps) flowers ....



Always remember...


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Flying on over to The Pixie Cottage


where the challenge is CUTE and/or there is a sketch to work from.


Upload your NEW project for a chance to win Pixie Cottage Stamps!


I opted for just CUTE


Showcasing one of

Sienna’s
two stamps


you can purchase to
Benefit Autism


They come as a pair -a cat and a flamingo for only $3.


Thank you for being a Blessing to the children and buying your set today!


I utilized a different Sketch...


by Sweet Sunday




to create this...


With an inspiring message (Stamps R Us) for a girl ...


BE YOURSELF!



Monday, February 21, 2011

"if EWE...


can't sleep...SHOP"
...or you could keep on counting SHEEP !

It is Monday again, which means it's time for...
"Monday Whatnots- what's not to LOVE!"

My project today combines one of my 2 new images with the

(one of my fellow Pixie Cottage design team pals)
So cute...I had to make one!
I used clothesline baby clothes paper to imply the reason you might not be sleeping is the precious baby in the nursery across the hall. It could so easily be that you drank too much espresso and then a Starbucks gift card could come into play...can't you just see the sheep a gorgeous mocha color!? Do sheep come in brown?

He is going to stroll into the following challenges when he's done shopping...
Res Q Makes Me Happy ~shopping
Totally Paper Crafts digis
Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge Fancy fold
Gingerloft furry friends~ wooly!?

Oh the possibilities of...
Peep’s Sheep digi by ARTish

(perfect for spring and Easter)






( alone or together)

Visit Paper Pretties today and again tomorrow for

awesome examples made with this week's new digis!!

How many sheep are in your flock.

Wow- this so ties into last week's message from church!!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I WISH...

we could go on a BIKE Ride!
(seems to be the theme of today's post!)

A few weeks ago
The Pixie Cottage and I released a new series of SCENERY Stamps.





The New challenge at
The Pixie Cottage is to use the following sketch
AND/OR incorporate EMBOSSING.

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





I combined both the sketch and embossing to create this...



Tilda is riding into these challenges...

Craft your Passion use PINK
Magnolia Lovers pastels
One Stitch At A Time Stitch & make it PRETTY
Our Creative Corner Cut It Out!!!!

Wood Ware USA embossing!


I so look forward to seeing colorful flowers...

after weeks of snow and now the residual MUD.

Ahhhh...fresh spring air (ala embosser)



Tilda and I wish you have a superior rest of the week.

Just let us know if you want to go for a ride.

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Switching gears to Paper Pretties...

Hey look, these two want to join Tilda on that bike ride!





And just WHO are they you might ask.


Introducing...
Pierre and Ernest digi by ARTish







they are...


And a great example of this week's "for a child"

Challenge at Paper Pretties


Link back your NEW creation to Paper Pretties for a chance to win!


Pierre and Ernest are pedalling fast to get into the following challenges:


Etsy Inspired Glow Girl- CAT coupon pack

--how perfect is that inspiration!



This palette from Colour Q ...


and sketch #95 from... Sweet Stop Sketches


and Scrap Creations Spring Fever

to create this...

more colorful flowers...However, this one is a one of a kind special!

Sienna made it for me a few weeks ago...

who knew how perfect it would be especially with the "for a child theme"

May all of your bike rides be safe (don't forget your helmet!)

And may all of your "wishes" come true!!!!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

All you need is Faith...

Now those are words to live by!


Happy Valentine's Day to the world!

And Happy Blogiversary to moi.

Wow...an entire year has gone by since I took the leap of faith

into adventures unknown...

a year ago Blogland was a very foreign place to me.

I believe I've settled in nicely over the past 12 months

and hope to have some new high flying adventures to share with you soon!

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It is Monday!

(I need a refresher course on a normal week...

my kiddos have been home for the last 2 weeks on snow days...

I think I might be lonely!)






Mondays at Paper Pretties
hold in store for you two new ARTishtic digital images!


Gliding in first is... aaaaahhhhh by ARTish






Inspired by the colors in this Case Study



and this rotated Sunday Sketch ...




I created this card...


The sentiment was inspired by Prairie Fun Fridays “fine print”



The second of the Monday Whatnots...what's not to love digi is...

a duo named... Pierre and Ernest



Tune in Wednesday to see what I create with them.

For more great examples using both of these images visit

Paper Pretties today and tomorrow~

the digi design team showcases two days in a row!
for more great digi stamps visit:
Paper Pretties Digi images boutique

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I have Faith you are going to have an Awesome week!