Thursday, July 29, 2010

Follow PPC for a chance to win!

'Follow PPC' Contest #2

Remember the last 'Follow PPC' Contest we had?!? We'll we're back at it again here at PPC and we're ready to give away more prizes! Read below to see how you can win more than once! :)

Here at PPC, we would LOVE to get more particpants and followers, so we've decided to have another 'Follow PPC' Contest! Our goal is to reach 150 followers by Monday, August 9th, and we NEED your help!

All you have to do to win is become a follower of us here at PPC AND submit a design this week for the #23 color combo challenge! Winner will get a package of 50 Kraft Colored Cards with Envelopes! (See picture below). The contest ends at 10am EST on Monday, August 9th.
Megan is personally running another challenge special for us this week, too! Using this week's color combo #23, make a creation and post it here at PPC. Then, go to to her blogsite,Picture Perfect Creations, and leave her a comment on the PPC #23 creation. Let her know that you want to be entered into her blog contest. One lucky participant will win Bazzill Basics -- Really Big Chips, 9 Petal Flowers!
Wow--2 chances at winning some cool stuff! Don't miss out on the fun!
Good luck crafters!! 

Monday, July 26, 2010

PPC-CC 23 & Just Add Ink #27

Boy I can't believe we're at the end of July already!! This is insane! It's amazing how little we've gotten done for our home renovations. We haven't touched the poor laundry room since we tore down all the gross wood paneling. If you want to see photos, check out my previous post here. Enough babbling! Onto this week's color challenge over at Picture Perfect Creations. This week Megan gave us colors that fall into my comfort zone. Although I do love Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight still needs to do more work if it wants to replace Summer Sun in my heart. Having only 3 colors to work with is also another one of my comfort areas. I have a hard time working in more than 3 colors so I'm glad we have a 3 color week. I paired it with Just Add Ink #27, which is the sketch shown above. 
I used the retired Walk in the Park DSP and the new hostess stamp set called Because I care. It may look a bit funny in photos with that layering effect I tried to pull off (but didn't really...) on the hydrangea but in person it looks a tad better. Did you notice a new piece of embellishment that I've never used before? It's a pin that was made by Lisa over at Pretty Pin Embellishments and she graciously sponsored a few of our challenges over at PPC. Hopefully you get a chance to play along with us this week!  

Monday, July 19, 2010

PPC-CC #22 & Fall To Layout 99

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend! I definitely wasn't very productive on my weekend. On Friday night I slept for a whopping 15 hours!!! Someone asked if I was preggers and I can say definitely not! This week Megan over at the Picture Perfect Creations blog threw me for a loop! I had such a hard time with this challenge that it literally took me two whole afternoons! I'm not sure if it's the Cajun Craze or if it's just because there were four colors. Here is my first attempt using The More The Merrier retired hostess set from SU. 

I didn't like how this card turned out so I made another card using Clean & Simple's Fall to Layout #99 sketch. I used the stamp set Embrace Life and filled in the flower with some Crystal Effects. The paper used is the retired Walk in the Park DSP. 
Hopefully some of you get a chance to join us this week over at PPC and fingers crossed that you have an easier time than me with these colors! 

Friday, July 16, 2010

Jinnee's Birthday & Just Add Ink #26

Well today is Jinnee's birthday so I decided to make a card just for her! I bought the Lots of Bots stamp set when it was a pre-order for last year's catalogue! Can you believe I haven't inked it up until today?? Oh my... I know Jinnee has a small fancy for robots so I figured what better time than now to ink up my little bots. I copied the layout of my card from Kristina Werner. I love how she used ribbon on the card. This week's Just Add Ink challenge #26 is to Just Add Embossing! I embossed the wood grain with clear embossing powder and just used my bone folder to create the embossed lines on the card base. Did a little watercoloring to add the finishing touches and cut out a circle with my Coluzzle. Hope she likes it! Happy Friday everyone! 

Monday, July 12, 2010

PPC-CC #21 & FTL 98

Good morning everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend. As you know from my last post, I was craaaazy busy. I almost didn't have time to make a card for this week's Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo! But being a night owl crafter, I managed to whip up a card. Another great color combo from Megan this week and I paired it with Clean & Simple's Fall to Layout 98. The stamp sets I used are: Punched Posies (retired) and Trendy Trees for the sentiment. Hopefully you all get a chance to play this week!! 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cherry On Top!!

All my close friends know that I really enjoy blogging to share a little bit of what I create. I am always bugging people to start blogging and managed to convince (I'm taking credit!!) 4 people to start blogging. These 4 people include: 
1. My Jamie- A blog on coffee and knitting.
2. Regan- A fellow card maker.
3. Penny- A blog that shares a bit of her life and crafting. 
4. Julie- A blog on yummies. 
Now onto the cherry on top! A fellow Picture Perfect Creations team member Allison gave me a very sweet blog award. 
The rules for this award are:

1. Thank the person who gave this award to you. Thanks again Allison
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List three things which you love about yourself.
4. Post a picture you love.
5. Tag five people you wish to pass this award on to.

Three things I love about myself: 
1. I love that I enjoy eating vegetables! 
2. I love that I have amazing friends in my life. 
3. I love that I am good at my job. 
A photo that I love: My friend Jenn's wedding.

5 People that deserve this: 
5. JennySue - JennySue Makeup

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just Add Ink #25

Good evening fellow night owl crafters! I'm so excited that it's 15 minutes till Friday!! I usually work 4 days a week but this week I was stuck with 5 and boy am I glad it's Friday tomorrow. I've got a packed weekend with our monthly girls' night (we're having a poutine buffet Newfoundland style!), dim sum with the work girls, a baby shower and dinner with Jamie's out of town relatives. I don't think I can pack in any more crafting time till Sunday night! This is my take on Just Add Ink #25. Some yummy colors this week to work with. This card layout is actually from a swap I got from my upline Carolyn. I love the Watercolor Trio stamp set. If you haven't gotten it yet, trust me. You will not be disappointed! I used some retired Sweet Pea paper and a couple embossing folders. The one on the right is the new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I've got one more post after this so I'll keep this short and sweet!! Have a scorching great weekend everyone! 

Monday, July 5, 2010

PPC-CC #20

Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a great relaxing Canada Day and 4th of July! It's time for another color challenge over at the Picture Perfect Creations blog! I'm really digging this week's colors that Megan chose. Today's card was actually copied from the new Stampin' Up catalogue page 75. I'm missing the brad and moved the sentiment but I still think it's super cute I love textured card stock. It almost feels like paper gold, needing to be cherished and conserved! This is actually the very first card I've made using textured card stock as the base. =) Hopefully you all get a chance to pop over and take part in this week's challenge. If you don't have time to play, you can always check out what others have created and leave them some comment lovin'. 

Stamp set: Happy Together (SU)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

WAHOOO!! The New Catalogue Is Officially OUT!!

How exciting!!!! The new Stampin' Up catalogue is officially ready for your viewing pleasure! I've been giving you a little teaser the last few weeks and now you can see for yourself all the new goodies!! I'm very excited that there are now coordinating accessories in every color! I'll be having an open house soon so stay tuned for more info!!