Monday, February 28, 2011

SSSC #106

Omg omg omg! It's 1:09 AM and I have to work in in about 7 hours. It is my dear friend Arlie's birthday well... yesterday! I wanted to make a special blue card for her because it's her favorite color. I combined it with Sweet Sunday's Sketch Challenge #105. Originally I wasn't going to have the yellow butterfly but when I was stamping the flower underneath it, I accidentally stamped a bit of the edge of the rubber and the little line of extra blue was driving me crazy. I like the little pop of yellow. Brings a bit of cheer to the card! Hopefully she likes it and I know she's going to tsk tsk me for staying up so late. But it was totally worth it! Happy birthday Arlie!!! 
 PS. Stay tuned for a new post from PPC! I'll need to write it up when I come home after work tomorrow! 

Monday, February 21, 2011

PPC-CC #49 & SSSC #105

Happy Monday everyone! 
Boy do we have some awesome stuff going on this week for you!! PPC-CC is celebrating our First Anniversary tomorrow and we're super-duper excited to share it with you! We have a double-whammy of a challenge for you this week and of course some super awesome giveaways! First off, here's our challenge for you...please combine our color combo below AND make it an 'ANNIVERSAY THEMED' creation! Easy-peasy, eh?! We can't wait to see what you've come up with!!!

AND...did we mention that we're looking for TWO new DT Members?!?! All you have to do is create something for our challenge this week, submit your entry and add "DT" to the back of your name (ie..'Sally-DT'). We will then take a peek at your blog! You have until next Monday, February 28th at 10am EST to enter! The PPC Creators and I are excited to get some fresh new faces, creation and ideas!! Do you have what it takes to be a PPC Creator?!

Excited for the giveaways!? Just hop on over to the other DT members blog and they'll show/tell you what they've got to giveaway! You can find their links on the main PPC-CC blog. To win, just leave them a message on their post telling them why you love the PPC-CC Blog! You have until Monday February 28th 12pm EST to enter. All winners will be picked at random and posted here on the blog on Wednesday, March 2nd.

I combined this week's double whammy challenge with Sweet Sunday's Sketch Challenge #105. I've been trying to use up the scrap pieces of the Walk In a Park DSP that's sat on my desk for months and months. Every time there's gray in a color challenge, I try to use up a bit more. This challenge was no different! I love the look of scrunchy ribbon and it's so easy to do! Just put down a strip of adhesive, pinch and adhere! I wasn't thinking when I put the card against a white background to take the picture but I'm too lazy to retake it so... Just squint to see the white card base. 
Hopefully you all get a chance to join in on our PPC celebrations! 

Sunday, February 20, 2011

More Chocolate Holders!

Just wanted to share some other chocolate holders I made. If you remember, I made a bunch for Valentine's day. The tutorial can be found here

PPC Celebrates One Year!

Happy Sunday! 
As part of the PPC-CC Design Team, have some VERY exciting events coming up in the next few weeks over at PPC!!! Tuesday, Feb. 22nd marks our 1 Year Anniversary--woohooo!!! Where has the time flown?! We have a double-whammy of a challenge for you to check out, as well as some super awesome giveways! PLUS, we'll be conducting a PPC Creators Design Team Call! Our DT has had a few that have come and gone in the past year, but we're ecstatic to get some fresh new faces, creations and you have what it takes to be a PPC Creator?! 
We'll continue celebrating the week of Feb. 28, too! PPC will have reached our 50th Color Combo Challenge! With that said, we'll reveal our newest DT member(s) and of course, have more yummy giveaways!
Make sure you come back bright and early Monday morning to take part in all of the fun! We promise you won't want to miss out!
And from there, please be on the look out for the actual monday Morning post for all of this hoop-la we have going on! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, etc.
Also, we are very sorry to say that Melissa will be stepping down from her DT position. We'd like to give her a big 'THANK YOU' and 'hug' for all of the hardwork and dedication she has brought to the DT during her time here. Thank you soooo much for everything, Melissa! We'll miss you, but please keep in touch! xoxoxo
As for the rest of you, we'd LOVE for you all to keep joining us for another fabulous year at PPC! :) 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hopefully everyone had a great Monday. I'm not big on celebrating Valentine's Day but it's still nice to give cards out! All my girlfriends got together to hand out Valentine's Day cards on Friday night. We all made little mailboxes for ourselves. It was elementary all over again! Perhaps it's because the mastermind behind it all is a kindergarten teacher... 
I made some chocolate candy holders to give to my girlfriends instead of just plain cards. Perhaps it's because the nursing students at work bought us an entire tub of peppermint patties. I just googled for a video and found one from Dawn. You can see her video here. These are so ridiculously easy to make. I ended up making 15 of them. 
I also decided to make Jamie a little card because this will be the only Valentine's Day that he'll be my fiancĂ©! I loved the card that Kristina Werner made so I CASEd that card. You can see her card here. I sorta misjudged how big the word "fiance" would be but I had already stamped the "wonderful." Oh well! It's the thought that counts right? Kristina used Stickles and I don't own any because I can't justify paying more than a buck for glittery glue. Instead, I used the Smooch Pearlized Top Coat to draw in little hearts. Worked like a charm. It was super easy to use with a felt tip applicator. Definitely handy to have around. 
Have a great night! 

Valentine's Day PPC-CC!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I'm not a big supporter of the big V-Day but it's still fun to make some lovey dovey cards. This week at PPC-CC we're celebrating by having a different type of challenge. Create anything that's related to Valentine's Day! It doesn't have to say "Happy Valentine's Day" as you can see my card doesn't and my hand didn't get slapped. The card uses the Delightful Decorations stamp set ornament punch. The fins are the leaves off the Two-Step Bird punch. The ribbon is unfortunately the retired Blue Bayou. 
Do you have any big V-Day plans? Do you celebrate it or is it just another day? Either way, pop by the PPC-CC blog if you get a chance to see all the love that our DT created! 

Monday, February 7, 2011

PPC-CC #48 & Saturday Sketch Challenge # 189

Happy Monday everyone! Hopefully you had a restful weekend and if it wasn't restful, then hopefully it was at least productive. It's time for another Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo! Can you believe we're up to #48?! It definitely doesn't feel like it's been that long. But I guess Megan did have a baby during that time! That's a good nine months right there! I'm loving this week's combo because I love Crumb Cake. It looks so awesome as a card base. I combined this week's PPC-CC with Stamping 411's Saturday Sketch Challenge #189
The stamp set is called Just Believe from Stampin' Up and I love it. I went to a workshop a while back that used this stamp set. The demonstrator had us color the image with markers and then we spritzed it with some water. The effect was gorgeous. Almost a faux watercoloring effect. Just be careful you don't get mist happy because then the ink runs too much and you'll end up with a glob of gross colors. I finished it off with some pretty pearls from Stampin' Up as well. Hope you get a chance to pop over to the PPC blog to check out what the other gals have created! Have a great Monday! 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Vintage Blue

Is it 2:00 AM? Why yes it is! I'm absolutely exhausted but really felt the need to craft tonight. I was poking around on the ColorQ challenge blog and fell in love with Christina's card. Thinking it looked super simple to CASE, I decided to make a whopping two cards. I always forget that I'm a ridiculously slow crafter and 3 hours later, I finally get the cards done and photos taken. I absolutely love the paper. I dug it out of my big ol' box of paper from K&Company. Wonder why it took me 3 hours instead of say, 20 minutes? I like to hum and ha about everything. Deciding what colors and papers took about 5 minutes. The 1.75 hour part was figuring out what sentiment/stamps, layers of punches and buttons to use. I just can't throw it on paper and make it look good on the first try. I wasted about 5 different punched out shapes and I laid out about 10 different configurations on where to put the sentiment, how to layer the punched shapes (vertical or horizontal) and where to put the darn thing .
I love the faux stitching effect because the thought of actually sewing just tires me out. I'd be posting this card at 6 AM! I deliberately drew in the faux stitching messily so it'd look more like scraggly stitching. Love it! 
I'm loving the color combination and I might just have to make a few more cards with it! Gotta use up that piece that's leftover which I used as a photo background.