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Monday, August 30, 2010

Critter Monday

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Ours was good dispite all the rain! This is the rainy season in Germany even though if you ask's always the rainy season in Germany!! It rains every single day forever it's been so far 2 weeks...and this week is nothing but rain also! UGH! BUT....we have just 2 short months until we leave, go back to Pa. to visit our family and friends and then head to Guam! So the countdown is definetly on!
This is the last week for our sponsor Limelight over at The Critter Challenge Blog so please go over and join our challenge this week for chance to win a prize from them! Our challenge this week is to create a fall card. Not too hard and it's certainly feeling like fall here...not only is it raining but it's freezing...I have the heat on!!!!

Materials used:
Image~Riley~Riley pumpkin
SU! twine
K&Company Brad

Challenges Entered:
The Sweet Stop~71 sketch
Totally PaperCrafts~#31~clean and simple
Fab n Funky~#37 recipe 3 papers, 2 embellishments, 1 image
Stampin for the Weekend~#45~anything goes

Monday, August 23, 2010


Some of us girls in our blogging group The Paper Princess Sisters decided to enter a cute little competition on PWCO. It's called the ultimate summer challenge. Each day we were given a different challenge and had to make a project with that challenge. Now the voting has started. We would love for you to hop on over to the site and vote for us! You actually get 3 votes per catagoy so you can pick your top 3 favs in each! Here is what my group came up with for each of the challenges:
Moira~inspiration challenge

Melanie~technique Challenge
April (me)~sketch challenge
Nancy~Color challenge
Please hop over and vote for us:   PWCOUSC You have until the 28th so go go go!!! Thank you!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Kit Challenge

Wow...our little blog group decided, thanks to Melina, that we were going to do a little competition. We split those that wanted to participate into two groups. Each group has one of it's members each month pick a theme for that month and make kits according to that theme to send to the rest of it's group memebers. Then we all need to make cards with those kits and then post them on our blogs on a certain is that day!
This month was Melanie and I's month...I can't wait to see what her group did for kits. Our theme was sizzling summer. I decided for my group to go a different route with the theme and decided to use one of my fabulous Sweet Pea stamps (that I purchased at Paper Jewels). I have had a few of these images for a while now and have been to intimidated by them to give them a try but I's time to try the image and make everyone else in my group try it too...LOL! So this is my take on sizzling summer!

Materials used:
Image~Sweet Pea~Rising Flame
Sentiment~Stamping Bella
SU! ink

Challenges Entered:
Totally Paper Crafts~#30~summery (my interpertation of

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Stamping Boutique

I had so much fun making this card. Isn't KK soooo cute! She's from The Stamping Boutique and I just LOVE her! I wish my picture was better...not sure  what is going on with this picture but it almost seems blurry.
The sun is finally trying to peak through the dreariness of the day. Thank goodness. I can't take another day of gloom here! I'm hoping to spend some time at my table today because I have a ton of things to get done. Next Saturday I'm doing my very first SU! workshop...I haven't even decided on my projects yet let alone figure out my goody bag/box situation.
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Image~The Stamping Boutique
Sentiment~Stamping Bella
SU! ribbon
SU! CS and DP
MS punch
spica pens

Challenges Entered:
TSB~monthly competition
Fab n Funky~#36~flower power (flowers in DP)
The Pink Elephant~#80~ribbon and sparkles

Monday, August 16, 2010

Critter Challenge Monday

I'm in the middle of cleaning my downstairs and I realized I hadn't my post yet today for The Critter Challenge Blog. So here I am taking a quick break to get my post done. This downstairs is soooo horrible that I don't mind a fact this is my 2nd one...1st one was helping my son put together his new Star Wars lego spaceship thing!!!
This week's challenge over at the Critter Challenge Blog is to do a male card and to add sparkle to it. I'm not very good at male cards to begin with and then you ask me to add sparkle...ugh! is what I came up with:
My sparkle is some stickles on the spaceship and on the CS on the monkey's tails and stars and also I took a piece of tacky strip and pressed it into some gold glitter and put it across the card! So not too bad with the sparkle right?
Don't forget, you can come over and join us at The Critter Challenge blog each week to be entered into the drawing at the end of the month for the prize from our monthly sponsor. Our sponsor this month is Limelight Papercrafts and right now they are having a moving is some of their sales:

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The stamp set I used for this card can be purchased at Limelight Papercrafts, it's a changito set!

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Image and Sentiment~Changito
SU! ink

Challenges entered:
Friday Sketchers~Sketch 115

Friday, August 13, 2010

Beautiful Bookmarks

I called my own bookmarks beautiful...can you believe that! I don't normally say such things about my own work but I really actually do love these. I did them for a swap I was recently in. I can't wait to get the swap back and see what others came up with.
The sentiment is from SU!

I made the frame from my cricut. This was super easy to put together, some randome ribbon, stickles, flowers and brads...done!

These were just as easy, I looked at what the "normal" size of a bookmark is, cut it out, used my Martha Stewart punch for the corners, used SU! punch and sentiment for the middle piece, some SU! ribbon, and some half pearls and there you have it!

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