Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Anniversary CPS!

CPS is celebrating their 5th anniversary by offering up some great sketches all week long.  Here's a cute, simple card I did with their sketch from yesterday.  


Card details:
Stamps - Sweet 'n Sassy, Paper and Such
Cardstock - SU, PTI
Accessories - copics, ribbon, nesties

Monday, January 30, 2012

HUGE GIVEAWAY AT PAPER AND SUCH!!!!!

Just announced!!!!!!


It’s time for a HUGE giveaway at

We’ve had little giveaways here and there,
but this one is HUGE!

The winner of this prize package will receive –

2 Paper and Such sets of your choice
2 paper pads of your choice
1 bundle of every color twine we have in the store
a HUGE assortment of ribbon
(approximate value of $60)

I told you it was HUGE!!!

Here are the rules to enter ~

Go over to the store and look around, then come back here
and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite item is!
This gets you 1 entry into the drawing.

To receive additional entries, you may ~

 1.  Follow the Paper and Such blog, come back here and leave
 a comment telling me you did that

2.  Follow Paper and Such on Facebook, come back here and leave 
a comment telling me you did that.

3.  Share this blog post somewhere else,  come back and leave 
a comment telling me you did that. (places to share would be -
Facebook, your blog, a forum, etc)

4.  Sign up for our newsletter (over to the right), come back and leave
 a comment for this as well. 

You can do 1 of the above, or all of them, it doesn’t matter
 Just make sure you leave a comment for each thing you do,
that is how you will be entered to win.

This contest will run until February 14th, with the winner being announced
everywhere on February 15th!

If we get to 500 followers on either the blog or Facebook, I’ll add to the prize pack,
so spread the word!


GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
 
 
ALL COMMENTS MUST BE LEFT ON THE STORE'S BLOG. 

Monday Morning Quickie!

Now that I've got your attention - LOL - what I MEANT was a quick card.  :)  This one went thru several revisions until I found these heart shaped clips in my stash. I also had to use my brand new branch die from Memory Box that I bought at Paper and Such (lots of new dies in the store!!!)   I used the Allsorts inspiration challenge to use hearts (no dsp hearts) and the Clean & Simple sketch.  Thanks for stopping by!


Card details:
Cardstock - SU, PTI
Accessories - branch die, baker's twine, clips

Saturday, January 28, 2012

So sweet!

As you know, I love being able to combine challenges!  It makes being creative easier.  Today's card is a combination of the Sweet Stop and Sweet 'N Sassy Digi challenges.  Thanks for stopping by!



Card details:
Stamps - Sweet 'N Sassy, Gina K
Cardstock - PTI, Bo Bunny
Accessories - ribbon, copics, prima, brad

Friday, January 27, 2012

Another color challenge checked off the list!

I try to get to the Paper Pretties challenges when I can, and I'm sure glad that I did this week!  The offered up a black, white and blue challenge and I immediately knew what I wanted to do!  Using an older Tami Mayberry sketch, here's what I came up with.....


Card details:
Stamps - Poppy (PAS)
Cardstock - SU
Accessories - copics, nesties, ribbon, rhinestones

Thursday, January 26, 2012

CAS challenge

Another great CAS challenge over at SCS this week!  We were to use pink, celery and white - so classy!  Naturally, I used the new Wild Rose set from Paper and Such.  I distressed a piece of DSP by wrinkling it up and then flattening it as best as I could.  The image was then stamped on and I only colored the flowers to make them pop.


Card details:
Stamps - Wild Rose (PAS)
Cardstock - SU
Accessories - punch, rhinestones

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mousy Love

It's nice when I remember to pull out some of my older stamps and get them inky again.  This little guy is adorable and perfect for Valentine's Day cards!  I used the SCS sketch challenge for today and also pulled out some of my older SU DSP too!  The Memory Box die cut can found at the Paper and Such store!


Card details:
Stamps - House Mouse
Cardstock - SU, PTI
Accessories - Memory Box Die, Nesties, copics, embossing folder

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paper and Such Challenge Time

For the Paper and Such challenge this week, we're teaming up with The Ribbon Carousel and asking you to make a non-traditional holiday card.  I chose to do a Valentine's card for my sweetie and I used something that has been haunting him for years..........a buck!!!!!  Every year during hunting season, he goes out in search of that elusive animal (read takes his gun for a loooong walk).  So, this year I decided to get him one of his own.  Ain't I a stinker?!

You can win.......




Card details:
Stamps - Deer Dad (PAS), printed sentiment from my 'puter
Cardstock - SU
Accessories - punch, nestie, brad, baker's twine

The DT has also created some great inspirations for you - here are links to check them out!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Petals a plenty

In my efforts to be more creative and keep up with challenges, I've yet again combined a few resulting in this beauty!  It encompasses the Allsorts challenge "Pins and Needles" and the CPS sketch challenge for this week.  I hope you like it as much as I do!



Card details:
Stamps - image unknown, PTI
Cardstock - PTI, MME
Accessories - stick pin, nesties, copics, lace, flower

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Non-Traditional Valentine's Card

For the sketch challenge over at The Sweet Stop, we were to also do a non-traditional Valentine's card.  I have LOTS of House Mouse stamps and I felt that it was time to pull them out once again.  I paper pieced the mug and used some of my cherished MME papers. 


Card details:
Stamps - House Mouse, My Cuppa Joe (Gina K)
Cardstock - SU, MME
Accessories - ribbon, twine, copics

Saturday, January 21, 2012

For the Love of Poppies

Have I said how much I LOVE this set??!!  I have?  Well, tough, I'm sayin' it again!  :)  It is one of the most versatile sets I've come across in a long time.  I made this card for the Clean & Simple sketch challenge and the Just Us Girls color challenge.


Card details:
Stamps - Poppy (PAS), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Cardstock - PTI
Accessories - border punch, embossing folder, nesties, button

Friday, January 20, 2012

A stitch in time....

For Thursday's challenge at SCS - we were to use stitching on a card.  Since I don't own a sewing machine, nor do I want one - I chose to do faux stitching.  This is a fun way to get the same effect without fighting with a machine.........yes I did and it won......  Ahem........  I also used the CASE Study's inspiration challenge for this card as well.


Card details:
Stamps - Poppy (PAS)
Cardstock - PTI, MME

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Christmas in January????

Yup!  For those of us die hard paper crafters, we start early.  I'm actually trying to get ahead of the game in hopes that I'll be selling a TON of cards throughout the year and I'll need time to replenish my stock.  I received this adorable image from my friend, Leigh Anne (waving).  I used the CPS sketch, Color Throwdown and Paper Pretties challenges for this card.


Card details:
Stamps - Coffee Bean Tree, PTI
Cardstock - SU, Jillybean Soup
Accessories - Stickles, copics, punches, rhinestones

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lovin' Wild Roses

The new set, Wild Rose, from Paper and Such is one of my favs!  I seem to be pulling it out more and more.  This is a card that I whipped together in under 1/2 and hour.  I used this weeks' sketch and color challenges from SCS.


Card details:
Stamps - Wild Rose (PAS)
Cardstock - PTI, SU, MME
Accessories - punch, pearls, butterfly die

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

RIbbon Carousel challenge

I recently came to know about the The Ribbon Carousel and their great challenges thru my friend, Kim.  This week, they are hosting a sketch challenge - love those!  I was playing around with an older Thomas Kincade stamp and tried my hand at using my pastels on one for the first time.  I normally keep these images plain for fear of totally messing them up, but I have to say that I'm quite pleased with the results.  Thanks for looking!






Card details:
Stamps - Thomas Kincade
Cardstock - PTI, MME
Accessories - pastels, pearls, ribbon

Monday, January 16, 2012

YOWZA!

That was my reaction upon perusing the gallery of this week's Featured Stamper, Holstein!  Her cards are simply amazing!!!!  I chose to CASE this one:


and came up with this - - - - 


Card details:
Stamps - Whipper Snapper, Paper and Such
Cardstock - PTI, SU
Accessories - nesties, border punch, ribbon, copics, stickles

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Late day post for me

I'm running a little late today.  We had a lazy morning planned that turned into a crazy morning!  I'm sure you've all had at least one of those.  Once we got done with errands and a nice breakfast out - I was able to get down to some crafting.  I used the Sweet 'n Sassy sketch and digi challenge for this card.


Card details:
Stamps - Cocoa's Latte Delight (SNSS), PTI
Cardstock - SU
Accessories - die from SNSS, rhinestones, punch, vintage lace

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Quick CAS card

I was lucky enough to check the Clean & Simple blog today for their challenge.  I immediately knew what I wanted to do and so happy that it turned out almost like I hoped.  I'm not sure if you can tell by the pic, but I distressed the fence with some Ranger Ink.  Thanks for stopping by today!


Card details:
Stamps - PaperTrey Ink, Sweet N Sassy
Cardstock - GP
Accessories - fence die

Friday, January 13, 2012

It's Friday!!

The weekend is upon us!!  Today's card is one that I made a few days ago when I pulled out some stamps that haven't seen ink in a while.  It's sad, I know, but for those of us who "collect" rubber stamps - you totally get it.  





Card details:
Stamps - Lighthouse Saying (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Cardstock - SU, MME
Accessories - nesites, twine, buttons

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Double Duty

You all know that I love combining challenges and that's exactly what I did for today's card.  I used The Color Throwdown's pallet and the inspiration from Paper Pretties (using a sentiment as a focal).  Here's what I came up with!


Card details:
Stamps - Just Sayin' (PAS)
Cardstock - SU, BG
Accessories - nesties, ribbon

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Gettin sketchy

My mojo was up early today, so I thought I'd get a jump on the sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers today. I wanted to keep this card simple, so I went with a black and white pallet with just a pop of color.


Card details:
Stamps - Basketful of Flowers (PAS)
Cardstock - SU, dsp
Accessories - antique brads, flowersoft

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Double treat!

I have a second card for you to see today!  I was inspired by The Ribbon Carousel's challenge for today and I also used the Clean & Simple sketch challenge.  I'm loving this color combo - what do you think?

Card details:
Cardstock - PTI, SU, BG
Stamps - PTI
Accessories - snowflake die and punch, tag die, ribbon, nestie, snowflake button

New year, new challenge from Paper and Such!

Welcome to the first challenge of the new year from Paper and Such!  This one is just great!


Use this image:

 
And create something spectacular!  The prize is a $10 gift certificate to the Paper and Such store!





Here's my take on the inspiration photo:


Card details:
Stamps - Poppy (PAS)
Cardstock - SU, dsp
Accessories - border punch, pearls, nesties, copics

Thanks for looking - now go see what the DT has come up with and then enter your card!  I look forward to commenting on all of the gorgeous creations!



Julie Smith
Janice Melton
Kim O'Connell
Amber Hillman
Pattie Goldman
Kendra Sand
Meredith Winston
Stephanie Mino
Naomi Gong
Mindy Young - YOU ARE HERE
Paper and Such Design Blog

Monday, January 9, 2012

New releases for January 2012!

It's finally time!!!!  We're unveiling the January Paper and Such stamps.  The DT has been previewing them since the 1st, but NOW is the time when you can get your inky little hands on all of them!  YEA!!!!!!!  Here are the full sets and my samples.  Don't forget to leave comments on all of the DT members' blogs for a chance to win the entire release!!!  One blog and one comment # will be chosen at random, but leave a comment on all blogs to increase your chances! 

TREE GRAFFITI -



WILD ROSE -



BITTY LOVE -



I hope you love these sets as much as I do!  Don't forget to check out what the DT has made and leave comments for you chance at a free release set!  Good luck and happy shopping!


Julie Smith
Janice Melton
Kim O'Connell
Amber Hillman
Pattie Goldman
Kendra Sand
Meredith Winston
Stephanie Mino
Naomi Gong
Mindy Young - YOU ARE HERE
Paper and Such Design Blog






Sunday, January 8, 2012

The right sketch at the right time!

The other day I received a baby shower invite for my DH's niece.  Since then, I've been stressing about how I wanted to make the card.  It's just a baby card - how hard can it be, right???  WRONG!  Back in the fall, she announced that she's having QUADS!!!!!!  Now you see my dilemma.  Can you imagine having 4 babies!  God love her and her DH, they are thrilled.  3 sweet girls and 1 precious boy are coming in the next few months.  They have a 3 year old girl who will be a wonderful big sister.

Ok, onto my quandary - how to make this card for quads.  I knew what image I wanted to use, but no idea how to go about making a great layout - until this am when I checked my Facebook home page and there it was!!!!  Card Positioning Sketches had EXACTLY what I wanted!  THANK YOU!!!!!

And here is my finished result....... *drum roll please*


Card details:
Stamps - Rhubarb (Sweet N Sassy Stamps), sent. from Butter (Paper and Such)
Cardstock - SU, PTI, dsp
Accessories - punch, copics, nesties, ribbon, pearls

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sweet N Sassy challenge

Wow - it's been almost a whole week of steady posting!  Finally getting back into the groove of things!  I love checking out what Korin and Sweet N Sassy have for their digi challenges and today's was a fun one.  We had to use a number on our cards (I printed out my own sentiment), 2 different types of embossing (dsp is done in Swiss Dots) and 3 colors.  I'm quite pleased with how this card turned out.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by!


Card details:
Stamps - Coneflowers (SNS)
Cardstock - SU, PTI, BG
Accessories - nesties, punches, copics, stickles

Friday, January 6, 2012

Snowy Birthday

I've combined two challenges over at Splitcoast for today's card.  First up, I used the Ways to Use it Challenge which was to create a birthday card for the host, Michelle, using our favorite things.  Well.......based on the picture below, can you guess what one of my favorite things is???


And that's only a small portion of the snowmen that I have in my house right now!  So, it should be no surprise that my card turned out like this.....


I also incorporated the sketch challenge from Splitcoast for this week too.

Card details:
Stamps - Snow Folks (PAS)
Cardstock - SU, BG
Accessories - nesties, embossing folder, snowflakes, ribbon, copics

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Musing over Mailboxes

Like you, I've seen many an altered mailbox all over the stamping sites.  I've scoured local Target stores in vain........until this past weekend!!!  I think my DH is now convinced I'm nuts when I let out a little squeek when I finally came across them.

I pondered for a few days over what I should do with it, now that I hand it in my mitts.  Paper and Such is coming out with an adorable little Valentine's set called Bitty Love and *lightbulb moment* that was it!  Now which image.............  Again, I wanted to do something different, so I chose the rock, but.......I didn't just want any plain old coloring.  More pondering and it hit me!  Polished Stone technique!  HA!

Now I will admit that it didn't turn out quite as good as I saw it in my head, but for my first one, I think I did pretty darn good!  I would love to hear your comments and maybe have you link ones that you've created.


Project details:
Stamps - Bitty Love - PAS
Cardstock - SU
Accessories - rhinestones, ribbon, dsp and LOTS of Modge Podge
Technique on image - Polished Stone (view instructions HERE)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

More Wild Roses

I just LOVE this new Wild Rose set from Paper and Such - available on the 9th.  Below is a card done with the 2-step stamping technique.  I chose SU's Melon Mambo ink, stamped "off" on scrap paper first and then on my cardstock.  I overlapped that with the main image in black and just colored in the leaves.  VOILA - easy card!  I took my inspiration this time around from the current Featured Stamper gallery over at SCS.  


Card details:
Stamps - Wild Rose (PAS)
Cardstock - SU, BG
Accessories - punches, ribbon, copics, pearls

*Don't forget to see what all the other DT members have created! *


Julie Smith
Janice Melton
Kim O'Connell
Amber Hillman
Pattie Goldman
Kendra Sand
Meredith Winston
Stephanie Mino
Naomi Gong
Mindy Young - YOU ARE HERE

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day 3!

Wow!  Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the new release at Paper and Such - coming January 9th!

This set is called Bitty Love and it's just darling!  For those of you who love making small treats to hand out for Valentine's Day (or any day you're feeling the love) and mom's who are gearing up for class treats for their little ones - this stamp set is a MUST!  Here's just one thing that I've done with the set so far.  Be sure to check back later on this week for more ideas!


Project Details:
Stamps - Bitty Love (PAS)
Paper - PTI, misc
Accessories - rhinestones, mini clipboard

Don't for get to check out all the great ideas this week that the other DT members are sharing!
Amber
Janice
Julie
Kendra
Kim
Meredith
Mindy  - YOU ARE HERE
Naomi
Pattie
Stephanie

Monday, January 2, 2012

Next!

Day 2 of sneak peeks for the new releases coming soon to Paper and Such!

This set is called Tree Grafiti - PERFECT for those Valentine cards or just when you want to let someone know they are loved.





Card Details:
Stamps - Tree Graffiti (PAS)
Cardstock - SU, MME
Accessories - punches, embossing folder, ribbon, hardware

Don't forget to check out all the other DT sneaks too!

Amber
Janice
Julie
Kendra
Kim
Meredith
Mindy  - YOU ARE HERE
Naomi
Pattie
Stephanie

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sneak Peek time!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! 

Now that it's 2012 - that means it's time to start showing off all the wonderful new stamps that Paper and Such has to offer!  The new release blog hop will be on the 9th, but make sure you check out all the sneaks the DT has in store before then!

This set is called Wild Rose and it's a stunner!  The stamps can be used individually or as a 2-step stamping process. Below I have shown you the normal way to use this set.  Check back this week for the 2-step sample!  The sentiments are perfect for that special someone or a close friend. 



Card Supplies:
Stamps - Wild Rose (PAS)
Cardstock: SU
Accessories - copics, nesties, ribbon, border punch