Sunday, February 28, 2016

Rodeo Time with PPPR...

I hope everyone's weekend is going GREAT!!! It's my turn to post over at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog and I have a CUTE layout to share!

My husband and I went to our local Rodeo last weekend...first time we've been in about 15 years!!! I took a couple of shots that I wanted to scrap and remembered the CUTE little Farm Critters over on the Pretty Paper Graphics website!

I have a few friends who ask me all the time "How do you do 1-page layouts...I'm a 2-page layout girl!"...well, instances like THIS is why! It wasn't a BIG ordeal for me and my husband so I didn't take a whole lot of pictures but I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a layout...hence the 1-page, short & sweet layout!

Doesn't this paper Cheeseburger look good enough to EAT!!!

Here are the photos I plan on using once I can get them printed...

Head over to the PPPR Blog to see what files I used!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Follow Your Heart...

1st and the 15th aren't just paydays...they're FEELING SKETCHY challenges, too!!!

We have a NEW sketch for you to try and here's my take on it...using CTMH Charlotte Collection and Follow Your Heart stamp set.

Easter 2013 with Let's Scrap...

It's time for another GREAT sketch challenge from Let's Scrap!!!

I wanted to use CTMH's new Penelope collection for this layout and I wanted to scrap a couple of photos from 2013...our very first Easter with Little Miss L.

Here are some closeups of the stitching I added...I'm HOOKED on stitching as of I used the stamp set Friend in Me to add the "friends forever" sentiment then used my CTMH markers (retired) to draw a border around the photo mat...
I used my CTMH Artistry Cricut Collection for the "My Favorite Photos"...did some contouring to make the pennants go the left instead of the right...LOVE that about my Cricut Explore Air!

Thanks for stopping by!

Please stop by the Let's Scrap Blog to see what the other DT Members did with their sketch. Don't forget to play along before the end of the month for a chance to win some goodies from our SPONSOR!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Gettin' Crafty with PPPR...

Welcome to this month's Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons (PPPR) Blog Hop featuring all thing CRAFTY!!!

If you came here from Gloria's Blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog.

We are Gettin' Crafty using PPPR files this month and I wanted to share the crafty time I had with my son this week...his assignment was to make a Valentine's Box! We got onto my Valentines Pinterest Board and he chose the one he wanted to make....I'm so proud of the job he did! ****EDITED: He WON!!!!**** (NOW I'll have to add a 2nd page to this layout documenting his win :0)

Some of the images, I did PTC (Print then Cut) with my Cricut Explore Air and the others I cut and pieced the varying levels of the 3D-Foam Tape to add even more dimension!

For a chance to win some PPPR Blog Candy, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter.  A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, February 16.

We also have some AWESOME Blog Hop FREEBIES for you on Saturday and Sunday of the hop, only...then they will be available for sale in the store.


We'd LOVE for you to play along this month with our PPPR Gettin' Crafty Challenge. The projects can be any craft projects (something other than cards or scrapbook layouts), or they can be craft themed projects (these CAN be cards or scrapbook layouts) featuring Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. The rules can be found {{{here}}}. This will also be the spot where you'll link up your project! One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is LEAH...have a GREAT weekend!

Here are the files I used...


Love & Chemistry with PPPR...

It's my turn to post over at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and I have a Valentine's Day card of sorts using the Science Lab Cutting Files to share.

I created a white-on-white panel card...I love the dimension it creates! Here's a look...

Here's a side view...I pop-dotted the panel for dimension. 
Here's the CUTE file I used in case you want to go grab it and make your own! 

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you'll head on over the PPPR Blog and check out the posts everyday featuring the wonderful PPPR Files!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Share the Love in February...

Share the love this February by purchasing this ADORABLE My Acrylix® Share the Love D-size stamp set (CC1060).

Filled with adorable icons and loveable sentiments, this stamp set will be a beautiful addition to your collection—but there is more to this stamp set than meets the eye! Not only will you be getting a high-quality, swoon-worthy stamp set by taking part in this promotion, but Close To My Heart will also donate $7 USD of the proceeds from this stamp set to Operation Smile™, an amazing organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children all over the world*!

Check out our social media channels (Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - YouTube) all month long to see this stamp set in action, and remember to post your own artwork using the hashtag #ctmhsharethelove to help bring attention to a wonderful and worthy cause.

Here are some cards I made using this CUTE stamp set!

Here are the close-ups...with added Black & Gold Ribbon, Gold Sequins and some Gold Treasured Puffies, it adds that extra BLING factor!

For this simple card, I used my Grey ShinHan Marker to draw some thick lines then add some dots here and there...

For more information about Operation Smile and Close To My Heart’s relationship with this amazing organization, or details for this promotion, contact me.

Order your <<<here>>> and be in the drawing for the HOSTESS REWARDS!
*Offer valid February 1, 2016 (9:00 am MST – February 29, 2016 (11:59 pm MST) while supplies last. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the promotional stamp set. *Product purchases in US states Alabama and Massachusetts excluded from donation.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

You are so PAWsome...

It's my turn to post over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Blog and I have a card share using the CUTEST little dog house file from PPPR...

Here's a peek at the inside using CTMH's Operation Smile stamp set, Animal Greetings...

Thanks for stopping by!

Make sure you head over to the PPPR Blog to see the CUTE file I used and to get your own!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Balloon Animals - February SOTM Blog Hop...

February is HERE!!! And...that means that CTMH has a NEW Stamp of the Month to share with you!

We have over 40 Consultants participating this month and we're ready to show you some artwork that will inspire you! If you've come from Lauren's Blog, you're on the right track...keep on hopping 'till you get back to where you started!

When I first saw this stamp set, I had a layout in mind BUT I decided to do a card instead!

This card uses a bunch of stuff that was on my craft table or within a short distance...Regatta, Glacier & Whisper Ink and some Fundamental Cardstock...don't you just LOVE that glossy pattern (the other side has the same pattern but in white)! I used my Scallop Border Punch to create a little border piece.

Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop is Carol's Blog...head on over and see what she's created and don't forget to leave some love along the way!

Scripture Inspiration with SEM...

This month's Scripture Inspiration comes from 1 Corinthians...a verse we've all heard before and one I hold dear...

I love my handy Everyday Life Planner from CTMH...I've been using it so much that I decided to customize it with lists that I know I will use daily/weekly/monthly, etc. This Prayer Request was suggested by my upline so I made one gets buried sometimes so I decided to create a "dashboard" of sorts so I will always know where my prayers go when I come across one I need to add.

Please head over to the SEM Blog and check out our sketches for this month...we'd love to see you play along!

Ahoy Matey....

I can't believe it's February 1st already!!! Good thing is that we have a new Feeling Sketchy Sketch for you guys to try out!

Here's my take on it using CTMH Regatta & Pirate Birthday stamp set...

I paper-pieced my little pirate and added some shading on the B&T with my ShinHan Markers...

Please stop by the Feeling Sketchy Blog and check out the other DT Members' artwork and take a closer look at the sketch! have until February 15th to play along and win some goodies from our Sponsor!

Let's Scrap the Beach...

It's time for another Let's Scrap Sketch...I decided to use a beachy theme since I'm soooo ready for Summer!!!

Here's a look at my layout using CTMH Regatta...


Here's the layout with photos and journalling...I love showing BOTH options so you can see the core of the layout! 

Here are some closeups of the little details...

Thanks for stopping by!

Please head on over to the Let's Scrap Blog to take a look at the sketch and link up before February 15th for a chance to win some goodies from our sponsor!