Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jen's Sunshine Blog Hop & Flutterby Wednesday

Paper Makeup Stamps and Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog proudly present 
"Jen's Sunshine" Blog Hop
This hop will remain open till Tuesday Sept.4th
Winners announced Sept. 7th

Today we take time to honor our friend and fellow crafter Jen Scull.  If you are here hopping with us, then we are sure you know Jen is battling breast cancer.  She has been fighting this nasty disease since February.  On behalf of Jen, we thank you for being here.

I used the fairy and one of the 3 sentiments from the Jen's Sunshine Digi Set for the outside of my card.  100% of the proceeds from the purchase of this set benefits Jen Scull and her family - you can read about it here.  I was inspired by this week's Sketch Saturday #222 and Carta Bella DP.  

The challenge at Flutterby Wednesday this week is to also decorate the inside of your card.  Here I've used another one of the sentiments from Jen's Sunshine and more of that luscious Carta Bella DP.  {grin}  I also edged  the layers with a stardust glitter pen for some sparkle!

Be sure to scroll all the way down and check out the details on some prizes!  {wink}

We ask as you hop along with us, please consider donating at least $1 using the paypal donation button at any stop along the way.  Your donation will go directly to Jen. Thank you.

It wouldn't be a hop without prizes!  
To see a full list of the prizes up for grabs, please visit 

To be eligible to win a prize from our sponsors, collect the hidden letters located throughout the hop.  Once you spell out the secret phrase, please email Jenn Cochran at  This will get you entered to win one of several fabulous prizes.
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Look! It's a Hidden Letter! Collect them all from some of the stops on the blog hop and email the secret phrase to Jenn Cochran at  This will get you entered to win one of several fabulous prizes.  {wink}
Winner for 1 Digi Stamp from Paper Pretties will be drawn from comments on this blog post by Wednesday, September 4th. Look for the announcement on Friday, September 7th. Good Luck!
Winner for $15 Paper Makeup Stamps Gift Certificate towards digi stamps will be drawn from comments on this blog post by Wendesday, September 4th. Look for the announcement on Friday, September 7th! Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fluttery Friends

Flutterby Wednesday is celebrating friendship this week.  

And we're excited to announce we have Saturated Canary as a sponsor.
Be sure to check out the FBW Blog for all the prize details.  {wink}

On my card I have used the lovely Cerridwen.

Her dress, hair and butterflies all sparkle from my favorite clear spica glitter pen, but alas the camera has a hard time seeing that.  

Thanks so much for fluttering by!  

Please be sure to visit the Flutterby Wednesday Blog to see gorgeous creations my new FBW friends have made this week - they're going to knock your socks off!

Stamps: Cerridwen digi by Saturated Canary
Paper: Basic Black, Neenah Solar White, Jillibean Soup DP
Ink: Printer
Accessories: Rub-On sentiment, Bling, Clear Spica Glitter Pen, Copic Markers

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Fluttery Blog Hop

Flutterby Wednesday is back with everyone's favorite, an OPEN Challenge - just remember to use a butterfly or fairy on your creation!  To celebrate we are kicking things off with a Blog Hop featuring the new design team.  You should have arrived here from the ever talented Kristie's blog.  If not start at the Flutterby Wednesday blog so you don't miss any of the fluttery goodness!

For my card I have used an image by Saturated Canary called Butterfly Princess.  My coloring skills don't do this gorgeous image anywhere near justice, but she's still beautiful.  I love coloring in monochromatic neutral tones and adding a splash of color.  I used warm gray copic markers and R08 for the red bits.  If you look closely, you can see the sparkle on her hair, the red accents and even on the butterflies in the designer paper that I added with a clear spica glitter pen.  {grin - I love sparkle!}

Time to see what treat you'll find on Tara's blog next!

Thanks for fluttering by!

Challenges Entered: Sketches by Carly #62 using Sketch #4, Saturated Canary #23 Great Outdoors
Digi Stamp: Butterfly Princess by Saturated Canary
Ink: Printer
Paper: Basic Black, Rocket Red, Neenah Solar White, Authentique Carefree DSP
Accessories: SU! Photo Corner Punch, MS Butterfly Punch, Spica Clear Glitter Pen, Bling, Copic Markers Warm Gray tones, R08, BG0000

Friday, August 10, 2012

Come Flutter with Us!

Have you heard?  Flutterby Wednesday is coming back on August 15th!  I'm so thrilled to be fluttering with the team again and helping Danni with sponsorships.  Butterfly and fairy cards are my favorite!  :)  Our creative new team members are being introduced over 3 days and you can meet them on the FBW Blog.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Love is All

Paper Makeup Stamps just released 5 new Word Art digi stamps.  There's still time to go through the blog hop and leave comments for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate towards any digis in the PMS Store.  The winner will be announced on the PMS Blog on Friday.

Today the makeup artists are reviewing the new digi stamps - take a peek at the PMS Blog for more inspiration!

My review card features the new Word Art "Love is All You Need"  I immediately thought of A Couple of Moodies and how great this sentiment would look with them.  For all that sparkle, I ran my paper die-cut through my xyron to coat it with adhesive.  Then I just stuck the circle in the middle and covered the rest with glitter - easy-peasy!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Now and Then

Paper Makeup Stamps is releasing some new Word Art today and we're celebrating with a Blog Hop. Here's the order so you can check out all the fabulous creations by our Makeup Artists.  Be sure to leave comments along the way because there is a $10 gift certificate prize drawing on Friday! {wink}  And please give a big welcome to Melissa Craig, our newest team member!

Michelle {that's me!}

My card features the new Now and Then word art.  I thought it would be perfect to use with the fairy from Jen's Sunshine, the charitable digi set for Jen Scull that you can read all about here.

Love the new fonts Katie has used in her Word Art release today - be sure to check them all out!  And come back tomorrow for another review of the new digis!

Challenges Entered:
The Pink Elephant - TPE160 Ribbon Galore
Creative Inspirations - CAS
That Craft Place - Things with Wings
Clearly Inspired Challenge - CIC57 Things with Wings
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge - Ribbons & Bows
Scrapbook Sisters - Things with Wings

By the Sea

Party Time Tuesdays is celebrating By the Sea this week!  My digi image is Happy Times - Beach Boy from The Paper Shelter.  Designer papers and stickers are by Authentique- The Fresh Collection  from The Paper Parade.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Keep Cool

This week is all about Keeping Cool at the Digi Makeover Challenge by Paper Makeup Stamps.  I decided to color up Moody for Snow in cool tones of blue and gray, plus I think she looks "cool" in her winter outfit and the snow falling around her must obviously be cool to the touch!  The saying is one of many from Little Moments.  I love how you can size a digi sentiment to be as big or as small as you want for your card.

Challenges Entered:
Just Inspirational - Snow Picture
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Pastels
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Spots & Dots
Dream Valley Challenges - Die Cuts & Punches

Friday, August 3, 2012

A Fairy for Friday

Party Time Tuesdays - #79 Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesdays - Design Team Call
Scrapbook Sisters - #93 Things with Wings
Repeat Impressions - DCC81 Black, White +1 color
Cute Card Thursday - #228 Clean and Simple
Charisma Cardz Challenges - #30 Pink +1 color

Isn't this fairy a cutie-patootie?  She's from The Digi Garden and called On a Wing and a Prayer 001.  Her wings sparkle because of silver glitter liner from Viva Decor and that fab ribbon and blingy button are from Creating is Fun.  THEN that perfect sentiment that she's sitting on is from Paper Makeup Stamps.  I colored a few of the words pink in before printing.

Have you seen and heard that my friend Danni is bringing back Flutterby Wednesdays?!  I am just giddy with joy, let me tell you!  I have so missed my weekly fix of butterflies and fairies, haven't you?  If you are interested in her DT Call - check it out here.

Thanks so much for fluttering by today!