Thursday, October 21, 2010

Today I wanted to share a card with you that I made last week for the SCS Color Challenge: Pirouette Red Pizzazz. 

I used Posy Garland from Rubber Stamp Tapestry for my images. This is the cutest little floral set.  Click HERE for a sweet tutorial! I stamped my images on my white CS and then embossed part of the CS with my Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

I also made this for Walk on By for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge at SCS. I walk/run downtown and in the neighborhood parks here. Downtown on every corner are 3-4 huge pots of flowers that the city maintains. They are filled with all kinds of beautiful posies! 

Stamps: Posy Garland by RST
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Encore Metallic Gold
Accessories: Pearls (Kaiser), pink grosgrain ribbon, Spellbinders Scalloped Square die cut, Cuttlebug EF
Techniques: dry embossing, sponging

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Happy Birthday i {heart} papers!

If you are here for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop, click HERE.

Hello and welcome to the i {heart} papers 2nd Birthday Bash blog hop and scavenger hunt!  You should have arrived here from   Joan's blog.  If you're jumping into the middle (or if you're lost!) be sure to start at Kate's.  You don't want to miss a thing!

Today we’re celebrating two great years of IHP and are delighted to have some fabulous guest designers playing along with our talented design team members to bring some birthday paper-crafting inspiration your way!  Our design team and guests are revealing their creations for this month's design team challenge--to design the "Perfect Pair"--a birthday card and coordinating gift, tag or other presentation item.

We would love if you would join us in making a Perfect Pair of your own (upload to your blog or an online gallery with the keyword IHPBB10).  Be sure to post your link on Kate’s blog so we can see your project and enter your name in our challenge prize drawings.

In addition to today's design team challenge, we've got some fun celebrating in store for tomorrow and Thursday!  Don't worry - you won't have to hop every day!  Kate will be hosting a sketch challenge tomorrow on her blog, and Deb has another challenge for you on Thursday. Winners for each day will be randomly drawn from each day's entries, and everyone who plays along, either with the challenges and/or the scavenger hunt (more on that below) will be eligible for the grand prize drawing that will close the festivities on Friday.

Submitting your challenge projects is not the only way to win!  Tucked into the text of today's blog posts we've provided clues to an easy scavenger hunt (most have to do with our favorite products and tools or hobbies and interests we have) that we invite you to play as you hop.  When you find the answer, click the link to visit the store and collect "evidence" that is listed on that particular product’s page and email your complete list, in blog hop order, to Kate when you're finished.  You can take your time and stretch the hop over the three days of our Birthday Bash's not a race, but like any other sale, the earlier you shop, the better the selection!  Deadline to submit your scavenger hunt entry is Friday morning, 3AM EST.

By participating in the scavenger hunt you'll receive an exclusive, one time use 20% off coupon code to use when you shop at i {heart} papers.  (This will be emailed to you after the Bash when entries are checked.)  You will also be entered for your chance to win the grand prize $50 gift certificate drawing on Friday. 
ALL orders placed during the Bash (Oct 19-21) will receive a free goodie bag of surprise merchandise.  The more you spend, the bigger your goodie bag!

Also, there will be random drawings for additional prizes from our PaperCraft Planet group members, our mailing list (sign up on the right side of the homepage) and our fans on Facebook.  If you are on all three, then you’ve got triple the chances to win!

For my Perfect Pair, I made a 4x4 gift card and a matching gift tag.  I love how you can change the size of the digi images to meet your needs! My little kitty from the October Collection by Chicken Girl Designs is ready to give his birthday gift at the i {heart} papers party!

For my project I used:  
Stamps: Meowy Christmas and Lookin' Purty (sentiment) by Chicken Girl Designs
Ink: Spica Glitter Pens and Copic Markers (including the R family) HINT, HINT!
Patterned Paper:  K & Co.
Other: Spellbinders Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles, pink brads, pink tag, pink grosgrain ribbon, tag punch, faux stitching

Your next stop on the hop is Julie!   There's a list of all of the participating designers on Kate's blog just in case you get lost along the way!

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!