Friday, April 30, 2010

50 Cent Friday & a New Sentiment

Its 50 cent Friday and this week we are offering ALL of our Bo Bunny designer paper for .50 per sheet.  You can order as many as you like while quantities last!
We are also previewing a new sentiment we'll be releasing on May 1st - its called Bubbles Everywhere.
This image is always so much fun to play with.  It gives so many opportunities to use all the 'extras' on our cards.  The bubbles have liquid pearls on them as do the lids of the bubble bath.  The bath matt is covered in flower soft.  The towel on Sophia's head has flocking on it and the ducky is covered in Diamond Glaze to make him look shiney!  The dp on the paper is some of the Bo Bunny that is on sale in the store today!  There are three coordinating designs.
This is our new sentiment and I just love how it goes with this image!
Hop on over to Julie's Blog and see what she made to make you smile. Pin It

Thursday, April 29, 2010

SO Sweeet!

Today I have a Prettie Peek of a new rubber stamp set we are releasing on May 1st!  This set is so fun and has so much potential.
I colored the image with my copics and then played a little - he he.  I added diamond glaze to the "icing" on the cupcakes and then used bead 'sprinkles'.  I added some diamond stickles to the cake plate.  The plaid paper is from the Pretties boutique - You can find it HERE.
Head over to Heather's blog and see what she did with this fun new stamp! Pin It

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Prettie Wednesday 101

Today our challenge is hosted by Heather!  The challenge was to make a card using a punch - couldn't be a nestie - had to be a real punch!!  We're using Rainy Day Friends or Soakin Up the Sun and you can get both of them for 35% off in the Paper Pretties Store, this week only!
Here's my challenge card:
I used Rainy Day Friends and my punch was the scalloped edge punch for the green striped paper.  I added some rain drop stickers some eyelet ribbon and some flowers.  I was happy with how it turned out!  Head over to Julie's blog and see what she's made for you today. Pin It

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Toonie Tuesday Charms

For Toonie Tuesday today we have Making Memory Alphabet charms on sale for you.  These little charms are so cute and so versatile:
These chams fit perfectly over 3/8ths or 1/4" ribbon.  They hold securly in place and are a great addition to any product.  At a regular price of 8.99-14.99 they are a STEAL at 2.00 per package!  Quantities are limited and sell out quickly!  You can find all the ribbon charms in assorted colors HERE. Pin It

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunshiney Days!

Its time for another week of Prettie Peeks!  Today I am showing of one of our new digi stamps called Sunny Bumbles.  It sells for 3.00 and you can find it HERE.

The sentiment on this card comes from Rainy Day Friends!
I used paper from Chatterbox ( I think).  Ribbon from my stash, some robin nest baubles.  The dark green card stock is garden green from Stamping Up.  I used my diamond stickles on the bees' wings and my copic spica glitter pens on the sun and rays.  The image is colored with my copics.  Hop on over and visit Jane and see what she has cooked up for you!
I hope you have a sunshiney day today! Pin It

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails Around the River

Now that its nice outside, I've been taking a 3 mile walk everyday around the river that runs through town.  It is so peaceful and beautiful, I really love to go, it isn't even like exercise because I enjoy it so much :0).  Anyway, today the little boys came with me - (we all went out so that Isaiah could sleep in in the peace & quiet).  Even Daisy likes our walks!
Today I took my camera to get some shots of just how beautiful it is.  When I came home and looked at the pics, they made my heart smile.  Little boys are some of the cutest, innocent, honest little creatures that God created.  I just love everything about them - well, almost everything.
A boy and his dog:
This guy always takes his bike - I guess its a bigger adventure!
This is a pic of the river - the scenery as we walk:
Today we were lucky enough to see this friendly fellow taking a dip.  I'm not sure who was more excited to see him - me or the boys.  For those of you that can't make out what it is, its a beaver!!  You can barely see his big paddle tail in the water behind him.

Here's Daisy investigating the woods and heading off any killer ducks that she thinks may want to have us for breakfast - LOL!
A story about boys would not be complete without something snailish - here is a catepillar the boys saw.  I'm very sure that it will turn into some very aweful large bug given time - ugh!
The epitomy of little boys - dirty face and rooster tail to boot!
Beautiful signs of spring:
Another little boy on a big adventure:
I just love this pic and think its a great way to end our walk:
By the end of our walk they all had pockets full of VERY special rocks, walking sticks and more dirt and rooster tails :0) - have I mentioned how much I LOVE little boys!!!
Thanks for taking a walk with us! Pin It

Friday, April 23, 2010

50 Cent Friday with Basic Grey

All Basic Grey Paper is .50 per sheet today only!  Here is a card I made with Scarlet's Letter - walks in beauty paper:
Hurry over and take advantage of this great sale.  You can find all the Basic Grey Paper HERE Pin It

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

100 Challenges

Wow, I can't believe we've reached 100 challenges already.  To celebrate, we're having a 40% off all stamps in the store sale!!!  Yep, all Paper Pretties stamps will be 40% off for the remainder of the week!
Our 100th challenge was to make a tag with polkadots on it somewhere, somehow.  We're using Penny for Your Thoughts & Sassy Shoes stamp sets this week!
Here's mine:
I had so much fun with this little tag!  We'd love for you to play along with us and upload your projects to the Paper Pretties Gallery.  Now head on over to see what Julie has come up with for you! Pin It

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Toonie Tuesday with Chipboard

Toonie Tuesday is back and this week we're featuring We R Memory Keepers Promenade chipboard words.

This card features both the chipboard and the coordinating designer paper - BOTH available at Paper Pretties.
These words are very sturdy and feature sticky backs that keep them nicely adhered to scrapbook pages as well as cards!  The regular price for these are 4.99 but today you can get them for $2.00!!!
Paper Pretties also carries the We R Memory Keepers Promenade cardstock to coordinate with the chipboard!
You can get yours HERE & HERE Pin It

Friday, April 16, 2010

50 Cent Friday!

Today for 50 cent Friday we're featuring a beautiful shimmery cardstock - Bazzill Luster.  This cardstock is 12x12 and regularly sells for 1.08 per sheet.  Today - you can get as many sheets as you like for the discounted price of .50 while supplies last.  Here's a card I made with the cardstock:
The base of this card is made with the luster cardstock and you can see how beautifully shimmery it is!!!  Hurry over while its still in stock! Pin It

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Prettie Birthday

Today I'm sending out a huge Happy Birthday wish to Jana!  Jana has been a Prettie Girl for, well, its hard to remember a time she wasn't a prettie girl - ;0)!  Jana is always upbeat and positive and a great problem solver.  She is always coming up with new ideas and I've seen her stamping style grow and change into - what I would say - is one of the most inspiring blogs on the internet.  If you haven't seen it - make sure you stop over there and tell her a big birthday hi! 
Here is my card for Jana:
Jana is definitely worth her weight in gold as a Prettie Girl and a friend!  Happy Birthday my friend, I hope that your day brings you lots of joy and many wishes fulfilled!
Head over and see what Jules has come up with for Jana. Pin It

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Spring

This week's Pretties challenge is hosted by Jackie and it was to make a 'springy' card.  Here's mine:
We're using Surf's Up or Holy Mackeral this week and they are both on sale for 35% off  at Paper Pretties!  Head over to see what Julie has come up with for a spring card! Pin It

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Toonie Copic Tuesday

Toonie Tuesday is back with a deal too good to pass up!  All copic sketch markers are on sale for 2.00 for today ONLY!  While supplies last.  These markers are amazing, that's all I'm going to say!  All of you out in stamp land know how amazing these are and I know they are a must have for every stampers, artist's arsenal!  Since that is a fraction of the normal cost, this is a great opportunity to stock up on doubles -you sure can't buy the refills for that price!  Here's a card I made using my copic markers:
Head over and snatch 'em up before their gone. Pin It

Friday, April 9, 2010

50 Cent Fridays!!!

Yeppers, that's right!  Every Friday we'll be hosting .50 cent Fridays where there will be items on sale at Paper Pretties for .50.  This week our special is Watercolor Paper.  Regularly .78 per sheet is now on sale for .50.  As for Toonie Tuesdays, the sale is only good while supplies last.
Here is a little sample I whipped up using the watercolor paper:
This is artist quality watercolor paper.  It is 140 pound cold pressed 8.5 x 12 sheets.  We're sure you'll love it as much as do! Pin It

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Its a Prettie Sketch

Its Wednesday and that means Prettie Sketch time!!  Here is another fabulous sketch from Frances:
Here's my version:
This week we're stamping with Beary Best Friend or Pullin For YouBoth of them are 35% off in the boutique this week so make sure and stop by and pick them up!
Hop on over to Julie's blog and see what she came up with for the sketch!! Pin It

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Introducing Toonie Tuesdays ...

or $2 Tuesdays for those of you in the US.  In case you don't know a 'toonie' is the Canadian $2 coin.
Every Tuesday we will have a special on in the Paper Pretties store - 1 or 2 (or maybe more items) on sale for $2.00.  These items are deeply discounted and are all great additions to your paper crafting supplies.
Today's special is the Queen & Company Think Pink buttons:
They reguarly sell for 3.49.  These are adorable little buttons that will make a great addition to any paper craft.  Here's a little sample using one of the heart shaped buttons:

Head on over to the store and get your buttons for only $2.00 before their gone.  Sale is only good while supplies last! Pin It

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Good Friday was my oldest son's 18th birthday.  I cannot believe how time has flown.  My children and husband are my passion in this life, my life's work.  I remember when Andy started his job here in Kindersley working on the ambulance.  I asked him how it was going and if he liked it.  His reply was this, " I know that this is what God created me to do".  I feel the same about being a wife and a mom.  As women we all wear many hats but the thing that makes my heart sing, when I feel like I am really living my life to honor God is when I am at my best as a wife and a mom.  Having said that, I spent the first 1/2 hour I was awake on Friday morning crying - LOL!  Not because I was sad at all - well, okay, a little, but mostly because I felt that I had arrived at a milestone in my life - one for which I had been striving for 18 years - well, much longer than that actually.  While the sad part was that the sweet little boy I had so much fun with when he was little was all grown up, the happy part was that we did it!  Andy and I had raised our first son to be a well balanced, independant thinking, compassionate, respectful, loving, productive member of society.
Now, some of you out there are probably thinking, wow lady, don't make more of this than it is, but for me this was is a huge accomplishment.  Andy and I are both aware and feel very strongly that you are a parent for life, our job isn't over now that Isaiah is 18 - we recognize that there will be many more challenges ahead for him and we'll always be here to support, encourage, pray and counsel as needed but I can't explain the pride and thankfulness and joy that fills my heart to see that my first baby has grown wings and is beginning this journey of his adult life.  We love you so much Isaiah and are SO proud of the young man you have grown into.   We know that where ever life takes you, whatever paths you choose, you have a destiny and a purpose and you will do great things!
Okay, hang on while I wipe my eyes and blow my nose so I can see my screen and keyboard again - LOL!
I say all of that to say this - as we celebrated the day yesterday, there was a bittersweetness in my mind as I recollected and pondered Good Friday.  The day in history that God - the one who holds the universe in his hand - the one who definitely doesn't NEED us, but wants us, the one who I'm sure was filled with much more pleasure than I was at His Son's accomplishments, allowed, no, purposed for Him to die for people who hated him.
Can you imagine?  I can't even imagine my children giving their lives for their own families - those who love them more than anything but to allow my child to die for people who beat and spit on them - profound.  Confounding.  How could a loving God allow this to happen?  What must it have been like for Jesus to know that his Father was turning His head while all of this went on?  The bible says Jesus endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him - that joy was You and I.  He gave His life willingly so that you and I could have eternal life, peace with God.
Amazing Love.
Then on the third day - He rose.
What makes this God different from all the others - He is alive.  It is this truth, that fact that He loves us this much that the everyday issues of our life matter to Him that keeps me loving him.  We love him because he first loved us.  It is His kindness that draws us to Him.
I hope that that truth, that His great love will inspire you to thankfulness today.
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Because I know, He holds the future.
Life is worth the living, just because He lives.

Happy Easter to all of you, may you feel Gods enormous love for you today. Pin It

Saturday, April 3, 2010

I'm Spoiled

One day a while ago, the door bell rang and when I went to open it it was the postal girl with a HUGE box from my good friend Julie.  Wow, did she spoil me!  Among the treasures were some PTI buttons, a novel, A Card A Day book, and the list just went on and on.  I found this beautiful card she had made me for my birthday (now almost a year ago - he he)
And then, THIS:
This is absolutely beautiful!  It is a shadow box full of ATC's of our own little Sophia made by many of the current and past Prettie Girls.  WOWSA!  It now has a special place of honor in my new room and is the first thing you see when you enter.
Thank you Thank you Thank you so much Jules and the other girls for making me feel so special and loved! Pin It

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Release Day - Counting My Blessings

Its release day over at Paper Pretties and we are so excited about this release! My card is using our new stamp set called Penny for Your Thoughts!  This set comes with 7 images and 6 sentiments.  We hope you'll love it as much as we do!

If you'd like to see all of the cards in one place you can head right over to the home page and all the links will be there as well.  Now head on over and see what Julie has to surprise you with! Pin It
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