Friday, December 30, 2011

80s Blog Hop WINNER!

Happy Holidays, everyone!  I'm back from a WONDERFUL vacation, and I have a winner from the Back to the 80s Blog Hop.  The winner of the PBD Snowflakes Stamp Set is:

Congratulations, Sher!  I'll e-mail sure to check your junk/spam filter (sometimes the e-mails end up there).

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year this weekend.  I have some crafty resolutions to share with you after the holiday. :)  Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Have a MEGABYTE Day!

Happy Monday, everyone!  I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!  Today is my day to post over at Pink By Design, and I want to share the birthday card I made for my hubby with you today (his birthday is tomorrow).  Here it is:

I got this cute little robot from the Lettering Delights Animal Boxes and Bags SVG Set and cut it out with my Silhouette machine.  I decided to use him on a card instead of a box, though.  I embossed the background with my Clockworks Cuttlebug Folder, and added some ink to make the embossing stand out a bit more.  I was also attempting to make it look a bit more masculine.  "Masculine" is not my strong suit.   Of course, I got the wonderful sentiment from Pink By Design's Gigabyte Stamp Set.  I think this will be a go-to set for cards for my hubby since he works with computers...all of the sentiments are just PERFECT for him!

On the inside of the card, I wanted to carry on the gear pattern, but I didn't want the texture that is on the front (so it would be easy to write on).  So, I used my PBD Gears Background Stamp with some ink that is a bit darker than the paper to create a fun background.  I'm sorry for showing you my personal message to my hubby...I got a little excited and wrote in in before I took pictures of it.  Ooops!  At least I didn't get too gushy. :)

 Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you like my little card.  Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Back to the 80's Birthday Blog Hop

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons and Emily's Back to the 80's Birthday Blog Hop.  Emily was made in the 80's, so we're celebrating her birthday with some AWESOMELY GNARLY projects.

If you've just come from Emily's blog, you're in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, hop on back to Emily's blog.  Be sure to check out all of the projects on the hop and leave some love for everyone.  There's sure to be some TOTALLY TUBULAR blog candy along the way.

For my project, I decided to make a little gift box and card combo that are, LIKE, TOTALLY 80's!  Here are my projects:

I cut all of the shapes for my projects using my Silhouette Cameo.  The box file was just a blank box, and it came from the Silhouette Online Store.  I drew the little rounded squares in Silhouette Studio, and sized them to fit my box.  You should have seen me gluing all of those little squares on there!  I love how it turned out, though.  The box is about 2.75" cubed...which is the perfect size for some sweets (if you're HUNGRY LIKE A WOLF) or even jewelry (if you're a MATERIAL GIRL).  ;)

I also got this fun cassette tape shape card from the Silhouette Store, too.  I added a sentiment from Pink By   Design's I Love the 80s Stamp Set.  I also added a few more on the inside just for fun:

I hope you like my projects!  Now, how about some BODACIOUS BLOG CANDY???

One lucky follower will win this Pink By Design Snowflakes Stamp Set.  Here's what you need to do for a chance to win:

1.  Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me you are.  Be sure to include your e-mail address. 

That's it!  That's all you need to do to have a chance to win.  If you'd like additional chances, though, you can do one or all of the following:

2.  "Like" Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and leave a comment here telling me you did.  Be sure to include your e-mail address.

3.  Post my blinky on your blog.  You can find it on the right side of this page.  Please leave me a comment with your blog address and your e-mail address.

Please, only US or Canadian addresses.  I'll choose one winner after I get back from vacation...sometime around Dec. 29th.  

Now, hop on over to Abby's blog to see, LIKE, what TOTALLY RADICAL project she has in store for you! :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Lettering Delights Has Nancy Kubo!!!

Okay, I just had to make a quick post to let you know that Nancy Kubo has designed something for Lettering Delights!  YAY!  Who is Nancy Kubo, you might ask?  Well, she's the wonderful designer behind one of my favorite Cricut cartridges: Create a Critter.  Here's the cute Nancy Happy Holiday Cut It Set she created that's now available in the Lettering Delights store:

I just wanted to share, because if you love Lettering Delights as much as I do, I know you'll be excited about this set.  Have a great Saturday, everyone, and I hope you'll come back tomorrow for Emily's Back to the 80's Birthday Blog Hop!

There will be tons of TOTALLY AWESOME projects for you to see and some LIKE, RADICAL blog candy, too!  I hope to see you there! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

All Aboard!

Merry Monday, everyone!  Today is my day to post over at Pink By Design, and I have a fun project to share with you today.  I decided to make a Christmas decoration that we could use each year.  Here it is:

I know it's really can click on it to see it larger.  I got this cute Christmas train from the Lettering Delights Christmas Express Cut Its Set.  Aren't the characters just precious?  I created the pattern on the light blue cardstock by stamping the Pink By Design Falling Snow Background Stamp in white pigment ink.  I think it creates the perfect backdrop for my train.

I decided to do a bit of a modified acordian fold for the base of the project.  Everything is raised with foam tape, so I wanted to be able to close it easily for storage between Christmases. This way, there is an inch of space between each piece when folded, sort-of like how an expanding file works.

I used the PBD Christmas Wishes stamp set for sentiment on this car.

This cute sentiment came from the PBD November Stamp of the Month Set: Goodie Labels.

The Merry Christmas on the caboose also came from the PBD Christmas Wishes stamp set.

All of the cars are inked with ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink and raised with foam tape, and I tied them together with some Cherry Divine Twine from the Divine Twine Sample Pack, which you can find in the PBD store. 

Well, I hope you like my little project.  Thanks so much for stopping by...I'd love it if you'd leave a comment for me. Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Three French Hens

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  It's my Pink By Design day, and I have a fun card to show you today.  We're doing a 12 Days of Christmas series over at PBD, and my card was inspired by the Third Day of Christmas: Three French Hens.  Here it is:

This card measures 5" x 7".  I got these cute little hens from Silhouette's Online Store, their berets came from the Lettering Delights Hipsters Cut It Set, the Eiffel Tower came from the Lettering Delights J'adore SVG Set, and the wreath came from the Lettering Delights Christmas Dee-Licious SVG Set.  I cut all these shapes with my Silhouette Cameo, inked and assembled the pieces, and added brads for the hens' eyes.

I had a lot of fun with background stamps on this card.  First, I used the Pink By Design Damask Background Stamp to create the overall background for my card.  I decided to stamp right on my card base, but I wanted to contain the design to the front of the card.  So, I used good old painter's tape to mask off along the fold of the card. Then, I inked up my stamp by dabbing my stamp pad all over the stamp.

My background was bigger than the stamp, but that was no problem.  The great thing about PBD backgrounds is that they are totally tileable, which means I was able to stamp once, then line up the edge of the design and stamp again to cover the entire background.  When I was done, I carefully peeled off the painter's tape to reveal a perfectly clean line.  You know, this looks just like some wallpaper we had in our entry hall when I was growing color and all.  smiley  Anyway, I wanted a more subtle background with less contrast, so I used my Colorbox Fluid Chalk inks to add a little distressing and character.


Next, I decided to use my Pink By Design Script Background Stamp to add a little pattern to some of my cut pieces.  

Then, I decided to soften the stamped images and papers a little by inking them with my Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks:

Finally, I cut this cute little tag using the Pink By Design Goodie Label Die, which came with my November Stamp of the Month set (Goodie Labels).  This die was so easy to use with my Cuttlebug's how I did it:

In order to use steel dies like the ones you can find at PBD with your Cuttlebug, you need to purchase a Thin Die Adapter plate (Plate C).  I found mine online. Then, you want to make a "sandwich" in this order (from bottom to top):  A plate (on the bottom), C plate, die (with raised cutting edge facing up), cardstock, B plate.  Then, just run the "sandwich" through your Cuttlebug machine, and you have a perfect little tag that is ready for stamping! 

I used my Goodie Labels Stamp Set to outline the tag, then I stamped a sentiment from the PBD Old Time Christmas Stamp Set.  

 I added a little ribbon (which I also inked with my Fluid Chalk), and my little card was all done!  I hope you like it!  I'd love it if you'd leave me some love...I soooooo enjoy your comments. :)

Make sure to check out Pink By Design tomorrow to see what's in store for the Fourth Day of Christmas.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Guess what!!!!  Today is the day!  I have 3 winners of Pink By Design gift certificates to announce.  Without further ado, here they are:

The winner of the $10 Gift Certificate to Pink By Design is:

Congrats, Debbie! 

The winner of the $15 Gift Certificate to Pink By Design is:

Congratulations, Hopefulcrafter!

And, the winner of the $25 Gift Certificate to Pink By Design is:

Congrats, Tami!

I'll be letting Mr. Pink know that you guys are winners, and he should be contacting you shortly. :)  Congratulations, you guys!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I am Thankful For You & a GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey there, everyone!  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.  I made a little card to enter into a few challenges, and I want to share it with you.  Plus, I have an AWESOME giveaway for you (more on that later).  Here's my card:

I used the Lettering Delights Autumn-licious  SVG set for the owl, hat, and pumpkin.  I punched the border with my Martha Stewart branches punch.  The fun sentiments came from Pink By Design's Bountiful Blessings Stamp Set.   Here's the inside of the card:

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Okay, now for the FANTASTIC giveaway.  Because I'm so thankful for you, my wonderful followers, I have some gift certificates to give away to some lucky commenters today. Compliments of Pink By Design, three lucky followers will win one of the following:

$10 gift certificate to Pink By Design
$15 gift certificate to Pink By Design
$25 gift certificate to Pink By Design

Here's what you need to do to have a chance to win:

1.  Be a follower of my blog.  Leave a comment letting me sure to leave me your e-mail address.

That's it...BUT if you want EXTRA chances to win, you can:

2.  Like the Pink By Design Facebook Page.  Let them know that Lisa sent you.  Then, leave me a separate comment letting me know. (Be sure to leave me your e-mail address).

3.  Go to the Pink By Design Store, pick out a stamp set you'd like to buy with your gift certificate if you win, then come back here to let me know what you decided.  (Be sure to also leave me your e-mail address).

4.  Like my Facebook Page. Leave me a little message on Facebook, then come back here to leave a separate comment letting me know. (Be sure to leave me your e-mail address).

5.  Post about this giveaway on your blog and leave a link to the post in a separate comment. (Be sure to leave me your e-mail address).

So, you could enter yourself up to 5 times to win one of these wonderful gift certificates!!!  I'll be randomly choosing the winners on Wednesday, November 23.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Good luck!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Smile, It's Your Birthday

Happy Monday!  Today is my day to post for the Pink By Design Design Teamand I have a sweet little card that I made for my sister-in-law to share with you today.  She just LOVES ladybugs! know what?  She is a fan of my Facebook page (which is great and very supportive of her), and I can't let her see a pic of her card before she gets it.  So, here's a pic for her to see on Facebook.  :)
Okay, so now that her card has been kept a secret from her, I can show it to you.  Here it is:

I used Pink By Design's Damask Background Stamp for the pink background paper.  I love how it adds just the right amount of elegance to my card. The sentiment came from Pink By Design's Take the Cake Stamp Set.  I got the cute little Ladybug from the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge, the circle came from the Birthday Bash Cricut Cartridge, and the flowers came from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  Plus, I embossed the circle with my Candy Cane Stripe Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

This was my first time using flowers like this on a project, so I want to show you how I made these flower cutouts into three-dimentional embellishments.  You'll see that I was learning as I went.  First, I cut all of the flowers in four different sizes: 1 extra large, 3 large, 2 medium, and 1 small, and I inked all of the pieces with my Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks.  Then, I found something cylindrical to curl my petals around.  I used my i-Rock (don't worry, it's wasn't turned on) to curl the petals of the extra large flower.  You could use anything cylindrical you have on hand.

See, it makes the flat flower cutout stand out a bit more.

The i-Rock wouldn't work for the smaller flowers, though, because it was just too big around to put a nice curl in the petals.  So, I decided to use my Tweezer-Bees.  I just grasped the end of the petal in my tweezers and twirled it back, wrapping the petal around the tweezers.  It was a lot like I was using a curling iron to curl my hair.  :)

Next,  I punched a hole in the center of each of the flowers.  Here's where I learned a would probably be best to punch the holes BEFORE I curled the petals (DUH!).  The punch flattened some of the petals out a little, and I had to recurl them.

Finally I put brads through the hole of each flower to join the layers together.  I adhered the flowers to my project using foam tape.

I hope you like my little card, and I REALLY hope my sister-in-law likes it.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you'll leave a comment for me...I SO love to read them.  Have a wonderful day!