Friday, January 13, 2017

A Sale, New Files, a Freebie, and Some Changes

Well, hello there! Long time, no see, huh? I had a wonderful, restful break, and I was really able to do some thinking and soul searching. After a lot of thought, I've decided to do things here a PPPR a little differently from now on. Before I tell you about the changes, I'd like to share the reason I'm changing things up. So, here it goes...I'm going to be real with you, right now.

When I started designing cutting files, it was a complete career change for me. I went from teaching elementary school full time and going to graduate school to staying home and figuring out how to turn my drawings into cutting files (because of a family move and change in our situation). I was passionate about paper crafting, and I loved every minute that I was designing. It really was a dream come true.

Fast forward to now...almost 5 years later...and my dreams have changed a bit. I still love to draw and create art, and my heart and interests have really started to shift. I'm super excited right now because I'm learning new ways to draw and I'm using those drawings to create acrylic, watercolor, and digital paintings and illustrations. I'm taking classes and absolutely loving every minute of it. I'd love to turn this new passion into something more...I'm just not quite sure what that means, just yet. So, I'm sure you can imagine that a lot of my time has been taken up by these new interests. It's really all I can think about...which is a really exciting thing, especially since I've been struggling over the past couple of years with bouts of something pretty close to depression. I just wasn't myself...I was withering away. But, now I'm back, and feeling fresh and happy and excited again. So, I have to follow my heart on this one and really invest my time in these new interests. That's really best for everyone...my family, my friends, and, of course, me.

So, here's how things are going to change. I still want to create SVGs, but I also want to have plenty of time to learn and practice my new passion. So, I will no longer be offering freebies every Friday. I know. :(  But, I will be offering Flash Freebies occasionally...I'm hoping at least once or twice a month. No promises on that timeline, but that is my plan. I'll also be adding other files to my store...just not as many as before. My awesome Design Team has decided to stick with me, so they will be sharing projects with you...just not everyday, like before. And, we won't be having regular challenges and blog hops. We might do one now and again, just for fun, bun not on a scheduled basis. So, that's it...I hope you understand. I feel that all of us have had times when we find a new passion and just can't stop thinking about it...so much so that it turns into new goals and dreams. So I hope you're with me in thinking that I should go for it.

So, today, I have a couple of new files for you. You can click on the photos to see these in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Store. Oh, and the Gumball Machine is FREE through next Thursday night.



Oh, and I can't forget the best part! There's a sale going on over at PPPR! You can save 30% off your entire purchase! No coupon needed...you'll see the discount in your cart.


Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thanks for Coming to my Rescue!

Hello my crafty friends!  I hope this post finds you well today.  Sarah here with you all sharing this thank you card I made for a friend who totally came to my rescue just when I needed him!


I used the Superhero H from the Superheroes Collection Cutting Files Set

Friday, December 16, 2016

Penguin Tag

Happy Friday Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons fans!  It's Michelle from Purple Monkey Moments, and I am here to share a project that I created with an adorable PPPR file

I create a TON of Christmas Tags every year, and this year is no exception.  Here is today's tag:


Don't ya LOVE him??  This little penguin cutie, cut like a dream, and considering I made 18 of him, he came together pretty quickly.   


You can find the Winter Critters file HERE.  Next year, I am going to use the bear and the walrus!  Can't wait :)



Did you know that you can find MANY of Lisa's designs in the Silhouette Store??  You can find full sets, and individual cuts that you can't live without HERE.

You can see all of the cute SVG files from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons in the SHOP and be sure to check out all the details of my card over on my blog.  I have one more tag to share early next week that uses a PPPR file, so be on the look out for it!

A la prochaine,



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Poinsettia Tag

Happy Tuesday Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons fans!  It's Michelle from Purple Monkey Moments, and I am here to share a project that I created with an amazing PPPR file



I love to make Christmas Tags, and this Poinsettia file just spoke to me!  I decided to do her in pink, rather than the traditional red, and I think she is SO pretty!  You can find this gorgeous cutting file HERE.



Did you know that you can find MANY of Lisa's designs in the Silhouette Store??  You can find full sets, and individual cuts that you can't live without HERE.

You can see all of the cute SVG files from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons in the SHOP and be sure to check out all the details of my card over on my blog.

A la prochaine,


Friday, November 4, 2016

Hippo Fairy

Happy Friday Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons fans!  It's Michelle from Purple Monkey Moments, and I am here to share a project that I created with an amazing PPPR file


I am in LOVE with this cute hippo fairy!!  It is from a new set that Lisa created recently.  It is one of many costumed critters that are in the set.  They are all ADORABLE!  You can find it HERE.  



Did you know that you can find MANY of Lisa's designs in the Silhouette Store??  You can find full sets, and individual cuts that you can't live without HERE.

You can see all of the cute SVG files from Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons in the SHOP and be sure to check out all the details of my card over on my blog.

A la prochaine,

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Fiesta...


Hi, I hope everyone is doing well.

Today I would like to share with you a last minute Birthday Banner as well as some Cake Toppers and by last minute I mean the very same day (I'm not a fan of last minute ANYTHING. lol...)

I made a Fiesta banner using PPPR  Fiesta Cutting Files for the Fiesta letters and the sombrero. The Maracas on the banner are from PPPR Maracas Cutting Files. For the banner I used PPPR Simple Banner Shapes Cutting Files.



For the cake topper images I only used PPPR  Fiesta Cutting Files. I did do a print and cut for all the PPPR images on the cake as well as the sombrero and Maracas on the banner.


PPPR Files I use:

 PPPR Maracas Cutting Files

PPPR Simple Banner Shapes Cutting Files.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great day.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

BOO!


Hi everyone,

Melissa here, I am so glad you stopped by. We will be on an extended break at least through the Holidays and the New Year. You can find all that info by clicking here! However,  I thought I would pop in to do a quick post, who knows, you might want to keep an eye out, I may stop in from time to time to share what I created with these amazing cutting files!! Also I just wanted to wish all of you a safe and Happy Halloween!!
Now onto my card, isn't she a cutie, I just love how she turned out and so fitting for the season, I added a little treat box that I picked up from Michael's and just added Halloween paper that I had sitting around!

Here are the cutting files that I am using today, both are just adorable. I decided to use the pumpkin top From the Owl for my Chihuahua and it just adds the perfect touch for her.

Be sure to pick up these two files so that you can create her too!!
Don't forget to get your freebie, it's only free for a limited time!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!