Sunday, November 23, 2014

Time for school!

Hello! Ruth, here, and I hope you're having a great day!
Fall is definitely back to school time and with that comes school portraits when you've got kids. My layout today has a realistic portrait, but not necessarily the best. My 13 year old son is satisfied with it, though, so there will be no retakes.

What could be better for scrapping a school picture than the look of  cork? I just love that I can print a full page of cork for a background and even use it to fill a font for my projects.
I'll show you what I mean.
Perfection! A piece of notebook paper attached to a cork board and a cork title, too! And you better believe that you can find them in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store! You know what else you can find?
The texture of the ruler : Pumpkin Spice Out West Patterned Paper
The journaling star : School Titles Cutting Files
The speech bubble : Speech Bubbles Cutting Files
and the school papers are in the School Days Chalkboards and School Days Pattern Pack

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you'd like to see more detailed pictures of my layout, feel free to stop by my blog Paper and Musings.

Be sure to link up your fall projects using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files for the current challenge (follow the link in the side bar on the right.) I can't wait to see what you create!


Friday, November 21, 2014

It's FREEBIE Day!!!

TGIF, everyone! Well, the Norris household has been dealing with a little medical issue this past week....nothing serious, but time consuming and just plain not fun. So, I only had time to get a little freebie done for you this week. 

Before I show you this week's freebie. though, I want to invite you to join us for our Fall Challenge that is going on right now. Just link up your fall-themed project that features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files, and you will be entered to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the PPPR store. You can find out all of the details and link up HERE.

Okay, here's the new FRIDAY FREEBIE in the store. This file will be available as a free download for one week, then it will be moved to the 99 Cent Downloads section of the store.  This freebie includes SVG., DXF, .JPG, and .PNG files. YAY!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for some fun PPPR inspiration.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving Décor

Hi, and Happy Thursday!
Gloria here from Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot. I hope everyone is doing well.
Today I would like to share a little Thanksgiving décor. I cut out the pumpkin from the 3D Pumpkin Gift Box Cutting Files in three different sizes and did most of the inking before gluing together.  
I'm loving the new A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files, this is what I used to stamp the sentiment on. The A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files can totally be used for place cards.

  For the leaves and stems I stamped the with a pattern from Stampendous pattern trio stamp set.
What I used:
 A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files
Stampendous Pattern Trio stamp set
PBD "Bountiful" stamp set
Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink

We  have a PPPR Fall/Autumn Challenge going on now till Saturday November 29, 2014.  To participate in the challenge you can create anything that is Fall/Autumn themed Just make sure your using PPPR files. One random participant will win a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR. Link up your project HERE.
~Challenge rules~
1.  The theme of this challenge is create anything that is related to fall/autumn. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the fall/autumn Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group.
3.  You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday,  November 29, 2014.
5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday,  December 3, 2014.

Thank You for passing by!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sometimes you have to create your own happiness...

Happy Wednesday!

I was so happy to see the NEW A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files last week.  I love making shaped cards and knew these would be fun to work with. I was especially excited to see the taller card, it would be great to create scenes on.  

For my card base I used the NEW A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files.  To make room for my sentiment I made the white card stock a little taller.  The grass is from the Flower Assortment Cutting Files.  The hummingbird & tulip are from the Spring Garden Cutting Files.

The NEW A2 Card Bases 1 Cutting Files are still FREE until this Thursday 11/20/2014.  You can get it HERE

Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Signs of Fall layout

It's that day today.. 
It's Nanné here and it's my day to share a layout I created..
For some of us, its the season of Autumn and with that comes cold rainy weather right?..LOL
I decided to use some of the Rainy Days Critters cutting file and created a fun autumn themed layout which will have a photo of my pups on there since be it rain, sleet or snow, they have to be walked at least twice a day..LOL

here is what I created:

and yes, I noticed I'm missing the little U in rubber..LOL
I just dont' have the heart to waste a big piece of cardstock cutting out a new one when I know its on my desk some where..LOL
I will find it...

how about a few close ups:

The tree is in the Happy Tree cutting file.
The title is a phrase I created with some free fonts I have in my stash..

This cute little guy is in the "Rainy day critters" cutting file and 
the leaves are in the "Falling leaves" cutting file.

The frog is also in the "Rainy day critters" cutting file.
The cloud and rain drops are both in the "Rain or Shine" cutting file.

The rubber boots are also in the "Rain or Shine" cutting file and the large background marquee is in the "layered labels 1" cutting file.

and there ya have my post for today..
I wanna thank you for stopping by.
Now its time get crafty..
Till next time..

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thanksgiving Card

Happy Monday, Nicole here today.  I am still trying to finish up some fall projects before I dive into any more Christmas/winter ones.  The weather has gotten cold here so it definitely feels more like winter than fall but my calendar tells me otherwise.  I wanted to have one more Thanksgiving card on hand so this is what I came up with -

This is an A2 sized card folded at the top.  I used PPPR's "Pumpkin Spice Pattern Pack 1" digital paper for my background paper.  I used the PPPR "Thankful Titles 3" cutting files for my title. I added some cute little acorns using the PPPR "Acorn Faces" cutting files and omitting the layer with the smile face on it.  I finished off my card with some doodling using my white gel pen; gold skittles and some fall colored twine.

Don't forget about the PPPR "Fall" challenge - I'd say my card fits in perfectly for this challenge :-)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tree Cutting Time

Hi there!  It's Tina from Tina Time and its my day to show you a super cute file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!
How many of you actually cut your Christmas Tree down?  I think it would be a ton of fun to drive up into the mountains and scout for that perfect Christmas Tree… I live in the desert, so no tromping through the woods, or climbing any mountains to find one… but I picture this little guy doing just that!!

I used the file, Christmas Car with this sweet little Penguin driving home with his freshly cut tree… he looks cold… Brrrrrr ... I embossed the car and then added snowflake brads for the tires.  I then cut a simple box by hand.  I plan to put a small tree ornament inside and hand deliver to a friend.

What do you think?  This file would be a great card or used as a tag on a package… I would love to know how you use it!!

Check out this file and tons of other cute and festive cuts at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!  The files are so quick and easy to put together… Thanks for stopping by!!!