Monday, September 22, 2014

You're the Bee's Knees

Hello there, Nicole here today!  I have a card to share with you that I made for a friend who requested a thank you card with a bee on it.  

I just love the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' "Honey Bees" cutting files set.  I used the girl bee and the hive for my card.  I made this card a 5x7 sized card so that my friend would have plenty of room to write on the inside.  For more information on my card, please visit my blog.  

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Hocus Pocus

Hello Everyone, Happy Sunday! Brianna here with you all today, bringing you my last project as a PPPR design team member (insert tears) My design team term has come to an end, I have been apart of the PPPR family for 1 1/2 years and felt it was time to step down for now. I will still be blogging daily, just focusing on different things. I want to thank Lisa, from the bottom of my heart, for giving me such a great opportunity and all my dt sisters (past and present) for sharing it with me. Also, all of you, who have come to know me through my PPPR creations, thank you for sharing this adventure with me.
Now that I got all the sad and sappy stuff out of the way, here is my creation.
File Used:
Wizard Owl Cutting Files
Papers: Studio Calico: Funnel Cake(Brighton Pier) Collection & Story time Collection(acetate)
Sentiment: My Pink Stamper
Enamel Dots: Doodlebug Design- Halloween Assortment
American Crafts- Dear Lizzy
My Minds Eye- Jubilee
Purple Pearls- Queen & Co.
Glitter tape- American Crafts
This will definitely not be my last creation using PPPR files!
I am sure I will jump in on some of the fun bloghops and share my creations over on Facebook.
Thank you all once again, I truly appreciate everything!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Some SWEET Halloween Decorations

Happy Saturday, everyone! I had a lot of fun creating some cute Halloween decorations the other day, and I just couldn't wait to share them with you here. I used the new Candy Borders Cutting Files (which are on SALE this weekend) to create these sweet little decor items. 

I used the print and cut feature of my Silhouette Cameo to create both of these items. This would make it really easy to create several of these to use for a party or as gifts. I printed out a candy corn border and simply wrapped it around this LED candle and secured the ends using a glue dot. I chose to use an LED candle so there wouldn't be a fire hazard. I added some pretty twine and a cute sentiment (a sneak peek of one of the new Pretty Cute Stamps sets that is coming out on Wednesday). Then, I added some little enamel dots I made a while ago by melting Perler beads in the oven (the candle dish just seemed to naked without something scattered around on it). I love how it turned out, and I'm thinking I may need to make something similar for every holiday!

I also decided to create some fun little garland to hang in my craft room. I just separated one of the candy corns from the border in my Silhouette Studio software, created an offset for it (since the black background of the border can't be broken up), mirrored it (so I could have a back to the image), and created a whole bunch of copies on my mat. Then, I printed and cut them all out, glued them together...back to back, punched some holes in them, and strung them on that same twine I used for the candle. This was super fast and easy....again, another decoration I'm going to have to tweak for other holidays. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Don't forget about our Fun With Puns Challenge that is going on right now.  You can find all of the details HERE.

Have an amazing weekend, everyone, and don't forget to come back tomorrow for some more PPPR inspiration. :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Guest Designer ~ Gerda plus New File and FREEBIE Friday!

Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons is so lucky to have fans from all over the world! Our Guest Designer this week celebrates this. Gerda is sharing designs all the way from the Netherlands with you. You can find Gerda at Gerda's Cards CreationsHer designs are very sweet and full of great details!  

Gerda used Birthday Critters Cutting Files to create a pair of darling cards especially for this post:

Here's a closer look at these adorable cards!

I created a couple of fun little files this week. Here's what's new in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Store


Typewriter Cutting Files (in case you missed it last weekend)

Before I show you this week's freebie, I want to invite you to take part in our Fun with Puns Challenge that is going on right now. Just create a project that shows a pun or play on words using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. Then, link up a photo of your project HERE for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the PPPR store. You can find out all of the details about the challenge HERE.

Finally, there's a 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! We'll be back tomorrow with more PPPR inspiration. Have a great Friday, everyone!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

❤{sweet ● friend ● of ● mine}❤

I love to make cards of smiling food. It's like a sickness. I couldn't wait to make a card with the cotton candy. Alas, they're aren't many witty cotton candy puns...but it's a perfect sweet little face to send a happy hello! I used the Fair Food Cutting Files for my card, take a look below. 

If you want to purchase the Fair Food Cutting Files, you can click above or *{HERE}*
They are available separately, or you can buy them as a bundle. 

Here's a close up of the smiling cotton candy! EEEEE! IS that NOT the CUTEST or what?!?!?! I love it! 

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Design Team Announcement!

Happy Hump DAAAAAAY, everyone! Whew! I have had an excruciatingly tough last couple of days. I got so many wonderful applications for the PPPR Design Team that making a decision was super hard! But, I finally got it narrowed down to four new members. 

First, I'm so sad to say that two of my wonderful friends will be stepping down from the DT at the end of September. These ladies are so talented, and we are so sad to see them go. But, we'll see them around in crafty bloggy land, I'm sure. Sadly, we say goodbye to Jeanne from Jeanne's Paper Crafts and Brianna from Happy Scrapper. :(

Okay, now, we have some new members of the team. Here they are. Be sure to visit their blogs to say hi and check out their awesome goodies.

Tina Berlingeri ~ Tina Time

Of course, we have some amazing and talented DT members returning to our team for this term. Here they are, in case you'd like to stop by and check out their blogs, too!

Gloria Zuniga ~ Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot

Kathy Gillon ~ Kathy and Kids

Leah Schaeffer ~ Leah Schaeffer Blog

Melisa Alzammar ~ Melisa's Crafty Creations

Nanne' Harry ~ Nanne's Creations

 Nicole Elliott ~ Teachdanz

Thank you so much for stopping by today! We'll be back tomorrow with some fun Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons inspiration. Have a great day, everyone!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fun with Puns Blog Hop WINNER!!!

Hey, everyone! I have the winner of the Fun with Puns Blog Hop prize to share with you. The winner of the $15 Gift Certificate to the PPPR store is:

Congratulations, Blue6366!  I'll be emailing you, so be sure to check in your junk/spam folder if you don't get it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to come back tomorrow, because I have some NEW Design Team members to share with you. :)  See you then!