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!