Tuesday, December 27, 2011

PTT48 Anything Goes!!

Hello everyone! I hope you aren't all partied out because the party is going strong at Party Time Tuesdays! We have some fabulous sponsors this week -- My Mind's Eye (paper), 3 Girl Jam (ribbon), and my image is from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps! We are also sponsored by Karen's Doodles, and we have a prize from My Pink Stamper!! That is one rock-solid lineup, don't you think?

I tried to mirror my tree in the image with the trees on my paper...the red just offset it a bit! I loved this cute little tree, and she was fun to color! I hope that you all had a Merry Christmas and will continue to prosper in the New Year!

Join us HERE with your anything goes creation!

Card Details:

Stamps: sentiment from Paper Pretties; Girly Holiday Tree by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps

Paper: 12 Days of Christmas by My Mind's Eye; Real Red and Garden Green by Stampin' Up

Ink: Real Red for sponging

Accessories: crinkly ribbon by 3 Girl Jam; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Copic markers; Bow Easy; Stampin' Up oval punches

Monday, December 26, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Winter Wonderland

Has everyone recovered from Christmas? We had a really low-key day yesterday! We woke up at 7, Meredith was done opening presents at 7:20, and we were off to church by 8:15. When we arrived home around 10 or so, it was just the beginning of the laziness of the day! I love days like that!

Today, our Monday challenge at Paper Pretties is Winter Wonderland. I've chosen this little cutie named Breezy to play with today! He is a bargain as he comes with the image and three sentiments! The paper is from the line 12 Days of Christmas from My Mind's Eye, and I just love it! It is so bright and cheerful for the holidays! The image is cut out using a Nestabilitiy image that is specific to Scrap-mart.com. The snowflakes are leftovers from the snowflake border behind the image.

If you would like to join in the fun, please upload your card HERE. Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

It's a Birthday Blog Hop, Prettie Style! Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all! I hope you are enjoying the holiday with your families...I know that we are! One of our team mates is celebrating a birthday today -- Lawren Fowlkes! I hope that you can hop with us today and celebrate her birthday with her! I made the sentiment especially for today, and I just had to combine Christmas!!

The lineup is as follows:

Paper Pretties Blog
Frances Byrne
Amber Hillman
Heather Lee-Reppen
Jennifer Greco
Kristine Reynolds
Lynda Benden
Cely Smith
Jackie Rakoski
Lisa Rasmussen
Melissa Craig
Nancy Bush - you are here!
Stephanie George
Lawren Fowlkes

Merry Christmas to you all!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Party Time Tuesdays #47 - Ribbons, ribbons, RIBBONS!!

Welcome to the party!! Are you all ready for the holidays, if that is what you celebrate? December always seems to be a mad dash! Our daughter still has three days of school this week with her party and a special mass being tomorrow. Unfortunately, all of her friends in public school have been out since last Friday, so she is feeling a little left out. She just keeps telling them that she gets a longer spring break than they do! Gotta love 7 year old logic!

Our challenge this week at Party Time Tuesdays is to use ribbon on our creations. We are sponsored again this week by My Mind's Eye and 3 Girl Jam, and our stamps are sponsored by

both The Greeting Farm and Bugaboo Stamps. Half of our team worked on either image. I have this adorable one from Bugaboo! I just love the little reindeer! I have kept the style of the card simple by accenting the image with the ribbon! The color of this ribbon is called Mistletoe...very apropos! If you would like to join us and have a chance to win, please upload your card HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Red, white, and a color of your choice!

I wanted to go for a little different shape for my card this week! We have a color choice this week -- red, white, and another color. I chose green! I ended up not having any time to be able to make my Christmas cards this year, so I guess I'm not burned out yet! The few that I have will go to our close family.

This little cutie is Emalina, and she comes with four sentiments for you to choose from. I used Nestabilities to cut out the scalloped shapes. Then, I used my Creative Memories circle cutter to cut the shape of the card. The "pearls" around the card are made using my gold and silver Viva Decor pearl pens. Love them!

If you would like to join us this week, please visit HERE for more details! Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My late posts!! Partying with PTT

I'm afraid that I have to ask all of you for forgiveness. December is literally kicking my behind! I seem to barely be home, and my house is only about an eighth decorated for Christmas. I believe that this my be my craziest December on record! However, I'm trying to find some balance and not become stressed out! I refuse to act like Scrooge! That being said, I hope that all of you are enjoying the month. I'm also trying to remain centered and remember that we as a family are celebrating Jesus' birth, and that now is a perfect time to reflect on how we can share our time, talents, and bounty with those who go without.

My two above cards are for this week's and last week's (hangs head in shame) Party Time Tuesdays posts. They were featured on time on the blog, but craziness prevented me from posting them on here. We were so graciously sponsored by My Mind's Eye with a fantastic pack of paper this month. Aren't the colors gorgeous. And, we have amazing images from Paper Makeup and The Paper Shelter!! All of these sponsors are just wonderful people who make wonderful products! The last sponsor provided us with the lucious ribbon--3 Girl Jam, and the colors we were given were Holly Berry and Mistletoe! It's not too late to join in the fun and win some prizes at Party Time Tuesdays! You can enter your card HERE!

I will see you on Monday for Paper Pretties!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge

Well, it is getting closer to Christmas, and everything seems to be running at a feverish pace. Hopefully, I can remember to breathe and enjoy the season with friends and family. I did get to have a fun night out with some of my stamping buddies last week, so that was a definite highlight!

This week, we have a challenge to use ribbon on our creations. This is one of my new ones I received in a Stampin' Up order...love the scalloped polka dots! I have used one of this week's new releases--Oh Tiny Tree. Isn't it adorable? I knew that I had to choose that one! The paper is from an old pack of Basic Grey called Mistletoe and Pear. I just adore it, and I've been taking it out lately! The image is colored with Copics, and I've used a Nestie shape to cut it out!

If you would like to join us this week, please visit HERE for more details and to upload your card!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - the 12 Days of Christmas!

Welcome to Monday!! December has seriously ramped up in the Bush household (as if I needed it to get busier!), and we are in full swing with some of our halls decked! Well, we have a tree, and sometimes, that is half the battle! Later in the week, I'll post a project that I have been working on using all of my ribbon scraps! It has been a good "in front of the TV" project!

This week at Paper Pretties we have a challenge called the 12 Days of Christmas. So, make your card to reflect some aspect of the 12 days of Christmas. Mine is a bit roundabout, but it reminds me of all of the birds in the song, and this is a likely tree that they are on! A little lame, but you get the picture...you can fit most anything into that theme! If you would like to play along, please upload your card HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!