Tuesday, October 26, 2021

papermadeprettier featured on KTHV 11 The Vine


I had so much fun sharing what I love with Central Arkansas on KTHV The Vine Channel 11.  Check out today's segements, October 26, 2021 Halloween Crafts and Christmas Crafts (2 segments)



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Sunday, October 17, 2021

papermadeprettier Holiday Retreat 2021 all the shenanigans recap


The most wonderful time of the year.......is a retreat!  I feel like I am so lucky to have the opportunity to spend a full weekend at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center this past weekend.  No doubt, hosting 27 ladies for a full weekend of crafting fun is a big undertaking, but even a week later, my heart is so full.  
It starts with prep prep prep, sort sort sort (I have lots of help with this!)


I was super happy with our gorgeous bags made by Susie Jones:


They are filled with Stampin' Up goodies for our 8 make and takes:


Make and Takes: 


Each year we have a special treat on Friday Night, this year was Milk and Cookies with these adorable cookies! I said I ordered them for the ladies, but I also ate a few........ 3 dozen disappeared in hours!


We have sooooooo much table space and it's so fun to share the weekend with friends! 


This year we had some scrapbookers, so a glorious Scrapbook layout was in order for Virginia Porta here! 


The fall retreat is always filled with Razorback Game watching. We quickly drowned our sorrows in crafting and cookies! heartbreaking loss! 


We get so much done over the weekend. Michelle finished her swaps which were adorable! 


All smiles with out make and takes from Susan Erickson


I love surprising the ladies with little gifts throughout the weekend: 



Crystal Muirhead organized so many fun activities! 
Decorate your own Mini Paper Pumpkin box for prizes that SHE provided (she's so sweet like that!): 


Tags Swap: 


Card Swap:


We just love being silly in our Holiday PJs.....One of my favorite photos! It's the perfect outfit for our Dessert Contest and Pizza Party! 


There are dozens of helpers for which I am forever grateful. Including Audra Jones, Beverly Kinneman, Judy Chapman, Kathy Rich, Virginia Porta, Marilyn Jones, Crystal Muirhead. But these two Shawn Cranford and Cindy Griffin sweated it out to the end. I'm surprised Cindy had anything left after the set up process, but in all reality, she is all smiles all the time and keeps me grounded and focused every year!  THANK YOU!  


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Monday, October 11, 2021

Haunts and Harvest Paper Pumpkin kit and 4 alternative projects +Rock and Roll Technique!


Haunts and Harvest Paper Pumpkin!
 This past week on Facebook live, I put together the Haunts and Harvest Paper Pumpkin kit. It's adorable and easy to make pumpkins, apples or Jack o Lanterns.  


Watch the Facebook Live Video here showing the kit and a quick and easy alternative Rock And Roll Fall Card: 

Here's a video showing how to turn it into a wheelbarrow: 

Here are some other ideas! 
From Rachel Tesseman Stamp Your Art Out: 




Charlet Mallett: painted-orange.com

Don't miss next month's Paper Pumpkin Kit!  


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Group: Thankfulness Blog Hop

 


There's just something so refreshing about Fall...halloween, bonfires, crisp air, apples, football games. I love crafting this time of year! This gorgeous fall card was created for my Stamp Technique club. We learned the Gilded Grout Technique this month using the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle. Isn't it stunning? We also used the Rock and Roll technique to make the sentiment pop. I just love a good, inky new technique, don't you?   


  Here is a snippet of the project I made for the Tutorial Bundle: 




Blog Roll: 

Click here to find out more about my Stamp Technqiue Monthly Club where we learn new techniques each month, locally (Little Rock, Arkansas) and online (TO GO or Zoom!) with packets shipped anywhere in the US.  

You can email me to purchase the tutorial or it is free with any purchase with me or free when you join my team of my Pretties Team Happy Shoppers. 

Click here to purchase your starter kit today and get the ongoing perk of my Tutorial Bundles FREE!  

Monday, September 27, 2021

Gingerbread and Peppermint Holiday Retreat TO GO! Ends Thursday!


Gingerbread and Peppermint Retreat TO GO! 
The limited space for my Holiday retreat is full, but you can have your retreat shipped right to your door! You will receive the make and takes, how to videos and PDF instructions, a goody bag, supplies to complete the projects as well as table gifts and prizes! Shipping included in the fee. 

Option 1: Retreat with Frosted Gingerbread Bundle: (Stamp set and dies) $133

Option 2: Retreat with no bundle $85 (HURRY, this bundle is on low inventory!!!)

Option 3: PDF only (Pretties Team receives these for free) $30 

Deadline to purchase is 9/30 and will be shipped week of 10/11. You will need the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle #156807 to complete projects as well as the following inks: Real Red, Old Olive, Cinnamon Cider

Clever Cats Cloche Treat Box +9 other samples!


What happens when you find orange Hostess Snoballs? You make a box to put them in for Halloween treats.  I used the Clever Cats Stamp Set with the Cloche Dies and Scalloped Treat Box to create the cutest treat box ever!  Watch the video to learn how to use your Stamparatus tool to position what you stamp behind the Cloche Shaker Domes. 

The FREE BUNDLE with starter kit ends in 3 days (9/30/21)!
 Choose your own products or get my 
Clever Cats Cloche Suggested Starter Kit (Write down all item numbers on link above or just email me that you want the Clever Cats Cloche starter kit!):
Clever cats stamp set
Cloche dies
Scalloped treat boxes
Designer paper (cute Halloween)
Cloche Shaker Domes
Stamparatus
$125 for only $99 PLUS pick a free bundle ends 9/30!!! See the free bundles you can earn here
 
Dimensions: Basic Black 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", Designer Series Paper 3 1/4" x  3 1/4" (I used the Expressions in ink paper here, but the Cute Halloween Paper was so much cuter!) Watch the video to see it here: 


Here are some swaps I created with the Clever Cats stamp set and Cute Halloween Designer paper. Using the Stamparatus with the foam mat and memento ink is what you need to get a good, clean, filled in stamp here. 



Here are some other swaps and cards I've received with the Clever Cats set: 


My team member Amy Gray Light made this for my birthday last week. Isn't it darling? 



Here are a few more projects from Stampin' Up: 




I would love to see your Clever Cats projects in the comments!  

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Beauty of Tomorrow Fall Blended Brush Background Card Video Replay +12 card samples!


Do you even just gasp when you finish a card?  This one took my breath away!  I got the idea for the card from Amy Koenders, one of my favorite stampers, but used a different die than she did for her card.  The star of the show is the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle with the Beautiful Leaves Stamp Set and Beautiful Leaves Dies.  I'm not sure I've seen such beautiful sentiments before, both the way they look and what they say. 


I find I need cards inspiring hope especially now and is there a better one than this? I used the Bark 3D embossing Folder for the front layer.  I then used a blending brush on the Very Vanilla cardstock with inks: Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede and Cajun Craze.  Go ahead and get two sets of blending brushes for this one! I cut the leaves with the Beautiful Leaves Dies. 


Want to know how you can get this all on a starter kit and earn the BUNDLE FREE? 
Beauty of Tomorrow Suggested Starter Kit (you can sub and switch to suit your needs)
  • Inks - Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Cinnamon Cider ($7.50 each = $45)
  • Esprsso Suede Trim $6.50
  • Blending Brushes 2 sets $24
  • Champagne Rhinestones $6
  • Shimmer White Cardstock (try it!) $10
  • Gold Vellum $5
  • Thick Vanilla Cardstock $8.75
  • Wink of Stella $8
  • Bark 3D Emboss Folder $10
Total $122.75 for only $99 on the starter kit PLUS free shipping, but most importantly the BEAUTY OF TOMORROW BUNDLE #156819 IS FREE! 

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla cardstock with a gorgeous layer of Gold Vellum behind it. I finished it off with Early Espresso Faux Suede ribbon and Champagne Basic Rhinestones.


Dimensions: 
Thick Vanilla Cardstock 11 x 4 1/4" score at 5 1/2", Vanilla layer: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4"
Vanilla for Setiment 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Gold Vellum: 2 1/2" x 3"

Watch the Facebook Live Replay Here:  

We will learn the Gilded Grout Technique using this bundle at my Stamp Technique Club in October.


We make 3 projects each month, here are our projects for October:


 It's not too late to sign up to attend this class Live Oct 1 @10 am or Oct 2@ 7pm in Little Rock, Arkansas and Zoom or TO GO with Videos and PDFs and the exclusive Technique Club Facebook Group. Email me to sign up. More info about Stamp Technique Club here.

Here are a few swaps I've received from my talented Pretties Team Members using this bundle: 

This card was created by Rebecca Fox;


I also used this bundle for a recent Sketch Challenge with my team organized by Elizabeth Mayfield-Hart: 


Here are some gorgeous samples created by Stampin' Up on display at our Maui Incentive Trip:
 



Here are a few more samples from Stampin' Up using the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle



I'd love to see your Beauty Of Tomorrow Samples in the comments! 
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