Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday & a CRAZY One Day Sale

Hey all....it's a busy day around Paper Therapy today! If you are looking for the Cardabilities Sketch Reveal, please scroll down a bit, or read this post and then that post. hehe

Today Skipping Stones Design is having a CRAZY ONE DAY SALE

Check it OUT>>>>>>

FREE 4"X6" stamp set for every $30 Gift certificate~limit 3

For EVERY $30 gift certificate you buy get a stamp set of your choice Absolutely FREE.
Here's how: Email me (madebyme33@hotmail.com) the number and dollar amount of the gift certificate(s) you would like to buy. Be sure to list the name of your free stamp set! LIMIT 3 FREE stamp sets per person.
I will email you an invoice from SSD. Once the invoice is paid your New stamp set(s) and gift certificate(s) will be mailed within a few days.
You can keep the stamp set and give the gift certificate, or the other way around. Anyway you look at it, you can't beat this deal.

Here's the catch: This sale only last one day!!! You must email me requesting your gift certificate on November 30th Before Midnight!

Here is this week's sketch by Shannon Teubner! This will be Shannon's last week with us!! Be sure to stop by her blog and tell her how much you have enjoyed her sketches this month!!

Here is my take on the sketch...

You are probably wondering where in the world that did that set come from????

Weeeeelll........it's also a tiny sneak peek of the December release......Brrrthday!!! Cute huh!!! Only a few more weeks to go and it can be yours!!!

See what the other Skipping Stones Design Stamp Tramps are up to today....

I hope you all have a super day and thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Check back again on Thursday for my Dreamweaver Stencil Dream Schemes post. You will see some "Glitter Goodness"!!!

See you then!!!

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Cardabilities Sketch Reveal #16

Hey everyone!! I hope you all had a super Thanksgiving!!!! I sure did. It was FULL of family. My Mom stayed with me all week! It was great. I felt so lucky and thankful for her being with my family and I!!

I am here today to reveal a new Sketch by Cardabilities!! Check it out HERE!

Here is my rendition....

I loved making this because it has such a fun feel. I need to make more fun cards!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to upload YOUR card on the Cardabilities blog to be eligible for a great prize from our sponsor!!

Have a super day!!!

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dreamweaver Stencil Thanksgiving Day Parade

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Welcome to Dreamweaver Stencils Thanksgiving Day Parade!!! Instead of beautiful floats flowing down the streets, the Dreamweaver Stencil Dream Team will be flowing through the waves of the Internet with their GORGEOUS creations!!

Our hopes is that the we put a bit of Christmas cheer in your step!!

This simply stated card was made using metallic blue card stock, Dreamweaver's Branch and Berries Stencil LJ900, translucent embossing paste and Moonstone Metallic FX.

After the Translucent embossing paste is dry, I used Palette Glue pad to daub on the "berries and I brushed on Metallic FX.


Once again, another simple card, but so bold. I used a gorgeous copper card stock for the background paper, using Dreamweaver's Pine Cone Stencil LG675, Regular Embossing Paste and Amber Gold Metallic FX.
On a paper plate, I mixed the Metallic FX with the Regular Embossing paste to get a color that was very consistent with my background paper, I then embossed the stencil with the paste and let dry. After the paste was dry, placed the Pine Cone stencil back over the embossed image and I daubed Palette Glue Pad on the image and using a 1/8 inch stencil brush, brushed Amber Gold Metallic FX over the top of the glue for a shimmery image! The results are stunning!!

If you live in the Missoula, Montana area, this card will be demonstrated on December 9th at Memory Lane Scrapbooking by ME!!!!

Thank you for stopping by today on this wonderful Thanksiving!! Please take the time to visit the other Dream Team's blogs for some more gorgeous eye candy!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I am thankful for many things everyday!! Today thank you for stopping by and saying hi!! I love reading your comments, please let me know what you think of my Christmas inspiration!!!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Skipping Stones Designs Sketch Tuesday!!!!

Good morning!! You know what today is.....Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday!!! Today we have another amazing sketch from the MEGA talented Shannon Teubner!!

Here is my take on the sketch...

The wonderful Skipping Stones Design set that I used here was Healing Wings. You can see it HERE!!!

Today at Skipping Stones Design, we are having a Pink Tuesday Sale. For every $25 you spend you will get a $5 gift certificate to use any time from Black Friday on. You will also get a limited edition 3x4 stamp set FREE!!!! This would be a good time to pick up Healing Wings (**hint, hint**)

Take the time to see the what the other Stamp Tramps did with this sketch...

I can't wait to see how you use the sketch!!!

This Thursday, the Dream Team from Dreamweaver Stencils will be showcasing some Christmas beauties on their blog.....The first annual Dreamweavers Thanksgiving Day Parade. Check it out Thursday!!!

Have a super day all!!!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blog Hop Winners AND ....

Hi all....I know that I said that I would post the winners tomorrow on all the fun giveaways, but I couldn't wait and tomorrow....I'm really busy with Thanksgiving family starting to arrive!!!

The winner of the awesome Skipping Stones Design stamp set Christmas Swirls is....

The winner of the Christopher Pines Etsy trim and ribbon giveaway is...


Both winners, please email me at

wendyjo72@gmail.com with your mailing address and we will get your prizes off to you ASAP!!

Congrats WINNERS!!!

Now head over to the Skipping Stones Designs Facebook page to see who won over there!!

Please check back here on Thursday for the Dreamweaver Stencil Thanksgiving Day parade. The Dreamweaver Stencil Dream Team is pulling out all the stops to kick off your Holiday season right. You will like what you see.....PROMISE!!!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Skipping Stones Design SASSY SNOW Release Day & BLOG HOP!!!!!

Yep.....It's Sassy Snow....

If you just arrived from Sammye Jo's blog 62 Cards....your in the right place. If you happened upon this blog hop today, go to Skipping Stones Design and start from the beginning. You will want to visit each blog today, we are all giving away prizes!!!

Good morning and Happy Skipping Stones Design New Release Day, Happy Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday and Happy Skipping Stones Design BLOG HOP (with GIVEAWAYS!!!!) Day!!

As you can see, we have a lot to celebrate today, so you are going to have to grab a warm cup of something, nestle in and get to hopping.

Every member of the Skipping Stones Design Stamp Tramps are giving away this darling little bundle of trims and ribbons from the FABULOUS Christoper Pines Etsy Shop.

She has beautiful trims and seam bindings for a ridiculously LOW price (just CENTS per yard).....Please check out her store HERE!!!!!

To win this fabulous little package, leave me a comment here on my blog telling me what you would do with all this happiness and your email address before Sunday, November 21st, and I will use Random.org to pick a winner. The winner will be posted here on Monday, November 22nd.

Today I am giving away a Skipping Stones Design SUPER stamp set called Christmas Swirls....Check it....

If you are a regular reader of Paper Therapy, you can view my Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday challenge from last week, using Christmas Swirls HERE. One lucky winner is going to win this set right her on my blog this week AND one lucky winner is going to win Christmas Swirls on Facebook, but good news for those of you that don't win, Skipping Stones Design has this set on sale for $11.99 while supplies last!!! Click there to pick that up...these will not last long. More good news.....just enter in FREESHIP, and yes, your order will be shipped for FREE...on ALL STAMP SETS!!!

To win Christmas Swirls here on Paper Therapy, you have to leave a comment on this post by Sunday, November 21st. At that time, I will use Random.org to pick a winner and post it here and on Facebook on Monday, November 22nd. Good luck and don't forget to leave a comment with your email address!!
To win Christmas Swirls on Facebook this week, same time limit, but you have to check out our page, become a "Friend" and leave a comment that you were sent from Paper Therapy...On Sunday, November 21st, I will count up all the comments on the Wall and use Random.org again, and find our winner. Both winners will be listed here and on Facebook, Monday, November 22nd.

OK....now the good stuff.....Here is our amazingly FUN sketch this week from the talented Shannon Teubner....
As you all know, Skipping Stones Designs has EVER SO TALENTED monthly sketch artists and amazing Guest Design Team member (in addition to a wildly talented slew of Stamp Tramps)...Each week we participate and hope that you will too in a Tuesday Sketch Challenge...there are prizes to be given away, a bunch of blogs you can visit for MOJO and just a good time to be had by all!!!

Here is this weeks sketch.....

Here is my rendition.....

Here are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Summer Sunrise (PTI); Crumb Cake, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Sassy Snow (Skipping Stones Design)
Ink: Y02, YR02, RV21 (Copic Markers), Tuxedo Black & Rick Cocoa Ink (Tsukineko)
Ribbons & Trims: Winter Wonderland Collection (Christopher Pines @ Etsy)
Extras: Renaissance Heart Die (Spellbinders)

Wow...this post is getting long...I encourage you to visit all the Guest Tramps as well as the regular tramps (hahahaha) for your chance to win some prizes today....each blog is giving away at least one prize... at least!

Next you will want to HOP over to Laurel Seabrook blog for some amazing eye candy!!

Check out Skipping Stones Design for a complete list of the HOP.....

Thanks for taking the time to read this novel....Have a super day!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Cardabilites Sketch Reveal #15....

Good morning blogging friends!! Today is Cardabilities Sketch #15!!! It is a beauty!!!

Check it out HERE!!!

Here are the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Always Here (Skipping Stones Design), Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up); Tuxedo Memento Black, Encore Gold Pigment Ink
Extras: Pearl Embellishment (Zva Creative); Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Gold Embossing Powder; Dies (Spellbinders)

Thanks for stopping by today!! Be sure to check out all the other Design Teams blogs!!! There is a ton of eye candy out there!!!

Have a super day!
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"Clipping" right along.....

I know....I am probably getting annoying with all these blog posts, but it seems like it has been so long since I have been able to participate in challenges, I am just going at them with a gusto!!! Yikes.....
This card is from Mojo Monday Sketches. Here is the fun sketch

Have you all seen the Winter release from Verve?? You really should check it out. I can't stand it and bought the entire release, but you get such a good deal when you do. Check out all the greatness at the Verve website. On the card, I used the new set Richly Blessed by Verve. LOVE IT!! Check it out HERE. That great deal I was just telling you about can be viewed HERE.

Here is my card:

Here are a list of the supplies that I used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Red Riding Hood, Old Olive (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Figgy Pudding (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Richly Blessed (Verve)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap (Ranger)
Dies: Lacey Circles, Standard Circles (Spellbinders)
Ribbon: Craft supply
Stitches: ME!!!

There it is! Thanks for stopping by again and taking a peek. Hopefully you will have a great time with this weeks sketch!!

Have a great day!


Our Daily Bread Shining Light~Color Throwdown Challenges!!

Good morning blogging friends!!
I have been ever so slightly chipping away at my Christmas Cards. I want them done so badly. I love making cards, but I am realizing that I want to make them for FUN, not purpose. Isn't that just wrong??
Today I am using the wonderful colors of The Color Throwdown and the inspiration from Our Daily Bread Shining Light Challenge.

Here are the supplies that I used on my card:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Christmas Verses ,Fleur De Lis Borders (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Soft Suede (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Flowers (Prima), Ribbon (craft supply)

I hope you all have a day full of blessings! Visit again soon!!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #22...

If you are looking for Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday post, please CLICK HERE, or you can read this post and then that one. hahaha!!!

I am trying to find all the challenges that I can get my hands on right now to make Christmas cards. I am so inspired by challenges that it really gets me going.

This card was inspired by Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 22. Here is the sketch...

Interesting huh??

Here is my card:

You may or may not see that I used Graphix Clear Craft Plastic as the base, and when from there. Here are the other supplies that I used for my card:

Base: Graphix Clear Craft Plastic
Stamps: Very Vintage Christmas, Holiday Label 14 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Card Stock: Handsome Hunter (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger), Craft Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Label 14 Dies (Spellbinders); Clear Detail EP, White Detail EP, Diamond Stickles (Ranger)

I hope you enjoyed my post!!! There are bunch of great sketch challenges going on right now. Be sure to also check out Skipping Stones Design for their Tuesday Sketch!!!

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Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday #50...

Good morning blogging buddies!! It is that time of the week again!!! Skipping Stones Design is revealing their 50th sketch today, made by the wildly talented Shannon Teubner!!!

Please take the time to play along...The Stamp Tramps and myself are featuring an "oldie, but goodie" stamp set this week Christmas Swirls. This stamp set is so versatile!! You gotta check it out.....and here is a hint....( I have a few of these to give away, so keep checking for a it!!....sssppptttt...next week!!!!)

Without further a dew.....here it is.....

Here are the supplies that I used:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Sky Blue, Real Red (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Timeless Texture, Christmas Swirls (Skipping Stones Design)
Ink: Real Red (Stampin'Up)
Extras: Seam Binding (Christopher Pines), Twine (The Twinery), Dies (Spellbinders), border punch (Fiskers), Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

Thanks for taking a look today!!! I hope you will have time to play along and be sure to come back next week for a Skipping Stones Design New Release and some great giveaway's on all of The Stamp Tramps blogs!!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

How Dreamy Can You Get???? with Dreamweavers Stencils Challenge

Good morning, if you are here to see the Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday post, CLICK HERE!!! or you could read this one and then that one....hehe

Me....You are here!!!

Hey, hey, hey.....are you all ready for some fun....did all these Dreamweaver Stencils projects get your engines rolling??? All of the images you just saw are from the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team....an amazing group of gals that are amazingly talented (i'll just humbly include myself in this group, Bawhahahah)!!!!

OK.....Here are the deets......Make a project...any project using Dreamweaver Stencils, scrapbook layout, altered item, greeting card....anything goes here PEEPS!!!
When you get this project all done, your upload here at the bottom of this post and random.org is going to pick a winner!!! What does that winner get.....FIVE FREE DREAMWEAVER STENCILS!!!! Lynell has been kind enough to send me a ton of discontinued stencils and I am going to pass them along to you my friends!!!
I haven't told the other members of the DT about this yet, but I am going to ask them to vote on who'e project they thing is awesome and those winners will also get some free stencils!!!
There are going to be winners everywhere!!!

So....what are your doin??? Get to creating. This contest starts today and runs until November 4th. Two whole weeks to get your craft on. Submit as many projects as you can muster!!! I can't wait to see your what you all come up with!!!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dreamweaver Stencil Challenge coming to an end....

Hi Dreamweaver fans!!! A quick reminder you have just over 24 hours to enter your Dreamweaver Stencil project into the challenge.....Check out the post HERE!!!

Remember the FIVE free discontinued stencils you can win!!!
Can't wait to see what you have created!!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Skipping Stones Design Sketch Tuesday!!!

Good morning!! Today I am sharing a NEW stamp set from Skipping Stones Design that will be releasing this month Sassy Snow. Cute, cute, cute snowman images with adorable sayings!!!! Stay tuned on when you can by this package of polymer FUN!!!!
Our November Sketch Artist is one of our returning Guest Stamp Tramps Shannon Teubner. Visit her blog....you will be so inspired....

Here is my card.....

Here are the products used on the card:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Baja Blue, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Savvy Snow (Skipping Stones Design...available November 15th or 16th)
Ink: Memento Black, Baja Blue (Stampin' Up); Copic Markers, Versa Mark
Dies: In Spades Pendant, Classic Ovals (Spellbinders)
Extras: Opal White & Baby Blue Liquid Pearls (Ranger)

I hope you get a chance to play at Skipping Stones Design this week for a fabulous prize!!!
Our "Friends With Benefit" challenge is still going on at Facebook. All you have to do is visit our Facebook page, become our friend, then suggest some friends to Skipping Stones Design. When we hit our goal of 400 friends (and we are almost there), we will pick a winner. The winner and the person who suggested them to us ALL WIN FREE STAMP SETS!!!

I hope you all have blessed day!!! Can't wait to see your take on the sketch!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

How Dreamy Can You Get Challenge over in THREE days...

Only three days until the submissions end for the How Dreamy Can You Get Challenge!!! You still have time to make a project and SUBMIT!!! Five FREE stencils are on the line!!1