Monday, August 24, 2009

Today's The Day!

Happy Monday everyone!

Today is the day we put our house up on the market!!!!!! The real estate agent is coming over this afternoon to take pictures and then we sign the documents. That being said, my LPS post will be a little late today as I am in a frantic whirlwind trying to get everything looking perfect.

To get you started though, this week's challenge is a color challenge!

Want to know what the prize is?

ONE random winner will be chosen out of this week's submissions and will win {Katie Carousel}! BUT, there's more! IF the winner just so happens to go over to the new LPS Forum and become a group member, that said winner will not only win Katie Carousel, but ALL 5 new digis, too! SO be sure to head on over to the forum and join us, 'cuz that winner just might be you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I Love - Love My Anya!

Happy Thursday everyone!!!!

I am your next stop on the Anya Relay and boy am I serving up a great Sneak Peek for you!!! If you are just now joining the race please start at the Club Anya Blog for all the deets!

So did you enjoy Rosette's awesome creation? She really hit a match point with that one! And now are you ready for another peek of one of the three new Digis we are releasing today!!! I know I am! It is my honor to welcome to the court, Tennis Anya! Marie sure scored an ace with this one!

Isn't she the cutest! OMGoodness the pony tails are so incredible and she is so, so much fun to color! Anywhoo, I started this card by first printing off Tennis Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. Following one of Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You To Try's, I layered on green and teal card stock along with paper from Luxe. I added some bling and some paper flowers to her hat and card and stamped "Love - Love" from Dress Me to the top.

Now it is time for me to Lob you over to the next part of our relay, Jessica!

Don't forget that there is a contest going on right now over at the Club Anya blog! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment and Three Lucky winners will each win all three digis!!!! And of course today is Farmer's Market (now with it's own place on The Greeting Farm Website!) so be sure to add these little cuties to your order.

Thanks for stopping by! Smiles!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Release Day!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Today is release day over at Little Paper Shop! All the new Digis and {Katie Carousel} are now available for purchase! Also if you haven't been over to the Little Paper Shop site, we now have a new look! Be sure to use the keycode "NEWLOOK" at the LPS site to receive 15% off your purchases now through the end of the month!

Thanks for stopping by! Smiles!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Round and Round We Go!

Happy Monday everyone!!

Our deck steps are finished!!!! Yay!!! It has only been four years but I finally have steps off the gazebo! So, so excited. I got them power washed yesterday and as soon as they dry off, I can stain them. It is nice to be able to walk down into the side yard without worrying about falling down. Just in time to move!

Izzy had a great time with her grandparents this weekend. I think she made her grandma hoarse having her read all those books. Izzy loved it though. She snuggled into grandma's lap and listened for what seemed like hours. Too fun. I know she was sad to see them go, but we should be seeing them soon so hopefully she won't have to wait too long!

Well it is day two of our sneak peeks at Little Paper Shop, all leading up to tomorrow's big release day! Today we have a most adorable little stamp that would be perfect for invitations, decorating a girl's room or for birthday cards. I would like to introduce you to {Katie Carousel}! And since today is Sketch Monday, I decided to incorporate this week's sketch challenge into my card.

Isn't she adorable riding on the carousel! I just love the little horses too, so sweet. I always wanted my own private carousel and now I have one, even if it is in stamp form. LOL! Anywhoo, I started my card by first stamping {Katie Carousel} by Little Paper Shop on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. Following this week's sketch, I layered on purple and green card stock along with paper from Basic Grey. I stamped the sentiment from {Angelic Jena} on white card stock and placed it on top of a ribbon tag I punched out of purple using my nesties. I finished the card off by adding three buttons to the corner and tying on my tag with some white ribbon.

Would you like to win this set? There are TWO ways to WIN {Katie Carousel}! LEAVE A COMMENT on the LPS Blog and one random winner will be announced tomorrow. Another random winner will be chosen to win who participates in this week's challenge, so be sure to leave a comment on the LPS Blog telling us you've played along! This week's keyword is LPSC29 :)

Now check out the LPS girl's amazing creations!
Thanks everyone for stopping by! SMiles!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

You're Fairy Special!

Happy Sunday everyone!

Boy is August just speeding by! We are so close to finishing up on the house I can taste it! We are at crunch time now and I am hoping to have the house completed in about a week. I cannot tell you how great it will feel to get the house up and go back to something resembling normalcy.

We actually rented a dumpster last week and had it dropped off in front of the house to get rid of all those odds and ends things that we have been collecting over the years. Izzy took one look at it and told me that, "It fell off the train, Mommy!" LOL! I guess she thinks it is a box car. Come to think of it, it does actually resemble a box car.

Well it is the middle of the month and that means I have a treat for you. It is time once again for the Little Paper Shop release. This month we have an adorable new stamp and some fantastic new digis being released. Today I am going to give you a peak of one of the new sweet little digis that is going to be up for grabs. And since today happens to be our DT challenge (which was to use the spotlight technique), hosted by our very own Bonnie, I decided to incorporate that. Without further ado I would like to introduce you to {Jena Fairy} !

Isn't she the sweetest sitting up there on her flower and I just love the beautiful (I'm calling it a tulip) she is sitting on. So sweet! Anywhoo, I started off this card by printing off two images of {Jena Fairy} by Little Paper Shop on white card stock and colored one of them in using my copics. I then cut my second image out in the shape of a rectangle and left it uncolored. Using my nesties, I cut out Jena's body from my colored image along with some pink and green card stock and popped it off the uncolored image. Next, I layered on pink and green card stock along with DP from Basic Grey. I then added some ribbon and brads and stamped the sentiment from {Beary Special Katie}. I next placed a button and some scrappers floss to make my card complete.

Soooo, what do you think of these new cutie patooties? LEAVE A COMMENT on the Little Paper Shop Blog letting us know and we will choose THREE RANDOM WINNERS tomorrow-they will each receive TWO FREE DIGIS from the new collection! Trust me you don't want to miss out on this!

Now it is time to go and check out the rest of the fabulous DT's creations!
Thanks for stopping by! Smiles!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Butterfly Wishes!

Happy Monday everyone!

We are getting closer and closer to completing the house! Thank goodness! Jason finally finished the paving stones around the pool and I built 13 fence sections this weekend. So that feels great to finally have that all completed! Now most of what we have left is inside stuff. Can't tell you how great that feels!

Last night we headed over to Tracy's grandmother's for Tracy's 30th birthday party. It was so much fun and the food was amazing!!! Izzy blew bubbles and played with the other kids. She had a little bit of a hard time understanding that you don't put the wand actually on your mouth or in it. Talk about washing your mouth out with soap! And she said the funniest thing on the way over there. We have to drive through some major road construction to get to South City and as we were driving by this large pile of dirt, Izzy says, "Dirt Mommy! Dirt Mommy!" I said, "Yep there is a pile of dirt." She looks at it for a minute and then says, "Have to clean it." Thanks a lot, Iz! Like I don't have enough to do already! LOL!

Now, since it is Monday that means we have another great Little Paper Shop Challenge in store for you! The great Cindy Haffner has another wonderful sketch this week and we have a great new guest designer in store for you! Please join us in welcoming our AMAZING new Guest Designer for Little Paper Shop, Ann Kranitz! Ann has been wow-ing us with her beautiful blog, Stamp with Me, for some time now and we were thrilled when she agreed to join us for the next three months here at LPS. WELCOME ANN!

I just love the great layout on this sketch and the different geometric shapes! I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to use this great butterfly. I started this card by first stamping the butterfly from {Butterflies} by Little Paper Shop on white card stock and colored it in with my copics. Following this week's sketch, I layered on two different blue card stocks and white card stock along with some paper from Heidi Grace. I cut out my butterfly using my nesties and popped her off the front. I finished the card off by adding some white ribbon and lots of little rhinestones to make it look like the butterfly just flew in.

Would you care to join us this week in playing along? We hope so! One lucky winner will be randomly chosen to win a {Beary Best Katie} stamp set! Good luck and we can't wait to see your adorable creations! Remember, you can submit a card, layout, even a 3D altered item for our challenges so get crafty, everyone!

Leave a comment on this postthe LPS post letting us know you played along, and if you upload to SCS, PCP or any other public galleries please use keyword LPSC27. Thanks and have fun!

Now check out the rest of the Amazing DT's creations
Thanks for stopping by! Smiles!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Hoppin Around With Anya!

Happy Saturday everyone and a very Happy Anyaversary!!!!

I am your next stop on the Blog Hop!

The Greeting Farm is ONE year old today and we have all of you to thank! If you are just getting started on my blog, feel free to head on over to The Greeting Farm and Club Anya blogs for the COMPLETE blog hop list and also some important information on contests, giveaways, and a SURPRISE! We have over 80 participants so we'll be hanging out, hopping, and having an awesome time along the way!

Now here is my card to celebrate! I mean how could I not use the new Birthday Anya!!!!

I started this card off by stamping Birthday Anya by the Greeting Farm (AVAILABLE NOW!!!!) on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. Following this week's Taylored Expressions sketch, I layered on purple and teal card stock along with DP from Kaiser. I cut out my Anya image using my nesties and then added some ribbon and bling to complete my creation.

Now it is time to keep hopping! Have fun!!! And thanks for stopping by! Smiles!