Thursday, April 30, 2009

Design Team Show Off

If you missed yesterday's post (it was posted late), scroll down after you see the design team show off... you do NOT want to miss the info!

Here's some more of the design team's FANTABULOUS cards!

Shaela Odd

Dawn Knight

Lisa McKinney

Kim Stewart

Dawn Wheeler

Mindy Baxter

Tina Hale

And Moi

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More important than OMG did you SEE

Hello everyone! I switching out today's regualrly scheduled post for something far more important! Recently i came across a blog about a little baby girl, her struggle for life, and her family's struggle to stay afload thru it all. It struck a cord with me personally for many many reasons. Then, a cry from a dear friend asked for help. I knew immediately this was something I wanted to do. Something that I wanted to help others to do. I called up Diem (the illustrator for the Beautiful Day Fairies collection and asked how fast she could draw me up a new stamp. She loved the idea and we chatted a bit about what we wanted and today I can present to you...

A Fairy for Kayleigh

You can purchase this digi stamp HERE

Shortly before writing this post, I saw that Modern Sugar Blvd is also doing a few digi stamps that the proceeds all go to Kayleigh's family. Their Sweetnilla and Precious Prayer stamps can be found here and here

In addition to helping this family... anyone who creates a card using ANY of these stamps (they do not just have to be the PMS stamps!) can link up their post here on MR Linky. You have until May 30th and then on May 31st I will draw 1 lucky winner to receive a $25 gift certificate towards any stamp purchase in the PMS store.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Meet n Greet Tuesday with Shaela Odd

We're going to have a new fun thing every tuesday. It's a meet n greet. I wanted everyone to get to know each design team member... and since there are quiet a few of them... it will last many many weeks! :)

First up is Shaela Odd!!

And here's our 5 questions for Shaela...

When did you start stamping? 
I first started stamping about 2 years ago. I'm more into scrapbooking and thought stamps were only for cards (although I love making cards too), but once I figured out how many AMAZING stamps and companies there are out there, I was hooked!

What first drew you to PMS? 
I followed Katie around cyberspace like a sick puppy, so when she started her own company I HAD to get some stuff! Lauren in Love and Dreck sealed the deal - I've been hooked ever since!
What's your favorite color combo? Oh dear, I don't have one! I love anything that fits my mood and looks good to me at the time.

What else do you like to do? 
I love to read, and I'm an avid writer and poet. I also compose songs on my piano and guitar. I love all things outdoorsy and love to rock climb - I used to compete!

Where do you get inspiration from? 
Everywhere: other blogs, magazines, artwork, billboards, nature - I see everything as a jumping-off point.

What's on your ipod? 
I'm a punk rocker at heart! But I love a bit of just about everything.

And here's some of Shaela's creations... some you've seen on here... some not!  :)  But they are my favorites...

I just adore how she uses quotes on cards... check these out

But quotes arent the only thing she can do... check out these babies...

Monday, April 27, 2009

PMS Monday Challenge: Gettin' Sketchy!

Happy Monday and welcome to another Paper Makeup Monday Challenge! This week's challenge is from the amazingly talented Dawn Wheeler and she came up with the best sketch! Don't you just love that sentiment on the side like that?! So different! I thought I would show off my sketch with a little Caliope...

Just look at that face!! LOL I love it!! The design team has some amazing eye candy for you this week so check them out and get inspired!

Tangii Crane

Dawn Barrett

Dawn Knight

Dawn Wheeler

Kim Stewart

Lisa Kind

Tina Hale

I hope you are all inspired by these gorgeous creations and play along this week! If you do not have any Paper Makeup stamps don't let that stop you from playing along! Be sure to link up to Mr. Linky on this post with the direct link to your card and if you upload to SCS/PCP please use keyword PMSMC09 so we can all see your creations!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Showoff

Today is the day for the Sunday Showoff. If you are new to the PMS blog, every monday one of the design team members issues a challenge. And then the following Sunday, we show off all the cards made for the challenge. It's super fun. :) And it can spark a lot of ideas!

Todays Sunday Showoff was for the color challenge... Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Summer Sun, and Kraft

Thanks so much to everyone who participated!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Fabulous Friday Feature

 It's time for another fabulous friday feature everyone!
Today Friday Feature is close to my heart.  She was the first true fan of Paper Makeup Stamps.
What do i mean by true fan?
Well she found PMS thru a card someone (i dont even know who!) posted on splitcoast and fell in love.  She went straight away and ordered.  And ordered.  and ordered.  haha.
She told friends and helped spread the word.
And even know i know a lot of people in this great big crafting world we all live in... i did not know her, which meant her love was not biased.  She loved these stamps!
Who is it?

Dont's forget to stop by Nancy's blog and leave her a little love!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Design Team Show N Tell

Hello Everyone!!!!  It is an absolutley GORGEOUS day here!  I'm in a debate myself whether to get crafty or run around outside!  I have a feeling the rays of sunshine are going to win!  :)

But i did want to show off some of the amazing creations the design team have been up to!

Dawn Barrett

Christi Thorsen

Lisa Kind

Kim Stewart

Katie Cotton (that'd be me!)

And last but not least... Dawn Wheeler

And Hallelujah the weekend is almost here! What are your plans for the weekend??

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

OMG did you SEE??

Sorry for the lack of posts! Yesterday i had a plan... and it didnt pan out. Today the post is late because my 3 year old locked himself (with his baby brother) in the garage! He was stuck in there for nearly 2 hours! Yes, it's been a rough day!!!!

BUT - i have an absolutely fantastic OMG - did you SEE for today! Its our very own design team member... Jamie Morris!

Did you know that this week on splitcoast stampers, that Jamie is this weeks featured stamper?! Do you know how awesome that is?! Do you know how many people there are on splitcoast!? I'm so proud of her! I mean, she is a phenom stamper, colorer and all time ust a great person who is very deserving of being a featured stamper... but still.... i'm proud!

Here are a few of Jamie's recent creations using PMS...

You can check out the thread of all the gals who have CASED a Jamie card this week here...

BONUS - if you case on of her cards using PMS i'm going to put those gals in a hat and pull out a lucky winner of a $5 gift certificate to the shop!!!! Make sure you link back your cards to this post so we can see them this way too! A winner will be chosen next sunday and will be posted with our Sunday Showoff!! (which by the way, you can combo your color challenge with a caseing of one of jamie's cards if ya wish!)

Monday, April 20, 2009

PMS Monday Challenge: Old Coral Sun

Happy Monday! How was everyone's weekend? Are you guys ready for another Paper Makeup challenge? This week's challenge is a color combination from Dawn Knight: Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Summer Sun, and Kraft. We understand that not everyone uses Stampin' Up! but don't let that stop you from playing along! If you need help matching colors you can go to THIS website which has all of the SU colors for you.

I had a lot of family drama this weekend so I won't have a sample for you until later this afternoon but you can check out some gorgeous samples from some of the design team...

Dawn Knight
Tina Hale
Dawn Wheeler Kim Stewart
Lisa Kind Lisa McKinney Tangii CrainThis is such a beautiful spring color combo isn't it? I hope you all can play along this week and when you do be sure to upload to Mr. Linky and if you upload to SCS/PCP please use keyword PMSMC08 so we can see your creations there as well.

Have a fantastic Monday!!


Dont forget to post your card to Mr. Linky here!