Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Makeup Artist Spotlight

This week we are Spotlighting Makeup Artist Bonnie Sharp (The Lucky Clucker). You simply must read her "interview', you'll learn a little something about her that'll bring a happy tear to your eye and a flutter to your heart!

This is Bonnie's favorite PMS creation. She says she has several birdhouses around her farm, so this set has a special place with her. The bird houses & sentiment are from our Home Matters set.

I went flipping through Bonnie's blog and found a favorite card of my own. Now CAS cards for me are a HUGE struggle, so I truely appreciate a well made one. I LOVE the red on this card, and the ribbon is just fabulous! Though I do have to say that the sentiment is also one of my favorite parts!! The sentiment and image are from the Kiss & Makeup set.

1. When did you get started stamping? I started stamping about 4 years ago. Myniece utterly MADE me scrap a family picture for my MIL's Christmasalbum......"No way!" I said snickering - "I don't cut andpaste!" Well, at the threat of being left out of the Family album(EEK!),.......I did cut and paste and as they say.....the rest is history....Islowly migrated to card making and that is that......

2. Tell me 5 songs or artists on your iPod right now. What's an iPod? No really, theclosest I've ever gotten to anything that resembled an ipod was thelittle onesie that my granddaughter has that says "iPood"!!

3. All Stylists have a go to accessory or tool... what's yours? Okay.......now I seriously have anaddiction to dies......embossing dies, cutting dies......anything that can go throughmy Cuttlebug - Oh that's another one--my Cuttlebug - I might sit in a cornerand cry if I didn't have my Cuttlebug.

4. What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? Orange Sherbet handsdown.......although Maple Walnut was my dad's favorite so that runs a closesecond...

5. Where do you find inspiration? My inspiration comes from magazines and theblogs......I cruise every blog trying to find a great layout or colour combo!

6. Do you have a favorite technique or style? See #3 - honestly - my favoritetechnique is using my dies or folders.....not sure if that qualifiesas technique, but that is what I am into....and I collect them regularly -you make 'em I buy 'em!

7. What is your favorite color palette? Kraft, turquoise, white.......you willsee turquoise (specifically Papertrey Ink's Hawaiian Shores cardstock) in a lotof my creations.

8. When your 'mojo' takes a spa day without you, what gets your creative juices flowing again? Oh yes.....there are days when my Mojois a no-show. It really sucks but when I am really stuck...I CASEsomebody's card - I find if I do this I can get right back into "it"because I put my own spin on it and then I'm back! yay!

9. When you aren't stamping, what do you like to do? When I am not stamping? What does thatmean? No really, I am so fortunate to have a husband that has his own expensivehobbies, so I get to stamp non-stop.....Well, on Wednesday nights I golf...Ilove to golf and I do go in the odd tournament...I'm not great, but I love it -hey that sounds like stamping!!

10. Tell us something, not stamping related, about you... Something not stamping related.......Some ofyou may know this but I will tell you anyway..... It will be 15 years thisOctober that I had my liver transplant. I am the luckiest girl alive and Ithank God everyday for that family that had to make that heart-wrenchingdecision to donate their loved ones organs.

On a lighter note, that is the"Lucky" part of why my blog is called "The LuckyClucker".....and we have 12,000 hens that we hand gather eggs from everyday - that is the "Clucker"!!

That's all I've got for Bonnie for now. You can leave a comment for her here, or head on over to her blog The Lucky Clucker and say "hey" there! Thanks for stopping in.

Monday, August 30, 2010

We're Sponsoring 2 Sketches 4 You this week!

This week PMS is sponsoring the sketch challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You (also known in blog land as 2S4U!) I have long admired Kazan and Laura's sketches and the workmanship over on their blog.
Week after week you can always count on having some stunning inspiration!
So we are all so happy to sponsor them in this challenge!

You'll want to be sure to head over there as their entire design team is using PMS stamps!!!!
And not only that, but if you participate, you have a chance to win a LOT of PMS goodness!
Head over there to check it out! But here's a peek at what a few of the Paper Makeup Artists did with the sketch!

Stephanie Zito using Sourpuss and Bad Day sentiment

Now be sure to go and play along with this AWESOME sketch and get yourself entered to win lots of PMS goodies! Have a wonderful day!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Paper makeup Artist Fashion Show!

So i TOTALLY spaced the Paper Makeup Artist Fashion show earlier this week! i thought to myself... ooo, i need to get that typed up (it's a daunting task)... and i thought, i will do it in a bit.
Then it was, i'll do it tonight when the kids are in bed (which was a nightmare this week!)
Then, i guess i just plum forgot to do it! Well... seeing as we are nearing SNEAK PEEKS for the September Release (woot woot) I dont want it to completely get away from me again... sooooooo
Here is a FASHIONABLY LATE fashion show. ;)

Let's Kick the Show off with our Seniors!

Senior Makeup Artists

Katie Cotton - Company Owner

Using Moody for Dreams and I'm So Happy You're My Friend.

Christi Thorsen - Events Coordinator

Using Kiss and Makeup

Tangii Crain - Design Team Coordinator

Using Lucy Mouse

Lisa Kind using The Will to Daydream card kit.

Tina Hale using Nancy the Teaching Fairy.

Makeup Artists

Andrea Vernagus using Dandy Wishes

Anita Hovey using Melody.

Bonnie Sharp using Dandy Wishes

Danni Bindel using Ashlie and the Fairy Sentiment Set.

Dawn Barrett using Ashlie's Solo Snail and the grass from Faith Hope Love.

Ginger Schwerin using Danni.

Lisa McKinney using Everyday Thanks.

Maria Gurnsey using Football Fan.

Shaela Odd using the sentiment from Celestial Possibilties card kit.

Stephanie Zito using Color it Summer.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Makeup 4 the Weekend #40

Hiya peeps! It's Christi with this week's Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!! I first want to thank Tangii for taking over for me while I was dealing with an insane summer! LOL Tangii, you rock GF!!!!

This week's challenge hostess is the incredible Danni Bindel!!! She is challenging us to make a birthday card!!! You can't get much easier than that. Haha!! :)

Here is my card for my nephew Jaden showing off the new Carter the Dino Fairy...
You can get more details about my dino-riffic card on my blog. Now check out Danni's gorgeous creation...
Ooh La La is one of my all-time favorite PMS set and Danni girl, you ROCKED it!! Now get more inspiration from more of the Makeup Artists:

Now how would you like to win a single stamp of your choice? Here's all you have to do:

1. Participate in the challenge
2. Use PMS images (stamped or digi)

Easy right?!! Link up your creation by midnight on Wednesday to be included in the Thursday Showoff and to be in the drawing for some free rubbah. While you don't have to use Paper Makeup Stamps to play in the challenge, you do need to use them to be entered in the drawing. Don't forget to mention the challenge in your post, and if you are posting to SCS or PCP use the key M4TW40. Be sure to link directly to your post.

Thanks for playing along! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday Showoff and another Free Rubbah Winner!

Happy Friday-eve yall!  Hope you all are having a wonderfully inky week.  Last week's challenge was brought to us by the fabulously talented Christi Snow.  Christi recently celebrated her big 4-0 birthday and to help her celebrate a little she challenged us to use 4 of each embellie (you can use as many different embellies as you choose but there has to be 4 of each one; 4 buttons, 4 pearls, etc.) and your focal image had to be a circle.  This is my favorite type of a challenge and it looks like several of you had fun with it as well...

I thought about choosing #4 as this week's winner, cause it goes with the challenge, but ended up using Random.org which, it just so happens, also chose #4!  And even better than that, entry number 4 comes from probably PMS' youngest friend, Emily J.  Emily is 5, *ahem*, I mean 5.5 years old, and she made this fabulous card!
Emily wins her choice of a free image!  So Emily, get your mommy and email Katie with your choice (send email to Katie@papermakeup.com).  Thanks to everyone who played, see you all back here tomorrow for another Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

August Guest Designer Spotlight

This month's Guest Designer is the amazingly talented and uber sweet Simonne Clay (semsee). 

I had a chance to chat with Simone more than I normally get to chat with some of our guests, and I have to say she is the bubbliest, sweetest person ever!!  We got to ask Simone a few questions, and here are her answers.  Be sure to scroll down to see some of her stunning work.

1. When did you get started in stamping?
I started dabbling in cross-stitch when my brother was expecting his first child almost 14 years ago, but apart from that I'd never crafted before.  For no reason at all, in December 2008 I decided to make my mum a birthday card and so took to the web to gather a few ideas.  I stumbled across a card maker's blog, got very excited, decided to order a few supplies including some stamps, and as they say the rest is history, LOL!  So I've been stamping for about 20 months now!

2. All Stylists have a go to accessory or tool... what's yours?
Hmmm, that's a toughie!  I love all my tools, but I think the two that I just couldn't be without are my SU paper snips and my paper trimmer.  One of my all-time fave techniques is paper piecing, and my paper snips are just the BEST scissors I've ever used for this!  And being the frugal crafter that I am (I keep every single piece of scrap paper and card ... even the smallest bits - well, you can punch out a tiny flower or leaf from them, right?), I use my paper trimmer to cut out the middles from all the card I use for matting and layering!!  Yes it's time consuming, but I can usually get away with using just one piece of coloured card for each card I make - better for my wallet and much better for the environment!

3. Where do you find inspiration?
Definitely from other crafters.  I buy the occasional craft magazine, but you can't beat surfing the web to visit old and new friends' blogs for inspiration.  I'm a bit of a paper addict, and if I see some new paper that someone has used I just have to hunt it down and have it!  Same with any new crafty supply really.  I also LOVE following sketches and taking inspiration from what others have done with them. 

4. What drew you to PMS?
I was first introduced to PMS whilst browsing for word art stamps!  I adore the unique style and wonderful mix of stamps that make up PMS.  From the instantly recognizable Beautiful Day Fairies and Moody Girls, to the amazing stamp sets, and of course the fabulous sentiment stamps!  There's something for everyone at PMS, with stamps that your can while away the time colouring, to those stamps that don't need colouring but can be used with a variety of wonderful techniques.  It may be a bit 'boring' to say this, but the stamps are fabulous quality deep-etched red rubber, an absolute joy to stamp, and really inexpensive!!!!  And of course there's the amazing Katie Cotton and the rest of the fabby PMS team - need I say more? LOL!

5. What is your favorite color palette?
I adore all colors really, but the crafty color palette that really draws me in time and time again is green and blue.  Don't know why, but I just love the look of them together, sometimes with a pop of brown!  I also absolutely adore the color orange.  I can't wear orange myself, but really love the color (...our bathroom and lounge both have rusty orange accessories!).   Ooo, and purple is just so scrumptious too!
6. When you aren't stamping, what do you like to do?
Easy answer - spend time with my wonderful hubby and our amazing 9 year old daughter!  I also LOVE reading books (can't go one day without reading a chapter or two!), listening to all types of music and playing the piano!
7. Tell us something, not stamping related, about you... 
I have been playing the piano for 31 years, since starting lessons when I was 5 years old.  I took this passion right through to University, graduating with an honors degree in music in 1996, and am now over-the-moon to be teaching our daughter to play.  At one point I was going to go down the concert pianist route, but knew deep-down that type of solitary and intense life was not really suited to my personality!  Favourite composers?  Bach, Beethoven, Clementi, Bartok, Debussy, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn...I could go on and on and on, hee hee!

I love Simonne's coloring and she seems to use "chocolate" about as much as I do (no wonder I just love her! lol). I hope you've enjoyed Simonne's PMS goodies as much as I have, make sure you pop on over to her blog SemSee's Sparkly Scribblings to see some more amazing eye candy and leave her some love while you are there ;)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Makeup 4 the Weekend #39 & some free Rubber!

Thank goodness it's Friday!  Welcome to another Makeup 4 the Weekend Challenge.  This week's challenge Hostess is the awesome Christi Snow, and this is my favorite type of challenge... Christi just had a birthday and to celebrate her milestone she has challenged us to 

Use 4 of any one embellie (use as many embellies as you want but there must be 4 of each kind) and main image must be on a circle.  Here is Christi's sample using the Tweet Things set...

Need some more inspiration?  Check out these samples from the DT


So, are you ready to get inky?  Are you inspired and ready to play?  You can win a single stamp of your choice and all you have to do is:
  1. Do the challenge
  2. Use PMS images (stamped or digi)
Easy peasy, huh?  Well, what are you waiting for?  Link up your creation by midnight on Wednesday to be included in the Thursday Showoff and to be in the drawing for some free rubbah.  While you don't have to use Paper Makeup Stamps to play in the challenge, you do need to use them to be entered in the drawing.  Don't forget to mention the challenge in your post, and if you are posting to SCS or PCP use the key M4TW39.  Be sure to link directly to your post.  Thanks for playing!  Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Another Thursday Showoff and another winner!

Welcome to another Thursday Showoff here at Paper Makeup Stamps!  Last week Miss Bonnie challenged us to use Lime Green, Turquoise and Kraft.  Everyone did a fabulous job, thanks to everyone who played!

And now for this week's winner... random.org chose #12 which was Stephanie J with this beautiful card...

Stephanie, please contact Katie at Katie@papermakeup.com and tell her which image you would like!  Thanks to everyone for playing with  us.  See you all back here tomorrow for another Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Paper Makeup Artist Fashion Show!

Hello Everyone! It just occured to me that it's tuesday! When did that happen?!

It's been while since we had a little show n tell from our Paper Makeup Artists... so onto the fashion show!!!! Beware it's a long post, but PACKED full of inspiration!

Senior Paper Makeup Artist, Randee Elsing using Faith Hope Love and Just a Note...

Company Owner, Katie Cotton using Leigh and Sunshine is Overrated sentiment

Stephanie Zito using the Celestial Possiblites Card kit (yes there's still some left!)

Anita Hovey using Dandy Wishes (sentiment not included in set)

Senior artist, Tina Hale using Apples to Apples

Senior Artist, Lisa Kind using Baby Horatio

Senior Artist, Tangii Crain using Friendly Flowers

Michelle Van Patten using the Will to Daydream Card Kit (yes there are still some left!)

Ginger Schwerin also using the Will to Daydream Card Kit!
Senior Artist, Christi Thorsen using The Most Beautiful Thing wordart

And last but never least... Guest Artist for the month, Simonne Clay using We Can't All Be Stars

PHEW! I may be tired from typing, but now i want to get inky!!!!

Have an amazing day!