Saturday, March 19, 2011

Paper Makeup Stamps is sponsoring JUGs!!!

Hey yall, it's Tangii and welcome to the weekend! What better way to start the weekend than with a fabulous challenge!! Paper Makeup Stamps is sponsoring this weeks challenge over on the Just Us Girls challenge blog... woot woot!! This week they have a color challenge and the colors are, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron (chosen by Lisa, the challenge hostess, inspired by the new Basic Grey Hopskotch paper). But wait! There's more!!!! (lol) Katie is offering a $20 Gift Certificate to the PMS store to one lucky winner, so make sure you link up your color challenge creation to the JUGs blog by Thursday evening! Ok, enough chit chat... how about some wonderful inspiration from the PMS DT?!

Card by Tangii, using Aurora's Dolly

Card by Michelle, using Springtime Solids
MVP - Springtime Thanks

Card by Dawn, using Moody for Fun
PMS moody for fun hello dmb

Card by Anita, using Moody for Dragonflies
Moody Dragonflies

Card by Stephanie, using Springtime Solids
Springtime - SZ

Card by Katie using the new Only As High wordart and Danni's Flutterbies

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Now get inky... we wanna see your creations! :) Have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, March 11, 2011

St Baldricks Charity Event

Have you heard of St. Baldricks? The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

Recently, I was contacted by a fan of Paper Makeup Stamps, Sarah Williams and she told me the story of her friend. Her friend has a boy named Oliver. Oliver has an inoperable brain tumor that is terminal. Oliver wears an eye patch so that he does not get double vision, but being the trooper and fun little guy that he is, he eye patch sports a guitar and the words, ROCK N ROLL! He's a kid after my own heart.

And indeed, his story has touched my heart. There are so many young ones fighting cancerous diseases, and St. Baldricks is truly making a difference!
I approached Diem about making a fairy just for Oliver with all proceeds of the digi sales going to the St Baldricks and/or family for Oliver. She loved the idea and not only drew the perfect fairy for Oliver, but also an awareness ribbon and the word Rockstar!

This digi set is $4 and you can purchase it here.

And here are 2 cards I made using this digi set!
And why are we releasing this stamp today of all days? Because today, Sarah has commited to to shaving her head to raise money for this charity! You can check out Sarah's commitment page HERE! Sarah, we are so very proud of you!

Release in Review day 2

We're back with round 2 of our release in review!

First we have the announcement of the $15 gift certificate!

Using Jenny Lazlo is our comment winner!
Jenny, you have a $15 gift certificate to use towards PMS!

And now on to some eye candy...

Remember we said today we would review some of the new images released.
Well we have 2 new "monsters" from Stephen Hammond. I say this loosely because they arent really monsters. ;)

First we have Foo. I cant wait to use him on a card to send to someone when things just arent quite understandable. He just cracks me up!
He is sold with a very appropriate sentiment, Just one of those days. But as you can see, he's just as cute on a little boy card which my son proudly displays this one given to him by the design team member who made it. :D

Then we have Skater Cat. Cute enough for a young boy, but cool enough for an older one.]
He also comes with a sentiment, Later Sk8ter. As you can see, it's very easy to just use a portion of the sentiment.

And we have new fairies!!! First we have released Will from the Will to Daydream kit as a single! So if you missed him in the card kit last year, now you can own him just in time for spring!!! The card below also uses one of our new word arts, which we released many of this time around!

Card by Katie Cotton

And then we have Danny (my personal favorite of the release!)
And see, you don't just have to be a colorer to love these image stamps! Look how neat he looks with a wordart stamped on top!
Card by Shaela Odd

ANd there is MORE! If you want to check out all the new releases... you can see them all HERE.

Check back in tomorrow for a very SPECIAL post!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Release in Review

Hello Everyone!!!! Our new release is live on the site!
You can see all of the new fun stamps we've released HERE.

For those who missed out on our Release Party Chat, we had a LOT of fun!
We also have a winner from the blog comments!

Using to help us pick the day and the commenter... here is our winner!
Leah, you have won the entire release! Please email you address to Katie at

The winner our the gift certificate comment from the blog hop will be announced tomorrow, so you still have time to get those comments in!

And now, today we have some sample cards from the Paper Makeup Artists showing off our recent release a bit more.

In case you missed it... one of the recent releases is this new set called Springtime Solids.
You can see all of the images available in this set below. It is a perfect accent or background for your cards as you will see in many of the samples below...

Card by Lisa Kind

Card by Tina Hale

We also had another set released called Raindrops and Rainbow Additions. This set coordinates with the Springtime Solids set (the solid clouds from the solids set as you can see on the card below) but also with our previously released Raindrops and Rainbows set. This set includes a larger rainbow but is the same image available from our previous set! Making your stamps have even more possibilities!
Card by Anita Hovey

And whats a review day without showing off some of the new images we released! We have 4 fairies, 2 monsters/animals and 1 retro cutie critter! But today we have just a teaser showing off just 1! ;) Check back in tomorrow for more!

And all new orders will receive the stamp below for free while supplies last!!!

Have a good day!!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

The Blog Hop Starts Now

It's the 7th and we have a new release lined up and waiting for you!

The release will be live for purchase tonight at 9pm EST.
At that same time we will have a release party in our FORUM.
(note, you will have to register separately for the forum from the shopping site, to expedite your approval, you can also send an email to katie@papermakeup mentioning your username so it can quickly be approved)

Before we get on to the hop... this past month we ran a special contest on our new facebook page called the Fan Favorite contest. Our winner of this contest is....
Carole Chessar! But she had some stiff competition! All of the cards submitted to the contest, including Carole's will be shown on the blog soon. Congratulations Carole!

And now... onto the hop!

There is a hidden prize in the hop. 1 lucky commenter will win a gift certificate towards rubber stamps. The commenter will be chosen at random and announced on March 11th on our final release in review day.

But this isnt the only benefit of going along the hop! Each blog along the way will have a letter for you. These letters will give you 3 words and these 3 words (with no spaces) will nab you a 15% off YOUR ENTIRE ORDER. That's right, this month the release party code isnt good on just the new release, it's off of everything! But the code is only good for 1 week and the very first letter for you is..... F

Now it's time to start the hop! Your next stop is...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Today is our final day of sneak peeks before our March/April release and we are previewing the monsters and critters that will be live for purchase tomorrow at 9pm EST. But we WILL have a blog hop tomorrow that will show bits of the entire release so you'll really want to check that out! Our blog hop will start at 7am tomorrow!!!!
Tomorrow evening when the stamps go live at 9pm, we will start our release party in our Forum. We would just LOVE for you to join us! We like to play games, talk about food and just hang out. Good times for all!

Onto the monsters!

Meet Skater Cat! Skater Cat comes with the sentiment Later Sk8ter!

And then there is Foo. Foo also comes with the sentiment, "Just one of those days"

And last but not least is another addition to the Cutie Critters...

Sally Sheep!

If you want a chance to win the entire release, just leave a comment on this post. A winner will be drawn at our release party tomorrow night!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March Sneak Peeks Day 2, A Fairy Nice Day!

Well I hope that everyone is having a Fairy Nice Day!
Today is our second day of sneak peeks for our March/April release and we are previewing the fairies from our upcoming release that will be live on March 7th at 9pm CST.
At the same time, we will start our release party in our Forum. We would just LOVE for you to join us! We like to play games, talk about food and just hang out. Good times for all!
But you won't have to wait until 9pm to have a little release fun!
On the 7th at 7am EST we will start our New Release Blog Hop!

Meet Chelsea!

Card by Shaela Odd

Next meet Aurora... (our sleeping beauty... get it?!)
She comes with the sweet sentiment, "for a sleeping beauty"

Card by Jami Bova

Card by Christi Snow

And see her sweet dolly? Well that is being sold a a separate stamp (and digi!) as well for a mere $2!
Card by Anita Hovey

Next up we have Danny! Danny also comes with a little dragonfly extra stamp!

And last but not least...
We are releasing Will from the Will to Daydream Stamp Kit as a single BUT he will come with a sweet thinking of you sentiment as well!

Now if you want to win all the stamps from this release (and it's a big release!) Leave a comment on this post today and you are entered to win. Easy as that! The winner will be announced at our release party (but you need not be present to win)

Have a FAIRY nice day!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Sneak Peeks Begin!

Today is the first day of sneak peeks for our March and April release!
Our release will go live on the site at 7th at 9pm EST.
At the same time, we will start our release party in our Forum. We would just LOVE for you to join us! We like to play games, talk about food and just hang out. Good times for all!
But you won't have to wait until 9pm to have a little release fun!
On the 7th at 7am EST we will start our New Release Blog Hop!

As the weather starts to warm up and flowers bud, our release is full of those spring time things!

In our sneak peeks today we are showing you bits and pieces of the wordart to be released this month, a new set called Springtime Solids and a set titled Raindrops and Rainbows additions which works great on it's own or with our already released Raindrops and Rainbows set.

Take a peek at what the Paper Makeup Artists have created for you!

Card by Katie Cotton

If you would like a chance to win the entire release, just post a comment on this post.
1 lucky commenter from the week will be announced at our release party!