Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 29, 2011

Hello PMS peeps, Tina here!

We are going to be featuring our customers creations fairly regularly, so break out those Paper Makeup Stamps and show us your stuff. We check our gallery often, so when you upload to SCS or any other pblic gallery use the keyword- paper makeup stamps; it's three separate words.

Along that thought, I'd take this opportunity to show you a customer card from Anessa Shively. She used Birthday Lauren in a totally surprising way, as a baby card.

I love the Spellbinders shape behind the image and the way that she flanked the image panel with flowers and leaves, so pretty.

She added some pearls and other small embellies to enhance the image. And, the sentiment flag is as cute as can be.

You can read more about her card here.

Get your supplies out and get busy, you may just get to see your work featured on our blog!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Katie!!!!

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you... Happy Birthday dearest Ka-tie, Happy Birthday to YOU!  A handful of Katie's "stamp family" peeps have come together to kick off a Birthday Blog Hop, we hope that you will join us in wishing Katie a Fairy Happy Birthday, by adding your birthday card to the Linky tool below.  
While Birthday hops are great fun, we have a little extra something for those of you popping in here to read this post.  If you are a follower of this blog you know that last year we did an "Artist Spotlight" on each of the Paper Makeup Artists, but we never got to Katie's Spotlight.  In addition to the "interview" I did with Katie, I decided to also "interview" Katie's parents (Kip & Carma).  Earlier this week I sent them a few questions and here's what they had to say about our Katie...
1.  Favorite memory of her childhood:
 KipWe used to play in her sandbox and little swimming pool together during hot summer days.
 Carma - I don't have one specific incident but she loved to wear dresses when she was a pre-schooler and they had to be "twirly" ones (full skirts that would twirl).  I made a lot of her clothes and made lots of twirly dresses but she wasn't a "girly-girl" that wouldn't get dirty!  She also loved to ride her big wheel and be outside and has always been a bit of a daredevil.  Away she would go, racing down the driveway with her full skirt billowing out behind her.  There was more than one dress that had to be shortened or thrown away because the skirt got caught in the wheels.  We also had lots of fun with her Halloween costumes and one was a Minnie Mouse outfit that had a red dress with big white polkadots.  She continued to wear that dress until it was too small and just worn out!  (I think it may have been the victim of the bike wheels.)

2.  Proudest moment of her life:
 KipToo many to mention. (Her graduating from college, her starting up a company, her children... etc., etc.)
 CarmaI'm kind of like Kip here.  We're really proud of both of our girls.  They have become wonderful young women.  I guess maybe I'd say I'm proud of her "go after it" attitude.  Nothing stops her.  She is a great mom, a successful entrepreneur with her stamp company and with her make-up artist career, but most of all she's a loving, caring person with a heart of gold.

3.  Something silly about her:
 KipShe a "California Blond" even though she grew up a Hoosier.
 CarmaShe's probably locked herself out of her house/apt/car more than the average person.   :)

4.  One food from her childhood she just HATED:
 KipPizza.... go figure.
 CarmaYep, it's pizza!

5.  Anything else you want to add: She's just too special.  One of two... she and her sister.

Bwahahahahaha!  While I giggled at most of those answers, not a single one surprised me... that's Katie!  Thanks Kip & Carma for this, you both are wonderful and you've given us all a great, great friend!!!! 

Now, here's Katie's answers to the Artist Spotlight interview (let me add, that the pink & black font colors below were exactly the way she sent it to me, of course! lol):
  1. When did you get started stamping?  4 years ago after I moved from LA to South Carolina.  I had always loved scrapbooking but was diving into it more with Jack's baby book.  Since I didnt know anyone in the area, i posted on freecycle looking for scrapbook items and someone from a local craft group contacted me and invited me to join them.  From that point I was invited to all the hostess shows (stampin' up, close to my heart, etc) and just became hooked!  but then i had all these ideas of what i wanted to see as a stamp... mostly because of my love of quotes and wanted many of them in stamp form.  My hubby told me I should just start my own company and with some encourage of a few close pals, i decided to give it a go and here we are!
  2. Tell me 5 songs or artists on your iPod right now.  Paramore, Neon Trees, Dashboard Confessional, Keane, Switchfoot
  3. All Stylists have a go to accessory or tool... what's yours?  So are we talking makeup or stamping?  haha.  I guess I would have to say my copic markers.  I love to color and that was one thing i knew i HAD to have in my own stamp company, lots of fun images to color!  But even when i'm using a wordart I use my copics to airbrush or change the color of embellishments, etc.
  4. What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?  Butter Pecan!  But really, any form of frozen sweetness will do!           
  5. Where do you find inspiration? Everywhere, really.  I know that is a totally generic answer!  But it all depends on what I'm needing the inspiration for. Inspiration in life comes from my family... inspiration to find who i am comes from journalling... inspiration for project making comes from finding new techniques and products!  I LOVE playing with "new" stuff!
  6. Do you have a favorite technique or style?  Punky chic?  Is that a style?  I like things that are both trendy and different.  Like indie rock stamping!
  7. What is your favorite color palette? Grey and pretty much anything!  Currently loving fuschia quite a bit.  I'll always be a fan of the classy black and red combo too though.  
  8. When your 'mojo' takes a spa day without you, what gets your creative juices flowing again?  Blogs!  I love my blogs favorite list and whenever i'm feeling a little mojo-less i go thru.  I also subscribe to a lot of my favorite blogs and it's the first thing i do in the morning with my cup of coffee!  When i'm crafting and i need a mojo boost, i crank the volume up on my favorite tunes!
  9. When you aren't stamping, what do you like to do?  Well, everyone knows I'm a makeup artist, so clearly I like to do makeup and beauty things!  I'm also a big magazine reader.  Not nearly as smart as a good book, but much easier for me to read while kids are running amuck in the house!  Plus it keeps me up on the current trends and gossip.  Teehee.  I also adore spending time with my kids doing nothing important (which is SO important!)  We go to the park or to the zoo and eat ice cream in the middle of the afternoon completely spoiling  supper!
  10. Tell us something, not stamping related, about you...  Well, hmmm, what doesnt anyone already know about me?  Well, when i was living in LA my husband cast music videos.  Often times, when extras were needed he'd ask me along with some of our friends if we wanted to do it.  It's a bunch of sitting around, then your scene comes around and you either walk back and forth a lot or jump around in a music scene or do a lot of dancing.  It was always a lot of fun because you were paid to hang out with your friends all day and eat free food.  I've probably been in 30 plus music videos many of which you've probably seen if you at all watch music videos!  But you arent very likely to actually catch me in them.  When i tell people, they think it's so glamorous... it isnt at all!  But it was a LOT of fun!

Now hop on over and visit these members of Katie's extended stamping family...

And we'd LOVE to have you join us by linking up your Birthday card here...

Please feel free to leave Katie a birthday wish comment :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Senior Design Tip: A Cool Technique

Hi everyone, Lisa Kind here!  The Paper Makeup Stamps Senior Design Team will be bringing you weekly posts on different topics.  This week I'm here to discuss a cool technique I learned at a workshop I went to last year.  They call it  "ghosting".  Here's the card I did a while ago using this technique.

This card uses the PMS stamp sets Faith Hope Love for the main image and Little Moments for the sentiment.  Here's the steps to achieve this cool look.
  1. You need a stamp that has a lot of surface, such as this one.  Ink it up in a white pigment ink and stamp.
  2. Heat with a heat gun until dry.
  3. Use a sponge applicator to apply ink directly over the image.  I used Ranger's Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye distress inks on this.  The more ink you apply, the more vivid the stamped image will become.
That's it!  It's a cool technique!  I hope you enjoyed this PMS Senior Design Team tip!  Let me know what you think.  If you use it, link it here in the comments section so I can see your work!

Have a great weekend!


Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Freebie!!!

After a little break last week, we have a new Friday Freebie for you today!

Here it is!
You can save this digi right off of our blog. For those who prefer to download it from our website, click here. And for those of you who are digi scrappers and need a PNG version with a transparent background, you can save the one below...

and here is a sample of a card using this wordart!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Today some of the Paper Makeup Stamps Design Team are joining with the Quixotic Paperie Design Team to throw the spotlight on the Paper Makeup Stamps range as part of Quixotic Paperie's 2nd Anniversary celebrations (Quixotic Paperie are the UK online stockist for Paper Makeup Stamps)!

In case you missed it somehow... Quixotic Paperie has been one of only a few companies that sell our stamps. And in fact, Elaine was the very first ever carrier of the PMS line aside from a local stamp shop! We love the Quixotic Paperie design team and everything they and Elaine have done for Paper Makeup Stamps, so we were delighted to be invited in on this super fun celebration hop!

The Paper Makeup Stamps range is available in the UK/Europe at Quixotic Paperie.
If you're in the US then you can of course find the stamps at Paper Makeup Stamps direct!
As part of the celebrations and the spotlight today, we have a PRIZE GIVEAWAY!
Pop on over to the Quixotic Inspirations blog to get all the details and enter the draw to win some fantastic Paper Makeup Stamps and more!
Now for some more inspiration! Hop on over to each of the blogs below to see some fantastic Paper Makeup Stamps creations!
Thanks for joining us and we hope you are enjoying all the Paper Makeup Stamps loveliness.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Blog Hop Prize Winner!

Ding ding ding we have a winner from our blog hop comments!

Our winner is KRISTIE WILSON! Aww, i love that girl. Anyone who is a fan of PMS and pays attention knows that Kristie has been a fan from way back and is often posting on our facebook page, which you should check out at :D

Kristie - i think i have your address somewhere in the database. ;)

Thanks so much everyone for playing along! Stay tuned... we have some fun new things planned for our blog this summer that you wont want to miss!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Friday Freebie on a Saturday??

Ugh, so we had no internet from thursday evening to this morning.
I'm so sorry we couldnt get the friday freebie up for you, but here it is!!!!

Above is the JPG version, which you can get by saving it right here from the blog.

For you digi scrappers, here is a .png version with a transparent background.

The same rules apply to our friday freebies as do to all of our digis. You can read our full angel policy HERE. You can also get this product in our shop HERE.

And now here are a few samples from our Paper Makeup Artists!!!

Card by Katie Cotton

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June Blog Hop

Hello Everyone! While we don't have a new release this month, we do still have an awesome blog hop to get your summer creative juices flowing!

This month, the team is all getting inky to inspire you with some of our favorite summery themed stamps.
But thats not all for this blog hop, we're also going to to be giving away a summer stamp prize pack value of over $40!
All you have to do is leave some comments thru out the hop. For every blog you leave a comment on, you've gotten an entry! Easy as that! Our winner will be chosen next monday, June 14th!

And now, it's time for you to get hopping! So grab your bevie of choice and away you go!!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Papermakeup Stamps DT Call

Design Team call ends Saturday, June 4th... go to this post for all the deets!  Please note the changed email address,!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Another Friday, another freebie!

It's another round of friday freebie!
If you've missed our past freebies... many of them are still available in the freebie category on the website, but if you havent gotten them yet, you'll want to get them soon as we start clearing out the old!!

Every Friday (that we don't already have something else on the schedule) we have a new freebie digi for you! This week is a new wordart arranged by company owner, Katie Cotton.

Check it out...

For your convenience, you can drag and save it right off the blog BUT, you can also get it along with others on our website HERE.

if you are a digi scrapper and need a .png version (transparent background) save the one below...

And now... here are some rockin' samples from a couple fabulouso design team members!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!