Saturday, February 28, 2009

Holy Purple Cows Batman!
just in time.... i got to work on a card for the Sketch Challenge! I needed a break from cutting rubber.. my fingers were starting to blister, no joke! Plus i had this image colored so putting together this card was a snap with a sketch and 2 challenges i got from the Etsy Inspired hop today over at PCP!

Here's my card...

All the other deets are on my blog here. I got more fun news coming up about the PMS party! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

mr linky fixed!

I think Mr Linky is fixed now. Blogger has been giving me serious issues as of late! It's seriously getting on my nerves! Hopefully everyone is able to post now!!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sketch Challenge!

Ok ladies, we had a really good response to last week's challenge. This week I thought I'd try a sketch challenge for everyone! It just might be the worst week ever to issue a challenge seeing as currently there are only 2 design team members and we are both swamped. haha. So since I wasnt sure if i'd be able to work on a card today, i thought that i'd use my mom's card for some sketch inspiration! :) Here is your sketch.

You can upload here to Mr. Linky. Dont forget if you are uploading to any general forum (like splitcoast or PCP) use PMSSC1 so we can see them all together there too!

a card from my mama!

Today i'm going to feature a BRAND NEW stamper. MY MAMA! :D My mom has never stamped in her life. But she decided with my new venture, she was going to start! So she ordered some stamps. Yes she ORDERED. I could have beat her. I called her immediately and said MOM! You know i would give you anything you asked for! Why did you order?! Her reply was "because she wanted to... next time maybe". So yesterday the fam (meaning my hubby and my 2 boys) went out to lunch. We got home and checked the website. MY MOM ORDERED AGAIN! Or rather she preordered. So we called her and said "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" Her reply was "having fun... and supporting my favorite new company". I again tell her how i would give her anything she asked for (FYI my parents are the most supportive people in the world and always have been). Her reply was "maybe nexttime". I have a feeling i'm seeing a pattern here.

Anyhoo - she emailed me this card this morning and i actually havent asked permission yet (woops) but i'm featuring her anyway!

This is my mom's very first card of all time!

Ok, i'm done gushing about my mom. :)

Preorders special deals will go thru Wednesday. After that they can still be ordered of course, but they will be regular priced.
Thanks everyone!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Catch Up!

Hiya everyone! The preorder sales are up and going! Thanks so much to everyone who has already submitted their order.

The design team call is also well underway. There have been some seriously fantastic ladies wanting to be on the PMS design team! I'm both ecstatic and overhwelmed at all the interest! To the point that i just want to pick the design team RIGHT NOW (and those who have submitted already are probably saying just do it! but in fairness, i'll give it until March 15th! :)

Here's a penelope card i posted on my blog today...

and you guys have GOT to see Christi's monster card from yesterday! It's FANTASTIC!

And all over the place i'm seeing fantastic creations using PMS stamps! If uploading to splitcoast dont forget to put Paper Makeup Stamps in your tags so everyone can see them! :) And soon i'm going to try to have a gallery on the website that you can upload to as well!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Color Challenge WINNER & Preorder INFO

Well you asked for it, Ladies! A PREORDER! All of the new releases to be released March 1st are now available at Paper Makeup!
There are 4 new fairies, 5 new monsters, 2 new quotes thats are available in 2 sizes, and a whole new category of simple sentiments and smaller quotes. All preorder sales also have a discount of 10% that are already factored in. No codes to redeem (unless you want to redeem reward points!)

Also in the preorder are the new NESTABILITIES and IMPRESSABILITIES by Spellbinder. These are seriously fun! We are going to carry the Nestabilities line that was just released at the winter CHA 2009 as well as the Impressabilities (that are similar to embossing folders). You dont want to miss these!

Also, everything will be back in stock next week including the Swirlie Tree stamp and Chelly with Clover fairy. We've gone ahead and honored them in the preorder discount as well since they will be arriving with the other stamps.

All preorders will ship first (and here's a little secret - if the stamps come in and can be prepared before march 1st, we will ship them early to all preorder customers!) Another bonus, we'll be including some little freebies in every preorder! Can you stand it?! I cant!

And onto the color challenge! This was so much fun! Thank you to everyone who participated! I've created a slideshow of all the entries, but it would also be great if you wanted to leave some love for people. You can see links of all the entries here
I'm sorry that i cant display the slideshow. I'm not sure how to get that to work, but you can view the slideshow HERE!

And now without much further ado - our color challenge winner chosen by Random.Org was number 14!!! Christi SNOW!

Christi, just let me know which stamp you'd like!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday's Feature - Lisa McKinney

It's time for another Friday's Feature!!!!

Lisa M

Now this gal is just one super sweet gal ladies! I've known her for about 8 months or so thru splitcoast. She has been nothing but supportive once she found out I was starting my own stamp company. The first set she bought was Buggy Sayings.
Let me tell you, she has ROCKED this set!!! Looked at some of the beautiful creations she's made with it!

All those cards from 1 measly set! You can view these creations and more of Lisa's fabulous work on her blog here. Go leave her some love!

and a few more important things below

Dont forget today is the last day for the Color Challenge! You have until midnight tonight to link up your cards. 1 winner get get to choose one of the new releases to be their very own stamp AND they'll get it before anyone else! BONUS!

And a shop note: In addition to the new releases... we are also going to be carrying some new product! It will be trickling in slowly, but to start we're getting many of the new nestabilities releases from CHA! Keep your peepers out! Stock will start out low minly because i have to convince the other half (that would be my husband) that you ladies will love them as much as i do!) so get them while you can!!!! And let me know if there is something in particular you are looking for! My number one goal is pleasing YOU!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I couldnt help it!!!

I was totally going to wait and do this sneak peek tomorrow but i couldnt contain myself! I love this stop! Love her! She and Elle/Sprout/Gardenia are tied for my favorite at the moment. You can read the details of the card here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Did you see????

Did you see Christi's sneak peek yesterday????

Just in case i'm going to give you a refresher! Here is christi's card...

And just to entice you some more... i made a card with the same image. I thought it was so funny when chatting with Christi online the other night to discover we were coloring the same image out of the 4 new fairies to be released!

Here's my card...

Now there is some chatter over in the Paper Craft Planet group about this little fairy's name. So far i've been naming all of the fairies (with the exception of penelope) after my son's friends. He helps me name them based on what they look like. I was going to name this little one Elle, but we've got a running list of good names for her. I'll post a poll on the sidebar of the blog as to what YOU think her name should be!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mr Linky doesnt like me!

Well, i can see the Mr Linky links... but it looks like others cant. Can you??? This will be fixed, dont worry. :) I want to be able to share everything with everyone else! :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

1st ever color challenge!!!!!

As promised - Today PMS will have it's first ever Color Challenge! Fun right?! I thought so. :)
I thought it was only fitting to have the first PMS Color Challenge to be PMS colors! So use Pink and Gray (or silver if you wish) and create a card! If you link it to any online gallery, please use PMSCC1 as your tag code so we can see them all together!

Here's my card. You can check out the details on my blog

BONUS: You have until THIS friday at 11:59 EST to enter your creation and we'll be giving away a fabulous prize! What is it you ask? Any 1 of the new stamp sets to be released! Look for sneak peeks happening this week from both Christi and I and then preorders will open up next week! New Stamps set to be released March 1st! You DO NOT have to use PMS on your card to be qualified. If you have some, we'd love to see it, but we know we're new and you may not have been able to place that order yet *wink*

You can also use Mr Linky here as well to link up your card!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

We got a gallery!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope everyone is having a fantastic day today and is being lavished with roses and candy! (so far i've gotten nothing, oh well).

We are getting quite a gallery over at Splitcoast! You should really check it out! Go HERE to leave some love for your fellow PMS'ers! Dont forget if you upload to a gallery to tag your photo with Paper Makeup Stamps so others can pull it up easy! :)

Just a reminder that the discounted free shipping rate (meaning free shipping starts at $30 instead of $30) expires tomorrow night at midnight.

And tune back in on Monday for a color challenge and a chance to win a free stamp!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday's Feature - Nancy Bush

Hiya Gals! Every Friday i'm going to feature a stamper who has used PMS! (hehe, i still get a kick out of saying PMS).

Our first Friday's Feature is... Nancy Bush!

Check out some of her lovely cards...

and dont forget to check out the post below this one for some info on the design team call!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Design Team Call

Paper Makeup Stamps will soon be assigning it's first Design Team! New design team members will join our Head Design Team member, Christi to create some fun cards and challenges and to get some free rubber!

Requirements of the Design Team
Post 1 creation per week to their blog or gallery (or both!) But i'm flexible, if you have a busy week and need to do 2 a different week, i understand completely
Post all of the Design Team Members on their blog sidebar if they have a blog
Participate in challenges (can count as your weekly design)
Be a group member of our Paper Craft Planet group
Help spread the word of Paper Makeup Stamps

What you will receive
The cool title of Design Team Member
Free Stamps for every new release
25% off anything on the website
Your blog listed on other DT members blogs as well as the PMS blog

How to submit...
Submit 3 cards or projects (using stamps)
1 must use a image that has to be colored!
1 must use a quote as the main focus
And the 3rd entry should just really show off your style
In your email please use PMS Design Team Call as your subject (it will help me not miss anything if it goes to my bulk mail)
Also include your name, email address, and links to other work (blog, galleries etc)
Last - let me know what you like best about Paper Makeup Stamps.

You do not have to use Paper Makeup Stamps in your entries, though it would be great if you did. Be on the lookout for a digi image coming soon that you'll be able to use for your entry.

You have until March 14th to submit your entries! Good Luck!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Now that the first batch of stamps have gone out... we wanna see your creations!!! Every Friday we will have a Friday's Feature. Wanna see your stamps up in lights? You can send an email to me ( with your creation or you just just send me a link to your blog post or gallery!

And a little bit on the next release - 3 fairies are already drawn. And they are ca-ute! There will also be some monsters in the next release. But what else would YOU like to see? Leave a comment here (or in the Paper Craft Planet group!)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

We're on Paper Craft Planet

Man oh Man it's been a long week! All products are now here and in stock. All orders (paid for) to date are sent out. I really appreciate everyone's preorders and support.

And speaking of support....

My dear friend Rachel created a group for PMS fans over at Paper Craft Planet.

You can find us here.

Thanks again everyone!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rubber is IN!

All the rubber is now in stock at Paper Makeup Stamps! If you preordered any bare rubber stamps, your orders will be going out today. EZ mount is due in by the end of the week and all other orders will be out by saturday.

Thanks so much everyone!!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Welcome everyone to the new Paper Makeup Stamps blog! This blog will be updated by not only myself but my super fabulous Senior Design Team Member, Christi Thorsen!

I'm hoping to have a few things going on over here at this blog. We will have some challenges, featured stampers, specials, and other company news here! It'll be a lot of fun.

Product Shipment News - I expect for all my product to start arriving this week! "Discounted freebie shipping rate" continues til February 15th.