Friday, July 31, 2009

Another Freebie Friday!

Hiya everyone!  Sorry this post is going up a wee bit later than palnned, but hey, it's still before 9 am so i'm counting myself as not too shabby!  Now if you knew i've been up since 7 trying to get the am things accomplished, you'd see i'm late!  :)

Here is this week's freebie digi!  It's another wordart that I came up with when trying to think of the perfect card for my hubby...

You will need to click HERE to download the file.  Don't worry if it looks all black... if you click download it will appear correct!  I tested it!

The design team sure had fun with this one!!! Check out what everyone made...

Kim Stewart (making a digi layout for Shaela!)
So hop on over... download the word art, and if you make something using it, leave a comment here so we can come and check it out!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday Design Team Showoff

We're all busily working up our sneak peek cards for you! Those will start on August 3rd with a preview of what digis have been turned into rubber on the 2nd. So you still have to sit tight for a few more days! I know, we're mean. haha.

But i do have some fun cards to share from the design team to give you a little inspiration!

Dont forget that tomorrow we'll have a new Friday Freebie for you!  If you havent snagged the previous friday freebie, you'll want to do so quick!  Once the new freebie goes up, the old one gets taken down!  :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

OMG?! Did you SEE? The new little pic in our sidebar! It's almost time for a new release! It's even closer to sneak peek time! It's sooooooo exciting! This release is gonna be HUGE! Many digis have been rubberized... plus we have new designs. Oh so much fun!

Would you like to proudly display our Release Button?! We'd love it if you did! All you need to do is copy the photo and then add a gadget to your blog. Select add picture and you're good to go! But dont forget to add a comment here to let us know that you've added us! We'll draw 1 lucky winner to receive a $15 gift certificate to the store! The winner will be announced just as the release party starts!

We also have another OMG/Congrats to hand out! Our wonderful design team member, Dawn Knight just welcomed a new baby boy into their home!! A HUGE congrats to her and the precious little one!!!!

Oh, and i could just leave a post with no photo, could I?

Here's my OMG did you SEE picture of the week...

This card is by Janneke! I think it's spectacular and i just love her coloring on it!

Ok, thats all for now!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Meet N Greet Tuesday with Lisa McKinney

It's time to "meet" another fabulous design team member.  This gal just might be the biggest cheerleader PMS has ever had!  :)  And we love her for it... meet....

Here's the same 6 we always ask!
When did you start stamping?
I started officially stamping fall of 2007. I have been a card maker forever, but you don't even want to see the cards I was making before I started stamping...they are embarassing! LOL! I was RAK'd about 75% of the supplies I have which really helped me get started. Now I'm addicted!

What first drew you to PMS?
Why Katie of course! I "met" Katie through a thread on a forum of Splitcoast Stampers and decided to check out her website. It was love at first site! Then she put out a DT call and I took a deep breath and entered never in a zillion years thinking i would be chosen! I am a serious lover of PMS stuff and advertise it wherever I go--and of course have a "must-be-fed-regularly" addiction!

What's your favorite stamping color combo?
Mmm, I love black and white...with a splash of color...or just intensely bright color combos with turquoise, pinks and purples.

What else do you like to do?
I'm a musician. I have played the piano for 24 years and have taught it for 7 years. I also play the flute and do solo performances at church conventions every fall. I am a substitute teacher in the local school district which is sooo much fun! I have been going back to college in order to get my Bachelor's in Education. I am a lover of food and love to cook! I'm not a baker though. Me and pastries don't get along, though I can do basic cakes and cookies. i'm more of a meal kind of girl. My husband swears I can do anything with Chicken! LOL! i am addicted to the 30 minute Meals shows on the Food Network! I am also a serious lover of books. I own sooooo many! I used to win contests at the library for the most books read during a year! I collect books by Betty NeelsGrace Livingston HillLouis Lamour, Janette oak, Jane Austen as well as a rapidly growing young adult genre. I am a die hard Jane Austen fan with Pride and Prejudice being my ultimate favorite book AND movie (the Colin Firth Version!) I adore musical theater and opera and collect the old Rogers and hammersteins musicals. But my all time favorite musical is My Fair Lady! i also love old classic movies. You can't beat the old movie stars. They just had class!

Where do you get inspiration from?
Hmmm...I am a serious lover of sketch challenges. I patrol the various blogs out there and try to participate in as many as I can. I also get my inspriation from color combos I see on various projects through my blog hopping.

What's on your Ipod?
if I HAD an would have a very eclectic music collection. I can tell you what's on my playlist on my blog though (or you could go listen to it yourself!)...I have music by Reba McEntire, Kris Allen, Carpenters, AbbaCasting Crowns, natasha Beddingfield, Evanesence, Moulin Rouge, Michael Bouble, Mark Antony, and so much more! I told you! I'm an eclectic music lover!

And here's some fabulouso creations by this talented gal...

Now go over to Lisa's blog! Leave her some love and read a few posts down to read about a fabulous project she's working on to raise money for her friend (and maybe you could help out too!)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Challenge - It's time for another sketch!

Hello ladies! It's time for another monday challenge and this week we are being inspired by Kim Stewart's super fun sketch! Here is your sketch for the week...

So many possibilities with this one! Remember you can flip it, twist it, do what you need with it. This is your jumping off point!

Here is Kim's fabulous card! I just love the use of the shape in the background! It add the perfect touch without taking away from the wordart!

And now, onto some more inspiring photos from the design team!

Katie Cotton
Dawn Wheeler
Tina Hale
Christi Thorsen
Lisa Kind
Lisa McKinney
Dawn Mercedes Barrett

We would love it if you would play along in our challenge! You do not need to have Paper Makeup Stamps to participate! All cards are showcased next sunday. And 1 lucky participant will win a 20% off voucher! Please use Mr. Linky to link up your creation and if you post to a public gallery like splitcoast or paper craft planet, please use the tags PMSMC21 and if you use PMS please also add the tag Paper Makeup Stamps so others can find your cards!

Thanks so much everyone!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Showoff!!!!

Hello everyone! It's time for the Sunday Showoff! This past Monday Challenge was to use Pink and Brown! What a gorgeous color combo!

Without further ado... here is your showoff slideshow!

And as promised... we're giving away a free shipping voucher! Chosen by

Jan Farnworth - you have won yourself some free shipping! You can use it on whatever you'd like. Please email me at katie @ papermakeup . com to get your voucher code.

I also want to pull out these 2 creations to showcase...

Anita - love her pink snail!

Heather - love the use of those patterned papers to really make a quote stand out!

Come back tomorrow for a new Monday Challenge!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A very SPECIAL design team showoff!

Hiya everyone!  This is a very special design team show off.  Thats because i want to be sure to show off 1 design team member in particular.... Mindy Baxter!
Look at this cutie card she made using the Friendship = Comfort stamp...
And see that cutie patootie girl sitting on a mushroom... thats one of Mindy's illustrations!  Mindy's stamp line has been picked up by 2 Red Bananas!  You can check of the rest of mindy's line HERE.

And now on to some fun cards by the rest of the design team...

Tangii Crain
Shaela Odd
Lisa Kind
Christi Thorsen
Katie Cotton
Thanks for dropping by today!  Dont forget the sunday showoff tomorrow!