Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time for another Thursday Showoff...

So have you recovered from all of the Christmas bustle? Ready for New Year's? I plan on spending the entire day (until past midnight) hanging with my kidlets and spouse-boy! I can't wait!! Last week's challenge was to create a scrapbook page. Just look at these amazing pages! Get your Resolutions in order and then pop in tomorrow to see our next Makeup 4 the Weekend Challenge... From all of us at Paper Makeup Stamps, we wish you a safe, happy and prosperous (and of course very, very, very inky) New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another Design Team show n tell!

Yep, round 2 for the design team show n tell! Hehe. So fun having a big team!
Here's some more wonderful creations to get your mojo going!

Card by Lisa Kind

Card by Tina Hale

Card by Tangii Crain

Have a wonderful wednesday!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Design Team Show N Tell

Happy Tuesday everyone! Just a simple design team show n tell for ya today from some of our
always fabulous design team members!

Card by Danni Bindel

Card by Christi Snow

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a good one!

Monday, December 28, 2009

OMG did you SEE?!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone's weekend was filled with wonderful christmas ness!
Mine was filled with a sick preschooler. Oh the joys of motherhood. At least it seems to have skipped everyone else in the house!

Since bringing back the OMG did you see, i've been browsing the web finding oh so cute cards and creations made using the stamps. Remember, if your card is showcased on the PMS blog as an OMG did you see card... you get your choice of a free digi! Just as a little thank you for showing off PMS so well!

here's what i have for you today!

Such a sweet (and GIRLIE) Argus card by Lauren Meader of My Time

Stop by these ladies blogs and leave them some love!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Makeup 4 the Weekend #9

Merry Christmas!!! Welcome to another Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!! I first would like to wish everyone that celebrates a very Merry Christmas and I hope that you all have a wonderful and safe holiday!

Since I am in a celebrating mood and I know a lot of cameras are clicking today I thought it would be a fun challenge to make a holiday scrapbook page!! Here's one of my sweet Eric on his second Christmas...
Sorry it didn't photograph well. That picture was not the best quality but I loved it show much it had to be scrapped. You can find more details about it on my blog. Now for some more holiday eye candy from the PMS Makeup Artists!!

Shaela Odd
Tina Hale
Danni Bindel

Lisa McKinney
Lisa Kind
Christi Snow
I can't wait to see what everyone creates!! There is just something about a holiday scrapbook page that just makes me feel all warm and gooey inside! LOL!! Now for all the challenge deets:

You do not have to use Paper Makeup Stamps to play along but if you've got them why not use them! When you play along be sure to link up your creations to Mr. Linky below using a direct link to your card and when you upload to SCS/PCP please use keyword M4TW09 so we can see your creations there as well!

Have a safe and happy Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's time for your Thursday showoff!

What awesome goodies! Last week's Makeup for the Weekend Challenge was to use red, green and white. Some of the newer Christmas combo's are fun, but I ALWAYS go back to the original! We at Paper Makeup Stamps would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Happiest of Holidays! And now without further ado... here's your Thursday Showoff...

Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Another DT show-n-tell

Ok folks... we have another design team show n tell for you today! Today we are showcasing our junior design team! Normally i will still have to break up the show n tell posts but since we have the Thursday Show Off for you tomorrow from last weeks challenge participants and then a new challenge for you on friday (which YES, is CHRISTMAS!!!!!!) and then the weekend the blog will be taking a break so that some can catch up on the challenge, I want everyone to be showcased this week! SO, get ready, cause this is going to be a looooong post!

Wall Hanging by Christi Snow

Card by Danni Bindel

Cards and matching gift card holders by Lisa McKinney

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a good one!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday Design Team Showoff

Hello everyone! Just a little design team show off for you today, i'm going to have to start breaking up the show offs again like i did once before as we now have a pretty awesome but fairly large design team! Oh i love it!

Here is the Senior show off for you today...

Card by Tangii Crain

Card by Tina Hale

Card by Lisa Kind

Card by Katie Cotton

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, December 21, 2009

OMG did you SEE?!

It's been too long since we've done an OMG post!
We are going to start doing this again on the PMS blog! Showcasing cards from customers and friends! If you think you have a card worthy of an OMG post, or perhaps you things a friends card is just amazing, please send the picture or a link to and you may just see it on the blog! Cards showcased on the blog will get a free digi of their choice (even ones that have been retired from the website!

Sounds fun huh? SO get your cards out there! let everyone see your fantastic work! Please note... you do NOT have to have a blog to play in the OMG sweepstakes! You can always just email a picture. Credit will always be given to the cardmaker.

And for our first in this new series of OMG sitings...

Brandi Burns made this fabulous snowman gift!
Leave her some love!

And here's a wonderful Henry card by Heather K aka Tankgrl on Splitcoast!
Check on her phenomenal gallery on splitcoast and leave her some love!

ANd last but not least is someone you're bound to see on the OMB spotlight a few times!
Elaine is the owner of Quixotic Paperie, a UK based webshop. This is the only other webshop that carries PMS stamps though you will find other brick and mortar shops carrying the stamps! Because QP carries the stamps, elaine makes cards with them often, but her work is fantastic, so I cant help but show them off over and over again! You can leave Elaine some love on her blog.

So thats it for today's OMG did you SEE! Thanks for stopping by today! For those making last minute christmas purchases, all orders placed today before 2pm EST are guaranteed out in the mail today. Today is the USPS last recommended day to mail things before the holidays!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Countdown to Christmas Sale, Final Week

Ok guys, it's the last week in our countdown! We are officially in the week before christmas!!!!!
And i know that many of you aren't doing much more shopping for anyone. Well, how about a little shopping for yourself? Maybe someone gave you some christmas money? Maybe the hubby at last minute says oh i dont know what to get you, just buy some stamps? haha. Mine usually does that.

SO, here's is our sale for you today!!! There is a category in the sidebar that says Countdown to Christmas Sale! In this category you'll see Spend $15, get 1 free, Spend $20 get one free, Spend $25 get 1 free, and Spend $30 get one free. While you're shopping, just check the amount you've spent and add one of the listed freebies into your cart. Now the cart will let you add more than 1, thing to your cart. The site is just set to have these items as free. However, you can only get 1 item for the amount in your cart. But, for example, if you spend $30, and you'd rather get 2 items from the $15 category, this is ok. :)

So this is your sale! A little gift from Paper Makeup Stamps!

Now... we have another special announcement for you that went live at midnight last night so dont forget to scroll down to check it out!

New Design Team Members Announcement!

OMG! I have been sitting on this announcement for far too long!

Through the course of the last couple months as I knew some design team members would be stepping down from their positions and the official end of the design team term was drawing near, I asked a few very talented crafters that i truly believed would be a great asset to our little family at PMS to join the crew. To my complete joy, each wonderfully talented crafter I asked said yes! But when i thought about it, i simply could not bear to let anyone go on my team (that didnt already need to go for other commitments, etc). So i decided to just add on!!!

Now I know there are a lot of questions at why I didnt put out an open call as i did in the very beginning of PMS. Just to answer a few questions there, open calls are very fun. They introduce you to talent you may not have known was there. Here's the tricky part though, and I never understood this part until I help an open call myself.... they are HARD! And they take a lot of time going thru all the amazing talent that everyone has to offer. Christi and I, no joke, in one day spent 8 hours talking about who we would add to the design team. And this was just 1 day out of probably 2 weeks of talking about who we would ask to be on the team in our first design team call. It's a LOT of work! And unfortunately for me, time I dont have at this time of year while running a company and a young family. So this time, I decided to ask myself. Now of course my list of potentials to ask was still a mile long and each very amazing talented crafter I asked for a specific reason of what style I thought she could bring to PMS. I think you will all truly enjoy this new team! You'll recognize their work I'm sure as they were fans of PMS long before i asked. :) A few of them I've worked with before, and a few not but i truly believe they will help to grow and enhance this little company of mine! I will consider opening a call in the future to help us grow!

And now, without further ado, i bring you our new team members that will be joining our existing team...

In alphabetical order because there is no other good way to show them off....

I have admired Amber's clean and sophisticated style since she tried out for our first dt call.
It is a style that i think you will all find refreshing, wonderful and devine!

And now onto...
I have "known" this christi (yep, now we have 2, oh boy my head is going to spin) since before I started my venture in having my own company and she has been such a supporter since day 1! Not to mention she does amazing work! How could i not as her to join in on my team! You'll recognize her too, as she's at many of the parties and plays in many of our challenges...

Next up is...
Can I say enough about this girl? She has been a huge fan and promoter of the company for quite some time. This girl is one of the most genuinely nice gals i've had the pleasure to come across! She always has a kind word and she's pretty ingenious in what she creates! We hope that you will also check out her Flutterby Wednesday Challenges in which she has often used a PMS fairy!

And now onto Gabby Arriaza
Gabby is a phenom talent! We become friends thru another design team back in the day and her talent always struck me! I love her punky and sassy style both in card making and in life! Oh yeah, she's pretty good at that little thing called coloring too! :)

And now onto our next fabulouso design team member...
Maria and I became friends thru the wonderful world of blogging. Her work simply blows me away! She has that shabby chic with a slightly rustic twist thing down! She colors with pencils which even though i'm a copic user myself, i find very refreshing! You will adore her work! And you've seen it here and there as well! Oh, did i mention she's sweeter than apple pie?

And last but certainly not least...
I also worked with Melyssa on another team but i have LONG since been a huge fan of her work! I mean, she truly is an amazing crafter! I was so thrilled that she accepted my invitation since she designs digi stamps for her own company as well (which are just as cute as can be, so you might want to take a peekie when you go over to say hello!)

So there ya have it folks! Our newest family members! Now they don't officially start until January 1st, but i truly could not sit on this fabulous news for one more second! Please go and visit each of them and leave them some love, would ya!