Monday, February 28, 2011

Cardabilities Sketch Challenge

This year, Paper Makeup Stamps is taking a different approach to our challenges. While we will still bring you challenges now and then directly from us, we have decided instead of hosting our own challenge every friday, this year we are sponsoring many of the challenge blogs that you may or may not already participate in!

Today starts the challenge from the Cardabilities Sketch Challenge blog that we are hosting.
Karan has provided this awesome sketch for your motivation...

Now the Cardabilities Design Team has made some awesome samples for you to see and many of them even use Paper Makeup Stamps! So be sure to check them all out!
But before you go over there, many of our designers have already played along and made these fun samples for you as well!

Card by Katie Cotton

Card by Anita Hovey

Card by Tangii Crain

Card by Tina Hale

Card by Christi Snow

Card by Lisa Kind

There is a $15 gift certificate towards the PMS store for 1 lucky winner! Be sure to post your card on the Cardabilities Sketch Challenge blog to enter! Good Luck!!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

New contest on our facebook fan page!

For those who missed the post last week, we have a new facebook fan page!

And to generate some excitement over our new fan page, we are holding a Fan Favorite contest!!!

Any creation using a Paper Makeup Stamp or digital stamp. Creations can be created digitally (like a digital scrapbook page) or a handmade creation (like a card, scrapbook layout, altered item, etc). For fans who do not currently own any PMS designs, we do have some free digis that will qualify for this contest!

Creations do not have to be new. They can be our favorite creation using PMS whether you made it yesterday or a year ago. The creation DOES have to be made by you!!!

To submit your creations, you must email a picture of it to Your creation will then be uploaded into the appropriate gallery. Once we upload your card, you will be emailed with a direct link that you can then use to promote your card to your friends and family.

Once the card is uploaded to the Fan Favorites gallery, it can start getting votes. Your friends just need to "like" your creation. We will also have our design team liking their favorite creations. In able to like any creation, they will have to like the PMS page first.

Contest entries will run for 1 week. You must submit your entry BEFORE March 1st. The voting will remain from March 1st thru the 6th and the winner will be announced at our BLOG HOP for the stamp release on March 7th at 7am! EST

A $20 gift certificate towards any stamp purchase, jut in time for our new release! :D

Thanks everyone for all your support!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

LOTS of news to share!!!

Now when did a week pass since the last blog post! We were supposed to announce a winner in there! WOOPS! Sorry, we didnt mean to neglect, we have just been busy busy busy!

We had SO MUCH FUN with out recent VIP blog hop! Thank you so much to the wonderful crafters who joined us to celebrate our 2 year anniversary! For the blog hop, we said that 1 lucky commenter would be drawn via

First we chose a random blog, and then a random commenter and the winner of the $75 grab bag of goodies issssssssss....


Carole - please contact me with your current mailing address and I'll get your goodies out to you!!!!

Our next release is March 7th and we already have the smell of red rubber filling our homes!
The design team is working on some stellar samples for you which is begin previewing on March 3rd. You wont want to miss it!

In other news, we've had to say some sad goodbyes to design team members recently.

have had to step down due to other obligations.
They will greatly be missed and both have promised not to be strangers!
Our event coordinator Christi Thorsen has also asked to take a leave of absence as she has some family things to take care of. While she may be quiet, she is still around!

And a few last bits of info...

For those who love social networking... Paper Makeup now has a twitter account!
If you are interested in following Katie's crafting adventures or tweets about paper makeup stamps on twitter, simply go to and click follow!
Also, long ago, PMS started a group on facebook. Since then, the inventure of facebook "pages" has come about and it will be much easier to run the PMS facebook page as a fan page than a group. SO.... go to our FACEBOOK PAGE and click "like"!

We may even run a few contests via twitter and facebook, so you wouldnt want to miss out!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Makeup Artist Spotlight

This week we are shining our spotlight on Senior Makeup Artist Shaela Odd (Yellow Umbrella Designs).
Shaela is another one who has been on the Design Team since the very beginning with me (gosh we're old!, lol).  In fact she is one of the very first people on the team that I talked to outside of DT stuff (aside from those I already knew, of course).  Since then, we've had several visits with each other :)  When I asked Shaela to pick her favorite PMS creation this is what she had to say... "It was soooo hard to pick only one favorite project, but I finally managed to narrow it down to this card. I love the colors and the layout, and of course the image and sentiment are some of my favorite PMS stamps! Winking smile"

Well, if you are a follower of my blog or PMS, it isn't hard to guess why this tag is one of my favorites.  There are several reasons really: 1) the fairy is the Tangii fairy (I still cannot believe what an amazing job Diem did in drawing this!!  Spittin' image I tell ya!), 2) she's carrying a latte, I mean enough said! and 3) this tag found itself in my mailbox with a Starbucks gift card... life is good!!! lol

  1. When did you get started stamping? I stamped my first image about 4 years ago at a church function, but I didn't get "into" stamping myself until I discovered Copic markers about 2 years ago Open-mouth smile
  2. Tell me 5 songs or artists on your iPod right now. Breakfast at Tiffany's (Deep Blue Something), Beautiful (Joydrop), As Lovers Go (Dashboard Confessional), The Motivation Proclamation (Good Charlotte), Waking Life (Schuyler Fisk)
  3. All Stylists have a go to accessory or tool... what's yours? That would be Un-du... because I'm a perfectionist in my projects and am CONSTANTLY having to "fix" things that aren't just right, lol
  4. What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? Chocolate Raspberry Truffle
  5. Where do you find inspiration? When searching for inspiration in general, I like to browse other designers' and artists' work. I never CASE anything, but I'll see a color combo I like, or an image that sparks my interest, or a technique that intrigues me. When I am working on a project already, I pull my inspiration first from the stamp I've chosen, and then from the papers and embellishments I want to work with.
  6. Do you have a favorite technique or style? No - I'm kind of all over the place, haha. I like to try different things.
  7. What is your favorite color palette? Red is my favorite color, so I like any combination that let's me add red accents. Smile
  8. When your 'mojo' takes a spa day without you, what gets your creative juices flowing again? New supplies; whether it's using a friend's supplies or buying myself new ones, I can always get back on track with new goodies to play with
  9. When you aren't stamping, what do you like to do? Read, sew, or play the piano. But if I have a whole day to myself and can find someone to watch the kids, I like to go rock climbing
  10. Tell us something, not stamping related, about you... I love to quote movies and I break out in song at random moments. I'm spontaneous and quirky and loud... but I was a theatre major in college, so maybe that has something to do with it, lol!
Well, that's all I have for you today!  You can leave Shaela a note here or even better, head over to her blog and leave her some love there!  Thanks for popping in!

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Very Special VIP BLOG HOP!

As you may have read with earlier posts this week, Paper Makeup Stamps is turning 2 years old this month!!!

And to celebrate the occasion, we are having a super fun VIP blog hop with the theme "the things we love".

The entire design team invited special crafters to play along in this hop we love and admire.

In addition to our hop, we have some prizes today! First we are giving away a gift bag full of PMS goodies (valued at over $75!!!) to 1 lucky commenter on this post!! But you have to go thru the hop, and then come back here and let us know which hop card (we know it will be tough!) was your favorite! Or maybe which stamp you saw on the hop that you know you just have to have! Leave your comment here and then you are entered to win! Simple as that!

We will draw the winner via on February 10th.

We will also be having one of our chat parties in our forum tonight at 9pm EST. We hope you can join us chit chat away. There may even be some sneak peeks on what we are releasing next month!!! You don't want to miss it!

Now off you go!!! Have fun with our very special VIP blog hop!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Who's Birthday is it?!


Thats right, this month PMS turns 2!!!! Can you believe it?! Because I sure can't!
And in fact, exactly 2 years ago was the first post on this blog!

My my my how time flies!!!!!

All month long we will be having special happenings in honor of PMS turning 2!

We are starting off today by offering a special digi stamp that at this time is available as digi only (and no, it will not be in the release next month)

Meet... NATALIE (which means birthday by the way!)

Isnt she precious?! Prepare to see her in action on cards soon!

You can purchase her for your very own in honor of Paper Makeup Stamps turning 2


Also a reminder that we are having a VIP hop to celebrate all the things we love on the 7th!
We are inviting some very special friends to join the design team in the hop so you definitely won't want to miss it! The hop will start at 7am EST on the 7th and as always on our hop days, we will have prizes and other fun things!!! Then we hope you'll join us for a little birthday party chat in our forum at night on the 7th!!! Party will begin at 9pm EST. :D