Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Monday!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Monday!
School is back in session for many! My oldest (Jack who is 5) started Kindergarten a week and a half ago! It's amazing what can be done with only 1 at home! And then next week my youngest (Gabe who will be 3 in September) goes to preschool 5 days a week! Happy CRAFTING TIME to me!

Just a few reminders... our Digi Design Team call is still going on! But we will close the call very soon! The digi team will be making samples for our upcoming weekly digi challenge!
You can read about this call, snag yourself from freebies and get in on the action on THIS POST!

What else is new? Well we have a new release coming up! Our sneak peeks will start September 4th, so mark your calendars! Stamps will be released on the 7th when we have our release party at 9pm EST. We have a NEW COLLECTION, you won't want to miss it!

And now just a few cards from the design team to share! Just for fun, because I havent shared some cards for no reason other than to share for awhile!

Card by Lisa McKinney using Swirlie Buds and Hugs and Kisses

Card by Jami Bova using EyePod

Card by Anita Hovey using Me and Pops

Card by Andrea Vernagus using Be Counted and Framed set.

Card by Ginger Schwerin using Faith Hope Love, Springtime Solids and Friendly Flowers

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Freebie Friday for August 26th

We have a great quote to offer you today as we head into the weekend. As always, it's available in .png format, so you just have to right-click and save it.

Let's look at some inspiration from the Design Team.

Janette used some colorful papers and bling to coordinate with the quote. The Stickle"d" sun is perfect! The stitching is fun too!

Tina used some bright colors with subtle paper piercing above and below the sentiment:

We hope you have fun with this one. If you use it, be sure to link up in the comments so we can see it.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Freebie Friday for August 19th

Holy smokes, it's Friday again! Seeing that it's Friday, I am happy to present you with another Freebie Friday digital stamp.

It's available in .png format, so you just need to right click the image and save it to your computer. I hope you enjoy it!

We have 2 samples using this wordart to share.

First here is a card I made...

And then our company owner, Katie Cotton, also worked on this altered frame using the wordart in one of the photo slots!

And if you are a digi fan, be sure to scroll down and read about our new digi design challenge team! We have 2 more freebies up for grabs there, but only for a limited time! Please enter our challenge and call! You may be one of our new Digi Makeover Artists!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Big News.....It's a new challenge and DT call!

Yep, you heard right! As you may already know, Paper Makeup Stamps offers a wonderful selection of digital images! For the past few months, and going forward, all new releases are available in the digital format. So we thought it would be fun to have a weekly challenge just using the digital images. The digital format offers so many options that are not available to users in the rubber format.

We thought it would be fun to have a weekly challenge dedicated just to digi-images. It will be the Digi Makeover Challenge! We hope to offer some ideas and occasional tutorial to help you use digi-stamps to their full potential. And, of course, there will be prizes!

The challenges will be every Monday, starting in September. So bookmark us and come back on Sept 5th for the first challenge!

Needless to say, we need a Design Team! Interested in being a Digi Makeup Artist? Here's the scoop...
  • DT members will serve for a 6 month term.
  • Create a card or project using a PMS digi image for each challenge
  • You must have a blog
  • Challenges are every Monday, so challenge photos must be uploaded to the digimakeover Yahoo group by Saturday night.
  • You will be expected to comment on challenge entries.
  • If you are able to provide tutorials, that's fantastic, but it is not a requirement, but sure is a plus!
  • You will have access to all digital images from Paper Makeup Stamps to complete your challenges.
  • Your name will be listed on the PMS blogs as a Digi Makeup Artist!
  • You will have a DT button to display on your blog
  • You will be part of a fun team that loves Paper Makeup Stamps and loves to use digi images! do you get your name in the hat? Just create something using one of the free digi stamps provided below - it doesn't have to be a card, it can be any crafty creation. Post it to your blog, and let us know why you love using digital images. Be sure to mention that your post is for the Digi Makeover Challenge DT call. Then use Mr. Linky below to link up that blog post so we can see it!! We'll announce the new team on Friday, September 2nd here on the blog!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's Party Time!!

Party Time Tuesday that is!!! What's that you ask?? Well, Party Time Tuesday is a challenge blog and Paper Makeup Stamps is sponsoring this weeks challenge!! We could all use a good sketch to get our mojo flowing and Party Time Tuesday has good one for you this week.

Play along and you could be the winner of a $15 gift certificate to the PMS store for rubber and/or digital image(s) of your choice!! And for a little more mojo inspiration, here is what some of the PMS DT came up with . . .

So go check out the sketch at Party Time Tuesday and play along for your chance at some PMS yummies!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Winner! Winner!

Well, lucky #3 has come up again! And that makes Jessica A our very lucky winner!    If she's having a bad day, this is certainly going to turn is around!!  Be sure to contact Katie at papermakeup dot com for your gift voucher for rubber and digi stamps.

Remember, our next Release Party will be on September 7th at 9pm eastern in the PMS forums.  Come to enjoy fun chats and great prizes. You can even start to get your name into the prize drawing now.  For every friend that you bring along with you, your name goes into the prize drawing. Bring 1 friend...your name goes in once. Bring 7 friends, get your name entered 7 times!!  (You get the picture.)

Be sure to that you and your stamping friends register for a free account early.  (You can contact Katie if have any troubles getting started.)  As they say, "the more, the merrier!"  See you on September 7th!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Freebie Friday for August 12th

Wow, is it Friday already? Tina here with another sampling of Freebie Friday, arranged by me.

It's available in .png format, so you just need to right click the image and save it to your computer. I hope you enjoy it!

Janette made a very soft and feminine card with lots of little touches. The hat pin, vellum, pearls, charm, and sparkly paper really make for an interesting card.

Anita made a super adorable card with lots of color. It looks great die cut and sponged.

Here is my sample. I am loving vellum lately, I love the softness it added to this card's intense colors.

If you grab it, we'd love to see you use it. Be sure to link up in the comments if you do!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Oldies but Goodies Blog Hop starts now!

Hello everyone! No new release this month from PMS but we do have an upcoming release next month where we will be debuting a new line that we are sure you are going to love as well as add some new additions to some of your favorite lines (um, hello new monsters! yeeeeah!)

For our blog hop this month, the team has all selected an "Oldie but Goodie" which means it had to be released prior to 2011. We have plenty of great images and sentiments from the past that we wanted to remind you of some of them with a fun hop!

Our Challenge Maven, Dawn Mercedes has also issued a fun new challenge for you...
to break out some of those Sizzlin' Summer colors! Think Reds, Oranges and Yellows!
If you enter our challenge, be sure to enter your link at the end of this post!
And if you upload to a public gallery like Split Coast, be sure to use the code PMSMO3 (yes, dropping that extra zero). :D

Your first (or rather second if you include your stop here!) stop in the hop is the Amazing Andrea Vernagus!

But just in case you get lost along the way... here is a list of our team (yes, the hop is in alphabetical order this time!

...Sizzling Summer...

This month's PMS Make-Over Challenge is all about color...

the sizzling colors of summer!!

Let's see your reds/oranges/yellows on your designs this week!  Link up your entry with Mr. Linky.  One lucky stamper, who uses PMS images/sentiments, will will a $10 voucher for rubber or digi image!  For this challenge keyword: PMSMO3 for online galleries.  (Yes, we dropped the extra zero on our keyword.) The challenge will be open for one week.  Hey, and if you want to get our attention focused on your paper creations, be sure to use the keywords "Paper Makeup Stamps" when posting to Splitcoaststampers.

Remember to invite those stamping pals of yours for our September release party!  Your name will go into the prize pot for every friend that attends.  (Friends, we'll have a prize drawing for you too!)  Join the PMS forums in a few weeks early so you can get in on the fun and games on September 7th!

(Mr. Linky in the above post!!)