Sunday, January 25, 2015

Up, Up and Away

I just loved this file from the moment I saw it at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!!  There are so many clever ways to use this one!  I chose to use it as a Valentine's office gift!  Heart Air Balloon is such a versatile file!!

So very easy to put together, it took no time at all!!  (Those are the best kinds…)  The Hot Air Balloon basket was a fun height  to use… it was tall enough to fit perfectly on a gift bag filled with a nail file and polish!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Drink it up...

Happy New Year… January is always a great month to start making goals or changing up our routines!    Sometimes, I struggle with drinking water everyday…or at least enough water throughout the day.  The recommended goal should be to drink half of your body weight- in ounces-  How many of you do that now?  I know I haven't in a very long time!

So to get the ball rolling, I challenged a few girls at work to drink more H2O and I thought this would be a really cute way to start the challenge…

I used the PPPR file Bottle Bag 2  which was perfect as it had a little pocket so that I could put a little packet of Crystal Light in the front.  It fit perfectly over a bottle of water, but it fits over any bottled beverage… :)

I embossed it using a "waves" folder… which I thought looked a little like water, but it looks more decorative than water... and that's the idea..

Very easy to make and I loved the way they turned out!!  Make a goal for yourself to drink more water this year… you'll feel better and your skin will love you for it!!

Thanks for stopping by…

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Made with Love...

Welcome!!  Happy Blog Hop Day!!  If you came here from Shannon’s blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.

Today, the Design Team is showing off some files that were “Made with Love!”  I guess, anything that is homemade is always made with love… right??

 Today, I am showing off a super cute file from PPPR.  I used the Heart Banner Cutting File… which was just perfect for my project!  The thing I love most about the PPPR files is that they fit together so easily there really is no guessing on how they go together! Just perfect for a quick project but looks like you spent some serious time putting it all together!!  

I cut this file and stamped on the banner” Sealed with  Kiss!”  I put it on a little white paper sack I purchased at Michael’s and tied with a pretty red bow!! Inside I placed a super cute pair of socks!  These will make perfect Valentines gifts for the office and friends… Right?  
Now for a little PPPR “love” there is some Blog Candy that will be given away!  $15.00 to the PPPRstore!!  For a chance to win, simply be a follower of each blog and leave some “love” on each blog!!  Extra chances to win include “Liking” the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Facebook Page or sign up for the newsletter!  A random winner will be chosen January 13th!

Next  up is Gloria!!  She always has something cute to share...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Happy New Year!

It is my day to show off yet, another cute file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons...

I love New Years!!  I think I like the fact that it is like a clean slate as we move into the New Year!  I am one that definitely writes down New Years Resolutions… every year growing up, my mom would have us write down our New Year Resolutions, and then she would put them in an envelope and stick them in a book… not to be opened until New Years Eve the following year… those were so much fun to look at on New Years Eve… I still do that today!!

For my project today, I made a New Years Card!  Isn't he just darling??  The cut is from PPPR Little Hoot!    I love this cut, as it can be used for almost any holiday!!  How versatile is that??  I cut him out along with the top hat… as he looks festive and certainly ready to bring in the Newy Year!!

I wish everyone a Happy New Year!!  May you be healthy and happy… and accomplish much!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Fun!

I love making small gifts this time of year… they don't cost much, and yet they are so worth giving to those that least expect it!

We go to our favorite Sushi Restaurant and the Sushi Chef boys treat us to especially good!  So I love to make them things… and for Christmas this year I made the cutest little packages for gum and tucked away a little $$ inside for each of them!  I found this file at Svgcutting files.  I made them for the Sushi Chefs, and the waitress/waiter… and a couple more to leave during this time of year!  It makes going out to dinner so fun!

These gum boxes went together so easily… I plan to make so many more of them…

I also made a couple of Christmas cards this year… I stopped sending out cards, due to I miss friends and family or I can't find their addresses or simply too lazy!  I had to make this cut into a card for my brother, who I like to call Clark Griswold just because I think its funny!  So when I found this cut while hopping along SVGcutting files Christmas hop, I knew I had to make Clark!!  He turned out darling!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snuggly and Warm

Sharing cute, cute files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons today!  

I love this Sweet Snowman… and I love how with the change of paper " He" became a "She!"  Hahahaha

I made this adorable little Snowman!  I just love how pretty the colors are on her.  I love PINK!!  I embossed the cuts of the scarf and hat and placed her on a Topper also found at PPPR.  I used the A2 Cards and sized it down to fit on top of a cellophane bag! 

Inside the bag I put a pair of Fluffy Socks and tied a pretty ribbon around it!  They will make darling Office gifts!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls Blog Hop!!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and this Hop is going to get you in the mood for the Holidays for sure!

If you came here from  Shannon’s blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog.  Trust me, you won’t want to miss a thing!

We are showcasing some festive holiday decorations that are just perfect for Christmas, be it decorating your home, sending Season’s Greeting cards or simply leaving Santa a plate of Cookies and something COLD to drink! (Hey, I live in AZ!!)

Using vinyl, I cut the phrase Christmas Cookies from this file… it pieced together so very easily too!  
I cut out some simple circles and decorated a pretty plate that I will fill with some of Santa's favorite treats!  Santa will want to have something cold to wash down those treats, so I made him a Koozie to go!  Again, using the same file, I cut out the Stockings and placed them on a Koozie I purchased at Michael's… perfect for a little holiday cheer!  Wink, Wink…

File I used…so cute!!
What’s a Holiday Blog Hop without some Blog candy…how about $15 GC to the PPPR store. For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Paper, PrettyRibbons on Facebook  and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter  A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, December 16.
You can also remind everyone that they can pick up the Blog Hop freebie on Saturday and Sunday of the hop, only...then it will be available for sale in the store. 

Don’t forget about our PPPR Christmas Challenge.  The projects can be anything that is Christmas themed and features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files. The rules are below:
   One random participant will win $20 to PPPR.
1.  The theme of this challenge is Christmas. Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons products must be the FOCUS of the project.
2.  Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the Christmas Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group 
3.  You can enter as many different projects as you want for more chances to win.
4.  The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, January 3, 2015.
5.  One random winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to PPPR will be chosen.  Our Design Team will also choose our PPPR Top 3.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 7, 2014.

Next up is Gloria… we all know she will have something fantastic to share with us…  Thanks for stopping by, and Merry Christmas!!