Saturday, March 28, 2015

Owl Party Favors

We will be celebrating a very special Birthday in May, my Mom's 75th!!  She doesn't look a day over 50!!  She is also my very best friend in the whole entire world!!  Her birthday party will be a small family party, but every party needs party favors, centerpieces, and goodie bags in my opinion!!
I started off making the party favors first… I used a file I found from Silhouette store, and since my mom and I love owls… I thought this would make a perfect party favor… right?

I decided to make the Owls one color and use a pop of color using the EOS's lip balm.  Those come in a bunch of colors, and this way I could buy them when I find them and not worry about matching paper… genius! :)
I made 8 of them for the ladies… and I plan to make some different ones for the guys…maybe!  Perhaps, they will just get a goodie bag!!  We'll see!!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

"Weigh" to go!

Today is my last post as a DT member for PPPR… I have had so much fun playing with these wonderful and creative files!  I have worked with some unbelievable talented ladies!!  I will miss being a part of this amazing team, but life gets in the way, and I am not so good at balancing too many things at once…

I wanted to show you a project that I put together using these fun files!!  There are limitless possibilities with this set!

I used the darling Scale, and I know not many of us would use the word "darling" to describe your scale at home.. but isn't it cute?

I put it on a small box and then cut out kettle bells and placed a cute saying on each of them and put them in the box… This will be used as a "reward" box… so when a goal on the scale is reached, a kettle bell is chosen and there is a "reward" item on the back… (manicure, DVD, make-up…etc)  something that is non-food related!!  My clients love this, and I will change the rewards monthly so they never know what they might draw!  The element of surprise is fun!!

What do you think???  Would this motivate you to workout and reach your desired weight loss goals?

Thank you everyone that has been so thoughtful and kind to leave comments during my time with PPPR… I will still be crafting, so please come and visit me often!!  Lots of fun projects to create for you!!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Get Cookin' Blog Hop

 Welcome!! 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!  You won’t want to miss a single creation!!


Since our theme for the Blog Hop was “Get Cookin’” I thought I had better get in the kitchen and make something tasty!!  I made a Banana Bread Loaf for a friend for her birthday, and wanted to make a cute tag to go with it… and look what I found??  This adorable Oven Mitt!  I turned it into a Card so that I could write a message inside, and it turned out darling!  It was absolutely perfect for this type of Baked Goods gift!  I hope it tastes as good as it smells!! 


The blog candy for this hop is a $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, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
Don’t forget to pick up the darling Blog Hop freebie on Saturday and Sunday of the hop, on Monday it will be listed for sale! 

You are on to the next stop in this Hop… Gloria!!  We all know she has something cooking for you!! 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Follow your Dreams

I will admit, I love these files!!  I would like to think that Lisa, at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons made them for me!!!  They are absolutely perfect for so many, many things…  My favorite sport is running, so imagine how excited I was to see the Running Shoe!!

As I sat down to make them, choosing the paper was the toughest part! It was fun to "build" my own shoe!!  I grabbed a bunch of paper as I was getting exhausted trying to find "the right colors" and got to work… I made a set of cards…  I am always looking for a quick note of encouragement or even just a note to say "hello!"  So these will be perfect!!

Here is my set of 4 cards… while I used the same file and stamp on each one, they all look so very different!!  Can't wait to get a couple of these in the mail…

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Summer Tease

Yes, I know its COLD everywhere but Arizona!!  I wanted to share a file that I used from PPPR… I LOVE this file…it looks exactly like a Suntan Lotion bottle… the kind I used to buy at the drugstore back in the days when I laid out everyday, all day long trying to get a tan… Hahahahhaha… now I live in the Valley of the Sun and I don't do much sun bathing!!

Hope everyone gets some warmth soon… I'll send you some sunshine from sunny Arizona!!

Don't forget this weeks FREEBIE

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Anything Goes Blog Hop

Welcome to the PPPR Anything Goes Blog Hop!!  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.

This is kind of a fun and different HOP... in that there really is no theme!!  We just used some of our favorite files or new ones to show off the PPPR files today!

I used an "oldie but goodie" file... it is one that I go to a lot.  This Acorn Cutting File is one of my all time favorites!!  It is found in the Fall section, but I seriously use this one often and all year around!  I made this cute little treat bag full of nuts for a friend at work... and wanted it to be more generic than cutesy... I punched the top of the bag with a decorative punch, and then put pistachios inside!  Does it get any easier that that?

Don't forget to pick up the Blog Hop freebie on Saturday and Sunday! Monday is goes in the store for sale!!  I love this file!!  So, so cute!!  Expect to see a creation or two with this little guy soon!!

Also, don't forget about our PPPR Anything Goes Challenge. The projects can be anything at all that features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files and a chance to win $20 in the PPPR store!!

OK... you all know that you are in for an extra special goodie with Gloria... she is up next!!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

All Business...

I just love this Clipboard file from PPPR!!  I have used it so many times over for various projects!!  As a Part-time Personal Trainer, I use a clipboard just about everyday… in fact so many kind folks have give me clip boards over the past several years… so I guess I have one in my hands a lot… huh??

Well, I thought this was a perfect way to give a client a little message, in my own special way!  I used this file to create the clipboard and then stamped a sweet message:  Congratulations on your weight loss!"  I put a magnet on the back so they can be reminded of their hard work, rather it be placed on the fridge or wall somewhere!!

It also compliments the brand new files in the PPPR store this week!!  I simply cant wait to get my hands on these and play!!  I think I will find a few ways to use them!!  :)