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!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Holiday "Cheer"

Sharing a couple of "gift tags" I made for a couple of gifts we are giving this year… I know, they don't look Christmas-y but they were perfect for the gift!

I used Happy Hour and Bottle Tags from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons for my project!  These files fit perfectly every single time, so there is no cut and re-cutting when you use them.  It really makes the project go pretty quickly and smoothly!!  My kind of projects for sure…

I made the adorable little Martini guy from this file… I loved his face!  I love to stamp my own faces… I think I like using the white gel pen, but this little face was just too cute so I used it!  I glittered the eyes and the bottom of the glass, and embossed the "vodka"  I placed him on the new Bottle Tag which just happened to fit the bottle of Vodka I had in the freezer…imagine that??

I tied some curling ribbon around the stem of the glass to give it some texture… I have a friend or two in mind that will be getting this cutie for Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Warmth



I love making Boa scarves… I think I have made one in every color… so easy to make and I love the feel of them around my neck… just enough warmth without  being bulky and hot!  I thought they would make great Christmas gifts too.

I made several of them and wanted to package them up real cute… I found some adorable files at My Scrap Chick for these cuties...

There is a shadow under his nose!
I made this adorable Santa topper and had fun embossing him.  Lots of little pieces to put together but the end result was worth it I think.

I also found this adorable Polar Bear that went together very quickly!  I made his scarf and hat the same color as the boa I put inside…

And then the snowflake… I couldn't wait to cut this one out, and failed to measure… so it is bigger than the package itself, but it worked!

What do you think?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gift Wrapped


I love gift wrapping things… I should volunteer at a department store during the holidays just so I can wrap… NOT…but I do enjoy making my own kind of gift wrap!!

I sell Younique make-up… I absolutley love the products- especially the 3D Fiber Mascara… I like to think of it as Magic Mascara… I like to have some on hand for ladies to purchase for immediate satisfaction… so for Christmas, I thought I would package them real cute so they could be given as a gift for someone or of course as a special holiday treat for oneself!!

I found these cute boxes at MyScrapChick and just placed the box in the back, so the mascara wouldn't hide the cuteness!!  Worked perfectly!!

I love the cute Snowman… he went together so quickly!!  He reminds me of Frosty!!


I also am loving the Gingerbread man this year… so I thought I would "whip up a batch" of these little men too… what do you think??

Let me know if you wear Younique's Mascara … if you haven't tried it… make sure to check it out, as it is the Hottest make up item right now… You can order it on line and have it shipped directly to you!


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Tree Cutting Time



Hi there!  It's my day to show you a super cute file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!
How many of you actually cut your Christmas Tree down?  I think it would be a ton of fun to drive up into the mountains and scout for that perfect Christmas Tree… I live in the desert, so no tromping through the woods, or climbing any mountains to find one… but I picture this little guy doing just that!!

I used the file, Christmas Car with this sweet little Penguin driving home with his freshly cut tree… he looks cold… Brrrrrr  I embossed the car and then added snowflake brads for the tires.  I then cut a simple box by hand.  I plan to put a small tree ornament inside and hand deliver to a friend.


What do you think?  This file would be a great card or used as a tag on a package… I would love to know how you use it!!

Check out this file and tons of other cute and festive cuts at Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!  The files are so quick and easy to put together… Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Selfie Time

Personally, I think everyday is a good day for a "selfie!"  Hahahaha… I saw this adorable "Selfie- Elf" file from SVGcutting files and thought of so many different ways to use it… For my project today, I used it as a "give-away" on my Younique Business FB Page.  Absolutely perfect for what I needed… Younique is famous for our 3D Fiber Mascara- it totally magnifies your lashes 300X…I won't use any other mascara!!

So I thought to get the word out and a little traffic to my new page, I would have those that have purchased the mascara to take a "Selfie,"  post on their page and link back to mine… that gets them a chance to win a Lip Gloss!  Just in time for the holidays!!

I made several of them with some different hair and eye colors… I think they turned out just darling!!  What do you think??

P.S.  If you are interested in checking out the famous Younique Mascara everyone is talking about… check out my website!


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fall Entertaining Blog Hop!!


Welcome to the Fall Entertaining Blog Hop!!  You are in for a real treat!!  The PPPR DT has lots of creative ideas for your Thanksgiving Holiday!!  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, I made a cute “take-home” favor for my Thanksgiving guests.  It seems that everyone is so “stuffed” from dinner, that some guests opt to take home a piece of pie, and eat much later… so I thought I could send my guests home with coffee and pie in a creative way. 

 I put together the “ever-so-clever” K-Cup carrier for the coffee pods.  It is perfect for any occasion.  I also used the Count Your Blessings phrase to the front of it…given the Thanksgiving Day theme! 


 What do you think??  Gives a whole new meaning to "coffee to go!"  

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: 
https://www.facebook.com/PrettyPaperPrettyRibbons21 and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter: 

A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, November 11.

Don’t forget about our PPPR Fall Challenge.  The projects can be anything that is Fall themed and features Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files.  http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/p/pppr-monthy-challenge.html   One random participant will win $20 to PPPR. Who wouldn't want to win??

1.  The theme of this challenge is Fall...so create anything that is related to fall/autumn. 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 Fall Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Project Parade Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/471149956313209/).
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, November 29, 2014.
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, December 3, 2014.

Thanks for stopping by… Your next stop is Gloria, she is super talented and I can’t wait for you to see her project!! 

Here is the complete Line- up!!



Sunday, November 2, 2014

Acorns a Plenty!!

Hi,  it's my day to show off another cute, cute file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!!

For my project today, I am using the Acorn Faces.  There are four adorable faces to choose, and each one has its own character… I chose this time around to use a stamp for the face… but the faces that come with the Acorns definitely make you smile!!

I used the Acorns as a topper for my project.  I embossed the top and stuck him on a 3X3 (folded in half) piece of card stock.  These took absolutely no time at all to make…my kind of project when I am in a hurry!!

These were so very cute, I thought not only do they look fantastic for my project, they would also make darling place cards or cute tags for a Hostess Gift… (that time of year!)

What do you think??


Thursday, October 23, 2014

"Witch Craft"



My day to show off another super cute Halloween file from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!!  I couldn't resist this Happy Pumpkin Witch!  She looks vintage and I simply love the easy way these layers went together!

I embossed the hat with the Spiderweb folder, and stamped a Peachy Keen face on her… although the sweet face she is designed with is adorable too!!

I placed this cute Pumpkin witch on a cellophane bag with a Halloween Boa I made for my mom, and tied with a Halloween Black ribbon!!

Check out this cute file as well as PPPR's other spooky Halloween files!!  They are so easy to put together as the pieces fit together perfectly… so if you have to make a quick "last minute" Halloween Treat…these are your go-to files!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Trick Or Treat Blog Hop


Welcome to the Trick or Treat Blog Hop!!  We can't wait to show off some of the fun Halloween files  using Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons!!  If you came here from Shannon's blog, you are right on track… If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog for the full line up!!  

I LOVE Halloween… and there were so many cute files to showcase, I went with a file that had two of my favorite things… Owls and Tootsie Pops!! 


I couldn’t wait to make these Owl Lollipop Holder Treats!!  I had fun cutting these out, they were so very easy to put together!  I added the Tootsie Pop and ribbon, and Voila!!  The cutest little treat… perfect for office or a Favorite Trick or Treater in the neighborhood!  “WHOO” wouldn’t want one of these??

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, October 14!!  I love the Newsletter…so will you!!

Don’t forget to get the Super Cute Freebie from Lisa’s blog…Saturday and Sunday!!  It will be in the PPPR store for sale on Monday!

Have you entered the PPPR Trick or Treat Challenge??  The projects can be anything that has to do with Trick or Treating or Halloween. 

1.  The theme of this challenge is Trick or Treat...so create anything that is Halloween themed. 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 Trick or Treat 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, November 1, 2014.
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, November 5, 2014.

Thanks for Trick ‘O Treating with me today… next on the list is Gloria… I am sure she will have a “Treat” for you…