Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday=Fun Day! CLOSED!!!

Monday is going to be a fun day. Not only did I finish 2 cards over the weekend, but I got a cute little give-a-way. :) The cutest digital image you ever did lay your eyes on.

I made up a card with her. She is a twirling fairy and will be released in the store this month. But I'm going to give her way to followers on my blog.

Here she is:

And another view:

And the sentiment:

Isn't she adorable? She was going to be a stamp. In fact she went into production and there was a mistake with her so she was not able to be sold. I haven't put her on the site yet, but I will next week. Only as a digital image though. :)

So how can you get this little cutie?

1. Follow my blog.
2. Put up a little blurb on your sidebar of your blog about her being available for free on paperyumness and link to my blog.
3. Comment on the post telling me you did the above and leave your email address. Please make sure you mask it so that spam bots won't get it. Do something like meatyahoodotcom. But make sure you make it so I can read it.

I will be offering her for free until Next Monday. So make sure you tell a friend!

If you are already a follower, just send me your email (same way) and I will get it to you. :)

Thanks for stopping by, Virginia

Friday, November 27, 2009

InStyle Stamps Blog Hop Friday!

Hello everyone,

Today is blog hop Friday and if you are just joining us please start at the beginning with Cyndi. :)

Our theme for this mont's blog hop is Ornaments. I decided to make you drool and sneak peek one of our images that will be available in the store on December 1st. She is our resident praying angel.

Isn't she cute. She is a digi. I embossed her and cut her out. I then colored the rest of her with copics and praying angel for our tree this year. I'm sorry the photo quality isn't great. I tried 3 times to take a better picture blech.

I'm investing in a light box very soon I promise.

Well now it's time to vote for your favorite DT project. They were all great. I'm so proud of my design team. They are awesome, talented ladies that have been nothing but a blessing to me and an asset to InStyle Stamps.

So make sure you go to InStyle Stamps and vote for your favorite project and then leave a comment on ISS blog so that you could possibly win a great prize along with the DT winner.

TFL, Nenane

Here is a line up of the blog hop just in case you lose your way!

Jodi S
Jodi L

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Monday!

I need to think of some more greetings. Aren’t you a little tired of the same ol’ same ol’?

Today over on the ISS blog we have a great Method Monday Tutorial. We also have some great articles on What digital stamps are and how to print them. Make sure you check them out.

I have been working on my project for a few weeks now. It took me a long time to color them because I wanted to make sure I did a good job. I love the way they came out.

Initially I was going to create some wall art with them, but I decided to turn them into cards. I want to try to sell some so we will see how they do.

I used Mykai. I paper pieced her with 3 separate papers, colored her with copics and add some rub on’s. I think they came out cute. Mykai is fabulous. These cards are sized 5x7 because I wanted to make sure Mykai’s eyes were very visible when colored so I made her a little bigger.

Here she is:

Cute right?

And for a special treat I have to show off my great niece Alyjanae(pronounced Elijahnay in case you were wondering.) She is the most adorable little girl. I'm going to turn her into an anime.


I call her Ms. Kerri Baby. If you know who Keri Hilson is for some reason Nae Nae, as we call her, reminds me of her. LOL. Nae Nae's hair is adorable. Bald on the sides and full on top and wavy. Her grandma had the exact same hair when she was born. And those ears are definitely from her mother cause everyone on the paternal side has small ones lol.

Little Chubbitas.

Well there you have it for this glorious Monday. I think tomorrow I will have some blog candy. I've been so busy I haven't been able to figure out what I want to offer. Yeah I have that much stuff. So if not tomorrow definitely before the end of the week.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Monday

I hope you had a great weekend. I sure did. Spent some wonderful time with the family, was able to create a few projects and cleaned and organized the scraproom again. :)

On a sour note, my sewing machine is shot and it is going to cost too much to fix it so I'm in the market for a new one. I do mainly craft sewing but I will be making more purses and such. I'm thinking about getting a Janome. They say they have metal parts and can be cheaper in repairs. My Viking has plastic parts. Can you believe such a good name is made so cheaply? Maybe not all Viking's but mine was blech!

On the ISS blog it's Method Monday. Don't forget to check it out. Then on Wednesday we will have our Wednesday Challenge, stay tuned for that.

Here is my project for today. I call it Magical Love. I have that with my hubby. :)

I used Ava leaning for my project. I experimented with color. :)

TFL, Nenane


Patterned paper-Paper Company, Cardstock- Bazzill, Embellishments-Crystals, Copics.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Club Anime Color Challenge

Today is Color Challenge day over at CA. So make sure you stop by and get the color scheme so you can participate. Here is my entry:

One day I will get the coloring right on my camera. I will have to invest in a light box because it's so frustrating trying to find the right light. :)

See you over at Club Anime...the dt did a great job on these.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Over the Hump Day Blog Candy Give-A-Way

This hump day is special to me because it is also Veteran’s Day. My husband is in the Marine Corps reserves. He served over 6 years active duty. He has about 11 years total so far. He was in Iraq in 2007 and is going to Afghanistan soon. We don’t know the exact date but it is imminent. Yesterday was the Marine Corps birthday. I personally think we should honor and thank our service people year round not just on particular days, but hey, that's just me.

I am so proud of my hubby. When he was in Iraq, we had a very close family member pass away and it was very hard on him being so far away from us all especially during that very stressful time. I know there are a lot of service members that experience far worse than what he did. It is truly a sacrifice to serve our nation and be the defenders of our freedom. For that, I truly thank every man and woman that has enlisted to protect our country. Some may not agree with war. Some may not think the military is important. Whatever your opinion or mindset is, you are entitled to it. But we should still respect and be thankful for those that do serve. Happy Veteran’s Day!!!

And now on to the craft stuff. :)

Go to the Instyle Stamps Blog for all the details. There is too much to type. But I will show you a picture of the blog candy. :)

Nuff said. :)

This month the theme is snow. Here is my project:

If you like blog candy as much as I do...go check it out!!!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Non-paper related

Hello All,

Happy Tuesday. I made a rag quilted purse and I was so pleased with how it came out. I'm working on 2 more. 1 of them is with one of our anime images. I just finished printing and coloring the image. I am not working on cutting the fabric. I hope it comes out just as nice.

Here is my first rag quilted purse:

Although it is very time consuming (probably will get faster once I get the hang of making them) but the results are so rewarding. I used it for the first time today and got a lot of compliments on the color choices and someone even asked me where I bought it. LOL...can't wait to see what they think of the one with one of the images.

I will be back tomorrow with the Over the Hump day Blog Candy give-away and winner from last month.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

New Blog Candy

Hope you had a good Friday. I did. Just got back from seeing the movie Precious. It was very very good. A must see, but bring your Kleenex. :) one guessed what I used on the bottom of my was a grated sponge and then I added copic ink to. :)

3rdly, I will be having blog candy this coming Monday. I'm swamped for the rest of the weekend so that is when I will be able to post a new project. I finally broke down and bought a compressor and airbrush system so I'm experimenting.

Have a fabulous one!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday Challenge - Felt

Happy Hump-Day!

I hope you are all having a terrific day so far. I'm running a little behind, but I'm still here. :)

I wanted to create something for the Wednesday Challenge. When I saw it was using felt...I was soo motivated. I have a ton of wool felt and regular felt and so the ideas started to flow. I finally thought...hmm I wonder if I could use the big shot flower dies and basket to make a project. Doesn't hurt to try right? And so I did.

In fact I sat up til 4 am trying to get this to come together. And it did!

Here is my felt project:

It took forever to get the base of that darn basket to stick. I like the way it came out.

So go over and enter. You will win a digi of your choice if you do. :)

TFL, Nenane


Felt, Big Shot basket/flower die, crystals, Ava leaning from ISS, Copics, DCWV patterned paper.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Club Anime CAS3

Well yesterday was the CAS3 challenge over on Club Anime. You have 1 month to come up with a cute project using the sketch provided by Melissa.

This is my project:

And here is a close up of Chocolate gal and the sentiment:

I paper pieced the candy bar with a paper called raw metal. It is so great cause it looks like foil. It is textured. I love it when I'm doing metal stuff.

You will never guess what the bottom of the image is. In fact, I'm so confident that you won't I'm going to offer the exclusive Club Anime digital image as a reward for the first person that guesses what it is.

I will give you til 5:00 pm PST on Friday, November 6th to try to figure it out.

TFL and go check out the other images on Club Anime



Cardstock - Neenah, Patterned Paper - Daisy Buckets, Embellishments- Swavorski crystals, metal swirl, Copic markers, dew drops ink pad, Image: Chocolate girl, InStyle Stamps.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Method Monday

I'm hosting Method Monday over at ISS this week. I made a quilt top note die card. Go check it out! :)

We have a new blog. I linked you straight to it. :)