Ok, so last night was the Pajama Party/Release night for Paper Pretties and it was QUITE the event. Who knew virtual stamping could be so much fun??!!!
Basically, everyone "gets together" on the forum for a few hours and there is talking, laughing, admiring, and a whole lot of stamping! Hourly challenges are issued and you stamp, upload, ooh, ahh...all night!
They also announce a new "Cutie Pie" for the month. This is a contest that people can enter submitting work with Paper Pretties stamps and the winner gets a shout out on the website (basically like a featured stamper) and PRIZES...sooooooo, guess who the October Cutie Pie is??? ME! (i'm blushing over here!)
I am so, so excited and honored to have been chosen and recognized for making cards with a stamp that well...I just LOVE! It was so much fun and I can't wait to get my new stamps in the mail from Paper Pretties. Thanks Christie!!! I also want to send a shout out and congratulate my new friend Christi Thorsen on being chosen as a Guest DT member for Paper Pretties. Christi is super sweet and talented and I can't wait to see what she does these next few months!
I am also sending a shout out to ANOTHER new friend (altho we're convinced we're long lost "sistahs") Jillian Winters for introducing me to Paper Pretties and being such an awesome friend. You should head on over to her blog and check it out! She is super talented and super sweet! If I hadn't stumbled upon her blog I definitely wouldn't have won this month's contest and so hey, thanks to you too, friend!
Isn't the stamping community something else? It never ceases to amaze me what a great little family we have here in the cyber-world sometimes...not to mention the vast amount of talent out there.
This little butterfly card is another that I subnitted for the Cutie Pie contest that I wanted to show you today. I am really digging my Martha Stewart punches these days. This butterfly one along with the Doily Lace has been getting a lot of use around here lately.
What are your favorite punches and/or cutting tools? Drop me a comment if you feel like it and let me know!
Hugs and thanks for all your well wishes and support, guys! You are all my extended family!