Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Just ONE?

Good Morning, Prettie Peeps!

How are you all this Wednesday morning? Ugh we are a bunch of sickies...not fun. This is the nastiest cough I can remember having in a long time...and the poor kiddos sound even worse :( Will this EVER end? I know it's nearing March, but it is DEFINITELY the heart of winter, my book.

With that in mind, I decided to pull out my darling Gliding By Sophia from Paper Pretties for a few last laps around the ice that doesn't seem to want to melt!

A few weeks ago, Jodi challenged us Prettie Girls to make a "Power of One" card...ONE layer, ONE embellie, ONE sentiment. Ok, can you say HARD? I am sooooooo not the one layer card girl! So this was especially challenging for me.

I embossed my cardstock with my squares to create at least a little variation in the stark, white, nothing-ness that I am SOOO not used to LOL!...and to create a nice frame for my pretty in pink Sophia. Added stickles as my embellie, wasn't sure if that counted as a "real" embellie (what do you guys think hee hee?) and stamped the sentiment. Hey, at least this one will only cost me .42 to mail, right???

Be sure to check out what the other Prettie Girls challenged themselves to this week with the "power of one"...links on my sidebar.

Now, in OTHER exciting news: On Sunday March 1st, Paper Pretties will be having their monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party!! The party starts at 6pm CDT and will last until 9pm. We will be issuing a challenge every hour so be sure to come and play along!! Besides the challenges, chatter, and all around fun, we will also be releasing Bunny Hop Sopia to the public as well as a new stamp set!! Sneak peeks start on Friday, February 27th!! Hope to see you there!

Wanna be a Cutie Pie? Paper Pretties is having a release on the March 1st so that means it is time for another CUTIE PIE CONTEST!!! All you have to do to enter is upload a card you have made using Paper Pretties stamps to the Cutie Pie Contest gallery over at the Paper Pretties website. Entries must be in by no later than 8pmCST on February 28th to be considered for the prize. Besides getting to call yourself a CutiePie, you will also receive all the new stamps that are released on the 1st!! Good luck!!


StampOwl said...

this is wonderful ... you aced this challenge

Bonnie (eggette) said...

She is so very sweet Jess! Love this one layer and very ingenious to emboss that really grounds it when you only get one layer - yikes! I can feel your pain but this is gorgeous!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

WOW, this is just gorgeous, Jess!

Christi said...

Gorgeous Jess!!!

Julie Masse said...

She's beautiful!! Very nice card! :)

christie said...

Very cute Jess! Love the embossing and the glitter!

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful card...all that white is a lovely thing!

Cathy said...

This is really sweet and so adorable!! I love the colors. Sophia looks beautiful. Very sweet!!

Hope everyone is feeling better soon!!

Hugs, Cathy

Cassie said...

i love one layer cards!! and yours is superb!!

sorry to hear ya'll are all sick! when i was researching chocolate for my nurse anya card, i saw several web posts that said chocolate eased a cough. don't know if it's true as i haven't had the bad fortune to have to try it....but hey, it's worth a shot - gotta taste better than most medicines too! LOL!!

feel better soon!

Danni said...

Awww, feel better!!
Love your card! Really like the embossed part, it adds so much to it.

~*Joni said...

Feel better soon Jessica! We got the same cruddy stuff here in our home. Not cool, I know! On the otherhand your one layer card is adorable! The details are so pretty and it really brings the ice skater as a focal image. And a single stamp to mail? What a great benefit to a sweet card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful, Jess! Love the sparkle!! Hope you're all on the mend soon!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Awe jess, I love how you framed her with the embossing. This girl is so cute and her glittery glide is the perfect compliment!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Just PERFECT Jess! LOVE your coloring on Sophia, the embossed frame...LOVE this! You ROCK one layer cards...see?

Jessie/knightrone said...

Dude, GET OUTA MY HEAD!!!! Could are cards be any more similar???

Jessie/knightrone said...

Dude, GET OUTA MY HEAD!!!! Could are cards be any more similar???

Janna said...

OMG!!! I am so so jealous that you are able to make a one layer card that is so unbelieveably stunning!!!! Wow, wow, wow!!! I adore the embossing and the gorgeous stickles!! Wow, I know already said this but I can't stop! Beautiful!


diane (cookiestamper) said...

What a sweet image! I love your card! I'll have to check out the Paper Pretties site.

Heather said...

Hey Jessica,

This card is so wonderful in all its simppleness I adore it I really do, and of course it helps none of that brown Cr P added to it!!! LOL!!!! Missed me didn't you?????? I know you did!!!!

I have a bone to pick with you how dare you think it is O.K. for you to meet my friend Janna before I do, and how dare you plan a trip and not invite me???? What the He--??? I do not know about you anymore???? LOL I hope you guys get better so you can go on your trip and enjoy it too!!!

I really do think I am in love with this card it is very cute!! I have yet to get last months SOTM yet and last month it was this late too sucks to wait so long for them!!!!!! I want instant gratification!!!! LOL I can not wait to color her up!!!

Great Job Miss Jess!!!!

Oh if you have a chance some time my good friend from here in town played in Madelynn's Challenge yesterday I told her to come here and leave you and Madelynn a comment but I have not checked to see if she did yet!!!

her blog is

I loved Madelynns inspiration yesterday!!!!


Oh Yeah Piper says Hi too!!!!


Heather said...

Oh Yeah you will doubly want to check out her card because she used an Ian card in red white and blue. You should look at her blog I think she has gone mad her last probably 15 posts have been all Anya's and Ian's she is getting pretty good with them with her Shabby Sheek style and it is all your fault she is addicted too because I was the one who told her about them and we all know that you Mam are the one who got me addicted!!!!


Elena said...

The card is so cute! Love the embossed frame!
Hope you and your family feel better now, Jessica!

Darla said...

Hey...I was there watching you when you came up with this card. And even though you're not a one layer type of gal, you rose to the challenge and it's a cute card! Great coloring job! Love the embossed frame look!