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Oct 29, 2008

Prettie "Faux" Brayered Wednesday

Wednesday already?! This week is flying by! Two weeks ago Jackie challenged the Prettie Girls to use a brayer - great challenge since it is one of my very under-used tools! One tiny snag . . . can't find it! LOL! Seriously! My baby (I really should stop calling him that since he's about 18 months now!) likes to play with it and carry it around. I've looked in all the "usual" places and even some "unusual" ones - no brayer! So . . . I had to improvise a bit here and I'm not sure how I feel about the result.

This would have been a bit difficult with a brayer but with sponges and some post-it notes it wasn't too bad. I promise to move on to more "in season" stamps soon - I just needed a bit of the tropics today! Sure am missing that cruise! :)

I used the palm tree from Soakin' Up the Sun from Paper Pretties. The middle of the palm tree I glued some Bella Dots that were part of our goodie bag on the cruise. The idea to put them there also came from the cruise and a card designed by Nicky where she used orange Bella Dots for coconuts! Can I just stop here and say how perfectly lovely Nicky is?!! What a truly beautiful person she is through and through!!!

Please be sure to blurf around and see what the other Prettie Girls did - I'm sure you'll be inspired! Today it's my turn to be the challenger so how about an oldie but goodie . . . make a no layer card. But wait, there's more! Since I just got a Scor-Pal (another part of the cruise goodies!!) let's use scoring as an embellishment on our no layer card! Sound fun? Wanna try? Please leave me a link to your creation - I'd love to see what you make!! Have a great day everyone! :)

Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, Soft Sky, Glossy white (SU!), Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), Stamps: Soakin' Up the Sun (Paper Pretties), Ink: Stazon Black, Creamy Caramel, Cool Caribbean, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral, Regal Rose, Summer Sun (SU!), Accessories: White crayon, sponge, brads, Ribbon (Target), paper piercer, Swirl Cuttlebug folder, Bella Dots, Prismacolor pencils, Copic marker

ETA: I forgot to add some important Paper Pretties news!!

First, Cutie Pie Contest!!
How would you like to be Paper Pretties Cutie Pie? I thought you would!! All you have to do is make a card using your Paper Pretties stamps and upload it to the Cutie Pie Contest gallery on the
Paper Pretties forum, and Christie will chose a winner from the entries. Besides being able to call yourself a Cutie Pie, you will also win the entire release!! You have until October 31st at 8pmCST to get your entries in!! Good luck!!

Second, On Saturday, November 1st, Paper Pretties will be having their monthly Stampin In Your Jammies party!! The party starts at 7pm CST and will last until 10. 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 4 new sets and the Angel Wings Sophia stamp. Hope to see you there!!(Sneak peeks will start tomorrow!!)

And last, but not least, don't forget that you have until October 31st at midnight to get signed up for the Stamp of the Month Club and get the Trim the Tree Sophia stamp before it is officially released in December.


  1. This is beautiful! I miss that wonderful tropical weather too....So glad you are back and had a great time on the cruise!

  2. Just beautiful, Julie! I LOVE the sponging! HOpe you find your brayer! LOL What? A no-layer card? My FAVORITE! Thanks for a great challenge! :)

  3. This is perfect for having just gotten home from the cruise! So cute! I bet you wish you were still there LOL. WHAT?!? No layers?!?!? LOL this oughta be FUN!

  4. This is STUNNING Jules!! LOVE the soft colors and the beautiful background you created!!! Just awesome my friend :)

  5. Very pretty! Great cruise colors. -Molly B

  6. This is gorgeous girl!! Love those colors!!!

  7. Wonderful card, Julie! Wish I just returned from the tropics!! Glad you had a great time!!

  8. I don't blame you, I would miss it too!! This is super gorgeous!!


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