Monday, November 12, 2012

Ciao! Bella!

Good morning! Happy Monday! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and are ready to conquer this new week.

First off, I'd like to say Happy Veteran's Day to all the men and women who are so deserving of this holiday! Thank you for your service to this country and for protecting the freedoms we all enjoy in the beautiful USA!

I have something fun to share today. I am the guest designer over at Bella Blvd today.  Here's a little peak at my creations there.

I hope you will pop over and visit their inspirational blog and check out their great product! I had a chance to work with their Birthday Girl, Christmas Wishes and Thankful collections! All were a blast to work with! Thanks Bella Blvd, for the opportunity to work with your product and share a little about myself with your fans!

Friday, October 12, 2012

World Card Making Day Winner!

So, how did everyone enjoy the World Card Making Day blog hop? I hope you got lots of inspiration from all the blogs involved.

I have a winner from my giveaway from the day! Drum roll please...

Congrats, Ruth!! Please email me (petermandesignATgmailDOTcom) with your mailing info, so I can get your prize sent out to you!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

World Card Making Day + Giveaway!

Happy World Card Making Day! I am so glad you are here and I am honored to be a part of such a cool world-wide event. I hope you are being inspired by all of the participating blogs involved in Operation Write Home's World Card Making Blog Hop. I'm looking forward to hopping around and checking out all of the fantastic card designs!

So, here are a couple of cards I created from sketches of my own, using some Fancy Pants Designs goodness.

I created both my cards using Fancy Pants Designs new Home for Christmas collection. For the card above I used a couple of the stamps, a layered sticker (tag with gift) and some tape stickers. I love how quickly this card came together.
For this card I used a few of the small banner die cuts to create a little garland on some jute. I also used the little frame stamp as a focal point as well as a repeating detail. A little chipboard birdie peeks through the window and one of the sticker fundamentals sings to you... "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". While creating this card I almost got James Taylor's version of this song playing on my iPod, but I refrained. Is it too early for Christmas music? Maybe next week? :-)

So, has all the World Card Making Day fun got you creating lots of cards? Need some more loot to add to your card making stash? I want to give this away...

All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me when you typically start listening to Christmas music. You have until Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at midnight (12:00 am Central Time), to enter. Winner will be drawn by a random number generator and posted on my blog Thursday, October, 11, 2012.

Happy World Card Making Day. And happy blog hopping!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Scrapbook & Cards Today WINNER!

I'm so excited to announce the winner of the latest, fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today and some Fancy Pants Designs goodies! The winner is...

Congrats Lisa! Please email me ( with your mailing info, so I can get your prize sent out to you!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Giveaway extended + YouTube Tutorial + Twitter

Hey everyone! I need your help! I really want to give away the fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today, but I need more comments on the post below! Leave a comment, and I'll sweeten the deal. I'll also throw in some Fancy Pants Designs goodies!!! I'm extended the deadline to comment until this Thursday, September 27. So, get your comment in and tell a friend! :-)

Speaking of Fancy Pants Designs...
Check out this layout. See the little textured, circle accents? I show you in a video tutorial, how to create them. Just head on over to my post on the Fancy Pants Designs blog. I hope you enjoy it!

Oh, I think I am late to the party, but I'm just now figuring out Twitter. Care to follow me? If so, you can catch me here. I look forward to sharing more with you in the world of tweets.

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Scrapbook & Cards Today! Giveaway extended!

Have you ever checked out Scrapbook & Cards Today? Lots of inspiration and ideas! It's a great magazine! And it's only getting better! Today, Scrapbook & Cards Today released their brand new redesigned fall issue!

I am so excited to be featured in this issue! Take a look!

Want to see more? Want to win a copy for yourself? Just leave a comment on this post and I'll choose one person randomly to win a copy of this issue (and some Fancy Pants Designs goodies - I'm sweetening the deal)! You have until Sunday, September 23, Thursday, September 27, 2012, at midnight (12:00 am Central Time), to enter. Winners will be drawn by a random number generator and posted on my blog Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

Also, be sure to check out the Scrapbook & Cards Today website where you can download and view the entire issue!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

A New Tool

I finally broke down and got one of these...

In case you aren't familiar with what this is, it's a Silhouette Cameo, and it can cut almost anything! Paper, fabric, vinyl and more. I can't wait to explore all the possibilities with this new tool. I wanted to share a couple things I've created with it so far.

First, I shared a project on the Fancy Pants Designs blog yesterday that I used my Cameo for. Here's a peek at it.

If you head over to my post, I show you how to make these and I've included some SVG and Studio files that you  can use with the Cameo or Silhouette SD. This was a really fun and quick project.

And here is another project that I used the Cameo for, along with some Fancy Pants Designs Hopscotch collection.
I love the Hopscotch collection!! Aren't the colors so fun? The vine pattern cut from my background paper was last week's FREE Shape of the Week from Silhouette.

I simply cut a few of the vines from my background paper and then layered different strips of patterned paper from the Hopscotch collection behind. My title is also a shape I downloaded from Silhouette for 99 cents (most of their shapes are this cheap!). The old school looking library card and envelope are a Fancy Friday Freebie download available on the Fancy Pants Designs website. They have a different FREE download each Friday too! If you follow Fancy Pants Designs on Facebook, you'll never miss a freebie and you'll be kept up to date on all the latest fancy news!

Well, happy Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by!