Angie Cortes Designs

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Paper Maniac Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Paper Maniac Blog Hop ~ We are super excited to kick off the Grand Opening of the Paper Maniac online store on September 1st with a ton of inspiration and fabulous Blog Candy!!

If you came to me from Amy Hill's Blog then you are on the right track! If not, you should start at the Paper Maniac Blog so you don't miss anything. Just be sure and leave a comment on this post, the Paper Maniac Post and the rest of the DT's posts and you will be eligible for the awesome blog candy consisting of:

Unity Company's August Store Kit ~ 100% Happy
Nikkie Silvis 6x6 Paddie ~ Victoria's Street
Victoria's Street Clear Stamp Set
Pack of Warm Cord Brads
Robin's Nest ~ New Tear Drops ~ Under the Sea
American Crafts ~ Thickers ~ Rainboots
Pack of Flair
Pack of Glittered Chipboard Shapes

The card I am sharing today uses the Incredible Unity Kit ~ 100% Happy. Paper Maniac is offering an an auto-ship deal for all the Unity Store kits. If you sign up for autoship, you will receive the kit each month at an incredible 20% off the retail price of $45.00. That’s $36.00 and shipping will be $4.00. Get all the auto-ship details here.

Place your order during the Grand Opening (Sep. 1st ~ Sep. 6th) and use coupon code GRAND15 to get 15% off your entire order!!

Paper Maniac will have many unique offerings. For example, brick-and-mortar stores have make-and-takes, but that is pretty impossible in virtual land, so we will be offering the next best thing – Take ‘N’ Makes! A line of cardmaking kits that will be available in two options. The first, Almost Done, will include all the pre-cut pieces and embellishments to put together eight cards. The second option will be called Make It Your Own and will include the same materials as in the Almost Done kit, but nothing will be precut. How fun!! I can not wait to show you all the amazing cards you can make with these kits!!

Now hop on over to Ann Vento's Blog, but don't forget to come back on Sep. 1st for even more prizes!!

Thanks for stopping by,

{Kite Flying Unity Supplies}

Stamps: 100% Happy (Unity)

Papers: Pink and White CS, Girl Friday DSP (Cosmo Cricket)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Ocean Tide Satin Ribbon (PTI), Lace Punch (Martha Stewart), Prismacolor Markers

Friday, August 28, 2009

SSDS Week 4 ~ A Sketch Challenge

Hi all! Wow it feels like forever since I have been able to actually sit down and create a card! Our lives just got really crazy these past couple of weeks!! The kids went back to school, my daughter's cheerleading and dance are in full swing, my son has decided to play for two soccer teams this season so his practices and games are now double, and on top of all this we are faced with the possibility of a serious illness within our family. Whew!!! While we were nuts at first, we seemed to have recovered from the initial shock of this though and are finally getting on a schedule LOL!!

Anyway, enough about all that!! It is Week 4 at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday and this week we have a sketch challenge for you.

I just had to use this adorable digi stamp by Mo Manning available at Mo's Digital Pencil. I am absolutely addicted to all her wonderful images!! I printed the image onto PTI Select White and colored it with Prismacolor Markers.

To join in on the fun and be eligible for this weeks fabulous prize. Head over to the SSDS blog and link your creation to Mr. Linky by 10:00 pm (EST) Friday evening.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Little Ben Supplies}

Digital Image: Ben (Mo's Digital Pencil) Sentiment: Everyday Button Bits (PTI)

Paper: New Leaf and Select White CS (PTI), The Green Stack DSP (DCWV)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: New Leaf Satin Ribbon (PTI), Rub-on Stitching (DCWV)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Paper Maniac Grand Opening ~ Coming Soon!!

It is almost time for the Grand Opening of the brand new Paper Maniac online store!! We have been so busy creating with all the fabulous products available at the store.

Here is a card I made with the exclusive Unity Kit (100% Happy) available at the Paper Maniac store. This wonderful kit contains 24 stamps that are deeply etched red rubber, on an 8.5 x 11 sheet) mounted on cling foam, and are PRE-cut perfectly!

The Paper Maniac well be offering a wide variey of Unity Stamps. They will also have:

- Over 200 different stamps
- More than 700 unique items
- The full range of of Bazzil 8.5x11 paper, Paper Trey Ink, Neenah, Bindakote cardstock
- Plus over 150 ribbons, all sold by the yard so you can get as much or as little as you want!

Be sure and check back for more updates and specials as the opening gets closer. You do not want to miss all the exciting things we have in store.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Trio of Flowers Supplies}

Stamps: Unity ~ 100% Happy (Paper Maniac)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper: New Leaf and Select White CS (PTI), Abbey Road (My Mind's Eye)

Accessories: Rhinestones, Scallop Punch, Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon (PTI)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

SSDS Week 3 ~ Monochromatic

Morning everyone!! Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I have been so busy that last two days with family stuff that I have gotten zero crafting done! I so hope to get in my craft room today, I just received a package of goodies that I am dying to ink up LOL.

It is week 3 at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday and the challenge for this week is to create a card using monochromatic colors. For my example, I used Cloud Nine dsp and and stamped the image and sentiment in ocean tide ink and wrapped it up with some yummy ocean tide satin ribbon.

To join in on the fun and be eligible for this weeks fabulous prize. Head over to the SSDS blog and link your creation to Mr. Linky by 10:00 pm (EST) Friday evening.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Monochromatic Thank You Supplies}

Stamps: Image ~ True Friend (SU!), Sentiment ~ Star Prints (PTI)

Paper: Select White CS, Cloud Nine DSP

Ink: Ocean Tide (PTI)

Accessories: Pearls, Ocean Tide Satin Ribbon (PTI)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

With Sympathy

Afternoon all! Hope everyone is having a pleasant day! It is another hot one in Ohio today. We have had a pretty mild summer but now it is starting to feel like August!!

I was in need of a sympathy card today for my BIL's fiancee. Her grandfather passed away on Monday.

I used Versamark to stamp the flower on the Ocean Tide CS and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped the flower again in Ocean Tide ink for the main image and the sentiment was stamped directly over this on Memento Tuxedo Black.

Well I am off to the store. I thought we had all the school shopping done but of course there are a couple things we forgot!!

Thanks for stopping by,

{With Sympathy Supplies}

Stamps: Dainty Floral Pair (Impression Obsession), With Sympathy (DRS Designs)

Paper: Ocean Tide, True Black and Select White CS (PTI)

Ink: Ocean Tide (PTI), Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Paper Piercer

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

CAS ~ So Sweet

Afternoon all! Hope you are having a great day! I finally have all the school shopping done and the kids are ready to go!

I made this card for a Clean and Simple (CAS) Sketch Challenge at Splitcoast. I just adore this cute little monkey!! He is a digital image from CC Designs so I just printed him directly on my card base and colored the image with Prismacolor Markers. I added a sentiment and some ribbon from Papertrey Ink and voila a simple yet fun card!!

Well I am off to spend some time with the kids. This is their last week of summer vacation so we are trying to fit to squeeze in as much fun as we can!

Thanks for stopping by,

{So Sweet Supplies}

Digital Image: Sweet Treats ~ CC Designs (All That Scraps), Sentiment ~ Everyday Button Bits (PTI)

Accessories: Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon (PTI), Prismacolor Markers

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Digital Ink Co. Design Team Call

Hi all! A new store Digital Ink Co. is having a Design Team call. Having already worked with a few of these fabulous designers, I couldn't resist giving it a try. Here are some of my favorites cards for your consideration.

Thanks for the opportunity,

Friday, August 14, 2009

It's time for a Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday (SSDS) Challenge

Hi all! Hope you are having a great weekend. So far so good here! We are going to do some school shopping today. I can't believe the kids only have about two weeks of summer left. It has just flown by.

It is time for another fun challenge at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday. This week the theme is boy/guy cards. I used my new Skater Ian stamp from The Greeting Farm. I just love this image it reminds me so much of my son. I couldn't wait to ink him up.

To join in on the fun and check out what the rest of the Design Team created, head on over to the SSDS Blog. You have until 10:00 pm (EST) on Friday evenings to play. Every week there will be a new challenge and a chance to win an awesome prize.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Sk8r Ian Supplies}

Stamps: Skater Ian (The Greeting Farm), Happy Birthday (The Cat's Pajamas)

Paper: Grey CS, Striped DSP (Junkitz)

Accessories: Philips Screwhead brads

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Unity Kit 100% Happy - BACK IN STOCK at Paper Maniac

This wonderful kit contains 24 stamps that are deeply etched red rubber, on an 8.5 x 11 sheet) mounted on cling foam, and are PRE-cut perfectly! That is HUGE! As if this jam-packed kit does not already make you 100% Happy, there is an added bonus. If you order this special kit, it will come to you with its own storage, a Snap-lock Scraponizer case.

Each kit retails for $45.00. But since our giant grand opening at Paper Maniac's is not until September 1, you will get a 15% discount ($38.25) plus $4.00 shipping (International orders will be actual shipping minus $4.00). The first order sold out quickly, and these are limited edition, so once they are gone, there will be no more.

Paper Maniac will also be offering an auto-ship deal for these Stampin Store kits. If you sign up for autoship, you will receive the kit each month at a whopping 20% off the retail price of $45.00. That’s $36.00 and shipping will be $4.00. Get all the auto-ship details here.

Don't hesitate! Head over to Paper Maniac and order your kit now!!


Your Next Stamp 1st Design Team Call

Your Next Stamp just celebrated the grand opening of their new store and they are looking for a new Design Team. Their images are absolutely adorable and would be a pleaure to work with so I thought I would give it a shot.

Here are two of my favorite cards of late that required a fair amount of coloring.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pile It On Challenges ~ Butterfly Bling

Is it really Wednesday already?!? This summer is just flying by, the kids go back to school in just two weeks. I haven't even started any back to school shopping yet! Guess I can't put it off any longer LOL.

So I decided to try the Pile it On Challenge. Your card or project has to include their challenge plus at least one other challenge but the more challenges the better. It was really fun to see exactly how many challenges you could squeeze into one card.

I actually managed to use four challenges on my card.

-Pile It On: No pattern paper
-Splitcoast CAS #27: Show us your Bling
-Flutter by Wednesday #70: Use a butterfly
-Splitcoast Sketch #241

The image is actually from Can Stock Photo. They have so many elegant images to download.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Butterfly Bling Supplies}

Digital Image:
Butterfly Flourish (Can Stock Photo)

Pure Poppy, True Black, Select White CS (PTI)

Accessories: Diamonds, Rhinestones, Swiss Dot Folder

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hallowhismsy ~ Bat Cat

Evening all! Finally getting a minute to sit down at my computer. We had our annual village festival this weekend and the kids think they have to be there all day everyday LOL.

After I made my fall card on Wednesday, it put me in the Halloween mood. So, I decided to use this adorable digital image created by Maurie J. Manning available in her store Mo's Digital Pencil. Isn't this just the cutest cat you've ever seen? It just makes me smile everytime I see it.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Bat Cat Supplies}

Digital Image: Bat Cat (Mo's Digital Pencil)

Paper: Hallowhimsy (Imaginisce), Halloween Words (Junkitz), Glitter Dots (DCVW)

Accessories: Rhinestones, Halloween Charm,

Thursday, August 6, 2009

First Ever SSDS Challenge ~ Recipe - 2-4-6-8

Hello all! Sorry for the lack of posting this week. Between my sick child (who is finally feeling better) and getting the cheerleaders ready for the parade this evening, there are just not enough hours in the day.
Now on to some exciting news! Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday is having their very first challenge today!! There will be a new challenge on the blog every Saturday with a chance to win a fabulous prize. Today's challenge is a recipe challenge called 2-4-6-8. What does this mean? Your project should include 2 Buttons, 2 Ribbons, 2 Designer Papers and be 2 Layers.

For my challenge card, I used this adorable Strawberry digital image from Reece's Designs. I printed the image on PTI Select White CS and colored it with Prismacolor Markers.

Be sure and head over to the SSDS Challenge Blog and link your card before Thursday, August 13th at 11:00 pm EST for your chance to play and while your there don't forget to check all the awesome cards created by the rest of the Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by,

{2-4-6-8 Recipe ~ Strawberry Supplies}

Digital Image: Strawberry Patch ~ Reece's Designs (SSDS)

Paper: Pure Poppy and Select White CS (PTI), Red Polka Dot (Martha Stewart), Green Polka Dot (Daisy Bucket)

Accessories: Pure Poppy Satin Ribbon and Vintage White Buttons (PTI), White Satin Ribbon

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Remembering Fall

Afternoon all! It has been another crazy day!! My son seemed to be feeling better until we ran out to the store. As soon as he got hot and sweaty, his rash came back with a vengeance (yikes!).

I believe it is Poison Ivy, usually not a big deal but now it has spread to his face and is causing his eyes to swell up so we will making a trip to the doctor tomorrow!! Fortunately, I was able to make a card today before we ran out!

I just fell in love with this digital stamp from Pollycraft called Cherry Kisses ~ Remembering. The patterned paper is from last years DCWV Fall Glitter Stack. I just loved these papers when I saw and this is the first piece I used LOL. Sometimes, I think I am more of a paper collector than user!!

Well, I am off to take daughter to cheerleading. It is hubby's turn to take care of the cranky child for awhile!!

Thanks for stopping by,

{Remembering Fall Supplies}

Image: Cherry Kisses Frames ~ Remembering (Pollycraft)

Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Select White and Cream CS (PTI), Fall Glitter Stack (DCWV)

Accessories: Sheer Cream Ribbon, Rasperry Fizz Vintage Button (PTI), Candy Dots (Pebbles, Inc)

Cosmo Swiss Pixie has been such a long day! My poor son does not feel well and let me tell you when he is sick nothing else matters LOL. He very rarely gets sick, he has only had one cold in his entire 11 years of life! So when he is sick it is pretty dramatic.

Anyway, I finally sat down to make a card after everyone went to bed and decided to attempt the Mojo Monday Sketch. Well, as soon as I had finished I realized I forgot the little square behind the circle (ugh!). I am really not surprised it has just not been a good Monday for me.

This adorable image is a digi stamp from All That Scraps called Swiss Pixie Gretel. I paper pieced her dress and boots with the Girl Friday patterned paper from Cosmo Cricket.

Well I am off to check on my son and hopefully get a little sleep before he needs me again.

Thanks for stopping by,

{Cosmo Swiss Pixie Supplies}

Image: Swiss Pixie Gretel (All That Scraps)

Paper: Girl Friday (Cosmo Cricket)

Accessories: Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon (PTI), Pink Rhinestones, Nestabilities