Angie Cortes Designs

Friday, September 10, 2010

Paper Maniac ~ 1ST Birthday Celebration Blog Hop

TGIF!! The Paper Maniac is TURNING ONE and we are to celebrate with an awesome blog hop!! You are going to love all the fabulous eye candy and PRIZES waiting for you!

If you arrived here from Amy C's Blog then you are on the right track!

If not, you will want to go to Paper Maniac Store Blog and start at the beginning!!

In honor of this awesome celebration , I decided to make Happy Birthday Banner using the Echo Park Sweet Summertime Kit, Scallop and Circle Nestabilities and a little metallic ribbon!! I just LOVE how this turned out!! The Echo Park papers are AMAZING and I will definitely be ordering more just as soon as I can!!

Here is a quick rundown of all the fabulous PRIZES up for grabs. Be sure and check the Store Blog or Patti Olson's Blog - for COMPLETE details on all the prizes!!

****Big Blog Prize****
One Random Blog Hopper will receive a DELUXE Prize Package - Must leave a comment on each of the participating blogs by Sunday evening.

****Friend Prize****

Sign up as a Friend of Paper Maniac on Facebook and win a package of papers and stamps!

****Wish List Prize****

Everyday between September 10th and 13th a customer wish list will be randomly selected and wishes will be granted (up to $25.00)

****Free Gift w/Purchase****

All purchases between September 1oth and 15th will have a gift included!!

Now head on over to see what the FABULOUS Dana Grothaus has in store for you!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Your chance to win some COPICS and CSN certificate, plus new digis from SOME ODD GIRL!

Head on over to Some Odd Girl and check out the new look and take a second enter this awesome contest......

Who is I...

Click on the blinkie to get the details at Some Odd Girl and if you are lucky enough to suggest the name we choose for this sweet little guy, you will win...

***a $40 gift certificate to CSN stores****

****a set of 8 Copic Ciao markers from iCopic!****

****FULL SET of new MONKEE digis - that's 5 adorable images****

You have until October 17th to submit your names and make sure you complete all the steps found here to be eligible. GOOD LUCK!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

TCC September Release Blog Hop

Hi all!! Welcome to The Character Cafe September Release Blog Hop! You are going to love all the fabulous eye candy waiting for you along the hop!!

If you arrived here from Lola's Blog then you are on the right track!

If not, you will want to go to The Character Cafe and start at the beginning for a chance to win some amazing prizes!!

The new releases this month are just TOO Cute!! As soon as I saw Trix-E, I knew I wanted to make a few Halloween bookmarks for my DD and her friends. I used word to add the "Hoppy" Halloween sentiment and cut them out with the PTI bookmark die. The borders are are stickers from Echo Park's Halloween kit.

Make sure and comment on all the DT Blogs for a chance to win the Grand Prize

(2 New Release Images and a $5 Gift Certificate for The Cafe Store).

We’d love for you to become a follower of our blog, or member of The CafĂ© Store, however, this is just a request, not a requirement to win anything. We know that once you try TCC, you’ll want to join us. Check back later this week for all the details on the upcoming DT Call!!

Now head on over to see what the fabulous Georgia has for you!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bugaboo OBG ~ Best Witches

Hi all! Today is Oldie but a Goodie Thursday at the Bugaboo Challenge Blog. This is a chance for the DT to showcase some of their favorite Bugaboo stamps.

I just LOVE these Hoppy Occasions digi stamps. These little frogs are just perfect for so many cards! I decided to make a Halloween card with my new favorite paper from Echo Park. The little broom was just something I had laying around and the plum ribbon is from PTI. The black candy dots are from Pebbles Inc.

This card is also for Cupcake Craft Challenge 106 ~ Let's Get Digital!

Now head on over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog to see all the Design Teams amazing creations.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Paper Maniac Inspirations ~ Sweet x2

This week for Paper Maniac, I have a super sweet card made with a bingo stamp, recycled blue jeans and a stitched ribbon flower. I just love this bingo card from the Unity December Store Kit ~ Sweet Affections. I stamped it twice and cut it out to use as my background. The finish touches include using a white pen to faux stitch around the blue jean heart and adding a little circle around the I love you square.

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Memento
Paper: Select White and Pure Poppy CS
Accessories: Stitched Ribbon, Felt Buttons

Remember to mark your calendars for the Big Birthday Bash on September 9th!

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bugaboo CTBC ~ Dog Days of Summer

Well the first week of school is officially over and now it is time for the hectic world of soccer and cheerleading! Today is a new Bugaboo Catch a Bug Challenge and this week we are celebrating the Dog Days of Summer...use any animals (not just dogs) and the color challenge is to use Neutrals (white, ivory, kraft/brown, or black) + 1 extra color of your choice.

I just love this Summer Dog cruising along in his convertible!! My neutrals are kraft and white and I used orange for my extra color. The dsp is from Joy Ride by Cosmo Cricket and the sentiment is Enjoy the Ride from PTI.

To play along with this weeks challenge and checkout all the amazing DT creations, head over to the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.

You may use any stamp you choose however if you use a Bugaboo stamp you get two entries per card. We will pick winners with for the following:

1st Place ~ 7 images of choice
2nd Place ~ 4 images of choice
3rd Place ~ 2 images of choices.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some Odd Girl Style Challenge #6 ~ A Sketch

Happy Thursday everyone!! Hope this post finds you all happy and healthy! It has been a great week so far in the Cortes house. The kids love being back to school and can't wait for the weekends activities (cheerleading and soccer).

Anyway, It is time for this weeks Some Odd Girl Style Challenge #6 and this week we have a great sketch for you.

For my card, I choose the adorable Balloon Kaylee for my card. I printed her out and colored her with Prismacolor markers. The dsp is from October Afternoon and the ric rac ribbon is from American Crafts. The fabulous birthday bingo card is from Jenni Bowlin. I used the new Just the Ticket stamps and die from PTI for my sentiment.

To play along with this weeks challenge and checkout all the amazing DT creations, head over to the Some Odd Girl Challenge Blog.

Remember that you don't have to use Some Odd Girl images on your projects, but if you do (and there's always a FREEBIE for the taking!), you'll get TWO entries into the challenge. Be sure to link back to us on your post, and do it by Wednesday, September 8th at midnight EST for your chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Paper Maniac Inspirations ~ Back to School

This week for Paper Maniac, I have kind of an unconventional Back to School card to share with you. It is the first day of school for my kids today. I am going to slip this card in my sons book bag as a little surprise (you can see my daughters card here). When I make cards for my son, I always try and go with a less is more theme so this card is pretty CAS. The sentiment is computer generated and I used the Fiskars notebook punch for the edge of the notebook paper.

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Pebbles Candy Dots

Remember to mark your calendars for the Big Birthday Bash on September 9th!

Here is a quick back to school pic of the kiddos!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, August 20, 2010

TCC Feature Friday ~ Dimensional Glaze

Hi again!! Aren't you glad it's Friday?? I am so excited that I have nothing to do today...LOL! Which really means I will be be busy all day trying to get all the household chores caught up!

Today is Feature Friday at The Character Cafe and this weeks challenge is to use a Dimesional Glaze on your card/project.

For my card, I am using one of this months new releases at the Character Cafe - Witch Olga. She is really freaky and perfect for your Halloween cards. I used diamond glaze on the the bubbling cauldron but it is not really showing up in the pic! I just got this new Halloween dsp from Echo Park and I LOVE it. The witch feet charm is from Making Memories.

To join in on the fun and be eligible for this weeks fabulous prize and check out all the fabulous creations from the Design Team. Head over to the Cafe Blog and link your creation to Mr. Linky by next Thursday evening.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Couple Challenge Cards

Happy Thursday everyone!! A huge thanks for all the well wishes concerning my foot. It is healing nicely and the stitches come out Saturday...YEAH! It has just been crazy this week! Why is it that everything has to start back up at the same, soccer, is just so hard to get back into the rhythm of running all aver place again.

Anyway, I have a couple cards for a few different challenges to share with you. The first card is using the adorable Bugaboo Brat image of Skye and her scooter. The color scheme on this card is quite different from my norm. I was trying to challenge myself to think a little outside of the box and I really like the way it came together.

The cs is pomegranate and kiwi from Stampin' Up! and the dsp os from Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon. The border was cut with my Cricut and the sentiment is from PTI. This card is for the following challenges:

Mojo Monday ~ Sketch 152
Craft Your Passion ~ Anything Goes

The second card features the super fun Dancin' Mae from Some Odd Girl. I LOVE this image, it reminds me so much of my daughter when she is dancing around with her iPod. I love it when she really gets into it and forgets we are there and starts singing out loud. She gets so embarrassed
when she realizes we are watching her!!

The dsp on this card is Teen Scene from American Craft. I cut the stars with my Cricut and added a ton of glitter to them. For the mat the images is on, I cut one big circle and then a bunch of little (one inch) circles and glued them along the edge of the big circle. I added some silver pearls and black rhinestones and the sentiment is from PTI. The card is for the following challenges:

My Time to Craft ~ Glitter and Glitz
Crafty Pad ~ Glitz and Glitter
Pile It On ~ Get In Shape (use at least 5 cutouts on your project)

Well that's it for me today. Be sure and come back tomorrow for my Character Cafe Feature Friday card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, August 16, 2010

SFC62 ~ Use HOT Colors

Can you believe it is Monday already!! The kids go back to school in just 10 days! It is going to be so weird not having them home all day. They are starting to get excited though. They usually do when we starting buying supplies and getting everything ready.

Today's Squigglefly challenge is to use Hot Colors (red, orange, yellow) on your card or project. I knew this would be the perfect card to use my Hippie Chic paper from DCWV, it is all about HOT colors LOL!! And what goes perfect with Hippe paper? A Hippie Queen of course!! I paper pieced her dress and the sentiment is computer generated. All the patterned paper was really busy so I decided to keep the embellishments to a minimum.

Now it is your turn to play along! Head over to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog and link your card and you could win a prize!

Thanks for stopping by!