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Friday, September 16, 2011

I'm Excited to be Guest Designing for PSA Essentials Again Today! & Blog Candy PRIZE ALERT!!!!

Hi Everyone!

Wen Libby O asked me to guest design for PSA Essentials again, I was more then happy to play with her fun stamps!
I made 3 projects and will show one of them here, but you will have to visit the PSA Stamp Camp blog to see the other 2. ;)
Make sure and read to the bottom before you go though because Libby is giving a very nice prize to one lucky follower!

I created this super quick and easy cupcake gift box for my blog post.
It would make a great Teacher or co-worker gift!

I used PSA Essential's "Dare To Dream" and "Mr. and Mrs." Peel and Stick sets.
I love mixing the outer rings and centers from different sets!  :)

BTW...isn't that ribbon almost as yummy looking as that cupcake?
It is Rose Silky Crush from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The "designer paper" I used is "Preschool Artist" from my new "True-ly Colorful" digital paper pack that you can purchase from Clear Dollar Stamps. 
I had a blast creating this fun collection of papers!
It is downloadable now in your choice of  either  8"x11 1/2" or 12"x12"  formats for just $3.00!

I thought I would tease you with a snippet from one of my other projects that is on the PSA Stamp Camp blog.  Hope it peaks your interest!  Bad aren't I?   ;)

Now, about the prize... 
PSA will giveaway 1 stamper, 1 Peel & Stick pack, and 1 ink to one of my followers. All you have to do is follow me (if you aren't already) then head over to PSA Stamp Camp and follow them. It would be great if you left a comment both places too. *wink*wink*
The winner will be chosen at random. Entries close on 9/18 at 11.59 PM. 

To get your own PSA Essentials stamps, head on over to Polka Dot Parlor where they are having a 25% off sale on Peel and Stick Packs or a free alignment tool with the purchase of a custom stamp. Offer is good now through 10/1

To see or purchase any of the other products I used on this project, please click on the pictures below.

Thanks so much for dropping by!

True :D


Maryann said...

WOUW congratulations hun, but you´re also a wonderful artist, so no wonder, they want you there too ha ha ha. I juast love your cupcakebox, and you must have made it for me, as it´s my B-day tomorrow, and this cupcake looks just like my favorit ha ha ha.
Awesome work as always hun.
Have a wonderful week-end.

jessica said...

I love your project!! that cupcake box is too "sweet"! congrats on guest designing again and thanls for sharing your adorable project!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great cupcake box! Looks delish! Thanks for a chance to win too as I am already a follower! :)

Sherri Auld said...

What a great poject - perfect for that little sweet gift. I am already a follower but I will be heading over to follow PSA Stamp Camp as well!

CheckerBeads said...

love that saying! Frosting is the best part.


Creations by Shirl said...

This looks yummy True!
Congrats, love your creativity all the time... TFS~

Birgit said...

What a yummy project! I love your other projects on PSA Stamp Camp blog, too.

Thanks for the chance to win those goodies. :)

Happy creating,

Chrissy D said...

Hey True - Tell me how the Digital Paper works! Please!! Thanks! Gorgeous project!

True :) said...

Hi Chrissy!

Digi paper is so awesome! It took me a long time to try it because I LOVE designer paper and just didn't think digi paper would get it for me. ;)
It is super cool because you can print out just what you need. No waist and you never run out. You just print more! It is scalable too. The 8 1/5 x 11 will work perfectly for those of use who love A2 cards. It scales down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 wonderfully. The 12x12 format works great for scrapbook pages, altered art, and scales down perfectly for any square card. You can crop it, change the color hues, lots of fun stuff! You can layer your designs if you like before you print and save on paper that way too. :)
First you purchase your paper, open the zip file and save it to a folder or your desk top, then you can open it in any photo or coloring program. A lot of people use MS Office Word too. Just insert it as a picture, under the Format tab, click on position then click more layout options then in front of text. This allows you to move it anywhere you want on the page. You can now resize it to whatever size you would like too. You can either print them out individually and use just like you would regular designer paper or layer them before printing by following the steps again with a different design. You may have to bring to front or bring to back by right clicking on the images to get them ordered the way you want. It sounds complicated but once you do it a time or two, it's as easy as brushing your teeth. The type of paper you print it to makes a big difference too. You can get super vibrant images by using Presentation paper like you can buy at Staples or other office supply companies. Also, any smooth paper that works good with Copics or stamping is a great option. I set my printer settings on Other Photo paper and photo for even better print quality.
Hope this helps. Feel free to ask or email if you have any questions.

True :D

Anonymous said...

I checked out (and became a follower) of PSA. Your projects were amazing, as always!! You are such an inspiration.

Rhonda Miller said...

That is a fabulous cupcake box. I just love the sentiment and the fabulous ribbon. TFS.

mommyof5kidz said...

Loving your cupcake gift box! Gorgeous!....Or should I say YUMMY!!!

Net said...

I am a new follower - and so glad that I am. I really am inspired by your work!

kristi said...

OK girl..you are amazing and love all you are doing! Your own paper is so cool. congrats! Love your style!

Lisa Lara said...

Thud! Love love love this True. Oh I love it! You rock. I love this idea. Know what I'm ordering next at CDS...the box...so I can make one of these. Don't suppose you want to share the dimensions and circle size with me.

Tanya said...

I love this idea, way too cute! I already follow both you and PSA :D

Sue D said...

Beautiful cupcake presentation. I am a follower here and at PSA Stamp Camp.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

StampNK said...

I already saw your awesome project on the PSA blog and am a follower of your blog and PSA Stamp Camp! Great team-up....you are an amazing paper artist!

Karen L said...

Wow, that cupcake box is incredible! You always surprise me and your projects are gorgeous!! I am a follower of your blog and I am also a follower of PSA.

Tammy V said...

I follow both you and PSA. Love that cupcake box! Thanks for the chance to win :)

sonyaeverding said...

I have been a follower of yours and am now a PSA follower. I love the cupcake box but I WANT THE CUPCAKE lol......
Thanks for the chance at the win.

Barbara said...

Hi True, you are an amazing artist. Congrats on being published in so many magazines. You deserve it. Now I am heading over to the blog. (I have been a loyal follower of yours for quite some time.)