Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Be My Valentine

Hi Friends!
I have been focusing on getting some Valentine cards made, so
today I have this one to show you using the Be Mine set from Pretty Cute Stamps.

This is a Triple Layer card.  First you stack together the layers that you are going to stamp.  I put a little piece of removable tape between the layers so they won't shift when I'm stamping.  Then stamp your design making sure that you stamp the design over the edges of the layers.  Then you back those layers with your solid cardstock making sure that your stamped design matches up on the layers.  It's a really fun card to make!

I finished the inside off with one more kiss! :)
The inks are Distress Inks in the colors Barn Door, Abandoned Coral and Black Soot.  The sentiment inside was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

You can find this fun set in the Pretty Cute Stamps store.

I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!

Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Valentine Making Time!

Hi My Stamping Friends!
Are you making Valentines yet?  I think Valentine cards are
so fun to make and this one was no exception!  I used the fun Doggone It! set and accessorized using the Be Mine set.  You can find both of these cute sets in the Pretty Cute Stamps store.
I decided to go unconventional and color this cute little fella up in Valentine red using Spectrum Noir markers.  Just for fun I added on glasses :)  The greeting is stamped and heat embossed onto a die-cut slide and attached with sparkly ribbon.  The papers are all from a Stampin Up Valentine stack.  Puffy hearts were just the right touch to finish it off.

Inside I used the same die-cut slide for the sentiment and stamped a few hearts.

Thank you for visiting and Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 15, 2016

What's Love Got To Do With It??

That's the theme of the new challenge from the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.

Here is the card that I created using the Got Sushi? set.

I started with a black card base and then layered on some red card stock that I sprayed with a gold spray.  I did the same with a smaller layer.  The soy sauce container was stamped onto glossy card stock and colored with regular markers.  I learned while creating this card that alcohol markers do not play well with glossy card stock, that didn't work, so I had to start over.  I stamped the chopsticks on black card stock with gold ink and fussy cut them out.  
I used Stampin' Up punches to punch out the greeting.  
Now it's your turn to create something using Pretty Cute Stamps and the Love theme!  You could possibly win a gift certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps Store!
For the details of the challenge, click here.
Thanks for visiting, and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Monday, January 4, 2016

Warm My Heart

Hi My Stamping Friends!
I love stamping challenges, it helps to spark my imagination and get my mojo working.
I have another card today for a challenge and this one is for the Lawnscaping Challenge, Winter Wonderland.

I decided to go with a different size of card than the typical sizes I usually do, this card is a 4-Bar card, which is 3 1/2" x 5".  It is also a top fold card.

All of the papers and stamps used are Lawn Fawn.  I die-cut the red layer using a die from My Favorite Things, and the Polaroid layer was die-cut with an Amy Tangerine die.  All of the other designs are die-cut with the matching Lawn Fawn dies.  I gave the hearts a little sparkle with clear Wink of Stella and the pretty sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.
I hope you are staying warm and cozy this winter!
Thanks so much for visiting and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)
Here are the supplies I used:
Snow Day Stamps and Dies - Lawn Fawn
Snow Day 6x6 papers - Lawn Fawn
Let's Bokeh in the Snow 6x6 papers - Lawn Fawn
Polaroid Die set - Amy Tangerine
Rectangle Stitched Die Stax - My Favorite Things
Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Colored Inks - Close To My Heart
Tuxedo Black Ink - Memento
Spectrum Noir Markers
Wink of Stella
Card Base - Close To My Heart

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Fill Your Heart

Hi My Stamping Friends!
Happy New Year!
This is my first card of 2016 and is inspired by a challenge on the Unity Stamp Company blog.

The theme of the challenge is Pink and Red.  Red happens to be my favorite color and of course I love pink too so I stamped the background image using pink.

I decided to give the sentiment a bit of glam with some gold embossing.

Here is a list of supplies I used:
Square Corrugated card - Recollections
Red card stock - Recollections
Cream card stock - Close To My Heart
All stamps are Unity:
Background cursive writing - Oct. 2015 SMAK Kit, Just Magic
Heart/Birds/Music Notes and the Sentiment - Dec. 2015 Kit of the Month, Crazy, Tragic, Magic Life
Inks - Close To My Heart
Sparkly Leaf - Prima
Flower - Hero Arts
Jewel (flower center) - Bo Bunny

Thank you for visiting!
Happy Stamping :)

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Otterly Amazing!

Hi my stamping friends!  I hope you are having a LOVEly day!
Here's a card that you could give to that "special" person in your life.
The stamp set I used is the adorable Otterly Amazing set from Pretty Cute Stamps.  I just love
all of the cute images!

I chose the otter pair for this card, and I have to admit that I had Valentine's Day in mind.
I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.
After I had the otters all colored up, I took that pretty light aqua color and colored all around them since they are floating in water.  Of course, I had to add in those sweet hearts and sparkle them up with some clear Wink of Stella.

I die cut the stamped piece out and layered onto a glitter doily and then onto some design paper and then some red cardstock and finally a square confetti speckled card.  The greeting would be perfect for anytime that you want to let someone know how much you care for them, but especially Valentine's Day :)
Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps store for this set and so many other wonderful stamp sets, and the Pretty Cute Stamps blog for tons of inspiration.
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Friday, December 18, 2015

Warm Wishes!

Hi My Stamping Friends!
This month the Pretty Cute Stamps Challenge is "Anything Goes", so I have put together
this Christmas card.

I love kraft card stock, so I started with that as my base card and then layered this cute snowflake paper on top which for some reason reminds me of Christmas cookies.  I wanted to use stamps from the new coffee set, Coffee Faces, so I chose the coffee pot and the cup.  Since I wanted this to be a Christmas card, I used the small holly stamp from the Dear Santa set which fit just perfectly on the front of the cup.  I masked the cup before stamping the coffee pot so that it could be positioned  behind the cup, and then I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers.  There is a little sparkle on the holly from Wink of Stella.  I found the perfect greeting to use from the Sip Enjoy Relax set.  I trimmed the edges of the stamped piece with decorative scissors and sponged on some ink.  Using some foam dots, I popped up the stamped piece for a little dimension.

Inside, a simple, but heartfelt sentiment also from the Dear Santa set...

I hope you will join us in this month's challenge, you can find all of the details here.
There will be a random drawing from the entries with the winner receiving a $15.00 gift certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps Store!

The stamp sets that I used for this project are all shown below.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Holidays, and
Happy Stamping!
Janna ;)


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Coffee Time!

Hi my stamping friends!!  
Welcome to the December Pretty Cute Stamps Blog Hop!
This hop is all about coffee and fun :)
If you found your way here from Jessica's blog, you are in the right place, but if you would like to start from the beginning, just click here.
Today we are featuring the brand new stamp sets that are on sale now in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store.
My card features the new Coffee Sentiments set.

I started with a cream card stock and then I used cocoa ink and card stock for the stamping and layering and embellished with red ink and ribbon.  I think I can smell the coffee beans just looking at it!

Here's the inside...

There is Blog Candy to win on this Hop!
For your chance to win, simply hop along and comment on each blog in the hop.
For extra chances, you can "like" Pretty Cute Stamps on facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List.  A random winner will be chosen on Monday, December 14, 2015.  Good Luck!!
New Releases will be on sale through December 15, 2015, and you can save even more by purchasing the December 2015 Release Bundle!

Next up is the very creative Gloria.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us, Happy Holidays and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Here is the Blog Hop Line-Up:
Janna:  you are here :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Coffee Lovers.....

you are not going to want to miss this month's release from Pretty Cute Stamps!
I have a sneak peek for you today of the new Coffee Faces set.  These gift card holders
should bring a smile to the coffee lover who receives them, how could you not
smile at those cute faces!

These little gift card holders are so quick and easy to make up, and you can find the directions/template here.

I just love the coffee cup, and the faces are so much fun!  Teaser.....there are more faces too :)

The patterned papers are from my stash and the pretty sparkly trim is from Close To My Heart.

You could also use this little folder to hold cash instead of a gift card.  If you want, you can add a Velcro dot to secure the flap closed.

Be sure to take a look at the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog for more sneak peeks and then join us tomorrow, December 10th, 2015 for the December Blog Hop.

I also used the Pen Pals 2 set for the word "Enjoy!" on this project.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Quick Gift Idea

Hi My Stamping Friends!
Do you need an idea for a quick and easy gift??  Here you go!
You can make several of these up in nothing flat!
I used the Sip Enjoy Relax set from Pretty Cute Stamps to make this cute note pad cover.
I found this idea on Pinterest, and you can find the instructions/template here.

I started with the red card stock base and then layered the fun backgound paper from my stash.
I paper pieced the mug of cocoa using the same red card stock for the mug.  I added some Wink of Stella to the whipped cream for some shimmer and some Stickles to the "steam".  I  put a punched out circle of white card stock behind the cup of cocoa and then popped up the cup with foam dots.  The cute twine and bow are die cut using a set from Pretty Pink Posh.
Now for the fun of this note pad cover.....

It stands up!  Wouldn't this be cute sitting on a desk or by your phone?

In the hustle and bustle of this time of year, take some time to Sip Enjoy Relax!

Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Time To Start Thinking About Gifts

Hi My Friends!
Time for a new challenge from Pretty Cute Stamps!  The challenge for November is "Gift Giving".
This one worked out great for me because I was asked to do some little 3x3 cards that would be included with cookie plates for work.
I decided to use the cute Snomies set for these cards.

 I punched the background paper with a scallop punch and inked around the edges of the card after rounding the corners.  I colored the snow people to match the cute background papers and popped them up with foam dots. It's hard to see, but I used Wink of Stella to add some festive sparkle.

These were really fun to make!  I hope you will join in on the fun of this challenge!  You can find all of the details on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.

Thank you for visiting and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Furry Christmas

It's raining cats and dogs here on the Oregon Coast, and I have been stamping cats and dogs!
Being a pet lover, I was just so tickled with this November Pretty Cute Stamps release, and what a cute blog hop!  If you just visited Joann's blog, then you are on the right track, but if you would like to start from the beginning, just click here to get back to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog.
I wanted to include all of the cats and dogs on my card, so I did just that in this portrait card.

I created the background using paw prints from both the Doggone It! set and the Cattitude set, stamping them in red and green.  I made masks for each of the pets by stamping onto sticky note paper, and then I stamped the pet images onto the card masking as I went so that I could get the images behind one another.  Once I had it all stamped, then I had the fun of creating their little personalities in how I colored them up.  I colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.  Once I had them colored, I went back in with a Distress marker and colored the blue background.  I used a Distress marker because it is water-based and doesn't bleed into the images colored with alcohol markers.  Both this piece and the green one beneath it were die-cut with dies from Lawn Fawn.  I put a little sparkle on the eyes and noses with Wink of Stella, and the sparkly bows are foam stickers.

Here's the inside..

The little paw print and sentiment are from the Fur Baby set.

You will find all three of the new sets (see below) on sale right now through November 18, 2015 in the Pretty Cute Stamps store, plus you can save even more if you get the whole bundle!
Be sure to hop along with us and leave a comment on each blog, there is a $15.00 Pretty Cute Stamps gift certificate as blog candy (a prize)!
For extra chances to win, you can "like" Pretty Cute Stamps on facebook and/or sign up to the Pretty Cute Stamps mailing list.
Your next stop for more cuteness is the fabulous Larissa!
Thanks for hopping with us, and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Here is the full hop line-up:
Janna: you are here :)


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Meowy Christmas :)

This is just a Sneak Peek, but I have to tell you....I love, love, love the November release from Pretty Cute Stamps .... just wait until you see it all!!!
My card is using the new Cattitude set and I decided to make a Christmas card because "tis the season"!!

I stamped with Memento black ink and then colored this cute little kitty with Spectrum Noir markers.  All of the design papers are from Doodlebug.  I glammed the tree up with some confetti and added sparkle to the star with Wink of Stella.  I used Fun Flock to add fur to the Santa hat.  The cute bow and tag were both die-cut, the bow is from Paper Smooches and the tag is from Pretty Pink Posh.  The cute sentiment is from the new Fur Baby set.  I also used the Dear Santa and Oh Christmas Tree sets.
Be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps blog for more Sneak Peeks, inspiration and a free SVG cutting file and clip art!  Don't miss the blog hop November 13th!
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Day Off

I took a vacation day today!  I have an upcoming stamping event at
my house this week and needed to get stuff done for that, which I did and had some
time left over so I decided to ink up some Unity stamps and make a card.
I love the vintage feel that this card ended up with.
The paper that I used is called Coffee Break and is by Prima.  The wooden donut embellishment is also by Prima.  I stamped the sentiment onto the border strip that was at the top of the paper and popped it up with foam tape.  The doily in the corner is stamped and heat embossed with white powder.  I added a couple of different washi tapes to sit the cup on and you can't see if very well, but there is Wink of Stella on the coffee and steam.
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Home SWEET Home

Hi my stamping friends!!
I have the sweetest card for you today made with the Gingerbread House stamp set

I used kraft cardstock for the card base and also the stamped layer.  In between, is a layer of patterned paper from Doodlebug.  The two layers were both punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.

I stamped the image with Memento Black Ink and I used older Close To My Heart markers to color it up.  This card was soooo fun to decorate!!  
The snow was achieved using Snowriter by DecoArt and sprinkled with glitter. The cinnamon dots on the roof trim is red Liquid Pearls.  I paper-pieced the heart, gumdrops, lollipops and the candy trim around the door because I wanted parts of those to be white, so I stamped the image on white cardstock and cut those parts out to piece onto the kraft.  I used Stickles on the gumdrops and Tim Holtz's Distress Stickles in Clear Rock Candy on the lollipops and the candy trim around the door.  The door knob is an enamel dot from Stampin' Up!  I inked the edges of the stamped layer and the card with Close To My Heart ink.  The cute bows were cut out with one of the dies from the Paper Smooches Bow die set.
I have never made a real gingerbread house, but this was the next best thing!!
This stamp set has some really sweet sentiments to go along with the image (see below).
Visit the Pretty Cute Stamps store for this set and other great holiday sets that you can use to create your cards for the season!
Thanks for visiting, and as always...
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Friday, October 16, 2015

I Challenge You!

Hi My Stamping Friends :)
I am challenging you to make a "thank you" card and post it to the
Pretty Cute Stamps blog!!  You may win a prize!
You have to use a Pretty Cute Stamps stamp, and for the rest of the challenge rules, click here.
I decided to go for sort of a CAS (clean and simple) card design this time.

I dry brushed three colors of Close To My Heart inks across white cardstock and then
stamped the greeting from the Many Thanks set in black.  The hearts and postmark stamps are from the Pen Pals set.  I added sparkle with sequins, Stickles and some Wink of Stella.  I layered this piece onto patterned paper from Doodlebug Designs and then onto a dark red card.
Inside the card is a sentiment from the Many Thanks set.

Thank YOU for visiting, and I hope you will take on the challenge! :)
The prize is a $15.00 gift certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store.
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)