Tuesday, December 16, 2014

You Otter See This One!

Hi Stampers and welcome to the December blog hop featuring projects made using the brand new stamp sets from Pretty Cute Stamps!  
If you came here from Dawn's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.
Today, my card is made using the new Otterly Amazing stamp set.

We have a large aquarium here where I live, and they have otters.  They are just so adorable!  This little otter is all ready for a birthday party!  I stamped her out and colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, then water-colored the background with my waterbrush and Distress inks.  I layered her onto Doodlebug Designs papers.  The cupcake and seashells are topped off with some sparkly Stickles.  I popped up the greeting and the little otter with some foam tape. 

Here is the greeting inside along with another little sparkly seashell.
This is the whole sweet set and you can find it here
This set along with all sets in the December release will be on sale through December 19th, so hurry on over to Pretty Cute Stamps!  You can save even more by purchasing the December 2014 Stamp Bundle, plus customers will receive a super cute stamp set with any 2 stamp minimum purchase during the sale!
Now, for a chance for you to be a winner!  Here's what you need to do:
1.) Be a follower of each of the blogs in this hop
2.) Leave a comment on each blog (we all love words of encouragement)
3.) For an extra chance to win, go "Like" Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List
A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Friday, December 19th.  Here's what you will win:
Next up on the hop is the fabulous Karla!
Hop on over and see what awesome project she has to share.
Here's the line-up in case you get lost along the way:
Lisa: http://prettycutestampsblog.blogspot.com/
Dawn: http://www.dawnmercedes.blogspot.com/
Janna: http://www.stampingwiththedogs.blogspot.com/
Karla: http://creative-love-affair.blogspot.ca/
Larissa: http://muffinsandlace.com/
Raven: http://www.love4stamps.blogspot.com/

Thanks for visiting, Happy Holidays and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)




Monday, December 15, 2014

Rock on!

Hi Stampers!
Today I have a fun card for the music lover!  This would be a great birthday or Valentine's Day card.
I made this card using the brand new set "Rock On" which will be available on the Pretty Cute Stamps website this Wednesday, December 17th.  Be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps blog on Wednesday and then hop along with us to see all of the great projects created with the fun new sets in this release.  By the way, all the sets in this brand new release will be on sale through the 19th!
Thanks for visiting and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It's Almost Time!!

I'm so excited!! It's almost time for the December Pretty Cute Stamps release and Blog Hop!!
Please join in the fun!
Happy Stamping :)

Friday, December 5, 2014

My First Design Team Post!

I had so much fun creating this cute Secret Santa gift box using adorable stamps from Pretty Cute Stamps!
The box is created in the style of a pizza box and is made using a corregated card.  I then added a little blue paint to the box with a dry brush to distress it a bit.   The box was just the right size for Jolly St. Nick from the Dear Santa set.  The snowy scene was made possible by using Snowriter by DecoArt and topped off with some chunky glitter.  I colored all the pieces with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them out. 

I was able to create all the little festive gifts using the Dear Santa set and a few from the Oh, Christmas Tree set.
The sides were each embellished with holly.

I finished the box off with some pretty holiday ribbon and a tag to let the recipient know who the gift is from.

A touch of sparkle was added to the presents using a Wink of Stella marker.
If you would like to make a cute box like this, find all the stamps here and the tutorial here.
Thanks for visiting, and Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fun Announcement!

I am so pleased to announce that I have been asked to be on the Design Team for Pretty Cute Stamps!  I am working on a little project for this Friday, so please come back and visit my blog and the Pretty Cute Stamps blog as well.  In the meantime, please go check out their super cute stamps!  They are really great quality photopolymer stamps in some really fun themes.  They also ship out to you right away!  Just click on their name above and it will take you to the store.  There is still time to get in on the sale too, but hurry!  So happy to be part of the team!  Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

My First December Daily

This is the start of my first December Daily.  "What is that?" you might be asking.  It is whatever you want it to be really.  You might want to journal or scrapbook the happenings leading up to Christmas or December holiday that you celebrate, or make it be a photo book, or like what mine will be...a sort of art or junk journal.  Whatever you make it, make it fun!  This is my front cover and I am squeaking in just under the deadline for a contest :) Merry, merry!
Thanks for visiting, and Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Christmas Tree for Big Foot

Even this big guy enjoys Christmas, and he has picked out a good tree!!
I made this card using stamps from two different Pretty Cute Stamps sets.
I colored the images with my Spectrum Noir markers and then fussy cut them out.
The sky and highlighting on the snow was done with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, and the glitter glue is from Hampton Art. I used the Stitched Border dies from Lawn Fawn to cut the snow drifts.  You can see more about this and other Christmas cards in my YouTube video posted below.
Thank you for visiting my blog!  Come back soon! :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bring On The Bling

Today my post is all about the glitter!  This is an entry for France's Bling It Out challenge over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog.
I used Roc Nicholas' Bird Princess stamp and created The Sugar Plum Queen.
I colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers and then glittered her dress.  Originally she is holding a bird, but since she is now the Sugar Plum Queen, she is holding a lollipop which I put Liquid Glass on to make it shiny.  I also used the Liquid Glass on her lips.  She is all ready for the Toy Soldier's Ball :)
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Witches, Bats and Ghosts, Oh My!!

I really made an effort to get some Halloween cards made this year, still not as many as I would have liked to, but more than usual.  I really had fun with all of these cute Halloween images!  Trick or Treat!
Shaker Card.  Great Impressions stamp and Doodlebug paper.

Web, Stampin' Up.  Large spider, D.O.T.S.

Stamps, Pretty Cute Stamps.  Paper, Doodlebug.  Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh.
Stamps, Pretty Cute Stamps.  Paper, Doodlebug.  Sequins, Pretty Pink Posh. 
Stamps and paper, Close To My Heart.

Stamps, Prima.  Paper, Graphic 45 & Close To My Heart

Thank you for visiting, Happy Stamping! :)


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Card Share Video

Hi All, sorry it has been so long since I've posted, no excuses just been busy I guess.  I have been making videos more regularly than blogging.  Now that we are entering the cooler, darker time of year maybe I can get with the program here! :)
I hope you enjoy taking a look at these Halloween cards that I created, I sure had fun making them.
Happy trick or treating!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

"Pretty Cute Stamps" Card

I recently found a new stamp company through Facebook and ended up buy one of their stamp sets.  This set, Big Hairy Hello:
I just thought this Bigfoot set was so cute!!!  Wanted to share with you this card that I made using this set.
I used an embossing folder to create the background, ,and since I used white core paper I sanded the raised design and then went back over it with another color to give some dimension to the wood.  I created the banner out of patterned paper, just cutting the little triangles.  The grass was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and the rock was stamped with a Stampscapes stamp.  I stamped Bigfoot twice because I wanted to create a more 3-D look attaching his head separately.  Since he's going to a party I put the present in his paw/hand :)  You can't tell from the photo, but I added some Wink of Stella glitter pen to the ribbon on the present.  I wanted him to blend in with the background because after all, he is a Bigfoot and they are so tricky and elusive and that's why you can never see them! :)
You can find this stamp set and other cute sets here: Pretty Cute Stamps
This card is also featured in a video on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kdfDVRewJU
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stamping Haul & Card Share

I wanted to share some recent stamping finds and also some cards that I have made.  Wishing you a spectacular 4th of July!!!  I hope you enjoy the video :)  Happy Stamping!


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Make A Wish

I was so tickled with the way this birthday card turned out!!  This was just such a fun card to make, everything from coloring it, to die-cutting it with that cute stitched dye and layering it onto the fun corregated card!  This card set is from Crafter's Companion, and the cute little elephant is Humphrey.  The set is called "Make A Wish" which was the perfect set to make this birthday card for our Granddaughter, Emma :)

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 5, 2014

My First Card-Making Video!

While I have done haul videos and card share videos and more, I had yet to do a card-making video which was my goal when we purchased our video camera almost a year ago.  It has been a little intimidating to me, but I jumped in and finally did it.  I learned that I need to be better prepared and make sure that I have all my supplies within reach, and it would probably be best to do the video during the daytime when lighting isn't such an issue, and....figure out what you are going to talk about during the recording.  I tend to focus on what I am doing when I stamp and I don't talk a lot, not while I'm stamping anyway :)  Well, practice makes perfect improvement!  That's what I intend to do.  Now that I've got my feet wet, I hope to keep going and improve.  I haven't had any trouble with being intimidated on my other videos, so I don't know what the issue is with this.  I'll figure it out!  In the meantime....Happy Stamping! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Cards

Spring is finally here...at least for some of us, and others are still having snow!!  I don't envy those folks who are still having snow!  I am ready for some warm weather!  I love spring colors and bunnies, and candy, and I had fun making these Easter cards :)  I started with Studio G egg-shaped cards and used a few different stamp sets and embellishments.
Have you heard me mention before that I love Lawn Fawn stamps???  :)  How could you not love such cute, happy images?!  The grass was punched out using a Martha Stewart grass punch, and the patterned paper is Lawn Fawn from the Daphne's Closet paper pad, the solid green is Stampin' Up cardstock.  The sun was punched from the new Hello Sunshine paper pad.  Had to add some sequins for a touch of bling!  All Lawn Fawn stamps were used on this one.
I found a new-to-me stamp company, The Alley Way Stamps and this cute bunny comes from their Spring has Sprung stamp set.  This is a shaker card with sequins and confetti inside.  The greeting is from Lawn Fawn along with the patterned paper that I stamped the bunny on and the grass.  The other patterned papers are from my stash.
These two cards are paper "sugar eggs".  Remember sugar eggs??  The sugar egg stamp is from a company called Raindrops on Roses, which I am not sure if they are still around.  I have had this stamp for many years.  I stamped and embossed it on Close To My Heart cardstock.  The patterned paper inside the egg is from my stash and the bunny and chick are stamped on Lawn Fawn papers from the Daphne's Closet paper pad.  The bunny, chick, carrot and greeting are all from The Alley Way Stamps.  The little flower embellishments are actually snipped from flower trim.  The "frosting" is Liquid Applique'.  You draw it on and the it puffs up when it heat it up with your heat tool.
I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at this cards.  Wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter!!
Happy Stamping :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Arrgggh Matey!!

I don't know what happened when I photographed this card, but the color washed out, and the card has been given to my grandson so I couldn't do a re-take, but wanted to share it anyway.  I just love this pirate set, by The Alley Way Stamps!  They have some really great stamp sets.  Click on the link to check them out.
This is the cutest set of pirate stamps that I have come across.  There are many more stamps to the set.  The dock that the pirate is standing on was done with an embossing folder and the waves of the water were cut with decorative scissors.  The clouds were stamped with Lawn Fawn stamps, and I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color all of the images.

The inside of the card.
This cake was soooo cute!  And, it was probably the best chocolate cake I have ever had!!

Our youngest grandson Ryan, the birthday boy.

There was a face painter at the pizza place that day, so Ryan had to be his favorite superhero, Spiderman! :)
Happy Stamping!

Another Challenge!

Our local paper arts store, The Bee Hive, LLC likes to challenge their customers to be creative, and this time the challenge issued was to do something with a bird that they gave to us.  There were a few different birds to choose from, but me loving the color red, well I went with the Cardinal.  It took me awhile to come up with an idea, but I finally figured out what I wanted to do, and here it is:
I used Tim Holtz's pinecone die and did my best to try and make them look like pinecones, but they still came out looking like roses, oh well.  The greenery is from the same die.  I then put Snowriter on the pinecones and greenery along with some prisma glitter for the snowy look.  I crocheted her little hat and scarf and wrapped her up in some festive Christmas lights.
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A Late Birthday Card For A Friend

I used this adorable snail from The Stamps of Life set, snails2mail.  It seemed to be the perfect choice since I have been so slow getting this done for my friend!!  I made the snail a little more "real" by applying some Liquid Glass to the snail's body and underneath the snail leaving that slimy trail.  Eeew!! :)

Wishing you all Happy "Trails" and Happy Stamping! :)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's For the Grandkids :)

Thought I would share the Valentine cards that I made for our grandchildren.  Made multiples of these designs and all of them were fun!

This design was made with a Stamps Of Life set and Authentique patterned paper.  I have the dies for the stamps, so that made things a little easier!
This adorable little mouse is from a stamp set by Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps along with the greeting stamp.  Those cute glittery foam stickers were a find from the Dollar Tree. 
These stamps are all from Close To My Heart.  There is another train car to the set, but three fit just right on this card.
Wishing you love.
Happy Valentine's Day :)
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Stampotique ATC Exchange

 Good morning all!  It is a glorious morning here on the Oregon Coast!  The sky is such a beautiful blue this morning and I bet the ocean is looking beautiful too!  I had to share with you what I received and what I sent in this super fun ATC exchange.  Exchanging items with folks from other countries who share common interests is so much fun.  A long time ago I had two stamp pals who I exchanged stamped items with, one from Australia and one from Hawaii, and I loved it!  I still treasure those items and I am still in contact with my friend in Australia, Frances Byrne .  You can click on her name and see her blog, she does fantastic work!
O.K. on to the exchange.  It started with a simple question by Nikki Woodward on the Stampotique facebook page asking if there had ever been an ATC exchange.  Well, a bunch of us jumped on that and wanted to take part!  I think there were 16 this time and others want to take part in the next.  I hope it just continues on because it was so much fun!!
Nikki put the whole thing together for us.  The theme was "Beloved".  I drew Karen Hayselden's name.  Karen lives in the U.K., and this is the artist trading card that I made for her:
ATC's are the specific size of 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.
Corrie Herriman drew my name.  Corrie lives in Netherlands and here is what she sent to me:
This was the ATC that she made for the exchange, along with the darling little envelope that it came in.  I just love it!!
She also sent me this ATC because when I saw it on the Stampotique facebook page I jokingly asked her if I could have it, should she draw my name in the exchange hee, hee!! (I'm so spoiled!):

Bird Lady, isn't she so cool?!  She was also in a cute little envelope and the ATC's were inside of this cool card:
This was so much fun, and I can't wait to do it again!!!
Have a fabulous weekend and go stamp something!
Happy Stamping,
Janna :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tag Along Challenge

I got busy today, so this is my second post.  I love doing tags, so when I found the Tag Along blog I was delighted!  Their current challenge is Winter Trees so this is what I came up with for the challenge.
I started with a Prima tag which has been cropped, and then stamped the tree which is from Rubbermoon.  I colored the tree with distress markers and added color to the tag with distress inks.  I created a stencil to add the moon and stamped the word "Magical" with one of my Close To My Heart stamps.  Of course I had to add some bling to the stars. 
It's been a magical, starry themed day!
Happy Stamping! :)