Thursday, March 26, 2015

It's Time For a Sneak Peek!

Don't you just love new stamp releases??  It's so much fun!  Today I have a sneak peek for you of the new Forest Friends set from Pretty Cute Stamps.
I used the cute little hedgehog that is included in this fun set.  To get the reverse image of the hedgehog, I stamped it onto a larger solid rubber stamp and then stamped that onto my paper.  Works like a charm!
I colored the little critters with my Spectrum Noir markers. The background paper is printed canvas from a Hobby Lobby stack and the embellishments are Twinkle Goosebumps from Queen & Co.
Be sure to check out the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog today for more sneak peeks and hop along with us for the blog hop tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping :)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

My Three Bears

Happy Friday and happy first day of Spring!!!  Woo Hoo!!!!
Today I have three cards to show you all using the same cute little bear stamp from the Warm Fuzzies set by Pretty Cute Stamps

This first little bear is colored up like a grizzly.  I colored all of the bears with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I have die-cut the rectangles and the tree background and then punched the grass.
I used sentiments from the same set for both the front of the card....

...and the inside.

The second little bear is a black bear and he is all ready for a beary fun birthday party!

I used a sentiment stamp from the Leapin' Lizards set for the front of the card, and the inside sentiment is put together from the Warm Fuzzies set.

The third little bear card is perfect for a baby shower.

I started with a square card for this one, layered patterned paper, then a die-cut layer and then two punched pieces.  I finished it up with some pretty ribbon and pearls, oh and a little Wink of Stella on the little bear's nose, foot pads and claws. 

I used some liquid glass on all of the bear's eyes to make them shiny.
All of the patterned papers are from Doodlebug.
These three bear cards were so much fun to make and I hope they have brought a little smile to your day!
Happy Stamping


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Here Comes Peter Cottontail....

....hoppin' down the bunny trail.  :)

Hi Happy Stampers, and Happy Spring to you!!  Today I have a sweet Easter Bunny card for you using the super cute Easter Cuties set from Pretty Cute Stamps.

I started with a top fold cream colored card.  The next layer is Doodlebug's patterned paper which has been cut on the diagonal.  It is double-sided paper, so I had to cut two and then pieced them together.

I stamped the cute bunny and colored her with my Spectrum Noir markers then added a cute little ribbon bow to her ear.  I also stamped the basket of eggs and colored them and added a little Wink of Stella for some sparkle to a few of the eggs.  The bunny layer and the background layer were die cut.  I punched the grass piece, but then die cut along with the yellow background.  The Easter basket was attached with a pop dot and a little glue just under the handle.  I stamped out the greeting and then punched both the greeting and background with the same punch from Stamping' Up.  Some pretty yellow pearls from Queen & Co. were just the right touch to finish off this card.

Enjoy the warmth and beauty that Spring brings and I hope you have fun stamping too!
Thanks for stopping by :)
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps February Blog Hop!

Hi my stamping friends!  If you have found your way here from Dawn's blog, then you are in the right place!  If you would like to start at the beginning, click here to get back to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog.
Today we are showing you awesome projects using the stamps from this month's release, which are all on sale now in the Pretty Cute Stamps store.
I made a super fun card using the brand new Lucky set.

Lucky 4x4" Stamp Set

Isn't he adorable!!  I started with a green card and filled the front with four leaf clovers that I created by using a heart to make my initial pattern.  Of course I had to glitter them up to make them sparkle, and then I added in some gold coins.  I colored this cute little leprechaun with my Spectrum Noir markers.

I used these stamps from the set to create the greeting inside the card...

Did you know that this set and all the others in this release are on sale right now through February 24th?  You can save even more by purchasing the whole February 2015 Stamp Bundle!
Don't forget to get your free SVG/cutting file over on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.

Now, how about some awesome blog candy?

Here's what you need to do for a chance to win:
1.) Follow each blog in this hop
2.) Leave a comment on each blog
For extra chances, you can also "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, February 20.  Good luck! :)

I'm the last stop in this hop, thank you so much for hopping along with us!!
Please be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Store and get your stamps from this release while the sale lasts!  Happy Stamping :)

February 2015 Bundle
February 2015 Stamp Release Bundle

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Got Sushi??

It's Pretty Cute Stamps Sneak Peek time and I have a peek of a really fun set, Got Sushi?
There are so many fun images in this set to pick from that I had a hard time choosing what I wanted to use for this sneak peek!  I decided to go with what I like to eat at the sushi place, miso.

I wanted to use what I think are colors and textures that you find in Asian restaurants, so I used the gold colored corrugated card stock because it reminds me of the mats that they use when making sushi, and then the red background sprayed with gold was just what I needed behind these cute images.  I anchored the bowl and spoon onto a piece of wood grained washi tape.

I stamped the greeting into a speech bubble from the Let's Talk set.  To make it fit, I just inked up one word at a time to make two lines of text instead of one as the greeting is actually all on one line.

I think it turned out pretty cute, don't you?

Be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog today, there is a freebie!  Tomorrow too!!  Don't forget to hop along on Wednesday for the full February release, it's going to be fun!

Thanks so much for visiting!
Happy Stamping :)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hugs and Kisses Shaker

Hi Happy Stampers!
I have such a fun card for you today!  First off I have to give credit for this card idea to galecrafts of You Tube, thank you Gale!
This is a double shaker card, and so much fun to make!

You simply make a pocket with a piece of cardstock and the same size of a piece of vellum, putting the pieces together with washi tape.  Before you seal up the 4th side, you put in your sequins and then attach that layer to your card.  I made the top shaker piece using a tag die from Pretty Pink Posh.  First I stamped up the background with the "x's" & "o's" stamp from the Pretty Cute Stamps Be Mine set, heat embossed in gold, colored the hearts red and sparkled them up with Wink of Stella clear, then I added red and gold sequins and finished up the shaker.  I stamped the kissy lips from the same set and heat embossed with clear to make them shiny, and attached to the tag shaker.

This shaker card makes such a pleasant sound when you shake it, I just love it!  Thanks again Gale for such a fun card idea!
I hope I have inspired you to try making a double shaker card.  The Be Mine set is shown below, there are so many fun images and sentiments in this great set!
Happy Stamping :)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Twisted Lizards :)

Happy Friday fellow stampers!!  Today I am bringing you this super fun Twisted Easel card.
I used the Leapin' Lizards and Be Mine sets from Pretty Cute Stamps
I started by stamping the cute lizards and coloring them with Spectrum Noir markers and then fussy cut them out.  To make the Twisted Easel, you start with a square card folded on the side.  This one is 5 1/2" square.  You then score the front of the card base from the top right corner down to the bottom left corner.  I chose to layer white cardstock on top of the base card and then two different patterned papers.  Your focal point, in this case the heart with lizards, is placed in the center of the card and glued on the bottom right side only (the half of the heart that is on the green paper).
I added some liquid glass to the lizard's eyes and the tongue, some Stickles to their cheeks and spots and for a bit more sparkle there is a glitter doily behind the red heart.  I finished the heart off with some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.
Now for the surprise to this sort of twists open and rests on the heart greeting inside.
The heart is popped up with foam dots to allow the front of the card to "catch" behind it.  The greeting inside the card, along with the "x's" and "o's" are from the Be Mine set.  I used a clear Wink of Stella pen to add a little sparkle to the hearts inside of the "o's". 
Valentine's Day will soon be here, I hope yours is filled with love.
Happy Stamping :)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Stamping This and That

First I would like to say "thank you" to all of my new followers and for all of the lovely comments on the Pretty Cute Stamps January Release.  I truly appreciate you all!
Just thought I would share what I have been working on.  The stamp club that I belong to here locally, OR.C.A.S. (Oregon Coast Avid Stampers), do a few different community projects and for the last few years we have made Valentines for the Meals on Wheels program.  The Valentines are distributed to the folks who receive meals from that service.  This was my design.  We gave them 220 cards this year.

We just had our monthly stamp club meeting yesterday, and this year we decided to do an ATC exchange each month.  We are just going through the alphabet as our monthly challenge, so this month our ATC had to be something to do with the letter "A".  This is what I came up with:
 The background is one stamp, then I cut out the big and small A pieces from paper pads.  I added liquid pearls to the small A and stamped over the top of the big A.  I finished it up with ink around the edges of the card and some more liquid pearl doodling.

I also have my latest You Tube video to share with some more stamping goodness.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps January Blog Hop!

Hi my stamping friends!  Welcome to Pretty Cute Stamps January Blog Hop!  If you came here from the Pretty Cute Stamps blog, then you are in the right place :)  If you would like to go back and start from the beginning, click here.
I have a card to share with you today that I made with the brand new Mad Scientist set which is currently on sale over at Pretty Cute Stamps.
 A while back I learned how to do the "chalkboard technique" and it worked perfectly to create the chalkboard for my card.  I wonder what magic potion he is creating here, a love potion perhaps??
For this technique, you simply stamp your images and heat emboss with white embossing powder.  Give that a few seconds to set and then using your finger, rub a little white pigment ink across the paper.  It gives it that chalk eraser effect across the board.  Did you ever have to clean the chalkboard at school?

I stamped the Mad Scientist and colored him with my Spectrum alcohol markers.  A little liquid glass was added to the lenses of his glasses for that realistic look.  I cut him out and popped him onto the card with some popdots.

I finished off the inside of the card with another image from the set and the sentiment.

Here is the whole Mad Scientist set...
Mad Scientist 4x6 Stamp Set
Now, how would you like to win a prize??
This is the prize for the blog hop.
Here's how to win:
"Follow" each blog in this blog hop and leave a comment on each one.
For extra chances, you can also "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, January 23.
The New Releases will be on sale through January 27 and you can save even more by purchasing the January 2015 Stamp Bundle.

January 2015 Stamp Release Bundle

 Also, you will get this free stamp set with any 2 stamp minimum purchase during the sale.

Salt and Pepper 2x3 Stamp Set (Freebie during sale with 2 stamp minimum purchase)

Thank you so much for stopping by, next up on the hop is the very creative Karla.

Here is the line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Janna (you are here)
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps Sneak Peek Day 4 ~ Be Mine

Hi Stampers!
 I thought I would shake things up a bit with this fun shaker card
featuring the brand new stamps from the  Pretty Cute Stamps "Be Mine" set.
You will be able to see all of the stamps in this set on Wednesday along with
all of the other great sets in the January release, they will all be on sale too!
I stamped out a scattered heart background using the cute little solid heart stamp.

The glasses were stamped and heat embossed and then I added some liquid glass to the lenses.
There are red sequins, silver heart confetti and wiggly eyes to shake up!

Stamped the sentiment, added a few more little hearts and my card is finished!
Please join us for Pretty Cute Stamps January Release Blog Hop on Wednesday, it's going to
be a fun one!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Stamping :)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Your Friendship Warms My Heart

I fell in love with this set from Pretty Cute Stamps the minute I saw it and knew I had to have it!!
All the sentiments that come along in this set make it so versatile, and while my first instinct was to head in the direction of making a Valentine, I decided to hold off on that for just a bit :) 
I hope this card warms your heart!

I first stamped the image from the Eskimo Kisses set and then heat embossed with black embossing powder and then colored it using chalks.  I used eyeshadow applicators and also these tiny little chalk applicators

I then stamped and embossed the word bubble from the  Let's Talk set and filled it with the sentiment from Eskimo Kisses.  After adding some chalk, I cut the image out and attached it to the front of the stamped layer with pop dots.
A little clothespin adds interest to the top of that layer and then the pink layer just brings it all together.
Sending out warm wishes to you and yours!
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Eskimo Kisses  Let's Talk