Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stamp Club Time!

Hello my stamping friends!
It's stamp club time for me.  Our OR.C.A.S. stamp club meets once a month and this year we are trading ATC's at our meetings.  ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) are little works of art that you create in the same size as a baseball card, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, and you trade them in the same manner.
We are using the alphabet as our theme guide and we are on letter "G" this month.
I used the Pretty Cute Stamps set, Gnomies to create my card.

I created the background with Distress inks and then stamped my images and colored them using Spectrum Noir markers.  Next I just fussy-cut them all out and glued them on.
I added some Liquid Applique to Gnomie's beard for some added fun!

When you make an ATC, you always want to put who created it on the back of the card and date it.
I have stamps for that! :)

Thanks for visiting my blog, come back soon!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 17, 2015

I Love A Challenge!

Hi Everyone!  It's time for another Challenge from Pretty Cute Stamps, and the theme this time is "Birthday".
I knew just what image I wanted for my focal point, and it was the cute little girl from the Happy Crafting set. This is one of the newest stamp sets and there are so many fun things you can do with it.

Isn't she cute?!!  The present she is giving is from the Big Hairy Hello set and you can find that adorable cupcake in the Otterly Amazing set.  I paper-pieced her shirt and hair ties.  All of the patterned papers came from a 6x6 paper pad by doodlebug designs called Sugar Shoppe.
The greeting and speech bubble are from the Let's Talk set.  I added some Wink of Stella to the greeting, package ribbon and cupcake frosting.  The cute bow was made using a die, and I added a few sparkly sequins.

On the inside of the card....

...the greeting and stars are from the Leapin' Lizards set and I added a fun pocket inside where you can tuck in a gift card.

Now, it's your turn!!  
I challenge you to head over to the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog and get the details
of this challenge, and join in on the fun!!

Here are the sets I used on my card...


Thank you for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it,  and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Sew Amazing!

Hi Stampers!
Thanks for stopping by!
I wanted to share with you this cute card I made with one of the new stamp release sets from Pretty Cute StampsSew Amazing.

You don't have to be a seamstress or know how to sew at all to have fun creating with this great set!
I paper-pieced the sewing machine and all of the cute patterned papers that I used are from Doodlebug Designs.  All of the stamping on this card was done using stamps from this set.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful and craft weekend!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sunny & Bright

Welcome to the June/July Pretty Cute Stamps blog hop!! I'm so glad you are joining us!!
If you came here from Dawn's blog you are on the right path, but if you would like to go back and start at the beginning click here.
The Pretty Cute Stamps design team are delighted to bring you some great samples of projects using stamps from the new release and by the way, be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps store to get your hands on these new stamps sets while they are all on sale, and don't forget, you can save even more when you purchase the whole bundle!!

My project is featuring the Sunshiny Day set.

It's such a bright and cheerful set and the sentiments are great!

Here's the card I made using two stamps from this set:

I paper-pieced the sun and clouds and then went around the edges with Distress inks for a little added color and shading.  I glued the bottom of that piece down to the card and put a couple of pop dots under the top portion of the sun so that it was coming up off the card a bit.  After stamping the sentiment, I went over the letters with Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.  Twine and a sparkly bling finish off this fun card.

Hey hoppers, how would you like to win a prize??
To qualify all you have to do is:
1.) Follow and comment on each blog in this hop.
2.) "Like" Pretty Cute Stamps on facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps mailing list.
A random winner for a $15.00 gift certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store will be chosen by July 9, 2015.

Your next stop on the hop is Larissa's blog.  She has some wonderful inspiration waiting for you!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it!
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Do You Knit Or Crochet??

If you do, you are absolutely going to LOVE this new set from Pretty Cute Stamps!!
There are sooo many things you can do with this set, like make tags for your knitted and/or crocheted projects, cards, pattern recipes, wrapping paper and more!
Today is the first day of Sneak Peeks for the June/July Pretty Cute Stamps new stamp release, and my project features the fun set Knit Happens.

So what I did here was stamp out the skein of yarn repeatedly using Distress Inks on Spectrum Noir paper..  After stamping the yarn, I used a blending pen and the Distress Inks to finish coloring in the yarn.  Next I took a black Spectrum Noir Marker (alcohol) to color all the white areas around the skeins of yarn.  For the paper wrappers on the skeins, I stamped the yarn stamp onto patterned paper and pieced it onto the skeins.  The basket of yarn was stamped and colored using Distress Markers and then the knitting needles and sentiment were added in.  I popped up the sentiment piece for a little added dimension.
Be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog for more Sneak Peeks and free cutting files today, tomorrow and Wednesday, and then hop along with us on Thursday to see all of the new stamps and lots of inspiration from the Pretty Cute Stamps design team.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I really appreciate you!
Happy Stamping,

Saturday, June 20, 2015

A Challenge To You!

Hi Stampers!
Are you up for a challenge??
Today starts the first of monthly challenges over on the Pretty Cute Stamps blog, and is designed
for you to play along with us and show us what you make using Pretty Cute Stamps, and hey, you could win a prize!
The theme this month is Anything Goes and this is my inspiration to you using the Fireworks stamp set...

I used the Bokeh technique for the background which I just learned how to do this week thanks to my friend Jo Rauch.  You first lay down your colors (two or three) using dye inks or watercolor and I used water color for this one with three colors.  Allow that to dry or use your heat tool.  Then you use a circles stencil (you can make your own with window plastic and circle punches or die cuts) and white pigment ink and stencil circles overlapping them as you go.  You will want different sizes of circles to get the right effect.  Once that is dry, you stamp your designs on top.  You can get tons of ideas and find instructional videos if you go to You Tube and search Bokeh.
It's really fun and a fairly quick technique!

O.K. here are the details to the challenge:

  1. This month's challenge is Anything Goes. So, create anything using Pretty Cute Stamps. A Pretty Cute Stamp must be used to create the project.
  2. Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the current Monthly Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Cute Projects Facebook Group.
  3. You can enter as many different projects that follow the monthly theme as you want for more chances to win.
  4. The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, July 11, 2015.
  5. One random winner of a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store will be chosen. The winner will be announced on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
That's it, so head over to the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog for tons more inspiration and to link up your project!!
Have a great weekend and Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Hi Stampers, I have some super cute gift tags to show you 
today using the Pen Pals set from Pretty Cute Stamps.
I just thought the adorable snail in this set would be so fun to
make up some cute and quick tags.

I colored the snail's bodies with Spectrum Noir markers and paper-pieced their shells.

I glued the bottom of the snail to the tag, but popped up the upper portion of the snail for some dimension.  I applied some liquid glass under the snail for the "snail trail" :)
These were a lot of fun to make, if you haven't tried paper piecing yet, I encourage you to
give it a try!
Thank you for popping in, and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Time for Tea!

It's time for a spot of tea!  Would you like a biscuit with yours?
Seriously, I am a tea drinker and I just love this sweet Tea-rrific Set from Pretty Cute Stamps!
The open design of the stamps make them just right for paper piecing, which is exactly what I did for this card.

First I stamped and embossed the teapot and teacup with gold and then stamped the images again onto the patterned paper and pieced them onto the embossed images.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to do the coloring.  The background is a piece of 6x6 paper that I cut and layered to get the border at both the top and bottom.
When putting the greeting stamp onto the stamping block, I curved it to get just the right shape to fit where I wanted it on the front of the card.
Of course I had to add a little bling and a pretty heart doily.

I hope you get to relax this weekend with a good cup of tea!
Pip pip cheerio!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 29, 2015

It's Hop Time!!

Hi Hoppers!!
  I am SUPER excited that you are here!!
You should have found your way here from Raven's blog, but if you would like to start from the beginning, just click here to get back to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog.
Isn't this May release AWESOME?!!
All of the new sets are now available and on sale through June 4, 2015.  You can save even more by purchasing the May 2015 Stamp Bundle, so be sure to head on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps store at the end of the hop.

I made my card using the AMAZING new set, Super Sentiments, and BAM!, here it is...

but wait.....KABOOM!

What a fun surprise, POW!,  this card would be to receive for the Super Hero in your life!

I started this card using patterned paper from The Stamps of Life, and the Peek-A-Boo Die from Pretty Pink Posh.  After die-cutting, I cut a smaller white panel and stamped the images onto that, colored them with markers and then adhered that panel to the die-cut panel and then attached that piece to the card front.  I stamped out words from the set and punched them out, inked up the edges and popped them up on the front of the card.  I embellished the card with some glittery stars from Queen & Co. and a little Wink of Stella.

Would you like to win a $15.00 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store??

Here's how to do it...
1.)  You must be a follower of each blog.
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 Tuesday, June 2, 2015. 

You can be a winner right now by visiting the Pretty Cute Stamps blog and downloading your free cutting file!

Your next stop is Dawn's Sunnyside Up blog :)

Here is the whole line-up:

Janna: you are here

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It's Time For a Pretty Cute Stamps Sneak Peek!!

Hi my stamper friends!!
Are you ready for summer time and some summer stamping fun??
I think we are all ready for some nicer weather!

I have a peek at a new set by Pretty Cute Stamps called Fireworks.

I made this card using a bunch of different embossing powders to get that fireworks effect.

It was a little time consuming using all of those different embossing powders, but fun at the same time!  The sentiment was punched out using a Stampin' Up punch.  I punched out a second piece out of glitter paper and cut it in half to create the frame behind the sentiment piece and then popped it up with pop dots.

Be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog today, Thursday and Friday for more Sneak Peeks and for some free cutting files, and then hop with us Saturday for the full May release, it's going to be fun!

Thanks so much for visiting and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Waterfall By The Sea

Hi Stampers!!  I have an "oldie but a goodie" for you today!!  It might be something new for a lot of you.  I have used the Sea Ya Soon and Sea Life Sentiments sets from Pretty Cute Stamps to create this super fun-to-make Waterfall card.

I used papers from my stash and colored up the cute sea creatures with Spectrum Noir markers
The magic happens when you pull down the tab.

The pictures cascade down like a waterfall!

And as you pull the tab further, the sentiment is revealed!

And inside....

Wanna know how to make one for yourself??
I found this awesome video tutorial on You Tube...

Sea Ya Soon 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun making your very own Waterfall Card!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sparkly Princess Suncatcher

Hi my Stamping Friends and Happy May!!
I have a fun project for you today, something different than a card!
I took a look at the Pretty Cute Stamps' Gnomies set and decided that the little girl gnome could easily also be a princess.
I stamped her out and created this cute sun catcher!

I stamped out the girl and flowers using black Memento ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and cut them out.  The base of the sun catcher is made with rosettes that were cut using a Sizzix die and scallop pieces that were punched with a Stampin' Up punch.  One side is green and the other pink. The girl and flowers are on both sides.

I used nylon fishing line to string up the sun catcher.  Sparkle was added to the girl and flowers with Stickles and Wink of Stella.

I put tulle in the top of her hat because that's the way princess hats are! :)

The flowers below the rosettes were part of the Sizzix die.  I glued them back-to-back one side green and the other pink, onto the fishing line.  The centers of the flowers are pretty embellishments from Queen & Co.  I finished off the sun catcher with a pretty glass bobble at the bottom.

This project was so fun to make.  I hope I have inspired you to take a second look at your stamps.  What will you create??

You can find the Gnomies set and lots more cute stamp sets over at the Pretty Cute Stamps website.

Thanks for visiting, and Happy Stamping!!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps April Blog Hop Day!

Hi!  Did you find your way here from the Pretty Cute Stamps blog?  If so, you are in the right place!  If you just happened upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, just click on the link above.
We are all showcasing projects that we have made using the brand new April release stamps from
Pretty Cute Stamps.  All of the stamps in this release will be on sale through April 21, 2015, and if you buy the Stamp Bundle, you will save even more!
Here is a look at the April Release....

The card that I have for you today is made using the Such A Tool set shown above.
This is a great set to make a card for Father's Day or maybe a birthday card for the man in your life :)

I started with a black card base and then layered on yellow card stock and a wood embossed layer.
I stamped the greeting with brown Memento ink on cream card stock and snipped the ends with decorative scissors.  I punched holes and attached twine to hang it on the "tree".  The hammer and nails were stamped onto gray card stock with black Memento ink and colored with Spectrum Noir markers and I put a little Wink of Stella on the metal part of the hammer and the nails for a little more "metallic" look.  I fussy cut them out and glued to the card.
On the inside...

...I stamped the sentiment and the tape measure with Memento black ink and colored the tape measure
with Spectrum Noir Markers and then used some washi tape as an accent.

There is blog candy for this hop!  You could win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps Store! For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and 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, April 17. 

I thank you so much for hopping along today!  Your next stop will be the very talented 

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

Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Monday, April 13, 2015

April Pretty Cute Stamps Sneak Peek

Hi y'all!
It's Day 2 of Pretty Cute Stamps April release Sneak Peek, and I 
have a really fun card for you using the 
brand new 
Taco Time set.

Isn't it fun and bright?  I stamped the images with Memento black ink and colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers.  Both images were cut out using stitched dies from Lawn Fawn.
The pretty background paper is from Doodle Bug and I popped up the images with foam dots.
Be sure to check out the Pretty Cute Stamps blog to see more Sneak Peeks and to grab your free SVG cutting file.

The blog hop is tomorrow, so don't forget to hop along with us and be sure to check out the new release which will be on sale until 4/21/15.
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)