Monday, October 5, 2015

Cute Penguin Tags

Hi Stamping Friends!

It's time for the October Sneak Peeks from Pretty Cute Stamps and 
today I have some really fun and cute tags featuring the new 
stamp set, Cool Chick.

He's so cute, I had to color him up in a bunch of different

I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the penguin, and then I paper-pieced
his scarf and matched the scarf colors to color the hat.
The fun fuzzy stuff on the hat is called Fun Flock and you use it just like you
would loose glitter, and you can find it in different colors too.
To make the tags festive, I decided to pop the penguin onto some
sparkly glitter paper that I die-cut and then onto a tag.

You could also use this as a fun ornament!
Be sure to pop on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog
for lots more Sneak Peeks and this free SVG cutting file...

Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Toil and Trouble

Hi My Stamping Friends!
I haven't seen too many Halloween cards, so that is what I am bringing you today.
The little witches in this Bewitched set from Pretty Cute Stamps are so cute!
This little witch is cooking up a special brew full of creepy crawlies and toads for you :)

The witch and cauldron have been stamped up using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored
with Spectrum Noir markers.  The sparkle was added using Stickles.  I am giving credit to my friend, Jo Rauch, for the fence idea.  She had a class that I went to and we made a card using a fence like this.  I just cut strips using an oak brown card stock, embossed them in a wood grain embossing folder and then inked over them using Close To My Heart Chocolate ink and a finger dauber.  
I snipped the ends off with decorative scissors.  
The sentiment is just one of the great sayings from this cute set!
The black and gold design paper pulled the background together for this bewitching scene.  Go check out this set and so many more at Pretty Cute Stamps!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 18, 2015

R U Up 4 A Challenge??

Hi Stampers!
It's time for a new challenge over at the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.
The theme this month is "Include A Button".  You can find the challenge rules and details
 by clicking here.
I created a fun shaker card for this challenge and the buttons are part of the shaker, along with
some fun starry glitter, sequins and clear beads.  My intention for this card is to go with a baby gift.

The set I used for this card is Sew Amazing.

The background paper is from Doodlebug Designs, the tag die and pretty sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.  I embossed the tag with a button embossing folder.  The images were all stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Distress Markers.

I hope you will join in the fun and create a project for the "Add A Button" challenge.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Thank You!

Hi Stamping Friends!!
It's that fun time of the month again!  Time for a blog hop and monthly stamp release from
If you found your way here from Amy's blog you are on the right path, but if you would like
to start from the beginning, just click here.
This month the hop is a two day event and the PCS design team has lots of
fun projects to show off these great new stamps!
The set that I am featuring is Many Thanks.

I started with water color card stock and stamped several of the sentiments with Versa Mark and heat embossed with clear powder.  Next, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to
color sections of the card and then sprayed water so the color would blend.  After drying, I placed a clean piece of copy paper over this piece and ironed it to remove the embossing, leaving the nice white words.  I got inspiration to do this from a You Tube video that I watched. 

 I distressed the edges of this piece and wrapped the ribbon around it before attaching it to the card front.  The banner is another sentiment from the set.  I underlined the words with one of the markers and went over the lines with a waterbrush.  Some Stickles, Wink of Stella and Pretty Pink Posh sequins added all of the sparkles.

You should be able to find just the right "thank you" with this set!

Now it's time for some blog candy...a $15.00 gift certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store!
For a chance to win, you must 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 winner will be drawn on Monday, September 21st.

All of the stamps in this release will be on sale through September 22nd, and if you purchase the whole bundle you can save even more!  Visit the Pretty Cute Stamps store to take advantage of
these great savings!

Next up on the hop is the very talented Gloria!

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

THURSDAY Blog Hop Day 1:

Janna: you are here :) 

Thanks for hopping with us!
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sneak In and Take a Peek!!

Hi Stampers!!  It's time for a Sneak Peek at the September Pretty Cute Stamps Release!!

Today I'm giving you a little peek at the new Thanksgiving Eats set.  
The whole set is super cute...just sayin'!!

I wanted this card to look very Pumpkin Spicy, so I used kraft card stock along with some super cute pumpkin paper from Doodlebug.  Inking around all the edges gives it that distressed look, plus I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of the pumpkin paper.  I stamped the adorable pumpkin and pie images with black Memento ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.  I had to give the whipped cream a little glistening with some clear Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is also from the Thanksgiving Eats set.  The cute twine is lawn trimmings from Lawn Fawn.

For more peeks and inspiration, be sure to check out the Pretty Cute Stamps blog!  There will be free SVG images and clipart each Sneak/Release day.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join us this Thursday and Friday for the Hop!
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

From One Nut To Another!

Happy September my stamping friends!
School is starting, the air is changing, there's just something about the feeling of Fall.
Here's a cute card just right for sending a little "hello" to someone you know to
welcome in the new season.

This cute little squirrel is from the Pretty Cute Stamps Nuts About You set.
I stamped him onto cream colored card stock with brown Memento ink and colored him with chalks.  I also stamped out some of the acorns from the set and finished them in the same manner.
To assemble the card, I started with a cream colored card, layered on some cute fall 
paper from Doodlebug which I added ribbon and a bow to before adhering to the card base, then layered a die-cut piece on top.  I placed the squirrel so he was standing on the ribbon, and added the acorns and stamped the greeting.  There are so many cute sayings in this set!  I finished it off with some fall colored sequins.

On the inside, I stamped some of the very tiny acorns along with the sentiment.  Did you see Mr. Squirrel peeking over the top?
Be sure to pop on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps store to find this and many
other adorable stamp sets, and you can find lots of cute cards and inspiration
on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.

Thank you for visiting and
 Happy Fall Stamping!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Show of Hands...

.... or at least one hand!!
Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog!
Today I wanted to show you the ATC that I made for this month's OR.C.A.S. (Oregon Coast Avid Stampers) August club meeting.
Each month we make and exchange ATC's.  We started in January with the letter "A", and have been working our way through the alphabet.  This month was the letter "H".
This was my ATC.

I stamped the hand with Memento black ink and then colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.  After coloring, I stamped the image again on note paper and tore the paper around it.  I put some two-way glue on the paper and let it dry creating a mask for the image.  After masking, I started applying Ranger Distress ink (Tea Dye color), building up the color on the outside edge.  When I was satisfied with that, I used water to drip splatters over the background and then mopped up the excess with a paper towel.  That left the bleached out splotches.  I then stamped the "H's" which are from two different alphabets sets by Close To My Heart, and finished around the edge of the card with some black pigment ink.  I stamped a second card with a Stampin' Up stamp that lets you fill out all the details about your ATC, and glued it to the back of my card.  The little envelope behind it is something that I found at Hobby Lobby and they come in a package of 12, I think, 2 or 3 each of different colors.  They are just right for holding an ATC!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Smiles Across The Miles

Hi My Stamping Friends!!
I have a sweet little card for you today using a stamp set

I just love the cute little characters in this set and it has great sentiments and sayings too!
I stamped the girl and dog onto Ranger watercolor paper and then colored them with my brand new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  So much fun!!  After coloring and fussy cutting out the images, I popped them up onto the card front on top of some die-cut pieces that I adhered on top of a patterned layer.  I stamped out the greeting and cut into a fun banner and popped it up also.  I debated about putting on some bling, but in the end I decided I liked this one just as it was.
I will post the full stamp set below so you can see all of the cute images.
You can also see this card over on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog, along with a ton of other cards and projects.
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jellyfish and Smooshing!

Hi My Stamping Friends!
It's time for a new challenge over on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog, and this month
the challenge is Any Card.
I tried a technique on this card that was so much fun!
Ink Smooshing!
Look this technique up on You Tube and you will find some great instructional
videos to help you get going, but it's really easy!!
After creating my background with the Smooshing, I stamped this sweet Jellyfish from the Pretty Cute Stamps Sea Ya Soon stamp set.

I highlighted the jellyfish with some clear Wink of Stella.  The greeting is created with stamps from the Sea Life Sentiments set.  Of course I had to add some sparkle, so I sprinkled on some pretty gems from Studio G.  I attached the watercolor panel with foam tape to the pink and black layers, and then onto a blue card.
I will definitely be using this technique again!!

Here are the stamp sets I used...


Please join us and make any card using Pretty Cute Stamps and link it up over
on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.  You will find the guidelines for the challenge there, and you might win a prize!!
Thanks for visiting, and Happy Stamping! :)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Shake Rattle Robot

Hi My Stamping Friends!!
I had so much fun creating this card for a few different reasons...
first of all, this BOTday stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps is adorable,
second, I really like making shaker cards, AND third, I got to use my brand new Fuse tool!!!

I die cut the card base and purple layer together to create the opening for the shaker
and then used the next bigger die for the top white layer.  I had just the right Sizzix gear embossing
folder to use and I brushed over the raised gears with some gray Distress Ink.

I colored up the robot and balloon with Spectrum Noir markers and highlighted the cheeks and tongue with some white dots using a gel pen.  I used all sorts of beads and sequins as well as some gears that I stamped out using the same set.  The Fuse tool worked like a charm to seal up the shaker pocket which was made from a piece of a page protector.

I really like that you can see the ingredients of the shaker from both the outside and inside
of the card.  The sentiment and gear are stamped from the same set.  The other gears are not attached,
I just set them there for the photo :)

Thank you for visiting, and if you would like to have this fun set, you can find it

Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sweet Shaker

Hi my stamping friends!
It's time for another Pretty Cute Stamps blog hop, and if you made your way here from Karla's Blog you are on the right path!  If you would like to start from the beginning, click here.

For this hop I made a fun shaker card using the adorable new set, Harvest Happiness.  This set, along with all of the other awesome new sets in this release are on sale through August 11th, and you can save even more by purchasing the whole bundle in the Pretty Cute Stamps store!

I wanted a softer look for this card and also wanted to use different products, so I water colored the images and the shaker layers using watercolor paper and Grumbacher watercolors.  I filled the shaker with sequins and beads, so it has a fun sound when you shake it.  I popped up the images with foam dots and the patterned paper is from doodlebug designs, inc. .  This set has so many fun images and sayings!!

How about a prize??
All you have to do is be a follower and comment on each blog in this hop.
For extra winning chances, "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 on Saturday, August 8th :)

Your next stop is the very creative Dawn.

In case you lose your way, here is the line-up:
Janna: you are here :)

Thanks so much for hopping along and
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hi Y'all!

Hi my stamping friends!
Today I have a little Sneak Peek for you from Pretty Cute Stamps.  I think this card lends itself very well to be a great guy card.  Sometimes it's hard to come up with ideas or styles that seem to work for giving to a guy, but this one works.
I started with a patterned paper, so my background was already done for me.  You could easily achieve the same effect by using some blue and brown distress inks.
Next I used the Tim Holtz stencil, Rays, and some distress ink to create the fence posts.
The cool barbed wire is a border stamp from the new Pretty Cute Stamp set, Best In The West.

The greeting is also from the new set and I accented the greeting with some cute stars that I punch out using a Martha Stewart all over the page punch, Starry Sky.  I put some Wink of Stella on the stars to make them twinkle.  I distressed the layers before adhearing them together.

Inside the card I stamped the sentiment from the new set and accented it with a couple stars.  I really like the font of this sentiment.

Be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog for more Sneak Peeks and free SVG images today, tomorrow and Wednesday and then on Thursday will be the August Stamp Release and Blog Hop.  You won't want to miss it!   

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 :)