Saturday, July 23, 2016

Busy Summer!

Hi All!  Gosh, I haven't posted since May.  Summer began and it's been busy!  On June 1st, I signed up with Fun Stampers Journey, an awesome company with a fabulous selection of stamping/crafting products, 317 pages in just the main catalog.  I just had an Open House to show off some of the products and introduce the new main catalog and current holiday catalog.  It was all very well received and I was happy with the result in orders.  This was my set-up for the Open House.



 




To order a catalog or see what Fun Stampers Journey has to offer, please visit my website at www.funstampersjourney.com/JannaStamps

I hope you all are having a great Summer.
Janna :)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Announcement :)

Hi Stamping Friends!
I have made a decision!  On June 1st I am signing up with Fun Stampers Journey!
I am really excited and looking forward to it!
There will be a brand new catalog coming out in July and I can't wait to show you
new products and fun items made with their awesome products.

In the meantime, here is a little video of an ATC I made for our local stamp club exchange.  We have been following the alphabet and this month we had to make something using the letter "P".
I decided to use a fun new stamp set that I just got.
You will have to watch to see what I made ;)
Happy Stamping!
See you soon with new stuff from Fun Stampers Journey!



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Tiny Cup, Big On Fun!


Hi Stamper Friends!!
How cute is this miniature coffee cup?!!
It is the perfect size for filling with your favorite candy goodies
or maybe a Kcup of your favorite brew.  I think it would be awesome
to put a mocha flavored truffle in there and give it 
as a fun little "just because" gift.
Attach a coffee gift card for a really special little treat!


You can find these cute little cups online at webstaurantstore.com.  I used the coffee bean stamps from the Pretty Cute Stamps Coffee Sentiments set and some cocoa colored ink from Close To My Heart to make the design on the cup.  Even though the cup is curved, it was easy to stamp.  I created the coffee sleeve with some corrugated cardstock.  After punching out the green scalloped circle, I punched out the smaller white circle to stamp the design onto.  I used a sentiment from the Coffee Sentiments set and the cute face is 
from the Coffee Faces set.
I thought it turned out really sweet.

You can find both of these cute stamp sets in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store.
Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)


      

Friday, April 15, 2016

Just For Her Challenge

Hi Friends and Stampers :)
I have a pretty card for you today made using Pretty Cute Stamps and following the new monthly challenge, "Just For Her".  To play along and have a chance at winning a gift certificate, read the details here.
I had been wanting to try the Pleated Skirt Fold card for some time and thought it was the perfect technique for this girly challenge.


I used the tulip from the pretty and new Spring Flowers set.  I stamped the tulip and the stem/leaves, 3 times onto watercolor cardstock using Close To My Heart inks.  Next I used a water brush and filled in the stamped images trying to match the colors in the patterned paper that I used.  I die-cut the tulips out and also a coordinating piece to pop behind the image.  The fold for this card is really simple and you can find a tutorial here.  I stamped the greeting using a coordinating stamp from the set.  The papers that I used are from Stampin' Up and the pretty sparkle trim is from Close To My Heart.  For more inspiration, pop on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.
Thanks so much for visiting, please come back soon!
Happy Stamping :)
Janna

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Hi Friends and Stampers!
I just had to get out the new stamp set, Grow, from Pretty Cute Stamps and stamp up the cute
seed pack because it is coming up on that time of year for planting!
How cute would it be, to buy a few seed packets and maybe a cute new
pair of gardening gloves and wrap them up for a gift, along with this card
for your favorite friend who loves to garden?  What a fun little "just because" gift!


I popped up a few of the seed packets for dimension and added the gardening tools
as a cute embellishment.
All images were stamped with Lawn Fawn Black Licorice ink and colored with
Spectrum Noir markers.
The cute patterned paper is from Echo Park.
You can find this fun stamp set and many more at Pretty Cute Stamps.

Happy Stamping :)
Janna


Friday, March 18, 2016

R U Up 4 A Challenge??

Hi Friends and Stampers :)
It's time again for another challenge from Pretty Cute Stamps.
This month the challenge is.....


I recently bought two items to make banners with, and I had using them in mind for this challenge.  I just wanted one piece to make a little wall hanging.  Here's what I came up with.


I used the pretty new set, Spring Flowers from Pretty Cute Stamps to create the focal point.  After stamping and coloring I cut out the piece using scallop punches in two different sizes.  For added texture, I used some cheesecloth.  The small layer of banner, along with the scalloped trim is cut using dies from a set by Pebblesinc.com, and the larger one is made using a We R Memory Keepers punch board.  I inked around all of the edges and used some seam binding for the hanger.  The pretty green sparkles are from Bo Bunny.  The sentiment is from the new Pretty Cute Stamps set, Grow.
This piece is around 10" from top to bottom.

Be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog for all of the design team projects for this challenge, and then join us in making one yourself!  The challenge guidelines can be found here.  You could possibly win a $15.00 gift certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps Store!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Happy Stamping :)
Janna
  
We R Memory Keepers - Banner Punch Board       Pebbles Inc. Jen Hadfield DIES Homemade Set       

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It's Wearin' 'O The Green Day!

What a fun day!! 
 Did you remember to wear green?  Did you pinch anyone, or get pinched yourself for not wearing green??  Do you have something fun planned for a meal that's a green food??
Whatever you do today, may the luck of the Irish be with you!
Even though this card looks like a St. Patrick's Day card, I actually
made it into a birthday card.
You have to use this cute leprechaun from the Pretty Cute Stamp's  Lucky set for more than just once a year!
I created the background for this card using the brand new Distress Crayons from Ranger.  I stamped the leprechaun and rainbow with Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.
I popped up the stamped layer, and the leprechaun with sticky foam for added dimension.


I paired him up with the new Rainbow set for the perfect lucky combo!
I also used the grass from the new Spring Flowers set, it was just right and actually fit perfectly across the bottom of my card.  The greeting is from the Rainbow set.


For the inside, I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Leapin' Lizards set along with a lucky clover from the Lucky set.
You can find all of the sets I used to create this fun card in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store.

Happy Stamping!
Janna :)
   
   

Thursday, March 10, 2016

March Blog Hop Time!


Hi Friends and Stampers!!
So exited for this Pretty Cute Stamps Blog Hop!!
If you came here from Gloria's Blog, you are on the right track!
If you would like to start from the beginning, click here.
Just to let you know, all of the new stamps in this release will be on sale through March 15, 2016 and there is a special bundle price to purchase the whole release!

Here is the fun card that I made using the brand new Rainbow set.


I used dies to cut the card and the white layer, and then I embossed the white layer using an embossing folder.  I stamped the image and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and used glue and dry glitter to sparkle up the rainbow and also around the border of the greeting.  I popped up the rainbow and the greeting with foam dots.  I finished it off with a cute little die-cut bow.
The faces are separate stamps, so you can put them on there or not.

Be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog for a free cutting file.

Would you like a chance at some Blog Candy??


All you have to do for a chance to win, is visit and comment on each stop in the Hop!
For extra chances, go and "like" Pretty Cute Stamps on facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps mailing list.  Easy, peasy!!

O.K., next up on the hop is a very creative gal, Joann.

Thanks for joining us and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sneaky Peek Time!!

Hi Friends!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


It is time for new stamps from Pretty Cute Stamps and today I have a Sneak Peek of the Rain or Shine set for you.
I just have to say, you are going to love all the Spring designs in this month's new stamp sets!
Here is the card I made using Rain or Shine.


After embossing the card front, I used some Distress ink to create the stormy sky, and then layered
the two die-cut circles to create the focal point for these cute stamps.  I paper-pieced the rain boots and colored the tops and bottoms using Spectrum Noir markers.  The greeting is from the same set, and I popped it up with foam dots.  The raindrop bling was just the right touch to finish off the card.

Be sure to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog for lots more "peeks" and a free cutting file pictured below.  See you tomorrow for the Blog Hop!!
Happy Stamping!
Janna ;)


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Just Swimming By...

Hi My Stamping Friends!
I get busy working on birthday cards this time of year and I have
made this super fun card to show you today!


I had so much fun putting this card together using stamps from Pretty Cute Stamps!  I stamped those cute Dolphins from the Sea Ya Soon set, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them out along with the sun from the Sunshiny Day set.
I die-cut the waves using a die set from My Favorite Things and layered them onto a blue card making sure that I left space un-glued to tuck the dolphins in.  I popped up the sun and the tops of the dolphins for added dimension.  The patterned papers are from Doodlebug Designs.
The greeting is also from the Sea Life Sentiments set, and I used the Happy Birthday from that set for the sentiment inside.
You can find all of these stamps sets in the Pretty Cute Stamps store.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

             

Monday, February 22, 2016

Winners, Winners

Hi!  I know I said I was going to post this at 6:00 Pacific time, and guess what???
I came home and started building a pot of vegetable soup and completely forgot!!
I'm so sorry!!
Well, let's not make you wait any longer....
Sue D. and cghundley, you were the only two to go and subscribe to my YouTube channel.
I thank you very kindly.
Please send me an e-mail to jannastamps@charter.net and tell me your first and second choices of the new stamp release.  I'm hoping that you will each get your first pick, but if you both pick the same, I will draw.
Thank you.
Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Give Away Drawing

I will be pulling names and posting winners this evening, 6:00 Pacific time, come
back then to see if your name was drawn :)
Janna

Friday, February 19, 2016

Spring Is Coming!

Hi Friends!
Do you like a challenge to spur your creativity on?  I do!
This month's Pretty Cute Stamps challenge is "include ribbon".  Since Easter falls in March this year, I thought I better get started on Easter themed cards, so I made this cute and colorful card :)


I inked around the edges of the card base and then topped the card with the cute jellybean paper from Doodlebug.  The grass is two layers, the back layer was cut with shredding scissors and the front layer with a Martha Stewart punch.  All of the cute images are from the Pretty Cute Stamps set, Easter Cuties.  I colored them all up with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them out.  I knew I wanted the ribbon to be like a banner at the top, so that's what I did with the little eggs holding it in place.  I used circle and oval scallop punches for the greeting medallion.
I hope you will join in on the challenge, you can find the rules at the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog, and you might just win a $15.00 gift certificate from Pretty Cute Stamps!
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!
Janna :)

Thursday, February 18, 2016

February Blog Hop!

Hi my Stamping Friends, it's Pretty Cute Stamps Blog Hop time!!


If you made your way here from Amber's blog, you are in the right place, but if you would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.
Today we are sharing projects the we have made using the very newest stamp sets which are available and on sale now through February 23, 2016 in the Pretty Cute Stamps store!  You can save even more with the special bundle price!
Here is the card I made using the "Work It" stamp set.


I just loved this little dog in the set cuz it looks like a Dachshund!  This little cutie is out for a daily run to try and take off a pound or two :)  I had fun with dies to create the background and colored up the little cutie dog using Spectrum Noir markers.  The clouds are actually made using a speech bubble stamp from the "Let's Talk" set.
Here's the inside,


Just love that little dog's happy face!
I hope you are enjoying the hop!  There is some blog candy (a prize) to be had! 


 For a chance to win, just leave a comment on each blog along the hop.  For extra chances, you can go over and "like" Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List.
A random winner for the $15.00 Pretty Cute Stamps gift certificate will be chosen on Monday, February 22, 2016.
Now, I will also be giving away some prizes!!
If you would like to WIN one of these 3 new stamp sets, complete the hop and then go subscribe to my You Tube channel and come back here and leave me a comment that you subscribed.  (U.S. only please)  I will randomly draw 3 winners on Monday, February 22, 2016.  To find out if you are a winner, check back here on Monday.
Next up on the hop is the very creative Melissa!
Here is the hop line-up:

Blog Hop Lineup
Janna: you are here :)

Thank you for hopping and Happy Stamping!!
Janna :)

         

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

You Can Do It!

Hi Stampers!
It's time again for Pretty Cute Stamps Sneak Peeks!


Can you guess what the theme of these stamp sets are??

Here is the card I made using the The New You set, that you could give to any girl or guy 
for a little extra encouragement!


The background was embossed using white core paper in an embossing folder and then lightly sanded.  I decided to put a happy little face on the blue Kettlebell and popped it out for a little added dimension. Just for fun, I added in some little sparkly stick-on dots in the same colors at the weights.

Don't forget to visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog today and the rest of this week for Sneak Peeks and the Blog Hop.  There will be free clip art/SVG images each day.

Be sure to come back for the Blog Hop on Friday, I will be doing a give-away.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping :)
Janna

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!
Janna