Friday, August 29, 2014

Just WRITE Mini Card Set

TGIF, everyone! It's always great to have some fun little cards around to send as a little pick me up to a friend or loved one. So, today, I want to share a set of mini cards I created using images and sentiments from the Pretty Cute Stamps The Write Stuff stamp set.

These cards are all 4 inches square. I chose five different colors of polkadotted paper from my scrap bin and created doodled frames with my white gelly roll pen. Then, I stamped my images on the The Write Stuff SVG Outlines that I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo. These outlines made creating with these images so easy because I didn't need to cut them out. I colored the images using my Copic markers, and I stamped the sentiments on shapes from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Speech Bubbles Cutting Files set.  Here are some close ups of the cards:

 I love how simple these were to create, and I love that I have these on hand to use as thank you notes or love notes for my family. Here are the PCS items I used for my projects:


Thank you so much for stopping by today. We'll be back next week with more Pretty Cute Stamps inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Owl You Doin?

Hello my crafty friends and Happy Wednesday, It's Kendra!
I've been so busy with work and also in my craft room over the last week...I've gotten several cards done, but here is one that I am really loving!  I decided to go with a more simple design, which is really hard for me, I love to have a lot going on!  :)  I used "Chick with Brains" - one of our new Pretty Cute Stamps August Releases   - love this image!

The little bow is a separate stamp (which you can use for a bowtie or a hairbow!), I stamped it on some patterned paper, cut it out and then glued it it!
I used my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol (one of my favorite mediums of choice)  After I got her all colored and cut out, I used Ranger Glossy Accents to add some dimension to her glasses...makes them look so real! :)

I'm really happy with the way it turned out and I'm really lovin' this color combo (saw it on a pinterest board).  The center frames are popped up on dimensionals for a little extra depth. 
Here is another close up:
Thanks for looking and I hope this gives you a little bit of inspiration....if you haven't grabbed this set yet, run over and get it!  Don't forget to stop by our Pretty Cute Stamps FB page, like us and also post your PCS designs - we'd love to see what you've come up with!  Stop on over at my Blog - Inkin' It Up with Kendra!
Have a fabulous day!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Eye on the images!

Coloring in images can be such fun!  I really enjoy using watercolors as my medium. After all the creative juices go into your image, keep the background plain so you can show off the images, colors, and your style!

I needed a few thank you notes for my son's birthday party. I cut some Strathmore Blank Greeting Cards (which are watercolor paper) in half so the card base measures 3.5 x 5 inches. This way, I could stamp the Yeti, from Big Hairy Hello, directly onto the card base and color him in!

Then I added a popped up, Stickle-fied mountain range!

Remember to add a little detail to the inside of your card too!

It is nearly time for visits to apple be sure to pick up this new release! Tomorrow is the last day you can pick Bushels of Fun (and the other August release sets) on sale!

I believe it to my core that you are going to find 2 MUST HAVE sets from this month's release! What two sets are you putting into your bushel basket this month?

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you'll LIKE our FB page and post your designs soon so we can admire them and be inspired by YOU!

If you want more inspiration using Pretty Cute Stamps, lumber on over to my blog, Sunnyside Up!

Friday, August 22, 2014

PCS Customer Feature ~ Karla Yungwirth & a WINNER

TGIF, everyone! Today I want to share a project that Karla Yungwirth from Creative Love Affair (one of the PCS DT members) shared in the Pretty Cute Projects Facebook Group.

Karla used the Pretty Cute Stamps Slothsome stamp set to create this adorable little card. Too cute! You can find out all of the details about Karla's card on her blog post HERE.

I also want to invite you to share your Pretty Cute Stamps projects with us. You can share on the Pretty Cute Stamps Facebook Page or in the Pretty Cute Projects Facebook Group. Also, if you are part of the Splitcoaststampers Community, you can add the keyword PrettyCuteStamps (no spaces) to your Pretty Cute Stamp project photos (we're hoping to get enough projects added so we can have our own little gallery there). I'll be looking for projects that are shared with us to post here on our blog. I'm hoping to post a PCS Customer Feature at least every other Friday, so please show us your beautiful Pretty Cute Stamps projects. If you don't share with us, I can share your projects here. So share, share away! :) I also have a winner of the $15 Gift Certificate to PCS from the August Release Blog Hop. The randomly-chosen winner is:

Congratulations, Rosy!  I'll try to contact you...but I'm having trouble finding out how. So, if you see this...please email me at lisanorris (at) prettycutestamps (dot) com to claim your prize. :)

Oh, and one last thing...Sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List so you'll be the first to hear about
new items, events, specials, limited-time offers, contests, and more. CLICK HERE to go to the sign up form.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We'll be back next week with more Pretty Cute Stamps inspiration. Have an amazing weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PCS August Release Blog Hop

Happy HUMP DAY everyone, and welcome to the Pretty Cute Stamps August 2014 Release Blog Hop. YAY! My wonderful Design Team and I have some super fun projects to show you today that we created using the very newest PCS stamps.

But first, I want to show you all of the new stamps you can purchase now in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store. Oh, and, most importantly...all of the stamps (even the bundle) are on sale until 11:59 EST on Tuesday, August 26. Woo HOO! they are. You can click on each of the photos to see these in the PCS Store:

Oh, and here's some more exciting news! SVG Outlines for the images on each of these new sets are now available in the store. So, if you're not one who likes fussy-cutting around images and has access to a digital cutting machine that can use SVG files, these could be a great resource for you. I'll be working on getting SVG Outlines in the store for previous sets as soon as I can.  The stamp images are not included with these need the stamp sets for those.

Okay,'s my project using the little Color My World set. I decided to create a sweet little gift for my daughter's 5th grade teacher.

I decided to create a simple little gift by making a cover for a box of Skittles. The cover is simply kraft cardstock that I wrapped around the box (I scored it first in the appropriate places to make folding it easier). Before I secured it with adhesive, I used the crayon stamp and some VersaMark watermark ink to create a subtle background. I colored the crayon box and crayons with my Copic markers and adhered them to the cover using foam tape. Then, I stamped the fun sentiment from the same Color My World set on a speech bubble that I had left over from another project. I added a pretty ribbon and some doodles, and my quick teacher gift was all done.

Okay, now how about some BLOG CANDY????

One lucky hopper will win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps Store!  Here's what you need to do for a chance to win this Gift Certificate:

1.  Be a follower of EVERY BLOG in our little hop.  There are just 5 of us, so that shouldn't be too hard.  You won't be sorry...I'm super lucky to have such talented ladies on my Design Team.


2.  Leave a comment at EACH blog along the hop.  Be sure to let us know you are a follower and leave us a way to get in contact with you if you win.

That's all you have to do.  If you would like EXTRA entries, you can also do one or more of the following:

3.  Like the Pretty Cute Stamps Facebook Page.  Leave me a separate comment on this blog telling me you did.  

4.  Sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List and leave a comment on this blog telling me you did.  You'll get occasional emails telling you about new releases, sales, coupon codes, and events. 

I will randomly choose a winner of the hop candy on Friday, August 22, 2014.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Your next stop on the hop is Dawn.

Here's the lineup of the whole hop, just in case you get lost along the way:


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sneak Peek - Bushels of Fun!

Hi there, Karla here today! The August Stamp release is soooo close!! Have you been enjoying all the fun sneak peeks shared on the Pretty Cute Stamps blog?? Here's one more for you!

I used the new Bushels Of Fun stamp set - I can almost smell the apple pie! Yum! This set makes me think of cinnamon, scents of fall, warm homemade baking, crunchy apples - all the things I love about fall :) Another thing I love about this set is all the sentiments that are included! Wait till you see them - so many options.

I used some papers from 6x6 pads from Imaginisce and Simple Stories. The banner is cut with a Spellbinders die and I used some black and white bakers twine along with some buttons in each corner.

I cut the circle around the pie with my circle cutter from CM - I have had this for at least 15 years! One of my first scrapbooking purchases :) I used Prismacolor Markers to colour in the pie and apples, and I white heat embossed the banner with this adorable sentiment.

The super cute faces on the apples are interchangeable - how sweet is that! I added some white gel pen on the mouths and pink cheeks using a Prismacolor colouring pencil.

Remember, all the new August release stamp sets, including this one - Bushels of Fun- are going to be available August 20th at the Pretty Cute Stamps store and they will be on sale!!! through August 26, 2014. Be sure to check back tomorrow when all the stamp sets are released in a fun blog hop featuring amazing projects from each of the Design Team members using these fabulous new stamps!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Color My World

Hi beautiful crafters!!! We hope you are all having a wonderful Monday! The design team has some super fun projects to show you because it is...


Oh yeah, oh yeah! There was dancing in the streets when these cuties came to my house. Okay maybe more like dancing on the sidewalk next to the mailbox, but you get the idea. 

I used my favorite new set called "Color My World" ECKKKK!!!!

Yeah isn't this stamp set the cutest?!?!?! Be sure to keep checking the blog because all the ladies created some amazing inspiration for you!

The new stamps will be available at the Pretty Cute Stamps Store VERY SOON! Be sure to join us on Facebook to see all the sneak peeks and the blog hop!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sneak Peek Day 3 ~ I ♥ my nerd

Woo HOO! It's time for another sneak peek! Have you been enjoying your sneaks so far? I have a sweet little card for you today that gives you a little peek of two of the new Pretty Cute Stamps sets that will be available for purchase on August 20. Here it is:

These sweet little owls are from a new set called Chick with Brains, and the sentiment and hearts is from a set called Adorkable. There are so many nerdalicious projects you'll be able to create using these two sets. So cute!

Don't forget that we have two more days of sneaks and then RELEASE DAY on August 20th. That day, all of the new sets will be available for purchase (ON SALE) and we'll be having a fun hop to show you more projects using the new stamps. YAY! We hope you'll join us for the fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Come back tomorrow for another fun sneak peek. :)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August Release Sneak Peek!

Hello and Happy Saturday crafty friends!  It's Kendra and it is finally time for me to reveal a little Sneak Peek of one of the new August Stamp Releases for Pretty Cute Stamps!  The August releases are really fabulous and have so much versatility - you're gonna love 'em! :)

Without further's a design I created using "Adorkable"!

Can I say how much I love this little girl with the glasses?!  Cutie Patootie!!  I wear glasses (only at night lol) and my hubby says this image reminds him of me when I have mine on....what? lol   This color combo is one of my very favorites and I think works really well here! 

I decided to break up the sentiment....which I think looks really great! I used my Sakura Stardust pen to outline the books, her dress and the apple just for a little extra sparkle.  I had a mini apple punch laying around I got from ebay way back in the day and I decided to use it....which adds a little pop of dimension.   All the supplies used in my design are listed below. :)

Join us for the August Release Blog Hop starting here on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog this Wednesday, August 20th for some wonderful crafty goodness!  Also, the newest releases will be on sale for the first week!  

Be sure to visit me over at Inkin' It Up with Kendra! Have a crafty day and I'll see you soon!

Friday, August 15, 2014's a little sneak peek...

Welcome to Pretty Cute Stamps' August Sneak Peek! School is about to resume, and the PCS designers are giving you a little cheat before the upcoming Pretty Cute Stamps release test on August 20th! (Okay, no test...but there will be a hop!)

With school around the corner, this new set, The Write Stuff, is a must have for students and teacher gifts/cards.

This set isn't just for the academic at heart. These sweet, punny images and sayings can easily be used to send a little pick me up to a dear friend.  Don't you agree? I love new pencils, regardless of the month. And a sweet note from a friend is cherished any day of the year.

Thanks so much for visiting the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog today. If you want to study for the test (er, hop), 
sharpen your pencils and make a wishlist of sets you want from the Pretty Cute Stamps shop.  (The new sets will be on sale for the first week.) Then, take a recess break and visit me, Dawn,at Sunnyside Up! Just be sure to be on time here tomorrow for the next sneak peek!