Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Let's sew up some arrows!!!

Hey beautiful crafters! I am so excited to share a little project that I whipped up for my daughter this week. 

So the Santa Claus came by and gave baby girl a super adorable Barbie house with all the furniture and accessories. One problem...the blanket that came with Barbie's bed was less than stellar if I do say so myself. So off to the craft room I ran. 

I grabbed my favorite stamp set Awesome Arrows and some freezer paper. I used StazOn ink to stamp out my favorite arrow 5 times and then I cut it out. I ironed the freezer paper onto the jean-"ish" fabric and cut around the arrows with fabric scissors. Then I just peeled the paper off. It can be used again and again as a sewing pattern. 

I then put the two pieces of fabric right sides facing each other and stitched all around. Leave a 3" opening on the bottom middle of the pillow. Be sure to clip your corners at an angle so they don't have much bulge. Turn inside out and be sure to push out the corners. Now this little gem is Barbies and so it's stuffed with some left over fleece that I had from Hubbies Christmas slippers. I just cut the fleece into 2x2 squares and stuffed it up. Then I did a straight stitch around the entire pillow. I used the old "blanket" from Barbies original house and made a template for this blanket. Cut it out to match the pillow and Voila a new bedroom set for Barbie. Baby girl was very happy and I love that I got to use my favorite stamp set for sewing! Bam

Hope you guys had a great Holiday and that your New Year is safe and full of love!!!

All my best,

Monday, December 29, 2014

You Otter get ready for...

Christmas is done...and yes, I have boxed up all my decor.
I'm looking forward to celebrating those in my life who I think are sweet and kind and amazing.

Otterly Amazing set by Pretty Cute St amps will make you smile and take away any winter blues...
though we haven't any snow here in MI!  

I love this warm, smiling guy!

Oh and yes, my goal is to mail out a lot of valentines...
since I didn't mail out Christmas cards this year! haha

I want to know if you are making any goals for the new year...
and what Pretty Cute Stamps sets do they involve? 

Thanks for stopping by today.
Swim by my blog, Sunnyside Up...
for more creative delights!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Customer Feature ~ Julie Kraling and a WINNER

TGIF, everyone! I have a sweet project to share with you today. Julie Kraling shared this adorable little tag she created using the Snowmies Stamp Set:

Isn't this just so cute! I love the bright colors she used! Here's the Snowmies Stamp Set. You can click on the photo to find it in the store:

Hey, would you like to have your project featured here on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog? You can share your Pretty Cute Stamps projects 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 now 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! :)

Oh, and 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.

Finally, I have a winner from the December 2014 Stamp Release Blog Hop. The randomly chosen winner of the $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps Store is:

Congratulations, Sue! Send me an email at lisanorris at prettycutestamps dot com to claim your prize. :)

Oh, and don't forget that the new releases are all ON SALE through 11:59 EST tonight. Also, with any 2 stamp minimum purchase until the sale ends, you will receive a free 2x3 inch stamp set. Check out the stamps in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store.

Thank you all for stopping by today! I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and an amazing New Year! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pretty Cute Stamps December 2014 Release Blog Hop

Happy December RELEASE DAY, everyone, and welcome to the Pretty Cute Stamps December 2014 Release Blog Hop. YAY! My fabulous Design Team and I have some super cute 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 new items (even the bundle) are ON SALE until 11:59 EST on Friday, December 19. Woo HOO! The sale is a little shorter than usual this month because my family and I will be traveling for the holidays, and I won't be around to ship stamps for a while after the 19th. they are. You can click on each of the photos to see these in the PCS Store:

December 2014 Stamp Release Bundle (contains all of the stamp sets below)

Sip Enjoy Relax 2x3" Stamp Set (FREE with any 2 stamp minimum purchase during the SALE).

The SVG Outlines for the images on each of these new sets are also now available in the store. So, if you're not one who likes fussy-cutting around images and has access to an electronic cutting machine that can use SVG files, these could be a great resource for you. The stamp images are not included with these need the stamp sets for those. Oh, and these SVG Outlines are also ON SALE until Tuesday night, too!

Okay, here is my project that uses the sweet little freebie Sip Enjoy Relax stamp set:

I decided to create a tag for my daughter's Christmas gift for her teacher. I colored this sweet little mug from the Sip Enjoy Relax set using my Copic Markers. I also added a face to the mug using my Oh, Christmas Tree stamp set (there are several faces in other sets that will fit this little cup, too). I stamped the image and sentiment on a tag I cut using my Silhouette Cameo and my Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Layered Tags 1 Cutting Files set. I added a little bit of doodled stitching, and my tag was all done.

The best part about this set, in case you missed it, is that it will be included for FREE with any order of 2 stamp sets or more during the December New Release Sale (Dec. 17-19). Then, it will be for sale in the store for only $3.75!  WOW!

Okay, now how about a PRIZE????

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 6 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. (The separate comment is your extra entry.)

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. (The separate comment is your extra entry.)

I will randomly choose a winner of the hop candy on Friday, December 19, 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, December 16, 2014

December Release Sneak Peek Day 2

Yay!!! It's time for more fun sneak peeks! Here are some sweet little projects using Pretty Cute Stamps stamp sets that will be available for purchase starting tomorrow, December 17, 2014.

Larissa Pittman from Muffins and Lace created this adorable little card using the new Otterly Amazing stamp set:

Karla Yungwirth from Creative Love Affair created this colorful birthday card using the new Let's Talk stamp set:

Here's the inside of the card:

Karla also created a cute little sneak peek of the Sip Enjoy Relax stamp set. This 2x3 inch little set will be included for FREE with any 2 stamp set minimum purchase during the New Release sale (December 17-19). Then, it will be available for purchase in the store:

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Be sure to come back tomorrow for our December 2014 Stamp Release Blog Hop. We'll be showing you more fun projects using this month's new stamps, and the stamps will be ON SALE in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store. We hope you'll stop by! :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

December Release Sneak Peek Day 1

Happy Monday, everyone! I am so very excited to show you our first sneak peeks for our Pretty Cute Stamps December 2014 Release. Because the holidays are so very close, and my family and I will be visiting family during the week of Christmas, the New Release Sale will only last for 3 days (December 17-19) this month. Because of the short sale, I am going to go ahead and show you the full stamp sets that will be available for purchase starting Wednesday. That way, you can start making your wish list. :) Okay, here are our amazing sneak peek projects. Be sure to stop by these wonderful ladies' blogs to learn all of the details about their projects:

Dawn Mercedes Barrett from Sunnyside Up created such a pretty Valentine's Day card using some images and sentiments from the new Eskimo Kisses stamp set:

Raven Baca from Love 4 Stamps created this sweet little card using the new Warm Fuzzies stamp set:

And, finally, Janna Williams from Stamping with the Dogs created this fun card using the new Rock On stamp set:

Be sure to stop by these ladies' blogs to learn all of the details about their projects. And remember, all of these sets will be available for purchase starting Wednesday, December 17.

I'll be back tomorrow to share some more amazing Sneak Peeks that our other DT members created using the new stamps from the December release. We hope you'll stop by! :)

Friday, December 12, 2014

December 2014 Stamp Release Events

TGIF, everyone! I wanted to let you know about the December 2014 Stamp Release Events that are coming up soon.

Monday, December 15 -Tuesday, December 16: December 2014 Release Sneak Peeks on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog. The wonderful ladies from the Pretty Cute Stamps Design Team will be giving you fun little sneak peeks of the new stamp sets by sharing SUPER CUTE projects they created with the new stamps. You don't want to miss even one of the fabulous projects!

Wednesday, December 17: December 2014 Stamp Release Blog Hop: We'll be showing you all of the new sets and sharing more fun projects using the sets. The excitement starts on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog

Wednesday, December 17- Friday, December 19: All of the Newly Released items will be ON SALE in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store. Due to our family holiday travels, the New Release Sale will last only three days this month, so be sure to order early to save. Oh, and anyone who purchases at least two stamp sets will get a free stamp set for FREE! Woo HOO! Plus, you'll be able to save EVEN MORE if you purchase the December Release Bundle.
That's it! I can't wait for you to see all of the new stamps. Be sure to come back on Monday to see some super cute sneak peeks!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

You've Been ELFED

Good morning friends! Larissa here with a Christmas card using Christmas Cheer

I started out stamped the two elves onto a piece of 110 lb white cardstock. I then colored them using my Copic Markers.

Skin: E000, E00, E01, R20
Hair: E33, E35
Outfits: R24, R27, R29, G05, G07, G14
I used Clear Wink of Stella on her dress and hat and then his belt.

I found some pattern paper in my stash from Bo Bunny and used it for the background.

To finish the card off I used a couple of snowflakes and tied some twine in a bow.

I hope you enjoyed my post today.
Have a wonderful Wednesday Friends.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Pretty Christmas Gift Tags!

Hi! Karla here today with a fun gift tag feature! I am so enjoying December! I've finally got my Christmas cards sent out, our tree is up, we've built our gingerbread house - we found a Frozen one this year, so the girls were really excited! Although, Erica, who's almost 3, couldn't understand why we couldn't eat it immediately after making it :)

We've been wrapping gifts as we get them ready, so there won't be so much to do all at once.  I realized I needed a few more tags, so I decided to combine some Pretty Cute Stamps sets to create these gift tags.

I started with some white cardstock, which I cut into tags, rounding the upper corners of each. Next I stamped the border with Versamark using the Any Better Than This frame, the snowflakes from Christmas Cheer, and a sentiment from the Oh Christmas Tree set. After I heat embossed with gold and silver inks I sponged the edges with Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Inks, leaving a white area in the center.

 For the second tag I used the frame and hearts from Celebrate Today and another sentiment from Oh Christmas Tree. I made the hearts into hanging ornaments by drawing lines and bows with some gold and silver pens.

I tied some gold and silver ribbons onto my tags and some bakers twine to attach them to my gifts. Now they are all ready to be delivered!

How are your Christmas plans coming along? I hope you can take time to enjoy all the little things, from wrapping gifts to watching 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'. Thanks so much for joining me today, and be sure to check out the Pretty Cute Stamps store for a gift for someone, or for yourself ;) You can even email a Pretty Cute Stamps gift certificate to a lucky person on your gift list!