Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Shrink plastic ~ I'm hooked!

Hey friends! I have a confession. I'm totally obsessed with Shrink Plastic. No really! It's such a problem I don't even want to stop as I love it so much. 

So I also have another planner. Do you all plan? I've found it such an addictive thing to do. I have three young kiddos who stay pretty active, along with volunteer stuff and work so I NEED something that keeps me organized. I recently found this amazing planning community and I decorate my planner and add all kinds of yummy goodness to it. 

So with that being said I grabbed the ADORABLE stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps called Milk and Cookies and stamped it onto some shrink plastic. I colored in the images with my prismacolor colored pencils and then used my heat emboss tool to shrink them. Then I added a little bit of E6000 onto the back of the paperclip and glued those babies on! They still looked a little too plain for my taste so I added a bit of glitter glue (stickles) to the top on the blue section and the chocolate chips. 

I just love them. I need to make some stickers now and maybe something else uber fun! Ideas...ideas...

Hope you are all having a super creative day!


Monday, April 27, 2015

4 square cards

Here is a great way to kick start your stamping mojo...
Use a classic layout.
Here, I created 2 cards using the "four square" layout. 
But each card is a little different.

Sometimes the sentiment is highlighted,
as it is here in this card which uses Pretty Cute Stamps: Bushels of Fun set.
I just love gingham! 
and eyelets...and kraft...and sequins...

Or, you can repeat an image...
a nice graphic look...
This card features the Forest Friends set.

Of course, colors, patterns, and shapes of each panel also change the look of the card!
Thanks so much for hopping in and joining us today!

Feel free to check out my blog,
for more ideas...and lots of smiles!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Holy Guacamole!!

Good Wednesday morning friends. Larissa here with you today with a shaker card using Taco Time.

Don't you just love it???
I decided to make a shaker card. So I punched a mason jar out and stamped the smallest jalapeno all over it. I then colored them using my Copic markers.
I then stamped the bowl of guacamole and the sentiment on a square piece of white cardstock.
Also colored it with Copic markers.
I made a frame using some red, white and green pattern paper.
I filled the shaker with red, light green and dark green sequins.

I added red and white twine around the mason jar and added a little tag hanging off the side.
I punched an oval out of yellow cardstock and added the sentiment.
I added 2 red rhinestones to finish it off. 

I hope you enjoyed my post today.
Have a wonderful day friends. 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Forest Friends Foxy Card!

Happy Monday!! Karla here today, and I'm so glad to share this adorable Forest Friends stamp set from Pretty cute stamps with you today!

I coloured in this super sweet fox stamp with Prismacolor coloured pencils and then cut him out with a Spellbinders Nestabilities die. I used a little blue Distress Ink to sponge around the edge and then layered it over a larger Nestabilities diecut. The patterned paper is from the BoBunny Forever Young 6x6 paper pack - I just love the bright spring colours!

I used the little heart shapes included in the set to stamp on top of my woodgrain background paper, and I punched the bottom edge of my border before popping up my main image with foam dots.

I just love this cute sentiment - I stamped on more of the BoBunny paper and sponged the edge again with Distress Ink after cutting it into a banner shape.

Thanks so much for joining us today, and be sure to head over to the Pretty Cute Stamp store to see all the amazing stamp sets! You still have one more day to take advantage of the April New Releases which are on sale until April 21st! Hope you have an awesome week!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April Release Blog Hop WINNER

Hey, everyone! I have a winner of the blog hop prize from the April 2015 Stamp Release Blog Hop.

The randomly chosen winner of the $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps Store is:

Congratulations, Teresa! Email me at lisanorris at prettycutestamps dot com to claim your prize.

Oh, and don't forget, everyone, that you can still SAVE on the new stamps and SVG outlines. The sale goes on through April be sure to shop HERE before then to save.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great weekend, and be sure to come back next week for more PCS inspiration. :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 2015 Stamp Release Blog Hop

Happy Release Day, everyone, and welcome to the Pretty Cute Stamps April 2015 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 Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Woo HOO! they are. You can find all of these new items in the PCS store HERE.

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 are my projects that use the Taco Time stamp set:

I used the adorable guacamole/salsa bowl image for this little card that I created for my niece. We were a bit late sending this off for her birthday, so I added this sentiment from the Forest Friends stamp set to the inside:

I also created this HOT little mini card using the chili pepper and sentiment from the set. I found those fun flames on the internet.

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, April 17, 2015.

Oh, oh, oh...and I can't forget to give you your free Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons cutting files for today. These files will be available for FREE today only, then it will be available for purchase in the PPPR store. You can download this Diamond Plate Background and Pegboard Background (perfect for TOOL cards) by clicking on the photos below.

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

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

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April Sneak Peeks Day 2

Yay!!! It's time for another day of sneak peeks. Today, we are sharing projects created with another stamp set that will be available for purchase from the Pretty Cute Stamps store starting tomorrow. Here are some super festive projects using the Taco Time stamp set.

Larissa Pittman from Muffins and Lace created an super cute shaker card using tons of images and sentiments from the set. Don't you just love shaker cards? Check out her blog to read all about it.

Janna Williams from Stamping with the Dogs created an adorable and colorful card using this set. I love how the colors make me want to FIESTA!!! Stop by Janna's blog to find out the details about her card.

And, finally, Dawn Mercedes from Sunnyside Up has created two fun cards using the set. I love her pretty watercoloring. She'll tell you more about them on her blog.

Oh, and I can't forget about this little cutie FREEBIE from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. This sweet file will be available for FREE today only, then it will be available to purchase in the PPPR store. You can find this cute Pinata HERE (be sure to snatch it up so you can use it along with this Taco Time stamp set).

Okay!!! That's all of our sneak peeks. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the full stamp sets and some more amazing projects using them. We hope to see you then!

Monday, April 13, 2015

April Sneak Peeks Day 1

Happy, happy Monday, everyone! I'm so excited to be back with our April 2015 sneak peeks from Pretty Cute Stamps. We'll also have sneak peeks for you tomorrow, then the new stamps will be released on Wednesday. Today, we are sharing projects we created using two of the new stamp sets for this month that are perfect for the men in our lives. Plus, I have a fun freebie cutting file/ clip art from our sister site, Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, to share with you today, only. So, let's get this show on the road.

Our first sneak peeks are from a new set called Such a Tool:

Karla Yungwirth from Creative Love Affair created a fun Father's Day card using this set. She decorated the outside and inside of her card and also created a decorative envelope to go along with it. I love all of the texture she added. Stop by her blog to find out all of the details about this project.

Raven Baca from Love 4 Stamps also created a cool card using this set. I love the bright color scheme and the way she stamped the tools on vellum. Be sure to check out Raven's blog to learn all of the details about her card.

I also have a sneak peek of the new stamp set, Best Dad Evah:

I decided to keep these 4 inch mini cards really simple. Sometimes, I think that's the best way to go with masculine cards. Here are some close ups of some of the fun images and sentiments from this new set:

Okay, now I have that fun FREEBIE from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons. This Power Drill Cutting File is free for you guys today only (April 13, 2015). This file includes .SVG and .DXF cutting files, along with .PNG and .JPG clipart images. YAY! Click the photo to pick up this cute little freebie (which, by the way, will go PERFECTLY with the Such a Tool stamp set).

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Be sure to come back tomorrow for more adorable sneak peeks! Have a great day, everyone!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps April 2015 Release Events

WOW! The April Pretty Cute Stamps are almost here. All of the fun starts tomorrow right here on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.

Monday, April 13 - Tuesday, April 14: April 2015 Release Sneak Peeks here 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! Plus, I'll be giving away a FREE Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons cutting file/clip art each day. YAY!

Wednesday, April 15: April 2015 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 here on the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog. Oh, and we'll have another PPPR freebie for you during the hop, too!

Wednesday, April 15 - Tuesday, April 21: All of the Newly Released items will be ON SALE in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store. Plus, you'll be able to save EVEN MORE if you purchase the April 2015 Release Bundle.

We hope you'll join us for all of the fun! We'll see you tomorrow!