Monday, February 27, 2017

Thanks a Ton! ❤

Sometimes a Monday, is truly a Monday. 

There's no way around it, sometimes you're just bound to have a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day"...and sometimes you have great family and friends to get you through these times. One of the simplest things you can do is say thank you. This can be as simple as a phone call, but why not go a step further and send a quick note? 

I'm sharing a thank you with you on this Monday, especially since I am posting this rather late, thank you for understanding and have a great Monday! Here's to all of us making it through to Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Llama Happy Birthday!

Hey there friends! Karla here today with a cute llama birthday card that I made for my daughter using the Little Llama clear stamp set. She turned 10 in January and made a special request for this llama wearing a sombrero to be on her card! I used my Prismacolor and Hobby Colour Markers, which are alcohol based to colour in this adorable llama and her pretty hat, which I popped up with foam dots. I thought I'd use the fun and festive BoBunny Believe papers from a 6x6 pad along with some pretty sequins.

I layered the sentiment from the set over a banner shape and added some hand drawn stitch lines.

Inside, I used the Happy Birthday sentiment and a couple hearts from the set - and since I forgot to take a pic before writing a sweet message to my girl I thought I'd share that with you too! I always make sure I add the date in the card so she'll be able to see when she got it.

Here's a look at this super cute set - with lots of sentiments for different occasions!
Little Llama
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is looking fabulous!!

Monday, February 20, 2017

I've been on the lookout...

Hi crafty friends Gloria here from Gloria's Goofy Craft Spot.

Today I would like to share a card I made using the new Pretty Cute Stamp Meerkat Digital Stamps for the cute little meerkat and sentiment. I  colored the meerkat with spectrum noir markers and cut him out by hand. The two little hearts are from the  new Pretty Cute Stamp Hippo Digital Stamps that I glued them on transparent sewing thread.
I used some dies to cut the front layer of the card after printing out the sentiment.
 I than used two circle dies to make a circle trim. I used foam tape to glue down the front layer of the card.

Thank you for stopping by!

Pretty Cute Stamps used:

 Pretty Cute Stamp Meerkat Digital Stamps

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hello Friends

Hello friends. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday so far. Today I am using one of the new Digital Stamps for February "Ostrich"

I printed the image and hello friend sentiment out on a piece of white cardstock. I then colored the images with Copic markers.
I used: C10, C7, C5, BG10, YR27, YR23, E01, E21. 
I then decided instead of cutting this little guy out I masked him off and used distress ink for my background.
I used: Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, and Mustard Seed.
I matted the card front onto a piece of Stampin Up Melon Mambo Cardstock and then onto a white card base. To finish the card off I used my White Gel Roll pen to add some dots and hot pink enamel dots. 

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

Larissa Pittman Muffins And Lace 

Friday, February 17, 2017

You´re Grrrreat!!

Hi everyone!!

It´s Noe here from SCN blog with one inspiration project using one of the newest Digi Stamps from PCS... Have you seen them? They´re all amazing!!!

Let´s go!! This is my Card!!

I made my own background using photography paper and alcohol inks... Then, I printed my sentiment and framed it...

I love the final result!! A simple but funny card ...

This is the cute digi used in my card:

Happy Weekend!!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Sunny Day

Hi ya Pretty Cute Peeps,  Carolyn from Free Spirits Studio here. Today, for my inspiration post I am sharing a summer themed card. I am tired of Winter and ready for Spring and Summer and lots of sunshine.
These stamps are so cute and fun to create scenes with. Stop by the  store to see the wide selection of digital stamps!

The stamps I used are Happy Camper and Fantastic Foxes.

Thanks for stopping by. Check the blog for more inspiration!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New Digi Stamps and Some Changes

Well, hello there! Long time, no see, huh? I had a wonderful, restful break, and I was really able to do some thinking and soul searching. After a lot of thought, I've decided to do things here at Pretty Cute Stamps a little differently from now on. Before I tell you about the changes, I'd like to share the reason I'm changing things up. So, here it goes...I'm going to be real with you, right now. (If you also love Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons, you've heard some of this before).

When I started designing craft supplies (cutting files), it was a complete career change for me. I went from teaching elementary school full time and going to graduate school to staying home and figuring out how to turn my drawings into cutting files (because of a family move and change in our situation). I was passionate about paper crafting, and I loved every minute that I was designing. Then I got the chance to turn those drawings into stamps, and another piece of my career puzzle fell into place. It all was really was a dream come true.

Fast forward to now...almost 5 years later...and my dreams have changed a bit. I still love to draw and create art, but my heart and interests have really started to shift. I'm super excited right now because I'm learning new ways to draw and I'm using those drawings to create acrylic, watercolor, and digital paintings and illustrations. I'm taking classes and absolutely loving every minute of them. I'd love to turn this new passion into something more...I'm just not quite sure what that means, just yet. So, I'm sure you can imagine that a lot of my time has been taken up by these new interests. It's really all I can think about...which is an exciting thing, especially since I've been struggling over the past couple of years with bouts of something pretty close to depression. I just wasn't myself...I was withering away. But, now I'm back, and feeling fresh and happy and excited again. So, I have to follow my heart on this one and really invest my time in these new interests. That's really best for family, my friends, and, of course, me.

So, here's how things are going to change. I still want to create digital stamps, but I also want to have plenty of time to learn and practice my new passion. So, I will no longer be having official monthly stamp releases. I'll be adding new stamps to my store semi-regularly...just not as many as before. Several members of my awesome Design Team have decided to stick with me, so they will be sharing projects with you...just not everyday, like before. And, we won't be having regular challenges and blog hops. We might do one now and again, just for fun, but not on a scheduled basis. So, that's it...I hope you understand. I feel that all of us have had times when we find a new passion and just can't stop thinking about much so that it turns into new goals and dreams. So I hope you're with me in thinking that I should go for it.

So, today, I have a few new digi stamps for you. I got on a roll and made more than I had originally planned for February, but that's a good thing, huh? You can find all of these new stamp sets in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Jawsome Birthday Shark

Hi everyone, and cold greetings from Lena in Sweden. Well, not super cold but still kinda cold. Clear sky and a little snow flying around, refusing to land ;-)

I recently started using ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens and this is the first card I made with these. I love the pens and this lil' shark turned out super cute with the bright colors.

I wanted to make a one-layer card so the everything is painted on the same paper. I started with the shark and when she was dry I did the background by scribbeling different colors before adding water. The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder on top of the background colors.
The shark and cute sentiment is from the stamp set "Jawsome". Stop by the Pretty Cute Stamps store and get yourself a set :-)

Have a great day!
Hugs from Lena