Monday, April 19, 2021

Mother's Day Spring Frame

Good morning, friends!  What a month!  It's been full of some pretty great and some pretty sad things.  But today I'm happy to share a pretty great thing. :) I've actually managed to sneak in some crafty time and just never had the chance to share until now.  I have a few projects that I'll be sharing over the next couple weeks that make me smile lots.  It's truly a coincidence, but Pretty Pink Posh has a sale right now on all their stamps, dies, and stencils.  Always a silver lining, right? 
Pretty Pink Posh recently released the Spring Corner Frame Die, and as soon as I saw it my eyes lit up and heart beat a little faster.  I knew I would love creating with it. \This card started out as a practice with colors, but I ended up liking it so much I decided to keep it (imperfections and all).  I die cut the Spring Corner Frame, colored the flowers and leaves with just two colors each, and then trimmed off the frame that surrounds the entire die cut.  
Then, I cut three more frames in white, stacked them up, and adhered them to my colored frame slightly off set to create a shadow of sorts.  I popped the whole thing up with foam tape, and stamped a sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh's Mom Stamp Set.  And then I just sat and smiled.  I can't wait to give this one to my mom.  Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you are off to a happy start to a new week!  

Sunday, March 28, 2021

PPP: Easter Preview

Hello, friends!  Pretty Pink Posh has been having a fabulous week full of Easter goodness, and today I get to share a card over on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.  I hope you’ll pop on over to take a look.  I loved their latest release, and I used a bunch of my favorite products on my Easter card.  I’m pretty fond of it. :) You can find it HERE.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Pretty Pink Posh: Hedgehog Birthday Take 2

Hello!  A couple weeks ago I shared a little hedgehog birthday card that was black and white with just a bit of color.  (You can find it here.)  Well, the more I looked at the tiny colorful stripes on that card, the more I wanted to use them again, so I mega sized the stripes and made this card. 
I cut 1" strips of Concord and 9th's Sprout, Clover, Sea Glass, and Peacock cardstock, then embossed Pretty Pink Posh's Hedgehog Birthday in white.  Now the image just didn't stand out enough on it's own, so I blended white ink over the entire thing to heighten the contrast.  To make the image pop even more, I outlined the entire image with a VersaMarker embossing pen. Just two simple steps, but they really made a positive impact on the card.
Another simple, very mailable card to add to my stash...or better yet, send out.  I hope you are headed into a wonderful week, friends!  Thank you alwyas for your visits!

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Pretty Pink Posh: Insta Hop


Good morning, friends!  I'm happy to be participating in a fun two-day Instagram Hop for Pretty Pink Posh starting today.  Of course there are prizes, so I hope you'll hop on over to my instagram account (click HERE) and join the fun. :) We're sharing projects using Pretty Pink Posh's brand new release.
This release was packed with amazing new stamps, dies, stencils, and embellishments, so it was a bit hard to narrow down what I wanted to use for today's card.  In the end the darling Party Pop Clay Confetti won me over, so I decided to create a fun shaker card to highlight these fun new colors.  
I used the new Spring Eggs Die to die cut several eggs across a 3x8" panel.  Then I took a second panel and blended a rainbow of pastel inks across the cardstock to coordinate with the colors in the Party Pop Clay Confetti. After outlining each section of eggs with foam tape, I filled them with the coordinating confetti color and placed the die cut egg windows on top.  
I didn't want to take anything away from the colorful eggs, but I wanted to fancy up the card front just a tad, so I cut three layers using the Slimline: Scallop Frames Dies and placed them on my egg window panel.  I finished off my card with a senitiment using the brand new Fancy Easter Script Dies.  And I have to say, this card makes me smile pretty big.  The promises of spring and especially Easter just fill my soul to the brim with happiness.
Thanks for visiting today!  I hope your day is full of sunshine and all the happy things.  Don't forget to join the Insta Hop HERE for your chance to win some Pretty Pink Posh gift certificates.  

Sunday, February 28, 2021

PPP: Hedgehog Birthday

Hello, friends!  The end of the month kind of snuck up on me, so I wanted to pop in and share one more card before we officially moved on to March.  This card uses an incentive stamp that was offered in Pretty Pink Posh's January release called Hedgehog Birthday.  I think it's such a cute little scene!  And don't worry if you missed it; it will be released for sale, too. 
First, I embossed Hedgehog Birthday in white on black cardstock.  I wanted to add a bit of color to the card, so I lined the panel with 1-inch strips of Concord & 9th cardstock in Sprout, Clover, Sea Glass, and Peacock. (Such pretty colors!) I added an off-set white panel below, but it still didn't seem quite enough, so I stamped the itty bitty confetti image in Pretty Pink Posh's Let's Party stamp set all over the card base with Sea Glass ink.  
I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for visiting!