Friday, January 15, 2021

Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Insta Hop Card


Hello, friends!  Today I am participating in a super fun instagram hop to celebrate Pretty Pink Posh's brand new release.  Make sure to head to my instagram account HERE to join the hop.  There are gift certificates to be won!  (Yay!)

My card today features Pretty Pink Posh's newly released Let's Party stamp set as well as the not-yet-released Celebrate Script die that you can earn as a free gift offer this month (see info below).

I started by stamping the birthday filled circle image and dotted outline from Let's Party in a cascading rainbow of colors.
Next, I cut strips of those same colors, glued them next to eachother on a piece of paper, and then die cut the Celebrate Script die.  (You could also take the easier route by simply coloring a rainbow of colors on a white die cut, but I don't have many markers and I wanted specific colors.) To get it to stand out just a bit more against the colorful card base, I die cut an additional cebrate word in white and offset it to the right just a tad, so it looks like a shadow. 
I finished off my card by embossing one of the sentiments from Let's Party in white on a black strip of cardstock.  
Thank you for visiting today!  Make sure to go to my instagram account HERE to join the hop.  There are so many fun cards and projects on the hop and by commenting on Instagram you can get in the running to win some Pretty Pink Posh gift certificates.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Pretty Pink Posh: Card + Announcement

Good morning and happy 2021!  I thought a happy announcement would be a good way to start the year off.  I'm delighted to say that I'll be continuing on with the Pretty Pink Posh team another term.  It's an honor to keep working with Paulina.  I know I've said it before, but she is such an incredibly kind and generous person--good to the core.


January also marks Pretty Pink Posh's birthday month, so in honor of both I made a card.  And I decided to use some of my favorite Pretty Pink Posh stamps and dies for it.

I still remember when Pretty Pink Posh released Flourishing Fuchsias.  I was so in awe with it and loved it right away.  It is gorgeous colored, but I think just the black lines are beautiful as well.  It comes with a variety of flower, leaf, and bud images, and I stamped most of them on my card.
Then I used the Happy Birthday Script die for my sentiment, coloring it in an ombre fashion after I had cut it out.  I added a second sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh's Simple Sentiments because if you've noticed, I sneak that sentiment set in as much as I can. :)
Thanks so much for joining me today!  We're just a few days in, but I truly hope your year is off to a good start.  I'm focusing on hope and choosing to see the good this year.  Oh, speaking of good things, you should definitely head over to the Pretty Pink Posh Blog.  Paulina is offering a chance to win a $100 gift certificate.  (See what I mean about being generous.)  I'd love for the winner to be one of you. :) Have a happy week, friends!

Monday, December 21, 2020

Pretty Pink Posh - Poinsettias

Hello!  I've had a couple of cards to share for the last few weeks, but December has been pretty crazy around here, and I'm just now getting the chance to share them.  During the 25 Days of Christmas Tags events, one of my favorite tags I made used Pretty Pink Posh's Stitched Poinsettias. (You can see the tag HERE.) It creates a large, beautiful flower, and I knew when I made the tag that I wanted to use it again to make some cards.  My first card is large.  It's 5x7 in size, which I rarely do, but the size was perfect to really let the poinsettia shine. 

It's interesting that the closer I get to Christmas, the more I want to use traditional Christmas colors on my projects.  I'm not sure why, but it happens every year.  I don't use red a ton throughout the year, but at Christmastime I can't get enough of it. On today's cards I decided to use it in a bit of an unusual way and cut the pine sprigs in red instead of the poinsettia.  
I used metallic silver for the leaf accents, added a metallic silver jewel to the center of the flower, and embossed a sentiment from Penguin Pals in silver as well.  
I was left with some extra poinsettia and pine pieces, so I decided to use them to make a second card. I also tucked in a few vellum poinsettia layers.    
Pretty Pink Posh's script dies are my favorite, so it's no surprise that I reached for their Merry Christmas Script die to finish off my card. 
Thanks so much for visiting today!  I love the word merry.  You can't help but smile when you say it, and I truly hope that despite all the craziness of this year that your heart can feel merry this Christmas week and that you have a blessed Christmas!

Monday, November 30, 2020

Pretty Pink Posh: Merry Wishes

Good Morning!  I finally created my first Christmas card of the year....clearly I'm a little behind, but I am excited about the way it turned out.  I've used lots of Pretty Pink Posh goodness today.

I'm loving the decorations I see popping up around our neighborhood, especially the fun window treatments, so I used Pretty Pink Posh's Stitched Duo 3 die to make my own wintery window. After I die cut the window base I backed it with a layer of acetate on top of white cardstock.  
Next was the fun part.  I used modeling paste sprinkled with glitter to add snow to my window panes as well as some Pretty Pink Posh Pine Sprigs.  I was liberal with the glitter, so that extra stuck to the window adding to the frost effect.  If you zoom in reeeeeally close, you can see it. :) 

For the sentiment, I combined two of my favorite products.  I die cut "merry" from their Merry Christmas Script die and added "wishes" from the Simple Sentiments stamp set.  Pretty Pink Posh's Lattice Background is something I'm really loving lately, so I used that on my card base but left all the pieces intact.  It adds a great subtle texture.

Thanks so much for visiting today!  I hope you are off to the start of a great week!  

PS If you are shopping around on Cyber Monday today, Pretty Pink Posh is having a markdown sale with some products up to 50% off.  I don't get any kickback from this.  I'm just a true fan of the products and especially Paulina who runs the company, so I wanted to share. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 26 (Bonus Day!)


Y'all, we made it!  Can you believe it?  We are on the last day of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  A whopping 53 tags later, and I'm sharing my very last tag with you today.   Our bonus sponsor (yay more prizes for you!) is My Favorite Things.  

As I was creating this tag, all I could think about is a celebration.  A celebration of the end of a crazy, fun marathon of sharing tags and celebration of the Christmas season that is upon us.  I was hoping to embody that happy, joyful feeling in this tag.
My tag is the largest size from MFT's Stitched Traditional Tag Stax and began with the colorful sprinkles at the bottom.  My cute mom likes to do art projects with the grandchildren.  One day she used confetti glitter nail polish with them to bedazzle a project, and I thought it was so fun.  She gave me a bottle of the nail polish, and that is what I painted across the bottom of the tag. 
Then, I searched my stash and used the brightest inks I own to match the colors and ink up a sentiment from Hand-Lettered Christmas.  This is an older MFT set, but one I still love. 
I continued the colors one more time to make a rainbow scarf for this cute pup from MFT's Deck the Howls Stamp Set.  I popped him up on the confetti covered floor and called it a day. 

Thanks so much for dropping by today and for all the other days you've stopped by this month!  You are much appreciated.  Also, I want to express many, many thanks to Tracey for organizing this incredible event.  There is SO MUCH WORK done behind the scenes to organize and put on this event.  It starts months before it even begins.  If you have a second, I would love if you would head over to Tracey's blog and give her a big thank you.  While there you'll surely be inspired by the fabulous tags being shared today, and you'll find all the details on how to play along.  Also, you'll have one more week to get your last tags in, so I hope you'll continue to play along!