Pretty Pink Posh + Glue Dots Collaboration Blog Hop

Please join us for a fun collaboration blog hop with Pretty Pink Posh and Glue Dots !We are going to bring you a fun blog hop where there are PRIZES from both companies up for grabs, along with inspiration and videos. The crafters involved in this hop are going to bring you an array of projects, coloring inspiration and a variety of ways to have fun with both Pretty Pink Posh & Glue Dots collectively.

To begin with my card, I cut the frame with a rectangle die such like Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Notes Die from an A2 sized watercolor paper. I ink blending the positive and negative parts of die cuts using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tattered Rose (For the frame) ,  in Mowed Lawn an Carved Pumpkin (For the background).

In order to create a shaker window, I adhered a piece of acetate paper using Glue Dots Permanent Glue tape. I stamped sentiment onto the background first, then I cut 6 strips of paper to add underneath the front panel for raised dimension. I poured Pretty Pink Posh Jewel in Marigold, Seed beads in Spring Green and 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, and firmly sealed the window with Glue Dots Permanent Glue tape again.

To decorate the front panel, I colored images from Pretty Pink Posh Pumpkin Patch Critters Stamp set using g Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers on a piece of Bristol smooth paper and cut with Coordinating Dies. I also die cut the leaf shapes from Pretty Pink Posh Small Stitched Foliage Dies and inked with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Mowed Lawn, Carved Pumpkin and Worn Lipstick. I arranged them using Glue Dots Glue Squares and Glue Dots Pop-up dots for some dimensions. At last, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Marigold to finish.

***GIVEAWAY***

No blog hop is complete without some prizes. Are you ready for some awesome giveaways? Each company has a prize pack to give away!

Glue Dots Prize Pack- An assortment of adhesives valued at $100!

Pretty Pink Posh Prize Pack- An assortment of goodies up to the value of $75!

The only thing you need to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on each of the design team members blogs!

Winners will be chosen at random from comments left on all blogs on the blog hop by 6:00 AM PST on October 23rd. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh and Glue Dots blog.

We have a super talented line up ahead….

Glue Dots blog

Danielle

Caly

Samantha

Alix (You are Here)

Robyn

Melody

Suzy

Heather

Pretty Pink Posh blog

You make life fun- Pretty Pink Posh

Wednesday Hello from me!

Wednesday is that day in the middle of the working week that we need to struggle to love. It is difficult to see Wednesday as exciting and thrilling because most of us spend every Wednesday working hard. one thing for sure is that it is better than Monday and its coming close to Friday!How about brightening up your days with some cute animals then?

To create the background, I applied 3 watercolor paints from Kerutake Zig Clean color Real brush Markers (#023, #052 and #202) onto a piece of A2 sized watercolor paper, and set aside to dry. I stamped selected images from  Pretty Pink Posh Cuddly cat stamp set and colored with real brush markers, then die cut them using Coordinating Dies.

I cute the window using Pretty Pink Posh Mini Storybook 1 Die , I trim the edge of window to create an actual window frame for kittens to sit on.  When my watercolor background is dried, I splattered some white paint over it to create interests. I attached the window frame onto the lower right corner using Foam tapes.

I arranged my colored images and stamped sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Simple Sayings: Life using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins and Jewels in Lemon Drop and Pink Blush to finish my project.

A quote to share,

Inspiration is one thing and you can’t control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Keep up the good work.

– Kevin Eubanks

Warm Holiday Hugs-Mama Elephant

Good Monday morning!

I’ve been doing lots of fussy cutting over the weekend. I figured it’s time to make a card out of them. I have a somewhat not so good habit. I like to color lots of images and left them behind in the end. I ended up having quite a collections of colored images sitting in a corner waiting to be put on a card.

Today I used Mama Elephant Little Elf Agenda Stamp set mainly to create this card. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. Since I did not purchase the coordinating dies, I fussy cut them with my scissors. They are small images that are not required lots of shading, so my coloring process was fairly quick. I also stay with three main colors which are red, green and blue to keep it clean and simple.

To create the background,  I die cut the background panel using a frame die from Mama Elephant Sew Easy Creative Cuts, then created 3 circular windows using different sized circle dies from Sew Easy Creative Cuts. I ink blended the panel with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Twisted Citron and the circles in Candied Apple. I raised the panel with Foam tape to create dimensions and stamped sentiment “warm holiday hugs” from Mama Elephant Scripty Xmas Stamp set. I selected some colored images to decorate the card panel and added Pretty Pink Posh Seed Beads in Sprint Green to finish.

Hope you will have a great week! See you very soon!

Have Magical Holiday- Mama Elephant

Happy Friday!

I usually work three days  a week. I was so expecting to wake up naturally today since it’s my day off. But no! My body clock woke me up pretty early in the morning. Instead of being depressing, I decided to make a card out of Mama Elephant stamps I got couple weeks ago.

I have a very simple concept for making this card since I have these adorable snowmen images. I die cut the background panel using Mama Elephant All Prettied Up Creative Cuts out of a piece of watercolor paper. Then I ink blended it with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Peacock feathers and splattered water drops over it to create for spotting effect pretending we are in a snowy day. An idea came up in my mind with no clue, I want all snowmen came out of a box. Without thinking if it is logical to do it, I go ahead cutting a box using a die from Mama Elephant All prettied Up Creative Cuts and inked lightly with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Candied apple.

I copic colored selected images from Mama Elephant Little Snowman Agenda Stamp set and hand fussy cut them to prepare. I assembled all prepared pieces with Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes. I stamped sentiment from Mama Elephant Scripty Xmas Stamp set using VersaMark embossing ink pad and heated embossed with white embossing powder. There is a tiny regret. I would use black sentiment instead if I have a second chance. That way the sentiment pops up easily on this panel. This is ready to go after I attached the panel onto an A sized fold card base.

I have more new cards coming up soon with all my new purchases. Stay Tuned!

Autumn Greetings- Pretty Pink Posh

Good morning everyone,

Since I am completely into pink scene lately, so I make another pink fall scene card. I combined Pretty Pink Posh New and old goodies to create what I want to show you.

I trim a piece of light pink cardstock into A2 sized card panel and sprinkled gold paint over, then I set it aside to dry. I cut 4 different shapes of tags using Pretty Pink Posh Fall Tags Dies and ink blended them with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Aged Mahogany, Abandoned Coral, Mowed lawn and Carved Pumpkin. To make them pop up a little, I added foam tape underneath as adhesive.

Now it’s decorating time. I copic colored images from my all time favorite stamp – Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters Stamp set.  I also colored leaf, berry and mushroom images from Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Wreath Stamp set using Kuretake Zig clean real brush markers an die cut them with coordinating dies. I arranged them around all tags I prepared.

At last,  I stamped  “Autumn Greetings” sentiment and embellished the background with Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins and 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.

A great quote  I would like to share with you,

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”

– Stanley Horowitz

Thanks in Fall- Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Monday!

I have been wanting to use this Pretty Pink Posh stamp and die from September release for a while but I also wanted to make a not so your typical card. Finally I came up with this idea to make it simple but more interesting.

First of all, I cut Bristol smooth paper into an A2 size. I positioned Pretty Pink Posh Thanks Leaf Shaker die in the center of panel and ran it through my cutting machine. I removed the inner part of this die cut and saved it for later use. I grabbed another piece of Bristol smooth paper and stamped image from Pretty Pink Posh Fall Scene Stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I also stamped partial image from this stamp set to the lower right corner of panel by masking unwanted portion with a piece of Post-it paper.

 

I colored images with my recent favorite coloring tool- Kuretake Zig Clean color real brush pen and added some dots to the background as well. I raised the front panel using Foam Strips to create dimension. I embellished fall leaf outline with Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Marigold. At last, I colored “thanks” die cut from earlier cutting to black and adhered it with Multi Medium Matte. Ta-da! My card is here for you!

I hope you like this card. I will see you around soon! xoxo

Thankful For You -Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a great weekend. I went to San Francisco on Saturday to meet up with my cousin and his family who is visiting U.S. for the very first time. It was so fun to listen to his impressions of U.S.  We talked and laughed like no tomorrow. It’s always a pleasure to catch up with family.

Today I am showing how I made a non traditional fall card with my favorite color – Pink. I  I cut a piece of Bristol smooth paper into A2 size panel and ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade. Then I mixed ink with water and splattered over top surface of panel by tapping a watercolor brush. while I Let it set to dry,  I colored images from Pretty Pink Posh Pumpkin Patch Critters Stamp set and I die cut them using Coordinating Dies.

I die cut the Fence out of Pretty Pink Posh Picket Fence die, and I adhered it onto the background panel using Foam stripes. I also die cut the sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Thankful for you Script Die and inked with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade. I arranged colored images around the fence and added Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Marigold to finish.

No one says you cannot use different colors to present fall. Use your imagination and surprise yourself! See you next time!

Sending Lots of Love – Pretty Pink Posh

Hi there,

Hope you all had a good week so far. It’s been a busy week for me. I signed up a watercolor class which requires drawing (My huge weakest). I was in a Love and Hate situation with this class. I guess I could only go forward since I paid in full with no chance of refund. When I was rested, I still crave lots of card making. Today I am going to show you a card with some cute kittens from Pretty Pink Posh.

To begin with this card, I cut a piece of Bristol smooth paper into A2 size panel and ink blended Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry. Then I mixed ink with water and splattered over top surface of panel by tapping a watercolor brush. while I Let it set to dry,  I colored images from Pretty Pink Posh Cuddly cat stamp set with copic markers and white gel pen to decorate a little, then I die cut them using Coordinating Dies.

I cut the die cut piece using Pretty Pink Posh Tic Tac Toe Die and I adhered it with some Foam strips. I arranged all colored images with Foam tape into Tic Tac Toe map (It is fun like I was being a kid playing game again) I stamped sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings Stamp set using Memento ink in Tuxedo black and finished the card with some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Pink Blush.

Thanks for stopping by today. Btw to remind you all, Pretty Pink Posh is having 20% off for all Floral stamps right. Great time to grab some!

STAMPtember 2018 & Pretty Pink Posh Collaboration- Pansies

Hello Crafters!
Pretty Pink Posh is releasing a stamp set called Pansies exclusively for Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Event. This stamp set is limited edition which means it will be gone completely when it’s sold out. So don’t regret not getting it later!

STAMPtember® Exclusive Limited Edition: Pretty Pink Posh

I made this card using Pansies Stamp set. I stamped all images using Verafine ink in Tuxedo Black onto a piece of watercolor paper. then I colored them with my watercolor paints. Once everything was dried, I cut them out using my scissors. If you don’t feel like to cut them one by one, you could get this stamp and die set too I added Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Marigold to pop up the center of flowers.

To prepare the background, I grabbed a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper because it is brighter and whiter than traditional watercolor paper. I also cut the border using Pretty Pink Posh Stacked Edge Die 1 and adhered it diagonally onto the background panel. To make the flowers looking not so lonely, I splattered blue and black paints onto the background. After I arranged all flowers,  I stamped the sentiment using Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greeting Stamp set. At last, I scatted a few Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins to finish this simple card.

I hope you have some more ideas to use this stamp set. Don’t forget to grab one from Simon Says Stamp online store. Ciao!

Mama Elephant’s celebrating 6 years Anniversary Release Stampede

 
Hello and welcome to Mama Elephant’s #celebrating6years Anniversary Release Stampede! I am so honored to participate this exciting event.  The release is live and available for purchase in the Mama Elephant shop!

I am here showcasing Mama Elephant – Cool Penguins Stamp set. Christmas is around the far corner. It is never too early to make Christmas cards. Do you agree with me?! Wink wink……… I created two cards to share with you!
< Card 1 >
 
To begin with, I stamped all images from Mama Elephant Cool Penguins Stamp set onto Bristol Smooth paper and colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brushes. Then I cut them with Mama Elephant Cool Penguins Coordinating Dies and set aside.
I started to prepare my background. First of all, I die cut an A2 panel using Mama Elephant Hill Cover-Creative Cuts and I ink blended each bottom of hill with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Cracked Pistachio. on the top edges of hills, I added Multi Medium Matte and poured Vintage Glass Glitter to create snow effect. I die cut a frame using Mama Elephant Madison Avenue- Creative Cuts and lightly ink blended l with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry, then I attached it onto the background with foam tapes.
I adhered all selected images using Multi Medium Matte and foam tapes to the background panel. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock using VersaMark embossing ink and poured WOW! embossing powder with heat. I hand cut the fish tail ribbon and attached it with some wavy dimension to finish.
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brushes used: 028 Pale Pink, 025 Pink, 041 Light Green, 052 Bright Yellow, 094 Gray Brown
< Card 2 >
It’s perfect to create a snowy day for penguins to enjoy so I decided to go for a cooler scene. I repeated my very first step from last card making. I stamped all images from Mama Elephant Cool Penguins Stamp set onto Bristol Smooth paper and colored with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brushes. Then I cut them with Mama Elephant Cool Penguins Coordinating Dies and set aside.
First, I cut the crossed stitched frame using a die from Mama Elephant Sew Fancy – Creative Cuts and ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled glass, then I attached it onto an A2 card panel using foam tapes.
I splattered Tumbled glass and water mixture by tapping a watercolor brush onto the background to create snow in the air. And I also cut the center window using a die from Mama Elephant Union Square – Creative Cuts. I created snowy hills by cutting the negative part of window using Mama Elephant Ocean Waves Trio – Creative Cuts.
I adhered  all selected images using Multi Medium Matte and foam tapes to the background panel. I realized it was kinda empty in the window, so I picked an star light string image from Mama Elephant Merry Mantle Stamp Set. In the end, I stamped the sentiment to the lower portion of the card using Memento ink in Tuxedo Black.
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Brushes used: 028 Pale Pink, 025 Pink, 036 Light Blue, 052 Bright Yellow, 094 Gray Brown
 
To celebrate with you, here is an amazing sale and promotion and giveaway! Keep reading to the end!
 
 
From 9/15 – 9/17
10% off entire store! No code required!
 
From 9/15 – 9/30
Spend $100* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set.
Spend $150* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set and ‘Hilly THANKS’ dies.
Spend $200* – receive 1 free ‘Color Me Letters’ 4×6 stamp set, ‘Hilly THANKS’ dies, and ‘Hilly HELLO’ dies.
 
Please read all the fine print carefully! 🙂

*Subtotal amount must be met before any shipping fees/tax/customs.
Free item(s) valid only a single order/transaction.
Limit one of each free offer per order.
Orders cannot be combined. New orders only.
Limit one free offer per customer/order.
We reserve the right to cancel/modify orders.
Free offer valid 9/15-9/30 or while supplies last!
 
 
To celebrate this mega anniversary release, Mama Elephant is giving away of ten $25 ME gift certificates throughout the 3 day stampede! Winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the Stampede. Winners will be announced on the last day of Stamp Highlights. You have up to 4 chances to qualify to win!
 
» 1. Leave a comment on this blog post «
» 2. Like/share Mama Elephant on Facebook: facebook.com/mamaelephant «
» 3. Follow/tweet Mama Elephant on Twitter: twitter.com/heymamaelephant «
» 4. Follow/comment on Instagram: instagram.com/mamaelephant «
 
Each action qualifies for one entry, max 4 entries per stampeder please!
 
Joining on this wild ride of a stampede are lots of crafty designer friends! Please visit them to see what they did with the new goodies! 
 
And that’s a wrap to the 3 day mega stampede! Make sure you checked out Day 1 and DAY 2! Thanks all for joining us! The celebration continues all month long!