Joy to The World – Pretty Pink Posh 3 Days Sale

Happy Friday!

I am showing you this card featuring Pretty Pink Posh Angel Friends Stamp set and Coordinating Dies. You could get 25% off on them from 12/14-12/16.

To begin with, I stamped all images from Pretty Pink Posh Angel Friends Stamp set on Neenah Solar white paper 80lbs with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I colored them with copic markers and cut with Angel Friends Coordinating Dies.

I created background simply using Tim Holtz distress oxide in Worn Lipstick with ink blending technique. I splattered water over the ink background and removed droplets with a piece of paper towel. Then I cut windows using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Pieces die. I used foam tape to pop the dimension so I could create the shaker windows.

I assembled all colored images onto the background using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tape. To fill in the shaker windows, I added Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear sequins. 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins and 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.  I also adhered some of them around the shaker window to brighten up the background. At last, I stamped the sentiment “Joy to the world” on the bottom of this card with VersaMark embossing ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.

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Don’t forget to get free shipping if you spend $60 or more! Have fun shopping!

MFT & Friends December 2018 Release

 

I am very excited today to join the My Favorite Things team as part of their MFT & Friends feature, to introduce your their wonderful December release. I created two cards using some of products from this release. Believe me, I would like to make more if time allowed.
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I  am always and will be a loyal fan of Birdie Brown stamp series. So of course I went for this stamp set called Friends at First Sip. This stamp set contains main characters, cute animals and scene building accessories, Not to mention about whole bunch of sentiments to go with.

To make this card, I cut out an A2 sized background panel from a piece of watercolor paper and ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Worn Lipstick and Twisted Citron. Then I used the biggest sized die from My Favorite Things Inside & Out Stitched Rectangled Stax to cut the inner rectangle frame. To create the dimension, I added Foam tape underneath the outer frame and placed them onto another piece of A2 cardstock base.

Then I started to color all selected images from Friends at First Sip Stamp set with Copic Markers and Die cut them using their coordinating Dies. I stamped the sentiment onto upper portion of background using Memento Tuxedo Black in and attached all images using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes. I did borrow a tree branch from another stamp set from this release called Forever and Owlways to make this scene more interesting. At last, I hand drew some grass with copic markers so my characters don’t look like floating in the background. Here you go. My first card is done right after I attached it on to a A2 Card base.

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Now I reached to another cute stamp set that I cannot move my eye sights away from – Forever and Owlways. There are lots of stamp sets out there using Owls as characters even My Favorite Things Stamp produced a few as far as I remember. But I tell you, you just can not have enough to have them. Am I right?

To create a focal point of this card, I decided to create a center and leave the outer edge in white. And instead of leaving a boring outer white edge, I used the biggest frame die from My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax to emboss the background instead of cutting (You just simply added a piece of embossing rubber between the die and cutting plate) Once that is done, I grabbed one of My Favorite Things Dotted Oval die ( It is discontinued but you could use This one instead ) that I owned for years to cut the window.

I added Foam tape underneath the white outter frame and I ink blended the oval negative cut out using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry first, then attached them onto another A2 sized cardstock base. Once my background frame was created, I copic colored my selected images from Forever and Owlways Stamp set and cut out with Coordinating dies. I attached them into the frame I created using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tapes and embellished using Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins and 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins. At least, I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstcok using Versamark embossing ink, poured white embossing powders and heated to set. I cut this sentiment using Essential Slanted Sentiments Die and attached it to the lower portion of the frame.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and thank you to My Favorite Things and Stephanie for inviting me to be part of the fun. I cannot wait to see what you could create with December Release products! Ciao!

 

The Hedgehog Hollow Box December Release- Collaboration w/Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Monday!

The Hedgehog Hollow is collaborated with Pretty Pink Posh for their December release of Hedgehog Hollow Box. As a Pretty Pink Posh creative designer, I got to play with them with you all. The box contains four not-yet-released Pretty Pink Posh products and one Hedgehog Hollow exclusive Square fireworks Stencil. That’s all you need to make some New year’s greeting cards. Get them while you can! I made two cards so far using the products in the box.

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My first card is a shaker card. To make this card, I cut an A2 sized card base out of a piece of watercolor paper and ink blended it using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry. Then I stamped sentiment “Happy New Year” onto the background using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I cut the top frame using Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frames Die out of Champagne gold glitter paper and adhered a piece of acetate paper underneath. I  added Foam tape to attach the top frame onto the background. Before I close up the window, I randomly poured some sequins that comes with this December release box. Now our shaker window is finished.

To decorate this window, I copic colored couple penguins from Pretty Pink Posh Penguin Pals stamp set and cut with coordinating dies. I also colored the images from Happy New Year Stamp set and cut with coordinating dies. I arranged all colored images and embellished card with couple of sequins.

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I wanted to make a simple card that can be mass produced. So I decided to use my new learned skill – dramatic contrast effect. I grabbed a piece of cardstock in Navy blue. After cut it into an A2 size, I ink blended the edges using Tim Hotlz distress ink in Black soot. I masked the background using the stencil in this box and applied Nuvo glimmer paste in Moonstone.over it. Remember to wash the stencil right after using it to avoid any damages. You will have about 5-10 mins until the paste dried based on where you live.

I splattered some white ink over the background to create starry night and I also added some Pretty pink Posh 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins, 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins and 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins to brighten the background up. At last,  I cut the sentiment using Pretty Pink Posh Happy New Year Script Die out of Silver foil sheet in the box and adhered them onto background to finish this card.

What is this The Hedgehog Hollow Box? So basically, You spend $39.95 and you will get $50+ worthy products in this box. For my readers, You could enter coupon code: PPPDecember to receive 10% off one-of box. I hope you enjoy my cards and take some advantage of this awesome deal! I will see you around tomorrow for another fun post!

 

Pretty Things Survivors Make Blog Hop

Welcome to our Pretty Things Survivors Do inaugural blog hop! We are glad you’re here.

In case you don’t know what PTSD is. Here is a little information about it.

PTSD is a “psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.” (American Psychiatric Association definition)

Although mostly associated with war veterans, it affects 3.5% of the population and 4% of US children ages 13-18 will experience PTSD in their lifetime. About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. (Bran and Behavior Research Foundation)

The holidays are a difficult time for those living with PTSD. We are participating in the blog hop in the hopes that you may be reminded to reach out to loved ones, neighbors, and friends who could be living with PTSD daily. If one person is remembered this holiday season, then we have achieved our goal of spreading awareness. Below you will find different ways you can help those with PTSD.

I am so happy to participate this blog hop so I could let more people know about PTSD and find their ways to overcome it. Now let us talk about this card that I made. To begin with , I stamped Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose stamp set onto a piece of masking paper and hand cut them out. I was able to build my own bouquet using partial masking technique  I used Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique linen to stamp all images on a piece of watercolor paper for no line watercoloring.

Coloring part was required time and patience which I usually don’t have. I used different brands of watercolor paints (Daniel Smith, Holbein and M. Graham) to achieve the colors that I wanted. Once the coloring was done, I hand drew the branch to pull everything together. I splattered white paint and grey paint to make the white background not so boring. I also embellished the background using Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins/6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.

At last, I used the sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greeting Stamp set to stamp it onto black cardstock using Versamark ink. Then I poured white embossing powder over it and heated to set. I cut the sentiment into desire sized rectangle and attached it with Foam tape onto the background.

Here’s the blog hop list:

  1. Sandy Allnock
  2. Josefine Fouarge
  3. Rubeena Ianigro
  4. Leigh Houston
  5. Mamie Carson Wadsworth
  6. Tania Talat Ahmed
  7. Ana Reese
  8. Tracy Freeman
  9. Amy Tsuruta
  10. Tracie Pond
  11. Sharna Waksmulski
  12. Alix Davis (You’re Here)
  13. Janette Kausen
  14. Mayra Duran-Hernandez
  15. Kimberly Wiener
  16. Seeka
  17. Joanne Maree Soukup
  18. Crissy Salima Smith

GIVEAWAY
Joanne is offering a I Care stamp set on each blog participating. You simply have to leave a comment below and a random winner will be selected by next week. Be sure to visit EACH blog since some of them are offering their own giveaway.

Thank you for joining us! If you know someone who lives with PTSD and would like ways to support them, please visit the following sites and remember to reach out to a neighbor, friend or family member during this holiday season, you could make a difference in their day.
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws 2018 Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to be part of  Deck the Halls with Inky Paws 2018 Blog Hop with Newton’s Nook Designs!  As a cat lover (I have two furry kitties) I cannot resist to any kitty images, so of course kitty images from them attracted my eyes.

I wanted to create something simple but cool at the mean time. The idea of creating a white border came up to my mind.  I masked four edges of a rectangle watercolor panel using wide washi tapes. Then I ink blended uncovered area using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Worn lipstick and Tumbled Glass. I stamped snowflake and holly images from Newton’s Holiday Mischief Stamp set using Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I stamped the sentiment ” meowy christmas!” with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

For the main character of this card, a kitty cat in Christmas mood. I stamped the image onto a piece of  Neenah Solar white 80lbs Card stock paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copic markers. I hand cut the image with my trusty scissors. If you want to save some time, you could purchase the Coordinating dies for it. I attached this kitty with a Christmas hat to the inked background with a piece of foam tape. To make this simple card not so boring. I purposely resized the panel a little smaller than A2 size. I adhered it onto an A2 sized card base with foam stripes to create 3D dimensions.

 

Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Exclusive! 
Newton’s Nook Designs is also releasing a NEW mini 2×3 stamp set today called Ginger Snap!! This fun new stamp set will only be available at Newton’s Nook Designs online shop and you can get it for FREE this week with a $30 purchase! Offer is valid until Friday, December 14, 2018 or while supplies last. This new stamp set is also available for purchase for $4.99.
Enter to Win! Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Hop Prizes! 
We will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $25 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, December 9th at 9 pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 10th.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy your hop and Good luck!

Fa-La-La-La Meow – Newton’s Nook

Good morning!

Welcome to Deck the Halls with Inky Paws Week! I am so honored to be one of  Featured Guests for Newton’s Nook Designs Today!

To create my dark blue background, I used watercolor paints over a piece of 100% cotton watercolor paper. You do get better watercolor blending results when you use higher quality papers. Then I spread Nuvo Glimmer paste over Newton’s Nook Evergreens Stencil using a craft spatula. Since it takes about 15 mins to dry, I rest it aside and started to color the image from Caroling Newton Stamp set with copic markers. I hand fussy cut the image, but you could get Coordinating die for it to save your time.

Once the paste dried, I splattered some white ink over the background to create the stars in the night sky. For bigger droplets, I used a paint brush to place them in selected areas. Oh…I guess I got controlling issue. I stamped the sentiment “fa-la-la-la meow” that comes with this Caroling Newton Stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. At last, I arranged all carolers in front of tress to create my scene.

Thanks for visiting and Have a wonderful day!

Happy Winter- Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Friday Crafty Birdies!

I haven’t update my blog for about 2 weeks because I was working hard to make tons of surprises for December. Be sure to “Stalk” my blog and Instagram because there are lots of cards and inspirations coming up to you!

After suffering the side effect of Butte county fire for 10 days, we finally had some rainy days. It’s so precious to have some water since California is becoming a desert year by year. The rain helped with cleaning out bad air pollution as well. Thank goodness!!!

Today I am sharing this card to welcome Winter.I started off Copic coloring all stamped images from Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland Stamp set. Once they are colored, I cut them out with scissors. To save your time and energy, you could try to cut them with Coordinating dies. To create the background, I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tumbled Glass onto a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper.  Then I splattered whole bunch of white ink over the background to create snowy day effect.

I used Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 6 die to create the frame. I raised the frame with Foam tape to create some dimensions.  Then I arranged all images around the frame and stamped the sentiment “Happy Winter”. In order to make it more interesting, I added Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Starry Sky Mix and Seed Beads in Sparkling Clear.

I hope you like this card and I will see you around very very soon!

PPP November Product Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome everyone to Day 1 of Pretty Pink Posh November 2018 release Blog Hop! It’s about Holiday Season. So let us bring you some holiday spirits with our products! I am showing you three cards that I made for this Blog Hop today.

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For my first card, I colored images with Kerutake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Pretty Pink Posh Poinsettias and Elegant Holly Stamp sets onto Bristol Smooth paper and die cut them with coordinating dies (For Poinsettias / For Elegant Holly)  I highly recommend you to use coordinating dies so you could boost up your productions for upcoming holiday card making.

I grabbed a piece of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper and randomly added a thin layer of watercolor paint in light blue. Once it’s dried, I splattered the same paint along with some white paint over the background. I assembled my colored images onto the background using Multi Medium Matte and Foam tape. For floral arrangement, I searched google images to get inspirations. To create snow flakes laying on the Poinsettias and the leaves, I also flicked some white paint over them.

At last, I stamped the sentiment “Searson’s Greetings” to the lower corner of card using Vesamark embossing ink, then embossed them with Gold embossing powder and heated to set. I embellished the background using Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins and 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins to finish.

 

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My second card is a shaker card. Of course! We are with Pretty Pink Posh, the shaker elements heaven! I colored images with Kerutake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers from Pretty Pink Posh Decorative Ornament Stamp set and die cut them using the Coordinating dies. I also die cut the pine branch from a piece of white card stock paper using Pretty Pink Posh Pine Sprigs Dies and set them aside for later use.

To create the background, I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Peacock Feather and Lucky Clover onto an A2 sized watercolor paper. I splattered water and quickly removed all liquid with paper towel to create distress look. Then I splattered the mixture of Peacock Feather ink with water over the background. Once it’s dry, I started to create my shaker window. I positioned Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Diamonds Die in the center of card panel to cut my window. I attached a piece of acetate paper right underneath of window opening. I adhered a colored ornament image to the negative of the window cut out along lots of Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins. I sealed the window using Foam Stripes.

I attached colored images and die cuts onto the front panel. I stamped the sentiment “Searson’s Greetings” to the lower corner of card using Vesamark embossing ink, then embossed them with Gold embossing powder and heated to set.  To add some interests, I  used couple of berry images from Pretty Pink Posh Elegant Holly Stamp set and I scattered a few Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Raspberry color.

 

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Now let’s shift to a cute and whimsical card. I colored the images from Caroling Critters Stamp set with my copic markers and hand fussy cut them apart. I also colored holly leaves from Elegant Holly Stamp set and cut with it’s coordinating dies.

I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. Then I cut the window using Pretty Pink Posh Storybook 5 die. I raised the window cut out with some Foam strips to make it more 3D. I assembled all prepared pieces onto the background panel and then stamped music notes and sentiment that are also from Caroling Critters Stamp set. In the end,  I added Pretty Pink Posh Jewel in Raspberry to pull everything together.

There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 11/20/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog. Hop with us now!

Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Amy Yang
Alix Davis (You are here)
Jeanne Jachna
Kay Miller
Angelica Conrad
Melody Rupple
Mindy Baxter
Yoonsun Hur
Thi Lam
Heather Hoffman
Nichol Spohr
Kelly Latevola

25 Days of Christmas Tags Blog Hop – Pretty Pink Posh

Hello and welcome to the 8th annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags by Tracey McNeely. I am very happy to be joining this event for the first time with Pretty Pink Posh.

I came up with idea of making 3 tags using Pretty Pink Posh Angel Friends Stamp set and other dies and embellishments.I colored all images from Angel Friends Stamp set and Fussy cut them with scissors. To save you tons of time, you could get the matching dies. I then die cut the background using Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Diamond Tags Die to prepare all tags. Now it is time to decorate them!

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I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Tumbled Glass. I splattered ink and water mixture on the top to bring some interests. Then I die cut from a piece of white cardstock paper using Tic Tac Toe Die and attached it to the background with Foam stripes. I attached colored images and embellish the tag with Pretty Pink Posh Jewel in Sea Glass and 3 mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.

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I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Picked Raspberry. I splattered ink and water mixture on the top to bring some interests. I simply attached colored images using Foam tape to finish this tag. Sometimes, less is more!

 

I cannot resist to make a shaker, so I made my last tag a shaker tag. I ink blended with Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in Shaded Lilac and wilted Violet. Then I used Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Diamonds Die to cut inside of my prepared tag in order to create a window. I added a piece of acetate paper underneath the frame, poured some Pretty Pink Poshs Seed beads in Lilac and Sparkling Clear, then closed the window with Foam stripes. At last, I arranged colored images on the top.

You are also invited to play along and make your own tags and link them up. Be sure to check out Tracey’s blog to read more about the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event and how you can win all sorts of fantastic prizes and be inspired to create.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Have a Pawsome Birthday – Isabel Cristina Stamp

Hello there,
I hope you had a great weekend so far. Raise your hand if you are a dog lover!I am here introducing you a digital stamp set called Small Doggies from Isabel Cristina Stamp.
To begin with my card, I printed out all digital stamp images using my home inkjet printer and hand fussy cut selected images. Then I colored them with my trusty copic markers.


I did ink blending onto a piece of cardstock paper using Tim Holtz Distress ink oxide in fossilized Amber and Worn lipstick. I cut the background panel using Mama Elephant Fancy Door Frame-Creative Cuts out of a piece of white cardstock and attached it over my inked background.

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I arranged colored images onto the card panel, cut sentiment that comes with this digital stamp set and color it with copic marker to match the main scene color. I added Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Pink Blush and Lemon Drop to finish my card.

Be sure to head out Isbael’s Etsy Shop for this stamp set and many more products!