Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Pretty Pink Posh + Avery Elle Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the blog hop showcasing Pretty Pink Posh's and Avery Elle as they have teamed up this month to bring together tons of fun and inspiration along with prizes to be won. More information at the bottom.

You should have arrived from the talented Melania Deasy, but if you get lost, no worries, there is a complete line up list below so you can stay on track during the blog hop. 

I'm beyond thrilled to share these two cards with you today, so let's get started.

It's so much fun to create shaker cards, so I decided to create one using these beautiful Scallop Rectangles, from Pretty Pink Posh where you can create a wonderful frame around any scene along with this adorable little critters from the Woodland Wonders stamp set from Avery Elle  

I just love how these stitched scallops are inverted and add details to the frame and how could you not resist but to color in these cute little critters. For the background, I created the sky by using the Scallop border as a stencil from the Stitched Borders 2 set and sponged in ink to form the clouds.

Next, I wanted to create some grass, so again, I created another stencil by die cutting the largest scallop border from the Stitched Borders 4 set and placed the negative piece of the die cut down on my background to sponge in some green ink.  

Last but not least, I added some 4mm sequins in various colors and glued them in place using: Pink Peonies, Lemon Drop, and Sea Breeze . Next, I thought it might be fun to add some Woodlands Seed Beads to give the grass some texture and have fun shaking the card. 

Now moving onto the second card: 

Again, shaker cards are so much fun, so I decided to make another one using these cute little critters along with the Stitched Film Strip Die. Love the detail stitching on this die with the three rectangles. It's perfect to add in some sequins. 

Here, I added 4mm Lemon Drop on top, 4mm Sea Breeze in the middle, and 4mm Lavender Moon at the bottom which by the way is Iridescent and adds extra sparkles. Absolutely love it.

The background was created with ink blending and mixed together with four colors. Also, don't want to forget this cute little stitched scallop border from the Stitched Borders 1 set. It always adds a wonderful border detail. Don't you think? It's one of my favorites.

Let's continue celebrating with your next stop at Katie Gehring 

GIVEAWAY! During this blog hop, there will be (2) $25 Gift Certificates to Pretty Pink Posh up for grabs and (2) $25 Gift Certificates up for grabs to Avery Elle

Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop (comments must be left by 11:59PM PDT on 7/24/16), and will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog and Avery Elle Blog

Here is the complete list of Blog Hop Participants:

Thank-you so much for stopping by and continue enjoying the blog hop! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sending Big Hugs on Your Birthday

As mentioned before, I have several of my instagram friends who celebrated their birthday recently and I said in my previous post that more birthday cards to come. So here is another one. This card was fun to make and best of all easy steps to make several cards to send out to family and friends. 

Previously, I made a backround using the water lifting technique, so I deceided to use it for this card as I love the colors. From there, I used a 2 5/8" circle die to create my center as I wanted to add the smaller Scallop Circle from Pretty Pink Posh on top to add a decorate look. 

Next, I wanted to add a sentiment, so I die cut the mini scallop border using the Stitched Border 4 collection from Pretty Pink Posh as it's one of my favorites and than cut a 3/8" black strip to place on top of the white border. 

Here, I pulled out the Birdie Fiends stamp set as it has a wonderful varitey of sentiments and love the font style which I embossed using versamark and white embossing powder. Than, I stampled the little envelope and little heart from the Birdie Notes set to add next to the sentiment.  

Now moving on to the focal point of the card, I pulled out the Winter Friends stamp set to use this cute little penguin and than stamped the umbrella from the Rainy Days set which was colored using my copic markers. 

Also, I added foam mount tape to pop them up along with one more little envelope stamped with the little heart. 

Last but not least, I added some beautiful new 4mm Rose Gold sequins along the inside of the circle and alternated it with some 4mm clear sequins

Saturday, July 9, 2016

With Love on Your Birthday

I can't tell you how much I've missed creating cards, especially playing with these fabulous sequins, dies, and stamps. Plus, not to mention, I've missed seeing everyone’s card creations and leaving comments for people, so bare with me as I'm catching up as this last month has been no fun for me while dealing with lots of nerve pain.

It's birthday time again as several friends of mine from Instagram recently celebrated their birthdays and I wanted to make one for each of them, so you know you will be seeing more birthday cards. 

Here is my card:
I'm in love with this beautiful Window Frame from Pretty Pink Posh as it's one of my favorites to create scenes, along with an amazing stitching detail so I used that as my focal point and than sponged a sky background.

Next, I pulled out this adorable bear and hearts from Essentials by Ellen called All Inside and used the matching die to help me cut it out, which I colored using my copic markers. From there I stamped several hearts from the same set and added glossy accents. With the sentiment, I decided to heat emboss using white embossing powder from Ranger as I love the contrast of white and black.

In addition, I used Altenew Vintage Roses set where I stamped several of the flowers using the Summer Afternoon ink collection which made it easy to create this layered look as all of the colors work beautifully together from light, med, to darker yellows. For the leaves, I used the Green Fields ink collection.   

For the final touches and to add some sparkles, I added some beautiful 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh as it always add the perfect touch. 

Normally, I don't write about what's going on with me, but did want to bring awareness for people who suffer from Trigimenal Neuralgia and Sciatica to be cautious when doctors prescribe a medication called Tegretol as I had a severe allergic skin reaction causing red rashing that spreads through the body and blisters out. Think of it like degree burns in different areas of your body. 

In addition is takes over a week or more to get all the medicaiton out of your system and skin burns to that degree are extremly painful, so please be cautious if doctors prescribe this medication to control nerve pain. It also has additional side effects that are no fun. 

Again, I normally always focus blogging regarding card making and crafting, but felt very strong about trying to bring awareness on this medication. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sending Hugs on Your Birthday

Birthdays and surprises are fun and exciting so why not shake it up a little with another shaker card and add some sparkles to someone's day. Actually, now that I'm thinking, this could also be used to cheer someone up and send sparkles their way.

Here is my card:
I adore this balloon with little critters from the Darling Friends set so I started off by coloring it using my copic markers. Next, I couldn't resist but to use the Scallop Ovals again as I love the inverted scallops on the inside along with the detailed stitching. 

Since I wanted some clouds in the background before I put together the shaker element, I used my ink blending tool along with the Stitched borders 2 from Pretty Pink Posh to create the sky. Here, I use the border as a stencil and place it down where I want to start my clouds and than add ink along the top of the border. Next, I keep repeating these steps until I'm happy with the sky look.  

Afterwards, I added an assortment of sequins using some of my favorite colors: 4 mm Pink Blush4mm Pink Peonies, 4mm Pansy Purple, 4mm Lemon Drop, 4mm Marshmallow,  and added Silver Mini Stars on top of the acetae and clouds, which by the way is from the adorable Rainy Days stamp set, also from Pretty Pink Posh

For the sentiment, I pulled out the Birdie Friends set and white embossed the "sending hugs" using black card stock. Next, I wanted to add a banner look to each end of the sentiment, so I pulled out the Stitched Labels 1 using white card stock, but since I wanted tails on each side, I did some partial die-cut to get tails on each side.  The little white heart on the balloon is also from the Stitched Labels 1 die.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Happy Birthday with Flowers

Catching up on all of my birthday cards as another one of my sweet friends over at Instagram celebrated her birthday. So I created another shaker card and also joining over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with "Flowers"  and "SSSflickrchallenge#45where the theme is "Anything Goes. 
Here is my card: 
This was so much fun to make as I always enjoy ink blending. So, to get me started, I embossed several images from the Spring Flowers set from Simon Says Stamp using white embossing powder from Ranger and than moved onto coloring them using Simon Says Stamp inks:  

For the leaves, I used Jellybean and Green Leaf 
Flowers: Teeny Bikini, Hot Mama, and Maliblue

For the butterfly, I used my copic markers: Y11, Y15, Y17 (yellows) BG11, BG45 (blues), E37 body

For the background, I pulled out the Triangle Screen cover die from MFT and die cut using white cardstock. From there, I layed it on top of Pearl White Shimmer cardstock from Crafters Companion for an white shimmer look. 

Next, I pulled out this adorable Stitched Banner Duo 2 die from Pretty Pink Posh to create the shaker element using Pearl White shimmer cardstock along with this awesome new 4mm Metallic Rose Gold which I'm reaching for quite often. 

I don't want to forget, the sentiment is from the Friendship Blooms set, also from Simon Says Stamp 
As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out the amazing inspiration over there. 


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pretty Pink Posh May New Release Blog Hop

Welcome!! I'm so excited this month to showcase Pretty Pink Posh's new product release for May. It's absolutely amazing with adorable new dies, and tons of fabulous sequins, including Rose Gold. 

You should have arrived from Joni Andaya blog, but if you get lost, no worries, there is a complete line up list below so you can stay on track during the blog hop. 

I'm beyond thrilled to share these two cards with you today, so let's get started.

Here, I used this beautiful new Storybook 4 Die which is perfect to create different scenes with these four little squares on each corner, rectangle right in the center, plus wonderful stitching I love on cards. 

Here, I started the card off by first creating the sky where I used the clouds border from the Stitched borders 2 collection along with my ink blending tool. Basically, I used the clouds border as a stencil and guide of where I wanted clouds. 

Next, I pulled out one of my favorite sets, Rainy Days to stamp some rain onto the card stock. From there, I ran the card stock using the new Storybook 4 Die to get the little squares with the clouds and rain.  

Next, I added some 4mm sparkling clear sequins into the shaker element and went on to decorate the top of this card which is to celebrate a new baby boy. 

Once again, I used the Rainy Days set to stamp out the two umbrellas and handles along with using the Rainy Days coordinating dies to help me cut them out. 

I'm in love with this penguin and cute little bear from the Winter Friends set so I couldn't resist but to use them. Again, I used the Winter Friends coordinating dies  to help me cut them out which made it go fast and easy. To add a little more dimension, I popped them up using foam mount tape. 

Last but not least, I embossed the sentiment from the Rainy Days using white embossing powder and placed it in the center of the card. 

For this next card, I used several dies to create some dimension. First, I started off by die cutting the Scallop Square Frames, using the largest one and popped it up using white fun foam. 

From there, I used this new adorable Stitched Essential dies to create a mini shaker for the focal point along with using some new iridescent 4mm Fairytale Fuchsia sequins that sparkle. 

From there, I thought it would great to use the Twine and Bow from Pretty Pink Posh to create a ribbon look across the square using white and gold card stock. From there, I pulled out these fabulous Stitched Tabs to add along the card to add several sentiments. 

Last but not least, I added some 4mm clear droplets around the mini shaker along with some Raspberry Flowers from the Summer Flower Sequins Mix. to add few more sparkles to this Happy Birthday card.  

Let's continue celebrating with your next stop at Heather Pulvirenti 

GIVEAWAY! During this blog hop, there will be (2) $25 Gift Certificates to Pretty Pink Posh up for grabs.

Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop (comments must be left by 11:59PM PDT on 5/16/16), and will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog! 

Here is the complete list of Blog Hop Participants:

Thank-you so much for stopping by and continue enjoying the blog hop! 

Don't forget all of the new products are available to order now over at Pretty Pink Posh