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Pretty Pink Posh July Release Blog Hop

By on July 13, 2017

PPP July 2017 Product Release Blog Hop

First Blog Hop

Hi friends! Today I am joining a lot of amazing designers for my very first blog hop featuring Pretty Pink Posh’s new July release. I want to start of by telling you how honored I feel to be among this group of uber talented individuals. They are truly amazing! Please take the time to stop by everybody’s blog and check out the wonderful things that they have created!

Win a $25 Gift Certificate

Before I start, I wanted to mention 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 PST on 7/18/2017. The winners will be announced on the PPP blog!

Pretty Pink Posh Sea Friends Card

This release is SO good, guys! It was hard to not make a ton of things with it because you simply can. I decided to share a shaker card I made with the Pretty Pink Posh Sea Friends stamp set because I truly love me some sea critters!

The Madness…I mean, Process

To make this card, I stamped out everything and colored them with Copic markers. I created the background by blending Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers to look like the ocean.  I added some drops of water and waited until lifting it up with a paper towel to create “bubbles” in the background. I then die cut a frame using  the biggest die from Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frames Dies. I filled my shaker with Pretty Pink Posh Mermaid Sequin Mix which is also new with the July release! This mix is the prettiest mix of greens, aqua and blues…it truly reminds me of a mermaid’s tale. I also adhere some of the sequins and the clear droplets (there are some included in the mermaid sequin mix, guys!) to the background just so when the card is standing up , it didn’t look too plain.)

I adhered the colored images inside the shaker except my two favorites, the whale and the dolphin that I saved for later. I heat embossed the “hi” sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greeting Stamp Set in white. After I put the shaker together, I adhere the dolphin and whale on the outside of the card and it is finished!

I hope you liked the card! Don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!

Next on this blog hop, go check out what the amazing Suzy Plantamura is up to!

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Pretty Pink Posh July Release: Summer Friends, Smile Shaker & Sunny Days Sequin Mix

By on July 10, 2017

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing a card I made for Pretty Pink Posh’s July Release. I can’t get enough of these summer friends! The little girl in the unicorn floaty is my favorite!

I stamped the two little girl, little boy and beach ball from Pretty Pink Posh’s Summer Friends Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored everything with Copic markers.

I cut the smile die in white cardstock. This die is very delicate but it cuts well. (Don’t forget to save the dot for the ‘i’!)

I used yellow polka dot cardstock and cut it to 4×5.25 (slightly smaller than an A2 card). I cut a circle where the smile frame will go with a circle die that is around the same size.

I used the same circle die and cut it out on white cards as a front base for the shaker. I also cut out the same size white Bristol Smooth card stock for the back which I inked up with Distress Ink tumbled glass for a background behind the Smile did. Now that I got all the piece done, I assembled the shaker and filled it with Sunny Days sequin mix.

I adheres the stamped images to the front of the card and we are finished!

Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting!

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Feel Better Soon – Blissful Butterflies

By on June 23, 2017
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Pretty Pink Posh – Blissful Butterflies shaker card

Get Well Soon – Shaker Card

I received this gorgeous custom sequin mix from Pretty Pink Posh recently and new I had to use them. Seriously, friends. The photo doesn’t do this mix justice. I can’t stop looking at how beautiful and sparkly it is! So I designed this card purely around PPP Friendship Mix. If you love it as much as I do, I recommend picking it up. The site says this is a limited edition so I’m not sure how long it will be around for.

Since the mix is primarily pink, I decided to bring in a little peach to the card so I made the background by blending in Distress Ink Dried Marigold on the bottom and Distress Ink Spun Sugar on top. I think this is my favorite combo. I did the same with a little more of a heavy hand for inside the shaker and kept it more peach for more contrast with the sequin mix.

The butterflies were colored with Copic Markers and the circle die cut is PPP Exclusive Scallop Circles die. The sentiment came from Thoughtful Greetings stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I do!

 

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Happy Birthday, Rina!

By on June 21, 2017
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Lawn Fawn Party Animals – A Birthday Card for Rina

Happy Birthday, Rina!

I made a card for my crafty friend who’s birthday is today! (Check out her YouTube channel to see her amazing craft room!)

I also wanted to make a card for the Lawnfawntic Challenge – Watercolor so I combined the two projects into one card!

For Rina’s card, I used Lawn Fawn Party Animals. I love it when I am able to incorporate the tiny detail stamps, like the confetti and asterisk, that comes with the stamp set! I don’t know why but I always feel a real sense of accomplishment when I do this! Ha!

All the stamped images are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The background is watercolored with Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers. I adhered all the critters to the background and popped up the two little birds and the items the parties are holding with foam tape for dimension. I glued on some tiny star confetti to the background and voila! Rina’s card is finished!

 

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Pretty Pink Posh Camping Friends

By on June 18, 2017
Pretty Pink Posh - Camping Friends
Pretty Pink Posh – Camping Friends

Summer Days and Camping Adventures

School is officially out and summer has begun. Every year we take a camping trip as a family. Normally we do it in the summer but this year we did it early for Spring Break since we decided to go to Cancun over the summer instead. We just got back from Cancun but I saw this stamp set on my desk and it made me think about the fun memories we make during our camping trips. So I decided to make a fun scene using Pretty Pink Posh Camping Friends. This card just puts a smile on my face!

I colored all the images with Copic Markers and die cut grass using one of the stitched border dies from Pretty Pink Posh. The grass is Distress Ink Crushed Olive and the sky is Distress Ink Tumbled Glass. I aded a few sparkling clear sequins to give it a little something special and shine!

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You Are Jawsome

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You are Jawsome

This last LawnFawn release was just pure gold. I had to get this Duh-nuh stamp set when I saw the cute shark! And the duh-nuh mini sentiment is so cute and funny!

I used a frame die and a few stamps from Mermaid for You to have enough images for my own happiness and satisfaction. Haha. I colored everything in Copic Markers. The background was Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon blended together! I added some water droplets onto the background to lift off some color so it looked like ocean bubbles! A few sequins finished off this card and it’s so cute and fun!

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Pretty Pink Posh Design Team!

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First Post on the Pretty Pink Post Design Team

First Design Team

I am so excited and thrilled to announce I have been asked to be on the Pretty Pink Posh Social Team. I will be designing cards for social media that showcase products from Pretty Pink Posh. I absolutely love their products which makes this more fun than it is work!

First Card

It was difficult to choose among all the great things I received to showcase as my first card. I decided to stay true to myself and my style and keep it simple. This chubby bee from Bee Friends was the first PPP stamp I ever used when I made my first slider card a few months ago. I decided it was the perfect stamp to showcase as my first card on the team.

I blended Distress Ink in Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass for the background. The bees and flowers are colored with Karetake Clean Color Real Brush Watercolour Brush Pens. I finished the card with PPP Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix which gives it a little sparkle and shine. I also added a few Peridot Mist sequins to the grass area to anchor the card and add even more interest.

I can’t wait to share more Pretty Pink Posh projects with you all! Be sure to follow me on Instagram!

 

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You Are Wonderful – PPP Woodland Critters

By on June 9, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters

Extra Images – What to Do with Them

I always stamp out extra images and color them “just in case”. Sometimes a color doesn’t work out or I”m not happy with the stamped images.

In this case I colored the mushrooms red and decided it clashed too much with the previous design so I decided not to use them. But I also didn’t want them to go to waste. I used the extra bear and wood stump and paired them up with the mushroom for a simple card. I kept everything white and stamped the sentiment in the same brown Versamark ink. It turned out so cute for something that wasn’t exactly planned! I love that I didn’t waste any of the images I colored and got two cards from one coloring session!

 

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Friends Forever – Woodland Critters

By on June 8, 2017
Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters
Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters

Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters

I took advantage of the Memorial Day sale and picked up this back-in-stock Woodland Critters stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to water color so I decided to do it with this new set!

There were so many cute images to color I didn’t even use all the critters that came with the stamp set!

I really wanted to try a soft sepia look, so I stamped everything in Versamark Sepia ink then colored everything in muted tones.

The background was created by blending Distress Ink Bundled Sage for a soft grass and the sky is Stormy Sky for a muted gray blue.

I finished the card by making a frame out of Mama Elephant dies and adding white sequins.

PPP Woodland Critters

 

A close up of the images shows a few details I added with a white gel pen. I feel this gives the images a little extra something special!

PPP Woodland Critters

I love these hedgehogs. I went a little too crazy w/ the white pen on the first one. Haha. Lesson learned!

PPP Woodland Critters

This card will always be near and dear to me. It’s what caught the attention from the team at Pretty Pink Posh and how I was invited to join their design team – my first design team! I love their products so I said yes immediately! I can’t wait to share more PPP projects with everybody!

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Ahoy, Matey! – Shaker Card

By on May 25, 2017
Lawn Fawn Ahoy Matey Shaker Card
Lawn Fawn Ahoy Matey Shaker Card

Ahoy! You’re a Treasure!

Today’s card features Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy Matey stamp set! I made a shaker card using Pretty Pink Posh’s Stitched Pieces die. I wanted to make the middle window look like an exploding box of treasure so I kept the shaker bits in golds and silvers. I even threw in a few stamped images of the coins and diamonds from the stamp set. The other two windows has an island and a pirate ship on “water” of white sequins and glitter. I blended peacock feather Distress Ink on the top and faded it down. The sentiment is stamped with the same Distress Ink as the background. I had to utilize my Misti and stamp that a few times to get the word “Treasure” sharp and crisp. I used Lawn Fawn bannertastic for the sentiment as well. I love how versatile Bannertastic is. I definitely recommend this set for your collection.

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