Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy Day Phone Case

Happy New Year's Eve, DCWV friends! Boy, 2015 went by fast! 

A few weeks ago, I bought a new cover for my phone. I bought one with a clear backing with plans of doing something creative with it!

I love the colors in the Happy Day stack. They go perfect with the gold frame of the case. 

I picked a pretty foil polka dot print to be the background of the phone. I used a printed saying that is part of the stack and cut it down to size to fit the case. I pieced the two papers together and placed inside the case.

Once the paper is in the case, I used a pencil to trace around the camera hole. Using an exacto knife, I cut the camera hole out.

I am excited about how this turned out. No more boring phone case!

Thank you for stopping by! Happy New Year!


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

You're So Cool!

Hello, Pretty Cute Stamp fans! It is finally feeling like winter here in Texas! We are bringing out the coats and gloves! I hope every
Today, I am working with the fun winter set, Warm Winter Wishes! The animal images in this set are just super adorable! 

I used a fun print as a snowy background. The snow drift is created using a die border. The walrus image is colored in with a variety of markers. The sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the card. A few snowflakes punch outs are added to the card. 
Thank you for stopping by!
Pretty Cute Stamps - Warm Winter Wishes stamp set

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Joy Clair/DCWV Mardi Gras

 Hello, stamping friends! I am excited to share one of my latest Joy Clair creations! Today I am working with the festive Mardi Gras stamp set.
I paired up some papers from the DCWV Insta Photo Fun Printed Cardstock Stack with the Joy Clair Mardi Gras stamp set. I stamped the sentiment onto the ribbon. The mask image is stamped, colored and cut out. The mask is attached to the ribbon.
Thank you for stopping by today!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Joy Clair - Paisley Bouquet Card

 Today on the Joy Clair blog, the design team is showcasing the cute Paisley Bouquet stamp set. The set is full of fun images and sentiments.

I did repeat stamping with the layered flowers from the Paisley Bouquet set.

I stamped the background of the flower all over the card with yellow ink. I used the outline stamp and stamped the image in black over the yellow. To fill in the 'white space' with the HELLO stamp from the set.
Please stop by the Joy Clair blog to see the rest of the DT Paisley Bouquet stamp set creations.
With the hectic holiday time, I am behind on a few posting. I would like to share a few more Joy Clair cards I created with different stamp sets.
Thank you for stopping by today!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Pink & Main Warm Holidays

Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! Can you believe that Christmas is next week?!?! The temperatures sure don't feel very Christmas-like!
I wanted to create a simple scene card using the Warm Holidays stamp set. I stamped a few images at the bottom of the card. The scene is colored with a variety of markers. The sentiment is added towards the top of the card to fill in the white space.
Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Pink & Main - Warm Holiday stamp set

Pretty Cute Stamps - Anything Goes Challenge

Today starts a new Pretty Cute Stamps Challenge! This month the challenge is 'Anything Goes'!


I used the very cute Gingerbread House stamp set for my card today. 
This large image is easy to color with markers. Once the image was colored in, I used a white gel pen to 'add' snow to the top of the gumdrops. I wanted to keep the card pretty simple. So I rounded the corners to add a special touch to the card.

Pretty Cute Stamps Monthly Challenge Rules:
  • This month's theme is Thank You. So, create any thank you themed project using Pretty Cute Stamps. A Pretty Cute Stamp must be used to create the project.
  • Please link to your actual blog post...not to your blog.  If you don't have a blog, you can add a photo of your project to the current Monthly Challenge photo folder in the Pretty Cute Projects Facebook Group.
  • You can enter as many different projects that follow the monthly theme as you want for more chances to win.
  • The challenge will run for 3 weeks.  You must link up your project by 11:55 pm CST on Saturday, January 9, 2016.
  • One random winner of a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store will be chosen. The winner will be announced before the next challenge starts on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
    You can link up your 'Anything Goes' project HERE!

    Thank you for stopping by! Cannot wait to see what you create!

    Pretty Cute Stamps - Gingerbread House stamp set

  • Friday, December 18, 2015

    Emily's Sweet 16th Birthday Hop

    Welcome to
    Emily's Surprise 16th
    Birthday Blog Hop

    Hi friends!! Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Emily's recent Sweet 16th Birthday!
    You should be arriving from Barbara's blog. If so, GREAT if not, please start the hop at Beth's blog.

    What is a blog without candy, If you are a follower of The Crafty Scrap Yard just leave a comment here along with the other blogs in today's hop and you'll be entered to win two sets of Cardz TV stamp sets! "Make A Wish" and "Girl Talk" both sets that will help you celebrate a birthday celebration or a girl in your life!
    I created this fun card for Emily using the fun, festive DCWV Birthday Stack:
    Remember some of the other designers are also giving away blog candy too, so don't forget to visit everyone, read carefully and become a follower of all blogs, and leave some comment love!
    Here's the line-up for "Emily's Surprise 16th Birthday" Blog Hop! If you get lost while hopping come back here to check the list and find your way again!
    1. Beth ~
    2. Mary -
    3. Shawnee -
    4. Thia -
    5. Ellen-
    6. Janis-
    7. Jennifer R-
    8. Rachelle-
    9. Krystal -
    10. Cathy-
    11. Connie-
    12. Maria -
    13. Jessica D. -
    14. Georgia-
    15. Julie -
    16. Barbara -
    17. Jessica P - (You are HERE!)
    Thanks so much for hopping with us today and wishing Beth's daughter a Happy Birthday.  We hope you had lots of fun and be sure to stop by Beth's on Wednesday the 23rd when  she announce the Blog Candy winner!

    Happy birthday, Emily!


    Saturday, December 12, 2015

    Pink & Main Birthday Girl Card

    Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! We are having a birthday party tomorrow, so birthday theme projects have been on my mind. So I brought out the new Pink & Main Birthday Girl stamp set and coordinating die.
    I picked out the festive birthday hat paper for the background of the square card. I colored the birthday girl image with colors to match the paper. Once the image was colored, I used the coordinating die and cut out the image. The girl is attached to the card with foam dots. The sentiment is stamped onto a pendant diecut. 
    Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!



    Friday, December 11, 2015

    Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia!

    Hello, crafty friends! I am excited to be a part of a very special blog event!
    Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are over 60 special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration!
    Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

    And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

    Join in the fun every day at to see what special surprises wait behind the door!

    When I first saw this Christmas color combination a few years ago, I was not so sure about it. It was definitely different than the traditional Christmas colors. But over the years, the red, pink and lime green combo is growing on me. Today I am using DCWV and Joy Clair products to create this card.

    I actually used the DCWV DIY Project Stack Baby Girl for the papers to make this card. I used fun prints to cover the card base and the panel. The green chevron print is attached to a red cardstock mat. The sentiment is stamped on a printed strip of paper. I used bright, festive holiday chipboard stickers to add texture and dimension to the card.

    It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Blitsy so you’ll definitely want to get your hands on it! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter - then head back to and leave a comment there too to double your chances! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 7am EST on Thursday 31st December to leave all your comments!
    Don’t forget the Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!
    Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you had fun with this special blog event!
    DCWV - Baby Girl Project Stack and Bright 12x12 Cardstock Stack
    Joy Clair Stamps - Joyful Wishes


    Thursday, December 10, 2015

    Pretty Cute Stamps December Release Blog Hop

    Welcome Pretty Cute Stamps  friends! Today is the December Release Blog Hop!

    If you came here from Pretty Cute Stamps' blog you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.

    The December release stamps can now be purchase in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store. All of the new items (even the bundle) are ON SALE until 10:00 pm CST on December 15th, 2015. You can find all of these new items in the PCS store HERE.
    Throughout the blog hop, the design team members will be showing off the new December release now available in the Pretty Cute Stamps store.  I am showcasing the new Coffee Faces set:

    I made a CAS card using this fun set:

    I stamped the mug image randomly to cover the white cardstock. The image is stamped with black ink. The sentiment is stamped on a diecut pendant. One mug image is stamped, colored in and cut out. The cutout mug is placed over the edge of the sentiment pendant.

    Now, let's talk about a prize:

    One lucky hopper will win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps Store!  Here's what you need to do for a chance to win this Gift Certificate:

    1. Leave a comment at EACH blog along the hop on each day.  Be sure to leave us a way to get in contact with you if you win.

    That's all you have to do.  If you would like EXTRA entries, you can also do one or more of the following:

    2.  Like the Pretty Cute Stamps Facebook Page.  Leave me a separate comment on this blog telling me you did. (The separate comment is your extra entry.)

    3.  Sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List and leave a comment on this blog telling me you did.  You'll get occasional emails telling you about new releases, sales, coupon codes, and events. (The separate comment is your extra entry.)

    I will randomly choose a winner of the hop candy on Monday, December 14th, 2015.

    Thank you so much for stopping by today! Your next stop on the Pretty Cute Stamps Hop is the talented Janna's blog.
    Here's the lineup for the hop, just in case you get lost along the way:

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    PCS December Sneaks

    Who wants to see a sneak peek of the upcoming Pretty Cute Stamps December release? I promise you, this is one ADORABLE release!!! I cannot wait for you guys to see the release in its entirety!
    Today I am giving you are sneak peek at the new Coffee Sentiments stamp set:

    This card was so easy to create. I used watercolor to create the blotchy background. The sentiment is from the new Coffee Sentiments stamp set. The panel is matted on printed paper and attached to the cardbase.
    Want to see more sneak peeks? Stop on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog to see more! And don't forget to come back for the release blog hop starting tomorrow, the 10th!
    Thank you for stopping by today!

    Monday, December 7, 2015

    Joy Clair's Hugs & Smiles

     Hello, stamping friends! I am excited to share one of my latest Joy Clair creations! Today I am working with one of my favorite sets, Hugs & Smiles.
    I am in love with the simple jar image. I used a variety of color inks to stamp the image. (Tip- Use tape to cover parts of the stamp that you do not want inked. Remove tape before stamping the image.) I used a gray marker to add the shadow effect at the bottom of the jar. The sentiment is stamped on a bold strip of patterned paper to help the sentiment stand out.
    Thank you for stopping by today! Please stop by the Joy Clair blog to see the rest of the DT 
    Hugs & Smiles creations!

    Saturday, December 5, 2015

    Warm Winter Wishes

    Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! I know that parts of the country have already seen snow. But down here along the Texas Gulf coast, we always hope to be able to see snow. At least hopefully one time per year. I personally, would love to see snow more often!

    When I first saw the new stamp set, Grandma's Lace, I thought of snowflakes. So I decided to created a winter themed card using the stamp set.
    I stamped the variety lace design with white ink on the bright blue cardstock. The sentiment is from the Scarlett stamp set and stamped onto a pendant diecut.  This is a very simple cardstock to create.
    Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


    Pink & Main - Grandma's Lace and Scarlett

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    Come Adore Him

    Hello, Pretty Cute Stamp fans! Can you believe it is December? Where does the time go? Before we know it, Christmas will be here!
    Today, I am showcasing the holiday sets, Nativity 1 and Nativity 2. The simple image and cute sentiment make it easy to create this CAS card.

    To start this card, I stamped the image of baby Jesus in the center of the card. I colored in the image with a variety of markers. Also added a shadow effect with a gray marker. The sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the card. A few sequins are added to the card and the bottom corner. 
    Thank you for stopping by!
    Pretty Cute Stamps - Nativity 1 and Nativity 2