Saturday, September 5, 2015

Happy Fall y'all!

Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! Are you ready for a sneak peek of a new Pink & Main stamp set? The new release stamps will be released next week! As well as their coordinating dies!
Today,  I am working with the new Pink & Main Scarecrows stamp and dies.

The images are stamped with brown ink. The next stamp is to color them in with a variety of markers. Line up the dies with the colored images and cut out the images. To start of the scene, I used the new Borders die to create the background hill. The cornstalks and pumpkin diecuts are added to the scene. The scarecrow is attached to the card with a foam dot. To finish the card, the sentiment is stamped at the bottom of the card.
Have you heard that Pink & Main is currently holding their first challenge! It is 'Anything Goes' and there are some awesome prizes up for grabs! The first place winner gets $50 Pink & Main gift card and the second place will win a $25 gift card. I hope you stop by the Pink & Main blog to find out the details! 
Also, Pink & Main has a new Facebook group to share your Pink & Main Creations Gallery! We would love for you to join in the fun!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Pink & Main Stamps Supplies Used:
Scarecrows Stamp set and Coordinating Dies

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Little Tangles - Mint and Gold Color Combo

Happy Thursday, everyone!
Today starts a new Little Tangles Challenge and  it focuses on a fun color combo!

I am in love with the Neat & Tangled's Hoop Die and wanted to make it the focus on this card:

The background is a pretty mint print from the DCWV Happy Day stack. I used a DCWV Embossed foil paper for the Hoop Die. I also used the Hoop Die to cut out the 'Love' print. The two pieces using the hoop die and attached using the popular 'inlaid' technique. A simple sentiment from the Neat & Tangled's Scandinavian Flowers stamp set.

I hope you stop by the Little Tangles blog to see more of the design team projects.

Challenge Guidelines:

  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & amp; Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Thursday, September 24th at 11:59 EST to enter.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Supplies used:
Neat & Tangled - Hoop Die and Scandinavian Flowers
DCWV - Happy Day and Embossing Foil

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps - Oh, Knit! I Forgot!

Hello, stamping friends! This is my first post for the Pretty Cute Stamps design team! I am excited to be a part of this team and look forward to being inspired by the other design team members, as well as all of you! 
Let me first start off with introducing myself. My name is Jessica Pascarella. I am a stay at home mom of 3, my youngest just started Kindergarten last week. My normal go-to style is CAS (Clean and Simple), however, I also like to change it up and try new styles. I consider myself a beginner when it comes to coloring in images, but I am trying to improve my coloring skills. My favorite stamping technique is paper-piecing. You can see my designs on my blog, Kissin' Krafts.
Today for my first Pretty Cute Stamps projects, I am working with the Knit Happens stamp set. I adore the fun sentiments included in this set!
Knit Happens Stamp Set
My CAS card includes stamped images that I colored in with a variety of markers.
After the stamped images are colored, I cut them out by hand. I added a gingham print on the bottom of the card. The stamped images are added to the card. To finish the card, the simple sentiment is stamped in black ink. And there you have it! A very simple card to create!

 If you are new to Pretty Cute Stamps, be sure to check out the adorable images/stamp sets available at the Pretty Cute Stamps online store.
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Enjoy the Ride!

Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! I am in LOVE with the new Pink & Main matching dies! So much, that I could not wait to show my latest card!
Today,  I am working with the Hot Air Balloon stamps and dies.

To create the hot air balloon, I used a variety of prints to piece the balloon together. The balloon die is the entire balloon, so I cut off the pieces to separate the basket. Using the balloon stamp, I taped around the strings the connect the basket to the balloon and stamped onto the background. The paper pieces are added to the card using the stamped "strings". To create the banner, use the die on a different print. I used letters from the In the Budget planner stamp set to form the words 'Mr.' and 'Mrs'. The heart is from the Hot Air Balloon stamp set. The sentiment is part of the stamp included in the Hot Air Balloon set. I only wanted to use part of the sentiment, so I taped off the part I didn't want before I inked the stamp. (Make sure to remove the tape before you stamp! Sadly, I have forgotten before!)
Have you heard that Pink & Main will start having challenges! The first one starts on September 1st! I hope you stop by the Pink & Main blog to find out the details! 
Also, Pink & Main has a new Facebook group to share your Pink & Main Creations Gallery! We would love for you to join in the fun!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Pink & Main Stamps Supplies Used:

Friday, August 28, 2015

DCWV Oversized Wooden Pencil

Hello, DCWV friends! Today, I am sharing a project made using one of the new oversized DCWV 11x17 stacks. If you have not heard, DCWV release a ton of new products at JoAnn stores, including a number of oversized paper stacks!
I wanted to create a project to celebrate Back-to-School! So I went to search Pinterest for some ideas. I searched "teachers gifts" and as I was scrolling down, I saw an oversized wooden pencil. It looked so cool, I had to give it a try. The only difference, instead of painting the wood yellow, I decided to use some patterned paper.
It is hard to tell the size in the picture above, I am took a picture of the picture on the oversized 11x17 Double-sided Brights stack.
This project was super simple to create. I grabbed a scrap piece of a 2x4 sitting in the garage and cut one end to a point like a pencil.  Once the wood was sanded smoothly, it was time to tape of the parts that were going to be painted (point and eraser). After the paint dried, I added a strip of DCWV Dark Grey Metallic cardstock near the eraser using double-sided tape. Next, add the piece of yellow paper and wrap around the wood with tape. Using black letter stickers, I labeled the pencil. To finish of the pencil, I added a twine bow near the eraser. A perfect gift for teachers!
Thank you for stopping by today!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Geek is Chic!

Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! Have you heard the good news? Pink & Main is now carrying dies to match their latest stamp sets!
Today, I am showcasing the Owl Nerds stamp set/die and Planning School stamps.
I used a variety of the word stamps from the Planning School stamp set to create the background. The owl/globe image is colored with a variety of markers and cut out using the matching die. The simple sentiment finishes the card.
Thank you for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Pink & Main Stamps used:

Friday, August 21, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches/AEIHeartUChallenge

I recently found a new challenge blog, Freshly Made Sketches. Their current sketch is the 200th, so they are having a huge celebration! When I saw the sketch, I just had to play along!

The 200th Freshly Made Sketches sketch:

My take on the sketch (I flipped the sketch upside down):

  I have been inspired by some many talented designers using the 'ink smooshing' technique. I figure it was time for me to give it a try! To create the night sky, I used a variety of blues, grays, and purples watercolors. Once the paint dried, I embossed stars with white embossing powder. The shooting star is created with yellow embossing powder.  The sentiment is stamped in white ink on a vellum pendant. The deer is stamped and colored with distress inks.
I am also playing along with the AEIHeartUChallenge - Embossing.
Thank you for stopping by today!
White and Yellow Embossing Powders
Challenges played: