Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop - July 2017 Release

Friday, July 14, 2017
Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be part of the Pretty Pink Posh blog hop today. The new stamp sets are full of adorable critters and kids perfect for summer theme cards. You will love it!!

For my card I used the stamp set called Fly Away Friends. There are several air balloons, an airplane and a couple critters. I decided to use the largest air balloon and one of the critters. I colored with copic markers and cut using the coordinating dies. For the background I used distress inks to color the clouds using a makeshift stencil cloud from acetate. Then I heat embossed the sentiment onto a black cardstock. I adhered all images with foam tape. Lastly I added nuvo drops for more dimension.

I hope you enjoy my card. Thanks for stopping by! New stamp sets along with coordinating dies, and sequin mix are now available in the shop. Keep reading for a chance to win a giveaway.

Pretty Pink Posh is giving away 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. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Keep hopping along to see more inspirations from the DT members and special guests.

Blog Hop Order:
Gladys Marcelino >>you are here

ME - Stamp Highlight: Party Animals 4 & 5

Friday, June 23, 2017
Hello and Happy Friday everyone! Today I'm sharing the last two cards I made using the Party Animals stamp set by Mama Elephant. I'm creating 5 different projects using 1 stamp set. You can view my previous post here and here.
Alright let's get started shall we? For this card I wanted to create a beautiful sunset background. I colored my card panel with wilted violet, worn lipstick and fossilized amber distress oxide inks. I love these inks so much and wanted to explore using different color combos. I love how this one turned out. I spritz some glimmer mist for a shimmer finish. Once it was dry I heat embossed the sentiment from Words Defined. I cut the cloud from Landscape trio and adhered it to the panel. All my images were colored with copic markers and cut using the coordinating dies. I then mounted them using foam tape.
For my final card I made this card. I created the background using *gasp distress oxides inks in the colors broken china and cracked pistachio. I used the Congrats All Around stamp set for the sentiment. I used silver glitter cardstock to cut out Congrats then I cut it 3 more times on white cardstock and glued them all together to give it dimension. I added the white scallop frame for more interest.
I hope you enjoyed my projects as I had so much fun playing with this stamp set. Have a wonderful day and I will see you next time! Big hugs!!!

ME - Stamp Highlight: Party Animals 2 & 3

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Hello! Today I'm sharing two cards featuring the stamp set Party Animals by Mama Elephant. I will be creating 5 projects using this stamp set. Click here to check out my first project. 
For my first card I made a pop card. I die cut a Bristol cardstock using a stitched rectangle die then I blended worn lipstick and fossilized amber distress oxide inks. I splattered some water to create more interest. Once the card panel was dry I heat embossed the sentiment from Birthday Wishes.
For the inside of the card I cut the cloud from Landscape Trio and used it as a stencil to create the cloud background. I colored it using tumbled glass distress ink. I also cut 2 panels for the grass using LF Grassy Hillside border and distressed it with mowed lawn. I attached one of the grass panel and then used my own pop ups to attached the second panel. You can also use the Pop-up Trio from ME. I stamped my images with Memento rich cocoa and colored it with Copic markers then adhered them using Tombow mono glue.

For my second card I created yet another birthday card. The card panel was colored with peacock feathers and cracked pistachio. The sentiment from Number It stamp set was heat embossed in the center of the card. I stamped all images and colored them with Copic markers. I cut them out using the coordinating dies and popped them up on foam tape.

 I hope you like it. I will be back to share two more cards showcasing the Party Animals stamp set by Mama Elephant. Hugs!!

ME - Stamp Highlight: Party Animals 1

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Hello there! Welcome back to my blog. I wanted to do something different so I decided to create 5 projects using one stamp set. I thought this would be fun and challenge me to make more projects out of one stamp. For this series I chose the Party Animals from Mama Elephant. Let's get started shall we?
I cut a Bristol Smooth cardstock using the classic stripe creative cuts. I colored it using distress inks: wilted violet, broken china, mustard seed, and worn lipstick.
Next I cut a white cardstock from a stitched rectangle die then stamped the sentiment from Birthday Wishes right in the center. I also stamped the sentiment right on the colored stripe and lined it up on top of the white card stock. Then I cut the cloud from the Landscape Trio die and adhere it onto the bottom of my card panel.  
As mentioned I used the Party Animals stamp set which was released a few months ago. These adorable bunnies and chicks are so fun to play with. The images were stamped with Memento rich cocoa and colored with copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and popped them up with foam tape.  
Lastly I added tiny stars all over the card panel. I hope you enjoyed this card. I will be back with another project showcasing these adorable critters. Thanks for stopping by!!

MFT - You are Mermazing

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Hello there! I'm up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today sharing this mermazing shaker card. Would love for you to stop by! Click here to take you to my post. Have a wonderful day!


ME - Floral Hello

Friday, May 19, 2017
Happy Friday! I wanted to share a quick floral card today. I used the Botanic Hello stamp set from Mama Elephant.
For my card panel I cut a white cardstock with the scallop die from the Basic Set creative cuts also from ME. I heat embossed the stamp image onto the panel. Then I watercolor it with Zig clean color brush using soft colors. Once it was dry I used C1 copic marker to go around the edges of the stamp. I adhered the panel onto a dark gray cardstock and to complete my card I added lots of shimmer using Spectrum Noir glitter pen.

Thanks so much for stopping. Have a great weekend!! Hugs!

Concord & 9th- Lovely Thanks

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Hello there crafty friends! I have this simple no fuss card for you today using the Hello Lovely stamp set from Concord & 9th. 

This stamp is huge it covers the entire panel of an A2 card base. I love it because it makes it easy creating a card, you don't need anything else and it's absolutely beautiful. Let's get started!

I heat embossed it with white embossing powder then watercolor it with Zig Cleanbrush. I went with bright colors of blue, red, pink and green. I let it air dry then went back and colored it again using the same colors. I think the results turned out awesome and made it more realistic looking. I also used a light gray Zig Cleanbrush but I didn't like the outcome so once it was dry I went in with my C1 copic marker. Adding this shading made the image pop even more.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed it on black cardstock and popped it up with foam tape. To complete my card I added shimmer onto the florals using Spectrum Noir sparkle glitter brush.

Thank you all for stopping by and have a lovely day! Hugs!!


PPP - Appreciate you

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Hello! I would like to wish all the mom out there a very Happy Mother's Day!!
Today I have this card using the Bold Blooms and Build a Bloom stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. When I first saw this card I wanted to create a flower bouquet and I thought it would be perfect for a Mother's Day card.
First I cut watercolor paper using a stitched rectangle die. Then I blended cracked pistachio, peacock feathers, and salty ocean distress ink. I also splattered some gold watercolor from Gansai Tambi starry colors. I love the combinations of the teal and gold together.   
For the bouquet I used the outline and solid stamp flowers from Bold Blooms. I also used some greenery using the solid stamps from Build a Bloom. To make the wrap I used a kraft cardstock and the scallop from the Stitched Borders 1 and tied a ribbon around it.

For the sentiment I used the Thoughtful Greetings stamp set and stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa. Lastly to add more dimension I added a white border frame on my card panel. I hope you enjoyed this card. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

TGF - Waving Hello

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hello there! I'm sharing this card I made with the Greeting Farm mermaid I colored during the Marker Challenge back in March. I created this card awhile back but only now have the time to write a blog post.
For my card panel I used the dainty scallop cover up from MFT stamps. I colored it with dusty concord, wilted violet, peacock feathers, salty ocean, and mermaid lagoon distress inks. I splashed some water and sprayed it with glimmer mists spray then let it air dry. Once my panel was dry I used my ATG to adhere the cover up in place, I also used Tombow liquid glue for the scallops that were popping out of place.
The mermaid is a stand alone rubber stamp, her name is Oona. The rest of my images are from the Little Mermaids stamp set also from the Greeting Farm. Don't be afraid to mix your stamp sets as I did. I find a lot of stamps works well together. Here's a close up.
As you can see I added icicle stickles and pearl onto her head piece for embellishment. Finally for the sentiment I used the tab from MFT Blueprints 29 dienamics and stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black.
I love how this card turned out and had so much fun putting all the elements together. Thanks so much for stopping and see you next time! Hugs!!


PPP - Friend like you

Friday, May 12, 2017

Hello there! I'm back with another Pretty Pink Posh project. The inspiration behind this card was the sentiment from the Thoughtful Greetings stamp set "I thank my lucky stars for a friend like you." I used the adorable bear and butterflies from Woodland Critters. I knew I was going to make a night scene so here's what my card look like.

First I die cut my panel with a stitched rectangle then cut it again using the Stitched Notes die. Since this is a night scene I wanted to add the moon. I did this by cutting a piece of masking tape (or you could use a post it notes) using a small circle die. I placed the circle where I want the moon to be and then I distress the panel with cracked pistachio, lucky clover, salty ocean, and faded jeans. Use a light hand when distressing around the circle this will give you a glowing moon effect. I splashed some water and white watercolor for texture. I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder and for added dimension I used the tiny star die from the Stitched Essentials 1.
I colored my images with copic markers then fussy cut the butterflies and bear. I used the coordinating die for the flowers. I glued the inside panel onto my card base but I used foam tape for the outer panel so it is slightly raised. I also adhered the images with foam tape and added clear wink of stella onto the butterflies and flowers.

Hope you enjoy this card. Thank you so much for coming by my blog today! Hugs!!

PPP - Thinking of you

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hello everyone! I have a Pretty Pink Posh project to share using the Bee Friends stamp set.

I stamped the bees and colored with copic markers then cut with the coordinating dies. I stamped the flowers on my card panel and did a little bit of masking. I blended cracked pistachio and salty ocean for the background. My sentiment is heat embossed in white embossing powder. I then positioned my bees using foam tape for dimension. Lastly I added some sparkles using clear sequins and icicle stickles on the bee's wings.

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time. Hugs. XoXo


N&T - Welcoming Committee

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Hello there! Today I have 3 cards to share with you using the Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee by Neat and Tangled. Let's get started! 
Is it just me or is everyone having a baby? I either know a woman who just gave birth or just found out she's pregnant. So with all the baby news I decided to use this stamp set that I've had for awhile. I'm so glad I got it because it was so easy to make cards with them.
For my first card I created a shaker card. I also used a lot of Pretty Pink Posh products to create this sweet scene.  Supplies will be listed at the end of this post! Be sure to check it out.
For my second card I made it for a boy. I distress the background with salty ocean and blueprint sketch distress inks. I added some stars and for dimension I added a scallop frame.
For my final card I made it for a girl. The sweet scallop pink frame adds a soft touch and focus on the cute critters.

I hope you enjoy these cards and give you inspiration to create baby cards. Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day! Lots of hugs!!

Card 1
Neat and Tangled Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee
Pretty Pink Posh Window Frame Die
Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Borders Die
Pretty Pink Posh Easter Sequins
Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink
Broken China Distress Ink
Card 2
Neat and Tangled Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee
MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames
MFT Blueprints 6 (Stars) 
Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Card 3
Neat and Tangled Itty Bitty Welcoming Committee
Mama Elephant Parked Avenue
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink


MFT - There's no otter like you

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hello there! I have a shaker card to share with you today which  I created differently from all the shakers I have made. I hope you like it.

I cut white cardstock paper using large stitched rectangle then cut it again using horizontal snow drifts dienamics. I then cut watercolor paper with the horizontal snow drifts and colored it with distress inks. I did this because the snow drift die cut (colored panel) is slightly smaller than A2 size. By gluing the colored paper with the white cardstock it will be flushed on an A2 card base plus it will hide the foam tape much nicer. I didn't want the entire panel to be a shaker so I only added the shaker component in every other slopes as you can see in the pictures. I cut fun foam using the snow drifts die, removing slope 2, 4, and 6 (top to bottom). The fun foam creates a barrier that will prevent the shaker components from going to the bottom of the card. Once my shaker panel was in place I adhered all the otters in front of the acetate.
I hope you enjoyed this card. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

MFT Otterly Love you
MFT Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover up
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Aquamarine Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink
Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink
Fun Foam
White Gelly Roll Pen
Wink of Stella

PPP - When you're around

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Hello there! Today I'm sharing another Pretty Pink Posh project. For my card I used the oh so cute bear from the Woodland Critters stamp set.
My card panel background is colored with distress ink: cracked pistachio, lucky clover, faded jeans, and broken china. I also die cut a white cardstock using a stitched rectangle then die cut again using Stitched Notes dies which turned it into a frame. I didn't intend to make this into a shaker card but when I saw the sequin mix I thought it complemented my background very well.
To make the shaker, I adhered acetate behind the frame then placed double sided foam tape. I used the new sequins mix called Spring Meadow which has blue and green pastel colors, very pretty and subtle. I heat embossed the sentiment from Thoughtful Greetings using silver embossing powder. I love this stamp set, there are so many sweet sentiments and the font is beautiful. The images are adhered onto my card panel so they're behind the acetate. When I create shaker cards I add the sequins right onto my card panel then I line up the acetate panel. I find this way much easier and less messy!

I hope you enjoyed this card. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! Hugs!!


PPP - Congrats

Monday, May 1, 2017
Hello there! I'm excited to share with you my projects for the Pretty Pink Posh May release. I love this release, it's soo amazing and I'm sure you will agree! Let's get started on my first card, shall we?
For this card I used the Bold Blooms and Happy Owls stamp sets. I think they go so well together. I wanted to create a wedding card so this is what I came up with. For my card panel I splattered some gold watercolor for interest. Then die cut the center using the window frame die and blended distress ink onto the negative panel. 

I used copic markers to color my images then die cut them using the coordinating dies. The owls were stamped using dye ink from MFT stamps. I wanted to create a floral arch and make the focal point to be the two lovely owls. I used the window frame die as a guide to place the roses and leaves adhering my images with foam tape for dimension. For my sentiment I stamped it with rich cocoa ink, die cut then popped it up with fun foam. I also added wink of stella onto  the roses.
That completes my card for today. I hope you like it! I will be back tomorrow with another project using the new products from Pretty Pink Posh. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs!!

PPP Happy Owls
PPP Bold Blooms
PPP Window Frame Die
MFT Green Eyed Monster dye ink
MFT Razzle Berry dye ink
Gansai Tambi Starry Colors
Wink of Stella
Memento Rich Cocoa
Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink

MFT - Farm Friends

Monday, April 24, 2017
Happy Monday everyone! I have another card to share with you using MFT Farm Friends.
I die cut white watercolor paper using a stitched rectangle and lightly distress it with salty ocean and peacock feathers. I then die cut another watercolor paper with snow drifts dienamics and distressed it with mowed lawn and vintage photo. I only used the bottom three slopes to ground my images. I used the snow drifts  positives to line up the slopes then remove them once I adhered the ones I needed.
I had so much fun playing with this stamp set. The little mouse is adorable and I couldn't help but add one more to the wagon. I hope you enjoy today's card. See you tomorrow!
MFT Farm Friends
MFT Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover Up
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Double Sided Foam Tape
Tuxedo Memento Rich Cocoa


MFT - Howdy from the Herd

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you're having a great weekend. I'm back crafting again and I wanted to share this card with you. I colored these cute farm animals from My Favorite Things Farm Friends stamp set.
For my card panel I die cut a white cardstock from single stitched rounded rectangle frame dienamics. I distressed the negative with distress inks. Since the rectangle frame is smaller than my card base I adhered it on pattered paper. I think it adds more interest (do you agree?). Besides I need to use up my pattern papers that I have been hoarding. Raise your hand if you're a hoarder like me. LOL!
As with all my cards I like to add foam tapes behind my images for dimension. 
 I hope you like today's card. Thanks for coming back to my blog. Hugs!
 MFT Farm Friends
MFT Single Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frame Dienamics
MFT Puffy Clouds Dienamics
MFT Tiny Check Paper Pack
Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Broken China Distress Ink
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink


TGF - Have a Fairy nice day!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today I have these adorable fairies by The Greeting Farm. I can see why everyone love them. I have always been a fan of TGF stamps in fact I have quite a collection of their red rubber stamps. I'm so glad they started making clear stamps with smaller images.

 Thank you for stopping by and have a fairy nice day!

Mama Elephant Park Avenue
The Greeting Farm Little Fairies
Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins
Shaded Lilac Distress Inks
Picked Raspberry Distress Inks
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks
Tattered Rose Distress Inks
Icicle Stickles Glitter Glue
Clear Wink of Stella