A lil Spook - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! Today is extra special since its world cardmaking day! Gotta be our favorite holiday right? With Halloween of course. So why not combined the two? I know lot of people have said they don't make Halloween cards because they dont know what to do with them. Well thats just plain sad! Send them to me! hahaha just kidding. But really all my Halloween cards usually go to my cardmaking friends and family that is out of town. Its a fun way just to say hello and let someone know you are thinking of them. So lets get our craft on!

Boo Stamp Set
Boo Jewels Mix
Spiced Marmalade distress Oxide ink
Copics: Y38, Y35, YR31; B00; Y13, Y11; B69, B66, B63

A little Retro - Lawn Fawn

I went a bit retro with today’s card... I am a crafty hoarder. I have paper from years of collecting and that’s after a major purge a few years ago. When this set and paper pack came out I absolutely adored it. So while discussing favorites with another craft friend I started digging through my stash and found this pack. I immediately had to use it. I know it’s a bit different from my normal but I plan to do more like this one soon. Break out those old papers and stamps, you might rediscover some favorites!

Stamptember - Pretty Pink Posh

Welcome crafty friends! Today I am featuring the Pretty Pink Posh Stamptember exclusive. Today I went for a clean and simple design; my attempt at a classic look. Still have my ink blending of course but this time over some bright gold embossing. These trees are perfect for so many different occasions.  I hope you enjoy my take with these stamps.

I used a few different inks here in  Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint sketch. I used my blender brushes and Neenah 110# cardstock. I gold heat embossed the trees on top and the sentiment on a simple black cardstock strip.

Spooky Day - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! I am here today with a card featuring the new Spooky Fence die (on sale this week with all the Halloween stuff!)

The background on the card is ink blended with distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch & Shaded Lilac. The ground is Twisted Citron and Shabby Shutters. The kids and pumpkins featured on this card are from Trick or Treat Friends and copic colored. The bat and spider are from the Boo Stamp set. Lastly to finish it off I added a few jewels from the Boo Jewels Mix.

Dont forget to stop by the Pretty Pink Posh blog to see all the Halloween Theme week inspiration!

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest 2019

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a card that will be my entry for My Favorite Things  2019 Card Design Superstar contest. I chose to do a clean and simple design this year. This card features the new BB Sweater Weather in the Woods stamp set. The clouds I got from another MFT BB set called Prehistoric Fun.

I did some center ink blending on this card with some distress oxide in peacock feathers and then splattered with copic opaque white. The bear is colored using copic markers and then die cut. Marker #s E47, 44, 43 & 41. The jacket is B02, 00, 000 wwith some BG75 & 72 for the details. I added just a hint of BG10 to the edges of the clouds along with some glitter brush pen that cant be seen in the photo.

Hope you enjoyed today's entry!

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Gimme all the buffalo check! - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 61

Hello crafty friends! Im here today with a super CAS card for the new Lawn Fawn challenge #61. I was directly inspired by our new fall decor. This new die from Lawn Fawn worked perfectly for my idea.

The background is the new Lawn Fawn carstock in rainforest. I splattered the cardstock with a little gold watercolor, die cut the pumpkin using some buffalo check paper I have been hoarding for years, and some green Lawn Fawn cardstock for the vine and leaf and a bit of black for the stem. The Thanks sentiment is die cut using Lawn Fawn's gold sparkle cardstock. (And now I need all the sparklie sentiments on everything!)

Trick or Treat - Lawn Fawn

Hello crafty friends! I am here with another entry to the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, Create a Scene. I used the same set with a trick or treat theme this time and a sunset glow in the air. Nothing better then trick or treating as a kid. I have so many fond memories! That's why I find this new set so appealing.

Pumpkins! - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! Im here with a new card featuring the Pretty Pink Posh August release. This one is waaaaaaay out of my comfort zone! I really loved the new boarder stamps that were included in this release so I was trying different ways to showcase them. Really the simplicity of this card just really hit the mark for me. I also included the new Fall Signs stamps as well because the pumpkin made the perfect spot for a sentiment.

The background is just splattered with some Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in red gold. The images are all colored in Copics. YG97, YG95 & YG93; Y38, Y35 & Y31; YR07, YR04 & YR02; W3 & W1. The stems and sign are all colored with E47 & E44.

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A Spooky Good Time! - Lawn Fawn

Hey hey crafty friends. Back again with another entry to the new Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. Who doesn't love a good scene right? I could resist this spooky new stamp set from Lawn Fawn so it was out of the package pretty much the day I got it. More where this came from!

The sky is inked with distress oxides in Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch. The scene is copic colored. House was done with BG78, BG75 & BG72 I used all cool greys from C1-C7 for the roof and the grave yard. The pumpkins are Y38 & Y35 with a bit of YG61 for the leaves. Lastly the trees are E47, E44 & E43.

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Its Almost Pumpkin Time! - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! I have a quick card to share with you all today. Just lots of my favorite thing, Ink blending! I used the new Stencil from Pretty Pink Posh Pumpkin Background Stencil and a simple sentiment from the Fall Signs stamp set. Perfect to let someone know you are thinking of them and grateful for their kindness. I added some Raspberry Jewels to finish off the card.

I used all my orange distress oxide inks on this one; Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber & Dried Marigold. I used the Pixie Spray on the back of my stencil to hold it down and then used a blender brush for my oxides. The sentiment is white heat embossed on black.

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Pretty Pink Posh August Blog Hop

Hello crafty friends! Thanks so much for joining me for today's Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop for the August 2019 release. This release is filled with fall goodies; perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving and general fall fun.

Also as part of the blog hop  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 8/28/2019. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog.

My card today is a shaker card! This features the Boo coordinating dies that I used to make the main window for my shaker. I used Blueprint Sketch, Faded Lilac and Black Soot distress oxides to blend on my panel before die cutting. I also used some gold watercolor to splatter like stars across the panel. The background of the shaker features only Faded Lilac. The mix I used inside is actually a combination of Winter Sparkle Mix (Minus the snowflakes) and Silver Mini Star Confetti. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in black ink from the Boo stamp set.

The rest of the hop participants today are listed below. Remember to leave comments along the way for your chance to win!

August 22

Pretty Pink Posh August Release 2019

Happy New Release day crafty friends; See the new arrivals at Pretty Pink Posh!

I don't know about you but Fall is definitely my season so I was super excited to get this release. Halloween is a big deal in my house. We decorate; we trick or treat for several days (there are lots of "trunk or treat" and store "treat" days by us!). So of course I had to make a Halloween Card!

This card features the new coordinating dies from the Boo Stamp set. I used the dies by themselves and decided to use some of the new stencils being released; there are six new stencils! The B is ink blended using Blueprint Sketch and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink and splattered with gold watercolor. The first O is using the new Spider Web stencil and ink blended with Black Soot distress Oxide ink. The last O is using the new Pumpkin Background stencil blended with Ripe Persimmon and Dried Marigold distress inks. I also used some of the new jewel packs; Boo, to accent  and splattered a simple white background with more black distress ink.

This is a full view of the Pumpkin Background stencil. I used all the inks pictured; Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey & Fossilized Amber. There are so many amazing stencils in this release you have to check them all out. Get the bundle here!

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Lawn Fawn Class - OOAK Craft Show

Hello Crafty Friends!! I am so excited to share with you that I will be teaching at my first Craft Show, One Of A Kind Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Show in Madison Wisconsin October 11-13, 2019. Come out and see the show and take my class!

Details and Sign up HERE 
Saturday Oct. 12th, 2019

In this class you will make a selection of 6 mini cards featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. Class will focus on distress ink background techniques and a little bit of copic coloring. This class can get a little bit messy but it's a whole lot of fun!

Sending Sunshine - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello Crafty Friends! I have one more card to share with you from the Tropical release from Pretty Pink Posh. We can't wait to start sharing sneaks of the new August with you shortly but in the meantime please enjoy this fun, bright, tropical Flamingo card!

I started this card with the background. Each panel that makes up the card I made with ink blending distress oxide inks using blending brushes on Neenah 110lb paper. I find this combo works best for me. I was ready to give up on the brushes before finding what worked for me.

The sky is done with Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry and Abandon Coral (which is hidden so not important). The next layer is my sand and I simply used scattered straw. The last panel is the water and I used Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon.

Copic Markers used:
Trees E41, E43, E44; YG23, YG21, YG00
Flamingos: R20, R32, R11 for Flamingo 1 & R81, RV10 & RV11 for the 2nd with a wash of R20 to warm it up.

Stamp set: Tropical Birds - Pretty Pink Posh
Jewels: Caribbean Blue - Pretty Pink Posh