Spring Robin - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am here with a mini slimline card featuring some adorable birds from Pretty Pink Posh. I decided to go with Robins as the stamp is named for Spring and the gorgeous robin eggs. I chose a sentiment for this card to work at any time. I did a simple ink blended sky background with distress oxide ink in Broken China. I used copics to color the images. Hope you are inspired to create your own simple cards!


Spring Robins Stamp Set - PPP

Broken China Distress Oxide - Ranger Ink

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March - Get Cracking on Christmas

 Hello Crafty Friends! It’s time for another installment of Get Cracking on Christmas hosted by Jenn Shurkus. Every month on the 3rd Thursday we are here with fresh inspiration for you! Don't miss Jenn's LIVE on youtube today at 8pm ET. www.youtube.com/jennshurkus!   

Today’s card features a bunch of sets from Hello Bluebird. Coffee Friends for the rabbit and the squirrel, Snow Play for the birds and a sentiment from Typed Christmas. The card itself is a non standard size of 3.5x5. I’ve been just loving this size lately. 

The background is inked using Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks. I also used the Blueprint sketch to stamp the sentiment. The images are colored with copics. 

E53, 51, 50

W3, 1, 0

R29, 27, 24

N4, 0

E29, 27, 25, 23

E74, 70

G00, 000

B69, 67, 63

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A bit of Spring - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! I have a simple distress ink watercolor for you today. 

First I took the entire stamp set and washi taped it to my Misti. Then I used embossing ink to stamp the whole thing onto some watercolor cardstock. I used some white embossing powder and heat set it. I enjoy this technique for watercolor which gives a little more freedom not having to worry for one section to dry before moving onto the next. It also makes it much easier to do the background. 

I don't have an exact list of everything I used but some of the colors are Kitsch Flamingo, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Dried Marigold. I was just pulling colors at random. 

The dimensions after I trimmed it down ended up being a mini slimline at 3 1/4 by 5 1/4. I am really into alternative card sizes, how about you? 

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Pretty Pink Posh March Blog Hop!

Hello Crafty friends it’s release week for Pretty Pink Posh! This release is jam packed with goodies. You definitely need to check out the whole release HERE and probably save yourself some money and just order the whole bundle!

I couldn’t resist these adorable bunnies from the new Easter Bunnies stamp set. This is a mini slim line card. I used one of the Scalloped slimline frames over a Cracked Pistachio inked background. The buns and extras are copic colored. 

Copics Used: 

E,47, 44, 43; RV11, 10, 00; YR02, 00; G02, 00; R11; B00

There are 3 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (one winner each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 3/16/2021. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Blog Hop Day 3

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Shake it Shake it! - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! Back again with ANOTHER birthday card! Never to many of those and they always come in handy! This one is a shaker card featuring some new goodies from Pretty Pink Posh

First I used the circle from the Lets Party Coordinating Dies to cut the window from the cardstock. I ink blended on the cardstock with distress oxide ink in Peacock Feathers on the top very lightly and then Shaded Lilac from the bottom. Once that was done I took the Yellow Gold from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors to splatter the background with. 

I put acetate behind my window and a double layer of foam tape to form my shaker. I filled the window with the new Daydream Clay Confetti which I adore! The colors of the card were obviously inspired by that. I then stamped the a piece of cardstock with the main image from the Let's Party Stamp set in a very light grey which I used to close the shaker before attaching the whole thing to a card base.

So to finish this design I wanted to keep it simple so I could make several of them to have on hand! I die cut the present from the Lets Part Stamp Set and did some quick coloring. BG13, BG10, BG000; Y02, Y000. I also used a sentiment from that set and white heat embossed it on black. The present is popped up on foam tape in the center of the window but the sentiment strip is glued directly to the base.

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Bunny Birthday - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! Everyone knows I love a good stencil so you can imagine how excited I was for this bokeh layer stencil and THEN Tim released the new Pink Kitsch Flamingo and it was a match made in heaven!

I used Kitsch Flaming, Spun Sugar & Picked Raspberry for the background with the new stencils. I did some simple copic coloring on the bun with some C1 & C2 for shadows, RV11, RV10, RV00 for the frosting and candle with a bit of YR31. I popped him up on the new Valentine Circle and stamped the sentiment in a curve around the edge. 

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Sparkling Birthday - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! Birthday, Birthday & More Birthday! I NEVER have enough birthday cards. So I've really been concentrating on building my stash back up. I just adore the new Birthday Cake Die from Pretty Pink Posh & just how easy it is to get an eye catching card in a few minutes.

For the background I used the new Speckled Egg distress oxide along with Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire inks in a gradient effect. Then I die cut the background die out of some silver sparkle paper. I left the inside piece of the cake stand in to give it some weight. I just love how it looks. I also stamped the sentiment in the Peacock Feathers Oxide ink as well. I also under the Simple Stripes Dies to cut it out. I feel like using a die cut banner looks a little more polished then just straight cuts from a trimmer. 

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Celebrate - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty friends! Back with some more birthday inspiration for you featuring new Pretty Pink Posh products from the January Release. 

For the background we ink blended with the new Kitsch Flamingo, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio. These have to be my top distress ink colors right here and I love how they look in a blend! Then I took the new Layered Confetti Stencils and ink blended on using white pigment ink. 

The image is from the new Valentine Circles set but I wanted to show this set is very versatile and works for more than just Valentines. This was colored using some copic markers and I attached directly to the background because I knew I wanted to have the die cut go across part of it and I didn't want to add dimension because of it. Lastly I die cut 2 of the sentiment to layer on top to pop it up a bit. 

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Valentines You Tube Blog Hop!

 Hello my crafty friends! Its special event day! I am participating in a You Tube blog hop! There are prizes so be sure to go to You Tube HERE and hop along. There are 20 videos and you need to comment on all of them to enter!!

The Next stop on the hop is Here if you need it!

Letters to the heart - PPP

 Hello Crafty Friends! Im back with new Pretty Pink Posh

I used a Slimline Scallop Frame, the envelope from All my Love & a sentiment from an older set School Friends. I used distress oxide ink blended on the background in worn lipstick, abandoned coral and candied apple. I used those same inks to stamp out the little envelopes. I filled in the hearts by water coloring a bit with the same color. I added a bit of stickles to the hearts too for a bit of sparkle. Lastly I heart embossed the sentiment and added some red heart sequins. Its not strictly a Valentines Themed card so I feel like it would work any time of the year.

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Valentine Hearts - PPP

 Hello Crafty Friends! I'm here with some cards featuring the new release from Pretty Pink Posh!

I wanted to make a few cards that would lean heavily into Valentines Day but would still work year round. I made these using the new Valentine Hearts set and the sentiment sets are from All My Love. I white heat embossed all the hearts from the set (twice) onto some watercolor cardstock. Once they were water colored I took some distress inks in Festive Berries Oxide and did some Ink smooshing on a plastic mat, sprayed with water before dipping my whole sheet of embossed hearts into it. . I did the same for the second card except I used Abandoned Coral Oxide. Once they air dried I cut them out with the matching dies. I took some Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and flicked it with white paint and dried that before adhering all the hearts. The sentiment I stamped in matching inks to their backgrounds and just cut them to fit. 

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Get Cracking on Christmas - January


So Happy to be joining Jenn Shurkus from Shurkus.com for another year of Get Cracking on Christmas! Instead of packing away all our new holiday goodies we keep them out. Its never to early to get a head start on all those holiday cards. And if you are like me all of your hoard of Christmas cards is gone and needing to be replenished asap!

Also if you are like me, you still have tons of holiday stamp sets you purchased or got as gifts that you just cant wait to use! I actually stamped out a bunch of images from this Flora & Fauna Driving To The Holidays (its on sale, snatch it up!!) set as soon as I got it so they'd be ready to pop on cards when I had time to craft. I easily have enough left over images for another 10 cards. But here are two examples for you!

I stamped these out using Distress Oxide inks because I love the colors and how well they stamp solid images. No coloring today! 

Thanks for stopping by, see you next month. Don't forget to stop by Jenn's blog for a list of all the hoppers & tune in for her facebook LIVE event. I cannot wait! See you there!

January Release Blog Hop - Pretty Pink Posh


Hello Crafty Friends! Its that time again, a new release from Pretty Pink Posh; This January release is just chock full of amazing stamps, dies & stencils. Its absolutely fantastic! You definitely need to check out the whole release HERE and probably save yourself some money and just order the whole bundle!

My card today features a bunch of the new products Slimline Peekaboo Window, Party Days Stamp  Set & dies as well as the Sugar and Spice clay pieces! The background is inked with distress oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick & tumbled glass and the cupcakes were cut apart and colored with copic markers in G02, G00; B32, B21; RV13, RV11 & C1, C0.

Don't forget to hop along on todays hops for more amazing designs and inspiration! 

Blog Hop Day 3
Sharna Waksmulski  <-- you are here

Also don't miss the giveaways! We are giving away 6 $25 gift certificates total during the three day blog hop celebration. Comments must be left by 11:50pm January 15, 2021 and the winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh blog. So be sure to leave a comment on each stop along the way to be entered.

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New Term with Pretty Pink Posh!

 Hello Crafty Friends! I am so happy to continue working with Paulina and the gals on the team for Pretty Pink Posh. Extra excited for the new release this month too! Stay tuned for the sneak peeks starting next week!

Please be sure to visit the Pretty Pink Posh blog for the $100 giveaway! 

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Koala Cake - Pretty Pink Posh

 Hello Crafty Friends! Second installment of my birthday series. This one features the Koala from the Party Friends Stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh. I used all my favorite color combos in this one. The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings set

The bankground is done with distress oxide inks in Blueprint Sketch & Shaded Lilac. I stamped the stuff over the background in the same Blueprint Sketch ink. The copic colors are: W5, W3, W1; B69, B66, B63; Y11; C1, C0; R11. I added some diamond stickles on the candles as a finishing touch.