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Friday, February 10, 2017

Pink and Main February Release Blog Hop


We are celebrating Pink and Main’s February Release with a fun and inspirational blog hop! Be sure to go to the website (www.pinkandmain.com) and check out all the new stamps and dies! And be sure not to miss the brand new paper line that we are very excited to debut... we have 3 new 6x6 paper pads that are perfect for spring and coordinate with each other. Please hop along through all of the design team members’ blogs, and a couple of guest designers’ too. There will be prizes along the way.
For my project, I created a fun scrapbook layout. Anytime I can play with ink, stamps, and scrapbook about my favorite subject (my kiddo, niece and nephews) I'm happy. I did a little beginner mixed media...well very beginner! I used clear gesso on the white paper to give it "tooth", so it would grab the watercolor sprays. The pearly shine isn't coming through as I had hoped. That part is much prettier in person. I also broke out the sewing machine!!! Yes, that in its self is a miracle. I did some black stitching for some texture and also ran it through the title. Let's talk about that title...that's one of our brand spankin' new dies and stamp sets, Smile. Also, you will see I used some awesome artsy cameras...well that's one of the new sets too, Candid Moments. I am in love with them. I see many, many uses for these. I also pulled out an older favorite of mine, directional borders, for the arrow under the title and some perfect washi tape I had in my stash.


Another fun feature is the cut out bubble borders that I used on the photo strips to make them removable. I was blown away with the precision in which these dies cut. Pics below (please forgive my rather unattractive, yet well loved cutting mat). When I was done running it through my machine, the circles just fell out with no effort. These two border cut files coordinate with another previously released stamped set called Bubbly Borders.





Let's talk about the new paper pads in this release. I am sooooo excited that Pink and Main has dove into the world of paper. I used two of the three new pads. The Shades of Spring paper pad is bright, fun, and very versatile. The Spring Color Pop paper pad is so cool and they can coordinate together. I love the black and white designs. All of the patterned paper used on this layout is from those pads except the two largest pages which make up my background. 

NOW HOW ABOUT WINNING AN AWESOME PRIZE!
Each blog has a prize to give away, and I am excited to give away the Candid Moments stamp set. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment and follow my blog here, and on every blog in the hop. We will choose random winners from the comments and post them on the Pink and Main blog on the 15th. Here is the lineup for the hop, enjoy!

Crafty hugs,
Pam Pease, Pink and Main DT

Monday, January 23, 2017

Love Cards


Valentines Day is in 3 weeks and I wanted to share a couple of cards I made for the Pink and Main Design Team. I used one of my absolute favorite stamp sets. I am sad to say that it is being retired, but you still have a chance to purchase it HERE. I love all the different hearts! For the first card, I did a repeat pattern switching from light to dark dye ink and embossed the bottom sentiment in black. I also used my Wink of Stella pen for some glitter. My second card, is a repeating pattern using the “I love you” stamp. I just alternated between colors, super easy. Then I embossed the love speech bubble in black and popped them up with foam tape.







Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Latest creations for Pink and Main

I am a little behind with sharing. The holidays had me busier than a one armed paper hanger. Yeah, I have no idea what that means, but my mama always said it so...











Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hope you're feline better!

I am sharing a get well card I made for Pink and Main Stamps. How cute is this kitten? I used two different stamp sets and their new square nesting dies. I also used the scallop border dies for the white piece. I love that they come in so many sizes. I love breaking out my embossing folders...I won't tell you how many I have...shhhhh! It was perfect to use the paw prints folder for the pink background. I also used my trusty prismacolor pencils and blended it with gamsol for the kitty. I stamped various chalk inks for the paw and hearts around the square. Finished it off with some polka dot ribbon and a paw print brad. So cute! :)



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hang in There

SLOTHS!!! I was so so excited when these bad boys came in the mail. I am in love with them. I mean who doesn't love sloths? Pink and Main Stamps also came out with a new set of rounded square nesting dies. They are fantastic. For this card I used two different size shapes and made a large frame. Easey-peasey and I love the kraft paper background too. :)



Tickled Pink

Sharing a quick and simple non-traditional holiday card. I am loving this flamingo. This is a set with matching dies by Pink and Main Stamps. The stamps can be found here. Perfect for flamingo lovers or people that live in a warmer climate. :)


Friday, October 28, 2016

DCWV & Pink and Main Fall Blog Hop!



Can you believe Halloween is Monday? I'm still doing last minute costume shopping! I don't know about you, but I can't wait for these crisp Fall days. Speaking of Fall... Pink and Main teamed up with Die Cuts With A View (DCWV) to create and inspire some awesome Fall crafting. Let's dive right in...

For my project, I created a Fall themed centerpiece. I had a blast with this one. Not only was I using a fantastic Fall paper pad (lots of copper foiling!) from DCWV, but I used several stamps sets from Pink & Main. They paired awesome together. I will have a list of supplies used at the bottom. 


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First, I started with the rosettes. If you haven't put one together, its just folded accordion paper strips. It's so cool and when you complete one, the rest will be a piece of cake! If you need some extra help, there are some awesome tutorials on YouTube and many websites have cut files for convenience. 

SHHHHH...I have a sneak peak....the layered dies on top of the rosettes (circle and flower) are Pink and Main's new large dies!! They are amazing and will be available soon!



I placed the wooden dowels to the back of the rosettes with hot glue. Those suckers weren't going anywhere! Then they were pushed through the floral foam. Next step was to place the "hay" around to cover up the foam and dowels.



The picture below is not showing how shiny and pretty the copper embossing is. I had a big dilemma with this one. What do you do when you can't get to the craft store and you need copper colored embossing powder....YOU MAKE YOUR OWN! I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink, sprinkled clear embossing powder and when I heated it with my heat tool, while it was still hot. rolled it in perfect pearls copper. Then I heat set it again and it baked into the embossing powder....voila!! I still can't believe it worked! 
WARNING: It made a mess :)


   


  A picture taken outside for a different perspective of the colors

Supplies used:

DCWV paper stack:  Autumn Leaves, in 6x6 and 12x12

Pink and Main stamps: Turkey DayOld CrowThankfulHey Pumpkin, and Scarecrows. Don't forget all of these sets, but Old Crow, have the matching die cuts. It's such a time saver!
Hot glue gun
Multicrafts Imports Wood Dowels, 0.1 x 9.8"
Ranger Distress Inks
Versamark, Clear embossing powder, heat gun, perfect pearls in copper
Wood strips for the "hay"
Floral Foam
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Please follow along the blog hop below and leave some crafty love along the way. Also, don't miss entering for a chance to win some great prizes on the DCWV blog and the Pink and Main blog.
Get started here...

Thank you for hopping with us! 
Pam Pease
Pink and Main DT Member