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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April Release Sneak Peek!

Got to play with the new release from Pink and Main today. WOW! I just get more and more blown away every month. This month included these awesome bear dudes! They are so much fun, especially with the matching dies. I made the skateboard dude move by placing him on a wobbler! I achieved the shiny glasses using a gel pen, both silver and gold. I also used my prismacolor colored pencils and gamsol for blending. Make sure you check out the PINK AND MAIN website for these and other awesome products.

Here is a link to Pinterest to learn more about how to make Z-cards. There are so many options that can be used with this design. 

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Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Easter Treats - Pink and Main

Hello!

Who out there thinks mother nature is very confused? It's no wonder so many people are sick with all the huge changes. It snowed, finally, last night here in MD. It was hard to gear up for an Easter project with snow on the ground, but it was a fun one. I created these treat bags for my niece and nephews for Easter. They have a variety of chocolate yummies inside.

All stamps are from Pink and Main.



Happy Easter?!?! :p

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Thanks, so stinkin' kind of you CARD for PINK AND MAIN

Hope everyone is doing well. I am sharing my card for Pink and Main Design Team. I was able to use the brand new released stamp set Scentsational. I can not say enough just how darn cute this stamp set is. There are so many elements: mushrooms, ladybugs, snails, flowers, skunks, etc., not to mention there are matching dies for all of them. I also used the fab black and white polka-dot paper from one of our new stamp padsStitched rounded square dies, and the Thanks die. To give the Thanks die dimension, I cut it out several times and layered it over top. I achieved the color variation using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and blending tool. I also used a bunch of masking on this card. TIP: Use post it notes and then you can save your mask for future use.

Don't forget to check out Pink and Main's store for awesome products.





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! :)