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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps February Blog hop


Thanks so much for joining us for the February Release Blog Hop, where we are all sharing projects featuring the new stamps this month that are now available in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store.

If you came from Larissa's blog, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled across this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog

For my project, I've used the Got Sushi? stamp set as well as the Sushi Sentiments set.

I just loved working with these sets. I wanted the pot to look like a piece of pottery so I used multiple colors. 





Blog Candy!! There is a $15 Gift Certificate to the PCS Store available to win! All you need to do is:
1) Follow and comment on each of the blogs. 
2) For extra chances to win you can LIKE Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps mailing list. 
A random winner will be chosen on February 20th.

Be sure to check the Pretty Cute Stamps Store to pick up your favorite sets - the New Releases will be on sale through the 20th, and you can save even more by purchasing the February 2015  Stamp Bundle! You can also pick up the SVG outlines for each of these stamps at the store!!

Now, you can head over to the next stop on the hop-Dawns's beautiful blog. 

If you get lost along the way, here's the lineup!

Hugs & Creative Blessings,
Raven

Sip, Enjoy, Relax

Hey beautiful crafters! So excited to share with you all a little project using the super fun PPBNdesigns Kawaii Coffee


When I saw this cut I had to use it right away. I took off a few of the layers that I didn't need but I think it came out super cute. 

Hope you are all having a great week. 

Raven

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps Sneak Peek~February

Hey beautiful crafters! I am so excited to share with you all a fun card using the uber adorable Sushi Sentiments stamp that will be available this week over at Pretty Cute Stamps


Please head on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps blog to see what the uber talented design team created for your viewing pleasure!

Hugs & Creative Blessings,
Raven

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Book review~Refinery 29 Style Stalking

Let me just start by saying WoW! This book is jam packed full of beautiful imagery and tons of creative ways as to pairing items together that make a wardrobe that is uniquely you. What a fun adventure this book was. I will say some of the ensembles were a bit far fetched for my personal style but I can see how just about everything presented in this book would look great on different body types and style types. I loved the rule breakers segment and my favorite by far was the one piece three ways. I often get stuck on the creative side when it comes to pairing 1 item in different ways and pairing accessories so both of these segments were super helpful. Even if the outfits themselves don't speak to you the creative ways in which you can combine clothing is incredibly fun and vibrant in this book. I would strongly recommend this read to anyone who has a love of fashion or who just likes to look at beautiful pictures (the photography in this book is great). I loved the quirky feel and all the Q&A's. Such a great read; this will be on my coffee table for years!!! I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review from bloggingforbooks.com. All opinions expressed are my own.





More info about this book:


THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING BOOK ON THE COOLEST STREET STYLE CAPTURED BY REFINERY 29

Get set to build your best ever wardrobe featuring the hardest-working looks from around the globe with Refinery29—the world’s leading style destination—as their editors break down the essentials of the everyday chic, straight from the street.

What transforms a look from on-trend to trendsetting? Editor-in-Chief Christene Barberich and Executive Creative Director Piera Gelardi deconstruct their favorite outfits to reveal what trailblazing looks like on the real-life fashion front, including:

• HOW TO WEAR modern metallics, mixed prints, everyday ladylike, tomboy chic, lots of layers, and more.

• CLEVER TIPS such as wearing one piece in three fresh ways, building blocks for discovering your own signature style, and updating your closet each season.

• AND A ZOOM LENS on all the details and accessories that totally make the look.

Featuring the fashion world’s coolest tastemakers, designers, stylists, and editors, these fearless iconoclasts challenge conventions and inspire a whole new generation of women to dress for themselves and discover their true inner style stars...just like YOU.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

We really are better together!

Hi beautiful crafters! I have a card to share with you all tody. I wanted to use the super cute Milk and Cookies stamp set! It has some of the cutest sentiments and I've been itching to use this one in particular.


Isn't it an adorable sentiment!?!?!? Yeah, I love it. I also stamped the milk and the cookie and used a fun coral and light blue combination. Then I stickled the milk container and added some sequins. Do you use sequins on your projects? Share an image here if you do, we'd love to see them.



Hugs & Creative Blessings,

Raven



Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Put it in a pocket

Hey beautiful crafters! We are so glad you all are here today. I have a super fun Project Life project I wanted to share with you all. 

 Here I used one of my favorite Pretty Cute Stamp sets called Awesome Arrows.
 On these two sections I used Any Better Than This.

Here is the whole page. I use to do the entire PL thing but I got overwhelmed. Here is my attempt at simplifying and I'm lovin' it!

Hope you are all having a great week!!!

Hugs & Creative Blessings,
Raven

Monday, January 26, 2015

Felt Fun

Hey beautiful creative friends! I'm really excited to share a project with you today that I made for my girlies. I need to go back to the store and buy more felt because they used it all lol but here is a sneak peek on something I feel like I might be making a TON more of in the near future...

 I know the first two pictures are blurry but I really didn't want to tell her to stop playing so that I could get a good picture. ;) I knew you all would understand. 
 I used the files Dolphin & Killer Whale but I kinda wish I would have made...
a treasure chest
star fish
spongebob
a pineapple
cloud fish
a rock with a mermaid
Okay my less than stellar creative mind didn't think of those ideas they all came from that adorable little 8 year old playing with her new felt board. 
I hope you all enjoy our fun felt board. If you want to make your own keep reading for directions...

Purchase and download the Dolphin & Killer Whale sets (or any set you want really). Now what you when you import your svg files into your software is take out all of the smaller pieces. You won't need them. I kept only the main dolphin back "shadow" layer and the two pieces from the killer whale including the "shadow" layer as well as the upper killer whale cut. I used some really cheap scrapbook paper from one of those packs that you can buy at Michael's. It's really thin so this is a great type of paper to use for a template. Then I pinned the template down onto felt and cut around the outside. For the killer whale I just clipped a piece of the inside out then cut the rest. For the eyes I just used a black sharpie. I'm thinking "quiet book" so keep checking back to see what happens with that! ;) 

Happy Crafting Friends

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Book Review~The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag

The Berenstain Bears are always going on fun and new adventures but this time they are competing with one another. Every parent of multiple children knows what it's like to have your kids try to outdo each other and share their pride in their accomplishments. This was such an adorable read and a great lesson for the kiddos. I do have to mention that we've had Berenstain Bears in our house over 30 years and this book has a different feel to it. Every BB book has an underlined meaning and a great message. I've noticed most if not all of the previous books don't come right out and say what the message is; although the chalkboard on the first page is normally a clue to the message. This one felt different in that the message was repeated over and over. Normally papa or mama will do something that really helps the message sink in but they don't come right out and say it. The kiddos and I enjoyed the message and laughed about how similar the cubs argue like my kiddos. 


This was a good read although like I stated it felt a lot different than the previous Berenstain Bear books. 

I received this BOOK FREE from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers PROGRAM. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

Book review~The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter



The Wishing Season by Denise Hunter was such a fun read. I'm a romantic through and through and this book didn't disappoint. The plot takes place in an old home that is being gifted by a wonderfully quirky lady who wants to bring great things to the community. The main characters PJ and Cole both have different views on how they are going to win the house. PJ wants to start a b&b with an attached restaurant. Cole on the other hand wants to open a home for foster children in a transition period after they turn 18 and before they graduate from high school. 

I loved the main characters PJ and Cole who both had good stories and attachments to their beliefs. I really connected to Cole and his desire to start a helping home. I thought his views were noble and well thought out. PJ seemed to have a younger view on life in my opinion. Even though this was a Christian romance there didn't seem to be much religion in the novel but it was modest. It was clear that both of the characters were very young in mind and still working through their issues. I was very inspired by Coles story and his attachment to the children he is aiming to help. All in all, a fun read. 

 I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January Release Blog Hop

Thanks so much for joining us for the January Release Blog Hop, where we are all sharing projects featuring the new stamps this month that are now available in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store.

If you came from   Larissa's blog, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled across this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog

For my project for the hop, I've used the super cute Be Mine stamp set. 


LOVE IT!!!


From the set I used the glasses, the uber cute heart and the adorable sentiment. I was trying to keep my card nongirly because it will be for the hubs I super love it, I hope yall like it too! ;) 

Blog Candy!! There is a $15 Gift Certificate to the PCS Store available to win! All you need to do is:
1) Follow and comment on each of the blogs. 
2) For extra chances to win you can LIKE Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps mailing list. 
A random winner will be chosen on Friday, January 23rd

Be sure to check the Pretty Cute Stamps Store to pick up your favorite sets - the New Releases will be on sale through January 27 , and you can save even more by purchasing the January 2015 Stamp Bundle Stamp Bundle! You can also pick up the SVG outlines for each of these stamps at the store!!



Now, you can head over to the next stop on the hop-  Dawn's fabulous blog. 

If you get lost along the way, here's the lineup!


Thanks everyone for stopping by! Hugs and Creative blessings!