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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Doll patterns

Hi beautiful crafters! I hope you are all doing fabulous!

Okay so before I show you my project I wanted to say a little something. I recently removed about 1,000 people off of my personal Facebook account. Nothing personal at all. I just decided that if we've never spoken or shared a quick hello then maybe you were just there for the crafts? So with that said I've decided I will give my best effort to posting all of my crafty projects on my Love4Stamps Facebook page!

Now, onto my project for today!

So I was looking over the files at PPbNdesigns and decided wouldn't they be super cute as dolls? Yeah! I have two girlies who love dolls. My older daughter had a tonsillectomy the beginning of 2013 and they gave her a doll at the hospital. So, now she is on a mission to make dolls to give to the kiddos who go through surgery! Love that idea so I'm helping her out a little.

Here is one of my recent dolls after washing.

Hope you all enjoy!

The file I used is the Kansas Girl file. I then stamped her face with StazOn ink and the Super Simple Eyes and Noses Set. Because I didn't want her face to come off after being played with a lot I went ahead and stitched it with black thread. 

That's it for today! I hope you all enjoyed and I'd love to see your projects so please tag me when you post them online. ;)

Hugs and Creative Blessings,

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Write Stuff

Okay I need to be honest and tell you every time I pull this stamp set out to use it and I read the title I start singing..."You've got the right stuff baby..." Yup I know. Just be thankful you aren't in my craft room when the production begins. It's not pretty my friends, it is not pretty!

Anyway, let me share with you all a project I made over the weekend!

I super love it! The girls started a new school and they are VERY strict on healthy eating so we cant' give the teachers candy. This bad boy is loaded with pencils though, we figured it was the next best thing?!?! Well...we couldn't very well fit books in there!

Hope you've enjoyed! I used the adorable stamp set called The Write Stuff!

Have fun crafting, my friends!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014



It's blog hop time. If you came here from Kendra's blog, you are in the right place. Isn't her stuff just wonderful!!! If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog.

Today we are all sharing projects featuring the SUPER NEW and UBER ADORABLE stamps from Pretty Cute Stamps Blog

So let me share my project with you all today...

Oh isn't she just ADORKABLE! YUP I lub her!

I used the Adorkable stamp set

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 Gift Certificate to the PCS Store. Pretty awesome stuff!

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also "LIKE" Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Friday, August 22. 

The New Releases will be on sale through August 26 and you can save even more by purchasing the August 2014 Stamp Bundle. ECK!

You've hit the last blog on this hop everyone! Thank you so much for hopping with us! We sincerely appreciate you all!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Color My World

Hi beautiful crafters!!! We hope you are all having a wonderful Monday! The design team has some super fun projects to show you because it is...


Oh yeah, oh yeah! There was dancing in the streets when these cuties came to my house. Okay maybe more like dancing on the sidewalk next to the mailbox, but you get the idea. 

I used my favorite new set called "Color My World" ECKKKK!!!!

Yeah isn't this stamp set the cutest?!?!?! Be sure to keep checking the blog because all the ladies created some amazing inspiration for you!

The new stamps will be available at the Pretty Cute Stamps Store VERY SOON! Be sure to join us on Facebook to see all the sneak peeks and the blog hop!

Friday, August 15, 2014


Hey beautiful crafters!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I wanted to share with you all two projects I created using the Dino-Mite stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps

 This is my little green dino. I've been playing around with color mediums and on this one I used the Stampin' Up! Stampin' Write markers. I also used the water color pen. He came out kinda cute, if I do say so myself. ;)
This little guy was colored mostly with chalk ink and markers. The background was drawn with colored pencils and pastels. 

Thank you all so much for stopping by!

Hugs & Creative Blessings. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sea Witch

Hey beautiful crafters! How is everyone doing? I have a really fun project to share with you that I made using the adorable Sea Witch file!

This is a member exclusive cut so if you aren't a member yet be sure to sign up!

I'm going to make this post quick and simply because this is back to school week!!!

Hope you all have a super blessed week! See you all next week!!! ;)

P.S. if there is a file you'd like to see me use in a project please post the file name in the comments. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Get Whale Soon!

Hi beautiful crafters!

How are you this week?

I have a ton of cards! Who's with me?!?!?! So, I've decided I am going to start making cards for Operation Write Home. So, that was the plan when I cut the killer whale file from PPbN. 

However, ALL of the rules weren't read by me until after I'd finished this card...yeah, they aren't accepting "Get well" cards! Even if they are adorable and say get whale! UGH. My fault. Anywho...I hope y'all love this little cutie. I decided to highlight a few areas with a gray gel pen hence the variegating blackish color. 

Have a blessed day beautiful crafters!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Pretty Cute Stamps!

Oh y'all I'm so excited! This is my very first post for the wonderful new Pretty Cute Stamps Design Team!!! I am so grateful to be a part of this fabulous team!

Have you seen the stamp sets? They are stinkin' adorable and they are made in the US and have that wonderful Peachy tint and fabo smell!!! ECK I'm in stamp heaven over here. 

Without further ado here is my very first post. 

I used the stinkin' adorable Just Chill stamp set along with the Dino-Mite stamp set for the sentiment. 

All of the paper is from Stampin' Up!

This little gem will go to someone, somewhere in this beautiful world as it will be taking a flight to Operation Write Home later this month. 

Hugs and creative blessings,

Saturday, July 26, 2014

petit collage a craft and decor book review

Hey beautiful crafters! I am so excited because I have another review for you. This book is phenomenal. It's called petit collage and it's by Lorena Siminovich. I was given this book for free through Blogging for Books for review purposes and I can't recommend it enough. The kiddos and I have been going through this book and making things for the last month. There are so many wonderful family crafts that the entire family can participate. The design of the book is so well laid out that it is very easy to find what you are looking for. The instructions and supplies used make it easy for any household income and size to use the ideas therein. The templates in the back are great to use for other craft projects as well. The book doesn't give an age range but I would say this book is great for any crafter. It is also wonderful for those with toddler age children. The ideas in the Playtime section are great to use as busy activities and play dates with friends.

Thanks friends for stopping by!
Hugs and Creative Blessings,

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Using Vinyl...

Hey beautiful crafters!!!

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love PPbNdesigns. I'm not saying that because I'm a designer. I'm saying that because I'm a full time mamma to 3 beautiful babies still at home (1 grown). A full time employee for a phenomenal company AND a less than part-time crafter! But crafting brings me so much peace and I have to be honest and tell you I'm an "instant gratification crafty girl"! I'm not ashamed to admit it. So let me show you this adorable project that I made within 10 minutes!

So, this is what happened... 

I was on the Facebook page for PPbNdesigns and came across a question by Manda, "I bought a ppbn design. Is it possible to cut this in vinyl? Or do they just work better in paper? I'd LOVE to do it in vinyl."

Oh my goodness. What a great question! YES, you can cut them in vinyl and they come out FABULOUSLY!!!

If you are using a Cameo I advise turning your blade all the way down to 1 to start off. If your blade is still within usable condition it should cut through the vinyl and not the paper backing on the vinyl. I choose to use a simpler file because I'm in love with this Girl Mouse Ears file and I hadn't used it yet. 

Because of her post and question I ran to Michael's to check the clearance section. Low and behold one tumbler was there for .39 YAYYY. One piece was broken off so I trashed that piece and ended up with this...

Cute right?!?!?!

 I kept watching the PPbN Facebook page and saw that Manda also posted a WONDERFUL project made with vinyl!!! 
Wowzers!!! She used white which she advised doubling up when you use white or choosing a different color. ;)

One last piece of advice hand wash these little gems and do NOT put them in the dishwasher. ;) Sadly, I speak from experience. 

Thank you all so much for stopping by!

Hugs and Crafty Blessings,
Raven & our PPbN guest Manda