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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps August Sneak Peek Reveal

Hey beautiful crafters! I am so sorry for my Hiatus! Seriously it has been the craziest summer for our family EVER. Actually last summer was pretty crazy too but alas I'm back and the kids start school soon and yeah so Here is a project I made using the ADORABLE Pretty Cute Stamp set called Harvest Happiness and my favorite new MIDORI! I super love this thing. Okay so here we go. 

I also filmed a video for those of you who don't use a midori or travelers notebook if you'd like to learn how I made these inserts. ;) 

Here are some close up pictures...

I just LOVE this time of year it brings out the kid in me that's for sure! Hope you liked this cutie pie trio of inserts. Please be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel as I promise to start uploading videos weekly. 


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps July release

Thanks so much for joining us for the July 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 Sew Amazing stamp set. 

I've really been wanting to open up an Etsy shop for some time now. So I decided to sew up some pretty little bags and list them on both my Instagram (@Ravenb28) and on my Etsy. I had to dress them up pretty so I put this adorable tag using the Pretty Cute Stamps Sew Amazing set. The sentiments are so cute!!!


I would like to offer my own candy. My Etsy store and a flash sale will be going live on July 10th 2015. I would love to giveaway one of my small size bags to one commenter here on this post. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here on this post, follow me here on this blog and leave a way for me to reach you if you win. For an extra entry I'd love it if you follow me on Instagram (@Ravenb28) and share this giveaway. If you do please let me know so I can add in your entries. ;) 

Blog Candy directly from Pretty Cute Stamps...

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 Thursday, July 9, 2015

All New Releases will be on sale through July 7, 2015, and you can save even more by purchasing the June/July 2015 Stamp Bundle. You can also pick up the SVG outlines for each of these stamps at the store!!

***Lisa will be on vacation during the release, so all orders placed between July 1-8 will be mailed out on July 9. :).

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

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps Sneak Peek for July~Everyday Planner

 Hey beautiful crafters! I am soooo excited to share with you all a stamp set that Pretty Cute Stamps just released! It's part of the July releases and its called...Everyday Planner. I'm a huge planner addict and I'm addicted to my planner. I've been getting questions on Instagram @RavenB28 about how I plan out my week so I thought I would share my process a little here... 

Basically I start off with sticky notes (post its or whatever you call them) You can get these for uber cheap anywhere really. The reason I love using these is because I can move an event around or change it if I need to and I haven't written onto my planner. 

Then I take the post its off at the end of the week and I decorate. It's more functional for me and I document what we've done or what needs to be done. I basically use my planner as a giant to-do list.
It works for me and if it inspires you to try it then wonderful. But the main thing about a planner is finding a way that works for you. 

Here is my finished weekly spread. I love it. We went swimming a bunch this week and the kids played with water balloons and a slip n slide so this was fitting. 

Feel free to check out the uber adorable stamp set over at Pretty Cute Stamps. Hope you are all having a blessed week. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pen Paling along

Hey beautiful crafters. I'm back with another PenPal Stationery set. I am having so much fun making these goodies for my fun pen gals. 

Basically I just stamped the desired images from The Write Stuff Stamp set and colored them in with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. These will be going out this week to a special someone. 

Hope you beautiful crafters are having a great week!!!

Pretty paper makes things better

Pen paling. I love pen paling. There only seems to be one problem...all my pen pal partners seem to have beautiful stationery whereas I...don't. Hahaha. I don't want them to get robbed of pretty paper so I decided to use PPbNdesigns images and make special stationery for my pen pals. 

This is what it looks like...

Isn't it just so sweet?!?! Yeah I thought so too. Here is how you can make your own stationery quickly and keep it for future editing and adding in new Designs. 

1.) Go on over to PPbNdesigns and on the left hand side click on "borders and banners" Select the banner you would like to use in your project add it to your cart and download it right onto your desktop. (I normally keep a seperate area on my desktop for PPBN files) however for this I would suggest keeping it on your desktop initially. Easier to find
*Be sure you extract all the files by right clicking on the icon that has now downloaded onto your computer and select extract all. 

2.) open up a word document. 
3.) on the top select insert, picture, from file, desktop, "ppbn file" then select the JPEG of your desired image. 
4.) this being the most difficult part you will need to click on the image and using the box on the right hand bottom corner make the image the size of your preference. 

Optional: add some lines and another image to the bottom. 

5.) print out and voila you have some pretty paper. 

I reapplied the same steps to make an envelope. Super fun. 

I hope this helps some of you to create pretty paper. Please don't hesitate to write a comment or email me if you have any questions or need help with the steps.
Have a happy summer friends.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Book Review~Go Ahead and Like it

Go Ahead & Like It by Jacqueline Suskin

Go ahead and like it. NO REALLY... What an ingenious little book this one is. I adore the cover and the simplicity of it but the real greatness lies within. Jam packed full of great visuals this book is definitely geared toward us crafties. Bringing back the art of lists and sharing your love in such an ingenious way is what got me from the very start. The entire book seems to be laid out like a smash book where lists are "adhered" to different pages that include images and words of the heart. All of the different fonts look so wonderful together and would be great for any art journeyers, bible journeyers or the like. I would highly recommend this book to those who enjoy lists, planners, memory keeping, smash booking and different types of art journaling.
An artistic, smart self-help book that prompts and inspires readers to write lists of things they like–a simple yet profound way to collect and remember the good in daily life.
This scrapbook-style art book is an invitation to write lists of things you like: small things that bring delight, intriguing things that excite, and meaningful things that make every day special. It’s a how-to guide, writing prompt, model for self-discovery, and beautiful inspiration for daily gratitude, with poet Jacqueline Suskin’s personal lists intertwined with photographs, illustrations, and instruction. It’s a self-help book for people who might not be drawn to standard self-help, and it’s creative thinking for people who might not identify themselves as creative thinkers (What does it mean to “like” something in today’s digital age, anyways?). Above all, it presents a simple, dependable method to notice the good that’s all around us–even in a traffic jam or waiting in line–so we can inhabit our world more fully and smile more in the process.

You can read more about this book HERE or jump on over to Amazon and you can take a peek inside. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review, all opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Snail Mail Revolution!!!

I'm tempted to use a ridiculous amount of hashtags in this post! BE WARNED. Don't worry I kid!

So I'm lovin' the Pocket Letter craze going on right now but to be honest my favorite part is the letter. Getting to know someone else and sharing pieces of your life. Having friends all over the country and abroad is such a cool thing. So there is a huge #snailmail community on instagram. You have to check it out if it is something you are interested in. 

On Instagram my username is RavenB28. 
I would love it if you follow my creative journey over there too, if you use Instagram.

So this is the full view of the goodie Pen Pals package going out minus the letter of course.

I used stamps from the adorable Pen Pals stamp set over at Pretty Cute Stamps. 

I just love sending happy mail! I hope you ladies & gents are all having a great week!!!


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Blog hop

Hi beautiful crafters are you ready for another blog hop????!

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

This week we are sharing projects featuring the new stamps that are now available in the Pretty Cute Stamps store. 

For this beautiful stamp "snail mail" I decided to make pocket letters which I'm currently obsessed with. They are sooo addicting. 

I super love the letter stamp! Adorable 

On this pocket letter I used the adorable envelope stamp and added it to a shaker pack. Swoon. 

The blog candy for this hop is a $15 Gift Certificate to the PCS Store. 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 Tuesday, June 2, 2015. 

New Releases will be on sale through June 4, 2015, and you can save even more by purchasing the May 2015 Stamp Bundle. 

Now please hop on over and see Jannas amazing blog. :)







Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps~ May 2015 release~ Sneak Peek

Hey beautiful crafters! I hope you are all having a great week. Over here we are just getting into a routine. The kids are home for the summer and I couldn't be happier...or busier. �� I love it though. 

This month Lisa from Pretty Cute Stamps has some amazing goodies. She had created this adorable "currently" stamp set that I just can't wait to use in pocket letters and pen pals. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you are all having a great week!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pocket Letter Heaven

Hey beautiful crafters!

I am currently in Pocket Letter Heaven. I do that. I get into something and then I ride that train until I no longer want to be on it and then I move onto something else. I'm currently on three rides 1. My planner and decorating it (More on that soon) 2. Bible Journaling (I'm obsessed with reading and journaling scripture and a small secret (I'm not uber religious) Yeah I'm just trying to find my place and I think scriptures will help! Plus I don't actually have a journaling bible so I'm just marking mine up at present but I'm learning. :) 3. Pocket Letters There is something so calming about making a special gift for someone else and in the process making a new friend that I can send goodies to and hear about their family and all that fun stuff. 

So here we are this week let me share with you all a Pocket Letter that I just made using the Sea Life Sentiments & Sip Enjoy and Relax Stamp sets from Pretty Cute Stamps. 

My mission on this one was to ONLY use scraps. I accomplished that and I love how it turned out. I pulled some of my favorite punches and my sizzix die cut machine and got to work. A Pocket Letter friend of mine sent me the diamond goodie and the cute little Polaroid in the bottom so that's where those came from. 

What are you all into right now? Are you catching any bugs or have you stuck with good old scrapbooking? We want to know!

Hugs my creative friends.