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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pretty Cute Stamps Blog Hop Time!!!!

Hey beautiful crafters!!! 

 It's that time again! I can't believe it is already Thanksgiving & Christmas planning time! UGH I'm behind, I think. 

If you are ready to get started on your Thanksgiving and Christmas cards & projects you are in the right place. We have an incredible blog hop going on and if you just happened upon my blog you'll want to start at the beginning over at the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog. If you got here from Kendra's Awesome Blog then you are in the right place. ;)

Each stop along the way is featuring the October NEW releases of the adorable and Pretty Cute Stamps you see here!

Well to get Thanksgiving (and the month of November) kicked off to a good start I made a little gift for my kiddos.

"The 6 days of giving"


Now you may be wondering why 6 days? I just made it up. I was going for 10 but then I realized a few of the ideas that I gave the kids would last more than a day. Each envelope includes a service our family can do for someone else or another family. They include hand written notes that pertain to the saying on the outside.

Gobble Gobble- "Create an entire meal for a family in need"
Thankful for YOU- "Write a letter and tell someone how grateful you are for them and why"
Happy Turkey Day- "Show your appreciation and share the Thanksgiving spirit by creating a home decor item for a nursing home or the Children's Hospital" (some of you may know that our baby boy spent some time in the Children's hospital last year. Our family has a new found appreciation for the volunteers there.)
You're such a Turkey!- "Be sure to make someone laugh today. Play, Enjoy, and be Grateful!"
Gobble 'til you wobble- "Make a desert for a family in need (brownies, cookies etc)"
Happy Thanksgiving- "Offer services to a family in need. Think raking leaves, doing dishes, vacuuming the house, etc." 

Now of course you can alter these to suit your family and ages of those offering service but these will work wonderfully for our family! 

To make everything in this set I used the Turkey Time Stamp set.

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 Friday, October 24.

ALL New Releases will be on sale through October 28 (that's my birthday) and you can save even more by purchasing the October 2014 Stamp Bundle.

Next up is Dawn's fabulous blog.

And here is the list in case you get lost along the way. ;)
Lisa: http://prettycutestampsblog.blogspot.com/
Kendra: http://www.inkinitupwithkendra.blogspot.com/
Raven: http://www.love4stamps.blogspot.com/
Dawn: http://www.dawnmercedes.blogspot.com/
Karla: http://creative-love-affair.blogspot.ca/

Thank you all so much for stopping by! I LOVE reading your comments and visiting your blogs too so please be sure to leave me a link to your blog!!! :D

Hugs & Creative Blessings,
Raven

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dear Santa,


Dearest Santa,
All I want for Christmas is...
Ink
Paper
&
Pretty Please &Thank you!

Right! Wouldn't that just be a perfect list. And if you haven't written it yet be sure to pick up a few sets of Pretty Cute Stamps for stocking stuffers, for yourself (of course) and a few as gifts. 

The design team has created some really fun projects using the uber adorable October Release. Please be sure to visit us often as we will be showcasing new stamps all week up until the blog hop. 

Without further ado, my project...


I used a really cute set that I had to create a folder and placed "project life" style cards inside. This will be gifted in a December daily kit. I can't share the rest of that kit with you just yet but hang on to your britches its coming soon. 

 The inside. 

 A close up of the cutie pie Santa. Isn't he adorable?!?!?! Love him!

 3 Christmas lists


And two extra filler cards. 

Thank you all so much for stopping by! Be sure to come on back tomorrow as another awesome project will be posted for your viewing pleasure!

Hugs and Creative Blessings,
Raven

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Getting Etchy

Hey beautiful crafters!

I've been wanting to do a glass etch project for a while now. So I pulled out the ol' Armor etch and got to work on an old Ragu jar. I can't get rid of glass; I'm a hoarder like that! 

So with the lid I just used some left over spray paint from my daughters room. Then I mod podged the entire thing and sprinkled glitter on the lid. 

Then using the Mouse Ears file and some vinyl I cut out the head. Adhered the negative and put Armor Etch all over using a pretty thick coat. I waited 5 minutes and then cleaned the etch off and voila! 


I super love this project. It would make an adorable gift if you do an orange lid and use the 

Mouse Ghost!

Wouldn't that be adorable!

That's all she wrote yall hope you have a blessed day!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Knockout Knits by Laura Nelkin

I've recently gotten back into knitting and this is such a beautifully illustrated book. The projects are adorable and I've already begun making the beaded gloves. This is my first time attempting beaded anything and the way the directions are written are so clear and precise. I have to say though my favorite part of this book is the accessories. I've scoured the internet for delicate bracelets, necklaces and the like to give as Christmas and Birthday gifts and this book takes the cake. Some of my favorites include the cuffs, the adorable fingerless gloves, the boot cuffs and the tam. This is a must buy for beginner or novice knitters with the versatility of projects available. The key at the end of the book gives such clear directions you will be knitting like a pro in no time if you are new to the game.
I thoroughly loved all the projects in this book. I would recommend to any knitter.


I received this book from http://www.bloggingforbooks.org/ for free in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Pilgrim Boy

Hey beautiful crafters! I am so glad you stopped by today. I have a really fun card I made using the Pilgrim Boy SVG file from ppbndesigns.

I love this little guy I actually cut out three of them at the same time because I was going to use them to decorate our table for Thanksgiving. I may still end up doing that...I'll keep you posted. In the meantime here is a fun card I made. 


Thank you again for stopping by hope you have a beautiful Tuesday!
Hugs & Creative Blessings,
Raven

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Zombie Love!

Hi beautiful crafters!

I'm stopping in to share a fun zombie card with you all. I used the uber cute Zombie Love file to cut her out and then I used a face stamp. 


Sending Love & Creative Blessings,
Raven


Monday, September 29, 2014

BOO

Hey beautiful crafters! I am so glad to be sharing with you all a project I made using the adorable (and if you read my sneak peek post you know) and my favorite stamp set, "spooktacular". 

I made some super cute ghost earrings for my niece to wear this holiday season. 


This stamp set is currently at the Pretty Cute Stamps website. Be sure to check out the other September releases as well as they are all super!



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

September Release Blog Hop

Hey beautiful crafters! It's Time for

Pretty Cute Stamps Blog Hop

SO, if you just got here from Kendra's blog you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning please head over to the Pretty Cute Stamp's blog and begin there. 

So, this year when my husband saw the stamps that came in the mail he asked, "are you going to decorate our mantle with those?" Well he said it with so much enthusiasm that I couldn't very well say no. So I put this little scene together. 

I'm using two sets from the September Release of the Pretty Cute Stamps found HERE.







Now if you click on the picture above and enlarge it you will see that the candle in the middle is also using Pretty Cute Stamps. I will be posting about that later this week along with a video. 

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 Friday, September 26.  

*Enabler Alert*
ALL New Releases will be on sale through September 30 and you can save even more by purchasing the September 2014 Stamp Bundle. WHAT?!?! Awesomesauce.


Thank you all so much for stopping by! Now off you fly to the next beautiful project
over at


and just in case you get lost along the way here is the list of blogs you will want to check out!

Words For Pictures~A GREAT READ!!!

I was so excited to read Words For Pictures as my son and I are both huge Marvel fans. Brian Michael Bendis is one of the greatest artists to date. I was captivated cover to cover by the illustrations along with the process that goes into writing comics and graphic novels. The beautifully illustrated book has inspired me to begin drawing again with multiple different types of media. To know so much goes into each illustration just strengthens my love for this craft. I would highly recommend this book to any comic book enthusiast and aspiring artists of all mediums. A wonderful and quick read. After I was done reading this book I handed it over to my 12 year old son and he was enamored with the graphics and the content of this wonderful book. Thank you  Blogging for Books for allowing me the opportunity to review this great read; all opinions are my own.



The Big Book of Angel Tarot


I've been reading over this one for a while now. It's taken me a little bit longer than I expected because it is so thorough and well thought out that I needed the extra time to process each portion of this beautifully written guide. I had initially purchased the Angel Tarot cards independently. I quickly found that I needed more of a guide for the cards and so when I saw this book available for review I jumped at the chance. This book helps to clarify the card in depth providing the cards Dreamer's Journey, symbolism, Angel number, Archangel as well as the astrology related to each card. The cards are so beautifully designed with wonderful imagery. The only thing I would have liked to see is the illustrated images from each card in color in the book. Otherwise, this is an amazing guide for anyone interested in Tarot and specifically this beautiful & uplifting new creation of the Angel Tarot.

*I received a copy of this book from the HayHouse Book Nook in return for a fair and honest review*