Drum Roll Please!

I'm super happy to announce 
that I have been tapped to be a part of the design team 
for one of the newest stamp companies...
Pretty Cute Stamps!

And, let me say..they are CA-UTE stamps.

Lisa designed a few sets for Pink by Design when I was on that design team.
Back then I really wanted to see Lisa start up her own stamp line.
But, she was living outside of the United States...
and she did start digital art/cutting file company called
(I was a guest designer a few months ago for them...super darling files!!)

So, jump forward a bit.
Lisa moved back stateside.
And then...squealing...she started her own stamp company called
Pretty Cute Stamps.

When friends shared news of the design team call, I knew I wanted to try for it.
I entered my application on the very last day. (Best for last, as I am apt to say!)
And then, for two days, I continually checked my email for a response from Pretty Cute Stamps!

Monday while grocery shopping (ugh), 
my phone dinged...and there was the official email! Yeah!

Follow Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook and the company blog.
Skip on over to the store to check out the latest sets!

Here are my fellow designers:

This citrus cutie comes from the Orange You Awesome set!
The bling strips can be found at the Eyelet Outlet for a fantastic price for all you bling lovers!!
I used Mini Glue Dots ® to secure my sequins!

Please be sure to check back regularly for more inspiration using these 
Pretty Cute Stamps!



I have been enjoying quotes about sunshine in recent months.
Not sure why it took so long for me to realize that I am so directly connect to the sun and shineshine and warmth bc of my name!  I guess I'm a late bloomer.
Now, I love it.  I even have a quote in large vinyl lettering in my front hallway, 
"Scatter Sunshine, All along the way..." to remind me every time I walk through the door and up the stairs...to be sunny and bright.

This month's Lovebug Creations Challenge is to use a favorite quote/sentiment/saying on your card..and embellish it with some of the many products sold by Lovebug Creations.
Here I used Rumple Ribbons...and Mama's Mesh.
There are so many colors to choose from...be sure to buy 2 of each color! haha.
Also, the bling strips are from The Eyelet Outlet.
This sentiment comes from Papermakeup Stamps.

I used Mini Glue Dots ® to tack down the Mama's Mesh. Those dots are small and strong!

So, if you create a card using a favorite sentiment and LBC products, post it in the Lovebug Lounge. We'd love to admire it!  To do so, join our FB group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/614243175267163/


Let's hop on Facebook!

Yesterday and today, Lovebug Creations has teamed up with Craftin Desert Divas to show case the rumple ribbon and merry stamp greetings!

I used some Olive You Rumple Ribbon for my festive bow! Christmas isn't just about red and green any more. Lovebug Creations has so many colors to make your winter and Christmas "merry & bright!"http://www.lovebugcreations.net/product/islandbreeze The "snow adorable" sentiment comes from their Holly Day Punnies set.http://www.craftindesertdivasshop.com/item_30/Holly-Day-Punnies.htm I loved how well these

I used Mini Glue Dots ® to secure those darling sequins...and
a permanent dot for the fun, rumply Olive You bow!
The decorative brads can be found on the Eyelet Outlet site. 
I love how easy it is to put together a card with these color brads and a fun sentiment.
Oooh, and you will get the best priced bling at the Eyelet Outlet as well!

I hope you will want to take a walk down a wintery, wonderland today with us!
As always, there are prizes and discounts...don't you just love Christmas in July!!

Day 2 (Saturday July 19)
1. Craftin' Desert Divas - https://www.facebook.com/CraftinDesertDivas
7. Kimi at Lovebug Creations - https://www.facebook.com/LovebugCreations


Time to do the Wave!!

 It's summer time...and time to have some watery, wavy fun with 
Lovebug Creations' very unique..Mama's Mesh!
Did you know that there are 15 different colors you can buy?
You don't have to keep it straight for your crafting projects.

Here, I cut a wave into it. 
I flipped the small section to the bottom...
sponged both the top edge and the bottom edge with a blue ink.

The sentiment can be found at Starvingartistamps.
The Mini Butterfly brads and Bling Strips come from the Eyelet Outlet.

Remember, Glue Dots ® are GREAT for keeping things secure. I used Minis for the ends of my bling strips. I handled them too much and they lost a bit of stickiness.  
Permanent Glue Dots ® are great for keeping the Mama's Mesh on your projest!!  

In case you hadn't heard yet, Craftin Desert Divas and Lovebug Creations are bringing you a little Christmas in July this weekend.  July 18th (TODAY) and 19th. 
A combined design team hop means more inspiration!!
Be sure to shiver on back over here on Saturday to see my creations!!

Feel free to leave some shimmery comments and like our pages...
Santa is watching!!  
Here's the line up for the next two days!

Day 1 (Friday July 18)
  1. Craftin Desert Divas - https://www.facebook.com/CraftinDesertDivas
  2. Melissa - https://www.facebook.com/MMirandaCreations
  3. Sukie - https://www.facebook.com/scrappindhilly1
  4. Stephanie - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=725780337480555
  5. Kathy - https://www.facebook.com/pages/3-Spoiled-Dogs/1406178082980823

  6. Pamela at Lovebug Creations - https://www.facebook.com/LovebugCreations


Book it!

I have an "easy as pie" and "cute as a dumpling craft" for you 
summer readers!  

A Rumple Ribbon Bookmark!

Simply take two pieces of  rumple ribbon from Lovebug Creations and one piece of elastic cording.
They need to be 4-5 inches long.
Slip knot them around a colored, plastic coated paperclip.
(The plastic coating is easy on your book pages.)
Tug on that knot!

Then I used a Advanced Strength Glue Dot®
to secure a rhinestone. The bling adds a bit of pizzaz as well as keeps your  knot in place.
Rumple Ribbon colors used:

Next, slip it into your summer reading delight!

Now, I'm done with this book...Book three in the series. 
Book four is waiting for me at the library as I type this!!

What is on your summer reading list this season??
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
For more inspiration, munch your way over to the


Cards of Encouragment

I enjoy receiving words of encouragement. 
Over the years, I have saved notes here and there from friends and aquaintances who have brightened my day with their kind words.  Do you have notes of encouragement tucked into special places too?
Be sure to pay it forward and encourage someone today!

Here are a couple of inspiring cards using snazzy brads from The Eyelet Outlet!

Aren't these Scissors Brads so eye catching?
I used bits of bling strips (pearls) for a bit of color interest.
But those scissors make a great statement!


This card is great for the youthful...or youthful at heart!
I love the playful colors of the pinwheel brads.
I used matching colors in bling strips.  They just POP! against the dark eggplant card base.
A nice change from black, don't you think!


Sentiments come from Paper Makeup Stamps.
Tip:  Micro Glue Dots ® are the perfect adhesive if you need to restick a rhinestone!
The Bling Strips are plenty sticky...but every once in a while I need to restick one that I have handled too much.

Thanks so much for all your encouraging comments and for stopping by today!
For more ideas, saunter over to The Eyelet Outlet Blog!


Get Sketchy with The Eyelet Outlet

Each Month, The Eyelet Outlet challenges you to participate in a sketch using their amazing products/embellishments.  Here is the current Sketch...

Last night I created this card...

I made the focal point a little to the left.  I just love how you can put together a great card with The Eyelet Outlet embellishments!

I sponged ink along the edge of the paper flowers to give it a little more dimension and definition between the two layers.


Joy's Life

You can enter the sketch challenge one of three ways: Post your creation to our Facebook wall, leave a link to your blog in the comments on this post on the Company Blog or share the image on Twitter and tag your photo #EEJuneSketch.  You have until the end of July to master this challenge!