Catch a Wave...

The colors of crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM can be mixed and matched ...
to create any number of combinations that will go along with the theme or feeling you are looking to display on your card.

Here I used three colors for a watery, fun card for the summer...
(So very glad summer finally came to MI!)

Now..what three colors would you chose for a spicy, hot sunshine card??

Thanks so much for swimming by today!

Surf's Up
Sunshiny Day

Bling from the Eyelet Outlet.

For the brainiac in your life...

If you have a Big Bang Theory fan,
Mad Scientist from Pretty Cute Stamps is going to be right up their alley!

And ...
there is a matching sentiment/accessory set called Great Chemistry.
Expondential Fun!!

With school just around the corner, 
these sets will be used for lunch notes, planner stamps, or note cards!

Thanks for keeping records and data on us... 
We hope you'll schedule in time to play along with our birthday challenge.

Here is my example that uses Hamster Cutie and Sushiny Day:

Bling and brads from the Eyelet Outlet.

Enjoy your day!
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up


Sumer with Eyelet Outlet

 You simply must anchor yourself to the Eyelet Outlet
With so many fun embellishments, you will be sure
to find just the perfect one for your card or layout or project!!


The layout can be found at:

Thanks for coming in from the surf to check out today's post.
For more summer inspiration, 
swim on over to the Eyelet Outlet blog this week!



3 Girl JAM has more than just crinkle ribbon.
The amazing Jute and String Pack is great to add texture to your project...
To tie something up...
To make a handle for a bag...
To add a bit of masculinity to your design...

Which is just what I did for today's project!
Keep your colors manly and embellishments cool.

Then just add a strip of Merlot Jute...with a star bard to secure it!
(I also used Glue Dots Craft Dots for this project!)

Cool, cool, coolio! 
Any guy is going to love this manly, scrappy card!

Stamps from: Pretty Cute Stamps
Brads, enamal shapes, washi from the Eyelet Outlet

Thanks for joining us today.
For more ideas,
march on over the 3 Girl JAM company blog!


Sunny Thoughts..

I made this card using a new set from Pretty Cute Stamps' latest relese.

Sunshiny Day is my sort of set...
happy, sunny, and fun sentiments!

This card for a new friend who is collecting cards for a Ronald McDonald House.

I think it will be sure to bring a bit of joy to someone between the happy colors...
and the beaming sun.

Remember, you can order these new sets through July 7th, 2015 (11:59 am EST) at 30% off.
Also, hop the hop...and you can get a chance to win a $15 gift card.
The winner will be drawn on July 9th.

Ooh...yet another chance to win a $15 Gift Card!
Just think of all the fun you'll have with this new set!

Thanks for vising my blog today.
Get more rays of inspiration over on the PCS company blog!


Pretty Cute Stamps June/July Hop...Summer Fun!!

Welcome to the Pretty Cute Stamps Summer hop!
So glad you took some time away from amusement parks, camping,
swimming, reading books, and enjoying the sunshine to hop the hop with us today.

You should have found your way to my cabana by way of Lisa's blog...which is
also the start of this hop! When you follow each designer and comment along the way, you are entered into a drawing for a $15 gift certificate to thePCS Store!   For extra chances:

1. You can "LIKE" Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook
2.  and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List 

A random winner will be chosen for the prize on July 9th, 2015. 

I made a gift certificate slider using the new set: PenPals 2.
As usual, PCS has included so many adorable sentiments...
that stretch this "pen pal" set into a set for so many occasions.
Who doesn't love a gift card?
But here is a great way to make it interactive for the recepient!

I cut a decorative file fold to 5 x 5.5 inches. Along the longer edge, I scored it at 2.5 inches and 5 inches.  I punched a hole for the Crinkel Ribbon to slide through. My insert measures 4 x 2.25 inches.

Along with the new stamps from Pretty Cute Stamps, I used black crinkle ribbon from 3 Girls Jam...
and 1" Lines from Glue Dots to create this slider.
Removable Glue Dots hold my Amazon Gift card and there is room for a note on the back...
decorated with that happy lady face and sentiment!

All New Releases will be on sale through July 7, 2015, and that they can save even more by purchasing the June/July 2015 Stamp Bundle.

A note regarding orders from Lisa:
***I'm on vacation during the release, so all orders placed between July 1-8 will be mailed out on July 9. :) ***

Thanks so much for joining us today.
What is your favorite set from the new release? I would LOVE to hear from you!
Have fun basking in the sun over on Janna's blog!


Beach Bound?

If you are spending the day at the beach this summer,
or wishing you had a beach near by...
(or here in Michigan..wishing we'd just get some heat this year, ugh!)
embellishments from the Eyelet Outlet will help you keep the beach spirit in your crafting endeavors!

Laser Cut panel from EZLaserDesigns.


Laser Cut panel from EZLaserDesigns.

bling strips (various sizes)

Thanks so much for hanging 10 with us today at the Eyelet Outlet!
Be sure to apply sun screen...
and link up your creation with our monthly challenge!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up.


June/July PCS Release...sneaky peeky day 1

That's right!! We have combined two months of new stamps...
so you can have more time aroun the pool.
But keep checking in b/c you are going to be eager to get your orders in early
for these sets!

Today's peek features some crafty fun!
Here I used Sew Amazing set by Pretty Cute Stamps.

Do you sew? Do you have a mom or friend or sibling who sews?
But the craftiness doesn't stop here!
Take a stitch in time...and check out the other sneak peek on today's 
Pretty Cute Stamps blog.  You will be a knit-wit if you miss it!!

In honor of today's sneaky peeky,
Pretty Paper Pretty Ribbons has a free cutting file that coordinates well with
Sew Amazing.  Be sure to grab it before it disappears!

See you  on  Thursday for this Summer's Release Hop!!