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Sandra gets a new stamp set from Pretty Cute Stamps

Sandra got a chance to play with one of her new stamp sets from Pretty Cute Stamps.  She even put glitter on it, even though she considers glitter of of life’s biggest evils.

thanks Sandra pretty Cute stamps


Stamp Sets – Warm Winter Wishes and Fight Like A Girl

Silver Glass Glitter – Stampin Up

Ink Pads -Stampin Up and Memento

Copic Markers

Die Cuts – Spellbinders and Paper Smooches

Cardstock – Craft Smith, Recollection and Xpress It

I am having an ” a-cute attack”

Sometimes one’s creativity goes up when one’s options go down…………..I think that is what happened with this entry to Pretty Cute Stamps Monthly Challenge.  The theme was Thank You but I had recently used the only Pretty Cute Stamp Set  I had with that sentiment on it, on a previous challenge.  So what to do??????????

I took the small liberty of adding a Memory Box die cut as it was the perfect size for what I wanted to do, but the main focus is Pretty Cute Stamps’ Moody Crabs.  I just think it is so dang cute!


Supplies:  Pretty Cute Stamps Moody Crabs and Leapin Lizards stamp sets, Memory Box  String of Lights die, American Crafts Good Tidings 6X6 paper pad, Wink of Stella glitter pens, Zig 2 way glue, Hero Arts Tide Pool card base and Scor tape.

Putting buttons on a Llama

Sandra has created a card for the Pretty Cute Stamps Challenge this month.  The challenge is pretty simple…………..just use a button on your project

I am thinking that I need to build a guilt-o-meter for this blog.  It would be like a thermometer but measure guilt units instead of temperature.   So for instance if I entered this challenge, my guilt-o-meter would go down because I would be using at least one of the hundreds of buttons I have in my stash.  Conversely, if I do a blog post where I admit that I ordered yet another stamp set with critters or butterflies, the guilt-o-meter would go up.  The worst case of where the guilt-o-meter would go up. would be where I order a stamp that I already HAVE in my stash.  Now I am not saying I did this, but a certain friend of mine recently did ………………I am not saying who but her name rhymes with Panda.  This would cause a guilt-o-meter Tsunami………….just saying.

Anyway, here is Sanda’s …I mean Sandra’s entry:i miss you sandrea pretty cute stamps

Supplies:  Pretty Cute Stamps Little Llama stamp set, Studio Calico and Doodlebug patterned paper, unkown buttons, Copic markers, Bazzill and X-Press It card stock, Memento Tuxedo black ink.

Another Guest Designer

I am also delighted to have my wonderful sister in law Cindy participating on my blog and entering the Pretty Cute Stamps Anything Goes Challenge.  Maybe Sandra isn’t so happy ……tee hee because we are cutting down the chances of her winning……………..but she is a much better sport than me so I don’t think so.


Guest Designer

I am so excited today!  I have a guest desgner on the blog.  My lovely niece Nicole created a beautiful card for the Pretty Cute Stamps Anything Goes Challenge!  Nicole is out visiting her Aunt Debbie and Her Grandma in Calgary before starting her Grade 8 school year in Winnipeg.

Here is her beautiful card:


Cute and Colourful

Pretty Cute Stamps has an Any Card Challenge going on right now and Sandra decided to put her Superheroes Stamp set to work.

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Supplies:  Pretty Cute Stamps Superheroes Stamp Set, Ranger Dylusions Ink Sprays, Tim Holtz Watercolor paper, Tombow markers, Bazzill  and X-Press It cardstock and Doodlebug sequins

Sandra gets a Little Crabby

If you see Sandra and she is a little crabby. it is because she has been working very hard to provide me with a card sample for each of the blog post ideas we have discussed.  Problem is that retired person (me) has all day to produce said samples while Sandra actually has not one, not two but three paid jobs as well.   I have been getting her card samples emailed to me at 12:30 AM and later, hence the possibility of crabbiness the next day is very real.

In fact, this Challenge entry to Pretty Cute Stamps may be a self-portrait.

pretty cute stamps Sandra

Supplies:Pretty Cute Stamps Moody Crabs stamp set, Graphic 45 patterned paper, Michaels burlap and string, Memento ink, copic markers, Spellbinders Labels Four Jumbo and Standard circles.

Pretty Cute Stamps-Anything Goes Challenge

Pretty Cute Stamps is a company whose stamps are, well……………pretty cute!  So mission accomplished!  Aside from this, they also offer SVG files to go with their stamps for a very reasonable price and you get instant gratification through the magic of downloads.  What this means is that if you have a electronic cutting machine capable of using a SVG file, you can cut out your images without fussy cutting or buying expensive matching dies. And that my friends is Pretty Sweet as well as Pretty Cute!

The challenge was Anything goes as long as you use a Pretty Cute Product, so here is my entry:



Supplies:  Pretty Cute Stamps Leaping Lizard stamp set and SVG outline file,  Kaisercraft 6.5 X 6.5 (Really, it was a surprise to me, too, but very helpful on this large card), Recollections cardstock and card base, copic markers, nifty if slightly creepy eyes from Crackerbox Palace, Hero Arts Ombre Pool to Navy ink pad and Scor tape.