Thank you

Hello and welcome!

What better way to say thank you than with flowers. I LOVE flowers, and do my best to grow them. Unfortunately the deer love them as well and seem to eat them just when the blooms are about to open.

This gorgeous die called Jewel Bloom Mini Slimline Die is from the October release at Crafty Meraki. The sentiment is from the beautiful Thanks Bunches stamp set. SO many fabulous products to create with again this month!

We are having an Instagram Hop and would love to have you join us. Details below.

I cut the die on plain white card stock and colored it with the following colored pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~
Blues: 1027, 105, 905, 992, 289, 938
Yellows: 941, 1034, 942, 916, 915, 1011, 938
Pinks: 994, 993, 1014, 938
Greens: 911, 912, 913, 989, 938

My card base is 6-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. To that I added a layer of white measuring 6-3/8″ x 3-5/8″. The multi-colored notebook paper is from my stash. I carefully cut it out on the diagonal so the lines would be on a slant.

The sentiment was stamped, layered with bright blue cardstock and adhered to the card with liquid glue. I added a few rhinestones in matching colors to finish my card.

As always, you can find an abundance of products for inspiration for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

~Instagram Hop Details~

*GIVEAWAY*

We are having a fun IG hop to celebrate the #merakicraftober new release @crafty_meraki ! This release is sure to make your Mini Slimline loving heart sing! Plus the BRAND NEW gems in this release are going to leave you dazzled!  To celebrate  the #merakicraftober release, we are having a giveaway!  One lucky winner will win $25 Gift Certificate to the Crafty Meraki store. 

For a chance to win:

1. Follow me @pam.aprettypinkpeony and @crafty_meraki

2. Like this post

3. Share the love by tagging friends in separate comments

4. leave a comment on each stop on this Hop (more comments = more chances of winning)

NEXT: @handmade.by.sindhu

PREVIOUS: @idea_into_reality

Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on each participating designer’s post. All winners will be announced on the Crafty Meraki Instagram on November 1st, 2021.

Open Internationally.

Giveaway accounts do not qualify.  Don’t follow to unfollow – that is not cool! This giveaway is not sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram or Facebook.  By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram or Facebook of responsibility, and agree to their terms of use.


Hop list

Crafty Meraki-   @crafty_meraki
Alberto-              @loshakeratoalberto

Arjita-                 @bcreative_arji
Deepti-               @deesartutopia
Gladys-               @crafty_mochi
Karthikha- @karthikha.balasubramanian
Kassi-                 @klynneart
Lien Ricou-        @idea_into_reality
Pam-                   @pam.aprettypinkpeony
Sindhu-               @handmade.by.sindhu

Sweta-                @table_in_the_attic

Grateful

Hey Friends!

Being grateful for what you have, especially people you love is what makes life amazing!! I am ever so thankful for those I love!!

It’s new release day at Crafty Meraki! There is a lot of inspiration to be found as always!

My card today features a few products from the Craftober new release. This card was easy to put together, and for once…NO coloring!! Sometimes the hardest part is figuring out what paper to use.

I used the Pagoni Mania Mini Slimline Die, the Jewel Bloom Mini Slimline Die, and the sentiment from the Thanks Bunches Clear Stamp Set.

I used the dies included with the Jewel Bloom Mini Slimline Die to create the 3D flowers on my card. I pulled together some coordinating printed cardstock and cut out enough flowers for layering.

My card base is 6-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ with a white layer of 6-3/8″ x 3-5/8″. To this added the Pagoni Mania Mini Slimline die cut panel which was cut out of print cardstock. I added a panel of pink print paper layered with white. The bottom scalloped border was cut using the Waffle Flower Stamps – A2 Lacy Layers Die.

The beautiful flowers and leaves are from the Jewel Bloom Mini Slimline die. I used a flower shaping tool to give the flowers dimension, and added flower stamens to the center of the flowers.

As always, you can find an abundance of products for inspiration for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

You are my favorite person

Hello and welcome!

Today I am sharing a beautiful card made with gorgeous products from the Crafty Meraki store. The beautiful flower dies are from Crafty Meraki and are called Chloe Meraki Flora Para-Dies. They were super easy to color and make such a statement on this card!

Sometimes it’s the totally unexpected creation that just grabs your attention. This card is one of them for me.

I die cut the Chloe Meraki flower dies on X-Press It Blending Card and colored them with the following markers.

~Copics~
Greens: G94, YG03, YG11, YG21
Pinks: R22, RV42, R11, R00, R000
Browns: E29, E27, E25, E35

I started with an A2 size top folding card base. The products I used on my project (listed below) are from the Crafty Meraki Store.

PinkFresh Studios – You Are my Favorite Stamp Set
Waffle Flower Stamps – A2 Lacy Layers Die
Honey Bee Stamps – Lovely Layers Heart Vine Die/Honey Cuts

This was a super quick card to put together…I just might have to try more of this style.

As always, you can find an abundance of products for inspiration for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page.

You Make Me Feel Chirpy

Hello friends!

Do you have a certain someone that makes you feel chirpy? I have been with my husband for 41 years and I would still snuggle up on a perch with him…lol!

My card today was created with the most adorable Toucans from Crafty Meraki. These super sweet little sweethearts are from the Tou the Tropics Stamp Set.

I stamped this adorable image on Neenah Solar White paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with the following colored pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~
Black: 935, 1067, 1065, 1063, 1054
Blues: 208, 1040, 1022, 919, 1087
Browns: 948, 946, 941, 1082, 1080, 997
Oranges: 918, 1002, 917, 1003
Greens: 908, 912, 1096, 913, 989, 1004
Reds: 924, 923, 922
Yellows: 942, 916, 1011, 914
White: 938

I ink blended the background panel with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink and then splattered it with diluted white and black craft paint. Once the panel was dry, I die cut it with the Crafty Meraki Mini Slimline Bar None die. The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Tweet Friends Stamp Set.

I left every other space white to create a little visual contrast. The Toucans were attached to card with double sided foam tape. Just a few coordinating enamel dots finishes the card.

As always, you can find an abundance of products for inspiration for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

You are Mermazing

Hello friends!

Woot Woot!! I can finally share some exciting news…I have joined up with all the talented ladies at Crafty Meraki and will be designing beside them.

My first card as a design team member was created with the super adorable stamp set called Mertini on the Rocks, and the Bubble Mania Mini Slimline Die. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could transform ourselves into a mermaid for the day and zoom through the water to look at all the gorgeous coral and aquatic life. That’s not asking for too much is it?

These little cuties were stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with the following Markers.

~Copics~
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Boy with Seal: B97, B95, B91, B05, B04, B00, Colorless Blender Hair: E37, YR23, Y15, Y11
Boy: YG17, YG03, YG01, YG00 Hair: YR18, YR16, YR15, YR14, Y35
Girl: V09, V06, V05, RV02 Hair: RV02, V05, RV55, BG45, BG13, BG11, BG10, White Gel Pen
Seahorse: V99, V95, V93, V91, RV00, V05, RV10, RV02, RV000, E43, E42, E41, E40, Y00
Plant: YG17, YG03, YG01
Coral: R35, YR18, YR16, YR14, Y06

If you follow my blog, you know I love layers. To achieve a layered look, I started my card with a card base of 6-3/8″ x 3-5/8″. Next I die cut the Bubble Mania Mini Slimline Die out of white paper, and glued it down to the pre-printed water look paper. This piece was then glued to a 6-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of white paper, and finally glued to the card base. All of the elements were also attached with liquid glue or double sided foam tape. The sentiment is included in the Mertini on the Rocks Clear Stamp Set.

As always, you can find an abundance of products for inspiration for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs ~ Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

Hello

Hello everyone!

It’s Inspiration Monday at La-La Land Crafts and this weeks theme is New Release.

What is more fun than shopping with your BFF’s?? These three besties from the ‘Ewe Take The Cake Clear Stamp Set‘ are having a blast together.

I stamped these adorable fluffy friends on X-Press It Blending Card with copic friendly ink and colored them with the following markers.

~Copics~
Grays: W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00
Pinks: RV34, RV11, RV02, RV00, RV000, R30, R00, R000
Shopping Bag: G00, RV11, R30, C2, C00
White Gel Pen

La-La Land Crafts Products used on my project:
Ewe Take The Cake Clear Stamp Set
Small Photo Die
Gift Bag Die
Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack
Stitched Nested Circles Die
Pierced Scalloped Circles Die
Double Stitched Squares Die
Scalloped Squares Die

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

**I participate in La-La Land Crafts affiliate program.  That means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through the links on my blog at no extra cost to you.
Thank you so much for your support!

You’re even cuter on your birthday

Hello friends!

How awesome and exciting is it that Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios is now a designer/illustrator for My Favorite Things Stamps!!

To kick off Rachelle’s second release with MFT, our team has been given the wonderful opportunity to create with some of her new gorgeous stamps. We couldn’t be more thankful for their generosity!

For today’s inspiration I am working with the stamp set called ‘Birthday Cutie‘. How incredibly sweet she is!!

This stamp along with the rest of the fabulous release will be available from My Favorite Things on 2/16/21.

This darling little sweetheart was stamped with Copic friendly ink on X-Press It Blending Card and was colored with the following markers.
~Copics~
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R30, R00
Hair: E57, E55, E51, YR21
Pinks: RV55, RV10, RV02, RV00, RV000
Dress: C4, C2, C1, C00, YG67
Bear: E55, E31, E30, E50, R20
Shading around image: BV23, BV20, W1, W00. RV000
Grounding: W3, W2, W1, W00
White Gel Pen

The gorgeous flowers I added to my card are from I Am Roses.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

10 Huge Birthday Wishes

Happy Monday!

I am SO excited to share this little cutie from the February New Release at La-La Land Crafts with everyone!

This little cutie patootie is from the Hippo Birdie Clear Stamp Set, and I had so much fun creating this adorable card!!

My oldest granddaughter turns 10 this year, so this will be set aside for her birthday.

This little sweetie was stamped on X-Press It Blending Card and was colored with the following markers.

~Copics~
Hippo: W6, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00, R20, R30, R00
Purples: V09, V17, V15, V12, V01, V000
Blues: BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000, BG0000
Presents: BG01, BG000, BG0000, RV02, RV00, RV000, C2, C0, C00
White Gel Pen

La-La Land Crafts Products used on my project:
Hippo Birdie Clear Stamp Set
Celebrate Paper Pack
Birthday Hat Die
Streamers Die
Balloon Numbers Die
Three Presents Die
Stitched Scallops Border Die
Stitched Ribbon Die
Double Stitched Ovals Die
Pierced Scalloped Ovals Die

I cut several of the pompoms from the Birthday Hat Die and carefully glued them behind the first oval to make it look a little frilly. This layer was then popped up with double sided foam tap on top of the rest of the oval die cuts before attaching them all to the card base.

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

**I participate in La-La Land Crafts affiliate program.  That means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through the links on my blog at no extra cost to you.
Thank you so much for your support!


I Can’t Wait To Get Back Together

Hello everyone!

How awesome and exciting is it that Rachelle Anne Miller Creative Studios is now a designer/illustrator for My Favorite Things Stamps!!

To kick off Rachelle’s very first release with MFT, our team has been given the wonderful opportunity to create with some of her new gorgeous stamps.

For today’s inspiration I am working with the stamp set called ‘You’re My Jam‘. How stinkin’ adorable!! I had so much fun creating with it.

I stamped these images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on X-Press It Blending Card and colored them with the following markers.

~Copics~
Bear: E55, E53, E51, E50, R20
Bunny: C4, C2, C1, C0, W3, W1, W00, R20, CB
Blues: BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000
Oranges: YR18, YR16, YR15, Y35
Turtle: YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, G20, YG21, E42, E41, E40
Hedgehog: E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, E51, E50, R20
Squirrel: E55, E31, E30, R20
Symbols: C4, C2, C00
Drumsticks: E27, E25, E31

The sky background was ink blended with Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass and Broken China, and the grass was blended with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. Both were sprayed with a little water, and then once dry they were both splattered with diluted white and black craft paint.

As always, you can find an abundance of gorgeous inspiration images for sale here.

Thanks for visiting today!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

Happy Birthday Wishes

Happy Wednesday!

It’s release day 3 here at La-La Land Crafts. This release is full of so many FUN things!!

This handsome little fella is called ‘Birthday Present Luka‘. Such a fun image for little boy celebrations.

Image was stamped on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper using Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with colored pencils.

~Prismacolor Pencils~
Skin: 1081, 1017, 1092, 939, 927, 997, 938
Cheeks: 929
Hair: 946, 1099, 1082, 941, 1080, 945, 942
Oranges: 1032, 918, 1002, 1003, 917, 916, 915
Greens: 109, 912, 913, 989, 1004, 938
Blues: 901, 1025, 1024, 1023, 1087
Reds: 937, 923, 922, 1001
Grays: 935, 1056, 1054, 1052, 1051, 1050
White Gel Pen

La-La Land Crafts Products used on my project:

New ~ Birthday Present Luka Rubber Stamp
New ~ Happy Present Die
New ~ Three Candles Die
New ~ Celebrate Paper Pack
Double Stitched Squares Die
Scalloped Squares Die

As always, there is an abundance of inspiration to be found in the store here.

Thank you so very much for stopping by!

Crafty Hugs – Pam xx

You can also follow me on Instagram or my facebook page!

**I participate in La-La Land Crafts affiliate program.  That means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through the links on my blog at no extra cost to you.
Thank you so much for your support!