New product from the Eyelet Outlet!!

This month, Eyelet Outlet has released new brads!
Just in time for the "end of the year" celebrations.

Along with Cat Brads, you will want to add these Witch Hat brads to your shopping card.
I love the stripes.  

Sentiment from Pretty Cute Stamps.

 Bells are going to start ringing in your head when you see this next new brad...

I added bling strips to color coordinate my silver bell with the Christmas theme. Just think wh at you can do to coordinate them with wedding colors! I used Micro Glue Dots ® to secure that metal tag frame and a Craft Glue Dot ® to anchor it behind my white panel.


Thanks so much for checking on me today.
I hope your holiday planning is well on its way.
Remember to take a moment to check out the Eyelet Outlet blog for 
more inspiration!

Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up.

Pick Up for a Pal...

Pretty Cute Stamps' Little Pumpkin set
is a autumnal way to give your pals a little pick-me-up.
With cute sayings for friendships and halloween,
this set is not just for fall!

I focused on the ombre effect for this 
friendship card. Can you find the three uses of ombre?

1. the washi
2. the watercolored pumpkin character
3. the sequins

The sentiment isays "If Friends were Pumpkins, I'd pick you." 
(That embossing shine is a little tricky to photograph sometimes.
But I typically emboss everything!)

Ooh...I'm loving this card, espeially since I am not much of a technique crafter.
So, what is your favorite technique?

Thanks for stopping by my private pumpkin patch today...
 for more inspiration, check out the company blog!

**Some washi used on this card can be found at the Eyelet Outlet.
Mini Glue Dots ® were used to secure the sequins.



Whether it is sun filled or rain filled,
every day can be bright and happy when you use Crinkle Ribbon from 3 Girl JAM!
Here I used Sunshine from the Sunny Meadows collection for a ruffled flourish.

So happy!

The bling strips come from the Eyelet Outlet.
Stamps from Pretty Cute Stamps.
Doesn't that donut make you smile??

Thanks for visiting today.
Feel free to see what is happening on 3 Girl JAM company blog!


Such a Fox

Stamps:  Forest Friends (Pretty Cute Stamps)
Embellies: Bling (the Eyelet Outlet)

Challenges:  CAS338, SC553

New Product!!

Frightfully fun new product from the Eyelet Outlet is here!
(Best selection  can be found at Trade Shows!!)
Add strips of Sparkly Washi around your base to create the look of glitter paper.
It will save you money if you don't have to buy glitter paper... 
and then you can spend that money on other new brads

The Witch Hat Brads are new...and you won't want to miss on the earlier released Bat Brads
to complete your card.   

Also used: Bling Strips!

Hop you on your broom stick and check out
inspiring ideas from other Eyelet Outlet designers on the company blog today!


Back to School blog hop featuring 3 Girl JAM & SVG Attic...

Welcome to the SVG Attic-3 Girl JAM Back to School blog hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today!

At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design teams of SVG Attic and 3 Girl JAM. You are sure to find many wonderful projects that will be at the top of your crafting lists!

You should be arriving from Marji's aMazing blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the SVG Attic blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here is the project I created:

I decided that I would turn a non-school/fall set from SVG Attic into a school set.
When I saw the amazing Gone Fishing set, I knew I had it!
Here is my take on the tackle box, which I transfored into a colorful lunch box...

Which holds...

Twelve colorful lunch notes!!

I used several different crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM for this project.
The main lunch box has Clover from Sunny Meadows collection. (I love that collection!)
The note cards, which measure 3 x 4 inches when folded, have used
Basic Blue from the Red/White/Blue Collection
and Barn Door from the Rustic Country Collection.
(I think I"m out of the basic red...yelp!)

For half of the cards, I used the crayon file from Back to School Basics.
With so many items in this file, I will be sure to cut more images out as I need to replensh this box.
Although I was thinking about giving it to my SIL, but she is now home schooling her daughter...
I suppose that means I'll have to find another lucky, brown bagger for this amazing set!

The stamped images and sayings come from Pretty Cute Stamps: The Write Stuff
(along with small sentiments from other PCS sets).
I applyed the ink pad directly to my note card before stamping the image.
Don't you love this splash of color behind the black and white line drawing?

As I was cutting it out, I realized that it was not a hinged box...the way a lunch box would open.
(Though there are side hinges included to fit the tackle box look!)
Washi Tape to the rescue!
I added a strip of wide, red washi on both the inside and the back of the box,
before I added the colorful panels from DCWV Fiesta Forever paperstack.

I used Glue Lines by Glue Dots ® to construct this box.
Those Lines are amazing...just be sure to line up edges very carefully!
Pop Up Relief Glue Dots ®  are used to secure the ribbon and the metal tag on the outside of this cheerful lunch box of notes.

Aren't these brads perfect?
You can find them at the Eyelet Outlet.  The white middles add a nice punch to my colorful paper.

I don't use my cutting machine very often.
Thank you SVG Attic for pairing up with 3 Girl JAM and the encouragement to 
design with my cutter!

Now how about some blog hop prizes??

$20 Gift Certificate to SVG Attic

$20 Gift Certificate to 3 Girl JAM

What do you need to do to be eligible for these amazing prizes?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop. 
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.  You can do so until midnight on Sunday, August 16th to be eligible for the prizes.
3.  If you do both of the above, check back at the SVG Attic blog and/or the 3 Girl JAM blog for the winners on Tuesday, August 18th.  

We would also love it if you would stop by the SVG Attic and 3 Girl JAM Facebook pages and give us a "Like"!

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:
Dawn  (you are here)
Connie (go here next!)

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on our hop!  Be sure to head on over to the other stops for more Back to School inspiration.  Comment and become a follower to be eligible for the prizes!

Pumpkin to talk about...always!

My very sweet cyber friend, who I have met in real life, 
sent me a birthday card with a few sheets of patterened papers tucked inside.
Squeal!  It made my day...

So...I made this card, using her papers, to send back to her...
with a few sheets of paper from my own collection!

Know what else is going to make your day?
Another Challenge sponsered by Pretty Cute Stamps!
Congratulations to winning last month, Sherry..for the birthday challenge.
This month is another "anything goes!"

Ink up your stamps and then link up with us at
While you don't have to use PCS stamps,
you know your project will be way, way, way cooler if you do! hehe

BTW, this set comes from the newly released "Little Pumpkins" set!!


Eyelet Outlet has new products this month!
I was asked to create some cards to promote them...
especially the washi. 
I have to say I am proud that in less than 24 hours, I was able to create 12 cards.

The bling is also from the Eyelet Outlet.
The sentiment comes from Sunshiny Day by Pretty Cute Stamps.
You gotta love washi!

I used Pop Up Relief Glue Dots ® to pop up the triangle banners.
Micro Glue Dots ® hold down my sequins.

Here is one more I created...

Fun flags...all you need are some pearl head pins, washi, and a fun attitude.
Don't you love that road washi with the motocycle brad? I sure do!
The sentiment comes from Pretty Cute Stamps: Surf's Up.


Beep Bop Boop

Didn't you just love the hop? And..wasn't the design team announcement exciting! (Scroll down a couple days if you missed it.) I am looking forward to a bigger design team. That means more smiles, laughs...and inspiration using Pretty Cute Stamps!

Here is another card that uses BOTday...

Apparently I am on a blue/orange kick these days.  It's just such a fun color combo!!
I addedso me metal ringed tags...along with a button swag there.  The recipient can easily unclip it from the card...a mini giftie!

Do you see the Awesome Arrow peeking in the back? 
It's a great set that adds a little flair to any card.
If you don't have it, you MUST add it to your shopping card.
Remember, you have another day or so to buy sets from the August release for 30% off!

That gear is a brad from the Eyelet Outlet.
I used Glue Dots ® to adhere the metal tags to my card front!

So..what are the top 3 sets on your wish list from the new release?
I had to get the Little Pumpkins set!
The "Give them pumpkin to talk about" was so clever!  
I made a card and will post it tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by today! 
I hope you'll pop a squat over the Pretty Cute Stamps blog soon!


Pretty Cute Stamps' August Release Hop!

Howdy, Stampers!
Welcome to the August Release for Pretty Cute Stamps.
We are sure that you are bound to find a few favorites this month to add to your shopping cart.
Remember, all new releases are 30% off until 8/11/15.
You save even more when you buy the August Bundle!

You should have come to my blog by way of Janna's blog.
If not, head back to the homestead...to get in all the projects.
When you follow and comment on each designer's post, you will be entered to win a
$15 gift card!

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

Today, I am show casing the new set called "Gears to You!"
While it coordinates well with "Botday," it is also a great stand alone set with those gears, bolds and screws!  If you are a fan of steampunk, you'll love both these new sets.  
Add a whimsical array of embellishments and ephemera...and you are in steampunk heaven!

Sometimes, you make a small mistake..and need to as for forgiveness. 
Here is a small envie and notecard that will help you fix bridges!

A small note card...
admitting you were in error.

I created this  envelope using We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board. 
Embellishments from all of these projects can be found at the Eyelet Outlet.

Now, off you go to Larissa's blog...for one final project of our hop.
Thanks so much for joining us. 
I can't wait to see what you create with these new sets.
Be sure to post them on the Pretty Cute Projects FB page!!

Dawn: http://www.dawnmercedes.blogspot.com/ You are here...
Larissa: http://muffinsandlace.com/  Best for last...

Edited:  I forgot to mention the free cutting file from Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbon...

Cowboy Boot Card Cutting Files