Who is baking??

I should be...
but instead, I have baked up this tasty card featuring Red Crinkle Ribbon from

I love the flirty, fresh look of these ribbons!
And even better, in my cleaning/organizing last week, I found this piece of red that had been mixed up in a different storage bin. Score!  And if you want a tip for keeping those ribbons secure, be sure to use a Permanent Glue Dot ®!

The pearls and enamel heart can be found at the Eyelet Outlet.
The have great embellishments for any project!

Now, I"m off for one last trip to the store for fresh fruits and veggies...
and then, the count down till 27 family members arrive starts! 
So much to do, so little time to do it. 
Be sure to take a 5 minute breather and check out the 3 Girl JAM blog for more inspiration!


In Search of...

You are probably searching all over for the new blog post today!
Look no further...
Here is an inspiring card featuring Pretty Cute Stamps.

The Write Stuff set can also be used for a jet-setter in your life!
This card hints at Amore...without the pink and feminine touches!

Embellishments from the Eyelet Outlet:
Travel Brads
Washi Tape

Just check the calendar (more often than I have recently),
Valentine's Day is just around the corner.
So, while you finish up tying those Christmas Bows, be sure to
head on over to  the Pretty Cute Stamps Store...
and think out of the box this year when it comes to sending heart felt notes of love!

Thanks for joining me today!

For pretty cute inspiration using Pretty Cute Stamps,
march on over to the Pretty Cute Stamps Company blog!!


Thankful for Fans!!

Welcome to my stop on the "Thankful for 3 Girl JAM Fans Blog Hop!"  The 3 Girl JAM design team has joined up with a few of our friends and fans to put together an awesome hop full of inspiration and fun!  (You should have come here from Rhonda's blog. START HERE to enjoy the full hop.)

3 Girl JAM has put together an awesome prize package of crafty goodness!  To win it, all you have to do is leave a comment on each stop of the hop.  Easy peezy!

Here is a clever way to give a gift card using a standard A2 envelope.

  Fold it in half.
Crease the edge. 
Cut a slice out of the right flap.
Lick the left side shut.
Add a Removable Glue Dot® on the right side.
Slide in your gift card.

Decorate and embellish as you wish!  
I used bling, enamel dots, and brads from the Eyelet Outlet to decorate the holiday tree.
Prop up the front panel using Pop Up Relief Glue Dots ®
Use a length of 3 Girl JAM white crinkle ribbon to tie it shut.
Simply slide it under the top panel.

Today also starts the next challenge with Pretty Cute Stamps.
For this project, I used the set "Oh, Christmas Tree" and "Dear Santa."
This is a great way to gift away a gift card!  
(Though now I think I should have used the "Naughty or Nice?" sentiment on the inside. heheh)
 Link up your gift giving ideas using Pretty Cute Stamps

on the PCS company blog by December 12th.  That way, I have 12 more days to use your ideas! 

The full hop order is below:
Julie K. -- http://3girljam.blogspot.com
Rhonda -- http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com
Dawn -- http://dawnmercedes.blogspot.com  YOU ARE HERE!!
Kim -- http://katydidcards.com
Chriss -- http://www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
Marji -- http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com
Veronica -- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
Karen -- http://karey2005.blogspot.com
Susan -- http://scrapathousandwords.blogspot.com
Jessica -- http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
Connie -- http://www.conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Donna K -- http://createdbydonnak.blogspot.com
Angela -- http://www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
Daphne --http://www.craftyscrapsofstuff.blogspot.com
Julie O -- http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com

So, your next stop is at Kim's Blog. Thanks so much for hopping with us today!



Pretty Cute Stamps' Blog Hop...November 2015


If you came here from  Amy's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just stumbled upon this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog. But I'm pretty sure that goes without saying...that you want to hop the hop...follow designers...and leave comments. One lucky hopper on the prowl will win a $15 gift certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store!

Want more chances??
1. You can "LIKE" Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook
2.  and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps Mailing List 
The Drawing will occur on 11/16/2015.
All new releases will bve on sale through 11/18/15
at the Pretty Cute Stamps Store.  
Want to save more? Buy the bundle!!
All sets are currently for sale on the Pretty Cute Stamps Website...NOW!  
Go fetch some new sets this weekend!

I used the new Fur Baby set for my hop designs.
I love that you can use this set for so many different occasions...and for dog and cat lovers alike!
There is no reason to draw a line in the kitty litter.
Be sure to add this sentiment set to your cart!

This sentiment is decked out using Washi Tape and bling from the Eyelet Outlet.
How are you doing on your Meowy Christmas cards?
Cat lovers on your card list will mew with delight over this sentiment.

But, some of us are dog lovers.
And...here is a howliday cards for the canine crazies in your dog park!

Are you howling with giggles on your side of the fence?

Be sure to nab today's hop freebie from Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbons:

You can find the link at the PCS Blog!

I suppose it is now time for me to walk my darling dog, Pepper.
We rescued/adopted her in July...and she's been perfectly fantastic!

Scamper off and see what Amber has to show off today! 
Thanks so much for joining our furry hop!!
Please be sure to post your creations on our Pretty Cute Projects FB page.
We'd love to see your creative ideas!

Blog Hop Lineup


Pretty Cute Stamps Sneak Peek, Day 2

What is better than a cat?
A dog, of course! haha

So...if you are a dog lover, you'll love today's sneak peek of 

Other supplies: Dog bones, Dog Eyelets, Dog Bowl, washi, enamel dots, bling from 
With a kennel full of sentiments, this set will be so flexible for your needs!
I hope you snatched this adorable Winter Dog cutting file,
that is a freebie from Pretty Papers Pretty Ribbon today!
The link can be found on the Pretty Cute Stamps' Blog.

See you tomorrow for our blog hop that kicks off the new sets in the store!
Before you go..please let me know...
are you a feline friend, or a canine fan?

Have a great day!


Christmas Style

Christmas is all about style...
So, just what is your style?

Are you a country Christmas...
with lots of decorations and heirloom knick knacks...
the more the better?

Sentiment and Stars from Pretty Cute Stamps: Oh, Christmas Tree
Med. Cardboard Box from Stamps by Judith and Heather

Or are you refined and sophisticated?
With clean lines and very few baubles to show case?

Supplies from Eyelet Outlet:

Sentiment from Pretty Cute Stamps: Oh Christmas Tree

Tip:  Use Ultra Thin Glue Dots ® to make these large bling very secure on your card.

Luckily, this is not a competition.
Both of these Christmas styles is valid, loved, enjoyed, and special.
And...the Eyelet Outlet can keep you in embellishments for both of these styles as well!

Thanks so much for joining me, Dawn Mercedes of Sunnyside Up, today.
I hope your are well on your way to designing your holiday cards!!

Enjoy the day!