Pretty Pink Posh + Winnie & Walter

Hello and welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh and Winnie & Walter Inspiration Blog Hop!  Members from both teams are hopping along, sharing projects featuring products from both companies.  Fun, right?

My card features lots of Pretty Pink Posh and Winnie & Walter goodies :)

My entire design centers around the beautiful tree image from A Tree For All Seasons!  I stamped that first in Crumb Cake ink, then started building my card around it.  I thought a faux-shaker made with the Stitched Duo 1 die was perfect for my design.  I needed a sentiment that would fit in the little window, so I preformed a bit of stamp surgery (aka cutting my stamp in half-gasp!).  The sentiment and adorable cat image are both from This Awesome House.   I combined sequins from the Classic Christmas Mix and the Trick or Treat Mix to make pretty little Autumn leaves and finished the design off with Brown Twine.

Time to hop along now.  There are two prize packs up for grabs.  Winners will be chosen randomly along the hop by both Pretty Pink Posh and Winnie & Walter.  Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 10/27/2014.

Have fun!!

A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 is available!!!

I'm thrilled to announce that our newest class A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 is now available for purchase.  I promise, you all are going to LOVE this class.

It's packed full of trendy holiday inspiration, including 18 video tutorials (6 by me :) and over 50 samples from top designers.

Here's a peek...

StampNation members got early access yesterday, along with a $10 off coupon!
They are absolutely LOVING A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0.

This is a great time to become a member.  You'll get access to StampNation & get a discount for the class.  Win-Win!!!  

Click here to become a member.

I'm giving away one FREE class.  Leave me a comment by 10/30 at 11:59pm to be entered to win!!!  

A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0

If you've been wondering why my blog has been so quiet lately, I have been hard at work preparing for our newest online class, A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0.  I'm thrilled to announce that it is almost ready to be released to you.

Here's a few details about the release:
  • The doors to A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0 open on Wednesday, October 22nd to StampNation Members with a $10 off coupon code.  Not a member yet?  Click here to get started!
  • A Very Trendy Holiday opens for everyone on Thursday, October 23 at 1 pm EDT.
Wondering what this class is all about? 

With FIFTEEN video tutorials, written tutorials and more than 50 samples to inspire you, this class will have you running to grab your ink and stamps.  All class samples incorporate the hottest trends in the industry!

The written and video tutorials will teach you:
  • Creative uses for dies
  • Faux Watercoloring with Distress Markers
  • Inlaid Die Cutting techniques
  • Simple cards that pack a huge WOW
  • Advanced stenciling techniques
  • How to make metal accent pieces
  • Simple coloring with copics
  • Emboss Resist techniques
  • Watercoloring embossed images
  • CASEing cards, but making them your own
  • How to get perfectly aligned layers
  • Masking Techniques
  • and more!
Inside the class you'll find samples from myself, Catherine PoolerKristie Goulet, Heather North, Tracey McNeely, Jean Manis, Allison Cope, Virginia Lu, Gayatri Murali and Kristy Dalman!!!!

This class absolutely rocks.  I can't wait for the big release!

See you then :)

My Newest App is Available!

 My husband and I teamed up again to create the newest addition to my series of
CAS Card Making Apps!


 CAS Autumn

 Four Autumn based cards complete with supplies and instructions, all at your fingertips.
All supplies are linked for easy shopping.

Here's a peek!

It's a FREE App available for both the iPhone & iPad!
I hope you'll download it today.

**At this time, the App is only available for iPhone and iPad users.  My husband is the brains behind my Apps.  He is a self-taught programmer, it's his hobby and something he does for fun.   We are a 100% Apple family, which is how he is able to build Apps and test them on Apple products. Perhaps it is something he will do in the future, but not at this time.  Sorry :(

If you like it, I'd love for you to review it as well!!!

As always, thank you for your support.  I appreciate you all :)

Click here to download my CAS Autumn App now!

 If you haven't downloaded my first App, click here for CAS Birthday

Tag You're It #8

It's time for a new challenge over at Tag You're It!

Classic Fall was all I could think when I saw this inspiration from Lisa!

I can't get enough of these Kaleidacolor ink pads from Imagine Crafts.  They are so much fun and really make images pop!  I used the Vineyard ink pad to stamp my leaf from the Fall Leaves set by My Favorite Things.  These colors are perfect for Fall and something I would never think to put together myself!  The rest of my tag was made using the Reverse Confetti stamp set Forever Fall and the Tag Me Confetti Cuts.  As always, Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Green and Metallic Gold sequins finish this tag off perfectly.

Head over to Tag You're It! to see how the rest of the DT was inspired.  I hope to see you playing along.  Our challenges are open for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to play!

Happy Friday everyone :)

Pretty Pink Posh New Product Release Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh new product release blog hop!  
I'm so happy you've joined us! We have another fabulous collection of new dies to show you! 

All of these dies are absolutely fabulous, but one stands out for me...

This die, from the Stitched Border 2 die is my most favorite border die ever!  Seriously, what a pretty detail to add to any card.  I think I'll be using this a ton.

Make sure you leave comments on each blog along the hop! 
  • There are two $25 gift certificates up for grabs.  
  • Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 10/12/2014. 
  • Winners will be announced on the PPP blog
Hop along now...

Pretty Pink Posh blog
Paige Evans
Nichol Magouirk
Kathy Racoosin
Joni Andaya
Maureen Merritt - You are here!
Gayatri Murali
Danielle Flanders
Leigh Penner
Amy Kolling
Jeanne Jachna
Lisa Elton
Stacey Schafer
Laura Sterckx

Stamps:  Under the Mistletoe (Hero Arts)
Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive (SU)
Accessories:  Stitched Border 2 Die , 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) Bakers Twine (SU)

WPlus9 Release Day

Today is the day!
The October release products are now available at the Wplus9 store.

I have one more card for you using Snowflake Backdrops, the Snowflake Trio Die and Hand Lettered Holiday.

I'm loving the elegant look of black and white for Christmas.  I die cut the snowflakes several times in black, then once in white.  Doing this helps make the snowflake pop off of the background.  The sentiment was first heat embossed in silver, then I die cut it from white and off set it a bit from the embossing.  This is a nice, subtle but elegant detail.

That's all from me for now.  Can you believe I haven't even gotten a chance to use all of the release products?  So, I'll be back soon with more WPlus9 inspiration!

Now, what are you waiting for?  Go shopping at ;)