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Clearly Besotted: Countdown Teaser, Day 5 - Release Day!

Hi Everyone,

Today is the Clearly Besotted April Release.  April New Products Coming on 1st April at 8pm (BST) UK Time.  What's on your list?

I loved working with these stamps so much!  I really enjoyed coloring up these cuties.  I used the sentiment form An Open Book and the images are from Bedtime Story.  I also think the images would be perfect for Halloween cards.

I used the Sunny Day Stencil as a soft background.  It is inked using Tattered Rose Distress Oxide ink, which is one of my all time favorite Distress Oxides.

I always like coloring ALL of the images in a new stamp set and piling them up on a card the best way I can.  I think of it as a challenge and I always like getting my monies worth, so I try to use every single stamp :)  I just paired the images as best I could and placed them around the book.  I used the sentiment "It's never too late to live happily ever after"  because I liked the uplifting message.

For the different fur colors I used the follow…

Clearly Besotted: Countdown Teaser, Day 4

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone has been enjoying the Clearly Besotted Countdown Teasers so far.

Today, I am sharing 'All Booked Up' I love coloring these stamps that have all the images put together for you.  No masking needed!  As always the Clearly Besotted release will be available on April 1st, on the Clearly Besotted online store or Simon Says Stamp.



I created a background using the Splat It Stencil in blue.  I first ink blended all the splatters with a heavier hand.  After all the paint splatters were created I lightly ink blended the rest of the background without adding additional ink to the brush.  This way the splatter is darker than the background.

This stamp set reminded me so much of a show I used to watch as a kid and is near and dear to my heart, Reading Rainbow.  I colored 2 of the stamps and colored the bookshelf in rainbow of course.  I also colored the frog images because I really wanted to color the pencil image.

I added white dot detail to the frogs cheeks …

Clearly Besotted: Countdown Teaser, Day 3

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well.  Today, I am sharing a card using ‘Peckish Plushies’ part of the Clearly Besotted April Release, available April 1st on the Clearly Besotted online store and Simon Says Stamp.

CONFESSION:  I had to google what peckish meant!  So according to Google


I am a foodie and the day I made this card we picked up a pizza. I am so grateful for all the people working out there providing us food.  THANK YOU!  

The stamp set comes with a variety of adorable images and I sure will be making future cards with them!

Here I took the slice of pizza and made a whole pizza by stamping out the pizza slice six times. I arranged the images in a circle formation and once I was happy with the placement I used Press N Seal to keep the images together.  I used double sided foam adhesive and attached it to the images while it was on the Press N Seal.  I love how the Press N Seal keeps the images in place while I adhere the adhesive.

I used a pigment ink in a pink color …

Clearly Besotted: Countdown Teaser, Day 2

Hello Again,

Day 2 of the fabulous Clearly Besotted Countdown Teasers for the April Release, this has got to be one of my favorite sets, Parachuting Plushies.  These bunnies are too cute and just also perfect for Spring and Easter cards.  The stamp set comes with two versions of the parachute and would be awesome to color in different color combinations.

I was feeling monochromatic today and used a rose pink color for my card and neutral colored bunnies.

Copic Markers used:
Brown - E40, E41
Rose Pink - R81, R83, R85
Blush - R20

I used the Cloudy Day Stencil for my background using Distress Oxide Ink in Victorian Velvet for the clouds.

Finally, for a little encouragement for us all today, I used the sentiment 'BE BRAVE' and added  smaller sentiment 'You can do it'.

Parachuting Plushies will be available on April 1st on the Clearly Besotted online store and Simon Says Stamp.

I hope you all enjoyed this card today, honestly the card made itself, these images were a DREAM…

Clearly Besotted: Countdown Teaser, Day 1

Hi Everyone!
Rina here, guesting for one of my favorite companies, Clearly Besotted.  I sure ADORE their plushy stamps and all of their cute images, and SCENES.  I absolutely had a blast making this fun shaker card.  I know we are all dreaming of spring, but I do love making some fun winter cards.
These sea babies are the cutest, I feel like I love the manatee the most (which, I thought was a walrus but I digress, LOL). This stamp set is called "Sea You Plushies" and will be available on April 1st on the Clearly Besotted online store and Simon Says Stamp. I love that there are 2 of each animal.  Of course I like using all the stamps.  Which is your favorite?
Its super easy to make a fun shaker frame by taking a basic rectangle die smaller than your card base and making a frame.  I like to make sure the double sided foam tape I am using fits easily onto my frame.  I filled my shaker with some leftover white foam balls from the holidays.  I also added mini gold stars for some…

Pretty Pink Posh - Product Release Blog Hop - Day 2

Love this jam packed release filled with adorable critters, options for mothers and fathers day cards, graduations...a fabulous A2 sized Lattice die and great NEW stencils!



I used the following new products on my card today:
https://prettypinkposh.com/collections/whats-new/products/elephant-friends-stamp-set
https://prettypinkposh.com/collections/whats-new/products/mothers-day-stamp-set
https://prettypinkposh.com/collections/whats-new/products/wide-stripes-stencil

I wanted to create a different look using the Wide Stripes stencil by placing the stripes at the diagonal.  I created a pink themed stripe look with Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry.  I cut down my striped panel with the Scallop Borders Dies to make room for my Happy Mother's Day sentiment from the Mothers Day Stamp Set.



I hope you like my card and give these cool stencils a try.  It makes a great pattern paper look that you can customize perfectly with your card design.

There are 4 $25 gift…

Pretty Pink Posh Product Release Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh Product Release Blog Hop! This release has a mixture of both whimsical, cute and elegant- there's something for everyone! 
I am sharing this card using the Peacock Friends and Spring Frame Die!!!
I adore this stamp set and the Spring Frame Die is quickly becoming one of my favorite Pretty Pink Posh Dies!
I created this card with a light springy color palette in mind.  Watch the video here on the Pretty Pink Posh YouTube channel on how I created this card!


Here are some pictures, isn't this the cutest peacock ever?




















Thank you so much for participating and supporting all of the designers fabulous designs.  There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the