Thursday, January 27, 2022

Sending Lots of Love


There's just TOO much to LOVE in the new Pink & Main Release!! In fact, I have TWO different projects I'm sharing today because I'm having so much fun creating with these goodies!

For my first project, I created a fun and easy slimline card. I cut a piece of white cardstock using the Layered Slim Line Dies. With the new Conversation Hearts Stencil and using Mini Ergonomic Blending Brushes, I brushed on red ink using the first stencil then brown with the 2nd layering stencil in this set - so cute - then adhered this piece onto the card base. I added a piece of dark brown cardstock to the center then added the gold embossed sentiment created with the new My Heart Smile stamps and coordinating dies. To finish, I added a touch of bling with these pretty gold gems from the Sparkle Gems collection.

It was SO fun to create these darling little notes created with two different sets that are actually perfect pairs!  

The first set of mini note cards were created with the new Take The Cake stamp set and coordinating dies. It's super easy to color in these little images and the sentiments just make me giggle. As a backdrop for the images on each card, I used the Stitched Circle dies.

The next set I used for this batch of note cards is called One Smart Cookie and there are coordinating dies too! How darling are these images and coordinating sentiments?! For the image backdrops, I used the Postage Dies.

Friday, January 21, 2022

It's a date...a COFFEE date!


Hi, Coffee Loving fans!  I'm really excited about our feature where each of the DT invite one of their friends for a crafting 'Coffee Date'!

I'm thrilled to have my good friend Melody Blake join me today!  Melody and I have been crafty friends for several years and we are also DT teamies with Divinity Designs.  BTW - Meldoy is crazy talented (she inspires me constantly) and has THE best sense of humor (her storytelling will leave you in stitches)!  Here's a little bit about Melody...


I live in Ohio with my craft-enabling husband of 43 years!  Paper crafting became a passion of mine when our two sons were young, and I was introduced to scrapbooking!  Making cards soon followed, and after retiring from a 37 year career in education, I have had lots more time to craft and to collect crafting supplies!

Kathy and I met at Legacy Paper Arts in Powell, Ohio, while attending Ohio Stamp Junkie events.  I hope this pandemic comes under control soon so we can start crafting together once again with all of our talented, crafty friends!

Thank you so much, Kathy, for inviting me to be your “Coffee Date!”


We decided to each create a card based off the same sketch...

Here's Melody's beautiful card:

The supplies I used for my card are all from Dare 2B Artzy and include the Latte Love Stamp Set and the Be Frappe Stamp Set.  The dies used were the Frappe & Donut Die, the Circle Framelits, the Slim-Mini Snowflake Background Die, and the Rectangle Framelits.  The D2BA papers on my project were Penguin Plunge and That’s a Wrap.

Here's mine:

For my card, I used several patterns from Echo Park Farmhouse Kitchen for layering.  The fabulous images and sentiment are from an Ellen Hutson set called A Breve Note.

Hope you and a friend can get together for a crafty coffee date, too!

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Pink & Main January Release Day!


Happy Release Day!! Pink & Main's January Release is filled with LOTS of wonderful goodies you are going to LOVE!!

Today I'm sharing the new Love You Quick Card Kit! You'll be able to put together eight darling cards in a matter of minutes!!

The kit includes 8 card bases, 8 envelopes, die-cuts, enamel dot stickers and full color assembly guide! Follow the guide or, like I did, make your own designs using the materials included in the kit!

The die cut images are adorable and I love the soft, pretty colors! You'll have so much fun putting together the cards -- quickly and easily. A great project to do with kids, too!

Be sure to follow Pink & Main via email/blog, Facebook and/or Instagram so you won't miss any projects the design team shares...not to mention, you'll be among the first to hear about deals and specials!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Perfect Blends


Happy Saturday and welcome to the Cafe!  I'm so glad you stopped in today to see what's brewin'...


Coffee and crafting supplies ARE the perfect blend!  I love all different types of coffee cups and use them for many things other than coffee - like holding craft supplies.  I don't know about you, but I could spend hours in an office supply store because so many things there can be used in crafting - right?!

 For my card, I used pattern paper from PhotoPlay Crafting With My Gnomies paper pad.  These super fun images are from Catherine Pooler's Desktop Treasures stamps/dies.  The sentiment is from Gina K Crafty Notes.


Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #1 - Reminder

There's still time to play in our very first Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge!  


The theme is: Snowflakes.  
January 1, 2022 - January 25, 2022

More inspiration on the main challenge post HERE.

Our first sponsor is Reverse Confetti.  One random entry will win a $30 Gift Card from Reverse Confetti!  
The Design Team will be selecting our Top 3 from the entries. The Top Three Picks will be invited back as Guest Designers for the March Challenge.

 My card features several goodies from Reverse Confetti:


 Looking forward to seeing what YOU create!