Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pretty Cute Stamps September New Release Blog Hop!

Thanks so much for joining us for the September 2016 Digital Stamp Release Blog Hop, where we are all sharing projects featuring the new digital stamps this month that are now available in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store.

If you came from Kel's blog - Scraps & PhotoGRAFFS, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled across this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog

For my project for the hop, I've used the Book Nerd digital stamp set to create this layout about how much my daughter loves reading. She can get lost in a book so quickly, and it makes me remember how much I loved reading as a kid - and still do!  I had so much fun using the image and sentiments included in this set on my page, and I love how the papers from the Fancy Free collection just seemed to match the photos and image I had already coloured! Talk about meant to be ;)

I printed this sentiment from the Book Nerd digital stamp set directly onto my piece of pink patterned paper before layering on the digital book image, which I printed on white cardstock and coloured with Prismacolor Markers. I love being able to size the digi stamps however I want to fit the project I'm working on!

Another awesome thing about these digital sets is that they come with the PNG files as well as JPEG files! This means I was easily able to upload the PNG version of the Book Nerd sentiment into Cricut Design Space and use it as a cut file with my Cricut Explore. I added MY using some Pink Paislee Thickers, and printed my journaling onto copy paper before cutting it and gluing it onto my page. I usually just handwrite my journaling, but I was quite happy with how this turned out!

I printed some of the other awesome sentiments included in the Book Nerd set on white cardstock and then used Distress Ink to add a coordinating colour to match my page. I used the 123 WR Memory Keepers punch board to punch the edges to resemble a tab and then layered them on another piece of patterned paper. The sequins from Spiegelmom Scraps were perfect to add as embellishments to my page!

I've really been loving using my sewing machine on layouts, and after I put down the pretty papers on the left I stitched around them. I cut this scripty sentiment into a banner and layered it over my photo - so perfect!

Here's a look at this awesome digital stamp set!
Book Nerd
Blog Candy!! There is a $15 Gift Certificate to the PCS Store available to win! All you need to do is:
1) Comment on each of the blogs. 
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A random winner will be chosen on Monday, September 26, 2016.

Be sure to check the Pretty Cute Stamps Store to pick up your favorite sets!

Here's a look at all the September 2016 New Release Digital Stamp Sets! Aren't they AMAZING?!!

There is also a FREEBIE digital stamp available for you today only at the Pretty Cute Stamps blog!

Now, you can head over to the next stop on the hop- Tasha at Crafty Pink Pixie!

If you get lost along the way, here's the lineup!
Thanks so much for joining me today! Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance to win :) and have a FANTASTIC day!

Linked to:
Lasting Memories 311- IN (getting lost in a book)
Emerald Creek Dares - AG
Creative Scrapbooker Magazine - September Sketchy Challenge


  1. That is such a cute scrapbook layout

  2. Super CUTE Layout Karla! LOVE the Glasses in the Word BOOK as the title... very clever & fun!


  3. Great scrapbook page, I'm always looking for scrapbooking ideas!

  4. Such a fun layout
    with the book nerd
    Carla from Utah

  5. Awesome layout Karla!! Super cool!

  6. Fabulous layout....love your title and embellishing! Great stitching too! Thanks for playing along with Lasting Memories Layout Challenges

  7. Fun layout! Thanks for joining in the Emerald Creek Dare.

  8. I love this! I have been a book nerd since I was a kid. Thank you for joining us at Lasting Memories!