Pink by Design Stamp Release Blog Hop - And a GIVEAWAY

Well Hello All! Welcome to the Pink by Design June Stamp Release Bog Hop!! This hop is going on all weekend, so make sure that you stop by all of the designer’s blogs to see what everyone has come up with for their stamp sets!

You should have come here from Anna if you are following the Hop, if you have just stopped by to visit me, I SINCERELY appreciate it, but I can assure you, you will want to jump to the beginning of this FABULOUS Hop for Fabulous giveaways throughout, an AMAZING stamp release, and of course, Awesome inspiration! Here is the line-up to start from the beginning. 


My Featured Stamp set from this release is 29 and holding, and with my 30th Birthday having just passed at the end of last year, this set reminds me that 1) I am not the only person that stopped aging at 29; and 2) I am (we all are) fabulous at 30; 40; even in our 50’s and beyond! 

29 and Holding

For my first project, a friend of mine is turning 30 right around the corner!  Looking back, I wish I had embraced the fact that I was heading into my 30’s with grace, charm, and some FAB d├ęcor. BUT I DID NOT. I refused to acknowledge it. No party + No dinner + No presents = No Birthday, right?!?

So, for my lovely friend Katrina’s Birthday, I wanted to embrace this huge move out of her 20’s! What better way, than with Chocolate, Strawberries and a Little Cool Whip adorned with this sweet little Sentiment, 30 and Fabulous!

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 This set includes all numbers, so you can customize your projects to the recipient’s age!

Now, my friend Katrina, LOVES her High Heels and Jewelry, so I covered this 4x4 jewelry box in paper, and used coordinating paper for the “ribbon” around the edge of the box to stamp 30 and Fabulous around the Box. I used a left over Flag as an embellishment, and the High Heel comes from the Cricut Cartridge, Summer in Paris. I used a Tiger Stone beads and Sterling Silver findings for the Earrings. I hope that she likes them!! 

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I also wrapped up a plain candle to coordinate with this set in the same papers. I just LOVE this sentiment!!

Someone Like YOU Should be Celebrated Every Day

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I used Stampin Up White Eyelets, and measured and marked where I needed to punch the holes for the Eyelets using my Crop-a-Dile. I laced it to look like a Bustier with Black Jute Cord, and embellished with Swarovski Crystal Beads and a Sterling Silver Star Charm. When she uses the candle, she will have to remove all of the Prettiness, but will be able to place the charm and crystals on a necklace to wear. 

I also created a few cards to have on hand for my friends as well for these special occasions!! The sentiments are just too cute not to!

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I am simply in love with this card! The colors, the Candles and the sentiments are so bright and cheerful!!

How charming is the sentiment?
No matter how many candles are on the cake, You're still the one that lights up the room!  

And of course a little Cake and Ice Cream for this Birthday Girl! 

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Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake & ice cream to reach your hips!! 

The Cake is from the Imagine More Cricut Imagine Cartridge.
I also cut out the Layer to use on the inside of the card below. 

I used stickles to highlight some of the darling cupcakes, hearts and flowers on the background paper and used red and white twine to highlight the Cut.
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Isn't this sentiment so true!? ;) I just LOVE it?!? As I get older, I realize this:
Old age is ALWAYS ten years older than us!

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These girls are cut from the Cricut Imagine Cartridge, Better Together. I used the layer feature but cut of the phone cord and replaced it with twine that I inked black and a white piece of cardstock stamped with the Pink by Design Chevron Background Stamp. 

I used my white Galaxy Marker for the stitching on the Tag, and the tag is cut from the Cricut Imagines, pre-programmed shapes. 

Now this is my FAVORITE card that I made for this Hop. Who doesn't love a pair of heels? I absolutely adore Pink by Designs stamps sets featured in this Card. 

Shoe Addict
Shoppaholic {and of course}
29 & Holding {are all used on this card}
Pink by Design Mini Wrappers Die for Tag
These are MUST HAVE sets for our Shoe lovers! {Click images for larger view}

I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut from Pink by Designs mini-wrappers dies and added a Bo Bunny Embellishment

The darling Heels are from the May's Stamp of the Month {which I am giving away!! - See below for entry requirements!}

I used the Shoppaholic stamp set, and used the four images to stamp the white grosgrain ribbon with black StazOn ink
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 OKAY Now for this FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!! One lucky winner will receive the May Stamp of the Month Club   
To enter make sure that you are a follower of my blog, and leave a comment {below this post only} as to which project I made for today's hop was your favorite, and why. 
I always love reading your comments! It really brightens my day that some take the time to look through my projects, and to leave me a comment on my designs!

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Pink Cricut said...

What adorable projects- love how you decorated the candle- such a cute idea! Love how you stamped the ribbon and used the mini wrapper die for the sentiment--everything is so awesome, Jessica!! You did great!!

Homespun Elegance said...

Thank you Sarah!! <3 Thank you for asking me to be a part of your amazing team! ;)


callyannc said...

LOve love love! Super cute projects! Love the candle with the corset look! Too cute and the charms! CallyAnn

Monica said...

I am a new follwoer and I am extremly happy that I stopped by! I am blown away on how FABULOUS ALL of your projects are!! I can not just pick one!! I love them all and they all scream ME!!! LOL I just turned 30 2 weeks ago I would be floored if I had received one of these! Just amazing!
Monica Flores

Laurie said...

Jessica all of your projects are awesome but I love the candle!

Jessica S said...

So many wonderful projects today Jessica. You sure have been busy! Congrats on your first Hop with PBD!!! I love all of them, but really like the idea of a shoe box/jewelry box, very clever. And the lacing on the candle is AMAZING GF!
Happy to be hopping!!!
Jessica S

Cyndi S said...

Love all of your projects. My favorite though is the birthday card with the candles. Those candles are gorgeous.
cstephenson at q dot com

jordanbev5 said...

Great blog hop! Love ALL your projects and the the one card with the two ladies talking on the phone is my favorite!! Loved the sentiment, and how it reminds me of always catching up with friends on the phone! Such great inspiration!

KatelynCo said...

Wow, Jessica! I am impressed! All your cards are beautiful and your candle is definitely out of the box! Great Job! :)

Candice Fields said...

WOW! you did some amazing projects! You really out done yourself!

Candace said...

wow!!! awesome job with these stamps Jessica!!!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

You were busy, girlfriend!! And all the projects are fantastic. Your friend will be so blessed.

Rebekah said...

Beautiful work jessica! Especially love the candle. What a great idea!!

Annette said...

wow wee what a great post...i just love your amazing creativity...great ideas...thanks for sharing..

Susan Martin said...

I love that banner in the strawberry.. and you are right.. never a perfect way to bring in 30 :) She will love the earings! AND the amazing box they come in!!! Wow.. i really love how you wrapped the candle.. its wonderful! Love that charm too. And your cards.. wonderful! I love those candles.. they are amazing! I love all the cards.. the shoes are great! and the stamped ribbon.. Fantastic work on all of these wonderful projects!


angie ashuk said...

As a true shoe horse, I love the shoe card!! In fact, I even have shoes that look like all 3 of those that bad? lol and kids always say "mom, you have too many shoes" Some are the exact same, just different color:)

Homespun Elegance said...

LOL - Angie, I do the SAME thing!! There is a PBD Stamp that I am going to be using soon from the Shoppers Addict Stamp set - you will ahve to check it out!! I linked it above! It says "If the shoe fits, buy it in every color!!" Sounds like this is what we do! lol I KNOW I do!!

Homespun Elegance said...

Thank you so much everyone for your LOVELY COMMENTS!! I am so excited to be a part of this fantastic group {and a bit intimidated I might add!!} but what an amazing experience!!



Lisa R. said...

Wow, you busy bee! Fabulous inspiration today! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Pat said...

Such lovely cards and the candle was a " brilliant" idea:)

Pat said...

Such lovely cards and the candle was a " brilliant" idea:)

Sabr said...

Oh my gosh girl, these projects are all fabulous!! Amazing work!! The banner is perfect as a simple cupcake topper - will have to remember that!

JustYolie said...

Wowzers!!! Love all of your projects!!!

Suzanne said...


Amy Jones #8546 said...

Wow there was alot of creativity here...LOve it all....down to every last detail. Great work. I really love the candle. neat idea.

cvjac2009 said...

Loved all your cards but my fav is the shoe one it is so adorable!!

became a follower, can't wait to come back and review previous posts.

cvjac at att dot net

Amanda said...

Great projects! I love them all!! I especially like your candle wrap! Great idea!


Creative M said...

Hi Jessica!Can't wait for tonight's ustream!!! My favorite project would be although all are the Jewelry box.The shoe is Gorgeous!!

L.B. said...

you were super busy with this many fun ideas, but those candles are amazing!!

Laura D said...

love the candle design the most b/c ive never seen this before! Great idea!!! new follower here :-)

Jovan said...

OMG...your were busy! Everything looks WONDERFUL!

Anna said...

These are so cute Jessica! :) You did an awesome job.

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

WOW! WOW! AND More WOW !! ALL GREAT GIFT IDEAS!! LOVED ALL of them but my son was sitting next to me and saw your candle card with all bright colors and was like in aw.. his mouth was open ..haha how cute! You did awesome my favorite was your candle.. Lucky friend! TFS

Janice said...

I love all of your projects!! This stamp set is a MUST HAVE!!! It's going on my wish list ASAP!!! TFS :)

Sandra J. Strickler said...

Love that last card! Every woman should be told that!

Melinda said...

Great projects! Excellent choice of colors and sentiments. TFS

JulieK said...

I love every single one of your projects! Fabulous job!

Anita Braddock said...

Super Wow how Awesome and Beautiful on all your projects. the colors and the added Bling is Amazing. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

HeatherLynn said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! You made awesome projects, Jessica!!! I love them all but if I HAVE to pick I will say the cake card with the little slice of cake inside! Or maybe the box..or the, the cake card! LOL I am already a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!


Mommy25 said...

I'm a new follower also and I gotta say I'm impressed with your blog and your beautiful projects. I really like the birthday jewelry box you made and the candle to match, those are the kinds of projects I do most just because they're so jaw dropping. That and the shoe lover card have to be my favorites today. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jingle said...

These are so VERY CUTE! Great projects!

Melisa Alzammar said...

Jessica, My favorite is the card with the two ladies on the phone. I love how you used the twine to make the telephone cord. I love it.

Jenny R said... many wonderful projects is too hard to choose one favorite. All amazing projects! This stamp set is amazing and I can't wait to add it to my collection of PBD stamps. :)

Big Mama Kaboose said...

OMGoodness I love all your projects Jess! What a great job. I think the jewelry box is my favorite. I can't wait to see what you come up with next!!


sarah said...

WOW!!!alot of projects al very nice..TFS!!!

Samantha said...

Awesome projects!!


MB Isaac said...

I love the old age is always card - very funny!

misaacmom at gmail dot com

marg0006 said...

I'm into many styles of cards and yourr shoe card was the one that really caught my eye. I just lov the clean & simple look. That is a awesome stamp set. Hope I win.

marg0006 at verizon dot net
Loving Scrapper 101

Lisa said...

WOW!!!! You really outdid yourself! These are all just sooooo fun and adorable! Awesome job, Jessica! :)

Daisy Collins said...

Awesome cards and projects!!

Two Pink Peas said...

WOW! I am just stunned at how many BEAUTIFUL items you made. Your friend will absolutely LOVE the items you made for her. I think that handmade items mean more then store bought items. It is so hard for me to pick out my favorite one but I will try. I LOVED the Better Together card you made. I LOVE that you used black twine. That made it extra special. I love, love, love the box and candle you made for her with the beautiful charm that she can add on to a chain and wear later. I mean, I can completely see you put your whole heart into these projects and you should be so proud of your self. I am very PROUD of you for making so many amazing items. Can I be your best friend too? LOL. I can tell how much your love your friend and she is lucky to have you. I really loved the high heal card you made. All of them were so beautiful and it is so hard to pick just one. I love them ALL! Thanks for the great and beautiful ideas and for the giveaway. One person is going to be very lucky to win these stamps. I am also a follower of yours. I can't wait to come back and look around more. I am very impressed! Terri of Two Pink Peas

Lidia said...

Wow I loved them all you do amazing work

Lidia said...

Wow I loved them all you do amazing work

cema1cema said...

All your projects were great! I really liked the candle. such a creative idea! Christina

Marji said...

LOVE all the projects!! Sorry I didn't comment sooner, I've been lazy :)
Where did you get the candles on that card? Those are amazing

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