Monday, December 30, 2013


I know Christmas is over, but I am not quite ready to move on to the next holiday.  Yesterday I was practicing my coloring and decided to color up this adorable Penny Black image.  Today I will take time to use it to make a sweet little card.  My goal for 2014 is to savor every moment of life and not rush through each month just because the "stores" are telling us, through their advertisement, that it is time.  I am going to enjoy the Christmas spirit for just a few more days and finish up a couple more projects before I pack up all of my decorations.  Remember that we only get one shot at each day.  Take time to enjoy life.  Have a blessed rest of your week.


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pretties By Alease Etsy store UPDATE!

Good morning!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  I had a very nice relaxing day with my family filled with eating, talking and watching lots of Hallmark movies.  As I was working late in the evening on my new items for my Etsy shop, I stopped and realized that I really wanted more time to spend with hubby on his days off work.  This time is so precious for me because he works long hours that I thought it would be great to just take more time off as well.  Therefore, "Pretties By Alease" will remain closed until January 1, 2014.   I look forward to bringing pretty things to share with you.  Please visit my store and enter your email address so that you will recieve a notice when the shop is open.  Thanks so much and Happy New Year to you all.  Oh, also, there will be a giveaway here on my blog that day as well.  Stay tuned!!!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013


As I sit here writing this post, I have to stop and thank God for all of the wonderfully people in my life.  These past few weeks have truly been a blessing and I thank GOD for each person that He has allowed to come my way.  I am grateful for so many things.  It has been so much fun watching my store grow in such a short period of time.  I am just taking it slow and asking God to be my guide.  I am looking forward to new listings and most of all I am looking forward to reading more of the very sweet comments that have been receiving.  I will be closing shop for a Christmas break while I spend time with my family and friends.  I will announce that soon.  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Greeting Farm "Cyber Monday" hop

Thanks for stopping by my channel for the Cyber Monday hop.  I created this adorable tag using Beanie Anya.   The house shaped die cut is from "Make it Cutsey" on Zibbet and the paper is the DCWV Jolly Whimsy paper stack.  I love all of the shabby colors.  The rooftop was created by gluing on vintage buttons and then adding lots and lots of glitter.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.  I have been enjoying the last few days with my dad in town.  He decided to spend the Thanksgiving holiday in Cali with us and will be here until another week after.  It is so nice to have mom and dad here together.  In between trying to entertain and be hostess because I really want my dad to have a nice time, I have been busy getting things ready for my very first Black Friday sale.  I am so over joyed with all of the love and support that I have received.  "Pretties by Alease"  is up and running  thanks to all of you!  So, I would like to so my gratitude by having my very first sale.  The sale will be begin NOW  until 11:59 pm  Friday evening.  Everything in the store will be 15% off with a $5.00 minimum purchase.  Thanks so much for shopping my store.  Alease

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The winner is......

Congratulations VeronicaA!!  You have won the giveaway.  Please pm me your address so that I can send your prize package out right away.  Thanks everyone for playing along and stopping by  my new Etsy shop.  I am looking forward to listing more pretties for sale.  Congrats again Veronica!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Etsy store update and giveaway!

Well, I spent the day listing new items in my etsy shop like this beautiful white trim with pink polka dots.  It was a lot of work, but I am happy with the progress I am making.  I also did an introduction video on my YT channel.  That video can be found in my video feed on the side bar.  Thanks so much to everyone that has left me a sweet comment and/or has made a purchase.  So, to kick off the opening of my Etsy store, I have decided to do a surprise giveaway.  Leave a comment on this post and your name will be entered to win some pretties from my store.  So excited to see what God has in store.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Etsy store now OPEN!!!

Today I was able to spend a good chunk of my day listing the first items on my etsy store. It is currently called TheStampinRooster, but hopefully soon it will be changed to Pretties by Alease.  I am waiting to hear back from Etsy.    I was so happy and I am thrilled with how it looks.  I have it posted in the sidebar now here on my blog.  Take a minute to visit my shop.  You may find a pretty or two to buy.  Thanks so much!!!  There is more to come so stay tuned!!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

And the winner is...

Hey everyone!  So sorry I am late announcing the winner of the rosette embellishments.  I had a wonerful day with hubby, but was not expecting to be gone so  long so I have just now chosen a winner and CONGRATULATIONS to...... kdnkdd.  Please personal messge me your address and I will mail out your pretties to you first thing on Monday.  Thanks for playing along everyone and leaving such nice, sweet comments on my blog.  I really appreciate each one of you.  Look out for more giveways to come.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pretty Rosette Embellies!

I just love how these rosettes look.  The other night I decided to pull out my Tim Holtz rosette die and make some pretty embellishments to have on hand and I just love the way they look.  They are so glittery and so very shabby!  I used the kid's creatology glitter that you can purchase at Michael's.  It's a large jar that cost about $5, but can be purchased for less with a coupon.  Some of the rosettes are just the bottom layer, but I like it best with the large rosette topped off with the smaller one.  I used some flowers from my stash along with a little seam binding on some.  Don't you just love how sparkly they are. Leave a comment for a chance to win some of these beautiful rosettes.  Winner will be announced on Saturday.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Farm Fresh Friday Sketch Challenge

Here is my entry for this week's Farm Fresh Friday Sketch Challenge.  A couple of weeks ago, I won the Garden Variety Tuesday random giveaway and received this gorgeous digi: Cheeky Fairy.  I think this my new favorite.  I decided to finally use her for this week's challenge and I think she looks perfect on this card.  Thanks so much for stopping by and leave a comment if you wish.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Alter-Ego" Birthday Dee Dee Anya

I am so excited to share this card with you.  This card was created for the "Alter-Ego" card challenge over on the Greeting Farm blog.  This challenge is just in time for Halloween.  We are to use atleast two Greeting Farm images to create a new image.  For my card I used Dee Dee and Birthday Anya II.  I love my new image.  I made this card for my niece who recently turned 3 and I know she will love it!!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

All Dressed Up for Halloween!!

For this card I used my Holiday Anya 2 and dressed her for Halloween.  I used my very hoarded October Afternoon Witch Hazel paper collection and added some seam binding and fibers, flowers that I dyed with my Lindy's sprays and added a banner to make it spooktacular.  I love it!!!!  This card has been submitted in the Garden Variety Tuesday challenge on the Greeting Farm blog.  Go over for more inpiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Anything BUT a card challenge!!

For this week's Farm Fresh Friday challenge it is anything but a card.  I decided to create one of the treat pockets that is the craze right now using a Recollections envelope.  What a clever idea that was developed by Yolonda on YT.  I made this very shabby adorable treat pocket using Flutter Anya for a friend.  My plan is to add some rosette trim so that she can make some of the fluffy flowers.  This pocket is such a great idea that I  am looking forward to making more.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I am really glad that you are here.  
Stop over at the Greeting Farm blog for more inspiration.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

All Ready for Halloween!!!

Holiday Anya 2 all ready and dressed for Halloween!  I love the way she looks on this card.  I decided to dress her for Halloween instead of Christmas.  I added a witch hat from the October Afternoon Witch Hazel collection and used an embossing folder in the background, which you can't see too much.   I also used some Dylusion's to color the flowers orange.  I love how bright they are.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Friday, October 18, 2013


This week for the Garden Variety Tuesday challenge the theme is HAT'S WHERE IT'S AT! 
Participants are to use a Greeting Farm image with a hat, beanie or cap.  i decided to use Beanie Anya and create this adorable fall inspired card.  I love the  colors and was able to use my new banner punch.  Leave a comment if you like.  I would love hear from you.  
Go over to the Greeting Farm blog for more great ideas.

Monday, October 14, 2013

"Gorjuss" girl criss cross card

This week Laura and I challenged each other to make a fancy criss cross card using a colored image and items that we received in our DT packages (Laura is on the DT for WOC).  So this is what I came up with using some of the items that Julie sent me this month from Craft Supplies1.  I love how fancy and shabby it looks and I hope Laura likes it too.  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Head Start on the Holidays"

This week for the Greeting Farm blog Garden Variety challenge, the theme is "Head Start on the Holidays".  The challenge is to make a Christmas card using a Greeting Farm image.  I decided to use my new Holiday Anya 2 stamp for this one.  I also used Teresa Collins Santa's List paper collection and I just love the way this card looks.  This is my first Christmas card for the season.  I even had Christmas music playing as I was crafting.  Now it's time to get some sleep.  I hope you like my card and your comments are welcomed.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"Shabby" Lace storage kits for SALE

This week I decided to put together some shabby lace storage kits for SALE.  Check out my video to see what is available.  They are absolutely beautiful and will make a nice display in your craft space.  If interested, please send me a personal message including your Paypal email address and I will send you an invoice.  Thanks for taking a look.  Have a blessed day!!  ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF SETS LEFT.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Gorjuss Shabby Pincushion

Wow!  I had a jammed packed weekend and I am feeling the effects of it this morning.  I went to a late night crop on Friday and had loads of fun, but managed to finish my DT projcet for Craft Supplies1.  I really love my new Gorjuss Shabby pincusion chair.  The chair was a plant stand that I decided to alter.  I used several of the items that I received in my DT package from Julie and enlarged the image by 50% so that she fit better on the chair.    She looks so beautiful sitting in my cabinet on display.  

Saturday, October 5, 2013

I am now a Design Team member for Craft Supplies1!

Just wanted to share the good news.  I am now a DT member for Craft Supplies1.  Craft Supplies1 is an Etsy shop that offers a wide variety of beautiful flowers, laces, trims, and other embellishments for your crafty projects.  Go check out the shop at

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Art-i-cake giveaway WINNER!!!

Thanks to everyone for leaving a comment on my "Tray of Pretties" post.  As you all know, there was an unannounced giveaway and we now have a winner.  Congratulations to Cindy Hoesel!!  Please send me your address as soon as possible so that I can get your prize package out to you.  Thanks everyone for playing along.  Have a blessed week!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Greeting Farm Garden Variety Tuesday Challenge!

Garden Variety Tuesday Challenge!!

For this challenge I decideed to use my Alice Bean Greeting Farm stamp. We were to use the colors berry, pink and blue/aqua on our cards.  I think this one turned our really cute!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Tray of "Pretties!"

Today I continued to work on unpackaging things so that they are in my view.  I used this beautiful glittered tray that I received from a friend to display the rest of my art-i-cakes that were still in packages.  I love it and think that I will now use them on projects.  What do you think?  Leave a comment to win an art-i- cake.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Trinket" tray

I altered this wooden compartment tray to hold some of my trinkets that sometimes get overlooked.  I figured if I put them out in the open where I can see them, maybe I will start using different elements on my projects.   I love the shabby look of it.   I used some of the shabby paper that I received in a RAK from Jill Norwood.  I just love it!!

"Pretties" for SALE

Good morning!  I uploaded my "pretties" for sale video just a while ago.  I tried listing here on my blog, but since I am not very computer savvy it didn't go very well.  I am still learning how to blog and add different components to my pages.  I guess I will be watching blogging videos today on YT.  Thanks so much for your patience.  If you are interested in my "pretties" for sale take a look at my last YT video that is uploaded in the sidebar.  Just send me a pm including your paypal email address and I will send you an invoice.  Thanks so much and have a blessed day!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

"Blog Candy" giveaway winner!

"Blog Candy" giveaway winner is...

CONGRATULATIONS to Lori Scarberry!!  You are the winner of my very first blog candy giveaway.   Please contact me as soon as possible with your address so that I can get your prize package mailed out to you.  Thanks everyone for playing along and look out for more "blog candy" giveaways to come!!!  Have a blessed week!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Blog Candy!!"

Good morning and thank you for joining my blog. I am so glad that you are here. Please take a few minutes to join, look around and enter for my first "blog candy" giveaway. All you have to do is join my blog and leave a comment under this post and your name will be entered into the drawing. I will announce the winner on Sunday, September 22nd so don't delay. Enter now!! Thanks again and thanks for playing along.

Friday, September 13, 2013

My Favorite Things caddy!

Good morning! Thought I would start the morning by sharing a few of my favorite things. I painted this garden caddy a pretty geen and added lots of shabby goodness. I hope you like because I just love the way it looks in my room.

Picture Perfect!!

I created this card with the Greeting Farm Picture Perfect stamp set and I used AC Dear Lizzy Luck Charm paper collection.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rag Doll Sweetheart in Sweater

This card was inspired by a few of my favorite blue and white accessories that I have in my home. I really love the way it looks. I used my new Little Blue Button stamp that I purchased from Not 2 Shabby Shop on Zibbet and some flowers and papers from my stash.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Picture Perfect!!

Today I received my new Greeting Farm stamp, Picture Perfect, from Noelle. Go over and check out her store at I just had to make a card before I head off to bed. Good night all!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Shabby Tea Room Week #183 "Time Flies" challenge

This week I decided to take the challenge over at the Shabby Tea Room. Here is the ispiration for this week.
This is what I created using a metal time piece embellishment. I had my Dad in mind when I created this card.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Darling Marci!

I made this beautiful card for my sister using my LaLa Land Crafts Darling Marci stamp. I love the way it turned out and my sister did too.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


I am hosting a SU party next weekend and you are ALL INVITED. Go to htpp:// and place your order. Please enter the hostess code: PW7ZM4AA so that I can get credit towards my party. Once you place your order, come back here and let me know and your name will be entered in an awesome giveaway. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun!!!!


Welcome to my new blog "Pretties" Please Crafty Corner. I have created this blog to share my love of crafting and my love for all things pretty. Please feel free to leave comments on any of my posts, participate in giveaways and challenges, ask questions and invite your friends to visit as well. I hope you enjoy my creations and thank you so much for stopping by. Your old and new friend, Alease