Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WOYWW #255 - gift from South Africa!

I am participating in Julie's "What's on your workdesk Wednesday" with a shot of a gift from my friend Petra in South Africa!  Stop by Julie's blog to join in WOYWW fun! 


So let's check out what's on my desk today.


I met Petra Swart at Splitcoaststampers.com when we visited one another's gallery and before we knew it we were emailing regularly.  Petra asked me if I could send her something that she couldn't get in South Africa and I was happy to do it, in return she sent me this incredible goodie box.  Check out the cool corrugated box decorated with beautiful layered flags.  (I love banners and tags!)  I have opened the tape and  already used some plus there is something missing in this photo and that's the chocolate bar that we couldn't wait to eat!  :)  The Cappuccino is quite yummy too!

I think it's so fun to see the postage from another country so I included that in this photo as well as the fun stamping Petra added to the packaging!

Peeping just at the right hand corner is a sneaky little peek at the card I just finished for PPRS and will show up on my blog next Monday!


I was absolutely THRILLED to receive one of Petra's gorgeous cards.  I love her clean layers and look, more fabulous flags and tags!!!!  

Please head over to Petra's Blog to see more of her gorgeous creations!  

Thanks For Looking!

Monday, April 21, 2014

PPRS Monday Inspiration




Good Monday to you!  I hope you enjoyed a restful weekend.  Check out the end of this post to see who won the PPRS blog hop prizes!!!

For Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Monday Inspiration I chose this fun trike image from our new Spring/Summer 2014 collection and paired it up with flowers and sentiment from the new clear set "Mini Vases".

I usually don't have a fully formed plan when I begin creating but I knew I wanted to add the flowers for the basket.  I stamped the flowers on the basket and then onto CS and cut them out.  Yay, for my brand new mini scissors or I might not have been able to cut out those tiny blooms!  It was after the basket blooms were stamped and cut that I decided the wheels must also get some fancy treatment.  

The sentiment was not the one I had planned to use but then I realized it would be perfect with the cheery yellow of this card.  To make my tab panel for the sentiment I used a ticket punch on the corners!

I hope you will stop by PPRS blog for more Monday Inspiration from the talented Design Team!


Blog Hop Day 1 Winner from Heidi's Blog:
KT Fit Kitty said...
This is gorgeous - love your colour choice. That hummingbird is precious - the daisies are very pretty too!
April 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Blog Hop Day 2 Winner from Michelle's Blog:
Sharla's Web said...
Very nicely done! Very comforting and warm, the way it should be!
April 16, 2014 at 3:41 PM
Blog Hop Day 3 Winner from Angela's Blog:
Jean BullockApril 17, 2014 at 12:10 PM .

Great color scheme. Love the die cuts and the glossy accents really added that special touch.

Congrats ladies!  I know you will have a blast with your new PPRS products!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter


Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Easter.  

I let Easter sneak up on me this year and didn't make a single card.  I wanted to give my family a little something on Good Friday but these bookmarks just didn't come together for me in time, so I am giving them today.  I made a fourth one but sadly it met with a gesso accident and ended up in the trash.


Friday night we sat around the table and talked about what Good Friday meant to each of us.  We read the scriptures but stopped our reading when they placed Jesus in the tomb.  

Today we get to read the REST of the Story!


Happy Easter!

I am entering my tags at Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends #208 - Kraft



Yay for Saturday!  I am so glad you stopped by today!  This week at  Speedy Fox & Friends  we are using Kraft on our cards.  I know it's Easter weekend and I should have something Springy and Easter to share but a Christmas Card is what popped out of my creative workshop this week!  Yes, if you didn't know it by now, I am just a tiny bit odd or we could blame it on all the SNOW pics posted on FB  this week from friends and family that reside in the North!  Whatever the reason when I looked at this sweet kitty from the"Fabulous Pet" set (NOT a Christmas set at all) and thought of KRAFT this is what came to mind!

I used three stamp sets to create my card for this week's KRAFT challenge:  Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Fabulous Pets, Winter Scenes, and You are an Angel.  

Pop on by Speedy Fox & Friends blog and enter your project for a chance to win a prize.  While you are there you can check out all the fab creations from the Design Team!

:)  TFL and I hope you have a Happy Easter!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog Hop Day 3!





It has finally come....the moment we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as our new Design Team showcases the new product!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived from Heidi's blog you are right on track, if not, you can find the beginning of the hop HERE.

I created this card with our great new clear set: CLR047 Mini Vases Clear Set.  I used PPRS-D042 Scallop Oval Nesting Die and PPRS-D027 Scalloped Oval Die to frame the vase.  I added the finishing touches to the card with a little flower/button embellishment using: PPRS-D012 Flowers Die Set, peach colored button and twine.


I used a coat of Glossy Accents for the paper dots, vase and flower centers.  



Your next stop is Tracy's blog.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget to leave a comment so that you will be entered for a chance to win a great PPRS prize pkg!  

TFL!


My List:
Stamps: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps -  CLR047 Mini Vases Clear Set
Papers: Lawn Fawn
Accessories: PPRS-D042 Scallop Oval Nesting Die, and PPRS-D027 Scalloped Oval Die PPRS-D012 Flowers Die Set,  button, twine, 5/16th punch

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog Hop Day 2!


It has finally come....the moment we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as our new Design Team showcases the new product!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived from Rene's blog you are right on track!  If not, why not skip back to the beginning and start HERE!


When I saw the FF0173 53 Chevy stamp , I knew I wanted to create a card for my FIL with it.  The PPRS-D025 Steampunk gears die set adds a perfect embellishment for this masculine card.  I attached the sentiment from  CLR013D - Scalloped Circle Oval 5 - Clear Stamp with a mini clip for the finishing touch.

Your next stop on the hop is Tracy's blog.

Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a wonderful PPRS prize package and I hope to see you tomorrow for our last day of the hop!
TFL!


My List:
Stamps - Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - FF0173 53 Chevy stampCLR013D - Scalloped Circle Oval 5 - Clear Stamp. 
Papers- BasicGrey Oxford
Accessories -  PPRS-D025 Steampunk gears die set, mini paper clip.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog Hop Day 1!



It has finally come....the moment we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as our new Design Team showcases the new product!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived here from Brenda's blog you are on the right track.

I am sharing the lovely floral image with you today: JJ010 Book With Flowers.  It makes me think of a wall hanging so I kept my card fairly simple to reflect that.  I chose a background layer that reminds me of wallpaper.

Your next stop on the hop is Michelle's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a fabulous prize. TFL!


My List:
Stamps: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - JJ010 Book With Flowers.
Papers: MME Moments.
Acces. - ribbon.