Monday, November 17, 2014

Prickly Pear Rubber Stamp Inspiration - Christmas Elves

Happy Monday!!! 

 Last week Janeen and I stamped via FaceTime  while long distance separated us!  It was so much fun to chat while we worked!  I must say Janeen was far more productive than me.  You can check out all her beauties at A Little Bit of This and That.

I love creating Christmas cards all year long so I tend to bypass Fall and bring out the red and green!   I had a blast coloring this cute image!  I love using Prickley Pear's gorgeous Snowflake Pendant die with the cooridinating Snowflake Inserts stamp for a fun wintry embellishment.

I played along with F4A247 to guide my design.

I used:

 HH0170 Elves Babysitting, CLR038 Snowflake Inserts Clear StampsPPRS D038 Snowflake Pendant Die

I hope you will stop by Prickly Pear Rubber stamps to view the awesome creations my teammates have created this week!

Enjoy your week!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

MFP Inspiration - Pick a Chandelier

Hello!  Happy Thursday to you!

 I have a little inspiration to share with you from this week's .Inspiration challenge at MFP.  Shirley has chosen three amazing chandelier photos to inspire our design.  I hope you will check out the challenge and enter for your chance to win a prize!

 I have a passion for dishes.  I can't pass a dish display in a department store without touching!  I love the delicate feel of fine china and the heaviness of crockery.  I love everything from bold colors and patterns to the very soft and delicate.  My china pattern is very similar to the last photo and I am all about pink, ribbons and gems so it was a snap deciding which way to go with my card today! 

I used "Oh Beans" and fussy cut the cups out and stacked them.  I added a hint of shading to the cups and punched out little flowers for a finishing touch.  For my card I used SC512 which went live during HYCCT.  

Inspiration photos:


Monday, November 10, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Monday Inspiration - We Three Kings

Happy Monday everyone!!!

I hope you enjoyed the weekend. Our weather is bouncing around warm to cold and back again so I am all over the place with my creative inspiration! One minute I am thinking butterflies and flowers the next snowflakes and Christmas ornaments.  This week Christmas won out because I am WAY behind on my Christmas card goal.

I used: CLR010 Ornaments Clear SetCLR010A Ornaments Clear Set 2 PPRS-D010 Ornament Die.  

I decided that I wanted some shine on my ornament so I heat embossed it with  extra thick embossing enamel. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my Prickley Pear design for this week.  My talented teammates have gorgeous creations to share  HERE at the  PPRS Blog. I hope you will stop by and take a look!

Have a great week!

Monday, November 3, 2014

PPRS Monday Inspiration - Winter Resist

Hello!  Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you had a nice weekend. 

 We've had our first taste of winter and I don't think I like it but I love creating winter cards so when Robin challenged us to use a "resist" technique for her HYCCT challenge I decided to use one of my favorite techniques for this  Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps creation.

The Speckled Gesso Resist technique tutorial can be found HERE

Spiral clip, Ribbon
TH Distress Stain - Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage

Hop on by Prickley Pear Rubber stamps blog  and view the lovely designs my teammates have created this week!

Have a great week!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Hope You Can Cling To 2014 - When the World Tilts

Today is the last day of "Hope You Can Cling To 2014"!  It's been a wonderful month full of inspirational stories and art!  Today there will be three challenges.  The first one is live and I am your challenge hostess!  Click the HYCCT button above for all the details.  There's still time to join us as the cut off day to upload is November 7th!

My Challenge: HYCCT1431A

If you would like to know a little bit more about me, there is also a "Meet the Challenge Hostess" thread you can find HERE.

Hope When the World Tilts

I used the word "Hope" on my card because it's my favorite word during difficult times.  I have been fortunate thus far not to have been touched by breast cancer but I have struggled through dark times and it was during the darkest times that I held onto Hope.  When I wanted to give up it was the Hope of a future planned by God that continued to see me through.  

I would remind myself of
Jeremiah 29:11

 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Psalm 139: 15-17

       My frame was not hidden from you

    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
Thanks for stopping by today!

I am playing along with Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mark's Finest Papers Inspriation Challenge - Unusual Snowman

Hello and welcome to Inspiration Time with MFP!

Shirley has given us three COOL (ummmm, no, I didn't actually plan the pun but now that it's there I am going to leave it.) unusual snow people photos to inspire us this week.

The third photo is what gave me my starting point.  The blueish, purplish tones in the background of the photo reminded me of a background I had created some time ago and never used.  The first photo captures the texture of snow so I thought I'd have a little mixed media fun and give my snowman from Snow Gifts  some textured snow to sit in.  I used modeling paste and added glass beads for the snowbank.

I hope you will head over to Speedy TV to play along with the inspiration challenge this week and see the                                             fabulous projects my teammates have created!


Monday, October 27, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Monday Inspiration - Butterfly Note

 Good Monday Morning!  

Welcome to Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Inspiration.


For today's card I used: CLR001 Butterflies - Clear Stamp.

It's hard to believe but we are on the count down to the end of October which means there are just five days of HYCCT challenge left.  I have had so much fun creating cards to send to MD Anderson Cancer Center.  This is one of the cards that will be winging it's way to Texas at the end of the week.

Joyce challenged us to create a card with something missing so I created a card without coloring or bright colors.  This elegant PPRS butterfly is just the right choice for this design. 

Now I hope you will stop by Prickley Pear Rubber stamps blog  and view the lovely designs my teammates have created this week!

Thanks for stopping by.