Monday, March 30, 2015

Hugs & Kisses 5 cents!

Happy Monday everyone!

One week to Spring break, you know I am happy!

Speaking of happy, I have a hugs & kisses card that is sure to put a smile on your face showcasing Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps for Monday Inspiration!

I used: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps:
EE0208 5 cent Hugs and KissesEE0205 Ladybug Love and played along with SCS sketch challenge: SC533

Now go hug someone but don't forget to stop by PPRS Blog first to see all the DT inspiration!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Mercies

Good Sunday to you!
Of all the scriptures I think on regularly this one is probably my most frequent.  

Lamentations 3:22-23
23 They (His Mercies) are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.  

I am so thankful for the new mercies every morning and a fresh start each day!  With that thought in mind I reached for Sweet 'N Sassy's New Creature Clear Stamp set to feature on my Sunday post. 

I sponged distress ink over two stencils for the base then swished paper through distress ink spritzed with water for the butterflies.

Did you know that the New Creature stamp set now has a coordinating die set?

Thanks for looking and have a great Sunday!


Friday, March 27, 2015

Dance in the Rain or Tortoise of Course

Hello and Happy Friday to you!

I hope you are finishing up projects and getting ready for some relaxation or at least a change of scene this weekend!

I played along with Splitcoaststampers WT524 Challenge yesterday.  Linda asked us if we are the tortoise or the hare when we create for this week's "Ways To Use It" Challenge.  I know it's really hard to believe (well the friends that have stamped with me, won't be a bit surprised) but I was a Tortoise of Course with this CAS card! It took me 1:26:58:31 to be exact!

I have a nice long story all about my stamping adventure in my SCS gallery if you haven't read it yet, you might enjoy the chuckle!
I used Sweet N Sassy's adorable Windy Winnie sentiment and images and colored with Chameleon Markers.  I stamped the umbrella twice, once on the layer and one to fussy cut and pop up.
I also played along with "Freshly Made Sketches 179" but I am not going to upload it because in my craziness I FORGOT part of the sketch at the lower end.  

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Splitcoaststampers Product Focus - Chameleon Color Tones Pens

Hello friends!
Today I get to share a fun project I have been working on.  I have been playing with Chameleon Color Tone Pens this month for Splitcoaststampers Product Focus Team.  I  had a blast learning all about Chameleon Pens.  Here are my samples in order of creation.

 I used a circular motion when coloring Storm.  Storm was colored with just one pen: BK4

The Tulips were colored with V04.  I was impressed with the variation of shades with just the one marker.

I played around with a couple of techniques for my third project.  I didn't quite have the side to side technique down but I was getting there.  Again, all this vibrant color with just one marker: RD4

AHA!  Fourth project.  Side to Side coloring motion produced this incredible shine.  The butterfly just seems to glow!  The wings were colored with PR4.

I needed a super quick card so Chameleon marker Y03 to the rescue!  Beautiful gradation in just a few minutes.  

I have had a lot of fun coloring with the markers and they will definitely be one of the coloring tools I continue to reach for when coloring.

Please hop on over to Chameleon Color Tones Pens Product Focus to get the scoop on what all the designers think about Chameleon Pens!  

To view all the designer samples check out the Product Focus Gallery!

Thanks for stopping by!

 Sweet n Sassy Stamps and Dies.  Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and Dies

Monday, March 23, 2015

Laugh, Live, Love


Happy Monday!

I used Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps  PPRS-D052 Circular Pendant DieCLR033C Flourished Oval Sentiments PPRS-D033 Flourished Oval Die and played along with F4A265.  Dawn's challenge: Replace the white or pale colors we typically see on CAS cards and use black or dark colors.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will hop on over to the PPRS Blog and see all the pretty spring cards my teammates have created for you!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Beautiful Friend

Hello Friends!
We have arrived at mid week!
I feel like I have already put in a full week, how about you?
 Yesterday I took a time out for a little ART therapy and this is what I came up with!

 I chose Sweet N Sassy's "New Creature" stamp set and selected the larger butterfly.  What can make a beautiful butterfly image even more fun to use?  A coordinating die!!!  SNSS now has the  New Creature Die to make designing even easier!!

I colored the butterfly with Chameleon Color Tones Pen V04 to achieve seamless color gradation.  

Thanks for looking and have a great rest of the week!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Easter Tulips for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Inspiration

Happy Monday to you! 
It's  gorgeous out today I hope it's beautiful where you are as well!

Today I am featuring GG0210 Easter Flowers.  One thing that I really like about this image is that the sentiment and image are all one piece of rubber which makes for a quick and easy card design!  I was inspired by the way Heidi used the PPRS-D052 Circular Pendant Die during the PPRS Release so I decided to add it here for a little pop!

I colored the image with Chameleon pens.  I was impressed with the different shades of color I was able to achieve on the flower with just one pen!   For the leaves and stems I used two pens.

I played along with Fusion Card challenge and used both the sketch and the photo for my inspiration!

TFL and please don't forget to stop by PPRS blog to see more spring inspiration from my talented teammates!