Monday, March 31, 2014

PPRS Monday Inspiraton - Penelope in Pink!



Happy Monday!  Are you ready for a new week or maybe you feel a bit like Penelope does, a big yawn?   For today's PPRS Inspiration I just couldn't hold back on things I love.  Truthfully if someone wanted to push all my happy buttons this would be it as I am a lover of pink, lace, ribbons and kitties!


Thanks for Looking and I hope you will hop on by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog to view more inspiration created by our talented Design Team!  Mark your calendars because our new design team will be revealed next Monday!!!

Thank you to Jessie Knight Rone for the fun tag idea!


My list:
Stamps: GG0190 Penelope CLR013D - Scalloped Circle Oval 5 - Clear Stamp .
Acces: Paper Doily, Spiral Clips, Hobby Lobby Ribbon, 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends 205 - Use the negative from a die


Happy Saturday!  I hope you had a good week!!!  It was back to normal here.  Lots of after school activities, an old van's ignition mechanism fixed, record cold temps for this time of year, you know,  just a typical week!  

One of the fun things I had the chance to do this week was create for  Speedy Fox & Friends challenge.  This week we are using the negative of a die cut.  I used a pretty star die cut negative that a sweet friend gave me and placed it over mixed media paper.  I stamped VersaMark watermark pad all over, lifted the negative and sprinkled white embossing powder over the little stars and then heat set.   When the paper cooled I used TH Distress Markers and colored the entire piece of paper then spritzed liberally with water.  I think this silhouette leaf frond from Marsh Silhouettes makes a great tree and I paired it with a sentiment from Columns & Topiaries.



I discovered this fun watercolor technique by viewing  Darlene DeVries  video.

I hope you will stop 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!

Thanks for Looking!

My List:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC -  Marsh SilhouettesColumns & Topiaries.
Access: Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars Craft Die, TH Distress Markers, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, and Faded Jeans. White Embossing Powder

Monday, March 24, 2014

PPRS - Monday Inspiration Card Set



Happy Monday!  I have a fun card set to share with you today for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Monday Inspiration!

For all three cards I used one of the inchies from GG0192 Hearts Four Square and a different sentiment for each card from the CLR013D - Scalloped Circle Oval 5 - Clear Stamp Set.  This clear set has endless mix and matching possibilities.


For each card I added a butterfly from CLR023A Mini Butterflies 2 Clear Stamp and die cut them with the corresponding die PPRS-D023 Mini Butterflies .  I figured out where I wanted to place the butterflies and then I stamped the antennae which is a separate clear stamp included in the butterfly set!







Thanks for Looking and I hope you will hop on by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog to view more inspiration created by our talented Design Team!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends 204 - Inspiration


Happy Saturday!  Yes it truly is a Happy Saturday at our house!  We were visited by the stomach virus this week.  It descended with swift and terrible force and took down the teens and hubby.  Somehow I escaped the wrath of the virus and I am happy to say that everyone is back to normal and it's a beautiful Saturday!!!

In the midst of the wild and woolly week I took a quick timeout from my nursing duties and created this for Speedy Fox & Friends challenge.  Our challenge this week is to use the GORGEOUS photo posted HERE.  I chose the beautiful colors in the photo to inspire my card using the new set Bundle of Joy.



For the inside I simply stamped one of the sweet sentiments on a paper doily.



I hope you will stop 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!

Thanks for Looking!

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Bundle of Joy
Papers: K&Co.  Sweet Nectar.  Misc. CS.
Acces: Pink Tulle, Wilton Paper Doily, Spiral clip.

Monday, March 17, 2014

PPRS Monday Inspiration - You're Fabulous



Happy Monday!!!  I hope you enjoyed a great weekend!  I have a colorful card to share with you for Prickley Pear Monday Inspiration that just might wake up your Monday!!!

I used the CLR013D - Scalloped Circle Oval 5 - Clear Stamp Set which includes 3 circle and 3 oval stamps along with 6 sentiments.  This stamp set pairs wonderfully with both the PPRS-D041 Scallop Circle Nesting Die and PPRS-D042 Scallop oval nesting die.  You can view the fun pattern created with the circle nesting dies on today's card.  But wait ...there's more!  :)  I wanted a bit more embellishment so I added  CLR023A Mini Butterflies 2 Clear Stamp and PPRS-D023 Mini Butterflies  






Thanks for Looking and I hope you will hop on by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog to view more inspiration created by our talented Design Team!

I am entering Simon Says Challenge to create a Mother's Day or Special Girl card.

Supplies Used

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends 203 - Black, White and One Color



Happy Saturday!!!  Our week started off well as we enjoyed watching our daughter participate in band Festival at the Performing Arts Center.  Many  hours of extra practicing produced a superior rating for the band.  I think all of the parents were bursting with pride as they finished their last piece of intricate music.

Now that a very busy week has come to a close it's time for some stamping fun!  This week the  Speedy Fox & Friends challenge  is: Black, White and one color. 

I used Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC -  All Postal for the stamp frame and Island Life for the sentiment.



I hope you will stop 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 the fab creations from the rest of the design team!

Thanks for Looking!

Supplies:
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Island Life, All Postal
Papers: Misc CS
Acces: Martha Stewart Layering Punch, Garden Butterfly, gemstones

Monday, March 10, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Monday Inspiration - Bailey



Happy Monday!!!  I hope you enjoyed a great weekend and have some fun crafty plans scheduled for this week?  It's Monday so that means I get to share some lovely PPRS inspiration today!  I am showcasing PPRS sweet and playful, Bailey today!  As always with PPRS images I had a blast coloring our little miss Bailey!  I also used the Flowers die set and die cut the peach and pearl flower embellishments.


Thanks for Looking and I hope you will hop on by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog to view more inspiration created by our talented Design Team!


Paper: MME Market
Acces: Misc. lace, Recollections - Floral Embellishments

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends 202 - Oldies Birthday





Hi there and happy Saturday to you!  It's been another full week here and I am ready for the weekend are you?  First up on my Saturday list is  Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!  Our challenge this week is to create an "Oldie" birthday card.  

I chose Fantastic Dogs for the image as well as the sentiments.  

I added my "oldie" sentiment on the inside as well as the dog image.  


I hope you will stop 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 the fab creations from the rest of the design team!

Thanks for Looking!

I am entering the following challenges: 
I played along with the sketch challenge  SC478 at SCS.

Supplies Used:
Paper: BoBunny Prairie Chic Collection and Misc CS
MS Dots and stripes decorative tape














Monday, March 3, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Monday Inspiration - Special Delivery



Happy Monday!!!!  

I have a sweet image to share with you for this PPRS Monday Inspiration!  I don't make many baby cards so it was a lot of fun to play with  HH0159 Welcome Stork Red Rubber Stamp.


Thanks for Looking and I hope you will hop on by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog to view more inspiration created by our talented Design Team!


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Speedy Fox & Friends 201 - Metal



Hi there and happy Saturday to you!  I hope you kept safe and warm this week!  We finally had a typical week here with kids in school and after school activities attended. After a full week I am ready for the weekend so let the weekend activites begin with the new  Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!  Our challenge this week is to add metal to our cards!  

I had so much fun with this card!  I started off coloring and fussy cutting the u mbrella.  The tip top of the umbrella was stamped twice more, colored, cut and  layered to create added dimension.
  I stamped the full umbrella image a second time but this time on the white card stock panel for the card and then colored the handle with copics.

I am sure you have guessed that the butterflies are the "metal" I have added to my card but can you guess what they are made of?  

To give the umbrella a 3D appearance I gently curved the umbrella with my fingers, added a foam dimensional pad on the inside and glued down the top and edges.

I wonder what ideas you thought up for my metalic butterflies?  The answer is.......a soda can!  I don't have any small butterfly dies but I would highly recommend using a die for this technique.  I used a punch and had to perform surgery on my punch after each punch! I added a drop of TH alcohol reinker to each butterfly after punching out these little guys.

  With this card I am playing along with SCS  MMTPT291,
which is to  "Bring something that reminds you of New York City". I googled "NYC China Town" and found the majority of images were red and gold however my heart was set 
 on a pink umbrella so I decided to keep my pink and add gold butterflies!


I hope you will stop 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 the fab creations from the rest of the design team!

Thanks for Looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Marks Finest Papers & Stamps a HC - Umbrellas and FansAsian Delights
Papers: Crate Paper and misc CS
Acces: MS 3 in 1 Butterfly Punch

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