Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving with an MFP Christmas card

Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the U.S. and to my international friends Happy Thursday, the weekend is almost here!  On this day of Thanksgiving I wish to say THANK YOU to all of you who stop by and take a peek at what I am up to!  I appreciate every one of your kind comments!!  Thanks so much for following along with me this year!

 My Christmas card stash is woefully short of my quota so I went with a Christmas card to share with you even though today is  Thanksgiving Day!  I used Shirley's gorgeous photos to inspire  my Christmas door scene. I settled on the first photo because this card is going to go to my neighbor and they have a bright green front door!

For my porch decorations I used MFP's "Columns and Topiaries". I added dimension by popping up the Topiaries with foam pads then stamping the shrubbery a second time, fussy cutting and layering with foam pads.
The ribbon was stamped and fussy cut from the horn image in the  "You're an Angel" set. 

For a little surprise I stamped inside the door with the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from
 "You're an Angel".  From this angle you can see the dimension added by layering the shrubbery.

 I hope you will check out the Inspiration challenge at MFP  to see the beauties my teammates have created  from the photo inspiration along with the  details so you can play along!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Monday Inspiration - Maybe Christmas....

Happy Monday!  
Wow!  Can you believe Thanksgiving is just a few days away and after that a fast zoom to Christmas?  Our Thanksgiving will be a bit different this year.  My husband works on Thanksgiving day so we will have our feast when he gets off.  Our feast itself will be a bit different to meet the new dietary needs of a couple of family members but I am thankful that we are all healthy and our kids haven't left the nest yet!!! 

As I said last week, I don't make many Thanksgiving cards so I don't have one to share with you today but I put my heart into Christmas cards so I am showcasing this wonderful sentiment from
 Dr. Seuss today.

How the "Grinch Stole Christmas" is my favorite animated Christmas show.  There's just something about those "Who's down in Whoville" that don't allow the absence of  things to dictate their joy.  

I had a blast playing with the Poinsettia die and stamp for this card.  For my bits of "greenery" I cut the Pine Branch in pieces and placed the fronds behind the Poinsettias. .

I hope you will hop on over to the PPRS blog to see all the beauty the DT have to share today!

 GG0095 It Came Without Ribbons DD031 Poinsettia Leaf DieD040 Pine Branch DieCLR031A Poinsettia 2 Holiday Clear Stamp.

I am also playing along with CAS300 at SCS and this week our challenge is to add winter wildlife to our cards.

Here in Georgia the wild life we see most from our Bay window are Cardinal families! The vivid red of the male cardinals add a fabulous splash of color to a gray winter day.

Stamps: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp - CLR027B Scalloped Oval 3 Winter, CLR014 The Four Seasons Clear stamp,
Dies:  PPRS D014 Four Seasons Tree Die, D049 Tree 2 Die

I hope you will hop on over to the PPRS blog to see all the beauty the DT have to share today!

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!

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