Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Mornings with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Mary and Baby Jesus

Hello again my friends!!!  It's time for Monday mornings with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!!  Today I made a quick and easy ornament with the Mary and Baby Jesus Stamp:
isn't it absolutely beautiful??

Here's what I came up with:
I colored her with Copic Markers and fussy cut the image.  I layered it on top of Simple Stories 25 days of Christmas and some vintage hymnal paper and placed the image inside a Melissa Frances Frame.  I added some pearls, ribbon and roses to complete the project.

Supplies used:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Mary and Baby Jesus
Melissa Frances Frame
Copic Markers
Recollections Pearls and Rose
Papertrey Ink Button Twine
Tim Holtz Ideology Pearl
Vintage Hymnal Paper
McGill Pine Bough Punch

Thanks for stopping by!!!
I hope you have a fabulous day!!

Card Patterns #143

Good Morning dear friends!!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!!  I had an absolutely wonderful time with my family!!  I can't even tell you how much it means to me to have all my kids together.  I took each and every moment in and filed the memories away to recall them next year while Benny is in Afghanistan.  I am so thankful for each and every moment we have with all our kids together!  The best part is, we will do it all over again in just a few short weeks during Christmas break!  I didn't get much crafting done over the break, but I do have a Card Patterns sketch to share with you!

Here's the sketch:

Our sponsor is:
The Craft's Meow has absolutely awesome stamps and I am using the Vintage Ornaments set this week:
Here's my take on the sketch:
Supplies used:
Craft's Meow Vintage Ornament Set
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock
The Girls' Paperie Tinsel and Twig Papers
Jewel from Webster's Pages
Ribbon, Lace and Pearls from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!!
Wishing you a wonderful week,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Wishes

Happy Thanksgiving dear friends!!!  I hope you have an absolutely fabulous day!!!
Blessings to you,

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Mornings with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Turkey

Good Morning sweet friends!!  I have a quick and easy card for you to make today...perfect to take with you to give to the hostess of your Thanksgiving dinner celebration!!

Here's the stamp I used:
and here's my card:
1.  Cut patterned paper to 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" and adhere to card base.
2. Cover seam with decorative lace.
3.  Color Turkey and punch with a 1 3/4" punch.
4.  Mount punched circle onto a decorative circle die cut and adhere to the face of card.
5.  Stamp Sentiment and ribbon and button.

Supplies Used:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Turkey and Oak and Maple Leaf Clear Stamp Set (sentiment)
Papertrey Ink:  Rustic Cream Cardstock
Crate Paper Farmhouse 6x6 Pad
Ribbon, Lace and Button from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Card Patterns 142

Hi dear friends!!!  There's a new sketch up over at Card Patterns and I know you're going to love it!!!

Today's sponsor is:

Catherine Pooler has been a Stampin’ Up demonstrator for almost 8 years. Her favorite Stampin’ Up products are the punches and anything in coordinating colors such as the ink, cardstock and patterned paper! That safely covers most things in the SU catalog! ;)One lucky random participant this week will win the Good Neighbors Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!
I used Stampin Up! Springtime Vintage papers and added a Glitz Design Peek a boo to add a theme to my card.  Don't you just love the ballerinas?
I cut apart the Peek a Boo and made a cameo with a Melissa Frances frame and added a Glitz Design Glitzer for the sentiment.  I layered everything onto a doily and added some bling for effect!
I added some hand-dyed seam binding and some pretty little flowers to embellish.

Supplies Used:
Stampin Up!: Springtime Vintage Cardstock and Patterned Papers 
Glitz Design:  Peek a Boo and Glitzers
Melissa Frances Frame
Prima Bling
Seam Binding:  MemrieMare
Doily and Florals from my stash

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

Antiquated Collection Stamps Reveal!!

Happy Saturday dear friends!!! I hope you're having a wonderful day and that you're keeping warm.  It was a very cold morning here with a temperature of 6 degrees!!! Brrrr.....  I'll be keeping warm in my studio playing with Lisa Pace's new Antiquated Collection!!!  I am sooooo excited that I get to share these absolutely wonderful vintage stamps with you today!!  You can see the full line on the Pink Persimmon Blog and you can purchase them in the Pink Persimmon online store!!  Make sure you stop on by for your chance to win some of these amazing stamps for yourself.

The card I have to share today features Society Lady Stamps:
Aren't they positively beautiful???  So full of vintage goodness!! I have so many ideas with these stamps, I can barely contain myself!!! 

I paired the stamps up with Melissa Frances Christmas Collecgtion!!  Such a perfect combination!!!
I stamped the Society Lady onto the patterned paper and fussy cut her out.  I finished coloring her with Copic Markers and then I layered her onto some vintage lace and added a K & Co. chipboard sentiment.   The Dickens' quote is perfect with the gorgeous vintage society lady!! I added some buttons, twine, hand dyed seam binding, punched pine boughs and a pretty little Reflections red rose.
The details in these stamps are absolutely fabulous!!!  You are going to love them!!!

You can also see more Anitiquated goodness at Help Me Ronda and Creative Chaos!!

Lisa will be at A Cherry On Top today (11/19) for an online chat.  Chat begins at 4pm Eastern (that's 1pm for those West Coasters).  
Thanks for stopping by and I will back soon with more Antiquated goodies for you!!!
Have a wonderful day and Goooo Cats!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Last Sneak before the Big Reveal!

Hi there dear friends!!  I have one last sneak for you featuring Lisa Pace's new Antiquated line of stamps!!!
Look at the all the amazing detail in these stamps!!!  Absolutely gorgeous!!

So much vintage goodness, I can hardly contain my excitement!!!  These stamps are absolutely fabulous!!!

The reveal is all set for tomorrow!!! Stop by here, Lisa's Blog, Pink Persimmon, or  A Cherry On Top at 4pm Eastern for all the details!!!  

See you tomorrow!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Antiquated Collection Sneak Peek!!

Hi there dear friends!!!  I have a fun little sneak peek of Lisa M. Pace's brand new Antiquated Collection!!!  Lisa's new stamps are absolutely amazing and a must have for all who love everything Vintage!!  I can't wait for the complete reveal this Saturday!!! Until then here's a little peek......

I'll see you tomorrow with another little peek!!!
Have a wonderful evening,

Exciting News at Pink Persimmon

Happy Thursday dear friends!!! I have some very exciting news to share with you this morning!!!  I've had the pleasure of working with a new release by Pink Persimmon and  I will be posting some sneaks later today.  If you love anything vintage, you are going to love these new sets!!!!

Pink Persimmon has been working with Lisa Pace, a very talented mixed-media and scrapbooking artist to create this a new vintage inspired stamp collection.  For those of you who know Lisa, this will be  something that is true to her style.  She is just bursting at the seams with excitement to share these new stamps with her friends and fellow crafters.  Lisa hand selected her favorite images and then Judi crafted them into adorable stamp sets that will be a must-have for all you vintage-lovers out there! 
You can see sneak peeks all week at Lisa's blog, then we'll unveil the first release of six new stamp sets at our online store Join us on Saturday here at the blog for a special giveaway.  You can also meet Lisa in an online chat at A Cherry On Top at 4pm Eastern on Sat. 11/19. 
I hope to see you back later today!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Prickley Pear November Sketch Challenge

Hi there sweet friends!!  It's time for the Prickley Pear November Sketch Challenge!!!  Here's the sketch:
and here's my take on the sketch:

When I first saw the sketch, I envisioned this tag.  I just love the little birdies from the Victorian Ornament Stamp Set and I just had to frame them with Melissa Frances' cute little frame!  You would never know those little birdies started off as a Victorian ornament!  I just love the challenge of using my stamps in different ways!!
I used Glitz Designs Beautiful Dreamer papers and stickers for the tag base, and Copic Markers and Gitter to color the birds!  I hope I have inspired you to used your stamps in different ways!  

You can find all the info about the challenge HERE! I hope you'll join in the fun as there is a chance for you to win a $15 gift certificate in the  Prickley Pear Web Shop!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! I'll be looking for your designs over at Prickley Pear!!!
Have a wonderful evening,

Vintage Blue Love

Hi there dear friends!! I hope you are having a wonderful day!!  I'm positively excited to share some Vintage Blue love with you today!!!

The first card features a very vintage design using Vintage Blue Paper, Whatnots, and Peek-a-boos.  I layered a strip of Motif paper on top of a trimmed Peek-a-boo and stitched the seam.
I fussy cut the bird from a Whatnot and layered him on top of another Whatnot and a Prima Birdcage.  I added some Tea Dyed Twill Ribbon and button embellishments.
Supplies Used:
Glitz Design "Vintage Blue" Papers:  Motif
Glitz Design "Vintage Blue" Whatnots
Glitz Design "Vintage Blue" Peek-a-Boos
Other Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock, Tiny Tags Die, Friendship Jar Stamps (Sentiment), buttons and twine;  Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink; Melissa Phillips Tea Dyed Twill; Prima Birdcage

I just had to make a Christmas Card using the Vintage Blue line and I thought Tim Holtz Tattered Pine Cone Die would complement the papers perfectly!
I trimmed a Vintage Blue Peek-a-Boo and then layered it over Rustic Cream cardstock. Then I added strips of Glitz Design Vintage Blue Motif paper on the top and bottom of the card.  I added the Tatted Pinecones, a birdcage Peek-a-Boo,  some vintage hymnal paper and buttons to embellish the card.

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design "Vintage Blue" Papers:  Motif
Glitz Design "Vintage Blue" Peek-a-Boos
Glitz Design "Vintage Blue" Teeny Alpha Stickers: Pearl
Other Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream, Kraft and Spring Moss Cardstock, Wonderful Words Holiday Die, buttons and twine;  Vintage Hymnal Paper; Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink and Tattered Pinecone Die; Melissa Phillips Tea Dyed Twill; Prima Lace

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very Gltizy Day!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Mornings with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Vintage Ornaments

Happy Monday dear friends!!  Today I have a card using Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps' Victorian Ornament Clear Stamps SetVictorian Ornaments Die  and Tis the Season stamps.
These stamps are absolutely beautiful and I know I will make many project using them!!!
I applied Tim Holtz' new Evergreen Bough Distress Ink to the ornaments using an ink blending tool and then I went in with Copics and colored the insides of the ornaments.  I also added a little Martha Stewart Glitter to add sparkle and shine.

I used Melissa Frances' Deck the Halls Papers, Vintage Hymnal paper, PTI's Rustic Cream Cardstock and Fine Linen Twill Ribbon.  I also added some little jingle bells and punched pine boughs using the McGill Bough Punch.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Card Patterns #141

Happy Sunday Dear friends!!  I hope you've had a wonderful weekend full of family and creativity!!  We have a fabulous sketch for you this week at Card Patterns that features a new twist from the design team.  All of our cards are made with digital software.  I for one have never used digital software to make a card before, so it was a great week to stretch my creative side!!

Here's the sketch:
This week's sponsor is:
This week we're sponsored by My Memories: maker of digital scrapbook software
My Memories Blog:
My Memories on FaceBook:

My Memories supplied each of us with software to use in our creations this week.  I am excited to say that 
My Memories has provided Card Patterns readers with a coupon worth $10 off the software and $10 to use in the store- a $20 value! Just use our code when downloading:  code: STMMMS36252

Prize: One lucky participant this week will win 1 free copy of the My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software ($40 value).

I chose to do a hybrid card with the software.  I just have to touch and feel my projects, so going completely digital isn't an option for me.  The software took quite some time to figure out, so I feel like I have a lot to learn regarding the whole digital genre.  I am excited to learn more about hybrid crafting and you will see more hybrid cards from me in the future!

Here's my take on the sketch:
First I printed the digital patterned paper and then I printed the banner and the dots onto the card base.  I felt that the spacing was fairly easy to figure out in the program. Next, I printed out several digital elements to fussy cut and glue to my card base.
After I fussy cut all the elements, I added glitter, buttons, jewels and twine to finish up the card.
It's a pretty simple card, but it was a great learning experience and I'm hoping to do better with digital goodies in the future!!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Software
My Memories All I want for Christmas Pack and Word Art
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock Holly Jolly Die, and Button Twine
Kaiser Craft Rhinestones
Buttons from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Have a great evening,

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday Mornings with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Winter Birds

Happy Monday dear friends!!  It's so hard to believe that we are well into November until I look outside and see the sparkly layer of snow on the ground.  Then reality sets in and I realize it is only 47 days until Christmas.  Wow!  Time is going by so quickly!!  

To honor our first snow of the year I thought it would be fun to use Prickley Pear's Winter Birds stamp:
What a lovely stamp it is and so versatile too!  You can use it for your Christmas Cards and it is also perfect for Winter Cards in January and February too!!!

My inspiration for the card came from CSC64 and Jessica Witty who used Papertrey Ink's Alpha Blocks Die to create the window. 
I selectively inked the stamp with Versamark Ink and stamped onto white cardstock.  Then I embossed with Clear Ultra Fine embossing powder.  Then I added Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China Distress Ink with a Blending Tool.
Next, I stamped the image onto white cardstock with black ink and colored the image with Copic Markers.  I also colored in the snowy areas with my glue pen then added Martha Stewart fine glitter to add some sparkle and shine. Then I fussy cut the image out and glued it onto my inked background.
Then I die cut the face of the card with the PTI Alpha Blocks die and embossed with PTI's wood grain impression plate.
I die cut PTI's Double Ended Banner and stamped Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp's sentiment onto it.  I added some lace, ribbon and jewels to complete the card.

Supplies Used:
Prickley Pear's Winter Birds stamp
Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening and Stamper's Select White Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Double Ended Banner Die and Alpha Blocks Die
Joann's White Grosgrain Ribbon
Kaiser Craft Rhinestones
Lace from my stash
Martha Stewart Fine Glitter
Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Wishing you a wonderful Monday,

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Card Patterns #140

Happy Sunday dear friends!! We had a very busy, yet absolutely wonderful weekend!  I am a little behind in getting my Card Patterns project up, but better late than never!!

This week's sketch:
and sponsor:
I just have to say that Kimberly, at My Craft Spot, has the most wonderful scrunched seam binding!!!  You all know how much I love seam binding bows and I am soooo thrilled to have the opportunity to work with her beautiful ribbons!!

Here's my take on the sketch:
I used my favorite Christmas papers, Season's Greetings by Echo Park and added some stickers, lace, ric rac, pine bough punches, a little bling, and Wonderful Words-Holiday die cuts from Papertrey Ink.
I also tied together 2 rusty jingle bells with some twine from My Craft Spot.  I can see I am going to have to order some more jingle bells!! I just love them!!!

Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy and Rustic Cream Cardstock
Echo Park Season's Greetings Papers and Stickers
My Craft Spot Srunched Seam Binding and Baker's Twine
Prima Lace
McGill Bough Punch
Kaiser Craft Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by!!! I'll be back tomorrow with my Monday Prickley Pear Post :)
Have a wonderful evening!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

CupCards {to Go} Holiday Kit Reveal

Hi there dear friends!! Today is the reveal of the CupCards {to Go} Holiday Kit !! Whooo hooo! What a fabulous kit it is!! There are so many possibilities with this kit.  When I first saw this kit I imagined fun and whimsical cards as well as cards with a shabby chic flair!  You can do it all with this kit!!!
My first project with this kit features a clear mini tube from SRM Stickers and a sweet little snowman stamp by Imaginisce found in the Holiday 2011Toppings.  I totally love this sweet little snowman!!!
The ribbon in the Holiday kit is absolutely delicious!!  I would love a whole roll of this ribbon, that's for sure!!!  I used my PTI Tag Sale #3 and #5 dies for the tags and also the Damask Snowflake Die.  These have all become fast favorites of mine!
There were so many fun stickers in the holiday kit, I just had to use a couple on my project!!
I filled my little project with red m&m's since the Christmas Candy wasn't out in the stores yet, but I know that someone is going to appreciate this sweet little gift!!

My next project features a fabulous red card base and envelope that are included in the kit!!  What a great way to start your Christmas Card Projects!  I used the dimensional stickers for this project as well as Papertrey Ink's In the Meadow stamps and dies.  Such a fun and easy card!!
I embossed a slightly smaller cardstock panel with a Stampin Up! Framed Tulip embossing folder.  I die cut the trees and hills and added some Martha Stewart Glitter to the top layer of each.  You can never have too much glitter on Christmas Cards!!
I decorated the inside of the card as well as the envelope, which makes it very special indeed!!!  The stamped sentiment is from PTI's Inside and Out Holiday Set.
The next card I made from the kit is a nice and easy card!  You will find it featured as a step by step card on the Cup Cards {to Go} Blog.
I added some lace from my stash to make this card and I used one of the very sweet buttons found in the kit.
I also decorated the envelope that goes along with this card which will make it perfect to give personally to special friends!
The next card was made using this month's Holiday Kit sketch.  Here's the sketch:
and here's my take on the sketch:
I used the gorgeous papers from the kit and added a fun little wreath made from punches from the McGill Bough punch.  I selectively cut "& joy" from one of the sentiment stickers and used a tag from the kit to complete the sentiment.  There are so many ways to mix and match the goodies in this kit!!
I also had to add some rusty jingle bells to this card!! I tell you, jingle bells are my favorite this year!!
My last card is a fun, quick and easy card using the die cuts from the kit.
I trimmed some ribbon and added it to the base of the card and then I layered the little elf behind the sleigh so it looks like he's peeking out.  I used another one of the sweet little buttons from the kit to make a little embellishment along with some stamped leaves from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I also decorated the envelope to make this card extra special too!

I have many more ideas for this kit and hope to post them soon!!!  I hope you get a chance to order a kit for yourself!  It's absolutely fabulous!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  I appreciate you all!