Monday, February 27, 2012

Prickley Pear Mondays - Mini Butterflies

Happy Monday dear friends!!  I had a wonderful weekend and I hope you did too!  I have had a bit of a dry spell, but I am slowly feeling my mojo return!  I decided it would be best to work with some of my favorite stamps and papers and see what my heart could do.  Prickley Pear's Mini Butterflies Clear Stamp Set is one of my favorites these days and I teamed them up with my favorite papers by Rhonna Farrer- Follow Your Heart papers by My Mind's Eye.
Don't you just love the Mini Butterfly stamps....they are soooo pretty!! I stamped them onto patterned paper using black ink...sigh....just what I need to jump start the mojo!!
This card is full of layers and little details!  I used a Stampin Up embossing folder to emboss a piece of white cardstock and layered it over a PTI Berry Sorbet card base.  The design idea was motivated by the Case Study #79 Challenge.  The muse for this month has been the amazingly talented  Karola Witczak.

Supplies Used:
Prickley Pear's Mini Butterflies Clear Stamp Set
Rhonna Farrer's Follow Your Heart Patterned Papers and embellishments by My Mind's Eye
Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White and Berry Sorbet Cardstock
Stampin Up Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Ink

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you an amazing week!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop

Hi there dear friends!  I know it's been a while since I've blogged and I am so happy to finally be back.  We've had some difficulties here at home and it has affected me down to the very depths of my heart.  I don't want to go into it fully here, but I craft with all my heart and it has been near impossible for me to craft at all!  Day by day my spirit has strengthened and I can see that this will be a time of growth for me.   I am so thankful for the Lord who is carrying me though this difficult time.  I can't do it without Him!!  So, today I finally took the plunge and got my goodies out and I was able to put some things together. 
This month, it's all about being interactive! Show us how you take your cards to the next level, whether you have received your Movers & Shakers dies, or you're just inspired to create a pop up or swinging card without them. There are so many options for this theme, and we can't wait to see what you have to share!
and here's my take on the challenge:
I made a traditional slider card using a ribbon.  I stitched the edges together with my sweet little mini machine.
I used PTI's Beautiful Butterflies and Lovely Leaves stamp sets.  The ribbon is PTI's Fine Linen Satin Ribbon spritzed with a little Cherub Pink Tattered Angels mist....I am so loving this combination!

I used Verve New Mercies Stamps on the inside of the card.  It was the perfect sentiment for how I am feeling today!  Peace in the midst of the's a comforting feeling!!

The colors for today's project were inspired by the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room #102!
PTI Supplies Used:
Rustic Cream Cardstock
Lovely Leaves Stamps
Beautiful Butterflies and Dies 
Filigree Border Die
Heart Border Die
Aqua Mist Ink
Berry Sorbet Ink
Simply Chartreuse Ink
Fine Linen Ribbon

Other Supplies:
Tattered Angels Cherub Pink Mist
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar and Tea Dye Distress Ink
Fruit Punch Stickles
Prima Lace
Recollections Pearls
Verve New Mercies Stamps 
Have a wonderful evening!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day with Glitz Design

Happy Valentine's Day dear friends!!! I have some fun little Valentine's Day cards for you today made with Glitz Design's new line, Happy Travels!!!

The first card features a sweet little Happy Travels Glitzer airplane with a trail of hearts behind it.  I can't wait to give this card to my sweetie!! The sentiment "Let's get away together", says it all!!!
I stamped the card base with the Happy Travels map stamp and layered the sticker right over the top.  I used another Glitzer Sticker for the sentiment with the help of some AC Honey Thickers.
Supplies Used:
Glitz Designs Happy Travels 6x6 Paper Pad
Glitz Designs Happy Travels Stamps
Glitz Designs Happy Travels Glitzers
Glitz Designs Happy Travels Giant Rhinestones
Other Supplies:  Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock and Heart Border Die; My Craft Spot Baker's Twine; Crinkle Ribbon by MemrieMare; American Crafts Honey Thickers; Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink

The next card is a bit more romantic with a Heart Doily and a Happy Travels Layered Sticker.
I used the layered sticker as the focal point and layered it over patterned paper, the doily and lace.  I used the leftovers from the heart border die cut from the previous card as the decorative edge on this card.  I just love utilizing leftovers!!!  I layered the Glitzer sentiment onto rustic cream cardstock and adhered it to the sticker.

Supplies used:
Glitz Designs Happy Travels 6x6 Paper Pad
Glitz Designs Happy Travels Glitzers
Glitz Designs Happy Travels Layered Stickers
Other Supplies: Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock and Heart Border Die; Crinkle Ribbon by MemrieMare; Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink

I hope you have a fabulous Valentine's Day!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Prickley Pear Mondays - Heart Key Crown Clear Stamps

Happy Monday dear friends!!  I'm back with another Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps card idea for you.  For today's post I used Heart Key Crown Clear Stamps:
I just love this stamp set and this time of the year it totally comes in handy.  There are also some wedding themed stamps in this set and I don't know about you, but I'm always so focused on purchasing a wedding gift, I always forget about the card.  The card I made for today's post literally takes 5 minutes to make and is perfect for those last minute, oops, I forgot to buy a card days!
I printed out some RonnaDesigns digital paper from her Kiss Me Kits Bundle, and die cut a heart in the bottom right corner.  I stamped the swans onto the card base where the heart is located and then layered the printed paper over the top using dimensional adhesive.
I added a die cut border, bow, button and sentiment banner and the card was finished.  Quick and homemade.  Just perfect for the bride and groom!!

Supplies used:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps  Heart Key Crown Clear Stamps
RonnaDesigns Kiss Me Kits Bundle
Hand Dyed Seam Binding: MemrieMare
Papertrey Ink Die Cuts: Filigree Border and Heart Prints

Thanks for stopping by!!
I hope you have a wonderful Monday!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps New Release Party

Hi there sweet friends!! Welcome to Prickley Pear's release of new clear stamp sets and coordinated dies.  To celebrate this new release we are having a three day long Blog Party with loads of inspiration by the Design Team and a give away! One happy participant will win a $ 20 gift certificate to the web shop. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating blogs and tell us what you think about the new release. Last day to enter is Monday 13th midnight EST. The winner will be drawn randomly at one of the participating blogs, one of the days and will be presented on the Prickley Pear Blog on Tuesday.
For today's release party I am using Prickley Pear's Clear  Mini Butterflies  Stamp Set
Aren't these Clear Butterflies the sweetest stamps you've ever seen?  Such a variety of patterns in each and every stamp and those of you who know my style, know that I love shabby chic, but I also love to use bright and colorful patterns too!  These stamps work for both types of cards!!!  Here's a card I made last week using these stamps:
and here's a card I made with my favorite Glitz Design Pretty In Pink Papers:

Same stamps 2 different looks!!  I just love these butterflies and I am happy to say that there is also a Mini Butterfly Die made just for these sweet butterflies as well!!!  Here's a closer look:

My inspiration for this card is from CASE Study Challenge #77 featuring Karola Witczak who is absolutely amazing!!!!

Supplies Used:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Clear Butterflies
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Mini Butterfly Dies
Glitz Design Pretty In Pink Paper and Glitzers
Prima Lace
Flower and Ribbon from my stash
PTI Rustic Cream Cardstock, Doily Details and Banner Borders Die
McGill Punch

Here's a list of the blog hop participants:


Thanks for stopping by and joining in the hop!!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and good luck !!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

PTI Anniversary Day 5

Hi there dear friends!!  It's Day five of Papertrey Ink's Anniversary Celebration and I'm having a blast!!!  Today's challenge is:

Pick one of the team members Pinterest inspiration photos from above or select your own piece of Pinterest eye candy to use as a jump-start for your very own creation.  If you are linking from your blog, be sure to showcase your Pinterest inspiration and a link to the original source.
Here's my take on the challenge:
Here's my inspiration....isn't it absolutely lovely!!!!!

and here's a closer look at my take on the challenge:
I used the Heart Border Die to create the scalloped edge around the card.

Papertrey Ink Supplies used:
Stamper's Select White Cardstock
Hawaiian Shores Cardstock
Larger than Life Dies
Happy Trails Die (Butterfly)
Heart Border Die (Scallop Border)
Fresh Snow Ink
Think Big Favorites #5 Stamps (Thank)
Inside and Out Thank You stamps (You)
From My Stash:nDoily and Pearl

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PTI Anniversary Day 4

Happy early Thursday morning dear friends!  Wednesday was my sweet daughter Heidi's birthday,
Happy Birthday my sweet Heidi Girl!!!

so, I ended up staying up very late getting my card done and I am so glad I did!! I just love the Rosie Posie set and I find so much joy in playing with it that I can't contain myself!!
Here's the challenge:

Pick one of the team members favorite color combinations from above to use as inspiration for your very own creation.  And don't forget to have fun and be creative!

I chose to use Ashley Cannon Newell's favorites:
and here's what I came up with:
and here's a little side shot to view the layers:
I didn't have all the ink colors Ashley used, so I improvised and I think it worked out ok.

Papertrey Ink Supplies used:
Rosie Posie stamps and dies
Filigree Die
Heart Border Die
Think Big Favorites #3 Stamps
Hawaiian Shores Ink
Spring Moss Ink
Raspberry Fizz Ink
Other Supplies:
October Afternoon Sidewalks papers
Crinkle Ribbon by MemrieMare
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar and Tea Dye Distress Ink

I'm off to work and I thank you for stopping by!!
Hope you have a fabulous day,

Monday, February 6, 2012

PTI Anniversary Day 2

Hi again dear friends!!  Today is the second day of the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Celebration!  Here's the deets:

For today's contest we have a sheet of freebie images that each of the 2012 Stamp Designers has contributed to.  Your challenge is to print out the sheet onto white cardstock and incorporate one of the images into a project.  With so many amazing images to chose from on the sheet, it may be difficult to pick just one!  Download the freebie sheet below!

I chose to play with Beth Silaika's sweet little Bee Mine image and here's what I came up with:
Supplies Used:
Papertrey Ink Dies:  Mega Mat Stack 3, Mat Stack 3, Double Edged Banner
Papertrey Ink Stamps:  Happy Day Bitty Background Blocks
Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White and Rustic Cream
October Afternoon Sidewalks paper
Red Ribbon from my stash
Recollections Pearls and Rose

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday,

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Happy 5th Anniversary Papertrey Ink

Hi there dear friends!! This is my second Papertrey Ink Post for today!! I can't tell you how much fun I've had playing with my PTI goodies!! It's been a while since I've had this much fun!!  It's Papertrey Ink's 5th Anniversary and there's good things happening all week long!!
Pick one of the team members favorite projects from above to use as inspiration for your very own creation.  Your project can draw from their layout, color scheme, technique or anything else that inspires you.  If you are linking from your blog, I urge you to take this opportunity to write a little thank you note to these dedicated & talented gals.  They do so much every single month and we are all so lucky to have the opportunity to freely use them as a muse in our own creative creations.

I am inspired by each and every one of PTI's deisgners! They all motivate me to get out of my box and try something new!!  Not only is the design team amazing, but there stamp designers are too!  Sometimes I think we forget about their stamp designers and I want to give a shout out to Melissa Bickford!! She not only inspires, but she encourages me so much!! Thanks Melissa!! You're the best!!  

For today's challenge,  I chose to use Danielle's top 5 project:
I bought some of those Glassine Bags some time ago and have yet to put them to good use.  So here's my take on her project:
I chose to make a fun little bag to hold a decorated tag for a friend.
PTI Supplies used:
Glassine Bags
Garden Variety Stamps
Garden Variety Dies
Raspberry Fizz Ink
Spring Moss Ink
Fine Linen Buttons
Button Twine
Rustic Cream Cardstock
Other Supplies:  MemrieMare Crinkled Ribbon; Prima Lace; Tim Holtz Pumice Stone Ink; Tuxedo Black Ink; Heart Doily;
October Afternoon Sidewalks Paper

Thanks for stopping by!!
Wishing you an amazing week,

Papertrey Ink MIM #51

Happy Sunday dear friends!!  I have been itching to get out my PTI goodies and play and what better way than taking on the Make it Monday Challenge??

Make It Monday #51-Dimensional Sentiment Banner

Here's my take on the challenge:
I used PTI's Seed Packet Die, Seed Packet Frame Die, Tag Sale #1 Die, Rosie Posie and Garden Variety Stamps.  I think Rosie Posie is my new favorite stamp set.
For the banner, I used a sentiment from the Garden Variety stamp set and selectively stamped it onto a strip of paper and then inked the edges and hand cut the tails on the ends.

Supplies used:
Papertrey Ink Seed Packet Die, Seed Packet Frame Die, Tag Sale #1 Die, Rosie Posie and Garden Variety Stamps
Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz and Spring Moss Ink

Thanks for stopping by!!
I wish you an absolutely fabulous week!!