Monday, May 21, 2012

Prickley Pear Mondays - Dragonfly 2 Stamps

Good Morning my sweet friends!!! I can't believe it's Monday already!!!  The best part about this Monday is this is the last Monday we'll be in school this year!!! Whoooo hooo!!! I can't wait til summer break, that's for sure!!!  Until then, I have a fun little card made using Prickley Pear's Dragonfly 2 Stamps and Die:
If you look closely at the die, you'll see a cute little lady bug included in the die!!! I'm telling you, I just love that little lady bug!!! She is sweet indeed!!!

I used Pink Paislee's Spring Jubilee papers and Copic Markers to color the Dragonflies.

The inspiration for this card is from this week's Muse at Case Study Challenge #91 featuring this week's muse  Agnieszka Malyszek.

Supplies Used:
Prickley Pear:  Dragonfly 2 Clear Stamps Set and  Dragonfly Die
Pink Paislee 6x6 Pad Spring Jubilee
Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White and Aqua Mist Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Tag Sale Die, Heart Border Die, Turning a New Leaf Die
Copic Markers:  B0000 Pale Celestine, BG11 Moon White, BG15 Aqua
Hand Dyed Seam Binding, Lace, and Maya Road Vintage Findings Pearl Center

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Wishing you a fabulous day,

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Travel Journal Gift Set with Glitz Design

Good morning sweet friends!!  I am excited to share a little Travel Journal Gift Set made with Glitz Design Happy Travels goodies!!!  My daughter and a very good friend of mine took "vacations of a lifetime" this month and their travels gave me the idea of making a gift for traveling friends and relatives.

I embellished a kraft Moleskine Journal and added some envelopes for ephemera on the inside and added a card to complete the ensemble.
The card features stamped die cuts using the Glitz Design Happy Travels Clear Stamps, which I just love!!!
I masked the edges of the die cuts before I stamped to leave a nice clean border.  I added a rolled felt flower, lace, and cream seam binding to all the sweet little Glitz Happy Travels goodies.
Decorating Moleskine Journals is one of my all-time favorite gift ideas and making a travel journal is easy with Glitz Design goodies!!
I started with a Happy Travels paper layer and added a Happy Travels Titles Sticker and Rhinestone along with a Tim Holtz Ideology Word Key, some lace, ribbon and floral.  I machine stitched along the edge of the Paper Layer to add a finished look.
On the inside of the journal, I added some envelopes to hold ephemera and trinkets.  
To insert the envelopes in the journal, I cut a 3 x 8-1/4 inch piece of patterned paper.  I scored the paper every 3/4 inch and folded accordion-style along the score lines.

I glued the edges of the folded piece of paper to the inside cover and the inside page of the journal.  Then, I glued the envelopes to the folds as shown.

I embellished the rest of the journal with Happy Travels goodies to complete the project.
I look forward to giving this to someone before their next trip.  Who knows, maybe I'll give it to my daughters and we'll go on a trip together!!!

Supplies Used:
Glitz Design Happy Travels Papers: Bicycle, Polka and World
Glitz Design Happy Travels Stickers: Layered, Epoxy, and Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design Happy Travels Clear Stamps
Other Supplies: Moleskine Journal; Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Felt, Seed Packet Die, Framed Out #1 Mini Die, Heart Border Die and Button Card Die; Hand Dyed Seam Binding: MemrieMare; Prima Lace and Floral

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I gave you some ideas for a journal of your own!!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

CupCards {to Go} May Reveal

Happy Monday evening dear friends!!!  I'm finally relaxing after a day full of appointments...whew, I'm exhausted!  Sharing the the CupCards {to go} May reveal with you makes my day so much better, however!! This month's kit is very whimsical and full of fun little goodies!!!
What a fun kit for sure!!! My first card is a whimsical interactive card.  I will be sharing a tutorial on this interactive card later in the month on the CupCards {to Go}Blog.
 isn't that cute little bug the sweetest?
 Pull the tab and you find a sweet little message!
 A close-up of the pulled tab.
I just had a to make a Mother's Day card with this fun little kit.  This shaped card would also make a great thinking of you card!!  The challenge for this month is to make a shaped card or a card with a window and I chose the shaped card.

I cut a circle shaped card out of Stamper's Select white cardstock with my Cricut Machine using the Wild Card Cartridge.  I cut the shaped card at 4 and 3/4 inches.
I added some felt leaves cut using the PTI Turning a New Leaf Dies.

One of my favorite papers in the kit was the Bella Blvd Happiness & Sunshine juicy good time.  The pink cherries are soooooo very sweet!!!
I used my PTI Fruit Fusion Dies and Stamps to add some homemade embellishments to this card!  Way fun!  The little Bella Blvd tags were perfect for the sentiment!!!
 My last card is fun and whimsical and full of glittery goodness!!
 I decided to make this card a shaped card and cut the tail on the end of the banner.  Just a fun little addition!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in the fun!!!

Prickley Pear Mondays- Clear Oval stamps and Die

Good Morning dear friends!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!! My weekend was spectacular!!  I was able to get lots done and I had an absolutely wonderful day with my kids on Sunday!!  I will post some mother's day photos later in the day!!  In the meantime, I received some new Prickley Pear stamps and dies in the mail the other day, and I've been dying to play with them!!  I used the new Clear Oval stamps and die for this week's installment of Prickley Pear Mondays.
Here's what I came up with:

 I used Cosmo Cricket's Tea for Two mini deck patterned papers for this card and I found a cameo in my stash to embellish.  Jane Austen was my inspiration for this card!! A part of me wishes I would have been a part of that era!!  I'm thinking I'm going to have to read Pride and Prejudice in the near future!!
I used sketch #54 from Cardabilities and what a fabulous sketch it is!!

Supplies used:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Clear Oval stamps and die
Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two Mini Deck
Bazzill Cardstock
PTI Heart Die and Double Ended Border Die
Recollections Roses

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps New Release Party

Mother's Day everyone 
and welcome to the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps new release party!!  
Several brand new sets of clear stamps with coordinating dies are being released. The new dies and stamps coordinate with already existing dies which is easy on the budget for sure!
To celebrate the 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 14th midnight EST. The winner will be drawn randomly from one of the participating blogs, one of the days and will be presented on the Prickley Pear Blog on Tuesday.
Day 3:

The card I made for the blog hop features the new Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps:
 I stamped two of the floral images in Tuxedo Black ink randomly on the card base.  I also stamped the floral image on a separate piece of cardstock and fussy cut them out.  I colored the floral images with R000 Cherry White Copic Marker and added some pearls to the centers of the large flowers.  I stamped the leaf image onto Simply Chartreuse Cardstock with Simply Chartreuse Ink and fussy cut them out as well.
I stamped the sentiment onto a 1 1/2" strip of Sweet Blush Cardstock and added a black scalloped border.  I added some detail to the cardstock strip by embossing on my Martha Stewart Score Board.  

I used CASE Study Challenge #90 as the inspiration for my card.  I just love the Case Study Challenge!!  This month's muse is Agnieszka Malyszek (Aga).

Don’t forget… One winner will be drawn at random from one of the blogs to receive a $ 20 gift certificate. Last day to enter the hop is Monday at midnight EST, and the winner will be announced on the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamp blog on Tuesday.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

....then comes Baby!!

Happy Friday dear friends!!!  I'm so excited to share Lisa Pace's new line of Antiquated stamps!!!  I just love Lisa's stamps they are so amazing and full of detail!!
The Antiquated Collection is a tribute to the era of ascots, parasols, fancy hats, patent leather shoes and all things charming and endearing.  ~Lisa Pace
This stamp is all that and more!!!  The sheer vintage goodness of it totally makes me smile!!  I can't tell you how much fun I had playing with it!!!

...then comes Baby stamps so beautifully and the detail is so fabulous!!

I stamped the image twice onto Vintage Cream Cardstock.

 and fussy cut one of the stamped images.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and inked the edges of the image with Tim Holtz's Tea Dye ink.  I curled the edges of the carriage to add depth and used pop dots to glue the image on top of the main stamped image.  I embellished the finished image with pearls to add to the Vintage Style!!!

Supplies Used:
Lisa Pace's Antiquated Stamps by Pink Persimmon:  ...then comes Baby
PTI Vintage Cream Cardstock
Pink Paislee London Market 6x6 Paper Pad
Copic Markers R20 Blush and R000 Cherry White
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a happy weekend!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Graduation Celebration

Good morning sweet friends!!  I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday!!  I have a busy day as I have 45 baby shower invitations to finish up as well as some cards to make for the May CupCards {to go} kit.  I love all the busyness and creativity!  As you fully know:
 (Creativity) is the only way to run away without leaving home.  ~Twyla Tharp  

I have a couple more graduation photos from the weekend to share with you.  What a wonderful day it was!!
 It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.  ~e.e. cummings
 You are educated.  Your certification is in your degree.  You may think of it as the ticket to the good life.  Let me ask you to think of an alternative.  Think of it as your ticket to change the world. 
 ~Tom Brokaw
and one more little bit of wisdom:
If at first you don't succeed, do it like your mother told you.  ~Author Unknown

Of course, I waited to the last minute to make a congrats grad card, so I made a quick and easy CAS card:
I used Papertrey Ink's For the Graduate stamps and their Alpha dies along with their Heart and Star border dies.  Easy~Peasy!!!  I made several layers using PTI Stamper's Select White and Enchanted Evening Cardstock.  Then I die cut the alphas and fussy-cut the stamped cap. The text was printed using the Laurenscript font and I used some scraps from the October Afternoon Sidewalks 8x8 pad to add some gold to the card representing the school colors.  I was going for a fun and cute look and the hearts added just the right touch!!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my joy!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

PTI Sweet Baby Shower Invites

Good morning sweet friends!!  I've been having some fun making some baby shower templates for a sweet new mom in our school!  I just love PTI's Sweet Baby stamps and the giraffe in the set is my favorite stamp in the bunch!!
I used PTI's Card Base-ics Die for the base then I created the text on my computer.
 I stamped over the text with Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist and Berry Sorbet Inks.  The stars are from the Night, Night Moon set.
 Here's another version using Tiny Treats Birthday.
 and another version using seam binding ribbon.
 I had so much fun playing with these invitations and I'm looking forward to the shower later in the month.  I plan on making a banner to match the inviations!  Way fun!!

Supplies Used:
PTI Cardstock: Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White
PTI Patterned Paper: Aqua Mist
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Sidewalks
PTI Dies:  Card Base-ics
PTI Stamps:  Tiny Treats Birthday, Sweet Baby, Night, Night Moon
Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Prickley Pear Mondays - Build a Bird 2 Clear Stamps

Happy Monday dear friends!!!  Our weekend was positively wonderful!!! We celebrated our sweet Heidi's graduation from Montana State University along with her friends.  The weather didn't cooperate, but we took the party inside and had an absolutely wonderful time!!!   Whoooo hoooo!!! Way to Go Heidi and Dani!! We're soooooo proud of you!!!

Today is Monday and it's time for another Prickley Pear Monday Card.  Today I used Build a Bird 2 Clear Stamps to inspire my card!!!  The trees in the Build a Bird set are some of my favorite stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!! Aren't they the cutest?

I stamped the trees on several different papers found in October Afternoon's Sidewalks 8x8 pad and cut them out.  I fussy cut the children from the patterned paper as well and created a fun little scene for Mother's Day.
I used pop dots to adhere the letters and the children 
 to add dimension and interest.
I used the CASE Study Challenge #89 featuring the work of Agnieszka Malyszek to inspire my card this week!!!

Supplies used:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Build a Bird 2 Clear Stamps
October Afternoon Sidewalks Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores and Stamper's Select White Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Card Base-ics, Cloud and Alpha dies

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