Monday, March 30, 2015

Hummingbird Moments

Here was a card I made using odds and ends and paper scraps that I had in my "Extras" drawer.  It's fun to stamp that way sometimes.  You don't have a plan, but you put things together to see what you can come up with.  Stamping the the Heart Grass onto decorator paper adds a different twist.  Then I cut another decorator paper to fit in the scored border I made with the ScorBuddy.  I have lots of little bird cut with the Mini Birds die and then when I need a small bird, I pick one that I want to use, then stamp it with the image I like from the Mini Birds stamp set.  The fancy tag is made using a Cheery Lynn die and I stamped the sentiment from the Four Seasons stamp set.  Finally I added some sequins to the card to finish it.  Check out more beautiful cards on the PPRS Blog!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Zentangle Fans

 Cards are created by Michelle Pearson!
We are having a Zentangle card class on Thursday, April 2 at The Stamp Shoppe in Weston, Wisconsin at 1 pm.  Michelle Pearson is coming to teach some new Zentangle designs and you will use what you learn to create these two cards.  These cards are mostly Black and White with a pop of color.  If you are interested, give us a call at 715-355-6735.  She goes through each design step-by-step to make it easy for you to understand.  You will love what you can do!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring is here and with Spring is the promise of new life and hope.  Today, I am using the Sleepy Time Baby stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I cut out the image with an oval die and sponged the opening with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  Then I popped it over a doily that I cut out with the Cheery Lynn die.  I inked up the "Baby" part of the the Makes love stronger sentiment...also a stamp from Prickley Pear.  Then I cut out two of the flowers from the PPRS Poinsettia Leaves die along with corners to add embellishments to the card.  I then added two sequins and a Candi to the flower center to finish it off.  More great cards on the PPRS blog, so be sure to check them out!  Happy Spring!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Luck O' the Irish

St. Patty's Day is just around the corner and I decided to make a card to celebrate the Irish Holiday!  I am using the Lucky Horseshoe stamp from Prickley Pear.  I colored it with Copic Markers and drew black lines and dots around the paper for an extra layer.  Then I used some Shamrock paper to bring out more of the festive, Irish feel.  Finally, I stamped the Luck O' the Irish sentiment onto white card stock, then cut it out with a banner die.  I used the  Shabby Shutters Distress ink to add color to the banner.  Follow us on the PPRS Blog to get new ideas every Monday!  Feels like Spring is on it's way so...Enjoy!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Today I am using the Fishing on a Pier Silhouette stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I stamped it with VersaFina Onyx Black ink.  I like to use the VersaFine ink for solid image stamps for a more bold image.  Then I used the removable scotch tape around the edges and then sponged using the Stormy Sky Distress Ink.  Once I finished sponging the image, I removed the tape.  Then Color the water with Copic Markers.  The Jumping Bass was stamped onto another piece of white card stock and colored with Copics.  Then I cut out the fish and popped it up at the end of the line.  I found a piece of wood print paper and stamped the Come Early sentiment on it.  Finally I added the hinge to the barn board that I cut with the Cheery Lynn Die.  Find more inspiration on the PPRS blog too!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Think Spring

I am using an oldie but goodie today!  This Girl with Basket is a Prickly Pear Rubber Stamp. I colored with very light shades of Copic Markers.  Then I used the removable tape around the four sides and sponged it with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  The lattice and border dies are from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I added the Prima flowers for an extra accent tied with a ribbon.  I zapped the ribbon with a heat gun to wrinkle it up a bit.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Hibiscus  2 Clear Stamp set onto a white tab.  Hope this helps to think springy thoughts! Check out today's PPRS blog for more ideas!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Bird Bath

Here's another card using stamps from the new Spring Release from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I am using the Pond of Ducklings stamp that I colored with Copic Markers.  I used some fun bright paper from Bo Bunny as a background.  Then I stamped the Happy Spring sentiment onto a banner and added some Candi for a simple embellishment.  We hope you enjoyed the hop...I know that I sure did!  Check out today's cards too.  Enjoy!