Monday, November 25, 2013

Amaryllis Joy

Today I am making a Christmas card with the Amaryllis Flower stamp from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  This pairs nicely with the the Christmas Clear Stamp Set with the matching Flourished Oval die.  I made a border piece with the flowers and colored with Copic Markers.  Then I stamped the Amaryllis again and cut it out to pop up onto the card.  I added some Candi and the lacy border die cut from Cheery Lynn.  Be sure to see more beautiful creations on the PPRS blog!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Holiday Celebrations

We are continuing our Holiday Celebrations theme with Dreamweaver Stencils.  Here are some "kisses" under the Mistletoe!  Along with the monthly challenge we are using products from Beacon Adhesives.  Today  I am using the Large Clear Pillow Box from SRM stickers.  I cut a piece of decorator paper to make a band around the box.  I then adhered it to the plastic box with the Fabri-Tac glue.  The stencil I used was the Mistletoe and I used the white matte paste to emboss it.  Once the paste was dry, I used Distress Inks to color the paste.  I also used the Picasso stencil shield to avoid getting ink on my berries.  Then I added Diamond Stickles over the berries to add sparkle.  Adhere the Mistletoe to the green card stock with Zip-Dry glue.  You only need to apply a fine line of adhesive around the edges and it will stick fast and permanently.  See more Holiday decorations here...

Monday, November 18, 2013

PPRS Winter 2 Release

Today we are featuring the Winter 2 Release from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  These elegant stamps are perfect for this winter's card projects.  I am using the Birds in Holly that I stamped on white card stock.  Then I colored the image with Copic Markers and then cut them out.  I popped them up over a doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The background paper with the musical notes seemed to fit perfectly with the Let Heaven & Nature Sing sentiment.  Then to add a bit more holly foliage, I used the holly sprig die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  Prickley Pear is giving away a prize package to one lucky commenter, so be sure to comment along the way for a greater chance to win!  You may want to start at the PPRS blog and work your way through the release. If you arrived here because you were visiting Brenda's Blog, then continue on to Jessica's blog.  These adorable stamps are available now.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pumpkin Wishes

Today I am using the Dandelion Pumpkin from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  I decided to color it in the non-traditional way with the creams and brown tones.  The border piece that I used as a backdrop for the pumpkin was a cut out of the grass that would have been garbage, but I decided to mat it onto a dark green paper and use it as a border.  So the grass I used for another card and I used the negative piece for this one.  I  used another border die from Cheery Lynn to make the border more fancy.  Then I added some foliage, candi and a sentiment to complete the card.  Check out more great ideas from the Prickley Pear blog.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Guest Designer Michelle Pearson

Guest Designer...Michelle Pearson
I have a pair of cards for you today using my brother's images with The Stamp Shoppe.    These are perfect for the fellas in your life that are into Big Boy Toys!  

This first card features the Snowmobile image that is colored with Copic markers.  I paired it up with some Washi Tape that I picked up at the Stamp Shoppe and papers from the Studio Calico Snippets Collection. 

The sentiment is Enjoying The Ride.

If the weather in your parts is a bit warmer, then this Chopper image might be more your thing.  Again, I used Washi Tapes and Candi Dots to embellish my card.  

The Stamp Shoppe is a physical store in Schofield, WI, however you can purchase these images and Heidi's own stamp line online from the Stamp Shoppe Creations blog.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Holiday Decorations

Ready to be festively distressed once again?  The Dream Team have been playing with Ranger's Distress Paints, and are ready to inspire you to be distressed as well...paint distressed that is!  Dreamweaver Stencils are the perfect choice to mix with all things festively distressed, as nothing shows off color and texture better than great designs.  By following our hop and leaving love along the way, you have the opportunity to win a great prize package including five Ranger Distress Points and five Dreamweaver Stencils!  Here's the lineup for today, including our November Guest Designer:
This is also our first posting day featuring our new monthly challenge, "Holiday Celebrations", and for the entire month we will be demonstrating ways to use Beacon Adhesives's entire line of products with Dreamweaver to create special projects in home decor and gifts of love.  Here's mine:
I first of all took a piece of Balsa Wood and used the LG731 Holly Swirl Stencil on the wood.  I squeezed a bit of the Distress Paint on my craft sheet and used the sponge applicator to apply the paint over the stencil.  I then allow the paint to dry.  Next I used the Gathered Twigs Distress ink pad and sponged over the board.  Finally I used the Fast Finish Decoupage over the wood to seal it.  I then used the LJ925 Merry Christmas stencil and Gold paste to make the sentiment.  On another piece of balsa wood, I used the Picket Fence Distress Stain to white wash the board.  Then I used the white matte paste along with the LL3005 Holly stencil on the prepared board.  I allowed the paste to dry, then I used the Distress Paint on the applicator to color the holly leaves.  Next, I cut out the holly and added the Copper Viva Decor Pearls to the berries.  Once that was dry, I was ready to assemble my hanger.  I used the Fabri-Tac to glue the Wooden Holly to the wood and to adhere the cut out border to the bottom of the board.  Then I used the Gem-Tac to adhere the Dew Drops to the right side of the board.  Drill holes in the top and I used 1 inch wired ribbon from May Arts to make my hanger.
Don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance to win!

Monday, November 4, 2013


November is the month to remember all that we have to be thankful for.  So today I am using a card that is for giving thanks.  This Prickley Pear Flourished Ovals 2 Fall Clear set is what I used from the focus of my card.  I then placed a circle cut out that I embossed with the distress strips folder behind the image.  To add more embellishment to the card I also used the flourished leaves from Cheery Lynn and Candi.  Check out more Monday inspiration on the PPRS blog!

Friday, November 1, 2013

November Sketch Challenge

Today is November 1st.  That means that it is time for a new Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps Sketch Challenge.  Here is the sketch:
 Here is my card following this sketch:
I used the Cardinal Clear Set and popped the Cardinal over the Scalloped Circle die.  It needed a little extra, so I added the pine branch die cut from Prickley Pear for the bird to sit on!  Check out more samples on the PPRS blog.  Then have fun with the sketch!