Creating with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Hi Everyone! I hope you’re having a fantastic day. Today is my day to post a creation with the fabulous inventory of stamps over at Prickley Pear. What am I up to this week? Keep reading to find out.

This week, the Design Team got a little sentimental with quotable quotes and poetic poetry. I went the poetic poetry route, with Irish Blessing.

For this card, I decided to use the sketch over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesdays (#318). I stamped three verses of the sentiment separately, then cut them out with the fishtail flags.

One verse hasn’t been used, but the final portion of the blessing I’ve stamped for the inside of the card.

I just love this sentiment! It reminds me of my Great Grandmother, who was Irish. If you can’t get enough of this sentiment either, remember that there is also a second version in the Prickley Pear store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dueling Darlings – April

Happy April!! It’s the 15th, which means time for another Dueling Darling post. Kelly sent out the Diva kits this month and she had fun with this fun, sunshiney kit theme!

I love this image she selected from CC Designs and I love her happy colorful papers too!!

Kelly also wanted us to make sure we put the sentiment on our card (that was her little challenge), so I used the Square Word Bubbles from Riley & Company.

Today’s sketch comes from Mojo Monday (#492).

Have a great Easter everyone!


This creation happens to be made with the sketch over at Feeling Sketchy.

See you in April. Scheduled post date happens to be my birthday, so we’ll just have to party together.

TCCCB – Easter, Flowers & Spring

Hello, welcome to the mid-month challenge with The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!

Twice a month we roll out fantastic challenges for your to play along with and we work with great sponsors so you get to see art from a wide variety of talented artists.

Our challenge this fortnight is Easter. Alternatively, you can go with a Flowers or Spring theme.

I had the privilege of working with two sponsors for this challenge.

The first sponsor is Polkadoodles and this adorable image is Winnie Sugar Springles – Springtime Happy Easter. I’ve gone with the Easter theme for this creation, since it fit appropriately. Isn’t the image adorable?

The second sponsor I’m working with is My Stitch Back in Twine. This time I went with the Flowers/Spring theme using Dragonflies and Daffodils. These images pair so nicely together for a great spring scene. I thought about making this a happy spring card, but I have a much greater use for birthday cards, so went with that instead.

Come on and play in this great challenge! You can link up your entry over at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog from now through the end of the month. Come and check us out!

Sketch Saturday #459

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new sketch challenge over at Sketch Saturday. Every Saturday a new sketch is posted and you have until Friday the following week to enter for a chance to win a prize from their terrific sponsors. We hope you’ll come play with us!

Today we are posting sketch number #459. Go ahead and rotate the sketch if you like, but we must be able to recognize the original sketch in your creation.

This weeks’ sponsor is Star Stampz. I found this adorable Balloons and Ice Cream image in their store and knew it was one I needed to play with!

I’m always happy when I can use up a piece of great scraps. This black and white paper was hanging out in my scrap stash and the perfect fit for this card. I quick touch of my red copic gives a random red heart background. The balloons have all been covered with glossy accents to make them shine.

Come and play along with us! One lucky challenge entrant will win a prize from our sponsor. Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

Unidentified Image Swap – April 2017

Welcome back everyone!

I am swapping with the Unidentified Image girls again this year. You may have wondered where my card was back in February. The image took the LOOOOONNNG route to me, so by the time I got it I was anxious to get it sent out. Therefore, I forgot to take a picture (whoops). Unfortunately, I also forgot to double check the address to send it to and at the end of March, my cards came back. Ugh! Anyway, this time I grabbed one for a picture.

Our February 2017 image was chosen by Tracie and she went with a Two Paper Divas image. Here’s my super sweet strawberry card.

But, it’s no longer February!  I have also crafted up my April cards, which is the purpose of today’s post anyway. Barb, the swap creator, chose this months image. This is an image from Whipper Snapper and I had fun playing with a black and white bee theme (with spots of pink, of course).

Thanks for swinging by. I hope to see you in June (on time, of course), with my next cards from the Unidentified Image Swap.

Christmas CRAZY Swap

Welcome to a new post on my blog. I’m back with my April Christmas Crazy group over at SplitCoast Stampers. Every odd month, we send a couple sheets of Christmas paper and a Christmas image to someone we’re matched with. Every even month, we create with what was sent. It’s a way to play with some new images, plus get a head start on our Christmas cards (because I totally need that!).

This month, I got an envelope from the lovely Jeanette. She sent me the ADORABLE images from CC Designs. I was so excited to peek into this envelope!

Love this! Thanks Jeanette, for such a great set of papers and image to work with. I can’t wait until the next round. Envelopes will be sent out in May and then my next card will be posted in June. See you then!

Riley & Company Creations

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!

I’m back with some new creation with Riley & Company! This week, I had fun playing with some older Riley images and picking out the perfect Funny Bones to go along with it. Hope you enjoy these creations.

This is Smiley Balloon Riley. He’s got so much potential with that happy balloon. Great for any event. I decided to pair him with Do You Realize?.

My other card this month is Celtic Riley. I thought about pairing this one with the recently released May Your Troubles sentiment, but changed my mind and reached for I Danced instead.

Check out my fellow Design Team members for more great Riley & Company projects. Their blogs are linked on the left. And, don’t forget to come check us out at the Riley & Company blog or on Facebook!