Christmas CRAZY Swap

Hello everyone! It’s the third round of my “exchange” with the 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!).

I decided to post today because it is officially six months to Christmas! I know, I can’t believe it either.

This month, I got an envelope from the lovely Sue. She sent me a Stampin Up image that I’ve seen before, but never used. Fun!

I really loved the papers she sent too and was trying to find a layout that let me show them off, along with the image. Quite happy with how this turned out.

Thanks Sue!

Sketch Saturday #469

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 #469 and here it is!

Our sponsor this week is Just Me Digital Stamps who has a wonderful variety of adorable images! I am working with Boy Holding Flower, which comes both attached and separate from the sentiment.

I enjoyed finding some bright patterns to work with for this project and here is my finished masterpiece.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you come and play along with us! One lucky challenge entrant will win a prize from our sponsor (and then maybe you’ll own this adorable stamp too!). Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

Hop with Prickley Pear and CardMaker!

Hello Everyone!

Today we are having a Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and CardMaker Blog Hop featuring the Prickley Pear stamps released in May 2017! We’re thrilled to be partnering again with CardMaker and hop you’ll take the time to hop along with us.

You should have arrived here from Katie’s blog, but you can also head back to the very beginning at the CardMaker blog and make sure you didn’t miss anything.

Leave a comment on your way, including on the Prickley Pear blog at the end. One lucky commenter will receive a $20 gift certificate to Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.

Today I have a new project, but I also have a couple of projects from back in May during our New Release week.

This card has been sitting on my desk, partially finished for a few weeks. Finally got it done! The image is Large Birdhouse, but you can also get this cutie in a small size (check out the card on Heidi’s blog as you hop through to see the small size in action). The sentiment is from Row House Clear set.

Speaking of Row House, I love this adorable new set! The pieces are interchangeable, giving you multiple options and there are matching dies to cut even the ittiest of bits out.

And these adorable sheep are another favorite. Three barnyard animals now occupy the Prickley Pear Store – Prissy the Pig, Bessie the Cow and this image, Sammie the Sheep. There are a number of matching sentiments, including this one “I Miss Ewe”.

Check them all out in the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps New Release section.

Okay, now you’re on your way over to Rebecca’s blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dueling Darlings – June

It’s the 15th again!! Time for another DDD challenge.

This month my kit came from Barb and the theme of this months’ kit was Roses. There were two image choices in my kit and I chose this one, which is Delicate Rose Stems by Hero Arts.

I debated adding a sentiment and then decided to leave it just the way it was, ready to suit any number of occasions!

Now, I’m off to visit my friends cards. See you in July when I get to see what everyone did with my kit and the theme Paola and I created. Exciting!

Creating with Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

Hello Everyone! I am two days early with my Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps post, because it’s a busy day on my blog on my regular Thursday post day and I thought this weeks’ cards need their own time to shine.

I’ve got two projects today. One is for our “For Dad” theme special on the blog this morning. Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and many of us will need to break away from those florals and cuteness to find those masculine options.

I decided to work with the Hot Air Balloons set from Prickley Pear. There is so much I love about this set, from the plane to those adorable pattern pieces! Today’s card uses the plane, which I colored in a bold yellow/orange combo. This was used together with the Happy Fathers Day sentiment, which was the perfect size. Thanks to the Paper Craft Crew for this awesome sketch (which I did not link up in time).

My second project today is this pretty card. This was done with my new Vases stamp set.  There is a matching die, but I didn’t use it this time. This time I inked up the vase, then masked it off to do the flowers, colored it up, inked the edges and..voila! A beautiful front panel. The sentiment comes from the Hibisicus 2 stamp set.

 

This sketch is from this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch challenge (#199). Thanks for the inspiration!

And, I also got my mojo on with the Mojo Monday sketch. This one uses the sentiment from the clear Build an Ice Cream set and the flowers come from the Flowers 2 set. The dies used on this one were the Mini Hibiscus and Flowers die set.

Check out these fabulous sets and much more in the Prickley Pear store. And, don’t forget to follow us over at the Facebook page for more great inspiration!

Unidentified Image Swap – June 2017

Hello, hello! It’s June 10th, which means it’s time for the reveal on my next Unidentified Image Swap card!

Darlene was our host this round, which means it’s her image choice! She picked this cute scene from Hampton Arts , “Cam and Chloe”.

Due to an interesting ink adventure, I couldn’t use my copics on this one, so after groaning a bit I pulled out my pencils. It’s an unfamiliar medium for me, but I’m okay with how it ended up looking.

Can’t wait to find out the next image and I’ll be back here August 10th so that you can find out too.

Sketch Saturday #467

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 is sketch number #467 and here it is:

The sponsor this week is Fred She Said and I just adore this Emma in Her Cool Cap image. She comes with the “I Love Dad” short, or just plain, which makes her great for any occasion.

I had a bit of challenge with this sketch, succumbing to the three bears syndrome. I first printed Emma “too small”. Then when I reprinted, she was “too big”. I could have attempted “just right”, but by then I had spent time coloring her, loved the way she looked and didn’t want to do it over! So, the layout may be a bit squishy compared to the sketch….but I sure do love this card!!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you come and play along with us! One lucky challenge entrant will win a prize from our sponsor (and then maybe you’ll own this adorable stamp too!). Head on over to the Sketch Saturday blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!