Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fluttering by with Prickley Pear Wishes

Hello, Prickley Pear fans! Hope you are a enjoying the Spring inspiration this week! Flowers and butterflies are what comes to mind when I think of Spring. So I am thrilled with Prickley Pear's newest clear stamp set - Mini Butterflies 2! It has both!

Here is my CAS card using the Mini Butterflies 2 clear stamp set:

I am not a wonderful color-er. But I am in love with Spectrum Noir's markers and enjoyed using them to color in the butterflies! The designs inside the butterflies are super easy to color!

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you are enjoying the Spring! 

Please join us on Facebook and share you own Prickley Pear creations!

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Mini Butterflies 2 CLR023A
Spectrum Noir Markers - variety
Recollectio Black Cardstock
Mohawk White Cardstock
Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink

Monday, April 29, 2013

More 'Sweets' from Sweet Stamp Shop!

Hello, 'Sweet' fans! I am excited to be sharing more SWEET creations from the latest Sweet Stamp Shop release! The two new stamp sets are Drops Background and Cityscape:

Here are a couple projects using in the Sweet Stamp Shop's Cityscape:

I thought the Cityscape stamps would be perfect be highlight a trip to the Big Apple. So I paired the stamps up with scrapbook paper that was a map of New York City.

There are so many fun sentiments/phrases with the Cityscape stamp set! 'Start Spreading the News' can be used to announce a big move or achievement!

Along with the card above, I made a few more cards using the 'Drops Background' stamps:

I stamped the dots image from 'Drops Background' twice. The top one is inked with pinks, reds and oranges. The bottom image is turned and stamped with greens, blues and purples. I love  how the rainbow of colors turned out!

The hearts from the 'Drops Background' are adorable. The word cute came to mind and I  wanted to pair it with the Sweet Stamp Shop's 'Happy Bugs'.

Please stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to see more designers amazing projects for the April release!

Want to see more Sweet Stamp Shop inspiration? Join them in Facebook!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a SWEET day!

Get, Inky's Newest Challenge - Flowers!

Today starts a new challenge over on the Get, Inky! Challenge blog! And you are going to love it!!!! The theme --- FLOWERS! Who doesn't love crafting with flowers? I imagine there will be a lot of fun entries!

Here is my Flower creation using Get, Inky! Stamps' Sew Sweet Cupcakes stamp set:

I used the cupcake ribbon stamp to form the stems and the heart to form the leaves. To create the flowers, I used the BACK of the two flower stamps. (Stamping in different colors to form the different layers of the flower. To highlight the flower, I stamped the smaller outline flower in the center.)  A simple sentiment is added at the bottom of the embossed backing.

We can wait to see your flower creations! Please join us on the Get, Inky! Challenge blog! You can see more Get, Inky! inspiration on the Get, Inky! Stamps Blog and the Get, Inky! Stamps Facebook page!

Have a wonderful day!

Get, Inky! Stamps - Sew Sweet Cupcakes
Colorbox Bright and Pastel Inks
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder -
Paper Studios Brads

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Big gel-a-tin Thank You!

Happy weekend, gel-a-tins fans! Hope you have enjoyed our month long promotion with The Robin's Nest! I decided that it was appropriate to make a Thank You card to show our appreciation towards The Robin's Nest!

Today I am using a simple gel-a-tins sentiment from the Honey Bear stamp set:

This card is so simple to make! I cut the patterned paper to the size of a backing mat for an A2 card. The flowers are hand cut from a patterned paper. And layered for a 3D effect.

Hope you have time to create with your own gel-a-tins stamps this weekend! We would love to see your creations! Join us on Facebook and upload your projects!

Have a wonderful day!

gel-a-tins - Honey Bear Stamp Set
The Robin's Nest Papers

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Prickley Pear Team Monday...(a few days late)

Hello, Prickley Pear fans! Hope you guys are having a great week! Did you guys enjoy the newest release last week?

Today I am showcasing a project perfect for a first communion. I know April is the month for first communions (or at least in our church)! This project is made using the Spring Crosses Clear Stamp Set and the  matching Cross Die:

The tin is actually an altered Altoids Tin. Perfect to give a gift card or maybe even a cross necklace.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Check out the fun stamp designs available in the Prickley Pear store! Like our Facebook page to get more Prickley Pear inspiration!

Have a wonderful day!

Prickley Pear: Spring Crosses Clear Stamp CLR032 and Cross Die D032

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop April Release!

I am super excited to be a part of Sweet Stamp Shop's April release! The new sets are so AH-MAZING! There are 2 new sets and today I have 2 new projects for you!

First up is from the Cityscape stamp set:

When I saw this set for the first time, I knew that I wanted to use it for 'scrapbooking' purposes. I went to NYC for the first time last year and have so many pictures that I need to scrapbook. The problem is...I'm not really a scrapbooker, so I decided to make a frame. The buildings made a perfect embellishment for the frame. The sentiment described the frame perfectly!

I have been in a rainbow-mood lately and decided the Drops Background would be perfect to make another rainbow project:

Using a variety of colors, I created the background for this card using the stamp only twice. The first time I used a variety of reds and oranges. The second time I used greens, blues and purples. After the sentiment was added, I decided to attach some sequins across the card.

I hope you are enjoying the projects from today's release! Make sure to stop by Sweet Stamp Shop's blog to see more inspiration projects from some very talented ladies! While you are at it, stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop page on Facebook!

Let me leave you with a little tease...I will be back next week on the Sweet Stamp Shop's blog with more fun project ;)

Have a great day!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Cityscape and Drops Backgrounds
Crate Paper - Storyteller
Colorbox Inks (Variety)
EK Success Foam Letter Stickers
Misc. Sequins

Playing along with Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Cityscape

Monday, April 22, 2013

Playing along with TAWS today!

Today I decided to play along with the latest challenge over at The Alley Way Stamps:

I used The Alley Way Stamps Framed and Monster Mash to create this fun card:

I was inspired with the oranges and blues in the picture. I used a paper that had orange dots and other patterned papers with blue.

I am in love with the large images from The Alley Way Stamps! They make paper-piecing super easy!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you guys are inspired to stop by The Alley Way Stamps and playing along with there latest challenge!

The Alley Way Stamps - Framed and Monster Mash
Lily Bee Designs - Double Dutch
Palette Ink - Black
Wiggle Eye

Playing along with:
The Alley Way Stamps - Inspiration Picture

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Playing along with Avery Elle!

Today I am sharing the card I made for the current Avery Elle challenge! I fell in love with the inspiration photo and immediately had an idea of how I wanted my card to look like. (However, I will admit that the final card is different than my first design!)

Here is the inspiration photo from the Avery Elle challenge:

Here is my card based on the photo:

Once I saw the paper lanterns, I instantly knew I wanted to use colorful dots on my project. I have been seeing them around and was itching to give it a try! I love how it turned out!

I used Avery Elle's Oh, Baby Stamp set for the sentiment on the card. 

Thank you for stopping by today! If you love to participate in challenges, stop by Avery Elle and check out their awesome stamps while you are there!

Avery Elle - Oh, Baby Stamp Set
My Mind's Eye - Miss Caroline
Hero Arts Large Flower stamp
Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Label 3
Colorbox Pastel Collection

New Prickley Release Week

Today is the big reveal of the latest Prickley Pear Release! I hope you have been enjoying the week-long teaser the design team has been putting on! Make sure you leave comments on the blogs each day for a chance to win some the wonderful new stamps!

Part of the release focus on the upcoming graduation season. Today I created a very simple card that the colors can be changed to match the school's colors!

(using FF0053 Flourished Graduate and GG0043 Wishing You Success)

Want more Prickley Pear inspiration? Have you stopped by our Facebook page? How about Pinterest? We would love to have you!

Here is the fellow bloggers for today's release:
Jessi (that's me)

Friday, April 19, 2013

gel-a-tins Sparkly Doodleflower

Hello, gel-a-tins fans! Have you been enjoying our month long cross promotion with The Robin's Nest? It's Jessi here and today I am sharing a sparkly creation with you!
I used the gelly jr. Doodleflower repeatedly for this card. The image is stamped using brown ink and each flower is hand-cut. The flowers are attached along the side of gold-specked vellum paper. To finish the card, I added some gemstones to the card.

gel-a-tins - Doodleflower gelly jr.
The Robin's Nest - gemstones and gold-speckled vellum paper
Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Prickley Release Day 3

Hello, Prickley Pear fans! I hope you are enjoying the Day 3 of the newest Prickley Pear Release! If you have just stumbled onto this blog hop, you can hop on over to the Prickley Pear blog for more details! Of course, there are some yummy goodies up for grabs!

Here is my card using one of the new clear stamp sets, Mini Butterflies 2 and the matching Mini Butterflies Dies:

I hope that  you are enjoying the wide variety of stamps offered in this release! The design team is doing an amazing job showcasing how versatile these stamps are!

Want a chance to win some Prickley Pear goodness? Leave comments on the blogs during this hop, including the Prickley Pear blog.

We hope that you will join our Facebook page and follow us on Pinterest!

Here are the blogs included in today's hop are listed below:

Jessi (That's me!)

Supplies used:
Prickley Pear - CLR023A Mini Butterflies 2 and D023 Mini Butterflies Die

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

More Sweet Stamp Shop Fun!

I am back today sharing some more fun Sweet Stamp Shop projects! I am having a blast creating with these  wonderful sets! I have a list of projects that still need to be made!

So I might be a tad behind on the rainbow trend, so I am playing catch up! (More 'Sweet' projects to come later! **wink**) I am used the Sweet Stamp Shop's Chalkboard Sign stamp set! I decided to bring the rainbow to the arrows!

I am in love with the Sweet Stamp Shop's Nesting stamp set! It is simply adorable! I have plenty of projects to show in the near future using this set! I decided to create a tag that would be perfect for a baby girl's gift!

Thank you for stopping by today!! Check out the amazing stamp sets that  Sweet Stamp Shop offers!

Sweet Stamp Shop: Chalkboard Sign and Nesting 
Trendy Twine Posy Twine
Colorbox Bright Collection
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Happy Spring! from gel-a-tins

So are you experiencing any Springtime weather! Here is Texas, I have been able to open the windows and air the house. Nothing like getting fresh Spring air inside!
Today I am sharing a card I created using gel-a-tins Build your own Paisley and Easter Bunnies and rhinestones from The Robin's Nest:
The background is stamped with the Build Your Own Paisley and the the sentiment is stamped onto a patterned paper (also from The Robin's Nest). The flowers are made using rhinestones, sequins and twine.

Thank you for stopping by today! Please stop by the gel-a-tins Facebook page to find more gel-a-tins inspiration!

gel-a-tins - Build Your Own Paisley and Easter Bunnies
The Robin's Nest Rhinestones
Trendy Twine - Lemon Tart and Twisted Lime
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Brightening your Reading with a Trendy Bookmark!

Hey, Trendy Twiners! Are you in the Spring mood, yet? It's Jessi from Kissin' Krafts here to brighten your day! This month's Trendy Twine spotlight twine, Lemon Tart (currently on sale for $7.95), is sure to do the trick! I love the brightness. It just screams SUNSHINE to me!
So of course, I used it to create the sun on today's project:
Who doesn't love to curl up to a book while soakin' up some rays? I created this bookmark by repeatedly stamping the sun rays in yellow and orange ink. Once the ink was dry, I glued pieces of the Lemon Tart twine to the corner of the bookmark to form the sun. A simple sentiment is stamped in black and the final touch is the twine tassel.

Have you joined in the Trendy Twine's monthly challenge? Check out the details HERE! We cannot wait to see your creations!
Looking for more Trendy Twine inspiration? Join our Facebook group, Twine It Up, and take a look around!

Trendy Twine - Lemon Tart and Orangesicle
Colorbox Bright Collection Inks
Freshly Squeezed Stamps - Weather Through
Palette Black Ink

Monday, April 8, 2013

it's Another Prickley Monday!

Hello, Prickley Pear friends! I have finally tried the latest 'Chalkboard' technique. I am pleased with how it turned out and am looking forward to practicing some more!

Today I used the Prickley Pear's Dove on Heart Vine to created the chalkboard:

I first stamped the image onto black cardstock with white ink. Quickly I poured white embossing powder on top of the image and heated. Once the image cooled, I re-inked the stamp and stamped slightly off center on top of the embossed image. While the ink was still wet, I smudged the ink around the image.

I choose to pair the image with the Prickley Pear's One Smile sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today! Be sure to stop by the Prickley Pear's blog to see more Design Team creations!

Have a great day!

Prickley Pear - Dove on Heart Vine HH0136UM and One Smile FF0159UM
Basic Grey - Lucille Collection
Colorbox - Frost White Ink
Palette - Black Ink
Recollection Black Cardstock
Spellbinders Hexagons