Monday, November 28, 2011

PPRS Snowman and Bird

I have to say that for the two months that I have been blessed to design for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps, not a day goes by that I don't fall more and more in love with their beautiful stamps. My new favorite happens to be the super adorable Snowman and Bird red rubber stamp. I love that although it is small, it packs a big wintery punch!

I punched out a one-inch circle with my Fiskars circle punch, and stamped just the head of the snowman and bird in the circle.
My inspiration comes from last Monday's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I am always too late to enter my card, but I love to play along anyways!

The PPRS stamps I used in my card were the Snowman and Bird red rubber stamp along with the Ornaments Set 2 clear stamps set for my sentiment.

Oh, before I forget, the November Sketch challenge over at the PPRS blog ends this Wednesday, November 30. A super prize is up for grabs! Deets can be found here.

Thanks for gracing me with your presence! I hope you have a super crafty week!


Supplies Used:
Size: 6x6
Stamps: Snowman and Bird, Ornaments Set 2 (PPRS)
Ink: Pine Needles, Fired Brick (Ranger), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Cardstock (Bazzill), Patterned Paper (The Paper Studio)
Accessories: Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch (Fiskars), lace (Wright's), mulberry poinsettias (I Am Roses)
Challenges: Mojo Monday 216

Monday, November 21, 2011

CAS with PPRS!

Hello, hello! It has been a super busy week full of taking care of my mother, who was just released from the hospital, and everyday happenings in reference to our five children. During weeks like this, I never have much time to craft and with the holidays quickly approaching, I decided to make a CAS Christmas card that would be easy to replicate super fast for friends and family. I have never found it easy to make a CAS card. Whenever I create them, they always seem to have something missing. With that in mind, I had to come to terms with not overembellishing and enjoying the simple things in crafting. :)

For this card, I used the PPRS clear stamps set, Ornaments Set 2, along with the coordinating Ornament die, as well as the Tis the Season red rubber stamp. The image was colored in with my Copics and attached to a piece of green embroidery floss. Simple, yet pretty!

Thanks for stopping by! Stop by the PPRS blog for some more fab inspiration!

Supplies Used:
Size: 4.25 x 5.25
Stamps: Ornaments Set 2 Clear Stamps Set and Tis the Season (PPRS)
Paper: The Paper Studio, Recollections
Ink: Distress Embossing Ink (Ranger), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Ornaments die (PPRS), embroidery floss (DMC), Copic markers, embossing powder (Ranger), pop dots (EK Success)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's Time for the PPRS November Sketch Challenge!

Hello, dear friends! It is time for another super fun sketch challenge by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps! Here is the fantastic sketch that Nicole has made to inspire you!

Here is my take on the sketch:

Super fun sketch and what great inspiration to get a start on the Christmas cards you know you need to get done! For my card, I used the beautiful Evergreen with Star red rubber stamp, along with the Home for the Holidays red rubber sentiment stamp.

Everyone is welcome to participate; PPRS stamps are not required in your creation. The winner receives a $15 gift certificate to the PPRS web store. Simply make your project based on this sketch and link it up using Mr. Linky over on the PPRS blog post. You have until November 30 to play so dust off your stamps and ink pads and go play!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will join us in the challenge!

Supplies Used:
Size:  5.25 x 5.25
Stamps: Evergreen with Star and Home for the Holidays (PPRS)
Ink: Fired Brick, Pine Needles, and Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz Distress)
Paper: Patterned Papers (K and Company, Anna Griffin, and The Paper Studio), Cardstock (Office Max, Recollections, Bazzill)
Accessories: Santa Baby and Juniper (Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists), Branch Punch (Martha Stewart), Lace (Wright's), Mulberry Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Spirit with PPRS

Good morning!! It is already Monday and it seems to me that the closer we get to Christmas, the faster the days fly by. Our household seems to be in the Christmas spirit as soon as the Halloween costumes get put away. Looking forward to spending time with family, good food, and Santa Claus puts everyone's minds at ease as we celebrate one of the most joyous times of the year. For my project, this week, I incorporated some classic Christmas colors, as well as a beautiful sentiment from PPRS.

This card features the Spirit of Christmas red rubber stamp. I stamped it onto a Tim Holtz baroque die cut and colored the patterned paper with Distress ink. I added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze to the poinsettias to give them some shimmer and added some pretty little pearls as accents. The seam binding bow was hand dyed using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I just love to alter seam binding in order to match my projects!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out some more inspiration from all of the amazing PPRS DT! You can find their blogs on my sidebar. :)

Oh, and just a reminder....The new PPRS sketch challenge will go live tomorrow, November 15! Keep your eyes peeled over at the PPRS blog for details.

Supplies Used:
Size: 5.5 x 5.5
Stamps: Spirit of Christmas (PPRS)
Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress (Fired Brick, Vintage Photo)
Paper: Patterned Paper (Anna Griffin), Cardstock (Recollections)
Accessories: Die (Tim Holtz Alterations), Pearls (K and Company), seam binding (Hug Snug), mulberry poinsettias (I Am Roses), Glimmer Mist and Glaze (Tattered Angels), lace (Wright's)

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Very Cold Prickley Pear Monday!

Good morning, my sweet blog friends! It is only 44 degrees outside and very wet! Here in the Phoenix metropolitan area, we rarely get any snow. I long for chilly evenings sitting by a fireplace, hot cup of cocoa in my hand, while the kids beg to put on their snowsuits and boots and play in the winter wonderland outside our door. My kids have only seen snow one time around Christmas of last year and how I loved to see the expressions of joy on their faces as they experienced this beautiful gift from Mother Nature! Let it Snow!!!
For this card, I used the Pumpkin and Snowman clear stamp set, along with the coordinating Pumpkin and Snowman die. I love how versatile this stamp set is; it can be used for Halloween as well as Christmas! I colored the sentiment as well as the snowman with my Copics. I also cut a small strip of silver cardstock and stamped the image from the Ornaments ATC red rubber stamp. It is absolutely adorable!

Speaking of which, would you like to see the snowman they built that day? There wasn't much snow left and it was starting to turn muddy, but we found a spot that still had quite a bit, and let them have at it!

This is the snowman that my oldest three built together.

This is the snowman that my daughter, who was four at the time, built all by herself!

Well, that's it for now! Be sure to stop by the Prickley Pear blog and see what all of the other beautiful projects the DT has up to inspire you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Size: 3 1/2 by 4 1/2
Stamps: Pumpkin and Snowman clear stamp set, Ornaments ATC red rubber stamp (PPRS)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento). Chipped Sapphire (Tim Holtz Distress)
Paper: DCWV Christmas stack, The Paper Studio cardstock, Bazzill cardstock
Accessories: PPRS Pumpkin and Snowman die, tinsel trim from Sportsman's Warehouse