Poppy Bud

Good Monday morning
Happy Memorial Day everyone!

It's time for Inspiration Monday showcasing Prickley Pear stamps.  I chose to make a birthday card using Poppy Bud.  There is also a small version of this as well.  I used some of my favorite paper from Graphic45.  The sentiment is stamped on a wood piece.  This was fun to color! Now go over to the Prickley Pear Blog and see what the girls have created today!

A Closer look

What I used to finish card:
Cheery Lynn dies: B465 Double Scalloped Border
B266 Tiny things with wings
Prima: poppy brad
Studio Calico: wood vaneer banner
bling: Hampton Arts
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Twine: May Arts

Copics used:
C3, C5, R11, R12, R14, R22, R32, R85,
YG21, YG23, YG25, YG97.

Allsorts challenge week #260- Happy Birthday
Seize The Birthday challenge - birthday theme w/option tags
Chrisma Cardz challenge #11- May flowers
Dies R Us challenge #2- May Flowers
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #178- spots and/ or stripes
Paper Pretties challenge #311- flowers
Creative Moments challenge #43- Anything Goes w/twist twine
Shopping Our Stash challenge #152- Birthdays or Anniversary
Sweet Stamps challenge #170- Anything goes
The Pink Elephant challenge #252- Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!

Spring Music

Hi all,

It's time for a new challenge over at 613 Avenue Create and this week's optional theme is Add metal to your creation.  Easy right?  Our sponsors this week are Lacy Sunshine and Creative Bug .  I chose to use a Lacy Sunshine digi called Lizbeth Spring Music.  I just love coloring her images!  I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday as well.

What I used to create this card: 
Sentiment: Prickley Pear CLR012 Clear set
DP: Little Yellow Bicycle Fern and Frost
MS border punch: Doily lace
Memory Box die: Musical Motifs
twine: the stringery
metal leaves: Tim Holtz
diamond stickles

A closer look

Copics used:
C3, E11, E49, E50, E51, E53, E57, E93, R85
RV14, RV17, RV19, YG03, G07, G14
YG03: airbrushed background

Lacy Sunshine challenge #33- Dies and/or Punches
Creative fingers Challenge #37- Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts challenge #38- Coloring Show off
Little Miss Muffet challenge #86- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #133- Anything Goes
Pile It On challenge #21- Metal
Craftitude Challenge #65- Use a die/ Anything Goes
Craft Hoarders challenge #8- metal or glass

Happy coloring!

Your the Best with Graphic45

Happy Friday all!

It's time for Challenge #62 over at Simply Create Too today.  This weeks theme is create something for Father's Day or for a male.  Since my father is no longer with us I decided to make a  thank you card for my uncle whom we went to visit this past weekend in Sierra Vista AZ.  They were so nice to let us stay with them and showed us around the base my Uncle is retired Navy and we went to Karchner Caverns. They used to show, own and board horses so this card is perfect! And of course I just love Graphic45 papers.  Even though this is older paper it still works always!

What I used to create this card:
Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
DP: Graphic45 A Proper Gentleman
Spellbinders Nesties: Standard Circles Lg.
glasses: coffeebreak design
swirl: Micheals
Pearls: Kaisercraft
diamond: Jolee boutique
button brads: stash
1" punch: EK Success

Sister Act Card challenge  #58- Anything Goes
Clear It Out challenge- Theme: Vintage - Stash: pearls
ttcrd challenge - Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge #36- One for the guys
Love To Scrap challenge #30- Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart challenge #19- Anything Goes
Scribble And Scrap challenge #18- Anything Goes

Have a great Memorial weekend!

Gone Fishing!

Good Morning,

Today's card for the Monday Inspiration at Prickley Pear Stamps is a fishing/Camping card. These stamps are part of the new releases for Spring/Summer. This would make a cute boy or guy card for the fisherman or camper in your life. I stamped the tent twice, once on white paper, once on the plaid DP.  Then fussy cut the white tent, then fussy cut the tent and glued that on the white areas only. Colored with Copics and fussy cut the campfire and deer as well.  Really cute! Oh, added some sequins.  Stop by the Prickley Pear Blog and see what the other designers have for you today!

A creative Romance challenge - One For The Boys
Crafty Girls Challenge #18- Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey challenge - For that Special Man
ttcrd challenge - May 12-19- Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Here comes summer
Sister Act Card challenge #57- Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!

Thinking of You

Hi There,

This is a card I made from a really great kit I got from Club Scrap .  I just joined last month and got my first kit to make cards.  The kit includes stamps, card stock and patterned paper to make a bunch of cards.  I found out about this club through Splitcoast Stampers.  I'm really impressed with the quality!  Anyway, I colored up the Hydrangias then made the card for my friend's mother who just lost her brother and she is in a nursing home.  Thought it would cheer her.

Supplies used:
Stamps and paper Club Scrap
sentiment Hero Arts
Twine May Arts
Memory Box die Butterfly Delights
MS border punch Doily Lace
bling Teresa Collins

Copics used:
BG0, B63, B66, BV11, BV13, V06, V12.
RV00, RV21, RV32, RV34, G40, G82, G85.
Background airbrushed with E35, V12, V17.

A closer look

Penny's Paper crafty challenge #177- Anything Goes
Inky Impressions challenge #159- Flower Power
Word Art Wednesday challenge #132- Anything Goes
hobby book designer challenge - Mom/Special Lady
Tuesday Throwdown challenge #195- Spring Blossoms
Just Inspirational challenge - Anything goes 
Love To Create Challenge #115- Friendship
Marker Pop challenge #43- Anything Goes
Stamplorations Monthly challenge May- Stamps & Flowers 

Happy Coloring!

Monday Inspiration Prickley Pear Stamps

Happy Monday everyone,

Today is Inspiration Monday for the Prickley Pear stamps blog and I decided to use umbrella's and flower's to make a Spring Card.  I call it April Shower's bring May Flower's.  No coloring on this one except the umbrella, just stamping to show these sweet stamps.

Prickley Pear products used:

Get Inky Challenge - Stamping w/flowers for Mother's Day
Word Art Wednesday challenge #131- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge May6-May12- Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly challenge - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps challenge #102- Anything Goes 
Crafting From The Heart challenge #18- Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!

Groovy Birthday

Hello there,

It's time for a new challenge over at 613 Avenue Create .  It's challenge # 71, Anything goes w/optional twist create your own challenge. Use the chart provided and pick 1-3 items from each column.  Easy! Our sponsors this week are All Dressed Up and Sassy Studio .

I'm using All Dressed Up image
Looking Gorgeous 
Image, sketch,stickles, bling,flower,twine

A closer look

Copics used:
E11, E50, E51, E59, E93, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y21, YR24,
YG21, YG95, G82, R17, R20, R22, R81, R85 B00,
B01, B02, airbrushed background Y21

Sister Act card challenge #56- Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #35- Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday challenge- Birthday Anything Goes
Delightful Challenge - Petal Power- Flowers
Di's Digi Designs challenge - Use those markers
A Little Bit Crafty challenge - Flower Power
hobby book designer challenge - Add a sentiment
Jo's Scrap Shack challenge #49- Shaped cards
Doodle Pantry digital challenge #46- Any digi goes
Tuesday Throwdown challenge #194- Special Lady
Just Inspirational challenge - Anything but square
Kit & Clowder may challenge - Flowers

Happy Coloring!

Botanical Tea Shadow Box

Hi there,

I finally finished the shadow box I have been working on lately.  Thought I would post it today.  I really wanted to do a project with Graphic45's Botanical Tea Collection.  I've had this sei chipboard shadow box in my stash for a while and knew it would be perfect to showcase this beautiful paper.  I did lots of fussy cutting and used a few dies from Memory Box the Wild Feathers and Scalloped Posie.  Added lots of Stickles and pearls, some reindeer moss in the bottom along with flowers and nest, resin bridge.  Oh, that green lacy ribbon rocks!  I love how it turned out.

A closer look 

And one more

Penny's Paper-crafty challenge #176- 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Moments challenge #42- Anything Goes
Feeling Crafty May challenge #28- One for the girls/Ladies
Love to Create challenge #114- Say it with flowers
Make My Monday challenge - Seasonal flower color
The Pink Elephant challenge #249- Mother's Day
Scribble and Scrap challenge #17- Always Anything Goes

PPRS A Loyal Companion

It's Monday!!!

Welcome to Inspiration Monday.  Today I made a sympathy card for a loved one, a pet. I must admit I don't do these very often but this sentiment and paw print makes a wonderful card when needed. They are sold independently and are part of the new Spring/Summer release. You can also check out the rest of the design teams work on the PPRS BLOG  

What I used to finish card:
Spellbinders Nesties Classic Oval Lg
Starform stickers Transparent Glitter
Dots Queen&Co.and heidi grace
bones, ribbon stash
Copics airbrushed around sentiment:
YR18, YR24, E59

Creative Fingers challenge #34- Anything Goes
Crafty Girls challenge #17- Anything Goes 
DiesRUs challenge #1- Anything Goes
Inky Impressions challenge #157- Anything Goes
Craftitude challenge #64- Anything Goes/ Easy 1,2,3

Happy Stamping!

Coffee BFF's

Happy Friday!!!

It's mid-post time at Simply Create Too challenge #60 Stack 'Um UP- use at least 2 layers. I chose a stamp from Art Impressions called Coffee BFF's. I just love these girls!!! I used paper from Cosmo Cricket called TV Dinner and Sizzix Hero Arts Framelits to cut the Starbucks cardboard out.  Added a sparkle burst brad from Karen Foster and enamel dots from MME and Doodlebug and twine from the Twinery. Colored with Copics.

Copics used:
E000, E00,E01, E11, E23, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E49, E50, E51,
E93, C3, C5, C7, C9, B41, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, YG93, YG95
R11, R12, R14

Sister Act Card challenge #55- Anything Goes
Chocolate, coffee and cards challenge #64- Circles and Squares
Creative Corner challenge - For Mom
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge #113- Spring Colors
Chrisma Cardz challenge #10- Mother's Day
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #130- Anything Goes
Creative Moments challenge #41- Anything Goes/Spring
ttcrd Apr 29-May 5- challenge- Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge- Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew challenge #60- Girly

A closer look

Happy Coloring!