Patriotic Bikini Girl

Hi everyone,

Hope you had a great weekend!  It's Monday so today I share a card for Inspiration Monday over at the Prickley Pear blog. I made a patriotic card of course because it's the 4th on Friday!  I used Yellow Polka Dot Bikini and colored her bikini red and added white dots with a gel pen.  I wanted  to do some fireworks but didn't have a die.  So I dug through my dies and came up with a Dandelion die from Cheery Lynn. Just removed the stem and turned them upside down! They worked. I got this idea from another blog that asked you to think outside the box and find dies that can work for July 4th! To look at your dies in a whole new way.  I own a ton of them!  Don't you.  I need to use more of what I already own instead of always buying more. Now that's thinkin outside the box!  So try it! Stop by the Prickley Pear blog and check out the design teams beautiful projects!

A closer look

Prickley Pear product used:  GG0195 Yellow Polka Dot Biniki ,

Other products used
DP: Graphic45 By the Sea
Cheery Lynn dies: Horizon Fishtail Banners, Dandelions
Red stickers: Jenni Bowlin
Stars & pearls: Recollections
Cork label: American Crafts
Twine: The Twinery, May Arts

Copics used:  E11, E50, E51, E93, C5, Y21, YR00, YR24, R22, 
R24, R27, R83, B21, B24, B28, white gel pen.

613 Avenue Create challenge #78- Anything Goes
Sister Act card challenge #63- Anything Goes
Allsorts challenge #265- Summer Girls
Open minded challenge #13- Patriotic Colors
Crazy4challenges #242- Summer
Paper Pretties challenge #316- Red, White and Blue
ttcrd challenge 6/24-6/30 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday challenge - Two or more ribbons/Twine
City Crafters challenge week#217- Red, White and Blue
Twisted Tuesday challenge #79- Red, White and Blue w/Stars

Happy Stamping and have a great 4th!

Sandy & Her Sombrero

Hello there,

I have finally carved out some time to make a few summertime cards with a few of my favorite stamps, some new and some not so new!  The one I am showing today is a stamp set from Stamping Bella called Sandy & Her Sombrero. You can find it at 7 Kids College Fund   These stamps are one of my favorite Co.  I just love the Uptown Girls!!!! I used a favorite color combo yellow and teal with white. Great for summer cards.  Sandy is sippin her margarita and hangin at the beach!  Hmmmm.. I wonder which beach?  Oh, FYI this stamp set is NOT new.  It's from last summer.  Oh well better late than never!  Just wanted to share her! One of my new favorite embelishments and hot trend right now is using sequins.  I adore these from Pretty Pink Posh . The blue one's are Crate Paper. Now go get your summer on!

A closer look

What I used to create this card:
DP: Echo Park A Perfect Summer
Authentique: Fresh
Twine:  Doodlebug
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh, Crate Paper
Pearls: stash

Copics used: 
C1, C3, C5, E11, E30, E31, E33, E40, E41, E42, E50,
E53, E93, Y04, Y06, Y08, Y11, Y21, YG21, YG23,
YG25, BG11, BG13, BG15
White gel pen for highlights

Inky Impressions challenge #165- Anything Goes
Crafting by designs challenge - Here Comes Summer
Crafting for all seasons challenge #80- whatever the weather
Shopping our stash challenge #157- Use fav color
Clear it out challenge - Theme: Fav color/ Stash: Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesday challenge #178- Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge #41- Anything Goes
Marker Pop challenge #46- Yellows

Happy stamping and coloring!

Embossed Mini Vases and Flowers

Good Monday Morning,

It's time for some inspiration using Prickley Pear stamps.  I decided to showcase these cute little vases and flowers that come in a clear set today. I embossed the vases using some black/white striped paper, white embossing on the black paper and black embossing on the white paper.  Nice effect I think. The flowers on DP go nicely with this set.  Added the flourish with a few die cut butterflies, twine, bling and sequins and sentiment.  Visit the Prickley Pear blog for more inspiration from the team!  Lots of flower goodness today.

Prickley Pear products used:

Other products used:
DP: Amy Tangerine Plus One
Twine: The Twinery
Sequins: My Pink Posh
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Bling: Zva
Embosssing powders: Emerald Onyx Superior
White embossing powder: Stampendous

Scribble and Scrap challenge #21- Anything Goes
That Craft Place challenge - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance Challenge- Anything Goes w/option H. Bday
Creative Fingers challenge #40- Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet challenge #88- Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #182- Favorite embellishment is twine
Word Art Wednesday challenge #137- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge - 6/17 to 6/23- Anything Goes
Clear It Out challenge Theme: Anything Goes/ Stash: Anything Goes

Happy Stamping

Girl with cat

Hi there,

It's time for the Sunday challenge over at 613 Avenue Create blog .  This week's optional theme is National Pink Day.  So use pink please!!  We'd love to see what you can create!  We have 4 sponsors this week Bugaboo , Time For Tea Designs , Hannah Lynn Art and Lee's Digi shop . I chose to use a digi from Bugaboo called Kidz Girl- Cat.

What I used to create this card:
DP: MME Cut and Paste, Necessities
ribbon: stash
Prima: Say it with crystals
Want2Scrap: pink bling
Studio Calico: wood word bubble
Tim Holtz: distress stain Spun Sugar
WeRMemory keeper: corner chomper

Copics used: 
E02, E11, E40, E44, E50, E51, E53, E55, E93, 
B04, R11, R14, R81, R83, R85, RV02, RV04, RV25.

Pile It On Challenge #25- Kawaii/Cute
A Gem of a Challenge #122- For a child
Sister Act Card challenge #46- Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps challenge #108- Spots and Dots
Digi Choosday challenge Week # 24- In the Pink

Happy coloring!

Lightning bugs

Hello everyone,

It's time for Prickley Pear Stamps Inspiration Monday. My card is another summer theme Lightning bugs! I used to love to catch these guys all summer long as a kid after dark playing outside in Pennsylvania.  This so reminds me of my childhood.  I also used a snail called Hitching a ride with his buddies hitching a ride. Hmm... I don't think they are going to get very far in that jar! Oh well.  Stop by the Prickley Pear blog and check out the other creative cards from the design team today!

Prickley Pear products:  DD0203 Hitching A Ride sm. ,

A closer look

Other products used:
DP: AC Dear Lizzy Neopolitan
washi tapes: Amy Tangerine
Jar punch: EKsuccess
Wire thread: Prima Lime green
Twine: The Twinery
Stickles yellow
Candy dots: MMe, Doodlebug

Copics Used:
C1, C3, C5, B0000, B00, BG10, YG11
Prismacolor pencils

Penny's Paper-Crafty challenge #181- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #136- Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday challenge #78- At least 2 animals Twist: spots or polka dots
Open-Minded Crafting challenge #12- Something With Wings
Sweet Stampin challenge - Say it with flowers
A Gem of A challenge #121- Use gingham ribbon or Designer paper
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge #116- Things with Wings
Crafty Girls challenge #20- Anything Goes
ttcrd challenge - 6/10-6/16- Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge #38- Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!

Hello Kitty

Good Monday morning,

Today's inspiration Monday card for Prickley Pear Stamps  is a cat card.  For a cat lover or for maybe someone who has lost a pet.  I actually have a friend who just lost her beloved cat, this could be for her. I love this scribble kitty.  It's not new neither is the oval die cut.  The sentiment, paw print and poppies he's sitting in are part of the new Spring/Summer release stamps. Check out all the other lovely creations on the Prickley Pear blog and leave a little love! Happy Summer!

A closer look

GG0038 Scribble Kitty , DD0210 Poppies Garden sml ,
DD0205 Cats Leave Paw Prints , BB0045 Paw Print small ,
D044 Heart Oval insert die .

Other products used:
DP: Echo Park Summer Bliss
Cheery Lynn: Mesh hearts border B97
Chickaniddy: enamel hearts
eyelet outlet: Butterfly brads

Copics used:
E02, E29, E40, E43, E44, YG23, G05, G24,
G94, Y19, R22, R24, B04.

Pile It On challenge #23- Use patterned paper
Sentimental Sundays challenge #210 - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap challenge #20- Anything Goes
Cherry Lynn challenge #136- Creative corners
Color Me Creative challenge #94- Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #60- Anything Goes
Creative Fingers challenge #38- Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts challenge #40- die cuts/punches
Shopping Our Stash challenge #154- Critters
Loves Rubber Stamps challenge #106- Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas Linky party #33- Your favorite color
Crafting From The Heart #22- Anything Goes
The Crafty Bloggers Network June challenge- Bingo Board (Die-cut, image, Patterned paper)

Happy Stamping!

Best Friends

Good Sunday Morning!

It's challenge time over at 613 Avenue Create .  This week's theme is Best Friends and our Sponsors are A Random Fan , Vectoria Designs  and Eureka .  I did 2 projects this week.  My first is a sweet image from A random Fan called Travel Bug.  Great for this time of year when everyone is off on vacation. Or use it for best friends, someone who has a pet or a new driver in the family.

A closer look

What I used to create this card:
DP Carta Bella True Friends
Spellbinders Classic OvalsLGg.
Prima wire thread hot pink, teal, avacado
Say it in Crystals pink heart
liquid pearls flamingo, avacado, ocean blue
Stickles diamond

Copics used:
C1, C3, C5, E02, E11, E13, E15, E33, E35, E44, E50, E51, E93
Y15, Y17, Y28, Y38, YR31, G94, YG21, YG23, YG25, R24,
R81, R83, R85, BG01, BG02, BG05.

ttcrd challenge 6/10-6/16- Anything Goes
The Cat's Pajamas challenge - Anything Goes
Get Inky challenge - Summer Creations
Word Art Wednesday challenge #135- Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly challenge - Anything Goes

My second card is made with Vectoria Postcard papers ATC vintage sheet .  I had this pretty purple
paper and stamped a bunch of images on it. I stamped the paris postmark and word love.  Those do not come on the cards.  Used some purple twine from May Arts, Cheery Lynn fishtail banners, candi minis, some Tim Holtz distress ink in dusty concord, crown brad and butterflys from Crate paper. A fun  Paris inspired card.

Top Tip Tuesday challenge - Monochromatic
Delightful challenge - Use string, ribbon or twine
Creative Moments challenge #44- Anything Goes w/twist monochromatic

Happy coloring and stamping!

Ferris Wheel and Sunsets

Good Monday morning all,

It's Inspiration Monday for Prickley Pear and my card today is all about summer! I chose this stamp called Ferris Wheel and added the silver star clusters. The sentiment and Ferris Wheel are not new but the star cluster is part of the Spring/Summer release. You can visit the Prickley Pear blog to check out the rest of design team's work today.  Get inspired!  Create something fun for summer!

Other stuff I used to create this card:
Ribbon: May Arts 
Jellies: Queen&Co.
Tag: Ranger
1/2" punch EK success
Silver ink colorbox
Tim Holtz distress inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade,
ripe persimmon, peacock feathers.
DP MME Market Street
Kraft tickets MME Kraft funday

Inky Impressions challenge #161- Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday challenge #133- Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays challenge #174- Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday challenge #77- Sun or yellow/twist childlike
ttcrd challenge - May28-June2- Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy challenge #115- Outdoors
Creative Knockouts challenge #39- Summer's Coming
Crafty Girls challenge #19- Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant challenge  #253- color/Orange

Happy Summer and Happy Stamping!