Inspiration Blooms

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Steampunk Tin Man Bouquet and Stamp Convention News!

I have a little Tin Man Bouquet for you today for Prickley Pear....just love this guy, he looks sweet!
I colored all of the images with Copic Markers and yes, I did fussy cut them.  I turned the tree into a floral's all in fun!

JJ0084 Steampunk Tin Man
HH0143 Steampunk Tree 

For local peeps, join The Stamp Shoppe this Saturday for the Stamp Convention, Saturday the 29th from 9:30 - 4:00 PM.  There will be a treasure-trove of Prickley Pear stamps to choose from in The Stamp Shoppe booth, plus much more!

There will be Make and Takes all day at the various booths....lots of inspiration and artsy fun!  Hope to see you there!! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Paw Prints on Our Hearts I have a pet sympathy card using images from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. 
It's never easy when someone loses a beloved pet.  I have had several occasions lately to create pet sympathy cards by request.

I used some hand stitching as I think that always makes a card more personal and special.  I added white gel pen to flowers that were stamped and die cut from patterned paper scraps.  

EE0190 - Dogs Leave Paw Prints
BB0045 - Paw Prints Small
GG0101 - Winged Heart
CLR015A - Blobby Flowers 2 Clear Set
PPRS D015 - Blobby Flowers Die
CLR012A - Flowers 2 Clear Set
PPRS D022 - Flowers Die Set
CLR002 - Hibiscus Clear Set
PPRS D002 - Hibiscus Die Set
CLR037 - Fall Leaves Clear Set
PPRS D037 Leaf Die Set

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Autumn Evening

I am still on an autumn leaves the leaves are starting to fall in earnest in East/Central WI.

This card features the CLR018A Oak and Maple Leaf 2 and coordinating die:  Oak and Maple Leaf Die.

I also used the CLR024A Mini Owls 2 and coordinating die:  Pumpkin Die.

Just as before, I stamped all of the leaves/pumpkin on polished stone papers in various colors.

The GG0170 The Owl And The Pussycat image is stamped with Stazon ink on acetate.  I did the Glitter and Acetate Technique to add glitter to color the car, moon and tree.  The adhesive is hidden behind the glittered elements.

Happy Fall Y'all!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Autumn Days....

I had a bit of fall fun yesterday with Prickely Pear Rubber Stamps.  I had sheets of glossy cardstock that I had done the Polished Stone Technique on.  I stamped on the various pieces with StaZon Black Ink.

I used the CLR018A Oak and Maple Leaf 2 and Dancing with Leaves.
There are coordinating dies:  Oak and Maple Leaf Die

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Life Begins After Coffee

Hello!  Today I have a fun fold card for you featuring the Coffee Clear Stamp Set and Die from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!  I just love how this turned out!

You can find the tutorial for a Bendi Card on Splitcoaststampers.   I added the top lace die from Cheery Lynn and the piles of coffee beans to the inside of my coffee shop window.  I also popped the coffee cups all up on foam tape for some additional dimension.  

Happy Thursday!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

....these are a few of my favorite things....

Today I have been busy preparing for my busy fall with Lilla Rose and decided to make a bunch of thank you cards using one of my favorite new images from the Butterfly Sentiments Clear Stamp Set and Die by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

These cards could easily be adapted for birthdays or thinking of you cards by just changing out the sentiment!
If you were not aware, I am a Lilla Rose Independent Stylist.  Lilla Rose carries some pretty fun hair accessories that are made with music wire!  The flexi-clip, pictured above, is the patented clip that comes in seven sizes for all lengths and thicknesses of hair.  I fell in love with these clips a few years ago when they were shared with me.  No more headaches from the nasty claw clips with my long, thick hair!  Better yet....they are cuter and they are more broken claw clips! 
For these cards I used a bunch of up-cycled cardstock and some vintage wrapping paper.  I had one sheet and I made a total of 94 cards using the entire sheet.  Had I thought ahead a bit I could have easily hit 100! 

I stamped and die cut the butterfly from various sheets of watercolored designer paper scraps.  I am on a purging kick...and when I do that, I like to USE what I have rather than just tossing it or giving it becomes a bit of a challenge/game!
The Lilla Rose stamp is one that a friend had custom-made for me and I love it, Lizzie!

Lilla Rose also carries hair sticks, hair bands, bobby pins, and Upins!  You can check out these fun products on my website:
If you have any questions, pop me an email or a comment! 

Do you combine things you love with your stamping?  I love it when I get a thank you for sharing a hand-made thank you card and these hair products!! 

Friday, October 7, 2016

....and Maybe Three People

Oh, and if you aren't a fancy coffee cup drinker.....we can do it in a mug too!

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps:  Coffee Clear Stamp Set, Coffee Die Set

Riley and Co:  All I Care About

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