Inspiration Blooms

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tulip Card Set

Oh, the grass is turning green, my daughter is playing in every spot of mud she can find...watch out earthworms!!  The bulbs are popping up...and I'm in the mood for tulips!

This is image is by Faith and was in her Designed2Delight store.  Not sure if she plans on moving it over to the From The Heart Stamps store or not....but I'm loving it anyway!  Here I paired it with a Cheery Lynn die, SU! background stamps and Candi Dots.  All images colored by Copic Markers
This one also features the SU! background stamps.  I had some scraps left from a die cutting session that were too good to toss...so I used them here and embellished them with hand stitching.
 This one simply is layered on designer paper.
This one has a hand embroidered border...they all make my hear sing!  Happy Spring!!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Precious Pet Memory Album featuring Prickley Pear

Today I am sharing a project I made for a friend who lost a dear pup.  The new pet stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps were a perfect touch to tie the album together.

Supplies:
Bo Bunny 6x6 Bare Naked Binder
DeJa Views 12x12 Paper Pack
EE0190 Dogs Leave Paw Prints
BB0045 Paw Print, sm.
GG0196 A Loyal Companion
DD0211 Paw Print

I stamped the paw prints with Gathered Twigs Distress Inks with generation stamping.  (I stamped them off once before adding them to the album so they are more subtle)

I will just show a few of the pages...the paw prints walk across each page perfectly tying the pages together.



And finally, the back cover where I stamped the A Loyal Companion image.  

So, as you can see, these stamps work perfectly for scrapbooking as well as sympathy cards for pets.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Inspiration and Blog Hop Winners!

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a fabulous weekend...I know I did!    Today I'm sharing a card with some more new images from Prickley Pear:  GG0194 Poppy Bud, EE0188 Mothers Hold.

I colored the images with Copic Markers and fussy cut them out so I could layer them on a cuttlebugged panel.  I still love that folder and it's one I got way back when they first came out!  I layered the white embossed cardstock on some Riccio Astrosilver Embossed Metallic cardstock from The Paper Cut.  I love that stuff!    The green bow is some lace seam binding...I love the color and feminine touch!

And now for the Prickley Pear Blog Hop Winners:

Blog Hop Day 1 Winner from Heidi's Blog:
KT Fit Kitty said...
This is gorgeous - love your colour choice. That hummingbird is precious - the daisies are very pretty too!
April 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Blog Hop Day 2 Winner from Michelle's Blog:
Sharla's Web said...
Very nicely done! Very comforting and warm, the way it should be!

Blog Hop Day 3 Winner from Angela's Blog:
Great color scheme. Love the die cuts and the glossy accents really added that special touch.

Congrats ladies!  Please comment on the Prickley Pear blog and I will contact you about getting you your prize!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Prickley Pear Spring/Summer Hop Day 3!

It has finally come....the moment we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as our new Design Team showcases the new product!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived from Brenda's blog, you are right on track, if not, you can find the beginning of the hop HERE.
For my card today I used CC0062 Poppy Bud, sm, CLR047 Mini Vases, D043 Flourished Oval Nesting Die.

I colored the poppy bud several times using R29, R27, R24, YG67, YG17, YG25.  I then cut them out and created a wreath with the buds.  I popped the flower up with foam tape and attached the stems with glue dots for dimension. 

You have reached the end of the blog hop, thanks so much for hopping with us! Hopefully you have left a comment on every hop stop all three days...if not, go back and catch up!  You have until the 20th to get your one comment per blog in for your chance to win some PPRS fun!  Good Luck!


Day 3 - Thursday April 17
PPRS Blog - Nicole
Heidi
Angie
Tracy
Maureen
Rene
Brenda
Michelle

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 Hop, Day 2!


It has finally come....the moment we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!

We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as our new Design Team showcases the new product!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived from Tracy's blog, you are right on track!  If not, skip back to the beginning and start HERE!



I stamped the small paw print randomly on the background panel and then hand stitched the panel to my card.  I stamped the larger paws on white cardstock and then distressed them with Spiced Marmalade and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink before fussy cutting them and popping them up on foam tape.  Flowers are cut from designer paper scraps, stamped and embellished with a white gel pen.

This is the last hop stop today.  Thank you for hopping with us and leaving love along the way!  It means a lot to our designers to hear from their blog visitors! 

Day 2 - Wednesday April 16
PPRS Blog - Nicole
Barb
Heidi
Maureen
Rene'
Angie
Tracy
Michelle

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Prickley Pear Spring/Summer Hop Day 1!

It has finally come....the moment we can reveal the Prickley Pear Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  We are celebrating with a 3 day blog hop event!  Join us each day as our new Design Team showcases the new product!  As always, leave comments on each and every blog post along the way since there will be one winner selected for each day's comments!  We will select our winners on April 20 and they will be announced on April 21 in our Monday inspiration post!

If you have arrived here from Angie's blog, you are on the right track.


I used DD0206 Campfire, AA0061 Star Cluster, AA0060 Lightning Bug, HH0162 Camping Tent, DD0213 Come Early.

I stamped the tent on white paper and then distressed the paper with Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn and Tea Dye distress inks.  I colored the campfire with Copic Markers E49, E47, E44, YR68, YR15, YR21.  Star cluster is embossed with gold detail embossing powder.  Papers are from Simple Stories' Take A Hike collection.

You have completed today's blog hop!  Thank you so much for taking the time to hop along with us!  Be sure you have left a comment at every hop stop for your chance to win a fabby PPRS prize! 
See you back here tomorrow!

Day 1 - Tuesday, April 15
PPRS Blog - Nicole
Barb
Maureen
Heidi
Brenda
Angie
Michelle

Monday, April 14, 2014

You Put The Happy In My Day!

 I have another post for Endless Creations today!  I love these flower images.  There is one image that is solid and another that is the outline.  I cut a pile of them out and dressed them up with Copic Markers and Signo White Gel Pen detailing.  The background flowers are stamped and then overstamped with the  solid image.  Don't you love this sentiment?!
And this card is kind of a hoot!  I made the flower out of a men's tie image!  I stamped it on designer paper a gazillion times and then cut each one out.  I folded the knot of the tie down on each one and it formed my flower!

I have spring on my brain....there are flowers popping out everywhere!    You can catch a peek at these cards in the Endless Creations show booth!