Friday, September 30, 2011
First, Tesa returns to us as our blog moderator. She has been with us for two full years now and is just fabulous and super talented! She resides in Sweden and we are thrilled to have her back for another year!
Next, returning from last year is Angelica. Her work is super beautiful and well designed to the last detail. We are so lucky to welcome her back for a second year, as she is truly talented!
And then, our last fabulous DT member returning from last year is Michelle Pearson. Her work is stunning. Every detail is well thought out right down to the stitching she is famous for! Love your work Michelle!
And now we are thrilled to announce our new DT members!
First is Kristii, you might be familiar with her as she is an active DT member for CardPatterns. She is one talented lady, and we are thrilled to have her on board!
Next is Lori. Her work is beautiful down to every last detail. She has a fabulous eye for color, combining mixed patterned paper together and really beautiful layouts! Welcome Lori! We are thrilled to have you!
Third is Audrey. She has a beautiful, slightly vintage, with very clean lines - type of design. She really knows how to put patterns and textures together and we are excited to be adding her to the team! Welcome Audrey.
We LOVED how Ujjwal shows creativity through the use of recycled materials. She has the ability to take ordinary items you might toss and turns them into beautiful creative pieces. Her work definitely has a bit of artistic, urban flair. Her use of colors and elements paired with her fabulous design really caught our eye! Welcome Ujjwal!
Amy is another great one for throwing textures, patterns and elements together! You will find her collage work inspiring as she has a great eye for it. We welcome you Amy!
Next up.... Melissa. We LOVED here clean use of lines, simplicity in style and use of colors. She is great at putting patterns together, could it be because she is also a quilter? Welcome Melissa, we look forward to having you with the PPRS design team this year!
And last as a PPRS guest designer, we have Cheryl Lea! She has a fabulous style, great use of colors, texture and copic coloring! We think you will agree she has a fabulous style and we look forward to seeing here beautiful creations!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Size: 6 1/2" x 5"
Stamps: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps (Scary Cat and Bats Set, Rickety Haunted House)
Inks: Brilliance Ink (Graphite Black), Distress ink (frayed burlap, spiced marmalade)
Paper: Cardstock, Basic Grey
Accessories: PPRS dies (Scary Cat and Bat Die), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Distressed Stripes), Want2Scrap black adhesive rhinestones, pop dots
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Don't forget, our DT call is steel open, you can find all the details here.
Size: 6" x 6"
Stamps: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps (Scary Cat and Bats Set)
Inks: Brilliance (Graphite Black), VersaMagic (Tea Leaves)
Paper: Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey, Making Memories
Accessories: PPRS dies (Scary Cat and Bat Die), ribbon, Spellbinders (Fleur De Lis Accents), Tim Holtz embossing folder (Halloween Night), Recollections brads, Want2Scrap black adhesive rhinestones, pop dots.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
- Make a card based on this month’s sketch.
- Use your Prickley Pear product/s
- Link it up using the linking tool below no later than September 30
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Welcome back for our final day of New Release Celebration. We hope you have enjoyed it so far!
Prickley Pear has 10 new sets of clear stamps with coordinated dies up in the web shop. Today we are showcasing the final three sets: Holly and Berries Clear Stamps Set, Birdcage Winter 2 Clear Stamp Set and Ornaments Set 2.
What a beautiful tree, love the use of the die!!!!
You could win this set and die – and more!
4 of the sets comes with new dies, while six of the sets coordinates with dies from previous releases (yay for extra value of the dies for you who has them already!!!) and we want to give one of you the sets with the new dies!!! They are:
A total value of $82!!! All you have to do to have a chance of winning this is leave comments on the blog posts here and on the Design Team’s blogs (see below) no later than Tuesday midnight. The winner will be randomly drawn from one of the blogs, one of the days!
Now hop on over to the DT blogs for more inspiration!
Thanks for visiting and have a fun hop!
Nicole and the Prickley Pear Team
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Hi folks! Welcome back for our second day of celebrating the new release of 10 clear stamp sets and 4 dies with loads of inspiration and a big give away!!!!
One happy participant will win four of the new clear stamp sets and four coordinated dies. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating blogs and tell us what you think about the new release. The winner will be drawn randomly at one of the four blogs, one of the days and will be presented here on Wednesday.
The Dancing Skeletons and the Oak and Maple Leaf set comes with two brand new dies: Dancing Skeletons and Oak and Maple Leaf Die, while the Build an Owl 2 and Circles Winter coordinates with the Dies from previous releases: The Build an Owl Die and Scalloped Circle Die.
The Design Team blogs are filled with inspiration using the other sets. Go check them out, and don’t forget to leave comments for your chance to win the prize!!
Have fun hopping and hope to see you back tomorrow for our last day of New Release Celebration!
Nicole and the Prickley Pear Team
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Welcome to Prickley Pear's new release of 10 clear stamp sets and four coordinated dies. The sets have beautiful autumn and winter themed images and sentiments perfect for Autumn, Halloween, Thanks Giving and winter season projects.
To celebrate this new release we are having a three day long Blog Party with loads of inspirations and a big give away! One happy participant will win four of the new clear stamp sets and four coordinated dies. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating blogs and tell us what you think about the new release. The winner will be drawn randomly at one of the four blogs, one of the days and will be presented here on Wednesday.
The DT blogs are also filled with inspiration. Be sure to visit and leave a comment here and on the other three blogs for your chance to win four of the new sets with coordinated dies!!!
Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you back tomorrow when we have more new sets and inspiration in store!!!
Nicole and the Prickley Pear Team
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Hi all! Have you seen the DT Call??? Check it out HERE!!!! I’ve been with the Prickley Pear team for two years now and I’ve loved every minute. Awesome products and wonderful ladies to work with. So give it a shot, I promise you will not regret it!!!!
With the new release from this past weekend there is a Birdcage Winter 2 Clear Stamp Set that coordinates with the same die! YAY!!!! You’ll see samples of that set in the Release Party that starts here and on the DT blogs on Saturday. Be sure to check back then!!!
Second card is a sneak peak of one of the ten (!!!!) new sets just released. The Circles Fall Clear Stamp Set:
It coordinates with the Scalloped Circle Die. Love these cats!!!! I used that same circle stamp from the main image to stamp a scalloped border.
We’ll be back on Saturday with more inspiration done with the new sets and the new dies. We’ll have a give away too!!!! You do not want to miss it!!!
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Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Size: 5" x 6 1/2"
Stamps: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps (Pictorial Review)
Inks: VersaFine (Onyx Black)
Paper: Bazzill cardstock, cardstock, Tim Holtz (Vintage Shabby Paper Pad)
Accessories: Fiskars border punch (apron lace), Liquid Embossing (Clear Glass), lace, tulle, Spellbinders (Fleur De Lis Squares), Recollections metallic brads, Liquid Pearls (Petal Pink), pop dots
Saturday, September 3, 2011
How to Apply:
Show us your best! Send us 3 samples in JPEG format of cards or scrapbook samples that showcase your best works, along with a link to your blog. Link your blogs to MR. Linkey below. You do not need to use PPRS stamps, but it is always appreciated.
Please include your name, address and e-mail and a short paragragh about yourself telling us why you would be a great fit for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.
You have until September. 20, 2011 to apply for the design team. We will review all applicants and by September 25, we will contact you via e-mail to let you know if you have been accepted or not. Announcements to our new DT members will be made on our blog and website September 30, 2011.
• Commitment of 12 months (1 Year) required, from Oct. 1, 2011 – Oct. 1, 2012
• 3 monthly submissions to the PPRS offices required by the 15th of each month. All submissions become the property of PPRS
• A minimum of 4 posings (one per week) featuring PPRS products on your blogs. And posting to Splitcoast is appreciated! You will each be assigned a weekday for posting.
• Must participate in all PPRS blog hops and Sketch Challenges. Monthly.• You will be required to submit your digital pics with instructions each Saturday, to the PPRS Yahoo Group.
• As a design team member, you will also be working with products that have not been officially released to the public. You can not post those projects to your blog until the products are officially released on the Prickley Pear RS blog and website.
• When submitting cards, layouts, and altered projects, we do require that you use only the Prickley Pear line of stamps and dies but you can use any tools, embellishments, and accessories.
• Each stamp you receive will need to be used at least one time. Using more than one stamp on a card is fine.
Prickley Pear Benefits
You will have a bio and picture on our website, with links to your blog from our website and blog. All the stamps and dies and product we send you will be yours to keep! You also receive an exclusive 25% discount on all other merchandise that you would like to purchase during your 12 month contract as a Prickley Pear Designer.
We are excited to hear from you.
Email us at here and please link your blog on mr. linkey after you submit for the PPRS design team!