Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ready for Spring?

Spring is just around the corner. It is one of my favorite seasons. I love it when the trees start to bud and cold winter days give way to longer, warmer spring days. You would be surprised, but even in Arizona we get to experience some of the changing of the seasons. To celebrate the season and all that is beautiful about Easter, we have come out with a NEW red rubber release. It will be available next weekend on our storefront. But in the meantime, I have some wonderful samples I am happy to share with you. 

Happy Easter - Happy Spring - Happy Everything

This card was quick and easy to do. 
• I started with a base card that is 4.25 by 5.5". I used K & Co. design paper.  
• First I started by stamping our 6 chicks in a row with black memento ink. I colored in with copic markers, then trimmed around the image. 
• I then cut a border with my Martha Stewart punch that measures 5.25 by 1.5". 
• Using a blue-green card stock, I stamped with white chalk in our Black Eye Susans Border. Once the ink was dry, I stamped the word phrase in the center. I centered this panel into my scalloped border. 
• Next I randomly stamped our Floral Egg onto a panel of 4 by 5.25 blue-green card stock using white chalk ink.
Layer all together as shown, and finish with 4 blue pearls.

But Withered Leaves
 I LOVE vintage lately. Give me a vintage image mix it up with some vintage papers, age everything a bit more than it needs to be and you get a beautiful look every time. This card was fun and incorporates our new Flowers Die and Clear Flowers stamp set. 
• First, I cut a scalloped oval (Cheery Lynn Designs) from cream card stock. Next I stamped the Rabbit with Egg with brown ink into the center. I painted with dulled out watercolors for an aged look. I aged it further by using Old Paper distress ink around the edges.
• Next, I cut a brown panel 6.5 by 5" and stamped the Black Eye Susans Border with Versamark ink onto the brown card stock. I then layered a 3 by 6.25" panel of DP (K & Co.) 
• Using our Scalloped Circle Die (Prickley  Pear) I cut two pieces then layered and offset as show. I stamped our new Rosebud circle into the center of the top die cut, then stamped the phrase Withered Leaves into the center. 
• I cut various shapes and sizes of our Flowers die with different DP stamped them with the coordinating stamps, layered and finished with white pearls.
• To finish, layer all together as shown.

Ressurection Joy
This card was super fast and easy. And the look is beautiful. I just love all of my new stackers dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. We have created our Black Eye Susans oval to fit into their scalloped oval and plain oval dies. 
• First I cut an oval (Cheery Lynn Designs) then stamped our Flourished Oval and the phrase Resurrectition Joy into the oval. Next, I cut out two scalloped circles as shown. I aged the green oval with Old Paper distress ink. Layer all as shown. 
• I took a panel of light green card stock and stamped our new Heart Doily randomly with white chalk ink.
• Then I stamped the Black Eye Susans into the same green cardstock using white chalk ink. Trimed to 1 by 5.25" then centered into a scalloped border. 
• I layered all as shown and finished with pearls. Final card size is 4.25 by 5.5".

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Blog Hop Winners - Days 3 & 4

Greetings all, Sorry for the delayed announcement for the winners for the Valentine release and the Tree Clear Stamps set release. We got back from CHA, I saw Mary (my business partner) off to the airport then promptly got the flu.

We read all of your wonderful comments and wanted to thank everyone for playing along. Two luck winners were randomly chosen and they are:

Amy Davis King - she won the Four Seasons Tree set and matching die and

Elin Larsson - She won the Valentin red rubber stamps and the scalloped circle die.
Congratulations ladies and thanks all for playing. 

Be sure to play along with us for our next release coming in March - All about Spring & Easter

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blog Hop Day 4!

Wow, CHA has been a blast, and we hope you all have enjoyed our new Clear Stamp and matching dies releases! We have been thrilled to share samples with you, and although we love the new clear sets, I saved my favorites for last. I just LOVE some of the new red rubber stamps we have to offer. The little vintage valentine stamps have such charm - when you see them, we think you will agree.

The contest is the same. Follow along the list of names (I will provide below). Find their secret letter, in each of our DT members postings and email your word to service@prickleypear.com. Start here for your first letter.

Today's lucky winner will win our  new salloped circle die along with the unmounted red rubber stamps shown below! So follow along in this order for your next clue!  Dawn, Amy, Michelle, Angelica, Me (My second letter is N), Leslie, Tesa, Jennifer.