Thursday, November 29, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Design Team Monday - November 26, 2012

Welcome To Prickley Pear Design Team  Monday!  Thanksgiving 2012 is a memory...and it's time to get crackin' on those holiday cards!  Let's see what the design team has been up to this week!

Designer: Dawn Bennett using

Designer: Heidi Erickson using Oak and Maple Leaf CLR018A, Oak and Maple Leaf Die and Fanciful Swirl Die

Designer: Jenn Cochran using Ornament with flourish.

Designer: Jessica Pascarella using

Designer: Kina Nunziante using

Designer: Lucy Chesna using Fall Scalloped Ovals 2 Clearly Beautiful Stamp Set, Scalloped Oval Die
Lucy has another card for us this week using the same sets as above for a totally different look!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Prickley Pear's Themed Thursday ~ Ornaments!

Happy Thanksgiving!!  Hope today finds you spending time with your family and friends! 

Welcome To Prickley Pear's Themed Thursday, and today we are focusing on ORNAMENTS!

Designer: Heidi Erickson using Victorian Ornaments2 CLR019A,  Ornament 2, Victorian Die, Cherry Lynn Holly and Lattice Dies

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Inspiration Monday - November 12, 2012

We want to give a big THANK YOU to all that have given their lives and to those who daily sacrifice serving in the Armed Forces protecting our freedom!  Our gratitude extends to those whose lives are affected by these sacrifices as well...parents, spouses, children, friends.

Designer: Michelle Pearson using The American.

Our designers have been busy and have some inspiration to share with you today!  Enjoy!

Designer: Heidi Erickson using Victorian Ornaments2 CLR019A, Three Standing Snowmen and Cheery Lynn Holly die

Designer: Jenn Cochran using Oak and maple leaf die; Grateful for you

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps -

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Prickley Pear Thursday Theme Inspiration

Happy Thursday to you! Today we are sharing some cards featuring the Clearly Beautiful Cardinal Sets 1 and 2. Enjoy!
Heidi created this card using:  Cardinals Set 2 CLR005A & Scallop Oval Die & D005 Cardinal Die; Cherry Lynn Holly die

 Lucy created this using:  Cardinals Clear Stamp 2, Christmas Trees 2, Cardinal Die

 Michelle created this using: Cardinals Clear Stamp Set, Cardinal Die and Dandelion Bunch

Michelle using Cardinals Clear Set (stamp on designer paper; no coloring required!), Cardinal Die,
Magenta Metallic Frame Sticker

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Double Embossing Technique

Heidi has a tutorial for us today, the Double Embossing Technique:
 First I used the VersaMark Ink pad to ink up the front of the embossing folder.
 Lay the paper onto the inked folder and close the folder.
 Run the paper through the cuttlebug or Big Shot machine.
 Remove the paper from the folder and sprinkle with Embossing Powder.  Lightly rub the raised portions to remove most of the excess powder that is clinging to the embossed image.
 Heat with a Heat tool until all the powder is embossed and shiny.  Trim down to the size you want to use on your card.

I cut out the oval from white cardstock with the scalloped oval die.  Then I stamped Seasons Greetings oval from the Prickley Pear CLR027B Winter Scalloped Oval 3 Clear Set onto the cut out oval.  Add some pearls and ribbon to complete the card!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Prickley Pear Thursday Theme Inspiration!

Welcome to another Prickley Pear Thursday Theme Inspiration!  This week our focus is on Leaves!
You still have a few weeks of fall left and Thanksgiving before we hit the holiday cards in earnest!

Prickley Pear has a nice selection of fall images, whether you prefer red rubber or the Clearly Beautiful Stamp Sets and coordinating Dies!

 Heidi Erickson using:  Oak and Maple Leaf CLR018A and Scallop Circle Die

 Lucy created this fall wreath using:  Oak and Maple Leaf Die and Pumpkin Die

 Michelle using:  Winter is an Etching and Fall and Halloween 2010 ATC Transparency Sheet