Thursday, August 29, 2013

Three lucky winners have been chosen for our Fall Release in Review!!!!

Thanks all for playing along for our Release in Review! We have randomly chosen three winners and they are: 
Angela Bode
Donna Idlet
Cindy Groh

Congratulations ladies. please email with your addresses so we can mail out!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Last Day of our Review for our New Stamps

Hi Folks!

Wow, I can't believe how quickly the week has gone by. We have had so much fun preparing for and showcasing you all of these fabulous cards. The next few weeks are going to be exciting here at Prickley Pear. We are launching a brand new website! And believe me, it is so much easier to use and find what you want. We will be announcing a new design team on September 1 as well. And be sure to check back with us on August 29th as we will be announcing the three lucky winners to receive much of this release. Thank you all for your participation! Your comments have been very fun to read.

Stamps used: CLR031A Poinsettia 2 Holiday and Matching die, GG0180 Frosty the Snowman and GG0184 Snowman with Lantern 

Stamps used: HH0147 Mistletoe, GG0179 Jingle Bells and FF0087 Peaceful Season
Stamps used: HH0145 Rudolph Headlines

Monday, August 26, 2013

Another Fun Day of Review!

We have a couple more fabulous cards to show you today and tomorrow. And then be sure to check back with us on Thursday the 29th as we will pick three random winners to win packages full of stamps from this release!

Michelle used the new poinsettia die and clear stamps set to make this beautiful winter card.

I love the vintage look and feel to this card. Michelle picked the right papers and embellishments that completely compliment the stamps. Stamps used: HH0145 Rudolph Headlines & EE0173 Rudolph Snapshot

Here is another sweet little card done up by Michelle. Stamps used: AA0015 Believe & GG0181 Child with Lamb

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hope you all are enjoying the review. Thank you for all of the comments. We have a couple of beautiful Christmas cards to show you today.

This year we had fun with song lyrics. We have come up with a few big blocky lyric stamps that work perfectly as partial background stamps. New this year is our snowflake die. The center is a 1" circle, so it is perfect for little word phrase. The red lattice background die is from Cheery Lynn Designs. Stamps used: GG0182 Thumpetty Thump Thump, GG0184 Snowman with Lantern, CC0137 Fa La La La, PPRS D038 Snowflake Pendant, and PPRS D031 Poinsettia Leaf

We love adding vintage into our line of stamps whenever we can. This is a cute little vintage image we found that we just fell in love with. Michelle did a fabulous job with this little card. Stamps used: GG0183 Roasting Marshmallows

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Day 4 of the Reveal

Hi Folks,
Welcome to another day of us showing you our fall release in review. We hope you all are enjoying the samples show. Remember to leave comments! Three lucky winners will be chosen for some pretty amazing blog give away's. And we have not had to many comments yet, so your chances are good!

Here is a sampling of the product we have to give away for this release party. Each package will be slightly different, but each package will contain two sets of clear stamps and matching dies from our new release and a variety of the new red rubber stamps. Totaling at almost $100 for each package.

Now for some card goodness!

It's all about zombies this year! Living in Arizona you see all sorts of road crossing signs. In Sun City you are likely to see signs for golf - cart crossing and road runners. Go up north and you will see signs for elk, deer and cattle crossing. I even saw one in Hawaii once for large sea turtle crossings. So, to celebrate Halloween and all of the different crossing signs that we all come across, we did a zombie crossing sign. I love how his little foot is about to fall off. Perfectly ghoulish. I stamped the image onto the background paper, then stamped again onto orange card stock. I cut out as shown and layered on top of my stamped image. I cut three bats from our new gate die and placed randomly onto the card. Stamps used: HH0142 Zombie Xing and PPRS D039 Spiderweb Gate

We have a fabulous Spiderweb ATC stamp that all sorts of phrases and our mini stamps can fit into. Michelle chose to stamp a phrase into the center. Michelle did a great job with this card. It is too cute. Stamps used: DD0179 Dancing Matilda, CC0059 Dancing Kitty, HH0140 Spiderweb ATC and EE0161 Brewing up a Batch

We have said this year is the year of zombies for us. This little guy is just so cute. We showed you Daisy the zombie, now it is time to show you her brother. Stamps used: F0162 Charlie the Zombie
Be sure to stop by tomorrow as we have some absolutely beautiful and inspiring Christmas cards to show off. 
Happy stamping all!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Welcome to our third day in review of our new Fall and Holiday Stamps! We have more fun cards to feature!
We have a fabulous Halloween gate die coming! Perfect for size for cards!

I just love how Mary colored this cute little raven, he has so much personality. Stamps used, EE0165 Wishing You a Spooktacular and FF0164 Homer the Raven

We have built on our Flourished Oval Clear stamps set that goes with the die. We have two beautiful sets we will be releasing, one that is perfect for Fall & Halloween and one for the Holidays. Our stamps and dies are designed with loads of versatility in mind. We work very hard to bring you a lot of designs that can fit into the one die, so your options are many with our clear stamps and dies. Stamps used here, FF0168 Leaf Spray and CLR033A Flourished Ovals 2 - Fall, with matching die PPRS-D033

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hope you all enjoyed yesterdays post! We sure have had fun making these cards! We have more great samples to show you today!

We had fun with zombies this year as we created 4 different zombie stamps this year. For this card Mary used FF0163 Daisy the Zombie. She stamped with Black Memento Ink and colored with Copic markers. She also used the bat from the Scary Cat & Bat Die. This card is just too cute!

I fell in love with this Tinman as soon as he was completed. He has just so much personality, and he is a perfect addition to our growing Steampunk collection! Here are all of the stamps I used to make this card. JJ0084 Steampunk Tinman, HH0143 Steampunk Tree, EE0143 Dancing with Leaves, and CLR025 Gears with matching Die.

We have lots of mini stamps that fit into our Scalloped Circle dies and 1" circles. Michelle decided to showcase some of our mini stamps with this fun card. Michelle used these stamps: BB0064 Circus Cat, AA0053 Swirly Cat, Sm., BB0052 Henry and GG0044 What if your Fears
Remember to leave comments for us. We will be showcasing the prize packages to be given away on Saturday! Three lucky winners will be chosen randomly!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Our Fall & Holiday Release in Review

We are going to kick off this Review shin-dig with our Halloween and Fall projects. We put our creative caps on and worked hard to bring you an amazing release! It is full of frightful and delightful stamps and dies. We hope the projects we are about to feature will be inspiring to say the least!  Each day, please leave us a comment, as we will be giving out three great gifts with some of our Fall and Winter goodies to three lucky winners! Winners will be chosen randomly and announced September 1st.

AND....THIS IS A BIG ONE...We are so excited! 
We are launching a NEW and much better website on September 1st! Please go check it out then!

Now onto the card goodness!

We were inspired by monsters this season! Lead Designer Michelle Pearson did a bang up job with this card. She used, HH0141 Trees in the Moonlight, EE0162 Harry the Monster, and  DD0176 Godzilla the Monster, sm

For a twist, Michelle used Our NEW snowflake die as a frame for the sentiment. (Available Sep. 1st on our new website!) Other stamps used, EE0161 Brewing up a Batch and GG0170 Owl & the Pussycat 

This was a fun and quick card to make. For the background I stamped the CC0059 Dancing Kitty, with Orange Marmalade Distress Ink. The Witch (GG0172 Witches Brew) was stamped with versamark, onto watercolor paper then painted with watercolors. I love her green little face! Next I stamped EE0161 Brewing up a Batch onto the same orange card stock. I layered all onto banner layers that I cut. I used our Poinsettia Die to make the black flowers. I pinched the edges of the petals to get a dead, pointed look! Finished the card off perfectly. Too much fun!
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to come and take a look tomorrow! As we have more fun samples in store for you! And don't forget to leave a comment. We will be giving you all a look-e-loo at the prizes to be given away on Saturday! 

Happy Stamping All!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Its that time...

We are accepting applications for new Design Team members! Tell all of your friends! If you are interested, see this link

Thanks all and happy stamping!

Welcome to our Sneak-Peek Day 1

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Fall is around the corner and boy do we have good things in store!

September 1st is a HUGE day for us. Not only will our Fall & Holiday images be released...  we will also be unveiling a BRAND NEW WEBSITE! Safe and secure, easier to use and packed full of samples!

*We are releasing our new product just in time for Fall and the Holidays!

g on the 15th  - 20th, we will be showcasing just a little sneak peek of what’s in store.  These sneak peeks will be posted first thing in the morning 7am mountain standard.

*Beginning on the 21st - 31st , we begin showcasing beautiful cards and projects featuring our fabulous new designs.

*If you see a new product you like during the countdown, please keep in mind that it will not be available for purchase until the September 1.

*Beginning on August 21st, each day of the countdown we will be giving away something from the new release (to be determined and featured in the daily post of the countdown).  You can check-out THIS PAGE each day, beginning the morning of the 22nd, to see if you are a winner! Just leave comments for us! A random winner will be chosen.

*The countdown commences with release day on September 1st.  At which time the full-reveal of all of the products for the month will go live!

Hope you all will enjoy our sneak peeks, projects and release party!

And don't forget... we are looking for new design team members! Submissions deadline is August 25th!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Merry Monday!

Welcome To Prickley Pear Design Team Monday!  How does Monday roll around so fast?! 
Hope you had a great weekend!  Here is a bit of inspiration to start your week off!

Designer: Heidi Erickson using JJ0013M Thoughtful Giraffe

Designer: Jessica Pascarella using HH0136 Dove on Heart Vine, CLR032 Spring Crosses

Designer: Kina Nunziante using CLR011 Dragonfly Clear Stamp Set, D011 Dragonfly Die, HH0091  Dragonfly and Rosebud ATC Background Stamp, D013 Scalloped Circle Die

Designer: Lucy Chesna using D025 Gear Die, CLR033 Spring Flourished Ovals Clear Stamp Set

Designer: Steph Ackerman using G0043 Wishing You Success, D018 Oak and Maple Leaf Die

Friday, August 9, 2013

HI All, We are going to be at Stamp Away USA this weekend!

Hi All, We will be at Stamp Away USA this weekend. Stop by and say hi Mary and Diane.

If you like us on Facebook and show us this posting on your smart phone at our booth you will receive a free gift! 

Stamp Away One-Day Convention:
Saturday, August 10, 2013 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Ranked as the #1 rubber stamping convention in the country, Stampaway USA draws thousands of rubber stamping enthusiasts from around the world. The event is a production of Stamp Your Art Out!.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday Morning Inspiration!

Welcome To Prickley Pear Design Team  Monday!

Designer: Heidi Erickson using CLR026 Mini Birds, CLR033 Spring Flourished Oval, CLR012A Flowers 2 , D030 Mini Hibiscus Die, D033 Flourished Oval Die, D026 Mini Bird Die


Designer: Kina Nunziante using HH0034 Gone Fishing

Designer: Lucy Chesna using FF0152 Nicest Things

Designer: Michelle Pearson using HH0101 Springer, D018 Oak and Maple Leaf Die, D008 Pumpkin Die

Friday, August 2, 2013

It’s that Time Again! Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps is Seeking New Design Team members!

Now is the time that all Prickley Pear lovers have been waiting for - It’s your opportunity to become one of our fabulous Design Team Members. We are  known for  our beautiful red rubber designs and clear stamps with matching dies. It does not get much better than this. We were one of the first to bring you the concept of matching dies and stamps. Here’s your chance to WOW us with your most creative projects.

DT’s Swag and Perks
• A big initial welcome package full of Prickley Pear products and other goodies!
• Generous amount of product when we send out new releases
• Near wholesale pricing (40% off all Prickley Pear products) twice within your 6 month term.
• Occasional product swaps with other vendors
• Weekly feature of design team work on blog
• Compensation for projects published in print magazines where Prickley Pear is the focus. The company name must be mentioned in the article/supply list.
• Bio and photo listed on website
• Membership into private design team yahoo group where we have fun and share.

Expectations of our Designers
• Weekly posting of a new project with linked supply list and short write up. This is to be on the DT blog and also personal blog.
• Participate in all releases
• Post & promote weekly to Facebook, Pinterest, Splitcoast, Two Peas and other favorite forums.
• Be able to take clear and detailed photographs of all work.
• Be creative, have fun and enjoy our team. No stamps from other companies allowed.

Eligibility Rules
Submit three projects featuring beautiful stamping techniques, good use of color and layout by August 25th. Please provide a link to your blog, and a small paragraph on why you think you would be a good fit for PPRS. Submit all to