Monday, September 29, 2014

A Fond Farewell....

Welcome to Monday with Prickley Pear!  Wow, how fast this design team term has gone...we are sharing our final post for this term.  I would like to give a hearty thanks to each one of the designers that has brought life to Prickley Pear images this term!  It is so amazing each week to see how each designer has interpreted the images they received.  Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us ladies!

We are finalizing the new design team, I will be back on Wednesday to share our Design Team for the next six months!

Designer Brenda Weatherill using: CLR019B Victorian Ornaments 3, CLR038 Snowflake Inserts,
PPRS-DO41 Pine branch die, PPRS-DO31 Poinsettia die and CLR031A Poinsettia stamps

Monday, September 22, 2014

September Inspiration Cards and a Design Team Call!

Welcome to Monday with Prickley Pear! We have some more fabulously spooky and fun cards for you this week!  

Don't forget to check out our Design Team Call if you are interested in designing cards for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps.  We would love to consider your work!

Designer Brenda Weatherill using:  GG0199 Reindeer Kisses large, DD0217 Reindeer Kisses small 
and CLR038 Snowflake Inserts

Monday, September 15, 2014

Prickley Pear Inspiration, Reminder and NEW WINNERS!

Welcome to Monday with Prickley Pear!  Welcome to a new week, we have lots to share with you today.

If you haven't seen it yet, we are looking for some new Design Team members!  You can check out the details of the call on this post.

Unfortunately, neither of our Blog Hop Winners claimed their fabulous prizes, and from those who took time to comment last week we have drawn new winners!

Prize 1:  
Love the mummy carrying the pumpkin. Great stuff.

Prize 2:
Congrats to the lucky winners.

Ladies:  You have until September 20, 2014 to email me at to claim your prizes.  If I don't hear from the winners by then, I will again select new winners from those who comment on today's post.  We love to hear from you!

Now, on to the inspiration this week...stunning creations!  Enjoy!

Designer Brenda Weatherill using: HH0164 Pumpkin Balloon large, DD0225 Pumpkin Balloon small, CLR014 Four Seasons and FF0104 Wheat

 CLR019B Victorian Ornaments 3, PPRS D010 Ornament Die

Designer Maureen Russell using: CLR Build a Cat
Designer Michelle Pearson using: CLR017A Cats 2 clear set, D017 Scary Cat and Bat Die, EE0148 Smell My Feet 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Prickley Pear Fall Design Team Call!

It is that time of year!  Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps - Where Classic Meets Whimsy, is looking for several new design team members for a six month term. We carry a wide array of rubber stamps, clear stamp sets and coordinating dies.

- Active blog with ability to take clear photos.
- Create ONE project per week and post to your blog each Monday.
- Post your creation here on SCS and/or on Pinterest
- Participate in any blog hops. This may involve one or two extra cards per event and may happen two times per term.
- Mail THREE of your weekly projects each month to PPRS for the show booth
- During your term create TWO step-by-step tutorial posts (in place of your weekly project)
- Submit FOUR projects for magazine publication (these are in addition to your weekly posts)

- Generous Welcome Package filled with stamps/dies and stamping goodies to get you started for submissions and other requirements.
- You will receive $20 - $40 of new PPRS product as products are released.
- Payment for all pieces published in printed media.
- Recognition for each piece of art published on all PPRS newsletters, ads and web postings.
- 40% discount on PPRS product offered twice per term.
- Your projects posted weekly on PPRS blog along with a link to your blog.
- Your bio/photo/blog link will be placed on the PPRS site/blog.

Call Details:
Email with the following:
-Title your email: PPRS DT SUBMISSION
-Name, Address, Email address
-Three photos of projects that represent your crafty style
-Link to your blog
-Links to any prominent galleries you have
-A paragraph introducing yourself. Tell me if you design for any other companies and why you think you are a great fit for PPRS.

The call ends Sept 25th. The new team will be notified on September 27th.
The term will run from October 15, 2014 to March 15, 2015

Also...our Blog Hop Winners have not claimed their if you played to win, be sure you claim your prizes!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Inspiration and WINNERS!!!!

Welcome to Monday with Prickley Pear!  We hope you enjoyed the three day blog hop and saw lots of fun ways to use our new images!  Today we have a pile more cards to share with you!

Designer Michelle Pearson using:
EE0141 Happy Halloween 2 and D045 Flourish Die.  From the new release HH0166 Halloween Scribble Kitty.

Designer Brenda Weatherill using: CLR019B Victorian Ornaments 3 and PPRS-DO40 Pine branch die

Designer Tracy Thompson using: CLR017A Cats 2, D017 Scary cat & Bat die

Now for our Prickley Pear Blog Hop WINNERS!

Prize #1
 goes to a commenter on Angela's blog!

Very nice!

Prize #2
goes to a commenter here on the Prickely Pear blog!
Love Prickley Pear Stamps. Thanks for the inspiration!

To claim your prizes, please email me at bnnmpearson(at)charter(dot)net
I will need your name and mailing address and I can pop these goodies in the mail to you!

You need to email me by September 13th to claim your prize or I will select new winners from those who comment on TODAY's post and post the new winners on next Monday's Inspiration post.

Thanks everyone for hopping, and please keep on visiting us on Mondays to be inspired.
Leave us comments as I have more images here that would love to pop into a random commenter's mailbox!  Maybe even YOURS!

Have a GREAT Monday!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bird Lovin!

Happy Thursday everyone, you have almost made it through another week.  Today I have a card for you using stamps from Prickley Pear Stamps.  It is my last card as guest designer *sigh*.   I have loved using their stamps and dies.  I am a bird lover so when I saw this stamp I had to have it.  This stamp is called Black Capped Chickadees, I made them into Finches by coloring them yellow.  I distressed the edges and added to paper from My Minds Eye, I love the music notes behind them.  

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Day 3 of the Prickley Pear Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the last day of the Prickley Pear Blog Hop!  We have had 2 days packed full of inspiration using these fun new images and today we have lots more for you!

Nicole's card uses the HH0166 Halloween Scribble Kitty image as well as the FF0183 Harvest Flourish image. 

Be sure to stop at every blog along the way and leave a comment for your chance to win some of this fabulous release!  Winners will be selected on Sept 7 and will be announced on Sept 8th on our Monday inspiration post.  Good Luck!

Day 3 Hop Stops
Prickley Pear
Brenda - YOUR NEXT STOP! ******************************

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall/Winter Release Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Prickley Pear Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop!  We have three days packed full of inspiration featuring our new images for the season!

You will want to hop along each day and leave a comment at each stop of the hop for your chance to win one of two prizes featuring images from this release!  We will select our winners on September 7th and announce our winners on our Monday September 8th Inspiration post.

 Nicole's card features the HH0168 Funky Forest image and D040 Pine Branch Die.

Here is the hop order today:
Day 2 Blog Hop Stops
Prickley Pear
Rene  *************          your next stop!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Fall/Winter Release Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Prickley Pear Fall/Winter Release Blog Hop!  We have three days packed full of inspiration featuring our new images for the season!

You will want to hop along each day and leave a comment at each stop of the hop for your chance to win one of two prizes featuring images from this release!  We will select our winners on September 7th and announce our winners on our Monday September 8th Inspiration post.

Nicole's card features the JJ0089 Word Christmas Tree image.  These images should be available in the store on Tuesday.

Here are the hop stops today....enjoy your hopping!

Day 1 Hop List:
Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps
Barb  *****************************your next stop!