Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Little Perk-Me-Up

Good Morning Everyone!
Grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and take a look at my next creation for Two Paper Diva's.
I made this sweet little coffee cup-to-go from a silhouette file.  I assembled it and added some embellishments using the Cup of Joy stamp set from Two Paper Diva's.
I Stamped the coffee cup on matching patterned paper, cut it out and popped it off a small doily die cut and adhered it to the top of the coffee cup lid. I also added pearl lace, a bow and twine to dress it up a bit.
I've seen many similar little to-go cups on Pinterest lately and I think they are just adorable, and a great gift idea for that person in your life that enjoys coffee or tea!
You can put a gift certificate, your favorite chocolates or coffee/tea samples inside and give it to someone you love!
LOVE IT!!  :)
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a fabulous day!
Rene'

Monday, February 23, 2015

Good Morning Friends!!
I'm here with some Prickley Pear Inspiration for you.
Saturday was such a beautiful sunny day. It was cool but really nice out and boy did I have Spring Fever!!  The sunny weather inspired me to make this card. The yellow and the blue are really pretty together - kind of like the blue sky and the sun.
I embossed the flower and butterfly with white embossing powder. I stamped the "You Are My Sunshine" twice, masking off the saying in order to have it separated.

Don't forget...the winner from the blog hop last week will be announced tomorrow. Keep your eyes and ears open and good luck!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Rene'


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Good Morning Friends!!
I'm here with a little St. Patrick's Day inspiration from Two Paper Diva's.
This is really fun stamp set for St. Patrick's Day!  The colors of this card are bight and cheery and perfect for that Irish friend!
I stamped the hat and little clovers on patterned paper, cut them out and popped them off the card. 
There are little green gems in the centers of the clovers, but they aren't really visible. 

This stamp is called Lucky Me!
Be sure to check out the other Diva inspiration Here!

Thank for stopping by!!
Have a wonderful day!
Rene'

Monday, February 16, 2015

Good Morning Friends!!
I hope everyone enjoyed the Prickley Pear Blog Hop. I sure did and the cards were fabulous!!
I've got some Monday morning inspiration for you!!
I'm sure enjoying these new stamps!! They are just sweeeeet!!
I colored this little girl with Copies and then cut her out and popped her off the card.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful day!
Rene'
 


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Welcome Back!!
It's day 3 of the Prickley Pear Blog Hop.  
I hope you have enjoyed all the wonderful cards the design team has done!
Have you gone and checked out the new release yet?  If not, hurry on over there!!
Don't forget you can be eligible to win this wonderful prize package!
All you have to do is comment on each of the blogs along the hop.
The drawing will be held February 23rd
If you are coming from the Prickley Pear Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, then go back Here and start at the beginning.
My creation for day three is this:
I really love this new die - it's so elegant!
I stamped the little pink flowers on white cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black and then die-cut it with the circle die. I then layered this onto the pink scalloped circle die. Then I popped it off the white Circular Pendant die-cut.
Very simple, yet elegant!
Be sure to leave a comment below!
Your next stop is Angie's blog!!
 Enjoy the Hop!!
Rene'

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Blog Hop - Day 2


Welcome back to day two of Prickley Pear's Blog Hop!!

If you are coming here from the Prickley Pear Blog, then you are in the right place. 
If you aren't, then go back to Prickley Pear and start from the beginning.
Leave a comment on each blog stop along the way and you will be eligible to win this wonderful prize package of Prickley Pear Goodies!!



Here is what I came up with for day two:
Isn't he just adorable??
I colored this little guy with Copic markers and did some doodling around the edges. I stamped the sentiment, then cut out just a portion of the saying. I added stars and buttons and there you have it.
 
Be sure to leave a comment below and on each of the other blogs to be eligible for the prize.
The drawing for the prize will be held on February 23rd.
Your next stop is Rita's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
Rene'






Friday, February 13, 2015

Blog Hop!!


It's time for a Blog Hop!! 
Today is the first day of the hop where we are introducing Prickley Pears new release.
Each day there will be wonderful samples that the design team has created using this new release. 
Here is a fabulous prize package that you can be eligible to win: 
Be sure to visit and comment on each blog - each and every day to be eligible for the prize.
The drawing for the prize will be held on February 23rd.

Let's get to HOPPIN'!!

If  you are coming here from Barb's blog, then you are in the right place. 
If you aren't, then go back to the beginning HERE and start from there. 
Comment on each blog along the way and you will be eligible to win the prize.

Here is my creation for day one:
I just love these sweet blue birds!!  One of my favorites!!!
You better go grab a little bluebird stamp for yourself because I doubt they will be around long!!

Your next stop is Michelle's blog.
Don't forget to comment of the blogs along the way.

Thanks for stopping by!
Rene'






Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Good Morning!
I'm here to share a really pretty card I made for Two Paper Diva's.
This stamp set is a new release for Two Paper Diva's. These flowers are just so sweet!!
It is a perfect stamp set for Mother's Day - don't you think?
C145 Happy Mother's Day
 And ironically the stamp set is called Happy Mother's Day. Sweet!!
There are quite a few samples using this stamp set on the Diva blog, which you can find here.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a fabulous day!!
Rene'


Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday Morning is here!!
Everyone put a smile on your face and.... get to work!!
Just kidding!
Are you ready for some Prickley Pear Inspiration?
How about this?
Can I just say that I am really liking this stamp set?
These butterflies are just gorgeous!!
 
On another note.. Prickley Pear has a new release coming up soon and can I just say WOW!!
Can't wait for you to see them - it's a wonderful release and you won't be disappointed!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!!!
 


Monday, February 2, 2015

Good Morning!
It's a bit frigid here in Kansas City this morning.  After being nearly 80 degrees last week, this is quite a change. It complicates the whole wardrobe mindset at the very least!!
I doubt the ole Punxsutawney Groundhog will be seeing his shadow this morning!  Soooo looking forward to Spring this year.
I'm here to share with you a Two Paper Diva's Valentine card I made. I used the Sending Love stamp set.  Love it!!  
This is what you get!

I used the "Sending Love" sentiment and the little heart stamp for my card.
I made this card for a card swap I participated in yesterday with a bunch of wonderful ladies.
So much fun to share a passion with others!!
Be sure to check out what the other Diva's are up to Here.

Have a wonderful day!!
Thanks for stopping by.
Rene'

Monday, January 26, 2015

Good Morning Monday!!
I'm here with another Prickley Pear creation to share with you!
It's a shabby and chic card using one of their mini butterfly stamps sets.
Love them!!
 As always... it's much more beautiful in person. It's hard to capture the true color and dimension!!
Be sure to check out the other inspiration from the design team Here.
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Rene'
 
 


Friday, January 23, 2015

I had my first class at Ink Paper Rubber on Wednesday. What a wonderful time we had! I got to see some familiar faces I hadn't seen in quite some time. It was good to catch up and do some card-making. A big thank you to Jen for inviting me!!
Here are the pictures of the cards we made.



I also made three additional cards using some of the remaining images from the sheet of images.
Here they are!


 
I just love Valentines day projects!!
I will be posting some pictures of other Valentine projects I have done soon.
Have a wonderful day!!
Rene'

Monday, January 19, 2015

Good Morning!
How about this Kansas City weather?? It is gorgeous and I got spring fever BAD!!  But, we got quite a while to go before spring hits. So, I just got to enjoy these beautiful days and spend some time outdoors and patiently wait for warmer weather.
Today I am going to share a card for Prickley Pear. A sweet valentine for someone you love!
I stamped the heart twice, cut out the center heart of one and popped it off the other heart.
It's hard to see, but I glittered the ruffles on the heart.
I just love these papers too - one of my favorite color combinations!
Valentines Day is just around the corner and Prickley Pear has some awesome stamps that can help you get those Valentine cards made for those special people in your life.
Be sure to check them out here.
Hope you have a lovely day!!
Rene'

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Can I just say...I am loving these Two Paper Diva's stamps!!
The Diva's continue to amaze me with each new release. And, the releases just keep coming!!
Love it!
So, today I would like to share a card I made for my sweet Valentine!
I know I've said this before, but I love mason jars and therefore I love the mason jar stamps that Two Paper Diva's have. They have three different sizes. Check them out here.
The Love sentiment is from their Holiday Bingo Words stamp.
Another of my favorite stamps from the Diva's is the Conversation Hearts stamp set. Let me tell you it's a sweet little set that you will just have to get!
I stamped the heart on different colored cardstock, then stamped the little sayings into the hearts.
I then cut out each heart and adhered them on the mason jar. Sweet!!
Two Paper Diva's have added some new members to the design team. They are a talented group!
You can see what they are up to here.
Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Have a wonderful day!
Rene'
 
 
 


Monday, January 12, 2015

Nicest Things

Good Monday Morning!!
I'm here with some more Prickley Pear Inspiration.
Today is a card for that special friend!
Prickley Pear has so many wonderful sentiments...and I want them ALL!!
I know - I'm a bit greedy and obsessed!  It really can be a problem wanting it all. (for my hubby...!!)
The only problem for me is the organizational issues that arise when keeping track of it all!!  :)
Anyway...we won't discuss my obsessive issues anymore today.
Check out the other design team inspiration Here
And.... get some Prickley Pear products Here.
Stay warm out there - cause here in KC it's COLD!!
Have a lovey day!!
Rene'

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Fill Your Boots!

Good Morning!
I have a card for Two Paper Diva's to share with you.  This stamp set is a brand new release from the Diva's called Boot & More.  It's a really fresh and fun stamp set and I had a ton of fun playing with it.  I had a whole pile of different boots stamped and cut out - just playing around. But, when I stamped the boots on this small chevron paper I knew I found what I was looking for. 
Those boots turned out so very cute - don't you think? I stamped the boots on patterned paper then cut them out. I also stamped the top and bottom portions of the boot stamp on pink and green paper and layered the pieces on top of the boots. Check out the tiny pink flowers - sweet!!
Here is the stamp set. Notice how it has the little circle, cloud and flower stamps? Those small stamps can be used to create a pattern on the boot.
The Diva's have several other sample cards using this stamp set on their blog.  Check them out Here.
This card would be perfect for a co-worker that carries a heavy load at work or for that special friend that has done so much for you or for others. 
Have a blessed day!!
Rene'

Monday, January 5, 2015

Good Morning!
I hope everyone has recovered from New Years Eve. For me it was a quiet evening spent with my hubby!
Can you believe that it is time to start thinking about Valentines Day? It's crazy!! 
So with that in mind, I would like to share a card I made for Prickley Pear.
 
I've got to say that Valentines Day is one of my most favorite times of the year (besides Christmas) to get crafty. I love the colors and all the love that goes with it. 
For some additional Prickley Pear inspiration go Here.
Have a wonderful day!!
 
 
 


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year's Eve!!!
I'm here with a Diva creation!  
So grab a cup of "joy", coffee or tea and relax a moment.
Two Paper Diva's has a new stamp set called Cup of Joy and it's fabulous!!
One of my friends really loves Starbucks, and I wanted to give her a gift card from them. So I made this card to put the gift card in.
I stamped the little coffee cup onto different patterned paper, cut them out and stacked them up.  How cute are they?!! 
I stamped "Cup of Joy" from the stamp set in the upper left corner.
I created a pocket for the gift card to sit in and added a bow and some pearls.

Two Paper Diva's have added four new design team members to the Diva crew. 
You can check them out Here. Give them a big welcome to the team!
I look forward to seeing the wonderful creations they come up with for Two Paper Diva's.

I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year's Eve!
As for me...I will most likely be snuggled up on the couch watching a good movie and sipping on a "cup of joy"!!
Happy New Year!!  
May it be filled with peace and joy and many blessing!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Good Morning!!
What a crazy, busy week we had. It was a flurry of activity, but lots of fun and quality time spent with the kids!!
This week brings in the New Year and I am looking forward to what it has in store. 
Today I have a Prickley Pear card to share with you.
This bird stamp is from their Build A Bird stamp set. They have two different stamp sets of Build A Bird, and they both are gorgeous!
 The "Warm Winter Wishes" is from the Christmas Trees 2 stamp set.
I also used the Flourish Die and the Scallop Circle Die.
My Mother Sadie really love birds, so this card is for her!!
Have a wonderful day and a fabulous week bringing in the New Year!!
Rene'


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Good Morning!
Christmas is tomorrow and hopefully you have finished all the preparations for the big day.
I am nearly finished, with just a few more presents to wrap and some baking and cleaning to do.
I've got one last Christmas card of the year to share with you that I've made for Two Paper Diva's.
I used lots of Diva layers on this one!!
I started out with the Post Card Stamp and topped that with Fill In The Blank Bing Card. "Merry" on the bingo card is from the Holiday Bingo Word stamp. The Santa image from Ho Ho Ho was stamped, cut out and glittered, then popped off the Bingo card.
The three stars are from the Chill of Winter stamp - which I just love!! Finally, I used the holly leaves from the Holly Jolly stamp.
 
Merry Christmas everyone!!
May you all have a blessed day today!
Rene'

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays!!
Three more days until Christmas and soooooo much to do to be ready.
I have a boatload of people coming, shopping to do, baking to get done and presents to wrap, but I am determined to get this done... and looking forward to it!
Today I am sharing a snow globe shaker card I made for Prickley Pear. I have really enjoyed making snow globe ornaments this season and so I thought why not put one of these on a card.
I made this card so the ornament can be removed from the card and be hung on the tree.
And... what better than a snowman to put in the snow globe?
It was a bit of a challenge to get a good picture of this snow globe because of the reflection from the plastic globe. So the picture appears a little fuzzy.
This little snowman turned out so cute and was a perfect fit for the globe.
Don't forget that Prickley Pear has all their Red Rubber Stamps on sale - 30% off - through the end of December.
Hurry on over to get your orders in!!!
Have a Merry Christmas !!!
 


Monday, December 15, 2014

Good Morning!!
I'm here with some Prickley Pear Inspiration to share with you.
 
 
These cute little love birds are just so sweet together. And who says you can't send a Christmas Love card?  I stamped the birds on cardstock and colored them with Copies, cut them out and placed them on the circle. I added some glittery snowflakes in the blue circle and added a little red bow.
For this card I used EE0127 Winters Love Birds Red Rubber Stamp, the sentiment is from  CLR009A Christmas Trees 2 Clear Stamp Set, the little red bow is from
Prickley Pear's 30% off sale is still going on through today. So hurry on over there to get some of these wonderful stamps! 
Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a wonderful day !!
Rene'

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Prickley Pear Tutorial


How sweet is this??
Today I'm going to show you how I made this little ornament.
First, gather up your supplies.
I used an old blank ornament that I had in the closet for years. You can use a mason jar lid, or a lid from a paper Mache box. It doesn't even have to be round - a square would work too
You will need some paint and some glitter.

 Paint the ornament, let it dry, then ink the edges with a brown ink to distress it a bit. When dry, add glitter to the inside edges and the outside.
Cut out a circle using the ornament as a template. Ink the edges of the circle.
Cut out several "hills" in varying sizes to create the snow.
Next, stamp two trees using the Evergreen Tree Red Rubber Stamp using a pine colored ink.
Cut the bottom portion of one tree to make a smaller tree.
I added snow to the trees using some of the white paint and sprinkling glitter on the paint while wet.
Next, stamp Reindeer Kisses Red Rubber Stamp and color the reindeer using Coptic markers - E31, E35 and E50. I also added some white ink to the black spots on the reindeer backs.
Cut out the reindeer, and ink the edges.
Next, build the scene. Start by adhering the bottom layer snow hill directly to the circle. The next layer of snow hill - use pop dots. Add increasingly more depth by using more pop dots on the trees and snow hills. The deer had 4 pop dots behind them.
Next, stamp "warm winter wishes" from Christmas Trees 2 Clear Stamp Set, cut it out and add silver glitter to the edges and adhere to the larger tree.  Add silver stars to the top of the trees. Adhere silver tinsel around the outer edges of the ornament.
Tie a green bow and add it to the top of the ornament.  Thread two jingle bells through silver string, tie a bow and adhere to the center of the green bow.
Here is a view a little closer up.
This little ornament was so much fun to make, and of course it's prettier in person!!
Now I just gotta decide if I'm going to give it away or keep it for myself!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and hope you try to make one for yourself!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Rene'