Handmade Recipe Book Swap

Here is a fun posting I was informed of. Thought I would post it onto my blog to let all you stampers and paper crafters of something fun going on here in the valley.  I am going to participate!

Announcing a new meeting for CReaTiVe CRoPPeRs-a SCRaPBooK & PaPeRCRaFT GRouP!

What: HaNdMaDe ReCiPe BooK SWaP

When: Saturday, May 10, 1:00 PM

Where: (A location for this meeting hasn’t been chosen yet)

Who should come: Anyone who loves to SHOW OFF their FABULOUS creations!

Why: It’s fun! You know U want to get outta the HOUSE!

Meeting Description: ~*MiNi ReCiPe BooK SWaP*~

Create a mini-album filled with 10 of your favorite recipes–using your Paper Piecing, Stamping, Collage, and Scrapbook techniques. You’ll bring it to SWAP with another fellow Paper Crafter and you’ll leave with one made by someone else. It can be 6×6 OR 8×8 in size.

Spend this time learning a new technique…meeting others….and optional to create 4 STAMPED cards in an hour for $12. This is optional. You can stay to make cards or drop by with your SWAP only.

LOCATION: TBD (it will most likely be in the West Valley).

Email me with Q’s.

-pamela :0)

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Published in: on April 24, 2008 at 7:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

Prickley Pear RS – 40% off Sale

Hey All,

Just a quick FYI, we are having a 40% off sale on our Unmounted Stamps. This does not include 1/2 sheets of rubber. visit our online store at http://www.prickleypear.com 

Thanks and happy stamping!

Published in: on April 21, 2008 at 7:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

You Make Me Smile

Mary Coleman, one of my fabulous design team members rose to the challenge when presented with our latest round of stamps. We just had to share this beautiful card with everyone. 

1. She first started with light blue card stock, folded in half, it measures to 4 by 5.5″. 

2. She then stamped the Flower & Grid stamp into rows with brown ink.

3. Next, she stamped “you make me smile” onto a scrap of the same color blue card stock wih brown ink. She added a distressed look to the rim of the circle by edging with brown ink. 

4. She then added a piece of brown and blue polka dotted ribbon to card face as shown. She layered up the circle shape onto the ribbon with a pop dot to give dimension to the card. 

This is an excellent way to create your own patterned background for any card or project. Nicely done Mary C.!

Published in: on April 21, 2008 at 7:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

I Just Can’t Help Myself…

Between doing shows, working on wholesale orders, and designing new illustrations. I really don’t have much time to work on artwork. So I was thrilled to be able to come up with some cards when I booked a time to teach at Cat’s Craft Cupboard coming up this May in Escondido CA. I cleared off some space in my design studio/office/warehouse and thought about what I could come up with to teach. I started going through my stash of stamps, my main stash of stamps anyway, seems I am always misplacing them. The stamps get shoved between piles, only to be found months later. :O) -So anyway, as I was going through my pile of stamps, The Girl With the Pearl Earring – jumped out at me, as she often catches my eye. I just love to stamp with her. I have used her in greeting cards, and paintings and I am sure that I will find other ways to stamp her out. Maybe one day I will shrink her and turn her into a pendant or some fun piece of jewelry. She is just so stunning when stamped and painted. You can add a little bit of color or a lot of color to her, and she always turns out really beautiful. 

Lately, soft colors and the vintage feel has been my thing, and Pink, Pink, Pink seems to be my favorite color. So I pulled out my pinks and browns – in paints – inks – card stocks & even flowers. I also pulled out one of my favorite background stamps, and flourish stamp.

Here is the card that I came up with. Hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed creating it. 

And I am posting another card featuring the same stamp by one of my design team members Jean Sunderman. What an amazing job she did with this card. Go Jean!


Published in: on April 17, 2008 at 4:24 am  Comments (1)  

Check Out This Great New Convention in Tucson, AZ



Published in: on April 17, 2008 at 4:19 am  Leave a Comment