Prickley Pear Birdcage Inspiration

Well, what do you know?!  Monday is here again!  How was your weekend?  Mine was quiet, but full.  Painting of woodwork and doors is happening now and that means that before long, there will be some serious craft room organizing needing to be done!


Today I'm sharing a simple card using some of those fabulous stamps from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

White on white was on my mind and I went with it to design this clean and simple card!  Black, white and a pop of red.  Classic and effective!  The birdcage is a die that coordinates with both the Birdcage and Birdcage Winter 2 clear sets.  The sentiment is from a set called Heart Key Crown, another clear set in the store.  I have so much fun combining images and sentiments from sets!  It opens a whole new world of possibilities when I don't limit myself to what is in a single set!

Onward and forward this week!  Another busy start here in my little world.  Then, the possibility of meeting up with a wonderful friend as the week comes to a close!

Have a marvelous Monday!



Happiness is...

...a cup of hot chocolate.

...a blessing in disguise.


...a ride down a hill on a sled.

...new discoveries.

...the warmth of sunshine.

...a walk in the fresh air.





Precious Remembrance January Release + Giveaway!

It's time to announce the January new release over at Precious Remembrance Shop!  This month, not one, but two new sets are being introduced and I think you're going to like them...a. lot.

I used the This Moment stamp set to create my first card.  This set is full of simple sentiments and images which are perfect for scrapbooking/pocket pages, but I am envisioning lots of card ideas too!

I stamped the fun sentiment using a spectrum ink pad and then brushed over the stamped image using a clear Wink of Stella brush marker for a touch of sparkle.  Such a simple card, but perfect for all those times when you need a simple, just because card!

I used the Love Coupon stamp set for my second card, adding the "today" from the This Moment set.

This set is going to be so much fun to play with as Valentine's Day approaches!  Coupon books, anyone?!

For your chance to win one of these new stamps sets, be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs below!

Melissa Chipperfield - You are here!
Heather Hoffman - Guest Designer

Two lucky winners will be randomly drawn (1 wins the Love Coupon set.  1 wins the This Moment set).  The giveaway ends Sunday, January 25, 2015!  Good luck!

To keep updated with the latest news from the Precious Remembrance Shop, be sure to join us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!  Did you see the new stamp storage pockets in the store?!

Have a wonderful Thursday!



Prickley Pear Glittered Tutorial

Happy Monday a little late!  I wanted to share a card I made for a fun tutorial over on the Prickley Pear blog!  It uses glitter and a dryer sheet for some awesome sparkle!  Take a look at this!

I apologize for the silence here on the blog!  I have a lot on my plate right now, but hope by next week, things will be a bit calmer around here!

Until next time, happy stamping!



CASology + NBUS


There's extra excitement over at CASology this week! We're joining the NBUS Challenge over on Darnell Knauss' blog! If by some chance you aren't familiar with Darnell and her wonderful sense of humor, you've got to head over to her blog right now and acquaint yourself with her! I promise you will find something to laugh at before you leave her blog! Every. Time.

We know NBUS isn't really a word.  It's actually a collection of words:  Never Been Used Schtuff.  Do you have any of that hanging around your house?!  I sure do!  If there is one thing other than stamps that I tend to collect these days, it would have to be glitter!  I used a variety of colors on my creation for this week after finding a whole kit of the stuff in my stash that has never been touched!

I used a Heidi Swapp butterfly stencil from my stash to contain the glitter, although, I found glitter clinging to most everything by the time I got done with this particular project!  DH may find glitter in the grout he just finished up in my craft room a little over a day ago!  I figure a little glitter never hurt anything!  The large, simple sentiment is one I've never used from a Winnie & Walter stamp set!

Be sure and stop by Darnell's lovely blog to say hello and then go ahead and do the same on the design team members' blogs & this week's guest designer blog!

Then, be sure and link up your own NBUS creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CST)!

Have a terrific Tuesday!