Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blog Candy!

Hi again, yes I am posting twice this week because I wanted to find out if my feedburner is working.  I actually added the new url ( and left the old one in place ( I hope that is what I did : ).  If you are signed up for email updates and received this then all is good.  If you are reading this on the blog and did not get the post in your email then you will have to re-sign up (in the top corner of the blog, just enter your email) if you want to continue to get email updates when I update the blog.

As a way of thanking all of you for following AfterHoursStamper for so long I have arranged some GREAT blog candy for you!  When I attended my local rubber stamping show I met an amazing person, Nicole, who is the owner of "Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps."  Nicole also has a great blog where you can see some wonderful creations using her stamps.

Here is a picture of Nicole at her booth (I apologize that the picture is blurry, was having some problems with my camera that day):

From Stamping Convention in San Jose, September 26,2009 (sponsored by "A Stamp In The Hand)

She designs her own stamps, like this ferris wheel (my picture isn't the best, here is a link to the stamp in her store):

From Stamping Convention in San Jose, September 26,2009 (sponsored by "A Stamp In The Hand)

And I love this stamp, this one and this one, actually I love almost all of her designs : )  Nicole's stamps are very affordable, they are made of high quality, deeply etched rubber and you can choose mounted or unmounted for many of the stamps (I am an unmounted girl).

Nicole has provided all of you with the chance to win some blog candy today.  Here is what you can win:

From October 1 2009

The blog candy consists of 2 transparency sheets, eight unmounted stamps and a package of prima flowers.

So, how do you win this fun blog candy?   Go to the Prickly Pear Rubber Stamps Store, view her stamps and then come back here and post a comment naming one of her stamps that you really like.  Make sure you include your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win the blog candy (make sure to use the word "at" instead of the "@" to prevent any spam).

You will have until next Wednesday night,(October 7th) at midnight (PST) to post your comment.  Next Thursday, October 8th, I will announce the winner (picked randomly).

So, don't forget:  Make sure you are still getting my emails, if not please re-sign up to get emails every time there is a post on the blog, and don't forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the blog candy.

That is all for now, I hope you have a great rest of the week and don't forget to stop by Monday for some more fun links and other goodies.


Anonymous said...

great site. one of her stamps is called Snowflake Unmounted

email is Kathy_kz at

sreynolds999 said...

Wow. I love the Vintage Collage Elements (1/2 sheet). I just love the Vintage stamps. I see a lot of stamps to add to my wish list. Thanks for sharing the link to her site.

nativetexangirl said...

I really like her
Hollyhocks Nectar - Clear Tag
She does have some nice stamps. I don't know where you want my email but I do not want to post it as part of this for just anyone to read.

C. Sage Deerborn said...

I just love the Baby Penguin stamp.
one_who_crops at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

wow, i like almost all of her stamps!
well, if i have to choose one, i like the background stamps. i think the bamboo is unique :)
plz confirm to mommy_gadget at if i win the blog candy :)
thx for the oportunity, dear :)

Gammie said...

I went to she site and loved the wire butterfly set. Really pretty.

Cherie said...

Wow! Awesome stamps & great prices! I loved one called "Cornocupia"! I' be going back there! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! You rock!

Cherie said...

Awesome store! Great prices! I'll be going back there! I saw one called "Cornocupia" that I really liked! Thanks for sharing this great place! You rock! :)

babybs said...

How I love blog candy! And I love it even more when it's from 2 of my favorites, After Hours Stamper and Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps! Nicole your stamps are awesome!

gcase1 said...

Great to check out new sites. Love the selection she has to offer. Love the butterfly stamps.
Thanks for the link.

Lesley said...

She's got some great stamps. I think I like the Att Deco Birds the best!

slbt17 said...

ohhh - I agree - I like the Cattail Flourish unmounted too - Spookey Tree is neat, I am also a sucker for flowers so Flower Sihlouettes really appeals to me - you are right - she has some neat stamps out there - I will bookmark her for the next time I am looking!
Thanks for the tip!
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

Vonnie said...

I liked her site. One of the stamps I got a kick out of was a sentiment that said "If the broom fits ride it. I also liked the Fairy Dust.

Just-Kim said...

WOW! I can see why you like her stamps so much! She's got some great designs! I love the Swanky Witch and the Heart & Grid Background. Those are the ones that spoke to my muse right away.


Carolyn Sharkas said...

Wow, she has some beautiful stamps, I think I really love the Peoples Home Journal stamp. There was a wire butterfly, a couple of love owls and some birds that I picked, too, but you said just one, and I didn't even go through every page. Thanks for introducing us to Prickley Pear. And for offering this awesome candy.

carolyn s
ceashark at aol dot com

cal8007 said...

Hi Jacquie:

I went to the site and looked through all the stamps - my favorite was the half sheet rubber Wire Butterfly and Whimsical Bird.

Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy,

cal8007 at

Trinity's Designs and Photography said...

Wow, love her site!! I really like the fairy dust stamp.

email is lane_pamela at

Thansk for the chance to win

Kelly Huggins, LCSW said...

I loved the snowflake butterfly, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing the link to her site and for BLOG CANDY!!

kelly dot huggins at gmail dot com

sweetchipsMS said...

I like the Reindeer - Mounted
Code: RM0. He's just the cutest, but it is hard to choose.

Carolyn said...

Mind, Body & Soul is my favorite. I have Systemic Lupus and have been thru the best & the worst times with it....and am now in remission. In the beginning it truly took over my Mind, Body & Soul until I learned how to separate the illness that had invaded me, from the life I had to live. Twenty years ago someone showed my their stamps and I fell in love with them, making cards, ATC's, altered everythings. While creating art with these wonderful stamps and all that went with them I found a way to leave behind some of the worst days I'd ever had filled with pain. I have been in remission for 5 years now and I still find that working with my mind, body, & soul is what makes my creativity all mine. The Prickley Pear Stamp recognizes all of what makes mind, body & soul so special in one little lady stamp that is truly a winner.


Luann said...

I love them all! But I would love to get Fall Adirondak Chair :)

Carolyn said...

I decided to go back in and look at Prickley Pears stamps and I ordered several of the UM's including the Mind, Body, Soul one. Now I can hardly wait until they get here. Thanks so much for bringing PP to my attention.


Anonymous said...

I never met a Halloween stamp that didn't need to come home with me and I love her Special Delivery, with the little black cat peeking out of the mailbox.

kristyk71 at

Lynne said...

Many beautiful stamps, although I really liked the birthday cube!

Thanks so much for the chance to win!

andress at

Deb said...

I like her stamps, especially the Heart & Grid background one. Thanks for the opportunity on the blog candy and the inspirations you provide.

austilldeb at

Carrie said...
Wow, I love all of her stamps, but especially the collage types. Hard to pick a favorite when you like them all so much, but I'll pick the humming bird collage stamp

Anonymous said...

WOW!I went ahead and signed up for her newsletter. She is one talented lady. There are so many stamps to choose from, I don't know which one I like best. I like the idea of her home-demonstrations and class kits. I really like the one that shows the copics tutorial using the heart stamp. Such reasonable prices. Unreal. Thanks for sharing this site with us.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! My email address is

pat said...

Looked at her site and enjoyed her stamps.Thanks for the chance to win

Debbie said...

Had some trouble with the site yesterday, probably everyone going to check it out. I signed up for the newsletter and my fav stamp is the great horned owl. Thanks for the chance to win I'm Alos thanks for the inro to Prickly Pear!

Anonymous said...

I really like her site. I like the Old St. Nick 1/2 sheet unmounted. Also Angel with Holly unmounted. I love angels and I collect them.

email is cmlebel at
Charlene L.

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Wow, I so many of the stamps, that I will faint go to heaven and wish I can have them all!!! in my dreams..... HUgs always!

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