Monday, October 31, 2011

PPA 117

Today is my husband's birthday.  It is also Halloween. I decided to enter a combo Birthday / Halloween card for the PPA 117 challenge.
All products are Stampin' Up!  Basic Black and Naturals Ivory card stock, Dark and Dreary and Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp sets and Raven Trim Lace for the ribbon.  The DSP is Pick Your Poison from the Holiday Mini.

Happy Birthday Dennis!

Monday, October 24, 2011

No time to Stamp this week

My husband and I both started new jobs today!  I participated in a Craft and Vendor show on Saturday (to meet new folks and generate some interest in workshops) so I didn't have much free time on the weekend.  Even though time was short, I did not want to miss an opportunity to participate in the PPA Challenge.

So I used some paper from Graphic 45's Christmas Emporium Collection for the PPA 116 sketch challenge.  The card stock is Stampin' Up! Dusty Durango and the DSP are both Graphic 45.

I cut the image of Santa and the Children and placed it on a piece of plaid on the diagonal.  The ribbon is a sheer navy blue with gold metallic stripes.  Using a Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen I outlined the border of the image and also outlined the bricks.  I am not sure if that shows up in the picture, but the glitter pen adds just enough sparkle to make the card festive.  

No time to get elaborate, but enough time to make a card I am very happy about.

Monday, October 17, 2011

PPA 115

This card was fun to make for the Fall/Thanksgiving challenge.  I made the leaf pattern paper by randomly stamping different size leaves with Burmuda Bay, Dusty Durango, More Mustard and Close to Cocoa SU inks.  I placed that paper on  Dusty Durango card stock with a Scallop Trim Border punched from Burnuda Bay.  The card is SU Close to Cocoa.

Monday, October 10, 2011

PPA 114

This week's Color Challenge is:
Ppa colors
I used  Halloween Stamp sets from Hero Arts and Stampin' Up!.  The paper is Stampin' Up! and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Wicked Cool.  I wanted to keep adding spiders, but I controlled the urge. 

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Pals Paper Arts wants us to raise it up this week! Add charm and elegance to a design with embossing! Using a heat gun and embossing powder to raise an image, a sentiment - or both! Heat embossing is such an easy way to add the WOW factor to your card!

This is a technique I learned at a Stamping Blitz last Fall at Bella Art in Johnston, RI.  The image is stamped and then embossed in gold.  I then used Inkadinkado Iridescent Watercolor Paint to paint the leaves in fall colors

I also embossed the sentiment in gold.