Thursday, July 25, 2013

PPA 165

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge at Pals Paper Arts

Sometimes it is all about the paper.
Team 2 is challenging you with a sketch this week.  Have you seen Stampin' Up!'s DSP Soho Subway.  It is absolutely perfect for Scrap Booking and Journaling!  But, I wanted to challenge myself to use it in a greeting card so here it is:

In addition to the Soho Subway, I used Early Espresso as the base. The heart was punched with the SU Small Heart Punch.  I stamped "I" in the heart with SU Island Indigo Ink and the Designer Typeset Photopolymer stamp set.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

PPA 164

Here is the sketch for this week's challenge at Pals Paper Arts

I am a big fan of Christmas in July so I thought I would go with a Christmas theme and a simple design. (Maybe I will get a head start on my Christmas Cards this year)

Using the new in color Baked Brown Sugar as a base cardstock and the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack from the Holiday catalog, this card came together real quick.  I cut 3 banners from the stack colors and one from Whisper White.  The sentiment is from More Merry Messages #126400 (wood), #126402 (clear) a carry over from last year's catalog.

The ornament is from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set, a carry over from last year's catalog, #128048 (wood) and #128051 (clear), stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I tied a bow with the new Silver 1/8" Ribbon also from the Holiday Catalog.  If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog, email me and I will be sure to get one out to you ASAP.

Happy Stamping.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My Pity Party Cards

This week is Stampin' Up!'s Convention and  25 Year Celebration.  Unfortunately, I am unable to attend.

However, our good Pal Lori Martin, who was also unable to get to Convention this year, has put together a Pity Party for all of us who stayed behind.

We are creating 4 cards to express the following:

1. There's No Place Like Home
2. Green With Envy
3. Celebration Time
4. Oh, So Blue From Missing You

Here are my cards for the party:

This was my first green with envy card but I switched it out with this one:

I hope all our Pals are having a great time at convention!  Happy Stamping!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

PPA 163

Here is my card for the PPA color challenge this week. 

The image is the bowl of cherries from Giggle Greetings stamped on Very Vanilla.  Cherry Cobbler just made me think of the Giggle Greetings set.  I stamped the image using Midnight Muse and colored the bowl with Midnight Muse using the aqua painter. Then I colored the cherries with Cherry Cobbler and the Aqua Painter. 

The card stock base is Midnight Muse.  The next layer is Midnight Muse embossed with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder.  Using the Window Frames Collection Framelits, I cut shapes 3 and 4 from the set.  The Cherry Cobbler die cut is also embossed with the Beautifully Baroque folder.  I alternated the die cut shapes and placed them on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. The 5/8" Crochet Trim decorates the corners, topped off with Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots.  I hope you try your hand at this fun color challenge.  Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sneak Peek PPA 163

Here is a sneak peek at tomorrow's
color challenge at PPA Pals Paper Arts

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the rest of my card.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pals July Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the July Pals Blog Hop to celebrate the 2013-15 In Colors! Are you ready to see wonderful creations made with Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana? We all love to make these projects, we hope you enjoy viewing them. And thanks to the talented Nicole Watt for creating the blog hop badge and buttons featuring the This and That Epic Day Kit (133465), and Venetian Romance DSP (134735).

You should have just left stop number 15 on the Pals Hop - Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'.  If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

My card uses Crumb Cake card stock and the In Color Designer Series Paper stack. I chose two different designs and three colors: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana.

The sentiment, Thanks So Much, is from the Oh, Hello stamp set and is heat embossed in white.

I also heat embossed four flowers from the new Flower Shop set and punched them out with the new Pansy Punch.

Three of the flowers are clustered on Stampin’ Dimensionals over a strip of Baked Brown Sugar and a thin strip of Crisp Cantaloupe . There are Basic Jewel Pearls in the centers.

The bottom flower is embellished with one of the small Antique Brads.

The next stop is Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner, stop number 17 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!


  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Lynn Hoyt at cattaildesigns
  3. Amy Lazzell at Just a Thought...Cards by Amy
  4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  5. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  6. Laurie Chilton at Stampin Ink
  7. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  8. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  11. Peggy Noe at
  12. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  13. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  14. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'
  16. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  17. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  18. Kari Linder at Stampin' Essentials
  19. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  22. Shirley Sumption at Look At My Cute Stuff
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  24. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  26. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit

Saturday, July 6, 2013

PPA 162 - Thanks a Bunch

A Festive Color Challenge

The Card Stock is Stampin' Up Pacific Point, Real Red and  Crumb Cake.
Stamp Sets are SU Friendship Preserves, Mosaic Madness and A Round Array.
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
7/8 inch Scallop Punch
Window Frames Framelits

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


The Paper Players Challenge this week is a Tic Tac Toe.  I chose the bottom row:  Embossing, Friendship and Ribbon.

Here is my card:

All  products Stampin' Up!
Very Vanilla and Basic Black Card Stock
7/8" Cotton Ribbon
5/8 Crochet Trim
Labels Collection Framelits
Chalk Talk Framelits
Modern Medley DSP
Versa Mark
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
From My Heart Stamp Set
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
Stampin' Dimensionals
Big Shot

I embossed the Friendship image twice and fussy cut the friendship banner.  I placed the banner on top of the image with Dimensionals.
To cut out the "I' rather do nothing" sentiment, I die cut it twice.  It didn't fit in the small tag and the large tag was too long for what I had in mind here.  So, I ran it through the Big Shot once with the sentiment way over to the left of the tag.   Then I moved the card stock down to cut off the right side and shorten the tag.  The result is the shortened tag you see on my card.