Thursday, August 22, 2013

PPA 169 A Sketch Challenge

The challenge at Pals Paper Arts this week is a sketch challenge.  Won't you try your hand at a creation this week?  Here is mine:

I really, really want to get my Christmas cards done early this year.  So, here is one of my ideas, inspired by Nicole Watt's sketch (above).  I used Smokey Slate card stock and Winter Frost Specialty DSP from the holiday catalog.  The images are from the Warmth  and Wonder Hostess Set and the sentiment is from Christmas Messages, both in the holiday catalog.  The ink is Bermuda Bay.  The "ornaments" on the tree are little drops of Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle. I finished up the design with 3 Bermuda Bay Candy Dots.

I hope you join us this week.  Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

PPA 168 A Sketch Challenge

This week's challenge at Pals Paper Arts is a Sketch Challenge:
Here is my card:

Card Stock:Very Vanilla and Basic Black
DSP: Modern Medley
Stamp Set: Million & One
Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pals August Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the August Pals Blog Hop. Even though it's only August we want to provide some inspiration for your upcoming holiday projects. This month's blog hop will showcase new products from the 2013 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the new stamps, new punches and other accessories!
You should have just left stop number 5 on the Pals Hop - Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper.  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.

One of the most fun items from the Holiday catalog is the Expressions Thinlets Dies Set.  Don't miss it!  The set consists of 3 expressions and one of them, the  "thankful" image, is the perfect focal point for this Thanksgiving Card.  The second new item I used is the 1.25" Burlap Ribbon.  The burlap is the background for the Early Espresso die cut.

The third new item used for this card is the Pretty Print Textured Embossing Folder.

The embossed card stock is the new in color, Baked Brown Sugar.

Its never too early to plan for the holidays, so whether you are looking for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas designs, you are sure to be inspired both the Holiday Catalog and all the hoppers on the blog hop today.  Happy Stamping!

The next stop is Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping stop number 7 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

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  1. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter  YOU ARE HERE
  7. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink
  11. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  12. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at Ezpeasycards
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  15. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  20. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  21. Brian King at Stamp With Brian
  22. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo
  26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  27. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stampin with Avery's Owlery
  29. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  30. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit

Thursday, August 8, 2013

PPA 167 A Color Challenge

This week's challenge over at Pals Paper Arts is a color challenge.

I used Coastal Cabana card stock for the card base and embossed chevron strip, Pistachio Pudding card stock for the cups stamped in Coastal Cabana Ink, and Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding DSP for the sleeves and covers, also stamped in Coastal Cabana.

Although this looks like a lot of fussy cutting, it goes very quickly and the design of the images in Stampin' Up!'s Perfect  Blend is very forgiving when it comes to snipping.

I wanted to illustrate the the idea of  "enough coffee" so I chose a card size of 8.5 X 3.75.  This meant that I could use a #10 business size envelope for my card, but I chose to make my own envelope using the DSP.

So, how about enjoying a few cups of coffee and then joining us in this week's challenge?  Hope to see you there.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Fall Tile Trivet

This week the Paper Players theme challenge is anything bit a card!  I love it!  
Here is my entry. 

 This is a 5.75 X 5.75 square tile that I purchased at Lowe's.  I stamped the background with SU retired French Script.  I then stamped the leaves with SU Gently Falling stamp set using Early Espresso ink.  I colored the leaves with water color pencils.  I used a little bit of SU Dazzling Details here and there on the leaves.  I then sprayed the whole tile with Creative Imaginations Super Seal which seals and waterproofs.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

PPA 166

This week's challenge at Pals Paper Arts :

As you can see, my card base is Smokey Slate, with strips of Daffodil Delight and the DSP.  The flowers, from the Flower Shop Stamp Set, are stamped with Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush and Smokey Slate.  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) is from Quartrefancy Specialty.  The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned, stamped in Smokey Slate and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, with a row of Pearl Basic Jewels.  The flower centers are punched with the Boho Blossoms Punch in Daffodil Delight with Smokey Slate Candy Dot centers.  I hope you will share one of your designs with us at PPA this week.  

Happy Stamping.