Thursday, September 26, 2013

PPA 173

This week's challenge at PPA is a sketch challenge-please join us for some fun.
The oh so talented Nicole Watt has a fun sketch to challenge us this week.  Here it is:

I used Modern Medley  designer series paper and the stamp is from Perfectly Penned.

Hope you consider joining us this week!  Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

PPA 172

My favorites cards are the ones that are all about the paper.  In this case, it is Venetian Romance.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

PPA 171

Welcome to this week's Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge

I just loved this color combo and this is the card I created:

I stamped the sentiment from the "From My Heart" set in Baked Brown Sugar on Very Vanilla card stock.  I then stamped it again in Calypso Coral and  cut out the "ENJOYING" to pop up with Dimensionals on the original sentiment.

I die cut the sentiment with the Labels Collection Framelits and then cut the next two sizes, one in Calypso Coral and one in Baked Brown Sugar.  I then embossed the two larger die cuts and the Very Vanilla layer of the card. 

I gave this card to my Dad who had his 80th birthday on Monday!  Happy Birthday Papa!

Please consider joining us this week in our color challenge.  I'm sure you'll have fun.  Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pals September Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the September Pals Blog Hop. And thanks to the talented Nicole Watt for creating the blog hop badge and buttons!   This month we are showcasing projects made with the Stampin' Up! tools we love. 

You should have just left stop number 8 on the Pals Hop - Maria Flores at Maria's Sandbox.  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 my favorite Stampin'  Up! tools is The Big Shot. The Big Shot allows you to die cut several different shapes, many of which correspond to our stamps.

In addition to die cutting, what I really like about The Big Shot are the many embossing folders that are available to emboss cardstock. I made this card in ten minutes using only one color of cardstock and the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  The embossing turns the simple Crumb Cake cardstock into a Wow card.  The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned, stamped in Cherry Cobbler and the ribbon in the 1/2 inch seam binding also in Crumb Cake.  Two Cherry Cobbler candy dots embellish the sentiment.  

The next stop is Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn, stop number 10 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Last Flight of the Swallowtail

Pals Paper Arts has a color challenge this week.

This card uses  the Swallowtail stamp from Stampin' Up!   I wanted to use this butterfly stamp before the season changes and our butterfly friends are on hiatus.

The butterfly is stamped on Naturals Ivory card stock in Early Espresso, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then colored the butterfly with Midnight Muse and Crushed Curry using the Aqua Painter.  I drew in a border line with my Midnight Muse Stampin' Write Marker using the fine tip end.  I stamped some water spots in Crushed Curry using a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge.  The sentiment is from Really Good Greetings.

I hope you have time to play along at Pals Paper Arts this week and have some fun with this great color challenge.