Thursday, December 25, 2014

PPA 233 Adventure Awaits

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

This week we have a Sketch Challenge at Pals Paper Arts  Follow the link to play.

Here is my card:

Cardstock:  Basic Black  for the card base, silver and gold foil specialty paper and Pacific Point, Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler.

Stamp Set: Adventure Awaits and Skinny Alphabet

Ink:  Encore ! Gold embossed with gold embossing powder

Accessories:  Gold Baker's Twine (unraveled) and The Confetti Stars Punch

This is my last week as a member of team two.  I want to thank PPA for this incredible opportunity.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pals Paper Arts 227

Pals Paper Arts has a color challenge this week.   Follow the link to play.


I used Park Lane DSP and colored the leaves and flowers.  I then heat embossed over all.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Country Tags

I am so happy to participate in this new Challenge Blog called Retro Rubber Challenge.

Here is the link - Retro Rubber Challenge

This week we are to use our first stamp.  My first stamp set was a set by Inkadinkado, which I purchased in about 1985 at Faneuil Hall Market Place in Boston, Massachusetts.

In those days I was selling sewn articles in a number of consignment stores.  The products were baby bib/burp pad sets, country items, baby quilts, Christmas Tree skirts, and bridal items like padded photo albums, lace handkerchiefs, garters, etc.  So, I wanted to make my own price tags.

This is an example of the tags.  I had only blue ink so all my tags were blue.

I still have the stamp set; it is:

And here is a video about my tags

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Vintage for The Paper Players

Follow the link to play at The Paper Players

This is a stamp by Magenta.  I bought it at a stamp show about 3 years ago and it was still in its original package this morning,  I never used it because I am a Stampin' Up! demo.  However, I just love stamps, so I buy when I see something I like, no matter what the company.  I decided to crack it open today for this vintage challenge.

Another interesting thing is that I once took a colored pencil coloring class with Nathalie Metivier, a designer for Magenta!  Very exciting and an amazing class.

Here is my card:

The ink  and the cardstock base is Stampin' Up! Soft Suede.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! Good Greetings.  It is never too early to prepare for the New Year!

The Friday Mashup

Follow the link  The Friday Mashup to play.

Create a "Box Project". 
Create a project with a "Thanksgiving or Thankful Theme".
or Mash it Up! and create a "Thanksgiving- or Thankful-Themed Box".

I just love this challenge because I love to mash it up and it always gets me thinking.   I remembered an origami box that I learned to make a few years ago and tried two versions of it for this challenge.

This one uses a 12 X 12 piece of Color Me Autumn from Stampin' Up!  The "Thankful"  is from the retired Expressions Thinlits.  (Candy leftovers from Halloween!)

This is the same origami box but with a top on it,  This is a retired DSP called Orchard Harvest.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Paper Players

There is a sketch challenge over at The Paper Players

This is my first card in about a week.  Time is getting away from me.  Here is my card:

I have been thinking about this idea for a while and when I saw the sketch, it just came together.  I don't print very well, but I like the look of the hand done, imperfect lettering, especially for this season.  Products listed below: