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Sunday, January 19, 2014

PPA 188 - Thinking of You...

Hello on this very windy Sunday in Southern Ontario.

I decided to play with the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. 

This week Margaret Moody brings us a very clean-lined and simple sketch.

Here's what I came up with:

With Valentine just around the corner, I have been making a few projects that involved a lot of little hearts and red! In another project I stamped and cut a whole row of hearts. I had the piece of paper with the negative hearts sitting on my desk and wanted to use it: I covered it with Versamark and Iridescent Ice to emboss it and give it some glimmer to create the vertical band.

Stampin'Up Products

Cardstocks: Real Red - Whisper White
Ink Pad: Stazon Black
Markers: Real Red
Stamp Set: For the Birds (126407)
Iridescent Ice Powder
Framelits: Hearts a Flutter (130159)

Thank you for stopping and don't forget to visit the
Pals Paper Arts blog to see all the other gorgeous cards!

Monday, November 11, 2013

PPA178 - A Color Challenge

Hopefully today we all took a moment to remember all the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their Country.

For the first Pals Paper Arts color challenge of November, the Color Team has put together these three enticing colors:  Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit.  

I made this very simple birthday card, using pieces of the SOHO Subway DSP, which has those three colors.

Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe and Summer Starfruit can be found on the numbers pennant and the background is mainly Crisp Cantaloupe with some Early Espresso. The sentiment has been colored with the markers, in the same colors.  

Stampin'Up Products

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
DSP: SOHO Subway Designer Series Paper (130140)
Specialty Paper : Glimmer Paper Silver (124005)
Markers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit, Early Expresso
Stamp Set: Best of Birthdays (132929)
Punch: 2 x 1 3/8” Extra-Large Oval (119859)
Candy dots Neutral: Early Espresso

Thank you for visiting my blog and viewing my card for the 
Pals Paper Arts color challenge.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #110 and FAB Friday 30

Freshly Made Sketches #110 - A Sketch by Rita

I had some time to create another card on Sunday night, so I decided to play with that great sketch at Freshly Made Sketches provided by Rita. Here's her sketch:
and I decided I would try to use the colors from the color challenge over at Fab Friday 30!

Even though these colors really are autumn inspired, I made this Christmas card:

Stampin'Up Products
Cardstocks: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
DSP:           Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (130139)
Ink Pads:     Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
Markers:      Crajun Craze, Old Olive
Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood 115370), Best of Christmas (134384)
                   Tags 4 You (Wood 131820), A Gift for You (134765)
Punch:         Label Bracket (132153)

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a great first week of November.



Sunday, November 3, 2013

MOJO Monday 317

Good Sunday Night:

I hope you took advantage of the extra hour today! But personally I think it should be a full day instead of just one hour, don't you think!

A quick post to share the card I made for Mojo Monday 317. For this week challenge, Julee Tillman has created a fun sketch full of circles, and you can even pick between a circle card or a square one. I made a 5 1/2" square one.

Here is Julee's sketch: 

First I flipped the sketch on its side. The base of my card is Very Vanilla and the background is Basic Black, over which I layered a piece of DSP from the Season of Style pack on one side and a piece of embossed gold foil on the other. For the band across I used a piece of Brushed Gold carstock and I embossed a smaller piece of Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations with the Pretty Print and sanded lightly so the letters would show up a little more.

For the large circle, I gold embossed the Wonderful Wreath on Brushed Gold and cut it using a Circle framelit. On the 2 smaller circles I stamped Santa and the Christmas Ornament with the sentiment from the Best of Christmas set. I then mounted them on a round piece of vellum and use dimensionals to pop them over the wreath.

Stampin'Up Products

Cardstocks: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
DSP: Season of Style (132340)
Specialty Paper: Brushed Gold (102935), Vellum (101856), Gold Foil (132622)
Core’dinations Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler
Markers: Real Red, Old Olive
Embossing Folders: Petals-a-Plenty (116824), Pretty Print (132175)
Embossing Powder: Gold
Stamp Set: Wonderful Wreath (Wood 132748), Best of Christmas (134384)
Punches: Christmas Ornament Punch (132152), 3/16” Corner (119871)
Framelits: Circles Collection (130911)

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to go over the
Mojo Monday Blog to see all the wonderful projects posted.

Monday, October 21, 2013

JAI # 187 and PP # 168

With this card, I will be combining 2 challenges: the Just Add Ink # 187, a first sketch from Paula, and the Paper Players # 168, create a CAS masculine birthday card!

For the Just Add Ink challenge, I flipped the sketch and used a 'vintage' stamp set, "Countryside" to stamp an old rusty truck. This will be a birthday card for my brother-in-law who lives in the States and who absolutely loves old trucks. I printed his family name on the rusty door.

Here's the sketch from Just Add Ink:


Paper Players 168-LeAnne's CAS Challenge

LeAnne wants to see a clean and simple masculine birthday card.

So here's what I came up with:

Stampin'Up Products

Cardstocks: Very Vanilla,  Basic Black
DSP: Modern Medley (126926)
Ink Pad: Black Stazon
Markers: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red
Stamp Set: Best of Birthdays (Clear 132929), Countryside (vintage), Gorgeous Grunge (130514)

I enjoyed your visit and I LOVE to read your comments! Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #108 - A Sketch by Narelle

This week at Freshly Made Sketches we have a very neat layout provided by Narelle Farrugia.


The base of my card is Very Vanilla with a piece of Birthday Basics DSP on top of it. I then used another piece of the same DSP, this time the one with the balloons, over Bermuda Bay. The cake/greeting is stamped on a Very Vanilla panel that is anchored over Crisp Cantaloupe with candy dots in the four corners. The band across the card is another piece of that Birthday Basics DSP again over Crisp Cantaloupe.

Stampin'Up Products

Cardstocks: Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay
DSP: Birthday Basics (130145
Ink Pads: Bermuda Bay
Stamp Set: Best of Birthdays (Clear 132929)
Embellishments: Candy Dots

Hope you are having a nice weekend and thank you for stopping by today to see the card I created with Narelle's sketch.  Don't forget to go over to Freshly Made Sketches to see all the other cards posted on the blog.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thank You Notecard (3x3) - PCCCS # 63

Here is the sketch for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch

Card Sketch #63

and here is the little notecard I created. It is 3x3.

I will also be entering this notecard in the Little Red Wagon Challenge # 207 this week:
. Jan says: "This week the challenge is "Mini-mize Me" which means we want to see a mini card (no bigger than 3 x 3) or an ATC" 

Stampin'Up Products

Cardstocks: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Basic Black
DSP: Modern Medley
Marker: Basic Black
Stamp Set: Tiny Tags (Clear 118592)
Embellishments: Basic Pearls Large (125777), Basic Pearls (119247), Candy Dots Regals (130932)
Ribbon: Basic Black Taffetas Ribbon 1/8” (119261)
Punches: “Vintage” Tiny Tag, Little Labels Punch Pack (126881),Scallop Edge Border (119882)

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thanksgiving cards

Just a quick post to enter these 3 cards for Thanksgiving at Little Red Wagon:

Small notecard I designed to accompany a bottle of wine or small hostess gift.

Card designed by Jamilla Ivits for one of the class I took at her studio:

Card designed for friends after a weekend at their cottage:

Thank you for visiting today.

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Paper Players # 166

Last night I went to my upline's studio (Jamilla Ivits)  for another great 3-3-10 class. She had designed 3 beautiful cards for the class. I would like to link up one of the card made following her design to The Paper Players challenge # 166 where Nance wanted to see something with a Halloween theme. 

So here is my card for this challenge:

Thank you Jamilla for this great design. The only think I changed was I added one more sentiment (Happy Halloween) and rolled up the black piece of DSP just like you had the one just above.

Stampin'Up Products
Cardstocks: Very Vanilla
DSP: Witches’ Brew
Ink Pads:  Versamark – Black Stazon

Embossing Powder
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802) – Yippee-Skippee! (131344)
Punches: Scallop Circles 2 3/8” (118874) and 1 ¾” (119854)
                 Word Window (119857) – Modern Label (119849)
Candy Dots: Neutrals 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and don't forget to check all the wonderful cards on The Paper Players Blog.