Thursday, July 31, 2014

Double Honor! Woo Hoo (PCCCS # 101 and PPA # 213)

I am so thrilled and humbled to receive two great honors this week!

The first one being one of the Featured Artisan at Paper Craft Crew. You can see their post by clicking on the previous link and my original post right here.
  Thank you so much!

And it was a very pleasant surprise this morning to see that my Sympathy Card (see my post right here) was selected by Team 2 to be in the Pals Paper Arts Winner's Circle!

 Thank you Team 2. You made my day!

This sure is making my week I'll tell you!  I am displaying my badges with honor and pride!

Thank you for taking a look and feel free to leave me your comments. I always so enjoy reading them.

Have a super Thursday! Mine is going great so far. LOL

With Sympathy - PPA 213

Updated July 31st:   WOW! Thank you Team 2

Nicole Watt, Design Team Artist for Pals Paper Arts, has a wonderful sketch this week.


My card follows the sketch pretty closely. I started with a base of Mossy Meadow. Then I created a background on Naturals Ivory by ligthly stamping one of the flowers in the Hostess set, Bloom with Hope. This is a wonderful set that you can earn my hosting a workshop or placing an order over $200 - this set has 11 stamps!!! To add a little dimension I paper pierced the left bottom corner using the Essentials template.  The leaves in the middle square are from the Kinda of Eclectic set, stamped off first so that the sentiment can be easily read on top of it. A bitty butterfly, some pearls complete the card.


Overall I am pretty happy with how the card turned out. What do you think? I would love to read YOUR comments and suggestions.

Stampin'Up Products
Cardstocks: Mossy Meadow – Naturals Ivory – Very Vanilla
Ink Pad: Mossy Meadow (133645) – Pear Pizzazz (131180)
Stamps Set:  “Hostess”  Bloom with Hope (133952)  –  Kinda Eclectic (135350)
Framelits:  Squares Collection (130921)
Punch: Bitty Butterfly (129406)
Paper Piercing: Essentials (126187)
Jewels Basic Pearl (119247)

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today.

A Better Place - PCCCS # 101

Updated July 31st:   I am so thrilled! Thank you!

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch

Card Sketch #101


This sketch was the inspiration for this very simple card. 

Stampin'Up Products
Cardstocks: Blackberry Bliss – Hello Honey
DSP stack:  Moonlight (133701)
Ink Pad: In-Colors  2014-2016 Blackberry Bliss (1336424) – Smoky Slate (131179)
Stamp Set: Traveler (Wood 134510) – Starburst Sayings (Clear 133185)
Framelits: Starburst (132967)
Hung Up Cute Clips – Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon (133668)

Thank you so much for stopping by tonight. Enjoy the rest of your week and don't forget to let me know what you think of my card. And if you like it, you can vote for it by visiting the blog at Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FMS 146 - The Paper Players 205

Freshly Made Sketches #146 - A Sketch by Amy and Paper Players Challenge #205: Sandy's Monochromatic Clean and Simple Challenge

A very Clean and Simple card for two great challenges: a sketch and a color, in this case monochromatic.

Here's the sketch provide by Amy at Freshly Made Sketches

and the banner for the CAS # 205 at The Paper Players:

Stampin'Up Products
Cardstock: Whisper White – Pistachio Pudding
DSP stack:  All Abloom (133703)
Stampin’ Pad : Pistachio Pudding (131177)
Stamp Set: S Very Happy (Wood 134231) – Gorgeous Grunge (Wood 130514)
Punches: Blossom (125603) – Bitty Butterfly (129406) – Corner Punch
Simply Pressed Clay (130685) and  Blossoms Mold (131272)
Thank you for looking. I hope you like this very CAS card in Pistachio Pudding .... ice cream anyone?

Sunday, July 20, 2014

In This Together (FMS 145 & FAB Friday 46)

Freshly Made Sketches #145 - A Sketch by Narelle and Fab Friday 46


One card for two challenges - In this Together!

I was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches - provided by Narelle Farrugia amd I also wanted to use the colors from the challenge at FAB Friday - very summery. And above is the card I came up with. I had a lot of fun coloring with the new Blendabilities!! I also used the marker for the umbrella since I did not have the Strawberry Slush....

Here's the sketch:

 and the banner for the colors at Fab Friday 

Stampin'Up Products
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight
DSP stack: Brights (130134) – In Color 2013-2015 (130136)
Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana (131000) – Daffodil Delight (130998) – Skin Tone (129370)
Stampin’Write Marker: Strawberry Slush (In Color 201302015 131260)
Stamp Set: In This Together (Wood 133866)
Candy Dots: Brights (130931)

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and if you are on vacation this coming week, enjoy!!! Thank you for taking the time to visit and for leaving a comment. Cheers.

Monday, July 7, 2014

PPA210 - A Color Challenge

Snapshot   for   PPA210 - A Color Challenge

After I created this card for an upcoming team meeting swap I realized the colors of the PPA Color Challenge 210 were the ones I actually used. Here's the banner for the challenge:


and for my card, 


you can see the base is made of a piece of Lost Lagoon, and on the DSP there is both Basic Gray and Pool Party on the cameras. 

The card is a Z-fold and on the inside panel made of a piece of Hello Honey, I cut a piece of Basic Gray with the On Film framelit and stamped the sentiment in Lost Lagoon. Here's the inside panel:

and this is actually 2 of the cards showing the front and inside panels                                                                                    

Stampin'Up Products
Cardstocks: Lost Lagoon – Basic Gray – Hello Honey
DSP: Flashback (133699) (Which has the Pool Party)
Ink Pad: In-Colors  2014-2016 > Lost Lagoon (133644) – Basic Gray (126981)
Stamp Set: Snapshot (133812) – Perfect Pennants (Clear 133230)
Framelits: On Film (132969)

Thank you for your visit and don't forget to drop by the Pals Paper Arts to see all the great cards submitted and wonderful inspiration by the DT. Have a great week.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

So Very Happy for Color Me...! # 27 Monochromatic

CMCC#27 - Colour Me... Monochromatic!

This week for challenge #27 at Color Me...! we are going Monochromatic and using Blackberry Bliss.


I had seen a tutorial by Julie Davison for a Pull out “Fun Fold” Card on Julie's Stamping Spot and wanted to try making one of those fun card myself!

On the front panel I used the flower stamp from the So Very Happy set to create a background. I then stamped and punched the sentiment from the same set,  added a few pieces of DSP from the Moonlight paper stack to complete the card, which is mounted on a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Blackberry Bliss cardstock. (I you go visit Julie Davison's blog you can see the card in action in her very complete video.)





Hope you like my card and if you want to see all the other cards entered for this challenge, go to Colour Me...! You will also be able to see all the great inspiration from the DT.


Stampin'Up Products
Cardstock: Basic White – Blackberry Bliss
DSP stack: Moonlight (133701)
Ink Pad: In-Colors  2014-2016 - Blackberry Bliss (133642)
Stamp Set: So Very Happy (134231)
Punch: Large Oval (119855) – Scallop Oval (119856)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!