What I Love – PPA 289

Today I’m using the same card for many reasons…Blog, Pals Paper Arts, Pals Gallery and my 30 Day Challenge! 

For the PPA we were to use Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Night of Navy. This is what I came up with…not sure what sentiment I’ll put inside yet. 

What I Love PPA 289 1

Clean and simple!  I used the same DSP for the envelope liner.

What I Love PPA 289 2

I am happy with the end result! You might notice I used some Crystal Effects in the centers of the flowers. My floral arranging classes told me to always arrange flowers in odd numbers but this time the two flowers work out just fine.


Products Used:

Stamp Sets – What I Love (SAB)

Ink – Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz

Paper – Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, Love Blossoms DSP Stack (Blushing Bride)

Accessories – Linen Thread, Crystal Effects


This was a good way to use one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets!

To check out all the awesome cards on the Pals Paper Arts go to

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts Challenge

This week’s challenge…

PPA 267 Color Palette

My version of this color palette…

PPA 267

I was in a flower mood I guess. I used Butterfly Basics for the large flower and Bordering Blooms for the floral border. Everything was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Write Markers. The bow was made with Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon. I do have some Tangerine Tango in there if you look closely…the little berries in the border.

If you haven’t taken a look at the Holiday Catalog…please do…it’s just over on the right. If you click on the image of the catalog cover it will open up a world of beautiful new items.

Keep watching for lots of new items I’m making for my next craft fair. 🙂

Happy Stamping!

Sweetbriar Rose for Pals Paper Arts

PPA 263 color palette

This was the color palette for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge. The reason why I love doing these challenges is because they often take me way out of my comfort zone. I probably would never have put these three colors together but look what I came up with…

PPA 263.1

This is one of the cards we will use for our next class using watercolors. The photo does not do it justice unfortunately.

Open the first layer…

PPA 263.2

Then open the inside flap to find your sentiment…

PPA 263.3

Isn’t this a lovely folded card! I got the idea from fellow demonstrator Julie Davison.

These are the Stampin’ Up! products I used:

Stamp Sets:  133806 Sweetbriar Rose; 139958 Happy Birthday, Everyone (Hostess Set)

Ink:  132708 Memento Tuxedo Black; 126952 Tempting Turquoise; 131180 Pear Pizazz; 131173 Crushed Curry

Paper:  115316 Rich Razzleberry; 102067 Tempting Turquoise; 131201 Pear Pizzaz

Accessories:  130102 Deco Labels Framelits; 133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch; 117191 Bird Builder (leaves); 103954 Aqua Painters; 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels

Hope you enjoyed my card and will try these colors yourself and also the folded card.

Happy Stamping!


Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge

PPA 262.1

Here is my creation for this week’s challenge using Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron and Pool Party.

PPA 262 color pallette

Here’s the color palette but my Tip Top Taupe looks more brownish, trust me…I did use Tip Top Taupe. Must have been the lighting 🙂

PPA 262.3

I love the stamp set Zoo Babies so I just had to use it. As it turns out, the daughter of a very dear friend is having twins the end of October and is having a girl and a boy so I think this card is perfect.

Here’s the bag I stamped with the gift tag.

Zoo Babies Tag 1

As you can see I got more into the pink and blue/green.

Zoo Babies Tag 2

This card, bag and tag were so much fun to create especially since it was for a special person.

To make the card I used the following Stampin’ Up! Products:

Stamp Sets:  130456 Zoo Babies; 135155 For All Things; 138946 Tin of Cards

Ink:  132708 Memento Tuxedo Black; 138326 Mint Macaron; 138325 Tip Top Taupe

Paper:  138336 Tip Top Taupe; 138337 Mint Macaron; 122924 Pool Party; 119686 Early Espresso

Accessories:  130921 Squares Framelits; Retired Pool Party Ribbon

Hope you enjoy these items and…

Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge

We have another sketch challenge for this week.

PPA 261 sketch

Here’s my version…love Blackberry Bliss and Soft Sky!

PPA 261.1

Sorry if it isn’t  super clear…it’s hard to focus with all that sparkle! 🙂

Here’s the inside.

PPA 261.2

This card measures 5 1/2″ x 6″.  The card is Blackberry Bliss with Soft Sky and Silver Glimmer Paper for the stars. Embossing was done with Silver Embossing Powder. The background “twinkling stars” was made using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and the sentiment on front from Over the Rainbow (new). I also smudged some powder to make a “milky way” look.

The trio of stars was made using the Stars Framelits Dies that are on sale this week in the Weekly Deals.

The inside sentiment is from Tin of Cards Stamp Set (new). The little stars were punched using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

This card was so much fun to make. Try to create a card of your own using this sketch. I’d love to see what you come up with.

Happy Stamping!


Pals Paper Arts Challenge

Hi, I finally got to sit at my computer today and post my creation for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. I know I planned to post this month’s cards earlier but as summer goes I’ve been super busy. I promise I’ll do that tomorrow and Monday. 🙂

Here’s the sketch. Very simple and I didn’t elaborate on the design.

PPA 260

PPA 260.1

PPA 260.2

PPA 260.3

I used the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder for a background. I love how delicate this EF is. I made the flower using Flower Patch SS and Flower Fair Thinlits then added a white frame from the Floral Frames Thinlits. This card is VERY simple and clean. I used the small flower on the inside but did not add a sentiment since I can use this card for any occasion.

See you tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge

This week’s color challenge for the Pals Paper Arts:

PPA 259 colors

And here is my creation:

PPA 259

These colors are patriotic but I changed it up a bit. Love this new stamp set Circle of Spring with the Wondrous Wreath Framelits. I don’t usually use doilies but I tried it and liked it. 🙂 I use these challenges to push myself out of my comfort zone a bit.

Why don’t you try to see what you can come up with using this color palette. Send me a photo and I’ll post it on my blog.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Don’t forget to reserve your seat for July classes and our special Tin of Cards session on Aug. 8th. (I’m hoping we will get the kits on time!)

Happy Stamping!