July 19, 2012


Time for another PPA challenge!  This challenge is a sketch challenge, see below!

Here is the card I came up with for the challenge.  I love using the new Stampin' Up!  embossing folders; I seem to incorporate them into most of my cards lately!  Also, framelits are becoming my new favorite item.  I don't like to cut out things with a scissors, so the framelits are perfect for me...no cutting!

Here is an upclose view of my medallion 'layer'.

July 10, 2012


It's time for some fun in the sun with the Pals! Glad you could join us for the Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop! You've probably hopped over from Nina Dee's blog, I'm stop number 18 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for summer themed Stampin' Up! projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track

The PALS hop today is the theme of summer.  When I think of summer, I always think of flowers.  The card I created today is all about flowers.  The dahlia adornmets added the touch I was looking for!

Here are the items used for the card:
Paper:  Very vanillia, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse cardstock and Comfort Cafe DSP
Stamp Set:  Embellished Events and Curly Cute

Punches: Ornament punch, scallop cornor and decorative label punch
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Gumball green and soft suede
Embellishments:  Dahlia adornments

                                                 Up close view of the vase

I put the "vase" through the bigshot with one of the new embossing folders in the new Stampin' Up! catalog and used a sponge dauber with champange mist on it to give it a little sparkle!

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Lori Martin, stop number 19 on the Pals Summer Sunshine Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  • 1.   Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn

  • 2.   Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping

  • 3.   Angie Blake at AngiesMusings

  • 4.   Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter

  • 5.   Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train

  • 6.   Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan

  • 7.   Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards

  • 8.   Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts

  • 9.   Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty

  • 10. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

  • 11. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers

  • 12. Jen Takacs at Stamped in Full

  • 13. Kimberly Deacon at Delightful Stampin

  • 14. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole

  • 15. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner

  • 16. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps

  • 17. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee

  • 18. Kim Luithle at Kims Stampin Stuff      (ME!)

  • 19. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing PaperCrafter

  • 20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian

  • 21. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the Max

  • 22. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog

  • 23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love
  • July 5, 2012

    PPA 138

    Today's challenge incorporates the above colors from Stampin' Up!  I made a Birthday card with all three colors.  Notice the paper piericing around the "Happy Birhday" sediment.  I love using the new paper piercing pack that just came out in the new annual catalog.  No more guessing in lining up the dots!  Thanks for stopping by!
    Here is the close up of the piercing of the sediment:

    PALS Paper Arts Challenges