Thursday, June 18, 2015

Celebrate Dad!

Hello there!  Are you ready for a fabulous sketch?  The Pals Paper Arts just happen to have one for you this week.  Link up your take on the sketch to have a chance to be a PALS Pick!


I took advantage of this sketch to make a Father's Day card for my husband Chris.  I thought the sentiment from the Fabulous Four stamp set was fitting, since we will celebrate him all weekend long.  I also used the whole (above) picture as my sketch, you can use whatever artistic license you would like.

Texture is always a great way to add details to your card, the Honeycomb and Decorative Dots embossing folders are a quick easy way to do that.

Classic colors always work well for masculine cards, here smoky slate, night of navy, silver foil paper and whisper white work very well together.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, June 4, 2015


Hello there!  We want YOU to play with the Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week. We have a fun color challenge with a little twist this week. Our color challenge calls for Strawberry Slush which is retiring tomorrow. So you may use Strawberry Slush or substitute a similar color of your choice. Fun right? We hope to see you this Thursday at The Pals Paper Arts.  Link up for your chance to be our pick.

I decided on using calypso coral instead of the retiring strawberry slush, paired with the above colors, very vanilla, and gold vellum, it makes for a pretty color combo.

Do you want to hear great news?  The Flower Patch stamp set is in the new catalog with bundle pricing!  Item number 136788.  The matching Flower Fair framelits make die cutting the flowers quick and easy.

This stamp set has great flowers and sentiments all in one set.  Simply color the stamps with the stampin' write markers for this colorful look.

Have you seen the new handheld stapler?  The mini sized staples are perfect for small projects.

Don't forget to emboss when you need some detail.  The chevron and woodgrain embossing folders are some of my favorites.  The gold fancy foil vellum paper is still available and gorgeous.

This card was made for my girl Mackie, she was accepted into a medical camp this summer at our local hospital.  She is focusing on pre-med when she goes to college, so it is a wonderful opportunity for her. Mackie was one of fifteen rising seniors picked from numerous high schools in the area. We are incredibly proud of her.

Mackie had a chance to sail this weekend at the Hospice Regatta, they finished 1st!  Not much wind, but enough to finish four races, I can't really complain because we had beautiful boating weather.

Make sure that you check out the new catalog, it's a beaut!  You can shop it now ONLINE. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Three Catalogs, One Day!

The new catalog is available today!  Click on the above link to check out the fun new products.  As well as being able to purchase from the new catalog, today is the last day to order from last year's catalog as well as the Occasions catalog.  Shop ONLINE now for the best selection of products!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Love, Love, Love You

Hello there!  I hope y'all are enjoying some nice weather, we sure are.  I know outside is the place to be, but make sure you carve out some quality stamping time. To help you do that, the Pals Paper Arts have a fun sketch for you this week, so grab your provisions, create something sketchy and link it up for your chance to be a PALS pick.


Is it Valentine's day, you say?  Nope, I just needed a masculine love you card, and I thought this sketch would be perfect for that.  I grabbed all of my stamps that said "Love," most of which were My Paper Pumpkin stamps and decided that the Label Love stamp set bundle would be the perfect accent.

I manipulated my bitty banner framelits to make them shorter, you can see how this works on my Framelits 101 post.  It's easy to resize them, it just takes some creativity.  Real red 1/8 taffeta ribbon adds a little sweetness without being too girly.

My You stamp is from April's My Paper Pumpkin kit, it was a great fit for this card.  I used the colors real red, strawberry slush, basic black and soft sky for this card.  Both the Stacked with Love DSP stack and the Sweet Dreams DSP were used for my pattern papers.

It's funny how sometimes the simplest (seemingly) cards take the longest!  It looks simple and quick, right?  Not the case, as was pointed out by Mackie's friend, she said "you've been working on that card all along?"  Yes, cards sometimes take time, but that is half the fun!

Both Mackie and Tate have had their summer haircuts, and each got quite a bit cut off.  I have to say as the blonde locks hit the floor, I found it hard to breathe.  Tate by far has the most noticeable change, but Mackie had more cut off length wise.  At least they are done now for a while, and that hair can grow back a while before the next cut.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

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