Thursday, January 21, 2016

Be You {tiful}


Hello there!  Have you been enjoying our new format over at the Pals Paper Arts?  I hope you have had a chance to check us out and maybe play a challenge or two.  We are back this week with a new sketch challenge just for you, so grab your provisions and create something fun for your chance to be a PALS pick.

I tried my hand at making my own DSP,  I first started with one of my favorite neutrals from the Pretty Petals DSP pack, simple vanilla and tiny black polka dots.  I used pretty much every flower in the Flower Patch stamp set.  I love the sentiments in that set so I stamped on the bottom using our new basic black ink, for a nice crisp image.

Ahh, have you forgotten about the beauty of the swallow tail butterfly?  It's a huge butterfly, it makes a big impact!  I stamped twice on vellum using versamark, then heat embossed with black embossing powder.  It was super easy to snip out and layer with stampin dimensionals to pop up the top wing.  It is simply stunning!

So I had to have a handy perch for my butterfly to land on so as I was looking through my embossing folders, the woodland TEIF just popped into my hand, and if you do not have it, hold tight, there is a surprise in store for you!

All in all, I am happy with this card, it has a wonderful message after all.  I am still working on random stamping, which is very hard for me to do, but with practice, I hope to get better.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

You're Awesome


Hello there!  Are you ready for a brand new look, new challenges and a new design team?  We are debuting a whole new Pals Paper Arts today, so stop by and play along with this week's sketch challenge for your chance to be a PALS pick!

We are in the middle of the after holiday craft time, when you are trying to figure out what type of cards to make.  How about one that can work just as a thank you OR a Valentine's Day card?  I think this one fits the bill nicely.

The neutrals in the pretty petals DSP pack work nicely for any project you might have.  Pair it with the timeless gold foil paper and you have a very trendy card.

You cannot go wrong with gold heat embossing on vellum.  Layered on a die cut heart and circle embossed with the chevron embossing folder, it brings out the love in this card.

Every card needs a little ribbon, the venetian trim is one of my favorites!

Let's not forget this sweet sentiment from the Flower Patch stamp set.  It is one of my favorites!

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

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Celebrate Amazing You

Hello there!  Are you looking for a sketch for those last minute cards?  The Pals Paper Arts have a great sketch this week that is just perfect for any occasion.  Head on over to the PALS to link up your creation for a chance to be a PALS pick!

Are you knee deep in Holiday preparations?  I know we are, but I needed to take a moment to celebrate my cousin Catherine's Birthday, or Birthmas as we call it.  I love this pattern paper from the Pretty Petals dsp stack, it's so pretty and feminine!  Gold foil paper and venetian crochet trim really compliment the paper so well.

Gold heat embossing?  Yes please!  I used the oval framelits to make a raised layer, then stamped and heat embossed on the very vanilla card base.  Simply elegant!

The pops of color on the black are fun, and the shiny gold is just lovely!  This is somewhat of an CAS card, but if you pick the right elements, they are stunningly beautiful!

So if you know someone that has a December birthday, and you can take it from me, since I do, It is nice to be remembered during the hectic holiday season.  Take a moment to send a card or a phone call, it will be appreciated!  Happy Birthmas Catherine!

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

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Making Spirits Bright


Hello there!  Are you in full Holiday mode? We are definitely!  So how about some inspiration to get you going?  The Pals Paper Arts have a festive color challenge for you this week.  Take a look at the colors, create something festive, and link it up for your chance to be a PALS pick!

So, apparently last challenge I didn't know that I used two of the three challenge colors for this week, however the addition of crumb cake lightens everything up.

The Home for Christmas DSP has a ton of Christmas colors, I picked out the real red pattern and went with it!  I wanted a border so I used the star thinlet from the mini treat bag thinlets.  I just cut once, moved the die to the last star and cut one more time for a longer piece.  Texture is always key, and the decorative dots TIEF is very festive.

I made my own ornament with the metallic foil doilies, gold buttons, and some bakers twine.  

The gold button could be substituted with a gold foil punched circle for easy mailing.  This is a good card for mailing and making a bunch of .  The colors are so crisp and clean!  I do hope you try your hand at creating with these colors this week, we would love to see what you come up with.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

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