Thursday, May 12, 2016

Robot Fun!

Hello there!  I am excited to say that I am hosting this week's Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge, it's a special one, 300 challenges!  I love this sketch, it's been one of my favorites for years.  You can dress it up or dress it down, go CAS or full out, it's your choice.  Grab your provisions, create something fun for your chance to be a PALS pick.

I needed a card for my nephew, and since my son Tate loves to draw robots, they are all over the house.  I thought that his drawings would be great inspiration for Evan's card and went to work.

I still love punch art after all these years, digital cutters included.  It's so satisfying to punch out shapes and make them into something entirely different.  I used oval punches and framelits for the majority of the robot, with the exception of the hands, which are circle punches.

Pretty petals DSP stack has a lot of colors, this pacific point blue seemed perfect for him.

Of course the robot needs to hold a Happy Birthday banner, courstesy of the Happy Happenings stamp set and itty bitty banners framelits.

Mini silver brads accent the feet and the shoulders, making him more like a real robot.

Texture is key!  You can mix and match for a detailed look.  Large polka dots and the honeycomb embossing folders work well together.

Ahh, this card, I love it so!  Bold bright colors, punch art, texture, what more can you ask for?  I would love to see what you come up using my sketch.  The design team has created some fabulous samples for you, head on over to look, and make sure you play along!

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

Thursday, April 28, 2016

You Wonderful Thing You


Hello there!  Are you ready for a new challenge?  The Pals Paper Arts have a sketch challenge this week.  Ginger Toivonan has designed a wonderful sketch for you this week, so grab your provisions, create something fun, and head on over to the PALS to link it up.

I usually always start to design my card with a stamp set and a DSP, from there it's all easy!  The Suite Sayings stamp set has some really nice fonts and sayings, it is a must have.  The Birthday Bouquet DSP is one of my favorites, I love all the pink and green goodness!

I decided to dress up my whisper white bakers twine with some gold sequins.  Pool party glitter ribbon, and a vintage faceted button help to finish it all up nicely.

I added a few gold sequins to the other panel to tie them both together.

I tend to have trouble with angled items, but using a sketch really helps you figure it out.  Everyone needs a little help now and then to step out of your comfort zone.  Have you played along with the PALS yet?  We would love to see your creation, you could be our PALS pick, so play along!

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

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bonjour, Beautiful!

Hello there!  Are you ready for a fun sketch challenge?  The Pals Paper Arts have a new sketch this week that will help to jump start your creativity.  Create something fun for your chance to be a PALS Pick!

When I started this project, I knew I wanted to use two things, this adorable Bonjour Beautiful stamp from Happy Happenings, and the dots gift bags.  Simple flowers were made by punching small scallops, crumbling them and layering them.  I still love these sweet flowers, even after all the new dies and techniques.  A little bit of gold floss adds some glimmer.

Even though Valentines day is over, the Love Blossom DSP stack can still be used for girly projects, pink and green, my two favorite colors are both in this pack of papers.

Love this one, simple but with a lot of WOW factor, this gift bag is good for all types of little presents!

Mackie had her senior prom this past weekend, where oh where does time go.  Here are two of my favorite pictures from this weekend.  We still don't have all of the pictures back, but I love these both.

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

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