PPA 103

Hello!  Today, I am featured on Mary Fish's Stampin Pretty.  Mary is a wonderful mentor, and I enjoy pulling out all of the stops to have a special card for her blog.  She does such fabulous work, I am very proud to have my work shown on her site.  Here is the card I made especially for her, and I will also include my PPA challenge card as well.

I have seen a new trend developing lately, and that is to layer punched images on top of each other to make a medallion.  I was intrigued right away and thought that I would give it a try.  The hardest part of this trend is to know when to stop.  Of course, after I was finished with it, I thought of a few more bits, but all in all, I love how it turned out.

I do think that my absolute favorite part is the little chickens that I stamped on each scallop of the oval.  The stamp is from the set Itty Bitty Bits, it just fit perfect.  Here are the items that I used for this card:

Ink: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, & Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Markers. Soft Suede ink pad

Paper: Belle Chateau DSP, Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, & Crumb Cake cardstock

Stamps: Perfectly Penned, Itty Bitty Bits

Extras: Big Shot, Sizzix Scallop Oval die, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, scallop circle punch, designer label punch, itty bitty punch pack, scallop border punch (for fan rosettes), ticket corner punch, modern label punch, linen thread, basic pearls, stampin’ dimensionals
Ok, on to my PPA challenge card which is a sketch challenge.  I loved the sketch, and had a great time using the new DSP that SU has created.
This is the new Timeless Portrait DSP, I only used the black and blue pieces on this card, but there is also Cherry Cobbler, and Island Indigo in this paper pack.  I cut out the silhouette of the little girl, and mounted it on the new designer Frames EF.  The clear embossing was done with the Friends Never Fade stamp set, the black and vanilla DSP was embossed using the Stripes EF.
The Friend stamp is from a retired stamp set (sorry don't have the name at this moment, more on that later) and was embossed in black embossing powder.  A piece of marina mist was punched with the dotted scallop ribbon border. A small crumpled flower just adds a little flair.
Whew, we have had such a weekend, I decided to move my craft room to another room in the house.  Then I decided that we would also switch my daughter to my old craft room, so after all is said and done, three rooms are in the process of being moved and redecorated.  Of course this is the best time to have the carpets cleaned, so add that on top of everything else.  My house is a wreck, and my stamping stuff is all in boxes, sniff, sniff.  Hopefully I will have everything organized and unpacked by Wednesday.  I have taken some pictures of the whole process and will post them soon.  I hope you enjoyed my projects and thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy.


Linda Fisher said…
Absolutely STUNNING!! Both cards are brilliant. I can't imagine the stamping with all those little chicks and perfectly placed. You can tell you love what you do!
Linda Callahan said…
Beautiful beautiful cards! I love those little chickens as well! And I love your dogs - so cute! I am such a dog fan! I had a Scottie long ago who loved to ride on the waverunner with me - she had her own life jacket :)
Ann Schach said…
Both cards are absolutely stunning! Fabulous details!
Pam~ said…
I'm at a loss for words ... stunning, fabulous, beautiful ... Love 'em both! Count me in as a new follower! Also, I just saw pictures of your dogs. They are darling! I have whippets ... hence my blog name, Wacky Whippet Stamper.

Have a great day!
Kim said…
gorgeous card! this will be on my punch inspiration blog post today.
Tracy said…
Just beautiful! I adore that look. So much interest and detail..what a great job Ü
Terri Orr said…
SO glad I found your blog through Mary's blog post of your card. LOVE your style!
The little chicks stamped around the scallop are the greatest idea!
And, in looking thru your blog, I love the personal inclusion of your dogs and kids. The card you made for/of your pooch is TOO cute. I'll be playing along with that idea in a few days!
Keep up the great work, I'll definitely be "following" you! :-)
Linda said…
OH my stars! These cards are breathtaking! I can't decide which one I like better!! I absolutely love the details! Simply beautiful...just beautiful.
Andrea said…
Wow!! So beautiful. I followed Mary Fish's link to you - and I love your work!! I too like the chickens on the scallops - I could look at your medallion for a long time and keep finding new pretty things -
Kathy said…
I just love your cards but esp the mediallion one! -the little chicks stamped all around the edge adds such whimsy to the beautiful card !
Dr Sonia S V said…
Your medallion is so beautiful !

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
Sally said…
Really nice - great ideas
Katherine said…
Gorgeous - I love the dimensions and layers on this card. I can't wait to finish working today so I can case it - I will definitely be following your new blog!

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