PPA232 Endless Wishes

This card is for Pals Paper Arts ‘Team One’s’ last sketch for 2014, and also Margaret Moody’s last sketch design for us.

Please forgive my brief post today.  My husband had shoulder surgery on Tuesday, and I always knew he was wonderful and did so much to help around the house, but I appreciate it even more now that he has one arm in a sling and I’m trying to pick up the slack AND be a nurse (definitely not my field of expertise!).

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This was another fun sketch from Margaret, and gave me the perfect ‘palette’ for my last Christmas card for this year.  (Hopefully, I have all that I need now, since I really ,really need to get them in the mail!

PPA232-Endless-WishesIf you need a quick and easy last-minute card, this sketch is great to get the job done!  The Endless Wishes stamp set and All is Calm Specialty DSP can work together in so many fabulous combinations.

PPA232 Dec 18I hope you’ll play along with our sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts this week!

SUPPLIES:  Stamp Set: Endless Wishes;  Paper: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White and All is Calm Specialty DSP;  Ink: Lost Lagoon and Soft Sky;  Accessories: Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon, In Color 2013-2015 Sequin Assortment and Crystal Effects.

 

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A Jolly HO HO HO!

baOur very own Queen of Layers, Narelle Farrugia, created a fabulous sketch with a few luscious layers this week for our challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Her sketch inspired me to pull out a stamp set that I often overlook:  Embellished Events.  Do you tend to forget about those great stamp sets that cover a variety of occasions?  Well, honestly, I’ve never used the cute little Santa hat with the “HO HO HO”.  I knew it would be perfect in the circle suggested in the sketch.FMS167-Embellished-Events

I jazzed up the hat with a good, thick and uneven layer of Multi-Purpose Glue to give it a puffy texture and then coated it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  For more sparkle and shine, some Silver Glimmer Paper dauber with Garden Green was cropped with a scallop punch to complement the circle and a few Champagne Glitter Paper stars were scattered across the card.

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Now it’s time to go visit my amazing and talented friends at Freshly Made Sketches, get a little more inspiration and give Narelle’s sketch a whirl!

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Be sure to stop back tomorrow for what I think will be my last Christmas card of 2014.  :)

SUPPLIES:  Stamp Set: Embellished Events;  Paper:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Trim the Tree DSP Stack;  Ink: Garden Green;  Stampin’ Write Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate and Garden Green;  Tools and Accessories: 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon, Itty Bitty Accessories Punch Pack (star), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Sponge Dauber, Glue Dots and Multi-Purpose Glue.  Non-SU: Scallop Die.

 

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Thank You for Another Great Sketch!

Karren Johnson is an amazing and talented designer (if you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out her blog at Stamping Stuff),   Karren is our host at Freshly Made Sketches this week, and I want to thank her for this wonderful sketch that allowed me to make a much-needed Thank You card using a nice, big font from the Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set. FMS166-Another-Thank-You-PlEven though I still need to make more Christmas cards, it was nice to take a break and make a pretty, feminine card with light pinks.  This card features the Pleasant Poppies and Another Thank You stamp sets, and even though I wasn’t sure about using the big, bold Thank You with the soft pink poppies, I ended up loving the results.  The emphasis is on the Thank You, as it should be in this case, yet the flowers make a lovely background. FMS166-Pleasant-PoppiesThe Pleasant Poppies stamp was hand colored with Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers, and then colored with a blender pen and both Pear Pizzazz and Pink Pirouette ink pads.  To define the images and contrast, I went over a few of the lines and edges with Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz markers. FMS166-Another-Thank-You The three photos make the paper appear anywhere from white to a light pink, but it is actually Very Vanilla.  I just couldn’t manage to get a consistent look when editing the photos.  (Sorry!)  Anyway, for the sentiment, I used VersaMark and Early Espresso Embossing Powder for a little added texture and shine.  Karren’s sketch suggests a scalloped edge and a ribbon or twine (see below), and I wanted to stay close to the sketch, but also wanted to use the Venetian Crochet Trim, so I backed it with Blushing Bride so it wouldn’t disappear against the Very Vanilla background.  In place of the ribbon or twine, I created faux stitching, topped with a heart and embellished with a few pink pearls (colored with a Copic Marker – R32, which is a very close match to Blushing Bride. FMS166 Karren I hope you love Karren’s sketch as much as I do and that you’ll play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Be sure to check out the amazing (always!) designs that the ‘Clean Team’ has created for you. Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES:  Stamps:  Pleasant Poppies and Another Thank You;  Paper:  Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla;  Ink:  VersaMark, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette;  Stampin’ Write Markers:  Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz;  Tools and Accessories:  Blender Pen, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Owl Builder Punch (smallest heart), Itty Bitty Accessories Punch Pack (larger heart), Pearls Basic Jewels, Venetian Crochet Trim, Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Non-SU: Copic R32

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PPA230 Christmas Cheer!

Happy Thursday!  Can you believe a week has already gone by since Thanksgiving, and it’s only 3 weeks until Christmas???  Okay, now I’m having anxiety.  I still have quite a few Christmas cards to make, so I’m really glad I chose to do one for today’s Pals Paper Arts challenge.  This week we’re doing a color challenge with what I think are 3 really yummy colors; after all, just take a look at their names:  Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla.  Mmmmm.  Delicious, right?  However, I must admit, I had NO IDEA what to do with this color combo, however, like all challenges, somehow it works out.  I don’t know about you, but I love it when I overcome a difficult challenge, especially a color challenge!

PPA230-Festival-of-TreesThe beautiful DSP prints, from the Regals (Cherry Cobbler) and 2013-2015 In Color Collections (Baked Brown Sugar), match up perfectly and have a wonderful contrast.  The tree, from Festival of Trees stamp set, was first stamped in Baked Brown Sugar, then I used a Blender Pens and drops of the VersaMark Refill to daub the little flowers, and heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.  The tree has little round balls amidst the leaves, so I glued on little tiny circles of Champage Glimmer Paper.  Any guesses on what I cut the tiny circles with?  The Owl Builder Punch has 3 different sizes of circles, and one of the sizes is tiny and worked perfectly!  The star punch used for the tree topper is from the Itty Bitty Accessories Punch Pack.

PPA230-Festival-of-Trees-StThe sentiment is from Christmas Messages (sorry, I didn’t realize this stamp set was retired until writing this post!), and was colored with Cherry Cobbler and Baked Brown Sugar Stampin’ Write Markers.  The card was finished with a pretty bow of Cherry Cobbler Satin Ribbon.

PPA230 Dec 4I hope you are inspired by today’s card.  Head on over to Pals Paper Arts to see what the Resident Artists, who obviously had no problem with this color challenge, to see their amazing creations.  I hope you’ll play along with us this week.

Happy stamping!

SUPPLIES:  Stamps: Festival of Trees and Christmas Messages (retired);  Paper:  2013-2015 In Color DSP Stack, Regals DSP Stack, Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar and Champagne Glimmer Paper;  Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler and VersaMark;  Stampin’ Write Markers:  Baked Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler;  Tools and Accessories:  Blender Pen, VersaMark Refill, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler Satin Ribbon, Owl Builder Punch, Itty-Bitty Accessories Punch Pack (Star), Crystal Effects, Tree Punch and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

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Freshly Made Holiday Home

Thank you, Cindy Lovell, for your very inspiring sketch this week for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  I would have never combined a big heart shape with a holiday card without the spark from your sketch!   Cindy is a brilliant designer and sketch artist, and if you haven’t already been to her blog or checked out this week’s creations by the ‘Clean Team’ at FMS, I hope you will. FMS165-Holiday-HomeI really wanted to make a Christmas card because I still need a few more, so I wanted to make Cindy’s sketch work for this project.  Normally, I would change the heart shape to a different shape that suits my needs, but I thought “why not?”!  I built my little scene inside a heart and I love how it turned out.  I also love all the possibilities with the Holiday Home stamp set! FMS165-Holiday-Home-Stamp-SI had a lot of fun with some of the little details on this card, like the string of Christmas lights brought to life with a little Crystal Effects.  For the “splatter” background, Gorgeous Grunge always makes it easy and looks great, too.  I enhanced it with a few stamped snowflakes from the Endless Wishes stamp set. FMS165 Cindy LI’d love to see what you create with this sketch; I hope you’ll play along with us!  Join us at Freshly Made Sketches for more inspiration and a chance to be Cindy’s pick for The Queen of Clean!

Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES:  Stamps: Holiday Home, Endless Wishes and Gorgeous Grunge;  Paper:  Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White;  Ink:  White Craft Ink, Basic Gray, Mossy Meadow, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Soft Sky and VersaMark;  Stampin’ Write Markers:  Real Red, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate and Cajun Craze;  Tools and Accessories: White Gel Pen, Hearts Framelits, Crystal Effects, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Frosted Sequins, Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Ribbon, Multi-Purpose Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Freshly Made Happy Birthday

Like most of you, I’m frantically getting both home and food ready for Thanksgiving, so this post is going to be fairly quick and easy, like today’s card for Freshly Made Sketches.  Our lovely Jen Brum has given us this really clean lined sketch to work with, and because Jen is so sweet, I felt really compelled to make a sweet card. FMS164-BirthdayIt was time to slip in a birthday card, and with the wide center panel, the Photopolymer stamp set, Countless Sayings 2, worked perfectly.  The “Happy” was heat embossed in white, fussy-cut and popped with dimensionals.   A sweet color combination of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White, for the DSP was carried throughout the card. FMS164 A few randomly placed 2013-2015 In Color Sequins in Pistachio Pudding match the print from the Lullaby DSP collection and a Champagne Glitter heart adorns the Whisper White ribbon. FMS164 Jen BI hope you have a long Thanksgiving weekend and have time to play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week! But, most importantly, Happy Thanksgiving!

FMS164-Happy-BirthdaySUPPLIES:  Stamp Set:  Countless Sayings 2 (Photopolymer); Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White and Champagne Glitter paper;  Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe and VersaMark;  Tools and Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Ribbon, 2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Glue Dots, Multi-Purpose Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

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The SU Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

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CLICK HERE or on the image above to see the list and prices!

 

THE DETAILS:

Make the most of our Online Extravaganza by enjoying flash deals on select items and bundles at a 20%-50% discount! But quantities are limited, and this great opportunity only lasts from November 24 through December 2, so get yours before they’re gone. 

Plus, there will be limited-time door busters on November 24 and December 1 on special products-some that have never before been paired together-that are only available for 24 hours and while supplies last! These specific deals are extremely limited, so act fast!

Additional Details:

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  • Discounts range from 20%-50%.
  • Door busters only last for 24 hours and while supplies last.
    • First one begins at 12:00 AM (MT)  on November 24, running through 11:59 PM (MT) that same day.
    • The second begins at 12:00 AM (MT) on December 2, running through 11:59 PM (MT) that same day.

Happy shopping and stamping!

 

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