Thursday, February 26, 2015

PPA 241 - a sketch challenge

 Hello Friends!

Do you ever get stuck for ideas? Sketches help alleviate hours of frustration for me and prevent that creative road block trying to find the perfect placement of my card components. This week at Pals Paper Arts, we have a wonderful sketch created by the very talented Nicole Watt. I hope you enjoy it and play along with us!

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  • There's just something I love about black & white with a pop of red. Stacked with Love Designers Series Paper Stacks are the perfect size for card fronts and backgrounds and a total 48 (4-1/2" x 6-1/2") double-sided designs is a great value for $6.95.

Enjoy your day!

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

PPA 239 - a color challenge

Can you believe it's Thursday already and time for another color challenge at Pals Paper Arts. This week we are playing with Crumb Cake, Real Red and Soft Suede. I adore this color combination!


  • I think I'm going through a shabby-chic-vintage sort of phase and I have been obsessed with making flowers. The largest flower on today's project, I made using Stampin' Up!'s  new Fun Flower punch. 
  • I punched out three flowers in crumb cake, sponged the edges and used McGills Paper Blossom Tool Kit and Stampin' Pierce Mat to give the petals some dimension. For the center, I punched two flowers using the the Boho Blossom punch....quick and easy!

  • To add a little something-something under the spray of flowers, I took the new White Jute Ribbon and cut it into single strips. The ribbon is 1-1/4" wide and is so pretty and ties beautifully! I purchased a couple rolls so you'll be seeing it on a lot of future projects :)
Enjoy your day!
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pals blog hop - share what you love!

Welcome to the February Pals Blog Hop. This month we are sharing what we love - our favorite Stampin' Up! products and our favorite crafting techniques.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from #6 Amy Hoptay at Inking of you. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

I love all of Stampin' Up!'s products! Oh, I was skeptical when I was first introduced to stamping, but I quickly saw the difference when using quality products. The results are always beautiful. 
To create the flower:
  • Punch 3 flowers in Whisper White CS using the Fun Flower punch & 3, 1-1/4" Scallop Circles.
  • Lightly mist, both sides, of all 6 with water.
  • Pinch pleat each of  the petals, punched with the Fun Flower Punch.
  • For the center, wrap the 3, 1-1/4" Scallop Circles  around the end of a stylus, paint brush handle or whatever you may have, and pinch tight.
  • Let all 6 flowers dry completely.
  • Slightly open the pinched petals.
  • Attach the layers with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Sponge the tips in Night of Navy ink.

The next stop is #8 Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan  on the Pals Blog Hop! I know Susan will have a fabulous project to share with you. Thanks for visiting and I'll see you next month.    

  1. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  2. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  3. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  6. Amy Hoptay at Inking of you
  7. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  8. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Rae Harper at
  11. September Gray at
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Becky Volpp at
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  17. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  18. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  19. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  20. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen's Blog
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  26. Peggy Noe at
  27. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  28. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  29. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  30. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  31. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
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