Thursday, February 18, 2016

PPA 288 - a sketch challenge

 This week the very sweet and talented  Amy Lazzell designed this week sketch challenge for Pals Paper Arts. It's a fun sketch with loads of possibilities. I hope you play along with us this week! I'd love to see your creations.

  • The Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set  along with the Botanical Builder Framelit Dies lets your creativity bloom. You can layer images to create a wide variety of flowers or fun accents. 
  • This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

  • Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

 The bundle includes:
    • Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set
    • Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
    • Botanical Builder Framelits Dies 

Below is a list of the products I used to create this project. Click on any of the images below to purchase or for additional information:

Thursday, February 4, 2016

PPA 286 - a sketch challenge

Our featured sketch designer this week at Pals Paper Arts is Linda Callahan. I adore her flawless creations. Hop on over to check out her gorgeous card and the rest of my team members. I know you will be inspired to play along with us this week.

Have you seen the Love Blossoms suite in the Occasions Catalog? Isn't it gorgeous! If you haven't seen it and would like a catalog, send me an email ( with your name and mailing address and I'll send it to you. Plus, during Sale-A-Bration you earn free products for every $50 purchase. This is the best sale of the year.
 For my project I used the Bloomin' Love stamp set and Love Blossoms DS Paper Stack. You get 48 sheets for $8 and to me, that's a great value. Love,love,love the colors; Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Rose Red and Whisper White.


Over the years I have tried various distressing tools and even an electric one and I didn't really care for any of them. The paper always looked more tormented than distressed. Then recently, I used my Paper Snips and I was so surprised at the results. I don't why it never occurred to me before, so I thought I would share that in case you were like me and wanted the distressed look but had troubles achieving it. If you're in need of a good pair of sharp scissors, try Stampin' Up! Paper Snips, you won't be disappointed. They are item #103579.
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