Thursday, November 28, 2013

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 181

I don't think I was meant to do this challenge!  I wasn't happy with my first card so I started over.  I was just about through with this one when I realized that I glued the pieces on the main card base upside down!  I didn't have time to make a third so I pulled out some waxed dental floss, got it off and adhered it the right way!

I used Cajun Craze for the base, Midnight Muse and Brown Sugar C'ordinations.  I used a hexagon embossing folder and sanded it.  I don't have the chevron punch but I plan on purchasing that soon!  I ended up using a corner punch instead.I used the Gorgeous Grunge set for the coffee spills and the birthday sentiment is from Express Yourself.   This is one of my new sets.  I love sentiment stamps!  I also used one of my favorite products, a candy dot in Cajun Craze.

I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving!  My hubby and I cook for our two boys, my daughter-in-law and three year old granddaughter.  It's very laid back and relaxing!  I will be baking a bunch of pies for a gathering we are hosting on Friday for my husband's family.  It will be fun too, but a lot of work.  I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 21, 2013


I made this the other night for Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge #180.  I took extra time taking photos and emailed them to myself from my iPad.  Got to my destination and I had no emails!  I was hacked the other day so it's been a frustrating week.  I have no idea why the photos won't email.  I tried my husband's email and my gmail after I got home and they didn't work.  So.....out comes the point and shoot and now I have lousy photos again!  Oh well. 

I used Smoky Slate and Pool Party for cardstock and Basic Gray and Island Indigo inks.  I love this designer paper called Winter Frost from the Holiday Catalog.  I used Endless Wishes for the sentiment.  Love this set!  I found these chipboard snowflakes at Michael's on clearance last year.  I wish I had the dies from Stampin' Up! but you can't get it all at once!  I stamped with Versamark and used some glittery embossing powder.  I wish you could see how sparkly it is.  I almost forgot to mention my favorite product - candy dots!  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Are you ready to shop?  Stampin' Up! has a fabulous sale starting tomorrow, November 20, and it runs to December 2.  There are lots of discounts on great products!  There are 24-hour doorbuster tomorrow only. Be sure to check it out tomorrow!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

PPA Color Challenge PPA179

I went outside my comfort zone for Pals Paper Arts color challenge. When I saw the colors, I almost skipped this one. I was given a gentle push by Windy in the PPA group. Thanks, Windy! I knew I had Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry but I'm not usually a yellow personl. I searched for some Crushed Curry and finally found a piece. Then I realized I bought the chevron ribbon too! I actually enjoyed it! I need to do this more often. I used Morning Meadow for stamps.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

I have been having a blast using all of my new Stampin' Up! sets I ordered! Last night I chose the Six-Sided Sampler to play with. I also used Bitty Banners dies and stamp set for the sentiment. I used Island Indigo (my new favorite), Crumb Cake and Basic Gray. I also used the hexagon punch and a non Stampin' Up! edge punch and embossing folder. I absolutely love the Candy Dots too! They're a great embellishment and they don't add any bulk. Thanks for looking! P.s. please excuse the blurry photo. I took a quick one with my iPad before I left this morning.