Friday, December 27, 2013

PPA 185 Challenge

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas!  Mine was great!  I spent a lot of time with my granddaughter and that was the best part.  Three is a great age for Christmas.  She told me Santa was coming and leaving presents under the tree.  Her eyes popped out of her head when she got to my house to open gifts!  We enjoyed every minute.

Here is my card for Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 185.  I needed a quick thank you to send to someone at work who gave me a nice mall gift card.  I used some older Stampin' Up! designer papers, Simply Sketched stamp set (hostess set), Framelits Deco Labels (item 130102), candy dots ( and Pool Party ribbon seam binding.  By the way, I started out with the image and ribbon on the other side like the sketch, but I made a mistake inking the image so I had to move it over!  Thank you for looking and leaving a comment. Play along with us if you haven't already! 

Friday, December 20, 2013

PPA 184 Challenge

This is my second attempt at this sketch challenge for Pals Paper Arts 184.  The first one came out okay but it was so similar to my previous snowflake cards, I decided to make another.  I have to admit, anything with a diagonal line scares me.  I managed to finish though.  (please pardon the date/photo)

I had no choice but to make another Christmas card.  I needed a few more for my coworkers.  I used some old papers from American Crafts, I believe.  I just don't have enough SU designer papers yet, but I plan to change that!   Thanks for looking and leaving a comment.  Please let me know if I can help you with any Stampin' Up! product orders!  You can click on my flower on the right to order 24/7.

I hope everyone has a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!

Used:  Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake for a base, Endless Wishes and Warmth & Wonder sets.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pals Paper Arts 183

I've hardly had any stamping time! I made this quick card early so that I would be ready for Pals Paper Arts Challenge 183, but I almost forgot to post!   I figured I would make another Christmas card to add to my small stash.  I'm not thrilled with it but it's done.l  I'm only going to be able to give homemade cards to my family and a few work friends because I've run out of time. 

I'm so far behind with Christmas that we decided to get a fake tree for the first time in our married lives and that's a long time!!  I'm anxious to see how it looks out of the box.  We'll set up and decorate either tomorrow or Sunday.  We're supposed to get hit with 10-14 inches of snow tomorrow afternoon into Sunday so I'm not sure my son and his wife will be able to come over as planned.  I will be babysitting tomorrow morning for a few hours so I won't be getting any decorating done!  I'm not complaining though.  I love spending time with my granddaughter.  We will be making reindeer cookies!

Anyway, I used the Warmth & Wonder set and my new Framelits Deco Labels (130102).  You can't see it but the berries are dotted with Adirondack Dimensional Pearls. Thanks for looking and leaving a comment!


Sunday, December 08, 2013

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge 182

I haven't had any time for stamping lately so I just squeezed this one in today.  We had a wake and funeral to go to this week and then my granddaughter came over Saturday and Sunday.  I can't resist spending all of my time with her.  She is a hoot! 

I made this for Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge 182.  I cannot figure out why blogger is uploading this picture sideways.  It is the right orientation on my computer, but don't have time to try and fix it.  I loved the Smoky Slate with Elegant Eggplant, but the Very Vanilla threw me off.  I prefer Whisper White.  At least I managed to finish on time.  I used Warmth &Wonder and Endless Wishes.
UPDATE:  Finally fixed from my work computer.  Still have no idea what the issue is!