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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pals Paper Arts 53: Ode to Purple

I have always loved the colour purple, so when I saw that the PPA 53 was a purple colour challenge, I was excited. All kinds if ideas ran through my head, so I may have to make more than one entry. In the end I decided to case a card I made before. I cased the original from Jo-Anne Pullen's work. I did the original in Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla, but a change to Concord Crush and Whisper White makes a striking difference - I think I prefer the stranger colours, as they suit my colour palette more. The embossed background was done with a home-made texture plate. I first saw this idea on Splitcoast and was referred to Dawn Olchefsky's blog for the tutorial. TFL.
Stamps: Because I Care
Ink: Concord Crush Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Concord Crush, Whisper White
Accessories: homemade lattice texture plate

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Curtain Call Colour Challenge 40

Hello All,

Today I made this cute little 3x3 note and matchbook holder. I used the colour scheme in this week's Curtain Call Colour Challenge. I saw the tutorial for this matchbook holder and note card on Becky Roberts' blog. If you haven't been by to check out her work - go right now! She has some amazing tutorials and they are always easy to follow! She has this great tutorial for little purse gift boxes that are just adorable - I have made one, but will post later. TFL.
Stamps: All Holidays, Awash with Flowers
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories: Rhinestone and pearl stick-ons, white grosgrain ribbon, scallop edge punch, Boho Blossoms punch, itty bitty punch set

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mojo Monday 149

Happy Monday Everyone,

Well I got my workout, and chores done this morning, so I decided to spend the afternoon making cards. Here is my card for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch. I got Stampin' Up's lattice die recently and have been hanging onto all the little bits; they are great to use make a multi-patterned lattice card or in this case to make a flower! TFL!


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Christmas in July

Yup, it is that time of year again! Last year by the time Holiday season was over, I was relieved to be making cards for birthdays etc... However, when the new SU! cattie came, the first thing I did was check out the new Christmas sets. There are a few I want, but haven't bitten the bullet yet; instead I surprised myself and got an "oldie but a goodie" - the adorable "Holiday Line-up". I don't know what it is about these goofy reindeer, snowmen, and elves, but they are too cute to resist. Here are the first two cards. Both were cased from Splitcoast. My reindeer card I cased directly from this card and my Elves were cased from this card.

Friday, July 23, 2010

PPA 52 Sketch with a twist of Megness

Hi Everyone,
I love to follow the Pals Paper Arts challenges - this week's is a sketch by the super-talented Margaret Moody; you should definitely check out her blog! I made this card and added a little twist of Megness to the sketch. I am putting together a card set using Chic Boutique for my sister, and this is one of the cards. TFL.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Curtain Call Colour Challenge Act 39

Hi again,
I decided that this summer I would try to enter a different challenge each day; yesterday I did Mojo Monday and today I am entering the Curtain Call Colour Challenge. The challenge is to use whisper white, certainly celery, wild wasabi and crumb cake. This was a real challenge, as I don't use green a whole lot. This is what popped into my head; it is a 4x4 note for my mom. TFL.


My First Post!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my blog; it seems hard to believe that anyone will actually read this, but that certainly won't stop me. I will be posting my paper creations here and hope that you enjoy them. Please feel free to comment, as I love the feedback!
This is a card that I made yesterday for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenges; this is my first entry into this challenge, and at first I was a little trepidatious! This is a popular challenge - there are so many entries that are totally amazing. At any rate, I bit the bullet, printed off the sketch design, and sat down to create.
I decided to keep the colour scheme simple as the sketch design is more elaborate than one I would create on my own. I love Tempting Turquoise and wanted to pair that with red - I decided to stay away from my go-to reds and chose the poppy parade - a red I am not loving just yet. I wanted to use my Playful Pieces stamp set and thought the Dragonfly pieces should work. It looks simple, but that little bug took me eight tries! The flowers were created with my Boho Blossoms punch; I used my large and small circle nesties for the circles. My square lattice embossing folder helped me add a bit of texture.
Overall I am pleased with the card - I hope you like it too! Have a wonderful day!