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PPA299 – Thank You For Something

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I created this project for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.  Peggy chose Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz and Gold… just beautiful!


The simple stamped layer pops with the help of a layer of Pear Pizzaz and a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used the “All About Everything” special stamp set in the April Paper Pumpkin Kit for the images and sentiment.  I thought the iridescent sequins worked well with the Pink Pirouette patterned paper.  They were extras from a past Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Of course,  the splatter image from “Gorgeous Grunge” is stamped in Metallic Gold ink (hard to see in the photo, but the gold in the actual card adds a pretty shimmer).

I snapped another picture to better see the gold foil band across the card and the gold splatters in the card design.

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So, grab a few favorite stamps, anything gold and create something shimmery to link up with the Pals.


Congrats and a Cherry on Top!

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It’s nice to get back to my stamping again!  It’s been a busy time for me at my real estate office and I haven’t been able to get to my stamps.  I can tell you, I was having card making withdrawals. There’s something about ink, stamps and patterned paper that makes me happy, even if it’s just for a few hours.  I think it’s the whole process… deciding what to create, finding that perfect sentiment, matching up a few patterns, adding a little embellishment and finally, putting it all together.

Today’s post is a little different from my usual. I know that you know Stampin’ Up! is getting ready to launch the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  I’ve seen it… it’s gorgeous… and I really mean gorgeous!  The new stamp sets, colors, patterns and bundles are trendy and fun.  I should have my newbies by the end of this week and I’ll be sure to share lots of fun “Sneak Peeks” with you.

So without much more chatter, I decided to CASE today’s card from the new Catty… I can’t show you a picture of the project in the catalog, but know that it’s fun, quick and easy.  I had the pleasure of having one of my stamping friends stop by today and we each created our own version of the same card.  Take a look at Barbara’s card below… a bolder, brighter version.

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Most of the supplies used to create this card are on the retiring list, but the sentiment stamp is from the “Tin of Cards” stamp set which is not retiring.  The font is happy and bold and works perfectly with the patterns from the “Cherry On Top” Designer Series Paper Stack.

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Either one of these cards is perfect for a special graduate or a special birthday.

So, grab some patterned paper, crop a few shapes and create something fun!



Change Is In The Air!

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Spring is here and change is in the air.  The trees are blooming, the grass is green and I was happily walking on the beach this morning.  A bit of a cool breeze coming off the ocean, but the sun was bright and the sky a beautiful, clear blue.  Hopefully, my schedule will allow for another visit this week and I’ll try to remember to get a picture to share with you all.

Today’s project was inspired by last week’s Mojo Monday sketch.  I never got to join their challenge, but the sketches always inspire me.  I used some patterned paper from both “Love Blossoms” and “Going Places” DSP Stacks.  The stamp set is “Butterfly Basics”.  I used almost every stamp in the set for this one!   I really do enjoy creating those backgrounds and this stamp set has a few neat stamps that can really inspire your creativity to design a simple collage background.  The sentiment is certainly appropriate for this time of year, don’t you agree?

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I thought this card would be a good post for today since there are changes going on over at Stampin’ Up!  Today is a big day… the “Retired Stamp List” is out and it’s time to pull out your catalog and grab what you might want to add to your collection… the retired sets and supplies are only available while supplies last so don’t hesitate.  You can click on the banners below to get all the details.