A Real Challenge – PPA #169

Today I am participating in the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #169.   The sketch was designed by Nicole Watt. who is also a master of Stampin’ Up’s MDS program.  Here is the sketch Nicole designed for today’s challenge: While the sketch looks simple it truly challenged my creativity.  I wanted to use some DSP in the design yet with the limited elements I was stumped with what else I should use. When I saw…

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Puttin’ on the Ritz

Today I am featuring a card I made for the Mojo Monday Challenge.   Here is the sketch: The card evolved as I added elements tossing out pieces and adding others.  In the end it looks ritzy with the silver glitter paper, silver embossing powder and the red rhinestones.  The Stampin' Up Holiday catalog Festive Flurry bundle is the centerpiece to this card.  I used silver embossing powder to make them shine against the Cherry…

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Celebrate – New Beginnings

I hope you had a great weekend.  On Saturday, we loaded our car to the gills and took our oldest son back to school to begin his Sophomore year.  Having the whole family together for a road trip – Priceless! Next, our younger son starts his senior year in high school tomorrow.  So we are on the brink of new beginnings. A dear colleague at work became a grandmother last week and I created this…

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A Little Lovely Romance

Today's card was about creating my own background by using one stamp from the Lovely Romance Stamp set. Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I created this great design.  To make sure the design did not get too overwhelming I stamped off every other stamp to alternate the intensity of the Old Olive ink on the Very Vanilla card stock.  If you look closely you can see the variation in the color. Here is a photo of the…

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