Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #179

It's time for another Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge! I really like the colors is this week's challenge:



Where did my Mojo come from?

Well some of it came from the fact that I had limited Rich Razzleberry card stock so I knew I needed to use Rich Razzleberry ink as my main resource to meet the color challenge.  So as the saying goes "Necessity is the mother of invention".  

I grabbed the Wonderfall stamp set and the Autumn Accents Die and made the leaf using Rich Razzleberry.  The Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon adds the missing color to my card. 

Now to put the elements together…  The Stampin' Up1 Stripes Embossing Folder added much needed dimension to the Whipser White card stock, yet I only applied it to the bottom section of the card stock. Rich Razzleberry was used to create the sentiment from the Happy Day stamp set for the top of the card. A Crushed Curry candy dot was the finishing touch.

Here was another version I did…


I think the Whisper White base provides a crisper look.  Which one do you prefer? Leave me a comment to let me know!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Cheers,



Welcoming a beautiful baby girl


Perhaps I shouldn't say this, but I LOVE this card.  The Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds takes the card from cute baby card to a WOW baby card.

Where did my Mojo come from?

I do not have baby stamp sets due to where I am in my life right now.  So when I need to make a baby card I rely on using other stamp sets in a unique way.  I recently created a card with the Zoo Babies stamp set (see that post here) and I wanted to do something different.  Once again I did a search in Pinterest.  Nothing was catching my eye until I found a card with a rattle on the front.  That was all I needed.  There was no name to acknowledge for the inspiration, so whoever originated the idea – Thank You!

The rattle was easy to create with my circle punches and a thin slice of Pink Pirouette card stock.  I stamped my Versamark Stamp pad half-way up the large circle then sprinkled with Stampin' Up's Heat n' Stick powder.  With a little heat from my heat gun the powder turns sticky.  Then you sprinkle on the Dazzling Diamonds and work it into the area.  Shake off the excess. Then step back and go WOW!

I used the Scallop Trim Boarder punch for the finishing touch on the rattle.  This created a clean border between the dazzling diamonds and the "plain" side of the rattle.

A little ribbon finishes it all off.

Thanks for stopping by.  Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite stamp set is for baby cards?

Come back tomorrow for another Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!



Baby rattle

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:

Paper:    Pink Pirouette, Whisper White card stock

Ink:        Versamark

Adhesives:    Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Heat n' Stick Powder

Tools:    1 3/4" Circle, 1 1/4" circle and 1" circle punches, Scallop Trim Border punch, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot

Accessories:    Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

Pals So Thankful Blog Hop

November blog hop

Thank you for joining us for the November Pals Blog Hop. We are thankful you are visiting today and hope you enjoy our thank you inspired projects.  

You should have just left stop number 7 on the Pals Hop – Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Let's get to my creation today…


Where did my Mojo come from?

A stroll through Pinterest led me to the idea of embossing a large image as my focal point. My Sunflower stamp was the perfect choice. The idea of a So thankful Blog Hop seemed to mean Fall colors to me so Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla created my color palette.

These large stamps are often best when embossed, it brings out the depth of the detail in the stamp which can get lost with ink alone. I chose Stampin' Up's Gold Emboss Powder to showcase the Sunflower. I think it looks fantastic.

A quick banner holds my Thank You from the Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set. I love the way these stamps cling to the acrylic blocks and you can see through the stamp for perfect alignment.

I hope I inspired you to create today.

The next stop is Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works, stop number 9 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Nov back
November next

  1. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  2. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative
  5. Shirley Sumption at Look at
    my Cute Stuff
  6. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  7. Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful
  8. Michelle Gleeson at Stampinmojo
  9. Shannon Hokanson
    at Paper Works
  10. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery's
  12. Kerry Willard Bray
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A
    Thought…Cards by Amy
  15. Lisa Davis at Cherry
    St. Paper Treats
  16. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  18. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  19. Donna Kopenski
    at craftycardmaker
  20. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin'
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B
  23. Linda Callahan at Stampin'
  24. Diane Roberts at Score
    at Four and a Quarter
  25. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft
  27. Debbie Crowley
    at expressivelydeb…
  28. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from
  29. Sue Becker
    at Sue's R n R Stamping
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  32. Marlene Heringer at So
    Many Toys in Schertz

Lots of Thanks French Style


A clean and crisp thank you card.  I love the Lots of Thanks stamp set.  It includes nine different stamps with beautiful and varied fonts to say “thank you”.  It also comes in French and German.  I often check out the French verison when available to see if I might like to also purchase it in French. When I saw this stamp set in French it was love at first sight.
The set is called Remerciements and here is a peek at the set:
French version of lots of thanks
Where did my mojo come from for this card?  

From one of my favorite catalogs where they showed four solid colored placements layered on top of one another.  Since becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I see the world in Stampin’ Up! colors.  I immediately said to myself,”oh those colors are Basic Grey, Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit and Early Espresso”. I chose to use Smoky Slate rather than Early Espresso to keep the card lighter. You can find inspiration almost anywhere. 

Did I get your mojo going?  I would love to hear from you.  Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for the Pals Blog Hop.  It is sure to give you lots of great inspiration from so many talented stampers.
Until tomorrow, cheers!