Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge


I really love how this turned out.  A clean design with an air of spooky.  Here is the Challenge Sketch used to inspire my card:

PPA challenge sketch

I am beginning to see the signs of Fall approaching as the days begin to get shorter and the shadows cast by the sun during the day are changing.  I love the Fall and am enjoying using supplies from the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog to further get into the changing seasons.  

I used the new Best of Halloween one of the Stampin' Up 25th Anniversary stamp sets for the greeting as well as the tree.  I used Witches Brew DSP as well as Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black card stock.  The finishing touch is an Antique Brad on the small circle.  If you are interested in purchasing these items you can click on the photos below and shop the Stampin Mojo online store open 24/7!


  Best of Halloween            
Witches brew

Best of Halloween                  Witches Brew DSP


Envelope Liners Framelits                    

I hope you enjoyed today's post and I have inspired you to think about cool days ahead.



Birthday Giggle Greeting

Today my inspiration came from SUO Challenge #77 which is to create a Birthday card using only Stampin' Up Products. I wanted to do something different and chose the Giggle Greetings Stamp Set for a little fun and whimsy.   Each of the greetings has its own unique way of making someone smile.

Giggle GreetingsAs a sharp contrast to the silliness of the greeting I wanted the card to be sophisticated.  So I chose Basic Black card stock as my base a standard A2 card [ 41/4' x 5 1/2"].  Then I used a 5"  x  3 3/4" piece of Stampin' Up Watercolor paper to stamp my giggle greeting sentiment using StazOn Black Ink.  Once the ink was dry I colored it with my Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write markers and went over it with my Aqua Painter to smooth out the coloring. 

Then I cut a piece of Eastern Elegance DSP 5" x  3 3/4" and using my square framelits created the perfect frame for my greeting.  The DSP was mounted to the Watercolor paper using Stampin Dimensionals to create a true frame look.  

To add one more bit of sophistication I added the black taffeta ribbon which is edged in silver.  I also added "Birthday Wishes" greeting on the inside from For You stamp set using Crushed Curry ink.


My final step is always decorating the envelope in some way.  With the new Envelope Liner Framelits lining my envelopes is super easy and the perfect finishing touch.  


Even if someone doesn't  want to celebrate another birthday I think this card would be fun to receive.  What do you think?  Would this card make YOU giggle and smile?

If you want to purchase any of the items used in creating this card you can shop at Stampin'Mojo Online Store 24/7.  If I can answer any questions please let me know.



August Pals Blog Hop – Holiday Mini


Thank you for joining us for the August Pals Blog Hop. Even though it's only August we want to provide some inspiration for your upcoming holiday projects. This month's blog hop will showcase new products from the 2013 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the new stamps, new punches and other accessories! 

You should have just left stop number 24 on the Pals Hop – Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts. 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.

I enjoy sending our oldest son goodies while he is away at school.  I have found  empty coffee canisters work perfect.  I decorate the canister and fill it with homemade cookies.  He will be heading back soon so I thought I would create a new canister for the Fall using the Truly Grateful Stamp Set and the Sweater Weather Desiger Series Paper.  


I used the Deco Framelits for the decorative labels on the front and the Circle Framelits to get the perfect circle for the top.  A little Chocolate Chip chevron ribbon added the finishing touch.  Won't that be fun to send and receive?  

I also made a card that can accompany the goodies using the same Sweater Weather DSP and Truly Grateful Stamp set.


The A2 card base is Brown Sugar card stock.  I layered Sweater Weather DSP on Early Espresso and then created the banner layering Burlap ribbon, Early Espresso card stock and the Modern Label punch in Very Vanilla.  A couple of Tangerine Tango candy dots add a splash of color.  The decorative element is a rosette scored at 1/4" increments and topped with the stump stamp in early espresso and the acorn stamped in brown sugar from the Truly Grateful stamp set. 

Here they are together:


The next stop is Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works, stop number 26 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Michelle at Stampin Mojo

Should you get off track here is a full list of the blogs to enjoy this month:

  1. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  10. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink
  11. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  12. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at Ezpeasycards
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  15. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  20. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  21. Brian King at Stamp With Brian
  22. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo
  26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  27. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stampin with Avery's Owlery
  29. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  30. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit


Flower Shop and Pals Paper Arts challenge

The Pals Paper Arts Challenge closes in a couple of hours yet I wanted to squeak in with my spin on the color challenge.  I don't especially like pastels.  It probably is the result of living through the eighties where everything was peach colored!  However I do love Coastal Cabana and wanted to give this challenge a shot. 


I created this card to send to my goddaughter to wish her luck as they start back to school in a couple of weeks.  It is a very frilly card with the crisp cantalope ribbon, Pretty Print textured embossing folder, and the Flower Shop stamp set flowers with Basic Rhinestone Jewels  and Dazzling Diamonds to bring out the center of the flowers.  There was so much going on I did not add a sentiment to the front.  Rather this is simply a pretty note card that can be used for any occasion.

While I did not convert to loving pastels, I am pleased with the result.  I hope my goddaughter enjoys receiveing it as well.

Come back tomorrow for the Pals monhtly Blog Hop.  This month we will be featuring projects from the Holiday mini catalog.