Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Second Challenge - Pals Paper Arts Challenge #70

I follow the blogs of several of the designers from Pals Paper Arts so today I decided to throw my hat into the ring of their weekly challenge.   This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and here is my entry:

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Chocolate Chip (textured), Real Red (textured), Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
DSP:  Greenhouse Gala
Stamp Set:  Short and Sweet, Friends Never Fade
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

I have loved the Greenhouse Gala paper since the new catalog came out and felt it would make a great centerpiece for my entry in the PPA challenge.   Hope you like it!

~ Angie

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's A Boy!

One of my co-workers had her first baby a couple of weeks ago and I've been wanting to make a special card for her and her husband.  She is a scrapbooker and card maker so I know she will appreciate a handmade card.   I knew I wanted to use Nursery Necessities - one of my all-time favorite stamp sets.  When paired with the Parisian Breeze DSP, it just makes my heart smile!  Here is the design I created:

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
DSP:  Parisian Breeze (retired)
Classic Ink:  Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze
Stamp Set:  Nursery Necessities (retired)
Accessories:  Extra-Large Star Punch, Basic Pearls, Button Latte Button, Linen Thread, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects (to adhere button)
Card Size:  5 1/4" x 5 1/4"

I hope you enjoyed today's post - have a great Saturday!!!

~ Angie

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #47

I've been following the blog of one of the Goddesses from the Stampin' Royalty Challenge Blog.  Her name is Angela McKay and her blog is called North Shore Stamper.  She is a very talented paper crafter.  I love her clean, crisp and elegant style!  Today I decided to get my feet wet and participate in the weekly Stampin' Royalty Challenge.   This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and here is the card I designed:    

Card Ingredients:

CS:  chocolate chip, very vanilla, real red
DSP:  Merry Moments (retired)
Classic Ink:  Red Real, Garden Green (for sponging around the very vanilla piece)
Stamp Set:  Contempo Christmas
Accessories: Snowflake Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Sparkly Silver Brad,  Sponge, Poly Twill Old Olive and Chocolate Chip Ribbon (retired), Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

I really enjoyed participating in this challenge.  You can definitely see more sketch challenges on my blog in weeks to come! 

Happy Stamping!

~ Angie

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Button Snowman

Today I found a really cute card that I wanted to CASE.   It is from Stasia Sloma's Blog - Stampin' and Scrappin' with Stasia.  She has a great blog and I loved the card she made with the new Big Designer Buttons that Stampin' Up introduced in the holiday mini catalog.  Stasia used the colors baja breeze with blushing bride and I wanted to try out a non-traditional color combo.   Here are my card ingredients:

CS:  old olive, whisper white, melon mambo
DSP:  Ski Slope (retired)
Ink:  melon mambo (use a sponge to ink the edges of the hat)
Accessories:  big designer buttons - Deck the Halls, melon mambo ribbon, basic pearls, stampin' dimensionals,  lattice embossing folder, glue dots, mono adhesive

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Angie