Thursday, October 27, 2016

Grateful for PPA........PPA324


It is a bittersweet post today as it is the final challenge at Pals Paper Arts. PPA was launched July 30, 2009 by Mary Fish and a small group of her downline.  I was a new demo then trying to learn my way around blogland. I began with a Splitcoast gallery and uploaded THIS card for PPA's very first challenge.  By the time PPA2 came around my brand new blog was up and running......thanks to long distance coaching from Mary!  I learned so much from the PPA team that first year about design, photography and blogging!  In 2010 I was delighted - and honored -  to be asked to join the Design Team! It has been a great run for the past six years!  

Such a fun sketch from Ginger this week at Pals Paper Arts!  Hope you join us!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Foiled Again.....FMS260

Miss Emma has been eyeing up my glitter paper and foil sheets so I promised her we would make some Christmas cards from them.  The sparkle of the silver glitter paper looks wonderful against the bright red foil......but unfortunately my camera just doesn't quite see it that way!  Who knew foil paper was so hard to capture on camera?!?!  I know that now!  I tried the photo from another angle but that was even worse....

But we are going to soldier on and make a few more of these because they really are bright and beautiful for the holidays!  In the meantime Emma has already started working on a different kind of holiday treat!

Kim Singdahlsen Has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I used Lil' Inkers Jingle Bells Dies and SU's Silver Glimmer Paper and Red Foil for my card.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Trick or Treat......PP318

Our pumpkins are out on the porch railings ready for Halloween next week. It always amazes me that all the leaves are on the ground by Halloween night and you can hear the trick-or-treaters swishing through them as they walk along the sidewalks.  These photos were taken two days ago at our camp on the lake.  It was a gorgeous 75 degree fall day.  Emma had a great time playing in the leaves and running around with Corduroy. 


And as I type this two days later the temperature is in the thirties with a cold wind and rain falling......and expectations of wet snow overnight.  Yep the rest of that beautiful color will be on the ground by morning! Guess that's the trick that follows the treat.......

Jaydee has a great sketch for us this week at the Paper Players!  I'm still having fun with that Halloween Mini Bluprint Set by Tim Holtz.  I paired it with Ghoulish Grunge for a Halloween card

The Card Concept has a beautiful fall inspiration photo this week!

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Even though I see my mother pretty much every day I still send her cards. She loves to get mail so this card will be headed her way.  And she still loves to have lunch at her favorite restaurant......with her partner in crime of course.....

                   Use the photo....use the sketch....or use them both like I did!  Fun to play at Fusion! 


Stamp Sets: SU Number of Years, Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings