Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Last Flowers of Summer........PPA 62

Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week was to use buttons and the new Bright Buttons were perfect for my fountain of flowers along with Play Date DSP. I followed Stamping 411's sketch and turned the tree from Holiday Happiness upside down to create the stems.  So farewell summer flowers - the first frost isn't far away.  Soon it will be time to turn that tree rightside up!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Let it be............PPA 61......

A vintage brad, a sliver of that wonderful skinny ribbon and a tiny rub-on was all I needed to accessorize this birthday card!  Margaret's PPA sketch and Autumn Spice DSP worked so well together I didn't want to mess it up.  So I decided to just let it be.............

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Have a Wicked Halloween! ....PPA60....

It's Halloween at Pals Paper Arts this week.  Looks like one of our witches got tired of traveling the old fashioned way and left her broom behind.  I used Wicked Fun DSP, Wicked Cool stamps as well as Motorcycle and Bouquet Bunch to make the broom. Have a Wicked Halloween!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween Hop

Welcome to the Pals Halloween Hop!  If you arrived from Stephanie's blog you are right on track. 

The bats are flocked, the raven is embossed and the brads are glittered - everything is ready for Fright Night.  But just what are those little critters peeking out along the fence?  Better not hang around too long or you might find out! Hop on over to Carla's blog and see what she has going on........maybe the critters are friendlier there................

1. Ann Schach

2. Diana Caho

3. Joanna Munster

4. Melanie Collins

5. Stephanie Uzee

6. Linda Callahan

7. Carla Bazhenow

8. Pam Giudici

9. Kris Kilcoyne

10. Mary Fish

11. Barbara Furlong

12. Angela Richwine

13. Gina Shaw

14. LeAnn Slater

15. Jason Casper

16. Tracy Cowee

17. Kylie Nicolosi

18. Margaret Moody

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hello Beate.........PPA59.....

Beate Johns is the guest artist at Pals Paper Arts Celebrity Color Challenge this week!  Along with her beautiful creations,  I admire Beate's spirit and her willingness to share her knowledge.  I also have a fondness for her detailed square cards with the big bows!  With that inspiration in mind,  I filled the Tiny Teacup with some flowers from Bouquet Bunch, layered it all up and tied a big bow! 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Under the Sea........PPA58.......

At any moment now I expect Sebastian to jump out from behind this card and start singing "Under the Sea!"  (Huge Disney fan.....I admit it!)  Pals Paper Arts challenge this week was to create a CAS card using pearls.  I grabbed Elegant Soiree DSP and planned a simply chic card using Basic Gray and Crumb Cake.  But an ocean vibe took over and I created waves, added Baja Breeze and attached pearls like they were bubbles floating in the sea.  I put friends on the "lifebuoy" and tossed it in.......

                         "We got no troubles,
                          Life is the bubbles,
                          Under the sea!"

Crack open an oyster or two and go have some fun at Pals Paper Arts!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Royal Pearls.....Stampin' Royalty #35.....

It was such an honor to be a guest designer at Stampin' Royalty this week!  I always enjoy seeing the creative work of their Design Team and their challenges are unpredictable and fun!  This week's challenge to use pearls or rhinestones made me think of Queen Elizabeth or Elvis - two very distinctive styles!  I opted for the Queen's pearls and the English garden look - created with Sunny Garden DSP, Poppy Parade ribbon and a slice of Peach Parfait.  So thanks to the wonderful gals at Stampin' Royalty for inviting me!  You all are invited too - grab your pearls or rhinestones and head on over!