Pals Paper Arts Challenge No. 159

There is a great sketch challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts. When I saw the clean lines of the sketch I thought they would really showcase Alicia’s Graduation Photo. I am so proud of all she accomplished in her high school career, and can hardly wait to see what she does in college.

I created this project digitally so that it would fit flush in a standard frame, but you could do the same using papers or embellish the digital project to create a hybrid, if you are using a shadow box frame.

I’d love to see, how you use this sketch to create your projects.

Happy Crafting!



Ali's Grad Photo

Some of the digital elements were created by myself, and several were from a kit entitled “Yearbook” designed by Kitty Chen.

Pals Paper Arts Challenge No. 158

For this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge, we’re using Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Lucky Limeade (or similar colors). I wasn’t too sure how I liked these colors together initially, but I think they blended really well with my kraft cardstock base.

I’d love to see, how you combine these colors in your projects.

Happy Crafting!




Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Kraft Brown
Card Matte: 5.5 x 4 – Summer Starfruit (Run through crimper)
Pinwheels: Created using Stampin’ Up! © Pinwheel Sizzlet – Lucky Limeade 2.5 x 2.5 (2) & Pool Party 2.5 x 2.5 (1)
Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Simple Sayings II
Ink Pads Used: Pool Party
Miscellaneous: Brads (5), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Cotton Twine

PPA Challenge No. 157

Pals Paper Arts Resident Artist, Margaret Moody designed this darling sketch for challenge 157. Below is my take on the sketch using one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers, Beau Chateau. The bonus??? this paper can be purchased in the clearance section of my online store! Don’t you all just love a bargain?

I’d love to see what you do with Margaret’s wonderful design and all the wonderful things you create with this Designer Series Paper.

Happy Crafting!

PPA Sketch Challenge 157 04182013

Card Submission PPA 157 - 2

Card Base: 8.5 x 5.5 (Scored at 4.25) – Whisper White
Card Matte: 5.5 x 4.25 – Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper – Polka Dot
Card Matte: 5.0 x 3.75 – Early Espresso
Card Matte: 4.75 x 3.5 – Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper – Blue Flora;
Card Oval: 2.5 x 3.25 Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper – Pink Chicken Wire
Card Oval: 2 x 2 5/8 Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper – Rooster
Stamp Set Used: Stampin’ Up! © Itty Bitty Banners – Happy Birthday Sentiment
Ink Pads Used: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Embossing Folders: Honeycomb, Polka Dot
Miscellaneous: Adhesive Backed Pearl (5), Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals