Friday, October 30, 2009

PPA14 - In the Pink

The little "flecks" on the heart are actually bits of Irridescent Ice embossing.The camera is not picking up the shimmer from the embossed heart.

This week we are "In the Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness... celebrating cancer survivors, and remembering those that continue to battle, as well as the countless number of family and friends that have been touched by this disease.

It seems like everyone has a sister, mother, aunt, daughter, relative or friend that has battled breast cancer. My husband lost his mother to breast cancer when she was in her early 30's.

The PPA Design Team is honored to dedicate this week's challenge to Karol Harris, and her loving daughter (and PPA Design Team member), Kris Kilcoyne.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

PPA13 - Anything BUT a Card

I enjoy covering all sorts of items around my house with Designer Series Papers. I made this frame with the Autumn Meadows DSP collection and stamped the Leaves with the Autumn Splendor stamp set. My husband actually really liked this one so it may end up in his office.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mojo109- Toile Christmas Cards

It was good to get back to creating cards after a busy week last week. This week's Mojo sketch took a bit of a turn because the card I had anticipated doing was already created by the time I looked at the website by another stamper. I guess great minds think alike. I ended up with a creation that I really like and am glad I had to reconsider a design. I created these cards using the Belle Toile background stamp which I think is so elegant.( Jake likes the word elegant and is using it a lot in his writing so I am copying him.) The tree is from the Patterned Pines hostess set and the greeting from Delightful Decorations. I mounted the trees on white card stock embossed with my holiday favorite textured impressions folder Petals-A-Plenty. And I NEED ribbon especially during the holidays. I love the wide ribbons on cards. They make such an elegant (there is that word again) statement. They are topped off with a little bling using a clear rhinestone brad. I am definitely keeping this design in my book for future cards since I think it lends itself to many other occasions in addition to Christmas. Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mojo108 - Mojo Monday Challenge

Here is my Mojo Monday challenge card. Aren't these snowmen cute? I had to add a some bling with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter on both the snow and the flower centers. Both stamps , Christmas Punch and The More the Merrier, are from hostess sets and what an incentive to host a party!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

PPA11 - Color Challenge

This weeks challenge is a color challenge with Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. I wanted to keep the colors light and the overall look clean. Even though it is fall, these colors remind me of spring so I thought flowers. I used the Big Shot Birds and Blooms dies with small circle stamps from Always. The greeting is from So Many Scallops ( retired hostess) and mounted with dimensionals on a Scallop Circle punch. I love how Stampin' Up! products coordinate so well with each other and how this scallop circle punch matches the flowers. One of my new favorites is the 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbons, so I happily added the old olive ribbon to underline the little flowers.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mojo107 - Mojo Monday Challenge

AGAIN, I love the Autumn Meadows Designer Series Papers. They are so diverse and the colors so rich. The colors in the barn wood paper remind me of the Araucana chickens my sister and brother-in-law raise on their property in Washington state. The feathers of the Araucana are so beautiful and colorful especially when the sunlight hits them. They even lay colorful eggs in beautiful Martha Stewart blues and greens. I thought this might make a good card for my brother-in-law's birthday.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

PPA10- Gratitude and Thanks- Thanksgiving Place Setting

Napkin Ring
Place Card
Wine Glass Marker (total of 8 in different colors)
The holiday season is my favorite from Halloween all the way through the New Year. I love entertaining and preparing our traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Megan and Jake also enjoy participating in the cooking and decorating the house and I am so glad they enjoy being actively involved. I am using this weeks challenge to help with my next class and our Thanksgiving table. As I have stated in my previous posts, I just love the Autumn Splendor stamp set and the Autumn Meadows designer paper. I am also going to use these to create more fall decorations around the house and for our Thanksgiving table. I have much to celebrate and be grateful for.