Wednesday, October 24, 2012

PPA 145- Sketch Challenge

Saige took longer naps this weekend (I think we wore her out at the Zoo and the park!) so I had some time to play the PPA this week.  I love how easy it is to use Stampin' Up!s designer series paper (DSP)-everything coordinates and they tell you what colors were used.  Easy peasy!  I flipped the sketch on it's side this week to come up with my card.  What do you think?
I used Lucky Limeade with the Festival of Prints small pack.  I love the size of the papers in the smaller pack (perfect for matting a photo) and there are several of them that are non-Christmasy.  Be sure to give it a second look.  Thanks for stopping by.

p.s. as I was getting ready to post this I noticed that it looks a lot like Mary Fish's (my upline) card.  I guess it was a subconscious copy.  Great minds, right?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Inked Embossing Folder Challenge

I went over to see a friend's newly renovated upstairs.  It was awesome, to say the least.  She had a custom rug in a green and off white chevron pattern.  It reminded me of our embossing folder.  Later in the day I was looking at fellow bloggers posts' and came across this challenge.  The Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week was to ink up an embossing folder.  Here's what I came up with:
The white isn't as dark as I would have liked, but I'm still happy with it.  The green is Lucky Limeade.  I love how it matches the baker's twine.  I'm going to miss that bakers twine in the In Colors when they retire in May.  I hope you enjoy and try to play along on a future HSS challenge.