Way to Go!!

Hello and welcome to another fun sketch challenge from the Pals Paper Arts Design Team!

Isn't it fun? I wanted to make a special card and this sketch turned out to be perfect for it!

This card is for my youngest son who just finished his first marching band season as a band director. It has been a season of joy and struggles, triumph and defeat, but through it all he has been a trooper and is excited to move to the next phase and still wants to be a teacher!!

Woo Hoo! I'm soooo proud of him and wanted to let him know :)

For this card I chose colors that I knew would suit my son. Soft Suede is perfect, and I adore this chevron pattern! To break it up I added Crumb Cake as a complimentary color and just added a POP of Soft Sky.

Clean, simple lines and no fru-fru for him at all. One Crumb Cake button as an accent. If you need a particular color for thread and you don't happen to have it, no worries. Just snip two thin strips of cardstock in the color you want and then thread them through the button holes. Fold them over onto themselves on the back and adhere a glue dot to keep them in place. One side of the glue dot hold the strips of paper in place, the other adheres your button to your card...easy peasy!

I hope you've enjoyed my card and that you will pop on over to the see the rest of the inspiration from the Pals Paper Arts Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hello There! - Pals Paper Arts #226

Hello there! It's Thursday and time for another awesome challenge from the Pals Paper Arts Design Team!

What do you think of the colors?? Aren't they AMAZING?? I love them so much and was inspired to create this...

Hello There! - Pals Paper Arts #226

What do you think?? I don't usually add so much STUFF to my cards, and I have no idea where this card came from, but sometimes ya just gotta let the creativity flow and see where it takes you!

I used Mossy Meadow as my main color with my secondary color being Soft Suede and used Cajun Craze just as an accent. As always, lots of white space, or in this case, Very Vanilla space :)

Hello There! - Pals Paper Arts #226

I used LOTS of punches on this card, some framelits, and some paper piercing! I haven't done any paper piercing in awhile...I sure like how it came out, it really adds so much to the card! I also did some sponging, which again, I haven't done in awhile, but I needed to add some variation when layering the same color. I sponged a lot on my green circle, adding a Very Vintage Designer Button tied off with some embroidery floss I happened to have stashed away. I used to cross-stitch and saved all my left overs so I think I have floss in every color imaginable!

Hello There! - Pals Paper Arts #226

At the end of the day I walked away from the card and when I came back the next morning, I decided it needed some more embellishments so I added some pearl flourishes. I think they are my favorite part!

I hope you have enjoyed today's post and will pop on over to see what the rest of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team has dreamed up for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kind Koala Thinking of You - FMS158

Kind Koala Thinking of You - FMS158

Hello again! I'm back today with a card inspired b the fun sketch by Jen T. over at Freshly Made Sketches:

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I just love the Lullaby Designer Series Paper but really don't need that many baby cards so I've been trying to find other ways to use it. I think this card works perfectly!

Kind Koala Thinking of You - FMS158

Isn't this litle koala ca-yoot??? This is a really simple card to make! One sheet of Designer Series Paper to cover the card front, one tag stamped with one image in one color, a few hearts and one flower, fussy cut. EZ Peasy!

Oh, and the bow. So simple! Just take your length of Thick Baker's Twine and unwind it to make a shabby chic bow! I love little details!

Kind Koala Thinking of You - FMS158

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet today! I hope you find time to be crafty this weekend! The weather has finally cooled off her in Southern California so my goal is to finish decorating for Halloween:)

EZ Peasy Stampin' Up! Supplies List:

Paper: Lullaby Designer Series Paper; Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey and Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock

Stamps: Kind Koala

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar

Tools: Angled Tab Topper Punch, Owl Builder Punch

Accessories: Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine

Flowery Feel Goods - PPA222

Happy Thursday! I'm back today with another FUN color combination from the Pals Paper Arts Design Team:

Colors like these make designing a card EASY!!

Flowery Feel Goods - PPA222

Aren't the flowers FUN! They are from the Too Kind Stamp Set and are two-step stamps. What is a two-step stamp? Just what it sounds like. There is a background image and a foreground image. The background image provides the color of the flower and the foreground image provides the flower details. When stamping the background image, stamp off once after inking so that the color is softer. That will make the foreground image 'pop'.

Flowery Feel Goods - PPA222

I randomly stamped the flowers, adding in the smaller version as well. Then the sentiment. I chose a bold sentiment and stamped in Early Expresso so that it would hold it's own against all the color on the left. In retrospect, i could have embossed it as well. I lined the top layer with Early Expresso and So Saffron cardstock and cropped them all a bit smaller so that the Calypso Coral base would balance out the strong colors of the flowers. I couldn't leave well enough along so I 'painted' glue on the flowers randomly with my Two-Way Glue Pen and then poured Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter over the card. I L-O-V-E all the sparkle!

I found a perfect complimenting pattern paper for my envelope liner in the Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper pack. It is smooth and glossy, very elegant!

Flowery Feel Goods - PPA222

This card is going to a wonderful young lady whom I have known since she was born. She recently graduated from college with two degrees, in Physics and Astrophysics no less, and then moved clear across the country to take a dream job working with data and images from the Hubble telescope. I'm sure it's hard to be so far from her family and everything familiar so I'm going to send some love and encouragement her way. She believed she could do it, and she IS doing it! So proud!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! If you have a chance, won't you pop on over to the Pals Paper Arts challenge blog and see what wonderful things the other designers have created for you? And maybe play along with us? We would love to see what you create!