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!!

Can You Case It #40 - Kinda Eclectic Happy Healing

Welcome Stampers! Today I am here with another challenge from the Can You Case It Challenge Blog:

What a fun color combination this week! I can't wait to see what you do with it! Here's a bit of inspiration for you...

Can You Case It #40 - Kinda Eclectic Happy Healing

I really wasn't sure where I was going with this...I used this lovely pattern paper from the Park Lane Designer Series Paper and grabbed the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and the three challenge colors and just started stamping :)

Can You Case It #40 - Kinda Eclectic Happy Healing

I'm very pleased with how it turned out! I did stamp off the Pumpkin Pie ink before stamping on my card to tone down the color a bit. I used my Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities to color my pearls, such a handy feature of the Blendabilities!

I've not used this butterfly stamp before, I absolutely LOVE it and will be using that little guy more in the future!

A quick and easy card for your inspiration today, please pop over to the Can You Case It Challenge Blog to see what the other designers have created for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

EZ Peasy Stampin' Up Supplies List:

Paper:  Park Lane Designer Series Paper

Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic, And Many More

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories: Basic Pearl Jewels, Natural Linen Thread


2-Step Stamping with Blackberry Bliss - RS#118

2-Step Stamping with Blackberry Bliss - RS#118

2-Step Stamping with Blackberry Bliss - RS#118

Isn't Blackberry bliss a YUMMY color! Yep, I think so too. Today's card is based on a sketch I found over at Retro Sketches and I chose it because it allowed me to showcase more new beautiful Designer Series Paper!


The papers I've used here are from the Park Lane DSP and are flip images, the chevron pattern on one side and the floral pattern on the reverse. I love all the bright colors in the chevron pattern. Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral. I pulled out the Old Olive to use on my card and left the Daffodil Delight and the Calypso Coral be bright accents.

The stamping was done with the Too Kind Stamp Set. It has images that allow what is called '2-Step Stamping'. The lighter color for the flower base and then a darker color as a accent. For my card I used Blackberry Bliss for both images, simply 'stamping off' with the first image and then using the ink at full strength for the second image. I think it provides a nice depth of color.

Thank you for stopping by today, please let me know what you think of this new Blackberry Bliss color!