Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pals Paper Challenge PPA85

Somehow I pulled it together this week to actually participate in a challenge and get it posted here ... a regular miracle.  With the sudden beginning of spring in Connecticut there's a lot going on.  Both of the children are   working hard in school, well Jase calls it playing but I suspect they are learning as well.  In a couple of short weeks the kids will be moving into a brand new school building, which is just beautiful from the outside, we are definitely excited about that.

Stampin' UP! has become a wonderful source of joy in my life.  I'm part of a involved excellent team and looks like quite a few members will be attending SU's big convention in July.  We are in active talks about attending in this house, which is something that I REALLY want to do.  Now onto the business at hand.

PPA85 - Sketch Challenge

For the challenge this week Margaret Moody supplied a wonderful classic sketch that was great fun to play with.   I choose the FREE Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents Pack (122242) from the Sale-A-Bration 2011 mini catalog.  I really enjoy the bright colors of this set and incidentally there is a coordinating Ribbon & Button Pack (125329) for FREE as well.  Unfamiliar with Sale-A-Bration?  For every $50 in merchandise purchased you can pick one free item from the Sale-A-Bration mini.  By the way, Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.

For the stamps I picked the Take A Spin (122015) set from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I paired the set with the Game Spinner Hands (121893) and did a little paper piecing for the spinner face.  The Happy Birthday scallop square is from the Punch Bunch (121847) Occasions mini catalog.  For this stamp I  embossed the design in black.

One final note if you are a digi crafter Stampin' UP! has a full line of papers, brushes, and stamp sets available at great prices.  In fact in the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog there is a great pricing opportunity for these items!

Stamps: Stampin' UP! Take A Spin (1122015), Punch Bunch (121847)
Ink:  Stampin' UP! Classic Basic Black (121045)
Paper:  Stampin' UP! Ice Cream DSP & Quick Acents Pack (122242), Peach Parfait CS (119794), Pacific Point CS (111350), Daffodil Delight CS (119683), Old Olive CS (100702), Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color Level One Hostess Gift (121028)
Accessories/Tools:  Stampin' UP!  Scallop Square Extra-Large (119884), Game Spinner Hands (121893), VersaMark Pad (102283), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332)
Design:  Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA85 - Sketch


  1. The black is a super accent on your design! Love it!

  2. I love the bright and cheery colors you selected! An adorable card!

  3. Oh my golly. I love the spinner. That is adorable. And I am a believer that every LO and card needs a splash of black!! So that sure fit my bill!!!

    I hope you get to the convention. I think you need a treat very badly. You have had a long haul for quite a time. Need some you time!!

  4. Great job with the challenge. Love the color combination! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts!