January 9, 2014


Today's card is for the Pal's Paper Art Color Challenge.  The colors are: Soft Sky, Real Red and Whisper White.  I saw a card similar to the one I made on pinterest.  It was made by Patty Gorka.  I thought the flowers were so beautiful.  That was my inspiration for the card.

To make this card,  I used the oval framelits and the big shot and then embossed the oval shape with the hexagon embossing folder.  Next I stamped the flowers and then cut them out with the big shot using the "secret garden" framelit set.  I popped some of the flowers out with dimensionals.  The final touch was using basic pearl jewels.

June 8, 2013


This card was made with Gumball Green, Primrose Pedals, and Whisper White.  
I've been "gone" awhile and it feels great to be back stamping again!

September 11, 2012



Glad you could join us for some fun fall crafting with the Stampin' Pretty Pals! You've probably hopped over from Peggy Noe's blog, I'm stop number 19 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Stampin' Up! fall projects! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track

I made two cards today.  I used one of my all time favorite stamp sets; "Lovely as a Tree".  I stamped the tree with black stazon ink, then I used 3 different colors of Stampin' Up! ink with a blender pen and colored in the foliage of the tree.  The trees here in North Dakota are starting to change colors.  This big tree reminds me of the colors around here.

The new designer series paper (Naturals Composition) with the wood grain embossing already on it was just the perfect paper for my card.

Here is the second card I made.  I layered the tree on 3 different layers of paper.  I added the pearls on the bottom for the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your blog hop tour!

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Lori Martin, stop number 20 on the Pals Fall Flair Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  2. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  3. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX
  4. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at stamppaperscissors
  5. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap With Susan
  6. Nicole Picadura at Scraps and Stamps
  7. Bobbi at My Therapy
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  10. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  12. Lynn at Cattaildesigns
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  15. Naki Rager at ...notes from Naki
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff   YOU ARE HERE
  20. Lori Martin at The Rejoicing Papercrafter
  21. Diane Roberts at scoreatfourandaquarter
  22. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  23. Kris Kilcoyne at Kween Bee Kreations
  24. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  25. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full
  26. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping

September 6, 2012


Color Challenge

Today's PPA Challenge features the colors below:

Here is the card I created for today's color challenge. The lucky limeade background paper is scored around the edges to give it a framed appearence. "Nemo" was created by using different Stampin' Up! punches. The modern label punch for his fins, the retired butterfly punch was used for his tail, the large oval punch is his face, and 2 different sized circle punches were used for his eyes.
My inspiration for the fish came from Niki Toll. She had a card on Pinterest.com that featured a punch art fish. When I saw it, I knew I had to case it!! Isn't he cute?!

Close-up of Nemo!

August 16, 2012


Sketch challenge

Today's PPA challenge is from the sketch above.  I decided to make a quick Christmas card that has a lot of sparkle.  I love my new snowflake die from Stampin' Up!

PALS Paper Arts Challenges