Central Illinois has been terribly hot and humid this week. Like wearing a wet blanket. But it does make for good stamping and crafting weather! This week the PPA challenge is a sketch and designed by Maggie Mata. There are tons of options with this sketch and I may just try a few more. … Continue reading Birthday Celebration
The Illinois weather has been unpredictable this last week, and I am quite ready for spring. I am so glad that the color challenge this week was very happy, spring colors. Designed by Lynn Hoyt, these are just lovely colors! Yes, I understand that these colors aren’t “officially” in the English Garden Designer Series Paper… Continue reading Pick a Number
Well, I am 12 days into the InkBig Challenge of making and mailing a card each day for 30 days. So far, I have stayed on track and gotten those cards in the mail. However, I haven’t been so productive when it comes to sharing those cards with you. Here are three cards I want… Continue reading Day 12
My family has several birthdays in February, so my card stash will take a pretty good hit in the next couple of weeks. This sketch is pretty easy to make in quantity and the Balloon Celebration bundle is perfect for quick cards. For this card I started with a 3″ x3″ piece of It’s… Continue reading Balloon Birthday
Midwest winters are cold and snowy. Fortunately, I was offered a reprieve and spent the weekend in Phoenix with InkBig Academy. Forty-eight hours of friends and stamping! It was heavenly. On Sunday, it was 80 degrees, and I spent the afternoon by the pool. On Monday, I returned home… To this… 20 degrees and spitting… Continue reading Welcome Home?
Two weeks ago Maggie Mata challenged us with a sketch that had an angle; this week Linda Callahan threw in an angle as well. However I was prepared this time! We would love to have you join us in the Pals Paper Arts Challenges. Just visit http://palspaperarts.com/ and play along! I am totally head over heels… Continue reading More Angles?
This week the PPA challenge is a color combo–Basic Black, Melon Mambo, and Mint Macaron–and it’s just so retro! I have had Balloon Celebration photopolymer stamp set for a while and just started playing with it. For some reason, I just couldn’t get a card I liked. And then my fabulous upline Lisa Pretto made… Continue reading PPA283