PPA 128 Color Challenge with a Kiss

Words of wisdom to the novice stamper… join in on the fun with a challenge… PAPER PALS ARTS is perfect!  It will not only motivate your creative side, it will make you think outside the box, and increase traffic to your blog (if you have one).  I’m a hobby stamper, but with my type A personality, I want to get better and better.  What better way than to participate in card color challenges.  This challenge was actually hard for me, but I got it done during my lunch break from work… =)

A co-worker mentioned to me, “I need to buy a card off of you for Valentine’s Day.”  I had to remind him that I don’t sell cards, I give them away.  So, Chuckie, if your reading this, leave a comment and it’s yours.

{LOVE}

[pinit]This card actually started out as a heart shaped card using my Big Shot Framelits Hearts Collection…. but I messed it up and cut too much off the top, so I got two heart scallops instead of one.  I’m not one to throw things out and start all over again, so I made use of  a mistake and instead made a prettier card than what I thought I was going to make.  After I put the sentiment and hearts together, it still looked plain, so I daubed a bit of Real Red Ink while holding a heart pattern.  The tiny flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch shapes and the square lattice embossing added the extra dimension I was looking for.

I daubed the second heart and aligned it on the inside for a personal Valentine note.  I almost don’t want to give it away, but if I don’t it will collect dust on my bookshelf instead of bringing a little bit of sunshine into somebody’s day.  Thank goodness for card challenges, without the Paper Pals Arts challenge, I would have never made a mistake that made the card even more beautiful… =)

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for supplies to make this cute HEART card.

Card Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Petite Pairs (W122495, C122497)
Tools:  Hearts Collection Framelits (125599); Square Lattice Embossing Folder Die (119976); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Paper:  Riding Hood Red (111348); Real Red (102482); Very Vanilla (101650); Whisper White (100730)
Punch:  Itty Bitty Punch Pack (118309)
Ink:  Real Red (103133)
Accessories: Basic Pearl (119247)

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Memories Last a Lifetime (FMS #20)

FMS Princess Badge

This post is dedicated to Mrs. Lydia Deocampo.  Her husband, Ed aka “Honeyboy” went to Heaven on Jan. 6, 2012.  She has been feeling sad and lonely without her husband of more than 50 years.  Her daughter Gemma said, “My Papa was her memory; couch potato & “iron chef” partner; breakfast, lunch, and dinner date; medicine reminder; bill payer & organizer; Christmas stuff decorator, idol & fan; dishwasher; shopping, prayer, and church companion; and, best of all, her best friend and partner for more than 50 years!”

FMS #20

When I read her post I knew I had to make Mrs. Deocampo a special card that would let her know that she is thought of by many of us in her time of sorrow.  I had the perfect stamp and FMS #20 was the perfect sketch.  This is why I love my hobby… it lets people know that they are in the thoughts and prayers of others.

I hope that this card brings her just a little bit of sunshine and a smile to her beautiful face because she is held up high in prayer for peace and comfort.  Her sweetheart’s MEMORIES will live in her heart for an eternity and those same MEMORIES will be carried on by their children.  I met him years ago and he welcomed me into his loving home offering me his friendship, as I was visiting their daughter, Gemma, who served in the Air Force with me.

for supplies to make this MEMORIES card.

Card Ingredients
Stamp Set:  Mixed Bunch (W125535) (C125537); Loving Thoughts (C125845)
Paper:  Cheerful Treat DSP (122381); Mocha Morning DSP (122366);
Pretty in Pink (100459); Melon Mambo (115320); Basic Black (121045)
Ink:  Melon Mambo (115656)
Punch:  Modern Label (119849); Punch Pack 3/8 Circle (118309);
Large Oval (119855); 1 3/4 Circle (119850); Blossom (125603)

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Stampin’ Up! Sprinkled Expressions of Love

I’m back to the Mainland and I am so glad my craft room missed me… or did I miss my craft room? =)  My 17-year old son actually helped me with this card (LoL)… after being away for a few weeks my creative juices weren’t flowing right.  Many people know that the love of paper crafting runs in the family.  He has been doing origami since he was walking at 11 months… well, I’m exaggerating, but he loves playing with paper.  So, the credit for this card goes to him… thank you Avery.

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Card Ingredients
Stamp Set: Sprinkled Expression (W125130, C125132)
Paper: Sale-A-Bration Everyday Enchantment DSP (126154), Lucky Limeade (122926), Pool Party (122924)
Ink: Lucky Limeade (122935), Real Red (103133)

Tools:  1 3/4 Circle Punch (119830)
Accessory Bling:  Basic Pearls (119247)

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