Pals Paper Arts 311


Oh Baby!  This trio of colors picked by Lynn Hoyt is perfect for a baby card.  As a soon to be Grammy, I have learned that smokey slate is a trending in many baby boutiques and nurseries.

Bella & Friends Baby Card PPA311

I didn’t have designer series paper that would compliment the PPA colors.  I made my own by simply sponging the three colors (individually) on to Irresistibly Yours specialty paper (retired).  I adhered it on a Marina Mist base.  Using my Aqua Painter and Stampin’ Write markers I colored Bella.  I added a Wink of Stella to her nose and collar.  I cropped a scrap piece of my homemade DSP using the Balloon Bouquet punch.  The “adorable” sentiment is from Made with Love stamp set on a Bitty Banner.


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Thanks for stopping by my happy place!  Hugs, M

Pals Paper Arts 310 – Ahoy There!

Pals Paper Arts 310 Sketch

Hello Stampers!  The trio of circles inspired the design of this card.  I love working in threes.  (Although I usually grab the squares framelits).  I am grateful for the challenge!    I paired Seaside Shore and the fabulous coordinating designer series papers By the Shore to create a bright hello card for a special friend.

Dapper Denim  and Real Red were used against a Pool Party and Very Vanilla background. Love the striking contrast.  I had a little fun fussy cutting the sentiment and popping it up against a banner cropped from the Duet Banner Punch.

Seaside Shore Ahoy There PPASeaside Shore Ahoy There PPA labeledThanks for visiting my blog!  Enjoy all the cards in the PPA Challenge!  Hugs M

A Seaside Shores Thank You Note

Hola Stampers!

A very sweet lady gave our family (7 people!) tickets to Schlitterbahn, SeaWorld and SeaWorld Aquatica.  That’s a really big deal.  To show my appreciation, I created this simple little note of thanks.

I have lots of ribbon. My goal is to use it up and make room for more which is why I tied together Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay 1/8″ stitched ribbon.  The cute little fish bubbles are actually Stampin’ Up! Metallic Enamel shapes.  I absolutely LOVE these embellishments.

seaside shore watercolor wishes Thanks

seaside shore watercolor wishes Thanks labels

Scrap Day with Mixed Drinks

Hello Stampers!

I’ve been making a lot of  square frames using Layering Squares Framelits lately.  As a result, I have lots of leftover squares.  Using my handy Tomboy Monoadhesive, I randomly tacked down a couple of squares on white card stock.  I popped up a stamped image from Mixed Drinks. (Zoom in to see the Wink of Stella sparkle!)

Mixed Drinks Amazingness Stella Indigo Sugarplum CAS

Mixed Drinks Amazingness Labeled CAS


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Thank you for stopping by my blog! Hugs M