Friday, July 8, 2011

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge No. 101

This weekend I received the good news my friend Anna gave birth to a baby boy! The colors of Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, and Bashful Blue for Pals Paper Arts color challenge no. 101 this week are perfect for a baby boy card! I was inspired by Teri Anderson's card. I also used a sketch I've used before, but I'm unable to find the magazine it came from. I used the scor-pal to give some texture to the Not Quite Navy layer. For the Marina Mist layer, I used a small star, baby sentiment, and small star, and lined them up on one acrylic block to make the background. After looking at this card for too long, I'd revise it if I made it again. The vellum stars and their placement make these pennant flags look as if they're tooth fairy wands to me. Yikes! Nevertheless, I hope she enjoys this card, I enjoyed making it for her and her new little one, besides the vellum stars! Thanks for stopping by! All Supplies are Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets: Pennant Parade, Perfect Punches, Mini Heart Punch, Cardstock/Paper: Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, vellum Ink: Marina Mist, Versamark Embellishments: Marina Mist taffeta ribbon, Hodgepodge star brads and brads (retired), toothpicks Tools: Scor-pal, Sponge, Petite Pennant Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Shape Punch, Modern Label Punch

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I am one lucky gal!

Pals Paper Arts!!! 114. Melissa Hungria Beginner's luck agrees with me apparently! Yesterday I participated in the fabulous Pals Paper Arts' 100th challenge that also included some blog candy. I'm the winner! I found out via my blog, thank you anonymous commenter. I can not wait to begin creating with all of these goodies - I am giddy right now! I'll be sure to continue to participate in the Pal Paper Arts' challenges so I can show the design team what I've been up to. Thank you generous design team for Pals Paper Arts!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

PPA100 Pals Paper Arts 100th Challenge

I'm going to eek by to the finish line for this card since this weekend was filled with too much fun! This is my first Pals Paper Arts challenge, and one not to miss! The Pals Paper Arts team is celebrating their 100th challenge. I'm not sure this is a technique, but a go-to tool for me is my punches. I never make a card without one! This card uses six punches alone! However, if I had to use a technique, sponging is definitely up there on my list. I made this card for my friend Stephanie's birthday. As a new demonstrator, I showed her these new In Colors Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade, and she loved them both, so I wanted to make a card for her that incorporated them. Thank you for stopping by! All Supplies are Stampin' Up! : Stamp Sets: Perfect Punches, Elements of Style, Four Frames, Itty Bitty Bits, and Pennant Parade Ink: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder Embellishments: Silver brads, 1/8 taffeta ribbon Tools: sponge, 1/8 circle punch, Decorative Label punch, Petite Pennants Builder punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch, Extra Large Oval punch (not shown but used for Happy Birthday), Large Oval punch(then trimmed)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thank you ColourQ

It must be beginner's luck! My thanks go to ColourQ and their design team for a challenge I just completed for the first time. My graduation card (see prior post) was selected for Colour Courtier, with this badge. colourQ I'm honored and hope to play again soon! Thanks for stopping by, Melissa

Saturday, June 25, 2011

colourQ no. 90 challenge

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the colourQ e-mail and the color combination I've been in love with for about six months now! This is my first colourQ challenge. I'm sharing three cards (although the first one is my official submission) because I just made this graduation card for Athena but also used nearly the same color combination for my twins' 4th birthday invitations and thank you cards. I am obviously in LOVE with Pennant Parade and the Petite Pennant Builder punch from Stampin' Up! Dust off the blog, here we go! Thank you for stopping by! Supplies are all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted: Bashful Blue cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Versamark ink, Poppy Parade ink, Pacific Point ink, Tempting Turquoise ink, Itty Bitty Bits stamp set, Pennant Parade stamp set, Petite Pennant Builder punch, white baker's twine, basic jewels, washi tape (from Ginko Papers), all sentiments are from Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink) Stampin' Up! supplies: Poppy Parade cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Poppy Parade ink, Tempting Turquoise ink, dotted stamp Papertrey Ink supplies: no. 4 die, sentiment and tag stamp (from Mini Tags), tag die Embellishments: turquoise baking twine (Divine Twine), washi tape (from Ginko Papers) Supplies are all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted: Tempting cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Poppy Parade ink, Pacific Point ink, Tempting Turquoise ink, Pennant Parade stamp set, Petite Pennant Builder punch, Embellishments: washi tape (from Ginko Papers), red baker's twine (Divine Twine)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Make it Monday Challenge

Last night, I got to make a card for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday Challenge. My husband asked me to make a birthday card for one of his team members, and her favorite color is green. This is what I came up with. Because I needed two thank you cards, I replicated the same thing - just with two different sentiments - You're so sweet and You've been so kind. Thanks for stopping by! Supplies: All Papertrey unless noted Paper: Simply Chartreuse cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock (Stampin' Up!) Library Ledger designer paper Stamps: Everyday Button Bits and Blossom Button Set Ink: Certainly Celery (Stampin' Up!) and Early Espresso Ink (Stampin' Up!) Embellishments: Simply Chartreuse button, Simply Chartreuse ribbon, Rhinestones (Kaiser Scrapbook) Tools: scor-tape 1/2 inch size, Flower Extra Large Punch (Stampin' Up!)