Thursday, September 15, 2016

Petals and Paisley For You and PPA318

My, the weeks go by so fast! It's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge time! This is a sketch by Beth Beard. I am a great admirer of Beth's work. Always so cute! 

I chose so use the Petals and Paisley Designer Series Paper and then built my card from there. My card base is Very Vanilla card stock. My next layer is one "lacy" cut out in Mint Macaron using the Flourish Thinlits. Next to that is a square with some of those paisleys on it and it is bordered by Rich Razzleberry card stock. Both squares were easily cut out using the Squares Collection Framelits.  Lastly, that sweet Delightful Dijon square has a Rich Razzleberry inked sentiment from Birthday Blossoms. Two words--so simple. I added mini Pearl Basic embellishments to the lacy vertical piece.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

September Pals Blog Hop--My Favorite Season

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for September 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects represent our favorite year end Season. It may be Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas (and maybe even a combination!) We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. We gather up as many loved ones as possible and just enjoy being together.  We celebrate our Lord's birth. We overlook our differences and laugh with each other. We make memories! We eat too much ;-)  What could be better?!

This little miss from the Wonder of Christmas stamp set was heat embossed with Copper powder and her hair, face, hands and shoes were colored in using a blender pen and ink pools on the lids of the ink pads. I stamped her banner again onto Crumb Cake card stock and snipped it out, then overlayed it onto the banner. Another teeny banner has the rest of the sentiment, also from Wonder of Christmas, was heat-embossed in Copper powder onto Real Red card stock. I added a small stripe of more Candy Cane Lane designer paper (coordinates with the other print/same paper pack that I used as a matt). There's a piece of a Delicate White Doily peeking from the left side--I found it leftover on my desk.

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To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Thank You For All You Do

Every year on 9/11 I take something sweet to every fire station in my city. There are 7, and one is headquarters with a larger crew, so that one gets *two* sets of sweets.

I like to decorate each tray of sweets, so this year I used the My Hero stamp set to make a badge. I backed the badge with a silver foil scalloped circle and I used markers on the stamp so I could have a red, white and blue badge on this Patriot Day.

Here are my double-stacked, home made brownies ready to deliver first thing in the morning. May we never forget the sacrifices of all who helped during those dark days and weeks and months of 2001. 

Thank you for looking today, and have a blessed day.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Congratulations! Well Done!

One week from today, our son graduates from the Police Academy and begins a job as an officer in a local city. We are so proud! I made this card using Night of Navy and Smoky Slate Card Stock with Whisper White accents.

The badge from the My Hero stamp set is perfect here, stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. I used a Blender Pen and a pool of Night of Navy ink to color in the "#1" circle. I perfectly punched it out using the Best Badge Punch.

The "CONGRATULATIONS" sentiment is from One Wild Ride. I framed it using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.

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