Thursday, May 5, 2011

PPA92 Celebrity Color Challenge

Welcome to this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge. We are having a celebrity Color challenge, which means we have a celebrity guest! She is Colleen Dietrich, of Dietrich Designs. Take some time to visit her blog and enjoy her creations.

I was perplexed as where to start on this challenge, since the colors are all so different. Then I looked through my Designer Series papers and I found Sunny Garden has exactly these colors as one of it's designs! Yay for me!

Next, I knew I wanted to make a Mother's Day card, since I had many to get out this week. I like to celebrate all of the great moms I know, since I can no longer send my own mom a card.

If you are a mom, I hope you have a perfect day this year. If you have a mom, don't forget to send her a greeting or call her and let her know you are thinking of her. She probably did a lot for you through your life, and maybe she still is doing a lot for you! Moms appreciate the thoughts more than gifts.

One of my most precious "gifts" was from my middle son when he was in high school. One of his teachers made each student write a letter to their moms. I still have mine hanging in my closet! It was so honest and very thoughtful and full of thanks. When you have a teenager, they often don't appreciate what you do as a mom, so this was extra special! I still smile when I read it :-)

Card Supplies:
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Sunny Garden
Stamps: Silhouette Sentiments (hostess level one)
Ink: Poppy Parade
Extras: Stampin' Write Markers in Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait, Stampin' Dimensionals, Decorate Label punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots and Framed Tulips embossing folders, mat pack and paper piercing tool (105826 $9.95)

Please use my website for your Stampin' Up! orders. I'd love to help you create your own cards, scrapbooks or other projects.


Linda Callahan said...

So sweet! Love how you used the tulips as a base! And I adore the simple flower behind the sentiment!
I have some notes from my son as well - my favorite one from 1st grade says "I love my mom. She has gray hair and talks on the phone." Yep - sounds like a great mom to me :)

Ann Schach said...

Aren't you the clever one! I love how you used the Tulip border. And your paper piercing on the label is perfect! Lovely card, Patti!

Mary Fish said...

Great use of the decorative label punch. I love the layered look.

Hugs, M

Pam~ said...

Love how you used the colors from the challenge on this pretty card! CAS with great details!

Margaret Moody said...

A beautiful card, Patti! Love the DSP and your use of the Decorative Label Punch! Love the embossed border too from the Tulips Embossing Folder! Neat idea! Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

I love your paper piercing!!! Your card is just beautiful. Fabulous use of those tulips!!! Hugs,

Diane - said...

Patti love this card. You are so special to send cards to special moms. I also miss my mom terribly. I love the story of your son's letter. How special is that! Hugs.

Joanna M said...

Gorgeous card Patti!!! Love your sentiment and the paper piercing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Joanna

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Patti! THank you for having me as your PPA Guest Designer this week. It was fun, and challenging! I rarely use bright colors, and these threw me for a loop. Once I got the card made though, I really liked the combo together. :) I like the texture combinations you've used on your card. And how lucky that you had DP with those same colors in it!