Thursday, January 7, 2016

NEW YEAR, New LOOK for Pals Paper Arts! #282

Welcome to the NEW YEAR with Pals Paper Arts' NEW LOOK! Our Design Team members worked to create a new look for our blog and for the Sketches and Color Challenge icons.

Also, each sketch or color challenge will have a "host" and you will learn a little bit about how we come up with our ideas and perhaps a little about our individual styles. I hope you will enjoy the individual attention to each of the designers on this team that I have been privileged to be on for as long as the PPA has been around! 

This week's sketch is by our fearless leader, Mary Fish. Mary is a creative business leader, but she's also a friend and she encourages and inspires her Design Team and her stamping group, The Pals. I am so happy I bought my starter kit through Mary in 2009. Little did I know I would be blogging a few weeks later and growing a business doing something I LOVE.

You will also notice a new "badge" on my sidebar. A total re-do of our "brand."  Now for my card:

After the holidays, I needed to make some quick but cute thank you cards. I also had a lot to clean up in my craft room, as my grandchildren took over the space while they stayed here for two weeks :)  My new items that I ordered a month ago (from the new Occasions Catalog) were buried somewhere and I couldn't get to them just yet. 

I remembered how much I LOVED the Bohemian Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog, but I hadn't used it in awhile. That was the start of my sketch challenge card. It's simple, colorful and just a little special with the Gold Cording Trim (a holiday leftover!) for a little shine.

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Marlene said...

This is a terrific card with great colors! Love the gold cording wrapped around the bottom.

Mary Fish said...

Clean and classic. Well done, Patti Mac!

Dawn Tidd said...

Love those bright colors! The sentiment repeated on the circle is a great focal point. I've got to get TY cards out too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ginger said...

Bright & cheerful Patti! Perfect for this time of year.

Linda Callahan said...

Fun graphic design! The gold thread is a great accent!

Areli said...

Such a lovely card, Patti! Love the bright colors!

Ann Schach said...

Bold and beautiful, Patti! I love the rich colors of this DSP. The gold cording is the perfect accent for these rich colors!

Patti MacLeith said...

Thanks, Areli! Your comment is appreciated, but your email was not included.
Thanks everyone!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful bright colors on this cold and dreary time of year. Beautiful Patti.