Monday, September 14, 2009

Thank You Challenge

One of the things I love best about stamping is the fact that you don't need to really be all that artisitic to be good at it. Lord knows I can't draw, paint, sculpt, or do anything else that's considered traditional "art." That's why I love stamping. It's like following a pattern - which is especially easy when there are so many great challenges out there for you to work with! Today I made a Thank You card using a sketch challenge from Pal Paper Arts, a relatively new challenge Web site. I love the challenges on this site because they vary every week: sometimes there will be a sketch, sometimes color challenge, sometimes "anything but a card" challenge!

Here's what I came up with. I used a Simply Scrappin' Kit for most of it.

PPA 7 - Thank You

Stamp Set: Trendy Trees
Simply Scrappin' Kit: Petal Party
Cardstock: Pixie Pink, So Saffron, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper: unnamed, included in SSK
Stamp Pads (Classic): Pumpkin Pie
Accessories/Tools: 5/8" So Saffron Ribbon (2009 SAB), Modern Label Punch, 1-3/8" Circle punch

I love how it turned out - a simple Thank You for a recent customer order. And I got to use up some old stuff that was laying around. Don'tcha just love that?!


7 comments:

  1. On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

    We hope you join us for our next challenge on Thursday, September 17, 2009.

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  2. I must agree - I am very thankful not to have to be really artistic and it's okay! Love the card - and I really love the baby shower card below. It is absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. I love these colors! Great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing @ PPA!

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  4. I love your card, Tracy! Beautiful colors and great idea to elements from your Simply Scrappin' Kit! I love the flowers in that kit and they look equally great on your card! Thanks for participating in PPA's sketch challenge!

    Margaret Moody
    margaretmoody.typepad.com

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  5. Cute...haven't tried their challenges yet (no Time) but soon there will be!
    Hugs

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  6. Great job with the sketch... it's on my list to do too! I love the way you used the flowers from the scrappin' kit.

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  7. Very cute layout. Love the ribbon

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