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?!


  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.

  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!

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

  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

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

  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.

  7. Very cute layout. Love the ribbon


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