Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Snowdrop Earrings for PPA13

I was excited about the challenge this week at PPA to create Anything But a Card, but after seeing so many awesome entries, I was stumped as to what I should make. I recently got the Pretties Kit so I decided to get out my jewelry supplies and try my hand at some earrings. They were very simple and easy to put together. For supplies I just used two posts, earring tops, the pretties kit pearls, sparkly beads, and silver beads. I already had the silver beads that you see on the top. To show the earrings off, I used a box from Jolee's Boutique that once housed some other jewelry supplies and added some Bella Bleu paper as well as some thin organza ribbon. Thanks for looking!
Materials used: Pretties kit, Bella Bleu DSP, retired Snowflakes stamp set, scallop punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, white organza ribbon. Bordering blue ink on the snowflake.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

PPA12 Sketch Challenge

Salutations! This week the PPA is hosting a sketch challenge by Margaret Moody and the above is my take on the sketch. I used the "Dreams du Jour" set which has been getting a little dusty and had fun matching up some colors from the new Autumn Meadow paper in the Mini Catalog. I like the rustic look of this paper, and the Taken with Teal color is one I need to pay more attention to! Thanks for looking!
Materials: Paper (Choc. Chip/ More Mustard/Real Rust/Taken with Teal/Very Vanilla/Autumn Meadow), Sizzix #3 flower die, lace edge punch, 2"scallop punch, gold brads, gold stickles, gold cord, Dreams du Jour, & Teeny Tiny Messages.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

PPA11 Color Challenge

Greetings! I have been away for a week so it feels good to get back in the stamp room. For this week's challenge, we were supposed to use OLD OLIVE, PUMPKIN PIE, & PERFECT PLUM. Click on the PPA link at left to see all the great inspirations and submissions. For my card, I used my new "Tales from the Crypt" set. I embossed the skeleton and cut it out with an oval cutter, sponged lilac pastel around the edges, then set it on a pumpkin pie mat. Around the edges of the Old olive mat behind it, I simply used the filigree-like stamp that comes with this set to add a spooky border. The rest was basically putting paper on paper. Thanks for Looking!