Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hugs & Kisses

I was so excited to make a card yesterday with Hello Honey and Blissful Blackberry, that I decided to do it again. Pals Paper Arts Challenge #218 again provided the color selection, but this time I took an idea from several other cards I'd seen and titled my DSP across my card so it would be a little wonky. 

The paper is part of the Moonlight DSP from Stampin' Up and really give a bunch of really cool designs using some of their new In Color inks. A bit of tone on tone splatter from the Gorgeous Grunge set and a bit of bling and a simple card you have made. 

Happy weekend!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Hello Fall!

Nothing is better than cool 70 degree days filled with sunshine and beautiful breezes, especially when one has been cooped up with 60 7th graders all week in a hot and humid school building. I'm glad that our Wisconsin weather has decided to give up a break. 

My favorite season is fall and the cooler temps are making me more and more excited for that time of year. I feel bad for people who don't get to experience this. However, I wouldn't mind skipping winter altogether, which is something many of you don't have to endure. There is nothing quite like a WI winter. 

Fall, though, inspired my card today. I am in love with the new Hello Fall set from Stampin' Up and adore the rich colors of Hello Honey and Blissful Blackberry. It also allowed me to play along with Pals Paper Arts Challenge #218, which is in fact a color challenge this week. I also used the Freshly Made Sketch #152 because it offered a very clean layout. 

To create the illusion of DSP, I cut my White cardstock at desired lengths, made a pencil mark so I could see where the cardstock would start, and alternated washi tape from the Fall/Winter Stampin' Up mini catalog to create a funky pattern. I love how if I put the washi tape down wrong, I could easily pull it back up and reposition. I am over the moon about the card!