Friday, September 11, 2009

PPA7 and SACC30 and CJ4

Weird title post! Sounds like some sort of secret code for something. Actually its the "keywords" for two challenges I played in today. The first PPA7 is for Pal Paper Arts, which is a blog of SU! demos who post challenges each week. You can find them HERE. This is the first time I've participated in one of their challenges. (Well lets face it... it's the first time I've done any stamping lately!) Here's the sketch:

The second keyword SACC30 is for Stampin' Addicts Color Challenge #30 found HERE. The colors to use for today's challenge were Summer Sun, Old Olive, Night of Navy, and Kraft. I've never paired these colors up before, but I really like them together! Here's the card I came up with after I combined both challenges:

I was pleasantly surprised at how cute it turned out. I used the Petal Pizzazz and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets. The Night of Navy strip is embossed using the new SU! Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder out of the Holiday Mini. I think they're supposed to be Poinsettias, but I think they look like regulare flowers too. The Olive Press DSP is retired. I bought it because OO is one of my favorite SU! colors. The silver brads come from the HPH set. I used the Modern Label punch to punch out the sentiment. I punched it out a couple of times to shorten it. The ribbon is Kraft Taffeta, another one of my faves! I had to make another Thank You card for all the great gifts I got for my birthday. Now if I would get motivated to send them!

So I'm sure you're wondering what the CJ4 stands for. Well it's for the 4th card in the Christmas Jingle series of course! I'm thinking of offering this class as a kit. If you are not able to make it to either the Nov. 14th or 15th class, I could still put a kit together for you and you could use your own stamp sets. The cost would still be $45 plus shipping if necessary. Don't forget to sign up ASAP as the registration deadline is Oct. 15th. So here's another fabulous Christmas Jingle card from the class:

Funny thing about this card. After I took the pick, my 11yo daughter was playing around with a Very Vanilla snowflake I had punched out, but didn't use. She layed it in the upper left-hand corner of this card and BAM! Perfection! So this card is even cuter than what you see here! The sentiment is from the Sincere Salutations stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Margaret Moody said...

This is WONDERFUL, Krystal! The color combo paired with the sketch is stunning! I love your embossed band highlighted by the taffeta ribbon and the Summer Sun flowers from Petal Pizzazz really stand out! So, so pretty! Thanks for participating in PPA's sketch challenge!

Margaret Moody

Ann Schach said...

I LOVE these colors together, Krystal! You did a fantastic job with this sketch, too! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Pals Paper Arts said...

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.

Linda Callahan said...

This is cute - very perky!