Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge

I'd like to give another big thanks to Lee Conrey for volunteering to be my guest stamper yesterday, man did I need some help! Luckily I got my boys to the doctor and some medicines which had the delightful side effect of knocking them out for an extra long naptime, and you know what that means! Extra long STAMPIN' time!!! I was finally able to get my craft area organized (it was a wreck) so that I could concentrate and make some goodies.

Here is my card for this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. I really liked this Clean and Simple Sketch.


My card is an odd shape today, to accomodate the three scalloped circles. I started with a 7.5 by 6" piece of Whisper White Cardstock and folded in half on the long side to make my final dimensions 3.75 by 6. I covered this with Pumpkin Pie Cardstock in the same dimension and then Tall Tales Designer Series Paper. A Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon adds some minimalistic flair.

My three little owls from Animal Stories were stamped in Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie and mounted on matching scallop circles. I lined them up and my card was done.


For a little extra interest I stamped the Very Thankful sentiment from the turtle stamp in the Very Thankful set and punched it out with my Large Oval Punch. A crushed Curry owl pops his head in for a little hello! I mounted it on an Old Olive Scallop Oval and added it inside the card.

Hop on over to PPA and try your hand at the sketch challenge too! Challenges are a great way to help expand your creativity!

Once again, don't forget about my blog candy (winner will be chosen Sunday!), my Open House tomorrow, and the current Card Kit of the Month

Update: Unfortunately due to my children's illness I have to cancel tomorrow's Open House. You are more than welcome to swing by and pick up an Open House package containing your catalogs, free project, and small gift. Just let me know when you'd like to pick up and I'll have it ready! The Open House will be rescheduled for a later date.

Here's what I used to make today's card:

Animal Stories 116716
Very Thankful 115338

Old Olive 102277
Crushed Curry 115659
Pumpkin Pie 105216

Crushed Curry 115319
Old Olive 100702
Pumpkin Pie 105117
Tall Tales Designer Series Paper 115678
Whisper White 100730

Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon 109030
1 3/8" Circle Punch 104401
Scallop Circle Punch 109043
Large Oval Punch 107305
Scallop Oval Punch 114889


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Ann Schach said...

How cute! I love these little owls! Great color selection, and great interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Margaret Moody said...

What a cute card, Melissa! I'm glad you like the sketch! I love your cute owls! I especially love how you dressed up the inside with the scalloped oval, highlighting the peeking owl! Too cute! Thanks for participating in PPA's sketch challenge!

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.

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