Saturday, September 22, 2012


Yes, that's me these days!  So much to do with my Stampin' Up business, at church, with drama group.  I feel like I need about 3 days, just to get organized and focused.  Ah, well, that will come....maybe....sometime soon....
I was hoping to have a video completed for today, and it's still a priority, but, just in case, I thought I would post my entry in the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge #143:

This card was created for one of the very special people in my life, who just happens to love fall and fall colours, and who was, coincidentally, born in the fall!  I was thinking about needing to use up the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP, because it is rife with all the gorgeous fall colours, and wouldn't be as appropriate for winter and spring.  This was a perfect opportunity!

Here's the challenge sketch:

I just couldn't resist the chance to make a little paper medallion...rosette...lolly?  What is the official term, anyway?  Let me just consult the 2010 Geneva Agreement on Stamping Terms.........................
(Ha!  Had you there, didn't I?  There is no such thing, except in my eccentric imagination!)  Anyway, I made one:

I used our Simply Scored Scoring Tool to do this and with this DSP  it turned out really well.  This would be a great topic for another episode of Crafty Clues by Heather, so look for that in a week or so.

The card base is More Mustard card stock with a back panel of Early Espresso.  Then I layered on the Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP (Love that name!  I would like to have a job with Stampin' Up just coming up with product names.  What a hoot!)  The images are from the French Foliage stamp set, which I know you know because I've used them so much recently, and the sentiments are from Loving Thoughts and Teeny Tiny Wishes.  A little splash of colour with some Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots ribbon and two cute "button" brads from Vintage Trinkets, and it's ready to go!

 Oh, and I think you will recognize the Rock and Roll technique on the the main leaf image.  That's where you ink up your stamp with the lighter coloured ink first (More Mustard here) then roll the edges of your stamp all the way around in the darker colour (Tangerine Tango).  That way you get the variegated look to your image.

So if my video is completed, I will post it later today.  Otherwise it will wait until tomorrow.  In the meantime, Happy Stampin'

Stamps:  French Foliage (w120845; c121166); Loving Thoughts (w125843; c125845); Teeny Tiny Wishes (w115370; 127802)
Paper: More Mustard (100946), Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650) card stock; Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP (Designer Series Paper)  (126906)
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in More Mustard (126964), Tangerine Tango (126946) and Early Espresso (126974)
Accessories: Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots Ribbon (124144); Vintage Trinkets (118764), Jumbo Sticky Rounds (for making the rosette) (127852)
Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)


  1. Fantastic fall card! Love that rosette!

  2. you have so found and captured your calling, always super to follow your blog.

  3. Wow! Thanks, Holly! Love your comments!

  4. Just love this. The use of the DSP with this sketch is perfect! What a "wow" that rosette topped with the fall leaf makes. Great card! Thanks for joining us at the PPA this week!


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