Monday, August 15, 2011

Thank You Card PPA 106 Challenge

Hi Everyone.  I hope that your day went well.  I would like to say that my Open House was a success and thank you to all that made time to come and see what's new for the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! year. 

I am enjoying this retirement thing.  The "girls" had a great weekend get-a-way at the lake and I was certainly spoiled.  I didn't have to bring any food, cook any meals, do any dishes.  I could just enjoy the time we spent together and of course play cards.  I was treated to a very special weekend to celebrate my retirement.  My sister-in-law was given the same treatment as we were also celebrating her birthday.  Talk about being treated like princesses.  I could very easily get used to that.  The weather was, bright and sunny.  As we haven't had great weather this summer the lake was a bit cold to swim in, so except for one, we admired it from the beach.

So needless to say, I am still making Thank You cards and the one tonight is for the Pals Paper Arts challenge.  The challenge was to Dress for Success by using 1 piece of designer series paper, 1 punch and 1 sentiment. 

I really enjoyed playing along with the challenge.  I also used the Split coast Stamper's Sketch Challenge 345 as my inspiration.

Stamps: Fabulous Florets (c – 123027 $21.95, w – 123025 $28.95 IB&C p107)
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Whisper White (Textured and Smooth), Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Beyond the Garden DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, White Gel Pen

To give the flowers some depth I sponged the outside of the petals with Daffodil Delight ink and added some definition to the middle of the flower with the White Gel Pen

I'm off to post this challenge.  I will have a couple more this week as I have been playing...isn't that what I'm supposed to be doing?

Until next time....



  1. So pretty and the flowers are gorgeous!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! Love what the bright yellow brings to the pretty DP.

  3. This is a very stunning card! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

  4. Gorgeous work with these wonderful yellow blossoms, Karen!! Such a pretty card!

  5. What gorgeous flowers, Karen! You did a fabulous job with this challenge! Thanks for playing with the Pals!

  6. What a beautiful card!!!! Looks just like a painting. So very pretty.
    So glad you had a good time and are enjoying your retirement!

  7. This card is beautiful! I love the flowers!


  8. wow..this is stunning and that yellow just pops out at you.

  9. Love the colours So bright and cheerful. I am sure having a turn at being spoiled is good fun and that you do it for others, so enjoy your turn!

  10. Congratulations on your retirement!!! This card is beautiful. Those big blossoms are gorgeous. They look wonderful against that DSP.

  11. Karen CONGRATS on your card being a WINNER on the PPA!!! So beautiful and deserving too!Hugs.

  12. Congrats on your PPA Pick! Woo hoo!

  13. The yellow flower really impress me. I like the simplicity of the card. Thanks.

  14. Flower symbolizes feminine. So I really easily get impress card's design inspired on it. May i know the measurements of each side of the paper that has been used in making this cards?


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