Pals Paper Arts 257

Yes! I got my “new to me” car yesterday and I love it! Three hours was spent at the DMV, but that’s the price you pay! I left work at 12:00 and headed over to the car place to get the paperwork and then off to DMV. My parents were there with me for a while and then Heather came up with some Starbucks and the line really moved once she got there! We went back to my house to drop off my old car and then headed up to the dealer to pick up the new one. We stopped back at my house and dropped off Heather’s car and went for a nice ride! It handles completely differently from the Chrysler, it’s nice and sporty. Later on Heather and I went to Monty’s for some pizza and then we met some peeps from my work at a bar to say good bye to Thomas and Keri who are leaving. When I got home Taylor called and asked if she could borrow my old car because her alternator went in hers, talk about perfect timing! So yes, I had a very nice Friday! Here is a picture of the new wheels!

Saab 9-3 Arc Convertible

Yeah I think I’m pretty flash in it! LOL!

Now on to today’s card which is for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge…

PPA 257

I took some liberties with the sketch this time! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and the front is covered in a piece of Calypso Coral. I used the Project Life Corner Rounder on both the right corners of the card base and the background. The background is a piece of Mint Macaroon with a strip of paper from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack down the left side. I adhered the panel to the card with Fun Foam and SNAIL. The greeting is from the A Whole Lot of Lovely Host Stamp Set and is stamped in Hero Arts Light to Dark Peach Ombre Ink. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Die to cut it out. Behind it a piece of Pacific Point with both ends flagged and under that is some Silver Thread. The flagged strip and the greeting are adhered to the card with Foam Tape. I’ll say it again, that Pretty Petals DSP Stack has some great colors and neat patterns in it don’t you think and I love that Ombre Ink! I really hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge! I always appreciate you stopping by and I hope that you have a fantastic weekend! πŸ™‚

PPA 257-WM

Products used:

Stamp Set: A Whole Lot of Lovely Host Clear Mount (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Light to Dark Peach Ombre (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Calypso Coral, Mint Macaroon, Pacific Point and Very Vanilla (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Pretty Petals Stack: (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Stitched Circles (Simon Says Stamp)

Punch: Project Life Corner Rounder (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishment: Silver Metallic Thread (DMC)

Adhesives: SNAIL and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips and Fun Foam


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

It’s here! The 2015-2016Β Stampin’ Up!Β Annual Catalog! Get your lists readyΒ and place your ordersΒ by clicking on the catalog to the right!!

Piglet MAT

38 Replies to “Pals Paper Arts 257”

  1. Congrats on the new wheels! Yes, you look quite sporty in it! Love the card too, especially the loopy silver thread. I like the weight of it, I think I need some!

    1. Thank you Sandy!! I’m loving the car! Glad that you like the card! Of course you need some! LOL! πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Justin, Great new car. Congrats. I’ll have to throw some pocket change in it for good luck the next time I see you. I like the one rounded corner on your card and the colors. The blue banner picks up the tiny blue from the DSP. I have this stamp set, but . . . didn’t ink it up yet. Have a great weekend, enjoy your car.

    1. Hello Nancy!
      Thank you! Looking forward to the next time I see you! Love that DSP and that stamp is definitely a favorite of mine! I’m having a great weekend, hope that you are too! πŸ™‚

  3. WooHoo indeed you look pretty dashing I this very sporty car! You should have a very fun weekend, hopefully with the top down. A “new” car, even ‘vintage’ one, is always so much fun.
    Love the card too. Yep a very different take on the sketch! Enjoy it all this weekend! πŸ™‚

    1. Why thank you Louise! I’m having a great weekend! Not too much top down time yesterday but a fun day in the city! The car is so much fun! Enjoy your weekend too! πŸ™‚

  4. Yeah baby! You have always looked good, but now you’re looking even better in that car. Good for you! Enjoy!

  5. Congrats on the new car. It looks great for you. Nice take on the sketch. I like this DSP because it seems so versatile. Have a great day.

    1. Thanks HJ! I’m loving the car! Glad that you like the card! I love that DSP! Hope you are having a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  6. WooHoo!!! Perfect car for you! You look great in it! Good luck with it.
    Great card! I love that paper pack. You put it all together beautifully.
    Have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you Gerri! I love that car! So different from the other one! Thanks!
      Glad that you enjoyed the card! I too love that DSP and that stamp!
      I’m having a super weekend! Hope the same is true for you! πŸ™‚

  7. Best wishes on the new car! Use it in good health and be safe. You look dashing in it. Taylor has grand timing! It’s amazing that you found time to park and make a card. Stay dry, my friend. Nancy B

    1. Thank you Nancy! I love the car! Yes, Taylor was quite lucky! LOL! Always time to make a card! Hopefully the rain will stop today! πŸ™‚

  8. Sweet ride, Justin! It definitely suits you!!

    I’m also lovin’ today’s card, especially the metallic thread accent!

    1. Thank you Jeanne! I do love the car!
      Glad that you like the card! It’s amazing what a little loopy thread can do! πŸ™‚

  9. Hello Justin! What a great pic…you look wonderful sitting behind the wheel! Have fun with it and hope it brings you lots of joy! Love your card today…I’ve been struggling with some of the patterns in that dsp stack. I think if I make the busier patterns a little smaller like you did, it’ll work. I am crazy about the metallic thread too! And the pop of Pacific Point just makes the card! Love that! Our new puppy is doing great…keeping us busy! She’s like my own personal trainer! πŸ˜‰ Had a little episode at the emergency vet the other night…she caught a little bug. But today she’s back to her old mischievous self! πŸ˜‰ We love her to pieces though! Have a great day and an even better weekend! Woo-hoo!

    1. Hi Karen!
      Thank you! I am really enjoy the car! It’s handles really nicely and is so much fun! I think that DSP stack is one of the best that we have had in a while! I love the colors and patterns in it! The patterns are definitely busy but I do like them as an accent. Love that there is that pop of Pacific Point! I’m glad to hear that the puppy is doing well! They are definitely lots of fun! Glad that she is ok! Keep on enjoying her! You enjoy your weekend! πŸ™‚

  10. WOW! Very nice, car that is! Love your card also, I really need to try playong with thread, I like the effect it gives. Happy weekend!

    1. Thank you for both Linda! Love the car! And yes, a little loopy thread gives a cool accent! Happy weekend to you too! πŸ™‚

  11. Justin, you are gifted beyond all others my friend. Love how you pulled out the Pacific Blue from the Pretty Paper DSP. I’m so glad you are a regular at Pals Paper Arts.

    1. Thank you so much Maggie! I’m so glad that I get to call you friend! Can’t wait to see you! πŸ™‚

  12. Hey Justin, Let’s go for a ride in your nice car, car! Love it and, the photo of you in it is grand!!!
    I love the way you switched up the layout of the sketch so it worked for you. You did a great job with it and your colors work perfectly with it.
    Keep up the great work and, make sure to take a nice long ride in that new to you car car!
    Hugs, Nola, fellow SU! demo.

    1. Hello Nola!
      Yes, lets! It’s a lot of fun! Didn’t get much top down time this weekend, too much rain! But there will be plenty of other days!
      Thank you! I love the colors in that DSP! I was in the car a lot and i’m happy that you stopped by!
      Have a super week and hugs to you too! πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Justin, lookin’ sport, bBoth you and the car! Looks like you 2 are going to have a lot of fun together. Card was amazing, I’m with everyone else and love the silver thread.

    1. Why thank you Janell! Yes, we are definitely having a good time! Thanks! Glad that you like the card too! πŸ™‚

  14. You look really handsome in that gorgeous convertible Justin! Best of luck with it. Hugs.

  15. LOVE this combination of colors – and I’m in awe over the perfect placement of that silver thread. I’ve never been able to accomplish that look. Congrats on the new car! Thanks for playing along with this week’s PPA sketch challenge.

    1. Thanks so much Brian! I like the loose thread look! I am LOVING the new car!! Always great to play along with you guys! πŸ™‚

  16. It’s YALJKC! (Yet Another Lovely JK Creation) LOL! I always think of you when I do twine or thread swirls behind an element – thanks for the tips! (We’ll have to keep that secret between us, though – no telling Brian King!) Thanks for joining us again at PPA πŸ™‚

    1. LOL! That’s great Nicole! Love it! Thank you! I have your card that you sent me on my desk so I think of you whenever I sit at my computer! LOL! Ok, no telling Brian! Have a super week my friend! πŸ™‚

  17. That’s a helluva sweet ride, Justin! I can see how you’re lovin’ it! Great card, too!

    1. Thanks El! I love my car! So much fun to drive! Glad that you like the card too! πŸ™‚

Comments are closed.