From Land to Sea – PPA 255

Here is a quick card for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.  I have to admit that I’m into bright cheery colors these days since we wait so long for summer to arrive in Wisconsin.  That made this color combination difficult for me to work with.  But this is why I participate in challenges, to stretch my creativity, and in the end this masculine birthday card turned out perfect. with “no frills”.

Are you ever unsure of a card that you make?  Think it needs something extra?  That’s how I felt about my this card.

PPA 255 one fish

Then I went for a bike ride and came back ready to improve the card.  I stamped a second fish on a piece of Whisper White cardstock,  fussy cut it, and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Here’s the finished card.

PPA 255 two fish

Sometimes it’s good to walk away from a project.  When you come back to it, you may be surprised with your creativity!
Stamp Set – From Land to Sea, Perfect Pennants, Age Awareness
Ink – Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand
Cardstock – Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Accessories – Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Pals Blog Hop – “This is the Life”

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for June.  This month we are excited to show off new Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2015 – 2016 annual catalog.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Susan Itell at Simple Stampin, number 18 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

If you are a cardmaker, have you taken a good look at the Project Life stamp sets?  Just because Project Life is a scrapbooking system, doesn’t mean that the Project Life stamp sets can only be used for scrapbooks.

Look at the cute card I created using one of the stamps from the new Project Life “This Is The Life” stamp set.  The set is not just for scrapbookers – I wanted to show you how versatile this stamp set can be.   The H/Hello and H/Happy stamps in the set are other stamps perfect for cards.


June 2015 Blog Hop

Did you notice the white lines I put on the Watermelon Wonder Circle?  I used the Signo White Gel Pen – use it to add a touch of embellishment to your project or to sign your name on dark cardstock.

Card Recipe
(The new products are listed in “red”)

Stamp Set – Project Life This is the Life
InkWatermelon Wonder
Cardstock – Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories – 1″ and 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Ribbon, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

***Shopping Tip –  Next time you page through the new 2015-2016 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!, take time to really look at the products and imagine different ways you can use them.  You may find a stamp set or product that you overlooked before.

The next stop Brian King at Stamp with Brian, number  19 on the Pals Blog Hop!

Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!  Until then….

Happy Stamping!

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Peggy Noe at
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jennifer Michalski at
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  12. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  15. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Mase Cards
  17. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  18. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  19. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  26. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  27. Jessica Wilson at My Prapercraft Universe
  28. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  29. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  32. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  33. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon


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From Land to Sea with Heat Embossing

Lighthouse from Land and Sea


Stamp Set – From Land to Sea
Ink – Momento Black
Cardstock – Basic Black, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Everyday Chic DSP, Silver Foil Sheets
Accessories – Chevron Border Punch, Washi Label Punch, Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy, Versamark, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds