May 1, 2014

PPA Challenge and True Confessions

This week's PPA challenge is a color challenge. I have a bit easier time with these than the layout challenge, but they're all fun to play with.

Okay, you're likely wondering about the 'true confessions'. I have to confess that I am was a DSP hoarder. I'm working on using all of my old DSP - it's going to take me awhile. That being said, I don't have DSP that works with this color scheme, so I made my own! No matter the color of your card stock, you can ALWAYS have coordinating DSP when you use Stampin' Up! products and a bit of creative stamping.

For this card, I used a crumb cake CS base and layers of  Read Red and because I don't have Bermuda Bay in my inventory, I used Tempting Turquoise (another confession!). Using the Stippled Blossoms stamp set, I created this beautiful DSP, topped it with crocheted ribbon and a sentiment using the large oval, scalloped oval and modern label punches. A few pearls finished off the project - fun card with a vintage look.
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Following your shopping spree, have some fun and join the PPA challenge!


Thanks for stopping in and until next time, take gentle care,


  1. That's the way it goes! We never have what we "need". You did a great job making your own DSP, it's lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts and sharing your creativity!

  2. Your DSP is beautiful. I too hoard my DSP I am getting better though as I want to clear the way for new colors and patterns.thanks for playing with the Pals.

  3. I love your perfectly coordinating handmade DSP! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  4. WOWZERS! If this was a DSP, it would be a winner! Great idea using that stamp set.Thanks for playing with the PALS and sharing your talent!