Since I’ve been away from my studio for a few weeks, getting back into a creative mind set was difficult and I wanted a little PUSH in the right direction and these two challenges were just the recipe I needed.

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Pals Paper Arts #PPA318 is a sketch challenge from Beth Beard, click here for a look at the original and the other cards by talented designers. I pushed my ideas out of the box and used Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to create the vertical line. I backed the leaves with a piece of Burlap Ribbon. I thought the top was a little too plain so I added a few layered pinecones from the same thinlet set. Of course I highlighted them with Wink of Stella…my go to accessory! The base of the card is Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz Layer and a Whisper White top layer. The Whisper White layer is embossed with Petal Burst Embossing Folder to give the card texture. The square Regals Designer Series Paper is cut 3″ x 3″ and the sentiment coordinates with the DSP. I love the way this card came out!!!

Paper Players #PP312 is a Color Challenge by LeAnne with Cajun Craze, Crush Curry and Pear Pizzazz. Click here to head to Paper Players for a look at the original and see all of the wonderful cards by other designers. These colors are not my “go to colors” because I am such a spring and summer kind of gal but I’m so pleased with the coordination of these colors and they just screamed thankful and blessed.

I hope that you love my card, leave a comment for me and if you need a Demonstrator…well, I would love to be yours!

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