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Good Thursday! I am kicking my heels with excitement as you know Thursdays is the day of the week that we have a Pals Paper Art Challenge! I adore color challenges and this weeks challenge first had me stumped but then I had a breakthrough…..DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN TO YOU????

If you follow my blog, (thank you) πŸ™‚Β  but you know that I am out of town. It was SUPER hard to try to figure out what to take with me as I naturally wanted to keep my BLOG FUN going and also inspire you with projects that I know are both doable but practical!

Here is the color palette that we are working with this week! It is super fun….RIGHT? I ADORE navy…..and I will say that I think Pear Pizzazz often gets overlooked and that makes me sad πŸ™Β  as it is a really great color! Many thanks to fellow PAL Lynn Hoyt for coming up with this great challenge this week!

 

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Let’s dive into it! When I was deciding what products to take with me….I thought – take things that you have not shown much…take products that will make me stretch….take products that are practical ~ and I can honestly say, I buy Stampin’ Up! products that I LIKE and products that I will use….that is the BEAUTY of being aligned with this great company!

 

You might think by a glance that this was a super hard card to create?!?!

Guess what – IT WAS EASY-PEASY with the help of Stick It. Click here to see my post and video that I showcased the ease of using this product. To me, being able to find and share other products that make it easy for us is a HOME-RUN in my eyes!

 

 

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When I made this card….I actually made (3) card…as you can see that you will pop in the colors of the hexagons to the other bases so….WIN~WIN…I am a happy stamper as I have not 1…not 2….BUT 3 CARDS READY TO GO!

I am all about using what you have…and with working with a limited amount of inventory I decided to just GO FOR IT and use whatever I have….you will see that I have used many different products (at the end of the post you will see the total supplies that I used) and below I will parade for you the products.

 

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Using the (3) colors of the challenge today, I cranked them through the Big Shot and then “puzzled” them together to make a card. It is a super fun technique and just think…the color combinations are endless!

 

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Below you will see how and where I used the variety of products. This was a SUPER FUN card to make and I hope that you can see how endless the sentiments/themes can be when you make this!

I did stamp and POP OUT (2) of the flowers…one I adhered down with green glue and then the other I curled up slightly and then POPPED it up with dimensionals.

 

 

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I did bring some embellishments with me and in a later post I will share with you how I store them as it was a gift to me from Stampin’ Up! and I was like….HECK YES…..stock that up and take itΒ  with you!

On Tuesday I will share with you more TIPS and TRICKS like I did this week…..it will shed some light to you about mailing and options that you have with having an embellishment like this button!

 

 

 

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You know me….I ADORE my envelopes…..the PAPER STACKS (page 144 in the Annual Catalog) are my GO-TO’s…my FALL BACKS…and YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH THEM…this is why I ALWAYS offer them in my Paper Shares as I realize that they are $$$$…. but they are soooooo worth it! They go a L O N G way!

As I said above…..Pear Pizzazz is often over looked….please give it a try – I find it super useful as it is a bit brighter than Old Olive and it “just works”…I know that I am totally guilty of getting STUCK on certain colors…..another goal I have while being away, stepping out of my comfort zone and trying new colors and stamps!

 

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Thanks for popping in today….you know that I blog daily so the BEST THING THAT YOU CAN DO FOR ME is….share my passion with your family and friends! I thank you …..and I think you know I adore what I do!!!!

You know what else I adore (well…besides YOU)Β  πŸ™‚Β  is being here….holding crazy hours….being with people that share the same common interest…..HORSES…DOGS….friendship & laughter….but knowing that Stampin’ Up! is right there with me….along with you!

Please feel free to email me.…and I will be happy to help! Have a wonderful day and please consider sharing your talent (I know you have it) with this weeks challenge!

 

 

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