September 10, 2009

{PPA7} Think Happy Thoughts!

Today's bright and HAPPY card was created especially for Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge using the design below. It was fun to try a new layout and use my neglected Stampin' Up! set ~ Think Happy Thoughts!

I've stamped the circle sentiment on whisper white cardstock with cameo coral ink and the flower in summer sun. A clear button is tied on top with coral colored embroidery thread. I used three sizes of circle punches: 1-1/4 (white), 1-3/8 (summmer sun) and 1-1/2" (cameo coral).

Do you recognize the designer paper I used for the background? It's from the Pink Flamingo series by Stampin' Up! I just had to have this paper and I've rarely used it. Does that sound familiar? ;) It coordinates perfectly with the cameo coral and summer sun cardstock. The yellow polka dot ribbon is one of the new In-colors - crushed curry.
It was such hectic day at work today that I wasn't feeling very creative tonight . . . but then I saw this sketch and all the fantastic cards created by the PPA Design Team, and I was inspired! That's one of the BEST things about these challenges!

Tomorrow is FRIDAY already and that is one HAPPY THOUGHT! :D I'm still working out the details of the "surprise" and will share it with you this weekend. I promise! ;)

Smiles 2 U!
~ Quote for Today ~
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.
Author Unknown

18 comments:

Alex said...

This card is beautiful Pam - I love the flamingo paper and it looks fabulous here!!! It DOES make me want to think happy thoughts, LOL!! Have a fabulous weekend!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Robyn said...

Wow! This is truly gorgeous!! I love the color combinations. It reminds me of a sweet little boutique. Great work!!

Lori said...

This is SUCH a pretty card. Absolutely love it!

PaperCrafty said...

Very pretty card Pam!! Love the colors and the buttons!

Ann Schach said...

Such a cheerful card, Pam! I love these colors. Plus, what a stroke of genious to use the buttons as you did! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Gail S. said...

This is such a bright and sunny card! Really cute - love the buttons, it just adds that extra ooomph!

Debbie Henderson said...

Beautiful card, makes one want to smile with such sunny colors!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Love how you used this set. Sure will miss you at SSW. Keep in touch!

Margaret Moody said...

I absolutely love your card, Pam! You did a great job with the sketch! What a creative way to use the Pink Flamingo DSP! The sun's rays are truly shining down on the pretty flowers to make them bloom! I love too how you highlighted the flowers with the clear buttons! Great idea! Thanks for participating in PPA's sketch challenge!

Krystal/skdeleeuw said...

This is a happy card! What fun colors. I love how the DSP draws your eye down to the three circles. Great job on the challege.

nelia said...

Just lovely! Love the stitching, color combo & the added touch of the buttons. Well done!

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

We hope you join us for our next challenge on Thursday, September 17, 2009.

....Linda.... said...

Very pretty card - love the stitching!

KarenR said...

this is such a happy card all right

Cindy Major said...

This looks so cool! Love your use of the Pink Flamingo DSP! Gorgeous!

Cindy :)

Kristin said...

OH Pam, what a wonderful way to put that DSP to use. I haven't used mine enough yet either! Love this card- you are so deserving to be one of Nancy's picks! Thanks for the heads up that I was picked too- how fun!

Andrea said...

Very pretty card.

Margaret Moody said...

I told you this was a great card, Pam! See?!!! Nancy Riley thought so too! Congrats on being chosen as one of her iPicks this week! Well deserved!