Saturday, September 26, 2009

PPA CHALLENGE #9, Picture Perfect Insperation

These are the challenges that scare me but I'm going to do it anyway. Here is the picture for the challenge from "Pottery Barn". They always have the prettiest pictures. So here we go again I tell myself. I've been thinking about this since Thursday and I finally got the paper and stamps out tonight, it's Saturday. :)

I started with my cardstock; I pulled out Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard and Very Vanilla. I also used Designer Series Paper, "To The Nines". Love that paper! Next came the stamp sets and after going through all the fall things I came back with some new ones, "Holiday Best" which is a level one Hostess Item and "Gobble, Gobble". I tried a few things with ink pads but couldn't come up with the colors I wanted so I went back to my markers, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard. I used the wide punch for the "Give Thanks"and used dimensionals to set it on 1" double-stitched chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon. I also used another 1/4 chocolate woven ribbon and wrapped it around the designer paper twice and tied a knot at the bottom. I layered the cardstock using all the colors except for Always Artichoke and used the Ticket Corner Punch. I added three pumpkin pie corduroy buttons which I sponged a little bit with ink. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Kim, you did an excellent job with this challenge! The colors are just perfect for the inspiration photo! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

  2. This is such a pretty card, Kim! I love your stamp choices and colors, too! Love the Pumpkin Pie buttons! Great job with the Inspiration Challenge!

    Margaret Moody

  3. Gorgeous Card! The colors are beautiful!

  4. On behalf of the design team, thank you for playing @ PPA.

    Join us for our next challenge on Thursday, October 1, 2009.