Just Because…for the PPA #248 Sketch Challenge

Last week was my first Pals color challenge and this week my first sketch challenge.  I am quickly getting hooked on the challenge circuit.  They really make you stir your creative juices to come up with a card design and who doesn’t need a little shake and stir once in a while.  Here is the sketch we had to work with.

For this card, I used a crumb cake notecard and envelope.  They are the perfect size for a quick note and just always ready to go.  The crumb cake DSP is from the Neutrals Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stacks.  These stacks are usually my go to DSP for most cards and definitely envelopes.  They make it so easy to create a beautifully coordinated card.


The Deco Labels Framelits in calypso coral and crumb cake are the centerpiece of the card with the crumb cake layer embossed with the perfect polka dots embossing folder.  The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set.  I think I purchased this set just for that stamp as I love the cursive font.  The sentiment banner is finished off with a few sweet little flower punches from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack….another little set that packs a huge punch (no pun intended!) and is so useful. Add a few pearls and you have a sweet little card…Just Because!

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Again, I used the Neutral Background DSP Stack to tie it all together.  This is a very easy card to recreate using different color combinations and to have on hand to send for so many different reasons.

Thanks so much for spending some time here and I hope you stop back again.



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  1. Very creative way to interpret the sketch! Thanks for playing this week!

  2. Bridget Trefethen

    I like your style! I am not so good at clean and simple and I envy those who can do that style well! I came over to your blog from Susan Itell’s blog. I, too, hope to become a demonstrator before too long!

    Bridget Trefethen
    (If there is a photo with this comment, that is my husband. The account that allows for comments like this is in his name, connected with our email address.)

    • Thanks so much, Bridget for checking out the new blog. I guess some of my style came from following Susan for so long. She is truly an inspiration! Have a wonderful day.

  3. Just wanted to say “good luck” . It takes a lot of courage to blog, not sure I could ever. Love your crisp, clean style!

    • Thanks for taking the time to check out the blog and comment, Kathy. Not sure it took courage so much as perseverance and a lot of frustration! I’m sure if I could do it, you could too. Hope you have a great day!

  4. This is so clean, simple and pretty! I love the colors together too. I feel a CASE coming on. Thanks so much for joining us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  5. Great take on this sketch. I will be CASEing this card. Clean, simple and the perfect finishing touches. Thanks for playing with the Pals this week.

  6. I am smiling from ear to ear! Super duper take on the sketch! You are one talented stamper and I am thrilled that you are having fun with the challenges…your attention to detail is always “spot on” Great job my friend!

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