It's Wednesday and you know what that means… I'm over at the Paper Craft Crew for the Weekly Card Sketch Challenge!   Come on over and check out this weeks sketch as well as the Desig Team submissions.  The challenge starts today and ends on June 23rd at 11:55 PM EST when voting begins.  The voting will end on Monday, June 29th @ 8:00 PM EST.

 

Paper Craft Crew

 

Card Sketch #149 – Awesomely Artistic

 

Handmade card by Pam Staples, Paper Craft Crew Design Team Member, featuring the Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set.

Today was 101 degrees!  

Unbearably HOT!

It isn't even officially summer yet and it is SO hot in North Carolina.  I'm so ready to head north to Minnesota to enjoy the Lake and visiting with family.  This will be the last year that Caleb and I go to Minnesota for the month of August (or at least that is what I'm figuring since school starts in mid-August).  In the meantime, my husband is LOVING these hot temperatures.  

PCCCS149-Pam003One of the ways I "beat" the heat is to stay inside during the hottest part of the day and enjoy the glorious air conditioning in my Studio.  I also had some help yesterday (and today) in the form of 2 young girls and their brother.  Their mom was recently in a serious car accident and has a broken ankle so I went and picked them up to have a play date with my son.  Everyone had an awesome time…  The girls helped me make these awesome little Tortilla Pizza's for lunch then they played outside before the worst of the heat for about 30 minutes.  When they came inside, I pulled out a Paper Pumpkin Kit for the girls.  They each took turns making a few projects while the other sister helped entertain the boys.  My 5 year old son is smitten with the girls.

Since they were here, it also gave me a little more "quiet" time in my Studio… WooHoo! (and another reason why I volunteered to have them over again today!).

PCCCS149-Pam006This weeks Paper Craft Crew is another great sketch.  I felt that it needed a simpler, cleaner design and I just knew I wanted to use the Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set.  The floral design sets the tone in the background featuring the Wild Wasabi then the "dots" are stamped with Delightful Dijon.  I used the Triple Banner Punch to create the 1" Delightful Dijon banner in the background.  My favorite style of ribbon… Wild Wasabi Seam Binding Ribbon is tied across the top. 

The finishing touches included adding the sentiment which is from the Blessed By God Stamp Set and stamped using the Perfect Plum Classic Ink.  I then added the circular element which is stamped using the Wild Wasabi Ink then punched out with the 1" Circle Punch.  

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Stampin' Up! recently introduced a NEW, heavyweight Whisper White which is what I'm using for the Card Base – I LOVE it!  The completed stamped portion of the card front was attached to a piece of Delightful Dijon cardstock then attached to the Heavyweight Whisper White.

Here is this weeks Card Sketch with the Paper Craft Crew.  If you are having a mental creative block, card sketches are a great way to kickstart your creative juices.  Why not stop over at the Paper Craft Crew, create a card inspired by this weeks Card Sketch and post to the blog!

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