Thursday, February 18, 2010

My First Pals Paper Arts Challenge

For some inspiration and to keep me stamping (rather than only cutting paper to get ready for all my clubs, classes and stamp-a-stacks) I thought that participating in some online card challenges would be a good idea. I've been following Mary Fish's Blog and she's not only one of the top US Stampin' Up! demos but is also a contributor to Pals Paper Arts. She posted about their KISS (Keep It Simple, Sweetie) challenge this week and I thought this was a perfect challenge for me! I've recently found that I can't just make simple cards anymore... I'm always focused on embellishments, layers, etc. So yes, this was the challenge for me :)

For this challenge I chose the retired Prehistoric Pals stamp set. It's still one of my fave kids' stamp sets and I'm so sad it retired last year. But it works SO well on white space and it's easy to make a cute, simple card with it. The card below is actually a party invitation. Are you wondering where I got the "Let's Party" stamp? It's not SU!... One of my pre-demo big box store purchases ;)

Hope you like it - let me know what you think of my KISS Challenge entry! And remember to keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Linda Callahan said...

So glad you decided to join us at Pals Paper Arts this week! Your card is adorable - the perfect party invite! Hope you play next week too :)

Mary said...

Very nice Monica. You created a very sweet invitation. I love the added dimension using the paper grass.

Ann Schach said...

Adorable! I love this set and the colors that you selected! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Patti said...

Very cute! I've always liked that set and I love the grass.