Monday, April 19, 2010

PPC-CC #9 & CPS #163

I get all giddy when I think about being a PPC creator. It's still so amazing to me that Megan was gracious enough to pick creators with zero design team experience. I am already learning and getting tons of ideas from even just looking at the team's creations. I definitely have a lot to learn and I'm really happy that I get the chance. I had a friend ask me once why I do all this "stuff" and I tell her it's because I enjoy it. Then she asked why I don't just participate in the challenge that offer prizes and I told her I don't pick challenges based on rewards/prizes. I pick challenges that I enjoy and ones that challenge me to grow a little bit each time I participate. I've got more challenge blogs I'm following than I know what to do with so I definitely have my favorites that I tend to go back to time and time again. PPC was one of those blogs and that was even before Megan announced the design team call! Being a PPC creator just makes it all the sweeter! So last night I was up late crafting and I didn't really like how my first attempt turned out. You can't tell from the photo but I actually used glossy paper for the main image and the little gems on the side are a dark brilliant-like blue. I flipped the image from Card Positioning Systems sketch 163 and used PPC-CC #9's colors. So even though it was super late at night, I decided to try another card. 
I'm not sure why I did this card the way I did. I just knew i wanted to use the little heart punch from the Occasions Mini catalogue since I haven't touched it since I bought it. After I pasted it all on, it looked way too plain so I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to one heart. Well we all know you can't just glitter up one thing so I jazzed up all the hearts. And when looking for ribbon I realized I don't own any sort of ribbon close to Brilliant Blue or Garden Green. Oh well. 
Hopefully you all get a chance to join us over at Picture Perfect Creations Crafty Challenges blog this week! There's always some good candy that Megan has to offer. 

Card Ingredients (All items Stampin’ Up unless indicated. )
Stamps: Card 1: Thoughts & Prayers, Elements of Style. Card 2: Sweet Scoops
Ink: Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue
Paper: Garden Green, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, glossy white
Embellishments: Gems (Kaiser Scrapbook), Whisper White organza ribbon, Bashful Blue stripped grosgrain, dazzling diamonds glitter
Tools: heart punch, curly label punch, large oval punch, corner rounder, Big Shot, embossing folder, SU markers


ScrapAddict'sAttic said...

I love the floral stamp on the first card & the ribbon on the second! I also like the mix of rounded corners with square :-)
Paula a PPC Creator

Lori said...

I love both cards! Very pretty!

Lori - PPC Creator

Jackie said...

Sandy, these are great :) Jackie-PPC Creator