PPA 200! Let’s Celebrate!

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When the Stampin’ Pretty Pals originally started the Pals Paper Arts Challenge, I never dreamed we would reach 200 challenges!  Today is that day and we are ready to celebrate!  Play this week’s challenge using the sketch below by Margaret Moody and you’ll be entered in a random drawing to receive ALL 20 challenge projects from the 20 PPA Resident Artists.  How fun!

10169425_10152359830464100_4700730968721638429_nComplete details HERE for the PPA 200th Challenge along with a look at all the projects in one place.10154473_10152261112887326_145556999276878510_nSTAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

  • Each PPA Resident Artist chose a Stampin’ Up! color to create a monochromatic card.  I opted for Tempting Turquoise!

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  • I flipped the sketch 90 degrees and reinterpreted the circle on the sketch as a popped up flower.
  • Pearl Basic Jewels add a sumptuous touch to the flower centers.
  • A border of Tempting Turquoise card stock cropped with the Scallop Trim Border Punch peeks from behind.

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  • Say it your way!  I used the Stampin’ Up! Circle Monogram stamp to leave my personal “signature” on the back.  This “see through” photopolymer stamp makes placement of crisp images a snap.  I have the full scoop on the new Circle Monogram stamps and their possibilities HERE.  Oh, how I’m hoping to see lots more photopolymer stamps in the Annual Catalog (starts June 2)!  Stampin’ Up! “clearly” has the best!

MaryRedTulipTHE STAMPIN’ UP! RETIRING PRODUCTS LIST IS COMING!  On Monday, April 21, Stampin’ Up! will release its list of stamps and accessories that are being discontinued and will only be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  You’ll want to be ready to order your favorites pronto!

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MY STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES LIST!  Click on product images for more details or for easy on-line shopping!


  1. Soo pretty , love it , I need to learn how to do it with my iPad and lap pad , I need help 🙁
    Geez I can’t Belive it’s 200 already !!!!
    Woohoo , Remmber when I use to do it ???
    I miss it !!!
    Soon I’ll be doing it again …
    Hugs and happy Easter to you and yours ,

  2. Congrats on 200, Mary! What a beautiful card!

  3. Clean and classy, as usual, Mary!

  4. WOW 200 – great number! Super cute card & in turquoise my favorite color’!

  5. Janet Cromwell

    Bravo! 200 challenges is a big accomplishment! I always enjoy seeing the color combinations and creativity of all of the artists. Again, congratulations!

  6. Lovely monochromatic look!! it’s simple but striking!!! This pretty flowers look amazing either way. I love your interpretation of the sketch, that little pop up flower with the sweet pearls is a fabulous way to add dimension to this Pretty in Blue card.
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Nancy, I’m looking forward to the introduction to Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities (similar to Copic alcohol based markers). Hoping that will encourage me to start “filling things in!”

  8. You have been here from the very beginning, Linda. Thanks for volunteering for so much to keep it going!

  9. Sweet! Love the popped up flower! 200……can you believe it? Thanks for inviting me along for the ride!

  10. Nancy Farrell

    Congratulations on #200. The idea of monochromatic is exciting. I can’t wait to check them all out, and possibly win them? I love this stamp set, but honestly have never seen it not colored in. It looks fantastic either way. Thanks for the encouragement to enter this challenge. 🙂

  11. Cheryl McAskill

    Love this card! Crisp and clean and so you! Thanks for sharing the card and PPA memories!

  12. 200 Posts…WOW – Thanks for paving the way for inspiration and fun! This card is super sweet…I adore the little pearls as it is the perfect touch! Woot-woot to YOU and the PPA!

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