Persistence with AHSC #24 Pays off

If you talk the talk you have to walk the walk…even if the path seems a little rocky!

The Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge #24

did just that…challenged me!  

Don’t get me wrong, I love the sketch, my card just didn’t come together as easily as I’m used to.  

I think after sleeping on it, I pulled it together.  The Celebrate Today stamp is from the Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets “The Party Is On” I have used it several times and just love it!    It’s such a good reminder to Celebrate Today!  I also used the new Stitch Guide for my swirl which I sewed with Smoothie Bakers Twine from the Paradise Assortment.  I soon remembered why I chose papercrafting over quilting!  I finished the card off with three small buttons.


I provided a close up of my stitching – I would recommend separating the Bakers Twine or perhaps using Embroidery Floss. 



I hope you’ve enjoyed my sketch today and will take a minute to sign up as a blog follower.  This week I will again be doing a drawing on Friday for my card of all that sign up to follow my blog by e-mail.

Happy Crafting!


Sketches Are Addictive

I stopped by Atlantic Hearts Sketch again this week for a little inspiration and hoping to snag one of their Top 3 badges to display proudly on my blog.

This is Sketch #23 posted at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

and here’s my offering


Because my sentiment worked better, I rotated the sketch 180 degrees.

I am doing a drawing for this card…all you have to do is start following my blog and leave a comment or stop by my Facebook page (Papercrafting Princess) like the page and leave a comment on the post with the picture.  Drawing will be held on Friday, October 4th 8AM.

Supplies used are the Buzz and Bumble Workshop on the Go which is a retired Close to My Heart Product.  If you’d like to stop by my business page you’ll be able to see what current workshops on the go are available!  Most kits are just $29.95 and include a D sized stamp set, paper pack and embellishment kit.

I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a stop at my blog.


I Love a Good Challenge!

I am always up for a good challenge…especially one that involves paper and ink!  My buddy Betsy (who won last weeks challenge) turned my attention to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog and I decided I’d better play along.

The inspiration for my card from Atlantic Hearts #22

and my interpretation

Laughing Lola meets AHS #22
Laughing Lola meets AHS #22

I envisioned this as a square card but after playing a bit felt that the standard 4.25 X 5.5 would work best for what I wanted.  When I saw the inspiration piece I knew that I wanted to spell out the word LOVE and I wanted to replace one of the circles with a heart.  It came together quite quickly with minimal supplies.

Supplies Used

I hope my art has made your heart smile!