PPA324 – Our Final Challenge

All good things must come to an end.  The Pals Paper Arts team has thoroughly enjoyed sharing 324 great challenges with you over the past several years.  What a thrill to share our work with you and to enjoy the amazing projects you’ve shared.  Alas, the challenge comes to an end with this final sketch challenge from Ginger Toivonen.  We appreciate your support of our challenge and have enjoyed getting to know you.


We invite you to play along with our final challenge using this great sketch by Ginger as inspiration to play with your stamps, ink and paper and share it with us below by using the link to upload your design to our gallery.

Rules for the Gallery:

  • We invite you to use any brand of products to create your card or papercraft project.
  • Your entry should be new and inspired (totally or partially) by this challenge.
  • Please link to the blog post where your project is posted.  Incorrect links are not eligible for Pals Picks, and may be deleted.
  • Please use keyword PPA324 when uploading to public galleries.  We want to leave you comments, but if you are linking your project to a closed group or a site that requires us to register, we may not be able the respond on your submission. Please be sure to post on an open forum so we can leave comments on your wonderful cards. Thank you!!
  • Inlinkz will close at Noon (EST) Tuesday, November 1st.
  • We’ll announce our Pals Paper Artist Picks on Wednesday, November 2nd.

Featured Designer

Featured Designer

Featured Designer

Ginger Toivonen of GingerStamps.com is our featured designer today.  She used her fun sketch and some beautiful colors to make this gorgeous birthday card:

gingerGinger Toivonen

Are you ready for more inspiration?  Here are the fabulous designs by our Pals Paper Arts Design Team Members:

lindaLinda Callahan

PPA 324 made with Stampin' Up! Hang Your Stockings by Queen B CreationsLisa Ann Bernard

nicoleNicole Watt

pattiPatti MacLeith

susanSusan Itell

annAnn Schach

bethBeth Beard


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  2. I’m sorry to hear that – this is my favorite weekly challenge group 🙁 Beautiful samples this week. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  3. Say it ain’t so! I have tears in my eyes!!! We will miss you ALL! Thank you for the awesome challenges over the years!

  4. Oh my goodness!!! this is really, awfully sad!! I’ve only been blogging since December of 2014 and I’ve participated in several of the PPA challenges and enjoyed every minute of it. The Design Team’s cards and projects have been a source of immense inspiration for me ever since so, with a heavy heart, I bid you farewell and I thank you for the comments you lovely people have left on my blog each time I’ve shared my cards with you.
    Best of luck to all of you, I can assure you, this Challenge is going to be missed 🙁
    Maria Rodriguez.

  5. Thanks for all the inspiration! So sad to see you go.

  6. I am sorry to see this weekly challenge go. I hope to cross paths with the design team and participants on other weekly challenge groups! 🙂

    • Brent, this is a personal reply from me to you…. I have really enjoyed seeing your creations in our gallery since they are not actually papercrafting but the essence of papercrafting. What you do with graphics completely blows me away. I sincerely hope that our paths will cross again!!

    • Thanks, Brent! I always loved the cards you created. I’m sure our paths will cross again.

    • Thank you Brent. Yes, I’m sure you will. It’s been fun watching your creations evolve.

  7. I have loved the beautiful cards and the creative inspiration from this challenge. I’m sure we’ll see you in other card communities. Today’s cards are an awesome variety from the same sketch. Thanks to all of you!

  8. Thank you all for sharing your beautiful cards and your special talents!

  9. Thank you for sharing your wonderful works of art. All the best and keep on stampin’!

  10. Thanks for mountains of inspiration and your beautiful card designs. The challenge will be greatly missed.

  11. So sorry to hear that you’re discontinuing this challenge blog. I love participating in PPA challenges when possible and always am inspired by the fabulous design team. Thanks for years of beautiful cards!

  12. So sorry PPA is coming to an end! I’ve so enjoyed your challenges and all the beautiful projects! Thanks for all the fun and inspiration you’ve provided us! 🙂

  13. Oh my, really?? I am so sad to see y’all close. PPA is among the first challenges I ever participated in and has always been close to my heart. Your challenges have inspired me throughout the years and led to so many lasting friendships–thank you for all your hard work and inspiration. Best wishes to everyone!

    • Nance… such a great comment. We’ll all miss everyone too. So glad we’ve been an inspiration to you. Thank you so much for following us and participating.

    • Nance, thanks so much for your kind comments. PPA was my first challenge also. Hopefully I will be seeing you in other challenges with my participation there.

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  15. I’m so sorry to read this news! I’ve truly enjoyed your challenges and all the incredible inspiration you have provided us over the years. You will be missed terribly, but I hope to see you all around Blogland and I wish you all the best!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. So sorry to hear this news- you have always been such a wonderful inspiration! Loved playing along over the years and we will miss the PPA Challenges- hugs and best wishes!

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