Thursday, April 28, 2016

Back to blogging ...

After over a year of not blogging, I am going to try it again. I enrolled in a class, Online Card Classes, and wanted to upload my card to their site.  I debated back and forth if I wanted to do this venture again. Well, here it goes ...

Stamps:  You (Simon Says Stamps)
Paper:  black (SU), teal, watercolor (Canson), vellum
Ink:  Peacock Feathers, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed (Distress Inks), Black (Versafine), Versamark
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, sequins, leaf die (Spellbinders)

I watercolored the background and die cut the leaves three times. After attaching the watercolored piece to the teal paper, I clear embossed the leaves and then put them back into their correct cutout with foam tape. The sentiments are also clear embossed.

This card was inspired by Kristina Werner's card over at Online Card Classes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Pam~



Monday, March 30, 2015

Hoppy Easter eggs ...

Got a few minutes in my craft room this afternoon so thought I would play along with the folks at Mod Squad Challenge.  The challenge this week is to make an Easter card.  Here's mine ... 

Stamps:  Hoppy Easter (Verve); Bunny Buddies (SU)
Paper:  White, Pink Pirouette, Lucky Limeade (SU) 
Ink:  Black (Memento & Versafine)
Accessories:  Copics; washi tape, clear embossing powder (Michaels); polka dot embossing folder (CuttleBug); glitter pen (Wink of Stella); Scan n Cut (Brother)

The grass was cut with with my Brother Scan n Cut. The eggs were stamped, colored and cut out with Brother.  The blue panel is washi tape which I am just starting to use and liking it.  A little late to jump on that band wagon.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Pam~


Friday, March 13, 2015

With a little luck ...

Popping in with a card for Tuesday Morning Sketches.  Wanted to pass on little love and luck to my family with this cute leprechaun.

Stamps:  Lucky Me (SU)
Paper:  White, Black (SU); Vellum (Recollections)
DP:  Polka Dots (Recollections)
Ink:  Versamark; Black (Memento)
Accessories:  black embossing powder (Recollections); square & scallop die (Spellbinders); Scan n Cut (Brother); corner rounder (WRMK); glimmer gem, pop dots; Copics

Had a lot of fun creating this card.  I actually made four of them since they were pretty easy to create.  Mr Leprechaun was colored with Copics and then cut out with my Scan n Cut.  I also cut out a bunch of four leaf clovers that I put inside each card.  I'm sure they would rather it be money falling out.  Absolutely loving this machine!

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Pam~

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Birthday Hoot

Once again posting this on the last day.  This card is for the Mod Squad Challenge which is to make your own background.  Thought I would pull out my Lots of Washi stamp set and attempt my background.  It started off straight and somewhere along the way I went caddywompus.  Character ... lots of character!

Stamps:  Birthday Hoot, Lots of Washi, Basket Additions 2 (GKD)
Paper:  White, Early Espresso (SU)
Ink:  Walnut (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories:  colored pencils (Prismacolor); OMS; Scan n Cut (Brother); oval die (Spellbinders); square embossing folder (Cuttlebug); glossy accents (Ranger); pop dots (Michaels)

Thought I would use a different medium other than my Copics.  They are still my favorite coloring tool.  

Thanks for stopping by and as always ....

Have a great day!

Pam~


Friday, February 27, 2015

Hello Spring ...

This cold snowy weather has been good for stamping.  This card will be entered into this weeks Mod Squad Challenge...spring forward.

Stamps:  Just Believe, Hello Spring, Sweet Summer (SU)
Paper:  Garden Green, White (SU)
DP:  Birght & Basic (Recollections)
Ink:  freshly cut grass, sunflower (Lawn Fawn); black (Versafine)
Accessories:  twine, pearls (Michaels); Copics; wink of stella glitter pen (Zig); Scan n Cut (Brother); sponge dauber (SU)

I inked the flower image with a sponge dauber and think it turned out well.  Tried something new and will use this technique again.  It goes much quicker than a marker.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Pam~

Thursday, February 26, 2015

My anchor ...

It has been a snowy day, so after shoveling this morning, I stayed inside and made some cards for a few challenges.  This card is for two challenges.  I'm entering it into the Pals Paper Arts for the layout and Simon Says Stamps for Anything Goes featuring Lawn Fawn products.

Stamps:  Float My Boat (Lawn Fawn); Itty Bitty Backgrounds (SU)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, White (SU)
DP:  Bold Basics (Recollections)
Ink:  Mermaid, Cranberry (Lawn Fawn); Crumb Cake (SU); Versamark
Accessories:  clear embossing powder; eyelet; twine; edge distresser; oval die (Spellbinders)

To emboss my sentiment, I inked the saying in Versamark first and then into the mermaid ink.  I was pleased with the way this card turned out.  Always need some masculine cards on hand.

Here are some pics of the snow at my house.  It is so pretty!




Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Pam~


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hoppy Easter

Hoping to get this into the Mod Squad Challenge before it closes.  Seems I'm always cutting it close.  The good news, I'm also entering this into Tuesday Morning Sketches which just went up today. 


Stamps: Hoppy Easter (Verve)
Paper:  White, Baja Breeze (SU); Green (Recollections) 
DP:  Bright and Basics (Recollections)
Ink:  black (Memento and Versafine)
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, pop dots; oval die (Spellbinders); Scan n Cut (Brother); wink of stella glitter pen (Zig)

Went for something a little different by making a square card.  This one measures 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The bow tie and flower are 3D.  First time I've done this before and I do like the look.  

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Pam~


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Benjamin Bunny

This card was supposed to be entered into the Tuesday Morning Sketch which closed at 7 p.m. tonight.  I got the card finished around 5 and went to show it to my hubby.  He was watching TV and I cuddled up next to him to tell him about the card.  To make a long story short, I fell asleep and missed the deadline.  Oh well, at least I got a nice head massage out of it and a cute card.


Stamps:  Benjamin Bunny (Sweet n Sassy)
Paper:  Marina Mist (SU); White (Hammermill)
DP:  Bright n Basics (Recollections)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Marina Mist (SU); onyx black (Versafine)
Accessories:  Copics; clear embossing powder; circle and label six dies (Spellbinders); sequins; glossy accents (Ranger); sponge dauber (SU)

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Pam~

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Explosion card

Posting a card today for the Mod Squad Challenge which is to make a pop-up card.  My inspiration for this card came from Dawn5377 on YouTube. 

Stamps:   Need for Speed, Itty Bitty Banners (SU)
Paper:  Beige (Paper Studio); Cajun Craze (SU)
DP:  Well Worn (SU)
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Accessories:  banner die (SU); Scan N Cut (Brother); pop dots

Here is another view before opening it fully ...


This was such a fun and easy card to make.  Crafting with Bethany made it even better!  Hope she posts hers too.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Pam~


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Popping in with a quick post to wish all a Happy Valentine's Day!  This is one of my cards that went postal this week.

Stamps:  Love From Cocoa (Sweet n Sassy)
Paper:  White, Red, Black
DP:  not sure - scrap on my table
Ink:  black (Memento)
Accessories:  block hearts and swiss dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug); scallop circle die (Spellbinders); clear embossing powder; Copics; Scan n Cut (Brother)

This sketch was from Mojo Monday a week or so ago.  Cocoa was cut out using my Scan n Cut and popped up on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!
Pam~


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Doggy Birthday Wishes

Once again getting my card in at the last minute for a challenge.  This one is for the Mod Squad Challenge Blog.  Their challenge is for you to CASE someone.  Here is my card ...

Stamps: Ruff Day (Sweet n Sassy); Button Bear (SU); Fabulous Frame (GKD)
Paper: White, Regal Rose (SU); glitter paper (Michaels dollar bin)
Ink:  Black (Memento)
Accessories:  glitter pen (Wink of Stella); glassy accents (Ranger); pearls (SU); ribbon; Copics; square dies (Spellbinders)

Click here to see the card I CASEd by Korin of Sweet n Sassy Stamps.  This card is postal for my Grandpuppy who turns 2.  My daughter let me know that her pup is having a birthday this week.  At least now they will get some fun mail on Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!
Pam~


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Birthday Basket ...

This was for the Mod Squad Challenge but I missed the cutoff date ... oh well. It was to use teal and purple.  

Stamps:  Holiday Basket, Basket Additions 2, Pretty Patterns, Beyond Baskets (GKD)
Paper:  White, Black, Purple
Ink:  Memento Black, Taken w/Teal (SU); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accessories:  pearls; Copics; clear embossing powder; brads; embossing folder; Scan N Cut 

I had so much fun making this card.  I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the basket and goodies and also the black mat behind the basket.  The handles on the basket are moveable.  I used the Pretty Patterns stamp set to create my background.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Pam~


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

AL the elephant ...

Before I say anything, I am an Auburn fan but I have a sweet blogging friend who is an Alabama fan.  I made this card especially for her.  When I saw this sweet little guy, I immediately thought of Brenda and bought him.  He might not look exactly like AL the mascot but he sure is cute!

Stamps:  Emery (Verve); Made For You (SU)
Paper:  Black, Riding Hood Red, White (SU)
DP:  The Classics (Paper Studio)
Ink:  Memento Black; Versamark
Accessories:  Copics; polka dot embossing folder; white embossing powder; Scan N Cut

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Pam~


Sunday, January 11, 2015

MOJO Birthday

Two post in one day ... hmm.  I was not going to add this card to my blog since the picture is awful.  The card itself is cute in real life.  The pic is bad because it was taken quickly on the kitchen counter.  My husband wanted to take it to work to show his co-worker the results of the Scan N Cut.  The friend's wife is into crafts also.  My dear hubby forgot to bring the card home Friday. So, here it is ...


Stamps:  Small Packages (Verve)
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, White (SU)
DP:  Just Add Cake  (SU)
Ink:  Versafine onyx black; Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi (SU)
Accessories:  Baja Breeze ribbon (SU); clear embossing powder; Copics; Scan N Cut (Brother)

This will be added to the MOJO Monday blog which also closes in a few hours. I stamped the Happy Birthday panel to add more interest to this already busy card...lol.  

Here is the inspiration sketch ...

 

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Pam~

Call me ... maybe

Popping in with a quick post for Tuesday Morning Sketches.  This challenge closes in a few hours so I'm cutting it close.  


Stamps:  Simply Labels Hello Friend (Avery Elle)
Paper:  White, Cherry Cobbler (SU)
DP:  Bold Basics (Recollections)
Accessories:  pearls, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, flower punch (SU); Scan N Cut (Brother); corner rounder (WRMK)

This will probably be going postal to my daughter since it is an overload of pink ... her fav color.  The stamp set is new and I'm just loving all the fun sentiments in it.  Also lovin' my new Scan N Cut.  The label was cut out with that and the small border behind it.

Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

Have a great day!

Pam~