Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday idea #2... Grid Box


These boxes are so super easy to make, I love them!! You cut a piece of card stock to 6"x6" then score every 2" vertically and then again horizontally making a grid of nine 2" boxes. Fold the corner pieces in half, making them into two triangles that point in towards the center of the box when folded up. Punch holes in those corners and tie ribbon through to hold your box together. The pattern paper pieces are just 1 3/4" squares.
I usually fill these boxes with candy, but a small ornament this time of year would be super cute. You could also change the dimensions to make the box bigger and put little lotions and other fun items inside. 
Keep your ideas coming in, lets all share the great ideas we all have. Don't forget you have a chance at winning a fabulous Daily Window Product!!
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, December 8, 2008

Snowflakes...holiday idea #1


After the kids and I put up the tree this weekend I thought some of the snowflake die cuts I got from Creative Cuts and More would look cute strung from the ceiling with fishing line. Since the fishing line is clear the snowflakes look like they are suspended in air. The kids love them, and how totally simple! 

Thank you to Dee for sending a super cute game idea, check it out! Another place to check out this month is 3D Design Challenge. Carrie and I will be posting fun holiday items over there as well. 

Thanks for stopping by...remember if you leave an idea your name will be put in the holiday hat for a chance at a Daily Window Product!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Holiday Candy Challenge!

 It has taken me a while, but I think I am starting to feel that holiday spirit! Today we will be putting up the tree and decorating the house. (a week later then we normally do)
I had a little chat with my friend over at Daily Window Bags and she is offering up a very nice blog candy prize for me to give away here on my blog! SaWeeet! I am sure you all know how much I love Daily Window Bags and their wonderful products. A great idea for anyone on your shopping list this season.
So from now until December 31st I will post cards, quick gift ideas and fun treats. I want you to do the same and leave a comment with a link to your creation. Now we all celebrate different things this month, so your creation does not have to be just Christmas. If you have birthdays this month, share those ideas, heck show me your Valentine creations...the sky is the limit. You can enter as many times as you like and I will draw one name on New Years day. Lets spread the holiday cheer and some fun ideas with each other!! 
Ready... set...create!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Check it out


My goal for 2008 was to get my work published. I am so happy to say I made it! This is my very first published card, which is in the January/February 2009 issue of Paper Crafts Magazine on page 25. This issue is on sale now.
 
Thanks for looking and thank you for all the support the past week! You guys are the best!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

MIA

Sorry I haven't been around. I am dealing with some family issues. I hope to be back soon.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Enabler Alert!

Just wanted to share with all of you that Creative Cuts and More is having a coupon sale TODAY! The coupon is good for 15% off with a minimum order of $25. The coupon is good on everything they that sell at the store, not just the die cuts. The code is:  winter0815

Today is also the last day to turn in applications for the Creative Cuts and More guest designer position as well! SO hurry and check out both of these links!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Another quick post


Gee if my posts get any shorter then all I will be posting is the card...geesh! Seriously, where are the days going? I hardly have time to do anything anymore. I am hoping it is just that time of the year...who knows! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

Stamps used: "To You and Yours", "Baroque Motifs", & "Many Merry Messages" by Stampin' UP!

Come on Ladies...here is a chance for you!!

Creative Cuts & More is looking for at least a dozen guest designers to share their creativity with die cuts in 2009. Who better to join us than our loyal customers? The deadline is rapidly approaching, so apply today! Full details can be found on our blog at http://www.diecutdiva.creativecutsandmore.com/?p=10

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Another Dove


I love this swirly dove from Stampin' UP!, can ya tell?! I went with the gold and green combo here. Added a few little snowflakes in versa mark ink to the side of the card, kinda hard to see in the photo.
Getting ready for a stamp camp, so this is short...sorry. This week is going by SO fast. Thanks for stopping by!
Big Hugs!!
Pam

Monday, November 10, 2008

Its beginning to look a lot like....


Starting to make some Holiday cards for friends to order and for upcoming classes. Here is one of the half dozen I have made this weekend. Super simple, just embossed with gold EP on gold card stock. I then colored in the dove with a white Souffle pen. This is my favorite out of the ones I have made so far this season.

Hope you are all doing well...sorry I haven't been around as much as normal. Life has gotten busy with the boys school and working extra hours and trying to keep up with design teams. I think of you all often and truly appreciate all the comments. I look forward to the time when I can sit and check out your blogs as well.
Hugs,
Pam

Friday, November 7, 2008

lucky lucky me!!


The best b'day present EVER.....Copics!!! Oh my family (DH) loves me!!

This is me and my funky bunch. Al actually made me a chocolate cake and had the kids help decorate it....how totally sweet is that! He also made dinner, sent me flowers at work and....snuck over to my office took my car and detailed it. I am sure I had a strange look on my face when I came out to my car from work. "UM
who stole my car and cleaned it inside and out". OH duh!!!
Anyway I had a super b'day and had so many wo
nderful wishes from family and friends as well all of my blogging and facebook friends. What a super start to my 36th year!! Thanks!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Its my birthday...its my birthday

Since today is my 36th b'day I thought a piece of cake would be appropriate. This is another cake box from Creative Cuts and More decorated for the holidays with Rustic Snowflakes from Paper Trey Ink. I stamped the image with Versa Mark then used "Heat and Stick Powder" from SU, heated then added Doodle Bug glitter and those holiday colored rhinestones (both items can be purchased from Creative Cuts & More). Super easy and a sweet little holiday treat box.

Creative Cuts and More is looking for 12 guest designers for the 2009. If you are interested check out this link: Die Cut Diva
Have a great night! GO AVs!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A little box


Happy Hump Day!
This is the box I made for 3D Design Challenge this week. This simple little box is so super easy to make! I used Ballet Blue cardstock from SU, "Rustic Snowflakes" from Paper Trey Ink and some fuzzy glittery string. Check out the challenge and make one your self! You could win a super cool bag from Daily Window Products. Woo Hoo!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Popcorn Box


Here is a great box from Creative Cuts and More called a "Popcorn Box". I used stamps from Paper Trey Ink and used a couple of different techniques on it. The little white snowflakes were stamped using white craft ink then embossed with white EP. The snow at the bottom I used Stampin' UP! envelope glue. I smeared the glue across the bottom of the box then added white EP. Kind of a neat effect?! For the silver tag I smearing glue with my finger on a piece of white cardstock and added silver EP. After it had cooled I kissed Versa Mark pad right on top and added more Silver EP. Heat and set and repeated for a third time. As soon as I finished heating that third layer of EP I quickly took the snowflake stamped which was inked up with Versa Mark and pressed it into the center of the warm EP. Once the image was cool I used a circle punch to cut out the snowflake. Looks like a metal tag huh!?
Well today is Election Day here in the States, so I will be casting my vote. (2 more days till my b'day tee hee)
Hope all of you who are able to do the same! I will be so glad when the political advertisements will be over with!
Have a super day!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

NO WAY...a FCF!!


OMG are you totally shocked that I have a Friday Card Flick this week! Seems like it has been forever since I posted one...sorry it has been so long. The video that should have been posted two weeks ago was somehow lost while downloading. I had made that movie for Duff Goldman's Mom, Jackie. She had contacted me after reading my post about the show "Ace Of Cakes" inspiring me. I thought that was so awesome of her and it really made me feel special. Sorry about the movie Jackie. Thanks again for the special note, you made my week!

This card was made using a Lisa Bearnson card kit that I received from Paper Crafts Magazine. Strange to have all of the pieces cut out and ready to assemble. Normally I am the one doing all the work for classes.

I thought the saying on this card was so appropriate for a good friend of mine. This person always makes me smile and I am so blessed and grateful to have them in my life! Hugs to you *wink*

I hope you all have a fun filled safe Halloween.

*If you do not see the video square on this post, here is the movie


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

PC Gourment


Paper Crafts Magazine has come out with a new book called PC Gourmet. Since I am part of their blog tour I wanted to share with you Alisa Bangerter's yummy recipe for both Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits and this adorable Halloween Tag. This tag is so inspiring, just in time for making Halloween treats for school and friends! Enjoy ~Pam


Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits

Alisa Bangerter

This is a perfect recipe to pull out if you are short on time because there is no rolling or cutting. The cheese and garlic add extra kick to a plain biscuit, and kids love them. They are the perfect accompaniment to serve with soups or stews, and are great served with a salad.

INGREDIENTS

2 c. flour

2 tbsp. granulated sugar

4 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2/3 c. butter or margarine

1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese

1 1/4 c. milk

Chives (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes.

And the supplies and instructions for the project:

Enjoy Halloween Tag

Designer: Alisa Bangerter

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (ivory) Dye ink: (Black) Stewart Superior Corp.; (Summer Sun) Stampin’ Up! Specialty ink: (Mango Lemonade color wash) Stewart Superior Corp. Color medium: (black chalk) Craf-T Products Accents: (black brads) Making Memories; (chipboard bat, moon) Melissa Frances Fibers: (black striped ribbon) Pebbles Inc. Font: (Black Family) www.dafont.com Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 3" x 4 1/2"

1 Make tag from cardstock. 2 Crumple tag and smooth out. Spray edges with color wash; let dry. Apply chalk. 3 Ink chipboard moon; let dry. Chalk edges and adhere. 4 Ink chipboard bat; let dry. Adhere with foam tape. 5 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim and tear edges. Chalk edges and adhere with foam tape. Attach brads. Attach ribbon with brad.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy...


First of all I want to wish my DH a very happy birthday today! Poor guy has the day off and will be home alone. The kids and I will be gone most of the day, but maybe he will have fun relaxing with the dog. Happy Birthday Al!! xoxo

I made this card and the one I will post tomorrow as a make and take for the craft fair. I wanted to do something that was easy enough for beginners and it seemed to do the trick. I also stamped the envelope to match. NO Stress, which is a huge plus!
(should have take the picture on a colored background sorry...hope you can see it alright)


Alrighty, gotta run...busy busy once again. See ya tomorrow!!


Recipe:
"To You & Yours" stamp set by Stampin' UP!
Tempting Turquoise ribbon, cardstock, marker and classic ink
Natural White card stock.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Holiday Tins


Here are two tins that I did for the craft fair I worked this weekend. I wanted something super easy and quick for beginners, so this is what I came up with. Customers were able to make these for a $1.
I think I will make up the rest and use them for little favors.

I had a great time with my Mom, she helped me out with the show all weekend. Thanks Mom!!


I unfortunately didn't have time to get a movie ready, so I apologize. I will try my best to get one done for this Friday.
Hope you all had a great weekend! See you tomorrow.
*Edited: the tins are from Target and are in the Club Wed section by the favors. The tins come in a plastic round container and contain 20. I believe party stores carry these as well. The tins are small and maybe 2 1/2" inches in diameter. The scallop punch is from Stampin' UP! as well as the 1 3/8" circle punch and stamps used. Hope this helps!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Can you say slacker?

Yes I am a slacker! I don't have a Friday Card Flick for you today sorry. I worked full time this week to make up for me being sick all last week. SO no time for card making...sorry! I will be working a booth at a craft fair this weekend, so fingers I will have some time in the evening to get one ready for Monday. FINGERS CROSSED!
Have a great weekend!!
Pam

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Halloween Treat


Over at 3D Design Challenge Carrie and I have been making nugget/match boxes. I dare you to go on over and make one for a chance to win a gift certificate to Penguin Pants Stamps.

This box can hold up to 10 nuggets, but I didn't have any on hand. So instead of nuggets I filled this box up with my very favorite (I blame you Jody) Peanut Butter M&M's...yummy! M&M's are always a good candy to fill up treat boxes since they come in about every color for every season. Obviously these are for Halloween with those nice shades of purple, green, orange and black. Unfortunately they won't be lasting long in this house.
Head on over to 3DDC and play along with me and Carrie, you won't be sorry!! Carrie's nugget box this week is so stinkin' cool, check it out!
Have a super day!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Scrappy Orange Flower


I had a few scraps of orange card stock laying around so I thought I would try to make a flower. I just scrunched and turned every couple of scrunches then taped it together. I then added an adhesive button to the center to finish. I had this Chocolate Chip oval left over from my "Eat Cake" card, (from a couple of posts ago) and these two ends of ribbon from yesterdays card sitting around. So I guess you could say this is a completely scrappy card, made from all scraps! Groovy!

Tomorrow I will have some matchboxes AKA nugget boxes for you. Don't forget to play along with the "nugget box" challenge over at 3D Design Challenge. You have a chance at a gift certificate from Penguin Pants Stamps!!! You only have until tonight though to turn it in (9PM MST) so hurry and get your link posted over there!!

Have a super day!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Thank You Friends.....I am back!


I am finally feeling more like myself, thank goodness! I really don't get sick too often, but when I do I really make a week of it...blahk!

I am so behind on making things to post. I only had about an hour or so to yesterday to make a couple of cards and this is one of them. Our wonderful (daycare provider) friend made me some yummy chicken noodle soup last week to help with my sore throat. Top priority for me was to get a thank you card done for her. I used Pocket Silhouettes from Stampin' UP! and some scraps I had laying around. I just weaved the scraps to make the pattern and stamped. Easy Peasy!!

Alrighty, gotta run. Thanks so much for stopping by. See ya tomorrow!

~Pam

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Last Chance

Just a quick note, time is running out to sign up for the Sociology Project. This course starts Monday, October 21st!! Don't miss your chance at this fabulous course!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

still sick...

thank you for all of the well wishes. i went to the Dr. today and found out i have bronchitis. i am on 3 different meds plus an inhaler, so hopefully that will get me up and around soon.

hugs,
Pam

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

FCF delay


Sorry once again today's Friday Card Flick will be delayed at bit. More computer issues...need more space.
Should be up this afternoon if not, then definitely tomorrow. Here is the card that I made for the flick, so you at least have something to look at.
sorry....


~Pam

P.S. Check out Melanie's blog...my final week as her guest designer. Thanks Melanie for the opportunity, YOU ROCK girl!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Clue




So on Tuesday I mentioned that I would be making a special card for my Friday Card Flick in honor of a special lady and her two sons. I decided to use Laura's sketch over at 2S4Y to make a little clue for you. Any guesses??
See you tomorrow for the movie and the explanation!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

3D Wednesday!

Haven't much time today...sorry. Check out 3D Design Challenge today for the mini albums that Carrie and I made this week.
See you tomorrow!!
Pam

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Winter Night


I don't usually CASE cards, typically when I try to do it the card usually ends up completely different anyway. When I saw Jan Tink's card I had to try it out and because it was so simple and elegant I didn't end up changing her design much. Take a look at Jan's design, she has fabulous instructions to go along with it as well. I just changed the colors to Almost Amethyst, Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant all from Stampin' UP! The stamp set is called "Season Of Friendship" and is also from Stampin' UP!

On another note, I have a special Friday Card Flick planned for this week. Some one special contacted me today, so I will be making a special card in honor of her and her sons.

See you tomorrow!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday Monday....na na na na na na!


Did I get the song by the "Mamas and the Papas" stuck in your head? Another Monday already, Wow this weekend flew by, probably because I slept in both days. Fighting a sore throat and hoping that the extra sleep will keep it away.
I did get a couple of cards made on Saturday, how about you? Would love to hear what you accomplished for WCMD.

Yesterday, I was completely uninspired....so what did I do...watched "Ace Of Cakes". After a couple of episodes (re-runs that I had already seen) I went to my studio and whipped this French Fry box together. Funny how that show seems to get my creative juices flowing. I can hear Duff laughing right now. Aly my 3 year old daughter runs around screaming "Make it bigger make it badder make it AWESOME". LOL!

This French Fry Box die cut is from Creative Cuts and More in Bazzill Bling "Puppy Love" card stock. You can also buy card stock by the sheet from Creative Cuts and More so that you can easily match up your embellishments or layers to your die cut. I made my own leaves using "Emerald City" also Bazzill Bling. The flowers are Primas, the rhinestone brads and sentiment block is from Making Memories, the wire is from Stampin' UP! and last but not least the velvet ribbon is by and unknown...sorry. Gee what do you think I should put in this puppy? Of course the first thing that comes to my mind is chocolate. Up for suggestions though.
Have a super day and I will see ya tomorrow!!
Pam

Saturday, October 4, 2008

WMAC Day & FINALLY the Movie!


Woo Hoo a day to celebrate...World Make a Card Day!! I am going to get my card making groove on will make cards like there is no tomorrow. I am thinking this is a good day to start making some holiday cards for what will surely be fast approaching.

If you have time today during all of the
WMACD festivities be sure to stop by Gina K's blog to see all of the great things you can win if you participate in her "Make a Card & Make a Difference" promotion. This is a great opportunity for us paper crafters in the States to show your support for the troops this holiday Season.

Another fantastic place to find a ton of inspiration today is Paper Crafts Magazine's WMAC website. There are a ton of ideas, the gallery and of course the blog tour. Speaking of Paper Crafts Magazine.....the lucky winner of this special addition " Cards, Gifts & More" goes to....drum roll please.... Evelyn from the Netherlands! Congrats and thanks to everyone for leaving all the wonderful comments!!

NOW without further ado...time for my Friday Card Flick. Again sorry for the delay! Remember I had it all finished it just had to be edited, so my opening greeting was taped for posting yesterday...Friday.

Hope you have a fabulous day making cards and enjoy the card flick! The song I used is called "The Show" by Lenka. I
guarantee it will make you smile!!




*If you are having problems viewing the Friday Card Flick please check it out here.

Friday, October 3, 2008

ARGH....


No I am not a pirate, I am very disgusted with computers! Sitting here getting ready to start my post for my Friday Card Flick and my DH's computer dies. What does that mean...well he is the one who has all the space on his computer and the one who edits my movies for me. SO...this week's FCF is going to be delayed for a day. Guess it would be fitting to have a Card Flick on "World Card Making Day". Please plan on coming back tomorrow to check out how I pull a truffle out of a hat and , I do apologize for the delay.


I do have a card that I can show you though, it is one I made for my stamp camp last week. Thank goodness for back up cards, shew! Everything here is from Stampin' UP! and you can find it on my SU website. The stamps used are from the set "Season Of Friendship". I colored each leaf with a different color of craft re-inkers and then embossed with Irridescent Ice EP.


Don't forget today is the last day to leave me a comment for your chance to win this lovely issue from Paper Crafts Magazine. Also remember to check out their "WMAC" website and take a look at everyone on the blog tour, plus a whole lot more! I am about half way down the list..woo hoo!

Have a super day and I
will see you tomorrow for my "World Make A Card Flick!!"

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Little Witch


My DD who is 3 years old and I went to a party supply store that is going out of business and found her a costume for Halloween this year. She was planning on being a Mermaid, but the only costume left in the store in her size was a Witch. Aly loved that the costume is not just black, but is also has a pink shiny design on it. Perfect! Plus it was only $5 can't beat that!!
So my card for today is a little Witch that was giving me some major trouble. This witch is a sticky tape die cut from Creative Cuts and More and the sentiment is from Penguin Pants. My original plan was to place this Witch on the moon and then cover her in glitter, well... I think it would have worked out better if I had used black glitter instead of the only color I had on had...brown. The brown glitter is gorgeous, but wasn't very fitting for the Witch. Well I am frugal and didn't want to waste her, so I thought "OH just cover her in black craft ink". Yeah that worked but uber messy. The color even why dry kept rubbing off....again "OH seal it with Crystal Effects". Again uber messy, but once it dried I was able to pick her up and put her on this card front. SOO... what have I learned... get another Witch and BUY BLACK GLITTER!

In case you noticed my lack of a "Just So Sporty" creation for Melanie's Spotlight, that is because Gina K is having there big release party, so had to save my "JSS" creation for my Friday Card Flick. "Watch me pull chocolate truffles out of my hat!".
See you tomorrow

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Van Gogh...


...no its just me. LOL! When I stamped the images on the cover using "Halloween Hang Ups" from Penguin Pants it reminded me of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" painting. So I ran with it when I colored it in. Well it is no Van Gogh, but it is a Pam original and I am happy with it. Head on over to 3DDC for your downloadable template and make a cute little mini album like this using only a couple sheets of cardstock. I plan to fill up the pages in this album with Halloween photos from this year. I think my some of my relatives out of state would really enjoy a little album like this to see what my kids are up to. This album would make an awesome brag book for a holiday gift or a momento of a special occassion, like a 40th birthday party. Guess I better get busy making some more!
Come on what are you waiting for...


P.S.Don't forget any comments left here will put you in the Paper Crafts Magazine blog candy drawing coming up this Saturday, World Card Making Day!

P.S.S. Happy Birthday to my little Brother Dean!!! Love you and miss you!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wow....

..again I am so honored to have been asked by Ericka to be a part of her design team for the "Soulology Project". Today she is sharing my bio on her blog and it is always so odd to read what people think of me. I am sitting here reading all the lovely comments she has written about me and my work and I am almost embarrassed. I mean how does someone like Ericka...who is SO talented think that my stuff is worthy? I guess I am my hardest critic. It is so much easier to believe the negative instead of the positive. Pretty sad huh, but it is so true. I have never been a person to say "hey check me out, I SO rock!" Well OK...I do say that, but only sarcastically. LOL!
I am SO excited about the Soulology Project and if I wasn't apart of the design team I would definitely pay to take this class. Seriously each chapter in the workbook is fantastic and really makes you want to scrap! I can't wait to get started!! There are still spaces left, so go on over to Stampin' Mama's blog and find out more about this wonderful online course. When you sign up for the class remember to say that "Pam sent you" in the comment section.

Oh and I WILL have an actual project up for you tomorrow...promise!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

World Make a Card Day COMING SOON!

Get ready to celebrate World Card Making Day! I am very excited to be one of 50 bloggers who have a link on Paper Crafts Magazine World Card Making Day website for their "bloggers tour"!

Here is what Paper Crafts Magazine has to say:

Join in the fun with card makers the world over on Saturday, Oct. 4, as we kick off the holiday card-making season. Now in its third year, World Card Making Day is a day to connect with fellow card makers around the globe and to celebrate the creativity and joy of this craft! Hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retailers, and educators, are all making plans to share the excitement of World Card Making Day with workshops, online galleries, parties, contests, sales, and other special events.

Visit www.worldcardmakingday.com for ideas and unique ways to celebrate this holiday, including:

o Creating your own handmade cards from the dozens of sponsored ideas in the Inspiration Avenue section

o Sharing your unique designs with the world in the Creation Corner Gallery

o Finding and visiting an Official World Card Making Day Retailer for classes and activities that will help you connect with other fellow card makers

o Planning your own fun activities with friends and family with ideas from the Celebrate section

Join Paper Crafts magazine on this amazing day that brings card makers from all over the globe together in celebrating the joy of giving the gift of a handmade card.

As an extra bonus I will be giving away a copy of Paper Crafts Magazine's "Cards, Gifts & More...paper crafting 3 ways" to one lucky winner. For everyone who leaves a comment between now and this Friday night, October 3, 2008 11:59 PM MST (-7GST) your name will be put in a hat and one lucky winner will receive this awesome magazine!! OH and yes you can definitely leave more then one comment ;)


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Friday Card Flick " #1 Fan"


Happy Friday Everyone! The video pretty much explains it all. I made this for my Mom, because she has been "on the go" all week long vacationing with Family. I can't wait for her to get home, she is my best friend and I really missed her. SO...this card matches the earrings from yesterday as a welcome home gift.
This card uses Kristina Werner's template which you can find here, "Just So Sporty" & "What's In Your Tin 2" stamp sets from Gina K, designed by Melanie. The colors are Tangerine Tango, Whisper White & Night of Navy all from Stampin' UP! Which you can now purchase on-line through my link over there on my side bar!!
Have a great weekend!




*If you are having problems seeing this weeks video please check it out here

Just So Sporty Tin 2


I am looking forward to Thursdays now, because I get to showcase "Just So Sporty" for Melanie Muenchinger the designer of this stamp set and for Gina K Designs. Melanie is such a sweetie and asked me to be her Guest Designer for the a few weeks. This is week number two and for my project here I made a tin and earrings for my Mom, one of the biggest Denver Bronco fans here in Denver! She has been away for a week on vacation and I thought I would make her a little welcome home g
ift to wear when she gets home on Sunday, just in time for the game.
The tin is from Gina K as well as the stamp set "Whats In your Tin 2" which is also designed by Melanie. I used blue and orange, Bronco colors on the border. For the earrings I stamped the Jersey from "Just So Sporty" on Shrinkie Dink paper with Black Stazon ink, a blue and orange Sharpee markers. *Note the orange did run a little, will have to try something else next time. After I cut them out and baked them according to the manufacturers instructions I coated the jerseys with Crystal Effects to protect them. I took some earring hooks and put them through the hole I punched before baking. Voila! When she takes the earrings out she can put a chapstick, bandaids or other little treasures in the tin to keep in her purse, hence the "on the go"
Now go on over to Melanie's blog to see what else I have created!
Tomorrow another Friday Card Flick. This week I made a card to match the earring set here today for my Mom.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

3D Wednesday!


Here we go another 3D Wednesday and here is my project. Over at 3D Design Challenge you were challenged to make anything 3D that would fit in the clear front pocket of the Daily Window "Urban Tote Bag". I found this notebook at Target for only $2.49 and yes, it fits perfect into the pocket. I am always looking for a piece of paper to jot color combos or other inspiring thoughts onto. I added some rub-ons and felt letters to the cover to personalize it a bit more and voila! I would like to give credit to both Karie & Dawn, they inspired me to make this notebook. They each did a fabulous job creating one for this challenge as well. I love my crafty friends!!! Go check out all of the creations and be sure to play along next week when we have a new challenge!

See you tomorrow with another "Just So Sporty" creation!



Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Fall Y'all!


Well yesterday was our first official day of Fall. Hey, better late then never to show off this Fall card. I used Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red & Chocolate Chip by Stampin' UP! for my color pallet, such pretty rich colors.
Sorry this is a short post. I still need to finish up a project or two and I am running out of time. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs,
Pam

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cherish


Simple and elegant...don't you just love that combo?! Caardvarks is having a "Live & Let Die" challenge right now. What better time to pull out one of my new die cuts from Creative Cuts and More. I am loving this Antique Frame in Tacky Tape. I added Doodle Bug sprinkles glitter in this gorgeous coppery brown color to the frame and look at how sparkly it is...love it! I used Cream and Bronzeore cardstock also from Creative Cuts and More. You can now buy cardstock by the sheet at CC&M...sweet!! I stamped the sentiment which is from Stampin' UP! with Chocolate Chip ink and then punched it with a large oval punch. The ribbon is one of my favs from Target's Club Wed section. Took me like 3 minutes to put this together... easy peasy! It really shimmers and shines in real life, the picture just doesn't do it justice.
Thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow!

Friday, September 19, 2008

FCF "Hoodie Birthday"


I am so excited to share with you all that I have been asked by the one and only Melanie Muenchinger, who ( she illustrates and designs stamps for Gina K) to be help her out as a kind of guest designer for her new set "Just So Sporty"! This set is SO awesome and I will explain it a little more in my Friday Card Flick today.
This card is one that I made for my oldest son who will be turning 12 in December, yes in a couple of months. I couldn't wait to make this for him though, because the hoodie is SO cool! All the boys in my family (DH included) approved of this card, so IT IS "Masculine Approved". LOL!
If you go over to Melanie's blog today you will see another card that I made using the jersey from this set and converted it into a Kung Fu uniform top. My little brother is a Kung Fu Master in CA and he has a birthday coming up. I thought this would be perfect for him.
So check out my blog and Melanie's every Thursday for more "Just So Sporty" creations!
Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Oh and if you have a problem viewing my FCF here on my blog here is the link: FCF "Hoodie Birthday"



Thursday, September 18, 2008

You MUST Check This Out!







I am so honored and excited to share will all of you that I have been asked by Ericka aka "Stampin' Mama" to be a part of her online course called "Soulology Project" design team. What is the "Soulology Project"? It is an online scrapbooking course which helps you discover and share you through scrapbooking. I have seen the material for this course and it is so well worth the money. Seriously, you must go check out the "Soulology Project" and see what it is all about. I really wish I would have had a chance to take a class like this years ago, it is that brilliant! As many of you know my passion is making cards, but this course has got me so excited about scrapbooking I am dying to start working on some layouts! I have a button on my side bar that you can click for all of the information. You WON'T want to miss out on this opportunity! 

NOTE: When you decide to sign up for this online course and you will want to hurry space is limited there will be a "comment section" in the check out. Please comment that "Pam sent me", thanks!!!


See you tomorrow for my Friday Card Flick and some more exciting news!! Woo hoo it has been a good week in Pam Land!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

3D Wednesday!


Wednesday already...seems like I say that a lot. Today we have a new challenge over at 3D Design Challenge. This month Daily Window Products are our sponsor and we have an Urban Tote Bag to give away! Go check out the details and our projects, I am so loving Carrie's idea. She is brilliant turning this tote into a diaper bag. SO...don't miss your chance, get going and create something for the contest!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dad


I won what I believe is the entire line of "Zach's Life" by Little Yellow Bicycle as part of my Gallery Idol prize. It is so nice to have some products that are "Boy" themed. So, to challenge myself since I have a hard time making masculine cards I came up with this. The reason it says "Dad" is because it was the only word that was short enough for me to use my "Big Deal Alphabet" set. LOL! I can always use a card for my Dad though or one for the kids to give to DH. I like how it turned out, not sure if it is completely "masculine", but hey I tried.

Anyone out there have a trick for Masculine cards, or can suggest a really good stamp set or paper line to use? I did just recieve "Just So Sporty" from Gina K designed by Melanie Muenchinger. I am sure this set will make some really good masculine cards. I have Wednesday off so hopefully I will be getting this new set all inked up and create lots of masculine cards. I have 2 brothers, my DH, my Dad and one of my boys b'days all coming up in the next few months. Guess I better get busy!!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for being so kind about my "hair pictures" yesterday LOL! See you tomorrow with a fun 3D Design Challenge Project for our Sponsor of the month, Daily Window Bags!

Monday, September 15, 2008

WOW Scary!


BOO! Wow is this hair scary or what?! Cat requested a picture of my "big hair" days and while this isn't as big as it got, it still looks kinda big to me now. Yep this is me back in 1987, my summer before high school (when my hair got bigger). OH those were the days! Young and full of the "I know EVERYTHING" attitude. I think one of the best summers of my life. Up till 2 AM slept till noon, go swimming, have pizza with friends and do it all over again the next day.
This was also my "Aquanet Summer" in case you can't tell. LOL! What music were you listen
ing too back in 1987? Me...well Bon Jovi & Poison of course, hello we all had hairspray in common...ha ha! Plus I dug those long haired bad boys...tee hee! The picture to the right is me about half way through my Freshman year in high school. Love the eye makeup too...ooh scarry! No wonder why the boys didn't ask me out. LOL! Gee I am feeling old all of a sudden....time for the card.................



I used some Tangerine Tango (lovin' that new SU In Color) and basic black. It is hard to tell but I did use Certainly Celery craft ink on some of the framed stamped images which are from "What's In Your Tin 2" from Gina K. The little skeleton is from "Bitty Boos" which is a retired SU set. Love that little guy!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Taylors Cupcake Sketch Challenge #33


Just wanted to post a quickie here. I haven't done one of Taylor's Cupcake Challenge sketches in a while so here ya go! I used my "Jumping For Joy" from Gina K, illustrated by my Fav..Melanie! My DD got a kick out of this card, because she is learning about Circus animals in pre-school and she made a seal a few days ago with a ball on his nose. She thought the cupcake on this little guys nose was hilarious, but when you are 3 years old...lots of things are funny. LOL!
Sorry this is so short, have a TON to catch up on this weekend. Not too many more hours left in my day...bummer!
See you tomorrow and thanks as always for stopping by!

Friday, September 12, 2008

FCF "Angel"


The reason for this card today, is to honor my friend Jen. Poor girl has been through so much this summer. Check out her blog and you will understand what this Friday Card Flick is about.
I have to say that Jen is not alone in her love of the band which is featured in my FCF this week. I must confess I too have a thing for the 1980's "hair bands"...yes I was one of those "Aquanet Girls". This card and video was so much fun for me and brought back a lot of memories especially from the year 1987 the first time I ever heard of Poison! So get ready for a little Rock and Roll... 1980's "hair band" style.

P.S. I am not sure what happened to the rhinestones and stickles...I video taped that part, but they are missing from the video...hmmm strange!




Thursday, September 11, 2008

Piece Of Cake!


Here they are...my bridal shower favors/centerpiece. The cake boxes and little leaves are from Creative Cuts and More and like I said earlier this week, their paper is so gorgeous! I chose two different shades of cream colored paper one is opal and the other is caramel. I will fill each box with some sort of treats, just not sure what yet...any suggestions? The top piece of cake is the only only that is stamped on and I used Fancy Pants stamps. I used SU
Cho
colate Chip Craft ink then embossed with Iridescent Ice EP to give the faux chocolate layer a little shimmer. Of course this top piece is for the bride to take home. Hope she likes it.
Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow for another Friday Card Flick!!


*On a personal note I would like to wish a HAPPY 37th Anniversary to my wonderful Parents! Love you guys!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

3D Wednesday!


Here is another "One Sheet Box" for our challenge over at 3DDC. Go check out the gallery over there, all I can say is WOW! We had a great turn out and all of the entries were AWESOME. I am totally inspired now and want to make a house like Heidi's.
For my box/bag I altered the score lines to widen the box a bit so that I could fit some A2 sized cards in here as a gift set. Everything to make this bag is from Blue Hill, more of my prize package from Paper Crafts magazine.
Now if I can get into my studio today and start making some of those cake boxes. I will try to get at least one done to show you tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by and as always, thanks for the sweet comments!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

For the Bride to be


I have a bridal shower luncheon to go to next Monday, so I got one of these beautiful die cut (the dress is cut out of the front of the card, but I have the shape pushed through to take the photo here) card from Creative Cuts and More this weekend (it will be on their website SOON). Oh my goodness, this is some of their Stardream "Opal" metallic paper and it is so luscious! Seriously I can't believe how gorgeous this paper is in real life. The photo just doesn't do this paper justice. It's smooth and creamy, good enough to eat....yummy!

The little dress piece is a separate shape and this little gown is addictive to design. I had so much fun putting accents on it I was sad when it was finished....I wanted to make more dresses! The pearls and rhinestones are als
o from Creative Cuts and come in a cool little kit with a tool to help apply these little gems. They do not come with adhesive, so you would need to use diamond glaze or I just used Tombo clear glue and it worked great! I added some narrow white sating ribbon and tied a bow on the backside, then draped the ribbon down the sides. I tried to keep this simple. The bride is doesn't like a lot of fuss, so less is more.

I will be working on cake boxes also from CC&M, hopefully this week for the
luncheon as a center piece. I will get a picture of those when I finish to share with you all. I got them in the same gorgeous paper in two different shades...woo hoo!
Tomorrow is 3D Wednesday, so stop back by to see my altered one sheet box and don't forget to get your entry in today. You have until 9PM MST or -7GST.
Thanks!!