Tuesday, September 30, 2008


..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!

Monday, September 22, 2008


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


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
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.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday already!

Wow this weekend flew by fast, so just a quick post today. All I had time to make yesterday was my altered "One Sheet Box" for this Wednesday's post for 3DDC. Good thing I had this as a back up.
This is a layout that I did almost a month ago I believe. Just playing around with different items around the house, like those little "Life" game pieces. I got my title from Jem's song "Just a Ride". OH so true... life its just a ride, guess you might as well enjoy it.

Enjoy the rest of your day and have fun watching Jem!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Check out what my friend Donna!

My blogger friend Donna, from Serenity In Stamping, who I am sure many of you know and adore is in a contest over at Just Rite Stampers. Donna has made it into the third round of a contest they have going on right now through Monday night. Check out here adorable Tic Tac Toe game set and vote at the top left corner of the blog.
I know Donna would love your support! Just like Donna, I know how it feels to be judged upon who you know and not what you know. Best Wishes Donna...you rock girl!!

Friday Card Flick "Spooky"

Sorry this is late...
Happy Friday all and you know what that means, Friday Card Flick time. This weeks card was made using, tissue paper, SU cardstock and.... Penguin Pants Stamps. I am so impressed with these stamps. The quality of these clear stamps is amazing and best of all the ink doesn't bead up when you go to use them the first time. Supah!!! Of course now I "need" more, and it doesn't help that they have such cute images. Penguin Pants is also 3D Design Challenge's October Sponsor, so look for more great projects over there using their stamps in October. I will of course have more samples here in the near future as well! SO run and go check out Penguin Pants....well watch the video first. LOL! Here ya go....thanks for stopping by

*A major apology to Mattea, I ended up pronouncing your name wrong anyway...sorry honey! I will get it right next time. I caught myself while I finished up the movie here at midnight and couldn't go back to change it. Sorry :(

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Check This Out!

More new toys to play with! The "Check This Out" arrow and the sentiment "Awesome" are from "Little Yellow Bicycle" and were part of my Gallery Idol prize. I believe I received the whole "Zach's Life", the stamps, chipboard, pattern papers, album...the list goes on! I was so totally spoiled....tee hee!! A great line of products if you have boys, I have three (including my DH of course). The cute little cupcake and the sentiment "happy day" are from Stampin' UP as well as the punched out arrows and paper. I made this card for Kristina's color challenge, gotta love her challenges! SO, this is what I came up with... I wonder if I could get away with giving it to a boy?? Maybe too much pink in there heh?
Anyway, thanks Kristina for another fun color challenge!!

Speaking of Gallery Idol, I have decided to Chair the "Reflections" program at school. After going through the whole Gallery Idol contest I felt that Chairing Reflections and bringing it to our school would be a way of giving back to my community. I would love to give kids the opportunity to feel special about their artistic abilities and support their creativity. I am so lucky to have three other volunteers to help me with it. Have any of you done this program here in the US? It is basically a science fair type of situation only for the Arts. There are categories and a whole judging process, ribbons a ceremony and all. I am really hoping I can get as many kids interested as possible and to make each and everyone of them feel special about what they create.

See ya tomorrow for my Friday Card Flick!!

3D Wednesday!

Here you go, another 3D Wednesday here and over at 3D Design Challenge! This week we are making the super easy "One Sheet Box". For my box here I used paper and a paper accent frame from Scenic Route. The sentiment is from Gina K designed by Melanie Muenchinger, love this saying Melanie!! The ribbon is white taffeta from SU which was woven through a series of 8 punched holes through the front and back then tied in the front center. Super easy and a fabulous candy or small gift holder. I think I may make a few of these for a bridal luncheon coming up in a few weeks....ooh the creative juices are a flowing..yippee!
Hurry on over to 3DDC for your free downloadable template. Make one of your own and share it with us. Carrie and I are also looking for WOW inspiring 3D items, read all about it here!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pretty Bird

Wow, where did the long weekend go? Got some much needed rest, Aly is feeling better and I am more with it since I got a couple of naps..woo hoo!
I had a chance to play most of Monday afternoon, which hello...doesn't that just make any crafty girls day! This is one of the cards I made and it was inspired by Kazan's sketch at 2S4Y. I got all of the yummy paper, rub-ons and chipboard buttons made by Blue Hill as part of my Paper Crafts "Gallery Idol" prize. This line is simply gorgeous and I have been afraid to dig into it. Now that I have, you will probably see more of it soon... baby steps... baby steps. Some times it just hurts cutting into such pretty paper...yes I know I am a dork.

See you tomorrow with my project and new FREE downloadable template for 3D Design Challenge. PLUS find out how you can be "
In The Spotlight"!

oooh One more thing...Chloe has nominated me for another award...geesh peeps how loved am I! Thanks Chloe!

Here are the Rules for the Wylde Woman Award:
1. You can give it to 1 or 100 or any number in between - it's up to you.
Make sure you link their site on this post.
2. Link back to this blog.
3. Remember the purpose of this award:
To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

Here is who I am nominating...my partner in crime:

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 1, 2008

How To...

This is just a quick idea to save you postage when sending a square card in the mail. One of the large "Greeting Card" companies does this same trick with their envelopes.

1.Place your card on top of your envelope and measure the space which is empty on the left side (looking at the front of your envelope). My strip of filler paper is approximately 1 1/4" wide x 4 1/4" tall. You should still have a nice even space around each element. This is a good way to measure any size of envelope you are working with, whether it is an A2 or A7.

2.Using a decorative punch which is no wider then 3/4". Punch through the entire side of your envelope making sure you have approximately 1/2" of space on the edge.

3.Slide a piece of patter paper or solid color paper that matches your card inside your envelope. Make sure it is right up against the sides. Now using a glue stick or other adhesive, adhere the envelope to your paper. Make sure you get around the punched areas really well so they don't lift up when going through the Postal Services machines. Let dry

4.Place your card inside the envelope, should fit snug, but still have room to pull in and out without a struggle.

Here you have it, a decorative envelope that holds your square card snug and save you postage!

Oh and I have been nominated for another award by Jackie. Jackie has some really cute stuff on her blog make sure to check it out.
For some reason I am not able to save any images to my computer. SO for those awarded please go to Jackie's site and grab her image to use...sorry. Another issue my poor DH is going to have to look into.

The rules for the "Blogging Friends Forever" award are:* Only five people allowed* Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog* One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog or lives in another part of the world.* You must link back to whoever gave you the award.* The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.

1. Jen
2. Dawn
3. Cat
4. Christi
5. Maria isn't in another part of the world (one rule broken), she is actually in the same state. Maria is new to me though and I love her stuff!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Labor day for those of you in the States and Happy " Labour" Day for those of you in Canada! (thanks Danielle for straightening me out LOL!)