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!!!