Monday, February 8, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Love, Love, Love

The challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is Love, Love, Love!
Come join in the fun and please visit my other team mates beautiful creations for some fun and inspiration.
I made this card for my extra special hubby. 

Card Design
"Summer Love" by Mo Manning
Spellbinders Dies
XOXO Stamp - Stampabilities
To My Husband Sentiment -  Word Express by Penny Black

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for sharing this time with me.
Have a beautiful day!
:) Pam

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cards From the Heart Card Drive

All the cards below were made for this card drive.  Boy, I wish I had known about this card drive earlier.  As it was, I was only able to make five cards, but hopefully this will bring a smile to five kiddos who are hurting.  The drive covers several hospitals and two orphanages.  This is the drive's seventh year.  I plan to make cards through this year so that I will be ready next year. 

This cute doggy is from the stamp set
"Mimi in Paris"
by Penny Black

All the cards below were made from the stamp set
"Skater Kids"
Mama Elephant and Simon Says Stamp 

This one is my fav.  Is this little pup not too cute?

Card Designs:
Copic Markers
Darice Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Anna Griffin Embossing Folders
Wink of Stella
Sizzix Framelits Heart Dies

Thank you for visiting.  Have a beautiful and happy week!
:) Pam

Monday, January 25, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge Punches and/or Dies

Hello Everyone.  Time for a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.  The challenge is to use punches and/or dies on your card or creation.  This one is easy for me as I use dies on almost every card that I make. Well, at least that's what I thought!  After I started sorting through my various dies and punches, I found that there were quite a few that I haven't used in quite some time.  I also discovered that I really haven't challenged myself enough in my cardmaking, so thank you to Maike for hosting this challenge and forcing me to think outside the box, even if only for this card.

For this challenge I used 'Lil Girl Prayin' by Phyllis Harris.  I colored her with Copics and cut her out with a Spellbinders circle die.  I recycled a cereal box and cut out another circle to give the circle some firmness. 

I just received this Prayer stamp and die set by Simon says Stamp. I die cut it first then used a chalk ink to stamp the word.   I think it is so beautiful.  I love this lattice die by Cheery Lynn.  Wow!  It cut so easily, I was very impressed.  I used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card base.  I will definitely be using this die more often. 

I was really satisfied with the card at this point, but thought I would like to add some flowers.  I haven't used any flowers or leaves punches and or dies for quite some time.  I added various colors of flowers and some greenery.  I really thought it overwhelmed the message of the card, so I carefully scrapped them off.  There was still quite a bit of paper left, but these 3 little flowers were able to cover it quite well.  I used a flower punch and edged them in chalk ink. 

Another little story with this card.  When I adhered the circle to the card, I looked and uh oh!, the words were not sitting right.  Oh my, what to do!  I stamped again and glued over the original stamp.  Lots of saves for this card.  Whew!

Well, that's it for this challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a beautiful week!
:) Pam

Monday, January 11, 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge is New

Happy New Year!

Crafty Cardmaker's first challenge of 2016 is New:  Baby, Home, Marriage, etc.  I hope that you will join us for this challenge and share your beautiful creations.

I chose to focus on New Year for the challenge. I love this quote and the Lil Ballerina appears to be looking with great anticipation to the New Year and all that it may bring.

Card Design:
Lil Ballerina - Mo's Digital Pencil
Quote was computer generated
Prisma Color Pencils

I am entering this little cutie into the following challenges:
Mo's DP2 - Anything Goes with a Mo Image
In the Pink Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge Blog - One for the Girls

Thank you for stopping by and hope this year is good to you.
:) Pam

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Cards for Veterans, Christmas 2015

Last of Christmas cards for 2015.  I was fortunate to make the cards below for our wonderful Veterans.  Thank you for your service.  There are no words for the sacrifice you made for our country.


 Snoopy with Envelope

Scribbly Christmas

Scribbly Tree with Envelope

Reindeer w/ scarf

Reindeer with Envelope

Reindeer - Star Bright

Thank you to
 My Dad, 
101st Airborne, WWII Veteran

My sister, JoAnn
US Air Force Veteran

My Brother Scott
US Air Force Veteran

Thanks to those that serve our country past and present.  We know that we enjoy the freedom we have today because of you.  Thanks also to the families of our service men and women.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015, Part Three

This is the last of the cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Swiss Pixie Elf Lucy
Card Design
Swiss Pixie Lucy - CC Designs
Martha Stewart DP

Card Design
Berry by Wee Stamps

Caring Heart Card Drive 2015
This is a photo of most of the cards that were sent to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  I also made all the envelopes with the WRMK 123 Punch Board. 

Thanks for looking.  Have a great day!
:) Pam

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015, Part Two

Here we go!
I love these sweet angels by LOTV.  I chose to keep the design very simple.

Three Little Angels
 Card Design
LOTV - Three Little Angels
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Darice Embossing Folder
Stardust Stickles

Winter Wonderland
 I started this card last year, so I don't recall exactly how I created the texture.  I love this set, very different from what I usually would choose.  Very serene.

Card Design
Mama Elephant Stamps and Dies - Winter Wonderland
Stardust Stickles

Polar Phil
 Poor ole Phil.  I did the background opposite of how it should be.  Darkest at the bottom and lightest at the top.  Oh well, he was too cute not to use.  
Card Design
Polar Phil
Stardust Stickles
Martha Stewart DP
Darice Embossing Folder

Have a lovely day!
:) Pam