Monday, July 3, 2017

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!
Our fun challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is Tic Tac Toe


I chose to go diagonally from the bottom left to top right.
Summer - Ocean
Stamp - Mermaid
Dry Embossing 

Here is my card for this challenge:


 Oh my gosh, I just love this mermaid stamp from Impression Obsession.  She looks a bit ornery, don't you think?  The sentiment is too funny and is from Rubbernecker.  This lovely embossing folder is Taylored Expressions.  

I hope you will join in the fun.
Have a lovely week!
:) Pam

Monday, June 19, 2017

Here Comes Summer Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

This week's challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is "Here Comes Summer".  

I always loved summers in Ohio.  I was fortunate to learn to golf when I was 14 and spent many cool summer evenings on the golf course.  This was my favorite time of day to golf.  I thought this Lili of the Valley Image was a perfect fit for this challenge.


I made a notebook cover for a 4 x 6 notepad.  I have made several of these.  They have been fun and easy to make and will a nice little gift to give.  

Hope you can join in the fun!
Have a wonderful week.
:) Pam

Monday, May 22, 2017

Floral Profusion Challenge

Good Morning and Happy Monday.  Our Challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers is Floral Profusion.  We would like to see lots and lots of flowers.  

This is what I came up with for this Challenge:
I used Art Impressions Watercolor stamps and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  The die is Gina Marie Designs.  A cas card, but I am happy with the way it turned out.

Our Design Team has some wonderful cards to share with you.  I hope that you will join us for this fun and happy challenge.  Flowers always bring a smile, don't they?

Have a wonderful week!
:) Pam

Monday, May 8, 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Happy Monday!  I am hosting the challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers - Add a Sentiment. I have been collecting quotes and sayings for years.  As challenges do, this one opened my eyes to the fact that even though I am a lover of quotes and sentiments, I have never used them as the main focus of my cards.  That is about to change!  Below is my interpretation of this challenge.

The background was created with an embossing folder and distress inks.  I used vellum on the top and heat embossed the sentiment.  This lovely sentiment is from Unity Stamps.  On the first version of this card, I added a pretty bow at the top.  I just didn't like it.  When I removed the bow, there was a spot where the adhesive held the bow.  I tried to salvage it to no avail, had to start over.   It took at least 7 more tries to get one that I could use.  I was about out of vellum and was going to use card stock, but "sheer" determination kicked in and yes, that is a pun, 😊 I finally got one that would work.  

I do like the final look and plan on using this technique for future cards.  Hopefully, I won't have to buy a case of vellum!

Anyway, I am looking forward to seeing your cards for this challenge.

Have a beautiful week.
:) Pam

Monday, April 24, 2017

Pearls and/or Gems Challenge

Happy Monday!  A new, fun challenge at Crafty Cardmakers - Pearls and/or Gems and lots of them!
Can't wait to see your designs.  Here is mine:


I have to admit, I tore up my entire craft room for this challenge.  I took out every gem/pearl that I own.  Quite the mess!  I love this lattice die by Cheery Lynn Designs.  It cut like butter, as did the butterfly die.  It's a Cheery Lynn also.  The little flowers were made by a punch.  The butterfly is sitting on a My Favorite Things Die that was embossed.  I am happy with the cheery result.

Have a wonderful week!
:) Pam

Monday, April 10, 2017

Things with Wings Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

Happy Monday!  A wonderfully fun new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, Things with Wings.
I just couldn't decide.  There are so many great possibilities; angels, fairies, butterflies, dragonflies, cute little bugs.  So I thought I would think outside the "box" (pun intended) and chose to feature this little fellow below.

This is "Max is Flying High" from Sassy Cheryl.   He is off to some great adventure I am sure.  It only took a cardboard box and a little imagination!  

I am looking forward to seeing your lovely winged creations.  
Have a beautiful week.
:) Pam

Monday, March 27, 2017

Spring into Spring Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

A happy and fun challenge this time at Crafty Cardmakers - Spring into Spring.  We are looking forward to seeing your Spring themed cards or projects.  For this Challenge, I chose Altenew Wild Hibiscus and Beautiful Day stamps.  I used watercolors for the flowers and background.  A little Wink of Stella and a few sequins and this card is done!


Happy Spring!
Have a wonderful week.
:) Pam