Monday, November 16, 2015

Winter Birthday Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More

Oh....those winter birthdays.   My daughter was born on January 8th (also Elvis's birthday).  It was one of the worst winters in Ohio history.  We lost our heat and water on one of the worst days.  A newborn and a 4 year old with no heat or water was quite the challenge.  We had below zero temperatures, with wind chill factors of 50 below for several days!  It was known as the Great Blizzard of 1978, also known as the White Hurricane.  I thought this adorable image by Mo Manning fit perfectly.  Actually the snow was several feet deeper!

We always had to plan ahead for her presents because the toy shelves were empty after Christmas.  We did get caught empty handed a couple of years.  Sorry, Steph. 

Card Design:
Valerie in Winter Stamp by Mo Manning
Copic Markers
Snowflake Punch
Sizzix Framelits
Lawn Fawn Let's Bokeh in the Snow Paper
Star Dust Stickles
Wink of Stella

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Mo Image, Optional Birthday
Loves to Scrap Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

Have a beautiful week!
:) Pam

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Share Handmade Kindness Challenge

Happy Sunday!  Jennifer McGuire is hosting a wonderful challenge on her blog.  The first challenge is to share handmade kindness with friends and family.  I chose to send this card to my daughter who has been going through a rough patch.  I admire her so much.  She is a single mom and gives so much to her daughter.  I thought this cutie from Sassy Cheryl would bring a little smile and lift her spirits.  

This challenge brought a few things to light.  When my daughter was young and through her college years, I always sent her cards and little notes of love.  As she grew older and was out on her own, I guess that fell by the wayside.  Throw an adorable granddaughter into the picture and all the attention goes to her.  Everyone needs a little kindness every now and then.  I am going to put more effort into showing my daughter just that. 

Card Design:
Polly Swims in the Bath - Sassy Cheryl
Sentiment - TLC Creations
Copic Markers
Papertrey Ink Cardstock

The challenge continues through the month of November with different challenges each week.  All types of handmade kindness apply, baking, sewing, knitting, etc.  Here is the link if you would like to participate.

 Have a beautiful and happy week!
:) Pam

Monday, November 2, 2015

Thank You Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more

Thank you is always a good thing and with perfect timing for this Crafty Cardmakers and more Challenge, right before Thanksgiving.  If you have been wanting to thank someone, now is the time and you can join in the fun at the same time!

I made this card for some very special people.  They own the golf course that my mom and dad were members of for many years.  I learned to golf there when I was 14 and played in the ladies league for a number of years.  I still golf, although not as often.

While searching for a golf stamp, I came across this adorable stamp from Di's Digistamps.  She has some really cute golf stamps with these little mice.  I didn't realize that one was a girl and one was a boy until I was ready to color the little mouse with the visor.  So fitting and it just makes me smile.

Close Up


Number 15 is where my mom had a hole in one!
She was an awesome golfer.  My mom and husband had an ongoing challenge with a new golf jacket to my husband if he could beat my mom's score.  My husband always wanted to beat her score - just once!  He never did......
She finally just bought him a jacket for Christmas one year!

Card Design
Fore You - Digital Stamp by Di's Digistamps
Golf Flag - Winner Takes all collection by Magnolia Stamps
Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps
Thank you sentiment -
Inside Thank you sentiment -
Spellbinders Dies
Copic Marker
Glossy Accents
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Little Patch of Crafty Friends - Challenge 21, Anything Goes

I loved making this card and enjoyed sharing it with you.  Hope you found a little inspiration.  Have a wonderful week.
:) Pam

Monday, October 19, 2015

Autumn Colors - Crafty Cardmakers and more Challenge

Fall is my favorite time of year and time to enjoy another exciting challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more.  This challenge is to use Autumn Colors.

I chose to use this cute little digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs.  They have a lot of adorable stamps.


Another view

 I was going to make her a blonde, but the hair came out darker then I wanted.  I was going to continue and add darker brown to just go totally brunette.  But, I have gotten in trouble trying to fix cards and end up ruining them, so I just went with it.

Card Design
Angelica - Pink Gem Designs
Hi There Sentiment - WPlus9 Strictly Sentiments 2
Inside Sentiment - WPlus9 Strictly Sentiments 2
Small stitched leaves dies - Lawn Fawn
Copic Markers

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Spots and/or Stripes

Hope she inspires you to join us in the challenge.  Have a wonderful week!
:) Pam

Monday, October 5, 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and More Challenge - Circle Card

Happy Monday!  Hope you will join us for this circle card challenge # 149 at Crafty Cardmakers and More.

I know it is early for a Christmas card, but I just received these adorable stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn and couldn't wait to try them out.  I love all the little critters, but I definitely need some practice coloring them.  

I am not thrilled with the red glitter embossing powder - time to try another brand. My husband suggested the silver background.  I think it turned out rather nicely.

Card Design
Toboggan Together Stamps and Dies - Lawn Fawn
Stitched Circle Tag Dies - Lawn Fawn
Merry Christmas stamp - Winter Gifts from Lawn Fawn
Avery Elle Border Dies 
Spellbinders Dies
Wink of Stella
Wow! White Embossing Powder
Zing Red Glitter Embossing Powder
Ribbon from stash
I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Challenge 57 FAV Christmas Combination

Until next time.....happy thoughts!
:) Pam

Monday, September 28, 2015

Welcome baby!

Hello all.  I made this card for our neighbors new baby boy.  Hmm, I didn't realize it until now, this is the very first baby card that I have made.  I am really loving all the sweet critter images that several stamp companies are coming out with.  Of course, they are nice to use for any age.


Card and Envelope together

I tried my hand at watercolor this time. I do like the way most of it turned out.
The grass....not so much. I had a hard time getting the watercolor paper to adhere to the card base.  It keeps  pulling up around the edges and I continue to add different types of glue.  Even my no fail glue, Aleene's super thick tacky glue is not working.  I just better get this card to Wyatt before it falls apart or he graduates from college!

Card Design
Elephant, heart and flowers - Avery Elle, Ellie stamps and dies
Sweet New Baby and Peekaboo Sentiments, Bird - Mama Elephant, Just Hatched
Wyatt - Lawn Fawn, Claire's ABCs
Spellbinders Dies
Envelope - We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board and papers
Sakura Koi Watercolors
 I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Have a great day!

Monday, September 21, 2015

"Make it Sparkle" Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more

Hello all!  This is my first card as a Design Team member for Crafty Cardmakers and more.  I am very excited to be a part of a design team again.  I look forward to creating with the team and being inspired by all of you!

The challenge this week is to "Make it Sparkle!"  Any form of sparkle is allowed. I hope you decide to play along. I have used Stickles on her tutu, the floor and the centers of the flowers on the embossing folder.  Wink of Stella added a little sparkle to the stars. 

This little cutie is Dainty Dancing by LOTV.

Card Design:
Dainty Dancing stamp by LOTV
Sentiment by MFT Pure Innocence, Hey Sassy Pants
Spellbinders Oval Die
Stardust Stickles
Embossing Folder
Wink of Stella 
Flowers from stash
Copic Markers 
Spun Sugar Distress Ink was used to edge the Banner

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting.  Have a beautiful week!
:) Pam