2/23/2017

Hello Darling - DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, Feb 2017



     Today, I have a card for the Stack-a-holic Challenge on the DCWV Blog . I used my new favorite Country Floral stack to create my card. The colors are gorgeous! And, most of the prints are small so they work much better for card making which is my favorite paper craft.
     The wooden flower is beautiful in person. I got that at Michael's. They have a bunch of different ones at really great prices.
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     There is still time to get a card into the challenge if you want to join in the fun. Here's the link to the rules and a copy of this month's sketch. I'll be looking forward to seeing your creations.
    
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      Thanks so much for stopping in today! I do enjoy your visits.
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands,
Pamela



2/21/2017

40 Years of Flying - DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, Feb 2017


     I don't scrapbook much, but I'm changing my mind about how I feel about it. Since we were never able to have children, I didn't think I really had much to scrapbook about. But then I thought Jeff and I have had lots of fun times over the years. Why not scrapbook those? So, here you have one of my  favorite pictures.
     Jeff took this picture 2 years ago on his 40th anniversary of earning his private pilots license. It was an important day for him, and so it makes the perfect page for me to step more boldly into scrapbooking without kids.


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     I used the Beach House Stack from DCWV to create my page. I clipped pictures of different gauges from the plane's instrument panel to embellish the page.
     There is still time for you to join in the fun if you have a card and/or a scrapbook page you want to share.


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     Here's a link to the rules and a copy of the page-sketch we had to work with this month. 
 http://www.dcwv.com/blog/post/february-stack-a-holic-challenge-starts-now             
     Thanks so much for stopping in today! I love your visits and comments. 
     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela  
    

2/15/2017

Children's Book Academy

     I just finished a five-week online writing course from the Children's Book Academy. I had tons of fun and learned so much. If you have ever entertained the idea of writing and/or illustrating for kids, you should check them out. I highly recommend the Academy. I'll be taking more courses in the future. If you decide to take a class, you should pay the extra for a private critique. It's worth its weight in gold. Here's the link: http://www.childrensbookacademy.com/
     Thanks so much for stopping in today. Hope you are having a great day, Pamela


2/06/2017

Happy Easter Card



     Thought I would continue with a head start on my Easter Cards. To create this card, I  printed the free Easter basket digi stamp from Paper Smooches. I colored and fussy cut the basket and eggs. I added brass brads and a few hand-cut blades of grass. Then, I used Paper Smooches Easter Blessings (#FBS235) stamp set for my sentiment.

     Paper Smooches is looking for a guest designer for March, so I'm sending this over to their blog. There is still plenty of time to send in your own card. Here's a link to the rules: http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2017/02/guest-designer-search-march.html

    Free digi stamps are here: http://papersmooches.blogspot.com/p/free-digi-stamps.html

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1/21/2017

Color Challenge ODBDSLC282



     Update:  Excited to learn that my card won it's challenge! Thanks so much to Our Daily Bread Designs.


     Thanks for stopping in. Today, I have a card for the monthly challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs. This month ODBD gave us a color scheme to work with.
     I decided this would be a great time to start on my Easter cards. I heat-embossed the eggs in a very light purple. Then, I die cut and adhered some with foam tape to give some dimension and interest. I also heat-embossed and die cut the basket. I attached foam tape in the middle of the basket and adhered the center of the handle and the bottom of the basket directly to the front panel with blue gel glue.

     There is still plenty of time to play along with us. Here's a link to the rules.

http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2017/01/odbdslc282-color-challenge-reminder.html

     May the Lord be glorified by the work of my hands, Pamela


 ODBD PRODUCTS USED:
     Basket of Blessings #H618
     Blessed Easter #H622
     Easter Basket #CBD152
     Egg Dies CSBD86
    
OTHER PRODUCTS USED:
     cardstock- Momenta 26643, the Paper Studio 449769
     embossing powders - clear and pastel lilac
     pigments- black and watermark
     foam and double-stick tape