Aug 15, 2014

DCWV August Stack-a-holic Challenge

     So nice of you to stop by my blog today. Love your visits and comments. I had lots of fun making this card for the monthly challenge over at DCWV.
     I used DCWV's Chickadee Mesange Pajaro Stack to make my card. Love the colors and designs in the stack. To make my pennants pop, I shadowed each one with a different color to create a 3D-look.
     I usually make all my own embellishments, but I had these great stickers I won from Pink Paislee's Hey Kid collection. How could I not use them here? The sentiment is also a sticker from the Paper Studio.
     There is still plenty of time if you want to join in all the fun. Below is a copy of the challenge sketch we had to work with, and here's the link to the rules at DCWV: http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-stack-holic-challenge.html
 

Aug 13, 2014

Sketch Challenge ODBDSLC211

     Thanks so much for popping in. Today I have a card for the sketch challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs.
     From Our Daily Bread Designs, I used the Fancy Foliage die and the No Words collection to stamp the sentiment.
     The cardstock is from  DCWV's Chickadee Mesange Pajaro Stack.
     I think putting a shadowed-square behind each of the border squares really makes them pop. Adds a 3D look without the bulk of extra layers and foam tape.
     There is still plenty of time if you want to play along with us. You have until Sunday, Aug 17th at 8 p.m. EST to get your card in. Here's the sketch ODBD gave us to work with along with the link to all the details.
http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/odbslc211-sketch-week-2.html

Aug 3, 2014

Sponging-or-Stencils Challenge ODBDSLC210

     Today, I have a card for Our Daily Bread Designs Sponging or Stencils challenge. I went with sponging and had lots of fun creating my card.
     I sponged green pigment ink onto a good part of a sheet of white cardstock using a regular sponge from the kitchen. After the pigment dried, I die cut my label with Spellbinder's Labels Twenty Two and die cut two vines using ODBD's Fancy Foliage die. I stamped the sentiment using ODBD's No Words stamps. I love how the sponging turned out! I'll be using this technique again and often. I'm planning on using it in my next children's book too. If you have not tried, I encourage you to give it a try.
     I usually get my challenge cards posted in time for you, my wonderful followers, to play along. But, I've been so busy getting material ready for the writer's workshop I'm teaching that time has gotten away from me. The deadline is a few short hours away. If you are faster than I am, you could still get a card in. Deadline is 8 p.m. Eastern tonight! Check out the details here: http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/odbdslc210-sponging-or-stencils-week-2.html
     As usual, I love having you drop in and look at my cards or read about my writing. Thanks so much.

Jul 21, 2014

DCWV July Stack-a-holic Card Challenge

UPDATE: So excited to learn my card was among the winners for its challenge. Thanks, DCWV! Love playing along in your challenges.


     Thanks so much for stopping in. Today, I have a card for the July Stack-a-holic Challenge over at DCWV.
     I used DCWV's The Home Spun Cardstock Stack to make my card. I had lots of fun making this card! I got to use several embossing folders and die cuts too. I used the darker teal/turquoise and cream cardstock from the stack. This color combo is my fave and I've saved every little scrap of these sheets. And, see? A good thing I did - look at the little flowers I had to make.
     There is still plenty of time to join in the fun with us. Here's the address for all the details and a copy of the sketch we had to work with.
http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-challenge-post-and-giveaway.html



   

Jul 7, 2014

Summer Lovin' Challenge CFC133

    Thanks so much for stopping in today. I so enjoy your visits and comments.
     Today, I have a card for CAS-ual Fridays' challenge. The point of this challenge is to create a clean and simple card using hearts and summery colors. Except for the stem, I made all parts of my flower with hearts.
     Using the medium and large That's Amore heart punches from Fiskars, I punched four large hearts from the beautiful, dark coral, water-colored cardstock in The Solstice Stack from DCWV. I also punched one large green heart and a medium green heart. To make the flower, I overlapped one heart onto another using all four hearts. I used the small green heart at the bottom of the petals. I cut and adhered a stem to the blossom. I cut the large green heart in half and added them as leaves. I used foam tape to adhere the blossom to my card. The sentiment is a vellum quote(ColorBok) which I ran through my Xyron sticker maker.
     There is still plenty of time if you want to play along with us. Check out the details here: http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com/2014/06/cfc133.html The deadline is noon on July 18th. So, jump in and start creating.
     I pray that you are having a wonderful, blessed day.

Jul 2, 2014

Win a Copy of "Max, the Boy Raindrop" from Darice

     Just popping in to let you know that Darice, a leading company in the craft industry, is giving away an autographed copy of my newest book, Max, the Boy Raindrop, on their Facebook page. Darice generously supplied the embossing folders to help me tell Max's story. Be sure to check them out. They have lots of fun products.
 
     Max is available as a soft-bound book as well as an e-book. Order through your local bookseller or preferred on-line retailer.
          978-1-4908-2866-4 (soft cover ISBN)
          978-1-4908-2867-1 (e-book ISBN)


Jul 1, 2014

Max and Core'dinations

     Always so nice to have you stopping in. Today, I want to share a detail-image from my new book, Max, the Boy Raindrop and some fun news.
     The folks over at Core'dinations are working on a fun Max-giveaway and more. Core' generously supplied all the cardstock for my illustrations. If you don't know them or are not a follower of their blog yet, you should be. Check them out here: http://www.coredinations.com/. I do love their products! Not sure when the giveaway will go live, but keep an eye on their blog and their Facebook page. I'll post again here and on my Facebook page too so you don't miss it.
     Thanks so much for all your support and encouragement of Max's story. He has more adventures coming up. 
            You can order a copy of Max, the Boy Raindrop through your local bookseller or preferred on-line retailer. Max is available in softbound and e-book format.
   978-1-4908-2866-4 (SC ISBN)
   978-1-4908-2867-1 (EBOOK ISBN)
     If you want an autographed copy, email me at phaskin@hotmail.com for the details. Have a wonderful day, Pamela