Jul 21, 2014

DCWV July Stack-a-holic Card Challenge

     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.


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

Jun 20, 2014

One Layer Card Challenge ODBDSLC207

UPDATE: Excited to find out that my card was a winner in the challenge! Thanks so much to the folks at Our Daily Bread Designs.
    One layer!?! Only one layer? Okay, I have to admit this was a tough challenge for me. I love layers and layers and layers. I almost always have to put two postage stamps on my cards when I mail them.     
     This is a f-l-a-t card. But, I love it how it turned out.
     First, I used a Spellbinders' label die to cut a masking-label out of thin copy paper. I temporarily taped it to the front of the blue card base. (I cut two pieces of double-stick tape and taped them first to the back of my hand to take some of the stickiness away. Then, I removed them and used them to hold the masking-label in place.) Next, using ODBD's Birch Background #D213, I stamped the birch trees. Afterward, I removed the masking-label and discarded it. I stamped the sentiment in the blank spot left by the label. The sentiment is also ODBD. It's from the Earth Verses collection #F494.
     There you go. A flat card from me. I might have to make more flat, one-layer cards. There is still time to join us if you have your own one-layer card idea. Check out the details here: http://www.ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/odbdslc207-one-layer-cards.html

Jun 18, 2014

Max is Here at Last!

     Max, is here at last! I got my copies this morning and am excited to share him with you.

     If you want a copy, you can order a printed book or an e-book anywhere you normally buy books. Some of you have been asking for autographed copies. You can email me privately at phaskin@hotmail.com and I will send you the info you need to get one.
     Thanks so much to all of you who have encouraged me and kept me believing in myself throughout this endeavor. I woke up every morning wanting to work - play - create. Your support means a great deal to me.

Jun 15, 2014

DCWV June Stack-a-holic Card Challenge

UPDATE: Just found out that my card was among the winners at DCWV! Thanks so much to DCWV for another great challenge. You can see the other winners here:   http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/2014/07/dear-crafty-friendsjune-stack-holic.html

   Hello, my sweet friends! So nice of you to pop in. Today, I have a card for the June Stack-a-holic challenge at DCWV.
     I used DCWV's The Coral Couture Stack to create my card. DCWV provided a great sketch(below) to work with this month. I did not have the die to make my rings, so I made my own. Using Fiskars 1.5" circle punch and Spellbinders 1" circle die, I created 12 rings. I ran them through my Xyron sticker maker and adhered them to the front of 12 more 1.5" circles. I used foam tape to attach them to my card. I stamped the sentiment (ODBD Friendship collection), and then added pearls and other embellishments.
     Here's a close-up of the circles.
     There is still plenty of time to join in the fun. Check out the details here: